From each according to their
To each according to their need.
Sharing all things in common was first noted as a custom among the earliest
Christians in Acts 4:34-35:
“for as many as were possessors of land or houses sold them, and brought
the prices of the things that were sold.
“And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto
every man according as he had need.”
Again, among the passengers of the “Mayflower”, Christian refugees from
persecution in Europe, because of a corn shortage, they began to rethink
their doctrine that all agriculture should be a collective, community
undertaking and decided that “they should set corn every man for his own
particular, and in that regard trust in themselves”; that is, they “assigned to
every family a parcel of land,” thus ending communal cultivation (“Of
Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford, Governor)
The most famous advocate of communism was Karl Marx(1818-1883), a
German Jew, who authored the book “Das Capital”, which prompted
followers throughout Europe, and eventually the world.
In addition, in 1848, he wrote the “Communist Manifesto”.
The Russian Revolution of October, 1917 converted that country into a
“dictatorship of the proletariat”, or the “Union of Socialist Soviet
Republics”, at a cost of 40-45 million Russians killed.
Hitler and his fellow German army veterans resisted the Marxist revolution
of November, 1918; and Hitler became a fierce enemy of Marxism.
He equated Marxism with the Jews and the Jews with Marxism.
In Hungary, the Jews are associated with the Bolshevik revolt of 1919, and
the years of Communist rule, when many leaders were Jewish.
(New York Times 5/7/08)
When Hungary was throwing off its Communist rulers, many people from the
upper West Side of New York City rushed to Hungary to help the
Communists maintain their power.
“The American Communist Party, active, feisty, and omnipresent in the New
York of the thirties”
( Harrison Salisbury, Without Fear or Favor)
New York City was overrun with immigrants from eastern Europe from 1900
on, many of whom overlooked Stalin, and the 30 million Russians killed
during and after the Russian revolution.
J. Robert Oppenheimer was born in New York City of Ashkenazi Jewish
immigrants from 1880 (Wikipedia). “Known to have Communist contacts from
the early 1930’s (NYT 1/26/09)
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, David Greenglass, Morton Sobell, Harry Gold
were “‘committed Communists. Harry Gold said ‘everything I have done for
the past 15 years, practically all of my adult life, was based on lies and
deceptions’ ”. (the New York Times 9/12/08)
In their colonization of Palestine, the Zionist Jews developed communes
which they called “kibitzes”. They are still active today (2006).
China developed a strong Marxist movement, and by 1949 they came to
power. It is reported that these Chinese communists killed about 40-45
million Chinese people in consolidating their power.
During the period of the 20’s through the 60’s, there was an organization
known as the “Comintern”, or Communists International, with active cells in
nearly all countries, some of which are still functioning, as in Cuba, India,
One of the ways the communists described themselves was to call
It is curious as to how many Jews were communists, and how fiercely Jews
and Jewish-owned newspapers defended Jews accused of being
A classic example is the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who was
convicted of espionage and executed in the U.S. in 1953.
Their Soviet handler, Aleksandr Feklisov, in his book “The Man behind the
Rosenbergs (2001) wrote that they had put ideals, those of Communism,
ahead of patriotism to their own country. (the New York Times, Nov. 2, 2007)
An aspect of this double-standard has to do with World War II, and how
Hitler and Germany have been demonized, and not Stalin and the Russians.
Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939; Britain and France declared
war on Germany September 3rd.
Russia invaded Poland on September 17th; Britain and France never
declared war on Russia.
Germany and Russia were de facto allies until a year and a half later, when
Germany invaded Russia on June 22, 1941.
Wikipedia, in its article on World War II, never mentions that Russia invaded
In the 2/18/09 New York Times is a detailed article on the Katyn Forest
massacre of 15,000 Polish military officers by the Russians in the spring of
The Russian occupation of Poland continued until 1990.