‘Who Was Karl Marx’ an Essential Primer for Understanding ‘American Left’

This isn’t just an opinion. Simpson backs up his claims with proof, and with extensive endnotes.
This isn’t just an opinion. Simpson backs up his claims with proof, and with extensive endnotes.

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “It’s not about guns, it’s about freedom” is a truism too many ostensible “gun rights leaders” deliberately ignore when they wear blinders around the so-called “single issue.” Ignoring social and political impacts to the right to keep and bear arms that might not take the form of direct threats will nonetheless help shape the environment in which infringements prevail.

That’s short-sighted, foolish, and ultimately subversive. It’s not enough that someone owns guns. If their political priorities mean they support politicians imposing citizen disarmament, they are abetting those who, every time they’ve historically achieved unchallengeable political dominance, have enslaved their fellow man.

Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace behind Today’s Rampaging American Left, by James Simpson, shows how such political dominance is achieved through subversion, fraud, and ultimately, ruthless brutality. No wonder communists universally demand a “monopoly of violence.”

You can’t be a totalitarian unless your control is total.

By way of disclosure, I consider Simpson a friend and colleague. My interest in demonstrating that the political manipulation of demographics via “immigration” represents the greatest threat to gun owner rights led me to seek further education from his “The Red-Green Axis: Refugees, Immigration and the Agenda to Erase America.”

That monograph, published by the Center for Security Policy, warns how the intentional “fundamental transformation of America” with Third World immigrants and refugees – many of whom are “resettled” unvetted and later proven to harbor terrorist intentions —  is a form of assisted national suicide—one that is being enabled by supposedly “humanitarian” and church organizations, and that we the people are forced by our “leaders” to pay for. It’s a short read, easily doable within a couple of hours, but one nonetheless packed with loads of information, more than could be covered in a mere review.

The same can be said for Who Was Karl Marx? The brief synopsis is:

“The Left is rampaging across our nation today. Portland, Oregon is burning and many other cities face continuous looting, rioting and destruction. And while the Antifa/Black Lives Matter mob is wreaking havoc, destroying businesses and neighborhoods, leaders in those communities have taken an inexplicable hands-off attitude, even to the point of restraining a police response. Meanwhile, the Democrat Party, Big Tech, the media and institutional Left have turbocharged censorship and vilification of their political enemies. How did we come to this, who caused it, what are their motivations and how do we stop it?”

That’s the surface reading. The contents then dive deep, introducing us to characters some of us have heard of, but for whom most will be obscure.

Simpson profiles Marx himself, “a greedy, parasitic slob,” and reveals “the most important radical no one’s heard of” (You want to know who and why? Read the book). He explores “strategic corruption and cultural terrorism.” He explains the Frankfurt School, tying that in with critical race theory (“teaching children to hate America”) and other subversions. He shows us how this is all “an orchestrated strategy,” explaining  tactics and objectives, and how they tie in with Black Lives Matter, Antifa, the wholly-engineered border crisis, and with “COVID-19 and the Great Reset.”

Then, of course, there are the Chinese. And the Russians.

“This is an asymmetric strategy of military conquest,” Simpson cautions, explaining “fundamental concepts” readers need to understand. “Stop thinking of our political controversies as simply differences of opinion between right and left. We are actually witnessing a Communist overthrow of the United States in real time. This sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it is not. Communists base their strategies on Sun Tzu’s Art of War. Sun Tzu says ‘all war is deception,’ and the ultimate victory is to win without firing a shot. Instead of attacking the U.S. at its strength, i.e. with conventional arms, they attack us through our vulnerabilities: our freedom, our open society, our generous natures and willingness to ‘play fair.’ Ironically, those same concepts that gave us the freest, most generous, wealthiest nation in history, have left us vulnerable to attack by unscrupulous people willing to exploit them for their evil purposes.”

“Red scare” stuff? Disagree at your peril. This isn’t just an opinion. Simpson backs up his claims with proof, and with extensive endnotes. Read this book in the context of political and media gaslighting that Americans are being deliberately subjected to, and suddenly a greater picture pulls into focus. That alone makes this an invaluable read.

With such perspective comes hope – if you can define an existential threat, which is what this is, you can work toward overcoming it, and Simpson outlines what will need to happen. “Back from the Brink: A Comprehensive Plan to Save America,” identifies short, medium, and long-term goals, tactics, and strategies to do just that.

If there’s one drawback, it’s not with the book. It’s with Americans who know they’re being manipulated, marginalized, and “canceled” in a society that they and their forebears built, but for whatever reason never seem to do anything about it that requires effort and involvement. It’s a phenomenon I call “Profiles in Apathy.” I don’t have a solution for that, but finding where we can best fit in and apply our unique backgrounds and interests won’t happen without taking first steps.

I recommend reading Who Was Karl Marx as one of those steps. Just being able to see how all the deliberate chaos makes sense when seen as part of a larger, ongoing plan is itself ironically liberating and inspiring.

But don’t take my word for it. You can read reviews from Wayne Allyn Root, Lt. Col. Allen B. West, and this one, from author and filmmaker Trevor Loudon, who says:

“This is the best book I have read on revolution and counterrevolution in recent memory. Mr. Simpson lays out in simple but dramatic terms the history of communism from Marx to the present — and then tells us how to combat it. Well written, timely and brutally honest, Who Was Karl Marx? is the most important book for patriots in many years. Bravo, Mr. Simpson!”

Then pick up a copy and review it for yourself.


About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Kaiserworks
Kaiserworks
6 hours ago

Also, another reason that the left is in ascendancy, related to immigration, is that we no longer have a nation. Nations are homogeneous constructs, shared cultures – at one time we were – 90% Euro Christian descendants. Short of that being the case again – there is little reason to believe any taking back lost ground from the left will be anything but temporary.

Kaiserworks
Kaiserworks
6 hours ago

The best audio bio of Marx is by Stephan Molyneux at Free Domain Radio. Marx was a pathetic slob. Not bathing for such long periods that his body at times was covered in boils. Impregnating, not paying then expelling his servant girl. Never held a job… sounds like typical lefty today

nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
8 days ago

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels collaborated to write The Communist Manifesto. Karl Marx himself called it a “pamphlet”. A few years after helping to write this “pamphlet”, Marx repudiated its contents. Marx admitted that Communism would not work because it runs counter to human nature. The Communist model will never work in any country where it is attempted because of that fact. What it does do is allow evil, power hungry men to initiate a dictatorship under the guise of helping everyone in the political unit where it is initiated. Everyone needs to remember that Communism is a LIE built… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
8 days ago

David, Does the book address the appeal authoritarians make to fix people’s problems? That is perhaps the biggest subversion. A large percentage of people will embrace an ever-growing government if politicians just promise to fix people’s problems – even the most petty, inconsequential problem (like ammo price increases, the root cause of which was due to government). Our society has become so illiterate that people who rage against socialism/communism actually beg for it. Likewise, the worship of the state. Does the book discuss the role of armed government employees following almost any order to enforce laws against one group of… Read more »

Knute
Knute
8 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

“people who rage against socialism/communism actually beg for it.” That is the Biblical story of the Tower of Babble. The destruction of meaning in language, so that communication (and thus, co-operation between people) becomes not possible. The first step in warfare. When possible, destroy the enemy’s communications. If he cannot co-ordinate, any defense he might mount against you will be stunted and ineffective. That is what has been done to the US. The average person no longer can even find his location on a map, let alone communicate effectively with others. Most conversations now just dissolve into threats and name… Read more »

Mack
Mack
9 days ago

“It’s with Americans who know they’re being manipulated, marginalized, and “canceled” in a society that they and their forebears built, but for whatever reason never seem to do anything about it that requires effort and involvement. It’s a phenomenon I call “Profiles in Apathy.” I don’t have a solution for that, but finding where we can best fit in and apply our unique backgrounds and interests won’t happen without taking first steps.” The problem is fear. As I’ve been saying – often on deaf ears – invite Christ into your life and Fear the Lord. When you Fear the Lord… Read more »

Mack
Mack
9 days ago
Reply to  Mack

I should add, David, that the Bible does discuss “Fear of Man” and how it can paralyze, even cripple, many into doing nothing.

“The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.”

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 days ago
Reply to  Mack

Mack,

The preachin’ is great. Can always use a little more preachin’.

Have you put your fear aside and called Tester’s office?

You need to give them your name and zipcode – scary!

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/former-cubs-star-ben-zobrist-accuses-pastor-affair-his-wife-n1271885

Last edited 3 days ago by JSNMGC
JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 days ago
Reply to  Mack

“but for whatever reason never seem to do anything about it that requires effort and involvement”   I encourage people to please call John Cornyn. Suggested questions for the staffer who answers: Will Senator Cornyn vote “no” regarding David Chipman’s appointment to the Director of the BATFE? Why hasn’t Senator Cornyn publicly announced his intention to vote against David Chipman due to Chipman’s hostility toward the Second Amendment? On 2/28/18, during President Trump’s bipartisan meeting on “gun violence,” why did Senator Cornyn: Support yet more gun control? Not redirect the conversation away from the tool of violence and toward the… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
6 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

It took a couple days for this post to clear the hold that was placed on it, but it finally came through. The staffer I spoke to indicated he didn’t know why Cornyn has not issued a statement opposing the appointment of David Chipman to the Director of the BATFE and he doesn’t know why Cornyn supported gun control on 2/28/18 and at various other times. He was unaware of any letter from organized groups of veterans opposing David Chipman’s appointment. USMC0351Grunt, get off you apathetic ass, have someone drive you out of the desert to the nearest VFW hall,… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
4 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Update: Was only able to speak with a live person in the Lubbock, Austin, Tyler, and Dallas offices. All four conversations were the same: Staffer did not know why Cornyn won’t put out a statement opporsing Chipman; Staffer did not know why Cornyn pushed for gun control on 2/28/18 and at other times; and Staffer was not aware of a letter from any veteran group requesting Cornyn to put out a statement opposing Chipman. The staffers were polite, did not say anthing about me being out-of-state, and indicated they would forward the information to Cornyn. Mack what were the results… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 days ago
Reply to  Mack

“but for whatever reason never seem to do anything about it that requires effort and involvement”

I posted some information regading contacting Cornyn, but it was put on hold.

Russn8r
Russn8r
8 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

You misspelled Cornhole.

Last edited 8 days ago by Russn8r
Oldman
Oldman
9 days ago

Just started Levin’s new book, “American Marxism” He has a lot to say about Marx and a couple of others. If we don’t get a hold on the Dems, BLM, Antifa, ‘The Squad’ and the other radicals- NOW!, it is over for our Republic.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
9 days ago

“It’s not about guns, it’s about freedom” is a truism too many ostensible “gun rights leaders” deliberately ignore when they wear blinders around the so-called “single issue.” Ignoring social and political impacts to the right to keep and bear arms that might not take the form of direct threats will nonetheless help shape the environment in which infringements prevail.

Harold Hutchinson, David C. is calling you out.

Mack
Mack
9 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Hah!

I strongly approve this message.

Russn8r
Russn8r
8 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Watch out. STRIKE GROUP REAGAN is coming to get you!

Last edited 8 days ago by Russn8r
Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
8 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

ROFL. Harold and his sh!tty fiction scares me as much as a naked butt dildo monkey. Which is to say not at all, but I find him laughable and disgusting at the same time.

Russn8r
Russn8r
3 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

STRIKE GROUP REAGAN!

Chuck
Chuck
9 days ago

A most excellent and compelling review Mr. Codrea. Thank you

hoss
hoss
9 days ago

I have been calling out the left for years, people have been calling me a nut case. There’s no way that could happen in this country. We have checks, and balances to prevent that from happening.
The problem is these generations have never had to fight for anything, and refuse to see what’s right in front of them, not to mention the indoctrination schools have been doing for the last 60 years!
IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

American Cynic
American Cynic
9 days ago

What is that little black circle with an “x” that is labeled in the source code as “ai-close-button” that appears to float on my screen and I have to constantly click it to get rid of it?

Last edited 9 days ago by American Cynic
Grim
Grim
9 days ago

“Masters of Deceit” by J. Edgar Hoover has been and is, in my opinion, the best treatise on how insidious the Left and the rest of us are coopted by the Marxists. Despite being written by a paranoid power monger, it describes what is going on in society today.

Wass
Wass
8 days ago
Reply to  Grim

I am in agreement. Despite, “Masters of Deceit”, being a bit dated, Hoover’s description of the communist movement, its grip on followers and how they burrow their way into our culture and life, holds true even today. In the 1950s, when the book appeared, the Left didn’t have the media in their grip like today, so they relied mainly on subterfuge. Nowadays, the situation is worse. The few pols, in Hoover’s time, exuding commie tendencies, were ostracized. Today, there are AOC, Tlaib, Sanders etc. and the US accommodates them.

nrringlee
nrringlee
9 days ago

The names are routinely changed but the concepts are the same. Cultural Marxism under Herbert Marcuse, the slow march through the institutions of society first dreamed of by Antonio Gransci, all manner of Progressive/Neo-Marxist fusion by such luminaries as Bill Ayers and yes, even the late comer Barrak Obama. What we discussed as identity class ideology or victim class ideology is CRT under a new cover. The left keeps changing the language so they can cling to worn out and discredited ideas while passing along the same trip in new trappings. There is nothing new under the sun. The 1619… Read more »

Larry
Larry
9 days ago

“Profiles in apathy.” Reminds me of a tale I heard decades ago, about a social science experiment. The experimenter told a group of lumberjacks (one by one) that he would pay them triple their current hourly wage to chop at trees with the back side of their axes. Some of them told him immediately to get lost, others lasted several hours before abandoning the experiment. None of them were willing to work more than about half a day for the experimenter. He asked each of them why they quit. One jack summed up the consensus by remarking, “I can’t work… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt
9 days ago
Reply to  Larry

The Campaign is for, WE, The People Tto voraciously remove the yutz’s! We have not done that in decades! We have to begin at the city and county levels, holding each and EVERY elected and appointed officials’ feet to the fire. They waver a heartbeat away from their oath of office? REMOVE THEM! THAT will guarantee FREEDOM and LIBERTY!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Did Cornyn respond to your letter asking him if he will vote for Chipman?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
9 days ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Get off your apathetic ass, go down to the VFW hall, and get all the veterans to sign a letter demanding he not vote for Chipman and demand that he provide a detailed explanation of his actions and inactions on 2/28/18.

I swear, the apathy of veterans is going to be downfall of this country.

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Jim
Jim
9 days ago

Excellent, poignant summary of this book. Thanks so much for putting this out David. – James Simpson

Mack
Mack
9 days ago
Reply to  Jim

I will now have to add this excellent book to the one I’ve been recommending: “American Marxism” by Mark Levin.

Mack
Mack
9 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Also, thank you for “The Red-Green Axis 2.0: An Existential Threat to America and the World” – THAT was excellent.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
9 days ago

And there you have it, an insurgency. Since the Act of 1871 America has been under foreign rule with a fake government. One that has been looting our country and we the people. They declared us all enemies of our own country. When Trump returns it will get fixed. Like he says, he is returning the country to we the people and the only way to do that is by eliminating the UNITED STATES Corporation and going back to Constitutional law. Big change is upon us and like Trump just said, “why wait” it’s now proven that he won. The… Read more »

Last edited 9 days ago by Patriot Solutions