Kennesaw State University associate professor Tom Pynn called Karl Marx's "Communist Manifesto" a "call to conscience." The conscience is a reflection of a moral code. It moves us to oppose actions, thoughts or policies which it judges evil and to institute actions, thoughts and policies which are good.
So which actions, thoughts, or policies advocated in "The Communist Manifesto" does professor Pynn believe need implementation today? Is it the abolition of marriage and the institution of a "community" of women? Is it the abolition of private property rights in favor of all property being owned by the state (Marx's "proletariat")? Is it the confiscation of private wealth by a progressive and continually increasing income tax? Is it the "free education" of all children by the state and the state alone in Communist ideology, usurping the divine rights of parents? Is it the prohibition of Christianity and all religion in favor of Communist philosophy? Or is it the means by which all the actions advocated in "The Communist Manifesto" would be accomplished, the killing of those opposed to its philosophy?
Lest anyone protest, "that's not what Marx meant," consider the outcome in nations where Marxism was accepted and practiced. More people were killed solely for opposing Communist ideology in these nations than from perhaps all other causes. Marx knew that blood would have to flow to implement his wicked philosophy.
If peace is ever to come to all the peoples on Earth, we must reject Marxism and all wicked philosophies. We must heed another call to conscience, that call which comes from the image of God in which all men and women were created. That image spurs us to believe and follow the only teachings which can bring peace among all the peoples of the Earth: the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles. It is only when people believe and practice these commands that peoples of all races, languages and nations can live together peacefully and lovingly.