Cassif's teacher: Marx
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Hadash-Ta'al MK Dr. Ofer Cassif used his first Knesset address today to call Rabbi Kook's teaching "race theory", saying that "It's obvious the political plan derived from this terrible teaching - and which, to his great shame, has taken hold in the corridors of government in the direction of the Prime Minister's Office - essentially contradicts all human dignity."

Besides attacking Rabbi Kook and his followers Cassif bluntly laid out the ideology that will be informing his activities in Israel's legislature: "In fact, no hierarchy - racial, national, gender, or class - can respect a person as a human being. Only true, deep, and full equality can express such dignity and ensure its realization in practice. This requires a comprehensive political doctrine: revolutionary ideology and practice that puts man at the center - not the nation, not the state, not the land, not religion. The person as a person. I found this already years ago in Marxist socialism," Kassif admitted.

Marx and Lenin themselves learned their "revolutionary ideology" from Russian Jacobins Tkachev, Nechayev, and Chernyshevsky who were ruthless subversives, comparable to ANTIFA leaders today, whose reasons for and methods of social demolition were inspired by the French Revolution and the men who first began using mass media, violence, terror, and tyranny: Buonarroti, Babeuf, Robespierre, and Rousseau.

Rousseau's favorite theme was that man is by nature good and that his social environment is the source of all corruption. This idea was only a short step to the radical conviction that to bring to reality the imagined utopia of the future, progressive, humanitarian man must first clear the way for the New World and New Man by destroying existing society.

Rousseau's "Discourse on Inequality" repudiated European civilization on the basis of a myth that this civilization had changed man's natural goodness and cut him off from his heritage of equality, reason, and benevolence. It was one of the earliest and most primitive expressions of the class struggle doctrine and the Marxian theory of the capitalist state as a weapon of the wealthy exploiters in class struggle. (Marx and Engels acknowledged frankly their debt to Rousseau.) The essay was one of the earliest and clearest manifestations of a basic psychological component of modern communism and radicalism: the absolutist, nihilistic belief that existing society is all evil, corrupt, unjust, and hateful, and that to achieve the golden age, since man is naturally good, the established order must be destroyed first.

USSR 1962 Postage stamp, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
USSR 1962 Postage stamp, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) iStock

When Rousseau sent Voltaire a copy of his "Discourse on the Origin of Inequality," Voltaire responded: “I have received, sir, your new book against the human species, and I thank you for it... No one has ever been so witty as you are in trying to turn us into brutes; to read your book makes one long to go on all fours. As, however, it is now some sixty years since I gave up the practice, I feel that it is unfortunately impossible for me to resume it.”

Rousseau's philosophy marched to its ultimate, practical, and bloody dénouement. For his ideological descendants – Robespierre, Marx, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao - erected out of his general will a great god, "The People," upon whose altar the high priests of the general will have in the name of the State slaughtered millions of people.

Rousseau was, says Bertrand Russell, "the inventor of the political philosophy of psuedo-democratic dictatorships. Ever since his time, those who considered themselves reformers have been divided into two groups: Those who followed Rousseau and those who followed Locke. At the present time, Hitler is an outcome of Rousseau; Roosevelt and Churchill, of Locke." (Russell should have added Stalin's name to Hitler's.)

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The same year the European and Chinese communists celebrated the 250th anniversary of Rousseau's birth, a young man named Peter Fechter, 18 years old, attempted to climb Berlin's Wall of Shame and escape from the Communist East into West Berlin. East German guards shot him, and he fell back into the Communist utopia, where he lay bleeding and crying until he died an hour later. The East Berlin City Funeral Commission sent an official state orator to explain to weeping relatives the theory of government that required such a sacrifice. "The young man had made a foolish decision," he proclaimed. Comparing life in divided Berlin to climbing a mountain, the Communist orator said, "Certain paths are blocked to ordinary people, although they might want to see the beautiful view from higher up. The authorities know these paths are dangerous. We must trust the judgment of our Government.”

Those who do not must be procrusteanized with bullet and bayonet - "forced to be free."

Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro...and Cassif?
Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro...and Cassif? Flash 90
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This information can be found in Eugene Methvin’s “Rise of Radicalism”.

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