The Marxist Mindset
by Al Benson Jr.
Some writers have observed Marxists and their actions and concluded that they are liars and hypocrites. These do not understand the Marxist mindset or worldview.
The late Dr. Fred Schwarz wrote in his informative little book You Can Trust the Communists (to be Communists) the following: "The Communists are not hypocrites. They suffer from paranoic delusions of an intense sincerity. They are so enmeshed in the delusions of Marxism-Leninism that they are beyond the scope of rational argument and conviction. All observed phenomena are interpreted within the framework of their preconceived conclusions. If they were hypocrites it would be much easier to deal with them. You can make a bargain with a huypocrite; you can scare a hypocrite. When you are dealing with paranoia of highly organized delusional patterns, your sole resource is to acknowledge and understand these patterns and take appropriate measures to protect yourself against the conduct which results from the delusions."
Dr. Schwarz noted that it is not possible for a Communist to lie in the interest of Communism because any statement he or she makes that will further the Communist agenda is automatically the truth in their eyes. Any statement that advances the Communist program is, therefore, true and we can always trust Communists to tell "Marxist-Leninist truth." Therefore, any lie, fable, or fairy tale that will advance Communist conquest and/or control is automatically not a lie, but rather is "Marxist truth." Final and complete maturity for the Communist is reached when you get to the point where you identify your emotions completely with what the Party wants. Not the slightest bit of room for individual thinking here--even the very thought of it is :"thought crime."
People need to realize that this is where Marxists are coming from and that any action they take--robbery, rape, falsehood, deception--anything they do that will advance the Marxist agenda is, in their eyes, the truth and is, therefore, righteous and "holy" to them. Communism is, in fact, a false theology. Whittaker Chambers, in his excellent book Witness noted that Communism and Christianity are, in fact, two irreconcilable faiths. At root, Communism is not economic, it is theological. It's adherents would deny that truth, but it is nonetheless a truth. If you wish to understand the Marxist then begin to understand his mindset.
One might be led to wonder if this is one reason the Republicans have so much trouble dealing with Obama on so many issues. He was raised in a totally Marxist environment and that's the way he thinks. Of course since the current crop of Republican "leaders" lives for no other reason than to pretend to resist Obama's agenda before dutifully caving in to it, it may not make that much difference.
Whittaker Chambers' book Witness is still available on Amazon.com and would be worth picking up to grasp the Communist worldview. Having just finished reading it, I recommend it.