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Karl Marx's London grave vandalised again, with red paint

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Karl Marx's London grave vandalised again, with red paint

 

LONDON (Reuters) - A memorial to Karl Marx at the cemetery in north London where the 19th century political philosopher is buried has been defaced for the second time in less than a fortnight - this time with red paint.

 

Earlier this month, the monument in Highgate cemetery, which is among British structures listed as being of exceptional historical interest, was damaged with a hammer.

 

Pictures posted on Twitter by the cemetery on Saturday showed the marble gravestone daubed with political slogans.

"Senseless, stupid, Ignorant," the cemetery said. "Whatever you think about Marx's legacy, this is not the way to make the point."

 

A plaque within the gravestone, bearing epitaphs to Marx, his wife and grandson, which was the object of the earlier hammer attack, was also daubed with red paint.

 

The German revolutionary socialist, author of "Das Kapital" and co-author of the "Communist Manifesto", lived in London from 1849 until his death in 1883.

 

His memorial has been attacked in the past with paint, and in 1970 an attempt was made to destroy it with a bomb.

The incident was the latest attack on memorials of historic interest in London.

 

Paint was splashed on a statue of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill last month and on a sculpture commemorating the Royal Air Force's Bomber Command in London's Green Park.

 

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58 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

Might be best to take his grave away, like the left are fond of doing to historic statues of heroes

Take away his leftovers? That's not right!

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1 hour ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

It's a communist plot I can assure you.

both the act and the grave.

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2 hours ago, ThreeEyedRaven said:

It's a communist plot I can assure you.

No, he colluded with Russia....

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That'll teach that no-good Commie a lesson!

 

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at least they got the paint color right

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Well, between Stalin and Mao you have about 100 million deaths. So I understand why some think he ranks right along with Hitler and does not deserve a memorial stone.

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14 minutes ago, Ulic said:

Well, between Stalin and Mao you have about 100 million deaths. So I understand why some think he ranks right along with Hitler and does not deserve a memorial stone.

What because Marx was living multiple lives, sometimes a long dead philosopher at others as Stalin and Mao?

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Marx used the term dictatorship of the proletariat f.e. MEW 7, 89 , and you can be shure, he did know the meaning of  dictatorship.  The Bolshevik ( Lenin, Trotsky ...),in Russia  did made this dictatorship come true (and, surprise, surprise it was a dictatorship  of the Bolsheviks and not of the Russian  workers - but they claimed to act in their name).

If need information about what this socialist/communist dictatorship of the proletariat meant in reality, I suggest reading books from    Alexander Solschenizyn (Archipel Gulag), or the Chinese author Jung Chang , Wild Swans and google for Holodomor

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