The Communist Manifesto

“A spectre is haunting Europe — the specter of communism.”

-Karl Marx & Fredrick Engels, opening line of the Communist Manifesto

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Specter

—noun

  1. A visible incorporeal spirit, especially one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition.
  2. Some object or source of terror or dread: the specter of disease or famine.

 

A ghost
In other words, not real, not physical, made up
To some the ghost is hope
To others it is everything they fear
Much like communism

As the old saying goes, “Hope in one hand, shit in the other, tell me which weighs more.” Same goes with the spectre of communism. Marx and Engles hopes in one hand, what became of Communism in the other…

“Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!” Indeed, wouldn’t that be nice…