WASHINGTON – It should surprise no one that the Workers World Party is celebrating the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, the father of socialism and communism.
It might be a little strange that the self-described revolutionaries are holding the conference in New York the day after his actual birth on May 5, 1818.
But what’s up with Carnegie Mellon University? Its Humanities Center has been holding symposiums on the hero of the left since Jan. 30, 2018 – all seemingly laudatory, if not worshipful.
Wasn’t Andrew Carnegie, just 17 years older than Marx, one of the infamous capitalist “robber barons” who amassed one of the greatest fortunes ever? Didn’t his Pinkerton guards break a strike in 1892 with violence that killed 10?
And, how about Andrew Mellon? He was the industrialist who famously said: “Give tax breaks to large corporations, so that money can trickle down to the general