Margot Parker MEP and Deputy Chairman of UKIP has slammed Jean Claude Juncker for deciding to commemorate Karl Marx. Mr Juncker, the European Commission President, will unveil a statue to and speak at the celebrations of Karl Marx’s 200th-anniversary celebrations in Trier.
Mrs Parker said:
When you think of all the murder and misery caused by Marx’s ideas over the years this is an extraordinary decision by the European Commission President.
The Commission argues that “Whatever people’s views of Marx, I don’t think anyone can deny he shaped history. Not speaking about him would be to deny history.”
Yes, he changed history, but many have and few have done so with such appalling results. This is a direct slap in the face of the former Soviet bloc countries of Eastern Europe, so much for common values.
One has to wonder what other figures from history they would like to celebrate, in order to recognise that they changed history? Who knows someday in the future they might be building statues to Nigel Farage.
However, it says something profound about the EU’s values that Mr Juncker would do such a thing, about its faithfulness, behind all the finery to the cultural Marxist decimation of the nation-state and its supporting institutions such as the family.