Students For Liberty protest unveiling of Marx statue in Germany

Bad ideas deserve a bad reputation. With this principle in mind, Students For Liberty groups in the region around the city of Trier organised a protest against the unveiling of a 5 meter tall statue of communist icon Karl Marx.

Marx’s 200th birthday had already been celebrated in his home town yesterday with an event that included EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker as a guest speaker. SFL leaders believe that celebrating and glorifying Marx, whose ideas of class struggle and abolition of private property have lead the authoritarian regimes of the 20th century to kill 100 million people.

Apologism for the German philosopher would ignore the victims of the people who suffer greatly (and still do) from the denial of their human liberty through communism.

Communism is evil, and we are not afraid to say so! Student Leaders from Trier, Aachen, Köln, Luxembourg, and Berlin gathered at the unveiling of the statue to stand in opposition to this careless act by the city of Trier. 5 000 flyers were handed out to people in the streets, telling the truth about the evils of communism, and advertising the virtues of a free society.

If you also believe in our message, do consider donating! Supporting the murderous regimes under communism wasn’t voluntary. Supporting us today is. Let’s keep it that way.


This article was first published by SpeakFreely.

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About Bill Wirtz

My name is Bill, I'm from Luxembourg and I write about the virtues of a free society. I favour individual and economic freedom and I believe in the capabilities people can develop when they have to take their own responsibilities.

2 Responses

  1. Almin

    Okay, that’s maybe the most ridiculous thing I laughed hard about in the last weeks, coming from the region of Trier myself.
    Okay, communism is bad, but please, at least read the Wikipedia article of him once to actually get to know who he was and what he did!
    He loved from 5 May 1818 to 14 March 1883!
    How COULD he POSSIBLY be blamed for anything happening 100 years after his death?!?
    Nowhere in ANY of his publications he wants people to suffer, hunger, die or go to prison!
    He was a philosopher and a journalist, and yes, also a socialist economist.
    Lots of what he wrote might not be true as in completely thought-through or at least misleading, but blaming HIM as a person or even Engels for theories and concepts that were NOWHERE near implementation just tells more about the “students for liberty” then about anyone else.
    Hint: It was Lenin whom you should blame.
    Marx as a journalist also fought for freedom and liberty! He himself was restricted publishing his opinion!
    By non-thinkingly blame one historic figure for his theories you are not doing any good for liberty whatsoever.

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