Let's get things straight: Socialism, as well as communism, is Marxism. Marx said that!
"...the history of the Manifesto reflects, to a great extent, the history of the modern working-class movement; at present it is undoubtedly the most widespread, the most international production of all Socialist literature, the common platform acknowledged by millions of working men from Siberia to California. Yet, when it was written, we could not have called it a Socialist Manifesto." (Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx and Frederick Engels; 1847).As such socialism is equivalent to communism. They are mere stages of the same ideology! Socialism is peaceful as long as the herd marches in unison, but when some refuse, communism kicks in. The difference is the amount of force used to remove freedom. Socialism is akin to the pedophile who gives candy and friendship to children for sexual favors. Communism is akin to the time the child matures enough to recognize the abuse. It's then that the communist drags the screaming child into his own dark van to have his way against the will of the child. Indeed, "The Marxist Manifesto" could just as well be called "The Pedophile Bible" because it is the method of taking what is yours for their own use. It steals the innocence of naïve people who in turn give their innocence to a vile predator!
Communism is propagated in gradual steps. The sweet sounding song of "free stuff" deceives the masses and just enough of it is given to make others want it too! That's called "creeping socialism" and is the same method pedophiles use to win mere children to trust them. In essence naïve children are won over by the same lies the serpent used to win over Adam and Eve:
Genesis 3:4 "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."In Marxism "the serpent" is the socialist politician. They always spin and have a minister of propaganda. Adam and Eve are the naïve innocent "children". Socialism is the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil" which God tells them of that tree, "do not eat". The serpent convinces them that that's where wisdom lies and good "free stuff"; better than what God will provide although what is there IS what God provides. The serpent takes what God made and uses it to entice innocents to its misuse. That's Marx using the product of capitalism to entice naïve people to take it as their own as "free stuff", pleasant looking fruit from the capitalist tree!
Immediately, after they ate of it, Adam and Eve realized that they had been tricked. They traded their freedom for a lie!
Genesis 3:7 "And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons."They soon realized that "free stuff" is mere bait which nefarious forces use for their own purposes. Their glory had been shamed and now they must cover the deceit! By taking "free stuff" you belong to those who deceive! Adam and Eve realized that they had been beguiled, but made an attempt to save themselves. The fig leaves weren't able to do that! They belonged to the owner of the serpent now, Herr Marx Satan! He is a murderer who uses death to his advantage. The serpent traded "free stuff" so that you shall die. Christianity refers to sin as bondage. Socialism smiles as the "free stuff" is hung from trees for your pleasure and then the evil communist dictator enslaves you when you get wise to his tricks!
Only "blood" can save one from death. The fig leaves weren't enough! God killed an animal for the first time ever and made Adam and Eve skins to cover their nakedness. To God nakedness became a shame, but communism strips one naked and standing there with others who are stripped naked as well. God couldn't tolerate that so he shed blood for Adam and Eve!
Now people can be freed from the bondage of Marxism by the shed blood of God himself... Jesus Christ! Socialism and Communism; both Marxism, hate Jesus because he stands in their way much as God prevented enslavement by the serpent!
Adam and Eve surely walked by that tree many times, From the tree the serpent beckoned. He said "You won't surely die!" When they ate of the "free stuff" Adam and Eve spiritually died that day. Much like that, socialism kills the spirit because it casts Christianity out of the way. It's the proverbial "trading one's soul to the devil"! The serpent doesn't have to work abruptly. He's been around for a long time. He is patient. Marx too is patient. Communist leader Nikita Kruschev said this:
Admittedly socialism sounds so good! It has the same beauty as what hung from the forbidden tree. We all want "free stuff" and socialism is the Santa Claus who brings it. However, sane people know Santa is not real and there is no "free stuff". Everything has a cost. For Adam and Eve the cost of frees stuff was spiritual death. For beguiled socialists the cost is spiritual death as well because God is stolen from the world. Their Utopia is not heaven, but a hell where Marx is the demon from whom you cannot escape unless covered by the blood. Blood spilled for you by Christ's death is the true wisdom which opens eyes to "godless Marxism". Socialism is the temptation. Communism is the sin and Jesus is the sword to cut that evil tree!"About the capitalist states (us), it doesn't depend on you whether or not we exist. If you don't like us, don't accept our invitations, and don't invite us to come to see you. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!" "(us). [Nikita Kruschev, parentheses mine].