Tuesday, 19 June 2018
EU Chief Jean-Claude Juncker Defies Protests to Deliver Heartfelt Defence of Karl Marx
'Delivering an impassioned defence of Karl Marx's legacy, EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker argued the radical should not be judged for the Communist atrocities that took place in his name.
The President of the European Commission defied protests to deliver his speech at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto writer's birth in Trier, west Germany.
Speaking at a church in the city, he said: "Karl Marx was a philosopher, who thought into the future, had creative aspirations, and today he stands for things which is he not responsible for, and which he didn't cause, because many of the things he wrote down were redrafted into the opposite.
He added: "One has to understand Karl Marx from the context of his time and not have prejudices based on the review, these judgements shouldn't exist."
During the event, where he unveiled a statue of Marx donated by China's authoritarian government, Juncker also highlighted goals of furthering EU integration and "social rights" in the bloc as Marx's contribution to the European project.
His speech, which was briefly interrupted by an anti-Communist protest, came in the face of pleas from politicians around the world for him to boycott the event, which critics argued represented a whitewashing of "the most destructive ideology in human history".'
Ladies and gentlemen, our EU master...
More here http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/05/05/eu-president-heartfelt-defence-karl-marx/ but obviously not on the institutionally pro EU and soft on communism BBC.