by Muammar Qaddafi
The red flag, which was
so easily taken down by one soldier from the Kremlin guard – that flag,
for whom thousands of martyrs fell, downed by bullets, downed in cold
battles with torture, mistreatment and starvation in the darkness of
prisons and solitary confinement in all parts of the world – the flag
was dyed red with the blood of tens of millions of Russians.
it struggled millions of people from nations that declared themselves
communist, so that it would be raised over the entire earth. How did
this happen, and is this the end of a series of miraculous events or the
beginning? Will we see other historical earthquakes that bring down all
truths and assumptions?
For example, will we see Christianity
fall after people come to their senses and realize that they were
deceived when it was said to them that Christ crucified himself to
forgive the sins of his followers, no matter what they had done. On the
basis of this, Christian countries have killed millions of the peoples
of the world, since they had received Christ’s forgiveness beforehand.
people in the Christian world might become aware of the fact that
Christ’s crucifying himself for their sakes is a historical falsehood.
People will become shaken from their Christianity, and in fact march
toward the churches in order to demolish them, breaking crosses,
scraping away the layers of ministers and monks. They will declare that
Jesus was nothing more than a prophet of Israel, sent to inform Israel
to correct the law of Moses, no more, no less.
Since the Jews
rejected any encroachment upon their law, which they had vowed to
uphold, they were hostile to Jesus. They cast him out and crucified him,
although in fact they had only his likeness. . Or God took him unto Him, and raised him up to Him.
we see America mediate between the Libyans, with their spiritual
relations and moral influence and their Iranian brothers, because the
Iranians engage in mediation with their brothers the Germans? After all,
they are from the same race, i.e. the Aryan race. So that the Germans,
who look upon the poor Americans with sympathy, will forgive them their
famous historical sin that they committed against the Germans in World
War II? So that America, if the Germans accept its plea for mercy, will
be ready to apologize for the landing at Normandy, and Eisenhower’s
landing in North Africa, so that the Germans will be able to consider
that these events did not happen at all?
That America was guilty,
was wrong, for that historical mistake made by Roosevelt. America might
send a delegation of Blacks, or American Indians, since it knows how
much the Libyans sympathize with them, during the days of the old
imperialist delusion about Libya. To let America play upon and play with
the emotions of the Libyans, and help it, it said to the delegation:
America would like to request the greatest number possible of Green
Books, Qurans, and if possible, in English.
We see how the Fourth
Reich imposes its conditions on America and Britain – the first
condition is destroying their weapons under German supervision. Another
is exorbitantly high compensation payments, putting it on the verge of
bankruptcy – setting up a German committee in America and another one in
Britain in order to permanently supervise the carrying out of these
We see France enjoying illusory independence under the
Fourth Reich, the French nuclear code is carried in a briefcase to
Berlin. Germany rejects mediation, and imposes tyrannical tribute upon
America and Britain in compensation for what they did to the German
people. National socialism becomes the dominant doctrine from Poland to
We see the Israelis announcing their acceptance of a
friendly solution that satisfies the Arabs. The first solution they
accept is their distribution throughout the Arab world as protected
minorities, putting their expertise at the service of the Arabs, because
this will be one million times better than their staying in Palestine,
as a Jewish state within sight of the frightening Fourth Reich.
America, they will ask Libya to carry out its nation-oriented duty and
assist in the implementation of this solution, because if Libya accepts
it, no one will try to go it one better.
This will most certainly
take place, because the signs are there, and the results are inevitable.
American scientists themselves have confirmed that America will
experience desertification on the one hand, and global freezing on the
other. They confirmed that the fall of the Soviet Union is the reason
for the change in these natural phenomena, and nature has begun to have
its effects in America as well.
The ethnic groups that make up
America will begin to fight among themselves, like they have done in
Lebanon. It was also proven that the conflict of nationalities (a social
factor) was another reason for the fall of the Soviet Union. Capital
will flee the fourth world, and will certainly leave America. However,
we must return to the key to these mysteries – how did the world become
entangled in Marxism/Leninism?
Marx summarized human history as
follows: primitive communism was the beginning, and this is correct. Men
then became divided into groups, and more groups. Each group created
social partners, with cooperative ownership of land and everything else,
including marriage, which made various human races, and this is also
Then, individual ownership became
established, and the superior ones constituted forms of private
property, making slaves of the weak, backward, and unlucky. A slave
society was then created, which was then transformed by their labours
into a feudalist society. Cities were then formed, with the bourgeoisie
taking the place of the feudalists. Cities then developed into
capitalism, and society became divided into workers and bosses. Marx
said that it was necessary to incite the workers to the revolution so
that they could obtain property.
Revolution took place in Czarist
Russia, and was called the Soviet Union. Stalin said that in order to
protect the revolution, apparatuses of oppression were necessary; they
were called intelligence, external security, national security, secret
police, secret service, security of the revolution, revolutionary courts,
etc. Exceptional courts, military courts, political prison… all of this
in terms of the security issue.
On the economic side, he talked of
appropriation, nationalization, sequestration, then public ownership
and state ownership. And collective ownership. Finally, cooperative
ownership. Then Stalin abolished the doctrine of the law of supply and
demand. He abolished competition, and fixed pricing and subsidized goods
The communist party was institutionalized to lead the
socialist state toward communism. A group of giants, from the founder
Lenin to the iron Stalin to Khrushchev and Brezhnev, assumed leadership
of the party in the Soviet Union. Finally, Gorbachev, who presented the
red flag to a soldier for it to be folded, perhaps… perhaps for forever.
did not take place in the Soviet Union alone, but spread throughout
practically the entire world; even in America and Britain are there
communist parties. Communist countries were established in the western
hemisphere as well.
It became the fashion to have revolutions or
coups, even if against socialist regimes. But these actions would be
marked by an iron-willed party, secret police, political prisoners,
exceptional courts, appropriating freedoms, apparatuses of external and
internal security, national security… patriotism, nationalism, even
America was effected by this. Its Central Intelligence Agency was
developed, and deployed outside the country’s borders. It committed acts
more atrocious than those of the Soviet external security committee,
which later became the KGB.
Competition reached its summit between
the CIA and KGB… coups, assassinations, counterfeiting, money, forging
identity documents and passports, buying agents, from the most worthless
person to the president of a country. In order to spite Germany, a
Jewish state was established in Palestine, despite the dangerous future
it held for the Jews themselves, and its effects on world peace.
the fall of the Kremlin and the end of the cold war, will all of the
related effects also collapse? Will it involve the Jewish state, the
party, the political prison, apparatus of suppression, appropriation of
property, nationalization, sequestration, CIA, mind-set of national
security and external security, etc.?
There is no doubt that the
old world will fall, from America to the Soviet Union. A new order will
certainly arise from these new geopolitical interactions, and not by
design, political decision, or by threat or force. Everything formal
will fall, and its place be taken by everything that is popular.
But has communism truly died?
say that the age of the masses has begun to impose itself, as it begins
its rapid march, igniting people’s feelings and captivating their
attention. Everything mentioned at the beginning of this
introduction will be achieved. We cannot, however, say that communism
has died, for it was never born! We should remember what Hitler said in
one of his rallies: ‘We must wait for our victory, even if it comes 360
Communism has not yet been born, so that we may say
that it has died. It was Marxism Leninism that collapsed; or in fact,
Stalinism Leninism, but why did it collapse? One of the tenets of the
Islamic revolution in Iran says that it collapsed because of its
atheism, and apostasy, and not for political or economic reasons.
the difficulty in believing this argument because of its metaphysical
nature, it is hard to discard this reason arbitrarily. There is no doubt
that Gorbachev was one of the greatest enemies of God and advocates of
abandoning religion, even though he recognized Him when he gave his
farewell address: “God has presented us with many blessings, if we only
knew how to use them.”
Is it not enough that Marxism said that
religion was the opiate of the masses, and said that religious or tribal
societies cannot progress, that scientific research is not permitted by
religion, and thus scientific progress is destined to perish in a
religious society? This is natural, since religion is a spiritual, or
hidden matter, based on belief in the unseen , while science is a
tangible, material matter, based on experience.
accommodating the two, spiritual and material, tangible and hidden,
belief and experience, is not possible. Even Ibn Sina was judged an
unbeliever because he said, “Mountains and valleys were made by natural
factors of rising and falling during the earth’s past ages.” Galileo was
condemned by the church to be burned because he said, “From the seen,
material, realistic point of view, the earth is round.”
Thus, Marxism settled the issue to the benefit of the freedom of scientific research, without regarding the haram and halal
 and what lies in between this limit of proscribed and prescribed.
For the well person, when he prescribes a medicine for a given disease,
does not say that this is medicine but it is forbidden, or could be said
to be forbidden from the point of view of a certain religion, not to
speak of more than one religion.
In addition to this, there is
also something else we must mention about Marxism. It involved the world
in ‘fashionable’ practices and institutions such as physical
liquidation of class enemies, political assassination of opponents,
political prisons and secret police, special courts (imitating the
French Revolution). Perhaps this was one of the reasons for its fall.
reality, Marxism is a good student of the bourgeoisie. What was the
1917 Russian Revolution, if not a good student of the 1789 French
Revolution? It is incorrect and unfair to ascribe physical liquidation
of class enemies to Marxism; the French bourgeois was the inventor of
that practice, when it did away with the feudal class. What were Lenin
and Stalin other than pupils of Robespierre and Danton? The left was
erroneously ascribed to the communist revolution; the left is actually a
child of the French.
The Jacobin extremist revolutionaries were
the ones who sat on the left of the French National Assembly hall by
accident one day, and the moderates sat on the right: thus the
revolutionaries were called the left, and the moderates the right. Thus,
the words ‘left’ and ‘right’ come of the dictionary of the French
revolution, and not the Russian.
As for assassinating opponents,
Stalin did not invent this when he had Trotsky assassinated; this was a
Roman practice. The assassination of Julius Caesar proves this. The
political prison was created by the feudalists; history records the
story of Dr. Manet, who forgot his name upon leaving prison, which he
had entered a physician and exited a carpenter.
the bourgeoisie, created the secret police; the French revolutionaries,
before the precision of the feudalist regime’s secret police, were
forced to write their lists by using embroidery on fabric, in fear of
Special, exceptional and revolutionary courts were
also the creation of the French Revolution and began with the trial and
execution of King Louis the XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette; they were
revolutionary at first, then lasted throughout the Terror that was led
by the Jacobins.
That cat that devoured its children was not the
Bolshevik Revolution; this saying accompanied the French Revolution,
which ended with the execution of its leaders Robespierre, Danton and
The invention of external and national security and
the creation of an official security apparatus were not the province of
the Soviet Revolution at all; on the contrary, the Soviet Revolution
isolated itself from the world, and created an iron curtain hiding
itself, or hiding the world from itself.
These things were the
creation of the American Revolution. American intelligence still
practices this specialty today, in the name of protecting the national
and external security of the United States of America. The demagogic
rush toward the opponent was the basis of the French Revolution, when it
began to march on the feudalists’ palaces. The colour red is not the
colour of the Bolshevik Revolution, but was first the colour of the
French Revolution, before being followed by the Russian.
history notes that when Marquez passed through one of the streets of
Paris on a cart filled with glass barrels filled with wine, and one of
them fell and broke on the pavement, the poor flocked around and began
to lap up the drink with pieces of fabric. A revolutionary dipped his
finger in the red wine and wrote ‘blood’ on a nearby wall, and everyone
then knew what that meant.
The abolition of religion was not part
of the Russian Revolution’s philosophy, but of the French Revolution. It
officially abolished Christianity, replacing it with worship of the
republic and the souls of the martyrs for freedom. The Russian
Revolution also abolished religion, imitating the French. Thus the
Russian Revolution is merely a pupil of the French Revolution in all
things, its complete copy. It imitated it in detail; the Russian
Revolution brought nothing new with it in the way of these tragedies, or
So, what remained of the Russian Revolution, if the
left was imported from the French, as well as revolutionary courts,
political prison, solitary confinement, physical liquidation,
liquidation of a class, popular army, ideological army – the army formed
by the French Revolution to combat royalist Europe – even the colour
red is also imported from the French Revolution.
What, then, is
the communist revolution which we say has fallen? What is the
Marxist-Leninist regime that has failed? What ideology has ended? What
was the Soviet Union itself that collapsed?
What was the dangerous
secret behind this frightening collapse? In reality, the Russian
Revolution was nothing but imitation and importation, it was dazzled by
the French Revolution, so the revolutionaries of Czarist Russia tried to
apply the same in their country. Marxism-Leninism is a nationalist
falsehood propagated so that it could not be said that Russia was the
pupil of France.
There was no Marxism-Leninism, but
Robespierrism-Dantonism Rousseauism. It was not a proletarian
revolutionarism; this is another historical falsehood. It was a
bourgeois revolution against the feudalist class, exactly like the
French Revolution against feudalism.
Czarist Russia was a
feudalist empire in the true sense of the word. The October Revolution
removed that royal feudalism and transformed it into a bourgeois
republic, under whose banner was of course collected everything not
feudalist, even the poor to the sons of the middle class.
in the same way that the French Revolution transformed France from a
feudalist monarchy to a bourgeois republic with no ideology, merely a
revolution of the poorest classes against the feudal class, there was no
communist revolution so that we may say that a communist revolution has
Communism has not arrived yet. And may never come, since
it is an imaginary, utopian idea, which has as a condition the existence
of a communist man, and this is an impossibility.
Union which collapsed is a nationalist struggle which is not foreign to
history, but is rather the strongest engine of history, and a former of
the map of the world. Whether the Soviet Union was Marxist, capitalist,
or anything else, the nationalist struggle that arose was inevitable. It
is an inevitable struggle in any country made up of a number of
nationalities, such as India, America and [former] Yugoslavia.
for those who ruled in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, they
were bourgeois parties that turned into, with the passing of time, an
aristocratic class. What happened is not strange: it was a very natural
thing, although the greater part of them know it not .
which of the remaining disasters can be attributed to Marxism, so that
we may say they were responsible for its collapse? There is only one
remaining misfortune in this list of social and political disasters that
can truly be ascribed to the Marxist revolution, and this is the
Everything connected to property, its acquisition,
its appropriation, sequestration, pricing, subsidizing primary goods,
abolishing the law of supply and demand – this is all the result of the
So, was this the secret of its fall?
Perhaps! Now, following the abolition of so-called socialism, the prices
of primary goods have doubled many times over in the Russian republic
and the Ukraine, in the countries of Eastern Europe. Columns of beggars
have appeared: the achievement of following market policies.
 Explanation of the Holy Quran of the death of Jesus in Sura 4, verse 157, and Sura 3, verse 55.
 Holy Quran, Sura 30, verses 6-7.
 What is forbidden and permitted, respectively, in Islamic law and custom.
 Referring to a sign from Allah, Holy Quran, Sura 6, verse 37.
Essay from "Escape to Hell and Other Stories" by Muammar Qaddafi with foreword by Pierre Salinger.
© Text copyright 1998 Stanké, New York.