May 5, 2021, marks the 203rd birth anniversary of Karl Marx, a man born in 1818. He was a journalist, revolutionary, sociologist, historian, economist, and responsible for the change of modern history. His ideologies also inspired considerable differences in the world. He marked a new path and established unique views when people blindly believed in what their leaders said. He also changed the philosophical opinions of people and used words like, “Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.” He was a great man and someone who deserves enormous respect from all over the world.
The early life of Karl Marx:
Karl Marx was a Jew born to a successful attorney, Heinrich Marx. Henrietta Pressburg was his mother. He did his high schooling from his birthplace Trier, Prussia, Germany, between 1830-35. He completed his matriculation degree from the University of Bonn with the subject, humanities in October of the year 1835. He then studied law and philosophy from 1836 at the University of Berlin.
Karl Marx published the first issue of his Communist Manifesto in the year 1848. It was jointly written by Mark and Engels. The Manifesto was written in favor of communism. It elaborated on removing the capitalists and how the Communists might establish themselves as the ruling class. It also described the history of people and their rulers and brought out struggles amongst various classes in society. He also explained in his work the possible ways to deal with these problems. His famous quotes like, “Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more of expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credits until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to the bankruptcy of banks which will have to be nationalized and State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism” and “Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!” inspired people to fight against the capitalist leaders and thus was a new chapter written in modern history.
People as great as Marx, who inspire and lead the world towards a new revolution and change the course of time and struggles of the people are worth celebrating.