Good News! Karl Marx’s London tomb defaced

From our Bureau of Righteous Iconoclasm:

Ha! Vandals of the world unite! You have nothing to lose except your chains.

For the second time in a month, someone who really understands Karl Marx has attacked his grave at London’s Highgate Cemetery.

This second attack might have been a response to one comment made in the British press after the first attack, which involved the obliteration of Marx’s name with a hammer. That incident was denounced by some Londoners as a ‘particularly inarticulate form of political comment.”

This newest attack was most definitely “articulate”, involving messages in red paint that accuse Marx of being an “architect of genocide” and the creator of a “doctrine of hate.”

As one might expect, the world’s leftist media is aghast, as are some Londoners quoted by them.

But victims of Marx’s demonic ideology everywhere are cheering.

From Granma U.K. (The Guardian):


The tomb of Karl Marx in Highgate cemetery in London has been vandalised for the second time in the space of a month.

The words “doctrine of hate” and “architect of genocide” were found daubed in red paint across the Grade I-listed monument in the north London graveyard on Saturday.

The latest attack comes less than two weeks after the marble plaque on the tomb was defaced by an apparent attempt to scrape and chip Marx’s name off the marble slab with a hammer.

At the time the group who manage the cemetery – the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust – said they feared the memorial would never be the same again.

Maxwell Blowfield, 31, who visited the cemetery this morning with his mother admitted he was “quite shocked” by the attack.

Blowfield, 31, who works for British Museum, said: “It’s a highlight of the cemetery. The red paint will disappear, I assume, but to see that kind of level of damage and to see it happen twice, it’s not good.

“I wouldn’t like to say who or why someone did it but it was clearly someone very critical of Marx and that part of history. I am just surprised that somebody in 2019 feels they need to and do something like that.”

After the hammer attack earlier this month, the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust branded it a “deliberate and sustained attack”.

Ian Dungavell, the trust’s chief executive, described the attack as “very upsetting”.

Speaking to the Guardian at the time he said: “We think it was deliberately targeted against Karl Marx. It was not random. You can see from the photograph that the person has really done their best to obliterate Karl Marx’s name.”

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1 thought on “Good News! Karl Marx’s London tomb defaced”

  1. Even apart from his ideology, Marx was a lousy person in practically every way. For one thing, he always lived off other people, so the whole “proletarian” or “workers of the world” business never involved him–it was all abstract mental masturbation at best. He was basically full of shit (and probably smelled like it, since he had serious hygiene issues). I have visited that cemetery in London, not to see his tomb though I did see it, and famous as it is, I did not take a picture of it, for the same reason I wouldn’t take a picture of Fidel’s (supposed) tomb. There should be no monument of any kind to such a source of evil.

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