9. RE. DICTUM 'A MAN TO MAN IS WOLF' (An Addition  to Chapter 2.  Equality and Elimination of Hierarchy) When speaking of the problem of equality, of course, it would have been wrong to leave aside the well-known statement that 'a man to man is wolf'. There is a widespread opinion that it is a description of the society and State prior to constructing socialist ones, in which a man to man is allegedly a friend, comrade, and brother. Well, I have attempted to get an insight into this matter. It is very interesting that I have again come across a wrong translation into Russian. I have previously pointed out to an explicitly poor translation of the key phrase concerning equality in the Capital by K. Marx. Now I have to state a poor translation of the key phrase regarding inequality in the comedy Assinaria (The One with the Asses) by Roman playwright Titus Maccius Plautus (254-184 B.C.) from Latin into Russian. Here it is: 'A wolf is a


8. Short information about the author Victor Artsimovich was born on 25 November 1950 in Tomsk, Russia. He is a descendant of poor Lithuanian peasants who voluntarily moved to Russia at the time of the Russian Empire. He was brought up by single mother. He graduated from the Tomsk State University, Faculty of History & Philology, Speciality of History, in 1974. He is a former dissident. He was prosecuted pursuant to Article 190-1 (Dissemination of knowingly false fabrications that defame the Soviet State and social system) of the Soviet Penal Code in the case of the so-called Book-Lovers in Tomsk in 1982. He was convicted without any possibility to defend himself. He has served his sentence. He is also a former worker (proletarian) because he was employed as an electric welder for about 2.5 years at a large plant in the late 80th years. At the end of 1991 he moved to the forefathers' motherland, i.e., to Lithuania. Now he is an old-age pensioner, but con


7. POSTFACE When speaking of the two revolutions of 1917 in Russia it is perhaps pertinent to mention the research contribution to this subject of the British-American economist, historian, and writer Anthony C Sutton (1925-2002). One of his books directly concerns the second revolution in Russia. It is entitled Wall Street and Bolshevist revolution . Therein, he with a lot of proofs, shows financing of that revolution by large American bankers and corporations. They were motivated by desire to destroy Russia as an economic competitor of the USA and to turn it into a monopolized market and technical colony for large American bankers and corporations under their control. 1 Anthony C Sutton has not neglected K. Marx with F. Engels either. He has done so in his book The Federal Reserve Conspiracy . Therein, he, first, has discovered 4 sources of K. Marx' financing, viz., 2 American and 2 German ones. The 1st American source viz., bankers from Wall Street through


6.  INFERENCES AND CONCLUSIONS As one can see, K. Marx has virtually made a frank confession that his doctrine had been based on a prejudice. But I have not taken it for granted. After all, there are cases when people say themselves slander, stipulate themselves. that his doctrine had been based on a prejudice. For this reason, an attempt to apply a realistic notion of man to the fundamental ideas of socialism and Marxism, viz., those of equality and elimination of private property, church, and family has been made. In so doing, collapses like those of houses of cards were observed. It gives grounds to draw a conclusion that, specifically in this case, K. Marx has told the truth. His doctrine has been indeed based on a prejudice about human equality, unrealistic notion of man, idealization of man. Moreover, an attempt to verify the K. Marx' statement that the prejudice was popular has been made. The verification has revealed an extreme doubtf


5. ELIMINATION OF FAMILY Elimination of family is the fourth main idea of all socialists. It is obvious that it is indispensable in order to erase the past from one’s memory and to turn it into tabula rasa (a clean board) to brainwash a younger generation without hindrance, and to hide the truth forever. The father and mother, grandmothers and grandfathers, when answering questions of curious children may reveal them the existence of other evil and other good that have nothing in common with the socialist dogmas, the truth about the past, that about the life of people in the past, about history, about real heroes and evil-doers. Socialists are therefore willing to take away children from their parents from the smallest age. F. Engels' opinion was as follows: 'Education of all children, since the moment when they can do without the first maternal care, in public institutions and at the expense of the State budget. Education and production together&


4.  ELIMINATION OF RELIGION The third main idea of socialists is elimination, abolition, or annihilation of religion. What is a background of this idea? The following statement of F. Engels may shed some light here: ‘A division of people into two sharply different groups, into humans and bestial humans, into good and evil, sheep and goats, is known, apart from the philosophy of reality, only to Christianity, which quite consistently also has its judge of the world to make the separation’. 1 First, a humiliating and mocking tone of F. Engels attracts attention. Second, there is little truth in his statement. Christianity does not know any groups of ‘humans and bestial humans'. It is an obvious F. Engels's invention. The division of people into good and bad is indeed a typical feature of Christian world view, in contrast to the socialist one. In principle, one may speak of a division of people into sheep and goats by Christianity. Such utterances occur in


3.  ELIMINATION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY The second main idea of all socialists, viz., elimination of private property is undoubtedly a derivative of the above-indicated prejudice about human equality. It would have been justified, if people had really been equally mentally gifted or would have had merely statically understood and working only in the productive direction alone abilities. But it suffices to recall the Aesop's fables about an ant and a bug as well as about an ant and a cicada and also the I. Krylov's fable A Dragonfly and an Ant in order to realize inadequacy of these ideas and also to understand that there are beneficiaries of the socialist ideas, viz., precisely those people whose behaviour resembles that of the dragonfly and other characters in the Krylov's fables. Once the socialist prejudice about human equality has been rejected, the attitude to private property must radically change, viz., it is an instrument to protect toilers-ants against i