Redistribution of wealth,
never ending story of greed and murder
From Unlearning Communism:
Those readers, who have predominately chosen the pathway of the Left in the previous chapters, will understand this story in a completely different way.
For them, this was the story of the wicked oppressor, the one who owns land, probably obtained by using immoral methods of deception. How could he own so much land that he is incapable of harvesting it alone? Why there are workers who don’t own their own vineyards?! Just to add the additional insult, he is playing games with poor people who need to sell their work, their sweat and blood only to survive, to be able to slave for another day. An average Marxist would probably interpret kindness given to some workers as even more wicked game in which even those who came last got unfair wages and those who are the most honest, hard workers got exploited the most.
For them, the ideal story from the New Testament would be this one:
Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen, Matthew 21:33–39
33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen, Mark 12:1-8
1 And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.'
8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen, Luke 20:9-14
9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.
10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
11 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.
14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
USSR posters about kulaks
Class of successful farmers that was chosen to be eradicated.