Do you know of Karl Marx? John Paul II is said to have had a vision from the Madonna that ordered him to destroy communism. The Iron Curtain fell on Russia and its neighbors like red terror. Czar Alexander and his family were massacred in the name of communism by the Bolshevik revolution. Of course you know Karl Marx. But is that really what Karl Marx intended? Is this what Karl Marx had envisioned for his theories?It is hard to believe that the man ignored miserably by his generation would change the course of history. Though Karl Heinrich Marx was born from a train of rabbis on both sides of his family, he, however, was cut of different cloth. Karl Marx was baptized at birth for his own protection, but after becoming a liberal editor in 1842, regularly criticizing the Prussian autocracy, no crosses could protect him. His newspaper folded and he fled to France.The socialist environment in France was as ripe as warm cheese, and Karl Marx set to organize the German. As a resurrected communist, Karl Marx published a series of works known as the Economical and Philosophical Manuscripts (1844). Together with his life-long friend Friedrich Engels, Marx began writing his ultimate philosophy of how the workers should only contribute toward their needs, otherwise they would be producing excess profits that would benefit their employers, but not themselves or society at large.Getting chased out of France at the end of 1944, Karl Marx and his friend, Engels, went to Brussels, where Marx submerged himself in studying the history of the worker, which culminated in his book The German Ideology. This is when Karl Marx predicted the inevitable collapse of imperialism and capitalism, and the rise of communism. After joining the Communist League, Karl Marx wrote the Communist Manifesto (1848). By 1849 London was the only city ready to receive Karl Marx, where the Communist League had a haven and continue to flourish until today. For the first few years Marx lived with his wife and children in poverty, depending on the charity of family and friends, mostly on Friedrich Engels. The 1860s ushered in the era of his book Capital (Volume I), in which Karl Marx explains his Theories of Surplus Values, which focuses on the proletarian. Engels published Volumes II and III posthumously. In the 1880s sickness had wormed through Karl Marx’s body viciously, and in 1883 he passed away in England. He is buried in Highgate Cemetery in North London.