During her Oscar’s acceptance speech Sunday evening, Julia Reichert, one of the filmmakers behind the Obama produced film “American factory” quoted the Communist Manifesto word for word, declaring “Workers of the world unite.”
Per Wikipedia, The political slogan “Workers of the world, unite!” is one of the most famous rallying cries from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. (German: Proletarier aller Länder vereinigt Euch!, literally “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”,but soon popularised in English as “Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!”).
A variation of this phrase (“Workers of all lands, unite”) is also inscribed on Marx’s tombstone.
“Working people have it harder and harder these days” Reichard began “and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite.”
Julia Reichert of "American Factory": "Working people have it harder and harder these days—and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite." https://t.co/bffyIA57Vs #Oscars pic.twitter.com/iGXuSP7Ua4
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 10, 2020
Per Breitbart, the quote was also famously one of the official mottos of the Soviet Union before its fall. Communist regimes in the last century were responsible for the murder of more than 100 million people — including tens of millions murdered by the Soviet Union.
The documentary film American Factory tells the story of a Chinese company’s purchase and repurposing of an American factory in Ohio.
President Obama tweeted out his congratulations to the filmmakers during the Oscar ceremony:
Congrats to Julia and Steven, the filmmakers behind American Factory, for telling such a complex, moving story about the very human consequences of wrenching economic change. Glad to see two talented and downright good people take home the Oscar for Higher Ground’s first release. https://t.co/W4AZ68iWoY
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 10, 2020
Many social media users noticed the Marx reference.
"Working people have it harder and harder these days—and we believe that things will get better when workers of the world unite."- Julia Reichert, Oscar(2020)
“Workers of the World, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains!” -Karl Marx, The communist manifesto (1848)
— Payyans⚽️ (@Payyans2) February 10, 2020
It wasn’t an incredible speech; she was literally promoting communism.
“Workers of the world, unite!” is a famous slogan from Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
These people are nutcases.#Oscars2020
— Dave (@heyyoudvd) February 10, 2020
Obama's production company, Higher Ground, took Oscar for "American Factory" for best feature-length doc
Julia Reichert said while accepting “We believe things will get better when WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE” (Communist Manifesto-Karl Marx & Engels?) @marklevinshow
— Gilesinkt (@gilesinkt) February 10, 2020
Well, Julia Reichert, congratulations on your Oscar
Your faith says the world will get better when "workers of the world unite"
The facts on the ground say otherwise
More than 100 million dead says Marxism creates hell on earth & ill will toward menhttps://t.co/kZJwnG7H6y
— Free-Thinker (@JRichardPearcey) February 10, 2020
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