Karl Kautsky (Case Study 21)

Karl Kautsky
Eugene Victor Wolfenstien

On the left is the birth chart of Karl Kautsky. Kautsky was a socialist who helped edit Karl Marx’s “Theory of Surplus Value” at the behest of Joseph Engels. He was critical of the Bolsheviks. He was a member of the SPDP who initially supported Hitler’s war but changed his mind when it became apparent the war would be a long one. He co authored “The Erfurt Program” with August Bebel and Eduard Bernstein (see Case Study 10). Marxisms’ vulnerability to exploitation by dictators is antithetical to democratic principles. Complete economic control is based in feudalism. His life is a testament to these facts. His wife died in Auschwitz.

On the right is the birth chart of Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, a prominent professor of political science at UCLA. He was a psychoanalyst and social theorist. He must have been convinced to change his mind between lifetimes. He taught slavery and racism were the result of capitalism and lectured on Marx and Nietsche. Slavery existed long before capitalism. Socialist Nazi Germany and communist Soviet Union used slavery in their concentration camps and gulags. He may not have remembered that part.