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Episode 2, 9/13/2020: The Mongol Invasion
A production of the DART Bard
Featuring Carl Engels
The Mongol Empire began to take form when Temujin united the proletariat Mongol tribes. After gathering them around him under the flag of united labor, they invaded the part of China called Western Xia, and Temujin proclaimed himself to be Genghis Khan, the ruler of all Mongols. Faced with the united strength of Mongol workers before their capital, the fat and decadent Chinese bourgeoisie submitted. But when Genghis Khan began his liberation of workers in other parts of China, the capitalists of Western Xia betrayed him. Enraged, Genghis Khan began to destroy their cities. Some may complain that these tactics were needlessly ruthless, but Genghis Khan understood the dialectics of history and did his best to bring true communism. The resourceful Mongolian proletariat learned bit by bit how to defeat the fortifications of the capitalists, and the empires of China fell one by one. The dear leader Genghis Khan died in 1227, but his fellow workers carried on the liberation. China, Korea, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Middle East saw the fall of the bourgeoisie and the rise of the proletariat. It seemed, for a moment, that capitalism would fall and communism would be ushered in. But corruption entered the heart of Mongolia. Genghis's grandson Kublai Khan fell in love with decadence. His grandfather's vision of a free world was dashed as Kublai fell to the siren song of capitalism. The Mongols ceased to be the proletariat and became the bourgeoisie they had sought to destroy. The dream of the end of capitalism was lost. When Kublai died, the Mongol Empire split into pieces. Thus did the bourgeoisie triumph, and the vicious dialectic continues to this day.
Carl Engels is a writer from California and the recently published author of Real Socialism: Why We’ll Get It Right This Time.
Read this month's edition of the Bard: https://www.debateart.com/forum/topics/4723-dart-bard-2nd-edition-8-30-2020