Irish Times - January 12, 2009
Disparate groups of the left claim a link to Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht but not to each other, writes Derek Scally in Berlin
THE SUN was high in the cold, blue sky as the crowd came crunching through the cemetery snow.
The procession of old women in fur coats and mohair hats, families in matching all-weather jackets and thin young men in thinner hooded tops had come to lay red carnations on the graves of German socialist leaders Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.
The two were abducted on January 15th, 1919, by the Freikorps, the remnants of the German imperial army ordered by the new Social Democrat (SPD) government to put an end to months of upheaval since the end of the war.
Luxemburg and Liebknecht, leading figures in the rising, were interrogated and tortured. Luxemburg’s life ended with a blow to the head and a bullet in the back. Her body was dumped in a canal and, when it finally reappeared five months later, it was placed in the empty coffin that had been buried next to Liebknecht. He was shot on the same evening as her and dumped anonymously in a morgue.
N.B.: Luxemburg, with her Spartacus League, paid homage to the founder of the Illuminati, Adam Weishaupt (Spartacus). Historian James H. Billington, wrote:
Even her choice of revolutionary pseudonyms betrayed an unconscious harkening back to origins. From Junius (originally used by the Strasbourgeois Jewish revolutionary Frey in Paris during the great French Revolution), she moved to th Gracchus of Babeuf, on to the Spartacus adopted by the original German progenitor of revolutionism, Adam Weishaupt. Her Spartacus League adopted in December 1918 the label Communist, which Restif had invented and Lenin revived.
- Fire In the Minds of Men, pp. 499-500.
The only thing I’d disagree with in the above is the fact that Rosa Luxemburg knew what she was doing. Rather than an “unconscious harkening back to origins,” it is highly unlikely that she would have assumed the aliases of Moses Dobruska (aka Junius Frey), Babeuf and Weishaupt, in any way other than deliberately.