It's good to see that somebody in the Anglospehre begins to expose the true spirit of Marx and Engels. There is a great german book, written by Prof. Konrad Loew, "Das Rotbuch der kommunistischen Ideologie - Marx und Engels, die V,ter des Terrors" ("The Redbook of communist Ideology - Marx and Engels, the Fathers of Terror"), consisting nearly entirely of quotes by Marx and Engels. Their hate and contempt was infinite, and wasn't limited to capitalists or other nations. You'll find insults against Democrats, Christians, Jews, Blacks and many other People, a megalomanic poem written by the young Marx, the conspiracy of Marx and Engels to extort money from Marx' mother, about the need for a bloody revolution and (after that) a merciless dictatorship, and so on.
Loew not only took quotes out of the "Marx Engels Werke" (Marx & Engels Works), but also found (maybe even more) interesting stuff in the private letters of Marx and Engels. It's a sad picture. Apparently, those two figures where hate-filled sociopaths. Marx, for example, extorted his father and tried to blackmail his mother after the death of his father.
I have compiled a 100 Kb file out of the book, consisting of the most "hardcore" quotes (in German, with annual details and references to the "Marx Engels Werke"), which I use in online-discussions with communists and socialists. Let me know if you have any use for this file, and I'll send it to you.
I am myself a bit busy for it but if anybody feels like translating Dirk's 100kb file from German, I would be happy to post the result on the net.
And another good email from Germany: "I saw your link to the "German Idiocy" article and had to laugh. The story fits in quite well with my experiences as an American living in Germany and working in the German academic enviornment. I attended a presentation on Bayesian statistics several weeks ago, where the presenter needed an example of updated probabilities. He began discussing the probability that the U.S. would invade Iran now that the U.S. had invaded Iraq. This led to some in the audience mentioning other countries where the U.S. had been engaged militarily. I quickly shouted out, "Germany!" This shut them up, and the presentation continued without further America bashing."