Marxism, in all of its forms, has proven time after time to be a crime against humanity. Call it socialism or communism, it has always caused a tiny government elite class to subjugate and oppress the vast majority of non-elites. Marxist-led countries have always become murderous dictatorships, while selling their corrupt ideology as a champion of they people they actually enslave and slaughter. Marxism requires that its societies isolate hope as exclusively coming from the ruling regime, so as these regimes ascend to power requiring them to erode, outlaw and crush religion as a whole, and in particular the vastly hopeful faith of Christianity. For the Christian, God is in control, so authoritarian Marxism can never be.
Beware Being The Focal Point:
If we examine several regimes, we find the same historical pattern recurring over and over. The Marxist movement chooses a grievance, then chooses a focal point to blame and a class of people to sell the agrievement. Gathering the agrieved into an identity group, the Marxist leadership scours the words and actions of the blamed focal point for anything that can be presented to the agreived as an injury to their people-group. If businesses of the focal point have no positions to fill, then they are greedy and poorly managed. If the focal point has nice things, the aggreived are being cheated out of their wages. If the focal point is a group that believes in avoiding an identifyable thought, teaching or action, then the aggrieved are being hated and treated as second class citizens. There is always a grievance, an agrieved class, and a focal point to blame it on.
Employing The Useful Idiots:
The Italian Communist Party (cir. 1948) used the term “useful idiots” to describe people that could manipulate others to achieve whatever end the Marxist elites desire, while never understanding the bigger picture themselves. This is obvious today in the U.S. in the relationship between the overwhelmingly leftist/Marxist media and oligarchs within and outside of the United States. Often named in free media, George Soros and Michael Bloomberg are clearly examples of elites who utilize the useful idiots in the media. The Bill of Rights explicitly names free speech, freedom of religion, the right to due process and the right to keep and bear arms as inaliable rights. These rights are a persistant obstacle to the desires of the elites, because Marxist control of communication and weapons secures the enforcement of the elite’s will. Soros and Bloomberg are in a constant state of war against the citizens freedom to express themselves or defend themselves. The media useful idiots are the elite’s best hope to defeat citizen freedoms.
The Marxist elites own the vast majority of media outlets; social media, news and entertainment. These elites also employ tools of manipulation in both, the human resources and the editorial control of the Marxist media. Political correctness and being the arbiter of truth are both powerful tools that fufill dual roles: manipulate the media, to manipulate the consumers to adhere to the desires of the elites. The elites create the rules of political correctness, and the duplicitous media all parrot the current and/or next elite social rule, drumming it into the largely unsuspecting populace. The examples of this insidious dual-role operation are many.
Using Language As A Weapon:
For people who don’t like guns, “gun control” is as suitable a term as pest control or pollution control. “Gun safety” was a term used by the NRA to describe the work they do to help firearm owners use their firearms safely. For people who care about their ability to overthrow a tyrannical government or defend themselves by force, “gun control” is a label that identifies what erodes and eliminates their rights. So in the 2010’s, the Bloomberg’s and Soros’ of the elites redefined the term “gun safety” to mean “gun control”… And the media always must introduce what is actual gun control as “common sense gun safety”. Now, if you disagree with restrictions on your 2nd Amendment rights, you hate safety and have no common sense.
How Marxism Is Crushing Christianity
Arguments on both sides of the issue of abortion are well developed elsewhere, but should be mentioned here. “Pro-life” Christians believe that the gift of life is sacred and should be extended to every human being, regardless of their age. Violating the sanctity of life gives Marxism precedent to isolate any people-group, such as the unborn, and to legalize their destruction. The Nazi’s (“National Socialist Party”) used Marxism to murder many people groups, included the Jews, as well as the sick and infirm. The state assumes authority to treat people as though they were the property of the state. Many other examples of Marxism’s disempowering the individual are well-documented and available in a simple Google search.
The Bible prescribes, preserves and sanctifies the nuclear family, while Marxism defaults to people being the property of the state. It’s nice to have a village to raise a child in, but it is the nuclear family that prevails in Biblical teaching. The nuclear family is central to the Bible’s teaching, and it empowers the family over the state, making it incompatible with Marxism. In Exodus 20, Yahweh’s Ten Commandments include 4 explicit and 1 implicit affirmation of the family as sacred in His eyes. Here they are in an abbreviated fashion:
4th Commandment, on remembering Sabbath in verse 8, “…On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.
5th Commandment, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
7th Commandment, “You shall not commit adultery.
10th Commandment, “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”Exodus 20: 8, 12, 14, 17 (NIV)
The sanctity of the family is implicit, as well as explicit, regarding engaging in sodomy. Four millennia later, the belief of Bible teaching on same-sex relations is used as evidence that a person is a bigot if he or she doesn’t affirm and extol the virtues of the anti-family gay agenda. Marxists require the Christian to denounce what the Bible plainly says in six places admonishing against same sex physical relations are summarized as follows:
- Genesis 19 Same-sex rape was cited “4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” and was cause for Yahweh’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
- Leviticus 18:22 “22 ‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable”.
- Leviticus 20:13 “Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable” (Leviticus 18:22) and “If a man lies with a man as one lies with woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads” (Leviticus 20:13).
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “…”Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
- 1 Timothy 1:10 – “The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching.”
- Romans 1:26-27 “God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.”
I’ll let the Bible be the last word on this blog. I hope Christian readers will look at the plain teaching that the Bible imparts. I hope those critical of Christianity will respect Christians who are living to emulate Christ and the teaching in the Bible. Lastly, I pray that the United States of America does not succumb to the hatred and vilification Marxism employs to crush freedom of religion, including that of the Christian faithful who believe in the Word of God. I look forward to reading your views on the topic of this blog… and hope folks will be civil.