CHRISTIAN CULTURAL MARXISM

"Christian Cultural Marxism:" The abuse of Christianity as a weapon against Euroethnic Western civilization.

CULTURAL MARXISM

Christian Cultural Marxists consciously or subconsciously attempt to apply the Marxist theory, as expressed by the Frankfurt School and 1960s movements, to the Christian faith.

Traditional Marxists believe that to produce a communist egalitarian utopia the bourgeois (establishment class) must be overthrown by the proletariat (oppressed worker class).

In Marxism, the idea of revolution is an almost sacred concept because through it a utopia can be ushered into existence. The Communist Revolution in Russia which birthed the Soviet Union is an example of one such revolution (though it certainly did not produce utopia).

Cultural Marxism, however, argues that when violent revolution is not possible the establishment bourgeois must be overthrown through a cultural revolution (i.e. hippies, 1960s, sexual revolution, etc.).

In America, the establishment bourgeois class is seen to be white Christian men (WCM). As the core demographic supporting traditional Western civilization, it is this group the Cultural Marxists hope to overthrow.

Cultural Marxists have engineered this revolution through a “long march through the institutions.” [1] By infiltrating the centers of culture (media, government, colleges, arts, etc.), they are undermining Western civilization through criticism.

The founding fathers of America are labeled “racist slave holders” while their belief in God is downplayed or denied. The Pilgrims are reinterpreted as “invaders” who caused an Amerindian genocide. Males (Euroethnic males in particular) are portrayed as a predatory class seeking to exploit women.

Every facet of Euroethnic Western civilization (constructed by WCMs) is regarded as oppressive and degrading. WCM achievement (from technology to imperialism) is blamed for destroying the environment or resulting from greedy self-interest. WCM institutions (church, government, business, education) are alleged to have been built upon oppressive concepts.

Christianity is either slandered for invented “sins” (like the Crusades), or converted into a mouthpiece for the Cultural Marxist revolution. Traditional Christian morality is disparaged as the “opiate of the masses” or explained as patriarchal intolerance.

The Cultural Marxists seek to destroy every established element of WCM existence and power. By undermining everything related to them, built by them, or valued by them, Cultural Marxists hope to destroy their power and erect in the vacuum a new order culminating in their utopian dream.

Among the institutions targeted by Cultural Marxists is the Christian church. By infiltrating and distorting Christian theology, Marxists hope to turn a WCM institution against its own.

REVOLUTION & CHRISTIAN CULTURAL MARXISM

Among prominent Christian Cultural Marxists is Peter Rollins. Rollins demonstrated the revolutionary mindset of his radical movement in his appropriately titled book 'Insurrection.' He argued the central premise of the gospel is the creation of a just worldly social order:
“[Christian life] houses a deep violence. This is not a violence directed against individuals, but rather a violence against those systems that would oppress, destroy, and bring death. People like Martin Luther King, Jr., in his pacifism express this Christian violence beautifully, for his non-participation in institutionalized racism and uncompromising stance against passive involvement with oppressive norms, he directly expressed an alternative vision of the world… he ruptured the corrupt systems of power that surrounded him.
[faithful life] is a direct attack against prevailing structures, such as ineffective school systems or unjust legal structures, that can facilitate real change in society.
This is why we may say that the type of violence we witness in fundamentalism [traditional Christianity] is actually a form of impotence similar to that of a man who beats his wife… for all the militant talk that we find in fundamentalist communities, it is easy to perceive a basic desire to maintain the status-quo. Their often sexist, homophobic, and racist rhetoric is aimed firmly at maintaining their positions of power and thus is designed to prevent change. Their violence is the horrific manifestation of their desire to keep things as they are.
In contrast, the true Christian militant attacks the systems of oppression and fights for a better world, even if that new world might negatively affect their own positions of power… if our lives simply contribute to maintaining the status-quo and if our faith does not challenge injustice on a fundamental level (instead of focusing on subjective feelings or matters of personal piety), then we are not engaged in the battle Paul describes.” (Pages: 138-140) [2]
I have chosen to quote Rollins at length because his writing exemplifies the Cultural Marxist vision of Christianity. In this section, Rollins attacks every aspect of Euroethnic civilization. He glorifies MLK for trying to overthrow the established protection of European American interests, mentions abusive males beating their wives, and attacks traditional Christianity with its emphasis on personal moral piety.

Throughout the writing, Rollins encourages the kind of cultural/institutional revolution which would undermine the existing power of WCMs while encouraging Christians to establish a more just order. To Rollins, a Christian is not a Christian unless he/she is working to overthrow the status quo; revolution has become a sacred rite, Christianity has become Marxism.

One needs only peruse contemporary Christian literature to discover the obsession with revolution is not limited to Peter Rollins.

An article published by religiondispaches.org reads: “For those of us who are Christian, the heart of our theology rests in physical disruption of the racist, white-supremacist system.” [3] The author argued Christians must support African Americans against government police departments.

New Monastic Shane Claiborne wrote a very popular book entitled 'Irresistible Revolution: Living As An Ordinary Radical.' An assortment of other Christian thinkers (Heathre Zydek, Jim Wallace, Dan Haseltine, and eleven others) published a book for Christian youth, 'The Revolution: A Field Manuel for Changing the World.' David Platt’s extremely popular 'Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream' uses the theme of overturning social order and features an upside down house on the cover.

My friend’s cousin recently published a book with Tim Catchum entitled 'The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church.' I’ve never read it, but I seriously doubt any society could function in a state of permanent revolution.

The Bible, however, does not support the Cultural Marxist concept of social revolution, and it certainly does not place the “heart of our theology” in the physical overthrow of a “white-supremacist system.”

St. Paul told the Thessalonians: "make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you." The apostle hardly sounds like he’s admonishing civil disobedience and social revolution. In Ephesians 6, slaves were told to honor and obey their masters as if they were God. Noticeably, they were not instructed to fight against institutional injustice and oppression. In Leviticus 25:44-46, God established “oppressive” race based slavery.

If Living a Christian life means fighting oppression and institutional injustice one might expect to find a little more indication of it in the Bible. The doctrine of the Christian Cultural Marxists is not God’s gospel.

MAINSTREAM CHRISTIAN CULTURAL MARXIST:

Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, Huffington Post Religion, Religion Dispatches, Rachel Held Evans, Evangelical Immigration Table, Gay Christian Network, etc.


NOTES

[1] Wikipedia contributors. Rudi Dutschke [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2015 Nov 1, 14:35 UTC [cited 2015 Dec 18]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rudi_Dutschke&oldid=688527826.
EXCERPT: “[Rudi Dutschke] advocated a ‘long march through the institutions of power’ to create radical change from within government and society by becoming an integral part of the machinery. This was an idea he took up from his interpretation of Antonio Gramsci and the Frankfurt school of Critical Theory;”

[2] Rollins, Peter. “Insurrection: To Believe Is Human To Doubt, Devine.” Howard Books Publishing. October, 2011. Pages: 138-140.

[3] Rodriguez, Jorge Juan. “This is What Theology Looks Like: Disrupting a Crucifying System.” Religion Dispatches. December 24, 2014. Accessed December 18, 2015. http://religiondispatches.org/this-is-what-theology-looks-like-disrupting-a-crucifying-system/.