by Aaron Warner
Unless you have fully disappeared into the metaverse you by now realize we are hip deep in a culture war in the United States and throughout the west. Things once regarded as self-evident truths and common sense among western society have been slung onto the chopping block of post-modern methods used by woke, Marxist-Communist, social justice warriors for the superficial reason of deconstructing them, with the deeper motive to abolish them entirely. What is at stake?
The most egregious example has to be the assault on womanhood. Though feminism at the outset seemed to have genuine values at heart, such as equal pay for equal work, equality in suffrage, and freedom over their bodies, it has quickly been co-opted as a battering ram for the newest wave of soon to be post-feminism that essentially abolishes what it means to be a woman.
Who can we thank for these advances on western society? It’s easy to blame Karl Marx, or Hegel, or Rousseau, though most of their work is done posthumously. We can blame the Ivy League and colleges who validate and even enshrine these poison ideologies by giving us laureate after laureate who go on to write best-seller after best-seller, such as Robin DiAngelo or Ibram Kinde, authored from the very position of privilege they purport to denounce.
Identifying the hypocrisy is easy. In fact, it’s built into the Marxist framework. They thrive on creating contradictions from which they believe they alone have the solutions. This is known as the Hegelian dialectic (problem->reaction=solution). Former Chicago Mayor and Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously state “never let a crisis go to waste”. In other words, where you and I see chaos they see opportunity. Emanuel is cut from the same cloth as fellow Windy City activist Saul Alinsky who wrote “Rules for Radicals”. This may be the most important book to read and understand what we’re up against. They play by a different set of rules, ones that don’t comport to western thinking other than to use it against the society they wish to dismantle.
Alinsky’s book begins with this acknowledgment:
“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins— or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer”
In stating this Alinsky implicitly declares the real General behind this radical army. The book goes on to describe the thirteen (probably on purpose) tactics radicals can use to win the culture war for the Marxists. If Lucifer is known as “the deceiver” it makes perfect sense rule one is built on deception:
Alinsky writes this in Chicago, the heartland of America. Who is his enemy? The enemy is anyone who loves the country and its western values. If you love freedom, believe in the constitution and adhere to the truths laid out in it based on Judeo-Christian values, you are their enemy.
Wars are battles between powers. In this war the goal is to, as Marx put it, “seize the means of production”. Initially Marx, a materialist, believed the worker would seize the means of economic production thereby building a cooperative and communal society whereby the means of production, once in the hands of the capitalist ownership, would be forcefully taken by the workers who then would distribute the profits from the production “equitably” among the members. The owners would be disbanded, re-educated, then, if properly rehabilitated, reabsorbed into society once they’ve been systematically indoctrinated into Marxist-socialist thinking. In reality, however, most of them were imprisoned into labor camps or killed…
…let that sink in.
We’ve seen this take place in Russia, Romania, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, Brazil, and it’s beginning to happen in Canada, Australia, England, France, the Netherlands, etc.
How is it the country’s with the greatest history of economic success (thanks to capitalism) who are the most generous throughout the globe (thanks to Judeo-Christian ethics) falling to this ideology like a social-virus imitating a pandemic? Don’t miss the timeliness of that analogy.
Looking to Alinsky’s icon of radicalism, Lucifer, it begs the question – how did he convince a third of the angels in Heaven to rebel against God (or as Alinsky puts it, the establishment)? It’s a remarkable feat given they all had intimate knowledge of God, His character and nature. They would have known Him as eternal, all-knowing, all-loving, all-wise, all-powerful, and trustworthy. Yet He was also all-glorious, meaning of impassable value, and this is what Lucifer in his pride would desire to be. If Lucifer’s tactics against Adam and Eve are any inkling into what he used to compel the angels it’s the same tactic Marx uses to compel the masses.
You are a victim, God is the oppressor, and you must rescue yourself by rebelling against Him and seizing the means of Heaven. To Eve, and then to Adam, Lucifer convinced them God was holding out on them:
“No! You will not die” the serpent said to the woman. “In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4 & 5)
Notice the attack is aimed first at the woman Eve, and then at her husband Adam. In that moment Adam still had the capacity to act like a man and chase the serpent away from “the woman who God gave” him. He didn’t, and here we are several thousand years later eating the fruit of the consequences of his failure to act like a man and, as St. Paul says to the church in Corinth:
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV)
Or as another translation puts it:
“Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13 HCSB)
The very nature of womanhood is under attack yet again, and by proxy so is manhood.
The deceptive tactic of the enemy that has worked for thousands of years, even in Heaven, is the driving force behind this culture war. His goal is to seize power, and he relies on you believing he has more than he actually does. He counts on your fear of loss, of being canceled, of being what he ultimately is for all of eternity – outcast. The iron law of woke projection never fails.
The west was built by men who understood the stakes and took the message of salvation and freedom to a captive and enslaved world. However the liars of the culture war are inverting the historical reality claiming the west is the reason for slavery, and Marxists will set them free, which we know has never been and never will be the case. Even Lucifer’s rebellion brought the false promise that results in slavery for all who join him. The real war is one of perpetual spiritual enslavement of all mankind, and we know in part who the real enemy is.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:10-12)
Act like men.