Gramsci & Cultural Marxism

“Far from being content with a mere uprising, therefore, Gramsci believed that it was necessary first to delegitimize the dominant belief systems of the predominant groups and to create a “counter-hegemony” (i.e., a new system of values for the subordinate groups) before the marginalized could be empowered. Moreover, because hegemonic values permeate all spheres of civil society — schools, churches, the media, voluntary associations — civil society itself, he argued, is the great battleground in the struggle for hegemony, the “war of position.” From this point, too, followed a corollary for which Gramsci should be known (and which is echoed in the feminist slogan) — that all life is “political.” Thus, private life, the work place, religion, philosophy, art, and literature, and civil society, in general, are contested battlegrounds in the struggle to achieve societal transformation.”

John Fonte
Why There Is A Culture War

Practical outworking

Cultural Marxism, following Gramsci pursued,

1.) Christianity as a worldview must be subverted

2.) A worldview in antithesis to Christianity must be developed

3.) That alternate worldview had to be embraced and advanced by those marginalized by the Christian worldview

4.) In Cultural Marxism those who were chosen to overturn the Christian worldview were the disaffected and minorities. The promise held out to women (feminism), minorities, disabled, sexually perverted was that they would be the newly empowered ruling class.

5.) In order for Gramsci Cultural Marxism to work what was required was conflict in every cultural institution and in every personal relationship. The conflict was always pursued with the end of challenging and overturning the accepted status of the Christian worldview.

6.) One method that was developed to advance this agenda was called “Critical theory.” Critical theory is simply the methodology that challenges the influence of Biblical Christianity in everything from law to literature. It has been a deconstruction tool in the arsenal of Cultural Marxism and has been used in order to expose putative oppression in different disciplines.

7.) Cultural Marxism works change at a grass roots level.

8.) Cultural Marxism has always worked at both a religious and ethnic level. The reason this is so is that Christianity as a faith system that must be subverted has always been predominantly, in terms of sheer numbers, the faith of the descendants of Europeans. Therefore, in order for Gramscian Cultural Marxism to succeed it had to pull down both Christianity and the white man as the majority ethnic carrier of the Christian faith. Cultural Marxism developed a new faith and that new faith was the faith embraced by the majority of minorities, a strong contingent of women (feminism), and the pervert class. This class of people, having embraced the faith of cultural Marxism, would be and remain the shock troops seeking to overcome the Christian faith of European Americans.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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