R2K as Kulturkampf Deniers

There is a recent phenomenon in our ongoing saga of the kulturkampf (Culture War) and that is the denial by those Cultural Marxists waging the kulturkampf that the culture wars really exist. This follows the same technique that government school teachers were taught to employ decades ago. Teachers were taught that when parents came to them at different times about the same problem going on in the classroom that the way to defuse the parent’s complaint was by telling them, “Really? You are the first parent to come to me with a complaint on this subject.” The teacher would keep dishing out that line no matter how many parents came to her with the same complaint about the same problem. By implicitly denying the problem while at the same time sending the multitude of parents home thinking that somehow they were seeing problems that were not present the government schools were able to continue with the educational malfeasance without a problem. The teachers were winning the kulturkampf with the parents by denying that there was a problem that anybody was noticing but one complaining parent. It really was a stroke of manipulative genius.

Today that kind of denialism is happening in our broader culture. People are raising their voices in complaint but the cultural gatekeepers at the Fake News Outlets often keep saying, “problem? what problem?” These people are in denialism mode.

Culture war denialism is pursued not only by Fake News outlets but we are getting it in pulpits all across America. Whenever the clergy refuses to address from the pulpit the attack on cultural institutions that are immediately and obviously downstream from and are being informed and shaped by Biblical Christian categories there the parishioners are experiencing kulturkampf denialism. The parishioners are implicitly being told by their Clergy’s silence that they can continue to remain asleep as what little remains of Christian cultural norms burn down around their ears.

The above paragraph explains one of the dangers of Radical Two Kingdom theology (R2K). R2K insists by way of dogma that the pulpit should be silent on cultural issues. R2K insists that a man in the pulpit who preaches on abortion, Marxism, the destruction of the family unit as state policy, etc. is making Jesus unhappy. Such ministers who preach on these matters are, per R2K, at best unfaithful to Jesus and at worst are going to occupy hell forever. R2K “theology” has taught the clergy to practice functional kulturkampf denialism.

If the above observations about R2K are true (and they are) then we see how R2K with its kulturkampf denialism fits hand in glove with the agenda of the Cultural Marxists. R2K guarantees the success of the Cultural Marxists because the effect of its dogma is to both keep the church asleep or failing that convinces the church that as there is no such thing as Christian culture therefore it should not be exercised about imaginary things called “kulturkampf.” The best friend in the conservative Church in the West that the Cultural Marxists have are the R2K boys at Escondido and now salted in Seminaries all across America.

Culture war denialism, in its broadest expression, is an attempt to pretend that nothing is happening around us as Western Civilization — a grouping of social orders that are immediately downstream of Christianity — is pulled up by its roots. If the denialists say anything about the kulturkampf they merely note in an offhand way that any changes should be supported by Christians because Jesus Loves social justice. God loves everybody, the Kulturkampf denialists tell us, and if we don’t love everybody also then we are haters and deserve to be labeled as “White Supremacists.” Naturally, this means we need to open the sluice gate for the pervert, the feminist, the Marxist Academic, and the minority hordes who have become enchanted and poisoned with Cultural Marxism.

Those who are denying the Kulturkampf in the West claiming instead that there is no real culture struggle but rather that only a small percentage of reactionaries are displeased that they are losing their cultural gatekeeper status are those who are seeking to lull Middle America to sleep so that it does not wake up and see what is going on. The only way the Cultural Marxists can succeed in this endeavor to pull down what little remains of Western civilization is to make sure the great American Middle does not clue in on what is really happening, or if it does clue in, it clues in, in such a way that the great American Middle is convinced that these are only minor changes that will pursue equity for everyone. To that end, the cancel culture deniers keep denying that cancel culture exists or that it is only minimal. Only by that denial combined with the continued aggressive effort to engage in the kulturkampf can the Cultural Marxists hope to win.

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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