In terms of world and life views it is clear that the leading Weltanschauung voice in the West today is some form of Cultural Marxism. By way of definition Cultural Marxism is that belief system that sees all Truth as being “truth” and arrived at by the success of one identity group over another identity group in a power struggle wherein each group was involved. Cultural Marxism seeks to right all those previous wrongs by taking the victims (losers) of the previous power struggles and giving them their just due by taking the fruits of victory away from those who were the victimizers in those previous struggles.
Cultural Marxism, replaces the proletariat (worker class) of classical Marxism and replaces them with victim class. This victim class is comprised of the previous losers and victims in Western culture. As such where as classical Marxism called for “workers of the world to unite,” Cultural Marxism calls for the perverts and Christ haters of the world to unite to throw off the chain of Biblical Christianity. It is this new proletariat in Cultural Marxism which will accomplish the long march through the Institutions of the West.
So, Cultural Marxism in action is constantly on the search for perceived power imbalances (men vs. women, whites vs. minorities, sodomite vs. heterosexual, etc.) with the purpose of injecting agitprop in order to advance their agenda of a kind of equity that brings down the gifted and talented to the same level as those perceived to be victims.
Every elite institution in the country that has dominance over knowledge transmission, dominance over religious formation, dominance over culture production, and dominance over, even, in many cases, material production, has converged on a ideology upon which they all agree. That ideology is called, “Cultural Marxism.”
Of course that includes the Christian Church and that in turn includes the supposedly “Conservative” “Reformed” “Churches” in America. The Clergy is not inoculated against the zeitgeist simply because they are clergy. This accounts for how the current Reformed church in the West has been almost completely compromised by Cultural Marxism. Reformed Ministers spend at least seven years after High School in “Higher Education” and given the character and nature of that “Higher Education” it is almost impossible for them to not be oriented in Cultural Marxist thinking.
If your Minister can’t simply and succinctly tell you what Cultural Marxism is then it is very likely he is preaching it from the pulpit.
Now, we should not fool ourselves into thinking that this dominance of the Worldview of Cultural Marxism is just a passing fad. There have been more than a few people (public intellectuals) who have argued that it won’t be long until we are out of this Cultural Marxist phase.
I am not one one of those who agree with that analysis. It is my conviction that short of some kind of significant impacting disaster or a remarkable providence that brings unexpected Reformation that this worldview of Cultural Marxism is here to stay for the foreseeable future. I base that conviction upon the inherent instability that is present and growing in this country. In the thirteen years between 2009-2021 40.36% of the children born in this country were born to unmarried mothers. If we keep this trend up for just a few more years that will mean that we will have a generation, a large percentage of which, will have been raised without a stable family life. Instability in family life translates into instability in every area including the thought life of a people.
Cultural Marxism feeds on convincing people they are victims and people without stable family lives is a ready made audience for the Cultural Marxist message. Now combine the fact that Cultural Marxism goes forward by normalizing the abnormal with the fact that the abnormal becomes the normal for those from unstable family life and the facts are suggestive that Cultural Marxism or some variant of it is not going away any time soon.
Now, it is a given that Biblical Christians must do all they can to fight against this trend but at the same time Biblical Christians should be realists and realism demands the recognition that it would take a remarkable providence of the scale of the parting of the Red Sea to turn this degradation around. Biblical Christian should fight against this trend by having large healthy families that drop out of the trappings of the Culture all the while realizing that the broader culture is sailing on the good ship Titanic. Countries don’t come back from a long sustained 40% illegitimacy birth rate.
I don’t mean to sprinkle too much reality over one’s cornflakes but the above statistics are not alone in their foreboding. Because of those illegitimacy rates as combined with divorce we are now looking at somewhere in the vicinity of 70% of US children growing up without fathers. Now, to this number add the numbers who are born into a family with Dad and Mom together and whose fathers are not estranged but who spend their whole lives in Government schools and now the numbers are
probably 95%+ of the populace has been religiously, morally, mentally, and psychologically crippled.
It’s a fully marginalized society.
Now, to be sure God has, in times past, brought peoples back from the edge of destruction. It is often said that the Reformation led by George Whitfield in England as assisted by the Wesley Brothers in the 18th century brought England back from the French Revolution abyss but for every England that can be mentioned a hundred non-recoveries can be cited.
Some form of Cultural Marxism is the perfect ideology for a country so broken in their family structures. Cultural Marxism specializes in blaming someone else for the victim’s woes. There will be plenty of woe looking for someone to blame and plenty of aberrant behavior that Cultural Marxism will justify as being perfectly normal.
This is what the Prophets have faced over and over again. Jeremiah faced it. Amos faced it. This is the kind of thing Isaiah faced when God told him
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
9 He said, “Go and tell this people:
“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
10 Make the heart of this people calloused;
make their ears dull
and close their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”