NOTE: The following is protected by federal copyright law and is an excerpt from the book Marxianity written by Brannon Howse and is not to be published online. The footnotes that document the content in this article are found in the book Marxianity or the eBook.
Soviet Communist Party leader Vladimir Lenin declared the need to paint anti-communists as the enemy of society when he declared:
[quote] We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding, and concealing truth.…We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us. [end quote]
Today’s Marxists are Neo-Marxists because they seek to bring about revolution without guns and bullets, but through the power centers of education, media, religion, business and government. The goal is to transform the culture from within by whatever means they can.
[quote] Herbert Marcuse knew that protest must be directed toward a cultural establishment based on Christianity and free-market economics. He was a natural follower of Karl Marx who declared: “The idea of God is the keynote of a perverted civilization. It must be destroyed.” [end quote]
The Marxist playbook offers two fundamental strategies to undermine capitalism and Christianity:
* Co-opt Christianity from within, corrupt it, and thus render it no longer an opponent of Marxism, but a willing participant in fulfilling the goal of the Marxists.
* Create a coalition of victims and create “offenses” in order to “prove” the oppressors of the coalition of victims are Christians and capitalists. By doing so, Christianity and capitalism can be effectively demonized as the source of all suffering and oppression.
By confronting these tactics, those who stand firm on the Word of God and refuse to compromise will be set up for persecution. They’ll be labeled haters, intolerant, bigots, and unloving by those who promote Marxianity. We have already seen and experienced well known evangelical leaders and pastors, and the men around them and their friends attack, slander, lie, and work to destroy the reputations of those of us speaking truth and warning Christians and conservatives about Marxianity. Now it’s time to consider why. To do so, it is helpful to remember the old saying, “Follow the money.”
Many mainstream evangelicals, pastors, and so-called Christian organizations are tied to other organizations that receive funding from godless, progressive, globalist, and anti-Christian foundations. Tracing it precisely, though, can be hard when money is moved from one bucket to another, and from one wealthy globalist or globalist foundation to another non-profit foundation that funds “Christian” groups under a benign or even conservative-sounding umbrella.
Technology has become the ally of those involved. As researchers J. R. Nyquist and Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea at the Center for Security Policy in Washington D.C. explain, “the Internet plays a key role [in the] Russian long-term investment in what Bostan explained as the ‘propaganda, disinformation, opinion and behavior-shaping’.” Marius Bostan is the former Romanian Minister for Communications and Information who said that “a very important component of the hybrid war is the cultural dimension.” Bostan reveals much about how this “cultural dimension” is used against us:
[quote] There is something about the Russian strategy that is difficult to explain to our Western allies. It’s the fact that Russia usually acts on both sides of a (real or manufactured) conflict. For instance, on [the] Internet we notice that Russian propaganda, disinformation or trolling activity on forums and social networks typically carry messages meant to create/amplify conflicts between different ethnic or religious groups—Romanians versus Hungarian, Poles versus Ukrainians, Christians versus Jews, etc. And they encourage at the same time groups with opposed views—far left anti-market tendencies [versus] libertarian ones, LGBT-rights [versus] conservative Christian activism, open-border multiculturalism [versus] anti-immigration movements, etc. Thus, Russia is able to provoke conflicts and crises, and to influence public agenda of the countries it targets for subversion. [end quote]
He explains how the strategy plays into a Russian advantage:
[quote] This ambivalence may seem paradoxical to Western minds, used to a binary logic according to which something cannot be black and white at the same time. Well, Russians are not Westerners. In the East, black and white may be defined in many different ways. Moreover, the Russian leaders still function according to a mentality shaped by Marxist dialectics, which says that progress results from the constant struggle between contrary elements. [end quote]
So, perhaps we should not be shocked that progressives, Marxists, Islamists, and globalists are funding so-called conservatives and evangelicals to stir up the Hegelian dialectic process.
The American Association of Evangelicals was established to counter the liberal National Association of Evangelicals, and in September 2016, the AAE went public with documented proof of globalists, Marxists, and progressives “renting” evangelicals to become mascots for Marxianity. The AAE report revealed:
[quote] As recent leaked documents confirm, and as Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners eventually admitted, wealthy, anti-Christian foundations, following the lead of billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundation, fund and “rent” Christian ministers as “mascots” serving as surprising validation for their causes. The consequent realities include injury to countless people, the Church, the family, nation and the global Church including many martyrs. [end quote]
The American Association of Evangelicals has even displayed on its website a video of George Soros-funded New America executive Heather Hurlburt admitting that they “rent” evangelicals as part of their model for pushing social policies. According to the New America website, Hurlburt directs the New Models of Policy Change project at New America’s Political Reform program.
“Renting” evangelicals is one of the means to implement the Hegelian Dialectic process. In his 1971 book, Rules for Radicals (which he dedicated to Lucifer), Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky writes of the dialectic process without naming it as such:
[quote] The organizer is constantly creating new out of the old. He knows that all new ideas arise from conflict; that every time man has had a new idea it has been a challenge to the sacred ideas of the past and the present and inevitably a conflict has raged.
…The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an “agitator” they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function—to agitate to the point of conflict. [end quote]
This is the goal of mixing opposites such as Marxism and Christianity. Alinksy also wrote:
[quote] An organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent.... He must create a mechanism that can drain off the underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time. Out of this mechanism, a new community organization arises....The job then is getting the people to move, to act, to participate; in short, to develop and harness the necessary power to effectively conflict with the prevailing patterns and change them. When those prominent in the status quo turn and label you an “agitator” they are completely correct, for that is, in one word, your function—to agitate to the point of conflict. [end quote]
Notice Alinsky said that the Neo-Marxist community organizer must “drain off the underlying guilt for having accepted the previous situation for so long a time.” To that end, cultural Marxists have convinced Americans, and evangelicals in particular, that we should admit our guilt about social sins where there is no guilt. Supposedly, we must repent for things that occurred before we or even our parents and grandparents were born. Racial and economic offenses have been manufactured to convince us that capitalism and Christianity are to blame for human suffering and oppression. These fictitious offensives are then used to pile on the guilt and persuade people to redistribute their money in a socialist scheme. Americans and evangelicals are being guilted (duped!) into supporting such Marxist scams as reparations and mandatory minimum incomes.
Marxianity is absolutely crucial to the implementation of cultural Marxism that will lead to economic redistribution and the socialism promoted by Karl Marx. Although ploys for merging Marxism and Christianity abound, one sterling example is The Gamaliel Network, the organization I mentioned in Chapter 1, that succeeded in undermining some of our Worldview Weekend seminars. The founder, Gregory Galluzo, convinced Barack Obama to move to Chicago and become a Saul Alinsky Community Organizer. As Daniel Libit reports in Chicago magazine:
[quote] [W]henever asked how his [Barack Obama’s] presidential campaign had so quickly assembled its grass-roots operation, he would credit [Gregory] Galluzzo’s membership. A former Jesuit priest…Galluzzo had good reason to feel proud: He was indirectly responsible for bringing Barack Obama to Chicago to be an organizer.” [end quote]
So, Jesuit Gregory Galluzzo discipled a young Barack Obama and started the Gamaliel Network to mix “Christianity” with Marxism and heap guilt on Americans who would be led to think Christianity and capitalism are the source of suffering and oppression.