Why Socialism is Evil

Socialism is very much like a cancer. For the first few years it’s undetectable, then a tumor appears, finally it metastasizes and destroys an entire culture. Jesus described the trajectory of anger ultimately leading to murder. Socialism also has an insidious trajectory that ultimately leads to tyranny.

I’ve decided to do a series of posts exposing the evils and myths associated with Socialism. (I’ll post my regular subject on Mondays or Tuesdays.) Why would I do this on a blog about the Father’s love? First, because Socialist ideology is antithetical to the Father’s love, bent on destroying the nuclear family. It’s also antithetical to the Christian worldview.

But my main reason is because I see a whole generation being swept away by this cancerous deception. And it didn’t happen all at once.

While We Were Sleeping

Source: Americans Care

Consider the following from an (left-leaning) Axios poll:

“In an Axios poll from October 2019 of 2,100 American respondents, 70 percent of millennials surveyed and 64 percent of Gen Z said they would vote for a socialist candidate. A May 2020 Vice article on Gen Z political leanings headlines the quote of a college student who said, “It’s much more stigmatized to say you’re a capitalist, in my experience.” (from “Will Gen-Z Make America Socialist” —Pacific Research Institute.*)

What’s happening should horrify any freedom-loving person. How did we go from the Superman of the 50’s—who stood for truth, justice, and the American way—to “woke” Superman renouncing his citizenship in 2011?

It happened because for the last several decades we’ve let the radical left take over the education of our children, so now they’re not only woefully ignorant of the truth about Socialism, they embrace it. (See my post: “Marxism, Artificial Intelligence, and Postmodernism” about how neo-Marxism came into vogue in western universities.)

We must first educate ourselves in this battle for the souls of our children so that they can be educated and wake up to this evil ideology. Otherwise, America’s slide into an Orwellian dystopian future is inevitable.

What is Socialism?

In order to help us understand what Socialism is, I want to recommend a website to you: www.stoppingsocialism.com. It’s a great resource to help equip you against this evil onslaught on our culture. I will refer to this website and others as I go.

Socialism (noun) defined as “any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.”

This is describing the economic aspect of Socialism. But there’s a particular kind of Socialism called “Marxism” that’s most relevant to what’s going on in our culture today. But before we get to that, think about how government-run services compare in efficiency and quality to privately-run services. Which is better? Now imagine if every service was run or controlled by the government!

Also, if the government owns it, they own you.

As I already mentioned, Socialism is deceptive and cancerous because of its insidious trajectory. This is why people may even think it’s a good thing our government takes care of our needs. It may not look like the evil regimes of the 20th century…at first. Yet, the people under its influence are being cooked like the proverbial frog in the kettle.

I want you to think about where we might be on this trajectory right now. Socialism’s appeal is in its promise to provide security and “equity” for all. Sounds good, right? We want to be fair, right?

Except equity has little to with equality, and this “fairness” is forced upon the population through centralized control. And every time we give the government more control, we give up a degree of freedom. The more control we give away, the less freedom we have as individuals. And when governments take all our freedoms away it’s called tyranny.

An ideology that pits one group against another finds its inspiration from some form of Marxist socialism, whether pitting the poor against the rich, one race against another, genders, etc. Regardless of the subject, it’s always the same divisive Marxist ideology of the “oppressed vs. oppressor.” This is why identity politics, cancel culture, SJW movement, and Critical Theories were born out of Marxist ideology.

This also explains why we often see a hypocritical disconnect from what groups like the neo-Marxist BLM organization claims to be and what they actually do. They say black lives matter (of course, they do), but they don’t actually care about black-on-black crime, better education in black neighborhoods, or how welfare programs keeps poor black people enslaved to the government, nor do they care about fatherlessness in poor black communities, or that black children are systematically being exterminated in abortion mills disproportionately set up in poor black neighborhoods. It’s not about justice for black people; it’s about destroying our way of life through anarchy and chaos so that some imagined globalist Marxist utopia can take its place.

From a Christian perspective, we’re to find our security in God in Christ, not the state. This is why Socialism is an anti-Christ worldview since it replaces God with the state. This is also why Socialist regimes eventually end up denying religious freedoms. Socialism puts people in categories or groups; Christianity looks at the individual and promotes equality of all people, regardless of race, gender, or social status.

28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal.3:28 NIV)

When Martin Luther King, Jr. said that we should judge a person based on the content of their character and not the color of their skin, he was promoting a core tenet of Christianity. But when Critical Race Theory/ Intersectionality adherents pit one group against another, they are promoting an anti-Christ form of Marxism.

Here’s a video you can watch where hosts, Justin Haskins and Donald Kendal, explain exactly what Socialism is:

 

* All emphasis added.

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 40 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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43 Responses to Why Socialism is Evil

  1. christinewjc says:

    Mel! This is an excellent post! I know so many millennials who need to read this! The so-called “woke” generations need a biblical, Christ centered reawakening! I’ll be back to view the videos. Early appointment today.
    God bless,
    Christine

    • Mel Wild says:

      Thanks for your comments, Christine. Yes, the best way to fight against tyranny is to educate people about its evils. Most young people who say they embrace Socialism have no idea what it stands for. They look no deeper than Bernie Sanders sloganeering, or the promise of free college education. They are woefully ignorant of its evil history and only get their misinformation from Twitter feeds.

      We definitely need to pray for a Christ-centered awakening with our youth, because the truth is what will make them free!

  2. Tricia says:

    This is so needed Mel! Thanks for taking the time to put this well thought out post together. The public schools are filled with this brainwashing nonsense and I fear it may be too late too change things. Hopefully not!

    As for Socialism, it’s proponents like to say it’s about compassion for others but it’s really not. It’s a selfish mind destroying ideology that always benefits the very few at top at the expense of all others.

    • Mel Wild says:

      If I were a parent with small children, I would not let them go to a public school. They’re not much different than Socialist indoctrination centers right now. They teach them everything but how to read, write, do math, and think for themselves. The parents need to educate themselves and take back the school boards from the radical left if it’s ever going to change.

      You’re right about Socialism’s deceptive nature. It appeals to our compassion but delivers a dystopian nightmare of control and suppression. It’s the most repressive ideology there is. No one in their right mind would accept it as it really is, if it wasn’t for its deceptive trajectory that I mentioned.

  3. I lived in socialist Canada 19 years. The government tells them that people in America die all the time because they do not have health insurance and the hospitals will not take them. I tried to tell them that was not true, but they refused to believe me.

    • Mel Wild says:

      They sound just like Pravda from the former Soviet Union!

      That’s what shocked the people from the Soviet Union when they finally had access to world news. Everything they were told about the West was a lie. And what’s surprising about what you’re saying is that Canadians actually have access to the truth. That is, if they’re interested in the truth.

  4. jim- says:

    Christianity looks at the individual and promotes equality of all “people”, or should you say all “individuals”
    While the left is embracing Marxism, the right is ushering in fascism. Either way, focusing too much on the individual has legislated our way in to isolation. We are lonely. The church fills that need and simultaneously is against it. Funny, really
    We are all on our own and it gets lonely. We are social creatures. While complete autonomy sounds good, that is not what we are. There has to be a balance between city rules and country rules. One application is failing no matter which side you are on.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Jim, I would agree that we shouldn’t focus too much on the individual. Ideologically, Christianity advocates individual responsibility, but it’s always in the context of self-giving, other-centered love. Socialism is a counterfeit that can cannot produce this.

      You said:

      “While the left is embracing Marxism, the right is ushering in fascism.”

      Not true at all. You are just parroting left-wing propaganda here. It’s like calling everyone who disagrees with you a “Nazi.”

      What’s ironic about all this is that fascism is a form of Socialism. The founder of fascism was Italian philosopher, Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944). Gentile believed there are two types of democracy. The first he called “Liberal Democracy,” which is what we have in the West. He said it was too centered on liberty and personal rights—and therefore selfish. The other, he called “True Democracy,” in which individuals willingly subordinate themselves to the state. This is definitive Socialism. In fact, the NAZI party were National Socialists.

      My point is, none of these things have anything to do with what the Conservative or Libertarian movements actually represents in the U.S. There’s nothing “right-wing” about it. The right-wing wants individual freedom and decentralized power, which is the opposite of fascism. Fascism is closer to what Bernie Sanders wants than what the right wants. This misnomer is just another example of the left accusing the other side of what they actually are.

      • jim- says:

        I’m not parroting anything. Easy there buddy. I think we’re conflating the current left with liberalism and the current right with conservatism.
        ”The right-wing wants individual freedom and decentralized power, which is the opposite of fascism. Not when it is forced. Your position must be completely voluntary. That’s why the socialism of Jesus would work, where the perceptions of socialism of the church/left would not.

        • Mel Wild says:

          I didn’t say anything about liberals, Jim. I don’t conflate traditional liberalism with the left at all. In fact, You may be aware that I wrote a post titled, “Conservatives and Liberals Unite!“, where I talked about how we have more in common with each other than either of us do with the left (or the radical right). So, when I say “left,” I am not referring to traditional liberalism.

          And you may not be intending to parrot the left here, but they do this all the time, accusing everyone who disagrees with them of being a fascist or a Nazi. It’s like calling all white people racists, they render these terms meaningless.

          “Not when it is forced.”

          Agreed. But how can freedom of the individual be forced? That’s a contradiction in terms. By its very nature, to give an individual freedom would require letting go of control over them. Conversely, Socialism, by it’s very definition, is forced through centralized governmental control.

          Jesus’s teachings are associated with certain aspects of traditional liberalism and traditional conservatism, but never with Socialism because His teachings would never call us to put our security in or our responsibility to one another with the state. It’s the antithesis of Socialism. Socialists purposely (or ignorantly) conflate compassion and care for one another, which Jesus advocates, with forced wealth distribution and dictatorial government programs. They are quite the opposite. Jesus’ teaching is that we willingly do these things without compulsion from any outside forces other than love. Of course, people, being what they are, don’t often follow these ideals very well, but it doesn’t change what we’re supposed to be doing. So, to value freedom of the individual and to decentralize government, by its very nature, is the opposite of forcing people to do what you want.

    • Tricia says:

      What are some examples of the Right ushering in fascism?

      • Mel Wild says:

        Good question. 🙂

        As I said to Jim, fascism is a product of Socialism. Even Nazis (who were National Socialists) were not following conservative values that we embrace in the U.S. but the totalitarian values of the left.

        • Tricia says:

          So true Mel. Have you ever read Jonah Goldberg’s book Liberal Fascism? He goes in to great detail on this concept, pretty fascinating stuff.

        • Mel Wild says:

          No, I haven’t read it. Sounds like a good book! But this is the problem we have talking to people today. The left has successfully taught us to think that they are liberals when they are not. They are dictatorial Socialists who want to force their agenda on us. This is why I think it’s good to make a distinction between liberals and leftists. We have much in common with classic liberals, but nothing in common with leftists.

          Voltaire was a classical liberal who once said, “I don’t agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” The left, on the other hand, seeks to cancel or suppress all dissenting voices to their narrative.

      • Mel Wild says:

        Here’s a good educational video for the misinformed about what fascism actually is.

      • jim- says:

        First we have to agree on what fascism means. It has so many. What do you think fascism is?
        It is not too hard to see that the events ending the trump presidency were clearly from the fascist handbook, whether you want to believe that or not.
        “Fascist politics will become the focus in the dominant cultural group—Christianity, in this case. The goal is to make them feel like victims, to make them feel like they’ve lost something and that the thing they’ve lost has been taken from them by a specific enemy, usually some minority out-group. Then they will unite to overthrow based on some propagated excitement. Sound familiar?
        This is happening everyday. Christians hold the vast majority of public office and the vast majority of power in all areas, yet cry oppression and discrimination at the drop of a hat like religion is always under attack.
        Here is a favorite philosopher of mine
        Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all the unifying agents … Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a god, but never without a belief in a devil.”—Eric Hoffer, . But really it goes this way for both sides. It’s what makes the game worth the candle.

        • Mel Wild says:

          I’ll let Tricia respond here but let’s look at the dictionary definition of fascism:

          Fascism definition is – a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”

          Who does that sound like in today’s cancel culture and suppression of the opposition? More like the left or the right? It certainly doesn’t sound like Trump. He may have been a populace president, but he was no fascist.

          And Christianity promoting victimhood? LOL! That’s more anti-Christian propaganda. It was for FREEDOM that Christ set us free (Gal.5:1). You must be referring to religion.

        • Tricia says:

          It’s tough to define fascism because everyone has their own definition but I’d go with an authoritarian leadership that corrupts and utilizes big business and institutions to amass power and force conformity to the state among citizens. Religious freedom is not tolerated under these types of regimes as that provides power to individuals who authority from something higher than the state.

          Trump in my view wasn’t very religious but a surprisingly strong defender of religious freedom and, as Mel said, shrinking state power in favor of the individual which is just about the most anti fascist thing he could have done.

          All I’ve seen from the Left this past year has been a trampling of our civil rights and an enormous state power grab in the name of “safety”. While not outright fascist, it is not a road that should be continued down.

        • jim- says:

          I like your comment. I don’t know where you live, but I live in a very conservative area. It has historically been a hotbed for racist groups which are all Christian based groups. Even though much of it is underground now, their groups are the authority. I virtually cannot even express a neutral view on anything or become a target, let alone a non conservative idea. Keep your head down and mind your own business.
          Maybe the problem is that without the state, the individual still has no power, those that form their own socialist dominance call the shots. State wins in my book. These highly charged individuals want to restrict every alternate way of living and outlaw private behavior. This is conservatism when left without oversight or restraint of the state. .

        • Tricia says:

          That’s funny because I’m in what used to be a semi conservative area in California (San Diego) but is now quite liberal in many ways. We’ve had people run off city boards because of non woke views, but for the most part diverse viewpoints are accepted. For now.

          Every racist I know seems to be a Leftist, as they are super absorbed with categorizing everyone by race and assuming negative character traits again based on race, at least the ones I know. Weird how that’s come about.

          Conservatism when left without state oversight is Libertarianism, which even more so desires to leave people alone and is mostly of where I fall on the spectrum, except I believe in a strong national defense. I guess we will have to agree to disagree on which party favors the state more but I don’t think the Left can exist without it so its hard to even contemplate.

        • Mel Wild says:

          I would agree with your assessment of conservatism today, Tricia. San Diego is a beautiful city, btw! My son used to live there. Too bad that woke-ism is destroying everything it infests.

          I would ask Jim, who are these extreme conservative groups that are racists? If that’s what they are, they are “Christian” in name only. They certainly don’t represent Christ in any way. And how is the danger living under that hostility any different than living in places like lawless Portland under the constant threat of the extremist leftists thugs like Antifa?

          Jim said:

          “Maybe the problem is that without the state, the individual still has no power, those that form their own socialist dominance call the shots. State wins in my book.”

          But if they create their own socialist dominance, they become an anarchist state. Nobody is advocating total chaos and anarchy except groups like Antifa, Jim. Our government was established to protect our constitutional rights and keep rule of law. Any group that becomes violent should be prosecuted and put in jail. And that would certainly be compatible with conservative/libertarian view of governance.

        • Tricia says:

          Yes, I love San Diego but wokeism has infiltrated quite a bit. I just hope we don’t end up like LA or San Francisco. So true that no true Christian would be racist as Jesus taught directly against that.

        • jim- says:

          Nobody is advocating total chaos and anarchy except groups like Antifa, Jim. Our government was established to protect our constitutional rights and keep rule of law
          What I can say to that is January 6, 2021
          Look, without state intervention we have seen clearly what Christianity WILL DO, when left to their own authority.

        • Mel Wild says:

          So, Jim, you believe some Newspeak narrative that says Christians were behind the Capital breach on January 6th? Everyone who stormed the Capital were Christians, including the Antifa and BLM people that were there. Hmmmmm…. I’m sure there were very zealous Christians in the bunch, but it was not a Christian thing.

          I think there was plenty of blame to go around on this one, despite the narrative being pushed by the MSM and Big Tech…actually, you could make the case that it happened because the rule of law and the Constitution had been trampled underfoot through the whole election process and afterward.
          https://www.theepochtimes.com/when-assessing-blame-for-the-jan-6-assault-on-the-us-capitol-dont-forget-the-courts_3733198.html

        • jim- says:

          I don’t watch the news or read the paper. Sorry. My wife called me and told me to turn on a channel, any channel. A picture is worth a thousand words.
          If Christianity was not behind the attempted coup, why did your people follow them in? That alone is very telling.
          If I had to choose a news source, it certainly would not be Qanon like 25% of Christianity believes in. It’s too creepy. Qanon means canon in many Muslim countries. Rule of law. Sharia law. If I were to guess I’d say someone is stirring your pot, right there in plain site. Maybe, maybe not. But that misinformation is creating enemies of friends.

        • Mel Wild says:

          Jim, how can Christianity be behind the breach if they followed them in? Obviously, someone else was leading them. And just the fact that you used the word “coop” shows what news sources you’ve been listening to. That alone is very telling.

          There was no coop, but people in a mob will do things they normally wouldn’t do, especially when they have endured months of being marginalized, watching all the fraud go unchecked, feckless leaders caving into threats, people who weren’t getting their voices heard that were being incited to go in by a few anarchist thugs. That would be a more realistic scenario based on the evidence.

          And 25% of Christian believe Qanon? Where are you getting your information? I don’t know of any Christians who don’t think Qanan is a fringe group of conspiracy-theory nutjobs. Meanwhile, we DO have Antifa and BLM activists burning down cities like Portland, for a year now, destroying Federal property, setting up “police-free” zones in cities, and shouting “F***” America.” That’s NOT a conspiracy-theory. This is not misinformation. It’s reality.

          What riles me up is that 70 percent of millennials surveyed and 64 percent of Gen-Z said they would vote for a a candidate that represents the most cancerous idealogy ever known to humankind, which in America is neo-Marxist Socialism. And that’s a poll from left-leaning Axios, not a conservative source by any means. This is not a fringe problem, Jim, it’s a systemic problem, and it will eventually destroy our culture. And we’re seeing this everyday in plain site, with cancel culture, identity politics, and all the other loony policies being forced upon us by the radical left.

          So, I actually agree that there is misinformation that is dividing friends. But it’s not coming from Christians. The power to manipulate public opinion is with the Mainstream Media and Big Tech, who profit by keeping people angry, fearful, and divided, and suppress anything that disagrees with their narrative. Every freedom loving person, whether Christian or secular, liberal or conservative, should be doing whatever they can to stand up against this evil, otherwise, welcome to Orwell’s 1984, because it’s pretty much already here.

        • jim- says:

          Ok. I’ll address one point at a time. I know the numbers in this particular survey are low, most have it around 35%. https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/february/white-evangelicals-qanon-election-conspiracy-trump-aei.html
          These are the actual Christians who want to run things too, btw. As for your coop comment. I already told you I don’t watch the news. There is nothing true on any channel. Why would I watch it or read it. I did see 20 minutes of coup and had enough, but I have no idea what channel. It was the first you tube that popped up. It was everywhere. I don’t lie here Mel.

        • Mel Wild says:

          I don’t buy it. I know there’s conspiracy theory nuts out there (just like the anti-Trump conspiracy nuts on the left), but I wouldn’t waste a moment of my time on Qanon. That sounds like something the media is trying to hype. Maybe some people fall for it, but that would be stupid. Anyway, it has nothing to do with my position. Btw, if you turned on the news at all, you would hear “coop” all the time because that’s all they talk about. Trump and January 6 lives in their head rent-free (while they ignore Antifa burning down cities, etc.) You would only need about 5 minutes. Again, they don’t report the news, they keep people divided, fearful, and angry. So, we agree about the mainstream news. But it’s your You Tube algorithm giving you that kind of news feed.

          And I don’t know why you keep bringing up this point. We’ve wandered far away from the subject of my post.

  5. Good post, Mel. The only thing I’d mention is that you said, “I see a whole generation being swept away by this cancerous deception.” That actually began with our parents, teachers, politicians, academia. The march towards socialism is definitely what is going on in America right now, but those with the power to promote it are all now in their late 70’s and currently sitting in congress.

    I just mention it because “dividing the generations” is also a Marxist tactic. These, “young woke kids just need to get a job,” is what’s being said to people in a lock downed state with mandatory unemployment being enforced by an independently wealthy baby boomer socialist who thinks he’s helping the poor and saving grandma. Then to stir the pot a bit more we got a mayor re-living her summer or love by supporting those radicals camping out on the streets and ransacking young folk’s businesses. So what is the root of the problem? All these kids that don’t understand the evils of socialism and are just trying to get something for free? No, it is those in power who have spent a lifetime attacking the tenets of capitalism and replacing it with so much corruption and cronyism that people can barely provide for themselves anymore.

    I know you are not really saying any of these things, but my local R’s sure are and they wonder why everyone in their tiny group is over 70 and kids are like “nah, I don’t think you guys really have a clue or understand the nature of the situation.”

    • Mel Wild says:

      You have a good point, IB. It was the Baby Boomers of the 60s who became neo-Marxists when they latched on to the teachings of French philosophers Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, who brought postmodernism to Western Universities. Now they’ve spawned a whole snowflake generation emotionally and mentally incapable of dealing with the challenges of life, now manifest in cancel culture.

      In my high school days, I spend many weekends at UW-Madison partying with my anarchist, neo-Marxist friends! 🙂 I had a life-long friend (died a couple years ago) who was a few years older than me and he was a life-long communist-Marxist. I remember going to his college dorm room and seeing posters of Che Guevara hanging on the wall. This would’ve been 1972-73. Of course, I was partying with him, so that seemed cool at the time. I was into the protest songs, too. LOL! My friend let me read his copy of Communist Manifesto when I was in high school. Of course, he was big Bernie-bro before he died. But, you’re right, it was this generation fully embraced Marxism that started it all in America.

      Frankfurt School Professor, Herbert Marcuse, taught Angela Davis who was his PhD student in the 60s. She, of course, was a devoted Marxist all her life, a pioneer of the prison abolition movement and of the current “defund the police” movement. Davis also inspired a generation of Queer black feminists (like the leaders of the BLM organization, Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza). From the neo-Marxists of the 60’s came the Critical Race theory of the 70’s by people like Derrick Bell, Alan Freeman, and Kimberlé Crenshaw, etal.

      Yup, it’s all our generation’s fault! They’re now the professors, mayors, and governors, and running our teacher’s unions! This is where the insane woke policies at war with reality came from. Probably too much LSD in the 60’s. 😛

      • Great comment, Mel! Nailed it all perfectly. I’m not even sure I’d call all that stuff “history,” more like our recent cultural past. Many people don’t know that history at all. All the recent fuss over the alleged “invasion of the capitol” for example. Well shoot, it was once bombed and the terrorists were pardoned!

        • Mel Wild says:

          Yes, it’s very easy for the left to manipulate the uninformed with their hypocritical Newspeak narrative.

          “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” (Orwell, 1984)

  6. Nan says:

    It’s posts like this (and by others who are “on the other side”) that continue to create dissension, hatred, confrontations, and ongoing conflict. It’s especially disconcerting when they are written by those who claim to promote the “love of Christ.”

    • Mel Wild says:

      I don’t hate anyone, Nan. This is where I think you’re missing the point. If you had cancer I would hate the cancer because I care about you. I would not make friends with it or think it’s okay, or that it’s a normal part of who you are. I would want the cancer cured and totally gone from your body. That’s love. I don’t hate people who embrace Socialism, I hate the cancer that the ideology represents.

      And to be clear, I’m not against liberal or conservatives, democrats or republicans either. I can disagree while understanding that both sides have something positive to offer, and are needed for a healthy culture. Both liberals and conservatives love our country and love freedom. But most who embrace neo-Marxist Socialism, identity politics, cancel culture, and other offshoots of neo-Marxist ideology have been brainwashed to love neither. They are what’s dividing our country because the ideology, by its very nature, is divisive, pitting one group against another. This is integral to any form of Marxism.

      There is nothing redeemable about this ideology. It destroys every culture where it’s allowed to fully manifest in. So, I will expose the evil of Socialism with every ounce of my being BECAUSE of my love of Christ and for people. Because I don’t want to see them in bondage. We’re already seeing its cancerous effects on our society. I want to warn people before it’s too late.

      • Nan says:

        Please note: I did not point the finger at you, Mel, nor did I mention your name in my comment. If you’ll read again, I merely said it’s “posts like this.” You are most definitely not the only one that points out the negatives — on either/both sides.

        However, posts of this nature do generate emotions and there are many who simply cannot abide by the fact that their political ideology isn’t the “best” or most favorable to the world-at-large. In fact, you continue to foster this by comments like this: There is nothing redeemable about this ideology. It destroys every culture where it’s allowed to fully manifest in. (My bolding)

        Certainly you are entitled to your opinion. I would never fault you for that. But when you make sweeping statements, particularly as a Christian leader, that foster division and ill-will rather than promoting the love of the one you worship, it seems to me you’re missing your calling.

        • Mel Wild says:

          Nan, I wrote the post so it is pointed at me, but I’m not taking anything personal, only pointing out that it’s the IDEOLOGY that’s irredeemable. And if something is inherently bad, then sweeping statements are appropriate. This is why I use cancer as an example. No one in their right mind would think cancer is good. The same with anyone who actually understands what neo-Marxist Socialist ideology is and where it inevitably leads. Some things are so evil they only deserve our derision. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love the person suffering from it.

          In the 1930’s Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the few religious leaders in Germany who spoke out against Hitler and the Nazis. Everyone thought they should just get along with Hitler, and that the Nazis were doing a lot of good for Germany. He was actually very popular then. They were ALL very wrong and the world suffered for it. We can agree there is nothing redeemable about Nazi ideology. Well, there’s nothing redeemable about neo-Marxist ideology either. So, again, as someone who loves Christ, and especially as a leader who is responsible to look out for people’s welfare, I must speak against this evil, even if a majority of people are ignorant to what it really is (especially, because people are under-informed and misinformed about it). If I see my fellow “frogs” slowly being cooked in a kettle, I want to jump in and get them out.

          I don’t just make sweeping statements without knowing what I’m talking about. I do it because I see what’s happening to a whole generation being swept up into something that will eventually destroy our country and society.

          And love has to look like something, Nan. Again, you are misunderstanding something here. I have no ill will toward anyone. That’s exactly WHY I bring this up. I don’t value people based on their ideology. They are two very different things. But if I see someone embracing a dangerous and evil ideology and being put in bondage, I must speak up BECAUSE of love, otherwise my theology is useless. And I’m certainly not forcing anyone to agree with me, but I will warn them and educate them on exactly why I believe it to be unredeemable and dangerous. Again, that IS love. I can love them and warn them because I love them.

        • artaxes says:

          Hi Nan.
          You wrote:”Certainly you are entitled to your opinion. I would never fault you for that. But when you make sweeping statements, particularly as a Christian leader, that foster division and ill-will rather than promoting the love of the one you worship, it seems to me you’re missing your calling.”.

          Would you have said the same if Mel had written “There is nothing redeemable about naziism”?
          If yes, what is redeemable about naziism?
          If no, what is redeemable about marxism?
          Have you ever read the communist manifesto?
          Are you aware that marxism/socialism/leninism/stalinism/maoism killed even more people than the nazis did.
          It’s estimated that it killed more than 100 million people.
          There IS nothing redeemable.about marxism. It unleashed hell on earth, unspeakable pain, misery and suffering.

  7. Hi Mel,

    1)This is simply a test-comment to see if you still censor or block/banned me from commenting here….

    2)How many non-Christian, non-Conservatives (politically), Secularists, or Atheist blogs do you follow and engage with?

    3)And that is exactly the same reason(s) why Nan, Jim, myself, and millions of other Secularists speak up…

    • Mel Wild says:

      Taboo,

      I edited your three comments into one to cut to the chase.

      Here’s my quick responses to your questions…

      1) It’s called moderating, not censoring. And moderating is a useful tool to keep people who have no interest in an honest discussion from taking over the conversation and irritating my readers who do. You seem to forget that I let you talk freely here for over a year. Your comments were often longer than my posts, repeating the same points, over and over again, by copy and paste. You showed no interest whatsover in having an honest conversation, only bloviating your talking points. You are free to disagree with me but this is not a debate blog.

      2) Actually, I have a lot of non-Christian friends, liberals, and people who don’t agree with me on a lot things. We talk face to face. They actually want to hear what I have to say, I listen to what they want to say. We often find common ground. They are not Internet trolls, so we’re still friends.

      3) I have no problem with people speaking up. Jim and Nan have been able to continue to comment here because, while they may disagree, they do so graciously and listen to what I have to say and we can sometimes find common ground. Refer to point one for why you’re moderated.

      Actually, you should already know that I moved on from arguing with anti-Christians here because the kind you get on the Internet are mostly trolls. I also found it a waste of time and not very interesting. I explained that in 2018 in my post, “Moving On…

      The bottom line is, I’m not really interested in being talked down to by pseudo-intellectual anti-Christians. If you want to put your information on other people’s sites, I’m sure there’s other placess that like to waste their time arguing with people who are only interested in hearing themselves talk. Good-bye. I wish you well.

  8. artaxes says:

    Great post, Mel.
    My only disagreement is this:
    “But when Critical Race Theory/ Intersectionality adherents pit one group against another, they are promoting an anti-Christ form of Marxism.”
    ALL forms of Marxism are anti-Christ.

    Btw., are you familiar with Richard Wurmbrand’s “Marx and Satan”?
    A damning portrait of Karl Marx.
    There is a free PDF.Version on the internet. Just type marx and satan in duckduck.
    With regards to BLM I found this video very illuminating:

    The Russian Origins of Black Neo-Marxism.

    Keep up your great work.

    • Mel Wild says:

      I would agree that all Marxism is anti-Christ. I didn’t see Wurmbrand’s portrait of Marx, will need to check it out, but from what I do know, the guy was sheer evil! I may post some videos of his dark history in the future. Here’s one about things very few people know about him.

      • artaxes says:

        Thanks for the video.I will watch it in its entirety.
        From what I’ve seen so far, it deals with Marx’ dark side but.Richard Wurmbrands deals with an even darker side of Marx. When he speaks of satan he means it literally.
        Yes, sheer evil is correct.
        Marx wrote a lot of poems, a lot of stuff like this (from the poem “the player”)

        “The hellish vapours rise and fill the brain,
        Till I go mad and my heart is utterly changed.
        See this sword?
        The prince of darkness
        Sold it to me.
        For me he beats the time and gives the signs.
        Ever more boldly I play the dance of death.”

        If there is anything that epitomises Marx’ essence there are these verses from the poem “human pride”::
        https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1837-pre/verse/verse20.htm

        “But the Soul embraces all,
        Is a lofty giant flame that glows,
        Even in its very Fall
        Dragging Suns in its destructive throes.

        And out of itself it swells
        Up to Heaven’s realms on high;
        Gods within its depths it lulls,
        Thunderous lightning flashes in its eye.

        And it wavers not a whit
        Where the very God-Thought fares,
        On its breast will cherish it;
        Soul’s own greatness is its lofty Prayer.

        Soul its greatness must devour,
        In its greatness must go down;
        Then volcanoes seethe and roar,
        And lamenting Demons gather round.

        Soul, succumbing haughtily,
        Raises up a throne to giant derision;
        Downfall turns to Victory,
        Hero’s prize is proud renunciation.”

        In my opinion Marx was an evil SOB who hated humanity and God and who wanted to drag as much of humanity as possible into the abyss when he was on his way to hell.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Interesting video! (with Gary Gindler) I have Ukrainian friends in the US and they are horrified by what’s happening here now. They know exactly where Marxism leads! He mentioned Solzhenitsyn. Young People who think Socialism is cool ought to read his classic work, “The Gulag Archipelago,” to see the dark truth about Socialism.

      He mentions the changing definitions of words and creating “woke” terminology like “white privilege.” He’s absolutely right that these are classic Orwellian Marxist tactics.

      I shared the connection with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory and Black activism in my post, “Cynical Theories of the Left.” They were all inspired by commited neo-Marxists.

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