From Hegel to Cultural Marxism

I came across the following short video that gives a brief history of cultural Marxism (also known as neo-Marxism). I covered Hegel’s influence in “Uncovering the Wokish Beast,” so I thought this would be a good supplemental post. It’s especially helpful if you want a basic understanding of what’s going on today with all the Critical Theories and other forms of “wokeness.”

It’s also helpful to understand how these Orwellian cultural influencers are master manipulators of the meaning of words and terms, like “anti-racism,” “diversity,” “equity,” “democracy,” and “social justice.”  These are euphemisms employed by these radical activists that have very different meanings and are much more sinister in intent than the common understanding of these words.

As CRT is now getting pushback in the mainstream, their proponents deceptively switch to gaslighting their opponents by saying that they aren’t teaching CRT at all, referring instead to their favorite euphemisms (see Joy Reid of MSNBC trying to gaslight Chris Rufo on her show here).

Don’t be fooled by these deceptive tactics.

For Christians who seem to think that Socialism is a good thing, you should know that these founders considered their neo-Marxism ideology to be a replacement “religion” to all other forms of faith. This was their intent from the beginning. The following is from one of neo-Marxism’s founding fathers, Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937):

“Socialism is precisely the religion that must kill Christianity. [It is a] religion in th sense that it too is a faith…[and] becausee it has substituted for the consciousness of the transcendental God of the Catholics, trust in man and his best strengths as the sole spiritual reality.” Antonio Gramsci, “Audacia e Fede”

Slideshow about Critical Theories

Frankfurt School leader, Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), saw Christianity as one of the problems with why Western culture must be overthrown and replaced.

The following outline is from his essay, “The Authoritarian Personality“:

According to Adorno, the authoritarian personality is a product of:

  • Capitalism
  • Christianity
  • Conservatism
  • The Patriarchal Family
  • Sexual Prepression

Do any of these accusations sound familiar to you in today’s cultural narratives?

According to Dr. J.R. Miller, cultural Marxism is “A twentieth century iteration of Marxist philosophy that views Western Systems & Christian Doctrine as the underlying source of all human oppression.”

So, if you are a follower of Christ, keep mind that this form of Socialism is anti-Christ in nature as it seeks to replace Christianity, and Western culture in general, with its own “woke” religion.

I will talk more about these things in future posts, but for now I encourage you to watch Dr. Miller’s video below. As I said, it was well done and concise.

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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8 Responses to From Hegel to Cultural Marxism

  1. Nick says:

    There’s also the difference of CHOOSING to tithe, devote time or money to charity, or helping your fellows and having the government make that choice for you.

    Forced charity is no charity at all.

    • misterkiddo456 says:

      That’s exactly why God said this: Hosea 6:6 “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.” God knows that a sacrifice that comes from duty rather than from the heart is worthless.

      • Mel Wild says:

        All forms of Marxist Socialism is a religion without grace and mercy. As I said here, the key tenet of all forms of Marxism and neo-Marxism is to replace Christianity. But it’s an ugly, redemptionless replacement, a truly anti-Christ religion. We can clearly see this with the “woke” mob. There is no forgiveness for anything you might’ve said that’s not woke enough, even if you said it 50 years ago! You will always be a racist based on the color of your skin. It’s a heartless, vitriolic, vengeful, and divisive religion, the exact opposite of Christianity. It’s a cancer that poisons everything it touches in culture.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Good point, Nick. What these neo-Marxist leftists want is a totalitarian government by coercion and suppression of free speech, which is the opposite of freedom. They ignorantly think that their utopian pipedream can be forced on people, which is why it ALWAYS fails wherever Socialism is tried. And we have LOTS of examples around the world that prove this to be the case.

      And the stupidest thing they say is that their form of Marxist Socialism will be different than Stalin or Mao, but that’s a lie. When you have to force people to your way, and not allow free discourse, you always end up with a dystopian nightmare state.

  2. artaxes says:

    Thank you for the great work your doing.

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    I’m now seeing a lot of people saying “But you don’t know what CRT is!”…but when they explain what it is, its what we are hearing from them!

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