Making sense of the current chaos

Okay, I thought I would start with a funny from the Babylon Bee (click on pic for article), because what I want to talk about is anything but funny. When we see the inane policies of the current administration playing out at the border, the burning of our cities, and now, the utter disaster in Afghanistan, we may well wonder what’s going on? Are they utterly incompetent and stupid or is it all intentional?

I’m personally landing somewhere between the current administration being the neo-Marxist left’s useful idiot and just plain incompetence. We can all hope it’s not intentional, but that may wishful thinking.

What if it is intentional? For instance, let’s just assume for a moment that the POTUS and his advisors are totally competent and had some mysterious reason to halt the previous administration’s Crisis Response Plan that would’ve ensured the safe evacuation of all Americans before pulling out of Afghanistan. Is there something else going on? Something nefarious?

When we take a clear-eyed look at the big picture of what’s been going on—all the chaos at the border, the burning of our cities, defunding the police, cancel culture, the dismantling of American culture by radical activists, and the repressive laws being enacted under the pretense of Covid—we should honestly wonder what’s behind all of this.

This is where understanding the operating system of the woke postmodern, neo-Marxist left is critical. I’ve already talked about how the left practices Marcuse’s “Repressive Tolerance” through the mainstream media and Big Tech.

We should also understand that these leftist activists didn’t just decide to go insane when they got in power this year. The current chaos is the culmination of decades of indoctrination and radicalization of our American youth. Many of these indoctrinated now hold influential positions in every part of our cultural institutions.

And when we ask, what’s the left’s playbook for the intentional chaos, we need look no further than the works of Sergey Nechayev.

But before we get to Nechayev, I highly recommend a book by James Simpson titled, “Who Was Karl Marx?: The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today’s Rampaging American Left.” Trevor Loudon, who’s been following and reporting on Communism and Socialism for decades, described Simpson’s book this way: “Who was Karl Marx? From Marx and Nechayev to Lenin, Gramsci, and Black Lives Matter, we are seeing a long-term, well-integrated revolutionary movement on the verge of world domination.”

In the book, Simpson introduces us to Sergey Nechayev (1847-1882), a Russian revolutionary who greatly influenced Vladimir Lenin and every radical activist since. “The character Pyotr Verkhovensky in Fyodor Dostoevsky‘s anti-nihilistic novel Demons is based on Nechayev” (Wikipedia). The fact that Dostoevky felt the need to name the book, Demons, should tell us something about Nechayev and his evil ideas.

Nechayev wrote a manifesto titled, “Catechism of a Revolutionary” in 1869. In this work, Nechayev lays out how to destroy a society. He believed that to bring man to paradise on earth (the Marxist utopian pipedream), first you have to make things miserable.

Nechayev said, you have to bring man to such a state of distress and abject misery, so they will revolt against the government and have a revolution. This is precisely the playbook that Lenin employed against the Russian people that led to the Revolution and civil war that went from 1917 to 1923.

And when his own people were starving and dying from the famine in 1921 that was brought on by the seizing of all the farmer’s property, Lenin said it was good! It was part of the Bolshevik strategy to bring the Russian people into submission. The point that Loudon makes is that every time Nechayev’s playbook has been followed, from Lenin until now, it has led to nightmarish disaster, death, and misery. There have been no exceptions. This is the ultimate end of Socialism wherever it’s been fully tried.

So, could Nechayev’s playbook just be what the radical left has been following here, all designed to make us more and more miserable until we finally give in to their ideological promises of some Socialist utopian pipedream? (Utopia literally means “nowhere,” by the way!) As far as these neo-Marxist woke activists go, I don’t think it’s because they’re stupid (although their ideology IS stupid and evil), it’s intentional in order to destroy our society. Some of their leaders have said the same.

Here’s a video from Trevor Loudon talking about Simpson’s book, along with other good resources to educate us against this evil menace that’s been released on our nation. Beloved, it’s time to wake up. We’ve been asleep for decades about what’s been happening to us. It’s time to push back any way we can against the insanity of the anti-Christ, cult-like religion of the woke. To do that, we must first arm ourselves with the truth.

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Cor.10:4-5 NIV*)

* 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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13 Responses to Making sense of the current chaos

  1. A sad commentary for sure Brother Mel, but oh so true. I am thankful that none of this has taken our Heavenly Father by surprise and that in actuality He will use it to bring about His plans that will lead to His children’s final redemption! Great article for its sober truth!

  2. Good post, Mel. Lots of food for thought! Somebody smart taught me that every time your government does something awful and incompetent, thank the Lord for blessing you with an incompetent government! It’s the competent ones who are really dangerous. “Mussolini made the trains run on time,” as the saying goes.

    Second of all, their goal since at least the 60’s has been to “dismantle capitalism,” “smash the patriarchy,” “end religion,” and create an alleged “socialist/communist utopia.” After some 60 years worth of slogans saying exactly that, we’re still debating whether or not it is intentional? It is intentional. However, the average person on the street is not too bright. I don’t mean that unkindly, people are busy just trying to survive, fed a steady stream of propaganda, and they really, really want to trust that their leaders have good intentions. Most people are not intentionally trying to destroy the country at all, they really are just incompetent and unaware.

    Also, the sins of capitalism, greed, injustice over the years, have already played a role in creating the perfect environment, “designed to make us more and more miserable until we finally give in to their ideological promises of some Socialist utopian pipedream.” There have been two Americas for a long, long time. People who can’t afford a home, carrying student loan debt, unable to pay for health insurance, trying to run a business while burdened by excessive gov regulations and taxes, are so ripe for the plucking. That’s why we always vote for “change.” Or for complete and total societal collapse. Either way!

    Also, we have to give credit to the demonic. Nature abhors a vacuum. Take God out of the equation and you have just opened the door for darkness to rush in and start sowing chaos.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Amen, IB. Lot’s a good stuff in your comments.

      “Somebody smart taught me that every time your government does something awful and incompetent, thank the Lord for blessing you with an incompetent government!”

      So true! The only thing worst than a dangerous incompetent government is a dangerous competent one! Hitler was also very efficient. This is why I’m hesitant to have Biden removed. At least he’s going to nap most of the time! LOL!

      As far as greedy capitalists, yes, that’s a problem. But the worst billionaires are the leftist globalist elites! The plutocrats. And most of them embrace some form of Socialism because it gets rid of their competition. Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and Bezos, become the only source of information under a government controlled system. They become part of the inner circle, like the billionaires in China today. George Soros, the crony swamp politicians, Wall Street, all profit from Socialism. The only ones who will get burned are the common people, the new peasantry. Just try to find one Socialist/Communist system that hasn’t ended up this way. You can’t.

      I agree, it is intentional. It’s been that way for decades. I put it in a question to get the reader to think it through for themselves. For instance, it was György Lukács, a Hungarian Marxist, who gave us political correctness. When you look into it, it’s all from these Marxist sources. The Democratic Socialist party has its tentacles totally in the Democratic party, starting with Bernie and the Squad, along with the various “Communist fronts” operating in America like BLM and various SJW movements. It’s all connected to the same sources.

      Yes, most people haven’t been paying attention to what’s been happening to us. We’ve been the proverbial frog slowly cooking in the kettle. Most still thing it’s politics as usual, because they’ve been cooking in this stuff for decades. This is why people need to wake up and get informed. They should get the book I mentioned. It’s a very easy read and only 158 pages. Do their own research. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it. The good news is, we have the truth on our side. And it’s still a relatively free country.

  3. Excellent post Mel—You offer the important reminder that we need to continue peeling the onion of this lunacy….history seems to matter not to our current society…and as a retired educator, I have always been known to say that a nation who cares not for her history, has no true future.

  4. Tricia says:

    Great stuff Mel, as usual. We do need to wake up and get informed, even those of us that are. Doesn’t it seem like things are spinning rapidly out of control?

    • Tricia says:

      Meant to add that I think it’s intentional. Not with Biden as he is an incompetent, senile, puppet. Who is really running things remains to be seen.

      • Mel Wild says:

        I agree. It is intentional.

        “Not with Biden as he is an incompetent, senile, puppet. Who is really running things remains to be seen.”
        Biden is the neo-Marxist and globalist left’s useful idiot, sorry to have to say.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Things are spinning rapidly out of control because of several factors, the main one being the pandemic, also a weak president. The radical Marxist are drunk with power right now, but they’ve also exposed themselves to the people who weren’t paying attention before, so it could be their undoing. Let’s pray that happens and we can get some sanity back!

  5. SLIMJIM says:

    I imagine many Christians and conservative now are awake to this threat

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