Updated: Jul 17
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan. Proverbs 29:2
Many believe that the longest war the United States (US) has been involved in is the War on Terror. Some think it is the War on Poverty. In reality, the longest war we have been fighting is the War on Truth. To be honest, the war on truth has been going on for a lot longer than our existence as a nation. It goes back to the Garden of Eden when Satan, disguised as the serpent, confronts Eve and directly challenges the single, solitary rule God gave her and Adam by saying Hath God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’? (Gen. 3:1)
Author’s note: Before moving on, please watch this brief but excellent video on what Leftism really looks like here. While Leftism (Vis a Vis Socialism, Marxism, Humanism, Liberalism, etc.) is not ALL that ails the US and the West, it is a significant contributing factor to its rapid decline and preparation for the final gentile kingdom (the Beast) to appear on the world stage.
Since the mid19th-century, the modern leftist movement of philosophers, socialists, Marxists, and communists (and all there in-between) have been hyper-focused on applying their anarchistic principles to four major areas of Western Civilization: The family unit, morality, politics, and religion. The reason they want to apply anarchy to the West is so to destroy it and restructure it after their own image. To the average person, Leftism makes no sense. It shouldn’t. While Leftism sounds good in theory, it has failed practically everywhere it has ever been tried. The reason it fails every time is that human nature is corrupted and selfish. We are not as altruistic as we think we are. So what is the appeal after all this time? Well, since Leftism’s (for lack of a more definitive word) religious nature matches its political nature, we can simply call it what the Apostle Paul did back in the first century, a “doctrine of demons.”
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons 1 Tim. 4:1
Leftism is a socio-political philosophy that has been applied to science, religion, economics, and politics. It centers its views on class identity and redistributive wealth along with the abolition of private property. When leftist ideology is applied to the political-economic spectrum, it is commonly referred to as Marxism. Marxism traces its roots back to two German philosophers and social/economic theorists named Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the mid-19th-century. Although they primarily dealt with politics and economics largely from a materialistic standpoint, their theories have been incorporated into societal changes as well via cultural Marxism.
Many Americans are familiar with political correctness, yet may not be familiar with its origins in cultural Marxist theory. While classical Marxism argued that capitalism and the class structure it created must be overthrown because it is oppressive to workers, cultural Marxism argues that it is not economics that creates oppression but rather the nuclear family, traditional morality, and concepts of race, gender, and sexual identity. These are the chains of tyranny which must be broken by revolution. (Link)
While Europe and Russia would take the lead in succumbing to the results of varying strains of leftist ideology, the US would not be far behind.
From the 1920s thru the 1950s, the left’s attempts at subverting the United States politically failed to gain serious traction in the US due to the public awareness of the Bolshevik Revolution in Tsarist Russia, the rise of socialism via the German Nazi party, and the Italian fascist Mussolini. This along with the chilling effects of freedom on Eastern Europe with the onset of the Iron Curtain being drawn everywhere the USSR controlled.
With a Cold War of geopolitical containment ensuing for much of the rest of the 20th century, leftists inside the US were largely constrained to non-sanctioned social/political activist movements. However, their efforts at introducing cultural Marxism should be viewed largely as a success, seeing just how far they have managed to infiltrate the US education system, the media, pop culture, and the Democratic Party.
From the smoke-filled backrooms of pubs and diners in Austria and Switzerland at the turn of the 20th century, leftists (primarily socialists and communists of varying stripes and flavors) used to gather in small secret groups to discuss their ideas for radical social revolution. Marxism at its root depends upon class struggle and identity politics. The idea that wealth should be distributive and not hoarded and controlled by the bourgeoisie was a popular message amongst the working class of society.
Because Marxism is antithetical to Biblical Christianity in almost every conceivable way, it is no wonder why it is used by atheists and skeptics as a socio-political foundation for their already aberrant religious ideations. God deals with the foundational principles of Marxism in the Ten Commandments in that “you shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.” (Exodus 20:17)
Nevertheless, with modernization transforming the second industrial revolution era with greater and greater intensity, along came the rapidity by which change would come. One particular area (or medium) that took off like a lightning bolt was the motion-picture industry. The motion picture industry (or film industry) became very popular and took up residence in Los Angeles, California (aka Hollywood).
Between the 1920s-40s, the film industry was flush with money, influence, and popularity. Not content with just entertaining, filmmakers now had a national platform to set themselves out to be the moral compass of the nation. Early examples of this are with films like DW Griffiths’ Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). Still, socialists and leftists recognized the value early on in using this medium as a subtle way to message their assault on liberty and capitalism via the big screen. Across the pond, the Third Reich would later use this as a powerful propaganda machine with their Triumph of the Will (1935).
However, it was not just the political ends they aimed their cameras toward, but to societal change. The corruption of Hollywood began in its infancy and had the loose morals to prove it. While the rest of the civilized west still largely operated under Victorian principles, Hollywood (as with the rest of the international film communities) promoted a Laissez-faire attitude toward morality and socialism, especially after the west’s victory of WWII. While redefining morality was central to Hollywood leftists, their liberal political views were what caught the attention of government officials. This triggered the McCarthy Trials for the Un-American Activities Committees in the 1950s. While largely ridiculed and demonized in the decades since it appears that Sen. Joseph McCarthy was on to something after all.
Using new information obtained from studies of old Soviet files in Moscow and now the famous Vanona Intercepts — FBI recordings of Soviet embassy communications between 1944-48 — the record is showing that McCarthy was essentially right. He had many weaknesses, but almost every case he charged has now been proven correct. Whether it was stealing atomic secrets or influencing U.S. foreign policy, communist victories in the 1940s were fed by an incredibly vast spy and influence network. (Link)
Let us bring this realization of leftist infiltration to our current times. When we look at the presidential election of a political outsider like Donald J. Trump to the office of president, we must view his popular message of drain the swamp through a different lens. Many tend to think that “the swamp” is a recent phenomenon beginning with Bill Clinton; however, that is not the case.
Asked whether McCarthy had understood all the forces arrayed against him, Herman said no, that McCarthy hadn’t realized he’d be fighting against much of the Washington establishment. President Truman was fearful that exposures would reflect on key Democrat officials, he said, and big media and the academic world were very leftist, a heritage of the Depression and World War II. High government officials also feared investigations of their past appointments and associations with people who turned out to be communists or sympathizers. (Link)
As you can see, the swamp has been around a long time and they will not go quietly into the night. Nonetheless, even the idea of what a swamp has largely been muddled. To the political left, the swamp is/are the capitalist cronies on the right (the bourgeoisie) lining their pockets to keep the proletariat (working class, minorities) down. To the political right, the swamp is career politicians and bureaucrats. However, what the swamp really is, are bureaucratic ideologues (left and right) who only care about staying in power. They would sell their own mothers down the river to keep their fiefdoms in place.
However, a distinction must be made between the swamp and what we call the deep state. While they often intersect and can sometimes be one and the same, the swamp are the corrupted career bureaucracy types. The deep state is those within the defense and intelligence communities that operate autonomously from the legitimate government. Moreover, as is the case, one often enables the other, as their aims are largely the same. To be the power behind the throne, untouchable, and unmovable. While not purely leftist in their ideology, they are leftist in their actions because they operate under the same principles when applied to politics and economics. On a larger scale, the left uses both the swamp and the deep state to achieve their goals for corrupting the system and destabilizing a western-society rooted in Judeo-Christian ethics and principles.
Leftist infiltration into American culture has been like cancer growing silently in the American body for the last 100 years. Not just the American body, but in the body of Western Civilization. It silently emplaces its people into prominent positions of power and then use that power to remove threats to their globalist agendas. So what is the left’s ultimate agenda?
Global domination in a singular, socialist, atheistic, world-system. An all-powerful oligarchy that controls all materials, all military power, and all flows of information. To achieve that end, they have moved forward with three overarching strategies:
Dumb down the masses (courtesy of academia, media, and pop culture)
Redefine language and history (courtesy of leftist education systems, seminaries, and media) largely through political correctness (See Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism)
Apply the Dialectical Method to implement rapid, draconian laws. IOW, legislation through crisis (courtesy of the swamp and deep state) [Hegelian] (Thesisàantithesisàsynthesis)
The first step (thesis) is to create a problem. The second step (antithesis) is to generate opposition to the problem (fear, panic and hysteria). The third step (synthesis) is to offer the solution to the problem created by step one: A change which would have been impossible to impose upon the people without the proper psychological conditioning achieved in stages one and two. (Link)
From Lenin to Hitler and from Mao to Obama, the left uses the same old tactics in implementing their overarching strategies.
Propaganda messaging. If you repeat a lie long enough, people will begin to believe it.
Divide the masses. Get one group pitted against the other, and/or create scapegoats that the public can channel their anger against. In Vladimir Lenin’s day, it was the bourgeoisie. In Hitler’s day, it was the Jews. These days, the left has channeled their angst against Christians, conservatives, and Israel.
A natural precursor or even an outcropping of dividing the masses is creating identity politics. What this does is create victimhood classes who demand retribution for real or imaginary slights, crimes, and abuses committed against them.
Harass, sabotage, protest, and use violent tactics to intimidate and silence your opponents.
The leftists are in this for the long game and any election, judicial ruling, media loss, anything that does not advance their cause is automatically deemed illegitimate. If a judicial ruling is emplaced that advances their cause, it is as if it had been written in stone (ex. Roe v. Wade). If it does not advance or help their cause (Defense of Marriage Act), they will work relentlessly until it is changed. The embracement of wickedness as a right and a norm, not only has the foreboding of divine judgment, but the increasing constraints of legal, physical, mental, and emotional bondage that become overbearing to a population. This becomes increasingly self-evident as politicians and leaders descend into madness and intend on dragging everyone else along with them.
Americans are unaware of a decline in our individual liberty, and the reason is obvious: the decline rarely takes the form of sudden deprivations but, instead, takes the form of unnoticed erosion, and thus, we come to regard whatever state we are in, as a normal condition. ~Leonard E. Read