We continue covering the 45 Goals Marxists have declared to bring America under the yoke of Marxism with Goal #22.
MARXIST GOAL #22: Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, and substitute shapeless, awkward, and meaningless forms.
If you wonder why modern art has degenerated into such meaningless madness, now you know. This reflects how every good thing produced by civilization becomes a target for destruction by Marxists. It is basic Marxist doctrine to so discredit everything that civilization and culture has developed that all meaning and even cultural tastes can be fashioned by the state alone.
An ultimate goal of Marxism is to destroy all culture, history, and heritage, even the arts produced by every nation so that the state becomes our creator and our god. This requires the destruction of all individuality and creativity. Because all Marxist governments become large bureaucracies, art and any other form of expression must be approved by bureaucrats. How many bureaucrats do you know that you would like to have in charge of art and culture?
When the Iron Curtain came down, Westerners who traveled to the countries that had been imprisoned under communism were astonished that there was virtually no color to be found. Everything was drab green or gray. People who live under Marxism are afraid to display color in any way that might cause them to stand out as being unique, as this would make them an instant target.
This pressure to conform to uniform thinking in everything crushes the image of God that man was made in—the God who is the Creator and loves diversity so much that He made every snowflake, every tree, every leaf, and every one of us unique. Marx stated that his primary goal was to replace God with the state. There has never been a government in world history that so crushes the human nature God gave to us like Marxism, under which nothing can be tolerated that expresses individualism. To live under Marxism is to live in a world without color.
MARXIST GOAL #23: Gain control of art critics and directors of art museums to promote ugly, repulsive, and meaningless art.
This was obviously meant to fortify and support Goal #22. This has been accomplished by the infiltration and near-total takeover of education, the media, and arts and entertainment. This has been a large part of the mentality that has resulted in “the cancel culture,” which attacks anything that does not comply with the narrow and shallow mentality of socialist Marxism.
MARXIST GOAL #24: Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
This is a good example of how it was a Marxist strategy to use our laws and Constitution against us. Their promotion of obscenity was to further degrade American culture and morality, which would help destroy the nuclear family. Marxists rightly understood the family to be the glue holding every civilization together, which they want to replace with one, uniform devotion to the state alone.
MARXIST GOAL #25: Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, movies, radio, and television.
Marx taught that the family was the biggest rival of the state for the people’s allegiance, and so all devotion to family had to be destroyed. Marxists understood how pornography and obscenity was the most powerful weapon for doing this, and so they devoted great attention to promoting it. This is another box they can check as having been accomplished as pornography has now crept into nearly every aspect of life in America, even elementary school textbooks.
At least in this Marx was not a hypocrite as he destroyed his own family in a most tragic and despicable way. In a Marxist state, strong families are considered an enemy of the state and thereby any strong family will suffer relentless attack under Marxism.
MARXIST GOAL #26: Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.”
This is another level of the strategy to erode the Western and American culture and their strong family allegiance. How has this new normal worked out in making us feel more “natural” and “healthy”? What has this done to the basic fabric of our country? It has been used to shred the foundation of our strength and general happiness that was once the hope of the world. We must recognize that this is being done to us by those intent on destroying us.
MARXIST GOAL #27: Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
After the family, allegiance to a religion is the most dangerous rival to the state for Marxists. Their strategy for weakening Christian faith in America has been effective. Studies show that even among the most devout Christian movements less than 10% have a biblical worldview. This means that at least 90% of those who call themselves and believe that they are Christians, have their perspective of the world fashioned by the world rather than God, who gave us His view in the Scriptures.
This explains why the church has become increasingly ineffective in being the salt and light it is called to be. This has caused it to become increasingly irrelevant and disrespected by the world. It also explains why Marxists have been major contributors to those who promote a watered-down “social gospel” that replaces God’s work in the salvation of man with man’s works. This is a form of humanism and places humanism above God. What could more fundamentally do that than to replace God’s work to save us with man’s work to save himself?
Another study showed that only about 10% of those raised in church denominations and movements that claim to be devoted to fidelity to the Scriptures have been taught the basics of sin, immorality, integrity, and therefore what God has called “sin.” This is obviously a big part of the reason why other studies show that the moral behavior of Christians in America can no longer be distinguished from unbelievers.
Marx, and Marxist leaders, understood that America was a Christian nation. They understood this to be the foundation and strength that enabled us to become the most powerful nation on earth in virtually every major realm of influence. For this reason, they contended that if they could destroy Christianity in America, they could destroy America. This is another box they are close to being able to check.
The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civil and social life that it would be literally—and I do not mean figuratively, I mean literally—impossible for us to figure to ourselves what that life would be if these teachings were removed. We would lose almost all the standards by which we now judge both public and private morals—all the standards toward which we, with more or less resolution, strive to raise ourselves. Almost every man who has this life-work added to the sum of human achievement of which the race is proud—of which our people are proud—almost every such man has based his life-work largely upon the teachings of the Bible. —President Teddy Roosevelt
The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul… —President Harry Truman
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