Culture Wars, Political Correctness, and Communism
by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch:
An ambitious title some might think. It is certainly big picture stuff. But that is vitally needed since so many people – including far too many Christians – never seem to see the big picture. If you only focus on the immediate and the particular, without looking at the long term and the general, we will be left adrift in understanding what is happening around us.
Consider the absolute madness of all things transsexual. Just a few short years ago no one was even talking about such things, let alone pretending they could live it out. Now the gender bender revolution is everywhere in the West – you cannot go a day without it being foisted upon us by the radicals, activist minority groups, academia, the media and our elites.
Yet many folks – and many Christians – are entirely clueless as to what is actually happening here. For example, I overheard one discussion recently in which a rather uninformed Christian dismissed concerns about the radical trans revolution, saying it was just part of a fallen world and all we need to do was be “compassionate” and “loving”. He did not have a clue.
So one must ask: how in the world did this complete lunacy become so much of a fixture in Western culture? And how did this happen almost overnight? For this we must look at history, and the history of ideas, and the history of ideology. This is because nothing happens in a vacuum.