At a Glance
Like many critical theories, Marxism sees the world as defined by a struggle between oppressors and victims. In Marxism’s case, it is the struggle between the rich and the poor. While that isn’t necessarily bad, Marxism misses the point and blames capitalism for the world’s struggles instead of pointing to the true solution—God. Today, we react to the documentary “Uncle Tom II” and discuss how Marxism is infiltrating black communities and steering people away from God.
For more discussions on race, Marxism, and critical theory, listen to our episode, “Hijacked Justice with Monique Duson And Krista Bontrager.”
What You'll Hear
Chapter 1: Uncle Tom II (0:56)
- Uncle Tom 2 is a documentary by African Americans for African Americans
- Black Lives Matter and Marxism have a connection.
Chapter 2: Karl Marx (7:55)
- Marx was a strong atheist and reductionist.
- He saw everything in terms of the economy and how it controlled every area of life.
- His idea of a utopia is similar to how some imagine Jesus’s return.
- Marxism in the 1900s was incompatible with American culture.
- Now, Marxism has found a place in the black community.
Chapter 3: The True Enemy (21:13)
- Marxism comes from Satan.
- Marxism did not originate in the back community but came through European intellectuals.
- Early black communities just after slavery had Judeo-Christian values.
- These values helped the community to do well, and the replacement of them with secularism is making things worse.
Chapter 4: Education (34:09)
- Marxism was in the schools from the early days of public schools.
- An education in history is very important to learn from the mistakes of the people who came before us.
- The divisions that Marxism highlights and strengthens weaken the country and culture.
Chapter 5: Our Response (43:49)
- We need to pray.
- We need to realize their vision of a utopia is not going to work the way they want it to.
- We need to know that Marxism is based on lies and cannot stand in reality.
- We need to value the role of the local community.
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And it's tragic when people believe these lies and spread these lies. But our fight isn't ultimately against them at all. In fact, we're called to love these people.
“This was part of a deceptive plan by the Marxists, to do this in order to foment the kind of oppression that would allow their strategies to somehow take root.” John (17:58)
“We disagree vehemently with these kinds of ideas, but ultimately, they are people being used by Satan.” John (19:04)
“And it’s tragic when people believe these lies and spread these lies. But our fight isn’t ultimately against them at all. In fact, we’re called to love these people.” Scott (21:43)
“So where do you derive meaning and purpose in a Marxist worldview? A lot of it comes through materialistic ends. In a biblical worldview, it’s being a follower of God. And you see that in the Church throughout history. Would you rather have a lot of money or a strong family? Would you rather have freedom or perfect equity in black America? In the Jim Crow days, that was an extremely evil time, systemically evil time. And yet you saw these thriving families, where babies were actually born into the world. In black America today, 50% of babies are aborted before they even make it here.” Luke (34:09)
“As we’ve always known, this idea of whether it be empires, they first implode from within before they are defeated from the outside. So this idea that America needed to be conquered from within through the education system, through the breakdown of the family, through fomenting division, all of this weakens the infrastructure of the country and ultimately, its economic ability to defend itself. And we are seeing the effects of that today, no doubt.” John (43:10)
“I think the first thing we do is step back and pray. And we realize that it’s only by the grace of God, that that we are here at all. And it’s only by the grace of God that this kind of thinking can be thwarted.” John (45:27)
“We should have that same passion to see—not lies that are destructive—but biblical truth sewn into the culture, for the good of our neighbors and for the blessing of our nations. So we should have that same kind of zeal, strategic mindset, and commitment to working the long game, and focusing on these key institutions of family and of education.” Scott (1:05:00)