On Christian Cultural Marxism. Russell Moore and other Useful Idiots.
By Walter Everly (reprinted from Invetors’ News)
During the recent debates surrounding the firing of John Derbyshire from National Review for writing the politically incorrect truth that everyone knows to be true, many people began to notice what others had noticed for a long time: the function of Conservativism Inc. (i.e. mainstream “conservatism”) is not to battle the left but to police the real right.
On a recent email list, this line of thought got people to thinking: perhaps the same is true for Conservative Christianity Inc. (i.e. mainstream “conservative” Christianity). Perhaps the purpose of Conservative Christianity Inc. is not to battle the left but to silence and mislead conservative Christians. What’s most notable is that many so-called conservative Christian leaders today peddle what is essentially Cultural Marxism repackaged as “Christianity,” and the sheeple uncritically consume it.
While the candidates for such sinister work are many (neocon Timothy Dolan, John Piper, Richard Land, Leith Anderson, et al.), here I will focus on Russell D. Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS), since many conservatives have been criticizing him recently, and, most importantly, since The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is supposed to be one of the more conservative Baptist seminaries in the USA.
Where to begin? Much could be said about Russell Moore’s subtle anti-Western assumptions, but here I’ll focus on some of his more egregious positions.
1) On the issue of immigration, “Russell Moore has sided with the Third World and against the West,” as others have noted. Moore openly supports the Third World invasion of Western countries, esp. the USA. Employing the censorship methods of Cultural Marxists, Moore thinks that discussions should be prohibited that relate to immigrants driving down American wages or immigrants draining social services. Moore has gone so far as to write a resolution criticizing European Americans who oppose their own dispossession from the institutions their ancestors built. The conservative Christian blog the Dow Blog has published extensively how Moore’s position resembles not traditional Christianity but Cultural Marxism, a stated purpose of which is the dispossession of Europeans worldwide. See Pt. I, Pt. II, Pt. III. (Patrick Cleburne comments here, here, here, and here.)
2) A second facet of Moore’s Cultural Marxism is his fanatical support of transracial adoption (vide Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches), which in essence tells Westerners to forsake their own inclusive fitness for the sake of non-Westerners. When Part Robertson sensibly stated, “You do not have to take on somebody else’s problems,” implicitly criticizing all the nutjob multicult Christians running off to Africa or Haiti to adopt black children, Moore went into crybaby PC meltdown. Here, Moore doesn’t even conceal his own pathetic ethnomasochism. As implied by conservative Christian blogger Generation5 (here and here), Moore’s fanatical support of transracial adoption is a betrayal of traditional Christian realism and a championing of Cultural Marxism.
3) Another recent example of Moore’s Cultural Marxism is his opposition to laws opposing the Islamification of Western countries. This is what Louis Pauwels has called “Mental AIDS,” where, as with real AIDS one’s body cannot distinguish between what’s beneficial and harmful, infected Christians do not oppose a religion that clearly seeks to replace Christianity.
4) The list could go on and on. For instance, Moore seems to support the Cultural Marxist line that “race is unimportant,” although traditional Christianity always recognized racial differences and thought race mattered. Nonetheless, Moore is quick to label his opponents with the Cultural Marxist charge of “racism.” More recently, people who follow Moore’s Twitter feed told me that Moore has been going on rants about “white supremacist Darwinists.” Moore must subscribe to Trotskyite Lysenkoism? Or Liberal Creationism? In reality, from what I can see, most of the anti-Moore criticism seems to come from conservative Christians. On Twitter recently Moore has even gone so far as to invite the radical black-liberation preacher CJ Rhodes to visit SBTS (with free room and board!) and suggested to him that he get a degree at SBTS with a focus in “black church.” What about white church, Russ? What about Pro-Western Christianity? Oh yea, ethnomasochism. The now left-wing SBTS must be going the way of Jeremiah Wright!
Of course, all of this does not mean that Moore is a conscious Cultural Marxist; he probably has never even read anything written by Cultural Marxists. Rather, Moore has probably imbibed Cultural Marxist ideas from popular culture and has then repackaged them as Christian.
People on an email list have suggested that Moore might suffer from pathological altruism, ethnomasochism, or pathetic beta maleness. People in the field of theology have told me that Moore isn’t the brightest person, so, regardless of his condition, I suspect he’s uncritically repackaging Cultural Marxist platitudes as Christian, which raises the bigger question: Why is someone so grossly incompetent the Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary?
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, moving in the direction of the Rainbow Coalition, no longer seems to be a beacon of traditional Baptist Christianity it once was and the truly devout should be weary about studying there.
Russell Moore has really been drinking the Cultural Marxist Kool-Aid. He seems to have mistaken Cultural Marxism for traditional Christianity. Poor guy. Here’s a recent tweet referring to this article as “white supremacist, hyper-Darwinist, anti-orphan eugenics propaganda” and another referring to it as being promoted by a “group of white supremacist eugenicists.” Moore here is deliberately trying to mislead his followers, since, as I noted previously, most of the anti-Moore criticism comes from conservative Christians. Seriously, Russ, take a deep breath, stop with the maudlin hyperventilation, watch this video (everyone’s talking about it), purify your mind of all the politically correct clichés that you’ve imbibed from Cultural Marxism, and at least try to be rational. *Yawn*
Articles emailed by a reader:
James Edwards: “A Biblical Perspective on Immigration Policy”
Generation5: “Reconsidering Interracial Adoption”
Nil Desperandum: “Bloodlines: John Piper’s Assault on the Hereditary Family”
Nil Desperandum: “A Response to Dr. Moore’s Opinions on Immigration and Race”
David Opperman: “A Defense of Traditional Christianity”
Steven A Camarota: “74.7% of Mexican immigrants use some form of welfare in the USA” and “Legal and Illegal Immigration Driving Down American Wages”
Peter Dodds: “International Adoption: In Whose Best Interest?”
Steve Sailer: “Where Dawkins Fears To Tread: Ethnic Nepotism And The Reality Of Race”
Frank Salter: “Estimating Ethnic Genetic Interests: Is It Adaptive to Resist Replacement Migration?”
Jared Taylor: “Pathological Altruism”