Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Random Comments


Paul VanderKlay has been offering some interesting videos and commentary lately, much of it focused on the culture wars and wokism of society.  I think this is very much on his mind because these same culture wars are being fought in many Protestant denominations, including his.

Following are some of my comments at his site, in response to these videos; I include some further thoughts as well.


PVK: Feminism [BM: or any of the other third rails in the culture war of today] won, but can’t take “yes” for an answer.

That is because winning isn’t the objective, but making the enemy lose.  More precisely, destroying the enemy.  Critical Theory has no finish line, no “objective truth” where it can now offer: “we won.”  How could it?  There are no objective truths in Critical Theory.

I am currently reding a book: The Red Trojan Horse, by Alasdair Elder.  It is on the history and current situation regarding Critical Theory, the foundational backbone of the Cultural Marxism we have seen in society over the last fifty years or so.  I will end up writing at least a couple of posts based on this book.


The following comment was made in response to a post on Christian pacifism, Anabaptists, etc.

Charles Martel and John III Sobieski would be hearing “blah, blah, blah,” and even the most pacifist Christians, deep down inside, would have said at the two respective times, “thank God for Charles” … “thank God for John.”

We are called to love our neighbor and love our enemy.  But what if our enemy wants to destroy our neighbor?  To which one do we then show love?  Look into your child’s eyes while answering the question.

I have written a few posts on this topic in the past (here, here, and here).  Let’s just say I thank God for men like Charles Martel and John III.


Regarding the possibility of civil war...certainly violence will come if the "jab or no job, jab or no food" is implemented.  It is already true in some parts of the world - the parts where guns have been virtually outlawed.


Ephesians 6: 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

I might be reading too much into PVK’s statements, but it appears that he recognizes that the actors we see on stage are those through whom Satan works.  It is always a good bet to assume that we are being fed lies, and that none of the actions and pronouncements of those who claim to lead us (political, business, and, unfortunately, much of the clergy) are in our best interests.  Hasn't failed me yet.  “Remember the Maine” was just one in a series of never-ending lies in this long string.

CS Lewis: “They are not men at all.  Stepping outside the Tao, they have stepped into the void.  Nor are their subjects necessarily unhappy men.  They are not men at all: they are artefacts.  Man’s final conquest has proved to be the abolition of Man.”

We entered the final phase of this in March 2020.  Unfortunately, too many have chosen the wrong side.  It is still possible, at least for the sake of one’s soul, if not body, to repent.  Then make a public profession of faith.


PVK: These things tend to die when enough people have blood on their hands….

BM: Even if one wants to believe it is totally coincidence, the wokism we see around us is completely consistent with the strategy laid out by Antonio Gramsci, and also the Frankfurt School.  Their purpose was to bring communism to the West by destroying the common culture that held together the bourgeoisie and the proletariat.  That culture was Christian and based on natural law.

Wokism will die, either when enough people have blood on their hands (and we know which side is better trained at firearms) or when the economics falters to such a degree that the division of labor economy ceases to function (as it always will in communist systems).

The second possibility is coming true right before our eyes.

It is interesting to watch: people are pushing back at school board meetings, on both woke teaching and masks, etc.  The Biden administration now has labeled this domestic terrorism – to confront your local school board makes you a terrorist.  Why?  The answer is obvious.

Soon the Biden administration will label airline pilots and others like them who protest by going on strike as domestic terrorists as well.


  1. Re. Southwest Airlines
    The Left's apocalyptic dream has been the General Strike. See, for instance G. Sorel ("Homer for the Working Class"), "Reflections on Violence". But what, if a new professional class of goes on strike, inspiring other professionals in the name of freedom?, A General Strike on the Right?
    "Mr. President, all Air Force 1 pilots have called in sick. We could, of course, get some of those folks to pilot the plane who are experts in remote controlling of drones. And, after all isn't equity important in this as in every instance: the only reason some are not allowed to pilot aircraft is based upon racist/genderist /speciesist/rationalist assumptions of European

    I have rethought my position on the Churches in the present mess. Originally I thought it would be easy for the Powers That Be to close them for good after last year's (voluntary) shut down, culminating in the cancellation of the Paschal Feast. It now occurs to me that there is no need for the State to shut down such spineless entities.

    1. To your last sentence...interesting. Like leaving the impaled body at the city gates, as a reminder of the tyrant's power.

  2. Bionic, there is an explanation to why there is no stated end point as described below.

    "PVK: Feminism [BM: or any of the other third rails in the culture war of today] won, but can’t take “yes” for an answer.

    That is because winning isn’t the objective, but making the enemy lose. More precisely, destroying the enemy. Critical Theory has no finish line, no “objective truth” where it can now offer: “we won.” How could it? There are no objective truths in Critical Theory."

    Listen to James Lindsay commenting on Herbert Marcuse's "An Essay On Liberty". The answer is that once everything "bad" is torn down, the "good" will appear. This is mixed up with the Hegelian idea that synthesis comes automatically out of analyzing thesis/antithesis contradictions. The Critical Theorists are doing the work. The current system is the thesis, Critical Theory is the antithesis, the work to tear down the current system will make the new Utopia emerge.

    It is an insane, irrational ideology, but that is it.

  3. Even as a libertarian, I am open to outlawing teaching any Marxist, Neo-Marxist, Critical Theory, etc ideas at any level of school. It is cancer. It has to be completely. If not it comes back 20 years later always an uglier and more twisted version trying to do the same thing, which is tear society down.

  4. Speaking of random comments, you've often expressed the wish that Jordan Peterson would move towards discussion of natural law; not sure if you've seen it, but this post grazes the issue:

    "How much better could things become if we all avoided the temptation to actively or passively warp the structure of existence?"

    A case of convergent thought, maybe? Or maybe people such as yourself are pushing the zeitgeist in the right direction!

  5. PVK: "These things tend to die when enough people have blood on their hands…."

    BM: "Wokism will die, either when enough people have blood on their hands"

    It is conceivable that these people who have the blood on their hands are trying to stanch the flow from their own wounds, given to them by somebody else.

    Nothing like a gunshot to the belly to change one's religion.

  6. They aren’t churches, they are buildings where the misguided Church goes to be indoctrinated into a fake “Christianity” called “Judeo-Christianity” by the False Prophets the Bible speaks of.

    1. Exactly. The modern "church" is 180 degrees the opposite of the early church.

    2. Amen Brother!
      Too bad you,I and Steve can't go fishing sometime and have a good discussion. Trying to discuss spiritual things on this board only leads to an argument.
      I'll risk a shot but won't be surprised at a negative response from someone.
      "The only people who will come to the Truth, (Christ), are those whom His Father, FIRST, draw."
      There is no other way.

  7. 1992
    Republican Party National Convention
    Pat Buchanan
    We are in a cultural war

    Reported: Buchanan calls for cultural war!

    Theoden: I will not risk open war.
    Aragorn: Open war is upon you, whether you would risk it or not.

  8. I find it very humorous, perhaps telling, that those who berate the church, and Lord knows it deserves berating, at least I have never seen it, these people never give an alternative place where the Word of God is spoken.
    More often than not post that will give scripture in context and explain how that scripture relates to today’s happenings, are either soon buried with frivolous comments or deleted by the site host, if they even make it through the approval phase.
    Go to sermon audio dot com.
    Search topics such as how God destroys nations, immigration, judgment, tyranny, And let God lead you.

  9. You may already be familiar with him, but I find Michael Rectanwald’s works on postmodern theory and ‘cultural Marxism’ (apologies to Paul Gottfried, who dislikes that term) to be reference quality. He provides a very accessible history interwoven with analysis of current events.