'Cultural Marxism' and 'critical theory' are concepts developed by a group of German intellectuals, who, in 1923 in Germany, founded the Institute of Social Research at Frankfurt University. The Institute, modeled after the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow, became known as the Frankfurt School. In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, the members of the Frankfurt School fled to the United States. While here, they migrated to major U.S. universities (Columbia, Princeton, Brandeis, and California at Berkeley).
The Frankfurt School’s diabolical scheme was the destruction of the West. To quote one of its founders, Willi Munzenberg:
We must organize the intellectuals and use them to make Western civilization stink. Only then, after they have corrupted all its values and made life impossible, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat. . . . We will make the West so corrupt it stinks.
How would these “organized intellectuals” accomplish their goal? They would employ an eleven-pronged attack.
1. The creation of racism offences.
2. Continual change to create confusion.
3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children.
4. The undermining of schools' and teachers' authority.
5. Huge immigration to destroy identity.
6. The promotion of excessive drinking.
7. Emptying of churches.
8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime.
9. Dependency on the state or state benefits.
10. Control and dumbing down of media.
11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family.
Do any of these things sound familiar? It seems to me that the Frankfurt School has enjoyed smashing success—but for how long? (Remember, the “school” is but 90 or so years old.)
Also, remember this: There is another “school” with an antithetical goal; an ancient school whose Master and Teacher charges, “You are the salt of the earth . . . You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matthew 5:13-14).
While the one seeks to corrupt and darken the other seeks to preserve and lighten. These “schools” are locked in mortal combat. There is no middle ground, no room for compromise, no neutrality. “What fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Cor. 6:14).
The ultimate outcome of this conflict isn’t in doubt. The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ will defeat the Frankfurt School. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. Christ—not antichrist—is King. King Christ is Lord of all history and the future is His, not His enemies’.
But we don’t live in the past or the future. We live now. Thus, we must venture outside of our pietistic closets and engage our enemy on what he mistakenly considers “his turf.” We should do this now. It won’t be easy, but the stakes couldn’t be higher or our success more certain.
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. . . . Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations. . .” (Psalm 24:1; Matt 28:18-19).