It’s clear that the Culture Wars are all but lost. We have maybe ten years left to turn things around but it seems increasingly unlikely that’s going to happen.
The obvious response would be to blame the Left. I don’t agree. I believe the Culture Wars have been lost because they have never truly been fought. They have never truly been fought because the conservative side has been betrayed from within. More specifically, betrayed by the neocons and by Kumbaya Christianity.
Every battle that has been lost has been lost because two groups that should have fighting against the Cultural Marxist agenda failed to show up on the battlefield. The two groups concerned are the mainstream conservative political parties and the churches.
The mainstream conservative political parties turned traitor because they were hopelessly infected by neocon thinking. Neoconservatism is a philosophy that reduces everything to money. It is even more blindly materialistic and economically reductionist than classical Marxism. Neocons don’t care about social issues or morality because they can’t be measured in monetary terms therefore they don’t exist. Actually it’s worse than that – neocons are likely to support the Cultural Marxist agenda because they see a short-term political advantage in doing so. Not only are they unlikely to show up on the battlefield – if they do show up they will probably fight on the side of the Cultural Marxists.
The neocons have also discredited conservative political parties by encouraging the view that such parties are simply the parties of greed.
The rise of Kumbaya Christianity has destroyed Christianity as a force capable of opposing Cultural Marxism. Kumbaya Christianity is based on a tragic delusion – that if Christianity can be transformed into a feel-good bleeding heart social movement stripped of any genuine religious content then suddenly the churches will be full again. In fact the mainstream churches are more empty than ever. As a result of this delusion Christian churches have been at best lukewarm allies in the struggle against Cultural Marxism. At worst they have outright traitors.
If there is to be any hope at all of preventing final defeat we need to recognise neocons and Kumbaya Christianity as being more dangerous enemies than the Left. We need to recognise that neocons are not conservatives and that Kumbaya Christianity is not Christianity.