"Are you a Marxist?"

Dean Gotcher

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:16

A simple test:

When a parent tells you they are homeschooling their children, what is your response?

First some background information.

The Word of God tells us: "[E]very one of us shall give account of himself to God." Romans 14:12 Karl Marx wrote: "It is not individualism [the child being personally held accountable to the parent or God for his thoughts and actions, as man is held personally accountable before God for his thoughts and actions] that fulfills the individual, on the contrary it destroys him. Society ["the group," "the community," "social action," "human relationship"] is the necessary framework through which freedom [from the parent's/God's authority] and individuality [to be yourself according your carnal nature only] are made realities." (Karl Marx in John Lewis, The Life and Teachings of Karl Marx)

Evaluating your response, grading the test:

If a parent tells you they are homeschooling their children and you respond with approval—in that their children will grow up knowing right from wrong, respecting authority—you are not a Marxist. But if you respond with "What about your children's social life?" you are a Marxist. "What about your children's social life?" makes you a Marxist, no matter how much you deny it. It is the very structure of thought of Marxism. To merge the two is simply to deceiver yourself and everyone around you. Concern about your, your children's, or someone else's children's social life is antithetical to humbling and denying your "self," i.e., dying to your "self" daily, "picking up your cross," i.e., enduring the rejection of others (for your not affirming their unrighteous thoughts and actions—even to be silent in the midst of unrighteousness, i.e., not exposing, reproving, correcting, rebuking it, is to consent to unrighteousness, making it the "norm"), and following after Jesus Christ, in obedience to His Heavenly Father in all things commanded. "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin [your "self" and the world, i.e., "human nature"] unto death, or of obedience [to the Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ] unto righteousness?" Romans 6:16 The Apostle Paul wrote: "For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." Galatians 1:10

Your behavior toward your children (and those who would come between you and your children, including the contemporary dialectic 'reasoning,' i.e., "youth group" "church") reveals whether you are a Marxist or you are not. The hallmark of Marxism is the Marxist's ability, as a facilitator of 'change,' to "help" children transcend their parent's authority, i.e., "help" them set aside their parent's commands, rules, facts, and truth in order to "build relationship" with one another, i.e., "help" them 'justify' their carnal desires of the 'moment' and their resentment toward restraint (affirming one another), turning them against their parents, i.e., their parent's authority in the process. "There are many stories of the conflict and tension that these new practices [the children dialoguing their opinions to a consensus in the "group grade," "relationship building," "team building," facilitated classroom] are producing between parents and children." (David Krathwohl, Benjamin S. Bloom, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Book 2: Affective Domain) Marxism, i.e., making right and wrong subject to the child's "feelings" of the 'moment,' i.e., the "affective domain" became the curriculum (the method of instruction) used by educators from the 50's on (in America and around the world). All teachers are certified and schools (including colleges, universities, trade schools, military academies, etc.,) are accredited today (including private, "Christian," etc., including increasingly home schooling material) based upon their use of what are called "Bloom's Taxonomies." which (as pointed out in Book 2: Affective Domain) are based upon the ideology or "world view" ("Weltanschauung1") of men such as Theodor Adorno and Erick Fromm ("1Cf. Erich Fromm [Escape from Freedom], T. W. Adorno, [The Authoritarian Personality]"), who were Marxists.

When you as a parent turn your focus from wanting your children to "do right and not wrong," i.e., doing the father's/Father's will no matter the cost, to them "having a better life," i.e., to them "'feeling' good" about their "self" (not that we do not want our children to have a better life, but that doing right and not wrong must come first) you add to your marriage vow, i.e., "for better or for worse," a new clause, "until something better comes along," establishing your love of "self," i.e., your love of pleasure over and therefore against the love of God, i.e., "the love of the Father," i.e., righteousness, i.e., doing the Father's will, making yourself a Marxist, promoting Marxism, i.e., 'justifying' your "self" in the name of "the children."

Karl Marx wrote: "Once the earthly family [where the children are obedient to their father] is discovered to be the secret of the holy family [where the Son and those who follow Him are obedient to His Heavenly Father], the former [the traditional family system] must itself be annihilated [vernichtet] theoretically [in the "thoughts" and "actions" of the children—which are subject to their "feelings" of the 'moment'] and practically [according to the laws of nature, i.e. to the laws of society, i.e. to the laws of the flesh (sin), which, through the use of the consensus process are subject to the ever 'changing' situations ("lusts") of this life]." (Karl Marx, Theses On Feuerbach #4)

Sigmund Freud believed, as do all who follow after him in his/their praxis of psychology: 'It is not really a decisive matter whether one has killed one's father or abstained from the deed,' if the function of the conflict and its consequences are the same." "... the hatred against patriarchal suppression—a 'barrier to incest,' ... the desire (for the sons) to return to the mother—[which] culminates in the rebellion of the exiled sons, the collective killing and devouring of the father, and the establishment of the brother clan [socialism]." "If the guilt accumulated in the civilized domination of man by man can ever be redeemed by freedom, then the 'original sin' must be committed again: 'We must again eat from the tree of knowledge in order to fall back into the state of innocence.'" (Sigmund Freud in Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization: A philosophical inquiry into Freud) "The individual is emancipated in the social group." "Freud speaks of religion as a 'substitute-gratification'—the Freudian analogue to the Marxian formula, 'opiate of the people.'" "Freud commented that only through the solidarity of all the participants could the sense of guilt [the guilty conscience for disobeying the father/Father] be assuaged." (Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History) "Marxian theory ["the group"] needs Freudian-type instinct theory [the child's carnal nature] to round it out. And of course, vice versa." "This is a realistic combination of the Marxian version & the humanistic. (Better add to definition of "humanistic" that it also means one species, One World.)" "Third-Force psychology is also epi-Marxian in these senses, i.e., including the most basic scheme as true-good social conditions are necessary for personal growth, bad social conditions stunt human nature,... This is to say, one could reinterpret Marx into a self-actualization-fostering Third- and Fourth-Force psychology-philosophy. And my impression is anyway that this is the direction in which they are going now." "The whole discussion becomes species-wide, One World, at least so far as the guiding goal is concerned. To get to that goal is politics & is in time and space & will take a long time & cost much blood." (Abraham Maslow, The Journals of A.H. Maslow) "Self-actualizing people have to a large extent transcended the values of their culture. They are not so much merely Americans as they are world citizens, members of the human species first and foremost." (Abraham Maslow, The Further Reaches of Human Nature) "I have found whenever I ran across authoritarian students that the best thing for me to do was to break their backs immediately." "The correct thing to do with authoritarians is to take them realistically for the bastards they are and then behave toward them as if they were bastards." (Abraham Maslow, Maslow on Management) "Yet nakedness is absolutely right. So is the attack on antieroticism, the Christian & Jewish foundations. Must move in the direction of the Reichian orgasm." "I must put as much of this as is possible & usable in my education book, & more & more in succeeding writings." (Maslow, Journals)

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9 "Deceitful" in thinking that pleasure is the standard for "good" instead of doing the father's/Father's will. "Wicked" in that it hates anyone who gets in the way of pleasure—the father/Father and his/His authority. Karl Marx is in the heart of your children, waiting for a facilitator of 'change' to "help" them 'liberate' it out from under your authority, i.e., out from under the father's/Father's authority.

While you might disagree with me. You are wrong. Instead of defending (denying) your deceitful and wicked heart, 'justifying' your "human nature" as being "good," or, if placed in the "right" social environment becoming "good" (as Karl Marx along, with all philosophers, socialists, and psychiatrist believed—the Protestant Reformation was based upon Martin Luther's rejection of Aristotle's teachings, i.e., the Catholic Church's teaching that man, by doing good works, becomes good) you should recognize that your own unrighteous thoughts and unrighteous actions are not pleasing to God and 'repent.' While 'changing' the environment might help limit the temptations to sin (home schooling parents are trying to do that) it can not remove sin. Only God can do that, through the shed blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. We are all personally (as individuals before God) accountable for our thoughts and our actions, period. By making that which is spiritual temporal, making "spirit" that which is between man and man (man, full of pride, focusing upon "human relationship," upon "team spirit," desiring the approval or affirmation of men, 'justifying his wicked ways), that which is truly spiritual, of God (who alone is good), i.e. with man walking humbly before God, is negated.

Men today, in all walks of life (including "ministers"), are so possessed with Marxist ideology that it is difficult if not impossible to communicate the truth of the gospel to them (even in the "church"), truth now being weighed according to the feelings and thoughts of man in his relationship with himself, others, and the world, instead of according to the Word of God "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the God." (Jesus quoting Deuteronomy 8:3) underline added. Quoting the Marxist, Max Horkheimer, who knew that individualism, engendered from the fear of God, was the main obstacle which had to be removed from mankind's pathway if he was to achieve globalism: "Protestantism ["the priesthood of all believers," individual man doing his best as unto the Lord] was the strongest force in the extension of cold rational individualism." (Max Horkheimer, Vernunft and Selbsterhaltung) "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons." Colossians 3:23-25

The courts are buried, trying to resolve the crimes of today―crimes engendered from children rejecting the father's authority (rejecting the father's training them up in the admonition of the Lord, thereby engendering a "guilty conscience" in them when they are tempted to do wrong, are doing wrong, or have done wrong)―by making "all" individuals (criminal and civil alike) work together in producing "healthy" social(ist) 'change' (communitization). Our courts today refuse to recognize that the traditional family (where the Father gives his children commands to be obeyed, without questioning them or his authority, and chastens them when they disobey) is the "seedbed" of civilization. They, are setting out to replace it (negate it) with their dialectic programs (Marxist ideology) of "community service" instead. While dad and mom are not perfect (they could be or could have been down right tyrants), the office they serve in is—given to them by God to do right and not wrong in, according to His will, loving their children, rewarding them and blessing them (encouraging them) when they do right, correcting, reproving, rebuking (chastening) them when they do wrong, training them up in the admonition of the Lord. As Genesis 3:1-6, as Hegel, as Marx, as Freud, so to, as America today, we have made the rejection of the father's/Father's authority the law of the land. Sowing to the wind, we have reaped a whirlwind. When you, as a parent, make your duty feeding your children their carnal desires of the 'moment,' when you say "enough," they will turn and rend you.

The simplicity of the gospel (faith in and obedience to the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ) has been replaced with the complexity of dialectic 'reasoning,' man 'justifying' himself before men, leaving man in his sin. As Marx wrote: "Not feeling at home in the sinful world, Critical Criticism ["questioning authority," i.e. the praxis of "theory and practice," i.e. man's carnal thoughts and carnal actions united as one in social action or 'change'] must set up a sinful world in its own home." (Karl Marx, The Holy Family) In other words, instead of the parent's training their children up in righteousness, i.e. teaching them to do the Father's will, thereby "alienating" them from the world (their "guilty conscience" making them uncomfortable in the world of sin) and the world "alienating" itself from them (feeling uncomfortable when they talk, i.e. preach and teach about man's sin, i.e. about man being judged by God and found wanting, i.e. condemned, they instead, not only refuse to 'repent,' they refuse to hear the truth about their deceitful and wicked hearts, i.e. they 'justify' their "human nature," uniting themselves as one in self-social 'justification,' i.e. in "self-social actualization,"). The message is: instead of being "negative," the parents should be "positive," i.e. be "tolerant" of their child's' carnal nature, hone their "social skills" and "set up a sinful world in their own home," with "their social life," as according to Marx, being the measure of their worth or value in life. Therefore, according to the Marxist (who is used as the world view for our current education system), Theodor Adorno, if we are to have 'change,' we must "use social environmental forces to change the parent's behavior toward the child." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality) The agenda of education today is to not only 'liberate' the children from parental authority but to also 'liberate' parents' from Parental authority (from the authority of God) as well, by changing how the parent's see their role in "society." "Social life" is the touchstone of Marxist ideology. "Citizens are obliged to concern themselves with the upbringing of children, to train them for socially useful work, and to raise them as worthy members of socialist society." (Soviet Constitution)

Others might say "Marx was more right than wrong." My response to that kind of narrow minded thinking is: the tombstone of the demolition expert can read: "He was more right than wrong." The tombstone of the patient read: "The doctor was more right than wrong." The tombstone of the astronauts who died on space shuttle #25 "More things went right than went wrong" (20,000 parts working and one not is not good news when going into space). Marx was dead wrong. So are all those who responded to the home schooling parent, as Karl Marx: "What about your children's social life?" Are you a Marxist? If you are, then who needs Karl Marx when you are around. You will do.

If you want to read a lengthy and involved exposé regarding the effect dialectic 'reasoning' (Marxist theory and practice) is having upon the home school movement (which includes through the "church") read: A warning regarding home schooling.

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2012-2015-2017