Stan Evans’ Battle Against Paganism And Cultural Marxism

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Those who assembled on March 12 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg, Va., to celebrate the life of conservative thinker and writer M. Stanton Evans heard several references to his monumental 1994 work, The Theme is Freedom. This book is worth remembering and re-reading as we are being treated repeatedly to the spectacle in the media of “conservatives” endorsing gay rights and gay marriage.

In an illustration of what Stan called the “pagan ethic,” he cites on page 128 “the campaign to change societal views of homosexuality—to treat it as an ‘alternative lifestyle,’ as valid in its way as heterosexual conduct.” Stan comments, “Among other things, this is a reversion to pagan ways of thinking.” He cites acceptance of homosexuality in ancient civilizations such as Babylon and notes, “All of this was unequivocally condemned by the religion of the Bible.”

Yet, as Austin Ruse points out in his Breitbart article, “GOP Elite Ask Supreme Court to Impose Gay Marriage on America,” a brief to celebrate homosexual “marriage” as equal to traditional marriage has been submitted to the court and signed by 300 conservatives and/or Republicans, including no less than 26 former senior Mitt Romney staffers.

These so-called “conservatives,” who are not conservative in any real sense, are part of a “Project Right Side” that is designed to confuse the public about the meaning of the term. The “media” section of the website tells us how news organizations have covered the “conservative case for gay marriage.”

But there is nothing “conservative” about asking the Supreme Court to impose homosexual marriage on all 50 states. What’s more, as Stan Evans says, it is a return to paganism.

The fact that many don’t recognize this as paganism demonstrates how the definition of “conservatism” is being changed right before our eyes.

Many are deceived because the media repeatedly offer up so-called “conservatives” who endorse homosexual marriage. The names of several of them appear on the brief to the Supreme Court. They are:

  • Alex Castellanos, a Republican media advisor who appears regularly on NBC’s Meet the Press and currently serves as a member of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television”
  • S.E. Cupp, CNN commentator
  • Margaret Hoover, CNN contributor
  • Abby Huntsman, MSNBC political commentator
  • Ana Navarro, CNN commentator
  • Nicolle Wallace, co-host of ABC’s “The View”

The subtitle of The Theme Is Freedom is “Religion, Politics, and the American Tradition.” The dedication reads, “For my father, who kept the faith.” The acknowledgments include the touching comments, “…these pages are not only dedicated to the memory of my father, but also reflect the many conversations I had with him across the decades about the religious basis of our society, and countless other issues.”

Stan described the book as “an effort to trace, conceptually and as a matter of historical fact, the nexus between religious values and the rise of our political system.” He notes for example:

  • “That biblical teaching was the formative influence in the creation of Europe, and that Europe was the nursery of freedom as we know it, are both established facts of record.”
  • “If Christian doctrine is opposed to freedom, then liberty ought to flourish where Christianity has had the smallest degree of influence, and languish where that influence is the greatest. That a general survey prima facie says the opposite suggests that something in the conventional history is mistaken.”
  • “…this correlation of Christianity with the rise of freedom is anything but accidental. In fact, the precepts of our religion provided the conceptual building blocks for the free societies of the West—including the very idea of liberty as we know it, limits on the power of the state, and institutions that gave these practical expression.”

The so-called conservatives who promote gay marriage can say anything they want, but their position is not conservative or Biblical. Regarding the latter, Robert A. Gagnon’s book, The Bible and Homosexual Practice, is the best authority. The case against same-sex intercourse is based on scripture.

In chapter seven of his book, The Rise of Neopaganism, Stan Evans explains why and how Marxist concepts have become embedded in Western thought. “More problematic in an immediate sense,” he writes, “are aspects of the Marxist worldview, generally not recognized as such, that have already penetrated liberal thought and are considered perfectly routine and normal.”

He is describing what we know to be the process of cultural Marxism. The return of paganism is cultural Marxism dressed up in “progressive” camouflage.

Paganism also denies the humanity of the unborn. “The Christian tradition from the earliest period says the unborn child is a human life that deserves respect and ought to be protected; the pagan view tells us it is not a legal person, and thus entitled to no protection,” Stan writes.

The pagan view is dominating America, thanks to the “conservatives” who join the liberals in either adopting or refusing to fight it. Stan describes how it works in practice for America’s children:

…it is considered perfectly proper for children from religious homes to be taught the precepts of Darwinian-Huxleyan evolution, extreme environmentalism, the value-free “alternative lifestyle” view of homosexuality and sexual conduct generally and other Neopaganism in their school work…Children may be taught the precepts of neopagan nature worship; they may not be taught the precepts of the Bible.

Incredibly, the paganism even infiltrates groups which call themselves religious. The organization Dignity USA, which claims to be Catholic, is holding a conference featuring Dan Savage, described merely as a “writer, TV personality and gay activist.” Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth describes Savage, who has been invited to the White House to celebrate “gay pride,” as “the face of progressive hate.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue says Savage has a history of offering obscene anti-Catholic rants.

The latest “conservative/libertarian” to jump aboard the gay marriage bandwagon is Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review, a Brit who argues in his new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto, that “there is more to be gained by including gays in the institution [of marriage] than by keeping them out.” With that statement, he dismisses the Judeo-Christian tradition, which is the foundation for our freedoms. “Gay Marriage: The Wrong Fight” is one of his chapter titles. The battle against gay marriage “has been lost,” he says.

It might be worthwhile to be pro-life, he concedes, since “scientific advances” might yet prove the unborn child is a human life. Again, there’s no reference by this modern “libertarian” to the religious tradition that human life is sacred.

Cooke, a legal immigrant to the United States, would be well-advised to return to Britain and fight for the Christian values that are quickly disappearing in his home country. Mike Overd, a Christian street preacher, is going on trial in Britain for proclaiming the gospel in a public setting. The group Christian Concern reports, “Mike has been preaching the gospel on the streets of Taunton for over five years. But he’s faced real opposition—police even appealed to the public in a local newspaper to record him preaching so that they could get evidence of him making ‘offensive remarks.’” He was previously charged with quoting anti-homosexual references from the Bible.

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch reports that one of his most recent “offensive” comments may have been discussing the Muslim Prophet Muhammad marrying a 9-year-old girl by the name of Aisha. Overd compared the life of Muhammad to the perfect life of Jesus. Spencer asks, “Will British authorities seize and destroy copies of the hadith of Bukhari for stating that Aisha was nine [when] Muhammad consummated his marriage with her?” Bukhari’s collection is recognized by most Muslims as an authentic record of stories about Muhammad.

Commenting on the case, Spencer notes, “Britain is dying, while its authorities do nothing to save it, for fear of being called ‘racist.’ When telling the truth becomes an offense for which someone can be arrested and prosecuted, the society in which this happens [is] in its death throes.”

Who and what killed Britain? Consider the book, The Rise of Gay Rights and the Fall of the British Empire. The author defines homosexuality as “resistance” to Western religious traditions and “imperialism.”

This is how Britain began its decline. The Brazilian philosopher and writer Olavo de Carvalho says every nation has an elite or aristocracy. When this group goes against the traditions of their own country, rather than defending them, we see the nation begin to decline in influence and power. He says the elites begin focusing on their egotistical sexual desires rather than the good or interests of the nation.

The same thing is happening in the United States. The founder of the modern gay-rights movement in the United States was Harry Hay, a member of the Communist Party who also championed the rights of pedophiles. Now, key members of the Republican establishment have joined this campaign for gay rights.

What “Project Right Side” has done for us is name the members of the conservative movement and the Republican establishment who are signing up to accelerate our own nation’s decline. One notable name on this list is David H. Koch, described as a “philanthropist,” but more widely known as a major funder of the conservative movement and the Republican Party. The groups taking his money have a lot to answer for.

The result of these efforts, as Stan Evans predicted in his book, will be to help Barack Obama transform America into something we won’t be able to recognize as being in any sense American. It will be a Marxist or pagan America stripped of its Christian traditions.

Just like the Christian street preacher on trial in Britain, our children will lose their freedoms in the process. Stan Evans saw it coming. He warned us. Whether it’s called paganism or cultural Marxism, surrender would not be an option for Stan Evans.

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission.

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America Is About To Have A Constitutional Crisis

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There is one thing for sure, the United States of America will look very different from what it is today in a few years.  The only question is what that reality will look like.  The outcome of the November elections and the presidential election in 2016 will determine to a great degree what kind of country we are going to have in the future.

Today we have an imperial president flagrantly violating the Constitution in order to further his radical, Marxist agenda.  We have government spending that is out of control and a national debt that has long past the redline that historically calls into doubt the viability of a country’s finances.  We have an administration that has no qualms about using the vast power of the federal government to harm its political opposition.  Racial relations are at an all time low.  Our national leadership is nonexistent in global affairs and serious, deadly national security threats are not only looming but crossing the horizon globally.  The question is, is this the kind of government that Americans really want?

I believe there is still time to save the country.  If we can elect a leader, an adult, who will deal efficiently with all of the issues listed above, I believe America can recover.  However, that is a BIG if!  In the meantime, we are barrelling towards a Constitutional crisis.  The most obvious issue facing the country regarding the separation of powers is the Obama administration’s threat to legalize five million illegal immigrants currently in the country.  The President’s lawlessness will be so exposed by this illegal power grab and action that the country will be thrown into an uproar.  I’m talking fire and brimstone, riots in the streets, cats and dogs sleeping together, Bull Run kind of turmoil.  Only time will tell if our Dear Leader will undertake this criminal act.  If he does, there will be consequences for the country and his party.

While this situation plays itself out, there are many other paths of crisis that could work themselves out in the short run.  First and foremost, there is the IRS scandal.  We now hear from some in the IRS that, well what do you know, Lois Lerner’s emails probably still exist somewhere in the technological cloud at the tax collection agency. If this email trail leads to the White House, well, all bets are off.  Will the liberal, corrupt, mainstream media finally get on the impeachment bandwagon?  Another variable is whether or not this will happen prior to the elections in November.

Also working its way through the court system is the Speaker of the House, John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama for overstepping his Constitutional authority.  The legal opinions on the outcome of this legal action are all over the map so it is a real wildcard that could easily go either way.

We also have the House of Representatives Select Committee investigation of the Benghazi disaster.  What if the White House is found to have been derelict in its duty to protect our diplomats?  Or, what if worse information comes out, that the agenda driving the decision making process was based on political factors and not the best interest of the United States?  With all of these issues getting closer to their final outcomes, American citizens can be sure that they will witness history over the next couple years. I hear they quit teaching civics in high school; make sure your child watches this crisis to get an education he may not be getting in our government schools.

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Revealed: Find Out Who Actually Runs The Media…

One of the major speakers at last week’s “New Populism” conference was Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), a labor union that represents online writers, reporters, editorial assistants, editorial artists, and correspondents at major news organizations.

Cohen gave his speech after returning from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) conference, where Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was announced as winner of the title of “the world’s worst boss” for trying to keep prices low for consumers and opposing union control of his workplace.

Bezos, the new owner of The Washington Post, will have to negotiate with The Newspaper Guild, which merged with the CWA in 1995 and represents nearly 900 editorial and newsroom workers at the Post.

“Amazon has successfully fended off U.S. labor unions since its founding in 1994,” notes Time magazine.

Bezos has been described as a libertarian; but the Post was known as a liberal Democrat newspaper under its previous owners, the Grahams.

It will be interesting to see if he cuts this union down to size. The survival of the paper, with declining revenue and readers, may depend on it.

As the “populism” conference indicates, the progressives—once called liberals—are now calling themselves something else, in order to fool the electorate.

Don’t look for the media to blow the whistle on themselves.

Whatever they call themselves, they are in control of much of the news and editorial content of major news media organizations.

We look forward to the Post, under its new owner, telling the truth about how the CWA functions as a major component of the progressive movement, and how liberal bias is killing the appeal of the so-called mainstream media.

In addition to the Post, the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild represents employees at such news organizations as The Baltimore Sun and Bloomberg-BNA. Not surprisingly, CWA says thousands of its members also work for public broadcasting entities.

A partisan political operative who serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee and endorsed Obama in 2008, Cohen is a regular guest on the MSNBC cable channel.

Cohen’s tone last week was desperate, as the “progressives,” or “populists,” apparently understand that their President’s popularity is declining, and that their base is becoming increasingly demoralized and less likely to turn out to vote in November’s elections.

One member of the audience openly griped that she was being forced to liquidate her retirement fund in order to pay for her Obamacare plan.

The CWA’s “Education Department” has published a 38-page document entitled “Building a Movement for Economic Justice & Democracy,” which describes in detail how various components of the progressive movement are said to make up more than 71 million people, enough to create a working majority of the voting population and guarantee victory in national elections.

This might be news to the Republicans who think they will retain the House and take the Senate in this year’s national elections.

Holding up a copy of his “Building a Movement” booklet, Cohen told the “populism” conference that the political left needs to push a “common narrative” and “common collective action.” It is a message of “economic justice,” he said.

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This Is What Happens To America When Metrosexual Marxists Rule…

Metrosexuals and Marxists have one fundamental characteristic in common with each other: they both think they are smarter than everyone else. And since they know everything, they see themselves as the rightful rulers of the common people and arbiters of right and wrong, good and evil, and anything else you can think of.

Since we have a Metrosexual Marxist squatting in the White House (many Americans see Him as a usurper – a Metrosexual Marxist who is also an erstwhile Muslim), we are thrice cursed…er…um…blessed. Barack Hussein Obama and His gang of fanatics…um…er…change agents (aka The Administration) believe that foreign policy is simple: Let the Smartest Man and Only Adult in the Room pontificate; and the world, awed by His charisma and His brilliance and stunned by His ever-so-subtle nuances, will fall into line and do exactly as He wants them to.

As we can see, this strategy has worked like a fine watch made in a Chinese factory.

North Korea – These guys are moving ahead with their nuclear missile program and should soon be able to launch a EMP attack on America–should their sadistic Dear Looney find the need to distract his starving subjects from wanting to slowly skin him alive.

Sub-Saharan Africa – Obama’s fellow Africans (no, wait…B. Hussein was born in Hawai’i, right?) are still slaughtering and enslaving each other as if the 21st century (or the 20th for that matter) had never arrived.

Asia – China is producing enough pollution to create global warming and cooling, all by themselves; and they are inches away from starting an East Asian War with Japan and the Philippines. They also are spending increased billions on upgrading their army, air force, and navy and have nukes and missiles capable of reaching all the Democrat-ruled cities on the West Coast.

The Middle East – Thanks to the ever-so-tough agreement that The Obama Administration so cleverly worked out with them, Iran will have its long-sought after nuclear weapons in a few weeks. They also got their bank accounts back and thus are able to buy whatever tech goodies they still lack to launch the nukes at Israel, the US, and Europe. In Afghanistan, Americans are still being killed almost as fast as they are in Chicago; and in Iraq, the defeated and thing-of-the-past al-Qaeda has taken over the major city of Fallujah. And just to underline how utterly al-Qaeda has failed and been neutered by the brilliant strategy of The Commander-in-Chump, they have also taken over the dominant role in the Syrian insurgency and thus qualified for free arms and ammunition from America.

Russia and Eastern Europe – Just to show that they are not ungrateful for being allowed to take over Georgia, Russia has invaded Crimea in the Ukraine so that Obama, who is more flexible now after His election, can act shocked and surprised (but magnanimously allow that too.) B. Hussein has told our long-time friend and ally, Israel, that they just damn well better watch their step and do as they are told. Unfortunately, they snarkily responded, asking The Anointed One if He understood the meaning of “fat chance.”

So there’s Obozo, out in the cold of a global warming winter, having sand kicked in His faces by every bully on the beach, bewildered and wondering “what the hell went wrong?”

The truly frightening part of this geo-political tragi-comedy is that China and Russia are extremely aware of the implications of Obama’s actions and inaction. Both of them are on the move militarily since they rightly understand that the Community Organizer, with his knee-jerk Marxist philosophy and his crippling narcissistic ego, will do nothing of consequence to stop them. It is far from being beyond the realm of possibility that before Obozo leaves office, they will feel strong enough to invade us. A two-front war from the East Coast and the West, with a military that is a limp-wristed shadow of its former self, would be, as they say in Washington, problematic (especially if The Usurper and His party get their heart’s desire, gun control.) Without the “rifle behind every blade of grass,” our destruction as a nation would be inevitable. But then, is this not what the Democrats and their Greatest President of All Time want?

All this has transpired in a short five years, and the supposed conservatives in government – closet Metrosexuals? – have done almost nothing to even slow it down, much less stop it. If the 2014 election doesn’t return our government to We the People, I fear we are going to be in for a long, very rough, and painful ride.

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Pete Seeger, Marxist Minstrel





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Editor’s note: A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Pete Seeger’s death at age 94 is a cultural catharsis for the American left. The New York Times accorded his passing the kind of space normally reserved for the death of a president. Such was Seeger’s special place of reverence among liberals.

The media is hailing Seeger as a “social-justice”–crusading “progressive,” a voice for the poor, the downtrodden, the working man, and the environment. He’s also being portrayed as a victim of wild-eyed McCarthyites who maniacally searched for a red under every bed.

Well, the full story is a little different.

Pete Seeger had in fact been a Marxist, a committed one who stumped for international communism at the height of the Stalin era. Interviewed in 2008 for the PBS series “American Masters,” Seeger conceded those sympathies. He first joined the Young Communist League at Harvard (mid-1930s) and later (early 1940s) joined Communist Party USA (CPUSA).

That latter fact is a halting one. Many American communists, especially Jewish communists, bolted from CPUSA when their beloved Joseph Stalin allied with Hitler, specifically via the August 1939 Hitler-Stalin Pact. Not Seeger. He was undeterred, joining the party after the pact. (For the record, likewise undeterred was Barack Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, who also joined CPUSA after the pact.)

Seeger was a loyal comrade. If you were a communist agitator/organizer staging a big display or furthering the revolution, Pete Seeger’s presence was as reliable as a red flag. He was guaranteed to provide musical entertainment for the cause.

Here are a few examples:

At the massive anti-Vietnam rally held in New York City in April 1967, organized by the radical New Mobe, Seeger was there, strumming for the faithful.

In the 1950s, New York communist parents sent their red-diaper babies to the Little Red School House, founded in the 1920s by “progressives.” There, the likes of Angela Davis, Victor Navasky, the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and future Weather Underground terrorist Kathy Boudin (who spent many years in jail for murder) sat at the knee of leftist celebrities like Seeger, who played and taught music there.

Seeger also provided rousing performances at the summer “commie camps” in the Catskills, where the New York faithful sent their children to study the gospel according to Marx. These surreal spectacles were a sort of twisted red version of Vacation Bible School.

But Seeger’s most disturbing work as a Marxist minstrel was his crooning for “The Almanacs,” which historian Ron Radoshhimself a former red-diaper baby—calls a “communist folk-singing group.” At varying times, “The Almanacs” included Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives, and Will Geer, later known as “Grandpa” on TV’s “The Waltons.” Seeger founded the group in 1941.

The most egregious work by “The Almanacs” was its propaganda for the insidious American Peace Mobilization, which Congress identified as “one of the most seditious organizations which ever operated in the United States” and “one of the most notorious and blatantly communist fronts ever organized.” Founded in 1940, the objective of the American Peace Mobilization was to keep America out of the war against Hitler. This also meant no Lend-Lease money to Britain.

Why did the American Peace Mobilization take such a position? It did so because Hitler signed an alliance with Stalin. For American communists, any friend of Stalin was a friend of theirs. They literally swore an oath, formally pledging to a “Soviet America” and to “the triumph of Soviet power in the United States.” They were unflinchingly devout Soviet patriots.

In my book Dupes, I publish the declassified Soviet Comintern document detailing how the American Peace Mobilization “was organised on the initiative of our Party in Chicago in September, 1940.” (Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was there.)

As for mobilizing the “peace,” eager Pete Seeger was there to salute the flag.

The kick-off rally to attract naïve recruits (i.e., liberal dupes) to the American Peace Mobilization was a huge April 1941 promotional in New York. The featured musical talent was Stalinist Paul Robeson and “The Almanacs.” Almost every “folk ballad” was a swipe at America and FDR—who communists were attacking at that point—for supporting an “unjust war” by aiding Britain as it was besieged by the Nazis’ ferocious onslaught.

Such was the position of American communists, like Pete Seeger.

Of course, liberals should be enraged at Seeger for efforts like this. Unfortunately, they don’t understand their own history. For them, the bad guys are never on the left. As ex-communist James Burnham used to say, for the left, the preferred enemy is always to the right.

Speaking of which, in the left’s perverse moral universe, I’ll be viewed as the bad guy for pointing out these sordid facts about Pete Seeger. I’ll be pitied for my crass McCarthyism, whereas Seeger will be forever lionized by liberals as a peace-loving lamb, a happy-hearted hippie unfairly persecuted for his mere pursuit of “social justice.”

 

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, executive director of The Center for Vision & Values, and New York Times best-selling author of the book, “The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.” His other books include “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” and “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”

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