The Triumph of 21st
It Mutated and We Thought It Was Dead
The collapse of communist Eastern Europe, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, and the collapse of communist régimes world-wide in the late 20th century led many to conclude that communism was all but dead except in a few Asian countries like China, North Korea and Vietnam. As one looks around at the democratic, capitalist West we may be tempted to conclude that communism, at least in Europe and North America, is well and truly dead. I don't think so. Indeed, I will go so far as to say that far from being defeated, communism has triumphed. Though its name and methods have changed, it has basically achieved its aims, and is even now consolidating its power.
Douglas Hyde, a former British communist, wrote: "Communism had been our aim and we had said so. It could only be achieved by bloody revolution, civil war and Red terror - and we made no bones about it. The capitalist world was rotten, we hated its traditions, we rejected its conventions, its morality, and we did not hestitate to proclaim and practice these things. As communists, we publicly defied all 'bourgois' conventions and gloried in being 'outrageous'. Communism was militantly atheistic and we said so, publicly blaspheming at out meetings, caricturing God in our Press. We had our League of Militant Atheists and gloried in its title and its intentions. We proclaimed the bankruptcy of marriage, the futility of the family, the freedom of unrestricted sexual intercourse. And we practiced these things too" (I Believed, The Reprint Society, London, 1950, p.56).
The old-style militant communism has certainly faded away for the most part but a new-style "pink communism" has undoubtedly replaced it. There have, in any case, always been many shades of communism, from Trotskyism to Marxist-Leninism, from Maoism to Stalinism, and many other besides. Today's communists have largely rejected violence, seeing how people eventually tire of it it and throw it off, and have, instead, focussed on gradual infiltration. And their agents for this change have always been the Social Democrats.
Hyde continues: "If we worked to assist the return of a Labour Government we did so only that the social democrats, or "social fascists" as we more often called them, might reveal their bankruptcy and so that the disillusioned workers would then turn to us. And we told the world that this alone was our reason. There was at least a certain grim, contemptuous honesty about our attitude" (Ibid.).
It is interesting that in the post-Soviet era that former communists have formed or joined "social fascist" parties and it is from there that they have launched their "new communism". Look at most social democratic manifestos and you will see that they are either directly or indirectly promoting nearly all of the old communist doctrines of family, religion and morality. In many ways, they are more inciduous because their true agenda is partly hidden - the old communists at least said what they meant. No, it is the social democratic parties that the old communists have made their home and seek to influence our society.
As New Covenant Christians we do not participate in politics as the boundaries become increasingly blurred in the moral and ethical areas. Whether we like it or not we have passed from an old communism, to a new communism which is evolving into its final form, Satanism. Satanists proclaim that God is dead, that the family institution is redundant, and that that everyone should be free to pursue whatever inclination they have in an unrestrained manner. Though they publically maintain they are atheists, claiming that "Satan" and "God" are but symbols of various forces, their core leadership know only too well that both exist. Communism and social democracy have always been Satan's agents and whilst each has undoubtedly done some good, the price has been high, for in a way both are imitations of Christianity but with different core ingredients left out.
I know that to suggest that communism and social democracy are but variations on the satanic theme will offend many, including some Christians who are heavily involved politically. The latter really have no excuse, though, for political involvement is really prescribed by the teachings of the Master who declared that His Kingdom was "not of this world [system]". Indeed, He taught that we should not love the world system at all but have our minds on a theocracy that transcends the banality, hypocrisy and satanically-originated and -directed agendas of political parties. There is not one political party in power that would support the concept of Zion - God's Theocracy - indeed, they are decidedly hostile to it. Many have persecuted it and all will persecute it finally, and most especially the one-party world state that we are rapidly heading towards.
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