After Kyle Rittenhouse was rightly and justly acquitted on all counts in his self-defense trial in Kenosha, predictably, several protests erupted in the neighboring city of Chicago. During the protest, one woman was caught on video repeatedly chanting, “The only solution, is Communist revolution.” She goes on to say, “That’s right we need Communism – that’s what we need. We need that. We need that, to save us.” You can see the video here which now has over one million views.
One has to wonder if this activist who is promoting communism realizes that she is advocating for one of the deadliest killing machines in human history? In the one hundred years since the Bolshevik revolution, it is estimated that over 100 million people worldwide have died as a result of this horrific political movement through imprisonment, poverty and starvation. Communism is often aptly described as being red and that is an accurate portrayal, as it runs red with the blood of many innocent people.
Using Christian generosity, we might give the activist the benefit of the doubt that she is either woefully uneducated or grossly uninformed on the accurate history of communism, and is being used by evil forces to promote an ideology that she cannot clearly articulate as anything more than, “…that.” She say, “We need that to save us.” The demonic forces indoctrinating disgruntled people into promoting communism often fan the flames of envy, division and their own personal dissatisfaction thereby offering a false savior to cure all of their legitimate and perceived ills. Communism can’t and won’t save this women from anything.
Is this chant just the brainchild of one unhappy woman or is there a far more vast and corrupting culture taking hold in our urban areas? Her call for a communist revolution should not surprise us one bit though, as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization was admittedly founded on Marxist ideas. According the New York Post, one of the co-founders of BLM, Patrisse Cullors, claimed in a 2015 video they (she and fellow members) are “trained Marxists.” We have all seen that BLM is not just about helping impoverished black people live healthier more productive and fulfilled lives. It is really about crushing the so-called patriarchy, propagating unending race baiting, ending the nuclear family, and apparently providing funding for Patrisse Cullors to purchase a $1.4 million dollar home in a ritzy area of Los Angeles. That’s how it always goes with the communists. Those in charge live lavish lifestyles and the rest of us are in bread lines.
Although the whole communism thing is extremely troubling with the possibility of gulags, political prisoners, forced labor camps, struggle sessions and the loss of all liberty and personal property, what is more disturbing is the idea that communism can somehow save anyone. Communism at its essence is the opposite of a savior – it is an enslaver. At the heart of communism is an atheistic and arrogant belief that men and women alone can control their destiny. That progress and science trump belief and faith. That we can somehow create heaven on earth.
The seeds of the evil ideology of communism have already been planted, nurtured and are growing here among us in our communities, schools, government institutions and unfortunately the church. The only one who can save us now is Jesus. Stay close to him in this uncertain time.
John Chapter 3:16-17
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.