Wokeism, Critical Race Theory, “we are the 99%!”, social justice.
For those who have ears to ear and have gained their powers of discernment trained by constant practice it’s obvious that there is something amiss in the world about us, there is something “going on”.
There seems to be a spiritual fog that’s descended on the world. A new culture “zeitgeist” or spirit of the age. One of the primary narratives being formed by this new cultural spirit is the mantra of “social justice”.
So what is this? What is all this talk of social justice about anyway?
In short, there is a demonic, nay, Satanic agenda at work. The devil of old is still at work “deceiving the nations” and he’s using his same old lies to achieve his end.
James Lindsay is Founder and Contributor at “New Discourses“, an excellent online resource that functions as a tutorial in all things philosophy and social justice.
A word of caution, James Lindsay is an atheist and therefore obviously does not speak from a Christian worldview but a scholarly one. Therefore I would encourage you to prayerfully consider whether or not the Holy Spirit would have you give him your ear.
While I wouldn’t encourage a Christian to try and understand this issue solely from an intellectual standpoint this podcast does serve as a good place to get some practical understanding about this whole social justice hoopla and it’s philosophical genesis.
Unfortunately Lindsay and New Discourses’ benefit ends there because they fail to connect the final dots. The dots that connect the spiritual zeitgeist of the day to the Father of Lies.
That being said, if you’re trying to get a better understanding of the whole social justice phenomenon I’d encourage you to give this video a watch. In it, James Lindsay is interviewed by Michael O’Fallon of Sovereign Nations:
After watching the video I felt compelled to share the following comment and that’s really the reason for this blog post. I felt like I should also share the comment I wrote here:
Excellent video. A couple of thoughts. So Hegel’s not the root of this thing. And neither is Kant. Satan is.
Here’s the first dialectic:
Agenda = Steal God’s throne and destroy his creation.
Thesis = Eve, you lack knowledge, if you had it you’d be ‘like God’.
Anti-thesis = The fruit’s desirable and good for knowledge. Hhrmp… let’s eat!
Synthesis = Now we have knowledge! Oh no, we’re naked. “Adam, where are you…”
This is what that Liar has been doing from the beginning. It’s his native tongue. If you dig deeper you’ll find Marx and most others in this stream, I’m not positive on Hegel and Kant but there’s a high probability that these men all engaged demons at some point via alchemy, sorcery, divination, witchcraft, etc; and that’s where they learn their father’s method. They, like Eve, were enticed by the same lie, “ye shall be like God…” There’s nothing new under the sun y’all.
So practically, how do you battle this? Well, you need to learn their favorite logical fallacies. They have a lot but straw man probably leads the way, red herring and association fallacies and a whole host of others will be there too. When you see them employee one, say it. Call it out for what it is. Tell them plainly, “that’s a straw man” and go right back to the heart of the argument and stick a sword in it.
Here’s the deal though, practicality is over rated. This isn’t a high school debate. It’s quite literally spiritual warfare and if you don’t want to get trounced by your enemy I suggest you armor up in something more sufficient than your mental capabilities. My point is this. Don’t play chess with the devil, he’s smarter than you are. You will lose.
Instead, take up the “sword” God gave you, which is the “word” of God. Now listen closely, that’s not the “graphe” mind you, not the Holy Scriptures but the “rhema” word, which is the Holy Spirit, the power of God himself (Ephesians 6:17), which dwelleth in you by grace through faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. First abide in Him and then the Scriptures will come alive like a lion as you weld them in battle.
The church MUST repent for their neglect of the powerful working of the Holy Spirit in and among them. For far too long the church has continued to go back and put on Saul’s armor, the carnality of their own minds. But that is not how David slew the giant. No, he “ran” to meet the enemy in the field with nothing but a sling and five smooth stones and he went forth by faith in the power of the Living God and the promise that He would go before him and be his deliverer.
“14Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.” – Luke 21:14-15
If the church would simply believe. Have faith in the good news of Jesus Christ crucified and risen for the remission of sin, then continue believing in the present ministry and wonder working power of the indwelling Holy Spirit they’d start slaying giants. But as it is, they continue to fiddle around in Saul’s armor, relying on their own mental ability, their own strength to save them.
Repent. Believe the good news of Christ. Believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to work in and through you by grace through faith and you will see your enemies fall.Youtube Comment by Kyle McDaniel on “Hegel and the Dialectic | James Lindsay & Michael O’Fallon | Changing Tides Ep. 3” – The New Discourses Channel
A little while back I published a blog post about “Intellectualism and Apostacy” and how I had much that I wanted to share about the issue. This video/conversation is a prime example of that issue.
While Lindsay deftly understands and explains the philosophical trail that’s led us to where we are today, he utterly fails to give the listener any real hope of doing anything about this tidal wave of lies.
The reason for that is this: the social justice mantra is not an intellectual phenomenon but a spiritual one. It is quite literally spiritual warfare and he’s engaging in the battle in the “futility of the mind” (Ephesians 4:17) rather than in the “armor or God” (Ephesians 6:10).