Critical Race Theory, Christianity, and Marxism

Critical race theory is ‘grounded in Marxism,’ professor confirms” (The Postmillenial)

Villanova professor Glenn Bracey says outright that “critical race theory is grounded in Marxism,” and that “The Marxist foundation of critical race theory is, at base, a spiritual concern.”

“Evangelical Christians are very upset about critical race theory because it is self-consciously grounded in Marxism. Now, when Evangelical Christians hear critical race theory is grounded in Marxism, what they hear is, religion is opiate of the masses, that religion is a distraction from justice, that religion is nothing more than fictions that are—that make people deviate from reality,”

Glenn bracey

It’s unfortunate that those who oppose critical race theory are accused of not knowing anything about it. The left has the luxury of not understanding the stance of those who are on the right because the conservative view is marginalized. The mainstream from media to professional sports to Hollywood to Wall Street all support the agenda of the left. At least in public they do. So they have no need to read and understand the conservative. However, many conservatives spend lots of time reading primary sources about the ideologies they oppose. Nonetheless, they are accused of not understanding.

Don’t get me wrong, Bracey sounds like a nice guy but he makes some really cruel assumptions about Christians. (1) Christians are White, (2) Christians are the ones who convinced Donald Trump to stand against CRT. This is an important tactic because anyone who can be proven to be associated with Donald Trump earns immediate discredit status, no questions asked. (3) Christians reject CRT because they hear that it’s Marxist and not on the merits of CRT itself. He says they immediately hear the threatening refrain that religion is the opiate of the masses. Really? So it has to do with fear of atheism and not a genuine critique of an ideology that masquerades in the name of justice? (4) Then he defends Marxism as well as admitting that CRT is rooted in Marxism. (5) He claims that Marxism’s goals are those of Christiantity’s because of the care for the oppressed.

However, aside from the fact that many conservatives critique CRT based on its merits and not just hearsay fears of ancient slogans, Marxism is also a terrible idea. It sounds like a great idea initially, but we have the great advantage of a century long test case which proves otherwise. Many Christians and or conservatives don’t think of Marx’s slogans when they hear Marxism being pushed into the mainstream. Instead we hear the cry for justice from the bloodbath that Marxism left in its wake to the number of at least 100 million dead bodies. If there were ever proof of a bad idea that would be it. Marxism can never liberate anyone, it can never bring justice to the oppressed, it will never release people into their “creativity”. It is antihuman, it demands control, it cultivates division, resentment, and hate.

The only possible way he can speak of Marxism as he has is if either he knows nothing of its history, or he is so arrogant as to believe that this generation of Marxists won’t make the same mistakes.

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P.S. Christian’s, Critical Race Theory is NOT your friend. And although you might defend it in your quest for social justice, if it grows two legs and gets a life of its own it’s coming for you, church.