Socialist ideas were once subtly introduced into American policy, somewhat disguised and under the radar.
APN president and nationally syndicated radio and television host Sam Rohrer has explored the topic of socialism and how it is on the rise in America on the daily, live, one-hour radio program, "Stand in the Gap Today."
"Socialism's acceptance isn't just within those identified as the 'left' but entrenched within the professing church as well," Rohrer said. "One very shocking and disturbing fact is indicated by multiple studies conducted in the past two years," Rohrer said. "These surveys indicate that between 44 and 58 percent of Millennials say they favor socialism as an alternative form of governance to what we have in the United States and, specifically, that they prefer socialism to capitalism.
"So it prompts the fundamental question, how did we get to the place in the United States today where our younger Americans are seemingly embracing what we and our fathers and grandfathers fought and died to oppose?" Rohrer continued. "How could the godless, atheistic ideology that drug America into two world wars become embedded into American culture? How could the nation where 'in God we Trust' appears on our coins and in our media and culture become 'in government we trust'? How has God become so dethroned and rejected? How could the institutions of learning, the media, the government and the church become so silent and even enablers of the very values that were once clearly opposed by our nation and opposite to a Judeo-Christian worldview? How could such erosion have occurred and so dramatically affected our next generation—and so quickly?"
The question, Rohrer said, should no longer be "Do we have a generation and nation who considers socialism with its root in atheism acceptable?" but rather, "How did atheism and the promoters of socialism and cultural Marxism actually penetrate the institutions of America and our Judeo-Christian worldview sufficiently to move our nation to this perilous point?"
"The apparent meteoric rise in the acceptance of socialism in America is baffling even the most astute, but in reality, where we are is the result of where we've been heading for a long time," Rohrer said. "In 1933, thought leaders Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche and Georg Hegel were invited to the U.S. by John Dewey with the goal of destroying America from within. Dethroning God in America, which was Marx's goal, to Nietzsche later declaring that God had been killed in the minds of the American people, to where we are today requires an enormously powerful presentation of deception.
"Over time, it was a purposeful and repeated deception of the American people through the technique of brainwashing, namely through the four Marxist steps to successful brainwashing—1) demoralization, 2) destabilization, 3) chaos and 4) new norm or new order. In each of these steps, a person, a group of people or an entire nation is moved in their thinking and beliefs away from absolute truth, God, a biblical worldview, traditional family and God's view of human sexuality to, ultimately, a position of chaos with an ultimate craving to cry out to government for help in bringing societal order and thus inviting in atheistic socialism. Does this sound familiar in politics, public education or even some churches? It all starts with sowing seeds of doubt, just as the devil did in the Garden of Eden."
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