The ‘I’ in Ideology Can Be Deadly!

By Ron Hale Published on February 20, 2024

Alexei Navalny is dead. This 47-year-old critic of Russian’s Communist dictator reportedly took a walk at his Arctic prison, became ill, lost consciousness, and died. Communist leaders of Vladimir Putin’s ilk have killed millions of their own people, especially detractors like Navalny.      

The enormity of this genocide caused by godless political regimes became clear to me as I read Michael Guillen’s book in 2005. From 1917 to 1991, conservative estimates reveal that Communist governments have “massacred close to 100 million people!”  The three worst killers are:

  1. USSR: 20 million
  2. China: 65 million
  3. North Korea and Cambodia: 2 million killed each.

Guillen, a PHD Theoretical Physicist, and former ABC News Science Correspondent states, “It’s true these Communist regimes didn’t kill in the name of just their atheism; they killed in the name of their godless political philosophies.” The word ideologies could also be used.

What is an Ideology?

The Cambridge dictionary defines ideology as : “A set of beliefs or principles, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based.”  

Americans with age and sage know our country is being “fundamentally transformed.” We are becoming tribal, while conservatives find themselves living under condemning accusations of being racists, white nationalists, misogynists, oppressors, and trans/homo/xeno phobic.

Dr. Voddie T. Baucham Jr. in his 2021 national bestselling book, uncovers the Marxist ideology of Critical Social Justice (CJS), Conflict Theory, and Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Describing how the early twentieth century Marxist revolution failed to collapse capitalism, men like Max Horkheimer, T.W. Adorno, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse, Georg Lukas, and Walter Benjamin of the Frankfurt School in Germany devised a new strategy. Instead of a violent overthrow of the current political structure, “their main goal was to address structural issues causing inequity.” They focused on “problematizing” things in American culture. For instance, we have seen in recent years the “defunding of police” not reforming our police departments. Chaos and lawlessness have been the result as revolutionaries seek to “deconstruct” or tear down the current system to build their new world order.

Coming to America during and after WWII, some of the men of the Frankfurt School found professorships in our Ivy League Universities and patiently worked toward a “long march through the institutions,” while training a new generation of Marxists.

The “Trained Marxists” of BLM

The New York Post released a story on September 24, 2020, revealing how Black Lives Matter (BLM) scrubbed a section on its website. Formerly BLM had disparaged the “Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” A married father and mother working together with the goal of raising successful children is not a BLM value. Shocking!

BLM also removed the page describing co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza as “trained Marxists.” They stated, “The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers” and later stated, “We are trained Marxist.” BLM’s push to “defund the police” has wreaked havoc in poor urban areas where families are underserved with fewer police officers and now with criminals and gangs in control. Crime, murders, theft, car jackings, with businesses fleeing Black neighborhoods. Meanwhile the leaders of BLM have built mansions in gated communities. BLM ideology has been deadly!

The Communist China Catastrophe at the Border

Does a 500% increase in illegal Chinese migrants from this time last year seem scary? Our Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released evidence of this invasion from Communist China. Just released CBP information reveal that Chinese migrants make up the “fastest-growing demographic entering the country illegally.”  

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Newsweek published an article in 2021 titled: Xi Jinping Says China to Become Dominant World Power Within 30 Years. This leader was clear that “Marxism works.” This ideology has driven this Communist nation to become the largest trading nation in the world, with a colossal military buildup. Yet, with a desire for world domination. While human rights groups from around the world believe China has detained more than one million Uyghurs against their will in a large network of “re-education camps” in Xinjiang province. Hundreds of thousands are in harsh prisons. The U.S. and other countries have accused China of committing genocide. Does this kind of behavior come with world domination?    

Martha’s Vinyard’s Showcase of D.E.I. Hypocrisy

When Governor DeSantis of Florida sent two planes flying 50 illegal immigrants to the posh paradise of Martha’s Vinyard, they quickly activated the National Guard. It was suddenly called a “humanitarian crisis”! The 50 illegal migrants were loaded onto buses and shipped off to military housing on the mainland. Their island utopia was quickly sanitized from those invading lower classes of brown Venezuelans.  

This wealthy enclave of left-leaning privileged elite prove once again they will not live by the same standards, they seek to impose on everyone else. They preach “open immigration” for thee, but not for me. Their D.E.I. stands for: Don’t Enter Island instead of … Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

History points to one undeniable fact, wherever Marxist driven socialism is tried the middle class shrinks, the poor become “equal” in their poverty while the rich, powerful, and political classes live privileged lives.


Ron F. Hale is an interim pastor and freelance writer. He has authored articles for The StreamThe Christian PostThe Christian IndexAmerican Thinker, and various Baptist State newspapers.

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