I’ve just completed reading “The Death of the Family,” by Christopher J. Green. In this compelling narrative, Green sets out the Marxist plan developed in the early 20th Century to undermine Judeo-Christian values and create a Marxist Utopia in the United States. Green sets forth a hypothesis that America and most of the West has been undermined by the political elite and by the sexual revolution of the 60’s.
The book begins with an in-depth analysis of Communism and its creators, Marx and Engels. It then goes even a step further and makes the analogy that the Fascism of both Mussolini and Hitler were actually leftist governments as well. In the book, Green states Fascism is only a little to the right of Communism and both belong on the far right of the political spectrum. This is in direct contravention of most political theorists which state that Fascism if the far right and Communism is the far left.
His theory is that Fascism is exactly like Communism except in that it believes in the state versus Communism which believes that the state will disappear. Both have the same ultimate goal which is the control of the masses and segregation of wealth among the elite. They also both intend to dominate the economy by controlling the public and private sector.
Green states, that at some point in time, Communists came to realize that overthrow of Capitalism and the west by revolution was not going to happen. Upon that realization, they determined that another solution was needed to reach their goals. It is here that Green’s theories get interesting. He makes the determination that by causing the “Death of the Family,” Marxism will eventually come to power. And, that the catalyst to this will be the sexual revolution.
Green then goes on to hypothesize that the means in which Marxists will undermine society and create the death of the family is through a loose moral society. He states that the studies of Kinsey and the publication of his two famous books were used by leftists to undermine the Judeo-Christian morals and values in America. So, in reality the Sexual Revolution will create the death of the family and lead to an eventual Marxist state.
He goes even further and states that the growth of pornography, both through the pre and post-internet eras has contributed to this as well.
I’m not going to say whether I agree with Green or any of his theories, but his arguments are well put forth. His conclusion is stunning and worth the read in and of itself.
The book is well written and makes complicated, Marxist, Fascist and Capitalist theories understandable by almost anyone. In fact, I found his opening chapters on political models almost a review of my political science courses in college. And, they were much simpler to understand. His review of the sexual revolution with the histories of Kinsey, Masters & Johnson and Playboy were very well tied together with the overall theme of the book.
All in all, the book is a good analysis of how the family has broken down in America and what can be done to maybe bring back things as they were before the sexual revolution.
All in all a good read.