The Bolshevik Revolution was all about creating a just and perfect society in Russia. When they tried to implement this society, contrary to the reality of God’s law and without the benefit of Christ’s redemption, they inevitably failed. When they failed, rather than admit their error and change course, they blamed scapegoats, doubled down, and tried even harder to impose their vision on reality. Result- tens of millions dead.
The Cultural Revolution was all about creating a just and perfect society in China. They tried to implement their vision without reference to God’s law, contrary to God’s truth, and ignoring the salvation promised in Jesus Christ. They inevitably failed as their dreams and plans clashed with God-ordained reality, just like the Bolsheviks. But rather than admit their fault and change course, they tried twice as hard, blamed scapegoats, and pressed on. Result- tens of millions dead.
In America and the West, we have likewise seen a revolution, an attempt to create a utopia. The sexual revolution is part of it, as is the War on Poverty, the New Deal, and all the rest of the welfare state. It is the attempt to overcome all the effects of sin, all the misery and suffering that comes from our refusal to acknowledge our Creator and accept the salvation and lordship of Jesus Christ. It is likewise failing. Wherever the statist utopian dream has been given the freest rein (Detroit, Baltimore, Chicago) the results have been disastrous. Terrible poverty, crime, and social dysfunction of every kind.
But this, true to form, has not caused the utopians to rethink their ways. They have doubled down, found scapegoats to blame for their failures, and continue to press on.