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Cultural Marxism

 A short definition of Cultural Marxism

The destructive criticism and undermining of all institutions of Western civilization and the traditional values underpinning it.

Cultural Marxism isthe ideological driver behind Political Correctness. It is the destructivecriticism and undermining of all institutions of Western civilization and thetraditional values underpinning it.

Shortly after theRussian Revolution, in 1919 the Bolsheviks founded Comintern (the CommunistInternational) to “fight by all available means … for the overthrow of theinternational bourgeoisie for the creation of an international Sovietrepublic.” 

Two Marxisttheorists, Antonio Gramsci of Italy and Georg Lukacs of Hungary, concluded thatthe Christianized West was the obstacle standing in the way of a communist newworld order. Gramsci said that Christianity had corrupted the working class andthe West would have to be de- Christianized by a “long march through theculture” – starting with the traditional family and completelyengulfing churches, schools, media, entertainment, civic organizations,literature, science, and the presentation (and revision) of history.

In 1919, GeorgLukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik BelaKun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-ChristianizeHungary, by undermining firstly Christian sexual ethics among children, thenthe hated patriarchal family and the Church.  He launched sex lectures inthe schools and graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) andsexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and rejectChristian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority.

In 1923 Lukacsestablished the Institution for Marxism in Frankfurt – later known as the FrankfurtSchool. Lukacs said “I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as theone and only solution.  A worldwide overturning of values cannot takeplace without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new onesby the revolutionaries.”

The FrankfurtSchool spawned Critical Theory - THE DESTRUCTIVECRITICISM OF WESTERN CULTURE, including Christianity, Capitalism, Authority,The Family, Patriarchy, Morality, Tradition, Sexual restraint, Loyalty,Patriotism, Nationalism, Heredity,
Ethno-centrism, Conservatism.

Critical Theoryrepeats over and over this mantra of alleged Western evils: Racism, Sexism,Colonialism, Nationalism, Homophobia, Fascism, Xenophobia, Imperialism, and ofcourse Religious Bigotry (only applied to Christianity).

During the SecondWorld War, the Frankfurt School relocated to various campuses in the USA. In 1950, Theodor Adorno of the Frankfurt School proposed the idea of the‘authoritarian personality‘ – claiming that Christianity, capitalism,and the traditional family create a character prone to racism and fascism.Thus, anyone who upholds traditional moral values and institutions is bothracist and fascist, and everyone raised in the traditions of God, family,patriotism or free markets needs psychological help.

The FrankfurtSchool were frustrated at the persistent lack of interest by the Westernworking class in revolt. Herbert Marcuse asked the question: Whocould substitute for the working class as the agent of revolution?

His answerwas:  marginalized groups, including black militants, feminists,homosexual militants, the asocial, the alienated and third worldrevolutionaries represented by the mass murderer Che Guevara.
Cultural terrorism – now called POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – was to be waged againstwhite, Christian, capitalist, heterosexual males.

So VICTIM GROUPSwere to be defended:  Blacks, women, also now Muslims as alleged victimsof “racism“ and “genocide”  and also, more recently, the environment(being raped by white capitalists).   Together, these constitute THEPOLITICALLY CORRECT COALITION.

Marcuse’s book‘Eros and Civilization’ (1955) promoted Free Love and the Pleasure Principle –giving rise to the mantra of the late 1960s onward of “Make love not war” and“If it feels good, do it”. This in turn led to the drug counterculture of the1970s – “turn on, tune in, drop out”. This is very subversive of traditionalvalues like the work ethic and the pursuit of excellence. These VictimGroups are the basis of the Gay studies, Black studies, Women’s studies, Peaceand Conflict studies, etc departments now infesting universities, along withthe “Green Left”.  None of these departments encourages genuine criticalthought: they peddle only a one-sided agenda of destructive pessimismabout Western culture.

Cultural Marxismnow riddles the institutions of Western society – universities, and especiallythe public media.  Its tactic of Political Correctness – linguisticfascism – now intimidates and suffocates much public discourse.  Itafflicts both the major parties, not only the Left.

The advance ofCultural Marxism has been hugely helped by the spread of postmodernist nihilistideas, including the denial of absolute truth; denial of absolute standards;cultural, religious and moral relativism; assertion that life is meaningless;“tolerant” non- judgmentalism (which means refusing to defend any standards!);and a deterministic view of life.

Cultural Marxiststeach that truth and morality are relative; that the end justifies the means;that the bedrock institutions of society are merely “power relationships”; andthat people’s status and fortune in life is determined by class, gender, etcand that they have no free will or ability to take moral responsibility fortheir own life decisions.  This promotes a “victimhood” mentality andencourages parasitic dependency.

The “socialjustice” agenda bought by so many people from Cultural Marxists is a smokescreen.   Whenhardliners and their “useful idiots” talk in the schools and elsewhere aboutsocial justice, they’re not teaching about free enterprise and capitalism andindividual responsibility and all the things that made America and Britain andAustralia great. They’re promoting all the things that made the Soviet Union,leftist Europe (eg France) and China so bad.