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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 is the ideological driver behind Political Correctness. It is the destructive criticism and undermining of all institutions of Western civilization and the traditional values underpinning it.

Shortly after the Russian Revolution, in 1919 the Bolsheviks founded Comintern (the Communist International) to “fight by all available means … for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie for the creation of an international Soviet republic.” 

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

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

In 1923 Lukacs established the Institution for Marxism in Frankfurt – later known as the Frankfurt School. Lukacs said “I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution.  A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.”

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

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

During the Second World 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 both racist and fascist, and everyone raised in the traditions of God, family, patriotism or free markets needs psychological help.

The Frankfurt School were frustrated at the persistent lack of interest by the Western working class in revolt. Herbert Marcuse asked the question: Who could substitute for the working class as the agent of revolution?

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

So VICTIM GROUPS were to be defended:  Blacks, women, also now Muslims as alleged victims of “racism“ and “genocide”  and also, more recently, the environment (being raped by white capitalists).   Together, these constitute THE POLITICALLY 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 the 1970s – “turn on, tune in, drop out”. This is very subversive of traditional values like the work ethic and the pursuit of excellence. These Victim Groups are the basis of the Gay studies, Black studies, Women’s studies, Peace and Conflict studies, etc departments now infesting universities, along with the “Green Left”.  None of these departments encourages genuine critical thought: they peddle only a one-sided agenda of destructive pessimism about Western culture.

Cultural Marxism now riddles the institutions of Western society – universities, and especially the public media.  Its tactic of Political Correctness – linguistic fascism – now intimidates and suffocates much public discourse.  It afflicts both the major parties, not only the Left.

The advance of Cultural Marxism has been hugely helped by the spread of postmodernist nihilist ideas, 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 Marxists teach that truth and morality are relative; that the end justifies the means; that the bedrock institutions of society are merely “power relationships”; and that people’s status and fortune in life is determined by class, gender, etc and that they have no free will or ability to take moral responsibility for their own life decisions.  This promotes a “victimhood” mentality and encourages parasitic dependency.

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

 

Cultural Marxism


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What is Cultural Marxism?

The term is getting thrown around a lot these days.

Devin Foley | March 9, 2016

 

From the Marxist viewpoint, the world is composed of oppressor and oppressed. As Marx himself states in The Communist Manifesto,

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”

He continues:

“Freeman and slave, patrician and plebian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended, either in a revolutionary re-constitution of society at large, or in the common ruin of the contending classes.”

For most of the 20th century, most Americans would have thought of Marxism as the battle between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, the haves and the have-nots, capitalists and laborers.

“The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors,’ and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous ‘cash payment.’

The weapons with which the bourgeoisie felled feudalism to the ground are now turned against the bourgeoisie itself.

But not only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to itself; it has also called into existence the men who are to wield those weapons – the modern working class – the proletarians.”

In many ways, Marx’s arguments were put forth in economic terms, which is likely how many people think of his writings. But they were in fact much deeper.

Marx wasn’t just about changing the economic order, he looked to change the entire society. His adherents, whether in Russia, Cambodia, China, North Korea, or Cuba upended the social order where they seized power – often with disastrous results with millions, or even tens of millions, of dead.

Today, while the Soviet Union has fallen and countries like China and Vietnam are allowing for much, much greater freedom, the spirit of Marxism is still alive in the West, particularly in academia.

You don’t really hear much about the bourgeoisie or the proletariat these days, but you can see the paradigm of oppressors vs. oppressed taught in classes and argued in many cultural and political clashes. Thus, the term “Cultural Marxism” has been born.

Within that worldview, though the adherents would hardly use the label themselves, one divides people into different camps. For example, the hetero-patriarchy is the oppressor while women and gays are the oppressed. Therefore, the hetero-patriarchy must be toppled. White males in America are considered the oppressors of people of color, therefore they must be toppled. Western civilization is considered the oppressor and imperialist, therefore it must be toppled. Christianity was dominant and therefore the oppressor, it must be toppled. And so goes the thinking in order to create equality and the new form of the proletarian paradise.

Individual behavior is not judged, rather the individual is judged by the group with which he or she is identified. Justice is no longer the traditional idea of “giving to each his due” which judges individual actions, but rather the toppling of the oppressor and the uplifting of the oppressed.

What is fascinating, though, is the internal conflicts that arise from an arguably simplistic, binary worldview. Once the white, Christian hetero-patriarchy is removed from the scene, you get some delicious moral quandaries. For instance, Muslims, gays, and women are oppressed by the white, Christian hetero-patriarchy. But now, which side do you take if there is no white, Christian hetero-patriarchy? In other words, do you side with Muslims when they’re executing gays, or do you stand with the gays who are attempting to topple the Muslim culture? By choosing a side you become the oppressor of one or the other oppressed group.

Hence we can watch the convulsions taking place amongst academics and other elite when it comes to the social clashes taking place in Europe due to the influx of Muslim migrants. On one hand, to do penance for the wrongs of Western civilization the Europeans must help the oppressed Muslim men, but then those men bring their own oppressive views of women and gays with them. Since the white, Christian hetero-patriarchy has already been toppled from power, those who would align with a cultural Marxist worldview are confronted with the challenge of themselves having to oppress the oppressed to defend another oppressed.

While those who might be labeled cultural Marxist rightly point out certain injustices in society, we must ask ourselves if such a binary worldview of oppressors and oppressed is what we believe and want, and if it actually offers the right solutions. Do you want to be judged for the group you’re identified with or for your individual actions? That ultimately is the question that confronts us.  

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/what-cultural-marxism


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Author: David Truman, Freedom and Heritage Society of Australia

 

* Link to Laura Kimball’s article on Cultural Marxism –FURTHER READING:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/02/cultural_marxism.html

* Links to the 3 parts of Paul Weston’s excellent article  How to destroy a country 

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/how-to-destroy-country-part-1.html

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/how-to-destroy-country-part-2.html

http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/how-to-destroy-country-part-3.html

 

http://austeaparty.com.au/web/cultural-marxism/




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