Who stole our culture?
William S. Lind has a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and an M.A.,
also in History, from Princeton University. He serves as director of the Center
for Cultural Conservatism of the Free
Congress Foundation in Washington, D.C., and as a vestryman at St. James
Anglican Church in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
A new Stradegy
- 1918... after WW-I
- Gramsci famously laid out a strategy for destroying Christianity and
Western culture, one that has proven all too successful. Instead of calling
for a Communist revolution up front, as in Russia, he said Marxists in the
West should take political power last, after a “long march through the
institutions” – the schools, the media, even the churches, every institution
that could influence the culture. That “long march through the institutions”
is what America has experienced, especially since the 1960s.
- ...they realized that psychology offered them a far more powerful
tool than philosophy for destroying Western culture: psychological
- ...asking, “Who will save us from Western civilization?” he
instituted what he called “cultural terrorism.” One of its main
components was introducing sex education into Hungarian schools. Lukacs
realized that if he could destroy the country’s traditional sexual
morals, he would have taken a giant step toward destroying its
traditional culture and Christian faith.
- Lukacs disappeared, but not for long. In
he turned up at a “Marxist Study Week” in
Germany, a program sponsored by a young Marxist named Felix Weil who had
Weil and the others who attended that study week
were fascinated by Lukacs’ cultural perspective on Marxism.
The Franfurt School (Political Correctness
Weil responded by using some of his money to set up a new think tank at
Frankfurt University in Frankfurt, Germany. Originally it was to be called the
“Institute for Marxism.” But the cultural Marxists realized they could be far
more effective if they concealed their real nature and objectives. They
convinced Weil to give the new institute a neutral-sounding name, the “Institute
for Social Research.” Soon known simply as the “Frankfurt School,” the Institute
for Social Research would become the place where
- political correctness, as we now know it, was developed.
Advances in cultural Marxism
Horkheimer made three major advances in the development of cultural Marxism.
First, he broke with Marx’s view that culture was merely part of society’s
“superstructure,” which was determined by economic factors. He said that on the
- culture was an independent and very important
factor in shaping a society.
- Second, again contrary to Marx, he announced that in the future, the
working class would not be the agent of revolution. He left open the
question of who would play that role – a question Marcuse answered in the
- Third, Horkheimer and the other Frankfurt School members decided that
the key to destroying Western culture was to cross Marx with Freud.
- Today, when Hollywood’s cultural Marxists want to “normalize” something
like homosexuality (thus “liberating” us from “repression”), they put on
television show after television show where the only normal-seeming white
male is a homosexual. That is how psychological conditioning works; people
absorb the lessons the cultural Marxists want them to learn without even
knowing they are being taught
- In 1933, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, where
the Frankfurt School was located. Since the Frankfurt School was Marxist,
and the Nazis hated Marxism, and since almost all its members were Jewish,
it decided to leave Germany. In 1934, the Frankfurt School, including its
leading members from Germany, was re-established in New York City with help
from Columbia University. Soon, its focus shifted from destroying
traditional Western culture in Germany to doing so in the United States. It
would prove all too successful.
(To serve its purpose of “negating” Western culture, )
The theory was to criticize. By subjecting every traditional institution,
starting with family, to endless, unremitting criticism (the Frankfurt School
was careful never to define what it was for, only what it was against), it hoped
to bring them down. Critical Theory is the basis for the “studies” departments
that now inhabit American colleges and universities. Not surprisingly, those
departments are the home turf of academic political correctness.
- define traditional attitudes on every issue as “prejudice”
- ...book, “The Authoritarian Personality,” published in 1950. They
invented a bogus “F-scale” that purported to tie traditional beliefs on
sexual morals, relations between men and women and questions touching on the
family to support for fascism. Today, the favorite term the politically
correct use for anyone who disagrees with them is
The Frankfurt School again departed from orthodox Marxism, which argued that
all of history was determined by who owned the means of production. Instead,
- they said history was determined by which groups, defined as men, women,
races, religions, etc., had power or “dominance” over other groups.
- Certain groups, especially white males, were labeled “oppressors,”
- while other groups were defined as “victims.”
- Victims were automatically good,
- oppressors bad, just by what group they came from,
regardless of individual behavior.
...in plain English,
- is that all the old sins become virtues,
- and all the old virtues become sins.
- Homosexuality is a fine and good thing,
- but anyone who thinks men and women should have different social roles
is an evil “fascist.”
That is what political correctness now teaches children in public schools all
across America. (The Frankfurt School wrote about American public education. It
said it did not matter if school children learned any
skills or any facts... All that mattered was that they graduate from the
schools with the right “attitudes” on certain questions.)
Note from Carl... Does Marxism define "evil"? The define everything
else. How do you have evil without God and Satan?
Media and entertainment
...cultural Marxism could make powerful use of tools like radio, film and
later television to psychologically condition the public.
Horkheimer and Adorno spent the World War II years in
Hollywood. It is no accident that the entertainment industry is now cultural
Marxism’s most powerful weapon.
Growth of Marxism in America
A Counter Strategy to the above is defined...
in the entire Whistleblower
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