May 31, 2017
Below is a YouTube that explains Cultural Marxism:
Transcript of the above YouTube:
On the screen: What is Cultural Marxism?
Let us begin with a very terse description: Cultural Marxism is a broad term which refers to the advocacy and application of critical theory, and more generally to the cultural, political, and academic influence of certain elements within the contemporary Left.
The roots of Cultural Marxism are to be found in what is commonly known as the Frankfurt School.
The term arose informally to describe the thinkers affiliated, or merely associated with, the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, during the interval period.
Critical of both Capitalism and Soviet Socialism, they sought to address the perceived shortcomings of Classical Marxism in the pursuit of societal change. Their work came to be known as Critical Theory.
Defining or categorizing Critical Theory is exceptionally difficult, for it pertains to a broad, almost disparate set of ideas, individuals, and approaches.
The underlying and endearing aspect of Critical Theory, common to all its off-shoots, nonetheless, is the creation of interdisciplinary theories that might serve as instruments of social transformation.
During the 1960s, the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory gained traction.
[on the screen: Students for a Democratic Society
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SDS New Left Notes
On Strike Shut it Down ROTC Must GO]
With some segments of the Left Wing and Leftist thought both in Europe and North America.
[on screen: ‘Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the right to be comfortable’
Student unions’ ‘no platform’ policy is expanding to cover pretty much anyone whose views don’t fit prevailing groupthink.” “This is what a feminist looks like.”]
Today its influence is felt throughout western academia – dominating the social sciences and humanities.
Gender studies and whiteness studies being two such examples.
One of the most influential critical theorists
And an original member of the Frankfurt School was Herbert Marcuse
A cursory glance at any paragraph written by Marcuse, will set alarm bells ringing for anyone even remotely familiar with the current culture of intolerance on college and university campuses.
[on screen: A Critique of pure Tolerance – Beyond Tolerance by Robert Paul Wolff – Tolerance and the Scientific Outlook by Barrington Moore, Jr., Repressive Tolerance by Herbert Mancuse (With a postscript – 1968)]
Consider the following passage from his 1965 essay, ‘Repressive Tolerance’:
“The small and powerless minorities which struggle against the false consciousness and its beneficiaries must be helped. Their continued existence is more important than the preservation of abused rights and liberties which granted constitutional powers to those who oppress these minorities.”
Social Justice, Feminism, Neo-progressivism and Post-colonialism, to name but a few, are all movements inspired by, or born out of Critical Theory – and thus all come under the umbrella of Cultural Marxism.
Beads (?) agenda, sexual orientation, family, grace, culture, or religion – every aspect of a person’s identity, is to be questioned. Every norm or standard in society challenged, and ideally altered in order to benefit supposedly oppressed groups.
Cultural Marxism saw class conflict as occurring between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat – between the haves and the have-nots.
Cultural Marxism views such a conflict as existing between the oppressed and the oppressors – between those with privilege and those without it.
WORKING CLASS – REPLACED BY ‘MINORITIES’
The working class has been replaced by ‘minorities.’
MAJORITY = PRIVILEGED/OPPRESSIVE
Majority groups are typically defined as privileged and oppressive.
MINORITY = UNDER-PRIVILEGED/OPPRESSED
With minority groups accordingly labeled under-privileged and oppressed.
Heterosexuals are oppressive.
[?] gender people are oppressive.
Whites are oppressive – especially white men.
Christians are oppressive.
EVERYONE ELSE = OPPRESSED
Those who do not fit into these groups are thus considered oppressed.
It stands to reason, therefore that, if heterosexuals are oppressors, the solution is to encourage other forms of sexuality.
If whites are the oppressors, the solution is racial diversity.
If sex gender persons are oppressors, the solution is to encourage transgenderism.
If Christians are oppressors, the solution is to propagate Islam.
PRIDE IN ONE’S FAMILY
TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES and
ATTITUDES TOWARDS SEX
and THE LOVE OF ONE’S OWN COUNTRY
Theodor Adorno, another original member of the Frankfurt School, wrote a book entitled: The Authoritarian Personality, in which he defines parenthood, pride in one’s family, Christianity, adherence to traditional gender roles and attitudes towards sex; and the love of one’s own country – as pathological phenomena.
This tendency to pathologize opinions and life patterns, which are not in accordance with his own political ends, is characteristic of Cultural Marxism. Differing views are thus described as irrational fears, or phobias.
For example: a person who feels uncomfortable living as a minority in an area dominated by Muslim migrants, may be decried as an Islamaphobe – since wishing to live amongst those culturally and ethnically similar to one’s self, is considered sick and phoebic.
When Pakistani Muslims living in Britain, by contrast, show in-group preference, converting entire sections of a town or city into a mini-Pakistan, there is no sickness – no phobia – only multiculturalism.
Audio and onscreen:
“Twenty years ago there were no Pakis here. But now, the Pakis have made a stamp. Think twenty years ahead – it is gonna be Pakistan. Pakistan. We’re all [x] shipping over.””
A popular and propagandist manifestation of Cultural Marxism, is Political Correctness, in which media channels and social scientists make it a mandatory exercise to do the following.
- QUESTION COMMON LANGUAGE
Question common language.
Illegal immigrants, for example, are to be referred to as undocumented migrants.
[on screen: “Norway’s State Broadcaster Sets Racial Quota: 1 in 3 New Employees Must be Non-White by 2021.”]
While ethnic discrimination is referred to as “affirmative action.”
NEGRO AFRICAN AMERICAN BLACK
DYKE QUEER GLBTQ2 IA
ASIAN CHINAMAN KOREAN AMERICAN
Their ambition to define and re-define words can be seen as a means to controlling the discourse and altering cultural norms.
RACISM and SEXISM = PREJUDICE + POWER
Racism and sexism have been redefined as a product of prejudice plus power – which leads to such ridiculous statements as:
“Feminist Frequency – There’s no such thing as sexism against men. That is because sexism is prejudice + power. Men are the dominant gender with power in society.”
“I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards White men.”
- MAINTAIN AN UNWAVERINGLY FAVORABLE VIEW OF THE ‘OPPRESSED’
Maintain an unwaveringly favorable view of groups that are not just being ‘oppressed’ Islam is a religion of peace – Black Lives Matter is a peaceful, legitimate protest movement – feminism is only about equality
[on screen from The Guardian_ “A radical fix to the world’s wage gap: why not just pay women more – and pay men let? Jessica Valenti”]
And so forth.
No deviation from the afore-mentioned narrative will be entertained – EVER – nor will criticism.
While Communism, as Marx envisioned it, offered the resolution of class conflict in a Utopian social system, all that Cultural Marxism offers is a desolate form of eternal warfare, between ever more narrowly-defined groups of offended minorities.
ALL OPPRESSION IS CONNECTED!
The only meaningful consequence that this wide application could possibly ever have, is the marginalization of Traditional European Culture.