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    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2007/02/cultural_marxism.html

    There are two misconceptions held by many Americans. The first is that communism ceased to be a threat when the Soviet Union imploded. The second is that the New Left of the Sixties collapsed and disappeared as well. "The Sixties are dead," wrote columnist George Will ("Slamming the Doors," Newsweek, Mar. 25, 1991)


    Because the New Left lacked cohesion it fell apart as a political movement. However, its revolutionaries reorganized themselves into a multitude of single issue groups. Thus we now have for example, radical feminists, black extremists, anti-war ‘peace' activists, animal rights groups, radical environmentalists, and ‘gay' rights groups. All of these groups pursue their piece of the radical agenda through a complex network of organizations such as the Gay Straight Lesbian Educators Network (GSLEN), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), People for the American Way, United for Peace and Justice, Planned Parenthood, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), and Code Pink for Peace.



    Both communism and the New Left are alive and thriving here in America. They favor code words: tolerance, social justice, economic justice, peace, reproductive rights, sex education and safe sex, safe schools, inclusion, diversity, and sensitivity. All together, this is Cultural Marxism disguised as multiculturalism.


    Birth of Multiculturalism


    In anticipation of the revolutionary storm that would baptize the world in an inferno of red terror, leading to its rebirth as the promised land of social justice and proletarian equality-Frederich Engels wrote,



    "All the...large and small nationalities are destined to perish...in the revolutionary world storm... (A general war will) wipe out all...nations, down to their very names. The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only reactionary classes...but...reactionary peoples." ("The Magyar Struggle," Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Jan. 13, 1849)

    By the end of WWI, socialists realized that something was amiss, for the world's proletariat had not heeded Marx's call to rise up in opposition to evil capitalism and to embrace communism instead. They wondered what had gone wrong.


    Separately, 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. The West would have to be conquered first.


    Gramsci posited that because Christianity had been dominant in the West for over 2000 years, not only was it fused with Western civilization, but it had corrupted the workers class. The West would have to be de-Christianized, said Gramsci, by means of a "long march through the culture." Additionally, a new proletariat must be created. In his "Prison Notebooks," he suggested that the new proletariat be comprised of many criminals, women, and racial minorities.


    The new battleground, reasoned Gramsci, must become the culture, starting with the traditional family and completely engulfing churches, schools, media, entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science, and history. All of these things must be radically transformed and the social and cultural order gradually turned upside-down with the new proletariat placed in power at the top.


    The Prototype

    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. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated patriarchal family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow. Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which 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. All of this was accompanied by a reign of cultural terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters.

    Hungary's youth, having been fed a steady diet of values-neutral (atheism) and radical sex education while simultaneously encouraged to rebel against all authority, easily turned into delinquents ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths.


    Gramsci's prescription and Lukacs' plans were the precursor to what Cultural Marxism in the guise of SIECUS, GSLEN, and the ACLU--acting as judicially-powered enforcers--later brought into American schools.


    Building a base

    In 1923, the Frankfurt School-a Marxist think-tank-was founded in Weimar Germany. Among its founders were Georg Lukacs, Herbert Marcuse, and Theodor Adorno. The school was a multidisciplinary effort which included sociologists, sexologists, and psychologists.


    The primary goal of the Frankfurt School was to translate Marxism from economic terms into cultural terms. It would provide the ideas on which to base a new political theory of revoltuion based on culture, harnessing new oppressed groups for the faithless proletariat. Smashing religion, morals, It would also build a constituency among academics, who could build careers studying and writing about the new oppression.

    Toward this end, Marcuse-who favored polymorphous perversion-expanded the ranks of Gramsci's new proletariat by including homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals. Into this was spliced Lukacs radical sex education and cultural terrorism tactics. Gramsci's ‘long march' was added to the mix, and then all of this was wedded to Freudian psychoanalysis and psychological conditioning techniques. The end product was Cultural Marxism, now known in the West as multiculturalism.


    Additional intellectual firepower was required: a theory to pathologize what was to be destroyed. In 1950, the Frankfurt School augmented Cultural Marxism with Theodor Adorno's idea of the ‘authoritarian personality.' This concept is premised on the notion that Christianity, capitalism, and the traditional family create a character prone to racism and fascism. Thus, anyone who upholds America's traditional moral values and institutions is both racist and fascist. Children raised by traditional values parents, we are told to believe, will almost certainly become racists and fascists. By extension, if fascism and racism are endemic to America's traditional culture, then everyone raised in the traditions of God, family, patriotism, gun ownership, or free markets is in need of psychological help.


    The pernicious influence of Adorno's ‘authoritarian personality' idea can be clearly seen in some of the research that gets public money.



    "In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study. It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed. Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness." http://www.edwatch.org/ ‘Social and Emotional Learning" Jan. 26, 2005)

    The Orwellian cast of the pathologies named shows how far Gramsci's long march has led us.


    A corresponding and diabolically crafted idea is political correctness. The strong suggestion here is that in order for one not to be thought of as racist or fascist, then one must not only be nonjudgmental but must also embrace the ‘new' moral absolutes: diversity, choice, sensitivity, sexual orientation, and tolerance. Political correctness is a Machiavellian psychological ‘command and control' device. Its purpose is the imposition of uniformity in thought, speech, and behavior.


    Critical theory is yet another psychological ‘command and control' device. As stated by Daniel J. Flynn,



    "Critical Theory, as its name implies, criticizes. What deconstruction does to literature, Critical Theory does to societies." (Intellectual Morons, p 15-16)

    Critical Theory is an ongoing and brutal assault via vicious criticism relentlessly leveled against Christians, Christmas, the Boy Scouts, Ten Commandments, our military, and all other aspects of traditional American culture and society.


    Both political correctness and Critical Theory are in essence, psychological bullying. They are the psycho-political battering rams by which Frankfurt School disciples such as the ACLU are forcing Americans to submit to and to obey the will and the way of the Left. These devious devices are but psychological versions of Georg Lukacs and Laventi Beria's ‘cultural terrorism' tactics. In the words of Beria,


    "Obedience is the result of force...Force is the antithesis of humanizing actions. It is so synonymous in the human mind with savageness, lawlessness, brutality, and barbarism, that it is only necessary to display an inhuman attitude toward people to be granted by those people the possessions of force." (The Russian Manual on Psychopolitics: Obedience, by Laventi Beria, head of Soviet Secret Police and Stalin's right-hand man)

    Double-thinking ‘fence-sitters', otherwise known as moderates, centrists, and RINOs bear the imprint of these psychological ‘obedience' techniques. These people-in some cases literally afraid of incurring the wrath of name-calling obedience trainers--- have opted to straddle the fence lest they be found guilty of possessing an opinion, one way or another. At the merest hint of displeasure from the obedience-trainers, up goes the yellow flag of surrender upon which it is boldly written:



    "I believe in nothing and am tolerant of everything!"...
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    https://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/gallup-poll-shows-close-ties-religion-political-affiliation

    Here is an interesting breakdown of block votes based upon such things as religion and race. It seems these two factors are the deciding factors for most.

    There are a variety of factors that individuals use to select their political affiliation. From parental influence to education, these political elements can take any form. However, according to a recent Gallup Poll, some of the strongest ties between Americans’ political leanings are found to have a direct correlation with their religion. While it is not an all-encompassing means of defining the effects of religion on political affiliations, the results are being used to predict the party support of individuals in religious and secular areas of the nation.
    Political Party Affiliation

    The Study Parameters

    The Gallup Poll which found this ongoing correlation between religion and political parties took a sample of over 30,000 individuals as well as over 15,000 per month in 2013 and 2014. It broke the individuals down into three groups. The “very religious” group reported that religion was both important in their lives and they actively attended church. The “moderately religious” class reported that religion was important to their daily lives, but did not attend church services. The final class, “Nonreligious”, does not believe religion to be a significant part of their lives, and they rarely, if ever, attend church.




    Political Leanings

    It may not come as a surprise to many, but the individuals who identified as “very religious” also identified as supporters of the Republican Party in 49% of the time , whereas the Democrat party only garnered 36% support from the same set of individuals. In terms of the “moderately religious” individuals, they leaned Democrat 44% of the time as opposed to 38% who were said to support Republican politicians. Finally, “Nonreligious” individuals leaned Democrat in 52% of the cases, with the Republican Party garnering 29% of the vote. Independent or non-affiliations voters had between 10 and 15% of the vote in all three categories.



    Affiliation By Race
    When broken down into further subsets, the information gives a better look at each party. One of the subsets that provided great insight was when the party support was broken down along race. The poll found that Black Democratic Partisanship was not affected by their stance on religion, with about three-quarters of Black Americans in each religious subset voting for the Democrat Party. For Hispanic and Asian Americans, the information is much more skewed, with a wider range between religiousness and their party support. In White Americans, the study showed that very religious individuals were far more likely to vote Republican, while Nonreligious individuals were slightly more likely to vote for the Democrat Party.
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    @whodey said
    Both communism and the New Left are alive and thriving here in America. They favor: tolerance, social justice, economic justice, peace, reproductive rights, sex education and safe sex, safe schools, inclusion, diversity, and sensitivity.
    Communism thriving? ... Really!
    This is 2019 no 1919.

    And as dangerous as tolerance, social justice, ... etc. seem to you
    .It is quite liberating to others.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Communism thriving? ... Really!
    This is 2019 no 1919.

    And as dangerous as tolerance, social justice, ... etc. seem to you
    .It is quite liberating to others.
    instead of a non statement, why dont you expand on what was different in 1919 that isnt true in 2019.
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    @mott-the-hoople said
    instead of a non statement, why dont you expand on what was different in 1919 that isnt true in 2019.
    Europe was in ruins in 1919
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    In contemporary usage, the term Cultural Marxism refers to an antisemitic conspiracy theory which claims that the Frankfurt School is part of a continual academic and intellectual effort to undermine and destroy Western culture.[49] According to the conspiracy theory, which emerged in the late 1990s, the Frankfurt School and other Marxist theorists were part of a conspiracy to attack Western society by undermining traditionalist conservatism using the 1960s counterculture, multiculturalism, progressive politics and political correctness.[50][51][52]


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_School#Cultural_Marxism_conspiracy_theory

    Nice of you to spread some more neo-Nazi propaganda, whodey. Good job.
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    08 Apr '19 22:521 edit
    @whodey said
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2007/02/cultural_marxism.html

    There are two misconceptions held by many Americans. The first is that communism ceased to be a threat when the Soviet Union imploded. The second is that the New Left of the Sixties collapsed and disappeared as well. "The Sixties are dead," wrote columnist George Will ("Slamming the Doors," Newsweek, ...[text shortened]... er upon which it is boldly written:



    "I believe in nothing and am tolerant of everything!"...
    tolerance, social justice, economic justice, peace, reproductive rights, sex education and safe sex, safe schools, inclusion, diversity, and sensitivity.



    Well Whodey, these Liberal values sure sound evil to me. Positively Un American too. I say we should wipe them off the face of this planet! 😠
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    08 Apr '19 22:54
    @wolfgang59 said
    Communism thriving? ... Really!
    This is 2019 no 1919.

    And as dangerous as tolerance, social justice, ... etc. seem to you
    .It is quite liberating to others.
    I would say that it metastasizes, not thrives.

    You have a point there.
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    @whodey said
    I would say that it metastasizes, not thrives.

    You have a point there.
    No thoughts on having found out you are spreading the same kind of propaganda as Anders Breivik did in his manifesto?
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Communism thriving? ... Really!
    This is 2019 no 1919.

    And as dangerous as tolerance, social justice, ... etc. seem to you
    .It is quite liberating to others.
    Sure, it is indeed liberating to others, the others being the parasitic society of our nation. The references to social justice and economic justice are Marxist. Gives me the chills

    Y’all get ready for the avalanche of information coming down the pike in the next several days, we will definitely be discussing new information that will rock your socks. It will negate all of the threads of the liberals over the last months..
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    @averagejoe1 said
    Sure, it is indeed liberating to others, the others being the parasitic society of our nation. The references to social justice and economic justice are Marxist. Gives me the chills

    Y’all get ready for the avalanche of information coming down the pike in the next several days, we will definitely be discussing new information that will rock your socks. It will negate all of the threads of the liberals over the last months..
    We can hardly wait.
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    Communism and religion have one thing in common.
    They’re both obsolete.
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