Many destructive phenomena in today's political, economic and cultural environment in the US and Western Europe are caused by, or have their roots in, “Cultural Marxism”.
Among the many are Mass Immigration, Political Correctness, Identity Politics, Aggression against Political Opponents, and yes, ANTIFA. The goal of Cultural Marxism is world domination through undermining the values expressed by principal institutions — such as family, religion, traditional sexual roles, and shared heritage and history — of the peoples it seeks to control. So it is critically important to understand Cultural Marxism.
Practices which weaken or destroy fundamental cultural values impair the sustainability of a nation—as the eminent Garrett Hardin asserted in his classic 1986 essay ‘Cultural Carrying Capacity’—just as overuse of not-easily replaceable resources is a violation of long-term ecological carrying capacity. Among values essential to the sustainability of the United States are, for example, Freedom of Speech, Rule of Law, and Respect for a shared Heritage and English Language—all basic to social cohesion, national unity and national preservation.
But increasingly in the second half of the twentieth century, and more so into the 21st, the social movement known as Cultural Marxism began to destructively transform the USA and the European-derived Nations themselves.
Cultural Marxism works through Indoctrination, at times almost subliminal, so that it remains unrecognized by the indoctrinated. Did the leaders of the People for the Ethical Treatment of animals know that their recent statement that “Drinking milk is Racist and a symbol of White Supremacy” is a reflection of the Culturally Marxist Agenda?
Indeed, Carrying Capacity Network was right to warn Americans in its February, 2010 posting of Military Historian William Lind’s superb article (this article is available at CarryingCapacity.org, as the February 2010 post in the Alerts section) about the threat of Cultural Marxism. Unfortunately, the threat is increasingly being realized in a multitude of ways and is not random but purposeful.
Leading self-identified Cultural Marxists have stated that the destruction of western civilization, western nations, and Christianity are among their goals. But not real destruction; simply a transfer of the property, wealth, and power of the founding stock of western nations to the Cultural Marxists—a blatantly economic and political goal.
Simple observation shows the extent to which Cultural Marxism's push for politically correct speech, multiculturalism, multilingualism, mass immigration, enhanced rights for certain categories of citizens, and ‘globalism’ (as opposed to internationalism) threaten western culture and the sovereignty of western nations. A case in point is the blurring of gender categories including the feminization of young American men.
Feminization can be seen most recently in a Brown University course offering. “Masculinity 101” is a course on “unlearning toxic masculinity”, where “those socialized as men” are helped “to unlearn” their supposedly “naturally violent” tendencies.
The increasing success of Cultural Marxism springs in large part from patiently and insidiously infiltrating and indoctrinating with the aim of operationalizing, Lenin’s injunction: “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” Brown's revolutionary course offering was not sprung on a resisting student body but follows decades of persuading men and women that women prefer men who are “sensitive”.
The asserted female preference for “sensitive” men is the result of brainwashing aimed at conditioning generations of women to think of themselves as victims. For anyone, particularly a man, to say otherwise would be politically incorrect. The Self-censorship of speech encouraged by the Cultural Marxists is common and extends even to limitation of free thought.
Americans at most educational levels have been conditioned not to utter, or even think, politically Incorrect thoughts for fear of being ostracized by their similarly conditioned peer groups. And Cultural Marxists, via their dominance in the Mainstream Media, define what is deemed politically incorrect.
For example, distortion of scientific observation and jettisoning of the null hypothesis, the traditional guardian of objectivity, are manifested in mandatory belief in anthropogenic global warming. “Denialist” has taken its place beside the more common “racist” and “anti-Semite” labels that ostracize the non-conformist. Denialists take on the aura of evil.
One of the Cultural Marxists’ most effective techniques is splitting Western Nations into competing, minority, social, cultural and interest groups. Playing these groups off against one another results in more Power for the Globalist Cultural Marxists. Continuing Mass Immigration and Identity Politics are effective Cultural Marxist Techniques for executing this Strategy.
Generally, these Marxists promote [and try to guide] any cause which is anti-nationalist and pro-globalist, e.g., through Trade Deals like NAFTA and TPP. Unwitting, though sincere, environmentalists have also been exploited in this way in recent years, being encouraged to push for Globalist solutions
to environmental problems, a nearly impossible task, since the world's population increases by about 80 million per year, and those 80 million plus the 7.7 Billion already living, commandeer what resources they can to survive.
Regarding Cultural Marxist tactics, consider for example, the impact of the de facto Activist Handbook for the Cultural Marxists, Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals via the following observations from Rense.com:
“Alinsky scolded the Sixties Left for scaring off potential converts in Middle America. True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.
“Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.
“Alinsky’s crowning achievement was his recruitment of a young high school student named Hillary Rodham. She met Alinsky through a radical church group. Hillary wrote an analysis of Alinsky’s methods for her senior thesis at Wellesley College. They remained friends until Alinsky’s death in 1972.
“Many leftists view Hillary as a sell-out because she claims to hold moderate views on some issues. However, Hillary is simply following Alinsky’s counsel to do and say whatever it takes to gain power.
“Barack Obama is also an Alinskyite. Trained by Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation, Obama spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project. Later, he worked with ACORN and its offshoot Project Vote, both creations of the Alinsky network.
“Camouflage is key to Alinsky-style organizing.”
“Hillary, Obama, and The Cult of Alinsky,” R. Poe, Rense.com, 2008.
Indeed, Alinsky’s Counsel is not merely to “Say and Do whatever it takes to gain power,” but also to “Tell any Lie and Repeat it often enough until it is believed.”
The following excerpts are a shrewd observer's analysis of Cultural Marxism. It demonstrates how well-intentioned Policies or Movements can be used or transformed to achieve the Cultural Marxists’ goals:
“‘Cultural Marxism’ ... employs Political Correctness, a concoction of many intimidating tools such as Affirmative Action (punishing achievers/discrediting merit/rewarding under-achievers); Feminism (emasculating the masses and especially White Males); Multiculturalism/Diversity Worship …; Social Justice (reducing all to the lowest common denominator using forced redistribution of wealth); Racism/Bigotry Accusations (setting some … free from consequences & inducing guilt in others to the point that rape, mayhem, robbery, even murder … are ignored or deemphasized, while the death of a … criminal is treated as a national sin); Entitlement Mentality (have-nots are victims of the haves); Open Borders (facilitating foreign invasions of hostile, non-acculturated horde…)Throw in ... [Various Rights] movements. Results=the death of common sense, logic, excellence, civility, rule of law, justice, i.e., the Death of Western culture, language, national sovereignty.
“The Death of the West’s individualism could not be achieved with bullets (via Bolshevik Revolutions—Ed.) so the clever Collectivist ... Cultural Marxists devised a system of psychological warfare which was implemented (via ‘The Frankfurt School’) by their ‘march through the institutions’ … i.e., infiltration into the influential societal institutions such as education & politics ... via ... U.S. media & most entertainment, molding thought, language, social mores & values. Their principal tools are Political Correctness (see above) & Critical Theory (including ‘Deconstructionism’ in Political Science, Philosophy, Literature and other Academic Departments and Groups—ed.) soundly criticizing all Western values, e.g., the male as head of household (‘oppressive authoritarian’), achievement as something unfair to ‘others’, rugged individualism is vilified since everyone can’t honestly gain the same level of comforts as the achievers, [one] skin color automatically branded as racist or privileged & [another] skin color painted as victims who deserve … largesse.
“Diversity (as opposed to assimilation -Ed) is touted as a supreme virtue, especially by the education cabal.
“Long term thinking about logical consequences of such societal behavior is smugly ignored while history is revised to suit a collective ideology, as well as standards & expectations. A cursory look at the history of Collectivism (Communism, Socialism, Monarchy, Dictatorship, the new term Progressivism, etc.) reveals an endless array of dead bodies, ruined lives, and destruction of industries, homes, farms, towns, cities, by the untold millions and, as always, it’s the smallest minority in the world affected…the individual.
“Most of the world’s destruction has been by the use of sword & bullets, now we face an even more deadly enemy—the psychological warfare tactic that renders its victims mentally defenseless & accepting of a horrific sense of guilt based…on their skin color—... When a people can be disarmed & made instrumental in their own demise without combat, that people is surely doomed.
“On a local front, every town has a certain number of opportunists who latch on to the Collectivist programs—HUD, NGO’s, MPO’s, numerous welfare programs (homeless, food, medical, etc.), understanding there is big money to be had from Government Grants & Funding, ...”
B McCutchen, arkansasfreedom.com, August, 2016
And CCN adds:
... One of the Cultural Marxists’ major power and resource acquisition techniques may appropriately be characterized as Guilt Inculcation. This is manifested in the increasingly widespread use of the Terms “White Privilege”, “White Racism, and “White Guilt.”
For example, The City of Seattle is now offering a course in “White Fragility” aimed at “improving Caucasians’ low emotional tolerance for discussing Racism” and to help whites “tolerate racial stress”....All for only $60! and taught by a Ph.D yet! Similarly, SUNY Binghampton offers a course entitled, “Stop White People.” claiming that participants will acquire “the tools to do so” when encountering adverse arguments.
Another institutional target of the Cultural Marxists is the traditional family and traditional gender roles, all for the same purpose of fragmenting any potential opposition to the Goals of the Cultural Marxists. Indeed, one can argue that Globalist and Regionalist Institutions like the IMF/EU and complicit Central Banks like the private for-profit Federal Reserve are, wittingly or unwittingly, Allies of the Cultural Marxists.
Finally, and Importantly, Cultural Marxism tolerates no Counter-Arguments because a counter-argument might “Trigger” PTSD in the Listener or invade a Listener’s “Safe Space.” Thus, it labels nearly all opposing arguments as “Hate Speech.”
Unfortunately, the Cultural Marxists continue to gain power in the Media, Culture, Politics and Western Nations, in general.
A. Mueller, writing for the Mises Institute describes Cultural Marxism’s recent successes.
But fortunately Carrying Capacity Network and James Kirkpatrick provide excellent suggestions for successfully combating it (see below).
Is Cultural Marxism America's New Mainline Ideology?
October 1, 2018 - 12:15 PM Antony P. Mueller, Mises Institute
“Another name for the neo-Marxism of increasing popularity in the United States is cultural Marxism. This theory says that the driving force behind the socialist revolution is not the proletariat — but the intellectuals. While Marxism has largely disappeared from the workers' movement, Marxist theory flourishes today in cultural institutions, in the academic world, and in the mass media. This “cultural Marxism” goes back to Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) and the Frankfurt School. The theorists of Marxism recognized that the proletariat would not play the expected historical role as a ‘revolutionary subject.’ Therefore, for the revolution to happen, the movement must depend on the cultural leaders to destroy the existing, mainly Christian, culture and morality and then drive the disoriented masses to Communism as their new creed. The goal of this movement is to establish a world government in which the Marxist intellectuals have the final say. In this sense, the cultural Marxists are the continuation of what started with the Russian revolution.
Lenin and the Soviets
“Led by Lenin, the perpetrators of the revolution regarded their victory in Russia only as the first step to the world revolution. The Russian Revolution  was neither Russian nor proletarian. In 1917, the industrial workers in Russia represented only a small part of the workforce, which mainly consisted of peasantry. The Russian Revolution was not the result of a labor movement but of a group of professional revolutionaries….
“The experience of World War I and its aftermath showed that the Marxist concept of the ‘proletariat’ as a revolutionary force was an illusion. At the example of the Soviet Union, one could also see that socialism could not function without a dictatorship. These considerations brought the leading Marxist thinkers to the conclusion that a different strategy would be required to establish socialism. Communist authors spread the insight that the socialist dictatorship must come in disguise. Before socialism can succeed, the existing culture must change. Control of the culture must precede political control.
Cultural Control Rises in Tandem with Political Control
“Helping the neo-Marxists was the fact many of their efforts in taking control of culture happened parallel to the encroachment of the state on individual liberties. Over the past decades, at the same time when so-called political correctness has been on the rise, the American government obtained a vast arsenal of repressive instruments....
“The way toward the rule of the cultural Marxists is the moral corruption of the people. To accomplish this, the mass media and public education must not enlighten but confuse and mislead. The media and the educational establishment work to put one part of the society against the other part. While group identities get more specific, the catalog of victimization and history of oppression becomes more detailed. To turn into a recognized victim of suppression is the way to gain social status and to obtain the right to special assistance, of respect and social inclusion.
“The demand for social justice creates an endless stream of expenditures deemed essential — for health, education, old age, and for all those people who are “needy,” “persecuted” and “oppressed,” be it real or imaginary. The flood of never-ending spending in these areas corrupts the state finances and produces fiscal crises. This helps the Neo-Marxists accuse “capitalism” of all evils when, in fact, it is the regulatory state that provokes the systemic failures and when it is the excess of public debt that causes the financial fragility.
“Politics, the media, and the judiciary never pause at waging the new endless wars: ... The list of the enemies grows every day whether racism, xenophobia, and anti-Islamism. The epitome of this movement is political correctness, the war against having one's own opinion. While the public tolerates disgusting expositions of behavior, particularly under the cult of the arts, the list of prohibited words and opinions grows daily. Public opinion must not go beyond the few accepted positions. Yet while the public debate impoverishes, the diversity of radical opinion flourishes in the hidden.
“... The aim is … the “dictatorship of political correctness” whose supreme authority lies in the hands of the cultural Marxists. As a new class of priests, the guardians of the new orthodoxy rule the institutions whose power they try to extend over all parts of the society. The moral destruction of the individual is a necessary step to accomplish the final victory.
Opium of the Intellectuals
“The believers of neo-Marxism are mainly intellectuals ... up to the writers and artists (and controlled Media -Ed) to conceal the brutality of the socialist regimes through articles and books and by films, music, and paintings, and to give socialism a scientific-intellectual, aesthetic and moral appearance. In the socialist propaganda, the new system appears to be both fair and productive.
“The cultural Marxists believe that someday they will be the sole holders of power and be able to dictate to the masses how to live and what to think….
“Contrary to what Marx believed, history is not pre-determined. The march through the institutions has gone far ..., the ideology of cultural Marxism is the main source of the profound confusion that has grabbed almost every segment of the modern Western societies and which is about to swell into even more dangerous proportions.”
... but it is not too late to successfully counter it ...
J. Kirkpatrick, writing at vDare.com recommends three tactics to defeat the Cultural Marxists
“Because the Left’s coalition really is vulnerable, there are three key rules patriots (or anyone else under Cultural Marxist attack) should follow.
· Expose the bad faith of attackers
These CultMarx lynchings are now so common that only those deep into the SJW cult can take them solely at face value. Just as Brett Kavanaugh did, the accused should always point out that these charges are being raised for political purposes, not moral reasons. Simply dismissing attacks as “Political Correctness” works, as President Trump’s dismissal of Megyn Kelly in the first Republican debate showed.
· Frame your actions as equivalent to those Leftists already support
If a push for Voter ID laws draws accusations of racism, simply bring up what Mexico already does. If a border wall is “racist” or “unworkable,” point out America is already funding the border walls of other countries. No one, including progressives themselves, favors Leftist policies for the peoples or communities they actually care about. This isn’t the silly “Democrats Are The Real Racists“ Conservatism Inc. cliché—it’s simply an illustration that everyone is a nationalist for someone.
· Never Disavow Without Demanding A Disavowal From The Other Side
A final point: always seek to exploit the natural cleavages in the Leftist coalition.
Since the rise of Trump, patriots have become more inured to Leftist rhetorical attacks. But Leftist control of the media, Internet platforms and fundraising capabilities means they can still impose fearsome economic costs.
Nevertheless, morally and socially, the costs seem less terrifying than they used to. Many Republicans simply don’t believe anything the MSM says anymore and so even the most outrageous charges are dismissed. Therefore, any patriot under attack should not disavow anyone, no matter how extreme, without demanding a countervailing disavowal from progressives.
Don’t disavow “white nationalists” without demanding that Democrats disavow antifa. If there is to be an investigation into Russian hacking, there should be an investigation into Chinese spying enabled by Dianne Feinstein. No patriot should ever make a concession without a concession from the opposite side.
Remember, while patriots will shrug off a disavowal as “doing what you have to do,” But Leftists will be enraged and start attacking each other and making wild charges.
“Even the most milquetoast Republicans must understand after the Kavanaugh Konfrontation that politics is war by other means. There is no longer any “common ground” that patriots share with the journalists and Cultural Marxists, who openly declaring their intention to destroy them.
“But by following these three rules, patriots will finally be able to get back on the attack—and stop losing their country in slow motion.”
James Kirkpatrick at vDare.com
And arguably the Most Important Strategic Tactic for defeating the Cultural Marxists is pushed by CCN and its Allies:
PUSH A ZERO-NET ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDED MORATORIUM ON LEGAL IMMIGRATION
Mass Immigration provides the Cultural Marxists with the “Shock Troops” to push Key CULTURAL MARXISM Strategies to wit:
· Destroying National Cohesion
· Divide the Citizenry and Conquer
· Cause Chaos in Society
· Attack the Traditional sources of National Cohesion including the family, religion and Culture
· Empower grievance groups to help achieve the foregoing
· Intimidate the Opposition/s with Threats and outright Violence (think ANTIFA)
So far, the CULTURAL MARXISMs are winning, but with your help CCN can help turn the tide....
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Indeed, leading Management groups Strategies and Tactics are COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE. Consider those of one group whose strategies are copied by several others.
1) This group supports a reduction in Legal immigration to 500,000 and “eventually” to 300,000, which would even if achieved NOT result in sustainability — Immigrant fertility rates have historically been well in excess of replacement level. and that the world's population increases by 80 Million per year the pressure to emigrate to the USA will only intensify, especially if encouraged by the USA's current pro-Mass Immigration policies. In sum enactment of this groups position would result in unending U.S. population growth.
2) And in any event pushing that position is COUNTERPRODUCTIVE because in any Negotiation one should never start with the position where one wants to end up ,and
3) And perhaps MOST IMPORTANT.... COUNTERPRODUCTIVE because it explicitly sanctions unending Mass Immigration, and indeed legitimizes it!! Thus this and similar groups are Mass Immigration MANAGEMENT Groups NOT genuine Reduction groups
4) And COUNTERPRODUCTIVE too because there is no rational for just those numbers....why not 600,000 or 400,000
5) And COUNTERPRODUCTIVE too because it fails to send the important message that in order to attain Sustainability, we must STOP U. S. population growth..... and the only way to effectively push for that is to push for a zero-Net (150,000 immigrants and emigrants per year) MORATORIUM
6) Finally consider whether the Management group/s positions reflect an attempt to be Politically Correct, and if, in so doing they have become Culturally Marxist Compliant?!
Therefore, CCN invites once again all genuine reductionist organizations to Join our Diversity Coalition for an Immigration MORATORIUM ... a Coalition supported by many Immigrants from all Ethnic Groups.
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