Cultural Marxism

The “Long March” and the Hidden Hand Obviating Traditional American Culture

If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

Malcolm X, Speech at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem (December 13, 1964)
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“Cultural Marxism” – what does that mean…? What exactly is it…? Is it the ‘conspiracy theory’ (think: CIA memo 1035-960 [4/1/67]) the Frankfurt School Wikipedia entry purports, or is there more to this story…? Andrew Breitbart summed it up exceptionally well [watch: 2:30 – 7:13] – and even laughingly addressed what he referred to as his own ‘conspiracy theory’ regarding cultural Marxism. In seeking to explain what has happened in America since the mid-twentieth century, today we explore the subject of cultural Marxism, centering particularly on a brief treatise by William S. Lind, “Cultural Marxism: Who Stole Our Culture?” To summarize the obviating of American culture in recent decades, Lind notes:

Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. Just 50 years ago, in the 1950s, America was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even blue-collar fathers brought home middle-class incomes, so moms could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values.

Where did it all go? How did that America become the sleazy, decadent place we live in today – so different that those who grew up prior to the ’60s feel like it’s a foreign country? Did it just “happen”?

It didn’t just “happen.” In fact, a deliberate agenda was followed to steal our culture and leave a new and very different one in its place. The story of how and why is one of the most important parts of our nation’s history – and it is a story almost no one knows. The people behind it wanted it that way.

What happened, in short, is that America’s traditional culture, which had grown up over generations from our Western, Judeo-Christian roots, was swept aside by an ideology. We know that ideology best as “political correctness” or “multi-culturalism.” It really is cultural Marxism, Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms in an effort that goes back not to the 1960s, but to World War I. Incredible as it may seem, just as the old economic Marxism of the Soviet Union has faded away, a new cultural Marxism has become the ruling ideology of America’s elites. The No. 1 goal of that cultural Marxism, since its creation, has been the destruction of Western culture and the Christian religion.

The basic answer to the question “Who stole our culture?” is the cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School.

Cultural Marxism: Who Stole Our Culture? by William S. Lind [emphasis added]


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