COMBATING CULTURAL MARXISM—THE ACCELERATING
TO THE USA...AND CCN’S ANTIDOTE
Preserving the USA’s cultural carrying capacity has been a central concern of Carrying Capacity Network since its founding some twenty-five years ago. It is the First Principle of CCN’s 5-point program.
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 cultural 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.
Increasingly in the second half of the twentieth century, and more so into the 21st, however, the social movement known as Cultural Marxism began to destructively transform the USA and the European-derived Nations themselves.
Indeed, CCN was alas right to warn Americans in its February, 2010 posting of Military Historian William Lind’s superb article (below) about The Threat of Cultural Marxism. Unfortunately, The Threat is Increasingly being realized in a multitude of ways, and only CCN and its allies have an approach which can successfully combat this destructive effort—Read on........!!
Cultural Marxism’s advocacy of Politically Correct speech rather than Free Speech, and multiculturalism/multilingualism rather than National Unity under one shared Culture and Language are, arguably, threats to the USA and other Western Nations.
The threat 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.
And why would the Cultural Marxists adopt those Goals? At its root, Cultural Marxism is a POWER PLAY designed to transfer the Property, Wealth, and Power of the Founding Stock of Western Nations, to the Cultural Marxists.
No observant person can deny that the United States, its Constitution and its citizens are threatened by the Cultural Marxists’ push for Politically Correct speech, multiculturalism, multilingualism, Mass Immigration, unequal rights for certain categories of Citizens, ‘Globalism’ (as opposed to Internationalism) destruction of ‘Sovereign Nations’ (an “obsolete concept” as a recent European Union document claimed), and the displacement of many of the demographic, cultural and philosophical contributions of Western Nations.
Many of the USA’s and Western Europe’s most cherished institutions have been so infiltrated and degraded that they reflect the success of Lenin’s injunction: “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
The increasing success of Cultural Marxism springs in large part from the fact that it works through a process of insidious but effective Indoctrination, i.e., Psychological and Social Conditioning. “Brainwashing” to use a Slang Term.
The masses are conditioned Not to utter, or even think, Politically Incorrect thoughts for fear of being ostracized by their similarly conditioned peer groups. And what is deemed Politically INcorrect is, of course, defined by the Cultural Marxists.
One successful Antidote is to expose Cultural Marxism for what it really is, as CCN is doing, even to those who are inadvertently Culturally Marxist compliant.
One of the Cultural Marxists’ most effective techniques is splitting Western Nations into competing, minority, social, cultural and interest groups, so that these groups can be played off against one another resulting in more Power for the Globalist Cultural Marxists. Continuing Mass Immigration is another effective Cultural Marxist Technique for executing this Strategy.
Generally, these Marxists promote/infiltrate 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.
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 from an Analysis from a shrewd observer of Cultural Marxism 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); 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 hordes.. .)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 is touted as a supreme virtue, especially by the education cabal. Diversity alone is meaningless as something to be desired…judgment of human worth is based on the individual, not the group.
“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, as well as money to be had from Collectivist Foundations dedicated to the destruction of the USA. These opportunistic individuals are usually the ‘pillars’ of the community, always involved in various/numerous political or ‘do-gooder’ organizations. They learn quickly how to network and to identify other likewise opportunists. They go to seminars, join task forces, write articles, serve on the Boards, get the contracts or aid a fellow traveler (for a price of some sort or pay back) ...
“Unfortunately in history The Takers usually defeat The Makers because they are more relentless, more psychotic in their lack of empathy or ability to appreciate earned self-esteem or the worth of the individual—..... The more the Makers blind themselves to reality and don’t hold the Takers accountable, the easier they are to subdue, ravage, & pillage.
“P.S. Beware the magic collectivist buzzwords many people have come to accept, even revere: ‘common good, making a difference, giving back, reaching out, under-served, public service, human resources, disadvantaged, espousals that shelter, home ownership, food, etc. are human RIGHTS, feeding the hungry’ (especially egregious considering the TONS of food discarded daily by the government school systems). Consider the meaning behind each of these words & phrases (& many more)…all designed to subjugate the individual & glorify the group, i.e., rational self-interest bad, submission to ‘others’ good. Sure death for individualism, sure life for Collectivism. Makers lose, Takers win.”
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 as manifested by 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!
And SUNY Binghampton is offering a course entitled, “Stop White People,” which the course description claims will give participants “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,” labelling nearly all opposing arguments as “Hate Speech.”
And Now “What Is Political Correctness?” the Great Overview by eminent Military Historian, William Lind, is reproduced below. Please e-mail your constructive comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if you support CCN in our Educational and Activist efforts, please make a much-needed tax-deductible donation at www.carryingcapacity.org.
What Is Political Correctness?
By William S. Lind
Most Americans look back on the 1950s as a good time. Our homes were safe, to the point where many people did not bother to lock their doors. Public schools were generally excellent, and their problems were things like talking in class and running in the halls. Most men treated women like ladies, and most ladies devoted their time and effort to making good homes, rearing their children well and helping their communities through volunteer work. Children grew up in two-parent households, and the mother was there to meet the child when he came home from school. Entertainment was something the whole family could enjoy.
If a man from America of the 1950s were suddenly introduced into America in the 2000s, he would hardly recognize it as the same country. He would be in immediate danger of getting mugged, carjacked or worse, because he would not have learned to live in constant fear. He would not know that he shouldn’t go into certain parts of the city, that his car must not only be locked but equipped with an alarm, that he dare not go to sleep at night without locking the windows and bolting the doors - and setting... the electronic security system.
If he brought his family with him, he and his wife would probably cheerfully pack their children off to the nearest public school. When the children came home in the afternoon and told them they had to go through a metal detector to get in the building, had been given some funny white powder by another kid and learned that homosexuality is normal and good, the parents would be uncomprehending.
In the office, the man might light up a cigarette, drop a reference to the “little lady,” and say he was happy to see the firm employing some Negroes in important positions. Any of those acts would earn a swift reprimand, and together they might get him fired.
When she went into the city to shop, the wife would put on a nice suit, hat, and possibly gloves. She would not understand why people stared, and mocked.
And when the whole family sat down after dinner and turned on the television, they would not understand how pornography from some sleazy, blank-fronted “Adults Only” kiosk had gotten on their set.
Were they able, our 1950s family would head back to the 1950s as fast as they could, with a gripping horror story to tell. Their story would be of a nation that had decayed and degenerated at a fantastic pace, moving in less than a half a century from the greatest country on earth to a Third World nation, overrun by crime, noise, drugs and dirt. The fall of Rome was graceful by comparison.
Why did it happen?
Over the last forty years, America has been conquered by the same force that earlier took over Russia, China, Germany and Italy. That force is ideology. Here, as elsewhere, ideology has inflicted enormous damage on the traditional culture it came to dominate, fracturing it everywhere and sweeping much of it away. In its place came fear, and ruin. Russia will take a generation or more to recover from Communism, if it ever can.
The ideology that has taken over America goes most commonly by the name of “Political Correctness.” Some people see it as a joke. It is not. It is deadly serious. It seeks to alter virtually all the rules, formal and informal, that govern relations among people and institutions. It wants to change behavior, thought, even the words we use. To a significant extent, it already has. Whoever or whatever controls language also controls thought. Who dares to speak of “ladies” now?
Just what is “Political Correctness?” Political Correctness is in fact cultural Marxism - Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. The effort to translate Marxism from economics into culture did not begin with the student rebellion of the 1960s. It goes back at least to the 1920s and the writings of the Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci. In 1923, in Germany, a group of Marxists founded an institute devoted to making the transition, the Institute of Social Research (later known as the Frankfurt School). One of its founders, George Lukacs, stated its purpose as answering the question, “Who shall save us from Western Civilization?” The Frankfurt School gained profound influence in American universities after many of its leading lights fled to the United States in the 1930s to escape National Socialism in Germany.
The Frankfurt School blended Marx with Freud, and later influences (some Fascist as well as Marxist) added linguistics to create “Critical Theory” and “deconstruction.” These in turn greatly influenced education theory, and through institutions of higher education gave birth to what we now call “Political Correctness.” The lineage is clear, and it is traceable right back to Karl Marx.
The parallels between the old, economic Marxism and cultural Marxism are evident. Cultural Marxism, or Political Correctness, shares with classical Marxism the vision of a “classless society,” i.e., a society not merely of equal opportunity, but equal condition. Since that vision contradicts human nature - because people are different, they end up unequal, regardless of the starting point - society will not accord with it unless forced. So, under both variants of Marxism, it is forced. This is the first major parallel between classical and cultural Marxism: both are totalitarian ideologies. The totalitarian nature of Political Correctness can be seen on campuses where “PC” has taken over the college: freedom of speech, of the press, and even of thought are all eliminated.
The second major parallel is that both classical, economic Marxism and cultural Marxism have single-factor explanations of history. Classical Marxism argues that all of history was determined by ownership of the means of production. Cultural Marxism says that history is wholly explained by which groups - defined by sex, race, and sexual normality or abnormality - have power over which other groups.
The third parallel is that both varieties of Marxism declare certain groups virtuous and others evil a priori, that is, without regard for the actual behavior of individuals. Classical Marxism defines workers and peasants as virtuous and the bourgeoisie (the middle class) and other owners of capital as evil. Cultural Marxism defines blacks, Hispanics, Feminist women, homosexuals and some additional minority groups as virtuous and white men as evil. (Cultural Marxism does not recognize the existence of non-Feminist women, and defines blacks who reject Political Correctness as whites).
The fourth parallel is in means: expropriation. Economic Marxists, where they obtained power, expropriated the property of the bourgeoisie and handed it to the state, as the “representative” of the workers and the peasants. Cultural Marxists, when they gain power (including through our own government), lay penalties on white men and others who disagree with them and give privileges to the groups they favor. Affirmative action is an example.
Finally, both varieties of Marxists employ a method of analysis designed to show the correctness of their ideology in every situation. For classical Marxists, the analysis is economic. For cultural Marxists, the analysis is linguistic: deconstruction. Deconstruction “proves” that any “text,” past or present, illustrates the oppression of blacks, women, homosexuals, etc. by reading that meaning into words of the text (regardless of their actual meaning). Both methods are, of course, phony analyses that twist the evidence to fit preordained conclusions, but they lend a ‘scientific” air to the ideology.
These parallels are neither remarkable nor coincidental. They exist because Political Correctness is directly derived from classical Marxism, and is in fact a variant of Marxism. Through most of the history of Marxism, cultural Marxists were “read out” of the movement by classical, economic Marxists. Today, with economic Marxism dead, cultural Marxism has filled its shoes. The medium has changed, but the message is the same: a society of radical egalitarianism enforced by the power of the state.
Political Correctness now looms over American society like a colossus. It has taken over both political parties - recent Republican conventions were choreographed according to its dictates, while cultural conservatives were shown the door - and is enforced by many laws and government regulations. It controls the most powerful element in our culture, the entertainment industry. It dominates both public and higher education: many a college campus is a small, ivy-covered North Korea. It has even captured the higher clergy in many Christian churches. Anyone in the Establishment who departs from its dictates swiftly ceases to be a member of the Establishment.
The remainder of this short book will explore the subject of Political Correctness further: its history, its method of analysis (deconstruction), and the means by which it has attained its influence, especially through education.
But one more question must be addressed at the outset, the most vital question: how can Americans combat Political Correctness and retake their society from the cultural Marxists?
It is not sufficient just to criticize Political Correctness. It tolerates a certain amount of criticism, even gentle mocking. It does so through no genuine tolerance for other points of view, but in order to disarm its opponents, to let itself seem less menacing than it is. The cultural Marxists do not yet have total power, and they are too wise to appear totalitarian until their victory is assured.
Rather, those who would defeat cultural Marxism must defy it. They must use words it forbids, and refuse to use the words it mandates; remember, sex is better than gender. They must shout from the housetops the realities it seeks to suppress, such as the facts that violent crime is disproportionately committed by blacks and that most cases of AIDS are voluntary, i.e., acquired from immoral sexual acts. They must refuse to turn their children over to public schools.
Above all, those who would defy Political Correctness must behave according to the old rules of our culture, not the new rules the cultural Marxists lay down. Ladies should be wives and homemakers, not cops or soldiers, and men should still hold doors open for ladies. Children should not be born out of wedlock. Open homosexuality should be shunned. Jurors should not accept race as an excuse for murder.
Defiance spreads. When other Americans see one person defy Political Correctness and survive —and you still can, for now—they are emboldened. They are tempted to defy it, too, and some do. The ripples from a single act of defiance, of one instance of walking up to the clay idol and breaking off its nose, can range far. There is nothing the Politically Correct fear more than open defiance, and for good reason; it is their chief vulnerability. That should lead cultural conservatives to defy cultural Marxism at every turn.
While the hour is late, the battle is not decided. Very few Americans realize that Political Correctness is in fact Marxism in a different set of clothes. As that realization spreads, defiance will spread with it. At present, Political Correctness prospers by disguising itself. Through defiance, and through education on our own part (which should be part of every act of defiance), we can strip away its camouflage and reveal the Marxism beneath the window-dressing of “sensitivity,” “tolerance,” and “multi-culturalism.”
William S. Lind has a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College and an M.A., also in History, from Princeton University. He was formerly a director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism of the Free Congress Foundation in Washington, D.C., and is a vestryman at St. James Anglican Church in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
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