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Another Eyeball Roller? I Think Not. Ignore At Your Peril.

Dear Friends,

 

So much bottled up frustration. So little awareness of why.

It takes work in the form of reading… being informed so events DON”T control you.

Unfortunately, our society is run more and more by bumper stickers and other tacky slogans. I consider Twitter to be the massive grunts of a dumbed down society.

My old college classmate is the prototypical politics of envy sort of guy. His Facebook page is plastered with one slogan after another.

Our societal ADHD is reaching a danger point. If we DO NOT focus on certain issues and become better informed, we are at the mercy of those who are.

GEA

https://www.traditionalright.com/cultural-marxism-takes-the-offensive/

Cultural Marxism Takes the Offensive

April 21, 2015 William S. Lind

After a period of quiescence, cultural Marxism is again on the attack. It is advancing on at least three fronts: racial, sexual, and religious. In every case, its target is Marcuse’s hated “reality principle”, which is to say everything that enables society to function. As the cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School repeatedly stated, their ideology’s goal is “negation”, i.e., bringing everything down. The farther society can be pushed away from reality, the greater the dimensions of its collapse.

On the racial front, the cultural Marxists are trying to make every instance in which a cop shoots a black a crime–with the police officer the criminal. Because the black rate of violent crime is twelve times the white rate, cops often finds themselves facing young black males who either are carrying a gun or, from the cop’s knowledge, are likely to have one. The cop’s life is on the line. But now, even if the black is both a criminal and armed, the cop’s job and maybe his freedom are at risk if he shoots. He is put in an impossible position, thereby bringing about the “negation” cultural Marxism seeks. The cops, who are both symbols and bringers of order, are paralyzed and disorder spreads. “Negative dialects” take another step forward.

On the sexual front, we see both on college campuses and in our military another push for “negation.” The feminists, who are now wholly subsumed in the cultural Marxists, first demand young men and young women be intimately mixed. Colleges have coed dorms and women will soon be serving on submarines. Any attempt to separate the sexes is labelled “discrimination”. Equality is falsely defined as interchangeability even as science finds more and more differences between the male and female brains. Then, having put young men and young women cheek by jowl, cultural Marxism says, “Now now, no bunga-bunga.” When hormones have their way, as they will, the man (never the woman) is guilty of “sexual assault” or even “rape”. Earlier generations know that if you want to prevent young people from having sex, you have to separate them. The cultural Marxists know that too, but if your goal is to destroy a society, you want to force actions that lead to dysfunction, i.e., “negation”.

On the religious front, a growing number of Christian business owners are being ordered to burn incense to the Emperor, on pain of death of their business. Cultural Marxism’s substitute for the Roman Emperor is gay “marriage”, which is impossible; it is simply not what the word means. But any Christian businessman or woman who refuses to sell products or services to gay “weddings” risks being hauled into court. If you are a believer and a business owner, you are now to be denied freedom of conscience. You must participate in a rite Christianity (and Judaism and Islam) say is sinful. When Indiana recently tried to offer Christians a very modest level of protection, the whole Establishment came down on it. The state’s Republican governor did what Republicans usually do and caved.
In all of this, we see cultural Marxism is the worst of all possible Puritanisms: it is Puritanism without God and without virtue. One might go so far as to call it Puritanism against God and against virtue, since its Frankfurt School founders were atheists (all good Marxists must be) and they embraced Nietzshe’s “transvaluation of all values”, which means the old virtues become sins and the old sins become virtues. Christians who follow the commands of their faith are sinners and active homosexuals are paragons of virtue. Black is white and down is up.

How can we fight this? By reveling what is behind it, the little man behind the curtain. It is a variant of Marxism, not Marxism-Leninism, nor classical economic Marxism, but Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. Once the average American finds that out, learns about the Frankfurt School and understands its goal is “negation”, which means destroying everything, it will be in trouble. Cultural Marxism can only succeed so long as its real nature and goals are largely unknown. It’s time to turn on the light and make the roaches run.

… A Comment…
Maria-Erlinda Martinez

In essence, an excellent exposé. Now, “cultural-Marxism”, aka “western-Marxism”, and more accurately “cultural-communism”, and even much more accurately “Western-Leninism” is based on the praxes introduced and advocated by Italian Bolshevik and personal friend of Lenin’s, Antonio Gramsci. Gramsci was imprisoned in 1926 by Mussolini. Having nothing to do but navel-gazing, Gramsci realized that Bolshevism had not materialized the red firestorm that most of all in the Left truly believed would sweep the entire world after the truly amazing feat by the Russian Bolsheviks –with Lenin as their leader– of taking over Russia, destroying the Romanoff dynasty and czarism, and creating the monstrously huge Soviet Union.

Gramsci cogitated that Russian Bolshevism would not function in developed and semi-developed societies, although it would probably function in developing and underdeveloped ones. But the main target of Marx’s was the developed and semi-developed societies where the proletariat (i.e., to Marx, factory floor-plant workers) was aplenty. So, Gramsci, still believing that Lenin had been a truly a Marxist (i.e., other than government ownership of all the ways and means of the production and distribution of all goods and services in society, Leninism is antithetical to Marxism proper), went into pinpointing what in his mind were the non-physically repressive tools of societal control employed in non-socialist and non-communist societies by the dominant strata to co-opt “the masses” on their side. Gramsci called “Cultural Hegemony” such kind of way of exerting societal control.

He then proposed that the Leninists, instead of using the Russian Bolshevik praxes to achieve and retain overall power, should use their own “Cultural Hegemony”, and that to such effect, the Leninists should snatch from the right those tools of societal control, tools he identified as: a well-established conventional political power, the media, academia, the intelligentsia, the arts and entertainment, and if possible, organized religion. By then, organized labor was very much already in the hands of the Left. Organized religion started to fall in the hands of the Left after the introduction of “theology of ‘liberation’” in the 1960s.

Furthermore, to employ such “tools” efficiently and effectively, he borrowed from the democratic ways that German former-Marxist Eduard Bernstein and the English Fabians advocated to achieving and staying in power: gradualism, the use of democracy to gradually –via legislation, regulation , and reform– get there.

That’s cultural communism, or as the author calls it, cultural communism, or Western Marxism or actually Western Leninism…the latte for Gramsci left the door open to, once at the top of overall power, return to Bolshevis to remain in power, but not to the savage, bestial form of Russian Bolshevism, but to a sort of “adaptive Bolshevism”, based on the realities and idiosyncrasy of the particular society targeted for takeover.

The “cultural” comes from Gramsci’s “Cultural Hegemony”.
Obama and the rest of the ideological nucleus of the Democrat Party belong there, and that’s why they persecute active dissidents with the IRS, the SEC, the FDA, OSHA, the FBI, the DOJ, the DHS, the ATF, etc.

You see, Russians were very used to get brutalized after centuries of czarism; thus jumping from the pan into the flames, i.e., into the terror and violence of Russian Bolshevism was not too much a change. But, for Americans, not used to getting abused, let alone terrorized, czarist style, getting persecuted via those federal executive branch entities Obama and the rest of the ideological marrow of the Democrat Party employ, are more than enough to terrorize Americans.
And now they are going violent and brazen!!

Check about the outrageous police raids of the homes of grassroots-conservatives in Milwaukee that support Scott Walker.

So much for cultural communism.

English Composition 101

Dear Friends,

A few weeks back I took to task the overuse of trite words or phrases in our day-to-day conversations.  A few are listed here…
…going forward… (In lieu of “in the future” or…)
…at the end of the day… (In lieu of finally or in conclusion or…)
…have a nice one… (In lieu of a simple “Thank You”)
…like… (Largely an uncontrolled affliction of youth)
…reach out… (In lieu of calling you on the phone, etc.)
…f___… (In lieu of saying NOTHING in its place)
These are all quite harmless, if not horribly boring, but when someone states something that has a completely different or misleading meaning, then this can be dangerous.
My phrase of the day…
“All politicians lie (or are crooked)”
This is usually evoked when I or someone else slams the Marxist Imam or his ilk.
What this phrase really means is…
“I supported and voted for the Marxist Imam and now regret it, but I can’t admit I made a mistake.”
Isn’t it truly refreshing when someone states what they are really thinking even if it is painful?
GEA

Is The Fifth Article A Path To Reigning In The Federal Government?

Dear Friends,
This informative video from The Right Side (part of the Conservative Forum) talks to Jeff Utsch about how to bring control back to the states where it belongs.  Mark Levin has been a big proponent of a Convention of the States (Not to be confused by a Constitutional Convention about which the John Birch Society keeps confusing people)
I would strongly disagree with the discussion about having a Balanced Budget Amendment.  Based on the sordid history of the Federal Government, the budget WILL be balanced, but only on the backs of the taxpayers.  Across the board cuts in spending is the place to start.  Freeze hiring and keep the government at the same size with the result of a shrinking share of GDP over time (a minimum of ten years for starters)

Liberal

Dear Friends,

On many of my missives, I put a caveat about the local misused word “liberal”.  The words that should be used, as appropriate, are communist, socialist, anarchist, fascist, totalitarian, leftist, progressive, etc.
The reason I am so noisy about this issue is because people outside this country are annoyed by this usage, so this is my attempt to recapture the language that the left has misappropriated.  Try as I must, I still must explain what a “classic” liberal is.
Sooooo, if I can trust that leftist Google search engine, here is what comes up…
Classical liberalism is a political ideology that advocates limited government, constitutionalism, rule of law, due process, individual liberties including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.
 
WOW!  Some wish to associate this with libertarianism.  I’ve stated several times that I am a conservative libertarian.  However, I do wish to separate classical liberalism from libertarianism (as practiced by John Stossel and Ron Paul) in that pure libertarianism is naive about human nature and lacks a moral overlay.
 
Maybe Hillary took this definition to heart when she classified herself as a “progressive”.
 
Here is a short video from Dr. Nigel Ashford… no relation that I know of… which gives a nice overview:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU-8Uz_nMaQ
 
So puleeze try to eliminate the use of the word “liberal” as applied to the lawless overlords we are currently under.
 
As an example of a conversion, Dennis Prager, misused the word in this link:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj9qvBwOeMA
 
He has since moved to the usage of “leftist”.  Good on him.
 
GEA
 
P.S. My next crusade is to switch conservatives from red to blue as it should be.  This is another gross mislabeling, first, by chance, and next by the left relishing how they shifted the image of their heart to conservatives.