Cultural Marxism Is Destroying America

This article appeared originally on The Daily Caller.

Yet again an American city is being torn apart by black rioters. The images we see of the violence in Charlotte do not resemble the country we know. At the same time, high school footballers, cheerleaders and even American servicemen are following Colin Kaepernick’s lead by kneeling during the national anthem. Many Americans are baffled.

How is it that eight years after Obama promised a post-racial America and fifty-two years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, Americans are more divided by race than ever before?

It is certainly not for lack of resources being thrown at the problem. American universities have Black Studies Departments, corporations have diversity trainers and racial staffing quotas and the mainstream media covers race issues constantly. Despite all of this, the divisions keep worsening.

This trend is not being driven by white prejudice. It is being driven by ideology. The reason race relations in America continue to deteriorate is the Cultural Marxist philosophies being taught relentlessly in schools and colleges across the nation.

Many Americans are familiar with political correctness, yet may not be familiar with its origins in Cultural Marxist theory. While classical Marxism argued that capitalism and the class structure it created must be overthrown because it is oppressive to workers, Cultural Marxism argues that it is not economics that creates oppression but rather the nuclear family, traditional morality and concepts of race, gender and sexual identity. These are the chains of tyranny which must be broken by revolution.

Modern woman, are you unhappy in your marriage? Are the responsibilities of motherhood and the burdens of work getting you down? Patriarchy! Black man, do you feel hard done by? Does it seem like the deck is always stacked against you and you can’t get a break? Racism! Gay man, are you tired of the sneers and microaggressions of straight men? They’re afraid that they’re gay too. That’s why they hate you!

These are the narratives which are paraded endlessly in our education system. They are not natural or accidental. They have been constructed by intellectuals and academics who have had a radical agenda to transform the nation, and benefit themselves in the process.

Believers in these doctrines of straight, white male oppression today call themselves liberals. This is a post-war fabrication designed to deceive everyday Americans about their revolutionary agenda. They are not liberals. They are Marxists.

Cultural Marxism is the Marxist dialectic fused with Freudian theory and applied to identity and culture. Like all forms of Marxism, it is based upon categorizing people into abstract groups and then creating a narrative of historical oppression between them. The strategy of Marxists is always to cultivate a victimised group and then convince its members that solidarity is required against the oppressors. This creates resentment and hatred and is how Marxist ideologies fulfil their revolutionary objectives.

The Cultural Marxism that our societies are infected with is a particularly Western phenomenon. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Marxists in Europe believed that the dictatorship of the proletariat was at hand. They were wrong. The revolution failed to spread. In despair, and in one of Mussolini’s prisons, a young Italian socialist Antonio Gramsci wrote that the problem was the Christian bedrock of Western European cultures. He encouraged Marxists to develop a fifth column inside these countries to destroy the foundations of Western cultures. Only then would international socialism be achievable.

This call to subversion was picked up by Marxist scholars based around the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany. In the tumultuous milieu of Weimar Germany, theorists such as Max Horkheimer, Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, Theodor Adorno and Georg Lukacs integrated the theories of Sigmund Freud with classical Marxism to develop the foundations of critical theory, deconstructionism, post-structuralism and postmodernism. Known as the Frankfurt School, many of these intellectuals fled Hitler’s Germany for the United States where they were welcomed by Progressives and socialist intellectuals. The theories of the Frankfurt School unified the vanguard of the 60’s countercultural movement and have since spread to every discipline in our universities, colleges and schools. These theories, which obsess about colonization, subjugation and oppression, have indeed colonized higher education in the West.

Marxism is always cloaked in high-sounding utopian rhetoric. This is a ruse. What Cultural Marxists seek has nothing to do with true diversity, social harmony or universal tolerance. They don’t want the races getting along. They seek power. The solution for the perceived injustices that Cultural Marxists have manufactured is radical social engineering. The power to carry out this social engineering must be given, of course, to a politically-correct elite determined to remake society along ideological lines.

This is why Cultural Marxists always seek to enter government, academe or influential positions in the media. In the process of remaking society, unsurprisingly, these Cultural Marxists gain enormous wealth, status and power. This is how careers and fortunes are made in the industry of grievance. It is also why Marxism is so appealing to the ambitious and unscrupulous.

Thus it is no surprise that the groups which Cultural Marxists have labelled victims are themselves now worse off than ever. The decline of black America over the last fifty years has been a modern tragedy. Across all metrics, black communities have been deteriorating. The solution loudly demanded by Cultural Marxist opportunists is always more of the same, thus accelerating the decline of these communities.

Marxism proved over the twentieth century that it is the deadliest and most destructive belief system on the planet. It has a body count beyond measure and has left a trail of brokenness, suffering and desolation wherever it has taken hold. Marxist ideology destroyed the traditional civilizations of Europe and Asia until they renounced it in the 1990’s. It is in the West that it has lived on in hybrid form, gnawing away at the fabric of our societies. That fabric will not hold forever. Every knee taken, every glass bottle thrown and every incitement to victimhood is another crack in the unity of the nation; and without unity there can be no United States.

  • warty2

    A very powerful, albeit chilling article. Incidentally, you call it the Frankfurt School, my understanding is that it was the Hamburg school.
    The obvious question is how on earth do we unravel all this?

    • That’s right. There’s no point identifying these problems if we can’t act to solve them.

      I believe the most effective course of action is to take back the universities. They are the main propagators of this evil. Just as the Cultural Marxists took control in ’68, I believe rightists must take back the campuses. This will involve some violence, but it will be necessary.

      Raising your own children to be right-thinking and immune to this stuff is also important. Too many naive people have had their children stolen by these totalitarian ideologies.

    • Thanks Warty. That’s the question, isn’t it? There’s no point just critiquing.

      Control of education is the foundation of leftist supremacy in my view. On a personal level, teaching your children the foundations of Western literature, history and philosophy is crucial. There are some great online resources out of the States for that. Beyond that, we need to get control of the universities out of the hands of Marxists. They took control violently in the late 60’s. I think it will require a pushback on campus to flush the system and start over.

      I’m not one to put faith in political change, but if we ever get a seriously right-wing government in that could go a long way to restoring sanity. It’d be a bunfight, to say the least.

  • Karen Dwyer

    Another EXCELLENT article, Moses A. It’s s interesting seeing people “bending the knee” without it being in the prayerful sense.

    Re utopia ideals, I know some people who are, in retrospect, Cultural Marxists. Very idealistic and in fact honourable and with integrity. But terribly misguided as to the actual effects of Marxism on society.

    We seem to be living in “totalitarian” times, of one sort or another.

    • Thank you Karen, I always appreciate your thoughtful and informed comments. They help me to also develop my thinking.

      I absolutely agree that there are many well-intentioned Cultural Marxists out there, particularly among teachers I’ve met. I find the true-believers are usually in low-ranking positions doing the tough jobs – social workers, teachers, etc. My approach with them is to create cognitive dissonance by pointing out the inconsistencies in their worldview, for example when they’re collecting donations for a breast cancer walk to point out that prostate cancer kills almost as many men and receives a pittance for research by comparison. This can provoke them, but I can think of two or three who’ve come around. One is now an anti-feminist.

      It’s very evil how Marxism preys upon the goodness in people to make them full of hatred. If we can expose that, perhaps we stand a chance of winning over those well-intentioned but misguided leftists.

      • Karen Dwyer

        Yes, there are definitely some well-intentioned, dedicated people out in the “coalface” jobs.

        I wonder if there is also a strong vein of “over-identification” for some. That is, they themselves have suffered abuses or been powerless (or felt as if they were). So they have a rescue mentality or need to intervene. I don’t mean that they make a conscious decision to “save” people, but that they re-enact their previous defeats, except that now they can take on a more “powerful”, less humiliating role. Pursuing that train of thought, it’s why the strong emotion/vitriol/immature responses come out: old wounds (or bitter roots).

        • Karen that’s amazingly insightful. I couldn’t say it better. You hit very close to home with your description of people’s motivations for going into those ‘rescue’ occupations. Very close to home. Wise words. Thank you.

          • Karen Dwyer

            Not so very insightful; more a good memory for insightful comments at other people make 🙂

            Years ago a friend asked me why I took on a particular role in the organisation we worked in. She wasn’t being pointed or rude, but when I answered that I was in the role because of training & experience in another organisation, she commented that people who work with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders tend to view themselves as victims. I think if I’d said “because indigenous people are so hard done by”, she would have kept her thoughts to herself :-)))))

            So I was thinking about that comment in relation to your article.

            We know there is only one Saviour (and we aren’t Him), so with that knowledge and with wisdom we can use our empathy and life experiences to encourage and aid people.

            Another analogy a beloved friend once shared with me: “God takes the broken pieces of our lives [the hurtful experiences] that are like a cracked jug we have no idea how to put back together. He doesn’t patch up the old jug, He makes a beautiful mosaic, and uses every piece”. He was describing his own early life and he is these days a lovely man. You would never know he’d had an untoward day in his life.

  • Adonwolfe

    A very good article about the worst ideology on the planet.One that doesn’t seek the freedom of man,but the control of man.