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Posted on 09/26/2012 10:04:05 PM PDT by Askel5
Deconstructing the Western Mind: Gramscian-Marxist Subversion of Faith and Education
If I may be permitted one editorial comment: contrary to the wisdom of "former radicals" it is not for us to adopt either leftist arguments or tactics -- particularly those as deadly to the mind and soul as Gramsci's. It is for us to stick to Objective Truth ... defend it with all due vigilance and never stoop to conquer.
There is no alchemy of pragmatism by which truth "evolves" or an essentially flawed act or ideology is redeemed. Only human beings themselves can choose metanoia for it is only humans who suffer the consequences of Ideas and Acts. Inherent in the suffering of humiliation, regret or remorse is the clarity necessary to correct mistakes, make reparations and start afresh.
Neither Time nor the natural supremacy and ultimate triumph of Good over Evil rehabilitates the nature of an act or the error inherent in an ideology. As in math, one must unravel the flawed calculations to the exact point of mistake and start again ... else results are skew .
To compromise Objective Truth en route to the bargaining table is to forsake that truth for so long as the ensuing "Dialogue" shall last. It is the gouging out of one's own eye in order that both parties should enjoy and "equal" lack of perspective.
Truth does not operate as falsehood. The left's seductive rationalizations, and deadly Collective of homogenous atomism -- by which moral relativism grants Everyman a carefully proscribed and essentially immaterial sovereignty of will enuring always to the "freedom" of Self Destruction -- are the halflight of dusk. Useful idiots who think to "co-exist" or compromise with their mortal enemies (and who point out with pride the fact they can still read perfectly the fine print on their "Hold Harmless" agreements even after the sun dipped below the horizon) will find themselves in sudden darkness as night falls.
Better we stick with the absolute Truth of sunrise which, at the moment Dawn breaks the horizon, illuminates reality with a radiance that enlivens the soul of every human being whose conscience is yet unmutilated by moral relativism and whose strictly materialist reason has not swept his heart clean of the Tao.
After ordering this several different ways ... separating the Catholic revolution from the secular revolution, including a section of lifesaving Gramsci-Antidote, what have you ... I opted for a simple bibliography of some of my favorite articles on the revolution from within by which the "scientific" cultural maoists, Darwinist New Left and enlightened utopians of all stripes seek to discredit and destroy the Empirical Evidence ... Chesterton's "democracy of the dead" as found exclusively in human faith, tradition and Common Sense ... that they were, are and ever shall be Dead Wrong.
- ARCHBISHOP NORBERTO CARRERA RIVERA (Mexico City)
(But first ...)
(To combat ...) Shame and Fate
The Gramscian Roots of America's Culture War
The Rise of Religion in the New World Order
On Banning a Loon Like Askel5 ("dare I say" Askel was not PC enough for the Collective?)
- DR. GERALD L. ATKINSON, CDR USN (Ret.)
The Black and the Red (Review: The Black Book of Communism )
Robert Stacy McCain's for the Wash. Times. (Covenantor)
- SAMUEL L. BLUMENFELD
A Horror of the Absolute
Why Anything Goes
Moritur et Ridet
- JOHN CHILDS
More by Jean F. Drew
- G. K. CHESTERTON
No Hitting in the Holy Places ( Orthodoxy )
The Left and the Corruption of Language and Thought (New Australian)
- JOHN FONTE
Frontpage Magazine (Ronald Radosh)
- WILLIAM GRIGG
In Sade's Shadow
- HERMAN HESSE
Two excerpts on Our Time ("General Introduction" to The Glass Bead Game)
- JANE INSTANCE
If I (of all folks) may beg to differ in part :
AMERICAN FEMINISTS (of 1848 and of 1998)
(couldn't help myself =)
- BILL LIND
PC Marxist Roots Unearthed (2/98, Free Congress Foundation Online)
- KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ
Missy Kelly Strips E.J. Dionne Naked
- ALAN KEYES
- ARTHUR KOESTLER
On Disbelieving Atrocities
- PETER KREEFT
Goetz Von Berlichingen's distillation of Lewis's Tao (from The Abolition of Man )
as posted on Cornelis's Who is Antonio Gramsci? You Better Learn
( The Latin Mass )
The Transition Period to Utopia (from "Schools Install Unisex Bathrooms")
The Transition Period According to Marx / Welfare State as Transition to Utopia
(from "Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil")
"Utopia. The Perennial Heresy" by Thomas Molnar (Sheed/Ward 1967)
On Communist Utopians and Evil (from "Like Hitler, Like Stalin" posted by Covenantor)
"We must avoid converting to martyrs the church leaders of counter-revolutionary activities. The line of action against the church is to instruct, educate, persuade, convince and -- little by little -- awaken and develop fully the political consciousness of Christians, then their participation in political activities ... Through our activities, we should undertake the dialectical struggle in the bosom of religion ... Progressively, we will replace the religious elements with the Marxist elements.
Marxist Tactics Regarding Religion
Ideological Aggression , 1984, New York Circus Publications, Ltd.
["Circus", read "revolution" The Soviet Analyst ]
Even with Faith-Based Organizations Speak in Tongues
More links at Horowitz's 1 Posted on 07/18/2001 02:51:34 PDT by Askel5
I'll re-up the articles linked at the end if you like. Links as-is should at least get you somewhere on Wayback Machine.
I may just post here always, if that's okay. Kinda like the way all my threads will be required "heated". =)
here you go ...
If America only knew....
Will America be lost because noone had the guts to expose Obama?
The best Obama exposure site on the net:
The Obama File
The United States Library of Congress has selected
TheObamaFile.com for inclusion in its historic collection of Internet materials
Just a few of the pages:
What are you, some kind of kook?
Seems to me to be an alive, prescient “kook”.
I was lured to sleep in the 80’s, 90’s and oughts.
Never suspected things could change so fast in the US of A...
Saw Laz’s missive earlier today and am glad to catch this!
Thanks for ressurecting this theme (from what I gather)- it is a secular assault with demonic backing, IMHO.
I’m a day laborer and must retire, but thanks, agian!
How’d you learn Laz was in search for you?
Wish you posted more often.
Thanks for posting!
Bump for later.
I couldn't resist gigging him a little. He looks good in egg ;^)
Honestly, I haven't taken the time to read this, nor his Mea Culpa. I was just feeling a little ornery.
“The teachers may in many cases be no more than dupes, but the educational gurus know exactly what they are doing and how to do it”
This question seems to come up all the time—just where can the line be drawn between the useful idiots and the malignant tyrants?
Surely, I have assumed that Hillary must be one of those in the know. And people like Soros, Alinsky, and Gramsci. And Lenin, by definition, was surely not a useful idiot, right?
So what exactly is it that moves them? Gramsci must have known he would never see anything significant of the fruit of his labors. Same for Alinsky, and even Hillary. Do they even know what it is they seek? (Alinsky did—see his book dedication.)
Ultimately, aren’t they all being used?
Is this visible mask of despair which has gradually woven itself into the countenances of Hillary and Barack—and superimposed its pasted gloominess onto the facial expressions of individuals ranging from Frances Piven to almost every Hollywood star—is this look of dread not a precursor to the suffering they will know when at last they meet that unmentionable object of their desire?
The lie has been growing in our petri dish of freedom for so many years.
There as so few of us to answer the call.
There is so much work to be done.
Askel5, so good to see you posting again. Missed you much.
100+ years and counting. These folks are nothing if not patient. Is this incremental approach part of the plan or does it only appear that way in hindsight? In any event, this “progress” appears planned in a way that, say, the rise of Western Civilization over the millennia, does not.
Hey ... thanks for doing that!
Oh my gosh ... Exit82! I’m so happy you’re still here. I hope all’s been well with you and yours. I’m a little farflung these days to get by like I used to ... miss those days.
Oh, you have no idea what a treat it was to See so many handles I hadn’t seen in some time ... likewise, MHGinTN. I hope all’s been well for you and yours.
There must be in this room the makings of at least that number of unscrupulous, treacherous, ruthless egotists. The choice is still before you: and I hope you will not take my hard words about your possible future characters as a token of disrespect to your present characters.
And the prophecy I make is this. To nine out of ten of you the choice which could lead to scoundrelism will come, when it does come, in no very dramatic colours. Obviously bad men, obviously threatening or bribing, will almost certainly not appear. Over a drink, or a cup of coffee, disguised as triviality and sandwiched between two jokes, from the lips of a man, or woman, whom you have recently been getting to know rather better and whom you hope to know better still- just at the moment when you are most anxious not to appear crude, or naïf or a prig- the hint will come.
It will be the hint of something which the public, the ignorant, romantic public, would never understand: something which even the outsiders in your own profession are apt to make a fuss about: but something, says your new friend, which "we"- and at the word "we" you try not to blush for mere pleasure- something "we always do."
And you will be drawn in, if you are drawn in, not by desire for gain or ease, but simply because at that moment, when the cup was so near your lips, you cannot bear to be thrust back again into the cold outer world. It would be so terrible to see the other mans face- that genial, confidential, delightfully sophisticated face- turn suddenly cold and contemptuous, to know that you had been tried for the Inner Ring and rejected. And then, if you are drawn in, next week it will be something a little further from the rules, and next year something further still, but all in the jolliest, friendliest spirit.
It may end in a crash, a scandal, and penal servitude; it may end in millions, a peerage and giving the prizes at your old school. But you will be a scoundrel.
That is my first reason. Of all the passions, the passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.
Utopia: The Perennial Heresy
(Sheed & Ward, 1967, pp. 132-133)
Mankind's attempts at total, utopian integration will manage to move forward only on that day when artificial sentiments support artificial objectives, when natural sentiments are torn out by the roots and replaced by false feelings and aspirations.
The utopian assumes that the vistas he exposes to mankind are so glorious that we can show adequate tribute only in a permanent state of enthusiasm.
Although enthusiasm usually manifests itself in loudly voiced approval, it is, basically, a constant affirmation of unity and pledge of participation.16
Yet, as Lord Percy of Newcastle notes in The Heresy of Democracy, the hectic search for unity must entail mob violence and legalized terror; it lies in the more fundamental fact that a people, thus summoned to demonstrate its unity as the precondition of its liberty, much regard enthusiasm as the first duty of citizenship.
Cheers, EternalHope! =)
You know .... seeing how many still are around who might enjoy an Olden Days thread, it’s stupid not to hang out a bit. Cheers, Vendome.
Have you ever done the etymology, as best you can with slang, on Kook? =)
Have you ever done the etymology, as best you can with slang, on Kook? =)
/from the Latin kookus: a devotee of Ronaldus Magnus.....
I think you are correct in your assessment- those who seem to have it all, and live a charmed or powerful life must in their deepest corner know they are condemned, if they reject the Truth of Jesus Christ.
They may have a good run, but it is just a flash in the pan.
As for their ideological precursors who enjoyed no such riches, power or fame in their lifetime- they are just shit outta luck...
With this episode we see the demonic power of 'film teaching'. I wonder, how many who watched this episode realized what their minds were swallowing through the eyegate, so carefully arranged to degrade Western moral tradition, the Western taboo structure regarding the sanctity of nascent life if you will?
Superintendant Tennison starts our lesson with a 'termination', to end a 'pregnancy and subsequent responsibilities of a child' threat to her independence which is so vital to her career.
To justify this Tennison career, the subsequent story proves to 'us' just how vital is her contribution to 'the society'!
The story unfolds in demonically brilliant fashion, teaching malleable minds that 'terminations' (abortions) such as Tennison used are the better alternative to silencing a child that has made a young woman's dreams of a career 'intolerable' so she too does a termination ... except the child is nearly two by the time this 'other' termination is done via smothering.
To justify this Tennison career, we are introduced to a pedophile who is, at least in his mind, cured of his twisted sexually deviant nature acquired as it was via his own sexual abuse at age five. The fellow cop 'rubes' holding still to the outrage of pedophiles defiling and murdering their victims --murdering their innocence if not their life-- are portrayed carefully as wrong, just wrong at all levels of their reasoning.
Yes, we see why Western civilization as inherited from the Reagan-Thatcher generation is 'antiquated'. All hail the new morality, based as it is on transactional, utilitarian --as reasoned by godless brilliance-- purchase of what the "I" wants. And of course, the progressives who feed this poison to the culture award folks like fellow traveler Merrin for her talented portrayal of this 'new morality'. Thus her beauty and talent are enlisted to bring upon us the 'new age'.
Western Civilization is embracing and dying in the 'god is dead' reasoning supported by this transactional behavior, where there is no ultimate authority of Good and Evil, no Truth by which to measure right and wrong except the situational ethic transaction hallmarked by a sliding scale of moment by moment weighing of what is right and wrong situationally.
Without a doubt, these episodes of Prime Suspect are brillaintly written and acted. Helen Mirren is stellar in her portrayal of Superintendent Jane Tennison. I doubt even she realizes how she is being used by demonic brilliance, to erode and thus destroy the taboo structure which was vital to Western Civilization strength
What are you, some kind of kook?
Another domestic terrorist extremist! Probably a Tea Party vet!
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Well worth a new read, thank you.
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