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The Origins of Political Correctness ( t Is Cultural Marxism)
An Accuracy in Academia Address ^ | 2000 | by Bill Lind

Posted on 12/26/2004 9:37:10 AM PST by Helms

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1 posted on 12/26/2004 9:37:10 AM PST by Helms
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To: Huber; Mia T; kristinn; writer33; Constitution Day; Grampa Dave; Mojo; wardaddy; Jim Robinson; ...

Happy Holidaays Ping !!- A Christmas Gift from Bill Lind


2 posted on 12/26/2004 9:40:26 AM PST by Helms (Geraldo Rivera and Dick Morris are close cousins)
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To: Helms

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3 posted on 12/26/2004 9:44:36 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Helms
Even the name is inaccurate.What the proper term should be is "political suppression of any idea or thought that is not liberal/Marxist/anti-American."
Correctness has nothing to do with it.
4 posted on 12/26/2004 9:47:51 AM PST by carlr
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To: Bon mots

By the way, Marcuse is also the man who creates the phrase, "Make love, not war."


5 posted on 12/26/2004 9:49:03 AM PST by Helms (Geraldo Rivera and Dick Morris are close cousins)
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To: Helms

Yes, an excellent analysis. I lived through a good bit of the process, especially Marcuse.

Cultural Marxism is a culture of suspicion and resentment, which goes far to explain why these folks are angry all the time. Suspicion, resentment, and devotion to destruction are not good for your mental health.

From the Counterculture this came back into the universities and took them over, then from the universities into politics, where almost the entire Democrat party was taken over. Even the cultural establishment has now signed on, so if you visited a yacht club or a country club in the rich coastal states last fall you would have seen nothing but Kerry/Edwards bumper stickers.

That's because cultural marxism not only criticizes power, it seizes power, and these cultural elites all know which side their bread is buttered on. They are almost a an American Nomenklatura.


6 posted on 12/26/2004 9:55:43 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Helms
I ran into another Freeper with an interesting blog...
Check it out
7 posted on 12/26/2004 9:59:06 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Helms

Thanks for the ping... essay is good... no great and spot on in fact.


8 posted on 12/26/2004 10:02:41 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Helms
You know, as a smart observer of the liberal left, I have developed several rules and theories to help me DETECT the hidden agenda. The liberal left never tell the STUPID American public who they are, and who is behind the leftist agenda, and their long term goals. They call their organizations a very good neutral patriotic names, and hence, the STUPID American public never suspects their dirty hands. One story I was reading yesterday, came in to illustrate and proof my theory. The Newsweek end of the year summery of "transition" famous people who died during the past year. It lists a French guy by the name of Jacques Derrira as among the most famous people who died. Immediately an alarm rings in my head. Well well, I thought we don't like France, and or stupid Joe-six pack don't even know Jacques from jack! Them I went on Google trying to find who the heck is this dude, from our enemy country called France, that manged cross over to our beloved mourned list? As it turned out, my instinct was correct. You know, the list of all, and everything that appears in the leftist media, IS a list of what LEFTISTS LIKE, not what the majority of the American people like. Again, Jacques turned out to be a LEFTIST DECONSTRUCTIONIST!

Barbra Streisand's last hit song was several decades ago, but her name is still fresh in young, and old Americans, not because she is famous, or her hit songs are any better than say "CASEY AND THE SUN SHINE BAND" just to name one, It is the constant liberal media mentioning her name, that keeps her current. To the extent that her appearance in the new movie, the "Meet the Folkers" was built as a big deal despite of the fact that it is a lousy movie, and will fail in the box office, just mark my words.

The way I see it, they have got the microphone, and they will reach more people then a lonely voice like yours or mine. Merry Christmas

9 posted on 12/26/2004 10:03:26 AM PST by conservlib
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To: Helms

By the way, Marcuse is also the man who creates the phrase, "Make love, not war."

** How about making love AND war?


10 posted on 12/26/2004 10:03:50 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Helms
In Fromm’s view, masculinity and femininity were not reflections of ‘essential’ sexual differences, as the Romantics had thought. They were derived instead from differences in life functions, which were in part socially determined." Sex is a construct; sexual differences are a construct.

Why is it that to Marxists everything is a social construct except the central Marxist thesis that "oppression" and "exploitation" are wrong?

In conclusion, America today is in the throws of the greatest and direst transformation in its history. We are becoming an ideological state, a country with an official state ideology enforced by the power of the state. In "hate crimes" we now have people serving jail sentences for political thoughts. And the Congress is now moving to expand that category ever further. Affirmative action is part of it. The terror against anyone who dissents from Political Correctness on campus is part of it. It’s exactly what we have seen happen in Russia, in Germany, in Italy, in China, and now it’s coming here. And we don’t recognize it because we call it Political Correctness and laugh it off. My message today is that it’s not funny, it’s here, it’s growing and it will eventually destroy, as it seeks to destroy, everything that we have ever defined as our freedom and our culture.

An important point, however, is that American politcally correct totalitarianism includes a necessity for guilt and self-hatred. This is something that the totalitarianism of Third World countries do not know (instead, they espouse a form of totalitarianism patriotism and national pride).

11 posted on 12/26/2004 10:05:07 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Okay, Chanukkah's over, y'all. Chr*stmas and "kwanzaa" have to go it alone now!)
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To: conservlib

And when they are upfront about their agenda, at least partially, they go to the Courts to have it imposed rather than be defeated democratically.


12 posted on 12/26/2004 10:11:14 AM PST by Aetius
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To: Helms

Here's who's teaching it and where:

http://www.nd.edu/~remarx/Marxism2000/schedule.html


13 posted on 12/26/2004 10:20:56 AM PST by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: Aetius
And when they are upfront about their agenda, at least partially, they go to the Courts to have it imposed rather than be defeated democratically.

But they have also gone into the Federal Acquisition Regulations and impose annual re-indoctrination of these PC programs on companies that do business with the federal government. Much more intrusive than court victories, now you must behave this way or lose your job. (BTW, did you hear about the blond who was at the ventriloquist show?)

14 posted on 12/26/2004 10:21:47 AM PST by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: Helms

PCD is the supression of other ideas without the use of logic. It's intellect-via-emotion.


15 posted on 12/26/2004 10:25:10 AM PST by Darkwolf377 ( IN a Blue State, but not OF a Blue State.)
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To: Cicero; Conservativegreatgrandma
Well put. The counterculture has morphed into the establishment in my lifetime. The red states have become the snake handlers of the new order.

Every informed Freeper should become acquainted with the FRANKFURT SCHOOL and the mischief it has done.


16 posted on 12/26/2004 10:27:56 AM PST by nathanbedford
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To: Helms

BTTT


17 posted on 12/26/2004 10:28:00 AM PST by spodefly (Praise God from whom all taglines flow.)
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To: Helms
Bump
To read later
18 posted on 12/26/2004 10:29:16 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Helms

ping


19 posted on 12/26/2004 10:29:38 AM PST by VIDADDICT
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To: KC_for_Freedom

Yes, and its a shame that these smaller issues don't get more attention, and that corporate America has rolled over so easily for the Left.


20 posted on 12/26/2004 10:30:05 AM PST by Aetius
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To: Helms
Powerful, cogent, The truth. Unless something drastic is done, political correctness grow even more. In Britain, the police are now to use "new speak" to avoid the terms "Asian" and "Black". It is "Visible Ethnic Minorities".

I search for a decisive counter to this disease (PC). Alas Canadians do not have the sense of humour, that likely has died in England. One day, I hope someone in the United States will start a huge horse laugh against PC. If that happens, the humourless, doctrinaire elite both in government and on the campus, will shrivel.

If it was'nt so deadly, PC could be the biggest joke, since cartoonist Tom Nast plastered Tamany Hall. Circa 1900. The seasons best to all.

21 posted on 12/26/2004 10:30:32 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: Helms

The average person doesn't know what Marxism is. We need to reduce it to a sentence or two, without making it seem innocuous.


22 posted on 12/26/2004 10:30:55 AM PST by Tax Government (Boycott and defeat the Legacy Media. Become a monthly contributor to FR.)
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To: Helms

you don't have to be scholar to know thought control when it's enforced upon you.


23 posted on 12/26/2004 10:33:13 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (Leftists Are Losers.)
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To: cyborg

Actually, Ovid, Catullus, and Propertius were the originators of the sentiment and I think the phrase, "Make love, not war." But Marcuse gave it new life. As with "Carpe diem," there's an earlier history.

Virgil had already staked out the territory of heroic epic poetry. So the elegiac poets took what was left, namely love, feasting, and decadence.

The rich patron of Propertius told him he wanted some epic poetry because he was tired of love poetry. Propertius answered: "OK, perform some heroic deeds and I'll write an epic about it." His patron declined.


24 posted on 12/26/2004 10:36:03 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Helms

Good post, thanks.


25 posted on 12/26/2004 10:36:11 AM PST by Blue Screen of Death (/i)
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To: Helms

bump and save


26 posted on 12/26/2004 10:36:58 AM PST by krunkygirl
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To: Helms

Fascinating.


27 posted on 12/26/2004 10:37:20 AM PST by Bryan
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To: conservlib
The liberal left never tell the STUPID American public who they are, and who is behind the leftist agenda, and their long term goals. They call their organizations a very good neutral patriotic names, and hence, the STUPID American public never suspects their dirty hands.

Absolutely right.

"People for the American Way" = Destroy the careers of conservative judges.

"Human Rights Campaign" = Gay marriage.

28 posted on 12/26/2004 10:42:54 AM PST by Bryan
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To: Peter Libra

To self: Thomas Nast 1840-1902. Created the Republican Party symbol- The Elephant. Much earlier than 1900, I believe in the 1870's onward. He helped destroy a powerful political machine, Tammany Hall. His cartoons were the "greatest".


29 posted on 12/26/2004 10:48:52 AM PST by Peter Libra
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To: conservlib
The title is



I'd bet the sole purpose of this film is to get the F word into a mainstream movie title, and like most of what comes out of Hollywood these days, it's probably worthless junk.
30 posted on 12/26/2004 10:49:32 AM PST by Bars4Bill
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To: Aetius

There is a strong undercurrent in these companies. The employees realize that indoctrination does no real service in terms of profit and loss, but can in fact put unqualified persons in positions of power solely for the ability of the company to list various minorities in management positions and gain favor in the federal procurement process thereby.


31 posted on 12/26/2004 10:50:21 AM PST by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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To: cyborg
How about making love AND war?

:-P

33 posted on 12/26/2004 10:53:34 AM PST by rightwinggoth
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To: Bryan
American Civil Liberty's Union = Minorities and Godless oppressing the majority of the Americans public!
34 posted on 12/26/2004 10:55:59 AM PST by conservlib
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To: Helms

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35 posted on 12/26/2004 10:56:22 AM PST by MoralSense
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To: Helms

No surpise here, WW I was orchestrated by the turds of Europe!


36 posted on 12/26/2004 10:58:33 AM PST by zzen01
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To: Bars4Bill
I would never spend the money to goes to such a movie. However, the popular media has affected the week will of my wife, and my son, they went to see it Friday, they hated it. They wasted my money, but at least I was happy to say I told you so!
37 posted on 12/26/2004 10:59:36 AM PST by conservlib
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To: Bars4Bill
Actually, Ben Stiller's name in the original meet the parent was Focker. Hollywood takes anything that worked and try to drive it to the ground, by sequel that never works as the original. I loved the original.
38 posted on 12/26/2004 11:03:29 AM PST by conservlib
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To: Helms
It is the great disease of our century, the disease that has left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed around the world.

I had the good fortune to spend Christmas Day with a friend who grew up in the Czech Republic when it was under the domination of the Communists -- indeed, she spent time in jail in college.

We were discussing all the hulla-ballo over Christmas customes this year, and shw told us that that is how it started in Czechoslovakia. First they changed Christmas trees to Winter trees and then, one by one, eliminated all Czech customs that had anything to do with religion.

We must recognized that the Judeo-Christian ethic of our founding Fathers is under seige and we must fight back, lest we become another Godless nation doomed to fail.

39 posted on 12/26/2004 11:03:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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A good post, except for the line about the JOOOOOOS. Yes there were and are many Jewish Marxists. But let's not forget that the grandaddy of political correctness was an I-talian named Antonio Gramsci. His goal was to divide society into two groups. The oppressed and the oppressors.

So if you're a a hetrosexual, white, Christian, male who earns a good living, you are automatically a member of five oppressor groups. Whereas if you are a gay, female, black, Buddhist who is earning minimun wage, you are automatically a member of five oppressed groups. This is why in a country like the US where 95% of the population is Christian, the oppressor majority must bend over backwards to show sensitivity to oppressed 5% who are not Christian, by substituting the word "holiday" for "Xma" wherever possible.


P.S. This is my first post of FR. I'm a moron. I've been an avid reader of FR for well over a year and I never bothered to visit the homepage. I assumed that there was a yearly membership. Duh?? Oh well, gotta make up for lost time. A belated Merry Xmas and Happy Hannukah to all you wonderful freepers.


40 posted on 12/26/2004 11:06:40 AM PST by The Fop
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To: rightwinggoth

That's more like it! LOL


41 posted on 12/26/2004 11:08:33 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Tax Government
[ The average person doesn't know what Marxism is. We need to reduce it to a sentence or two, without making it seem innocuous. ]

O.K.......
Democracy is the source of socialism which is only a symptom of the social disease of democracy.. Communism "IS" socialism..

42 posted on 12/26/2004 11:08:50 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
American politcally correct totalitarianism includes a necessity for guilt and self-hatred.

Have you actually SEEN any other these people? They SHOULD hate themselves, they're so ugly. Even if they're not naturally ugly, they do everything to enhance ugliness. Bad clothes. Slouched posture. Ugly boots. No makeup. Hairy armpits. etc

43 posted on 12/26/2004 11:09:36 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Peter Libra
The seasons best to all.

The heck with you! Merry Christmas, Joyous Christmas, Blessed Christmas!

When it's spring, summer, or autumn, you may wish me the "Season's Best." But right now, this is Christmas and it is the 2nd most high Holy day in my religion -- second only to the Resurrection!

Please do not denigrate it to the level of a season. Thank you.

44 posted on 12/26/2004 11:10:56 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic (We must begin to be militant about preserving our Christan customs, or they'll be lost.)
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To: The Fop

Welcome to the board!


45 posted on 12/26/2004 11:12:51 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic (We must begin to be militant about preserving our Christan customs, or they'll be lost.)
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To: Helms

bump


46 posted on 12/26/2004 11:20:09 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (Free the Fallujah one)
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To: The Fop

Yes you're a moron for waiting so long :o) Welcome to FR. Unlike DU, FR is truly free in that you can post and search without 'your papers please' type registration.


47 posted on 12/26/2004 11:21:34 AM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: agitator
Thanks for the link...

University sponsored Marxism, and their legal proxies at the ACLU continues to work at destroying the underpinnings of the Republic.

Quite frankly, sooner or lately these people must be eliminated by whatever means.

In starkest terms, it's either them OR the Republic.

48 posted on 12/26/2004 11:25:40 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Helms
The theory is that the way to bring down Western culture and the capitalist order is not to lay down an alternative. They explicitly refuse to do that. They say it can’t be done, that we can’t imagine what a free society would look like (their definition of a free society).

So are they in possession of some kind of "gnosis" that their "definition" of the alternative is not possible for normal people to understand, or imagine? Are they simply arguing for a society divorced from repressions? If thats the case, its a sick hypocrisy if the point was to jettison completely repressive institutions with a repressive usage of institutionalized PC.

49 posted on 12/26/2004 11:25:49 AM PST by WritableSpace
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To: rightwinggoth
How about making love AND war?

I think the whole "goth" thing is somewhere between weird and idiotic. But that post of yours was a hoot.

50 posted on 12/26/2004 11:27:10 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (Leftists Are Losers.)
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