Skip to comments.The Origins of Political Correctness ( t Is Cultural Marxism)
Posted on 12/26/2004 9:37:10 AM PST by Helms
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Happy Holidaays Ping !!- A Christmas Gift from Bill Lind
By the way, Marcuse is also the man who creates the phrase, "Make love, not war."
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.
Thanks for the ping... essay is good... no great and spot on in fact.
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
By the way, Marcuse is also the man who creates the phrase, "Make love, not war."
** How about making love AND war?
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. Its exactly what we have seen happen in Russia, in Germany, in Italy, in China, and now its coming here. And we dont recognize it because we call it Political Correctness and laugh it off. My message today is that its not funny, its here, its 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).
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.
Here's who's teaching it and where:
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?)
PCD is the supression of other ideas without the use of logic. It's intellect-via-emotion.
Every informed Freeper should become acquainted with the FRANKFURT SCHOOL and the mischief it has done.
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.
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.
The average person doesn't know what Marxism is. We need to reduce it to a sentence or two, without making it seem innocuous.
you don't have to be scholar to know thought control when it's enforced upon you.
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.
Good post, thanks.
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"People for the American Way" = Destroy the careers of conservative judges.
"Human Rights Campaign" = Gay marriage.
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".
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.
No surpise here, WW I was orchestrated by the turds of Europe!
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.
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.
That's more like it! LOL
Democracy is the source of socialism which is only a symptom of the social disease of democracy.. Communism "IS" socialism..
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
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.
Welcome to the board!
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.
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.
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.
I think the whole "goth" thing is somewhere between weird and idiotic. But that post of yours was a hoot.