Skip to comments.The Gramsci Factor
Posted on 09/27/2002 4:07:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Tactics introduced by Italian communist Antonio Gramsci in the 1930's have contributed greatly to the decline of the west. High taxes, government regulations, the toleration of illegal aliens and possible terrorists, the erosion of national defense, gun grabbing, political correctness, the dumbing down and drugging of children and the deliberate corruption of their morals, the anti human element pervading in the environmental movement, the norming of abortion, euthanasia, divorce, homosexuality, and other issues, are manifestations of the Gramsci factor. Gramci called for a gradual transfer of legislative power from elected bodies to appointed bureaucracies where un-natural and authoritarian international socialism could be quietly implemented by force. The natural outgrowth of this has been a sense of loss of control expressed by such phenomena as voter apathy. Americans are surrendering their G-d given rights without knowing it. We are encouraged to think of ourselves as members of proscribed groups with pre-determined values rather than as individuals. America is gradually becoming a subsidiary of a one-world government, which goes by various euphemisms such as "the international community." The Gramsci factor is at play in all of this.
Antonio Gramsci, co-founder of the Italian Communist Party in 1921, after spending time in Stalinist Russia, realized that a revolutionary Marxist/Stalinist approach to world socialism would fail in western societies. He realized that the western democracies appreciated the benefits of individual rights, patriotism, and faith in the creator and that these ideas were deeply engrained and would not be easily surrendered. Instead of violent Marxist revolution, Gramsci would advocate a "long march through the institutions before socialism and relativism would be victorious." His believed that "capitalist bourgeois society" could be seduced into accepting communism through the gradual seduction of the western mind. Wildly popular amongst leftists but not widely known in the broader culture, Gramsci would author over 33 books while in an Italian prison where he died in 1937.
Gramscian ideas differ from those of a 19th century British Fabian socialism that called for a creeping conquest of the free world through the gradual changing of the letter and meaning of the law. Fabians established the devastatingly successful ACLU for that purpose. Gramsci took communism a step further by advocating a literal change of human consciousness itself. This would be accomplished through the infiltration and gradual control of dominant western cultural, educational and media institutions.
Gramscian communists, such as Theodor Adorno, Erich Fromm, and later Herbert Marcuse, established the Frankfort School at Columbia University in the 1930's with the goal of producing "a new stratum of intellectuals" that would be charged with dominating western culture. The Frankfort School invented "critical theory" which is based on the premise that there is no such thing as objective reality. Everything is "perception" according to critical theory, and perception is controlled by ruling elites who decide what is real. Once the false premise is accepted that an individual's perception is formed by the environment rather than by an intrinsic ability to identify truth, the Gramcian communist, consumed by an insufferable sense of his own superiority, feels entitled to obtain and wield power over the masses for the sake of creating new and better realities and perceptions. The Granscian actually believes that he is morally obligated, based on an overarching sense of superiority, to control others and enforce change.
While Marxism, calls for the fomenting of violent conflict between classes, races etc, and Fabian Socialism seeks control over the system of justice and the literal language of the law, Gramscian communism seeks control over culture, established religion, media, education, and other areas where intellectual discourse takes place. Psychiatry, with its pretensions to knowledge of the innermost being, is a major bailiwick for Gramscian communists. It should be noted that the regressive theories of socialism, when enthroned, have already led to the liquidation of over 100 million human beings and a Holocaust against the Jews of Europe.
How can we fight this ever-encroaching behemoth as it colonizes our minds and casts dark clouds over our future? The difficulty lies in the fact that Gramscian communists are not bound to the same objective standards of truth as the rest of us. Given that communism is nothing more than a quest by power-hungry elitists toward the attainment of power for themselves, communists will do virtually anything, whether overt or covert, to achieve their goals. Perhaps the answer is that genuinely progressive lovers of freedom need to recognize that their primary weapon is their addiction to truth, or, as Thomas Jefferson so eloquently stated, "the laws of nature and of nature's God." Vociferously standing up for truth could go a long way toward saving this nation from a slide into totalitarianism.
We need to state that we are answerable to a creator of the universe, not to "enlightened" elites who seek to refashion reality in their own image while attempting to overthrow the Creator. Marx was not as much an atheist as he was anti-G-d. We need to state that our freedom is predicated on the recognition of individual sovereignty and that the individual, in order to enjoy the fruits of freedom, is capable of discerning objective morality and fashioning his life within the limitations of nature.
We must insist that our children be taught in such a manner that they will be able to develop the cognitive abilities that will enable them to function as sovereign individuals rather than what they get now which is political propaganda meant to create confusion, dissonance and docility. We must insist that our culture protect the innocence of our children. We must return a sense of honor and privilege in American citizenship and insist on standards of behavior for guests within our borders. We must re-assert the sovereignty of our federation of states and dis-entangle ourselves from involvements that sacrifice our freedoms and its accompanying prosperity on the alter of world socialism.
Know your enemy bump.
A quick search on Gramsci turned up the following:
He wrote the playbook that has been followed for the last many decades by the leftists!
Including the attack of the gays on the American Family!
|Gramsci Lives ^
|Posted by Memphis Belle
On News/Activism ^ 05/22/2000 12:13:23 PM PDT with 1 comment
The Nation ^ | May 22 2000 | Eric Alterman
|The Gramsci Factor ^
|Posted by Tailgunner Joe
On News/Activism ^ 09/27/2002 4:07:10 PM PDT with 42 comments
www.chuckmorse.com ^ | September 21, 2002 | Chuck Morse
|WWGD? (What Would Gramsci Do?) ^
|Posted by cicero's_son
On News/Activism ^ 09/16/2001 9:12:08 PM PDT with 71 comments
|Who is Antonio Gramsci? You Better Learn!!! ^
|Posted by cayman99
On News/Activism ^ 12/29/2000 1:01:43 AM PST with 129 comments
|ANTONIO GRAMSCI, 1891-1937 - The New Order ^
|Posted by Tailgunner Joe
On News/Activism ^ 09/02/2002 3:23:16 PM PDT with 27 comments
etherzone.com ^ | September 6, 2002 | Albert V. Burns
|Tocqueville Vs. Gramsci: Transmit Or Transform; That Is The Question ^
|Posted by Starmaker
On News/Activism ^ 06/03/2002 12:47:34 PM PDT with 13 comments
ToogoodReports ^ | June 3, 2002 | Gerald L. Rowles, Ph.D.
|Gramsci vs. Tocqueville or Marxism vs. the American Ideology ^
|Posted by VinnyTex
On News/Activism ^ 01/04/2001 9:20:02 AM PST with 22 comments
FrontPage Mag ^
|Buchanan Links Decline of West to Gramsci (Review of Death of the West) ^
|Posted by IM2Phat4U
On News/Activism ^ 01/06/2002 3:23:03 PM PST with 29 comments
www.amazon.com ^ | Ray Olson
|Gramsci, The Source Of Democratic Philosophy: A must read to understand the source of Dem Strategy. ^
|Posted by manfromlamancha
On News/Activism ^ 10/31/2002 10:52:43 PM PST with 30 comments
Charm.Net ^ | October,2002 retrieved | Some Socialist Punk
Thank you for reminding me. Gramsci bump again.
But if we do that, what then are we to make of ourselves when we glance in the mirror and see our reflections tainted in blood?
There is one way to take back our ----- (insert country, children, morals, traditions, Constitution, culture and other words as needed); one step at a time, one American at a time, marching forward and living each day with our thoughts and actions predicated on the truths we hold dear.
The combination of Gramscian cultural resculpting, orwellian preemption of the language, fabian tyranny from the judiciary, and the dumbing down of our future generations through socialized education is an assault, but not a violent one as an army breaching the defenses of a castle. These anti-Western, Anti-God creeds work against our beliefs insidiously, much as water undermines the foundation upon which a house is built.
We wonder, "how did it come to this?" - it has, and continues to chip away at our beliefs and our nation one day, one person at a time. This is how we should undo the damage as well - one day, one person at a time. Of course, this requires that we live our freedom and embrace it, every day, every moment. For ourselves, our families and our fellow Americans!
We can't expect to have victory "on the cheap"; as long as we have self-doubt ("what can I, but one man, do about this??"), or resignation at the futility of anything we might be able to do about it (ie:..."I won't vote for Bush because it doesn't matter...") - the enemy knows these as weaknesses through which he can further insinuate into the breach - thus increasing our self-doubt &/or resignation a little bit more, until more of us allow ourselves to fall into inaction.
"Freedom is a lesson that must be learned and defended by every generation" - don't wait for someone else to show you the way.
What is not to love ?
High taxes, government regulations, the toleration of illegal aliens and possible terrorists, the erosion of national defense, gun grabbing, political correctness, the dumbing down and drugging of children and the deliberate corruption of their morals, the anti human element pervading in the environmental movement, the norming of abortion, euthanasia, divorce, homosexuality, and other issues, are manifestations of the Gramsci factor.
Who is Antonio Gramsci? You Better Learn!!!
bump for later
Bump for later, thanks for the ping.
As far as turning it around, Europe in the past century is a good example of that difficulty. After being delivered from various such evils at great cost, the people invariably drift back into systems that differ from their previous horror only by shades or flavors.
>Tactics introduced by Italian communist Antonio Gramsci in the 1930’s have contributed greatly to the decline of the west.<
I am so surprised when I try to explain this to others.
So many refuse to believe we really have so many “Gramscian Operatives” working in our government to subvert this nation.
Perhaps it's beacause this particular dog never slept. Everything I said on this thread in 2002 applies today.
As for Europe - or Eurabia, as we might as well call it - the demon of Islam is now dancing on their empty altars. They're going to pay a terrible price for their particular brand of smug, godless secular humanism. Europe's choices are coming down to either slavery and dhimmitude or blood and horror. My guess is that they're going to get a hefty dose of the latter regardless of what they do. History is my witness.