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1 posted on 01/15/2003 3:04:47 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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2 posted on 01/15/2003 3:06:52 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Gramsci's signal contribution was to liberate the Marxist project from the prison of economic dogma, thereby dramatically enhancing its ability to subvert Christian society.

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It has long been my opinion that Chiistianity is easily adapted to and coopted into Marxism/socialism. It preaches a type of social servitude that can be gathered, institutionalized and eventually imposed by government. In the "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven" business it instigates class hatred and resentment of those who prosper through effort. In its exhortation for unconditional love and not being judgmental it pushs people toward a condition of dangerous denial in which the basic corruption beneath the surface slogans of socialism are not recognized.

In my opinion George Bush exhibits a strong component of Christian Marxism. He is determined, for instance, to love Islam as a peaceful religion, when it is not. He issues statements that the wealth of the United States must be shared with other nations. He bears the mark of successful implementation of the theories here attributed to Gramsci.

Howl in protest over what I have said here, but it's the way the dice roll.

3 posted on 01/15/2003 3:45:58 PM PST by RLK
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To: Doug Fiedor
Gramsciphile bump!

Gramsci would have been very proud of the patient incrementalism of the Left over the past several decades. Oh, occasionally they've eagerly overreached and gotten their wrists slapped by an unready proletariat--as in the Clintons' HillCare fiasco--but generally they learn readily and execute well, and the one-way ratchet of collectivism has never slipped.
6 posted on 01/15/2003 4:21:58 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Gramsci laid out the plan for the culture war. It is being waged by the likes of Frankfurk School disciples who infest the education establishment and Fabian Socialists in the the US State Department.

We are losing without firing a shot.

Regards

J.R.
7 posted on 01/15/2003 4:30:41 PM PST by NMC EXP
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indexing
8 posted on 01/15/2003 4:40:57 PM PST by boris
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The first I ever heard of Gramsci and his profound strategies on subverting society was in Pat Buchanan's book Death of the West. Since then, I've noticed many articles regarding Gramsci posted on FR. I'm curious, who first shed light on this ignominious character? Was it Buchanan, or is it common knowledge that just happened to elude me all these years?
9 posted on 01/15/2003 5:07:58 PM PST by bob808
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While it is improbable that Huxley was familiar with Gramsci's theories, the idea he conveys of free persons marching willingly into bondage is nevertheless precisely what Gramsci had in mind.

Huxley had probably learned from Orwell, who had caught on to this in the 40's and 50's (Animal Farm, 1984, of course).

12 posted on 01/15/2003 5:46:53 PM PST by expatpat
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What is fascinating is that the average American liberal has never heard of Gramsci or the Frankfurt School, and would probably be shocked to realize the actual agenda. The phrase 'useful idiots' leaps to mind.
13 posted on 01/15/2003 6:02:41 PM PST by Artois
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To: Ohioan; junta; quebecois; Joe Hadenuf; WRhine; MacDonald14; Goetz_von_Berlichingen
Thought you gentlemen might be interested in this.
14 posted on 01/15/2003 6:04:09 PM PST by Artois
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Many thanks for posting this.
15 posted on 01/15/2003 7:25:30 PM PST by rimmont
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
One of your interests, as I recall.
19 posted on 01/15/2003 9:33:00 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are a lot of people in power who are truly evil.)
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Gramsci just trots out the same tired old argument that "true Communism has never been tried".

All we need to do is kill a few million more "unenlightened" people, and it will be sure to work this time...

20 posted on 01/15/2003 9:52:20 PM PST by fire_eye
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"... the structures of the traditional family and traditional virtue have been called seriously into question and confidence in them blunted. Elected government officials and bureaucrats have contributed to this problem through government taxation policies, which mulct the traditional family while subsidizing anti-traditional modes of life.

Additionally, these officials are inclined more and more towards the elevation of abominations such as homosexual and illicit heterosexual unions to the same level as marriage. Already, in many localities throughout the country and in numerous private corporations, benefits previously reserved to married couples are now granted to unmarried sexual "partners." Even the word "family" is slowly being superseded by the vague euphemism "household."
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The CP/USA is not the communist party in our country. The communist party in America is the Democratic Party and its leader is not Daschle or Gephardt. It is Hillary Clinton. Those who maintain, with breezy self-assurance, that communism is dead or dying upon the ash heap of history do not know of what they speak.

26 posted on 01/15/2003 11:08:17 PM PST by Bonaparte
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A big BTTT
29 posted on 01/16/2003 4:02:44 AM PST by philman_36
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I believe that most human beings have an internal gyroscope. It is true that many can be seduced and subverted FOR A WHILE by the Gramscian conspiracy.

But eventually the very traits that Gramsci set out to subvert, religious faith, love of family, love of country, reassert themselves.

Look at where the vitality is in our society. Fundamentalist Christianity is far more vibrant than the Protestant sects that promote "social justice." Radical feminism, and it's assault on the family, is a force that more and more women are turning away from, or at least, reconsidering. The shock of 9/11 has reawakened love of country in ALL the classes, large portions of the elites as well as the people.

After doing much damage to a society, the culture of death.....dies.
30 posted on 01/16/2003 5:42:20 AM PST by ricpic
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bump
35 posted on 01/16/2003 9:09:25 AM PST by Puddleglum
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Shivers! It's hard to look around and not see Gramsci at work.

When Soviet-style communism collapsed of its own weight, most of those populations continued on. I have a hunch if we wait for this Gramscian model to disintegrate, there won't be many people left to put the pieces back together.

38 posted on 01/16/2003 9:58:50 AM PST by meadsjn
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Thanks again Joe for this posting. I ran across the article in "The New American", did the FR search and here I am.

The applicability of Gramscian thought to the destruction of America's culture cannot be understated.
40 posted on 01/07/2006 4:31:04 PM PST by plsjr (one of His <><)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bump.

This should be posted annually on FR.


41 posted on 02/10/2008 8:40:57 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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*bump for later*


45 posted on 11/15/2010 2:55:07 AM PST by Yardstick
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