Cultural Socialism Equals Cultural Degeneracy By Creating Anti-Establishment Attitudes.
Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go.” Any of you ever remember hearing that while you were in school? Folks, that’s one aspect of cultural Socialism — get rid of the history of Western civilization and replace it with black studies, Hindu studies, Muslim studies, Aleut studies, or whatever other studies you can be innovative enough to come up with that will negate what white Europeans have contributed to civilization. We often refer to this propaganda as political correctness — which means we don’t want to risk offending any group at all except white Christians, especially white Southern Christians. On them its verbal open season at all times and twice as much on Sundays. Cultural Marxism is cultural genocide. Back in 2000, William Lind gave an address for Accuracy in Academia.
In that address he observed: “We call it ‘Political Correctness’ . . . and we tend still to think of it as only half-serious. In fact it’s deadly serious. It is the great disease of our century, the disease that left tens of millions of people dead in Europe, in Russia, in China, indeed, around the world. It is the disease of ideology. PC is not funny. PC is deadly serious.”
Lind noted that: “Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms.” And he told us it didn’t only go back to the 1960s and the advent of the Hippies and the so-called “peace movement.” They were a large part of it at that time but its origins go all the way back to World War 1.
That the mis-labeled “peace movement” was a major component of the cultural Marxist thrust back in the 1960s and 70s has been amply demonstrated. During that period I worked at a school on the East Coast and had many opportunities to listen to and talk with young people on campus. Almost to a man, they had been programmed with cultural Marxist dogma, both in the government schools they had attended and on the college campus.
They deluded themselves that they were “free and independent” thinkers, but they were not. They’d had years of subtle indoctrination and didn’t realize it. Their college professors had Marxist clay, ready to mold and push in any direction that they felt expedient for the implementation of the current party line.
I can recall seeing material distributed by people in the “peace movement” that was printed in Communist North Viet Nam, and our so-called “independent” college kids were running around busily handing it out — thinking they were doing their bit for “world peace”. Actually what they were doing was helping to promote Communist “peace” — which is “absence of resistance to Communism.”
Lind noted how effective the totalitarian ideology of political correctness is on college campuses. He referred to many of our college campuses as “small ivy-covered North Koreas.” That may sound extreme to some, but if you have spent any time at all on a college campus (and I’ve spent time on two) you come to realize that Mr. Lind is correct in his description.
Further, Lind observed: “Economic Marxism says that all history is determined by ownership of means of production. Cultural Marxism, or Political Correctness, says that all history is determined by power, by which groups defined in terms of race, sex, etc. have power over which other groups. Nothing else matters . . . everything in the past is about that one thing . . . In the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness, certain groups are good — feminist women (non-feminist women are deemed not to exist), blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals.
These groups are determined to be “victims” and therefore automatically good regardless of what any of them do. Similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil, thereby becoming the equivalent of the bourgeoisie in economic Marxism.”
Does any of this sound familiar based on what you see on the evening “news” or on many talk shows? Lind told us that, in 1923, a think tank was created in Germany that took over the project of taking economic Marxism and translating it into Cultural Marxism — the Political Correctness we all know and love today. So these kids today that think they are on the cutting edge with their political correctness, haven’t even seen the knife yet. In twenty years or so some of them may figure it all out, but not that many.
In the same vein, Walter Williams, a noted economics professor, has commented about what his friend, Thomas Sowell, wrote in his book “Dismantling America”.
Sowell said of the election of Obama “That such an administration could be elected in the first place, headed by a man whose only qualifications to be president of the United States at a dangerous time in the history of the world were rhetoric, style and symbolism — and whose animus against the values and institutions of America have been demonstrated repeatedly over a period of decades beforehand –speaks volumes about the inadequacies of our educational system and the degeneracy of our culture.”
Sowell is correct. The culture is degenerating. Williams notes that Obama, with his style, glitz, and lack of substance, is far from unique. Such characteristics are shared by many other Americans in our day. And Williams says that, at no other time in our history, would such a person be elected president. He observes with discernment that such an event ” . . . says a lot about the degeneration of our culture, values, thinking abilities and acceptance of what’s no less than tyranny.” It’s hard to argue with Williams’ logic.
What we are observing is no less than the dismantling of American culture, and it’s not an accident. The cultural Marxists know where they are trying to take America, and so far they’ve done a pretty good job of it because most Americans, even those in our churches, would “rather switch (to cultural Marxism) than fight. It’s just too much trouble and responsibility to have to fight and struggle to preserve your liberties, your freedom of speech, or whatever other freedoms you will squawk the loudest about when you no longer have them.
It’s way too much trouble to be bothered making sure your kids have a Christian education. After all, they get a whole hour on Sunday morning in Sunday school, don’t they? That’s not enough? Well, no, not quite.
So you send them to schools run, in many cases, by disciples of Marx and if you do this for 16 years, all through secondary school and college, don’t wonder that your kids come home to you quoting Marx and Mao instead of Moses. Don’t sit and wonder what happened because you contributed to what happened.
This culture will continue to degenerate until Christians in sufficient numbers begin to wake up and start educating their children in such a way that they can go out and contend for the faith in this politically correct, cultural Marxist culture. Until that time, it will get worse.