We can explore this term and which groups use it, how they use, and why.
We can clearly see that it is not scholars who use this word, instead it is pundits (and others:see below) and they believe our schools have been subverted.
Their mistrust for academia is the epitome of anti-intellectualism. They do not favor the scholar but instead rely on pundits and others to derive their worldview.
Here is how one blog commenter defined the term:
“Cultural Marxism” is the new epithet of choice
Definitely entering the land of CT.
And in case you did not click on the link within the quote above below is the definiton offered by the described "frothing racist" (make up your mind if you beleive the term is apt judging their own words) who begins by calling it "the greatest cancer in the Western world", so off the bat we can see their worldview is based on fear. Those whose worldview is not based on fear have the advantage of looking toward the positive unless they are neutral.
The positive are of the mind to look for the greatest hope in the world: progressivism. The alarmists and reactionaries just want to turn the clock back. Read on for the defintion given by one of them.
Definition of Cultural Marxism*:
Cultural Marxism: An offshoot of Marxism that gave birth to political correctness, multiculturalism and "anti-racism." Cultural Marxism maintains that all human behavior is a result of culture (not heredity / race) and thus malleable. While traditional Marxists focused on class identity in racially homogenous countries (with poor results during WWI), Cultural Marxists facilitated the racial organization of non-whites, while simultaneously asserting that "race does not exist" for white people. Cultural Marxists typically support race-based affirmative action, the proposition state (as opposed to a nation rooted in common ancestry), elevating non-Western religions above Western religions, globalization, speech codes and censorship, multiculturalism, diversity training, anti-Western education curricula, maladaptive sexual norms, the dispossession of white people, and mass Third World immigration into Western countries. Cultural Marxists have promoted idea that white people, instead of birthing white babies, should interracially marry or adopt non-white children. Samuel P. Huntington maintained that Cultural Marxism is an anti-white ideolog
Destroy Cultural Marxism
Now for a more thorough explanation of that term:
In a nutshell, the theory posits that a tiny group of Jewish philosophers who fled Germany in the 1930s and set up shop at Columbia University in New York City devised an unorthodox form of "Marxism" that took aim at American society's culture, rather than its economic system.
The theory holds that these self-interested Jews — the so-called "Frankfurt School" of philosophers — planned to try to convince mainstream Americans that white ethnic pride is bad, that sexual liberation is good, and that supposedly traditional American values — Christianity, "family values," and so on — are reactionary and bigoted. With their core values thus subverted, the theory goes, Americans would be quick to sign on to the ideas of the far left.
The very term, "cultural Marxism," is clearly intended to conjure up xenophobic anxieties. But can a theory like this, built on the words of long-dead intellectuals who have little discernible relevance to normal Americans' lives, really fly? As bizarre as it might sound, there is some evidence that it may. Certainly, those who are pushing the theory seem to believe that it is an important one.
‘Cultural Marxism’ Catching On
And who are the persons who developed this term or engage in the politics behind these ideas? And what groups they are opposed to?
Although he didn't use the words "cultural Marxism," white nationalist Pat Buchanan (see description of The American Cause), helped frame the debate as a "culture war" in his inflammatory speech in support of the first President Bush's nomination for reelection at the 1992 GOP convention in Houston.
"There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America," Buchanan said in his nationally televised address. "It is a cultural war, as critical to the nation we will one day be as was the Cold War itself."
But it may be William Lind, who has long worked at the Free Congress Foundation that his ally Paul Weyrich founded, who has done the most to define the enemies who make up the so-called "cultural Marxists." Ultimately, this enemy has come to embody a whole host of Lind's bête noires — feminists, LGBT people, secular humanists, multiculturalists, sex educators, environmentalists, immigrants, black nationalists, the ACLU and the hated Frankfurt School philosophers.
In July 1998, Lind told a conference of the right-wing watchdog group Accuracy in Academia that political correctness and cultural Marxism were "totalitarian ideologies" that were turning American campuses into "small ivy-covered North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the other sainted 'victims' groups that revolves around, quickly find themselves in judicial trouble."
At the core of the far right's concept of cultural Marxism are the Jews. Lind made this plain in June 2002, when he gave a speech on the subject to a Washington Holocaust denial conference hosted by the anti-Semitic journal, Barnes Review.
Although he told his audience that his Free Congress Foundation was "not among those who question whether the Holocaust occurred," he went on to lay out just who the cultural conspirators were: "These guys," he explained, "were all Jewish."
‘Cultural Marxism’ Catching On
For a more thorough explanation read the whole 3 page essay at the link above. You will read about Kevin McDonald, who testified on behalf of a Holocaust denier at a libel trial, and who wrote, "Jewish behavior is at least partly responsible for anti-Semitism and the Holocaust."
McDonald rationalizes the creation of Nazism when stating, "National Socialism developed as a cohesive gentile group strategy in opposition to Judaism,"
Of course one of his strategies is to claim he is not against all Jews, or that not all Jews are responsible. "MacDonald says that while all Jews are not guilty, the movements he attacks are indeed "Jewishly motivated."
That statement above is eerily reminiscent of those who claim they are not against all Muslims, that they understand not all Muslims are extremists, but turn around and blame all of Islam. They claim moderate Muslims do not speak out against terrorism or are too afraid ignoring the fact our media ignores the vast majority who do and only focus on the slim minority who do support terror.
Lind, earlier mentioned, "wrote a "futuristic fantasy" in which the United States, after developing "the stench of a Third World country," opts correctly to break up into racial mini-states. In now all-white New England, Lind wrote, "the majority had taken back the culture. Civilization had recovered its nerve."
Weyrich, "helped fund the Heritage Foundation, now one of the most powerful think tanks in Washington. He is a founder of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-sponsored association of hundreds of conservative lawmakers. And he helped establish two key conservative coalitions: The Rev. Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority in the 1970s, and Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition a decade later."
Weyrich e-mailed others, "declaring that "Christ was crucified by the Jews"
"Racism, sexism and chauvinism are powerful weapons in the Marxist psychological warfare against traditional American values," it said. "Political correctness, the product of critical theory, is really treason against the U.S. Constitution and against America."
Some "pro-South" hate groups have adapted the theory for their own purposes. Franklin Sanders, writing recently on the League of the South's Web page, did not use the words "cultural Marxism." But he did say that "Marxists," by calling slavery the worst evil known to man, were twisting reality to attack the South. And, Sanders warned darkly, "If the South goes, civilization goes with it."
By early 2002, F.C. Blahut, a writer for the anti-Semitic American Free Press, wrote that cultural communists, motivated by a "hatred of the West," were wrecking Western civilization. They were, he said, "parasitic Freudian Talmudists."
‘Cultural Marxism’ Catching On
I think they are just making up groups to hate now. What is a Freudian Talmudist?
Sounds like they just want a license to continue their racism, sexism, and chauvinism unchecked. Can't believe some still think slavery was ever a good thing.
Now watch as some come, who want to use the term, "cultural Marxism", knowing its origins, knowing who uses it, and what they stand for, turn around and claim they do no represent or agree with any of those things yet still cling on to their right to use such a horrible term. Closet racism folks!
They also believe a religious war is going on...
What century are these guys from again?
Edited by Leave Britney alone!, 28 April 2013 - 06:26 AM.