Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cultural Marxism

Following on from yesterdays splendid talk by Daniel Hannan, and from prior references to the forces trying to bring Western Freedom to its knees, we turn to a closer look at the main protagonist.

The very basis if our civilisation is under attack.

Customers at the bars here were able after the talk to read a pamphlet giving some background of use.

A short definition of Cultural Marxism 
The destructive criticism and undermining of all institutions of Western civilization and the traditional values underpinning it.

Cultural Marxism is the ideological driver behind Political Correctness 
It is the destructive criticism and undermining of all institutions of Western civilization and the traditional values underpinning it. 

Shortly after the Russian Revolution, in 1919 the Bolsheviks founded Comintern (the Communist International) to “fight by all available means … for the overthrow of the international bourgeoisie for the creation of an international Soviet republic.”  
Two Marxist theorists, Antonio Gramsci of Italy and Georg Lukacs of Hungary, concluded that the Christianized West was the obstacle standing in the way of a communist new world order.  

Gramsci said that Christianity had corrupted the working class and the West would have to be de- Christianized by a “long march through the culture” – starting with the traditional family and completely engulfing churches, schools, media, entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science, and the presentation (and revision) of history. 
In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary, by undermining firstly Christian sexual ethics among children, then the hated patriarchal family and the Church.   
Ask yourself: Would YOU let HIM give sex-education lessons to your children?

He launched sex lectures in the schools and graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and  
reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy,  
and parental and church authority. 
In 1923 Lukacs established the Institution for Marxism in Frankfurt – later known as the Frankfurt School.  
Lukacs said “I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution.   
A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.” 
The Frankfurt School spawned Critical Theory - THE DESTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF WESTERN CULTURE, including Christianity, Capitalism, Authority, The Family, Patriarchy, Morality, Tradition, Sexual restraint, Loyalty, Patriotism, Nationalism, Heredity, Ethno-centrism, Conservatism. 

Critical Theory repeats over and over this mantra of alleged Western evils 
Racism, Sexism, Colonialism, Nationalism, Homophobia, Fascism, Xenophobia, Imperialism, and of course Religious Bigotry (only applied to Christianity). 
During the Second World War, the Frankfurt School relocated to various campuses in the USA.  In 1950, Theodor Adorno of the Frankfurt School proposed the idea of the ‘authoritarian personality‘ – claiming that Christianity, capitalism, and the traditional family create a character prone to racism and fascism.  
Thus, anyone who upholds traditional moral values and institutions is  
both racist and fascist, 
and everyone raised in the traditions of God, family, patriotism or free markets needs psychological help. 
The Frankfurt School were frustrated at the persistent lack of interest by the Western working class in revolt. Herbert Marcuse asked the question: Who could substitute for the working class as the agent of revolution? 
His answer was:  marginalized groups, including black militants, feminists, homosexual militants, the asocial, the alienated and third world revolutionaries represented by the mass murderer Che Guevara.

Cultural terrorism – now called POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – was to be 
waged against white, Christian, capitalist, heterosexual males
So VICTIM GROUPS were to be defended:  Blacks, women, also now Muslims as alleged victims of “racism“ and “genocide”  and also, more recently, the environment (being raped by white capitalists).  
  Together, these constitute THE POLITICALLY CORRECT COALITION. 
Marcuse’s book ‘Eros and Civilization’ (1955) promoted Free Love and the Pleasure Principle – giving rise to the mantra of the late 1960s onward of “Make love not war” and “If it feels good, do it”. This in turn led to the drug counterculture of the 1970s – “turn on, tune in, drop out”.  
This is very subversive of traditional values like the work ethic and the pursuit of excellence. These Victim Groups are the basis of the Gay studies, Black studies, Women’s studies, Peace and Conflict studies, etc departments now infesting universities, along with the “Green Left”.   
None of these departments encourages genuine critical thought: they peddle only a one-sided agenda of destructive pessimism about Western culture. 
Cultural Marxism now riddles the institutions of Western society – universities, and especially the public media.  Its tactic of Political Correctness – linguistic fascism – now intimidates and suffocates much public discourse.  It afflicts both the major parties, not only the Left. 
The advance of Cultural Marxism has been hugely helped by the spread of postmodernist nihilist ideas, including the denial of absolute truth; denial of absolute standards; cultural, religious and moral relativism; assertion that life is meaningless; “tolerant” non- judgmentalism (which means refusing to defend any standards!); and a deterministic view of life. 
Cultural Marxists teach that truth and morality are relative;  
that the end justifies the means;  
that the bedrock institutions of society are merely “power relationships”;  
and that people’s status and fortune in life is determined by class, gender, etc  
and that they have no free will or ability to take moral responsibility for their own life decisions.   
This promotes a “victimhood” mentality and encourages parasitic dependency. 
The “social justice” agenda bought by so many people from Cultural Marxists is a smoke screen.    
When hardliners and their “useful idiots” talk in the schools and elsewhere about social justice, they’re not teaching about free enterprise and capitalism and individual responsibility and all the things that made America and Britain and Australia great.  
They’re promoting all the things that made the Soviet Union, leftist Europe (eg France) and China so bad.

NOW do you see what we are fighting?

To this old Tavern-Keeper's view, the 'war' is not simply political, even though the damage emanates from the hedges and by-ways around Government Greed.

It is not simply 'feminist', although the battering that men have received might cause many men to see it as the main enemy.


The enemy is that Force which identifies the main support for our Civilisation, indeed for Humanity, right from the start. And enemy that hates Christianity itself.

It, the enemy, is Evil itself.

Fill yourself with Grace if you have a stomach and an arm to Fight.


  1. An interesting analysis and relevant to our current society.

    I observe the antics of our own national broadcaster and wonder about the constant, uncritical promotion of Islam and the joyous peace of mind I will be blessed with if only I will support the unrestricted access through our borders of the functionally illiterate detritus of the self-destructive Middle East. I observe the unthinking activists who purport to remember the illegal boat arrival killed during the riot at Manus Island and wonder where they were when all those illegal immigrants drowned courtesy of the "compassionate policies" put in place by two former Labor Prime Ministers.

    I wonder at the veneration of all things aboriginal, constant demands for more and more taxpayer money to address problems that were previously incapable of being corrected by larger amounts of taxpayer money.

    I wonder about an education system that employs teachers who can't spell and the toleration of and support for unions that protect everybody but the children.

    I tire of the constant portrayal of normality as abnormality where absurd aberrations are promoted as a "lifestyle" choice and publically desirable, often accompanied by revolting displays of faux affection. I watch with interest as these unfortunate people carry signs saying (on the one hand) that they cannot help being born homosexual and, on the other hand, promoting the same to our youth - within our schools - as a "lifestyle" choice.
    This outrageous "normalphobia" should be recognised for what it is. For it to be promoted as "a fashionable choice" is ludicrous and the province of the intellectually moribund who have the handicap of not knowing that they don't know. In any case, being functionally illiterate and not knowing that they don't know, essentially means they cannot find out. Somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophesy really.

    I am genuinely grateful for both the "mute" button and the off-switch on my remote control. They make my world beautiful.
    Peter H.

    1. I am genuinely thankful for such an erudite and articulate customer, Peter, and think that many of the others would like to hear you speak more often.

      You could have a part-time job behind the bar in any of the rooms here, you know.

    2. Thank you Amfortas, although I suspect there are many who would prefer that both you and I be silenced to ensure the unrestricted proliferation of their own puerile and failed philosophies. A job within the bar is appealing, especially given the knowledge that both your own intelligence, and mine would prove to be a significant obstacle in a society where mediocrity overlaid by mindless uncritical conformity is paramount. Perhaps we need a political party to promote the ideals of intelligence, but by definition that would alienate fifty percent of voters. The inevitable trend will be downwards only ameliorated by those who voluntarily withdraw from the gene pool. The "normalphobic" element will publically cluster together in glee, bouncing up and down in childish delight as they dominate the sandpit, blissfully unaware of an earlier visit by the large resident cat known as "Sir Laden Bowel". Peter H.

    3. There are those who would silence me. Indeed I have been banned from two facebook groups for raising or commenting on issues/posting some Tavern conversations in a way that their bouncers deemed unfit. My own bouncer is astute however and will not let such folk even set foot in here. I am sure you can translate the Latin ! Tony Soprano would have no problem with it.

      As for forming a political group from the intelligent, the two groups mentioned were Mensa ones. Their bouncers were female. Of course. Of a particular persuasion. Of course. Agitpropped to the Hell they want to bring to us all.


      No my friend, we intelligent folk are of an ilk. Intelligence by itself is inadequate. Just ask Homes about Moriarty.

      But fine assessment is what we serve here, along with clarity, charity and courage and you are just the chap to put a barrel on and hook it to a pump. I can trust you to pull the handle with just the right amount of pressure to get a fine head.

    4. ** A Note** For those not familiar with Latin. ""“Me, non futuis solem, vel circa pueros mittam”"" says, "Don't fuck with me sunshine or I'll send the boys around".

  2. I find that photograph of Lukacs deeply disturbing! Photographs can speak a thousand words. What this photograph portrays to me does not bear thinking about.

    I agree with you that 'Intelligence by itself is inadequate'. Common sense is also needed. Over the years our life's experiences lead us to being more worldly wise and to wisdom. Unfortunately some people are not able to make the transition from experiences to wisdom...

    1. Indeed, a thousand words. To be fair to an individual I am assured that he looked a quite pleasant young man in his early days (as many of us do in the full bloom) but 'character' can leave its mark as time goes by. We get seduced by 'looks'. Even pleasant looking people can harbour dark souls.

    2. It is about the eyes... They are the window to the soul...

      The images of both Gramsci and Lukacs have the same look in their eye, even in their more youthful photos...

  3. A fascinating read. It seems we're doomed. It is up to those who don't care if people "like us" or agree with us, or are offended by a different view. There's not many of us around.
    To push back on the normalisation of the 'lowest common attitude' and raise ones voice, is a full time job. One which I don't always have the energy to support, however I still throw my voice up above the noise enough to be considered… annoying by some.

    1. Full time in the sense that one needs to remain aware all the time and respond accordingly, in a mature and balanced manner. That is actually not difficult for well developed people. The skill lies in refusing to play the game by the cultural Marxist rules and countering when opportunity arises. And you know what the old saying is about making opportunities.


Ne meias in stragulo aut pueros circummittam.

Our Bouncer is a gentleman of muscle and guile. His patience has limits. He will check you at the door.

The Tavern gets rowdy visitors from time to time. Some are brain dead and some soul dead. They attack customers and the bar staff and piss on the carpets. Those people will not be allowed in anymore. So... Be Nice..