In America, and even more so on Twitter, there’s a whiff of China’s Cultural Revolution in the air...
Mao unleashed university and high school students to weed out enemies and hold them to account. The students became the paramilitary Red Guards.
They were instructed by the party to “clear away the evil habits of the old society” and extinguish what came to be known as “the four olds”—old ideas and customs, old habits and culture. “Sweep Away All Monsters and Demons,” the state newspaper instructed them.
With a vengeance they did.
Cultural Marxism: The gradual process of destroying all traditions, languages, religions, individuality, government, family, law and order in order to re-assemble society in the future as a communist utopia.
This utopia will have no notion of gender, traditions, morality, god or even family or the state.
What Is Cultural Marxism?
Political Correctness Exposed
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A Clemson administrator has proposed requiring student government candidates to pass an “intercultural competency” test before being permitted to run for or hold office. The “intercultural competency” test requirement for Student Government candidates who wish to run for office was just one of the ideas Altheia Richardson, Clemson’s Director of the Gantt Multicultural Center...
“If that is set by your Elections Board as a standard, then if you’re vetting the candidates who are running, then it can happen even before the democratic process takes place.”
The French Revolution was led by sociopaths who politicized language, much like today’s Jacobins....
"I see in it a spirit similar to that of the Terror. There is a tone of, “I am your moral teacher. Because you are incapable of sensitivity, I will help you, dumb farmer. I will start with the language you speak.”
An odd thing is they always insist they’re doing this in the name of kindness and large-spiritedness. And yet, have you ever met them? They’re not individually kind or large-spirited. They’re more like messianic schoolmasters."
Whence comes Critical Theory and its animus against the West? The answer is cultural Marxism.
Marx thought of himself as a scientist, and was convinced his model of economic and social organization would ride the arc of history to its inevitable, triumphant conclusion: teleology without God. As we might say today, he “believed in the science,” which certainly was “settled” in his mind.
My argument about political correctness is not tendentious or partisan - it's analytical.
The core of the argument is that when groups care a lot about maintaining conformity of belief on some matter of critical interest to them, then the hunt for heretics is always ongoing. We're always looking for deviants.
The first agenda of social redeemers is to dismantle the existing social order, which means their intellectual and political energies are focused on the work of destruction. -David Horowitz
The United States is at war. No, I don’t mean in Afghanistan or Syria; I mean right here in River City. Right here where our opinion-makers and political leaders are doing their level best to demean and discredit historical American values. -Liz Peek
Among the directives in the brochure is an order for workers to vocally affirm homosexuality. "Don’t judge or remain silent," the brochure read. "Silence will be interpreted as disapproval."
Furthermore, redistribution can, as the American welfare system has shown, turn beneficiaries into demoralized long-term dependents. -Arthus Brooks
I disagree up and down with the entire leftist project, but in a multicultural empire like the United States, I thought a soft sort of libertarianism was the best thing to strive for.
The Eich affair taught a lot of us that no, “live and let live” is not going to be an acceptable equilibrium for the left. It doesn’t matter if you agree with leftist initiatives in part, you’re an ideological enemy if you disagree with any of it. -"Yahtzee"
There’s a predictable pattern to what we’re seeing now. It’s predictable because it has happened before in much the same way it’s happening now. During China’s Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and ‘70s, the Chinese Communist Party, at the direction of Mao Zedong, called for the destruction of the “Four Olds”: old customs, old culture, old habits, old ideas. All of these stood in the way of Mao’s socialist ideology, so they had to be destroyed.
Children and students were encouraged by the communist government to inform on their parents and elders, to shame and condemn them in public. The guilty were forced to recant in “struggle sessions,” during which they were mocked and humiliated, sometimes tortured, sometimes murdered. Before it was over, millions were dead.
-John Daniel Davidson