Cultural Marxism: Understanding the origins of Political Correctness

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In light of some of our posts this morning that deal with this nasty American infection called political correctness, it’s worthwhile to understand the roots of political correctness and its purpose is in America. To do that I have two videos for you, the first being a more full explanation of the origins of political correctness, how it came to be and why, its implementation and how it came to America. I know it sounds dry, but it really isn’t. In fact it is very enlightening.

The second video is Bill Whittle on the very same topic, tying it into present day narratives driven by the MSM. Whittle sums up what you get in the first video as well, but I highly recommend watching both videos to get a more full understanding of it.

It opens up a whole new world of understanding as to why our culture is all out of whack.

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  • Jaynie59

    It all really boils down to what Andrew Breitbart said over and over again. It’s all about the Narrative and how pop culture and academia shapes that narrative. It really is brainwashing.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      This is relevant and profoundly disturbing…

      “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

      “The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

      “The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

      [Translated from Czech Republic Newspaper (Prager Zeitung – 4/28/2010)]

      • Amy

        Well, they are right… sadly.

        I work with a gentleman who is a first generation immigrant from China. I love talking with him because he has lived first hand under communism and understands all too well the inroads that have been made here in America.

    • GRITSMama

      Absolutely!

  • aPLWBinAK

    A student at Texas A&M won a competition seeking the most appropiate definition of a contemporary term with this submission: “Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end”

    • Alborn

      Love it!

    • KenInMontana

      I wonder if that student was perusing back issues of American Handgunner magazine, I have a copy from about 6 or 7 years ago where it was featured on the Editor’s page. I keep a copy of that definition on the wall above my computer desk.

      • aPLWBinAK

        I too saw it some forgotten publication, and cut it out and saved it, that’s how I was able to quote it verbatim. I take no credit for originating it, and the student was not named.

        • KenInMontana

          Yeah, the Editor did not claim credit for it either, but he also said he could not verify a source for it as well. Another one of those “anonymous” but poignant statements, and definitely one of my favorites.

  • Amy

    Thank you for posting these. Understanding the basis of the progressive’s agenda is crucial to stopping them.

  • Dan

    http://the99spring.com/tools/
    this is what they are up to…

    • The link says it all…the “99%” movement are tools.

    • OLLPOH

      we hope you realize that your progressive buddies were in on what the corp., banks were doing as well…you need to take it to fannie and freddie and the dems as well…
      as the banks were told to do the loans and look the other way…

      • Dan

        what are you talking about???????

  • LIBERTYUSA

    …thank you rightscoop for providing the TRUTH of HISTORY .”

    P.S. America ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES !”

  • marketcomp

    RS you are the best because not only do you give us the opportunity to display our voices but you educate us along the way! This documentary is a perfect complement to Mark Levin’s book, Ameritopia.

    We have allowed the most insane and damaging methods of Marxism through political correctness that has infiltrated our society and culture. Europe, Russia, The Middle East, and Asia are all blanket with some form of Marxism and by default PC. It wasn’t enough to contain this insanely method of strictly criticizing traditions embedded in American society these leftist- using the democrat party as a vehicle and some liberal Republicans- goal is to destroy America and all of its traditions beginning with the educational system. It was Ronald Regan who saw this Marxist/communist ideology up close and personal as part of the screen actor’s guild which is why he wanted to eliminate the department of education, but blocked by the liberal republicans and of course the democrats.

    Barack Obama epitomizes the advancements of American society in the mere fact that he was elected as the First Black President; but it was that vulnerability and the urge to show the world that we are not a racist nation that so many ignore all of the facts about this first black president and his Marxist/Socialist ideology. We were not prepared for the assault on our Constitution and American Society traditions from within. These higher institutes of education, such as Columbia and Harvard, need to be defunded because we now know their foundations and goals are to destroy and obliterate American society. Any other country would absolutely annihilate or eliminate any organization where the goals and objectives are to tear down a society, just ask the leaders of China and N. Korea and we are nothing like those countries. Another example of the assault on our society is when a Supreme Court judge tells another country to not look to the US Constitution for guidance. But it all makes sense when the documentary pointed out that the school of Frankfurt started by some leftist-society primarily comprised of people of Jewish decent moved because of the rise to power of Hitler. This explains the beginnings of Davis Horowitz, George Soros, Helen Thomas, Ruth Bater-Ginsburg, and so many others who carry this ideology. But our saving grace is Mark Levin. Why can’t we spread our ideology of freedom and individualism? How do we eradicate Marxism/Communism/Socialist ideologies? Well I guess we have to save ourselves first before we save the rest of the world.

    • MaxineCA

      At least David Horowitz woke up and now is fighting this at every level he can. It’s always great to hear him speak since he knows first hand what they are doing to our country.

    • BobPinwi

      Well said!

    • OLLPOH

      also, folks need to educate themselves in the Black Liberation Theology as a side-bar, by and through Rev. Cone mentoring Rev. Wright. And the Sojourners…there is much that the average conservative does not have a clue about. You have to put it all together… Soros, Farrakan, Cone, Wright, Ayers, Sharpton, Jackson, Holder, Clinton…
      as it was David Horowitz saving his parents documentation, and Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny and Ameritopia was and is a world that we “HAVE” to know about, to save this country from complete 100% tyranny!

  • 12grace

    Thanks for the post RS. Very helpful.

    M, I have read Mark Levin’s book, Ameritopia and it is excellent.

  • NYGino

    TRS, Thank you. Enlightening to say the least. Will watch it numerous times. Rush knows. He has been talking about ‘the template of liberalism’ forever but I’ve never heard him define it’s root cause before. This piece (both of them) show the origins, the thinking, the growth and the progress of this destructive philosophy as I’ve never read before.

    Knowing much, much more about Marxism and Political Correctness than I did one hour ago and knowing the ultimate futility of this movement I am stunned that it’s followers still adhere to it’s empty promises. Are we as a human race that unintelligent that a great percentage of us will blindly follow?

    The real mystery to me is that the supposed intelligent among us, academia, are so committed to this.

    Once again thank you for the forum, you do a great job, I’m a true fan of yours.

    • marketcomp

      Wow who would have ever thought that the critical theory means to critisize? But, the theory is also an off-shoot of critical race theory and other theories developed around race and sexual orientation. But, whats even more revealing is that the thoeories offer no solutions. Unbelievable!

      • NYGino

        marketcomp, could that possibly be the reason why Air America failed and all the liberal thinking networks are suffering financially right now, all they have are manufactured complaints and attacks and no solutions?

        • marketcomp

          I think you are on to something! I am just so furious that we have allowed these no solutions Marist to invade our country.

      • Velvet

        Recall not long ago Tim Geithner remarking on the Ryan budget that “we just don’t like yours but we don’t have a solution.” Coincidentally their solutions are non-solutions, almost like atheists belief system is a non-belief.

    • 3seven77

      “The real mystery to me is that the supposed intelligent among us, academia, are so committed to this.”

      I think that a great part of the appeal for academics and the “media” is just pure narcissim. They imagine themselves as some kind of “courageous warriors” because they are challenging authority or upsetting the status quo. How many times have you heard these types ranting about “speaking truth to power”? (Jon Stewart anyone?) Ever notice that they never leave their comfortable tenured teaching positions or Hollywood and engage the real world? They have nothing of substance to offer the world so they stay where they can influence the naive and foolish.

      • marketcomp

        You just confirm what Thomas Sowells points out in his book, Intellectuals and Society, where he so clearly highlights that most intellectual ideas fail because when intellectuals are creating these incoherent and rambling ideas they banter back and forth with other intellectuals who think like them, no one with real world experience or outside influencers. This is a clannish mentality but very true. I mean just look at Barack Obama. He creates a crisis and then comes up with and idea say the health care law. This is a classic example because we all know that this has been part of academia for a while but again it was never tested in the real world. So therefore, we have a law that threatens our Constitution, soverienty, and individualism. Now I realize that Obama doesn’t care about that but it goes to show how these ideas are tested among those who donot live in the real world and thus we a number of ideas that fail.

  • MaxineCA

    Ah…. so THAT explains CA!

    Thanks Scoop. Both were excellent.

  • I blogged on why Bill Maher is the most pathetic person on TV – because he tries to function as a PC gatekeeper:

    http://drawandstrike.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-bill-maher-is-most-pathetic-person.html

    follow me on twitter! @drawandstrike

  • blackbird

    Thank you very much Scoop I forwarded it on. “the signal will get out”

  • DINORightMarie

    I also highly recommend Bill Whittle’s Firewall episode: Walking into Mordor (link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqNVpACRLaI)

  • NYGino

    So many things I read and hear from now on are going to be framed within the information I’ve learned here on this site tonight.

  • NYGino

    Connect the dots and they lead directly to Barack Hussein Obama. Or whatever his real name is.

  • Alborn

    Does it strike anyone as ironic that these were German Jews that started this? I did hear that correctly did I not. Please correct me I misunderstood. And Hungarian Jews which is what Soros is a self loathing Hungarian Jew. No wonder most Jews a Democrats. I am going to have to do some more studying in this. Thaks for posting this. I have been so much reading lately that my eyes are going to get worn out. I cannot seem to learn enough. Wish I had been like this in college.

    • 3seven77

      But you are learning it now. It’s never too late. Good for you.

  • Amy

    At the risk of somewhat hijacking this thread…

    Col. Allen West is currently taking heat for calling out the progressives in the House for what they are – communists & Marxists. I’m not a resident in his district, but for those that are – please consider taking a moment and writing him a ‘hang in there’ email. I plan on doing so, but I’m sure he would appreciate the support from his constituents as well. He’s on their radar and they will pile on and try to drive him out.

  • The Narrative…

    Finally, I can download it, this time.

    I saw this on PajamasMedia about 2 years ago,when I saved the url’s, and then PajamasMedia changed the link.

    Right on Scoop, thanks.

    – – – – – – – – –

    The Narrative

    Politically correctness
    Marxist workers of the world
    Marxist class consciousness
    Marxist class warfare
    National identity to be overthrown
    World communism paradise
    War the trigger
    Institute for Marxism original name
    Name changed to The Institute for Social Research based in Frankfurt, Germany
    Became known as The Frankfurt School
    Nazism arose in Germany
    Moved to Columbia University in New York City until 1951
    At Columbia University the Frankfurt School divorced Marxism fro economics
    Marxism was married to the culture
    Critical Theory is the fruit of this change in strategy
    To criticize is the theory of Critical Theory
    The dispossessed was the new vanguard of the revolution against western civilization
    Criticism focused one one item.
    American feminism
    American racism was cultural NOT economic
    The quote is ignored by Marxists
    It runs contrary to The Narrative
    So, it must be suppressed

    Why?
    It is, at 8min. 4sec. –
    Politically Incorrect

    The male and female roles were assigned by the culture
    Gender studies could attack the history of oppression of homosexuals or women
    Due to western culture and corrupt patriarchy of dead white men
    Like the Founders of America
    If Capitalism triumphs
    If Marxism fails
    Attack the root morality on which Capitalism is based
    Gender studies
    Radical feminism
    African studies
    Native American studies
    Deconstruct classical literature
    Sexism
    Racism
    Any useful ism for the philosophies that did not exist at the time
    They inculcate and aggravate a sense of
    Rage
    Seperatism
    Victimology
    Assigned to the culture the sole onus [burden of proof] of their origins

    Critical Theory
    Brilliant strategy in 2 ways
    1 – it launched apparently unconnected attacks against the dominant culture
    2 – the genius is that the criticism NEVER demands an alternative
    What might have been better
    What might have worked in it’s place
    What alternatives have been tried successfully in the past
    Nothing
    No logic
    No factual underpinning to their philosophy
    Everything they believe in has proven to be wrong
    But, why should fact trump ideology
    “Logic is not independent of content”
    Yes, it is
    The idea of facts, reason, logic, history are under attack
    Fourth grade tea bagger jokes are the response
    To Americans quoting Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams and the U.S. Constitution
    The Frankfurt School sees America as the bastion of racism and sexism
    It does not matter if there are no Black mayors in all of Europe
    Why?
    It’s not part of The Narrative

    What is The Narrative
    Obams’s “radical socialization of American healthcare” and the entire economy
    Is opposed by a small group
    Ignorant
    White
    Paid
    Gun toting lunatics
    Driven by racial hatred for a black President

    The truth will get out
    Almost 100 years of lies by the left
    [me… hmm… sounds like the time of “progressive” Woodrow “real politik” Wilson]
    To resurrect a political philosophy

    The Narrative
    Embedded in the culture
    What people believe
    Real journalists would report about The Frankfurt School
    The signal will get out

    – – – – – – – – –

    So, what else is new?

    Are we experiencing “The Narrative” today in the current media blackout about a possible “high crime and misdemeanor” by putative President BHObama?

    How?

    (1)
    Is ANYBODY reporting that Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse investigators have reached the legal conclusion that there is probable cause that a crime has been committed by the BHObama administratin in the posting on the Federal Government White House web site of a computer compiled forged and fraudulent birth certificate?

    (2)
    Is ANYBODY reporting that there is probable cause that a crime has been committed by the BHObama administration producing a Federal Government Selective Service Number (SSN) card with a forged date stamp?

    No.

    Why?

    Because “The Narrative” will NOT allow it.

    The so-called common sense conservative BIG talkers and BIG writers in print and online “thought leaders” are NOT even THINKING about TALKING about and DEFENDING the ORIGINAL intend of the ORIGINAL words of the ORIGINAL “birther” document of our Republic, the U.S. Constitution, specifically Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5.

    Why?

    As Bill Whittle said, the “signal will get out.”

    Of all people, the BIG talkers “thought leaders” will definitely NOT be allowed to remain silent.

    Period.

    The ORIGINAL “birther” document of the Republic MUST be protected and defended from ALL enemies, foreign AND domestic.

    Period.

    “The U.S. Constitution: The ORIGINAL “Birther” Document Of The United States”
    >> http://liftupamerica.blogspot.com/

    Art

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    • marketcomp

      Right On, art telles! I am so disgusted at the mere ebsentence of this birther issue. Obama and his opporatives should be impeached and jailed for this. Thank God for Shierff Apiao for getting this information out. It is amazing the deafening of the Conservative and Republican media. Don’t expect muc from the lamestream media.

  • 911Infidel

    You can trace the origins of communism and every other “ism” alot further back than Marx. You can go back to the Enlightenment period and utilitarianism.

    In other words: Can one be a moral or a good person without reliance on God or some universal moral code? Or is supposition of morality without morals just another example of sophistic logic masquerading as intellectual rigor that can quite easily deceive the simple-minded. This myopic, egocentric view arrogantly ignores 6,000 years of recorded human civilization, where the perversion of law and morality contributed to unspeakable acts of cruelty and debauchery that continue to exist to this day. These “isms” are the existential morality of just one of a host of false ideologies demigods, dictators, politicians, and charlatans throughout history, used for the acquisition of influence, money and power, or for the propagation of a naturalistic ideology, utilitarianism, Darwinism, communism, fascism, dialectical materialism, liberalism, and feminism. (words borrowed from the essential works of Ellis Washington)

    The origins go even further back:

    “The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” Gen 6:5-7

    “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? ” Jer 17:9

    But if you don’t care for the Bible verses try this:

    “Between 1450-1950,Western civilization witnessed five great separations. In brief they are: (1) from 1450-1700, the Renaissance Period saw the separation of secular from sacred46; (2) from 1700-1850, the Enlightenment Period saw the separation of intellectualism from Christianity47; (3) Positive law, a secularist, utilitarian philosophy originating in England in the eighteenth century, introduced a separation of law from morals;48 (4) Charles Darwin’s The Origin of the Species (1859) provoked the separation of science from Christianity by providing a scientific explanation to the origins of life (evolution), thus replacing the biblical account as mentioned in Genesis chapters 1-11 (creation); 49 (5) the Supreme Court in Everson v. Board of Education (1947),50 enacted in American constitutional law the political, judge-created doctrine of the separation of church and state. These five sophistic separations have wreaked (and continue to wreak ) untold havoc upon American society, public/private morality, and the Rule of law, and therefore the totality of the circumstances cannot be succinctly stated.” – Ellis Washington See his article 12.15.2011 for the numerical references.

  • Thanks RS. I’m embedding to my site: mediaaccess.hu – as you know I live in Hungary.

  • freenca

    First tape- When you take the creativity out of the creative destruction that is one of the tenets of capitalism as we know it, what do you have left but destruction.
    Tape two- Critical theory in the place of critical thinking and a healthy self-interest. Whittle is good !

  • Paulrevered1776

    Explains a Lot!!! Connects the dots of all the political correct nonsense that has been shoved down our children’s throats by the left, media and schools. Brainwashed by social marxists.

  • Paulrevered1776

    Great Videos, really explains a Lot!! Why all you hear from the left is criticism, gay rights, racism, class warfare and criticism of all kinds that make no sense from the left.

  • TxTea

    We can’t be reminded often enough that the origin of “political correctness” is Marxism.

    Here’s another great article on the subject that I refer back to regularly:
    CULTURAL MARXISM – Linda Kimball, American Thinker, 2007:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/02/cultural_marxism.html

  • WordsFailMe

    You must find your true voice. It will not be easy, you will shock yourself, you will mortify your parents, but you will understand that slight, Mona Lisa-like smile of the gentlemanly and courteous hero of the Republic, George Washington.

    Stretch your lungs here. Bang that keyboard will a flourish and wild, hammering gesticulations! Purge from your vocabulary but one, single, magical word and you will find a million more ways to say the same thing and see the sting.

    Loosen your lips, your courage will follow. F*ck ’em, I AM BREITBART!