Skip to comments.Who Stole Our Culture?
Posted on 07/11/2008 11:47:16 AM PDT by Bokababe
To understand anything, we have to know its history. To understand who stole our culture, we need to take a look at the history of "political correctness."
Early Marxist theory
Before World War I, Marxist theory said that if Europe ever erupted in war, the working classes in every European country would rise in revolt, overthrow their governments and create a new Communist Europe. But when war broke out in the summer of 1914, that didn't happen. Instead, the workers in every European country lined up by the millions to fight their country's enemies. Finally, in 1917, a Communist revolution did occur, in Russia. But attempts to spread that revolution to other countries failed because the workers did not support it.
After World War I ended in 1918, Marxist theorists had to ask themselves the question: What went wrong? As good Marxists, they could not admit Marxist theory had been incorrect. Instead, two leading Marxist intellectuals, Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Georg Lukacs in Hungary (Lukacs was considered the most brilliant Marxist thinker since Marx himself) independently came up with the same answer. They said that Western culture and the Christian religion had so blinded the working class to its true, Marxist class interests, that a Communist revolution was impossible in the West, until both could be destroyed. That objective, established as cultural Marxism's goal right at the beginning, has never changed.
A new strategy
Gramsci famously laid out a strategy for destroying Christianity and Western culture, one that has proven all too successful. Instead of calling for a Communist revolution up front, as in Russia, he said Marxists in the West should take political power last, after a "long march through the institutions" the schools, the media, even the churches, every institution that could influence the culture.....
(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...
No one stole our culture ... thru political ignorance selfishness and laziness we squandered and gave it away
I live in a location that is largely white, working class america and most of the population looks like they walked off the set of an MTV video with their gangsta clothes and their booming, sporty "mom" cars.
Best thing I have read all day.
You did not read the article.
Successful Western Culture was Judeo/Christian.
“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.”
- George Washington, June 8, 1783 -
Yes I did
Actually it’s not that we were lazy and selfish, we’ve been victims of propaganda.
Maxism may be "a child of the Enlightenment", but it is a bastard child, out to kill off the legitimate heirs of Western culture -- Christianity and Democracy.
Actually its not that we were lazy and selfish, weve been victims of propaganda.
Great. Now we’re all victims.
Can I choose to opt out of victimhood? I don’t care for the way it fits.
There are other ways the Left degrades true culture but this is how they go after the young and are thus most effective.
I have stated this many times and usually what I get in response is: Waa! you attacked TV - you a bad man!
Or it's a large bit of both -- we have been propagandized, and we have become lazy and selfish.
Communism has always been an attempt at cultural suicide -- that quiet little voice in your ear telling you to kill yourself and all that you've known & loved, including your own family & history, in order to be "truly free". Of course, it's a load of crap, but it is (and was) seductive for many, especially when administered in small doses over a long period of time, as it appears that it has been here in the US. You are dying before you even know what is happening to you.
Absolutely, it’s war. Only, our side don’t know it. The other side has been at it for decades now. It may be too late but I rather go down fighting back.
This a good question to most of the freepers who whine about a boycott against a liberal company. Liberals treat their politics like a religion. Almost all liberal boycotts work because they are united and willing to sacrifice and speak out. 95% of the money donated to charities by the major corps go to liberal orgs. ‘Conservatives’ like Rush etal. claim that boycotts dont work - all while pocketing big dough from the companies that pay them to shut their mouths. Its disgusting that more people are worried about stuffing their face with a big mac than the constitutional freedoms that our founders fought for.
OH MY GOD BB .... I don’t believe it
....you actually posted an article that ISN’T about Serbs or Kosovo ... can this really have happened??
This is a historical moment ... remember July 11, 2008 ....
I’m still in shock ....
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