Skip to comments.Comunione e Liberazione: Christ and Culture
Posted on 03/25/2013 1:02:01 PM PDT by SMCC1
Different Marxist factions had different ideas about how best to go about this. The Italian Communist Antonio Gramsci drew a distinction between what he called a "war of manoeuvre" and a "war of position." The war of manoeuvre was the Stalinist model. One simply used political violence to achieve one's ends. But Gramsci thought this would not work in the more highly developed Western countries. For these countries, he recommended a war of position. A war of position is one in which one first identifies "switch-points of social power" and then one seeks to peacefully take control of those switch-points. The switch-points all relate to the field of cultural values - in particular, the arts and education. The most important switch-points of power are positions like school principal, university professor, government policy maker, education department bureaucrat and journalist.
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Pope Francis is supposedly affiliated with C e L, but I’m very curious to read HOW. Pope Benedict XVI wasn’t socialist, or even anti-anti-socialist, but his diplomatic and media corps weren’t anti-socialist, either, and, filtered through the U.S. media, the socialists were able to spin everything he said. I hope among Pope Francis’ reforms are a cleansing fire in the media corp, the emergence of a strong, anti-socialist economic and political philosophy (the libertarians are the only players in this game in the US lately).