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Cultural Marxism's "Long March Through The Institutions" of Western Civilisation
"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"
[George Lukacs, The Frankfurt School]
"We will make the West so corrupt that it stinks" [Willi Munzenberg, The Frankfurt School]
Cult of Victim, Micro-Aggressions, Cry-Bullies,
Virtue Signallers, Social Justice Warriors,
White Male Privilege, The Narrative, etc
Quotations and Comments
Identity Politics | The Cult of Victim | The Narrative | Black Lives Matter
Cry-Bullies | Social Justice Warriors | Stop Funding Hate | Micro-Aggressions | Virtue Signallers
The Origin of Identity Politics | The Frankfurt School | Identity Politics, Etc: Articles
See also this
page on the
Origins and History of Political Correctness
"European culture has been gutted by Post-Modern 'victim'-obsessed PC indoctrination which has already warped the minds of the young" [source]
"Believing that a person's sex, race and orientations defines the acceptable limits of the opinions they may hold is called 'identity politics'. It's a bizarre but flourishing cult in America [and the UK] today that makes fools of its supporters by presenting an insultingly reductionist view of human nature" [Milo Yiannopoulos, Foreword to Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015)].
"Victimhood, even as it has declined as a real phenomenon, currently enjoys incredible popularity as a concept. It is no longer something to be feared, but to be craved. To be a victim in the Modern West is to have won the political and social jackpot. If your self-identification as a victim is approved, you are supplied with opportunities and benefits the rest of society can only dream about: preferential treatment in job and college/university applications, a free moral pass on many types of crime and delinquency, excessive governmental attention to your personal and social requirements, and - above all - the right to treat your failures as if they are someone else's fault. Who wouldn't want to be a victim?" [source].
"The culture of dignity (in America and the West) is now giving way to a new culture of victimhood in which people are encouraged to respond to even the slightest unintentional offense, as in an honor culture. But they must not obtain redress on their own; they must appeal for help to powerful others or administrative bodies, to whom they must make the case that they have been victimized. It is the very presence of such administrative bodies, within a culture that is highly egalitarian and diverse (i.e. many college campuses) that gives rise to intense efforts to identify oneself as a fragile and aggrieved victim. This is why we have seen the recent explosion of concerns about microaggressions, combined with demands for trigger warnings and safe spaces" [quoted at source].
"The rise of mass victimhood is something slightly different from individual cases, being more political and rational in nature. Those who lead or contribute to mass victimhood movements do so for a bigger reason than simply feeling better. They are in pursuit of something tangible, luxurious and seductive: namely, political and social power. Black Lives Matter is the perfect case in point" [source].
"[T]he criminal justice system is no place for narrative. It is the place for adjudicating intentional wrongs that cause specific, usually premeditated harm. If a prosecutor tries to prove a case based on an emotionally driven narrative rather than evidence-based fact, the prosecution is sure to fail miserably unless the prosecutor succeeds in corrupting the system. By contrast, when the justice system is working properly, it is the place where we acquaint ourselves with reality. It is the place that puts the lie to a narrative" [source].
"Racism doesn't exist. Obviously, I'm lying. Of course it exists, but not for you. See, you don't have to go to the back of the bus. You're not denied the opportunity to eat at restaurants, or to enter night clubs, or to patronise businesses. You have the right to vote. You're not being lynched. You're not being hung. You're not going through the trial and tribulations your ancestors, recent and far beyond recent endured so you can sit here today" [source].
"I don't like much about monarchy, but the old saw they are said to live by - 'Never complain, never explain' - is a good one. The Cry-Bully always explains to the point of demanding that one agrees with them and always complains to the point of insisting that one is persecuting them. They really are the very worst sort of modern moaner" [source].
"Islamism is the ultimate Cry-Bully cause; on one hand stomping around murdering anyone who doesn't agree with [them], on the other hand yelling 'ISLAMOPHOBIA' in lieu of having a real adult debate about their merits of [their] case. Their 'helpline' is even called Tell Mama - bless" [source].
"The transsexual and pimp-lobbies bring classic Cry-Bully tactics into play whenever they come across someone who doesn't - shock, horror! - think the same as them, ... In these cases, the claim that 'safe spaces' might be violated by the presence of someone who thinks differently to them; but born women, mysteriously, are expected to surrender the ultimate Safe Space - the female toilets - to pre-op [males] if they are not to be accused of violent bigotry" [source].
"An Intellectual Giant Hounded by Fools: Sir Roger Scruton is one of the wisest and cleverest men in Britain. It is a disgrace that his powerful, lucid mind has not been placed at the service of this country, and that he has instead been pushed to the edge of the academic and political world ... I think the Government are exploiting him by appointing him as an advisor on housing. They will politely hear out his arguments in favour of building beautiful things, and then concrete over the countryside with ugly box homes anyway. But the attempt, by Left-wing fanatics, to get the Prime Minister to sack him, is actually shameful. Sir Roger's views ... are unfashionable. But they are not wicked. And I am especially disgusted by an attempt to suggest that he is anti-Jewish. I have read the speech against which this charge is made, and I can only conclude that his accusers have not read it. It is not remotely anti-Semitic, and nor is he - unlike the unpleasant author Roald Dahl, whose seething, repulsive Judophobia has long been overlooked because his works bring in lots of money to publishers and film-makers. The worst part of this attack on Sir Roger is this. Not long ago, at some peril to himself, he was one of a small, brave band of men and women who went into the dark lands of Eastern Europe in the days of Communist repression. They set up secret schools of free thought, where Sir Roger taught. They smuggled aid in various forms to courageous dissidents who were silenced by Left-wing censorship and secret police. Now, by a twist he can never have expected, he is himself a dissident in a country that was once free. And foolish, nasty people snap at his heels, smear him and would like to see him silenced. We don't have secret police here quite yet. But I can see them taking shape in a shadowy form among us, and when they finally open for business they will not be short of volunteers" [source].
"In the universities, in the churches, in the corporations, in the professional associations, in the editorial offices, in the game studios, and just about everywhere else you can imagine, free speech and free thought are under siege by a group of fanatics as self-righteous as Savonarola, as ruthless as Stalin, as ambitious as Napoleon, and as crazy as Caligula. They are the Social Justice Warriors, the SJWs, the self-appointed thought police who have been running amok throughout the West since the dawn of the politically correct era in the 1990s" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.26].
"[T]he social justice tendency is a narrow, bossy and often prurient prism from which to view humanity, and that has acquired ... an especially poisonous self-righteousness in the last few years. Of course, authoritarians are not restricted to one side of the political divide. Nevertheless, it is an ironic and remarkable feature of the American Left that there is no longer space for liberals within American liberalism. ... Thanks to the intellectual fragility of social justice, its adherents have become rightly notorious for their cruel, hysterical and sociopathic modus operandi" [Milo Yiannopoulos, Foreword to: Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015)].
"What do SJWs want to achieve? Their goal is power and domination over the Western cultural narrative to manufacture a consensus that is aligned with their extreme far-left ideology. Since their ideas are so far removed from science, logic, and reason, this requires a complete control of information to disseminate their world view along with the complete silencing of those who contradict them" [RooshV, quoted in: Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.137].
"SJWs do not engage in rational debate because they are not rational, and they do not engage in honest discourse they do not believe in objective truth. ... They are the emotion-driven rhetoric-speakers of whom Aristotle wrote: 'Before some audiences not even the possession of the exactest knowledge will make it easy for what we say to produce conviction. For argument based on knowledge implies instruction, and there are people whom one cannot instruct.' SJWs cannot be instructed" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.142].
"The reason SJWs can believe seven impossible and mutually contradictory things before breakfast is their inability to be instructed by knowledge; as long as each of those seven things happens to be in line with whatever their emotions are at the moment, SJWs will not see the inherent contradictions that thinking people do. ... That is why they are infamous for never admitting they are wrong even when everyone else can see it, and why they are constantly moving the goalposts and revising the history of what everyone knows actually happened" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), pp.205,208].
"Because the SJW cannot speak dialectic [logical disputation], he will attempt to intimidate the person with whom he is speaking through rhetorical posturing [language designed to impress]. This is why, when pressed, SJWs invariably either run away or resort to shrieking angry insults that often don't even make any sense in the context of the conversation. ... The basic idea is that if you can make the other person feel small or angry, you are winning at SJW rhetoric. This is why SJWs are constantly accusing other people of being mad or upset; it's just another way of them claiming to be winning the conversation. ... [So] if [a SJW] launches the usual 'sexist, racist, homophobic, Nazi' line, don't blink and don't defend yourself" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), pp.212-213].
"The actual information content is irrelevant. SJWs communicate in competitive emotion. If you're not doing the same, then you're not communicating with them, you're doing little more than serving as a punching bag for their verbal strikes. I realise this probably doesn't make sense, but that is because you are a normal, sane individual who thinks rather than feels. But keep in mind that just as their argument 'X is Not X because feelbad' makes no sense to you, your argument that 'X cannot be Not X due to the law of non-contradiction' makes no sense to an SJW" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.213].
"A SJW is an individual who repeatedly and vehemently engages in arguments on social justice on the Internet, often in a shallow or not well-thought-out way, for the purpose of raising their own personal reputation. A SJW does not necessarily strongly believe all that they say, or even care about the groups they are fighting on behalf of" [source].
"SJWs are people with paper thin skin who always find something to be offended about. They generally have no concept of humour" [source].
"SJWs are usually people that need to believe they are fighting for social justice in order to feel validated regardless of whether their arguments have any logic or truth to them. SJWs would make this case: If he is drunk and she is drunk and they have sex, then it cannot be consent and he is a rapist" [source].
"A SJW is someone who fights for a cause primarily [by] resorting to ridiculing other's arguments. Rather than having a respectful exchange of opinions they tend to use terms and phrases to demean their opponent in order to shut them up ... any opinion other than [their's] is wrong" [source].
"A SJW is a Useful Idiot, gullible, sophomoric, impulsive, reactionary (with little or no knowledge of world history, politics, economics, or life experience) who wages war in the online and public arena in the name of 'equality'" [source].
"SJWs are zealous political activists, modern, left-wing, authoritarian, neo-progressive" [source].
"No one but a SJW makes quasi-religious fetishes of Equality, Diversity, Tolerance, and Progress" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.55].
"The Defining Characteristics of SJWs:
"The Three Laws of SJWs:
"No one but a SJW ever uses more than one of the following words in a sentence:
"The Eight Stages of the SJW attack sequence are:
"While homeschooling is effectively, if gradually, removing millions of children each year from the SJW brainwashing factories more commonly known as the public [state] schools, even those children are still subject to a barrage of SJW propaganda from Disney, Nickelodeon, the advertising industry, Hollywood, the news media, and other information centers" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.187].
"According to its Facebook page, Stop Funding Hate began as 'an online community horrified by the upsurge in media hate speech that accompanied the [EU] referendum'. An online petition... calls on Virgin media to stop advertising in the Sun. 'We fully support freedom of expression, and freedom of the press', the page declares, alongside other laughable claims, such as: 'We don't take sides in political debates.' Strangely, it only seems to target right-leaning newspapers that backed Leave" [source].
"As a consumer, you can choose not to buy certain newspapers or shop in certain stores. But putting pressure on advertisers to withdraw money from newspapers due to their editorial line is something different. This is a barely veiled attempt to shut down newspapers some people disagree with" [source].
"Another thing that defines Stop Funding Hate is hypocrisy. 'We are against all demonisation and hate speech, whatever the motivation and whoever the target', claims its Facebook page. It is curious, then, that the group has remained so quiet about the hatred towards Leave voters expressed in the supposedly liberal media" [source].
"This Christmas, Stop Funding Hate's heartwarming, festive message is that millions of tabloid readers cannot be trusted to think for themselves, so it is best that the bien pensant society censor the press for their good. Meanwhile, the Sun has just launched its Christmas appeal, asking readers to knit a blanket for children in poverty-stricken or war-torn countries. How hateful" [source].
"SJWs have also invented the useful concept of 'micro-aggression'. This is an inadvertent offense committed by an offender who violates the Narrative without even realising he has done so. It s the most insidious violation because it means the hate is buried so deeply inside the offender that he doesn't even realize it is there. Needless to say SJWs a have a highly developed ability to observe these micro-aggressions being unwittingly committed" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), pp.58-59].
"The reason SJWs demand apologies is in order to establish that the act they have deemed an offense is publicly recognised as an offense by the offender, ... once the apology is duly delivered by the accused, ... it is promptly rejected ... it is not in the interests of the SJWs to accept the apology ... because if the action that violated the Narrative can be forgiven, that will limit its utility its use against others who reject the Narrative in the future" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.68].
"The ultimate purpose of a SJW attack is not to destroy the individual attacked, but rather to make an example of him that will dissuade others from violating the SJW Narrative in a similar fashion. And that is why is it absolutely and utterly futile for the target of a SJW attack to apologise for whatever offense he is said to have caused" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.68].
"When SJWs push you for an apology after pointing and shrieking at you, what they are seeking is a confession to bolster their indictment. ... [E]very apology, every compromise, and every attempt to find common ground will be viewed as a display of weakness, a lack of confidence, and damning evidence ... the correct answer to a demand for an apology is always 'no'." [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.143].
"To the SJW, an apology is merely the first step in the ritual act of abasement and submission, after which one must recant any preciously expressed doubts about the Narrative and declare one's intentions of future adherence to it. ... they don't believe in forgiveness. They don't believe in repentance. All they are looking for is for you to condemn yourself so the show trial can begin. ... The SJWs are simply looking for a public confession that will confirm their accusations" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), pp.143-144].
"Even when a SJW knows the truth about his enemy, he cannot admit it, accept it, or take it into account so long as it contradicts the current Narrative" [Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.165].
"The commitment to 'social justice' has in fact become the chief outlet for moral emotion, the distinguishing attribute of the good man, and the recognised sign of the possession of a moral conscience" [F.A. Hayek, quoted in: Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police, (2015), p.216].
"These people are merely telling us about themselves. Public expressions of compassion signify that a person is good. Their absence demonstrates heartlessness. This has been called 'virtue signalling', or mandatory emoting" [source].
"Virtue-signalling ... serves two purposes. Firstly, it makes them look like nicer people - not remotely right-wing or Islamophobic or any of the other horrid things nice people don't want to be. Secondly, it's the perfect form of issue avoidance - enabling them to touch briefly on a matter of great public concern and then, almost simultaneously, to pretend that the problem doesn't exist or that at least if it does exist, [right-wingers] are much, much worse" [source].
"[I]nfluential groups in society are exerting pressure - consciously or unconsciously - to stop [opposing] arguments, and the feelings behind them, being expressed. It's psychologically unhealthy for people to think they have no right to voice sincerely held convictions. And at a practical level, it's dangerously counterproductive for dissenting voices to be shouted down by a chorus of people desperate to show how caring they are" [source].
The following extended extract is from the article: The Origin of 'Identity Politics' & 'Political Correctness'
"Identity politics (sometimes dubbed 'political correctness') is the result of a political-Left major backlash against the mass of ordinary people (in Europe and 'the West'), beginning in the 1920s/30s, in the wake of the persistent failure of Marxist theory to be realised in European 'revolution' or any real change through democracy. In shifting the blame away from Marxist theory and those gullible enough to adhere to it, and on to those the theory had prescribed and predicted would have been the beneficiaries, if only they had responded accordingly ('the [white, male] workers'); then the cognitive-dissonance within the political-left mindset caused by this crisis to an extent was salved"
"As with any fervent ideology, a hallmark of the political-Left is interpreting anything and everything in its own ideological terms to claim as a manifestation of the ideology and its prophecy - jumping on a bandwagon, so to speak; though here only to hijack it. The bandwagon here was, of course, the American civil rights movement, which though enjoying ubiquitous support within black communities - to the point often of various forms of extremism - featured virtually nil endorsement of socialism ... It is from the time of this co-option that 'identity politics' dates; many considering that the movement was incorporated into the Left in the wake of King's assassination in 1968 - the major turning-point year in political-Left politics generally"
"'Civil rights', as the first great 'single-issue' campaign, served not least to provide an acceptable cloak for the Left to avoid provoking a resurgence of McCarthysim. The major social upheaval of 'civil rights' with its large-scale and widespread rioting was easily the nearest thing in then recent US history to look like the promised Marxist 'revolution', and obviously was just the practical application the 'theory' was seeking. Moreover, the protagonists (black Americans) were eminently separable form the now despised 'workers' per se, in being presentable as a new 'group; from outside of the former fray of 'boss' versus 'worker'.
"This accident of history served to add 'black' to 'woman' as 'the new oppressed' ... 'The worker' in effect was retrospectively stereotyped as both 'man' and 'white'. With the inverse of this stereotype of 'white' being not just 'black American' but 'black' - that is, ethnic-minority generically ... so it was that the new 'agents of social change' / 'disadvantaged' / 'oppressed' were extended from women to also include all ethnic minorities"
"It is only with the knowledge of how this developed that sense can be made of why ethnicity is held above the myriad other possible differences that could be utilised as in-group markers, when in fact there is nothing inherent in ethnicity as an in-group marker to produce inter-group prejudice that is particularly more pernicious"
"Indeed, the worst inter-communal conflicts nominally between different ethnicities usually are between different cultural heritages with no discernible 'racial' differences of any kind - and what (non-ethnic) differences there are can be minimal; the lack of contrast actually fuelling the intensity of conflict, such is the need for groups to feel distinguished from each other"
"Furthermore, ethnic prejudice is anything but restricted to or even predominantly 'white' on 'black': inter-ethnic (eg, 'black' on Asian) and ethnic-on-'white' 'racism' can be, often is and may usually be the greater problem; and a negative attitude to a certain ethnicity does not imply a similar attitude to other ethnicities"
"The specific US experience, given the highly divisive politics in the wake of the American Civil War over the basis of the Southern US economy in African slavery, does not translate to elsewhere; notably not to Europe - as was starkly evidenced in the experience of World War II 'black' American GIs stationed in England in how they were favourably received by locals, who sided with them when discriminated against"
"'Racial divides' in European 'white' host countries are the result not of mutual antipathy but affiliative forces, principally within migrant enclaves and secondarily within the 'host' community; in both cases being through in-group 'love', not out-group 'hate'" [Note from Bayith: though the latter part of this observation is indeed true in normal circumstances, this does not, of course, take account of the Islamic/Koranic doctrines of Al-Hijra (Immigration), Taqiyya (Lying and Deceit), and Razzia/Ghazwa (Rape and Slavery), Dawa (Cultural and Stealth Jihad), and Terrorist and Violent Jihad, carried out by fundamentalist Muslims as they settle in increasing numbers in Western countries with the sole and deliberate purpose of making every remaining Dar al-Harb ('House of War': i.e. any non-Muslim country) into a Dar al-Islam ('House of Submission': i.e all Muslim countries) until Islam finally achieves its longed-for global Caliphate.]
[End of Extract]
"The Frankfurt School believed that as long as an individual had the belief - or even the hope of belief - that his divine gift of reason could solve the problems facing society, then that society would never reach the state of hopelessness and alienation that they considered necessary to provoke socialist revolution.
Their task, therefore, was as swiftly as possible to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy. To do this they called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life which would be designed to de-stabilize society and bring down what they saw as the 'oppressive' order. Their policies, they hoped, would spread like a virus - 'continuing the work of Western Marxists by other means' as one of their members noted.
To further the advance of their 'quiet' cultural revolution ... the [Frankfurt] School recommended (among other things):
(1) the creation of racism
One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud's idea of 'pansexualism' - the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they would:
the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and
mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary
educators of their children,
"Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil;