Some wonder why the culture war matters—political correctness, feminists, trannies, urban rioters, population replacement policies, and all the rest of the craziness. Should we “go with the flow” and try to enjoy our civilization’s decline? Embracing apathy and defeatism will only allow things to get worse. First is the bad news.
The leftist agenda never sleeps
If a time traveler from 1987 saw us now, he would be rather horrified. Someone from 1957 would think he’d entered the Twilight Zone. The future thirty years ahead will be considerably more degenerate and dysfunctional—unless we stand together and put a stop to it.
The profound changes beginning in the 1960s didn’t “just happen” spontaneously. Existing tensions were exploited and amplified, moderate protest movements were radicalized, all as part of a greater subversion effort. Leftists made their “Long March through the institutions” into influential places like education, the media, government agencies, foundations, etc. Because of this, their ideology took on a life of its own, eventually becoming orthodoxy.
For them, too much is never enough. Six decades of the “demand / compromise / repeat” script haven’t made them happy yet. Therefore, further appeasement obviously is pointless. It’s time to start telling the spoiled brats “No!”
Their agenda leads to aimless nihilism
They want to remake the world according to their utopian notions—no matter how much social engineering, meddlesome micromanagement, and encroachment on freedom this involves. The spotlight circles around from one cause-of-the-month to another. Ultimately, it’s endless change for its own sake. This means chaos. Their goals are impossible to achieve, but they’ve made quite a mess trying.
Cultural Marxism causes disunity
Regimes have a guiding principle, such as piety, obedience, democratic consensus, or national unity. For cultural Marxism, the point is divisiveness. Earlier forms of liberalism had a coherent philosophy, but the most they have today are elaborate rationalizations for double standards. Their subversion strategy involves reducing society to squabbling factions and attacking its most successful elements.
What kind of government can result from an ideology about social sabotage?
It’s become directionless demoralization
When cultural Marxism began, the purpose was to cause weakness, disunity, and rootlessness. They hoped class consciousness would become the only thing that matters, making the world ripe for an eventual Communist revolution. They attempt to delegitimize our history, traditions, religion, majority ethnic identify, and concept of self-defense. The media and education establishments have been filling the public’s heads with this stuff for decades. The Soviet Union is gone, but their useful idiots over here are still at their wrecking job.
The USSR’s downfall only made them go further off their chain. For example, Herbert Marcuse did his part to make the young Boomers under his spell become the hedonistic “Me Generation”. Harry Hay had his own peculiar agendas. However, not even they would’ve imagined that their “anything goes” stuff would be so successful that the US military would start paying for sex changes.
Today’s leftists are not constructive
They use agitation to get angry masses to support them. This method of gaining power involves exacerbating grievances among some groups and demonizing others. Inflammatory rhetoric and fuzzy statistics are their usual propaganda tools. If they stopped the demagoguery, or actually fixed problems, it would let the steam out of their pressure cooker. This is why their policies are remarkably dysfunctional. Even when they make an apparent gain, it usually makes things worse, even for those they represent.
Before cultural Marxism reached prominence in the 1960s, liberals were about improving the lives of the masses (1890s and onward) and economic recovery (1930s and onward). They still talk a great game, but the rhetoric is just a means to power. Is it any wonder why today’s leftists are dead wrong about so many things, 180 degrees off course from sensibility?
They want to make things worse
To leftists, counterproductive policies (“accelerationism“) and destructive actions are useful wrecking balls. This script has a long track record:
- Create economic-based class warfare (Karl Marx)
- Inflame tensions throughout society (cultural Marxism)
- Bankrupt the country by expanding welfare unsustainably (Cloward-Piven)
- Make America ungovernable (Antifa)
…and after the glorious revolution burns society to the ground, socialist paradise will emerge magically. Awesome plan!
They’ve abandoned principles
According to the Alinsky playbook, “the ends justify the means”. That conveniently excuses them from playing by the rules. Leftists think anything they do toward their “greater good” is okay, even if it’s sneaky, hypocritical, wrong, illegal, or treasonable. Common examples include “advocacy journalism“, disrupting meetings, censorship, mob violence, terrorism, subversion, or even staging coups.
Are these people trustworthy? Can you negotiate with them?
Hypocrisy is standard operating procedure
Meanwhile, another Alinksy favorite is to “Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.” While leftists do whatever they can get away with (see above), they complain bitterly about any perceived inconsistencies by their opponents.
Obligingly, the right plays along with their game. Therefore, the gloves come off only when the country is on the verge of collapse. When would-be revolutionaries get one-way helicopter rides, they experience profound moral indignation all the way down.
They want power, not “progress”
One final Alinsky shtick is that the issue is never the issue. It’s all about power. The activists at the bottom sincerely pursue whatever they believe is just or in their own interests. However, things get pretty cynical in higher echelons. (Remember, fixing problems would be counterproductive for them.) Professional activists need continued grievances, or they’d have to find a real job. It’s little wonder why they’re such glaring hypocrites.
Their own supporters can’t even count on them to get positive results. We certainly can’t expect them to govern wisely.
They can’t be trusted
Abuse of power certainly isn’t a new phenomenon. It’s a danger for any type of regime. Leftist utopianism, impracticality, “anything goes” anti-traditionalism, and lack of principles are a particularly bad combination. When unchallenged, they get pretty brazen. If they attain absolute power, things really go off the rails. The Jacobins, the Bolsheviks, and the Cambodian Khmer Rouge are examples of this “Year Zero” mentality leading to a reign of terror.
Now for the good news
To paraphrase Napoleon, you can’t win if your strategy involves always retreating. Unfortunately, the right has been playing defense (and rather badly) in the culture war. Spineless politicians and judicial overreach caused some of the decline, but they couldn’t have held out indefinitely against a united public. The major problems are misinformation of the modern left’s true nature, fear of taking action, and especially apathy.
Although things look grim, opportunity calls. The last US Presidential election gave the public a glimpse of how the “kingmakers” operate. Further, those who exposed this helped elect a President who wasn’t endorsed by the globalists—the first in decades. Despite much howling, leftist scientific dogma has been disproved. Most people—even liberals!—now realize that the mainstream media is propaganda. Narratives are crumbling, and people are awakening. Despite intimidation and heavy-handed censorship, our side is nearing critical mass.
This is why we expose cultural Marxism’s true nature, and how it’s affecting society. Shining a spotlight on their degeneracy—which normal people find revolting—illustrates their dysfunctional nature. You too can help get us closer to critical mass by spreading awareness of the problem, to defeat apathy and remind everyone of what’s at stake.
The outcome is too important to sit idly by and hope this will happen all by itself, or wait for another Napoleon to fix everything. To save our civilization, we must to pull together and get involved.