Cultural Marxism: The Enemy of Western Civilization
Cultural marxism is a real phenomenon. Millions of westerners have adopted beliefs from far-leftist dogma and unknowingly advance this hateful agenda. The below post originally published on medium.com in is the best, most comprehensive writeup that explains cultural marxism, and how you can fight back against the hate.
This post is a repost. The author’s website is westernmastery.com.
Make no mistake: there is a war being waged around us. There are violent wars going on in the world, but what affects Western men is primarily the cultural war.
Ask yourself, why is America’s culture in the state that it is in? Why has it declined past not only feminism, destruction of the family, and massive obesity, but also into bizarre causes such as transsexual rights? Why is there such a push for massive third world immigration? If we turn on the television, why do we see cultural perversions acted out as if they are normal? Why do many other cultures now make fun of America, when they used to pedestalize it?
The simple answer to these questions is Cultural Marxism, the #1 enemy of the Western man.
Cultural Marxism has become the cultural branch of globalism. The enormous impact of this ideology on Western culture cannot be understated. It has effectively demolished societal structures and propagated cultural perversion. It has created a society that is racially mixed but extremely politically divided, sexually promiscuous, abrasive, hedonistic, and flat-out bizarre.
Read this article and use your knowledge of Cultural Marxism to your advantage. With a greater understanding of it, you can identify its effects on society, eliminate its impact on your own mind, and you can persuade people who might be on the edge of understanding this cultural aberration. If you know about Cultural Marxism already, this article should help you solidify and expand your understanding of it.
Those who understand Cultural Marxism cannot unsee what they have learned. I often warn against media attempting to make you feel emotional, but if you understand Cultural Marxism and it hasn’t made you sick or pissed off in one way or another, then you don’t have a pulse. Ignorance is bliss, but the truth will set you free.
The Origins of Cultural Marxism
Cultural Marxism is the cultural form of the Marxist thought that had indoctrinated countries such as the Soviet Union. After World War I, a group of Marxists founded the Frankfurt School in Germany. Due to the political climate, they fled from the Frankfurt School in Nazi Germany in 1933 to the United States, where they were welcomed into Columbia University, and later, other educational institutions as well.
This position could hardly be more convenient for the Marxists. Vladimir Lenin once said, “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.” Cultural Marxism spread effectively because it was able to subvert the United States educational system quickly, spreading a message that encourages societal dissidence to the upcoming generations of college students. The students, young and impressionable, would then bring their new “values” to the world as they entered the workforce, grew up, and had children.
Cultural Marxism’s primary mission was to subvert Western Civilization and to pit the working class against the ruling class. The stated method was to disrupt the pillars of society: ethnic solidarity, religion, and the family unit. This is important to know. All of Cultural Marxism’s cultural perversions that affect us today are by design.
The Cultural Marxists founded the “Critical theory” in 1937, which was a broad reaching, interdisciplinary theory about the Marxist definition of inequality. Critical theory held that capitalism deceives and dominates and that people should aim for the Marxists’ definition of “free society” by undermining traditional social ties. Critical theory spread to college campuses, where it was able to propagate and spread like cancer.
An infamous book on leftist (now a synonym for Culturally Marxist) thought is Rules for Radicals. Its author, Saul Alinsky, has been specifically named as an inspiration by both Obama and Hillary Clinton. If you don’t want to read the book, there are plenty of good summaries that can be found on YouTube or here. Essentially, it names many principles that the left should uphold to get their agenda through.
These rules include “Politics is all about power relations, but to advance one’s power, one much couch one’s positions in the language of morality” and “There can be no conversation between the organizer and his opponents. The latter must be depicted as being evil.” You don’t need to read the entire book, but having a general understanding of what is written in this book gives you a ton of insight into how the left gets their agenda passed.
Our ancestors didn’t have to fight against this type of cultural war. Growing up, baby boomers had to deal with the very beginnings of this culture war, but Western culture at large had not become toxic for several decades. Our parents and grandparents, of course, had other challenges, but if they lived in America they did not grow up in a culture that was toxic to their very existence. This is a critical distinction to make. There are certainly violent wars being waged in the world today, but the Western man now finds himself in a war zone against his lifestyle and existence.
Feminism is a Powerful Branch of Cultural Marxism
First wave feminism occurred between the late 1800s to the early 1900s. It was primarily focused on the women’s right to their children, voting rights, and so forth. In 1920, women were given the right to vote, which is when first wave feminism was agreed to have ended. One could argue that these causes were nobler than those of modern feminism. These changes occurred before the Marxists came to America.
Second, third, and fourth wave feminism are the brands of feminism that truly began an assault on traditional American culture. Second wave was in the late 1960’s when feminists started to truly begin poisoning the well. No fault divorce, a primary destroyer of the family unit, was passed during this time.
During the second wave, prominent feminist writers such as Germaine Greer wrote that women were sexually oppressed and this blocks their energy from becoming creative and fulfilled. Shulamith Firestone, a radical feminist from New York, insisted that love disadvantaged women because it attached them to men, who were their oppressors. You can see how feminism was getting extreme at this point.
As extreme as the second wave was, as well as the third wave, the current wave, fourth wave feminism, now pushes “values” such as obesity, transsexual, and prostitution acceptance. In other words, fourth wave feminism focuses on encouraging society’s vices instead of its virtues. This is a sign of a sick culture, and it’s exactly what feminism and Cultural Marxism cause.
Feminism also dramatically influences sexual dynamics of any country that it embeds itself into. Instead of a hot, fuckable girl, there’s an angry feminist in her place. Even non-feminists are encouraged to be obese and love their bodies. Whether a girl identifies herself as a feminist or not (most don’t), most women believe in many of feminism’s values. The sexual marketplace is widely distorted by this reality, and it has a palpable effect on Western men’s sexual options.
If you don’t believe this, take a trip to your average South American, Eastern European or Asian country. Few things can red-pill a man faster than being engulfed in a culture outside of the West.
Don’t Focus Only On Feminism
As important as it is to understand feminism, many enlightened men focus too heavily on feminism and need to look at the bigger picture. It is crucial to know that feminism is a tool for Cultural Marxism.
For several years, one of the primary focuses of the Manosphere was to counter the ideology of feminism. This was necessary because the Manosphere was primarily focused on male-female relations and pick-up artistry. Feminism’s “values” had ingrained itself into almost all of men’s thinking to various degrees, and it obviously had a massive effect on women. It was essential to define those values to know how to combat them: mentally, culturally, and sometimes even physically. This was a huge portion of the original concept of taking the red pill.
The Manosphere has since diverged its focus as most of its primary contributors have focused on other topics. Fast forward to today, and almost every man who reads the Manosphere are familiar with feminism and its effects on the world. Feminism is definitely still brought up when necessary. However, it is redundant to constantly attack an ideology that has lost a lot of steam, even though many of its ideas are embedded into Western culture.
Feminism, in its current name, has made itself a laughing stock to most reasonable people. However, the movement at large has successfully moved the Overton window towards its ideas, even if on the surface it is frequently mocked.
Cultural Marxism Today
Cultural Marxism has become heavily aligned with the political left in most Western nations. As the book Rules for Radicals shows, leftism and Cultural Marxism weaponize people’s compassion and push it to an extreme to get its agenda passed.
A modern conservative may have tolerance for other races and some dissenting values, but there’s a huge difference between a leftist’s ideas of tolerance and diversity and a conservative’s. A conservative’s idea of racial diversity might be to have a reasonable percentage of minorities in the country who can support its values, but a liberal’s idea is to allow excessive third world immigration into America. To a leftist or Cultural Marxist, holding a more moderate view of racial diversity makes a person a racist.
To Saul Alinsky, issues must be pushed to an extreme to push an ideology, and they must be pushed relentlessly. Calm rationality does not work. People are persuaded emotionally, and to the ill-informed or susceptible, Cultural Marxist values sound like a great deal for them.
Fortunately, a sizable push-back against globalism and Cultural Marxism has taken place. Bizarre ideas like transsexual rights are being shoved in the face of Westerners, and it has caused a disgust response to many. However, there’s no denying that these ideas still have some level of “stick” to people today. This wouldn’t have been the case if Marxists tried them during the “civil rights” era. This is because the perversion of a culture and the introduction of radical new ideas has to occur over a course of time, as the population adjusts to ideas that serve as a gateway to even more radical ones.
To those paying attention, it is clear that the left as a group has abandoned values that they once claimed to support simply to oppose Donald Trump and the current right wing. This is the most obvious sign that they were never for many of these values in the first place. Donald Trump has adopted many of the left’s values while pushing back against its more extreme values. The left has been hijacked and brainwashed into becoming more extreme each year. It is a very interesting show to watch.
Remember that Cultural Marxism has spread by diffusion by people who have become more tolerant of its ideas. No force of evil that has to spread through culture will honest about what its real goals are. Leftists focus on the “morality” argument without looking at the big picture of how their ideology has damaged society. Existential intelligence is lacking in the general population. Equality and utopia sound great to leftist voters.
Despite what its followers believe, the primary benefactors of Cultural Marxism are the elite. They take the power acquired from having it in place while the population remains divided and focused on each other instead of the ruling elite.
For instance, most women believe they benefit from feminism’s values, but do they really when their unhappiness has skyrocketed, and when 1 in 4 American women are on antidepressants? We could argue that perhaps gays and transsexuals get some kind of benefits from modern leftism since they can live more openly. Illegal immigrants may get benefits as well as they are able to feed off of the welfare state, but this issue goes into socialism and globalism instead of just Cultural Marxism.
Social justice warriors, extreme feminists, and leftists are only useful idiots for the thought of Cultural Marxism in its form today. Ultimately, few of them benefit from this ideology whether they realize it or not. Understand this, and view these people as the fools that they are.
Once You See It, You Cannot Forget It
It’s one thing to believe that an ideology such as feminism has pitted against men and hurt society unintentionally, but it’s another to know that this was done by design by the Cultural Marxists. Remember that Cultural Marxism attempts to weaponize people’s sense of morality and hide its real intentions to the public. No ideology would catch on if there were no perceived benefits by its believers.
The negative attitudes of women, racial divisions, the encouragement of obesity, and bizarre causes such as transsexual rights exist mostly because of the spread of Cultural Marxism into society. And it is only continuing to embed itself further.
When you understand that this and other cultural perversions are intentional, you start to view the world in a different light. It will probably start to piss you off.
But remember, knowing the truth sets you free. Men must be practical in their understanding of Cultural Marxism. Understand how it affects you and develop a plan to fight back. Remember that you are far from alone in this fight; a large push-back against this ideology has formed.
What can you do right now?
The key to combat Cultural Marxism is to surround yourself with the right people, build yourself up as a man, educate others on its toxic effects, and remove yourself from the mainstream Western lifestyle as much as possible.
Be a force of strength. Be well educated. Stop encouraging bad behavior from women, and discourage blue-pill statements from men. Encourage strength in your fellow man and femininity in women. Maximize your talents and put yourself in a position in life where common people have little effect on you unless they are just buying from you. This will likely take you years to achieve, but it is an essential goal for the modern Western man.
Spread the word of truth. Most people know that Western culture has many problems, even if they do not fully understand the scope. Introduce the idea of Cultural Marxism to people’s minds. If you attempt to persuade anyone, focus on people who can be changed, not on those who have hopelessly invested their egos into liberal and Marxist beliefs. Understand that many people’s egos are largely invested in what they have become, and this is the most delicate balance. Remember, there is always a huge market for truth, just as there is a huge group of people who aim to fight it.
Use the word “Cultural Marxism” in strategic situations in public. “Cultural Marxism” is a strong phrase because it’s descriptive and a challenging word to counter. Phrases can get redefined. Phrases such as “fake news” have been countered and effectively used by the right, and “alt-right” has been redefined by the mainstream media to make ordinary people identify the group as racist.
Unlike these phrases, Cultural Marxism has not been effectively redefined. It has a sick sound to it. If anything, liberals will either agree and amplify with “I AM a Marxist, so what!” they will argue that what we have is not real Marxism, or they will deny being Cultural Marxists. However, the facts are not on their side. Their ideology and sense of morality were hijacked to usurp the West.
As you can see, Cultural Marxism has an extensive history and a very real effect on your life. Once you learn about it, you cannot forget about it. The truth tends to piss you off before it sets you free. Use the knowledge found in this article to combat this sick ideology and help build a better life for yourself.