Marxism Failed – that’s the good news…editor
Why, given that it always creates totalitarian states, does Marxism continue to draw the young – because it does attract the young.
That, to continue from the headline, is the bad news…
I know of students who are committed to studying Marx and who identify themselves as Socialists. What’s the draw?
Our Lady appeared at Fatima precisely to warn against the spread of Communism, yet we have bishops (and now a Pope) who are implicitly, if not explicitly singing from the same Marxist hymn sheet – er… to coin a phrase. Why?
What can we say – in a few short words, a soundbite, almost – to draw them closer to a realization that it is Christ – not Marx – who is the answer to all the problems and mysteries of life…
Share your thoughts…
I am looking for some help in explaining to someone whom I was in recent discussion about Scotland and indeed the U.K. becoming my a communist country and that we are state controlled with our civil liberties being removed, and that this has been gradually happening for years. I was asked to give examples, and I stumbled a bit. Can some equip me with some snappy examples in every day life that will help me when I’m next having this type of discussion? Thank you in advance for your help.
A few that come to mind are: The smoking ban in public places, mandatory sex education in schools, the Guardian for every child policy, the legalisation on “Gay Marriage” contrary to expressed democratic public opinion, etc. I’m sure others will remember more examples.
Thank you, Anthanasius.
I would add “hate speech” to that. One of the first things Marxists do is make sure all voices of disagreement are eliminated and this is done in a number of ways, including creating the concept of “hate speech” which really just means anything you say which is opposed to Marxist beliefs. This hate speech law is enforced robustly so that even an innocent joke is interpreted in an evil way.
Yes, that’s a great observation. From the Traditional Priest’s booklet on the tactics of Cultural Marxism we read:
“Political Correctness is the policy of avoiding any language or actions that appear to exclude, marginalize or insult groups of people who are seen as disadvantaged or discriminated against.
In practice, Political Correctness refers to the so-called ‘civic duty’ to respect and be sensitive to the moral beliefs of all fellow citizens, whether Christian or non-Christian, including their right to choose alternative lifestyles (e.g., gay, lesbian, transgender, etc.).
Thus, everyone must accept the policy of ‘Diversity’ (e.g., of life-styles) in the workplace, in the military, in public institutions, etc. Those who choose to be politically incorrect, e.g., by openly opposing gay
rights/marriage, are labelled as hateful, disrespectful, bigots, homo-phobes, etc., and are sometimes accused of hate crimes.”
Count Dankula. Criminally convicted in a Scottish court for making a comedic YouTube video.
That’s the kind of thing I was thinking of. No matter how innocently someone may say something, not meaning any harm, it can now land you in trouble with the law. It’s Marxism pure and simple. But it’s been done gradually, so that people no longer think anything of it.
I suspect that most people agree with us. We are the silent majority. However, will enough have the fortitude to stand against them? I doubt it, because anybody who challenges the globalist will be accused of racism, hate speech etc. which is a very good way of ruining someone’s life and getting them to shut up.
which is the very reason we MUST NOT be scared, as Sain John Paul said ” Fear not”. If it means we are fed to the lions, so be it…ours is a duty that trancends earthly rewards. Shutting up fo fear of being accused or having you life ruined is to surrender to the evil, to give up your right of free will and to be enslaved anyway. You think NOT saying or doing anything will keep you from being distroyed? that is NOT how Parxism works. At least have some Faith and God GIven pride in your humanism and fight for your soul
I’ve not had time to catch up with all of the responses to this question but I would definitely point out to your friend that encouraging people to snitch on neighbours is a hallmark of Communist countries, even sometimes betraying their own family members. A famous example of this is the 12 year old who reported his own father to the authorities… You can read about him in the online Encyclopaedia Britannica.
We know that this – snooping and snitching – has been happening here since lockdown.
Also, it’s a hallmark of totalitarian regimes to have the people ruled by fear, and police able to stop and question people NOT suspected of any crime.
A recent example of this is the nurse mentioned on an early thread (after lockdown was imposed), who was on her way to her job in a Glasgow hospital when she was questioned by police. She was at the bus stop waiting for her bus to get to work. When she explained that she was a nurse, they told her to ask her boss for a letter to carry with her from now on, in case she was stopped again. She did that.
That does snot happen in free societies. Police do not stop and question people with some good reason or indication that they may be involved in a crime.
The answer to the response you will get (that this is temporary, and only due to the virus), is twofold: (1) governments do not give up powers they have taken in an “emergency” situation; (2) having proved so obedient, ready to allow the removal of our personal and religious freedoms, how can we refuse next time there is an excuse, whether a health excuse or a terrorist excuse, or whatever. We didn’t protest this time, so we will have to accept that the State has this authority over us, to tell us how to live our lives, when we may or may not leave our homes etc.
That’s how totalitarianism takes root in societies. Gradually, bit by bit, and always with the consent of the people. By the time the population realise what is going on and the (usual) minority try to resist, they are unable to do so – and often thrown in prison for having the temerity to even try.
Ask your friend if any of this appeals to her. If the answer is “yes” tell her to be sure to vote SNP at the next election – although, in all fairness, it doesn’t really matter who we vote for these days; they’re all cultural Marxists now, truth to tell.
The following are excerpts from a booklet on Cultural Marxism written by a Traditional Catholic priest.
“In the 45 Communist Goals for America (in the 1963 U.S. Con-gressional Record), we can see some examples of Cultural Marxism that have since become the norm in Western culture.
Goal #23: “Control art critics and directors of art museums: ‘Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art’.”
Goal #25: “Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.”
Goal #26: “Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as normal, natural, healthy.”
Goal #41: “Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.
Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.”
Sensitivity Training in Church and School: At the time of Vatican II, two renowned psychologists, Dr. William Coulson and Dr. Carl Rogers, introduced humanist psychology and sensitivity into many Catholic schools and Religious Communities in America. In a 1993 Interview, Coulson said: “We corrupted a whole raft of Religious Orders on the west coast in the ‘60s by getting the nuns and priests to talk about their distress… We did similar programs for the Jesuits, for the Franciscans, for the Sisters of Providence of Charity, and for the Mercy Sisters. We did dozens of Catholic religious organizations.” (This Interview is found on the EWTN Website).”
Brilliant, I’m going to try and watch the interview on went and get hold of the leaflet by searching online for it. Thank you.
We talked about schools, I remarked my belief is that schools have turned into government concentration camps to socially engineer the minds of pupils and students minds to think the way the government wants them to think.
I think this is the case for primary, secondary and even colleges and universities have been infiltrated. The curriculum has been designed for such Marxists goals without the knowledge of the class teachers.
I would be interested to know you and others thoughts on the matter of how the schools have become a platform for Marxist goals?
The introduction of co-educational, comprehensive schools, was an example of Marxism at work, even though most people wouldn’t have known that. It’s really through getting their ideas across that the Marxists were able to infiltrate schools, influencing teachers through the books that were used in training them, the lecturers they had, etc.
I’ve quoted from a site that is pro-Marxist, so you need to be aware of that not to get caught up thinking this makes sense. It’s how they explain the need to infiltrate schools. I’ll post the link at the end. I now quote from that site…
“There are historical injustices that will have to be dealt with too. Private education buys privilege. Grammar schools, religious schools and above all so-called ‘public’ schools are used to exclude others and have no place in a society that is building a socialist future.
In A Life in Education Brian Simon, the late Marxist, campaigner for comprehensive education and educational historian, summed up what is needed:
“Up to the age of 16 all children should have the opportunity to experience a full all round education embodying the humanities, arts, sciences and technology – this is and always has been the aim of comprehensive education. In such schools there are no blind alleys, no once-and-for-all tests to cut off or divest children from access to learning. Opportunities remain open for all. Well-equipped schools of this type serve their own neighbourhood in every locality. Such is the objective. To achieve this schools not only need generous resources in terms of buildings, equipment and staff; they also need to evolve the relevant pedagogical means carefully honed to ensure that all children are effectively assisted in their learning. This is an area where much has been lacking in both primary and secondary schools.
Education should be holistic, should address mental and physical health and wellbeing. It should help pupils think rather than learn facts, it should encourage pupils to question everything, to be sceptical, to think. Philosophy should be a central plank of education, from the earliest age. It should enable pupils to live their lives to the full not simply enable them to join the workforce.”
Here, then, is a programme for the 21st century for any government worth its salt. The need now is to go even further, and finally create a genuinely national system of education. Current provisions, historically based are no longer acceptable. Such must be the agenda for the future.”
So, they want an education system that inculcates “free thinking” – avoiding an emphasis on teaching facts.
It’s once they have inculcated the belief that everyone should criticize, accept nothing etc. that they can then impose things like law to ban smoking, ban smacking, appoint a state guardian for every child (although that failed, thanks to the Supreme Court in London but they will achieve that aim in different ways.
Don’t forget, that article at the link can mislead people who take it at face value. Marxists want to take away our freedoms and hand them over to the state to control us. You need to understand that in order to read between the lines of the article.
Thank you for this. When I said to my friend in our discussion, I expressed that we are going to be in a complete communist state which lead to a point made by my friend that we need rules to govern the country, I wouldn’t like to miss represent what my friend said but I believe that we already have in place rules to keep civilisation in order through the Ten Commandments but I never to express myself enough to make clear what I mean. One other point made was that by providing mandatory education for children from 5-18 was a good thing for the state to do for the greater good. So as that is a good thing, these governing rules a good so why is there a problem with these state rules that are there the greater good. I didn’t know how to argue this point. I believe there is a long-range plan but it is hard to explain that the education system is at the heart of the Marxist goals.
Tell your friend that if she’s OK with her kids being taught to challenge her rules and for her neighbours to report her to the police when she breaks government-imposed rules which they weren’t elected to make, then she’s obviously going to be quite happy when further rules come along which take away even more freedoms. If the schools were doing what they used to do, teaching kids the three R’s and good moral behaviour, that would have been fine. Now they’ve moved, quite deliberately, into an area which was always the parent’s responsibility, sex, and gone way beyond what any right-thinking parent would want, teaching them about, and even how to do evil practices (I won’t name them but on this blog somewhere there is a video of the leader of the Scottish Family Party challenging John Swinney, SNP Education Minister, who was openly supporting this kind of sex education which even included teaching them about pornography – with images! Editor could maybe re-post that video, please.
This is where the Bishops and so-called traditional priests and their leaders are so very seriously to blame for going along with this scandalous lockdown. If they had spoken out clearly to say this is not right, then there would have been an alternative voice. When you only hear one voice, one side of the argument put, then people are misled into believing that the rules are not a problem, it’s ok for the government to do that.
I’ve been tuning in to the SSPX Masses and the priests there are quick to mention the Bishops being wrong in bringing in the closure of churches before even the government required it, but they have gone along, too, and that is a disgrace. Of all the clergy we would have expected to stand against this, the SSPX are top of the list. What a disappointment.
I forgot to say that you were absolutely right in what you said to the person you were talking to – that is exactly what is happening in schools. The SNP are even promoting teaching pornography in schools – that’s totally Marxist.
Thank you, Michaela,
It’s hard to explain when genuine people, like myself at one point in the past have been hoodwinked by our government and their evil plan. It’s only natural to have expectation from our government, we believe their lies through, their social policies, the media outlets which are controlled, through our legal system and education system to mention a few. It’s seems a bit far fetched for people to believe that every area of society has been infiltrated, especially the education system I order to put these long term plans into action.
I was recently told that even medical school education has been infiltrated in with social Marxism and that the educational curriculum was funded and dictated by the elite (Rothschild) when a doctor is trained at medical school has been tainted too. Although, I didn’t get any sources from that person. So if anyone can shed a light on this.
If you have time, I would suggest you read the classic book on Communist subversion of free societies: The Naked Communist, by W. Cleon Skousen, a former FBI agent. It contains the 45-point agenda cited by Athanasius above, among other things.
And then compare it to the Alta Vendita, the plan of Freemasonry to overthrow the Church.
We watched his rally this afternoon. We are planning to watch Trump on 3 November if he has not been assassinated before then.
I don’t think President Trump will be assassinated, and my reason may surprise you. I think the New World Order has figured out how to use him (and they may have even engineered his 2016 election, I don’t know). Trump presents them with a high-profile target at which all their Marxist, Satanic hatred of Christian civilization can be directed. During his first term they have created a “Trump contra mundum” situation in which all the tools and powers of the left are aimed at him, because he is almost alone in resisting their evil agenda.
So please pray continuously for Our Lady to grant him the victory over the schemes of his enemies, and that those who seek to destroy him be brought to justice.
Yes, I think that’s a good idea. Is the Alta vendita a small black book?
Yes, edited by John Vennari, RIP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alta_Vendita
Here is a picture of the Alta Vendita
I found this video link on cultural Marxism on life site news. But I could find the one on EWTN. I’ll try to find it but couldn’t find it earlier.
I will try to find he violet too online. It sounds interesting.
Sorry, above meant to read booklet with the Marxist goals you talk about. I hope I find it online.
Karl Marx was a good Man and one only had to ask him and he would tell you that . He was a Man who wanted Everyone to have a Seat at the Dinner Table ,the only thing wrong of ccourse was that this Horrible Man wanted and GOT the Largest Portions. He received His just rewards and Died from Knife and Fork Disease. If he had been cremated instead of being buried his Body would still be Burning. Going back to why people in Free Society want to abide by this Horrible Human Beings Manifesto is a mystery to me . You of course know my thoughts on Pope Francis as far as am concerned he is just a Marxist Puppet for the likes of The Evil Soros and the Equally Evil United Nations. As for the rest of these so called Catholic Cardinals and Bishops who are also Marxists my view is the same as it is with the Marxist Pope Francis. A Person Cannot be a Catholic and a Marxist at the same time .
Faith of our Fathers,
You are right – a Marxist is an atheist, so obviously no Catholic can be both a believer and an unbeliever at the same time. The problem is, Catholics in Scotland have been brought up thinking that capitalism is the enemy and the reason why working class people are poor. They have been brought up in a class war mentality, which means they limit their own ability to improve their lives. It’s called the politics of envy and it is stultifying. I’m working class and Scots myself – and I’m not rich, but that’s not because of capitalism. It’s only because of capitalism that I was able to get good jobs in the world of business, or I’d have been even poorer, LOL!
The conflict is there in people like Nicola Sturgeon was was also brought up in a working class family. Her political influences would have been rooted in Marxism and she has obviously become a cultural Marxist, where she thinks the state has the right to interfere in family life (Named Person Scheme / no smacking law etc).
Maybe she doesn’t even realise the connection with Marxism, maybe she’s one of those who Lenin called a “useful idiot”. I think she may be that, I really do, but she is doing a lot of damage to Scottish society, family life and education through that idiocy.
No Laura Wee Sturgeon knows Exactly what she’s doing. Or in another way to Quote what someone said of Communism. Everybody Is Equal It’s Just That Their Are Others Who Are More Equal Than Others . I of course don’t need to tell you what category of Equality that Wee Nic falls into. Personally as far as the S.N.P. are concerned and am sure the Ed had a Blog at the last Election ( is it a Sin to Vote S.N.P ) I personally believe that it is .
Going back to your useful Idiots. I was talking with a Neighbour who Hates President Trump ( well don’t they all really. ) He’s a Faithful Catholic who never misses Mass yet thinks Sturgeon is the best thing since sliced bread . Unfortunately he has had a Childless Marriage they did try for Kids but it wasn’t to be and he took active part in Pro Life years ago . I asked him if he Knew the Sex Education Curriculum that the S. N. P. Under the expert Help of Patrick Harvie and his Homosexual and Transgender mates had drawn up. He hadn’t even heard of Patrick Harvie and the Guy am Talking to would be classed as Very Intelligent but obviously not on politics. I told him in the Eyes of Almighty God that Voting S.N.P . is a grievous Sin . He of course disagreed. So there you have it. O and just as a rider the same person (and I regard him as a friend) says that the Latin Mass is a bad thing. Personally I know not where they get this information about the T.LM . as there is one in our own Parish and he’s never attended it .
It’s also a bit like the Majority of the Green Brigade at Celtic Park who all say they want to die for Ireland . I tell some of them that their Welcome to Ireland. I have only spent 4 Days over in Ireland not a very good year 1982 not long after the last Hunger Striker Death. Not one person I spoke to in the South gave a Monkeys about the struggles of their Fellow Catholics and Countrymen at that Terrible Time . They were all basking in the New Riches from the E.U. Am not saying that some didn’t care and care deeply but I never met them . To Sum the lot of them up theirs a Song called ‘am 90 Miles From Dublin’. I hope you have a good listen to it and let me know what you think – you’ll obviously get it on YouTube; Christy Moore Version is best that really is worth a good listen to . There are no swear words in it and it tells The Real Attitude of Southern Irish at that particular time . By the way 4 Days over there was More than enough for Me even in 1982 to know that there are as many Plastic Paddies in Ireland as there are over here. God Bless.
I wonder why some people believe that Trump is a paedophile because of his connect with Jeffrey Epstein, seemingly Trump was at his house or other contact with him. I had never heard that Trump would be considered as a paedophile. Is there a way to explain his connection so as to defend Trump not being a paedophile?
Catherine does a Person as intelligent as yourself believe the Total Utter Garbage that is put out here ( especially by The Rotten To The Core BBC ) about President Trump. He may not be the most Moralistic Man around in Politics but I cannot and would not especially in these days criticise him for that . If one wants to go down that road then Joseph ( am sometimes a Catholic) Biden has definitely got more sleaze on him than President Trump just like the Obamas. President Trump Never had The White House Exorcised for nothing when those 2 people moved out. I take it that like myself you read and listen to So Called Right Leaning Sites on the Internet. President Trump is the only one as far as I can see who has any Real Credibility in Western Society. To give you a little of his Real popularity which of course the Hated MSM will never do . At his latest Rally there were 20.000 attended as 20.000 was the limit set . Over One Million People applied for tickets. Joe Biden holds his Rallies in his Basement.
What about Obama: what has he done that is wrong eg communism.,I have met several people who think Obama was far better than Trump. Why do you think Obama was popular. I didn’t find anything that attracted me to him as a leader.
The only people who would make up a story like that about Donald Trump are those who have actually sold their souls to Satan. It wasn’t that long ago they were accusing Trump of being a womaniser, now they say he’s a paedophile. These people are truly evil people.
The truth of the matter is that Donald Trump threw Epstein out of his private golf clubhouse when a young female table waitress told him that Epstein had been suggestive with her. Trump really lost it on hearing this, he had Epstein escorted off the premises and banned him from ever returning.
Prior to this turn of events Trump knew Epstein, as did all the high flyers in high society, from various parties and probably through business. He liked Epstein, as did many others, but had no idea what he was involved in, unlike Clinton who visited Epstein’s private island retreat many times and travelled on Epstein’s private jet many times. There was never a close relationship between Trump and Epstein in the sense the fake news tries to imply.
There person who made reference to Trump being a paedophile is a very nice person who I care about very much and that’s why I asked this question to find out where my friend got this idea from. I take it innocent genuine people like my friend are being hoodwinked my the media.
Oh yes, decent people are being hoodwinked by the media but only because they’re not checking the facts.
The evil the media associated Donald Trump with is called malicious gossip and is extremely sinful, which is why it is incumbent upon every one of us to ensure that we verify horrendous accusations of this nature. When I first heard this in the media I checked out the story and quickly found it to be false, others have to do the same as the virtues of charity and justice demand. I’m sure this has been a lesson to your friend never again to place so much trust in what the media says.
Ask your friend for the source of this information – or should I say DIS-information….
I have just had to remove very personal remarks of the unkind type from y our post. I am no admirer of Patrick Harvie, Green MSP, but I can communicate that without making any personal remarks. Please try it. I think your posts will be much more powerful when you learn to stick to the issues, and leave the personalities out of it.
It’s not personal, for example, to point out the tyrannical nature of Mr Harvie’s positions, that he approves of imposing LGBT+ “values” on pupils in schools and the population at large – that is a professional observation. No need to descend into unpleasant or nasty descriptions. Patrick Harvie is, remember, a soul loved by God – a soul for whom Christ would have suffered His Passion and Death were his the only soul on earth.
Quite a thought, eh? And all free of charge 😀
Marx was worse than an atheist: he was a Satanist. His poems to Satan were discovered by Cardinal Pacelli (before he was elected Pius XII), who was researching Marx’s past.
There is an old LP called “The First Family,” which came out in 1961 or 1962 and was a satirical spoof of the Kennedy family. In one of the skits JFK presided over lunch with major heads of state, and he begins by going around the table asking everyone for their lunch orders. When he gets to Khrushchev, K replies:
“Oh, you don’t have to order anything special for me! I’ll just have a portion of everybody else’s!”
(Needless to say, the career of the man who did the flawless impression of JFK went to h-e-double-sticks after the assassination…)
Here are some further extracts from Father’s booklet, which is not actually available online.
“When we think of Communism, we normally think of the Communist Manifesto (1848) of Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), and the Communist Regime of Lenin and Stalin established in Russia with the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution—which resorted to the most violent and horrific methods to obtain its goal, i.e., terror, torture, and merciless murder.
However, the “Communism” operating in the Western World today is not the militant Marxism of Lenin and Stalin, but rather the “Cultural Marxism,” or Western Marxism, of the Frankfurt School.
* Note: Pope Pius X, on July 24, 1958, denounced as the “roots of modern apostasy: scientific atheism, dialectic materialism (i.e., communism), rationalism, secularism and their common mother: Freemasonry.”
1. Cultural Marxism is the Communist method of subversion promoted (independently) by Antonio Gramsci of Italy (1891-1937) and Georg Lukacs of Hungary (1885-1971), who taught that the main obstacle to worldwide Communist victory is the Christian culture of the Western World.
Consequently, they taught that, rather than trying to use military and violent means to conquer nations, Marxists must work to corrupt and de-Christianize western culture, beginning with the Christian family, and then progressing through churches and schools by means of the education system, i.e., literature, science, art, music and movies, the Internet, civic organizations and, of course, by propaganda and disinformation through the public media (e.g., ‘fake news’).
a. Antonio Gramsci was an Italian writer, politician and political theorist. He was a founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy (founded in Jan. 1921). He was one of the most important Marxist thinkers of the 20th century, and one of the main founders of Western Marxism.
While in prison (1926-35) under Mussolini’s regime, Gramsci wrote nine volumes (30 notebooks and 3,000 pages) of his “prison notebooks,” i.e. his observations about history, sociology, education, Marxist theory, and most importantly, Marxist strategy.
In these writings, he claimed that Christianity had corrupted the working class and the West would have to be de-Christianised by a “long march through the culture,” starting with the traditional family and completely engulfing churches, schools, media, entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science, and the presentation—and revision—of history.
b. Georg Lukács was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher and literary critic. His mother and father were Adele Wertheimer and József Löwinger (a wealthy Jewish family). In the New World Encyclopedia we read: “Most scholars consider him to be the founder of the tradition of Western Marxism, which represented an attempt to ‘rescue’ Marxism from the lethargy of Soviet orthodoxy during the Stalinist era. He served briefly as Hungary’s Minister of Culture following the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Lukacs represented an attempt to make Marxism relevant to 20th century realities.”
Lukacs declared: “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 [Christian] and the creation of new ones [socialist] by the revolutionaries.”
In 1919, as Deputy Commissar for Culture in the Bolshevik regime of Bela Kun in Hungary, the first thing Lukacs did to corrupt Christian morality was to impose a sex education program in the schools.
Note: Cultural Marxists also promote the matriarchal theory, i.e., the transforming of American society into a female-dominated society. This idea is frequently promoted in movies and on TV shows where women are placed in positions of authority over men, e.g. in government/politics, in the military, at the workplace, etc. The Frankfurt School’s theory that the ‘authoritarian personality’ is a product of the patriarchal family is directly connected to Friedrich Engels, who promoted matriarchy in his work, The Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884).
Karl Marx also wrote about the radical idea of a ‘community of women’ in his Communist Manifesto. And in his book, The German Ideology (1845), he ridiculed the idea that the family was the basic unit of society.
2. The Frankfurt School: In 1923, Felix Weil, Friedrich Pollock, Georg Lukacs and other German intellectuals associated with the Communist Party of Germany, organized the Institute of Social Research at Frankfurt University in Germany. The Institute, which became known as the Frankfurt School, was modeled after the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow.
3. In 1933, when Nazis came to power in Germany, the members of the Frankfurt School fled the country. Most of them relocated to New York City, where they became established at Columbia University. From there, the Frankfurt School’s agenda and Critical Theory began to spread to various major U.S. universities, such as Princeton University, NJ and the University of California at Berkeley, etc.
In 1951 the Frankfurt Institute returned to Frankfurt, Germany. The philosophical and sociological movement of “Critical Theory” it founded has since spread across many universities around the world.
The Frankfurt School promoted Critical Theory and Political Correctness:
a. Critical Theory is a Neo-Marxist philosophy that studies and analyzes society not for the purpose of understanding it, but for the purpose of transforming it by undermining its existing institutions through communist and socialist ideas. Additionally, it has turned Marx’s critique of capitalism into a critique of Western civilization as a whole.
Critical Theory employs frequent negative criticism of all Western culture, including Christian beliefs/morality, the capitalist/free market system, authority, the family, patriarchy, morality, tradition, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism and conservatism. Proponents of Critical Theory say that those raised in the traditions of God, family, patriotism or free markets are more disposed to authoritarianism and racism, and thus need psychological help.
By continual negative criticism, and the frequent broadcasting of moral, political and Church corruption in the West, especially in America, Marxists hope to reach their ultimate goal of convincing the world that Christian culture (Catholicism) is the main cause of the corruption of the Western World. Then, by manipulating social disorder and unrest, they hope to replace Christian Society with their New World Order of atheistic Communism / Socialism and materialist happiness without religion.
b. Political Correctness is the policy of avoiding any language or actions that appear to exclude, marginalize or insult groups of people who are seen as disadvantaged or discriminated against. In practice, Political Correctness refers to the so-called ‘civic duty’ to respect and be sensitive to the moral beliefs of all fellow citizens, whether Christian or non-Christian, including their right to choose alternative lifestyles (e.g., gay, lesbian, transgender, etc.).
Thus, everyone must accept the policy of ‘Diversity’ (e.g., of lifestyles) in the workplace, in the military, in public institutions, etc. Those who choose to be politically incorrect, e.g. by openly opposing gay rights/marriage, are labelled as hateful, disrespectful, bigots, homophobes, etc. and are sometimes accused of hate crimes.
c. Some well-known Critical Theorists: Some of the most prominent figures of the first generation of Critical Theorists were Max Horkheimer (1895-1973), Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979), Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), Friedrich Pollock (1894-1970), Leo Lowenthal (1900-1993), Eric Fromm (1900-1980) and Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957).
Max Horkheimer, the German-Jewish philosopher who developed the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, declared: “The Revolution won’t happen with guns. Rather, it will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and their political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism.”
Herbert Marcuse, who wrote the books “Eros and Civilization” (1955) and “One Dimensional Man” (1964), was one of the most prominent Frankfurt School promoters of Critical Theory’s social revolution among college and university students in the 1960s. It was Marcuse who coined the phrase, ‘make love, not war,’ during the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations.”
Very interesting indeed. I’d like to read the book you mention – I’ll look it up on eBay. Is it possible to buy the Marxist leaflet you mention anywhere. It would be good to have.
I meant to write booklet not leaflet. If you give me the title of The priest and his booklet, I can try to buy it maybe on http://www.abebooks.com or some other site
I’m sorry to say this booklet is not available to buy, however I would be happy to print a copy and supply it to you, assuming that’s possible, maybe via Editor, if she’s up for it.
Athanasius , I would love that. I would be happy to pay for the printing. I hope it is not too many pages for you. I would be delighted to have a copy. Thank you.
It’s a relatively short booklet, so no need to worry about printing costs. I’m more concerned about how to get the prinout to you. Maybe Editor would be good enough to give me your postal address, or, if you attend our church in Glasgow (I don’t know), I could always hand you a copy once the lockdown is lifted.
I’m off to participate now in the livestream Mass from Florida. I can hardly believe we’re still having to do this after three months, our priests apparently unwilling to contradict this iniquitous lockdown law.
Yes, the editor could give you my postal address. Thank you.
Mission accomplished !
Thanks for correcting those nuisance hyphens.
I like the joke. One I saw yesterday was two juxtaposed pictures of railway tracks. The first was a single straight track with the caption “husband’s mind”, the other was a series of criss-cross tracks with the caption “Wife’s mind”. I thought that was hilarious, though you have to see the pictures to get the full benefit.
They booklet will be on its way to you tomorrow. I don’t have any of the original booklets left so I’ll print off the text on A4.
Having read all the points made by Catherine I at first thought she may be trolling.
Then I thought she was playing devils advocate.
I now realise she is genuinely questioning the indoctrination she has been subjected to by the marxist/satanic media and education system.
This is not surprising as (my estimate) 80% of the population are victims of that system.
could I direct you to an American writer by the name of Eileen E Toplansky.
In particular her articles :- Exposing Socialism
The Coronovirus Fifth Column. and The Soviet plan for Ideological Subversion describes our present ……..
She is a prolific writer and a great defender of democracy
The above articles are available on The American Thinker web site. It is particularly worth while now as it has been “demonithised” (is that a word?) by Facebook or Google or one of those Marxist outfits.
There is a lot of ammunition out there to fight the Satanists if you have the time and patience to search.
God Bless and keep seeking the truth.
Be assured, Catherine is no troll. She’s a very genuine person, humbly seeking help in understanding the nature of Marxism and how it is affecting our country today. Me, too.
I assume that when you address “Christine” you mean “Catherine”, The American Thinker is a very good resource, so I’ll take a look at the article you recommend, myself.
Thank you for that.
If not too much an inconvenience, perhaps you might photocopy the booklet, send it to Editor as a pdf document, and perhaps editor could make it available on the CT website? Or perhaps Editor could publish the booklet in the CT newsletter, either whole or in installments?
The extracts of the booklet that you have provided are very informative. Thank you for taking the time to type it out.
Sadly, it’s not possible to post it on the blog as a separate pdf since the copy I have is personal. It is not available online.
What just occurred to me, however, is that I could email it to you as an attachment, assuming you’re ok with passing your email address to me via Editor, and assuming she doesn’t mind acting as a go-between. The booklet itself is in pdf format and is around 20 pages in length.
If everyone is fine with that then I can email it in a couple of hours. Right now I have to get away to do other things.
Yes that is fine. Thank you.
A little bit of my own commentary to follow up some of what is explained in the booklet …
Adorno et al. helped to devise the California F-scale test, which was designed to identify the so-called ‘authoritarian personality’ (i.e. right-wing authoritarianism). The ‘F’ stands for fascist.
The test was devised in order to understand the social conditions that lead to the Holocaust, and other atrocities. The ‘patriarchal’ totalitarianisms of the 20th century are re-emerging in the 21st under a new form: matriarchal totalitarianism. Jordan Peterson explains it like this, in the language of analytic psychology: The authoritarian regimes of the early 20th century are a collective form of the pathological male. But the totalitarianism of this century will be a collective form of the pathological mother, the neurotic and overprotective mother, who stifles her children’s freedom in order to protect them from the dangers of the external world. It is a primordial instinct, that is misfiring in the mind of the people who have been infected with this shared neurosis. Any one who gets in the way of the Cultural Marxists will therefore be exterminated, just as a mother bear would crush the head of the snake that enters her den to prey on her cubs.
Cultural Marxism, therefore, can be described as matriarchal authoritarianism. We see this in the Covid hysteria.
I agree with you about the Matriarchal authoritarianism, a concept long proposed by leading Maxists as part of the plan of turning culture on its head, especially Christian culture. It is one of many tactics used by cultural Marxists and it is very prevalent today.
I have just been reading the book The Garbage Generation which is available on the Fisheaters site. Very insightful commentary on the destruction of the patriarchal family in the West. And the consequences of this.
Thanks for that, I’ll go have a read at it as soon as I get some spare time. Right now I’m drowning in tasks to be done.
Sorry that the above quotations appear to have a lot of words split in the middle by hyphens, I have no idea how or why this happened as it is not part of the original text.
I’ve now corrected those splits in your post above – that’s one of my own pet hates, and I don’t have a clue what causes it. Yet another mystery of technology…
Anyway, Glad to be of help. I tried to find a joke about a star pupil but nothing came up… This made me laugh though. Nothing to do with the topic, but hey, if the Health Secretary can break lockdown rules (and say he’s only human, by way of explanation) then I can surely get away with breaking the jokes rule – yes, it’s off topic but…well… it made me smile which proves I’m only human 😀
To respond to Editor’s lead question, I think Marxism is attractive because first, it promotes itself as the compassionate and benevolent solution to all the evils of the world – evils which, by the way, just happen to be caused by capitalism. And lately, also by white European males, who are all, dontcha know, racists with “white privilege.”
Second, it creates a messianic cause: you want to do something about all the injustice and suffering in this world? Join us and destroy the system that caused it! Help us tear it down and replace it with an egalitarian utopia! For young people thirsty for they know not what, here is a ready answer giving concrete form to their thirst, and an action plan.
There is no doubt that a messianic fervor and prestige exists among most of the proponents of Marxism. It grows more powerful in modern times because the Catholic Church – through the designs of her internal Marxist enemies – has abdicated her own messianic fervor in favor of human respect. Thus when the Church creates a spiritual and social vacuum, the devil rushes in to replace it with his own perverted version, his own magisterium of darkness.
However, the run-of-the-mill dupes of Marxism fail to realize at least several things: one, this is a fallen world, subject to suffering because of original sin. No human plan can undo that. Two, this egalitarian utopia is a ruse, a sugar-coating to a poison pill, a promise of liberty which conceals enslavement – not only to a tyrannical government, but to one’s own disordered passions. Three, the hatred of capitalism and those who created it has been carefully developed and promoted by…capitalists, specifically, the mega-capitalists. One only need look at who funded the so-called Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 to understand that: it was paid for by the Wall St. firm of Kuhn & Loeb (Jacob Schiff, specifically) and the King of Sweden. Finally, suffering is a vital part of God’s plan to help us detach from this fallen world and to seek Him and His eternal Treasure.
Suffering vs. revolution: far too many take the easy way out, without perceiving, or perceiving too late, that they have not taken the way out at all, but descended further into hell.
It’s strange that the architects, financiers and chief peddlers of Marxism are all from privileged backgrounds, yet people can’t see the irony in that. They can’t see the tragedy either in the fact that so many Marxist traitors have been university dons. Sheds a whole new light on university education, does it not?
The Marxists/Freemasons/Satanists know what they are doing in prioritizing control of the education systems. It’s a slower route than blood in the streets, but it eventually and surely leads to…blood in the streets.
I tried to point out that irony to a liberal couple years ago (a husband and wife who were both Protestant pastors), but their knee-jerk response was that it was a conspiracy theory!
I saw a great meme last week which had a picture of the rioters, with the caption: “Remember when we were told we couldn’t spank these kids? Well, they are now adults.”
That liberal couple you speak of couldn’t have been very well educated themselves or they would have known that leading Marxists have never made any secret of their plans to replace Christianity with Cultural Marxism, primarily and gradually through the education system. It’s a classic tactic of all evil regimes that they target the minds and emotions of the young, “incautious youth”, as Pius XI put it, in order to condition and guide them towards anarchy.
We note today how successful they’ve been in that the greater majority of the rioters on the streets recently were of university age.
As regards spanking kids, the old adage is true which says: “Spare the rod you spoil the child”, or, to take a Scriptural quotation “The man who doesn’t beat his son, hates his son”. The word “beat” is the old way of saying spank.
That’s a brilliant meme! Every politician in the UK should be sent a copy.
(No, I’m not volunteering 😀 )
Thank you for addressing the first part of my question, which was why do young people feel attracted to Marxism.
The second part of my question was to the effect how, in a few words, preferably a soundbite, can we at least begin the process of drawing them to Christ?
My own thought process is stuck at “Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. You won’t succeed without Him !”
Communists used to call anyone who didn’t agree with the party line ‘a subversive’. Governments have simply replaced this with the phrase ‘a hater.’ Soon if anyone doesn’t observe quarantine, or eventually doesn’t take the vaccine, this person will be classed as a person who is ‘not doing their civic duty,’ you are an enemy of the state (or pose a danger) to the people. I think this is the new ominous phrase to watch out for ‘not doing your civic duty.’ It marks you out as a person who is a risk to the neighborhood.
That is definitely what we are living through today – if you don’t think like you’re told to think, you’re guilty of something – usually hate speech.
There is increasing pressure in universities, for example, to work with “preferred pronouns” – a couple of years ago, Edinburgh University had students wearing preferred pronoun badges. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a Catholic student refusing to wear one of the badges. That kind of cultural bullying is probably very common in colleges and universities these days.
I don’t know if such a soundbite/aphorism exists that will penetrate the Marxist fog in young people’s minds. It’s been too many years since I read Bella Dodd’s School of Darkness, but it would be interesting to have our memories refreshed about what attracted young Bella to Communism, and equally interesting to recall what turned her away from it.
Revolutionaries are possessed by irrational thought-patterns, fed by anger. Rejection of Christianity is Revolution 101 for them, the first step on the staircase (to hell). I’m thinking that perhaps the blatant hypocrisy and evil within the Marxist ranks would be most effective, as (if I remember correctly) in Dodd’s case, in causing a change of heart. That is, if they haven’t already been possessed by the preternatural, over and above Marxism. Then we’re talking exorcism.
I am always fascinated by the story of Hamish Fraser, the Scotsman who was a committed Communist and then converted to the Catholic faith.
Like you, I would love to know what attracts young people to Communism and then against it, and I’m also struggling to think of a simple soundbite to try to interest the young in our religion.
I’m thinking something like “Christ Versus Communism – No Contest!”
A bit weak, but a try !
Heretofore a Saint most regrettably unknown to me, the great Franciscan missionary, Junípero Serra, spiritual father of California, to whose honour have many statues there been erected, the same now desecrated by iconoclastic Marxist street fighters.
Useful idiots such as these believe that their communist masters care about black people, as well as homosexuals, and other supposedly marginalised groups. In reality, this concern for oppressed classes of persons is in fact a facade; a means to an end. Communists are as racist as anyone else, if not more so, and the culture of anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union attests to this. Likewise, sexual immorality was suppressed in Eastern communist states. The fathers of cultural Marxism supported degeneracy, feminism, and multiculturalism, only as a tactic to destroy the West, and it has nothing to do with genuine humanistic concern for sexual and ethnic minorities.
While Protestants on the East coast were laying the foundations for their Freemasonic state, this holy Spaniard was building Christian civilisation.
This article is for Athanasius, regarding our previous discussion over why Hitler hated his fellow socialists in the USSR:
I look forward to reading that article in a little while. I’m in the middle of yet another letter at the moment so I’ll finish that and then I’ll be free to read the article without pressure of time. Many thanks in advance for this.
I just got around to reading that American Thinker article and it’s very informative. I always wondered why a so-called “right wing” party like the Nazi party would use “Socialist” and “Workers” in its official title. Well now we know, the Nazis were in fact left wing Socialists who merely differed in method from the Soviet Communists. Incredible how revisionists can twist history and get a way with it.
So much good stuff on here, I will take a while to consume.
Seeing as you are allowed to crack an occasional joke which is off topic I am going to try.
As you are such an all round sports fan, something I saw on this evenings tv news might appeal to you. It was the joke of the century.
Horse racing returned to Scotland today at Ayr.
The 3 o’clock was won by Dick Turpin riding Black Bess.
Well the winner was wearing the large black mask of a higwayman so I naturally assumed he was some sort of criminal.
The toppling of Catholic statues such as Junipero has started, what is next?
This is a very prophetic sermon by Fr Robert Altier delivered at midnight Mass New Years Day.
Regarding destroying Statues. As we are all too well aware Oliver Cromwell did his PHD in desecration.
The evidence is scattered throughout these islands – he and the other Satanists.
Like Mr Knox and Mr Calvin .
On this mornings news from Theconservativetreehouse.com we have a white guy pretending to be black called Shaun Davis calling for stained glass windows and figures of the Holy Family to be destroyed as they show Them to be white. Btw this guy has received over half a million dollars from the wife of Facebooks founder. Without exception ALL the silicon valley billionaires sponsor evil. Whether it be Abortion, Marx, Global Warming, Islamic Terrorism, Population Control, Vaccinations or BLM. I could not name one of them who do not support the overthrow of President Trump and the destruction of Christianity.
Sadly the majority can be assured of a warm welcome at the Vatican.
It is deja vu all over again!
These people are nuts, nuts who are working for Satan. I’ve experienced that particular type of nuttery personally.
Some years ago, when I was appointed Head of Religious Education in a particular place of alleged Catholic education, I found that there was scarcely a crucifix or an image of Our Lady or any saint in any classroom (or anywhere else, for that matter).
With all the innocence of any uninformed novus ordo-attending Catholic (which I was at that time) I wrote to the local parish priests asking if they had any spare religious images which they might donate to help us improve our Catholic ethos; I should mention that I was appointed specifically (I was told) to restore the proper teaching of the Faith/ethos etc. because (the Head said) that’s what the Bishop wanted. Little did we know that said Bishop was about to be replaced with another Bishop who wanted the exact opposite. However, that’s a story for another day…
Some of the priests responded helpfully. One rang me to say he had a very large statue of Our Lady of Lourdes but he wanted to let me know that it really didn’t have a very nice face! I laughed but said we would take the statue and see how we could improve the face (generously, he resisted the temptation to tell me that if I had any cash to spare for such beauty work, I ought to spend it on improving my own face…)
The statue duly arrived and we had it placed in the school hall, the place nearest to the delivery doors (he wasn’t kidding when he said it was a very large statue). We put it on the stage until we could think of where to finally locate it, once we’d completed the above mentioned beauty treatment – I’d found a student who liked to work on mending/improving statues so that was the good news.
The bad news was that a member of the English staff (whom students had tipped me off was in the habit of turning every text into an LGBT+ lesson) wrote to the Head to complain that this statue – which, he pointed out, was gazing down at students during the current exams – would have to be removed; not only because it was presenting Our Lady as a white woman, but, with her hands joined, and her eyes raised to Heaven, this was also sending a subliminal message about the subservience of women. Gimme strength.
In something of a panic, the Head asked me to answer his complaints. Took around 5 seconds, including finding the paper, typing the note and delivering it to the Head.
In summary, I wrote that if “Sir” went to Africa he would see Our Lady depicted as a black woman. Ironically, another colleague had brought me a small statue of a “black” Our Lady, as a gift following her holiday there.
The Church permits the creation of art / images which fit the local custom. I quoted the Catechism of the Catholic Church, where, in fact, the one image published is not remotely to my taste. The caption reads: “Mary, by George Mung Mung: wood carving of Mary carrying the infant Jesus in her womb.
This major work of art and devotion is the fruit of the meeting of Catholic and Aboriginal cultures in Australia. The unusual style invites reflection on the search for contemporary images which express the central mysteries of faith anew, drawing from all cultural traditions and renewing them. “
Now, the fact that I didn’t like this image of Our Lady doesn’t mean that I’m going to demand that the Government of Australia or the Church authorities remove all copies from public display, let alone travel over there to do the job myself. If I ever go to Australia, it’ll be to settle down on a beach with a good thriller.
These are nuts, as I said at the start of this epistle. Dangerous nuts. Idiots. Illogical. Because what they are doing is demonstrably stupid and unthinking; as I intimated above, nobody with a brain would demand that the Aboriginal images of Our Lady are destroyed, nor did it cross my mind to go to Africa and destroy the statues of Our Lady portrayed as a black woman. How utterly crazy is all of this.
What is really mind-blowing, though, is the way the authorities everywhere are pandering to these nuts. Can you imagine depending on them if the UK were invaded by a military foreign power? If they can’t defend the population from a few domestic thugs and vandals, what chance do we have of being kept safe from any other kind of serious violent attack?
I honestly don’t know who is more worthy of our contempt; the thugs or the authorities who are allowing them to run riot.
Patrick and Ed,
Here is a link to a British newspaper confirming the story:
Fortunately, President Trump has announced that he will be issuing an executive order to authorized Feds to jail anyone who “vandalizes or destroys any monument or statue” for up to 10 years.
That is just crazy. One good outcome, however, may be that some people at least, who have hitherto fallen for the Black Lives Matter nonsense may now think again. The law of unintended consequences is often very interesting indeed.
We are rational and moral people, just like the Catholics in Germany in the 1930s, who held the centre ground, and tried in vain to keep peace and order. But I fear we are heading towards a similar calamity… Society will be polarised, and we’ll be stuck in the middle again, but this time we’ll win.
“rational and moral” ? Me ?
That’s a first!
Kidding – I get your drift. Hope you’re wrong about the calamity but right about “we win”! 😀
I think describing these people as nuts is much too kind (kudos for your charity), and also somewhat misses the point. These people such as Shaun Davis are agents provocateurs and mercenary subversives, who have been brainwashed by Marxist propaganda to hate everything to do with Christian civilization and Faith. Their every word and action is calculated to fulfill their mission: destroy our civilization and the Church that built it.
So I think “possessed” would be a better description. I do agree that both they and the authorities who bow to their demands are worthy of contempt. My #1 contempt vote is for the authorities.
(I saw a headline this morning that Trump was going to issue an executive order forcing cities to preserve their statues.)
You’ve uncovered my secret, she said coyly… Charity is my major problem, you are right. I’m much too charitable. It’s been a problem all of my life. 😀
Well, thank goodness that Trump is acting at last – I’ve been wondering how long it would take him. Hopefully, he’ll end the takeover of Seattle by the idiot mobs there (assuming that is still the case – not seen the news all day).
Apparently Shaun Davis is a progressive Protestant pastor. Although, this may be a lie, just like his self-declared ethnicity. He could pass as an Italian, or a Greek. I wouldn’t have known he was mixed race.
I think he’s a narcissist. These social media heroes all are. They like to be centre of attention. He’s even founded his own ‘church’.
He’s even founded his own church?
Why didn’t I think of that? 😀
I wonder where that “progressive” label came from? To me it is as inadequate as labeling the enemies of the Church “modernists.” Both words say nothing about their true agenda, and in fact conceal it.
Well, I think a little differently on that because my first memory of hearing the term “progressive” was when describing a cancer…
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