Friday, April 20, 2012

Occupy: the Historical Roots of Cultural Marxism (1/3)

Over the coming weekend we will bring you a series of posts on the #OccupyWallStreet movement and its historical roots. You had better fasten seat belts as some features may come as a surprise

The history of cultural Marxism, a.k.a. political correctness. 

The sun is getting warmer and the flees are flexing their muscles at the various city encampments of #Occupy. They're looking forward to a tasty season. Those watching the vacuous proceedings at the camps around the western world might be excused for asking WTH is going on down there? They don't seem to support any cause in particular besides uttering vague protests to stick it to #WallStreet and to #SoaktheRich. Yet they have drawn up an entire laundry list of bromide lefty grievances (see the manifesto). The movement is struggling with a decided lack of focus.

Ayn Rand's book "Return of the Primitive: the Anti-Industrial Revolution" (first published in 1971 under the title, "The New Left"), is an eye opener in many respects. In the 1960s and early 70s, the counter-culture was the most prominent, decibel producing movement damning America, the West and everything it stood for: reason, individualism, material wealth, liberty, science, technology, capitalism. In order to deconstruct Western civilization political correctness (policor) was used as a weapon. The historical video above shows why policor (with the related phenomena of pOmo lingo and the dialectics (in parts 2/3 and 3/3)) is not new, but a worn out strategy, first applied by Communist agitators in the 1930s. 

Occupy is simply a very poor carbon copy of a rather poor carbon copy. At least in the versions 1.0 and 2.0 its strategists consciously knew what they were doing. Model 2.0 was largely conducted along Saul Alynski's playbook, "Rules for Radicals". Compare that to what Van Jones has to say today; he sometimes doesn't seem to have a concept of an idea! Most occupiers are really clueless.
The basic idea is to co-opt a popular, semi-legitimate cause (banksters, the FED, Big Bonuses, the 99% versus the 1%, etc.), taken out of context and without regard of the deeper roots. Facts and reality are irrelevant; perception is everything! Once the masses are on board, the strategists take charge, reaching over and beyond the cause, attacking the very roots of Western civilization. Rand used the term 'Castroid' to define the tactics involved.
The similarities between the 1960s counter-cultural revolution and Occupy today are striking. The first was initially described as "a drive for changes". In Obama's epoch this is simplified to mere "change", or more precisely "radical change", in  other words, a Leftist revolution. It's calculated to mislead and sound innocent; most Americans are now aware that it's not. An activist in the 1960s liked to self identify as a radical, or an 'organizer'; the latter happens to be Obama's chosen profession.
A meme during the 60s was the destruction of the nuclear family. This has not changed till today. This is the reason why marriage is not encouraged for heteosexuals, but on the other hand claimed as a right for homosexual couples. Children must be weaned as soon as possible and are raised by the group. Remember Hillary Clinton's propaganda book to that effect, It Takes a Village?  In this vid Mark Levin  explains why

Continued in part 2/3