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• Second — in common usage in the wild — Cultural Marxism is a snarl word used to paint anyone with progressive tendencies as a secret Communist. The term alludes to a conspiracy theory in which sinister left-wingers have infiltrated media, academia, and science and are engaged in a decades-long plot to undermine Western culture. Some variants of the conspiracy alleges that basically all of modern social liberalism is, in fact, a Communist front group.

This conspiracy theory hinges on the idea that the Frankfurt School wasn’t just an arcane strain of academic criticism. [note 1] Instead, the Frankfurt School was behind an ongoing Marxist plot to destroy the capitalist West from within, spreading its tentacles throughout academia and indoctrinating students to hate patriotism freedom.


Thus, rock’n’roll, Sixties counterculture, the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement, homosexuality, [1] modern feminism, and in general all the decay in the West since the 1950s are allegedly products of the Frankfurt school. [2] It’s also the work of the Jews. [3] [4]

The conspiracist usage originated in Nazi Germany, where Kulturbolschewismus (Cultural Bolshevism) was used to abuse political opponents. In particular, Jews purportedly were secretly orchestrating the spread of Communism ( Jewish Bolshevism ) as well as promoting sexual gender permissiveness ( sexual Bolshevism). [5]

A History of Nazi Germany describes how the Weimar Republic brought about increased freedom of expression (modernism), then described by critics as decadent and irrational. Traditionalist Germans thought that this was causing German culture to decay and that society was heading towards a moral collapse. [7]

The Nazis labelled this modernism as Cultural Bolshevism and, through Jewish Bolshevism, claimed that Jews were primarily behind Communism. In particular, they argued that Jews had orchestrated the Russian Revolution and were the main power behind Bolshevists. [7] This Jewish-led Bolshevist assault was described by Adolf Hitler as a disease that would weaken the Germans and leave them prey to the Jews, with Marxism being perceived as just another part of an international Jewish conspiracy. [7] An ideological objective was thus the purification to eliminate alien influences and protect Germany’s culture. [7]

Of course, Nazis also conflated Jews with capitalism. Fascist ideology’s complicated relationship with capitalism [8] led to Mussolini mainly attacking a Finance capitalism — the international nature of banks and the stock exchange — and praising a Heroic capitalism. In short: if you don’t like it, it’s probably the Jews.

“ ”Oh, sure, once upon a time “cultural Marxism” was indeed a school of Marxist thought dealing with, you guessed it, culture. But in recent years the term has become a popular buzzword amongst neo-Nazis and other proud bigots on the far right, who use it to suggest a vast Jewish conspiracy against Western Civilization and the white race … without having to use the J-word, which tends to give their anti-Semitic game away.

It’s become a favorite term of many of the nuttier Gamergaters—demonstrating the movement’s attraction of many anti-Semites, white supremacists, and MRAs — to explain why those bitch slut whores won’t shut up about sexism in video games. They got their collective jockstraps in a knot when discussions on Wikipedia pre-dating their obsession with the term resulted in the Cultural Marxism article on Wikipedia being redirected to the Conspiracy theory section of Frankfurt School , restored after appealing to the God-King, no consensus after that, then deletion and redirection back to the conspiracy theory. [15]

The first usage of the phrase cultural Marxism in the conspiracist sense was by William Lind of the Free Congress Foundation in a July 1998 speech, The Origins of Political Correctness, to right-wing group Accuracy in Academia, in which he described political correctness” and cultural Marxism as totalitarian ideologies that were turning American campuses into small ivy-covered North Koreas, where the student or faculty member who dares to cross any of the lines set up by the gender feminist or the homosexual-rights activists, or the local black or Hispanic group, or any of the other sainted ‘victims’ groups that revolves around, quickly find themselves in judicial trouble. Lind gave this speech many times; a 2000 version sets out his thesis: [18]

Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious.

The conspiracy theory was also pushed around this time by Paul Weyrich’s Free Congress Foundation, who spent the 1990s railing against political correctness, culminating in the 1999 video tape Political Correctness: The Dirty Little Secret, attacking the Frankfurt School.

Pat Buchanan, at an October 2000 campaign stop in Denver for the Reform Party, accused Native Americans attempting to block a Columbus Day parade of cultural Marxism in the Rocky Mountain News. [19] [20] In his 2001 book The Death of the West, he described cultural Marxism as a regime to punish dissent and to stigmatize social heresy as the Inquisition punished religious heresy. Its trademark is intolerance.

Political correctness had become the popular snarl word of choice after a 1991 speech by George H. W. Bush, with ensuing press coverage and a Washington Times op-ed by Laurence Jarvik of the Heritage Foundation decrying storm troopers attacking Western culture. [21] Neo-Nazi adoption [ edit ]