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 Post subject: Cultural Marxism
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:52 am 
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I never really knew what was meant by the term. I have been reading a lot of Marx, Engels and other A list Marxist communists such as Lenin, Luxemburg and Guevara. I notice that most that are accused of cultural Marxism are not communistic, but rather quite neo-liberal capitalist in economic thought.

So, would cultural Marxism be a reference to the historical revisionism and the destruction of Western culture that Marx and his ists preach separated from the economic teaching?

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 Post subject: Re: Cultural Marxism
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It reminds me of a comment made recently about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "Neiman-Marxist."

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 Post subject: Re: Cultural Marxism
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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
It reminds me of a comment made recently about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "Neiman-Marxist."



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 Post subject: Re: Cultural Marxism
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We live in a stew of cultural Marxism and have since, roughly, 1968. Or so I hold.

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 Post subject: Re: Cultural Marxism
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"Cultural Marxism" is a pejorative term applied to the observation that conservative critics have made against postmodernist ideology specifically found in the French school of philosophy stemming from Derrida and Foucault.

As Marx believed that there's nothing but the pursuit of material things, Derrida and Foucault believed(following Hobbes) that there is nothing but the pursuit of power. Therefore these two philosophers took Marx's economic determinism and dialectical materialism and in a slight-of-hand posited rather a determinism based on power, and a dialectic based on tribal/ethnic/race/sex/politics.

Instead of Marx's bourgeoisie v proletariat you now have the oppressor v oppressed narrative.

Everything else, including Critical Race theory and Intersectionality, the new Gender Theory, all stems from this odd combination that shouldn't go together at all, but it's been made to by it's proponents.

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 Post subject: Re: Cultural Marxism
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:52 am 
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Very well said.

I would add that, recently, the old, tried and failed, strain of classical economic Marxism has again risen, like the Phoenix, to incinerate us all. I hold that classical Marxism has been reborn in the childbed of cultural Marxism.

I also hold, as an observation, that the failures inherent in both economic and cultural Marxism inexorably march to the political Marxism that unfolded with Lenin and Stalin. Since Marxism is so antithetical to the social and economic and democratic practices of a functioning society, then when its failures begin to destroy every element of that society, totalitarian practice is the only recourse. For the greater good.

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 Post subject: Re: Cultural Marxism
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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
It reminds me of a comment made recently about Alexandra Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, calling her a "Neiman-Marxist."

FTFY

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