“Tolerance,” “diversity,” “gay rights.” These are just a few of the politically correct sounding buzzwords and phrases that will be familiar to anyone living in the United States or elsewhere in the West.
Whilst such ideas are commonly promoted under the banner of protecting the interests of minority groups, groups that may genuinely be in need of protection from abuse or harassment, the real agenda behind the concept of political correctness is not to do with respecting different cultures or lifestyles but is rather a means towards the destruction of a free society, based upon Christian values and a free market economy, and replacing it with a controlled, socialistic society and the eradication of Christianity.
The process of transforming society in this way has now been in place for several decades. The cases of Christians being arrested for preaching against homosexuality, and labelling such preaching as hate speech or homophobia, is just one example that demonstrates how far the U.S. and other Western nations have come away from being a free society, resulting from the ideas of political correctness.
Political Correctness Begins with World War I
Up until World War I, Marxist theorists believed that the outbreak of war in Europe would result in the working classes rising up to create a Communist Europe. Although this happened in Russia with the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, it did not spread into Europe. Marxist theorists were therefore forced to think of an alternative way to bring Marxism into European nations, and a number of Marxist intellectuals, including Georg Lukacs, concluded that a necessary precursor to the emergence of a Marxist revolution was the eradication of Christian values and Western civilization.
By 1923, this line of thinking among Marxists led to the formation of a think tank located at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Originally to be named the Institute for Marxism, but realising that the word Marxist would make the institution ineffective, it was renamed the Institute for Social Research, and it soon became commonly known as the Frankfurt School.
The first director of the Frankfurt School, Carl Grunberg, retired in 1929, and the following year the Frankfurt School was taken over by Max Horkheimer. Horkheimer was more heavily influenced by the theories set out by the likes of Georg Lukacs, in believing in the necessity of eradicating from society the principles of a Christian worldview and Western civilization, as a precursor to a Marxist Europe.
In order to achieve such ends, Horkheimer introduced new people into the Frankfurt School, including Theodor Adorno, Eric Fromm and Herbert Marcuse. The Frankfurt School then worked to develop a theory called Cultural Marxism. This was to be achieved by embarking on a propaganda campaign to undermine any Judeo-Christian values of society by making them out to be repressive, and promoting philosophies such as feminism, sexual liberation and the normalization of homosexuality, conditioning the public to embrace a liberal worldview by infiltrating institutions such as the media, the arts, and universities.
Cultural Marxism is alive and well in today’s society and has now become known as Political Correctness. William Lind, a former director of the Free Congress Foundation, described political correctness as “Marxism translated from economic to cultural terms.” The Frankfurt School promoted Cultural Marxism in the belief that it was a necessary precursor to bringing about traditional Marxism.
The Frankfurt School Moves to America
When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, members of the Frankfurt School were forced to flee Germany, since the Nazis opposed Marxism. So in 1934, members of the Frankfurt School fled to the United States, and with the aid of John Dewey, a professor at Columbia University in New York and so-called godfather of progressive education, and Edward R. Murrow, the Assistant Secretary of the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars, they were placed in key positions in America’s colleges and universities. (Grave Influence)
In the 1950’s, Frankfurt School member Herbert Marcuse, declared that the agents of a future Marxist revolution would be student groups, blacks, feminist women and homosexuals, the so-called “victim groups” of political correctness today. The influence of the Frankfurt School’s Cultural Marxism became more apparent in the 1960’s, with the baby boom generation largely rejecting traditional values in the counter-cultural revolution, unaware of the Marxist roots of the new philosophies they were embracing.
A Warning from a Former KGB Agent
In 1985, a former trained KGB agent, Yuri Bezmenov explained in an interview to G. Edward Griffin, the four stage process by which the communists work through “ideological subversion” to transform a free nation into a communist state.
According to Bezmenov, the first stage of the process is demoralization, which involves removing the moral foundations of a nation, and exposing a nation to the ideology of Marxism. This process takes fifteen to twenty years to complete, as this is the minimum number of years one can educate a generation of students.
Demoralization will eventually lead to the second stage of the subversive process, destabilization. This may take as little as two to five years. This leads to the third stage, a crisis, which can then bring about the fourth stage, normalization. Normalization is when a crisis, of whatever kind, enables the government to take over the economy, eliminate free market competition and bring in a big brother government and traditional Marxism. The public will have become conditioned to welcome the government’s takeover in order to provide a solution to the crisis. Bezmenov warned that the U.S. had already passed through the first stage of demoralization, and was on its way to embracing full-blown Marxism.
Examples of how the U.S. has been demoralized include the removal of prayer and bible reading from schools in 1962 and 1963 respectively, and the subsequent removal of the Ten Commandments from schools in 1980, and the legalization of abortion on demand following the Roe v. Wade case in 1973.
In an interview on Edge Media Television, anti-EU researcher David Noakes from the UK refers to the two hundred plus subversion techniques of the Frankfurt School, that were adopted by the European Union from the 1950′s. Examples include the emptying of churches, mindless TV programmes, breaking up of families, corruption of courts, 24 hour drinking, media brainwashing, the teaching of homosexuality, and the undermining of a nation’s constitution. In the case of Britain this means propagating the myth that Britain does not have a constitution, in the U.S. it means continually violating and undermining the constitution. With these kinds of measures having now been in place for several decades, the process of demoralization is complete.
Have We Now Reached the Crisis Stage?
Many politicians and bankers have openly declared the need for a crisis in order to achieve their agenda. At a UN dinner in 1994, David Rockefeller, an enormously powerful international banker stated “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis, and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
In early 2009, at the time of a global financial crisis and just days before President Barak Obama was sworn into office, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger stated “His task will be to develop an overall strategy for America when, really, a new world order can be created. It’s a great opportunity, it’s isn’t just a crisis.” Rahm Emanuel, former White House Chief of Staff to President Obama also stated “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
It appears that the U.S. and other nations are now at or approaching the brink of a crisis that will be great enough to create the necessary public support for bigger and more controlled government, a big brother state with a loss of freedom and personal liberty. Indeed, some will argue that this is already happening.
Political Correctness, originally known as the Cultural Marxism derived from the Frankfurt School, with its attack on free speech and demand for diversity and tolerance over everything except individuals and ideologies that are deemed ‘intolerant,’ is the beginning of the process of transforming a free nation into a Marxist state.
Howse, B, Grave Influence, Worldview Weekend Publishing, 2009. pp.70-71,125-133