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Where does all this stuff - the victim feminism, the gay rights movement, the rewritten history, the demands – where does it come from?
We call it “Political Correctness.
If we look at it analytically, if we look at it historically, we quickly find out exactly what it is.
Political Correctness is cultural Marxism.
It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms.
In classical economic Marxism certain groups, i.e. workers and peasants, are a priori good, and other groups, i.e., the bourgeoisie and capital owners, are evil.
In the cultural Marxism of Political Correctness certain groups are good – feminist women, (only feminist women, non-feminist women are deemed not to exist) blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals.
These groups are determined to be “victims,” and therefore automatically good regardless of what any of them do. Similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil, thereby becoming the equivalent of the bourgeoisie in economic Marxism.
The Origins of Political Correctness
Originally posted by Pilot
The fact that so many of the musicians had familial ties to naval intelligence and elite circles is a big ol red flag. Genuine war protesters and peaceniks never had a clue. What do we not have a clue about in these times?
I read this a while ago and wish he would finish it!
Originally posted by seaside sky
reply to post by Lazarus Short
Thank you so much for that, you really made my day. It seems you also had the same uneasy sense about the '60s counterculture I had, and the same reaction to reading those articles.
It sure answers a lot of questions that have been bugging me for a long time. How was it that a supposedly "anti-establishment" subculture managed to have the benevolent support of the corporate media establishment ? How did they get away with so much that they could have been imprisoned for and today's protestors are getting abused and persecuted for far, far less ? There's plenty of real musical talent around these days- why no major label record contracts and music festivals promoting real protests now ? All the old hippie cultural icons from the 60s who haven't overdosed yet ought to be stepping up to the plate now, but they aren't.
I don't intend this to be a diatribe against an entire generation. I've known quite a few hippie types who are genuinely principled and these days they're furious with the hypocrisy of many of their peers and their former cultural heroes.
Again, thanks so much for your comments.
Originally posted by CynicalDrivel
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle
Ah, that's possibly what the start of the movement was. Like almost any movement out there, things get subverted by periphery groups.