Wednesday, 7 June 2006

Who stole our culture?

The American historian, William S. Lind wrote the original essay 'Who Stole Our Culture.'

This can be seen at the World Net Daily web site. The essay features at chapter 10 of Dr. Ted Baehr and Pat Boone's book 'The Culture-wise Family: Upholding Christian Values in a Mass Media World.'

I have edited his work so that it reads a little more appropriately in the UK. I ask Mr Lind's forgiveness for this.

"Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. Just 50 years ago, in the 1950s, Britain was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even working-class fathers could bring home middle-class incomes, so mothers could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values.

Where did it all go? How did Britain become the sleazy, decadent place we live in today – so different that those who grew up prior to the '60s feel like it's a foreign country? Did it just 'happen?'

It didn't just 'happen.' In fact, a deliberate agenda was followed to steal our culture and leave a new and very different one in its place. The story of how and why is one of the most important parts of our nation's history – and it is a story almost no one knows. The people behind it wanted it that way.

What happened, in short, is that Britain's traditional culture, which had evolved over many generations, was swept aside by an ideology. We know that ideology best as 'political correctness' or 'multi-culturalism.'

A more exact name for this phenomenon would be Cultural Marxism, whose roots go back, not just to the 1960s, but to World War I. Incredible as it may seem, just as the old economic Marxism of the Soviet Union has faded away, a new cultural Marxism has become the ruling ideology of the Global elites.THE NO. 1 GOAL OF THAT CULTURAL MARXISM, SINCE ITS CREATION, HAS BEEN THE DESTRUCTION OF WESTERN CULTURE AND THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION.

To understand anything, we have to know its history. To understand who stole our culture, we need to take a look at the history of 'political correctness.'

Before World War I, Marxist theory said that if Europe ever erupted in war, the working classes in every European country would rise in revolt, overthrow their governments and create a new Communist Europe. But when war broke out in the summer of 1914, that didn't happen. Instead, the workers in every European country lined up by the millions to fight their country's enemies. Finally, in 1917, a Communist revolution did occur, in Russia. But attempts to spread that revolution to other countries failed because the workers did not support it.

After World War I ended in 1918, Marxist theorists had to ask themselves the question: What went wrong? As good Marxists, they could not admit Marxist theory had been incorrect. Instead, two leading Marxist intellectuals, Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Georg Lukacs in Hungary (Lukacs was considered the most brilliant Marxist thinker since Marx himself) independently came up with the same answer.

They said that Western culture and the Christian religion had so blinded the working class to its true, Marxist class interests, that A COMMUNIST REVOLUTION WAS IMPOSSIBLE IN THE WEST, UNTIL BOTH COULD BE DESTROYED. THAT OBJECTIVE HAS NEVER CHANGED.

Gramsci famously laid out a strategy for destroying Christianity and Western culture, one that has proven all too successful.INSTEAD OF CALLING FOR A COMMUNIST REVOLUTION UP FRONT, AS IN RUSSIA, HE SAID MARXISTS IN THE WEST SHOULD TAKE POLITICAL POWER LAST, AFTER A 'LONG MARCH THROUGH THE INSTITUTIONS' – THE SCHOOLS, THE MEDIA, EVEN THE CHURCHES, EVERY INSTITUTION THAT COULD INFLUENCE THE CULTURE. That "long march through the institutions" is what the Western world has experienced, especially since the 1960s…

Georg Lukacs proved more influential. In 1918, he became deputy commissar for culture in the short-lived Bela Kun Bolshevik regime in Hungary. There, asking 'Who will save us from Western civilization?' he instituted what he called 'CULTURAL TERRORISM.'

One of its main components was INTRODUCING SEX EDUCATION INTO HUNGARIAN SCHOOLS. Lukacs realized that if he could destroy the country's traditional sexual morals, he would have taken a giant step toward destroying its traditional culture and Christian faith.

Far from rallying to Lukacs' 'cultural terrorism,' the Hungarian working class was so outraged by it that when Romania invaded Hungary, the workers would not fight for the Bela Kun government, and it fell. Lukacs disappeared, but not for long. In 1923, he turned up at a "Marxist Study Week" in Germany, a program sponsored by a young Marxist named Felix Weil who had inherited millions. Weil and the others who attended that study week were fascinated by Lukacs' cultural perspective on Marxism.

Weil responded by using some of his money to set up a new think tank at Frankfurt University in Frankfurt, Germany. Originally it was to be called the "Institute for Marxism." But the cultural Marxists realized they could be far more effective if they concealed their real nature and objectives. They convinced Weil to give the new institute a neutral-sounding name, the 'Institute for Social Research.' Soon known simply as the 'Frankfurt School,' the Institute for Social Research would become the place where political correctness, as we now know it, was developed.


At first, the Institute worked mainly on conventional Marxist issues such as the labour movement. But in 1930, that changed dramatically. That year, the Institute was taken over by a new director, a brilliant young Marxist intellectual named Max Horkheimer. Horkheimer had been strongly influenced by Georg Lukacs. He immediately set to work to turn the Frankfurt School into the place where Lukacs' pioneering work on cultural Marxism could be developed further into a full-blown ideology.

To that end, he brought some new members into the Frankfurt School. Perhaps the most important was Theodor Adorno, who would become Horkheimer's most creative collaborator. Other new members included two psychologists, Eric Fromm and Wilhelm Reich, who were noted promoters of feminism and matriarchy, and a young graduate student named Herbert Marcuse.

With the help of this new blood, Horkheimer made three major advances in the development of cultural Marxism. First, he broke with Marx's view that culture was merely part of society's 'superstructure,' which was determined by economic factors. He said that on the contrary, culture was an independent and very important factor in shaping a society.

Second, again contrary to Marx, he announced that in the future, the working class would not be the agent of revolution. He left open the question of who would play that role – a question Marcuse answered in the 1950s.

Third, Horkheimer and the other Frankfurt School members decided that the key to destroying Western culture was to cross Marx with Freud. They argued that just as workers were oppressed under capitalism, so under Western culture, everyone lived in a constant state of psychological repression. 'Liberating' everyone from that repression became one of cultural Marxism's main goals. Even more important, they realised that psychology offered them a far more powerful tool than philosophy for destroying Western culture: psychological conditioning.

Today, when Hollywood's cultural Marxists want to 'normalise' something like homosexuality (thus 'liberating' us from 'repression'), THEY PUT ON TELEVISION SHOW AFTER TELEVISION SHOW WHERE THE ONLY NORMAL-SEEMING WHITE MALE IS A HOMOSEXUAL. That is how psychological conditioning works; PEOPLE ABSORB THE LESSONS THE CULTURAL MARXISTS WANT THEM TO LEARN WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING THEY ARE BEING TAUGHT.

The Frankfurt School was well on the way to creating political correctness. Then suddenly, fate intervened. In 1933, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in Germany, where the Frankfurt School was located. Since the Frankfurt School was Marxist, and the Nazis hated Marxism, and since ALMOST ALL ITS MEMBERS WERE JEWISH, it decided to leave Germany.

In 1934, THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL, INCLUDING ITS LEADING MEMBERS FROM GERMANY, WAS RE-ESTABLISHED IN NEW YORK CITY with help from Columbia University. Soon, its focus shifted from destroying traditional Western culture in Germany to doing so in the United States. It would prove all too successful.

Taking advantage of American hospitality, the Frankfurt School soon resumed its intellectual work to create cultural Marxism. To serve its purpose of 'negating' Western culture, the Frankfurt School developed a powerful tool it called 'Critical Theory.' What was the theory? The theory was to criticise. BY SUBJECTING EVERY TRADITIONAL INSTITUTION, STARTING WITH FAMILY, TO ENDLESS, UNREMITTING CRITICISM, IT HOPED TO BRING THEM DOWN. Critical Theory is the basis for the 'studies' departments that now inhabit Western colleges and universities.

THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL SOUGHT TO DEFINE TRADITIONAL ATTITUDES ON EVERY ISSUE AS 'PREJUDICE' in a series of academic studies that culminated in Adorno's immensely influential book, 'The Authoritarian Personality,' published in 1950. They invented a bogus 'F-scale' that purported to tie traditional beliefs on sexual morals, relations between men and women and questions touching on the family to support for fascism. Today, THE FAVOURITE TERM THE POLITICALLY CORRECT USE FOR ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH THEM IS 'FASCIST.'

The Frankfurt School said history was determined by which groups, defined as men, women, races, religions, etc., had power or 'dominance' over other groups. CERTAIN GROUPS, ESPECIALLY WHITE MALES, WERE LABELED 'OPPRESSORS,' while other groups were defined as 'victims.' Victims were automatically good, oppressors bad, just by what group they came from, regardless of individual behaviour.

Though Marxists, the members of the Frankfurt School also drew from Nietzsche. They incorporated into their cultural Marxism what Nietzsche called the 'transvaluation of all values.' What that means, in plain English, is that ALL THE OLD SINS BECOME VIRTUES, AND ALL THE OLD VIRTUES BECOME SINS.

Led by Adorno, the Frankfurt School initially opposed the culture industry, which they thought 'commodified' culture. Then, they started to listen to Walter Benjamin, a close friend of Horkheimer and Adorno, who argued that CULTURAL MARXISM COULD MAKE POWERFUL USE OF TOOLS LIKE RADIO, FILM AND LATER TELEVISION TO PSYCHOLOGICALLY CONDITION THE PUBLIC. Benjamin's view prevailed, and Horkheimer and Adorno spent the World War II years in Hollywood. It is no accident that THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS NOW CULTURAL MARXISM'S MOST POWERFUL WEAPON.

After World War II and the defeat of the Nazis, Horkheimer, Adorno and most of the other members of the Frankfurt School returned to Germany, where the Institute re-established itself in Frankfurt with the help of Yanks.

Cultural Marxism in time became the unofficial but all-pervasive ideology of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Herbert Marcuse remained in the USA. His book 'Eros and Civilisation' used the Frankfurt School's crossing of Marx with Freud to argue that if we would only 'liberate non-procreative Eros' through 'polymorphous perversity,' we could create a new paradise where there would be only play and no work. 'Eros and Civilization' became one of the main texts of the New Left in the 1960s.

Marcuse also widened the Frankfurt School's intellectual work. In the early 1930s, Horkheimer had left open the question of who would replace the working class as the agent of Marxist revolution. In the 1950s, Marcuse answered the question, saying it would be A COALITION OF STUDENTS, BLACKS, FEMINIST WOMEN AND HOMOSEXUALS – THE CORE OF THE STUDENT REBELLION OF THE 1960S, AND THE SACRED 'VICTIMS GROUPS' OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TODAY.

Marcuse further took one of political correctness's favourite words 'tolerance' and gave it a new meaning. He defined 'liberating tolerance' AS TOLERANCE FOR ALL IDEAS AND MOVEMENTS COMING FROM THE LEFT, AND INTOLERANCE FOR ALL IDEAS AND MOVEMENTS COMING FROM THE RIGHT. When you hear the cultural Marxists today call for 'tolerance,' they mean Marcuse's 'liberating tolerance.' (Just as when they call for "diversity," they mean uniformity of belief in their ideology).

The student rebellion of the 1960s, driven largely by opposition to the draft for the Vietnam War, gave Marcuse a historic opportunity. As perhaps its most famous 'guru,' he injected the Frankfurt School's cultural Marxism into the baby boom generation. Of course, they did not understand what it really was.

As was true from the Institute's beginning, Marcuse and the few other people 'in the know' did not advertise that political correctness and multi-culturalism were a form of Marxism. But the effect was devastating: A WHOLE GENERATION OF WHITE AMERICANS AND EUROPEANS, ESPECIALLY THE UNIVERSITY-EDUCATED ELITE, ABSORBED CULTURAL MARXISM AS THEIR OWN, accepting a poisonous ideology that sought to destroy the West’s traditional culture and Christian faith.


Now you know who stole our culture, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?"
So, according to the historian, William Lind, the Director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism in Washington and Vestryman of the St. James Anglican Church Cleveland, Ohio, those who stole our culture were these:

Karl Marx; Sigmund Freud; Antonio Gramsci; Georg Lukacs; Felix Weil; Max Horkheimer; Theodor Adorno; Eric Fromm; Wilhelm Reich; Herbert Marcuse and Walter Benjamin.

Gramsci’s ancestry was Albanian though he was brought up in Italy.

All the rest were Jewish.

The mass murdering Hungarian Bolshevik, Bela Kun, was also Jewish. As were so many of those who created, staffed and led the Russian Revolution.

They didn’t teach you any of this in school, now did they?


  1. Wow!! This explains everything I felt was not right and encapulates it in understandable,logcal progression. I am nearly 60, I have witnessed first hand all that is written here but couldn't understand how or why. I do now, Thankyou!

    Old Miner.

  2. Oh, yes, there's an Aladdin's Cave of dark material just beneath the surface waiting for the intelligently curious to unearth.

    Keep digging, Old Miner. And, when you come across a nugget of little-known info, spread the word.

    All the best, mate.