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Liberalism Got Us To This Destination But Cultural Marxism Hitched a Ride

History was made tonight.  A Fox commentator, substituting for Jesse Walters, identified Cultural Marxism as the underlying agenda behind the effort to sexualize school children and destroy parental rights. You heard it right. “Cultural Marxism”. I have been reading about Cultural Marxism for more than a decade, but until now I have never heard that phrase used by a commentator or host on a major TV station. 

The irony is, some of us dismiss the importance of Cultural Marxism. It has been argued that the moral anarchy and ethno-cultural fragmentation we are seeing is simply liberalism taken to its logical conclusion. The gospel of individualism and individual rights  In other words, identity politics, the destruction of the family, the attack on masculinity etc. would have happened  without Cultural Marxism.  I disagree. 

If we are all liberals, and if our liberal “values” have led us along the path to societal suicide, I would submit that cultural Marxism has accelerated the march. 

Let me try a metaphor. Suppose I set out on a very long car trip to a holiday destination, call it Tolerance, California, in Diversity County.  I am tired and lonely, so I picked up a hitchhiker. He’s a Cultural Marxist. It turns out, he is headed for Tolerance city too. Over the course of two or three hours, he has convinced me that he too is a liberal. He tells me that he believes in free speech, intellectual pluralism, a diversity of viewpoints,  objective truth, the vital importance of the nuclear family, the need of children for both a male and a female role model in the home, etc. He says that he is on my team. And I believe him.  

Then, seeing me yawn, he offers to take the wheel while I catch some shut eye in the back seat. He is pretty strident and persuasive. So I let him take control. What does he do?

He continues along my prescribed path, but he steps down on the gas pedal. We are travelling the liberal road, but getting there much faster.  No sooner do I wake up, when I realize that we have reached my target destination, only  to discover that it is a dystopia. It is not Tolerance, it’s Intolerance. It is like a Twilight Zone episode. Everything is upside down. Words become the opposite of what they originally meant. Fascism has been framed as “anti-fascism”. Then came a horrible realization. This hitchhiker was an imposter. He was NOT a liberal. He was a control freak who jumped on the liberal bandwagon and commandeered it. His goal was not “justice”, “equity”, freedom or tolerance, but CONTROL. The strategy was to create chaos, division and confusion and become the solution to a problem that  he created.

Initially, the plan was to undermine capitalism by capturing its cultural superstructure. The media, academia, the arts, entertainment etc. But then something happened that was never imagined. It turned out that they  didn’t need to nationalize the means of production after all. They invaded them. These corporations recruited MBA grads from colleges where woke ideology penetrated every department, including economics and business department. They were business graduates, but they were imbued with  the gospel of social justice and DEI.

I noticed the change a decade ago when I went to the websites of the 5 major Canadian banks. All of them had “corporate social responsibility departments” in the shop window. The TD bank bragged about its support for environmental projects. RBC showcased its inclusion of racial minorities. The Bank of Montreal highlighted its donations to the Nature Conservancy. It was clear that these corporations saw the demographic writing on the wall and wanted to be ahead of the curve. They wanted to ensure that the New Canadians who would replace us would turn to them for financial guidance. That’s why RBC set up a multitude of branches in India. They wanted to claim prospective immigrants as loyal clients before they even set foot on the tarmac at YVR. 

21st century Marxists see corporations as the vehicles to take them and us to Tolerance. They need only get on board, and then grab the steering wheel.  It was nice to commandeer academia, and dominate mass media, but hijacking corporations? It was beyond the dreams of Marx or Gramsci or Marcuse.

Did liberalism lead us to this nightmare of ongoing replacement and capitulation? Or was it illiberal imposters who exploited the opportunities that liberalism afforded them?  

I think the latter.

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  • Tim Murray

    Canadian author Tim Murray was a long-time Canadian democratic socialist mugged by the reality of Limits to Growth. His new awareness led him away from traditional left/right dichotomies toward steady-state solutions, and a fierce determination to fight the fake environmentalism of the Sierra Club and their clones. He was the co-founder of Biodiversity First, a director of Immigration Watch Canada, and formerly on the board of Population-Environment Balance. He is an avid hiker and nature-lover who co-exists with wolves, cougars, bears, bald-headed eagles in the North Gulf Islands of British Columbia.