What's Going On: Explaining Ideologies

Aug 2019
164
88
Warwickshire UK
#1
What’s Going On

Just a brief explanation of what’s happening around you, which might make our millennial friends throw up their arms in feigned outrage, but is common knowledge outside liberal circles and the millennial age group. I’m not really concerned what you think of me personally, or the definitions you’ve made up for yourselves; I do political science not one line subjective opinions, deflection poster attacks, or rely on Google to explain it for me.

There are many that don’t even know what cultural Marxism is and think progressivism is progress. It’s no wonder then that many comments resemble gibberish. Let’s look at it in simple terms.

Definitions

Trump isn’t some phenomenon that’s suddenly appeared in America, he’s the nationalist reaction to cultural Marxist Obama. They’re simply opposite extremes. Despite your media induced fear and paranoia, the ice caps haven’t melted under either of them and the nuclear button hasn’t been pressed. You didn’t get your ‘spread the wealth around’ under Obama, or a MAGA second industrial revolution under Trump. Racism is a dislike of skin colour based on race and has nothing to do with a dislike of mass-immigration, which would be nationalism and the last National Socialist (Nazi) to lead a country was Hitler, not Trump. Equally, Obama was not a Messiah, nor was he ‘The Great Satan’ and Trump is not a Nazi or appointed by God, depending on which hymn sheet you’re singing from.

Cultural Marxism aka Identity Politics

Cultural Marxism arose from what is commonly known as ‘The Frankfurt School’ in Germany in the inter-war years and is a two-fold ideology set apart from others because it has no end result. Its sole purpose is to dumb down a population by removing traditional values which results in anarchy, the problems of which only the state can solve. If you substitute the traditional family unit for state dependency and alternative same sex lifestyle choice parents. If you remove patriotism by introducing open borders in which all cultures are equal. If you promote religion simply as a subjective belief with no meaning, the previous traditional society will fall apart. That’s obvious, because it’s part of what held that society together in the first place. You then get the same people cheering this on who are looking around, wondering why the consequences and trying to blame others for society falling apart.

The second purpose of cultural Marxism is the introduction of what is termed ‘political correctness.’ When people realize what’s happening, political correctness is the control mechanism which by peer pressure or law forbids criticism of the consequences and silences dissent. We can see the results of this in countries such as the UK where under the Public Order Act it’s a criminal offence to say something within the sight or hearing of minorities which might offend, or in Sweden where online criticism of mass-immigration or politicians who promote it is an offence, or in Germany where home-schooling is banned.

You’ve had eight years of Obama and nearly three of Trump. Europe has had nearly a quarter century of Liberal Fascism and we know it when we see it. You can see the beginnings of it in America in an attempt to silence free speech in campuses and the labelling of those who disagree as racists or Nazis. Just about every country in the world has illegal immigrant detention centers that contain illegal immigrants not ‘undocumented citizens’ and they are holding centers, not concentration camps.

Elsewhere, what started as a book turned into a lengthy essay and I explain in detail what cultural Marxism is; how it arose, the methodology and the consequences.

Cultural Marxism - Social Chaos

Progressivism

By the 1930s communism had got itself a bad name and details were leaking out to what was happening in the Soviet Union. H.G. Wells a leading progressive then changed the name to Liberal Fascism. After the Second World War, fascism too had got a bad name and it later changed to progressivism in the hope that people would equate the term with progress, which for tens of millions is exactly what happened.

Progressivism is an ideology, popular in America in the early 20th century and it has nothing to do with progress. You often hear of the term, ‘The 99%.’ Progressivism is the other 1% revolution and just as cultural Marxism, you can also see the visible effects of this around you. It doesn’t matter who is president, Obama or Trump, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. The bankers, corporations and politicians aren’t the ones complaining – you are. You are the ones that funded the bail outs and you are the ones who got the food kitchens. Obama, Clinton and Sanders are all self-confessed progressives. They are all millionaires and part of the 1% elite. What are the chances of these characters spreading their own wealth around? This is progressivism and what many of you are voting for and don’t even know it. It’s a quick and interesting read. Learn from it.

The Progressive Movement

Now, before you start to unload your opinions, attack the poster and repeat parrot fashion what you heard from someone on Google let me say this. If you’re 18 and over and you don’t know what cultural Marxism or progressivism are, you’ve got major problems. It’s not my fault if you don’t know all this and I don’t get into debates with people who think their beliefs are facts. I explain and if I have time I’ll reply to genuine questions, but not to those who are clueless and trying to peddle their own fantasies and political agendas. Enjoy. :)
 
Aug 2019
164
88
Warwickshire UK
#4
Bits and pieces

We’ve all hear of Orwell and ‘1984.’ That’s Orwell’s definition of 20th century authoritarianism, or what he describes in the introduction as ‘If you want a picture the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.’ The problem with Orwell’s definition is that he was a committed socialist, at times an anarchist and his popular works were written at a time in the inter-war years when communism was still popular. In other words he wrote at a time of rising authoritarianism and not the decline. The ‘Road to Wigan Pier’ and ‘Down and out in Paris and London’ are classics of the British social period of that era, as are Steinbeck’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ of the American great depression.

Conversely, Aldous Huxley in ‘Brave New World Revisited’ favours the same authoritarianism using a different approach. It’s not that Huxley was any less pessimistic than Orwell, but he saw the fall of Nazism and Fascism and predicted the revival of progressivism long before it resurfaced. In comparing ‘1984’ to his own work he remarked:

‘Within the next generation I believe the world rulers will discover infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience.’

Huxley was right and in my essay on ‘Cultural Marxism – Social Chaos’ I state:

‘No further need for red flags and Gulags, or a pretence of an equality based 'workers' revolution. The diverse modern-day revolution occurs not from the huddled starving masses standing on the barricades, but from the multicultural soothing tones of a media politician and the calming advice of a politically correct social worker. The new gulags are government-subsidised housing and entitlement welfare provides bread for all.’

Political science is not an opinion, or based on guesswork and only appears so to those indoctrinated into their various cult like beliefs. Political science involves taking ideologies apart and the backgrounds of the people pushing their agendas. If you studied the social and political sciences at college/university, your professor didn’t just make things up as s/he went along; it took years for him/her to gain the knowledge they have. It's why they taught you and not you them. Think about that.

Is anyone still surprised that socialist Chavez left behind a personal wealth of billions when he died in a country with a collapsing economy? What did people expect when a communist community organizer became a US President? Were they shocked at the rise of Antifa and BLM and the collectivization of the minorities and sub-cultures and wonder where the promise of ‘heal America’ went in the rising violence that followed? Understanding goes a long way to discovering knowledge. :)
 
May 2019
821
172
USA
#5
I believe the wealthiest person in South America as a whole is Chavez daughter.

Maria Gabriela is rumoured to be Venezuela’s richest woman, with a personal fortune of more than 4 billion dollars, hidden in bank accounts Europe.
The Rich Kids of Venezuela - including Socialist revolution leader Hugo Chavez’s daughter - flaunt their wealth with fist-fulls of cash and lavish holidays while the nation starves

Okay, maybe not the wealthiest. Anyway, it makes me laugh when "Democrats" get upset when I tell them their Socialism now attitude is one of the major reasons I chose to walkaway from the Democrat party.
 
Dec 2015
17,344
16,331
Arizona
#6
What’s Going On

Just a brief explanation of what’s happening around you, which might make our millennial friends throw up their arms in feigned outrage, but is common knowledge outside liberal circles and the millennial age group. I’m not really concerned what you think of me personally, or the definitions you’ve made up for yourselves; I do political science not one line subjective opinions, deflection poster attacks, or rely on Google to explain it for me.

There are many that don’t even know what cultural Marxism is and think progressivism is progress. It’s no wonder then that many comments resemble gibberish. Let’s look at it in simple terms.

Definitions

Trump isn’t some phenomenon that’s suddenly appeared in America, he’s the nationalist reaction to cultural Marxist Obama. They’re simply opposite extremes. Despite your media induced fear and paranoia, the ice caps haven’t melted under either of them and the nuclear button hasn’t been pressed. You didn’t get your ‘spread the wealth around’ under Obama, or a MAGA second industrial revolution under Trump. Racism is a dislike of skin colour based on race and has nothing to do with a dislike of mass-immigration, which would be nationalism and the last National Socialist (Nazi) to lead a country was Hitler, not Trump. Equally, Obama was not a Messiah, nor was he ‘The Great Satan’ and Trump is not a Nazi or appointed by God, depending on which hymn sheet you’re singing from.

Cultural Marxism aka Identity Politics

Cultural Marxism arose from what is commonly known as ‘The Frankfurt School’ in Germany in the inter-war years and is a two-fold ideology set apart from others because it has no end result. Its sole purpose is to dumb down a population by removing traditional values which results in anarchy, the problems of which only the state can solve. If you substitute the traditional family unit for state dependency and alternative same sex lifestyle choice parents. If you remove patriotism by introducing open borders in which all cultures are equal. If you promote religion simply as a subjective belief with no meaning, the previous traditional society will fall apart. That’s obvious, because it’s part of what held that society together in the first place. You then get the same people cheering this on who are looking around, wondering why the consequences and trying to blame others for society falling apart.

The second purpose of cultural Marxism is the introduction of what is termed ‘political correctness.’ When people realize what’s happening, political correctness is the control mechanism which by peer pressure or law forbids criticism of the consequences and silences dissent. We can see the results of this in countries such as the UK where under the Public Order Act it’s a criminal offence to say something within the sight or hearing of minorities which might offend, or in Sweden where online criticism of mass-immigration or politicians who promote it is an offence, or in Germany where home-schooling is banned.

You’ve had eight years of Obama and nearly three of Trump. Europe has had nearly a quarter century of Liberal Fascism and we know it when we see it. You can see the beginnings of it in America in an attempt to silence free speech in campuses and the labelling of those who disagree as racists or Nazis. Just about every country in the world has illegal immigrant detention centers that contain illegal immigrants not ‘undocumented citizens’ and they are holding centers, not concentration camps.

Elsewhere, what started as a book turned into a lengthy essay and I explain in detail what cultural Marxism is; how it arose, the methodology and the consequences.

Cultural Marxism - Social Chaos

Progressivism

By the 1930s communism had got itself a bad name and details were leaking out to what was happening in the Soviet Union. H.G. Wells a leading progressive then changed the name to Liberal Fascism. After the Second World War, fascism too had got a bad name and it later changed to progressivism in the hope that people would equate the term with progress, which for tens of millions is exactly what happened.

Progressivism is an ideology, popular in America in the early 20th century and it has nothing to do with progress. You often hear of the term, ‘The 99%.’ Progressivism is the other 1% revolution and just as cultural Marxism, you can also see the visible effects of this around you. It doesn’t matter who is president, Obama or Trump, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. The bankers, corporations and politicians aren’t the ones complaining – you are. You are the ones that funded the bail outs and you are the ones who got the food kitchens. Obama, Clinton and Sanders are all self-confessed progressives. They are all millionaires and part of the 1% elite. What are the chances of these characters spreading their own wealth around? This is progressivism and what many of you are voting for and don’t even know it. It’s a quick and interesting read. Learn from it.

The Progressive Movement

Now, before you start to unload your opinions, attack the poster and repeat parrot fashion what you heard from someone on Google let me say this. If you’re 18 and over and you don’t know what cultural Marxism or progressivism are, you’ve got major problems. It’s not my fault if you don’t know all this and I don’t get into debates with people who think their beliefs are facts. I explain and if I have time I’ll reply to genuine questions, but not to those who are clueless and trying to peddle their own fantasies and political agendas. Enjoy. :)
Posted by a person who thinks his opinions are facts.
 
Aug 2019
164
88
Warwickshire UK
#8
Lenin once said that socialism is the stepping stone to communism. What he meant was that the more power you give the state, the more authoritarian it will become. The government are not wealth creators, they’re distributors and needed for the provision of services like schools, roads and a police force in a modern society … That’s socialism and necessary and what taxation is for. The problem arises when governments begin to socially engineer a society based on their political aims and that’s socialist. You can’t take wealth from one to give to another without there being a degree of authoritarianism, because those who have wouldn’t do it voluntarily.

As an aside, the difference between socialist policies and communism is that socialism relies on capitalist wealth creation (taxation) to fund it and under communism the state owns what Marx terms the ‘means and modes of production’, in other words the state appropriates both individual wealth and the capital needed to create it. It’s why communist countries don’t have capitalism, the state already owns everything so there is no need for competition. That too has a 100% failure rate.

When you’re considering an economic system such as a socialist one, you first have to point to one that works and socialist countries such as Cuba or Venezuela, or further afield S. Africa and Zimbabwe have a 100% failure rate. Socialist policies have simply been proven not to work. The answer is a welfare system which is what the west has and an end to the equality drive which says that those who don’t produce and create wealth should be financially equal to those that do, or entitled to a living standard paid for by others.

Having said that, the left do have a point about inequalities, but that’s because America is founded on materialism and in a society of unrestrained laissez-faire capitalism what is happening in America now as the elite plunder society is natural state of events.
 
Aug 2019
164
88
Warwickshire UK
#9
A personal opinion is that having recently lived and worked in China they have a good economic system. They have a communist ideology and a capitalist economic system.

The problem with the west as a whole is that capitalism is used for self-enrichment with no regard for the benefit of society. It’s why a small group of people, as in 2008, can bring down a whole economic system. The role of a business is to squeeze as much profit from its sales as the market will stand, which means it excludes whole sections of society. The government’s job is to keep paying more and more for the people at the lower end, whether on a minimum wage or unemployed to simply to keep up with rising prices. So for instance, if the minimum wage rose from $10 to $15 the low paid wouldn’t be any better off because businesses would simply raise their prices as the increase in costs certainly wouldn’t come out of their profits. Trumps single tax cut is an example and by now any benefits that arose out of that will have been swallowed up by inflation and a higher cost of living, leaving behind more excluded people and higher prices.

The Chinese have a good economic system and it’s one that works. The basic necessities are heavily subsidized. The utilities, social housing, food, transport … All these are cheap. What that does is enable those at the bottom to have an affordable but basic standard of living. As people progress up the economic ladder and their wages rise, they will naturally want what are considered the added luxuries of life such as western products, a computer, a car, maybe buy a house and all these attract a high rate of tax. That tax is what subsidizes the basic necessities. It doesn’t matter then if you’re rich or poor, all can share in a cheap standard of living whether it’s a necessity, or by choice and prices can be kept low.

This is where the western criticism of low Chinese pay and ‘sweatshops’ comes from. The Chinese don’t need an American equivalent of pay because their living costs are purposely kept low. Where I lived public transport cost ¥1 (14 cents) any distance within the city limits and I could have a café style lunch for ¥30 ($2.79). A full yearly health check with all the samples and scans that involved cost my company just under $21.

So the question is, does the Chinese economic system work? The Chinese GDP has been continually rising from the western recession of 2008 and is currently an estimated $14.2 trillion. Although that is stagnating due to Trumps trade war, their GDP rise is still at the 6% level with a booming middle-class. As the Chinese middle-class rise, they pay more tax and that makes the basic standard of living even cheaper. Conversely, the western hemisphere is heading in the opposite direction as its middle-class is collapsing and any profit it makes is swallowed up by socialist policies of trying to provide the unattainable abstract of equality.
 
Jul 2019
283
140
SoCal
#10
It is called state-capitalism, and my country employed it during WW2.

It worked well enough, but I can't imagine my country doing the same during peacetime.
 

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