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Political Correctness
Cultural Marxism's "Long March Through The Institutions" of Western Civilisation

"I saw the revolutionary destruction of Society as the one and only solution.
A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values
and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries"

[George Lukacs, The Frankfurt School]

"We will make the West so corrupt that it stinks"
[Willi Munzenberg, The Frankfurt School]


Brutalism
The Cult of Ugliness in Modern Art, Architecture, Sculpture

Quotations and Comments

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"Modern architecture, modern art, modern sculpture, modern 'poetry', modern 'music' ... all show disdain for beauty, for balance, for harmony - maybe disdain for love of community, of humanity, of people. These rebels, these misfits, must 'do their thing'. ... if the world is uglified what is there to live for? The natural world is beautiful, is wonderful; just look at the autumn trees; do they not say something? And we have the bounty of colour vision to appreciate them. Why should the rebels continue with their uglification programmes, all too often at public expense? [comment at source].

 

 

Art


"The most expensive work of poop art is in the New York's Guggenheim Museum. The installation by Maurizio Cattelan is a fully functional toilet cast in 18-carat gold, called America. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to relieve themselves on this throne. 'Come spend a little alone time with America, and you can ponder that meaning for yourself', says the museum on its website. The meaning is clear. Guggenheim Museum invites you to defecate on America, on 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness', on the American dream, on Western civilisation and on the glories of Western art. This is the great project of the Left. It is the supreme countermove to the project of Judeo-Christianity" [source].


"Donald Trump needs to use the word s***hole more - not merely to describe countries reeking with the stench of corruption, but every institution in the West that the Left seeks to pollute with its reverse Midas touch, especially s***hole art galleries and museums"
[source].

 

Architecture


Modern or Traditional?


"A 2009 YouGov survey found 77% of respondents when shown pictures of cutting-edge and traditional designs side-by-side and asked which they would rather were built in their neighborhoods [sic], went for traditionalist designs. ... Analysis of the data of this research showed the results yielded very little variation, meaning [that] respondents across region, age, and income groups all preferred traditional design" [source].


"As a student, I worked a short stint for the Danish government in the department for maintenance of historical buildings. These people were all architects of course (I was a clerk), and historically interested. But here's the thing: there's a couple of crazy Swedish billionaire brothers who've built a late Medieval village from the ground up, only with bigger apartments and modern amenities. ... [O]ne day I found photos of it in one of the magazines lying around in the office and during a lunch break I made some positive remarks on the idea that not all new buildings had to look desolate and depressing. The reaction couldn't have been more icy if I'd [relieved myself] on the table.  Silence.  Dagger stares.  As it transpired, they had thought I was mocking them. The village was apparently infamous amongst architects and considered hideous beyond words, used as an example of how ugly and wrong historicism is, an icon of bad taste. Of course, the brothers made out like bandits and there's a twenty years' waiting list for apartments there"
[comment at source].


Architects' Comments


"Individuals do have a strong view on the style of non-residential buildings in their area. ... [S]urveys ... have consistently shown that that traditional homes are more popular with the public. ... Being traditional is not living in the past; it's making sure that the present and past are connected" [Architect Robert Adam, quoted at source].


"[Surveys reveal] just how far architects ideas are from the public they are supposed to serve"
[Architect Robert Adam, quoted at source].


"If you look at the great railway stations of the 19th century ... they were great structures, permanent in purpose. Modern stations are temporary, they are ephemeral. I was staying in a hotel in front of Paris' Gare du Lyon recently. There is one of these high-tensile steel structures by it, put up just ten years ago and already looking like it is going to fall down. Behind it the beautiful station, still solid and carrying on. ... Sometimes you have to sit back and judge yourself, and admit you got it wrong"
[Architect Francis Terry, quoted at source].


The Hypocrisy of Some Architects


"A lot of British people are much happier living yesterday then they are today" [Lord Rogers, interviewed after winning the Stirling Prize].


Traditional buildings are "frequently very expensive and often use unsustainable materials"
[Ruth Reed, President of RIBA].


"I don't know what planet Ruth Reed is on if she thinks that the glass, steel and concrete favoured by modernist architects are more sustainable or cheaper than the natural materials like brick, stone and stucco used by traditionalists, but this knee-jerk negative reaction from the architectural profession is to be expected. There are hardly any traditional architects today as it has been a guaranteed way to fail in architecture schools for 50 years. ...  Architects are not interested in designing for the public and only care about with their fellow architects think - remember it's architects who hand out the architecture prizes"
[Architect Robert Adam, quoted at source].


"Amazing really none of the Architects ever choose to live in one of their own Frankenstein's Monsters Creations..."
[comment at source].


"Despite their love of building concrete boxes [architects] tend to predominantly live in Georgian and Victorian homes themselves"
[source].


"When I say 'beautiful' architecture, I should point out I mean Gothic, Classical, Georgian and Victorian, my tastes being entirely reactionary on this matter, but then I've noticed that modern architects all tend to live in Georgian and Victorian homes, and I tend to pay attention to people's revealed preferences"
[source].


"It takes a scary kind of illness to design a place like this for pay"
[comment at source].


The Architectural Establishment


"As worthless as most other 'establishments'. Very few architects have any imagination at all. Exhibit number one: Brutalism. Exhibit number two: Most other post-war constructions in London. If Minister for State, John Hayes MP, can do anything to move architecture back towards the lofty heights of Christopher Wren, then... more power to him!" [comment at source].


"The problem is this: if you study architecture for four years and your taste still conforms with the proles', your education hasn't really done any difference, has it? So a critical indicator of how sophisticated you are, is how much your taste diverges from that of the base masses. That's why modern artists and architects go out of their way to make ugly things"
[comment at source].


Le Corbusier


REINFORCED CONCRETE:
"By their very presence, the raw-concrete-clad rectangular towers that obsessed him canceled out centuries of architecture ... Le Corbusier's favourite material, reinforced concrete ... does not age gracefully but instead crumbles, stains, and decays. A single one of his buildings, or one inspired by him, could ruin the harmony of an entire townscape ... A Corbusian building is incompatible with anything except itself" [source].


INDIA:
"The only city Le Corbusier ever built, Chandigarh in India, is another monument to his bleak vision ... pictures of it were shown to the sound of beautiful classical Indian music, as if some intrinsic connection existed between the refined Indian civilisation and ugly slabs of concrete. Le Corbusier's staggering incompetence - the natural product of his inflexible arrogance - was revealed, no doubt unintentionally, by pictures of the large concrete square that he placed in Chandigarh, totally devoid of shade"
[source].


THE PAST:
"His ahumanity makes itself evident also in his attitude toward the past. Repeatedly he talks of the past as a tyranny from which it is necessary to escape, as if no one had discovered or known anything until his arrival. [In his opinion] it is not that the past bequeaths us problems that we must try our best to overcome: it is that the entire past, with few exceptions, is a dreadful mistake best destroyed and then forgotten"
[source].


HIS CONTEMPORARIES:
"His disdain for his contemporaries, except those who went over to him without reserve, is total"
[source].


GRAFFITI:
"The most sincere, because unconscious, tribute to Le Corbusier comes from the scrawlers of graffiti. If you approach the results of their activities epidemiologically, so to speak, you will soon notice that, where good architecture is within reach of Corbusian architecture, they tend to deface only the Corbusian surfaces and buildings. As if by instinct, these uneducated slum denizens have accurately apprehended what so many architects have expended a huge intellectual effort to avoid apprehending: that Le Corbusier was the enemy of mankind"
[source].


TOTALITARIANISM:
"Le Corbusier does not belong so much to the history of architecture as to that of totalitarianism, to the spiritual, intellectual, and moral deformity of the interbellum years in Europe. Clearly, he was not alone; he was both a creator and a symptom of the zeitgeist"
[source].


The Barbican


"[A] hagiographic exhibition devoted to Le Corbusier recently ran in London and Rotterdam. In London, the exhibition fittingly took place in a hideous complex of buildings, built in the 1960s, called the Barbican, whose concrete brutalism seems designed to overawe, humiliate, and confuse any human being unfortunate enough to try to find his way in it. The Barbican was not designed by Le Corbusier, but it was surely inspired by his particular style of soulless architecture" [source].


The Crushing Effects on the Human Soul and Spirit


"The psycholog[ical] consequences of these depressing monstrosities has never really been highlighted. Often they are defended by people who call themselves intellectual and can afford to take three holidays abroad a year [and] live in a comfy cottage during the summer months ... Those who actually have to dwell in these places are usually suffering socially and economically. There should be a penalty for [producing] (repeatedly) buildings which do the opposite of lifting people's hopes and spirits" [comment at source].


"Modern architecture, modern art, modern sculpture, modern 'poetry', modern 'music' ... all show disdain for beauty, for balance, for harmony - maybe disdain for love of community, of humanity, of people. These rebels, these misfits, must 'do their thing'. ... if the world is uglified what is there to love for? The natural world is beautiful, is wonderful; just look a the autumn trees; do they not say something? And we have the bounty of colour vision to appreciate them. Why should the rebels continue with their uglification programmes, all too often at public expense? Good for the Minister if he can re-instate some plain common sense"
[comment at source].


"The architecture is called 'brutalist' and I suspect it has a brutalising effect on society. It says, 'You are scum so you can live in scum houses and be surrounded by ugly scum architecture'.  How are people supposed to feel about that?"
[comment at source].


Totalitarianism, Communism, Globalism, NWO


"You just have to look back to USSR days to see what their 'brutalist' architecture was built to achieve. Stalin destroyed many beautiful buildings in Russia and built ugly concrete blocks to replace them, as did Ceausescu in Romania, and Mao in China. This was meant to stifle individual creativity and aspiration, because beautiful buildings can evoke an emotional response - undesirable in the cowed population of a totalitarian state" [comment at source].


"I remember the first time I drove to Zagreb, it was just after the Bosnia war and only a few years after the collapse of the communist state. The outskirts of the city was all bland concrete boxes, a stereotypical depressing grey slab of post communist conformism. The city centre could not be a bigger contrast, though. Cobbled streets, traditional central European buildings, elegant statues. It really was stunning. I know which part of Zagreb I would rather live in!"
[comment at source].  


"Zagreb is a charming city centre, but the outskirts a drab nightmare. The exception to the communist influence seems to be Poland, I have only visited Warsaw and Krakow, but saw enough of both of these architectural gems to realise there was very little of this rubbish design"
[comment at source].


"You must understand, these designs were the beginning of the one world order movement, where everyone was to be the same underclass with the exception of the ruling elites. Today we are witnessing this movement on steroid from the EU and all throughout the UN"
[comment at source].

 

The Frankfurt School

"The Frankfurt School believed that as long as an individual had the belief - or even the hope of belief - that his divine gift of reason could solve the problems facing society, then that society would never reach the state of hopelessness and alienation that they considered necessary to provoke socialist revolution.

Their task, therefore, was as swiftly as possible to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy. To do this they called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life which would be designed to de-stabilize society and bring down what they saw as the 'oppressive' order. Their policies, they hoped, would spread like a virus - 'continuing the work of Western Marxists by other means' as one of their members noted.

To further the advance of their 'quiet' cultural revolution ... the [Frankfurt] School recommended (among other things):

(1) the creation of racism offences,
(2) continual change to create confusion,
(3) the teaching of sex and homosexuality to children,
(4) the undermining of schools' and teachers' authority,
(5) huge immigration to destroy identity,
(6) the promotion of excessive drinking,
(7) emptying of churches,
(8) an unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime,
(9) dependency on the state or state benefits,
(10) control and dumbing down of media,
(11) encouraging the breakdown of the family.

One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud's idea of 'pansexualism' - the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they would:

(a) attack the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary educators of their children,
(b) abolish differences in the education of boys and girls,
(c) abolish all forms of male dominance - hence the presence of women in the armed forces,
(d) declare women to be an 'oppressed class' and men as 'oppressors'."

 

Programmes of Treason

"There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state:

  • Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people;

  • Poverty - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live;

  • Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That wa6y you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty;

  • Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state;

  • Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income);

  • Education - Take control of that people read and listen to - take control of what children learn in school;

  • Religion - Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools;

  • Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take from (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor" [source].

 

 

 

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!"
(Isaiah 5:20-21)

 

 

 

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