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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]

Mainstream Media and Press

Quotations and Comments

General Quotes and Comments   |   Fake Journalism and Fake Virtue   |   The Principles of Newspeak

The Origin of Identity Politics   |   The Frankfurt School   |   Programmes of Treason

Political Correctness: Index of Quotes and Comments   |   Political Correctness: Index of Articles



General Quotes and Comments

"One should be clear that in referring to the 'state propaganda apparatus' here I do not mean that it comes from the state. Our system differs strikingly from, say, the Soviet Union, where the propaganda system literally is directed and controlled by the state. We're not a society which has a Ministry of Truth which produces doctrine which everyone then must obey at a severe cost if you don't. Our system works much differently and much more effectively. It's a privatized system of propaganda, including the media, the journals of opinion and in general including the broad participation of the articulate intelligentsia, the educated part of the population. The more articulate elements of these groups, the ones who have access to the media, including intellectual journals, and who essentially control the educational apparatus, they should properly be referred to as a class of 'commissars'. That's their essential function: to design, propagate and create a system of doctrines and beliefs which will undermine independent thought and prevent understanding and analysis of institutional structures and their functions. That's their social role. I don't mean to say they're conscious of it. In fact, they're not. In a really effective system of indoctrination the commissars are quite unaware of it and believe that they themselves are independent, critical minds. If you investigate the actual productions of the media, the journals of opinion etc., you find exactly that. It's a very narrow, very tightly constrained and grotesquely inaccurate account of the world in which we live" [Noam Chomsky, Chronicles of Dissent: Interview with David Barsamian (1992), pp.??].

"Political Correctness is an enforced morality, not a real morality. It gives the appearance that people are treating each other with respect, while underneath it causes resentment. It is also patronising, dishonest, and a shoddy replacement for British manners. The BBC is the chief exponent of Political Correctness and should be sorely reprimanded"
[comment at source].

"In my view, 'bias' is too blunt a word to describe the subtleties of the pervading culture. The better word is a 'mindset'. At the core of the BBC, in its very DNA, is a way of thinking that is firmly of the Left"

"Peter Sissons' memoirs serve to confirm everything we already knew about the ingrained bias at the BBC. Pro-Europe, anti-American; pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel; pro-Labour, anti-Tory. All you had to do was turn on the wireless yesterday morning. According to the BBC, the most important story in the whole world at 8am was that an Arab television station was reporting that the peace-loving Palestinians had been scuppered by the evil Izza-ra-aylees. Half an hour later, the next most important story was that the wicked Izza-ra-aylees had been found guilty of 'war crimes' by an entirely independent UN committee, featuring representatives of those beacons of human rights, Saudi Arabia and Somalia. You won't be surprised to learn that the wickedness of the evil Izza-ra-aylees was the front page lead in the Guardian yesterday. I don't know why the BBC even bothers to pretend it is impartial. its idea of balanced 'news' is reading out the Guardian every morning"
[Richard Littlejohn, Daily Mail, 25 January 2011].

"The BBC is, of course, not interested in the truth. In fact, it fills very well the role of an Orwellian Ministry of Truth, whose only purpose is to indoctrinate the public in socialist claptrap. How long must the people of Britain supinely pay the license to these ['useful idiots']?"
[Reader's comment, March 25th, 2011, 9.06am, at source].

"On BBC Radio 4 this morning John Humphrys suggested that by identifying the rapists as Pakistani Muslims rather than just Asians was to give ammunition to the right-wing. So the BBC continues to cover up the brutality of Muslim gang rape rather than face the reality of the modern Britain produced by malignant and catastrophic left-wing ideology. By doing this the BBC ... is complicit in the rape of our children"

"I say it again, what is wrong with the diversity that Britain already has? We hear time and time again from the BBC lecturing us that Britain is a multicultural society. Well I'm afraid outside the main city centers it ... isn't; unlike the anti-white, anti-English, anti-Christian BBC, some of us ... are still proud to be white and British - and I couldn't care less what culture or race one comes from so long as they respect our way of life and traditions. I love different cultures of the World and enjoy living side-by-side Sikhs and Buddhists and so on BUT this is Britain and the BBC should remember that we too want to be recognised for who we are and not have our identities airbrushed from the pages of history by upper class, guilt-ridden urban liberals who hold the working classes in utter contempt. ... I would remind the BBC that the majority of people who fund its existence are not from outer Mongolia or Trinidad but Britain so why don't they stop obsessing over race and imposing the multicultural thought on us all and just get on with what they are paid to do until such time the tyranny of the enforced TV Licence is removed once and for all..."
[Comment at source].

"If [Carol Thatcher] really doesn't know that it's crude bad manners to call black people 'golliwogs', then she's even stupider than she looks. And yet, despite all this, I have to say that her sacking is a creepy and disgraceful thing. It's creepy because of the Stasi-type informer who reported her, when an upturned glass of red wine over the Thatcher blonde locks would have been more honest and a better lesson. And it's disgraceful because of the BBC's feigned outrage, when it shelters in its studios great regiments of Left-wing bigots and hate-mongers who can say what they like"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 7 February 2009].

Don't make the mistake of thinking that the BBC is a news reporting organization. The BBC is a campaigning organisation with many agendas to further. The news is subservient to the various narratives that the BBC wish to advance" [comment at source].

"How we used to jeer at the Soviet Union for claiming record tractor production, record wheat production and record economic growth. These fatuous lies were obvious falsehoods, ... But our own official figures are now just as laughably false. The worst of all are the annual claims that our schools are producing a new generation of brilliant wonder children. ... For more than a decade, people like me have been abused and denounced because we dared to point out that British school standards were failing, and that our bench-mark examinations were being watered down. ... Now our case is absolutely proved, by the sudden halt in ever-improving grades. This was caused by a simple warning from the government, requiring the exam boards to show that any more 'improvement' was justified by better quality work. And yet the lies continue. The BBC, ... has never questioned the absurd Stalinist claims of our education industry, ... That is because the causes of our wretched education standards, ... lie in the failed Left-wing policies of the Sixties. The BBC passionately supports these policies, and the Tory Party has adopted them just as their utter failure has become evident to anyone with a spark of intelligence"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 26 August 2012].

"Here's the real reason why the BBC can't host a statue of George Orwell (Orwell himself would have loathed the idea of such a graven image). Orwell was neither of the Left nor of the Right, but dedicated to truth at any cost. The BBC, by contrast, can and does distort the truth to serve its Leftist ends"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 26 August 2012].

"Last weekend, almost every BBC radio bulletin I listened to, over several days, mentioned a petition calling for full implementation of the Leveson Report into the press, and said that the number of signatures was rising. Unless they can show that they have ever done this with any other comparable petition, I believe this is objective evidence of BBC bias on a matter of public controversy. Will the BBC Trust act?"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 09 December 2012].

"I am besieged by unhappy citizens distressed by the BBC's decision to move a favourite programme, Sunday Half Hour, from its evening slot on Radio 2 to a pre-dawn timing.  One writes: 'It is obviously a move to kill off one of the few Christian programmes.' I suspect he may be right. The BBC's right-on executives tend to treat older listeners as if they are already dead"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 13 January 2013].

"First, the new BBC director general makes New Labourite James Purnell his strategy director. Now, with the appointment of Guardian veteran Ian Katz to edit Newsnight, Tony Hall adds another Left-winger to his stable. With a political editor who was also at the Guardian, and an ex-Trotskyist as economics editor, Mr Katz will be among soulmates on the programme. One question: how can 'new broom' Lord Hall claim, with a straight face, that the BBC is politically unbiased?"
[Daily Mail Comment, 18 May 2013].

"In a rare moment of inspiration, the BBC sent Justine and Bee Rowlatt, and two of their children, to live in Germany the way Germans do, for a TV programme. It is amazing how little we in Britain know of our great rival, and this was a clever way of opening our eyes. I just wish the Rowlatts, especially Bee, had made a bit more of an effort to learn the language and to wonder if the Germans didn't have something to teach us, especially about raising children. Here's what they found. Germany has schools that teach people the skills of work. It has real apprenticeships. It has family-owned manufacturing industries in every town, which export around the world on quality as well as price. Work itself remains hard and disciplined, but it is well-paid, and money goes further there than here. If you have children, you are subsidised and mothers are not pressured to go to work - rather the reverse. Debt is feared and despised. Thrift is encouraged. ... Sunday is a real day of rest. Noisy neighbours get into trouble, and inconsiderate drivers meet with immediate disapproval. ... I might add that it still has grammar schools and wonderful railways. And that it is the only Western nation with millions of citizens who actually experienced communism, and who were liberated from it. Which is perhaps why they value their country more highly than we value ours"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 11 August 2013].

"Have you noticed how mainstream advertisements are turning political? While waiting to see that puzzling but exciting film Captain Phillips, I endured two bank commercials. In one, a young man was seeking a home loan because he didn't like his granny's 'Right-wing views'. In another we were shown two female twins, with contrasting lives but the same sort of debit card. One had a husband. The other had a lesbian girlfriend. What are these commercials really selling?"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 27 October 2013].

"I am absolutely appalled by the way the media is making [Nelson Mandela] out to be a god. For the first time in my life I have come to understand how the 'whole world' will follow after the beast. Never could quite get my head around that, but now I do. With every passing day, we [here in South Africa] have either a farmer murdered, baby raped (last week was 6 WEEK old baby), an old pensioner brutally attacked and our media is silent. All because of the AbortionNecklacingCommunists"
[comment at source].

"[T]he uncritical hysteria following the death [of Nelson Mandela] is verging on propaganda. ... I was particularly struck by the uncritical coverage by the BBC, ignoring part of the story which they clearly do not want to be seen. They've fallen over themselves to see the positivity, with one view, but not highlighting the pursuit and endorsement of terrorism which left a trail of victims"

"Nelson Mandela's South Africa is the rape and murder capital of the world, not something to [be] celebrated really, but all I am seeing across the entire MSM is gushing praise for Mandela. Now this might be right, or it might be wrong, but why is no counter-argument permissible? The Daily Telegraph has five articles praising Mandela that THOU WILL NOT DISSENT - all the comments are disabled. When it comes to non-White Saints we must approve or be forced into silence, RIP freedom of speech in Great Britain"
[Paul Weston, comment at source].

"I rather enjoyed singer P.J. Harvey's edition of BBC Radio 4's Today programme. It wasn't that much more Left-wing than it normally is, and I agreed with its strong support for liberty, its dislike of war and its condemnation of torture. It was far more honest and blatant than usual about its bias - which of course makes that bias much easier to resist. The BBC's real partiality is effective because most people don't notice it - the careful selection of subjects and guests to exclude some views and help others, the prominence given to favoured causes, tone of voice in interviews, who gets selected for soft treatment, and who for the third degree, and who gets the last word. How about P.J. Hitchens as guest editor next Christmas? I could show them how genuinely fair broadcasting can be done, even by a biased person, though I'm not sure they want to know"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 05 January 2014].

"The left-wing Guardian newspaper (the only one BBC staffers read) rightly takes a firm line against censorship. But when Melissa Kite submitted an article on 'addiction', in which she described me as 'intellectually brilliant', The Guardian censored the words. Personally, I think Melissa was far too kind, but that's not the point. She said it. They cut it out"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 19 January 2014].

"How does the BBC get away with its blatantly racialist plan to ensure that one in every seven actors or presenters is black, Asian or from an ethnic minority within three years? When are we going to judge people not by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character, as Martin Luther King said we should? Anyway, if it's diversity the BBC wants, it could start by employing any journalists at all who are aren't fanatically Green or Left-wing"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 29 June 2014].


Fake Journalism and Fake Virtue

An extended extract from the article: Fake Journalism, Fake Virtue

"It's a truism that the mainstream media, the academy, and the political establishment (both Republican and Democrat) [EMcD: likewise in the UK] constitute a vast echo chamber. If you want to play in their sandbox, you have to stay within the designated parameters, or risk being ejected without your bucket and shovel.

"The virtuous folk are those who pass the ideological tests. They are the ones allowed to play in the sandbox. They reinforce their virtue by signaling it to each other using a variety of undefined but well-known mechanisms. Virtue-signaling may be recognised by the use of certain words and phrases, such as 'diversity', 'tolerance', 'inclusion' (positive), 'racism', 'hate', '(fill in the blank) phobia', and 'extremist' (negative).  A savvy denizen of the sandbox knows which of the signalled concepts must be approved, and which must be denounced. Those who approve or denounce appropriately are allowed to stay and play.

"It's important to remember that post-modern virtue as displayed in the sandbox does not depend on facts. It depends on the positions one takes with respect to the Narrative.

"The term 'fake news' was recently added to the virtue-signaling lexicon. Fake news is any information that conveys a position lying outside the Narrative. Therefore fake news must be severely denounced by those who want to be virtuous"

[End of Extract]


The Principles of Newspeak

An extract from the Appendix to the novel 1984 by Gorge Orwell, quoted at: Language Wars: The Road to Tyranny Is Paved With Language Censorship

"The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental health habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc (English Socialist Party) but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought - that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc - should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meanings and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods.

"This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and by stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meanings whatsoever.  To give a single example. The word free still existed in Newspeak, but it could only be used in such statements as 'This dog is free from lice' or 'This field is free from weeds'.  It could not be used in its old sense of 'politically free' or 'intellectually free' since political and intellectual freedom no longer existed even as concepts, and were therefore of necessity nameless. Quite apart from the suppression of definitely heretical words, reduction of vocabulary was regarded as an end in itself, and no word that could be dispensed with was allowed to survive.

"Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum"

[End of Extract]


Identity Politics

The following extended extract is from the article: The Origin of 'Identity Politics' & 'Political Correctness'

"Identity politics (sometimes dubbed 'political correctness') is the result of a political-Left major backlash against the mass of ordinary people (in Europe and 'the West'), beginning in the 1920s/30s, in the wake of the persistent failure of Marxist theory to be realised in European 'revolution' or any real change through democracy. In shifting the blame away from Marxist theory and those gullible enough to adhere to it, and on to those the theory had prescribed and predicted would have been the beneficiaries, if only they had responded accordingly ('the [white, male] workers'); then the cognitive-dissonance within the political-left mindset caused by this crisis to an extent was salved"

"As with any fervent ideology, a hallmark of the political-Left is interpreting anything and everything in its own ideological terms to claim as a manifestation of the ideology and its prophecy - jumping on a bandwagon, so to speak; though here only to hijack it. The bandwagon here was, of course, the American civil rights movement, which though enjoying ubiquitous support within black communities - to the point often of various forms of extremism - featured virtually nil endorsement of socialism ... It is from the time of this co-option that 'identity politics' dates; many considering that the movement was incorporated into the Left in the wake of King's assassination in 1968 - the major turning-point year in political-Left politics generally"

"'Civil rights', as the first great 'single-issue' campaign, served not least to provide an acceptable cloak for the Left to avoid provoking a resurgence of McCarthysim. The major social upheaval of 'civil rights' with its large-scale and widespread rioting was easily the nearest thing in then recent US history to look like the promised Marxist 'revolution', and obviously was just the practical application the 'theory' was seeking. Moreover, the protagonists (black Americans) were eminently separable form the now despised 'workers' per se, in being presentable as a new 'group; from outside of the former fray of 'boss' versus 'worker'.

"This accident of history served to add 'black' to 'woman' as 'the new oppressed' ... 'The worker' in effect was retrospectively stereotyped as both 'man' and 'white'. With the inverse of this stereotype of 'white' being not just 'black American' but 'black' - that is, ethnic-minority generically ... so it was that the new 'agents of social change' / 'disadvantaged' / 'oppressed' were extended from women to also include all ethnic minorities"

"It is only with the knowledge of how this developed that sense can be made of why ethnicity is held above the myriad other possible differences that could be utilised as in-group markers, when in fact there is nothing inherent in ethnicity as an in-group marker to produce inter-group prejudice that is particularly more pernicious"

"Indeed, the worst inter-communal conflicts nominally between different ethnicities usually are between different cultural heritages with no discernible 'racial' differences of any kind - and what (non-ethnic) differences there are can be minimal; the lack of contrast actually fuelling the intensity of conflict, such is the need for groups to feel distinguished from each other"

"Furthermore, ethnic prejudice is anything but restricted to or even predominantly 'white' on 'black': inter-ethnic (eg, 'black' on Asian) and ethnic-on-'white' 'racism' can be, often is and may usually be the greater problem; and a negative attitude to a certain ethnicity does not imply a similar attitude to other ethnicities"

"The specific US experience, given the highly divisive politics in the wake of the American Civil War over the basis of the Southern US economy in African slavery, does not translate to elsewhere; notably not to Europe - as was starkly evidenced in the experience of World War II 'black' American GIs stationed in England in how they were favourably received by locals, who sided with them when discriminated against"

"'Racial divides' in European 'white' host countries are the result not of mutual antipathy but affiliative forces, principally within migrant enclaves and secondarily within the 'host' community; in both cases being through in-group 'love', not out-group 'hate'" [EMcD: though the latter part of this observation is indeed true in normal circumstances, this does not, of course, take account of the Islamic/Koranic doctrines of Al-Hijra (Immigration), Taqiyya (Lying and Deceit), and Razzia/Ghazwa (Rape and Slavery), Dawa (Cultural and Stealth Jihad), and Terrorist and Violent Jihad, carried out by fundamentalist Muslims as they settle in increasing numbers in Western countries with the sole and deliberate purpose of making every remaining Dar al-Harb ('House of War': i.e. any non-Muslim country) into a Dar al-Islam ('House of Submission': i.e all Muslim countries) until Islam finally achieves its longed-for global Caliphate.]

[End of Extract]


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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