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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]

Statism

Quotations and Comments

The Welfare State and Entitlements Culture   |   Health and Safety   |   The National Health Service   The Trades Unions

Identity Politics   |   The Frankfurt School   |   Programmes of Treason   |   Statism: Articles

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

 


 

The Welfare State and Entitlements Culture


"A safety net must always exist for those that need help ... but at the moment the state wants to control every aspect of a person's life"
[source].


"We have to be careful that ... sometimes the 'safety nets' that we have for people who are poor don't become hammocks where they just 'hang out' and live off the wellbeing of others and their hard work, and they become the freeloaders"
[source, at 9:30].


"[A]rguably the most devastating solvent of morality in Britain has surely been the welfare state and the culture of rampant entitlement and selfishness it has spawned, which have all but destroyed personal responsibility and concern for others"
[Melanie Phillips, Daily Mail, 08 November 2011].


"Whether tax-avoidance schemes are moral or immoral, those involved in them are at least trying to hang on to their own money. Those who abuse welfare are spending  other people's money, taken from them by the taxman. And in many cases the cheats live alongside those they are cheating. ... Those who work hard resent seeing their money squandered in what sometimes appears to be a free-for-all abuse fund. Nobody objects to the existence of a safety net for those who really need it. But they are weary of the culture of entitlement. ... We cannot, as a country or an economy, leave welfare unreformed any longer"
[Mail on Sunday, Comment, 24 June 2012].


"A Latvian single mother of ten on 34,000-a-year benefits demands a bigger council home. Linda Kozlovska arrived with three kids, four more joined her later and she's given birth to three here. In Latvia, she'd receive just 9.26 per child each month. She believes it is unacceptable that some of her children have to sleep on mattresses on the floor. Maybe she should have thought of that before she had them"
[Amanda Platell, Daily Mail, 22 September 2012].


"If you deliberately and openly injured yourself, for instance by breaking your own fingers, and made yourself unfit for work, would you seriously expect the taxpayer to keep you? Of course not. In that case, why are millions of pounds of my money and yours being spent on benefit payments to so-called 'alcoholics' and 'drug addicts'? Roughly 34,000 such people receive Employment Support Allowance, and more than 21, 000 receive Disability Living Allowance. ... why would they want to stop if they are told by society that their gross appetites are a disease, and they are paid unearned money because of their alleged sickness? This is an insult to the truly ill, whose problems are not their own fault, and who in many cases deserve more generous treatment than they actually get from the welfare state"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 11 Nov 2012].


"A Manchester housing association suggested to its tenants that, in these hardened times, it might be worth considering whether or not they could afford 'Sky TV, fags, booze and bingo'. This dose of common sense was met with predictable outrage from the hand-wringers of the Left, and the Association was duly forced to apologise for being 'deeply patronising'. One resident, Tracey MacDonald, even went on ITV's Daybreak to state: 'We get our benefits and we should be able to spend them on what we choose.'  She would do well to remember that our welfare system was designed as a safety net to provide the truly needy with a roof over their heads and food on their tables. Today, it's too often become a piggy bank that pays out for the lifestyle choices of the idle and ungrateful. Cigarettes, alcohol and satellite TV may be desirable, but are certainly not essential. Tracey should be the Tories' poster girl for the 2015 election - she makes Vicky Pollard look respectable"
[Amanda Platell, Daily Mail, 23 March 2013].


"For anyone who wonders why welfare reform is so difficult, here is the explanation. State handouts are taken for granted. They are viewed as an entitlement, equivalent to wages or property. In the eyes of the Left (and the BBC), to reduce them is not to give less, but to take away money that is the claimant's by right"
[Mail on Sunday, Comment, 31 March 2013].


"Since this is an era when many people are concerned about 'fairness' and 'social justice', what is your 'fair share' of what someone else has worked for?"
[source].


"I have never understood why it is 'greed' to want to keep the money you've earned, but not greed to want to take somebody else's money"
[source].


"You don't get to suggest that stealing money from some and giving it to others makes you a moral human being. It doesn't. It's the reverse"
[source].


"No society ever thrived because it had a large and growing class of parasites living off those who produce"
[source].


"The welfare state is in many ways a noble construct, a noble concept. It's the concept that we ought to help our fellow men. But what flaws it, is that it's one thing for you to help me out of your pocket; it's another thing for you to help me out of his pocket.  And the fundamental flaw of the welfare state in my opinion is the idea that you should do good with somebody else's money. Now, what's wrong with that? Two things are wrong with that. In the first place, nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own ... So you have more money being spent carelessly and less money being spent carefully. In the second place, and equally important, you cannot spend somebody else's money unless you first get it. How do you get it? Only and fundamentally by getting a policeman to take it away from him. So the concept of doing good with somebody else's money has force or coercion built into it as an essential feature. And those flaws: waste, which arises out of spending somebody else's money and the coercion which is unavoidable, destroy the good, and the idea of doing good, and convert it into doing bad"
[source].


"My politician of the year gong goes to Work and Pensions Secretary Ian Duncan Smith. despite being vilified by every hand-wringer on the Left - and having seen off Dave's attempts to sack him - IDS has done more to create social justice for the poor in this country than anyone since Aneurin Bevan"
[Amanda Platell, Daily Mail, 28 December 2013].


"A fascinating survey this week showed that 86% of members of the Unite union agreed with the government's new benefit cap of 26,000 a year. This figure proves what everyone apart from senior Labour figures knows - that hardworking people resent paying taxes so the unemployed next door can stay in bed all day. There was a second survey, too, which also concerned what Labour would patronisingly call its 'people'. It showed that of all the ethnicities in Britain, white young people as a percentage are least likely to apply to university. These two facts are linked: they show that too many youngsters have had aspiration knocked out of them by a welfare state whose ethos is now being rejected by the very class that successive Labour governments have sought to bribe with benefits. By stuffing sections of the working class with welfare under Blair and Brown, Labour has killed their work ethic and removed any determination to better themselves. The party has compounded this betrayal by appearing to do all it can to encourage family breakdown. One reason why children of Chinese and other Asian origins in Britain are so much more likely to end up at university is that those cultures have strong family values, of which the core is self-reliance. ... this is a terrible indictment of welfarism ... Labour has consistently destroyed and devalued educational opportunities for working-class people, whether by wrecking grammar schools, driving down standards in comprehensives or making welfare a substitute for work. The under-achievers should know who [is] to blame"
[Simon Heffer, Daily Mail, 27 July 2013].


"After the triumph of collectivised state-planning under President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, crime rates soared, illegitimate births and single-parent families increased to levels never before seen in any civilised society, education fell apart, inflation wiped out the value of life-time savings, and living on the public dole became a permanent way of life for generations of families. Life in our inner-cities became what Thomas Hobbs in his Leviathan pictured as the original state of nature: a war of all against all, in which life is nasty, brutish, and short. On the other hand, more than two thousand years of history demonstrate the opposite result from spiritual religion. Every aspect of human dignity and individual rights that we value today s the product of the revelation that the individual human soul, not the political state, is the connecting source and the driving force for a better social and political order"
[source].


"Beginning with the English and American Puritans in the early 17th century and coming to full force with the English Methodists in the 19th century, it was religion that brought the weight of society and public opinion behind the traditional virtues of charity towards the less fortunate, and honesty, faithfulness, courage, loyalty, friendship, and fair-dealing with everyone. It was the Abolition movement organised by Protestant ministers forty years before the Civil War that freed the slaves. ... The welfare-state of the amoral, collectivised, secular religion of liberal-progressive socialism, on the other, produced the 20th century, the most savagely bloody and oppressive period in world history"
[source].


"The benefits system should not support lifestyles and rents that are not available to the taxpayers who pay for that system"
[UK Chancellor George Osborne signals a welfare crackdown in his first budget since the 2015 General Election, as quoted in Mail on Sunday, 12 July 2015].

 

Health and Safety


"'I was brought up in a country where men risked their lives to save the lives of others. That was a period in our history that has almost ceased'.  Coroner Michael Rose, after paramedics refused to jump into a water-filled ditch in Somerset to save a man due to health and safety" [Quotes of the Week, Mail on Sunday, 21 July 2013].



The National Health Service


"Nurse Caroline Petrie has now been let off, after at first being suspended, for offering to pray for a patient. But that is only because of the publicity. The important thing is that Mrs Petrie was not just punished for her Christianity, a faith regarded with increasing official suspicion and dislike. She was ordered to believe in another creed, or risk her career. After an earlier incident she was told that the 'Nursing & Midwifery Council code' states that 'you must demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity' and 'you must not use your professional status to promote causes not related to health'. these are amazing statements, both sinister and self-contradictory. She must promote Left-wing politics, but she must not mention Christianity. Equality (alias Marxism) and Diversity (alias political correctness) are contentious and highly political aims, not at all 'related to health'. yet she 'must' be personally and professionally committed to them. I am surprised that so little fuss has been made about this totalitarian rubbish. Who wrote it? I can't find out. How did it get there? By some anonymous 'process', apparently. Chirpy commissars known as 'Code Champions' are even now being recruited to enforce it in every hospital. This is slow-motion Stalinism, and by the time it has throttled free thought in this country it will be too late to stop it"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 7 February 2009].


"Who could not be moved by Ann Clwyd's tears over the awful death of her husband in a cold, cruel hospital? If this can happen to an MP's spouse, who is safe? Yet the hatchet-faced spokespersons of the nursing profession flatly refuse to see anything wrong with the 'graduate' revolution that turned a noble, selfless calling into a version of social work"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 09 December 2012].


"Fresh fears have been raised about the risks to patients posed by foreign doctors after it emerged that two-thirds of medics banned from practising have been trained abroad. ... of the 669 doctors struck off or suspended by the GMC in the past five years, 420 qualified overseas. ... 63% of foreign doctors working in the NHS are failing exams to become a GP..."
[Mail on Sunday, 30 December 2012].


"After the urine-soaked and faeces-encrusted revelations from Stafford hospital (no doubt to be followed by more of the same soon), doesn't Danny Boyle's simpering Marxoid Olympics Opening Ceremony look even worse than it did at the time?"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 10 February 2-13].


"When this was still a free society, it was run by independent-minded, well-educated, confident people who knew what they were doing, took decisions and accepted responsibility. Now we are a cut-rate people's republic, as full of regulators, snoopers and inspectors as the old East Germany. We despise good education as 'elitism', are scared of rigour in training, ceaselessly undermine the authority of professionals, and prefer rules to initiative. That is why the NHS does not work. The excellent Left-wing journalist Jenni Russell, as capable person who you might have thought would be able to secure reasonable treatment, recently eloquently described the position. Admitted to hospital in an emergency, hoping she was at last in good, firm hands, she found instead that she was in the iron clutches of a moronic, bungling, obstructive robot. 'Nothing in my life has made me feel as helpless and uncared for as the week I spent in an NHS hospital as an emergency admission two summers ago', she wrote. She was denied drugs she needs. She was not fed. She waited seven hours for a bed. Her blood test was - dangerously - mixed up with someone else's. ... 'I spent my days in a state of frightened hyper-vigilance, frequently in tears, as one muddle followed another. ... it was not just me who felt impotent in the face of an incompetent system. The hospital staff, many of them very well meaning, told me they felt the same. None of them, ... had the authority or understanding to cut through the errors and make the organisation work.'  All MPs, doctors, nurses and journalists should read her account. Yet it will change nothing, because nobody will admit that the Left-wing dogmas tat have wrecked this country are wrong"
[Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday, 21 July 2013].


"In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, if I recall details correctly, remains of the deceased under the 'civilised' world's regime were similarly recycled to fertilise food crops or make nutritional supplements for the living human population. If man is merely an energy-plus-matter biological machine and nothing else, disposal of human corpses ultimately becomes no more significant an exercise than the disposal and recycling of their living relatives' and neighbours' weekly garbage. Instinctively, we should all shrink back from such a dehumanisation of humanity - such a dishonouring of the God after whose image and likeness we are created"   /   "This is the depths of utter barbarity and ignorance. An unborn person, whether an embryo, foetus, or about to be born, is a unique human being. It is different from its parents in that it has a DNA that is a mix of the two: it is not part of the mother's body. It is not something to be disposed of. It is high time that abortion was criminalised for what it is. It is incredible that such a level of ignorance of basic biology is so widespread"   /   "On what basis does health minister Dr Dan Poulter brand this as 'totally unacceptable'... That they were killed? That they were mixed with garbage? That they were incinerated? or That they were used to warm the hospital?"
[Comments at source].


"A Nigerian-born GP refused to treat an 88-year-old woman who fell down outside his practice because he was not 'first-aid trained'. He clearly didn't know the Good Samaritan doctrine, which decrees that all British doctors have legal indemnity if they treat a stranger in an emergency in good faith. How sad that, despite receiving years of medical training in Britain at our expense, Christopher Uwagboe was unable to find the compassion to look after a desperate old lady who, like millions of the elderly, had helped pay for that training through her taxes"
[Amanda Platell, Daily Mail, 27 September 2014].


"The numbers of people being diagnosed [with HIV] in the UK are falling. The medication is so successful these days that this now leads to far less transmission, and there is access to PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis) ... So why are the waiting rooms over flowing? Why are the wait times for vital blood tests increasing to unacceptable levels? Why are the wait times to see a HIV specialist doctor massively increasing? Why are the drug home delivery companies so over whelmed patients have to go back into clinics and are not able to access life-saving medication? Because you are right, there is a steady flow of HIV+ immigrants that have directly contributed to this situation which has gone past the point of critical mass"
[Letter from an HIV patient at source].


"A political system that relies on not saying anything even slightly revolutionary ... in fear of not getting re-elected, and an active communist trades union system controlling the labour party who think they own the NHS will prevent anything getting done that needs desperately doing with the health system for the near future"   /   "Why are in denial? Because the NHS is part of the public sector which is free and good. The private sector is expensive and bad. Everyone who votes labour or Green or LibDem knows that"   /   "Trouble is no one will tell our people the bitter truth" 
[comments at source].


"The NHS was founded by socialists as purely an ideological construct, and it indeed survives 'simply because of ideology'.  Socialism is based on lies, and it's true to form in this area. The impression conveyed by NHS champions is that until 1948, when all NHS services came on stream, people had been dying in the streets like stray dogs. In fact, when medical care in the UK went socialist, we had about 400,000 hospital beds. Now, 68 years later, we have 150,000, even though the population has since grown by 14 million, and we have millions of visitors for whom the NHS is indeed free"
[source].


"Nor did outpatients have to wait weeks for GP appointments, which is a norm today - and they were prescribed drugs strictly on therapeutic, rather than financial, bases. Moreover - are you ready for this? - the rich and the poor received the same drugs, which is far from being the case in the supposedly egalitarian NHS, with its postcode approach to healing"
[source].


"The problem with the NHS is that it's a megalomaniac structure sitting on the subsiding, termite-eaten foundation of a defunct ideology"
[source].

 

The Trades Unions


"It was utterly predictable that Ed Miliband would renege on his promise to change the system whereby union members automatically opt in the fund the Labour Party. He now says it won't happen for five years and will apply only to new, not existing members. This, of course, is a man who owes his position to the union block vote and who refuses to publish the inquiry into vote-rigging in Falkirk. The corruption that permeates his party and Mr Miliband's serial failure to keep promises should be noted by anyone tempted to vote for him"
[Simon Heffer, Daily Mail, 07 December 2013].

 

Identity Politics

"European culture has been gutted by Post-Modern 'victim'-obsessed PC indoctrination which has already warped the minds of the young" [comment at: source].

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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