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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]
Opening and Closing Ceremonies
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Olympics 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Quotes and Comments | The Frankfurt School | Programmes of Treason
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Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Raising a Fist
in the Face of God (22 August 2012)
"I've hesitated to write about what I perceived in the London Olympics opening and closing ceremonies. I didn't want to join a chorus of nit-picking just for the sake of it, ... While identifying significant pagan and mythological themes in the ceremonies (as well as subliminal socialist propaganda) I maintained my attitude throughout the Games until I chanced to watch the closing ceremony. ... I reached a point of deep sadness towards the end, watching the blatant self-adulation of so many thousands, proclaiming themselves in song 'rulers of the world' as they saw a blazing phoenix ... mimicking as closely as possible the crucifixion without overplaying this parody of the redemption. ... It was then my spirit was so offended that I felt I did need to write after all..."
London's Marxist Multicultural Olympics (3 August 2012)
I really don't want to sound like a summertime Scrooge, but am I alone in thinking the London Olympics' opening ceremony was an overtly Marxist, puerile, adolescent, racist and deeply shameful representation of Great Britain? For all the boasts of 'inclusivity' and 'diversity' I felt deeply excluded as a non-liberal, non-leftist, native Briton. As it happens, I am not quite alone. 85% of the British population thought it was wonderful, whilst only 15% thought it essentially an orgiastic celebration of politically correct, Big State Socialist, anti-capitalist, anti-white, anti-culture, anti-monarchy, dumbed down, mawkish left-wing propaganda. Only 15% were capable of seeing such obvious political reality! This is a remarkable testament to what decades of subtle liberal/left propaganda can achieve - indeed has achieved..."
"The brilliant Mr Boyle offered a billion or so people a strictly Marxist interpretation of British history. But far from being criticised for taking liberties with £27 million of public money, he has been lauded on the Right ... as much as by the Left. Clever man. Whether more than a very few of the billion people who watched it realised they were being treated to a Marxist take on history, I doubt. More plaudits for Mr Boyle. He offered us a Marxist analysis without most of us realising it!..."
England Calling (1 August 2012)
[EMcD: This article is, in our view, an absolutely superb discussion on the subject, but please accept our apologies for the title of the article (not given here) as that is beyond Bayith's control]
"Prior to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, the last time Britain put on a taxpayer-funded entertainment that was meant to project the country to the world was on 31 January 1999. ... In 1999 the liberal left propaganda concentrated on pretending that Britain's past had nothing of merit at best or was positively and unreservedly shameful at worst, while projecting the politically correct wonders of the joyous and fruitful multicultural and multiracial society they fondly but erroneously imagined Britain was in the process of becoming. By 2012 the politically correct narrative of Britain had changed. ... [They] had realised that there were dangers in ... crudely alienating the native British population at large ... Consequently, they began to develop a new narrative..."
Oscars All Round For A Patriotic Feelgood Fantasy (30 July 2012)
"The show's theme, it was made clear early on ... was to be all about building Jerusalem in this green and pleasant land. Unfortunately, what was then paraded was a succession of stereotypes, all managing to offer - as stereotypes usually do - merely one side of a more complex picture..."
Well, the Left Know What Was Happening (30 July 2012)
"Everyone I've spoken to liked the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, even if they thought parts of it a bit weird. They thought it quirky and humorous. ... These ceremonies are directed at answering questions like 'who are we?' and 'where are we going?' and they have some power in influencing how people think about such issues. And the opening ceremony did present an arc of British history,..."
'Isles of Wonder' Left Me Wondering: What? (30 July 2012)
"London 2012's opening ceremony was entitled 'Isles of Wonder'. Watching it left me to wonder: what on earth was that all about? What did Danny Boyle's five-ring circus and the rave reception say about how these UK isles see ourselves today?...""
The Envy of the World?... (30 July 2012)
"Just spent 45 minutes on BBC Nolan Show debating whether criticism of Olympic opening ceremony is valid..."
Celebrate or Be Forever Cast Out! (30 July 2012)
"The hatred heaped on a Tory MP who criticised the ceremony suggests this New Britain isn't as diverse as we're told. We may be only two years into the 2010s but the Irony of the Decade has occurred. For the past 48 hours we have been told that Danny Boyle's opening ceremony was a brilliant and bonkers celebration of the diversity and disjointedness of modern Britain, a glorification of the 'inclusiveness' and 'freedom' that are the core values of our society. yet it seems we are not so inclusive that we can include in the national story any criticism of Boyle's ceremony itself..."
"I reproduce below an article which I wrote on Saturday. ... It was necessarily brief, so I couldn't resist the temptation to say a little more on the subject of the Olympic opening ceremony..."
Shami (30 July 2012)
"Anyone know why Shami Chakrabarti was carrying the Olympic flag?..."
Nice Olympics Ceremony - Pity Somebody Else Did It (30 July 2012)
"Danny, if you've got an Olympics Opening Ceremony - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen..."
Is This The Scene That Won Labour the Next Election? (30 July 2012)
"The reviews are in, and the near unanimous verdict on Danny Boyle's extraordinary opening ceremony was that it was a hit - and unlike anything else in Olympic history..."
"Labour politicians yesterday hailed the Olympic opening ceremony as a 'socialist' event and 'the best advert for the party for years' - as the row over its political message intensified..."
Olympic Opening Ceremony Hijacked by Far-Left (30 July 2012)
"The shocking details in this article really ought to be headline news around the world, but investigative journalism is not what it used to be..."
"A backbench Labour MP has fuelled a row over political bias in the Olympic opening ceremony by claiming the event was used as a 'Trojan Horse' for socialist values..."
Oh Danny Boyle - Miserable Lefty's Olympic Opening Ceremony (28 July 2012)
"When it comes to blowing vast quantities of other people's money, no-one can beat the statist left. So it was entirely appropriate to entrust the Olympic opening jamboree to the miserable northern socialist Danny Boyle..."
MP Aiden Burley Attacks Multicultural Opening Ceremony (28 July 2012)
"A conservative MP has attacked the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games as 'leftie multicultural c***..."
The Olympic Opening Satire (28 July 2012)
"Until last night I thought Danny Boyle was the respected director of a film about smack-heads. But after seeing the Olympics opening ceremony I now realize 'Danny Boyle' is the nom de guerre of the satirical team of Rod Liddle and James Delingpole. In their capable hands what might have been merely an opportunity to showcase Britain became instead a hilarious example of our national humour. This included pretending that our national life only really began with the Empire Windrush, that our national religion is the NHS and that our leading icons include - and I never thought the boys would get away with this one - Shami Chakrabarti. It was so funny I almost wept at times..."
"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
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:
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,
"There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state:
"Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil;