We are all still children of the Frankfurt School
Re: “The annihilation of Western civilisation”, May 22.
JC Wilcox asks “Where are the voices reasoning in favour of this destruction of Western civilisation?” The short answer is, everywhere – factions within government, universities, a plethora of pressure groups, and the media. The reasoning behind the New Left, the New World Order, cultural Marxism and political correctness stems from the Frankfurt School, founded in 1924 at the University of Frankfurt by a group of Marxist-Leninists to engineer a long-term, global, cultural Marxist revolution. The aim is to bring Western society to such a “state of hopelessness and alienation” that it breaks down. Its past proponents have included some big names – Herbert Marcuse (his concept of “repressive toleration”), Erich Fromm, Theodor Adorno (“The Authoritarian Personality”), Jurgen Habermas and Bertrand Russell (“The Impact of Science on Society”).
The Frankfurt School was disbanded in 1953 but continues as a global network. Its main targets are the Judaeo-Christian legacy of civilisation, the individual nation state, and “family” as the basis of society. It drew up an 11-point list of principal recommendations:
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.
Does any of this resonate? Wilcox’s “baying mobs” that seek to destroy Trump, Le Pen, Wilders, Brexit? The migrant catastrophe in Western Europe? The worldwide attempts to control media and classify criticism as “hate speech”? So-called “safe spaces” in universities where students are insulated against alternative opinions? Here is a quote from Bertrand Russell on education: “The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakeable conviction that snow is black.”
Now consider what’s happening in British schools where children as young as three are being indoctrinated on notions of “gender identity”.
I will leave the last word to Willi Munzenberg, one of the founders of the Frankfurt School: “We will make the West so corrupt that it stinks.” And they are doing so.