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On Cultural Marxism and the Failures of Conservatives

I studied multiple degrees at different institutions in Britain from the 1980s and 1990s. Even when I studied computer science one in three of the academics was an open communist. This ratio could be found across every subject I studied. The writings of Mao were given as an introductory study text on a degree in film studies! No history of who Mao was or his genocide was provided.

In the 1980s I was being taught by Communists who had graduated from Birmingham's Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS). The foundational text of Birmingham's CCCS in the 1980s was Gramsci's Prison Notebooks.

This was an avowed Marxist programme (the department was set up by an avowed Communist). This department was foundational in the development of subjects like media studies, women's studies, post-colonial studies etc. Alongside the ramshackle theories from the CCCS French philosophies such as structuralism, post-structuralism, post-modernism (products of May 1968, which Leftists still see as their greatest moment of the past 60 years) provided the "theoretical" basis for the massive growth in these subjects. The principle influence of those French philosophies was felt in Eng Lit departments in the Anglophone world. Thus it was a kind of pincer movement on the humanities from two schools of Leftism. The vague "new disciplines" mostly appealed to the rag-bag of theories offered by the CCCS; traditional "disciplines" (such as Eng Lit) felt the need for "difficult theory" in order to effect the Leftist revolution within their universities. This was a form of intellectual terrorism - bamboozle the old guard with abstruse, nonsensical faddish material from France.

When these courses are teaching students that they must internalise the works of Mao, Gramsci, Althusser, etc. in order to understand and explain cultural production there is no need for the academics to even state that these subjects were Cultural Marxism. But one can indeed find histories of the development of "Cultural Studies" which openly admit that Cultural Marxism was their activity. For example Douglas Kellner's "Cultural Marxism and Cultural Studies".  Kellner is of the Left.

As Bella Dodd said in the 1950s, in the 1930s the Communist Party had planted thousands of infiltrators within the Catholic Church. Something similar has clearly happened with academia. No more than 1 in 10,000 adults in Britain were avowed Communists. Yet one in three of the academics I encountered were Communists! We shouldn't be surprised by this: the Left believes in social engineering, so of course they want to get into positions where they can socially engineer. Their support for transgenderism is key to them proving that society can even engineer biology (the problems thrown up by transgenderism were predicted by feminists back in the 1970s).

With the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union many of these overt Communists simply became "post-modernists" instead. Britain had a magazine called "Marxism Today" which in the 1990s served as the vehicle to transition Communists from espousing Communism to espousing the cultural relativism of post-modernism (the Communist who founded the CCCS was one of the principal writers for Marxism Today during this period). Thus the Communists could dissociate themselves from the terrorism of Trotsky, the genocide of Mao, the economic failures of Communism across Europe. But they didn't reject Communism. They continued with their Leftist agenda, only now subsumed under the contradictory theories of "cultural relativism" and "universal human rights".

Former Trotskyist Peter Hitchens says: the cultural revolution which has transpired surpassed their wildest Trotskyist dreams from the 1960s. But as long ago as 1961 Friedrich Hayek, Ludwig von Mises and James Burnham had all separately said (I paraphrase): Conservatives are slow-motion socialists (the Left pushes the boundaries in the direction in which they want to go, and Conservatives are dragged along in their wake, doing no more than slowing down the adoption of the Leftist agenda). If these prominent thinkers could articulate this so simply so long ago, we shouldn't be surprised where we are 60 years later. I don't even describe myself as "right wing" or "Conservative", but everyone I've met in the last decade who does describe themselves as such was oblivious to the analysis of Hayek, Mises or Burnham.

Most of those on the right have utterly failed to understand what has been going on for over 60 years. Throughout that period Margaret Thatcher was one of the few who clearly did understand. And Britain's "Conservatives" got rid of her at the earliest opportunity (the only leader in modern history to win them three consecutive elections). Thatcher had read Hayek. She understood.

Why Muslims Kill For Islam

The book has now been re-printed and customers all over the world can now buy Mohammed's Koran (the No.1 best-seller banned by Amazon).

 

If you wonder if the book Mohammed's Koran is for you, read the 100s of five-star reviews the book received in its first few months on sale.

Amazon banned the sale of the only book on Islam that proves Islam has been a terrorist ideology since Year 1 of the Islamic calendar.  The book denounces violence and hatred, yet has been described as offensive by Amazon.  Meanwhile Amazon still sell copies of "Mein Kampf" (which advocates gassing Jews) and Amazon still sell books like "The Anarchist Cookbook" which (a bomb-making manual, the possession of which has led to terrorism charges in the UK).  Ebay has even banned the sale of used copies of Mohammed's Koran.  And from day one Google banned adverts for the book (instead the UK government spent a small fortune buying the top advertising slot to push their video begging people not to read the book).  Amazon staff are on record as saying that the order to ban the book came "from above Amazon". The propaganda from the state and the censorship from their tax-avoiding chums confirms the argument of Mohammed's Koran - the elite have knowingly invited this terrorist ideology into the West and they have sided with the terrorist ideology against the victims of terrorism.

With all this censorship you may not have heard of my new book (co-authored with Tommy Robinson). It was published at the end of July 2017.  The book went straight to No.1 on Amazon, and stayed there until the initial print-run of 5000 books sold out a few days later. For most of the following 18 months it was the No.1 best-selling Koran.  Muslims hated this fact.

The British media never reported on the book going straight to No.1.  They only reported on the book once sales of it had been banned.  

`The Koran, Decoded

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Considering that Twitter and Facebook have banned me, YouTube has removed entire channels, and Google deliberately promotes Islam in discussions of Islam and terrorism, it's only right to do my social networking on a site that really seems to stand by the concept of freedom of speech. You can find me at http://gab.ai/pmcl .