“I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution,” said Lukacs. “A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.”
As deputy commissar for culture in [Hungarian revolutionary leader] Bela Kun’s regime, Lukacs put his self-described “demonic” ideas into action in what came to be known as “cultural terrorism.”
As part of this terrorism he instituted a radical sex education program in Hungarian schools. Children were instructed in free love, sexual intercourse, the archaic nature of middle-class family codes, the outdatedness of monogamy, and the irrelevance of religion, which deprives man of all pleasures. Women, too, were called to rebel against the sexual mores of the time. Lukacs’ purpose in promoting licentiousness among women and children was to destroy the family, the core institution of Christianity and Western culture.
Five decades after Lukacs fled Hungary, his ideas would be embraced by baby boomers in the “sexual revolution.”
Antonio Gramsci, early 20th century Italian Communist/Socialist philosopher.
Rather than seize power first and impose a cultural revolution from above, Gramsci argued, Marxists in the West must first change the culture; then power would fall into their laps like ripened fruit. But to change the culture would require a “long march through the institutions” – the arts, cinema, theater, schools, colleges, seminaries, newspapers, magazines, and the new electronic medium, radio. One by one, each had to be captured and converted and politicized into an agency of revolution. Then the people could be slowly educated to understand and even welcome the revolution.
–The Snapping of the American Mind: Healing a Nation Broken by a Lawless Government and Godless Culture (Kupelian, David)
Sen. Pat Moynihan took Pandaemonium as the title of his 1993 book on the ethnic conflict he saw coming.
Moynihan feared a coming dystopia where nations would break apart in tribal hatreds inexplicable to the modern mind. He was not wrong.
Separated by race in the 1950s, there was, as I wrote in State of Emergency, a definable American nationality: In 1960, 18 million black Americans, 10 percent of the nation, were not fully integrated into society, but they had been assimilated into our culture. They worshipped the same God, spoke the same language, had endured the same depression and war, watched the same TV shows on the same four channels, laughed at the same comedians, went to the same movies, ate the same foods, read the same newspapers, and went to schools where, even when segregated, we learned the same history and literature and shared the same holidays: Christmas, New Year’s, Washington’s Birthday, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day.
Segregation existed, but black folks were as American as apple pie, having lived in this land longer than almost every other group save the Native Americans. That cultural unity, that sense we were one people, is gone.
Truly, America faces an existential crisis. Are the racial, political, social, and cultural forces pulling us apart overwhelming the forces holding us together? It is the belief of the author and premise of this book that America is indeed coming apart, decomposing, and that the likelihood of her survival as one nation through midcentury is improbable—and impossible if America continues on her current course. For we are on a path to national suicide.
==Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideology, and Greed Are Tearing America Apart (Buchanan, Patrick J.)
All Empires fall, the American Empire will not be an exception; there are none. You determine when Imperial Hubris reached such extremes that it guaranteed this nation’s collapse, but first research the truth, for the truth will not only, perhaps, make you free, at least mentally, it will also make you physically sick.
The creation of the false history of major American events, of almost all of our nation’s stated international goals and even most of our domestic policies over the past 100 years contain little to no truths; they are nothing but the memes, myths and total fabrications by the ruling power and intellectual elites used to support their self-serving interests.
Any nation who becomes the victim of American military or economic intervention has been the recipient of imperial and corporate interests first, second and third and will suffer from the bloodshed, chaos and loss of independence that accompanies our national beneficence.
To be an unquestioning patriot as other nations and civilizations are eviscerated, like Libya and so many, many others before and those yet to come is to share in the responsibility for the death and destruction sown, as well as the death of our sons and daughters who believed the lies of the goodness of American elites intents.
Be a patriot to the goals and the morality of our founders, at least in their words, for their actual actions even then belied those words and hid their true beliefs. What we think we know, even of our founders, of Lincoln, of FDR and Pearl Harbor and certainly almost everything presented as fact and justification for unconstitutional actions by this administration, as well of those of the past 25 years is not the truth.
What we believe in are the myths and propaganda of each generation’s ruling elites, delivered to us all by every available means, but most pronounced through the captured educational system; a system designed and perpetrated by the likes of the founder of the American Fabians, John Dewey and whose true belief systems were birthed not just with Marx, but with Adam Weishaupt and the founding of the Bavarian Illuminati on May 1, 1776.
WHO STOLE OUR CULTURE?
Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. Just 50 years ago, in the 1950s, America was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even blue-collar fathers brought home middle-class incomes, so moms could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values.
Where did it all go? How did that America become the sleazy, decadent place we live in today – so different that those who grew up prior to the ’60s feel like it’s a foreign country? Did it just “happen”?
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