In my previous posts, you may have noticed that I’ve thrown around the term “cultural marxist.” You’ll also see the term employed quite frequently if you spend enough time browsing the traditional conservative/paleoconservative and white nationalist blogosphere.
Wikipedia (yes, I know, not the most reliable source. But sadly, the term is not covered by mainstream dictionaries or academic sources) defines cultural marxism in the following way:
Cultural Marxism argues that what appear as traditional cultural phenomena intrinsic to Western society, for instance the drive for individual acquisition associated with capitalism, nationalism, the nuclear family, gender roles, race and other forms of cultural identity; are historically recent developments that help to justify and maintain hierarchy.
Despite this official definition, I figured that I should elaborate more on what I mean when I use the term. Classical marxism believed that all of human history could be viewed through the lens of class struggle. The two classes involved in this struggle were the oppressed, working class proletariat on the one hand, and the privileged, oppressive bourgeoisie on the other. All cultural marxism does is substitute various racial, ethnic, cultural, and lifestyle categories for class. Really, that’s it.
Feminists view history as a struggle between oppressive men (ie. the patriarchy) and powerless women. Anti-racists look at history as a struggle between white supremacy and marginalized “people of color.” Gays look at history as the struggle of homosexuality against “heteronormativity.” So in a nutshell, cultural marxism replaces the proletariat with other marginalized identities that they seek to champion.
However, I feel that this description does not do justice to this troubling phenomenon. Therefore, I have decided to compile a helpful list that will allow readers to identity a cultural marxist on the spot.
1. An obsession with “privilege.” When the average person thinks of “privilege,” they conceive of it in socioeconomic terms. From this standpoint, a person who is raised in an upper middle class or rich family, enjoys opportunities to travel and attend a good college, and lives in a comfortable neighborhood is privileged. But in the eyes of cultural marxists, merely belonging to a designated dominant identity constitutes “privilege.” If you’re white, you’re privileged. If you’re male, you’re privileged. If you’re straight, you’re privileged. Trannies have since gotten in on the act, and have come up with “cisgender privilege” (cisgender referring to normal, non-transgender people). Yup, if you were born a man and would naturally prefer to keep your dick, that renders you a member of a hegemonic oppressor class. There’s also “able-bodied privilege.” Heck, even “fat acceptance” advocates (who are, interestingly enough, mostly female feminists) have decided to join the party. There are whole blogs now dedicated to slaying the monster of “thin privilege.” Curiously enough, class is often absent from these discussions.
2. Various other buzzwords and phrases: “hegemonic masculinity,” “cisgender,” “institutionalized racism,” “rape culture,” “white supremacy,” “perpetual foreigner syndrome,” “normalization,” “people of color,” “a human being is not illegal,” “heteronormative,” “interesctionality,” “microaggressions,” etc.
Essentially, words that convey the oppressed status of designated victim groups, and ensure that majority/dominant groups are not “normalized” are preferred by the cultural marxist.
If you spot any of these buzzwords, you’ve got a cultural commie!
3. They subscribe to one vital rule: The victim is always right. No matter what. If there is ever a dispute between a man and a woman, the woman is right. Non-whites have the moral high ground over white people. Essentially, oppressed classes have a monopoly on truth and morality. Since they are subjected to unrelenting discrimination and must learn about oppressor groups in order to survive, they have more perspective and insight on life. Members of privileged classes, on the other hand, are so blinded by their privilege and oblivious to marginalized identities that they’re completely delusional, and can only remedy their ignorance by “listening” (ie. shutting up and agreeing with everything they say) to members of oppressed classes.
4. Very little interest in original marxism. That’s right, cultural marxists, and the Western left in general, seem to have all but abandoned the struggle for economic justice. In fact, whenever a member of any given “privileged” class points out that they aren’t exactly privileged on account of growing up poor or economically disadvantaged, a common retort is that they “still benefit from privilege” simply because they don’t have to deal with the various headaches, real or imagined, that oppressed identities have to contend with. They care more about “microaggressions” against black celebrities than they do about white Joe in the heartland being able to find a job.
This is merely a brief overview, as it would take several posts to demonstrate the ways in which the cultural left operates.
But I hope this provides readers with the tools necessary to spot one of these insufferable specimens.