The Challenge of Marxism

Posted by freedomforall 4 weeks ago to Philosophy
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For a generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, most Americans and Europeans regarded Marxism as an enemy that had been defeated once and for all. But they were wrong. A mere 30 years later, Marxism is back, and making an astonishingly successful bid to seize control of the most important American media companies, universities and schools, major corporations and philanthropic organizations, and even the courts, the government bureaucracy, and some churches. As American cities succumb to rioting, arson, and looting, it appears as though the liberal custodians of many of these institutions—from the New York Times to Princeton University—have despaired of regaining control of them, and are instead adopting a policy of accommodation. That is, they are attempting to appease their Marxist employees by giving in to some of their demands in the hope of not being swept away entirely.

We don’t know what will happen for certain. But based on the experience of recent years, we can venture a pretty good guess. Institutional liberalism lacks the resources to contend with this threat. Liberalism is being expelled from its former strongholds, and the hegemony of liberal ideas, as we have known it since the 1960s, will end. Anti-Marxist liberals are about to find themselves in much the same situation that has characterized conservatives, nationalists, and Christians for some time now: They are about to find themselves in the opposition.

This means that some brave liberals will soon be waging war on the very institutions they so recently controlled. They will try to build up alternative educational and media platforms in the shadow of the prestigious, wealthy, powerful institutions they have lost. Meanwhile, others will continue to work in the mainstream media, universities, tech companies, philanthropies, and government bureaucracy, learning to keep their liberalism to themselves and to let their colleagues believe that they too are Marxists—just as many conservatives learned long ago how to keep their conservatism to themselves and let their colleagues believe they are liberals.

This is the new reality that is emerging. There is blood in the water and the new Marxists will not rest content with their recent victories. In America, they will press their advantage and try to seize the Democratic Party. They will seek to reduce the Republican Party to a weak imitation of their own new ideology, or to ban it outright as a racist organization. And in other democratic countries, they will attempt to imitate their successes in America. No free nation will be spared this trial. So let us not avert our eyes and tell ourselves that this curse isn’t coming for us. Because it is coming for us.
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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 4 weeks ago
    It seems that somehow we need to make facts , logic and reality valuable and keep them from the fools. Make them feel like they are oppressed for not having access to knowledge and reason.
    Turn sanity into a rare commodity that everyone would desire because it creates happiness for the enlightened. Maybe just give all the liberal idiots Gates vaccines. WHO Knows.
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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 3 weeks, 5 days ago
    I cannot understand the mentality that keeps pushing Marxist (Communism) when it has never been successful anywhere! Isn't that the definition of insanity?
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    I wonder if we could train those Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to EAT Marxist...maybe we could borrow a few from Jurassic Park?

    I know, it's sick and scary but I just had to make fun of it...otherwise I might go berserk!
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