Day By Day by The Great Chris Muir

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Elusive Wapiti Classic #1,Part 1, - Destuction of the Family - Feminism and Communism

The next two posts are in conjunction with the April 25, 2011 post:
Communism Through The Institutions
Great video of former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov

Part 2 is below this post for a more traditional/readable continuation.

Original here: LINK

Feminism Destroys Family and Society--Intentionally

"Most Americans do not realize that they, through their institutions, are being led by social revolutionaries who think in terms of the continuing destruction of the existing social order in order to create a new one"

In previous installments, I've discussed how feminism devalues women, causes them to be sexually precocious, and leads to cultural hara kiri. Today, I'll discuss how feminism, purposefully and with full awareness, aims to destroy the religious- and family-based principles upon which our country and civilization is based, and replace it with its totalitarian matriarchal utopia. As this post is very long, I'll post it in two sections.

Some time ago, reader pjanus gently rebuffed me for my naivete in thinking that feminists are simply misguided but well-meaning liberals who know not what they do. Well, I've done some more thinking and research on the subject, and I concur with him in that, while some feminists, in their zeal for so-called "women's rights", fail to appreciate the long-term effects of what they do, the remainder doggedly and intentionally pursue an agenda that is aimed at nothing less than the subsumption of Western and Christian culture.

I will attempt to explain what I found in as brief a manner as possible. Because it is instructive to know where something came from to know where its going, this post will contain a short history lesson that explains the ideological roots of feminism. In this task, I ask for your grace...this is ground well-tilled by those far more talented than I, I am not a "women's studies" major, and I lack the space to delve into these subjects with any considerable depth. But I will proceed nonetheless, and see where it leads. Let's go, shall we?

The Age of Reason

I start my very brief history with the Enlightenment, when man began to reject priestcraft and the theocratic State and used science and his powers of reason to define the world. One primary feature of this event is the decoupling of culture and morality from external sources such as religion. Man began the process of turning inward and located his compass there, rather than on an Almighty Being, a process probably best exemplified by the rise of the Transcedentalists and the Unitarians in the 1700s and 1800s and the incorporation of their theories into the philosophies of Hegel, Kant, and Marx[4]. As Dreher recently observed, this turn was doomed to fail as we only now are beginning to fully understand.

This use of humanist reasoning, uninformed by theology, came to a crescendo in Germany in the late 1800s and early 1900s. We all know what nightmares came of that, both there and elsewhere (such as the USA and USSR).

The Godfather: Karl Marx

Karl Marx thought it all up. His unified, single-factor economic theory of history divides peoples into two classes, sorted by ownership of the means of production. Put short, he dreamt up modern class warfare, in which certain classes of people--in his case, the workers--are a priori good, and others such as the bourgeoisie and capital owners, are evil. His theory of economic organization dictates expropriation from the haves to the have-nots, according to their politically determined need. Marx critiqued society through an economic lens, and he had an intense hatred for Western civilization itself, querying in 1919, "who will save us from Western Civilization?".[1] He also viewed the family as an instrument of oppression, particularly for the wife who is under the thumb of an oppressive patriarchal male, and advocated for its abolishment in favor of the family of the State.[2] As one can see, HRC wasn't the first person to think that raising children "took a village".

Critical Theory and the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research (ISR)

After the Bolshevik revolution of 1917, it became clear that economic Marxism was not yielding the worker's utopia that Marx envisioned. Thus a group of Marxists got together and created the ISR--the first modern-day 'think tank'--in 1923, in Frankfurt, Germany.

The ISR's purpose was and is to translate Marxism from economic into social terms, and enable Marxism to be fully realized. The key tool with which to do this was called "critical theory", at term which sounds vaguely academic at first blush. In fact, the theory behind "critical theory" is just to criticize. Relentlessly criticize, relentlessly "deconstruct", and relentlessly discredit social institutions and mores at every opportunity. With one's criticism, the aim is to undermine the prevailing order with the most descructive criticism possible without offering an alternative, and the ISR was hard at work doing just that when the NASDP came to power in 1933. In this staunchly anti-Marxist and anti-Semitic environment, the Frankfurt School fled to Columbia University, various positions in the US government, and in Hollywood, where they promptly begain to apply critical theory to American culture. The Frankfurt school would not return to Germany until after the War.

End of Section 1.

Tomorrow: Gramsci takes the stick from Marx and runs with it...



Elusive Wapiti said...

Hey thanks for the link, Conan!

The LP 999/Linda said...

Excellent piece guys. I will link to this tomorrow on the LP.