“Modify the standards of the in-group”: On Jews and Mass Communications — Part One of Two

“The whole story is transparently barmy.” This is what Guardian journalist Jason Wilson had to say in a 2015 article discussing “conspiracy theories” about Cultural Marxism. Barmy, for the uninitiated, is a British informal adjective with the meanings “mad; crazy; extremely foolish.” . Wilson continues by attempting to explain “the whole story”:

The vogue for the ideas of theorists like Herbert Marcuse and Theodor Adorno in the 1960s counterculture culminated with their acolytes’ occupation of the commanding heights of the most important cultural institutions, from universities to Hollywood studios. There, the conspiracy says, they promoted and even enforced ideas which were intended to destroy traditional Christian values and overthrow free enterprise: feminism, multiculturalism, gay rights and atheism. And this, apparently, is where political correctness came from. I promise you: this is what they really think … The theory of cultural Marxism is also blatantly antisemitic, drawing on the idea of Jews as a fifth column bringing down western civilisation from within, a racist trope that has a longer history than Marxism. (Source)

This is a first-rate essay by Andrew Joyce. In it, Joyce shows how the Cultural Marxist “conspiracy theory” came to be and why it is more than a mere theory. Part Two can be found here. Since Cultural Marxism is a major theme in what many people think about the state of our world today, Joyce’s essay is well-worth reading whatever your opinion on the matter now is. ABN

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