Phrase ‘cultural Marxism’ only antisemitic if you research it, Tories confirm

Theresa May saying: "Please don't research any loaded phrases we use". The tabloids replying: "Okay."
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On 26 March, Tory MP Suella Braverman said:

As Conservatives, we are engaged in a battle against cultural Marxism.

The phrase ‘cultural Marxism’ is historically a conspiracy theory that Western culture is being undermined by sinister Jewish academics. It was also used by the far-right mass-murderer Anders Breivik.

Although that sounds quite bad, the Tory party has assured its friends in the right-wing media that it only becomes clear it’s antisemitic if you do a cursory Google search.

Let’s not do that

To be fair to the British tabloids, it’s not like they spent the past few years trying to determine what is or isn’t antisemitic. I mean – they have spent a lot of time claiming there’s an awful lot of it in the Labour Party – but the time they spent doing that prevented them researching what it actually is.

As one senior source from the Daily Mail Group philosophised on Twitter:

If a member of the governing party repeats an antisemitic trope but the tabloids don’t lose their shit, does it even make a sound?

Read on...

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The Board of Deputies of British Jews seems to think so, but obviously it hasn’t got the memo yet:

The Tory Party isn’t bigoted, you see, and any appearance to the contrary is just a misunderstanding:


If you yourself are confused about what is or isn’t xenophobic, please consult the Daily Mail. Its co-founder was friends with Adolf Hitler, so it’s always had a pretty good grasp of the matter.

Featured image via Flickr – Ashley Coates

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    1. The history of the origins of Cultural Marxism is known. It’s interim purposes are understood (the destruction of all that binds societies, race, family, religion, nation). It’s takeover of the intitutions of western academia is well understood by those who want to know.
      It is non-economic Marxism, and like the original Soviet kind is designed to hijack the ethical sensibilities of ordinary people while delivering a monopoly of power (and wealth) to the core money-issuing cognitive elite who will have taken over running of the state under cover of the said ‘Cultural Marxism’.
      The elite at the top are not all Jews but they use brilliant Jews as a partner in their globalist project with the added bonus that they can throw ordinary dopey Jews (who have acted as human shields for these people for centuries, maybe more) under the bus when their victims have had enough of their rackets. This is the template that has been in play for the past 3,400 years according to many Russian thinkers.

      1. thereisagod….your comment is a dollop of right wing poo. more ‘red’ herrings from the far right, who are terrified their total grip on power and finances is under fire from a political ideology that was essentially a redistribution of wealth. That revolution occurred over a century ago and is no longer relevant, but is still used as propaganda to bash the present day left.
        Any sane well read person knows you are just perpetrating old lies to discredit the left, whilst making excuses for our current government who are clearly defined fascists who will stoop to any lengths to keep their grip on power, including using race as a divisive tool

    2. Here’s the rationalwiki’s take on the origins……rather different to the fake version presented by Thereisagod’s comment.

      ‘Cultural Marxism generally refers to one of two things:

      First — extremely rarely — “cultural Marxism” (lower C, upper M) refers to an obscure critique of popular culture by the Frankfurt School, framing culture as being imposed by a capitalist culture industry and consumed passively by the masses.
      Second — in common usage in the wild — “Cultural Marxism” (both uppercase) is a common snarl word used to paint anyone with progressive tendencies as a secret Communist. The term alludes to a conspiracy theory in which sinister left-wingers have infiltrated media, academia, and science and are engaged in a decades-long plot to undermine Western culture. Some variants of the conspiracy allege that basically all of modern social liberalism is, in fact, a Communist front group.
      This conspiracy theory hinges on the idea that the Frankfurt School wasn’t just an arcane strain of academic criticism.[note 1] Instead, the Frankfurt School was behind an ongoing Marxist plot to destroy the capitalist West from within, spreading its tentacles throughout academia and indoctrinating students to hate patriotism & freedom. Thus, rock’n’roll, Sixties counterculture, the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement, homosexuality,[1] modern feminism, and in general all the “decay” in the West since the 1950s are allegedly products of the Frankfurt school.[2] It’s also the work of the Jews.[3][4]

      The conspiracist usage originated in Nazi Germany, where Kulturbolschewismus (“Cultural Bolshevism”) was used to abuse political opponents. In particular, Jews purportedly were secretly orchestrating the spread of Communism (Jewish BolshevismWikipedia’s W.svg) as well as promoting sexual & gender permissiveness (“sexual Bolshevism”).[5]’

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