Excerpts from Cultural Marxism, by Linda Kimball: http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/02/cultural_marxism.html "In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated (traditional) family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow, Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. All of this was accompanied by a reign of cultural terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters."
"Hungary's youth, having been fed a steady diet of values-neutral (atheism) and radical sex education while simultaneously encouraged to rebel against all authority, easily turned into delinquents ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths."
"Gramsci's prescription and Lukacs' plans were the precursor to what Cultural Marxism in the guise of SIECUS, GSLEN, and the ACLU--acting as judicially-powered enforcers--later brought into American schools."
Marxist, communist, and fascist have devolved into emotion-laden epitaphs brandished by people whose understanding of their meaning is so lacking as to be on a par with "scum bag."
We are told that the Wall Street occupiers are Marxists, Obama is a Marxist, and the Left are Marxists but orthodox Christians and the Tea Party are fascists.
It is as though there are species of humans known as Marxists and Fascists.
So just what is Fascism and Marxist Communism and its contemporary version, Cultural Marxism?
At the deepest, most important level of all, Fascism and Marxism are really about the human condition after the Fall and the causes of evil and suffering.
From the moment that Adam and Eve were ushered out of paradise, men began complaining: "Why must we die? Why must there be decay? Why must we work? Why does he have (fill in the blanks) but I do not? That's unfair! Why can't we do and have whatever we desire? If it feels good (libinous impulses) then why shouldn't we do it? Why must there be authority, rules, norms, absolutes, and consequences? Why does it have to be this way? Why can't it be another way?"
And finally: Who or what is the cause of our suffering?
Karl Marx, the author of the Communist Manifesto provides the answer:
"Our war is against God and the world created by Him. In his poem, "The Pale Maiden" he admits that he has willfully opted for Hell:
"Thus heaven I've forfeited; I know it full well; My soul, once true to God; Is chosen for hell." (Progressive Satanic Revolt: From Nothingness to Worship of Satan, http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kimball/110503 )
It is when the terrible-willed and their followers--most generally pleasure-seeking hedonists, become possessive of the things of this world and resentful of the "way things are" that they will rebel against God the Father and try to create a separate paradise (Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah, worker's paradise) here on earth.
With his keen insight JRR Tolkien understood this, and in the preface to the Silmarillion, the all-important creation account that sets the stage for the subsequent Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tolkien said of the rebel leaders:
"(they) will rebel against the laws of the Creator---especially against mortality." Possessiveness toward the things of this world alone or together with hatred of death and decay "will lead to the desire for Power, for making the will more quickly effective,--and so to the Machine (magic)." Tolkien defines magic as the use of systems designed for the unmaking of the world as it is and as the abuse of God-given talents fueled by the "corrupted motive of dominating: bull-dozing the real world, or coercing other wills."
When pride, wrath, lust and envy inflate to monstrous proportions within the terrible-willed it is then that they declare the death of God, declare their own godhood and use their corrupted talents and inherent powers to invent godless paradises for themselves and for pleasure-seeking hedonists. For Marx it was Marxist Communism---the workers paradise. With Hitler it was National Socialism---an Aryan kingdom on earth.
Like Tolkien, historian Herbert Schlossberg also knew that men were once again rebelling against God the Father and the "way things are":
"Exalting mankind to the status of deity...dates from the farthest reaches of antiquity, but its development into an ideology embracing the masses is a characteristic of modernity." (Herbert Schlossberg, cited in The Seduction of Christianity, Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon)
Another who understood was Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn described the terrible-willed god-men as the masters of the world who, bearing no evil within themselves, have declared that all the evils of the world are caused not by man's fallen human condition but by external causes--- unjust, unfair systems.
In his book, "Cry Havoc: The Great American Bring-Down and How it Happened," Ralph de Toledano identifies the unfair, unjust systems:
"the morality that derives from the Old and New Testaments, the traditional family, the respect for the past as a guide to the future, the restraint of man's baser instincts, and a socio-political organization which guaranteed freedom without license. Of these obstacles, the two greatest were God and the family." (p. 26)
Solzhenitsyn summarized the whole meaning of Fascism and Cultural Marxism when he described its two main causes as rebellion against God quickly followed by apostasy and the denial of man's fallen condition, or as Solzhenitsyn put it, when men comfortably "forget" that evil cuts right through the hearts of all men, none excluded.
Fascism and Cultural Marxism are spiritual diseases whose only cure is spiritual regeneration.