By all rights, I should be a Democrat. I'm Hispanic and grew up poor in the 50's in the mean streets of Spanish Harlem. The films and television entertainment shows at that time had predominantly white stars till the 1960's. My life had nothing in common with those on the screens and I have never been wealthy nor will I ever be yet I have never envied those who are.
The reason why I have always been politically on the right is that I was fortunate to have a very religious mother and I never went to public school, thus I have never been brainwashed.
The totally insane reactions to Donald trump's election by the progressive left is proof that their brains have been wired to behave against traditional Judeo-Christian values. If it sometimes seems as if the whole world has been turned upside down and common sense has been thrown out the window, well, it has and we can trace this disastrous progressive movement to the 1940's and Nazi Germany.
What has been called 'cultural Marxism' emanated from a philosophical, social theory from Nazi dissidents of the Frankfurt School. I prefer to call it brainwashing. In a nutshell, these dissidents who were actually Marxists believed that social change and revolution could be achieved by pitting the have-nots against the haves. They came from the evil of Nazi Germany to the paradise of Southern California and proceeded to destroy it and they succeeded with the help of two illustrious Americans- Edward R. Murrow and Dr. Spock.
The renowned newsman Murrow was instrumental in bringing these Marxists into the country and into the hallowed halls of academia through his connection with the Institute of International Education. As he was the assistant secretary of the Emergency committee to aid Displaced Scholars, he allowed the Frankfurt School advocates to gain entry to Ivy League institutions like Columbia University. Only Sen. Joe McCarthy recognized the danger of these infiltrators but he was dismissed and condemned by a mainstream media already brainwashed by these evil geniuses.
One of the many Marxist credos of the Frankfurt School involved the rejection of parental authority and the reshaping of children. A socialist student, Benjamin Spock, would eventually go on to influence a generation of parents with his book, A Common Sense of Baby and Child Care which launched the self esteem movement.
Did you ever wonder where the idea of giving awards and trophies for just showing up originated and why whiny millenials turned out the way they did? The shame factor disappeared from entitlement programs that boosted the self esteem of those on the dole by substituting EBT cards for food stamp checks. When I was raising our six kids on one paycheck, I signed up for food stamps but never re-registered because I loathed shopping with them and would have preferred the old distribution of basic food commodities program.
Why was that program eliminated? While we weren't on welfare, my neighbors were and would give us the food distributed by the program; flour, rice, peanut butter, canned meat, cheese food, margarine, and more to sustain any family. A recent survey showed that food stamp users were buying soda and junk food with their EBT cards so really how much healthier are the poor now?
I knew nothing about this Frankfurt School's insidious plot and much of this column is repeating what I read in the late, great Andrew Breitart's book, Righteous Indignation. He describes Herbert Marcuse as the Founder of the New Left, who, "longed for the moment 'when the spiritual strength of the West fails and its joints crack, when the moribund semblance of culture caves in and drags all forces into confusion and lets them suffocate in madness."
The central idea of Cultural Marxism is to soften up and prepare "Western Civilization for economic Marxism after a gradual, relentless, sustained attack on every institution of Western culture, including schools, literature, art, film, the Judeo-Christian religious tradition, the family, sexual mores, etc. The attacks are usually framed in Marxist terms as a class struggle between oppressors and oppressed; the members of the latter class allegedly include women, minorities, homosexuals, and adherents of non-Western religions such as Islam."
This is the greatest country in the world and yet it is always bombarded by multicultural anarchists from failed nations protesting our constitution which allows such opposition. Those brainwashed liberal anti-Trump celebrities who are protesting the presidential choice by over 61,900,651 Americans, should be concerned about the impact on their careers when these voters refuse to pay for their films, concerts, Cds and books. Ironically and stupidly they are blacklisting those entertainers they disagree with and have become the 21st Century McCarthyites. McCarthy, however, was never guilty of blacklisting anyone. It was the Hollywood studios that did the deed not the government.
How to explain why so many liberals have fallen into the flim flam trap of Marxism? For that we need to credit Saul Alinsky, the man who completed the mission of the Frankfurt School and did it brilliantly. Hillary Clinton so admired him, she wrote her senior thesis on her hero and mentor. Alinsky was a diehard Marxist but also a pragmatist who realized that the road to revolution was through crisis and community organizing. These community organizers like Barack Obama would stir up discontent on the grass roots level while pretending to embrace our Bill of Rights.
Why are the hallowed halls of the Ivy League institutions offering worthless degrees designed to keep graduates from obtaining economic independence and thus remain perpetually immature students? Because that was the whole plan, wasn't it? Take the young brains and promise them the world without them having to work hard for anything. Make them feel that everything is a right that others have to pay for. Fight against the status quo of a good work ethic to achieve success. #Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and other protest organizations were perfect examples of blind subservience to Marxist dogma and ignorance of reality.
Watching the protests of President Trump during his inaugurations was heartbreaking in that on display were so many Americans completely lobotomized by a corrupt mainstream media which has fueled them with lies and disinformation. Calling Donald Trump Hitler and repeating the false charges of racism against him is completely following Alinsky's Rules For Radicals modus operandi.
It is worth noting that Alinsky dedicated his book to acknowledge the first successful radical --- Lucifer. It is also worth noting that in his inauguration Speech, President Trump said, "And most importantly, we will be protected by G0D."
Here's hoping that the light of truth will once again shine and break through the fog clouding the minds of those trapped by the enemies of our nation. MAGA.