Last year, the country was treated to nationwide ‘protests’ at various universities, including Missouri U where one of the professors, Melissa Click, was caught on tape encouraging violence against a student reporter. Students made irrational leftist demands and apparently the university is on their way to fulfilling at least some of them.
MIzzou – Missouri University – has lost 20% of their enrollment since their far-left students ‘protested’ in favor of their bigoted leftist agenda. At least in the 1960s people knew these ‘protests’ were communist and socialist movements in need of squelching. That’s not true any longer. Now they give in to them.The University hired a chief diversity officer and is mandating students complete diversity intensive classes before they can graduate.
Students in the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences will have to complete three credit hours of “diversity intensive” courses which will focus on “understanding differing social groups” and “will explore at least one form of social inequality, broadly defined.”
It will build on “decades of student activism and the work of previous diversity committees.”
The diversity officer, a Kevin McDonald is starting with an exorbitant salary of $235,000.
The demand for Mizzou to add multicultural classes began in 1969. The university is trying to pretend the classes have nothing to do with the nasty, aggressive ‘protests’.
Incoming students will also have to participate in a “Diversity@Mizzou” workshop to indoctrinate them in the leftist view of cultural and racial diversity.
At the first session in January, students dressed up as a geisha or a taco and were told that pursuing inclusivity should take precedence over freedom of speech. Over our First Amendment!
This is a form of political correctness and cultural Marxism, and students at Mizzou are now being indoctrinated. They aren’t being shown different opinions such as we are one country and Americans are not hyphenated, they’re simply Americans.
This is the United States, not the multicultural states where everyone goes off into their own ghetto and never assimilates.
This is an ideological movement which is aimed at imposing uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans, it is totalitarian in nature, and its roots lie in Marxism which sees culture as class struggle.
Marxist revolutions are intended to put the oppressed workers at the top of the power structure but they didn’t or couldn’t. It didn’t work but the Marxists just blame the ruling class for the failures.
The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukacs believed that cultural hegemony is the path to class dominance. The new ‘Communist man’ has to be created by a cultural revolution before a political revolution is possible, which is why intellectual leftists entered the fields of education and the media.
Lukacs also believed the existing culture must be destroyed for the new culture to emerge.
This thinking came out of the Frankfurt University in the 1920s. The Frankfurt School’s studies combined Marxist analysis with Freudian psychoanalysis to form the basis of what became known as “Critical Theory.”
Critical Theory is criticism meant to destroy the main components of Western culture to include Christianity, capitalism, authority, the family, patriarchy, hierarchy, morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism, convention and conservatism.
Once gone, communism can replace it. We saw these theories taking hold in the 1960s with the Vietnam War revolutionaries, the feminists who are merely leftists and the black revolutions. Blacks were to be the proletariat in the coming revolution.
Herbert Marcuse may be the most important member of the Frankfurt School in terms of the origins of Political Correctness, because he was the critical link to the counterculture of the 1960s. His objective was clear: “One can rightfully speak of a cultural revolution, since the protest is directed toward the whole cultural establishment, including morality of existing society.”
When addressing the general public, contemporary advocates of Political Correctness – or Cultural Marxism, as it might just as easily be called – present their beliefs with appealing simplicity as merely a commitment to being “sensitive” to other people and embracing values such as “tolerance” and “diversity.”
That is not the truth. Political Correctness is meant to weaponize culture to enforce the new morality and the new norms, while stigmatizing those who dissent. Political Correctness is meant to stifle free speech and objective intellectual inquiry.
Sheriff Clarke said not much learning is going on in the colleges, and this isn’t a protest, it’s an insurrection. The only discrimination people should be concerned about are the programs that are discriminating against whites and Asians so they can admit less-qualified blacks. These are taxpayer-funded schools and taxpayers should rise up.
We are letting a small number of unreasonable, illogical leftists control us.
Make no mistake, this is a Marxist movement and it’s taking hold. We can’t be afraid to say it.
Some background information: