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>Cultural Marxism: The Corruption of America  - Nelson Hultberg - AFR.org
Yep. Fair enough. Not clear. By suggesting that the two 'Cultural Marxists' posited that Judaeo-christian religion had instilled the evil values of individualism, personal industry, family solidarity, monogamy, private property, patriotism and belief in a Creator God, he is necessarily stating the opposite...that all those things are true and good. Actually of that list, only belief in monogamy, family and a creator God could really be associated with Judaeo-christian thought and they share those values with Islam so not really that unique at all.

In truth that list represents 20th Century American values so let's not rewrite history and give it some kind of ancient spiritual basis. Individualism, patriotism, personal industry and private property were values invented to make people work harder and have absolutely nothing to do with religious values.

I also take exception to the term 'militant secularism'. Militant? Really. Are they the ones firebombing abortion clinics? Standing outside military funerals with 'God hates Fags' sign up? Was it not the case that Benjamin Franklin was an ardent secularist who vehemently opposed state sponsored religion? Wasn't he a founding father too? Europeans manage to defend freedom and tolerance whilst remaining passionately secular. America used to as well in the early days of the republic. What happened?

I also object to the idea that the beliefs of a large proportion of us are down to a conspiracy cooked up by two guys Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukacs that I've never even heard before. I have my own mind thank you. The marxist threat to the US isn't cultural. It's in Washington. Your entire financial system is effectively nationalised!

As for the "Camelot of Freedom in America from 1776 to 1913"? Tell that to the african-americans that were still living under apartheid in the southern states of the US as recently as the 1960s. This whole lazy article is an attempt to paint the world as a simplistic black and white battle between two ideologies. Reality is a lot more complex and infinitely more entertaining.


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Beginning of the headline :"The United States has undergone a cultural, moral and religious revolution. A militant secularism has arisen in this country. It has always had a hold on the intellectual and academic elites, but in the 1960s it captured the young in the universities and the colleges. "This is the basis of the great cultural war we're undergoing.... We are two countries now. We are two countries morally, culturally, socially, and theologically. Cultural wars do not lend themselves to peaceful co-e... Read More
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