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The New Cultural Marxism and the Infantilization of College Students

By  for LEWROCKWELL.COM

When socialism finally collapsed all around the world in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s the academic Marxists did not just throw in the towel and face reality. Indeed, not one of them has ever apologized for providing intellectual support for some of the worst mass murderers in world history – Stalin, Mao, Castro, and the rest of the communist/socialist gangsters. Instead, they reinvented themselves in several different ways, including posing as “environmentalists,” and as “cultural Marxists.”

Taking their cue from socialist economist Robert Heilbroner in a September 10, 1990 New Yorker article entitled “After Communism,” many Marxists began promoting socialist central planning of the economy and of society as a whole (a.k.a. totalitarianism) in the name of “saving the planet” from capitalism. The old Marxism was sold in the name of “the people”; the new Marxism said “to hell with people, we’re for the ants, the lizards, snakes, rocks, trees, etc. – Mother Earth. People Schmeople. Hence the “watermelons” were born: green on the outside, red on the inside.

The cultural Marxists take a different approach. They replaced the Marxist theory of class confict between the capitalist “class” and the working class with a new set of classes. Now the supposed eternal conflict is between an “oppressor” class and an “oppressed” class. In essence, the oppressor class consists of white heterosexual males. The oppressed class is everyone else. Armed with this new totalitarian ideology, egalitarianism is still the secular religion of the academic Marxists, with “diversity” being the mating call of the modern academic administrator.

Now that the cultural Marxists are in charge of so many colleges and universities, they no longer even pretend to defend academic freedom and free speech. Silencing dissenting opinions (to Marxist totalitarian ideology) is now taught to students as the only moral position. One of their gurus is the Marxist intellectual Herbert Marcuse, who has been called “the evangelist of cultural Marxism.” He is of course a “celebrated intellectual” who has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities. Marcuse first became famous among academics in the 1950s with his book, Eros and Civilization, in which he advised young people to “don’t work, have sex.” (It apparently never occurred to him that the two things are not necessarily mutually exclusive). This was in keeping with the hoary Marxian theme that all work is slavery.

Marcuse also taught that science and the scientific method is “the enemy” for it “denies the reality of utopia,” by which he meant communism. In today’s world, we see this same idea expressed by the watermelon socialists when they use the quintessentially unscientific language of “settled science” in reference to the global warming hoax. Science is never “settled.” If it were, it would still be “settled science” that the world is flat. Settled science watermelons like Al Gore are the new flat earthers.

Marcuse also opposed freedom of speech, which he said was a tool of “the oppressors” since it was responsible for too many criticisms of communism. “There is no need for logic, debate and free exchange of ideas,” he said, for communism supposedly “provides all the answers.” Certainly libertarian or conservative views should not be permitted on campuses since they support “the status quo.”

Only the “oppressed classes,” as defined by the cultural Marxists, deserve tolerance, preached Marcuse; all others deserve intolerance, and students must be indoctrinated in this thinking, he said. All of these things are now, and have been for a long time, common features of academe.

In addition to Marcuse, the work of law professor Catharine MacKinnon, the high priestess of cultural Marxism, also inform today’s university administrators and their cultural Marxist faculty. Dissenting views (to their verision of totalitarian Marxism) threaten to create a “hostile work environment,” she says. And if the work environment becomes so hostile that it interferes with work effort, the source of the “hostility” should be fired. Thus, if a libertarian or conservative academic should somehow sneak by the university interviewing committee and become employed, and then reveal himself to be a dissenter, he can always be fired – even if he has tenure – under the guise of having created a “hostile work environment” with his dissenting views about free speech, the Constitution, free-market exchange, or Heaven forbid, gun ownership.

According to Catharine MacKinnon, the new mantra that should be taught to children is: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words are infinitely worse.”

Cultural Marxist academic administrators lie through their teeth when they make speeches or write articles in the university alumni magazine praising academic freedom. They are lying because they supervise a strict censorship of dissenting views at the same time. One method that is used to achieve this is to declare that “insensitivity” and “hurt feelings” are caused by dissenting campus speakers. For example, when Dr. Walter Block was maliciously libeled by the president of Loyola University Maryland, one Brian Linnane, several years ago, the mechanism of libel was textbook cultural Marxism: the Marxists on campus sent one student to Dr. Block’s invited economics lecture with instructions to complain to them later that something he said was “insensitive.” Brian Linnane then sent an email to all students, staff, faculty, and alumni apologizing for the “insensitive” remark while never mentioning what the remark was. In fact, what Dr. Block said was a very mainstream idea in economics –that wage discrimination based on gender or race penalizes discriminating employers in a free-market economy. It does so by providing a profit opportunity for the discriminating employer’s competitors. For example, if in my accounting firm I discriminate against a woman who generates say, $100,000/year in revenue for me by paying her $50,000/year while paying equally-productive male employees $90,000/year, a competitor can hire her away for say, $60,000 and make $40,000 in profit. Eventually, I will be left with all higher-paid male empoyees which will reduce my profitability. The same story goes for employer discrimination based on race.

The cultural Marxist mantra, on the other hand, is that capitalist America is such a hopelessly racist and sexist society, that only the “legacy of slavery” and the white male “war on women” are permissible on college campuses as the one and only causes of male/female or black/white wage differences. Anyone who shows up on a college campus who says otherwise is not to be debated with logic and facts, as Marcuse said, but libeled, smeared, and called a racist and a sexist.

Most American colleges and universities take their cues from the Ivy League schools, such as Brown University. According to a March 21, 2015 article in the New York Times, the cultural Marxists at Brown set up a “safe room” whenever a renegade student organization invites a non-Marxist speaker to campus. These rooms are filled with cookies, coloring books, Play-Do, calming music, pillows, blankets, videos of frolicking puppies, and “trauma experts” according to the Times. This is the business that most American colleges and universities are in these days: the infantilization of college students. Faculty are instructed to place “trigger warnings” on their course syllabi warning students that a disseting (to cultural Marxism) opinion may be found there. Safe rooms are set aside just in case. Students are routinely taught to boycott or disrupt any campus speakers who dissent from cultural Marxist orthodoxy, and to participate in vicious, malicious campaigns of character assassination orchestrated by faculty and administrators.

Cultural Marxism may be bred in academe, but it has spread throughout society. When Rush Limbaugh attempted to become part owner of an NFL team the cultural Marxists lied, as they routinely do, by spreading the false rumor that he “defended slavery” on his radio program! When the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. sponsored a public debate on immigration policy, something Americans have been doing since the Louisiana Purchase, inviting both sides to air their views, the hardcore left-wing hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), accused AEI of “mainstreaming hate.” The SPLC routinely conflates mainstream organizations like AEI with say, the KKK, by using the same language of “hate” and “hate group” to describe all of them.

When Rand Paul first ran for the U.S. Senate the SPLC issued a “report” on “dangerous characters” running for state and local political office. Next to a photo of a genuinely crazy-looking neo-Nazi from the mountains of Idaho was, naturally, a photo of Rand Paul. When a group of military, police, and firefighters pledged their devotion to the U.S. Constitution by creating the group, Oathkeepers, the SPLC also branded them as a “hate group.” And when Ron Paul was running for president the SPLC talked the Department of Homeland Security into issuing a public warning that people with “Ron Paul for President” bumper stickers were potential “terrorist threats.”

The heavy-handed, totalitarian censorship that now exists on most American college campuses is so ingrained that comedians Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld no longer perform on college campuses. Too many students have been turned into dour, humorless, left-wing cultural Marxist scolds in the image of their professors and university administrators. One thoroughly-brainwashed twenty-year-old even wrote a letter to Seinfeld, whose comedy television show was the most successful in all of television history, on the “proper” way to perform a comedy routine.

In his famous book, The Road to Serfdom, F.A. Hayek presciently described the effects of this kind of censorship under totalitarianism in a chapter (11) entitled “The End of Truth.” Such propaganda in a totalitarian society is “destructive of all morals,” wrote Hayek, because “it undermines one of the foundations of all morals; the sense of and the respect for the truth” (emphasis added). Moreover, “in the disciplines dealing directly with human affairs and therefore most immediately affecting political views, such as history, law, or economics, the disinterested search for truth cannot be allowed in a totalitarian system . . . . These disciplines have . . . in all totalitarian countries become the most fertile factories for the official myths which the rulers use to guide the minds and wills of their subjects.” This of course is what cultural Marxism and political correctness are all about: spreading Official Myths to promote a totalitarian, socialist society.

“The word truth itself ceases to have its old meaning” in such a society, wrote Hayek, for “It describes no longer something to be found, with the individual conscience as the sole arbiter of whether in any particular instance the evidence warrants a belief; it becomes something to be laid down by authority. . .” and “intolerance is openly extolled.” Herbert Marcuse could not have said it better.

This article is based on a speech delivered at the Mises Circle in Ft. Worth on October 3, 2015.

Thomas J. DiLorenzo [send him mail] is professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland and the author of The Real Lincoln; ;Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed To Know about Dishonest Abe, How Capitalism Saved America, Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution – And What It Means for America Today. His latest book is Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government.

 

Better Live for Today

A friend of mine opened his wife’s underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:
‘This, – he said – isn’t any ordinary package.’
He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.
‘She got this the first time we went to New York, 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on, was saving it for a special occasion.
Well, I guess this is it.
He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.
He turned to me and said:
‘Never save something for a special occasion.
Every day in your life is a special occasion’.
I still think those words changed my life.
Now I read more and clean less.
I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.
I spend more time with my family, and less at work.
I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.
I use crystal glasses every day…
I’ll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.
I don’t save my special perfume for special occasions; I use it whenever I want to.
The words ‘Someday…’ and ‘ One Day…’ are fading away from my dictionary; if it’s worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now.
I don’t know what my friend’s wife would have done if she knew she wouldn’t be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.
I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends. She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.
I’d like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food.
It’s these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come.
Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.
Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.
If you got this, it’s because someone cares for you and because, probably, there’s someone you care about.
If you’re too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it ‘One of these days’, remember that ‘One day’ is far away… Or might never come…
No matter if you’re superstitious or not, spend some time reading it. It holds useful messages for the soul.

Deadly poison called Potassium Bromate

Do our loved ones & friends KNOW ? Read ALL food labels carefully.

  • Note: Taken from Health Sciences Institute e-Alert – Jenny Thompson – 10/19/15

    Dear Reader,

Could eating a simple sandwich — or a slice of toast — have you on your way to cancer?

Our government has waged a secret, decades-long war to keep you from ever finding that out.

But it’s true.

Major food companies are loading hundreds of bread and pastry products we eat every day — even the bake-at-home varieties — with a deadly poison called potassium bromate. It’s supposed to make bread appear whiter and fluffier — but it’s also been linked to some of the most dangerous types of cancer.

The FDA has been trying to convince us that there’s very little potassium bromate left in the food we’re eating and feeding to our families.

But new research has proven that’s a lie. And it’s never been more important to take a few simple steps that can keep this health menace out of your diet.


Still brominated after all these years

So just how dangerous is potassium bromate?

Well, that Hormel breakfast sandwich you can buy in the U.S. with potassium bromate in the bun flour couldn’t be sold in Canada.

The same goes for China, Brazil and much of Europe.

If you live in California, you’ll find a cancer warning on packages of any baked goods that contain potassium bromate.

And if the FDA actually did its job in protecting consumers, this additive would have been banned in the U.S. decades ago.

You see, nearly 20 years ago the International Agency for Research on Cancer found that potassium bromate can cause tumors in the thyroids and kidneys of laboratory animals.

Even worse, it can damage your DNA, which could set you up for a host of other cancers.

That’s some price to pay for fluffy bread, isn’t it?

This research should have been the end of potassium bromate in our food, just as it was in other countries around the world.

But instead of protecting us, the FDA and Big Food launched a campaign meant to trick us into thinking they were keeping our food safe from this poison.

First, the food companies started making ridiculous promises that when potassium bromate is used “properly” no traces of the additive will end up in your toast or cookies.

Even the FDA knew that was a crock. As far back as 1992, the agency’s own research found dozens of baked goods with dangerous levels of potassium bromate.

Second, the FDA asked food companies to voluntarily stop using the additive.

Want to guess how that’s going?

The FDA will tell you — with a straight face — that its program worked and that you’d be hard pressed to find any food manufacturers that still use potassium bromate these days.

But that’s not what the Environmental Working Group has found. It recently compiled a list of close to a hundred varieties of bread, rolls, frozen dishes, and cookies that contain the additive.

And that’s not counting bakeries in every corner of America that use bromated flour.

In fact, General Mills alone produces 22 different varieties of brominated “professional” flour!

And testing in the UK found levels of potassium bromate in all of the bakery breads tested, as well as well as seven of 22 packaged breads.

Obviously, the FDA has had enough time, even by its own snail’s-pace standards, to cut the cord on potassium bromate. But apparently, making baked goods softer and fluffier is more important than protecting us from cancer, so again, we’re back to taking matters into our own hands.

Here’s what you need to do in order to avoid ingesting this dangerous additive:

  • Check ingredient labels on fresh and frozen baked goods for brominated flour or potassium bromate. And that includes refrigerated dough for making cookies, rolls and pizza.
  • Watch out for breaded products where it might be hidden. For example, the EWG list includes several items such as chicken patties and meatballs that contain the additive.
  • If you shop at a bakery, ask if they use brominated flour. And if they do, find one that doesn’t.

To read the EWG report along with a list of products to avoid, click here.

To Your Good Health,

Jenny Thompson

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Obama Pays U.S.Welfare to Cubans Living IN CUBA!

By Rev. Austin Miles

  1. LAUDERDALE, Fla–(10/19/15)–Moment of Silence for vigorous shaking of heads.   This was just reported by the Sun Sentinel and put on the wire where it is treated as a ho-hum item buried amongst other news. Check your papers today to see this. Chances are, nobody will really pay attention, which is the intention of the controlled news media. They want this to take place quietly.

When Obama opened up Communist Cuba, ushering in “normal relations” with the United States, he had something more up his sleeve. His action opened up travel between the two countries, meaning anyone can go back and forth at will. Then the clincher arose.

Obama now has allowed his brother and sister Communists in Cuba to collect U .S. welfare checks, identifying them as “persecuted refugees!” And how does this work? Cubans can come to the U.S. (a short hop from Miami) to receive their ‘benefits’ and then return to Cuba where they live. Those checks are used to support their lives on the communist island. They contribute nothing to America.

Meanwhile, we have homeless veterans on the streets that need help. Instead, the tax dollars we each are forced to pay from our wages could assist them, but instead, are used to support those who have done nothing to support America while ironically living under an ideology that insists upon destroying this country.

There is more behind this. When the “election” cycle began in 2008, Obama, who was force-fed to America by the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) who sponsored him, said right off the bat to Joe the Plumber who asked him what he would do as ‘president.’ Obama, without hesitation said, “I plan to re-distribute the wealth.” That statement, which comes directly out of the Communist Manifesto, gave us an early clue.

We did catch that but CPUSA used their combined force to shoehorn Obama into office. He was NOT voted in, he was PLACED there in a silent coup.

Communist leaders, who are very patient, have been slowly slipped into Washington, D.C. political offices for many years until they became a majority. Their goal is to place the U.S. under Communist control, the last country standing in the way of the One World Government. Once the U.S. has been fully conquered, it is all over.

By forcing the U.S. to redistribute her wealth to a Communist Country means that the final nail in the coffin has almost been completely hammered in, unless Obama is stopped, and he can be.

The first step to get him out of office has been accomplished with the forced resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, whose lack of testosterone kept this namby pamby wimp from taking the stern measures necessary to save the United States of America. It was directly in his hands, but he let the water flow through his fingers.

There is hope that a true patriot will be put in as the new Speaker of the House, one who will immediately call for the Sgt. at Arms to escort Obama out of the Oval Office and charge him with Treason and general malfeasance. There are plenty of solid legal reasons to do so.

And this must be done before 2016, a year where Obama plans to cancel the election and by Executive Order, declare himself President for Life. This is exactly what is intended, and we know exactly the “emergency” he will engineer to give him that authority.

U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions both stand against this latest idiocy instituted by an illegal occupier of The Oval Office, an illegal alien who has taken full advantage of all the perks of having access to one of the world’s largest bank accounts, while determined to keep the rest of America, and the world, in third world poverty.

The New House Speaker has a history-making task ahead: ridding America of The One who committed the greatest fraud the world has ever seen. The task of the new Speaker of The House is now defined. Let’s find him and put him in.

ANALYZING TODAY’S NEWS FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY

 

 

CO-OP FLOP: The Biggest Obamacare Disaster You’ve Never Heard About

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BY MARK TAPSCOTT FOR THEDAILYCALLER.COM

It’s an Obamacare story with every imaginable outrage — blatant conflicts of interest, millions of tax dollars going to political cronies, thousands of Americans left without health insurance, lavish pay for incompetent executives, federal funds diverted illegally, multiple congressional investigations, insider trading convictions and big decisions made behind closed doors.

Tragically, there is even a child abuser. But search the New York Times web site for “Obamacare co-ops” and nothing comes up. Just three entries appear for the same search on the Washington Post web site.

Not so, Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Pollock has filed dozens of stories about the Obamacare co-ops since 23 of the tax-funded groups were created in 2011 at a cost of $2 billion. President Obama promised the co-ops would help lower medical costs by competing with profit-driven private companies.

Seven of the co-ops have closed. A recent report by the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General said the rest of the co-ops are in deep financial trouble and more are expected to close.

None of these dismal developments come as a surprise to those following Pollock’s byline for the past four years. Here are a dozen of his most significant co-op stories, some of which were reported when he worked for the Washington Examiner.

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Fire Near Illegal Nuclear Waste Dump Threatens St. Louis

Out-Of-Control Fire Near Nuclear Waste Dump Puts Citizens On Alert

Radioactive smoke possible

http://www.infowars.com/out-of-control-fire-near-nuclear-waste-dump-puts-citizens-on-alert/

Government officials have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially “catastrophic event” that could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely populated area near the city’s main airport.