Brace yourself, for what is going to be discussed today will explain a lot of questions that those who are uninformed on our side may have, and might cause those on the other side of this culture war to question why they really think the way they do.
What are the societal trends we see today? In other words, what is the old being thrown out, and the new being brought in? What is seen as fashionable, and what is seen as unfashionable? The great Pat Buchanan almost won the Republican nomination in 1992 and 1996. In the end of his first run, he said at his RNC Convention speech in 1992:
“Friends, this election is about more than who gets what. It is about who we are. It is about what we believe and what we stand for as Americans. There is a religious war going on in this country. It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we shall be as the Cold War itself. For this war is for the soul of America.”
His remarks about the social liberalism the Democrats were embracing at the time were labeled as divisive and hateful. Now, he is being proven right every single day. In fact, the terms “culture war” and “the soul of America” have been so overused now that they have become clichés.
But more in-depth, what was Mr. Buchanan referring to? Underneath the gay pride parades and the radical feminism that began to rise in the 90s, there was something at a deeper level than just what was visible to one’s naked eye. It was a revolution, a move away from the traditions of the past. To where families used to be led by a strong husband and father, now modern media, Hollywood, and corporations celebrate single motherhood, and adoptive and homosexual parents as the new role model families. Where as before men were portrayed accurately as assertive leaders, now they are portrayed as unexpectedly weak and submissive fools, always at the mercy of the infinitely stronger and smarter female protagonists in the movies they star in.
Christian and rural communities were seen with reverence if not simply a neutral view beforehand, but now almost every story set somewhere in the middle of the country has a infinitely moral progressive main character that rebels against their uneducated and inferior family or community, showing them all how their worldview is flawed and outdated. Radical progressivism is always shown as the underdog counterculture, nobly standing against the oppressive rule of a Christian hegemony.
But if those portrayals are accurate, why are the movie directors not making more movies about Christian youth trying to live in a world of Godless hedonism and revolution? Clearly, instead of just being a neutral worldview, these kinds of narratives are conditioning the viewer to think a certain way. This theocracy that we are told we live in obviously doesn’t exist. If you just take a step outside, you can see for yourself. In fact, most progressives will admit and celebrate this as a victory of their doing. So why does the conditioning continue? Are we still not far down the drain enough yet?
This is where the initial reason and planning for the cultural revolution comes in. Marxists used to believe in a violent revolution that would happen during a major war, where the proletariat would refuse to fight against their fellow workers on the battlefield, and instead abandon their national identity and revolt against the bourgeoisie. Marx wrote about this in his Communist Manifesto of 1848. The slogan “Workers of the world, unite!” had hoped for exactly what I just described.
However, the war that the Marxists had hoped for had come in 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, setting off the chain reaction that began World War 1. And yes, many socialist revolutions did occur in the coming months after the war. Hungary became communist for a few months long before the Soviets invaded it when they warred against the Axis in World War 2. The southern German state of Bavaria was seized by Marxists in the wake of the Weimar Republic being established. And let us not forget, obviously, the Russian Revolution, which was actually successful initially. In Hungary and Bavaria, however, this was not the case. In both instances, mostly working-class former soldiers came and ended these Marxist rump-states with a nationalist ferocity that was always within them from the start. As Pat Buchanan wrote in The Death of the West:
“As the horrors of the western front unfolded, they waited. But even Ypres, Passchendaele, and the Somme, where hundreds of thousands of British soldiers went to their deaths over a few yards of mud, did not cause the workers to rise up in the homeland of the Industrial Revolution. Neither the French nor the German working class broke at Verdun. The 1917 mutiny in the French trenches was swiftly put down. New blows came at war’s end. After the Russian Revolution, Communist coups were attempted in Budapest, Munich, and Berlin. The Bavarian Soviet was quickly crushed by German war veterans. Rosa Luxemburg, who had led the Spartacist uprising, and Karl Liebknecth were clubbed and shot to death in Berlin by Freikorps. The Budapest regime of Bela Kun lasted a few months. The workers failed to rally to the revolutions launched in their name.”
As Leon Trotsky of the Soviet Union attempted to spread his Red Terror to Poland in the 1920s, he too was beaten back at the Battle of Warsaw by Polish soldiers who were side-by-side with priests praying in their name. Poland actually conquered land from the Soviet Union in that war. 66 years later, Mikhail Gorbachev took charge of the USSR, and with “glasnost” and “perestroika,” or openness and restructuring, gave the Soviet people a much larger voice in their government. What did the Bolshevik working class do with this new power? Did they pursue their “class interests?” No, they declared their separate nations independent, collapsing the USSR. It turns out that communism never really represented them, after all. In stark contrast, Poland remains united, stronger than ever, leading the opposition to its new enemy, the globalism of the EU.
In all of these instances, workers who Marxists predicted would side with their class interests over their national and religious identity instead did the opposite. The ones who had congregated in the liberal Weimar Germany’s Frankfurt School during the interwar years had been watching all of the post-WW1 turmoil unfold in front of their eyes, and saw their theory failing. This crew included Georgy Lukacs, the deputy commissar for culture in early Communist Hungary, who self-secribed his ideas as “demonic.” He taught Hungarian children that middle class families and monogamy were outdated, women could have intercourse with whoever and whenever they wanted with no consequences, and that religion was irrelevant and archaic. Sound familiar? This group also included Antonio Gramsci, and while he was not physically present at Frankfurt, his ideas were closely aligned with them. He was an Italian Communist who lived in the USSR after Benito Mussolini took control of Italy in 1922, and later fled Stalin’s reign back to Italy, only to be finally locked away by the Duce. In prison, Gramsci wrote the Prison Notebooks, which was the playbook for the Marxist takeover of our country today.
That is not an overstatement. Reading it makes one realize the pure darkness and revelation of what is happening. The raw power and influence that the Prison Notebooks has today is at best overwhelming and obscure, and at worst should horrify any patriot of their country. It answers a lot of questions. Gramsci theorized that the Marxist revolutions early in the 20th century failed because, again, the workers chose their national identity and God over the revolution. He said: “The civilized world has been thoroughly saturated with Christianity for 2000 years.” It served as a defense mechanism of sorts. The solution was, then, to strip these two things from the people, and only then could capitalism be overthrown. This was to happen from the bottom up, instead of the top-down approach taken by communists of the past. If the people all sympathized with communism already because they are rid of everything else, then they would welcome the revolution like never before.
How would this happen? Gramsci coined the term the “long march through the institutions.” This meant that revolutionaries had to become financiers, CEOs, professors, media personalities, actors, and schoolteachers. The new battlefield, instead of regiments and divisions, was the culture.
Another vehicle for Marxist subversion was the practice of Critical Theory. Critical Theory is the use of a constant barrage of political attacks, always on Western civilization. Notably, Critical Theory advocates to never be on the defensive, and to never verify specific facts about their grievances. Instead, by continuously attacking our country as racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic, people will begin to believe it, despite any refutations from genuine opponents. That is why for example, college professors will repeat the same mantras every year to a different class of students, because any lie that is said often enough will become the truth in the listener’s eyes. Never are the professors, actors, and media personalities questioned, because they are in a position of authority, and if they are questioned, they use that position of authority to dismiss, deflect, ridicule, and fail dissenters. “No explanation needed, forge ahead,” is the battle strategy of neo-Marxists in the battlefield today. This explains the utter absurdity and logical incoherence of many claims made on the left. The theories of institutionalized racism and Elizabeth Warren’s “environmental racism” are of course crazy to us, but no matter what we say about it, millions of malleable college students who are out of our reach will hear it said over and over again and assume it as truth.
Eventually, Gramsci died in 1937, but his ideas lived on. Lukacs and the Frankfurt School, originally intent on converting Germany, were forced to flee to America when Adolf Hitler took power in 1933. Turning lemons into lemonade, they took their struggle to our country instead. That is the genesis of Pat Buchanan’s fabled culture war.
So when you are told about or think to yourself ideas that are decontructionalist in nature, that oppose order and tradition, know that these ideas were insidiously birthed by people who think that you are an abomination for the very blood you have and the God that you believe in. By being an “anti-racist” or a feminist activist, you are furthering the generational revolution that Gramsci and Lukacs envisioned, where there are no borders and no God, only economic classes. And while of course, not everyone who speaks in Gramsci and Lukac’s preferred terms know what they are doing, and many people, perhaps most, are aware of what they’re doing but are pointing it towards neoliberal means as opposed to communist means, it doesn’t matter.
It’s time to fight back, to both spread the word on the ground level and to assume positions of power. We are capable of the same “march through the institutions” that they were. If America can slide leftward, functionally it should be able to slide rightwards once again as well. To those on the fence, we are in the position we are in today because many like yourselves have sat out the culture war, allowing the enemy to advance unimpeded. Rather, we must act for our country and for God, who are both under attack like never seen before.