The Father of Cultural Marxism

Angelo M. Codevilla has written a brilliant piece, The Rise of Political Correctness.  For a few days I have been thinking about how to summarize it and add something to it.  I have read it several times and decided I cannot – I cannot summarize it; I cannot add something to it.  If the subject of culture and liberty matter to you, it must be read.

Gray North has written an excellent summary; it is still worth reading the original.

Codevilla traces political correctness to its roots – Machiavelli and communism.  But it wasn’t Marx’s communism that spawned this evil; it was Antonio Gramsci’s.  I have written on this before in the context of libertine-worshipping libertarians; I became aware of the Gramsci connection only because of something I read from Dr. North.

Today’s progressives have gone well beyond Gramsci; Gramsci was only after a replacement.  For today’s progressives, having won the cultural war a generation ago isn’t enough; having destroyed traditional western (i.e. Christian) culture isn’t enough.  They want more; and after they get more, they will want more.

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I keep trying to write something more, cite something from his piece.  Each time I try, I fall short.  So I will not.  I will offer only one cite – an example of the over-reach that Gramsci would not support:

Consider our ruling class’s very latest demand: Americans must agree that someone with a penis can be a woman, while someone else with a vagina can be a man. Complying with such arbitrariness is beyond human capacity.

As Popeye says, “that’s all I can stand, I can’t stands no more.”

Conclusion

OK, one more cite; Codevilla’s, conclusion, not mine (emphasis added):

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