Political correctness and social justice are both designed by the political left to dismantle all of the institutions that built the United States into the freest and most prosperous nation that ever existed. Both of these darlings of the left, which have been embraced by the modern Democrat Party, are based on the philosophies of Karl Marx. His philosophies have now been applied to all aspects of culture rather than economics. The Marxist roots of these leftist philosophies is explained in great detail in this American Thinker article Economic vs. Cultural Marxism: The Most Important Distinction
In this quote the author explains the roots of economic Marxism.
As Marx phrased it in Das Kapital, “[i]n order to establish equality, we must first establish inequality” (1). By finding the inequalities of the world, the Marxist can then begin eliminating the obstacles that impede equality. The more of these sources of inequality the Marxist eliminates, the closer we move to an equitable socialist utopia. This is why Marx was so adamant about abolishing certain fixtures of society.
Among the ills of society perpetuating inequality that need abolition, according to Marx, were history, private property, the family, eternal truths, nations and borders, and religion (2). By destroying these sources of inequality, the Marxist is one step closer to the equitable world the Marxist knows is possible. Marx believed that economic issues are the driving force of conflict in the world (3). Eliminating class structure was the central goal of Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
It is obvious if you’ve studied the cultural wars that have been raging in the United States over the past few decades, which are all about implementing political correctness and social justice, the goals of Cultural Marxism are the same as Economic Marxism.
One person was most responsible for the transition from Economic Marxism to Cultural Marxism. That person was at the Frankurt School.
György Lukács, is credited as the first person to advocate for the application of Marx’s economic principles to cultural struggles: “he justified culture to the Marxists by showing how to condemn it in Marxist terms.
Like Economic Marxism, Cultural Marxism is all about the destruction of the individual
The modern social justice advocate uses the abolition of individuality as a tool to strip human beings of their individuality and bifurcate society. A bifurcation is a logical fallacy where a person makes things one or another, with no area in between. For example, a bifurcation would be the faulty assumption of saying a person is either a Trump-supporter or a Hillary-supporter. What about those who like Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz? What about those who like both Trump and Hillary? What about those who like neither?
For Marx, his bifurcation was the bourgeois versus the proletariat. You were either a rich person or a working stiff. There was no in between. For the social justice warrior, you are either privileged or oppressed.
This bifurcation fallacy has been spread by our education system, Hollywood, and news media. It now effects all aspects of our culture. I have encountered this many times when I debate liberals on social media. It is not much fun to be accused of supporting child molestation because I don’t embrace transgenderism, or being accused of supporting slavery because I embrace the Constitution.
You can see from this next quote why abolishing individualism is so important to Cultural Marxism.
Social justice is not just about living individuals involved in the current world; rather, it is about abstractions, generalizations, and the past. Sowell explained that “cosmic justice must be hand-made by holders of power who impose their own decision on how these flesh-and-blood individuals should be categorized into abstraction, and how these abstractions should then be forcibly configured to fit the vision of the power-holders”
The social justice–Marxist strips the individual of individuality and then turns the person into an abstraction. If a human being is an individual, then we can be held accountable only for our own actions; we cannot be held accountable for the actions of another person, let alone the actions of a group of people who lived and died long before our time. If we are not individuals, then we can be turned into abstractions. As abstractions, we can then be blamed for the actions of others who classify as members of these abstractions. Those in power are the ones dictating the terms of these abstractions.
For an example of this, take race relations. If I am an individual, I had nothing to do with slavery, Jim Crow, waging war with the American Indians, or anyone who did anything hundreds of years before I was born. However, if my individuality is abolished, I am not a unique individual with specific characteristics. I can be broken down into an abstraction designated by those in power. Individualism is something I embrace with every fiber of my being.
I rage at the destruction of individualism that is at the heart of political correctness, social justice, and all other leftist philosophies. Writing articles such as this is my way of fighting back