Andrew Breitbart: Down with Political Correctness # 3 of 3
# 2 of 3 is posted only on the website: www.cinopsbegoneblogspot.com – Tuesday, March 20, 2012
“Frankfurt school moves to U.S.: after the Brown socialists took over Germany, the Red socialist at the Frankfort School had to get out of there. And they had nowhere to go except the United States. Breitbart goes on: “We welcomed the Frankfurt School. We accepted them with open arms. They took full advantage. They walked right into our cultural institutions, and as they started to put into place their leadership, their language and their lexicon, too many chose to ignore them. And the most dangerous thing you can do with a driven leftist clique is to ignore.” [http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/vernon/120312 ]
“The tentacles spread: Upon arriving on our shores, Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and other Frankfurt School icons initially took up new quarters in Southern California, where they “were disturbed by consumer culture and Gospel of relentless cheeriness.” As Breitbart opines, “These Marxist were here trying to destroy the best lifestyle has ever created. If I could go back in a time machine… I would kick these malcontents in their shins.”
“Ultimately in New York, Columbia University’s Sociology Department was dying and only too willing to take in new blood… Again quoting Breitbart: “With their tentacles affixed to the institutions of American higher education, the Frankfurt School philosophy began eking its way into every crevice of American culture. Horkheimer’s ‘critical theory’ became a staple of Philosophy, History, and English courses across the country.
“Herbert Marcuse: Andrew Breitbart identifies Herbert Marcuse as the most significant of what he defined as these “deranged soul [s] striving to deconstruct the good life.” Marcuse, a “major contributor to the Frankfurt School, “was the founder of what came to be known in the sixties as the “New Left.” Herbert Marcuse, a former student of future Nazi philosopher Martin Heidegger, “longed for the moment ‘when the spiritual strength of the West fails and its joints crack, when the moribund semblance of culture caves in and drags all forces into confusion and lets them suffocate in madness.”
“After becoming a U.S. citizen, Marcuse’s employment record included a stint for FDR in the Office of War Information (OWI) – a government-backed effort that also included Owen Lattimore, a key figure in steering U.S. policy toward aiding the Communists’ takeover of China, regime whose leaders today threatens us with military might, steal our weapons secrets through industrial and government espionage, and hold a massive debt over our heads in case we get any bright ideas about sassing them back.
“Marcuse served in the pre-CIA OSS (a hotbed of communist infiltrators), and in the State Department where he worked to prevent the U.S. from pushing post-war Germany always from socialism. He taught at Columbia, Harvard, Brandeis, and finally the University of California, San Diego.
“Today’s buzzwords no accident: Much of the intellectual poison in our society is traceable to Herbert Marcuse’s mission to dismantle American society by using “diversity” and “multiculturalism,” as “crowbars to pry the structure apart piece by piece.” He saw a part of his mission as to encourage black opposition to whites (way beyond the civil rights agenda, with its theme equality for all). In fact, Marcuse whipped up all “victim groups” in opposition to society in general. If you were a happy American who loved his country, you were part of the problem. One of his rallying cries was “Marx, Mao, and Marcuse. In his Breakthrough chapter, Breitbart goes on to trace the Frankfort School influence to Saul Alinsky the “community organizer so influential with Barack Obama.”We will deal with that next in the book.”
George H. Kubeck- Political correctness is a straightjacket on the normal mind.