Brian Balfour has written a short article on Mises Wire about cultural Marxism.
In his recent Reason magazine article, senior editor Brian Doherty assures readers that “cultural Marxism” is nothing but mere “paranoia” conjured up by the “conspiratorial right” to provide cover for their hate of “multiculturalism and gay rights and radical feminism.”
He openly mocks the idea that the unmistakable uptick in identity politics these last few decades has anything to do with “sinister machinations of commies striving to enslave us.”
One must be “mistaken” and “foolish,” according to Doherty, to believe that such concerted efforts to build coalitions based on racial, national and gender identities to replace the economic “class” identities of classical Marxism is anything more than “dubious conspiratorial theories.”
Doherty’s stance is especially puzzling, however, given the fact that socialist leaders have openly written about this strategy for decades…
…to put it in more familiar terms, the new socialist revolution must shift the “‘exploitation’ schtick to culture: ― women exploited by men; ― gays exploited by heterosexuals ― The old exploited by the young ― and vice-versa.”
Ron Paul had it right.
Doherty is either ignorant or naïve to spurn those who recognize today’s identity politics as a tool in the modern socialist movement. Prominent socialist theorists like Laclau and Mouffe have openly divulged this exact strategy for decades. It’s not foolish conspiracy mongering or mere “clever rhetorical deck-stacking” to accurately identify the identity politics of ‘cultural Marxism’ as the preferred strategy of modern day socialists.
June 20th-23rd — Boise, Idaho
The overall objective of the Northwest Liberty Academy is to teach students 12-112 the moral and ethical principles of FREE ENTERPRISE and a FREE SOCIETY through interactive games, exercises, panel discussions and more…
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” — John Adams
FREE ENTERPRISE. Participants will be introduced to basic economic principles through INTERACTIVE GAMES, where participants are not just in their seats, but on their feet in activities that teach them about free trade, entrepreneurism and the consequences of political intervention.
NWLA is pleased to have FEE, Foundation for Economic Education, America’s oldest Free Market think tank as part of our annual Symposium and Regional Economic Workshops.
Business leaders, entrepreneurs and public officials will join in two panel discussions: “The Unintended Consequences of Well-intended Legislation”. Learn how governmental rules and regulations can affect our economy, our lives and our liberty.
“Propaganda & Political Correctness”: Learn how politicians, advertisements, and the media often use communication to influence public opinion. Discuss whether Political Correctness can lead to misrepresenting the intentions or meaning of a harmless statement.
CIVIC DUTY. Students are introduced to the moral imperative of standing on principles over politics, irrespective of party affiliation. The second part of the symposium includes a personal tour of all three branches where students will meet with elected officials and learn about:
- The proper role of government in our Republic.
- The significance of the Oath of Office to uphold our Constitution.
- Understanding our inalienable rights to life and liberty including private property rights.
- The duty of the citizens to remain eternally vigilant as to the activities of those who govern.
Please enjoy this video which was produced by NWLA Youth Ambassador, Ellie Carignan.
Symposium Speakers & Presenters
Center for Self-governance
Program Director, Foundation for Economic Education, FEE
owner/manager, Lost River Log and Supply LLC.
Founder, Charles Carroll Society blog
President, Libertas Institute; Author
Program Manager and Senior Instructor, Charles Koch Institute
Businessman; Former ID State Senator
Constitutional Attorney; Sound Money Advocate
Co-Founder, NWLA; Pres., White Pine Foundation, Inc.
Rep. Ron Nate
Prof. of Economics, BYU; Idaho State Rep.
Rep. Matt Shea
Attorney at Law; Washington State Rep.
Sr. Pastor HC; Former Missionary
Founder of HEROES Academy
Former Idaho State Rep.; Business Owner
Rep. Heather Scott
Idaho State House of Reps
Idaho Secretary of State
Idaho State Treasurer
Justice Dan Eismann, Ret.
Idaho Supreme Court
Sen. Cliff Bayer
Idaho State Senate
Rep. Christy Zito
Idaho State House of Reps
Sen. Chuck Winder
Idaho State Senate
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