Madeline Crabb
February 29, 2016
Political correctness: destroying America through lies, deception, manipulation (Part One)
By Madeline Crabb

A plague has overtaken the land – the plague of political correctness. This disease infects the body through lies, deception, and manipulation. It has been ravaging us for nearly 100 years, and has caused immense damage. The end result of this disease is total destruction of the body – our nation.

While America is not yet totally destroyed, end-term symptoms include base, depraved, and condemned minds. (Rom. 1: 28 NIV and AMP) The Aramaic Bible in Plain English puts it this way: "And when they thought in themselves that they were wise, they became insane." Indeed, it seems that the entire world has lost its collective mind, but most of this column concerns the United States.

The majority of average, everyday, hard-working, mind-their-own-business Americans understand what we're discussing here. The so-called leaders in our nation, and particularly those within the Federal Government, refuse to listen to our mutual wisdom. We the People operate our daily lives under what's now considered an archaic concept of common sense. But said leaders have personal agendas to fulfill that are in opposition to common-sense ideals. Therefore, America stands on the precipice of total destruction.

What has thus far sustained us from harm is our foundation on, belief in, and reliance upon God. Our founding/governing documents and laws, which are based on biblical standards and beliefs attest to this foundation. But alas, the politically-correct, wiser-than-the-rest-of-us elitists have overridden, re-written, or undermined our laws, and simultaneously beaten down the masses to gain control over us. The control is not yet complete, but the enemies of freedom, those individuals We the People have elected to serve us, have become our masters.

In my last column we discussed how America is already a socialistic system – at least culturally. If Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton are elected to the presidency, we will likely become economically socialistic, if not full-blown communist. (Of course, redistribution of wealth, a basic principle of socialism, has been the modus operandi within our system since the 1930's.) Sanders is a communist and espouses communist ideas. Do the research. Start with the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. Then acquaint yourself with the Communist Takeover of America: 45 Declared Goals (Congressional Record, 1963.) Http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1561529/posts.

Hillary is also a communist, but won't show her true colors until she is certain she won't be prosecuted for her crimes, perhaps because of a pardon by the sitting socialist/communist president. The goal for America by the Democrat presidential candidates is NOT a Constitutional/Representative Republic. But the opposing Republican Party isn't much different. Leadership by so-called conservatives has not stopped our societal disintegration.

As previously stated, this process has been ongoing for nearly a century. Political correctness (PC) is not a new concept. It is cultural Marxism. Today we will be discussing the roots.

Basically, cultural Marxism was necessary when it became clear that the working class would not bring about revolution against Western society, and thus usher in communist utopia. Followers of Karl Marx formed a "think tank" to discover alternative ways to bring about the revolution. In 1924, based on the Marx/Engel Institute in Russia, the Institute for Social Research was founded in Frankfort, Germany, and was often simply referred to as the Frankfort School. The founders wanted to call this think tank the Institute for Socialism, but thought it best to hide their true purpose. Deception from its inception! With the rise of the Nazis, and because the members of the Institute were all socialists and mostly Jewish, the founders were forced to flee Germany. Frankfort School was relocated to New York City where it was then affiliated with Columbia University. (Sound familiar? Obama learned many of his socialist/communist ideas at that school.)

One of the main concepts developed by the Institute was that of critical theory (CT). Conservative columnist/teacher Bill Lind, who has done extensive study of cultural Marxism/political correctness (PC), explains that the theory of CT is: to criticize. It's "unrelenting, destructive criticism of every institution of western society in the hopes of bringing that society down." David Horowitz of the Freedom Center says that CT attempted to politicize logic itself. CT is the basis for all the black, gay, women's, gender, radical feminism, native American, and other popular leftist studies in colleges that have turned campuses into what Bill Lind calls ivy-covered North Koreas. What's now being taught is an ideology, not historical fact, and leads to totalitarianism.

Lind further explains that economic Marxism is "determined by ownership of the means of production," but with cultural Marxism, "all history is determined by power. Which groups, defined by race, sex, etc., have power over which other groups? Nothing else matters." Additionally, he states that all literature, everything in the past is about that one thing: power. In what is essentially a re-writing of history, PC dictates that "certain groups are good – feminist women and only feminist women, (non-feminists are deemed not to exist) blacks, Hispanics, homosexuals, and various other groups are determined to be victims and therefore are good, regardless of what any of them do. And similarly, white males are determined automatically to be evil."

Continuing, Lind explains that both forms of Marxism have a method of analysis. With classic Marxism, it is economics. With cultural Marxism, it is deconstruction, which "removes all meaning from text and reinserts whatever meaning they so desire." Again, as previously mentioned, this is a rewriting of history, even a re-defining of the Bible. Taking it a bit further, it is a re-writing of our language, a re-defining of words.

Another concept developed by one of the most influential members of the Institute, Herbert Marcuse, is that of liberating tolerance. Marcuse believed that our free American society was actually a deception, and that true tolerance was somehow repressive. Consequently, he did what the Left is now so famous for – he redefined the terms. Liberating tolerance is total intolerance for any viewpoint but its own. It is intolerant of any ideas from the Right, and tolerant for any ideas from the Left. Martin Jay, professor of history at University of California, Berkley, says that this form of thinking could be used by the Left to deny free speech to those who disagree with them. Hmm...Does this sound familiar?

Theodor Adorno was yet another socialist in this PC movement who believed that Americans possess many fascist traits and that anyone who supported traditional American culture was psychologically unbalanced. So today, particularly on college campuses, it is normal for people to label their opponents on any given subject as fascists, and to suggest these opponents are in need of psychological treatment in the form of sensitivity training. Many businesses are now conducting such training on people who are found to be "politically incorrect."

With all this radical thought being thrust upon us, where might the sexual revolution fit in? Many believe it began in the 1960's, but was actually birthed in the 1930's in part by radical Marxist and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm. According to Lind, Fromm pioneered the concept of sexual liberation and gender politics. He believed that "masculinity and femininity were not reflections of essential sexual differences, but were derived instead from differences in life functions which were in part socially determined." Sex and sexual differences were merely "constructs." (concepts) However, it was Herbert Marcuse that introduced Fromm's beliefs, mixed in with a little Sigmund Freud, to the 60's culture. Marcuse "condemned all restrictions on sexual behavior, calling instead for polymorphous perversity, his definition of the future they want to create." He had some extreme beliefs on the need for sexual liberation, and wrote Eros and Civilization, what was the "bible" of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in the 60's.

Further, Marcuse believed that repression is the essence of a capitalist order, which then produces people Freud described as having hang-ups and neuroses because of repressed sexual instincts. So then, if an individual's "eros and libido" can be liberated, the result is a polymorphous perverse society in which "you can do your own thing in a world where (by the way) there will no longer be any work." Marcuse coined the phrase: "Make love not war." He encouraged youth to "do your own thing; if it feels good, do it." And the rest, as they say, is history.

Political correctness is NOT a minor thing. It isn't simply about not offending someone else with our speech or behavior. It is a systematic brainwashing of American society through the lies, deception, and manipulation by people devoted to Marxist ideology. In fact, political correctness is an ideology unto itself. The end goal is to completely destroy our society. And as Bill Whittle of PJ TV has stated, it is a philosophy that has killed no less than 100 million people worldwide. Will America and Americans be the next victims? We are well on our way along that path of destruction. Therefore, we must learn the truth about this vile enemy, and then fight against it, which we will delve into next time.

For my fellow Christians, you already know the solution to political correctness, right? We should honor our Lord and speak Truth, in love, to every person, and in every situation. We will many times be reviled for doing so, but Jesus warned us that this would happen, and that we are actually blessed when the world reviles us. (1 Pet. 4:14) So, let's be obedient to God, and hopefully there will be multitudes changed through our obedience. Furthermore, let's also pray this PC plague can be stopped before it kills us. To anyone willing to hear....

© Madeline Crabb

 

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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.

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