#1 About the Frankfurt School by algernonpj 05.01.2015 11:52

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Here's an article about the Frankfurt School the references Bill Lind of @Cincinnatus post
The Origins of Political Correctness



About the Frankfurt School
Dr. Gerald L. Atkinson CDR USN (Ret.)
Copyright August 1999

Who in America today is at work destroying our traditions, our family bonds, our religious beginnings, our reinforcing institutions, indeed, our entire culture? What is it that is changing our American civilization?

Suppose you were to learn that nearly all of the observations made in this series of essays are completely consistent with a 'design' -- that is a concept, a way of thinking, and a process for bringing it about. And suppose one could identify a small core group of people who designed just such a concept and thought through the process of infusing it into a culture. Wouldn't you be interested in at least learning about such a core group? Wouldn't you want to know who they were, what they thought, and how they conjured up a process for bringing their thoughts into action? For Americans with even a smidgeon of curiosity, the answer should be a resounding yes!

Just such a core group did, indeed, exist. History identifies a small group of German intellectuals who devised concepts, processes, and action plans which conform very closely to what Americans presently observe every day in their culture. Observations, such as those made in this series of essays, can be directly traced to the work of this core group of intellectuals. They were members of the Frankfurt School, formed in Germany in 1923. They were the forebears of what some proclaim as 'cultural Marxism,' a radical social movement that has transformed American culture. It is more commonly known today as 'political correctness.'

'Cultural Marxism' and 'critical theory' are concepts developed by a group of German intellectuals, who, in 1923, founded the Institute of Social Research at Frankfurt University. The Institute, modeled after the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow, became known as the Frankfurt School [1]. In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany, the members of the Frankfurt School fled to the United States. While here, they migrated to major U.S. universities (Columbia, Princeton, Brandeis, and California at Berkeley). These intellectual Marxists included Herbert Marcuse, who coined the phrase, 'make love, not war,' during the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations

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n conclusion, America today is in the throes of the greatest and direst transformation in its history. We are becoming an ideological state, a country with an official state ideology enforced by the power of the state. In ďhate crimesĒ we now have people serving jail sentences for political thoughts. And the Congress is now moving to expand that category ever further. Affirmative action is part of it. The terror against anyone who dissents from Political Correctness on campus is part of it. Itís exactly what we have seen happen in Russia, in Germany, in Italy, in China, and now itís coming here. And we donít recognize it because we call it Political Correctness and laugh it off. My message today is that itís not funny, itís here, itís growing and it will eventually destroy, as it seeks to destroy, everything that we have ever defined as our freedom and our culture.

More:
http://frankfurtschool.us/history.htm

#2 RE: About the Frankfurt School by Sanguine 05.01.2015 20:32

You always post interesting stuff, Algernon.

Hey, that link didn't work for me, but this one does: http://www.newtotalitarians.com/index_fi...kfurtSchool.htm

#3 RE: About the Frankfurt School by algernonpj 06.01.2015 17:04

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Quote: Sanguine wrote in post #2
You always post interesting stuff, Algernon.

Hey, that link didn't work for me, but this one does: http://www.newtotalitarians.com/index_fi...kfurtSchool.htm


Thanks and

Thanks for the updated link.

I usually CHECK links to make certain they still work. I have used this link so often I didn't realize it wasn't working anymore. It's now only available on the Wayback machine
http://web.archive.org/web/2013122003214....us/history.htm

Like @Cincinnatus I've always been interested in the 'audit trail'

#4 RE: About the Frankfurt School by Frank Cannon 06.01.2015 17:37

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I got stuck going to the Frankfurter School after I was thrown out of Hamburger U. They caught me eating a hoagie on campus for lunch.

#5 RE: About the Frankfurt School by ThirstyMan 06.01.2015 23:15

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Quote: Frank Cannon wrote in post #4
I got stuck going to the Frankfurter School after I was thrown out of Hamburger U. They caught me eating a hoagie on campus for lunch.


your kidding? caught eating a hoagie? sorry to hear that bro!

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