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Perth Event Friday night: “Understanding Cultural Marxism”, Bill Muehlenberg

Invitation to a public event sent to me:

Bill Muehlenberg: Understanding Cultural Marxism

Classic Nights An Adult Education initiative from St Augustine’s, Friday 27th October, Perth, Western Australia

From his renowned Culture Watch website:

‘We live in an age where we see evidence of cultural decline, the erosion of values, the decline of civility, the denial of truth and the elevation of unreason. Many people are asking, “Where is our culture heading?” This website is devoted to exploring the major cultural, social and political issues of the day. It offers reflection and commentary drawing upon the wealth of wisdom found in the Judeo-Christian tradition. It offers reflective and incisive commentary on a wide range of issues, helping to sort through the maze of competing opinions, worldviews, ideologies and value systems. It will discuss critically and soberly where our culture is heading. Happy reading!’

For adults interested in finding out more about the history of Western Civilisation and how a Biblical Worldview has impacted and continues to shape our world including Australia and the region.

This is your chance to ask questions and engage with the ideas that have shaped human history.

Where? Malmalling Vineyard 3025 Beacon Road,  Parkerville

UPDATE from Jo: I don’t know Muehlenberg’s work, but other Classic Nights have discussed Homer, Beowulf, The fall of Rome, Gold as a Currency, The Battle of Beersheeba, Reaching the iGeneration, and other topics like that including Medieval times and Feudal systems. It was suggested to me that Libertarian types might want to come to this one, so I’m posting the info. I’ll be there. There is usually plenty of social time and discussion afterwards.

Details below:

www.malmallingvineyard.com.au

RSVP/Cost? $20 cost for light meal please

RSVP to director AT saintaugustines.com.au

Payment can be made on the day at Malmalling.

Note: Drinks can be purchased at the bar. Structure: 5.30pm – 7.00pm Light meal and drinks 7.00-7.45pm

Presentation 7.45-8.30pm Informal discussion

Programme: Note that the Classics Nights programme follows the cycle of Ancient, Medieval and Modern and then repeats. We will also do one-off electives on topics of general interest.

Keep in Touch: Please click ‘Keep in Touch’ on our website www.saintaugustines.com.au so you can receive the college enewsletter and keep up to date with events, recommended reading and 2018 online courses

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69 comments to Perth Event Friday night: “Understanding Cultural Marxism”, Bill Muehlenberg

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    PeterS

    Odd that it’s being brought up now. I was just studying his writings, along with other greats of the past, such as St Basil and St Palamas. They make very interesting reading. Note too they had major influences on both Western and Eastern Christianity despite their differences.

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      el gordo

      Peter do you identify with this?

      ‘Cultural Marxism is a snarl word used to paint anyone with progressive tendencies as a secret Communist. The term alludes to a conspiracy theory in which sinister left-wingers have infiltrated media, academia, and science and are engaged in a decades-long plot to undermine Western culture. Some variants of the conspiracy alleges that basically all of modern social liberalism is, in fact, a Communist front group.’ wiki

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        PeterS

        el forgo I’m not a great follower of conspiracy theories, although they do exist but only a few are real. By definition they are hard to prove. I prefer to keep a watch on reality and the events unfolding around me to asses on a continual basis what’s really happening behind the scene. As for “cultural marxism” if you read enough of the works of many past greats in ancient and classical history, it’s nothing really new. As for today, well yes there does appear to be a sort of “evil” shroud being brought upon our world, but it’s not the first time. Whenever it does happen the end result is not pretty but the aftermath does get better again. We just have to deal with it as best we can using the knowledge, experience and wisdom at hand. The trouble is I am an infant in all three and still progressing.

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          PeterS

          Oh, how about this conspiracy theory of mine :-) The mania of the left will go too far and there will be a violent reaction that will prosper the rise of a dictator much worse yet more clever than Hitler. Hmmm, if that’s the case I’m not sure which is worse. Like being told you had to choose between a 44 Magnum or a 38 to be shot in the head. The end result is still the same. One thing I’m certain of though, like all past empires, the West will fall and fall hard. I hope it doesn’t happen in my time though.

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            el gordo

            Its happening as we speak, but the outcome will be different to what you might imagine.

            Western democracies will wither on the vine as Beijing gradually picks up the reins from the US. Do not be afraid, Marxism is China is also coming to an end, replaced by Confucianism. As the yuan becomes king then Xi, with his belt and road strategy, will move the UN from New York to Shanghai.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        e.g. @ #1.1.

        That’ll do me. But it is now deeper than that. In my dictionary, conspiracies were raised against governments. We are now seeing conspiracies raised by governments.

        In the Australian context, the primary mark of Marxism is the abolition of private management of industry. This will be followed immediately by the abolition of private ownership of land. The ETS which was almost introduced by the Howard government, and the provisions therein which were put in the too hard basket and would have been revived through the carbon tax had the ALP won the 2013 election, would have quickly achieved that objective.

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        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Marxism

        used to be this

        https://archive.is/YzkIS

        but now it redirects to

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_School#Cultural_Marxism

        which is wrong, because the Frankfurt School is a subset of Cultural Marxism, not the other way round. More importantly, as you can see, the original article was fairly scholarly by Wikipedia standards, whereas the new subarticle is a hatchet job.

        It claims that Cultural Marxism is a “conspiracy theory”, whereas no-one claims that Boas, Adorno, Gramsci and Rudi Dutschke conspired. They just promoted their ideas, in concert with like-minded individuals and followers, mostly via the normal academic process. It uses the term “misappropriated” as if this is an objective description of the use of a concept. It uses the amalgam technique to associate widely disparate critiques, including white nationalism. It chooses the worst example of the defence of the theory it can – the ideas of William Lind. Etc..

        The full story of the Cultural Marxist suppression of information about Cultural Marxism can be found (with links) here:

        https://np.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/2occ7m/wikipedias_cultural_marxism_article_now_redirects/

        I didn’t use the term “Cultural Marxism” until the firing of James Damore at Google: https://firedfortruth.com/. I hadn’t realised how far the cancer had spread, from academia, through politics and the media, into corporations, until the world’s most important engineering company could fire someone for truthfully defending the findings of evolutionary psychology on the average psychological differences between men and women, and that they “MAY, IN PART” explain the underrepresentation of women in engineering, because the CEO of Youtube said she “felt pain“. After that, I was convinced. It’s almost impossible to exaggerate.

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      Yonniestone

      A couple of years ago I read some writings of St. Thomas Aquinas which impressed me greatly,

      “grace perfects and builds on nature; it does not set it aside or destroy it.”

      Quite an amazing mind during the so called “dark ages”

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    Cultural Marxism is the greatest threat to western civilisation that we have ever had. Everyone knows it, but no one yet knows what to do about it.

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      Except Trump. He plays
      Groucho ter their Marx-ism.
      Choose yr target, polarize it
      - nix. Water off a dux back.
      Water boarding doesn’t work
      on him.

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      el gordo

      I disagree, Cultural Marxism died in the 1980s with the advent of the internet.

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        What Class?

        No. It’s stronger than ever. Western culture is facing daily assaults.

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          el gordo

          Western civilisation appears to be self destructing, having reached its used by date.

          This may not be accurate, the pseudo Marxist consortium in Australia (both major parties and Greens) have been voted into power by the people, this is not a conspiracy. They can be voted out at the next election.

          Cultural Marxism is a myth.

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        Ted O'Brien.

        e.g. @ #2.2.

        Long before the internet, I spent the first 45 years of my life in the confident expectation that modern communications, across the spectrum from the radio to the Jumbo Jet, would save us from further wars.

        Then I realised, men never change. There will be wars. Cultural Marxism is no myth, World War III is already well under way, and many of our young people have already been captured to work against us.

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      Dennis

      One way is to oppose GetUp

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    Bulldust

    One of the topics of my submitted piece.

    [Bulldust - sorry, moving comments across threads is possible, but time-consuming (lousy interface, bugged, breaks nests). So it's easier if people resubmit a comment on the right thread, but helpful if they add a note for mods to explain why they did that. Thanks - Jo]

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    pat

    BBC writes: A paper by Skeptical Science claims that ***97% OF SCIENTISTS across the globe believe climate change is caused by humans. will anyone file a complaint?

    25 Oct: BBC: BBC wrong to not challenge climate sceptic Lord Lawson
    The BBC should have challenged the views of climate sceptic Lord Lawson in an interview in August, the complaints unit for the corporation has ruled.
    The ex-chancellor claimed in an interview with the Today programme that “official figures” showed average world temperatures had “slightly declined”.

    This view, shown to be false by the Met Office, was not challenged on air.
    The BBC admitted it had breached its “guidelines on accuracy and impartiality”.
    Conservative peer Lord Lawson’s appearance on Radio 4′s flagship Today programme sparked a number of complaints from listeners.

    He had been invited on to discuss the latest film on climate change by former US Vice President Al Gore…

    He also claimed the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had confirmed there had not been an increase in extreme weather events for the last 10 years.
    Dr Peter Stott, of the Met Office, came on the programme the following day to confirm that Lord Lawson’s statistics, which he did not cite at the time, were incorrect.
    Dr Stott also said the IPCC has clearly indicated an increase in extreme weather events across the globe were linked to human use of fossil fuels.
    The Global Warming Policy Foundation, a campaign group chaired by Lord Lawson, later confirmed his statistics were “erroneous”…

    It (the complaints unit) ruled that the peer’s statements “were, at the least, contestable and should have been challenged”…

    A paper by Skeptical Science claims that ***97% of scientists across the globe believe climate change is caused by humans.

    333 COMMENTS AT TIME OF POSTING:
    Posted by Maurienvi: PLEASE NOTE: It is not 97% of scientists but 97% of CLIMATE scientists across the globe…
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41744344

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    robert rosicka

    We bag the other side for bringing religion into this debate , I’m not sure we’re being any different here .
    Just saying .

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      Robert, I haven’t read his material and don’t have an opinion, but have found some of the classic nights on Western Civilization very interesting in terms of history, and thought a few others might find them stimulating.

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        Robert, just to clarify, I’ve put in an update on the post to give it some context:

        I don’t know Muehlenberg’s work, but other Classic Nights have discussed Homer, Beowulf, The fall of Rome, Gold as a Currency, The Battle of Beersheeba, Reaching the iGeneration, and other topics like that including Medieval times and Feudal systems. It was suggested to me that Libertarian types might want to come to this one, so I’m posting the info. I’ll be there. There is usually plenty of social time and discussion afterwards.

        I find big-picture archaeology, currency, and history fascinating when it is told by someone with a passion for it.

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      Trevor

      I thought we bagged the other side for pretending they were not religious?

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    pat

    25 Oct: GWPF: BBC Is Accused Of Being A ‘Left-Wing Mouthpiece’ After Grovelling Apology For Lawson Interview
    by James Tapsfield, Mail Online
    The BBC was accused of being a ‘left-wing mouthpiece’ today after it issued a grovelling apology for failing to challenge Lord Lawson over a claim temperatures have not risen over the last 10 years. Furious MPs said the decision to single out the peer showed the corporation had given up any ‘pretence’ of impartiality.

    Tory MP Philip Davies told MailOnline: ‘It is what you would expect from the BBC. It is typical BBC.
    ‘They have given up any pretence of being impartial these days. They have become a mouthpiece for any left-wing, pro-EU Labour party cause.
    ‘If they think they might have upset some of their left wing cheerleaders then of course they are going to apologise profusely.
    ‘I look forward to them apologising profusely when a right wing politician is challenged. I think we would be waiting a long time.’

    Andrew Bridgen, Tory MP for North West Leicestershire told MailOnline: ‘If the BBC had to apologise for every inaccuracy a Labour politician made on air they would never be able to have a Labour politician on.
    ‘The position sounds rather extreme to me – the BBC very seldom allow climate sceptics on the programme.’…
    When asked for a comment, the BBC gave the following statement: (LINK TO READ FULL STORYSTATEMENT)
    https://www.thegwpf.com/bbc-is-accused-of-being-a-left-wing-mouthpiece-after-grovelling-apology-for-lawson-interview/

    25 Oct: GWPF: The BBC’s Green Journalism
    by Andrew Montford
    With weary inevitability, the BBC has decided that it is going to issue an apology after a sceptic – Nigel Lawson in this case – was allowed a rare opportunity to state their case on the airwaves. This is starting to be something of a ritual for the corporation.

    Once in a month of Sundays, a dissenting voice will be given a brief airing, an event that will be followed by a screams of outrage from greens and their cronies, a “fact-checking” by some green-minded BBC journalist, a public climb down and an apology for not being ruder to said sceptic on air or for allowing them on in the first place.

    Note that the ruling is only about the way Lawson was treated on air – the corporation is not actually getting involved in the debate over the numbers. This is probably just as well, as they are no doubt wary of the public realising that, a temporary El Nino aside, temperatures are again failing to warm as fast as climatologists would have us believe they should be…
    And if the BBC’s standard is that “contestable claims must be challenged” then this is a standard honoured more in the breach than the observance.

    Which is why it’s really just a charade. Underneath it all, it’s just the BBC caving into a very aggressive and very vocal green lobby. That said, it’s fair to say that there are few within the corporation who would take any persuasion at all when it came to supporting the greens; as one senior BBC journalist once told me, most BBC staff think that – similar to apartheid – the moral righteousness of the environmental cause transcends their legal duty to be balanced. This is, no doubt, why the BBC didn’t apologise for allowing Al Gore to utter his wild claims about the climate in the same Today programme segment…READ ON
    https://www.thegwpf.com/green-journalism/

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    Sonny

    Pity its in Perth not in Melbourne as I would come.
    As a Jewish believer in Jesus and a Climate Realist this would be a very interesting presentation.
    If we understand Gods prophecy that will be fulfilled and is being fulfilled we can readily understand how “Cultural Marxism” – the natural enemy of truth, reason and logic (and thus God) is and will continue to play out.

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      el gordo

      Whoa … steady on Sonny, too many mixed memes.

      As a lapsed catlik I can say without fear of contradiction that there is no deity and the term cultural marxism was invented by the hard left to denigrate the revisionists.

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        Sonny

        Without fear? The lady doth protest too much. I smell fear.

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          el gordo

          You know the theory, the Egyptians were the first civilisation to come up with the ‘singularity’ meme, then independently by the Jews, Christians and followers of M.

          There is but one god? Highly unlikely.

          As for the prophecy, the end times, that is just millenarian fever which can be cured with a little reading on the subject. There are many examples throughout history, the English Revolution and the Taiping Rebellion are a couple.

          Cultural Marxism is an urban myth, the pseudo Marxists in Canberra are testament to this, all the while the real Marxists are flooding through the front door with bags of money and big ideas.

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        Annie

        Well I’m a ‘lapsed catlick’; became an Anglican-type Christian years ago and I can’t go along with the no deity idea. However, each to his/her own….belief is not belief if there is coercion behind it. :)

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          Annie

          I also utterly cringe at all the SJW types infesting the church generally and, much worse, all those, especially clergy, who have behaved so badly in recent years. It’s truly the work of evil.
          No wonder the church now repels so many, when it doesn’t live up to its calling. There are times when those who keep away show integrity because they have no wish to be associated with such goings on. Those of us who remain and try to live properly are finding it very difficult to counteract all the evil. I’m put off a lot of places just because of creepy clergy with their hide-their-faces beards or just plain unshaven stubble and strange vestments and sandals…yuk. Don’t get me wrong but I like services to be conducted with dignity, clean proper vestments, polished shoes, proper hymns (not politically correct ‘homily songs’), etc. Nearly everyone in the church doesn’t question the ABC/Fauxfax line but there are some who do, happily, so we are not totally alone.

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    cohenite

    Everywhere Marxism is destroying the West: I rest my case:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEgyFXk7BMM

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    robert rosicka

    Bom are going all out on this one , a dry November predicted for Perth , I think given the rain you’ve had over there it would be welcome .

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    Dennis

    It is interesting to research The Fabian Society of England, the Australian Fabian Society, the Socialist Forum established by former PM Gillard merged with the Australian Fabian Society shortly before she became ALP Deputy Leader.

    And alongside that Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain is a Christian Socialist. Former Australian Prime Minister is a Christian Socialist too, but after admitting this on ABC Compass is 2006 changed to “Fiscal Conservative” for election campaign purposes.

    And then consider: Socialism masquerading as environmentalism.

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      Kevin Lohse

      With all due respect, Tony Blair believes only in Tony Blair. His adoption of Catholicism only came after his expulsion as leader of the Labour Party and was a transparent manoeuvre to curry favour with moderates within the EU as part of his bid for the presidency. Blair’s corruption is second only to that of Hillary in Western politics.

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    Dennis

    More food for thought, the split in the 1950s between the Australian Labor Party and Democratic Labor Party, the latter rejecting the strong communist influence within the unions and associated ALP.

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    Dennis

    And then consider the background of the Australian Greens, Communist Party of Australia.

    As an former German Minister for Foreign Affairs reported in The Weekend Australian told our former Treasurer Peter Costello, the Australian Greens are way off to the left of international greenism.

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    Dennis

    “The Liberal Party is supposed to be the custodian of classical liberalism and conservatism. Malcolm Turnbull is neither. He is a leftist-‘progressive’ who wants to take Australia in the same general philosophical direction as the Labor Party and the Greens.

    Below I have produced a meticulously researched timeline, and a series of stand-alone articles, highlighting Turnbull’s left-wing ideological orientation, and his intimate associations with the Labor Party.

    I clearly show that Turnbull’s ideology is long-held and deeply-ingrained. Indeed, he has never been anything other than a leftist, and continues to ruthlessly pursue that agenda as Prime Minister.”

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    Cultural Marxism is where plausible intellectuals and snobs smoothe the way for implausible intellectuals and thugs to run things. It’s a menshevik to bolshevik tag-team arrangement. Best not to be a menshevik when the kissing stops.

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    richard

    todays laugh-

    “Climate change might be worse than thought after scientists find major mistake in water temperature readings
    The sea was much colder than previously thought, the study suggests, indicating that climate change is advancing at an unprecedented rate”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/climate-change-worse-water-temperature-reading-scientists-global-warming-ice-melt-weather-a8020696.html

    Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say …
    Jul 16, 2015 · Seas will continue to warm for … Globally 90% of the excess heat caused by the rise in … The warming of the oceans due to climate change is now …

    Reply

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    Dennis

    I am fascinated by the fact that the claimed to be engineer of man-made global warming hoax, Canadian billionaire socialist Maurice Strong (now deceased) used Communist China as his chosen new controlled and managed capitalist system model.

    And that his cousin was Chairman Mao’s lover.

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    pat

    25 Oct: The Federalist: Joy Pullman: Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure
    It looks like this is as close to an apology or admission of failure as we’re going to get, folks. Sorry about that $4 trillion and mangled years of education for American K-12 kids and teachers.
    (Joy Pullmann is managing editor of The Federalist and author of “The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids,” out from Encounter Books this spring. Get it on Amazon)

    Since 2009, the Gates Foundation’s primary U.S. activity has focused on establishing and implementing Common Core … The Gates Foundation has spent more than $400 million itself and influenced $4 trillion in U.S. taxpayer funds towards this goal. Eight years later, however, Bill Gates is admitting failure on that project, and a “pivot” to another that is not likely to go any better.

    “Based on everything we have learned in the past 17 years, we are evolving our education strategy,” Gates wrote on his blog as a preface to a speech he gave last week in Cleveland. He followed this by detailing how U.S. education has essentially made little improvement in the years since he and his foundation — working so closely with the Obama administration that federal officials regularly consulted foundation employees and waived ethics laws to hire several — began redirecting trillions of public dollars towards programs he now admits haven’t accomplished much.

    [snip]
    But it looks like this is as close to an apology or admission of failure as we’re going to get, folks. Sorry about that $4 trillion and mangled years of education for American K-12 kids and teachers. Failing with your kids and money for eight years is slowly getting billionaire visionaries to “evolve” and pledge to respect the hoi polloi a little more, though, so be grateful.

    Strategic Retreat, or Stealthy Persistence?…
    In lieu of ramming his preferred, untested education theories through a mindhive of unelected bureaucrats elated to be showered with Gates money and attention, over the next five years the Gates Foundation will spend $1.7 billion on myriad smaller initiatives. “We anticipate that about 60 percent of this will eventually support the development of new curricula and networks of schools that work together to identify local problems and solutions,” Gates says.

    ***This curricula, however, will be explicitly tied to Common Core and its cousin, the Next Generation Science Standards (which academic reviewers rate of even more obviously low quality)…READ ON
    http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/25/bill-gates-tacitly-admits-common-core-experiment-failure/

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      Rob

      Once again we are being forced to pay for his guilt over having gotten his wealth through what he knows very well were some very unethical business practices. That being said why would I expect his motivations regarding education to be any more ethical? If he really wants to help he should have someone at Microsoft write a program that will distribute the wealth he plans to spend on his pet projects directly to the citizens of the country who could really use that money. That would be philanthropic, what he’s doing is just stroking his ego yet again as he tries to convince himself he’s really not a bad guy.

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    Quietthomas

    You should have a night about the actual works of the frankfurt school rather than this slanderous bent view of them.

    Adorno was protested by radical feminists. Marcuse warned liberals could become repressive too. Habermas critiqued postmodern relativism, and nancy fraser critiques identity/recognition politics. You guys don’t know what you’re on about and are choosing an ignorant ideological take rather than a studied academic investigation… and that’s very silly of you.

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    Quietthomas

    Cultural Marxism was The Frankfurt School’s critique of [The Culture Industry](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_industry). It was an early critique of mainstream media and neo-liberalism. Adorno had things like this to say:

    >”The Culture Industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them.”

    >”this bloated pleasure apparatus adds no dignity to man’s lives. The idea of “fully exploiting” available technical resources and the facilities for aesthetic mass consumption is part of the economic system which refuses to exploit resources to abolish hunger.”

    >”The ruthless unity in the culture industry is evidence of what will happen in politics. Marked differentiations such as those of A and B films, or of stories in magazines in different price ranges, depend not so much on subject matter as on classifying, organising, and labelling consumers. Something is provided for all so that none may escape” -Theodor W. Adorno, [Enlightenment as mass-deception](https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm)

    Meanwhile Marcuse warned everyone that “progressive politics” could also become repressive and regressive in it’s own ways:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al3aOuqpVbs

    …and The Birmingham School warned that [culture was drifting away](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uses_of_Literacy#The_.22drift.22) from local culture. Due to the [Massification of culture in the form of the globalization of media + tabloid journalism.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uses_of_Literacy#Massification_of_culture)

    This was a pre-internet critique of mainstream media and neo-liberalism, and ended around the time media became more democratized in the 80s, when the internet began to be foreshadowed with Zines, DIY culture, and public radio/TV. That’s when the tail end of the Birmingham School declared the need to critique mass media [to be kind of over because everyone could talk to everyone.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encoding/decoding_model_of_communication)

    ….of course, the right wing conspiracy theorists will say it’s SJWs and a jewish plot that runs the media… but it was actually critiquing the media.

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    My Poor Country

    For those unable to get to Perth …..

    A summary of Cultural Marxism taken from his website is worth reading.

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2017/10/19/its-the-culture-stupid/

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    My Poor Country

    Along the same lines as Bill Muehlenberg, who says ‘We live in an age where we see evidence of cultural decline .. “, there is a short (24 pages) essay worth reading that will shock you. It was written in 1978 by Sir John Glubb (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bagot_Glubb).

    The essay is titled “The Fate of Empires”. Read it here … http://people.uncw.edu/kozloffm/glubb.pdf

    Although published in 1976 it describes exactly the decline we are witnessing today (spooky accuracy). Cultural Marxism is a major driver of our decline.

    Read it and pass it on. It will connect a lot of the dots (globalist politicians, UN, NWO, Agenda 2030, global warming scam)

    GetUp and the Greens would ban this essay if they could.

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    Mark D.

    Is it Ok if I do not want to understand “Cultural Marxism” ?

    I mean really!

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      this might help…https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Cultural_Marxism

      it is like calling a skeptic denier etc. It is used to marginalise, ridicule and label a set of people that another set of people don’t like.

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        Mark D.

        It is used to marginalise, ridicule and label a set of people that another set of people don’t like.

        Saul Alinsky would be the source then?

        Makes me feel much better………

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        Mark D.

        SO Marxism does not exist? Or you are in denial?

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          we are talking about the term “cultural Marxism” as it is applied by the speaker in this topic, not Marxism which is clearly a thing. Bt, you claimed to not know what cultural marxism is, remember.

          “Pink elephants are made up”.

          “So elephants don’t exist. Or are you in denial?”

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            Mark D.

            F. O.

            “cultural Marxism” is not a pink elephant therefore you are fired. You fantasize that cultural Marxism is separate from Maxism?

            You claimed that Cultural Marxism “is used to marginalise, ridicule and label a set of people that another set of people don’t like.”

            Like you don’t like me? Too Bad

            I’m here like Saul trained me to be. Bitch.

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              Gee Aye

              You are making no sense. I claimed cultural Marxism to be a fantasy to which you said… oh so you think marxists are a fantasy.

              It doesn’t follow. If my elephant example was deficient I apologise. How about

              I don’t believe in ghosts!

              Oh so you don’t think that ghost bats exist?

              I don’t believe in vampires.

              You idiot, vampire bats are real.

              How many more examples do you need?

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    Jo, I didn’t think you’d gone in this direction.

    For a start this

    : I don’t know Muehlenberg’s work,

    is a pretty pathetic statement by anyone promoting someone and your due diligence, as people here like to call being careful, is lacking.

    If I was in Perth I’d start by asking him about this:

    Because of sin and its universal impact, people are born far from the ideal that God had for us. So some people are born with a limb missing, or a missing finger, or they are born blind, or they may be born with a cleft lip, or with Down syndrome or with other chromosome abnormalities.

    before moving on to creationism, race, conspiracy etc.

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      Mark D.

      Long bow. No REALLY LONG BOW!

      I wish I could say with confidence that I expected better from you.

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        Have you read his writings? What is the long bow? I’m saying that promoting something you know nothing about because it looks like something you should support can make friends of your enemies and enemies of your friends. Evidence: the luke warm response above.

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    Bulldust

    O/Topic: The citizenship court ruling came down just now – 5 are gone, including Barnaby Joyce, Nick Xenephon and Matthew Canavan only ones in the clear:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-27/live-blog-high-court-delivers-judgement-on-citizenship-seven/9085032

    The ASX tanked 0.7% on the news but is rebounding as I type:”

    http://www.asx.com.au/

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