The Gramscian March and the Suiciding of the West

     The term “suicided” refers to a homicide that appears to be, or at least is ruled to be, a suicide. One of the tropes of the Left is that Western Civilization, be it Capitalism, the Patriarchy, or White supremacy, will inately eat itself, and thus, in a sociatal way, commit suicide.

     The Gramscian March, which has been the slow infiltration and mutation of key elements of society as a vanguard to total conversion, is, in effect, a “suiciding” of the West.

     Eric Raymond, at the Armed and Dangerous blog, wrtoe over a decade ago about this “Gramscian damage”, and in light of the Left’s reaction to a rather Trumpian upheavel and their premature outing of themselves during the giddy days of Obama’s ascendency, it remains prescient and continuously so.

“[T]he Soviets, following the lead of Marxist theoreticians like Antonio Gramsci, took very seriously the idea that by blighting the U.S.’s intellectual and esthetic life, they could sap Americans’ will to resist Communist ideology and an eventual Communist takeover. The explicit goal was to erode the confidence of America’s ruling class and create an ideological vacuum to be filled by Marxism-Leninism.

“Accordingly, the Soviet espionage apparat actually ran two different kinds of network: one of spies, and one of agents of influence. The agents of influence had the minor function of recruiting spies (as, for example, when Kim Philby was brought in by one of his tutors at Cambridge), but their major function was to spread dezinformatsiya, to launch memetic weapons that would damage and weaken the West.”

     And nothing better destroys a society, than declaring it an evil propagating hatred and oppression, controlled by some type of eeevil Kyriarchy, with the proffered moral mandate being to destroy it.

“[T]he idea that rights inhere not in sovereign individuals but identity groups, and that every identity group (except the ‘ruling class’) has the right to suppress criticism of itself through political means up to and including violence.”

     This moral jujitsu serves to trick people into thinking that their virtues were really vices, because they could not live up to some utopian ideal. Thus, people are tricked into destroying their own society with the motivation of destroying a fictitious vice — a motivation that is fueled by a veritable virtue!

     The means that the Gramscians used was to use our own virtues to destroy ourselves, and then stand ready to to fill that spiritual void with utopian dreams.

“[T]he suicide thinker is typically a Western academic or journalist or politician whose mission it is to destroy the West’s will to resist not just terrorism but any ideological challenge at all.”

     But those utopian dreams are hollow — an optical illusion — that can not fill that void. One way or another, that void will be filled:

“Religions are good at filling that kind of nothing. Accordingly, if transnational progressivism actually succeeds in smothering liberal individualism, its reward will be to be put to the sword by some flavor of jihadi. Whether the eventual winners are Muslims or Mormons, the future is not going to look like the fuzzy multicultural ecotopia of modern left fantasy.”

     The Eschation ain’t what you think it’ll be. But by then, it’ll be too late.

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2 Responses to The Gramscian March and the Suiciding of the West

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  2. avatar Julie near Chicago says:

    … [T]he Gramscians used … our own virtues to destroy ourselves ….

    I do believe Miss Rand addressed this issue in various places (without, however, mentioning either Gramscians or Communists); notably, in Atlas Shrugged, wherein one of her main points was that certain persons use exactly this tactic to ensnare and disarm their victims.

    Of course it goes on in other arenas than the political and the financial.

    In common parlance and everyday affairs, this is often referred to as “guilt-tripping.” It’s exactly what his wife and his mother (and dear Phil) do to Hank Rearden.

    Thanks for the link to Eric’s posting, Daniel.

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