“The culture war that so defines current debates between the left and right sides of politics has its history in the barmy theory of 'cultural Marxism'.”
- 'Charlie Hebdo could be published in Australia' (which argues against free speech on issues of “religion or religious identity”)
- '#illridewithyou: do Australia's rightwingers hate it because they don't know their own readers?' (which is about “right-wing racism against Muslims” in Australia) and
- 'The right has won control of the English-speaking world' (whose title is self-explanatory).
The mass killer Anders Breivik also talked about 'cultural Marxism'. Therefore all statements about it – from other people - must surely be politically suspect if not downright false.
“The conspiracy theorists claim that these 'cultural Marxists' began to use insidious forms of psychological manipulation to upend the west.... they had, the story goes, a chance to undermine the culture and values that had sustained the world’s most powerful capitalist nation.”
“[Gramsci and Lukács believed that] culture and religion blunted the proletariat’s desire to revolt, and the solution was that Marxists should carry out a 'long march through the institutions' – universities and schools, government bureaucracies and the media – so that cultural values could be progressively changed from above.”
“Anders Breivik killed young social democrats because he believed that their party was involved in a cultural Marxist plot to undermine traditional European values by means of mass immigration from the Islamic world.”
“If humanities faculties are really geared to brainwashing students into accepting the postulates of far-left ideology, the composition of western parliaments and presidencies and the roaring success of corporate capitalism suggests they’re doing an astoundingly bad job.”