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Category: Cultural Marxism

Oct 20 2020

San Diego Schools Change Grading System for Equity

By definition, equity and excellence are mutually exclusive. To impose equity is to impose mediocrity. This is accomplished by eliminating standards, which are bad because they discriminate. The San Diego Unified School District applies this principle to education, explicitly to “combat racism.”

Like everything else, academic success must be viewed from a Cultural Marxist identity politics perspective. Regarding failing grades,

23% went to Native Americans. Another 23% of failing grades went to Hispanics. And 20% of D or F grades went to Black students.

By comparison, just 7% of failing marks went to White students.

This constitutes proof that the grading system was racist and therefore had to be changed.

Academic grades will now focus on mastery of the material, not a yearly average, which board members say penalizes students who get a slow start, or who struggle at points throughout the year.

If it doesn’t make any difference whether you flunk the first test or ace it, how hard will students study?

Another big change, teachers can no longer consider non-material factors when grading. Things like turning work in on time and classroom behavior will now instead count towards a student’s citizenship grade, not their academic grade.

If students don’t have to turn in their work on time, why would they? Kids aren’t born understanding the correlation between diligence and success. But of course, imposing equity entails abolishing this correlation.

Educrats will also inflict equity by encouraging cheating:

[T]he board will also review potential student disparities stemming from its zero-tolerance disciplinary policy on cheating in the coming weeks.

This epitomizes the liberal strategy for eliminating the racial disparities they endlessly obsess on: bring everyone down to a lowest common denominator. This debases education, as moonbattery debases everything it touches.

Allowing progressives to take over the schools was a catastrophic error.

On tips from Steve T and R F.

Oct 09 2020

Cultural Marxism: A Primer

The ideology of our liberal ruling class is Cultural Marxism. A piece hosted at Moonbattery.com sponsor Ammo.com looks into the history of this intellectual equivalent of a bioweapon.

The first major figure in the development of Cultural Marxism was the former head of the Italian Communist Party, Antonio Gramsci, who shifted the emphasis of Marxism from economics to culture. He realized that politics is downstream of culture; therefore, if you want to control politics, you must control culture first.

After Gramsci came the Frankfurt School, which included the Father of the New Left, Herbert Marcuse.

Marcuse’s most important contribution as far as we are concerned is the notion of “repressive tolerance.” … Tolerance should only be applied to left-wing groups and ideas, while right-wing groups and ideas should be mercilessly suppressed.

This has developed into today’s cancel culture, in which anyone deemed not fully compliant with current leftist ideology must be erased.

The Frankfurt school also included Max Horkheimer, who created Critical Theory, defined as subjecting every aspect of Western Civilization to relentless criticism. A few examples:

Air conditioning is sexist. Lawns are racist and so are single family homes. Not wanting to be intimate with someone who is HIV positive contributes to homophobia and the spread of AIDS. Physical fitness is a fascist impulse and trying to lose weight is a hateful act.

It is hard to stop laughing at the absurdity of this tactic long enough to resist it — which is one reason it has been so effective.

[I]t is important to note how dramatically the culture in the West has shifted since the 1950s – and how dramatically it has shifted even in the last ten years, when Barack Obama still opposed gay marriage and no serious person advocated that grown men who “identify as women” should be allowed to share restrooms and locker rooms with pre-pubescent girls.

German communist Rudi Dutschke deserves mention for coining the phrase “long march through the institutions.” This refers to the Long March by which communists took control of China. The Cultural Marxist long march entails infiltrating and subverting influential institutions. When ballplayers knelt to Black Lives Matter, professional sports fell to this long march, as education, the news media, and Hollywood had fallen before.

Classical Marxists overthrow by force. Cultural Marxists subvert from within and subordinate to their own objectives.

Cultural Marxism is interested not in revolution in the classical 19th-century sense of throwing up barricades, toppling the monarchy and setting up guillotines. Its interests lie in cultural transformations, after which other transformations (political and economic) can take place.

The champion of traditional Marxism is the worker…

Cultural Marxists, however, saw the revolutionary subject virtually anywhere but the working class. Third world peasants, student radicals, the non-aligned movement, racial and ethnic minorities, homosexuals, the mentally ill and transsexuals – all of these and others have been considered the vanguard of cultural revolution around the world by the Cultural Marxists. The shift of the revolutionary subject from workers to virtually everyone else is effectively an attempt to create a political-coalition-meets-religious-cult centered around notions of victimhood.

This cult has achieved hegemony by seizing control of the cultural high ground and using it to bombard our culture and traditions with Critical Theory.

[V]alues that have served Western civilization for thousands of years are painted as negative features. The male desire to protect women from danger becomes “patriarchy” and “paternalism.” The drive to attain mastery over the self and the environment that almost entirely defines Western culture is repainted as “authoritarian personality.” The normal desire for marriage and children becomes “heteronormativity,” just one option among many and a bad one at that. An appreciation for the philosophical and cultural achievements of Western civilization is “white supremacy,” an arbitrary system with no goal other than to keep other races down.

The consequences of this relentless brainwashing have been erupting on American streets for the past several months.

The education system is largely where the rubber meets the road in terms of Cultural Marxism moving from an esoteric academic ideology into something that influences the broader culture. It is not a mistake that a number of educators have been found among the ranks of the rioters. Nor is it a mistake that the rioters are disproportionately young and educated. They have been primed for this by 12 years of public education and another four at the university level – teaching them that Western civilization is an evil construct designed by white heterosexual men for the purpose of enslaving everyone else.

Once cultural hegemony has been attained, all they need to do is add the federal government to the list of institutions they have marched through. That could happen next month. From there, any resistance to Marxism will be a guerilla campaign against overwhelming odds.

Get more detail at Ammo.com, and as always, stock up on discount ammunition while you still can.

Sep 30 2020

Racial Arsonist Paid Ibram X. Kendi $333/Minute by Public School

As noted earlier, Caucasian-hater Ibram X. Kendi is nowhere near as dumb as his rhetoric, having realized that there is big money in moonbattery. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave him $10 million. Taxpayers must have deep pockets too:

The Fairfax County school district is defending its decision to pay $20,000 for an author who spoke to its administration and school leaders about racism for one hour.

That comes to over $333 per minute. Not bad pay for spewing poisonous lies. I wonder if he shared with the educrats his insight that Amy Coney Barrett is reprehensibly guilty of colonialism for adopting children from Haiti.

FOX 5 asked the district if the money could have been spent on something more germane to the current education climate – like technology training for teachers or more resources for transitioning back to in-person learning.

They say funds allocated for COVID-19 have specific uses beyond Kendi’s presentation.

Funds allocated for… What the…?!?!?!

Looks federal taxpayers financed Kendi’s pernicious BS in the name of COVID-19.

This poisonous ideology is largely responsible for the riots that have been tearing our country apart. That’s why Trump admirably banned critical race theory brainwashing for government employees and federal contractors.

If only bureaucrats would pile up our money and set it on fire, instead of using it to systematically destroy American society.

On a tip from Lyle.

Sep 20 2020

G. Edward Griffin Described Black Lives Matter in 1969

Diversity may be a strength in some respects, but in others it is clearly a weakness. Our country’s worst enemies have exploited this weakness in an ongoing attempt to bring down the American system and destroy the American way of life, so that the Land of the Free might be replaced with a socialist slave state.

The self-described “trained Marxists” of Black Lives Matter epitomize this cultural Marxist strategy, but they did not initiate it. The campaign to use political correctness to bring down America on behalf of total government (a.k.a. communism) has been progressing for generations. G. Edward Griffin outlined the BLM plan back in 1969:

This remark is especially applicable to the year 2020: “Nothing can be quite so damaging to police morale and efficiency as converting every arrest into a trial of the policeman instead of the criminal.”

Why would proponents of total government want to destroy the police as an institution? They don’t. They want to destroy local police, who are a brake against centralized tyranny. You don’t see mostly peaceful protesters throwing Molotov cocktails at their allies in the FBI:

More G. Edward Griffin, who provided a more accurate analysis of 2020 politics in 1969 than anything currently on offer from the mainstream media:

Wikipedia dismisses Griffin as a “conspiracy theorist.” Sometimes conspiracies turn out to be real.

On tips from Lyle and Blackjack. Hat tip: Frontpage Mag.

Sep 18 2020

Race-Based Reproduction Incentives in San Francisco

Race-based social engineering suffered a setback with the fall of the Third Reich. Now it is making a comeback. San Francisco will pay blacks and Pacific Islanders $1,000 per month to have babies. Disfavored racial groups like whites and Asians are on their own.

This is on the level:

Mayor London Breed on Monday introduced the Abundant Birth Project, which will give a basic income supplement to 150 Black and Pacific Islander women during pregnancy. They’ll get $1,000 a month through their pregnancy and for the first six months postpartum, “with a goal of eventually providing a supplement for up to two years post-pregnancy,” the mayor announced.

Breed explicitly confirms that the incentives are “rooted in racial justice” — i.e., in the vindictive anti-Caucasian cultural Marxist ideology that is increasingly also anti-Asian.

Looks like they named Breed right, considering her predilection for racially oriented breeding.

By encouraging black women to give birth outside of wedlock, Breed is helping to keep her fellow blacks down, even as she makes them more numerous. There is no more reliable predictor of failure than growing up in a single-parent household.

Surprise surprise; Yahoo shut off the comments on this article. The information gatekeepers wouldn’t want anyone mitigating their heavy spin in favor of the Abundant Birth Project by pointing out that it is racist to the last extreme, and racism is supposed to be wrong.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

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