July 13, 2009

Disney’s Cultural Marxism?

OK, let’s put the Selena Gomez jailbait tango into a political context:

Georg Lukacs ? believed that for a new Marxist culture to emerge, the existing culture must be destroyed. He said, ?I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution to the cultural contradictions of the epoch,? and, ?Such a worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.?
When he became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary in 1919, Lukacs launched what became known as ?Cultural Terrorism.? As part of this terrorism he instituted a radical sex education program in Hungarian schools. Hungarian children were instructed in free love, sexual intercourse, the archaic nature of middle-class family codes, the out-datedness of monogamy, and the irrelevance of religion, which deprives man of all pleasures. . . .

This is not to say, however, that the Disney starlet is part of a Bolshevik conspiracy. It’s just that cultural subversion, with or without ideology, always employs a familiar repertoire.

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