2023.05.22 • Jon Guerin

American Cultural Revolution - Specter

There is a specter of authoritarianism haunting the world. This series demystifies the ongoing American Cultural Revolution in the US and the west ushering in an era of authoritarianism. Understanding how the American Cultural Revolution operates is needed in order to counter it with a Second Enlightenment to empower more individual independence than ever before.

Episode References

Ruling Class

"One means of persuasion is myth. Myth inculcates beliefs. It is efficient in making the less philosophically inclined, as well as children (cf. Republic 377a ff.), believe noble things." Partenie, Catalin, "Plato’s Myths", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-myths/

"Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." Marx, Karl. A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, 1843, https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1843/critique-hpr/intro.htm

"All religions which have existed hitherto were expressions of historical stages of development of individual peoples or groups of peoples. But communism is that stage of historical development which makes all existing religions superfluous and supersedes them." Engels, Frederick. Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith, 1847, https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/06/09.htm

"Think over the Confession of Faith a bit. I believe we had better drop the catechism form and call the thing: Communist Manifesto. As more or less history has got to be related in it, the form it has been in hitherto is quite unsuitable. I am bringing what I have done here with me; it is in simple narrative form, but miserably worded, in fearful haste. ...", Frederick Engels letter to Karl Marx in 1847, https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm

A discussion of the religious and cult aspects of Marxism. Lidsay, James. "The Theology of Marxism" New Discourses Podcast, Episode 64, 24 January 2022, https://newdiscourses.com/2022/01/theology-marxism/

A talk on how religious leaders such as Rick Warren adopt critical consciousness into their faith. O'Fallon, Michael. "The Third Leg of the Stool" Mere Simulacrity, Session 8, 10 February 2023, https://sovereignnations.com/2023/02/10/third-leg-of-the-stool-michael-ofallon/

An article on how the Pope supports the Great Reset project of the World Economic Forum to centralize power. Letzing, John. "Here’s the pope’s prescription for resetting the global economy in response to COVID-19", World Economic Forum, 9 October 2020, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/here-s-the-pope-s-prescription-for-resetting-the-global-economy-in-response-to-covid-19/

Hanafin, Niamh. "Information Integrity: Forging a pathway to Truth, Resilience and Trust", United Nations Development Programme, 23 February 2022, https://www.undp.org/publications/information-integrity-forging-pathway-truth-resilience-and-trust

A website with more information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). "The Sustainable Development Agenda", United Nations, https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/development-agenda/

The UK Fires absolute zero initiative illustrates how the ruling class want to transform society. https://ukfires.org/absolute-zero/

Schwab, Klaus and Vanham, Peter. "What is stakeholder capitalism?", Davos Agenda 2021, 22 January 2021, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/01/klaus-schwab-on-what-is-stakeholder-capitalism-history-relevance/

Cultural Revolution

This book discusses esoteric religious and cult origins of Marxism. Voegelin, Eric. Science, Politics and Gnosticism, 1968.

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.“ Rockefeller, David. Memoirs, 15 October, 2002.

Marcuse, Herbert. One-Dimensional Man, 1964.

Alinsky, Saul D. Rules for Radicals, 1971.

This book details how the ideas of critical consciousness were instilled into the US education system. Gottesman, Isaac. The Critical Turn in Education, 2016.

Lindsay, James. The Marxification of Education, 6 December 2022.

Marochko, V. “Denial of the Holodomor-Genocide by Pulitzer Prize Winners: Walter Duranty and Anne Applebaum“, Holodomor Museum, 15 June 2018, https://holodomormuseum.org.ua/en/news/denial-of-the-holodomor-genocide-by-pulitzer-prize-winners-walter-duranty-and-anne-applebaum/

Applebaum, Barabara. Being White, Being Good. 2010.

DiAngelo, Robin. White Fragility. 2018.

Crenshaw, Kimberle. “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color”. Stanford Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 6 (Jul., 1991), pp. 1241-1299.

Delgado, Richard and Stefancic, Jean. Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, 2017.

Lindsay, James. “Maoism with American Characteristics”, New Discourses Podcast, Episode 117, 22 May 2023. https://newdiscourses.com/2023/05/maoism-with-american-characteristics/"

Mao Zedong’s Road to Power over decades. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mao-Zedong/The-road-to-power

Mao Zedong’s hundred flowers campain to temporarily allow free speech. https://www.britannica.com/event/Hundred-Flowers-Campaign

“This means replacing what in fact is the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie (a dictatorship hypocritically cloaked in the forms of the democratic bourgeois republic) by the dictatorship of the proletariat. This means replacing democracy for the rich by democracy for the poor.“ Lenin, Vladimir. “‘Democracy’ and Dictatorship“, Pravda. 3 January 1919. https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1918/dec/23.htm

Discussion of Deng Xiaoping’s saying “It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white; as long as it catches mice”. Lindsay, James. “Woke, Mao, and the American Cultural Revolution”, New Discourses Podcast, Episode 110, 20 February 2023. https://newdiscourses.com/2023/02/woke-mao-and-the-american-cultural-revolution/"

Central Planning

“Class struggle necessarily leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat. That this dictatorship itself constitutes no more than a transition to the abolition of all classes and to a classless society.“ Marx, Karl. Letter from Karl Marx to Joseph Weydemeyer, 5 March 1852. https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/letters/52_03_05-ab.htm

Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr. The Gulag Archipelago, 1973.

Lifton, Robert Jay. Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism, 1961.

A history of the Khmer Rouge and the killing fields. https://cambodiatribunal.org/history/cambodian-history/khmer-rouge-history/

Sowell, Thomas. "Thomas Sowell: Central planning can't solve everything", Washington Examiner, 28 July 2010. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/thomas-sowell-central-planning-cant-solve-everything

Mitchell, Alex. "‘Wild West’ ChatGPT has ‘fundamental flaw’ with left bias", New York Post, 15 February 2023.

Zymeri, Jeff. "‘Unconscionable’: House Republican Takes Randi Weingarten to Task over Covid School Closures", National Review, 26 April 2023. https://www.nationalreview.com/news/unconscionable-house-republican-takes-randi-weingarten-to-task-over-covid-school-closures/

Baletti, Brenda. "Pfizer Gave Millions to ‘Independent’ Groups to Push COVID Vaccine Mandates", Children's Health Defense, 26 April 2023, https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/pfizer-funding-promote-covid-vaccine-mandates/

Hoft, Joe. "'The Greatest Perpetrator of Misinformation During the Pandemic has been the United States Government.'' Dr. Marty Makary", The Gateway Pundit, 4 March 2023, https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/the-greatest-perpetrator-of-misinformation-during-the-pandemic-has-been-the-united-states-government-dr-marty-makary/

There have been over 100 million deaths due to communism. Victims of Communism Museum https://vocmuseum.org/remember-us/