Cultural Marxism is known to most as 'Multiculturalism', a feel good euphemism which has replaced the term.
It is chilling to have in mind that Sweden passed a law on electronic surveillance which puts Sweden on par with China, Iran and invoke similarities to the former East German Stasi, the Socialist version of Gestapo and that is indeed what it resembles by its very design.
The brainwash in the Swedish schools are so complete that 90% of school children do not know what a Gulag is and led to believe that the Communist party was just another party.
The Göteborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper starts by asking why examining the terror of communism has stirred controversy in a way that examining the terror of the Nazis has not. The paper believes the answer lies in part with how close each is to the present.Yes indeed, Sweden can claim 'The Triumph of Cultural Marxism'.
“Nazism is dead,” writes the paper.
“Those Swedish researchers who had a past of youthful indiscretion in the Nazi movement are too. But communism isn’t dead. The terror continues. And at Swedish universities there are more than a few researchers who, in student days gone by, waved Mao’s Little Red Book and confidently explained that if you want to make an omelet, first you must break a few eggs.”
By Fjordman at The Brussels Journal.
Mona Sahlin, leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, confirmed that her party and the Greens want to form a coalition government in 2010. What kind of policy will such a government follow? Miljöpartiet de Gröna, the Swedish Green Party, state on their official website that the education system should start working for "gender equality" at an early age; children need counterweights to the gender roles which girls and boys are raised into. Therefore teachers and personnel in child care services must finish an education in equality before they are given their exams. They also want to abolish grades in schools:
"We want to do away with the grade system [in today's schools]. Grades contribute considerably to stress and are not a fair and objective system of measuring the individual's potential."
The Green Party favor ideological Globalism in its purest form. They want a "world citizenship" to replace the national citizenship, totally free migration on a global basis, global taxes and a strengthened United Nations to ensure a just world order:
"We do not believe in artificial borders. We have a vision of unrestricted immigration and emigration, where people have the right to live and work wherever they please… We want Sweden to become an international role model by producing a plan to implement unrestricted immigration."
They have a strong focus on anti-discrimination and racism, and desire harsh and swift penalties for "discrimination" yet soft penalties for many other crimes. They want "religiously neutral" holidays (no Christmas or Easter) and education against racism and discrimination to be taught in schools. No "bigotry" against any group of people (except whites presumably, and white men in particular) will be allowed, and all forms of bigotry should be banned by law regardless of where it is voiced. Among the forms of racism they specify should be aggressively stamped out is "Islamophobia." However, they understand that racism cannot be totally stamped out until we have dismantled the "racist world order" and replaced it with a just world order where none suffer and the poor are no longer exploited.
The Swedish Green Party state explicitly that the concepts male and female are "socially constructed" and forced upon all human beings. In order to reach the new world order, it is paramount that all such artificial identities are broken down. This should be facilitated by the education system and specially trained teachers. They believe that "all human beings" should be free to choose whatever name they desire. By this they appear to mean "gender" as well. They want everything to be "gender neutral," not only marriage ceremonies but identity cards.
I assume this means that I should be able to choose a female name on my identity card and that the state is oppressing me if it doesn't allow this. Since employing artificial categories such as "male" and "female" contributes to upholding the exploitative world order of poverty and global warming, one must assume that children will starve in the Sudan if I cannot call myself "Mary" or "Christine" on my driver's license. After all, I may have a penis, but it's a socially constructed penis and it contributes to an unjust capitalist system.
Unfortunately, this is unscientific nonsense. Professor Helmuth Nyborg at Aarhus University in Denmark did research which revealed that there are differences between the sexes when it comes to intelligence. This triggered massive resistance. According to him, "Within the realms of psychology you are not allowed to talk about intelligence. You cannot measure intelligence and you cannot rank people according to intelligence. The entire field of intelligence is a so-called 'no-go-area.'" If you still choose to proceed, you are a bad person. If you also look at differences between groups of people, you are viewed as immoral and plain evil.
According to Professor Annica Dahlstrom, an expert in neuroscience, men are found at the extremes of high and low intelligence. Although female geniuses do exist, they are much less frequent than male ones. She believes children should be left primarily in the care of their mother during their first years of living. The feminist establishment in Sweden claims that she has misused her position as a scientist to reinforce gender stereotypes. As Dahlström says, "The difference between boys and girls, in terms of their biology and brain, is greater than we could ever have imagined." Differences between the sexes emerge in fetuses and are clearly recognizable at the age of three. The centers of the brain dealing with verbal communication, the interpretation of facial expressions and body language are more developed in girls even at this early age. Forcing boys to behave like girls are vice versa is unnatural and will inevitably hurt them. Such a policy could even be viewed as "mental abuse" of children in her view. Yet this is exactly what is happening, sometimes with government support.
Mona Sahlin has held various posts in Social Democratic cabinets, among others as Minister of Democracy, Integration and Gender Equality. Sahlin has said that many Swedes are envious of immigrants because they, unlike the Swedes, have a culture, a history, something which ties them together. She has stated that "If two equally qualified persons apply for a job at a workplace with few immigrants, the one called Muhammad should get the job….It should be considered an asset to have an ethnic background different from the Swedish one." This is another way of saying that the natives according to Multicultural doctrines are second-rate citizens of their own country. Sahlin was elected leader of the Social Democrats in 2007.
Only a week after members of Antifascistisk Action (AFA) harassed a Swedish judge and vandalized his house, AFA members demonstrated alongside the Swedish police, the Swedish government and the Swedish media establishment during Pride Week, Stockholm's annual gay celebration, in August 2007. At the very end of the Pride Parade marched a group of black-clothed and masked blackhood or blackshirt representatives of AFA, ready to beat up anybody deemed to be insufficiently tolerant (they did hospitalize at least one person that day, according to their website). Adjacent to them marched a number of policemen, including members of the Swedish Gay Police organization.
According to journalist Kurt Lundgren, Mona Sahlin, expected to become Prime Minister in the future, was a participant in the Pride Festival in 2007 where she was graduated, after several questions about orgasms, to the Fucking Medal Award. Has she given some thought to what effect this will have in a country with exploding rape statistics? According to the leading blogger Dick Erixon, the number of reported rapes in Sweden is now three times as high as in New York City. NYC has roughly the same number of inhabitants but it is a metropolis, whereas Sweden is a country with mostly rural areas and villages. Swedish girls are called "whores" on a regular basis and are increasingly scared to go outside, yet the nation's arguably most powerful woman takes the Fucking Medal Award. How will this be perceived?
Moreover, how will these views on "sexual liberation" be reconciled with her party's cozy relationship with groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, since several of its international leaders have indicated that gays should be killed? Top Brotherhood cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi discussed at the Arabic satellite channel al-Jazeera various punishments he said were appropriate for homosexuality, including being thrown from heights or burnings: "Some say we should burn them, and so on. There is disagreement." Mona Sahlin thinks that the right-wing opposition party the Sweden Democrats are "a misogynistic" party. I suppose the Muslim Brotherhood isn't? The Swedish Church has announced that it will allow gay couples to marry in church. Will the Social Democrats make sure that gay couples will be allowed to marry in mosques controlled by the MB? More interestingly, will the left-wing extremists of AFA attack them for homophobia if they refuse?
Kurt Lundgren in May 2007 had a noteworthy story on his blog. Lundgren reported about a magazine aimed at preschool teachers who take care of children between the ages of 0-6 years old. It included recommendations to promote "gender equality" and "sexual equality." He said that in a kindergarten in Stockholm, parents were encouraged by the preschool teachers to equip their sons with dresses and female first names. There are now weeks in some places when boys HAVE TO wear a dress. Lundgren considers this sexual indoctrination to be worse than political propaganda:
"To give sex education to preschool children, to force them to have an opinion on gay sex and queer (lesbians, transsexuals, bisexuality, fetishism, cross over, sex change etc.) I regard as abuse of children.…Little children, we are talking about three to six-year-olds here, cannot in the preschool protect themselves from these sexual assaults. Their parents are not there, the children are totally left to themselves."
The Frankfurt school of cultural Marxism, with thinkers Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukacs, aimed at overthrowing capitalist rule by undermining the hegemonic culture. According to Gramsci, the Socialist revolution, which failed to spread following the Russian Revolution in 1917, could never take place until people were liberated from Western culture, particularly from their "Christian soul." As Lukacs said in 1919, "Who will save us from Western Civilization?" This could be done through breaking down traditional morality and family patterns and undermining the established culture from within by a long march through the institutions, the media and the schools. We can now see that this strategy has been successful in Western media and academia, which are not only lukewarm in defending our civilization but in some cases actively side with our mortal enemies. The irony is that most Westerners have never heard of Gramsci, yet ideas similar to his have had a huge impact on their lives.
The British historian Roland Huntford wrote a book in the early 1970s about Sweden called The New Totalitarians. He noted how equality between the sexes was aggressively promoted from the late 1960s and early 70s. This was closely linked to a campaign for sexual liberation:
"Indeed, the word 'freedom' in Swedish has come to mean almost exclusively sexual freedom, product perhaps of an unadmitted realization that it is absent, or unwanted, elsewhere. Through sex instruction at school for the young, and incessant propaganda in the mass media for the older generations, most of Sweden has been taught to believe that freedom has been achieved through sex. Because he is sexually emancipated, the Swede believes that he is a free man, and judges liberty entirely in sexual terms.…The Swedish government has taken what it is pleased to call 'the sexual revolution' under its wing. Children are impressed at school that sexual emancipation is their birthright, and this is done in such a way as to suggest that the State is offering them their liberty from old-fashioned restrictions."
By old-fashioned restrictions, read Christian morality. Huntford noted that this came together with efforts to downplay or attack Western culture prior to the French Revolution. As Mr. Olof Palme, who was Swedish Socialist Prime Minister from the late 1960s until 1986, said: "The Renaissance So-called? Western culture? What does it mean to us?"
"As political and economic freedom diminishes" said Aldous Huxley's in Brave New World, "sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase." This fits perfectly with Huntford's description. The state strips away your personal, economic and political freedom, yet grants you sexual freedom in return, boldly hailing itself as your liberator. Sweden in 2008 is a society with no real freedom of speech if you deviate from the ruling ideology. The more crushing ideological censorship and political repression become, the more frantic the displays of "sexual freedom" get. Sex is freedom; freedom means sex, and only sex.
State authorities present this as liberation of women and sexual liberation, but it is actually about breaking down rival sources of power: The traditional Christian culture and the nuclear family. This leaves the state more powerful since it can regulate all aspects of life and, most importantly, can indoctrinate the nation's children as it sees fit, without undue parental interference. The state replaces your family, raises your children and cares for your elderly.
Meanwhile, the country is in the midst of the most explosive rape wave in recent history, largely caused by immigration. While Swedish girls are called "whores" by immigrants, Swedish boys are told to be as "gender neutral" as possible. Traditionally, a nation has been defended by masculine men who take pride in their heritage. By removing cultural pride and any sense of masculinity among native men, the country is rendered effectively defenseless. And maybe that was the intention?
In Western Europe, great emphasis is placed on destroying the heritage of the native population and instilling whites with a guilt complex and shame designed to alienate them from their own history. They are supposed to abase themselves in front of immigrants and tell them how worthless and evil their culture is, or alternatively how much they lament the fact that they don't have a culture.
While Christianity has been ridiculed for generations, so much so that Christians complain about persecution, Islam is presented in textbooks as a benevolent religion and granted a high degree of respect in the public sphere. Maybe I have a conspiratorial mindset, but the way Multiculturalists condemn Christianity and praise Islam is so consistent that I cannot help but ask whether some of them have deliberately set out to uproot the plague of Christianity from our culture once and for all. They ridicule it at any given opportunity and at the same time import a rival religion and groom it as a replacement. When the day comes when people have gotten sufficiently tired of nihilism, Christianity will have become so discredited as to have been eliminated as a viable alternative, and people are left with Islam. Or maybe it's simply about eradicating everything associated with Europeans and European culture.
Sweden has been known as a "model country" with an economic system as a third way between capitalism and Socialism, or enlightened Socialism as it has been called. In 2008, the "Swedish model" no longer refers to an economic success story (and the Swedish economy grew rapidly before the welfare state was established), but to a horror story of cultural suicide, Gramscian cultural Marxism, ideological censorship and repression of dissent. Sweden is not unique. Similar trends are evident all over the Western world. But Political Correctness is perhaps unusual in its severity here, in part because Sweden already viewed itself as an "ideological state," and the country is definitely ahead of the curve in ideological repression. Those of us who still have some love for aspects of what once was traditional Swedish culture can only hope that some of it is still alive and can re-emerge once the current ideological paradigm has disintegrated. The question remains, though, how much will be left of the Swedish nation once we get to that point. What is certain is that rough times are ahead, not just for Sweden but for the entire Western world, as Multiculturalism facilitates the slow disintegration of our societies.