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There is a war being waged against American democracy. The new “Cold War” is being conducted, not so much by an external enemy, although there are foreign associate partners who are fully engaged in logistical and possible financial support like the Communist regimes in Cuba, China and scores of front NGOs bankrolled by international socialist oligarchs.
America’s domestic enemies are plenarily Marxist, although conceptually camouflaged by well-packaged cloaks that speak of “social justice” but really mean and represent something else.
The issue of race has been the weapon of choice used for the advancement of socialism in America. This has been the case ever since the Bolsheviks took it upon themselves to globalize Communism. The confusion for some in not easily recognizing Communism’s subversive offensive today stems from the fact that it underwent a theoretical reformulation upon the gross miscalculations of Karl Marx’s predictions, which held together the philosophical pillars of classical Marxism.
Antonio Gramsci came to the rescue, as did also later German Communists from the Frankfurt School. Together, they redesigned Marxism with postulations that gave primacy to superstructures, hegemony and developed alternate worldviews, that while premised on the traditional Marxian conflict theory, injected other elements that continue to serve its shrouded appearance to the citizenry.
Gramsci’s focus on cultural hegemony and the Frankfurt Schools introduction of Critical Theory, radically changed the methodology for the promotion of Communism, particularly in the United States. What Critical Theory says is that power is at the center of everything and it is derived from an existing system of oppression where two classes, the oppressor and the oppressed, are irreconcilably at war. Each is recognized, not by individual personal status or merits, but by their group identification. Culture breeds a superstructure, according to this worldview, that until it is overhauled, there can be no redemption. Total deconstruction is the only remedy for the Marxist critical theorist.
Ideas have consequences, as American scholar Richard M. Weaver, pointed out. Critical Theory carries its belief scheme into ramifications of race, gender, feminism, postcolonial, legal, etc. In America’s case, race was always a chosen vehicle for Communist penetration, given its experience with slavery and its aftermath. Critical Race Theory was polished in the 1950s and by the time the counterculture phenomena exploded in the 1960s with postmodernism’s entrance into the world’s philosophical framework in the 1970s, it had become a guiding manifesto for action by radical elements like the terrorists at the Black Panther Movement. Today, its contemporary offspring, Black Lives Matter (BLM) along with its symbiotic associate, Antifa, continue the “war of liberation”.
BLM, in addition to having Critical Race Theory as its primal engine, embraces “intersectionality”. This means that they subscribe to a notion of there being multiple “oppression grievances” that characterize its cause. In BLM’s case, this includes Critical Queer Theory, Critical Feminist Theory, and Gender Ideology.
This ideological background is fundamental if one is to understand this socialist siege on America. A lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, February 16th by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Democrat Representative Bennie Thompson against President Donald J. Trump, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and the groups the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers. The basis for this civil summons (Thompson v. Trump) is the wild allegation that Trump and the other parties violated a Reconstruction Era law, the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (a/k/a The Ku Klux Klan Act), with their purported role in instigating the January 6th Capital Building assault.
The flawed premise of this absurd lawsuit rests on the nonsensical belief that said incident on January 6th was, first, masterminded by the sued parties, Trump, et al, and second, carried out for the implicit purpose of promoting white supremacy or white nationalism. Because the civil rights law the litigants chose to reference in their claim is one structured to protect blacks from attacks by the Ku Klux Klan, it links the rationale of the purpose of the assault on racist underpinnings.
It ignores and does not even consider the more probable fact, that the violent and unlawful entry into federal property (Capitol Building) by a group of people may have been attributed instead to the belief that the election was stolen, at worst, or lacked fairness and transparency, at best.
Why would the NAACP and a Democratic House member from Mississippi sue in civil court over a matter which was settled by the Senate’s impeachment acquittal decision? It is all logical if cultural Marxism’s Critical Race Theory is factored in. The overarching aim for “liberation” from “oppression” forcibly warrants an “oppressor”. In the American context as it is being employed by the Communist, this perceived menace is “white supremacy/white nationalism”.
Victimology-based revolutionary movements need a villain. BLM and Antifa are fully committed to spreading the lie of a white supremacy conspiracy theory and the Democratic Party, mass media, the techno oligarchs and woke capitalism have all bought into the Critical Race Theory diatribe.
The USSR’s Comintern (Communist International) strove to equate race relations in the United States to an expression of the class struggle scenario. Manning Johnson, a black American and former Communist Party USA operative, amply described in his book, Color, Communism, and Common Sense (1958), as well as in extensive congressional testimony, how the USSR and the Communist movement took advantage of and sought to exacerbate racial tensions to propel Marxist ideology in America. Additionally, Johnson was extremely critical of the NAACP.
Cultural Marxism’s Critical Race Theory has managed, unfortunately, to codify that strategy into an effective political tool and has penetrated deep layers of the social psyche. Therefore, there is a constant and recurring campaign to bring up a false and relevant threat of white supremacism.
The assault of the Capitol Building will continue to play out its national Reichstag fire purpose for American socialists. Their intent on criminalizing the legitimate conservative opposition shall also proceed. Both utilize the oppressed/oppressor screenplay that Critical Race Theory demands for its social injustice fabrication. The frivolous NAACP lawsuit seeks to keep the flame of this insidious course alive. To think there are fools that believe Marxism is dead.
Julio M Shiling, political scientist, writer, director of Patria de Martí and The Cuban American Voice, lecturer and media commentator. A native of Cuba, he currently lives in the United States. Twitter: @JulioMShiling // Julio es politólogo, escritor, director de Patria de Martí y The Cuban American Voice. Conferenciante y comentarista en los medios. Natural de Cuba, vive actualmente en EE UU.