DECONSTRUCTING "RACISM"

Herbert Marcuse (Left)
In his 1930 book 'The History of the Russian Revolution,' Marxist revolutionary Leon Trostsky coined the term “racist.” [1]

Trotsky was attacking ethnic groups (particularly the Slavs and Germans) who wanted to retain their traditional way of life rather than join his godless communist conspiracy. He claimed they were “backward” for choosing to support their own family groups (race), and labeled them “racist.”
Today, Trotsky’s term is used with fervor by Christian Cultural Marxists hoping to discredit traditional Americans and Europeans who value their ancestral identity.

ORIGIN OF RACISM

What is racism? This author would contend that the concept of racism is a social technology invented and deployed in the mid-twentieth century as part of an effort to enact a left wing social agenda on the United States and other Western countries.

What proof is there for this assertion? Consider the term's use.

The modern idea of “racism” and “racist” was not present in any language until their invention by Trotsky in 1930. In the English language, the words “racism” and “racist” exploded in use during the 1960s, but before the mid-twentieth century neither of these terms existed.

If one searches the history of the two words using Google’s charting function, one will discover their use exploded in the 1950s and 60s. Before this time they were rarely, if ever, used.

One might ask whether there were any alternative terms being used to describe racism before the words “racist” and “racism” were invented?

To this author’s knowledge, the modern concept of racism cannot be said to have existed before these two words. The only comparable term is “racialism” which was used as early as the nineteenth century. Before the middle of the 1900s, however, “racialism” simply meant the study of the races, or the acknowledgement of different racial groups. It carried no negative connotation.

FRANKFURT SCHOOL

Trotsky may have coined the term "racist," but it was probably his co-Marxist readers who fully developed the concepts.

The Frankfort School consisted of several Marxist thinkers associated with the Institute for Social Research who worked in the middle of the twentieth century. They are most well-known for creating modern political correctness.

These thinkers knew Marx’s violent communist revolutionary approach had failed to spread as he predicted, so they attempted to engineer the rise of communism in America by creating a cultural revolution.

To inspire this cultural revolution Frankfurt School thinkers proposed numerous philosophical and practical recommendations. Below are eleven of the most important:
"(1) The creation of racism offenses, (2) continual change to create confusion, (3) the teaching of sex and homosexuality to children, (4) the undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority, (5) huge immigration to destroy identity, (6) the promotion of excessive drinking, (7) emptying of churches, (8) an unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime, (9) dependency on the state or state benefits, (10) control and dumbing down of media, and (11) encouraging the breakdown of the family." [2]
To some extent, all of these suggestions have been implemented in modern America.

The Frankfurt School was wildly popular among the counter cultural movement of the 1960s. The term “Make Love Not War” was coined by a Frankfurt School theorist by the name of Herbert Marcuse. [3]

Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart wrote about Herbert Marcuse’s agenda:
“[While] Marcuse… saw the third world’s ‘anti-colonial’ movements as evidence that Marx was right – he recognized that in the United States there would be no such uprising by the working class. He therefore needed a different set of interest groups to tear down capitalism using his critical theory. And he found those groups in the racial, ethnic, and sexual groups that hated the old order. These victimized interest groups rightly opposed all the beauties of Western civilization ‘with all the defiance, and the hatred, and the joy of rebellious victims, defining their own humanity against the definitions of the masters.’
Marcuse’s mission was to dismantle American society by using diversity and ‘multiculturalism’ as crowbars with which to pry the structure apart, piece by piece. He wanted to set blacks in opposition to whites, set all ‘victim groups’ in opposition to the society at large. Marcuse’s theory of victim groups as the new proletariat, combined with Horkheimer’s critical theory, found an outlet in academia, where it became the basis for the post-structural movement–Gender Studies, LGBT/’Queer’ Studies, African-American Studies, Chicano Studies, etc. All of these ‘Blank Studies’ brazenly describe their mission as tearing down traditional Judeo-Christian values and the accepted traditions of Western culture, and placing in their stead a moral relativism that equates all cultures and all philosophies–except for Western civilization, culture, and philosophy, which are ‘exploitative’ and ‘bad.’” [4]
The invention of “racism offenses” was one component of a broader strategy to destroy Western civilization and undermine Christianity.

Marcuse proscribed what he called “repressive tolerance” which is used by progressive leftists to argue that conservatives are “intolerant” while they themselves are simultaneously being hypocritically intolerant of any conservative opinion.

Marcuse said in 1968:
“I suggested in ‘Repressive Tolerance’ the practice of discriminating tolerance in an inverse direction, as a means of shifting the balance between Right and Left by restraining the liberty of the Right… Tolerance would be restricted with respect to movements of a demonstrably aggressive or destructive character… Such discrimination would also be applied to movements opposing the extension of social legislation to the poor, weak, disabled. As against the virulent denunciations that such a policy would do away with the sacred liberalistic principle of equality for ‘the other side’, I maintain that there are issues where either there is no ‘other side’ in any more than a formalistic sense, or where ‘the other side’ is demonstrably ‘regressive’ and impedes possible improvement of the human condition. To tolerate propaganda for inhumanity vitiates the goals not only of liberalism but of every progressive political philosophy.” [5]
In other words, all traditional beliefs are “regressive” and “inhumane” and should be regarded as intolerable for discussion.

In this way, everything that suggests Euroethnic Christian identity is now condemned as intolerable “racism.” But because ethnic consciousness on the part of “oppressed” minorities (like African Americans, Latinos, and the LGBT community) furthers Marcuse’s social revolution to overthrow Western civilization they are accepted and celebrated.

This explains why African Americans can organize the Congressional Black Caucus and create the NAACP, but a “Congressional White Caucus” would be condemned as “racist” and insufferable.

Racism is a social technology applied to people of European descent with the intention of disgracing them into artificially elevating minority groups. This elevation, then, is expected to undermine Christian civilization from within and lead to a Marxist state.

Racism was created in the same way that “homophobia” is now being constructed as a way to dismiss and marginalize those who oppose LGBT lifestyles.

ELEMENTS OF “RACISM”

Every technology is created by the combination of different resources and elements. What is racism composed of?

It appears racism was created by connecting the Christian sin of personal hatred with the natural practice of stereotyping to create the idea of “mass hatred” (the idea that a person can hate a group of people separate from the hatred of its individual parts).

The idea of mass hatred may have originated with the Marxist concept of bourgeois oppression of the proletariat.

Mass hatred has been retroactively and selectively applied to various movements and people which supported the traditional structure of Western civilization.

For example, the founding fathers of the United States are slandered as having “mass hated” the African race by dehumanizing them (3/5ths compromise, slavery, etc.), Christians are viewed as having “mass hated” Third World minorities (Spanish conquest of Aztecs, colonization of Africa, etc.), the Crusades, which saved Europe from Islamic invasion, are viewed as the “mass hatred” of Muslims.

By combining these supposed instances of mass hatred with racialism (the view that race is real) Leftists have invented “racism.”

MODERN USAGE

This origin would explain why today’s liberals label apparently unrelated instances of traditionalism as “racist.” For example: opposition to a government takeover of healthcare, opposition to same-sex marriage, and voter ID laws.

The concept of racism was designed to be elastic in this way because it was created arbitrarily for the sole purpose of destroying traditional society.

Subconsciously, liberals have internalized the use of racism as a weapon against Western Civilization, and they immediately know to label something “racist” when it supports the traditional order.


NOTES

[1] A man named Richard Henry Pratt and a women named H. Gaston Mery are alleged to have first used the terms “racism” and “racist” in 1902 and 1895. However, after evaluating graphs documenting those terms use it’s apparent that these alleged earlier inventions had no impact on the language. The uses of “racism” and “racist” only increase into regular usage following Trotsky’s re-coining the term “racist” in his 1930 book.

[2] Matthews, Timothy. “The Frankfurt School: Conspiracy to Corrupt.” Catholic Insight. March, 2009. Accessed December 18, 2015. http://whale.to/c/frankfurt_school1.html.
EXCERPT: “The School included among its members the 1960s guru of the New Left Herbert Marcuse (denounced by Pope Paul VI for his theory of liberation which ‘opens the way for licence cloaked as liberty’), Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, the popular writer Erich Fromm, Leo Lowenthal, and Jurgen Habermas – possibly the School’s most influential representative. Basically, the Frankfurt School believed that as long as an individual had the belief – or even the hope of belief – that his divine gift of reason could solve the problems facing society, then that society would never reach the state of hopelessness and alienation that they considered necessary to provoke socialist revolution. Their task, therefore, was as swiftly as possible to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy. To do this they called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life which would be designed to de-stabilize society and bring down what they saw as the ‘oppressive’ order. Their policies, they hoped, would spread like a virus—‘continuing the work of the Western Marxists by other means’ as one of their members noted.”

[3] Phillips, Robin. “The Illusionist: How Herbert Marcuse Convinced a Generation that Censorship Is Tolerance & Other Politically Correct Tricks.” Salvo Magazine. Spring, 2012. Accessed December 18, 2015. http://www.salvomag.com/new/articles/salvo20/herbert-marcuse-censorship-is-tolerance.php.
EXCERPT: “Marcuse was adopted as the intellectual guru of the hippie movement, and he, in turn, provided the younger generation with a steady stream of propaganda to sanctify their rebellious impulses. (It was Marcuse who invented the catchphrase ‘Make love, not war.’).”

[4] Breitbart, Andrew. “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World.” Grand Central Publishing, 2011. Pages: 120-121. Via: http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/booksabout/haters/haters.htm. Accessed December 18, 2015.

[5] Marcuse, Herbert. “Repressive Tolerance.” Marcuse.org. 1965 & 1968. Accessed December 18, 2015. http://www.marcuse.org/herbert/pubs/60spubs/65repressivetolerance.htm.