THE MARXIST TAKEOVER
Why, of all countries, is the e United States a world centre of neo-marxist thought?
There is now an endless succession of neo-marxist dogmas emanating from, of all places, the USA. The cumulative effect of these is to undermine religion, the family, private property, the rule of law, honest and fair elections and above all, American exceptionalism including her Constitution. Not one dogma should be seen in isolation, the aggregate aim being to bring down the United States and the West. The likely and planned result will be that Beijing will move into the vacuum.
They flow into Australia and are dismissed as so ridiculous they will fade away.
But they are soon adopted by the elites, the media and eventually the politicians who endorse and apply them —by both sides. Just to name three, we have global warming, gender fluidity and critical race theory.
For long, what is intellectually à la mode in New York, Hollywood and San Francisco is soon adopted across the West, especially in the Anglosphere. But what flows from American elites is no longer necessarily consistent with American exceptionalism, but increasingly with neo-marxist dogmas.
The reasons for the US evolving into a significant centre for neo-marxist thought are at least three.
First, the decline in religion, accelerated by an increasingly anti-religious political and judicial establishment . This has led to a parallel decline in the acceptance of the nation’s Judeo-Christian values as well as of the concept of American exceptionalism. This is to be found in those extraordinary documents, the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, which, Churchill declared is, after the Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, the ‘third great title-deed on which the liberties of the English-speaking people are founded’.
The consequence of this decline in religion was not that man became correspondingly more wise and more rational. As GK Chesterton is believed to have asserted (and which is consistent with his teachings) ‘When man stops believing in God, it is not that he believes in nothing. It is that he will believe in anything.’
Man seems programmed to believe, indeed believing is part of our nature. But if God is taken away, He is too often replaced by pseudo-gods and primitive and often foolish beliefs. For the far Left, the traditional approach used to be to seek a general commitment to socialism, for example, along the lines found in Marx’s now little read Communist Manifesto. To this has been added apparently separate and thus digestible dogmata such as ‘gender theory’ or ‘critical race theory’ . These are normally first perceived to be ridiculous, but the strength of the neo-marxist establishment eventually ensures that they become operable. It is then that it is realised that underneath it all there is a serious and sinister purpose. Thus it is feared that one of the early decrees unilaterally proclaimed by President Biden, one applying gender theory will destroy women’s competitive sports as well as the security of women’s safe places.
The second factor relates to those who, out of greed, willingly join with the ‘true believers’ in a vast neo-marxist united front. These are the successors to the ‘useful idiots’ who, in words attributed to Lenin, have always been ready even to sell the rope with which the communists would hang them.
What Beijing offers is vastly more attractive than anything Lenin ever could. The communists regularly unveil a veritable cornucopia, wealth which dazzles the American and other Western establishments— industrial, political, academic, cultural, media and sporting. This remains beguiling even when it is realized that the inevitable price to be paid is US and Western decline and that those who fall into the trap become captive. The condition of the offer from the CCP is obvious, ‘We can make you rich, but beware. We can just as easily take that away.’
The third factor is the long march of the neo-marxists through the institutions, above all the schools and colleges. This has too often occurred without the conservative authorities even noticing. This ensures the existence of a growing, receptive audience who after one generation are likely to know little else. This is enforced by what has become known as O’Sullivan’s Law, named after British journalist John O’Sullivan, an intimate of Margaret Thatcher. This states that any organization or enterprise that is not expressly right wing will become left wing over time. When Beijing’s wealth is added, the decline of religion and the softening of the educational exposure over the first generation, the tendency and the attraction is overwhelming to the neo-marxist left.
The situation is dire. What then is the solution?
There is still a hard core of sensible people, who have common sense.
The answer is that they must take back their country. And that can be achieved by constitutional change. The politicians will not encourage this: it is for the people to insist on this.
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Professor David Flint is an emeritus professor of law and was chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Press Council, president of the National Federation of the English Speaking Union, Associate Commissioner with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and convenor of the Committee of Australian Law Deans. He has been National Convenor of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy since the 1999 referendum campaign. The author of several books, he has published widely on topics such as the media, international economic law and on the Constitution. At Barcelona in 1991, he received a World Jurist Association award as World Outstanding Legal Scholar. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1995.