Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Gramscian Damage at Mizzou

My first post at The Graph went up Wednesday morning. In that post I explore the historical origins of the Labor Studies classes now being taught in the University of Missouri system. Big Government broke the story earlier this week about lectures on the use of violent union tactics and industrial sabotage. In my post at The Graph I examine the Gramscian Damage at Mizzou. Here's an excerpt:
Antonio Gramsci was a leader of the Communist Party of Italy in the early 20th century. The Fascists and the Communists struggled for control of that country and Benito Mussolini’s Fascists eventually prevailed. A couple years after Mussolini rose to power, Gramsci was imprisoned where he remained for the last ten years of his life. It was during this time that Gramsci formulated a strategy to overthrow western Capitalism:
Gramsci called for a methodical approach to infiltrate, capture, and reform education, the press, the cinema, theatre, the government, and the church, what he called “the long march through the institutions.” He said Capitalism had a cultural hegemony through violence and coercion, both political and economic, but also ideologically, which is where the battle lay.
I will return to his flawed premise that “Capitalism had a cultural hegemony through violence and coercion” later. First, I’ll illuminate how Gramsci’s subversion of Western institutions was implemented because the damage that has followed is still with us today.
Read the whole thing.

1 comment:

Van said...

Good post, here and there (at the Graph), and good to see Gramscian Damage is still in circulation. Another must read is Bill Lind's The Origins of Political Correctness aka: cultural Marxism.

They've had a long march through our culture, and they didn't wipe their feet... except on our flag.