THERE are two quotes which go a long way to describing what is happening in the West.
One is from Max Horkheimer (1895-1973) of the Frankfurt School:
‘The Revolution won’t happen with guns, rather it will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and their political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism.’
I checked the Frankfurt School on Wikipedia: ‘The Frankfurt School perspective of critical investigation (open-ended and self-critical) is based Upon Freudian, Marxist and Hegelian premises of idealist philosophy. To fill the omissions of 19th-century classical Marxism, which did not address 20th-century social problems, they applied the methods of antipositivist sociology, psychoanalysis and existentialism.’
I didn’t understand a word of that so I gave up.
The second quote is from Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) an Italian Marxist theorist and politician:
‘The civilised world has been thoroughly saturated with Christianity for 2,000 years. Any country grounded in Judeo-Christian values cannot be overthrown until those roots are cut. But to cut the roots – to change culture – a long march through the institutions is necessary. Only then will power fall into our laps like a ripened fruit.’
From recent news stories we can see that it is woke, rather than Marxism, which has won in the West, though I suppose woke is a form of Marxism. For example, whether in politics, academia, the media, schools and even business, there is only one permitted viewpoint.
Here are just a few taboos which we are no longer allowed to mention:
- there are only two sexes
- uncontrolled Third-World immigration may not benefit the advanced West
- man-made climate change is a load of unscientific cult-like nonsense
- white people aren’t all guilty of conscious or subconscious racism
- colonialism might actually have brought some benefits to parts of Africa and Asia
- and so much more that I’m not allowed to mention in polite company.
Moreover, we can see daily examples of how all our institutions have been captured by the same woke ideology. Academics expressing ‘difficult’ views are cancelled or terrorised, shunned and often fired. The ludicrously misnamed ‘civil service’ have declared open warfare on any politicians daring to challenge wokeism. They went after Priti Patel, they got Dominic Raab and now they’re trying to bring down Suella Braverman. Over at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) trans activists have launched a campaign to have the chairwoman fired, probably due to her views about ‘biological sex’. Apparently EHRC employees have filed a dossier of 40 (boringly predictable) complaints about her alleged ‘bullying’ and harassment’. The Royal Air Force, which is meant to be able to defend our country, has rejected qualified white male applicants, preferring less qualified applicants from ethnic and sexual minorities (after an outcry 31 white men are to receive a risible £5,000 each to compensate them for being unfairly disadvantaged by the approach). And our mainstream media are afraid to question any of the woke diktats mentioned above otherwise they’ll hounded and fined by the likes of the Independent Press Standards Organisation and Ofcom for allegedly ‘spreading disinformation’. This is illustrated by GB News’s ‘parting of the ways’ with Mark Steyn, their most popular broadcaster, leaving him to fight the forces of wokedom on his own.
In addition, our life is gradually being turned into a version of the Soviet Union – cold, dark, miserable and totally controlled by government commissars. The obsession with Net Zero to fight totally imaginary anthropogenic climate change will impoverish 99 per cent of us while our rulers enjoy all life’s luxuries. You all know what’s coming for us ordinary people considered by the elites to be what Neil Oliver calls ‘useless eaters’:
- 15-minute cities restricting us to a small area near our homes
- bans on the sale of cheap practical products such as petrol-driven cars and gas boilers
- limits on farmers, increasing the price of many foods and making meat such as beef and pork unaffordable for the masses
- personal carbon budgets limiting what we can buy, how much we can heat our homes and how much we can travel
- possibly new government regulations on how much space each person should be allowed to ‘solve the housing crisis’, maybe including swingeing penalties on older people deemed to be occupying homes which the authorities judge are ‘too large’ for them
- Zil Lanes on roads, airports etc for the lucky 1 per cent as they jet around the world lecturing the rest of us on the need to keep cutting our CO2 emissions
- central bank digital currencies giving our rulers complete control on how we’re allowed to spend our money
- and many more restrictions which we don’t yet know about.
How this has been allowed to happen is a subject for someone much smarter than myself. But I note that almost every person in power today – in politics, business and academia – attends Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum (WEF) meetings in Davos. Moreover, the 73 pages of WEF Young Leaders show us who will be running our lives in 10 to 15 years. This link gives you access to the smiling, happy, privileged people who are moving seemingly effortlessly into top positions in politics, academia, media and business and so will be controlling our lives in the near future.
Current leaders who are alumni of the WEF Young Leaders programme include Dame Jacinda Ardern, former premier of New Zealand, Emmanuel Macron of France and Leo Varadkar, former Taoiseach of Ireland. Another alumnus is Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
I’m not suggesting some evil, James-Bond-villain conspiracy, with Klaus Schwab as the white cat-stroking mastermind, to take over the world. But I am suggesting that with our current rulers (the Davos crowd) and our future rulers (often WEF alumni) there is a shared mindset that we ordinary people need to be restricted and controlled; that concepts such as communities, countries, borders and patriotism need to be destroyed, mainly through mass immigration, as they represent a threat to the plans the elites have for us; and that the world would be best governed by unelected and unaccountable internationalist organisations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organisation, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund rather than elected national governments.
Perhaps we should congratulate Herr Horkheimer and Signor Gramsci on so accurately predicting the future we are now experiencing.