This is where the reader must begin to ask themselves how far down the rabbit hole they’re willing to go. For some, this may be too deep. But I present it anyway to those with an open mind, and genuine curiosity.
Recently, I presented an initial draft for an outline detailing the basic tactics in Geeker Gates, which seek to infiltrate, assimilate, and transform various pop culture IPs. But it’s important to understand, that this is merely a small scale tactic that is used as part of a much larger long-term strategy in a cultural civil war that’s been waging for many decades.
Now, it’s important to understand, that many SJWs at the bottom of the Collective won’t have any knowledge of this. The rank and file SJW has merely been programmed in school to engage in “activism” as a method to “affect (or effect) change.” They’re what Vladimir Lenin is reported to have referred to as “useful idiots.” They don’t understand the bigger picture that they’re being used for. In schools and universities, students are taught all of the golden promises that socialism and communism offer. But they’re not taught the historical reality of what socialism and communism result in, the Scandanavian socialist utopia myth notwithstanding. Those who subscribe to this indoctrination, become the SJWs that we know today.
So many of them will mock this as merely a “conspiracy theory.” But this is all basic history that is available to anyone who can read, and it can all be verified independently by those who wish to do so.
Of course, many of those who mock this, will be the very same personalities who routinely criticize and mock capitalism.
“HOW MUCH OF OURSELVES DO WE LEAVE ON THE ALTAR OF CAPITALISM?” he asked, weeping and humping that GE microwave. #talesfromblackfriday
— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) November 27, 2015
I can’t even imagine the brain of a person who looks at Star Trek, with its rejection of capitalism and free healthcare for all, and says, “Yeah, this is a nightmare.”
— Bryan Young (@swankmotron) June 20, 2018
— Geek Girl Diva (@geekgirldiva) October 23, 2015
RT @saladinahmed: Bob Dylan doing nativist car commercials. Capitalism eats everything and shits out bad copies.
— Daniel José Older (@djolder) February 3, 2014
Heh. Yep. (But I was thinking about world wide capitalist imperialism, and squeezing out the little guy to cater to the privileged.)
— Rae Carson (@raecarson) June 16, 2017
So, with that as a preface, down the rabbit hole we go.
The Long March Through The Culture
Meet Antonio Gramsci.
Antonio Gramsci was a radical socialist turned communist who pushed his political views in Italy where he lived during the 1920s. He would busy himself with publishing periodicals like L’Ordine Nuovo: Rassegna Settimanale di Cultura Socialista (The New Order: A Weekly Review of Socialist Culture) which appealed to fringe left radicals. In response to laws enacted in Italy that were designed to deal with such radicals, Gramsci was arrested in 1926 and was sentenced to serve 5 years on the island of Ustica, though his sentence was increased to 20 years in 1928.
While in prison, Gramsci scribbled manifestos in 32 notebooks which contained his political and philosophical thoughts. The notebooks were smuggled out of prison and published in Italian a few years after World War II, though they wouldn’t be printed in English until the 1970s. His writings essentially contained support of Marxism, but eschewed any kind of revolutionary violence or force.
Rather, what Gramsci advocated instead, was what he called “the long march through the culture,” whereby Marxists would gradually and incrementally infiltrate the institutions of society’s “superstructure” such as entertainment industries, media, schools, universities, literature, civic organizations, churches, science, judicial systems, labor unions, pop culture, and at least one major political party with the purpose of creating ideological hegemony. The institutions could then be fundamentally transformed from within by like minded activists or SJWs, who would then “remoralize society.” This is what some writers also refer to as Cultural Marxism.
John Dewey, the father of modern public education and also a Fabian Socialist, agreed with Gramci’s approach:
It also is congruent with the general tactics that Fabian Socialists advocated:
“For the right moment you must wait, as Fabius did most patiently, when warring against Hannibal, though many censured his delays; but when the time comes you must strike hard, as Fabius did, or your waiting will be in vain, and fruitless.”
Other entities would also adopt this strategy including György Lukács who helped form the Frankfurt School in Germany. Professors from that school would later migrate to work at Columbia University, where they used this strategy to create what is known as “Critical Theory,” which now forms the foundation of all university curricula. Those professors in turn “educated” the children who would turn into hippies during the 1960s and 70s, who in turn became professors themselves and “educated” the modern SJW.
The idea that Gramsci gave birth to, “the long march through the culture,” postulated that if all of the cultural institutions were assimilated from within, then the culture as a whole could be changed over time, and violent revolution would be unnecessary.
Star Wars is but one such cultural institution.
This is why we we’re now treated to on-the-nose social justice lectures about evil rich people engaging in slave labor, illicit arms deals, and animal abuse, and a variety of other things in all of the new Lucasfilm media under Disney.
With all of this in mind, I strongly encourage my readers to now watch the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.