Defund Marxist Public Universities That Offer ‘Social Justice’ Degrees for Career Agitators and Grievance Industry Manufacturers

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A couple decades ago, the term “grievance industry” mainly referred to a proliferation of lawyers in shiny suits who made a comfortable living filing lawsuits. Boy, times have changed.

Today, “social justice” appears to be the new grievance industry. Increasing numbers of universities are turning out increasing numbers of grievance industry professionals — otherwise known as social justice graduates. Social justice isn’t just being recommended as a minor to complement degrees in fields like education, law, politics and journalism. More than a dozen universities are offering a masters degree in grievance industry manufacturing.

In fact, in total, more than 100 universities across the United States offer social justice programs, according to research by The Fix in 2017. Among them, 18 offer a bachelors degree in perpetual outrage. Many of these higher-ed institutions are public colleges that receive significant state funding.

For example, Rutgers University, a public college in New Jersey, offers its students a minor in social justice and a lengthy list of leftist courses to complement nearly any academic concentration. But to complete the program, students must take the “Practicing Social Justice” course, which mandates students participate in left-wing causes, The Blaze reported.

The course’s description: “Practicing Social Justice” will introduce “students to diverse practices of social justice activism including grassroots organizing, labor organizing, political organizing, and transnational organizing. Readings about social change efforts are combined with student participation in community mobilizations, labor organizing efforts, political campaigns, and transnational social movement and NGO activism.”

Then there’s the social justice degree program at Eastern Kentucky University. It “focuses on situating a multitude of local contestations over ‘justice’ within a more expansive economic, political, and social context. This entails serious consideration of struggles for ‘social justice,’ by which we mean conflicts and struggles about a diversity of social issues where human dignity, equality, and solidarity are at stake: economic inequality and poverty; institutional racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism; corporate and state power; colonialism and imperialism; war and state violence; environmental harm; consumerism and commodification; corporate media influence; and struggles over space, place, and territory.”

This was six years ago. These people are now university-trained social justice warriors.

Perhaps the push for such programs explains why Black Live Matter morphed from a radical black fringe group into a massive culture- and history-destructing movement of middle-class, 20-something, white, cry bullies who have the power to shake down corporations for cash and silence political parties. Just sayin’.

To drive home the argument that it’s time to de-fund universities that churn out professional agitators, please join me in revisiting the following timeless article that appeared in “The Passing Parade” in 2016.

How the Frankfurt School Changed American Culture

The 1950s were a simple, romantic, and golden time in America.

California beaches, suburbia, and style. Atlas Shrugged was published, NASA was formed, and Elvis rocked the nation. Every year from 1950–1959 saw over 4 million babies born. The nation stood atop the world in every field.

It was an era of great economic prosperity in The Land of the Free.

So, what happened to the American traits of confidence, pride, and accountability?

The roots of Western cultural decay are very deep, having first sprouted a century ago. It began with a loose clan of ideologues inside Europe’s communist movement. Today, it is known as the Frankfurt School, and its ideals have perverted American society.

When Outcomes Fail, Just Change the Theory

Before WWI, Marxist theory held that if war broke out in Europe, the working classes would rise up against the bourgeoisie and create a communist revolution.

Well, as is the case with much of Marxist theory, things didn’t go too well. When war broke out in 1914, instead of starting a revolution, the proletariat put on their uniforms and went off to war.

After the war ended, Marxist theorists were left to ask, “What went wrong?”

Two very prominent Marxists thinkers of the day were Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukács. Each man, on his own, concluded that the working class of Europe had been blinded by the success of Western democracy and capitalism. They reasoned that until both had been destroyed, a communist revolution was not possible.

Gramsci and Lukács were both active in the Communist party, but their lives took very different paths.

Gramsci was jailed by Mussolini in Italy where he died in 1937 due to poor health.

In 1918, Lukács became minister of culture in Bolshevik Hungary. During this time, Lukács realized that if the family unit and sexual morals were eroded, society could be broken down.

Lukács implemented a policy he titled “cultural terrorism,” which focused on these two objectives. A major part of the policy was to target children’s minds through lectures that encouraged them to deride and reject Christian ethics.

In these lectures, graphic sexual matter was presented to children, and they were taught about loose sexual conduct.

Here again, a Marxist theory had failed to take hold in the real world. The people were outraged at Lukács’ program, and he fled Hungary when Romania invaded in 1919.

Read: György Lukács: Practitioner of Red Vanguardism and Cultural Nihilism

The Birth of Cultural Marxism

All was quiet on the Marxist front until 1923 when the cultural terrorist turned up for a “Marxist study week” in Frankfurt, Germany. There, Lukács met a young, wealthy Marxist named Felix Weil.

Until Lukács showed up, classical Marxist theory was based solely on the economic changes needed to overthrow class conflict. Weil was enthused by Lukács’ cultural angle on Marxism.

György Lukács: Practitioner of Red Vanguard Anarcho Tyranny

Weil’s interest led him to fund a new Marxist think tank—the Institute for Social Research. It would later come to be known as simply The Frankfurt School.

In 1930, the school changed course under new director Max Horkheimer. The team began mixing the ideas of Sigmund Freud with those of Marx, and cultural Marxism was born.

In classical Marxism, the workers of the world were oppressed by the ruling classes. The new theory was that everyone in society was psychologically oppressed by the institutions of Western culture. The school concluded that this new focus would need new vanguards to spur the change. The workers were not able to rise up on their own.

As fate would have it, the National Socialists came to power in Germany in 1933. It was a bad time and place to be a Jewish Marxist, as most of the school’s faculty was. So, the school moved to New York City, the bastion of Western culture at the time.

Coming to America

In 1934, the school was reborn at Columbia University. Its members began to exert their ideas on American culture.

William Langer’s ‘Newest History,’ the OSS and the Frankfurt School (aka New School)

Reece Committee Report from 1954 Shows Foundations Funded the Collectivist Capture of US Education

It was at Columbia University that the school honed the tool it would use to destroy Western culture: the printed word.

The school published a lot of popular material. The first of these was Critical Theory.

Critical Theory is a play on semantics. The theory was simple: criticize every pillar of Western culture—family, democracy, common law, freedom of speech, and others. The hope was that these pillars would crumble under the pressure.

Next was a book Theodor Adorno co-authored, The Authoritarian Personality. It redefined traditional American views on gender roles and sexual mores as “prejudice.” Adorno compared them to the traditions that led to the rise of fascism in Europe.

Is it just a coincidence that the go-to slur for the politically correct today is “fascist”?

The school pushed its shift away from economics and toward Freud by publishing works on psychological repression.

Their works split society into two main groups: the oppressors and the victims. They argued that history and reality were shaped by those groups who controlled traditional institutions. At the time, that was code for males of European descent.

From there, they argued that the social roles of men and women were due to gender differences defined by the “oppressors.” In other words, gender did not exist in reality but was merely a “social construct.”

A Coalition of Victims

Adorno and Horkheimer returned to Germany when WWII ended. Herbert Marcuse, another member of the school, stayed in America. In 1955, he published Eros and Civilization.

In the book, Marcuse argued that Western culture was inherently repressive because it gave up happiness for social progress.

The book called for “polymorphous perversity,” a concept crafted by Freud. It posed the idea of sexual pleasure outside the traditional norms. Eros and Civilization would become very influential in shaping the sexual revolution of the 1960s.

Marcuse would be the one to answer Horkheimer’s question from the 1930s: Who would replace the working class as the new vanguards of the Marxist revolution?

Marcuse believed that it would be a victim coalition of minorities—blacks, women, and homosexuals.

The social movements of the 1960s—black power, feminism, gay rights, sexual liberation—gave Marcuse a unique vehicle to release cultural Marxist ideas into the mainstream. Railing against all things “establishment,” The Frankfurt School’s ideals caught on like wildfire across American universities.

Marcuse then published Repressive Tolerance in 1965 as the various social movements in America were in full swing. In it, he argued that tolerance of all values and ideas meant the repression of “correct” ideas.

It was here that Marcuse coined the term “liberating tolerance.” It called for tolerance of any ideas coming from the left but intolerance of those from the right. One of the overarching themes of the Frankfurt School was total intolerance for any viewpoint but its own. That is also a basic trait of today’s political-correctness believers.

To quote Max Horkheimer, “Logic is not independent of content.”

Recalling the Words of Winston (Not That One)

The Frankfurt School’s work has had a deep impact on American culture. It has recast the homogenous America of the 1950s into today’s divided, animosity-filled nation.

In turn, this has contributed to the undeniable breakdown of the family unit, as well as identity politics, radical feminism, and racial polarization in America.

It’s hard to decide if today’s culture is more like Orwell’s 1984 or Huxley’s Brave New World.

Never one to buck a populist trend, the political establishment in America has fully embraced the ideas of the Frankfurt School and has pushed them on American society through public miseducation.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the beacons of progressivism, are both disciples of Saul Alinsky, a devoted cultural Marxist.

And so we now live in a hyper-sensitive society in which social memes and feelings have overtaken biological and objective reality as the main determinants of right and wrong.

Political correctness is a war on logic and reason.

To quote Winston, the protagonist in Orwell’s dystopia, “Freedom is the freedom to say that 2+2=4.”

Today, America is not free.

David Galland
David Galland
Managing Editor, The Passing Parade

19 Comments on Defund Marxist Public Universities That Offer ‘Social Justice’ Degrees for Career Agitators and Grievance Industry Manufacturers

  1. Mao’s “Little Red Book”, the only text book needed in American universities today.
    How far we’ve fallen..

    • All tenured professors who do not want to be cancelled have a copy of the satanic bible and the talmud on their bookshelves too.

    • Mao was a Yali. He was just as much a creation of Skull and Bones as George Bush the younger and John Kerry.

      “In simple terms, this man was selected, trained and used by the Jesuits through their Skull and Bones and OSS (pre cursor to the CIA) agents to EXTERMINATE / ERADICATE whole strata of Chinese society including, culture, religion and in particular protestant Christians. In order to control the world it was first necessary to totally subdue the most populous country in the world and transform it into a FUTURE “SWORD” to be used against the USA.

      Using Mao as a “SWORD” the Jesuits destroyed all resistance of the people through a strategy of constant agitation from a 2 party conflict – civil war and then intra party conflict between the different factions of the Communist Party ‘grinding down’ the resolve of a nation of 56 people groups then numbering some 700 million people and now numbering some 1.3 billion. Through long decades of ‘suffering’ and ‘deprivation’ the Chinese people would come to long for peace and safety and capitulate to Mao’s tyranny in order to obtain them.”

      • “When Outcomes Fail, Just Change the Theory”
        This has been happening for over 100 years in physics, mathematics and other real subjects. They’ve been slowly changing these fields into subjective disciplines where they get to theorize (read make up) the answers. 2+2 won’t equal 4 eventually, with these pseudo intellectuals in charge. These new sjw degrees are obviously useless garbage degrees. Just like the last batch of useless degrees that they invented, like political science, women’s studies, sociology, communication etc. It’s a bad joke that real people think these have value. These are degrees invented for people who shouldn’t be there, because in “everybody gets a trophy” clown world, everybody is also a college educated intellectual.

        • But it is not just science. It is also law, look at how legal decisions and verdicts have descended into the sewer. Politics? Business? Banking? “Sports”? “Art”?History? How about the Military? What about Porn? and Abortion?

          I think this all really goes beyond jew. It even goes beyond freemasonry. It goes beyond the Rothschilds. Yes, I do think it is satanic.

          • Yep, Satanic…not only is there a Synagogue of Satan, there is also a Church of Satan, a Mosque of Satan, etc.

      • Thanks for sharing those little known facts about Mao, as the video I linked to conveniently left them all out. Nothing is as it seems or as we have been told.

      • And upon closer inspection of the Jesuits, guess which group magically surfaces?
        The Jesuits are a Military Religious Order of the Roman Catholic Church

        Many people love to point the finger at the Jesuits as the cause of the world’s troubles.

        The Jesuit order is a Roman Catholic order of priests and scholars. Their leadership live in the Vatican.

        The great secret however is that the society of Jesus was organized by crypto-Jews.

        The Jesuit society was created in 1534 by a group of Marrano Jews: Ignatius Loyola, Alfonso Salmeron and Diego Lainez.

        In 1492 the entire Jewish community of Spain, some 200 000 of them, were expelled. Amidst these expulsions the tactic of crypto-Judaism is taken up by many in the Jewish community in order to hide and evade exile and persecution. But the conversion is always a dishonest one and they continue their Jewish practices in secret.

        The founder of the Jesuit order Ignatius Loyola himself was a crypto-Jew of the occult cabala. In 1491 Loyola began his subversive activities in the Jewish Illuminati order of Spain under the guise of Roman Catholicism.

        • Absolutely correct. When I did research God-knows-how-many-years-ago I found that even before the great schism of 1034 with the Orthodox, the RCC was totally taken over by the Syn of Sat and minions, one reason a group called the Tridentines broke away and have Orthodox leanings. But what caused me to give up on the Roman Catholic church was reading David Yallop’s “In God’s Name: An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I”….I really thought John Paul I would make a great pope and RCC leader–and then they (including Jesuit influenced Freemasonic and Mafia related groups) had him whacked,including Opus Dei. One of my fave movies is based on this murder, a satire called “The Pope Must Die(t).”

  2. Looking at the list of 103 colleges/universities that offer these degrees, I am shocked that SUNY (State U of NY) Old Westbury is not on this list! In the late 60s it was an experimental college for hippie-dom and maybe the nation’s first (non-black-only) “minority-majority” college in the US. Went there in 1979 and graduated 1981 when I was still somewhat leftist (thank you God for having me marry a man living in far west Texas!). It was one of the first, if not the first, college that defined political correctness. Several conservative-leaning professors including one of mine in Psychology (who just happened to be Jewish) was fired because she was conservative! One radical group tried to get some administrator, a black man, fired because he was considered “uncle Tom.” Folks, this was 1980! I’d say SUNY Old Westbury was the catalyst for much of this SJW crap. And guess what? Most of the radical leftists there were (drum roll please) white. Plus there were gays and lesbians everywhere.

    • To add to my comment above–when I graduated SUNY Old Westbury I’d been accepted into the New School for Social Research (America’s Frankfurt School) in NYC, but Pres. Reagan signed into law that grad students couldn’t get Pell Grants which I would have applied for–so since my folks had just retired I was not going to force them to pay for my college, so I moved to Florida tolive with them for a year, work to earn money to pay for college. And thank God that is where I met my future hubby, married in far west Texas. Had I gone to New School, only God knows what my life would have turned out to be!

  3. “Is it just a coincidence that the go-to slur for the politically correct today is “fascist”?”

    Ironically these politically correct SJWs are actually serving as useful idiots for the actual fascists responsible for so much misery in the world.

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