The Leftist progressive movement has adopted the binary victim/oppressor social structure of cultural Marxism. White males are the identified oppressors and everyone else is their victim. Classical Marxism identifies the oppressors as the bourgeoisie (owners of production) who exploit the proletariat (the workers). The metric of classical Marxism is economics. Cultural Marxism is a departure because it relabels the players in the drama and defines culture as the metric of exploitation.
Cultural Marxism dominates the Leftist Democrat Party and explains their radical political platform that is taking aim at the established Judeo-Christian values which define American culture. The family, the Church, patriotism, traditional definitions of race, gender, and sexual identity are oppressive and must be dismantled and replaced with romanticized notions of one globalized world without political borders, country borders, sexual borders, or any other defined boundary.
Here is the problem. Classical Marxism and cultural Marxism both seek to replace an existing order with collectivism - they are selling their own idealized form of secular heaven on earth. The naive social justice warriors who sign onto this Leftist fantasy are too childish to examine the reality of the offer. They believe the fantasy of a Marxist paradise but the reality they are embracing is the state of powerless infancy - complete dependence in a world without boundaries and borders.
Critical thinking is the objective analysis of facts to form a judgment and is the foundation of rational thought. Critical thinking is dependent upon accurate information - it relies upon objective reality. The ability to remain in objective reality is threatened when fiction/fantasy (subjective reality) is presented as fact. It is impossible to make an informed decision without an accurate source of information.
Truth in lending laws exist to provide consumers with informed consent. Surgical consent forms and pharmaceutical labels equip patients with information to make informed decisions about their health. Product labeling, food labeling, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), are all attempts to provide consumers with accurate information to make informed decisions. Laws and labels acknowledge the existence of conflicts of interest and are attempts to level the playing field. What about conflicts of interest in politics? News? Social media?
Let's consider the current reporting of the horrific jihadi attack in NYC on 10.31.17. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, an Uzbeki national admitted into the United States through the deadly "diversity" visa program, rented a truck and drove down the Hudson River bike path deliberately murdering and maiming innocent Americans. He murdered eight people injured dozens more then exited his vehicle shouting "Allah Akhbar!"
Predictably leftist Mayor Bill de Blasio (a cultural Marxist) refused to use the words Islamic terrorism or jihad and instead disingenuously called the attack a "cowardly act of terrorism." "We know this action was intended to break our spirit. Our spirit will never be moved by an act of violence and an act meant ... to intimidate us." Similarly leftist cultural Marxist Governor Andrew Cuomo told the nation that this was the action of a "lone wolf," and that "there is no evidence to suggest a wider plot or wider scheme." REALLY? These two Leftist political responses are prime examples of the subjective reality that the Left is selling to America.
There is no such thing as a lone wolf. The term lone wolf is a misleading political misnomer - jihadists do NOT act alone - they are part of a worldwide Islamic ideological war against the West that seeks to destroy Western culture and replace it with Islam and sharia law. Politicians who are unable or unwilling to accept this unpleasant reality are unfit to serve. Americans need leaders with the ability to identify and act upon the threat. America needs objective reality. Saying you are safe and being safe are not the same thing. America needs leaders without a political conflict of interest.
So why would Western politicians like de Blasio and Cuomo deny the Islamic connection when the jihadi himself screamed "Allah Akhbar?"
Deliberate disinformation is a tactic of war. Sun Tzu, the great Chinese military strategist said 2500 years ago, "All warfare is based on deception. Practice dissimulation and you will succeed."
The disinformation (subjective reality) disseminated by Leftist politicians and echoed by the six mainstream media outlets and social media denies an accurate reference for viewers to make informed decisions. The echo chamber is a weapon of war. It is the epitome of Sun Tzu's dissimulation designed to manipulate public opinion by encouraging regression and the identity politics of the Left that focus on the WHO not the WHAT of behavior.
The Islamic State issued the following explicit call to action in September 2014. The Leftist mainstream media ignored reality and refused to report it:
"So O muwahhid [believers in Allah and his messenger Muhammad], do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the tawaghit [non-believers]. Strike their police, security, and intelligence members, as well as their treacherous agents. Destroy their beds. Embitter their lives for them and busy them with themselves. If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be....If you are not able to find an IED or a bullet, then single out the disbelieving American, Frenchman, or any of their allies. Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him...."
Saipov is part of the worldwide jihad against the West whose individual soldiers never act alone because they are carrying out the specific orders of their leaders. Jihadis are warriors engaged in a global effort that has different rules of engagement than previous wars America has fought. Islamists do not consider civilians to be innocent. They do not recognize boundaries between soldiers and civilians, they do not recognize any law except sharia, and they are considered heroes in their Islamic culture. Anyone naively classifying them as deranged or mentally ill is inappropriately applying our Western values to individuals who do not accept our Western values. This is specifically why importing immigrants with hostile cultural norms is a clear and present danger to America. The colluding mainstream media ignores these realities as well.
So, what does Islamic terror and the way it is reported have to do with American safety?. Ninety percent of news media, including television, radio, print, and online are controlled by six corporations. The ability of these six corporations to manipulate the news and, therefore, public opinion is staggering. The mainstream media has been politicized and reflects the left-wing liberal political bias of the six controlling corporations. Google is manipulating its search engine with algorithms that favor the Left. Twitter and Facebook are closing oppositional accounts. The prevalence of fake news and social media bias that deliberately manipulates public opinion is interfering with the public's ability to make informed decisions. Why?
War makes strange bedfellows. The Leftist/Islamist axis is a very very strange union of sedition attempting to overthrow the legitimate government of President Donald Trump. The Leftists seek to replace American democracy with socialism and the Islamists seek to replace it with Islamic sharia law. Their cooperation is based on the axiom "my enemy's enemy is my friend." The Left thinks it will ultimately prevail and the Islamists think they will ultimately prevail if together they can create enough social chaos to make the country ungovernable and topple the Presidency. The irony is that the Leftists and Islamists are both too arrogant to realize they are participating in their own destruction. The Leftist/Islamist axis is a mere stepping stone for the globalist elite who fund and foment their seditious activities. If social chaos topples the Trump government there will be martial law. The police departments will be nationalized and then the globalist elite will internationalize them and impose one-world government.
One-world government is the long game being played by the globalist elite. One-world government is the final answer to the question WHY?
This is what America needs to know. Collectivism is tyrannical whether it is an Islamic caliphate or secular one-world government. The collectivism idealized by the Left denies individual liberties and awards total control of the population to the government. The collectivism idealized by the religious Islamic caliphate denies individual liberties and awards total control to the government at the expense of the freedom of the population. The foolish members of the Leftist/Islamist axis are too arrogant to realize they are being duped into surrendering their liberties. A life of dependency and eternal childhood is a life without freedom.
The Leftist war against America has made a Reality Revolution necessary - an American call to action is required. No more fake news. No more dishonest echo chambers. Truth in politics like truth in lending must be demanded to provide the American public with accurate information to make decisions about their future. Perhaps if these disinformed millennials actually knew the reality of collectivism they would not sign the consent form.