Cultural Marxism is sometimes labeled as a conspiracy theory by people on the far left, but this definition explains how most people use the term in political conversation:

Marxism can be summed up as the interpretation that the world is best understood as a power struggle between different wealth groups (poor, middleclass, rich, bourgeoisie, proletariot, etc). Cultural Marxism is a term used to describe the idea that our society is best interpreted as being a power struggle between different identity groups or cultures(women, men, gay, straight, black, white).

Cultural Marxism is used by most people refers to a kind of behavior that looks for power imbalances in everyday culture (like asking a person where they are from, or complementing a black persons hair) and problematizing those interactions, causing people to resent others for innocuous little social misdemeanors.

Cultural Marxism assumes the worst of the actions of a supposedly powerful group by saying that their little faux-pas are really egregious examples of latent prejudice, and excuses the hatred and rudeness of the supposedly weaker group by saying that their behavior is an expression of resisting power or "asserting their personhood".

Cultural Marxists hunt relentlessly to find things to be offended about, and claim to speak on behalf of all oppressed groups, though most of the time cultural marxists are rich, priviledged, upper and middle class white college women with multicolored hair.
"Like every moral busybody across history, Cultural Marxists always come at you with this famous glint in their eye that suggests that they know better than you how you should live your life and they will make you if they get the chance."

"Cultural Marxism is the practice of interpreting what people say in the most uncharitable way."
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1. A far-right antisemitic conspiracy theory which claims Western Marxism as the basis of continuing academic and intellectual efforts to subvert Western culture. The conspiracists claim that an elite of Marxist theorists and Frankfurt School intellectuals are subverting Western society with a culture war that undermines the Christian values of traditionalist conservatism and promotes the cultural liberal values of the 1960s counterculture and multiculturalism, progressive politics and political correctness, misrepresented as identity politics created by critical theory.

The conspiracy theory of Marxist culture war is promoted by right-wing politicians, fundamentalist religious leaders, political commentators in mainstream print and television media and white supremacist terrorists. Scholarly analysis of the conspiracy theory has concluded that it has no basis in fact and is not based on any actual intellectual tendency.

2. In common usage in the wild — a common snarl word used to paint anyone with progressive tendencies as a secret Communist. The term alludes to a conspiracy theory in which sinister left-wingers have infiltrated media, academia, and science, and are engaged in a decades-long plot to undermine Western culture. Some variants of the conspiracy allege that basically all of modern social liberalism is, in fact, a Communist front group.
"The fairytale of cultural Marxism provided a post-communist adversary located specifically in the cultural realm – academics, Hollywood, journalists, civil rights activists and feminists."
—Jason Wilson
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a really bigoted quack conspiracy theory wherein conservatives assert that there is a conspiracy where black people, lgbt people, leftists, immigrants, and anti-colonial advocates are seen as working together to instill Marxism under the pretense of multiculturalism.
"Stop telling me to not call people n***er f*****, I'm tired of your cultural marxism!"
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When some ignorant people wanted to criticize an idea but with no understanding of the issue and no strong counterargument, they end up using some ambiguous terms to label the idea they dislike.
Apparently she does not like this proposal, but except for talking some postmodern cultural Marxism, she really does not know how to persuade other people to agree with her.
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