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A social and political movement that promotes unreason and irrationality through the guise of various 'causes', often promoted by so-called 'social justice warriors'. These causes and their proponents are often contradictory and are almost never rooted in fact. Indeed, true argument or discussion with proponents of these causes is almost impossible, as most attempts at discourse descend quickly into shouting, name-calling and chanting of slogans.

Otherwise known as the 'regressive Left' - a play on their contradictory nature, specifically on how SJWs describe themselves as 'progressive' yet display strong authoritarian, 'regressive' tendencies. This term is even often used by members of the true Left who take reasonable stances based on logic and evidence, and are eager to distance themselves from the fanatics who have effectively hijacked their side of the political spectrum.

NOTE: Naturally, Cultural Marxism itself is described by SJWs as a 'conspiracy theory', in an attempt to delegitimise their critics.
Some examples of Cultural Marxism include:

- Political Correctness.

- Privilege.

- Third-Wave Feminism.

- Anti-Capitalism.

- Anti-Islamophobia.

- Identity Politics.

- Anything that involves perpetual anger and outrage, denies personal responsibility, demands the surrender of personal liberties as a form of appeasement, or legitimises what would normally be considered madness. Or a combination of all of these characteristics.
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An umbrella term for identity politics, affirmative action, feminism, radical LGBT activism, Islam apologetics, white privilege, political correctness... Basically the SJW ideology.

What all these things have in common is the fight of the "oppressed" groups against the "oppressor", the white man.

Leftists call it the regressive left, because there's nothing liberal about affirmative action (since it violates equality of opportunity), or about silencing your opponents' free speech by labeling it as hate speech.

But the point of calling it Cultural Marxism is to recognize that this is fundamentally a Marxist ideology.

Marxism is the fight of the oppressed, the workers, against the oppressors, the business owners. Similarly, Cultural Marxism is the fight of the oppressed, the non-whites/women/Muslims/transgenders/etc, against the oppressor, the white man. Both are also international movements.

The Frankfurt School (e.g Herbert Marcuse), were Marxists who tried to translate Marxism to the Western world, and are at the root of this ideology.

Another way to see the link with Marxism is to understand that affirmative action is all about forcing equality of outcome, as opposed to having equality of opportunity. Similarly, Marxism is based on equality of outcome, since in a communist society everyone would have the same salary no matter what their job or performance is.

Marxism is about the "class struggle", Cultural Marxism is about the "struggle of minorities".
Regressive leftists and SJWs try to discredit the concept as a "conspiracy theory", but this doesn't make sense because :

1) It's not a conspiracy. Nobody came together and said "let's turn the West into a communist system". The whole point is that modern-day Cultural Marxists are pushing a Marxist ideology *without knowing it*.

2) It's not a theory. The parallel with Marxism is pretty easy to see and the people who came up with it were Marxists.

Fighting Cultural Marxism should unify everyone, from true liberals to conservatives to the alt-right and the far right. Basically everyone on the right of Stalin.
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A term that alerts you to the fact you are talking with someone who has been brainwashed by white supremacist on Youtube.
Wow, there's something wrong with that guy. He just went on a nonsensical fifteen minute tirade about how hate crime legislation is cultural marxism. He needs to see a deprogrammer.
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A bizarre right wing conspiracy theory which imputes everything which isn't conservatism, such as atheism, feminism, ecology, and environmentalism, as well as political correctness, post-modernism and identity politics to Karl Marx and the Frankfurt School, despite the fact that Karl Marx himself was a white cis male who was born almost 200 years ago and was not a feminist or politically correct.

A lot of what these conservatives have correctly identified as a problem is actually post-modernism, which is completely different from Marxism and even opposed to it. Post-modernism is "incredulity toward meta-narratives", and Marxism itself is a meta-narrative.

Marxism is the materialist philosophy par excellence, which is supposed to be rooted in material facts. It is not post-modernist or post-structuralist.

The traditional right-wing hostility to Marx began in the 19th century and was continued by people like Adolf Hitler. The emphasis on Marx and the Frankfurt School is not a coincidence, since it happens that these individuals were Jewish, and so it coincides with the traditional anti-semitism of the American right.
"The cuckaroos over at r/jontron think Jon commited career suicide for speaking out against cultural Marxism"
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A bullshit conspiracy theory developed by paranoid white folks to smear multi-culturalism. It borrows heavily from the plot lines of "The Manchurian Candidate" and states that crypto commies are going to turn us all into genderless, godless, family hating zombies. It's used as a way for white folks to whine like little bitches about how hard life is now that they dont run the world anymore and all the immigrants, gays, trannies, jews, blacks and others are making life miserable for them.
Cultural Marxism has taken over our media and is trying to control our minds.
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A conspiracy theory invented by the Nazis under the name Kulturbolschewismus (Cultural Bolshevism). It continues to be used by Nazis, Nazi sympathizers, and people who have no idea that they are Nazis.
Cultural Bolshevism or Cultural Marxism is when conductor Otto Klemperer takes tempi different from his colleague Wilhelm Furtwängler; when a painter sweeps a color into his sunset not seen in Lower Pomerania; when one favors birth control; when one builds a house with a flat roof; when a Caesarean birth is shown on the screen; when one admires the performance of Charlie Chaplin and the mathematical wizardry of Albert Einstein. This is called cultural Bolshevism and a personal favor rendered to Herr Stalin. It is also the democratic mentality of the brothers Heinrich and Thomas Mann, a piece of music by Paul Hindemith or Kurt Weill, and is to be identified with the hysterical insistence of a madman for a law giving him permission to marry his own grandmother.
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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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