I’m sure most have heard of “culture war”. Ever hear of Antonio Gramsci?
Here’s a very simple overview.
What had happened was, they couldn’t figure out why the predicted uprisings weren’t occurring in the west (England was especially puzzling) when they seemed so ripe.
Tony Gramsci, observing the Bolsheviks, came to the conclusion (correctly IMO) that it was because of culture - and hegemony.
The revolution had to be split into two phases.
- Attack and change the culture (prep the battlespace).
- Lead the proletariat to Utopia (Vanguard)
How do you attack the culture? You attack them by infecting the generators of culture (virus).
What are they?
- Education system
- Legal system
There are others and these are in no particular order.
In addition, those who present an obstacle to this culture war must be unpersoned, marginalized, canceled and in extreme cases - eradicated.
Mao did this war on culture. Stalin understood it very well (Gramsci was a fan, though didn’t advocate the extremes they went to).
This strategy has been successful for feminists, LGBTQ, BIPOC and is playing out now before our very eyes. And Gramsci was a grandfather of it.
Yes, there is a culture war going on and has been for decades. And liberalism is losing.
This is why we see the things we are seeing here.
It’s not an accident.