Sadly it comes as no surprise to me that Jac O’ the North who writes a Blog claiming to be Interpenetrating Wales from a “Right of Centre Nationalist Perceptive” has coined an article The Synthesis of Colonialism and Cultural Marxism in Wales.
“It’s the Bloody Welsh that is the problem”.
His latest piece however is particularly worrying as he writes
I had planned a fuller article before I take myself off for a few days, but what with grandchildren staying over the weekend, and the football season now underway, Iâ€™ve had less time available than Iâ€™d hoped, and so I offer instead this little piece in which I consider one of the absurdities of twentieth century Wales.
One of many absurdities of course. far right who descripe him as
Letâ€™s begin by establishing our parameters.
Most people on the left would argue that colonialism is an unequal relationship between European, Christian or white peoples on the one hand, and other races or cultures on the other, and that support for colonialism exposes a rightist â€“ even racist â€“ outlook. I say no; any relationship in which one country or people is ruled and exploited by another country or people qualifies as colonialism.
For this leftist interpretation often ignores white on white colonialism, and almost always ignores non-white on white colonialism, such as Turkish rule over large areas of Christian Europe from the sixteenth century up until the twentieth.
Cultural Marxism, that creature of the 1960s, is the leftist control of discourse and dialogue to the extent that certain subjects become taboo, certain words are forbidden, and freedom of expression is curtained to the advantage of the left. Often known as political correctness it is a form of censorship. It is dictatorial.
Cultural Marxism generally refers to one of two things:
- First â€” extremely rarely â€” “cultural Marxism” (lower C, upper M) refers to an obscure critique of popular culture by the Frankfurt School, framing culture as being imposed by a capitalist culture industry and consumed passively by the masses.
- Second â€” in common usage in the wild â€” “Cultural Marxism” (both uppercase) is a common snarl wordused 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 alleges that basically all of modern social liberalism is, in fact, a Communist front group.
This conspiracy theory hinges on the idea that the Frankfurt School wasn’t just an arcane strain of academic criticism.[note 1] Instead, the Frankfurt School was behind an ongoing Marxist plot to destroy the capitalist West from within, spreading its tentacles throughout academia and indoctrinating students to hate patriotism & freedom. Thus, rock’n’roll, Sixties counterculture, the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement, homosexuality,modern feminism, and in general all the “decay” in the West since the 1950s are allegedly products of the Frankfurt school. It’s also the work of the Jews.The conspiracist usage originated in Nazi Germany, where Kulturbolschewismus (“Cultural Bolshevism”) was used to abuse political opponents. In particular, Jews purportedly were secretly orchestrating the spread of Communism (Jewish Bolshevism) as well as promoting sexual & gender permissiveness (“sexual Bolshevism“).If anyone rants about “Cultural Marxists taking over culture!”, feel free to remind them that they’re spouting literal Nazi propaganda updated for the modern era.
It is no coincidence that including Ukip three party members joined thugs chanting Donald Trump’s name and wearing ‘Make Britain Great Again’ caps who trashed left-wing bookshop cited their opposition to “Cultural Marxism”.
Indeed it is ironic for Jac to compare “Cultural Marxism” to political correctness as it is a means of hiding the truth that critics include those who want a free hand to spout Racist, homophobic and Sexist language.
It is the language of Trump supporters in the US who attack “Liberals” and think his election has given White Supremacists the green light to abuse minorities and to march under Nazi flags.
It is the language of Tommy Robinson a vile right wing thug, who with the support of American who describe him as “Human Rights Activist!” read and weep.
It is the language of the new Welsh Ukip Gareth Bennet who on the Burka row said it showed an unwillingness to integrate and called for a debate on the issue, adding: “It feels like I’m in Saudi Arabia but in Cardiff, in Canton.”
It is the language of William Rees Mogg and Boris Johnson who have deliberately instigated the Burka row to aid them in their bid to take the Tories further to the right (yes it’s possible) and oust Theresa May.Over the years I have joined other Welsh and Scottish Nationalists with Greens, Liberals and those on the various shades of red on the left in fighting, the right and discrimination.
Not all have supported me in an Independent Wales, but sometimes allies have different views and priorities.Beyond his group of Right Wing Welsh Nationalists who are Jac’s allies? I suspect none .
But if he continues to spout the views of the so called Alt Right , then he is in danger of being labelled along with them.