|Excerpts from a paper by Arnaud da Lassus:|
THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL IN THE U.S.
When in 1933 Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, the Institute closed its doors in Frankfurt and re-organized itself in the United States. What follows is a description by Jeffrey Steinberg in his (as yet unpublished) study Draft Report on Manchurian Children on the installation of the Institute in the United States and its fields of activity
in the years 1932-50.
By the early 1930s, the Frankfurt School abandoned pre-Hitler Germany, where they had already played a mighty role in the cultural decadence that fostered the Nazis, and, after a brief sojourn in Switzerland, settled in the U.S. Courtesy of Columbia and Princeton Universities, the London School of Economics, the British Fabian Society, education subversive John Dewey, the Rockefeller family
foundations, and others, leading figures in the Frankfurt School were given privileged positions in the elite
American universities. Columbia University became the official "American home" of the Frankfurt School.
At Princeton University, Frankfurt School member Paul Lazarsfeld headed the Radio Research Project, an
early social engineering and social profiling effort, bankrolled by the Rockefeller foundations and the U.S.
Army. Frankfurt School leader Theodor Adorno became the head of the music studies unit under Lazarsfeld, where he wrote, in the 1930s and 1940s, about the prospects of unleashing atonal and other forms of popular music as a weapon to destroy society. In his seminal work, The Theory of Modern Music, Adorno advocated the use of such degenerate forms of music to promote mental illness–including necrophilia–on a mass scale. He wrote elsewhere that the United States could be brought to its knees via the use of radio and television, to promote a culture of pessimism, despair, and self-hatred.
In the early 1940s, the American Jewish Committee hired Horkheimer and Adorno, along with a majority of the Frankfurt School refugees, to direct a decade-long Studies in Prejudice, which produced five major works. The most famous of the Studies, The Authoritarian Personality, trashed American postwar morality, arguing that, because the vast majority of Americans still believed in the virtues of God, nation, and family, America was ripe for a fascist authoritarian takeover. For the Frankfurt School social
revolutionaries, any belief in a transcendent God was fascist. It was from this struggle against "prejudices"
that "political correctness," which triumphs today, was born.
Some leading Frankfurt School personalities, including Adorno and Max Horkheimer, had, by the late 1930s, migrated to Hollywood, where they joined the ranks of Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, Igor Stravinsky, and Alexander Korda, in pioneering the use of the new emerging "mass culture industry" as a vehicle for mass cultural subversion and the furtherance of their "Cultural Pessimism" project. Not
coincidentally, Korda was a graduate of the Ministry of Culture and Education of the Bolshevik Bela Kun
government in Hungary, where he served directly under the Frankfurt School's founder and top Comintern
spy, Georg Lukacs. Englishmen Huxley and Isherwood were veterans of British Fabian psychological
Simple-minded anti-Communists, oblivious of the Frankfurt School's Comintern agenda of "culture war" spent so much time looking for subliminal revolutionary messages in the Hollywood cinemas that they failed to take note of the fact that the movie industry was increasingly turning out trash films that glorified sex, murder, and drug abuse. Had they studied the twisted writings of Horkheimer and Adorno, or their Hollywood fellow travelers Huxley and Isherwood, they would have realized, long ago, that the name of the game was psycho-cultural subversion.
One of the prime tools of indoctrination: to ridicule any criticism of what it is they were doing.
If you find yourself uncomfortably snickering at the idea of someone complaining about "trash films that glorify sex, murder, and drug abuse" then congrats! Those long dead aparatchiks have long got there first. 'There' being, that part of your mind from where that knee kerk snicker emerges. It didn't actually come from you; it was carefully laid there by masters wannabees, usually in a social circumstance where to disagree would have deliberately placed social stigma on you. You've been well trained by a self-propagating meme; give yourself a cookie.
McCarthy was right; we can tell because of how effectively he was ridiculed. The same tactic is being used today, aimed at the TeaParty(and any other element of our nation that shows any signs of effectively calling out the left wing infestation.)
(Edited by Fred Bartlett on 10/28, 12:58pm)