TL;DR: Yes, wokeness is just Communism.
Paul Gottfried recently published a bad article arguing that “wokeness” is “not real Communism.” It could easily have been written by InfraHaz or some other wacky Stalinist. Gottfried recycled long-debunked talking points that are typically used in silly intra-Communist arguments over whose specific strain of Socialism is the one and only Real Communism™.
I don’t know why Right-Wingers keep trying to defend the honor of Orthodox Marxism and I’ve covered this trite topic hundreds of times already, but I’ll address Gottfried’s core arguments below (paraphrasing because the quotes are too long).
Bear the following graph in mind while reading — “wokeness” was practically nonexistent in the Anglosphere until Communists, many of whom were immigrants from Eastern and Central Europe, gained a foothold in our academic institutions during the early 20th Century.
- “Communists are the real traditionalists, not anti-White or sexually deviant.”
All Communist states abolish religion, destroy traditional culture, implement feminism, and so on. Leninist USSR legalized LGBT and had the first hate speech laws in history. Communist China is most renowned for its immensely destructive Cultural Revolution. “Anti-imperialism” (i.e. overthrowing White empires/colonies) has been a central doctrine of Communism since Lenin. Stalinist USSR and Communist China were both Third Worldist and their agents led the anti-White revolutions in South Africa. Cuba is radically feminist to this day.
Bonus fact: Stalin’s favorite movie, the 1936 Soviet musical Circus, was pro-miscegenation propaganda; a White American single mother with a Black mixed-race baby escapes Western racism by seeking refuge in the racially tolerant USSR.
- “Wokeness isn’t Communism because post-Soviet Eastern Europe isn’t woke.”
This is because Eastern European countries did not experience full blown Cultural Marxism, which was specifically developed to attack the West, hence its formal moniker, Western Marxism. These countries did experience the general cultural effects of Marxism, but they were saved from the more radical “wokeness” of Leninism. When Stalin took power, he began to roll back Lenin’s more extreme cultural policies because they were leading to societal collapse. You can’t fight a war of annihilation if your country is internally destabilized by radical feminism, LGBT parades, and sexual promiscuity. He instead settled on anti-racism, anti-imperialism, Third Worldism, and feminism-lite.
- “Wokeness isn’t Communist because they work with Capitalists.”
Every Communist regime in history has worked with Capitalists. The “Russian” Revolution was financed by banker Jacob Schiff, among others. The USSR was saved from economic ruin and military defeat during WW2 by America (of course, FDR was a crypto-Communist). Chinese Communists were and still are perfectly happy to work with Wall Street Bankers, Rothschilds, Rockefellers, etc.
Furthermore, all so-called “Capitalist” countries of the West have countless Socialist policies, are rife with private-public partnerships, state-backed monopolies, state central banks printing infinite money, and so on. America has never been more regulated and less Capitalist than it is today.
- “Wokeness isn’t Communism because the economic aspect of Communism has taken a back seat.”
The entire point of CULTURAL Marxism is to weaken Western culture to the point that Leftists can force economic Communism on everyone. Georgy Lukács, a founder of Western Marxism, literally said that their objective is to “destroy society.”
Cultural Marxist theory is largely based on the Orthodox Marxist concept of “false consciousness”: Every characteristic that roots an individual to his nation, kin, culture, and traditional way of life is a spook that prevents him from identifying with his supposed “class interests.” Of course, these ideas are never applied to the “oppressed” Third World populations, whose ethnic identities are to be championed as they are weaponized against their White “oppressors.”
Plenty of Globalist elites (e.g. the WEF gang, supposed mega-Capitalists) have been hinting or outright stating that this is their objective: “You will own nothing and you will be happy.” Plus, Globalist elites and Leftist plebs alike are obsessed with wealth redistribution, largely from the Bank of Whitey to the Third World but, still, they constantly talk about wealth inequality, increasing taxes, reparations, and so on.
- “Woke Capitalism is a Leftist counterrevolution but it’s definitely not Marxist.”
Firstly, “wokeness” is based on Western Marxist theory, so it is Marxist by definition. Cultural Marxism is the ideological operating system of the New Left. Secondly, being rich does not preclude somebody from being a Communist or embracing Communist ideas. Most Communist leaders in history came from the upper classes. Marx marred into the European nobility and descended from a long lineage of leading bankers and rabbis, and Engels was a rich factory owner. Lastly, corporations only jumped on the “woke” bandwagon after it was already mainstreamed by Leftist cultural hegemony. When the pendulum swings back far enough, we’ll see the rise of “Anti-Woke Capitalism.”
As an aside, corporations (like everyone else in the West) are forced to be “woke” by “Civil Rights” laws, the threat of “cancelation,” law suits from NGOs, and financial pressure from ESG bankers. Plus, many elite Capitalists are not pushing “woke” nonsense because it’s profitable or “good for Capitalism” but because they are true believers — J. D. Rockefeller is a good historical example.
- “Wokeness isn’t Communism because it deviates from Orthodox Marxism.”
By this logic, Leninism is not Communism, Stalinism is not Communism, Maoism is not Communism. Communism is an evolutionary doctrine by nature, constantly mutating and adapting. Each iteration introduces new developments that deviate from its predecessor. Nevertheless, the broad objectives of Communists worldwide remain the same. As Mystery Grove perfectly summarized: “Communism is when ugly deformed freaks make it illegal to be normal then rob and/or kill all successful people out of petty resentment and cruelty. The ideology is all just window dressing.”
There are some non-Marxist influences on “wokeness” because no ideology exists in a vacuum. However, its core is firmly Communist and it simply would not exist without Marxism. We can look at the historical genealogy of Leftism, investigating its various biological, economic, and even occult/metaphysical influences, but most of this arcane information is not remotely useful for the average individual. The bottom line is that if Karl “abolish all traditional culture” Marx were alive today, he would be waving an LBGT flag and chanting “Black Lives Matter.”
Commies in Bulgaria legalised abortion in 1956. Since then, nearly 6 million abortions were performed in Bulgaria up until this day. Also, it’s a heavily feminised country. We’re one of the countries with the most female managers per capita in the EU, alongside Latvia (https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/edn-20210305-2). Alongside Latvia, we’re one of the fasted shrinking nations in the world.
I’m always baffled by the need for the right to define and categorize all of our enemies into neat little boxes. Whether they are merely “woke” or whether “wokeness” is a new color of marxism is way less important than how we fumigate to deal with the problem.
So true anon.
Because most of us can do very little to improve the situation so we cope by fucking around on the internets pretending to be intellectuals analysing the problem. And while we do derive all sorts of useful info and find out we’re not alone, it’s still copium.
Thank you very much for quality article and explaination! Wish you all a nice day!
Did you know about this? Do you think it’s legit, +/- 10%. I thought gray would be 30%. Sad times.
Normies just go along with the ruling ideology, so the fact that they are neutral is actually pretty good news. I would expect that they’d be radically in favor, since that is the bipartisan elite position.
Aside from optics, what is ur opinion on the nazis? I’m not trolling and I just want to know what you think of them.
If you mean historical National Socialist Germany:
I don’t think they were particularly unique. They had basically all of the same policies and beliefs on race, family, and eugenics as basically every other Western/European country at the time, but were more extreme in their anti-Semitism, which was still found throughout the West to a lesser degree. Many of their ideas were borrowed from America, Hitler loved Britain and the British Empire. They had too many social programs for my tastes but their economic policy of giving businesses freedom while making sure they didn’t undermine German interests seemed okay. Ultimately they were undone by their excessive militarism and expansionism, though their hand was somewhat forced. If they didn’t invade so many countries, and if they simply deported the Jews instead of putting them in camps where they died en masse, nobody would would consider them particularly distinct from other 20th Century European powers.
They were also too authoritarian imo.
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“Ultimately they were undone by their excessive militarism and expansionism, though their hand was somewhat forced.”
Hitler intended to leave Western Europe alone, he wanted to destroy the Soviet Union. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was made to buy time, until Germany could shift their forces eastward and deal with the greater enemy.
“If they didn’t invade so many countries,”
Britain and France declared war on Germany. Britain was ahead of the curb when planning to invade Norway, shortly after the USSR finished invading Finland. Were they trying to link up?
Germany beat Britain to the punch, precisely after finding out that Britain was planning to invade. The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemberg were invaded to outmaneuver France with Erich von Manstein’s (Sichelschnitt) Sickle Cut.
Not to mention Neville Chamberlain had complained to Ambassador Joseph Kennedy how Roosevelt & the jewish lobby were pressuring him into siding with Poland.
Germany went to war an over-estimated death of 54,000 ethnic Germans in Poland (Bromberg Massacre). Compared this to the USA justifying war in both 1941 and 2001, after some 3,000 Americans deaths on both occasions.
“and if they simply deported the Jews”
They tried. It was called the Haavara Agreement. Germany only had 300,000 jews in 1933.
“instead of putting them in camps where they died en masse”
That was in the autumn of 1941. With fewer than 350,000 deaths of jewish camp inmates, the majority of deaths were caused by typhus-spreading lice in the final months of the war.
The Allied aerial bombardment destroyed the infrastructure; limiting the transportation of food and medicine. Victims of allied bombings and mass-starvation made good propaganda for “proof” of German war crimes.
“nobody would would consider them particularly distinct from other 20th Century European powers.”
Black propaganda changes human perception.
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(Judea wanted war with Germany for taking their country back; international jewry organized themselves and Freemasons in governments to provoke a war with Germany and punish them for liberating themselves)
Another question, Do you think less of Russians that they embraced communism?
They didn’t really “embrace” Communism, it was forced on them by revolutionary Socialist parties that were dominated by ethnic minorities, criminals, and so on. Not much you can do when someone sets up a totalitarian regime that genocides all dissenters. On top of that, normies basically just go along with whatever the ruling class says is good and true.
Brandon Martinez adopts the view from the half-jew Christopher Jon Bjerknes that National Socialism in Germany was a Bolshevik, Zionist plot.
I think given the situation they could be forgiven (ww1 (disastrous for peasants and lower classes), oppressive elite, incompetent gov).
Posted your article under Academic Agents post of Gottfried’s article. I know you have no interest on podcasts but I still think it’s good for the right to coordinate together well. https://www.youtube.com/post/UgkxFiY1GctpVhEkvlBw260-AQ1SfCK-HX2L
I think it is a means to an end. The Likudnik right-wing crowd seemingly attacks this wokenes. It follows Nahum Goldmann’s Spirit of Militarism script.
I have your a question thultide what is your opinion of Fascism as an ideology?
Thuletide I appreciate your work, but I think sometimes you want to simplify things that are not so simple. I live in Croatia. Until a few years ago, we were a completely ethnically homogeneous country without any foreigners. Today, many large corporations and owners of small businesses bring in labor from the third world, fully aware that in such situations it necessarily means that a good part of them will stay there forever and thus change the racial structure of the population. Also, rich foreigners from Western Europe are massively buying houses on our attractive sea coast and thus demographically destroying our nation. Is it communism or capitalism? After all, was it only the communists who forced foreigners to massively buy houses, and was it only the communists who forced companies to bring in workers from the third world in order to pay the workers as little as possible?
The corporations aren’t bringing in the laborers, your government allows foreigners to enter.
The governments are subservient to the oligarchs
and corporations in charge. Blame the gunman, not the gun. The gun is just a tool, it’s whose holding the gun that matters.