Karl Marx saw the world as divided into two groups: the oppressive factory owners, and the oppressed workers. Black and white. Good and evil. He predicted that "capitalist" countries would collapse, with the economically crushed "have nots" proletariats overthrowing the bourgeoisie.
In 1920's Frankfurt, a group of bald white guys sat around trying to figure out why Marx's predictions were going wrong. Far from a revolution, the standard of living was rising
in "capitalist" countries for the workers! Rather than admit that perhaps Marx's patently ridiculous painting with a mile-wide stereotype brush was incorrect, they doubled down
on his claims, saying that he didn't go far enough!
You see, what Marx didn't realize was that oppression takes many
forms: what about whites-- aren't they a bunch of evil colonialists, after all? Or how about men, keeping women down for all of those years? Or-- hello!-- Christians; ever heard of the inquisition?
This umbrella of thought became known as the "Frankfurt School", and needless to say its failure of even basic logical deduction meant that it didn't catch on. Until
, that is, the "boomers" started rebelling against their "silent generation" parents in the 1960s, whereupon they resurrected these ideas as part of what became known as the "New Left".
The idea is simple: if whites are oppressive, then promote non-whites; if men are oppressive, then promote women; if Christians are oppressive, then promote Muslims; if heterosexuals are oppressive, then promote homosexuality and "transgenderism". Of course!
These "boomers" then went on to become parents, school teachers, and college professors, putting into action what "Frankfurt School" luminary Max Horkheimer described as thus:
"The Revolution won't happen with guns, rather it will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and their political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism."
In the past ten or fifteen years, this encroachment has shifted into private companies
, specifically through their "human resources" departments. The policies include explicitly hiring and promoting non-whites and females, purely on the basis of their skin color or sex, while simultaneously dismissing critics as people who have "unconscious biases" against those who "don't look like them". Clear as mud?
These programs are then given "lipstick on a pig" euphemistic handles-- commonly, "diversity and inclusion"-- because of course, only a racist or sexist would be opposed to those values, right? This line of thinking then provides a false moral high ground for its proponents, while simultaneously providing cover as to what the policies actually are
Contemporary Leftists in Hollywood and elsewhere excuse their relentless shoving of propagandistic, one-sided narratives with the explanation "it's impossible to separate the politics from the person creating the work of art anyway." Similarly, corporate HR departments are now pushing "initiatives" telling employees to "bring their whole selves to work"-- meaning, it's not only ok but encouraged
to push for "social justice" politics within the office.
What so many of these "human resources" pawns fail to realize, is that they are merely channeling Herbert Marcuse, another
"Frankfurt School" member:
"The small and powerless minorities which struggle against the false consciousness and its beneficiaries must be helped: their continued existence is more important than the preservation of abused rights and liberties which grant constitutional powers to those who oppress these minorities."
Reflect on that quote for a minute: as a value, whites, men, Christians, and so forth having "rights and liberties" and "constitutional powers" is not as important
as the promotion of women, blacks, homosexuals, and others. Meaning, the entire "equality under the law" approach encouraged by people such as Martin Luther King Jr. goes right out the window.
Re-worded to reflect the HR "diversity and inclusion" policies then: "the continued promotion and hiring of women and blacks is more important than the preservation of equal employment opportunities for white males."
Sounds fair to me!