The counter culture is the culture now

Georg LukacsBy Peter Mullen

Many were shocked the other day when they read some words from the lesbian journalist Masha Gessen:

“It’s a no-brainer that homosexual activists should have the right to marry, but I think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there – because we claim that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. I don’t think it should exist.”

None of this should have come as a shock, for the origins of the nihilistic programme promoted by such as Ms Gessen were set out clearly by the dissident communist intellectuals of the Frankfurt School half a century ago. These writers understood that communism was not going to triumph in the West by force of arms and so they decided its victory would come by other means: chiefly this was by their penetrating the institutions of western civilisation and undermining it from within. They have succeeded beyond their dreams because they have found a ready consent among so called liberal thinkers and politicians in Europe and America. And so, as Gertrud Himmelfarb said, “The counter-culture is the culture now.”

Prominent in the Frankfurt School was Georg Lukacs who saw the necessity for the destruction of Christian civilisation and he advocated demonic ideas in the spread of cultural terrorism. Lukacs was an agent of the Comintern and he set up a schools programme in which children were instructed in free love, and sexual intercourse while being taught that the family was a decadent institution along with monogamy and all manifestations of religion. He aimed to undermine the family by promoting licentiousness among women and children and so weaken the basis of Christian living.

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