Sunday, December 02, 2012

Gramsci Invented the Idea of Media over "Marketplace of Ideas"

Gramsci and his Marxist bait/switch after the proletariat failed to be as revolting as he wished:
Culture war is a loan translation (calque) from the German Kulturkampf. The German term, Kulturkampf, was coined to describe the clash between cultural and religious groups in the campaign from 1871 to 1878 under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck of the German Empire against the influence of the Roman Catholic Church.[ The term cultural war has been in English use almost as long as the original Kulturkampf and generalizes the idea of these kinds of struggle. It is related then to the theory of cultural hegemony.

Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci presented in the 1920s a theory of cultural hegemony to explain the slower advance, compared to many Marxists' expectations, of proletarian revolution in Europe. He stated that a culturally diverse society can be dominated by one class who has a monopoly over the mass media and popular culture, and Gramsci argued for a culture war in which anti-capitalist elements seek to gain a dominant voice in the mass media, education, and other mass institutions.
Alinsky & Chomsky & the ivory tower morons with tenure might be cited for sedition, but the Hollyweirdos are simply swimming in circles like a one-legged duck.

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