Of the 7.4 billion humans who currently inhabit the earth, I’ve never encountered two who were in total agreement at all times. No two people are always in agreement.
If my observation is true — no two people are always in agreement — we must conclude that, at the most, only one person can be correct all the time; a statistical impossibility. It is reasonable to believe, then, that all humans are wrong about something at sometime or, more honestly, all humans are wrong about many things much of the time.
In short, we all believe something that is not true at least some of the time.
It is that human shortcoming — the innate tendency to believe that which is not true — that cultural Marxism exploits to nudge us into their weird cult-like fantasy world of absurdities.
Here’s an example of our inherently faulty faith system.
Have you ever lost an item — a wallet, perhaps — and were convinced someone had stolen it? Later, when you found your wallet, you realized that your belief that it had been stolen was wrong. It had not be stolen. It was simply lost.
During the interim — from the point you realized your wallet had been “stolen” to the moment you realized it had been lost — your mind embraced a false reality.
You believed something that was not true; that was not real.
Again, cultural Marxism exploits our tendency to believe that which is not true.
Philosophers understand that reality is an immutable absolute. Reality cannot be changed. There is one reality, but multiple belief systems; none of which are always perfectly calibrated with reality.
We are always wrong to some degree. Every human is at least partially delusional. Some of us embrace the delusion that our wallets have been stolen when the immutable, absolute reality is that the wallet was misplaced. Others are psychotic. They literally see things that do not exist.
Famed philosopher Immanuel Kant explained this concept by comparing noumenon with phenomenon. The former is absolute reality. The latter is our perception of reality.
Sometimes our perception of reality is accurate; our perception is perfectly aligned with truth. Often our perceptions are not perfectly aligned with truth. It is for that reason that an estimated 30,000 Christian denominations exist of which 29,999 necessarily must be at least partially wrong.
The objective of cultural Marxism and other thought reforming ideologies is to infect our minds with false realities; to create perceptions that are not aligned with reality. When successful, cultural Marxism embeds perceptions in our minds that we accept as true.
Examples? There are plenty.
A college professor recently reported that the overwhelming majority of his students believe slavery originated with the United States. For eleven years the professor surveyed his students at the onset of each semester. What’s more, the students’ false belief persisted wherever the professor taught. Their false belief transcended time and geography.
The students’ perception of reality (phenomenon) does not align with the absolute reality (noumenon) that slavery has existed throughout human history; that white people actually ended legal chattel slavery in most of the world. The students, however, believe America begot slavery with the same confidence you once believed someone had stolen your wallet.
The students’ minds have been infected with what I call the “cultural Marxism virus”.
How were their minds infected with this false perception of reality? Their false sense of reality likely came from the media’s depictions of Western culture coupled with years of learning about America’s “racist” past. The students were never taught that other cultures practiced slavery. The students never absorbed a cinematic production that featured Africans owning Africans.
What are some other false realities implanted in our minds by cultural Marxism?
We “know” that Western culture is guilty of exploitative colonialism in which white Europeans abused native populations and stole their resources. That perception does not align with the reality that Western technology has enhanced the lives of virtually every human on earth.
We “know” that white Western men constitute a rape culture. That false reality does not align with the absolute reality that Western men embrace the concept of chivalry; that, relative to most other cultures, Western men treat women with dignity and respect.
We “know” that America’s police are rife with systemic racism that results in the deaths of unarmed young black men. That false presumption does not align with the reality that thousands of black men are murdered each year by other black men and the presence of police officers serves as a deterrent for black-on-black violence.
We “know” that climate change is due to the abuse of the environment by free-market capitalism. That false reality does not align with the immutable truth that the climate had been changing millenia before the industrial revolution.
We can deprogram our minds by exposing ourselves to reality; by employing a strategy of eternal skepticism.
Truth is the antidote that destroys the cultural Marxism virus.