Story That Must Be Told, Pt. 2: Conspiracy Theories Usually Stink But …

Written by Clark Howell on June 25, 2013

What’s important here, besides the fact that the eventual Soviet Union collapsed in abject failure and misery in 1989, is the fact that in 1922 Vladimir Lenin convened a meeting of his top men at the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow. And THAT meeting would, unfortunately, begin to re-shape humanity’s destiny, and not in a good way.

The “meeting” was convened out of concern by the Russian Communists that during WWI (which had just concluded in 1918), the workers of the European countries actually put down their wrenches and plows, picked up guns, and went off to fight for their respective countries – on both sides. They went to fight instead of (as Marx had incorrectly predicted) uniting under the banner of Communism and overthrowing the factory owners and shopkeepers, and, well, you get the idea. Yes, that was the prediction. But now, these guys are sitting around in Moscow scratching their heads saying, ‘Why didn’t they all revolt? Why didn’t they kill all of the shopkeepers and factory owners and take over?’

Ultimately, the meeting would give rise to the Institute of Social Research, located at Frankfurt University in Frankfurt, Germany, later to be loosely referred to as the Frankfurt School (or Frankfurt Institute). Why Germany? Well, Germany was what they considered to be the most likely place for the next Communist “workers” revolution to take place. The Frankfurt School would be secretly run (and funded) by the Soviets and dedicated to the study of Marxism, and later to neo-Marxism, coupled with neo-Freudianism.

Next week, we’ll begin to explore the core of the Frankfurt School’s “Marxist” philosophy, and as Ralph deToledano puts it in his book, Cry Havoc, “the nature of its drive – this and the blatant racism that was designed to appeal to German intellectuals.”

We’ll begin to see how THIS philosophy, this ideology found its way into the halls of American academia (and all of Western countries) in the ensuing years, and how it still informs modern “progressive” policy makers like Barrack Obama to this very day.

Image: Marx and Lenin, crowds with flags; 6th Conference of Ministers of Post Socialist Countries, Peking, June 21-July 15, 1965; author: Darjac (personal collection)

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Clark Howell is a 50-something, former Liberal who, sometime in the mid 1980's, began to take notice of Ronald Reagan and the positive policies that he and his political allies brought to the table of American life and politics. Since first leaning about Barrack Obama and his ambitions in 2004, he has begun a quest to understand the motivations behind modern "Liberalism" and "Progresivism." Mr. Howell is a professional Marketing Consultant in Central Massachusetts.