The Story that Must Be Told, pt 3: Marx DOES Matter — Sort Of

Written by Clark Howell on July 2, 2013

This gets a little heavy, so stick with me here.

“Disaffected Freudians,” de Toledano explains, “who were dissatisfied with what they perceived as Freud’s conservatism and prudery regarding sex, seized on his teaching,” but twisted the meaning to their own purpose. Through psycho-analysis, Freud had arrived at a theory of human sexuality as a factor in the neurotic and the psychotic, and in the psychological ills of some.

But Freud was dealing with the individual psyche.

Neo-Freudians, on the other hand, rejected the notion that there was an individual basis for psychology and substituted, instead, the idea of social psychology. And accordingly, they rejected the notion that psychological ills were the responsibility of the individual, but caused by the political and social repression of capitalism.

So, the neo-Freudians would promote social and sexual revolution as a means of eradicating all psychological trauma. Like Freud, they realized that sex could be a devastating instrument if allowed to run rampant, and so they advocated the elimination of all sexual restraints – including toddlers – along with the destruction of the family, religion, and “bourgeois” morality.

Mr. deToledano goes on to note: “It is interesting that some of the early ‘Frankfurters’, who retained a vestige of religious feeling and some awareness of the toils of promiscuity, lost them when psychoanalyzed by neo-Freudians. For them, the entire focus of life was sex and [the] perpetually sustained orgasm its [ideal].”

At this point, enter Adolf Hitler, whose rise to power meant the expulsion of the Frankfurters from Nazi Germany. Tragically, the “institute” then migrated to New York City, invited there by Prof. John Dewey of Columbia University — more about HIM later.

“We will take over the intellectuals,” Willi Muenzenburg boasted about the The Frankfurt School’s move to Columbia in the United States. “We will make America stink.” A propagandist for the Communist Party of Germany (the KPD), Muenzenburg went on to say, “Only then, after we have corrupted all its values and made life base, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat.”

This boast by Muenzenburg, at this point in history, is in my opinion the “smoking gun” that I’ve been searching for for YEARS! And from Muenzenburg’s boast to Barrack Obama’s two election victories in the 21st Century, the arc of history has come full circle – in the most tragic way. Now, it seems that the Proletariat may just be getting its wish, as a burgeoning dictatorship takes shape in the guise of “social justice,” implemented through academic social psychology programs, a plethora of prime-time TV shows and “message” movies out of Hollywood, and a media more than willing to legitimize the entire, sorry mess.

Next week, it’s for the children…. the CHILDREN!

Image: The grave of Karl Marx at Highgate Cemetery, North London; author: Barbara Mürdter; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 1.0 Generic license

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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.