In Profile : György Lukács and the Frankfurt School


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 February 2017

Frankfurt School

One of the thinkers to whom the soul of the Frankfurt School is attributed is a man called György Lukács. He was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher and a philosopher of Leninist strategy but shifted the Marxist method to focus on the cultural attributes. He fomented and agitated for the creation of subversive programs to be operated after the success of the military principle of Marxist revolution.

His compadre Antonio Gramsci believed that a “new” person must be ‘culturally’ created before a Marxist socialist state could succeed. His focus was on the fields of education and media.

Lukács believed that existing cultural norms had to be destroyed in order to replace them with something new. He said :

“I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution to the cultural contradictions of the epoch…. Such a worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.”

Together, they founded the Frankfurt School network.

György Lukács

Lukács ideas along with those of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, and Weber provided the main protagonists with the theology for what they claimed was a move to learn from and synthesise the works of such varied thinkers.

The term “Frankfurt School” arose informally to describe those affiliated or merely associated with the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research. The Institute for Social Research (Institut für Sozialforschung) was founded in 1923 by Carl Grünberg, a Marxist legal and political professor at the University of Vienna, as an adjunct of the University of Frankfurt; it was the first Marxist-oriented research centre affiliated with a major German university. However, the school can trace its earliest roots back to Felix Weil, who used money from his father’s grain business to finance the Institute. The real financial power behind the group was the American Jewish Committee.

Antonio Gramsci

The Frankfurt School which focused on what they termed Critical Theory which was a combination of Marxist analysis with Freudian psychoanalysis. In other words they looked at existing European cultural elements and looked to how they could attack them to undermine and destroy them, using the population itself. Classed as Gentile, the European masses were seen as sub-human and therefore must be herded into line.[1]

As the theories took root, especially so with those under the influence of psychedelics, the theories became manifest as the hippies attacked every facet of what was their heritage; Christianity, capitalism, civil authority, the family, patriarchy, hierarchy, morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism, convention, and conservatism.

Critical Theorists recognised that traditional beliefs and the existing social structure would have to be destroyed and then replaced with a “new thinking” that would become as much a part of elementary consciousness as the old one had been. And of course the ‘new thinking’ would be dished out by pop stars, the movies, the radio and television.

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Involved in the ethos of the Frankfurt School included : 
Erich Fromm
Felix Weil
Georg Wilhelm Hegel
Herbert Marcuse
Wilhelm Reich
Max Horkheimer
Theodor W. Adorno (Theodor W. Adorno (Tavistock Institute) was the brains behind the ‘Beatles’ as he held the rights to the music and eventually his estate sold those rights to Michael Jackson.)

Friedrich Pollock
Otto Kirchheimer
Leo Löwenthal
Franz Leopold Neumann
Henryk Grossman

Associated with the Institute or its theorists include :
Siegfried Kracauer
Alfred Sohn-Rethel
Walter Benjamin

Later theorists with roots in Frankfurt School critical theory include :
Jürgen Habermas
Claus Offe
Axel Honneth
Oskar Negt
Alfred Schmidt
Albrecht Wellmer

Lukács also influenced :

The Frankfurt School, The Praxis School, The Budapest School, Walter Benjamin, Lucien Goldmann, Imre Lakatos, Karl Polanyi, Guy Debord, Tom Rockmore, Moishe Postone, Richard D. Wolff, Costanzo Preve, Leszek Kołakowski, Karel Kosík, and Fredric Jameson.

Insight Psychology

Lord Bertrand Russell also worked with the Frankfurt School and also with the Macy Group. With the existing NGOs they were given the green card to completely change the culture of the United States. This was the case throughout the Western Nations including Russia as the post war populations, traumatised for a second time within 35 years, were ripe to have a new way to think and behave inflicted upon them through the expansion of the radio networks and especially so with the introduction of the television. Russell oversaw the change in social and cultural norms producing abortion, debauchery and the destruction of the family as a new and acceptable foundation for a healthy society. His specialist arena would be in techniques of psychology. In the 1950s he wrote in the Impact of Science on Society :

“Physiology and Psychology afford fields for scientific technique which still await development to great men. [Citing Pavlov and Freud ] They have laid the foundation. I do not accept the view they are in any essential conflict, but what structure will be built on their foundations is still in doubt. I think the subject that will be of the most importance politically, is mass psychology. Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda of these the most influential is what is called education. Religion plays a part though a diminishing one, the press the cinema and the radio play an increasing part. It maybe hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything, if you can catch the patient young, and is provided by the state with money and equipment. The subject will make great strides when its taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship. The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children in whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at that :

1 the influence of home is obstructive (destruction of the family unit)

2 not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten

3 verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective (1960s counterculture)

4 opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity but I anticipate its for the future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover how much it costs per head to make children believe snow is black and how much less it would cost for them to believe snow is dark grey.

Although the science will be diligently studied it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how their convictions were generated. Every government thats been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need for armies of policeman.”

From the studies they developed sociology and anthropology and other social structures that would remove rights and freedoms from the European gentile populations. The social structure they aimed to subvert was the morality of the Gospels. The authority claimed over those the deemed sub-human are subject to the dictates authorised by the elect, the rules they dish out are not the rules to which they themselves adhere. They hold humanity in contempt.

György Lukács in the early 1920s as the People’s Commissar for Education and Culture in Hungary, moved to subvert the morality of the populations to create a highly sexualised culture. He was beta testing his theories of culture and family subversion.

In essence they used what were established norms in the European cultures, and turned them against the same. Perhaps the greatest example of this strategy was in the aftermath of the Second World War when the guilt for the concentrations camps would be lay at the feet of the German people. From this achievement the same underlying force behind the Frankfurt School could act in all strata of global politics without the glare of the European populations. And if such did raise its head, the cry of Anti-Semite would be un-leashed.

The Frankfurt School Moved to America In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany. Most of the thinkers came to the United States and many became influential in American universities, it’s headquarters at Columbia. Frankfurt’s “Critical Theory” became known as Cultural Marxism. The Coat of Arms for Columbia University.

Saul Alinsky

The Cloward-Piven Strategy First proposed in 1966 and named after Columbia University sociologists; Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, as a Strategy sought to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse. The National Health Service has been used to this effect in Britain. The key to sparking this rebellion would be to expose the inadequacy of the welfare state. Cloward-Piven’s early promoters cited radical organiser Saul Alinsky as their inspiration. They proposed a “massive drive to recruit the poor onto the welfare rolls.” Cloward and Piven calculated that persuading even a fraction of potential welfare recipients to demand their entitlements would bankrupt the system.

Saul Alinsky and his Rules for Radicals : 
1.“Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
2.“Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
3.“Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
4.“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
5.“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
6.“A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
7.“A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
8.“Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”
9.“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
10.”The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”
11.“If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.”
12.“The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
13.“Pick the target, freeze it, personalise it, and polarise it.”

Alinsky, a nihilist, dedicated his book to Lucifer :

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer. ”

Like Hobbes, Machiavelli, Rousseau, Robespierre, and Lenin before him, Alinsky would deify the brutish, wicked and primitive members of society while impugning the virtuous, remarkable and law-abiding. As a graduate student in sociology at the University of Chicago, he socialised with the infamous gangster, Al Capone, and was influenced by the mob’s brutal enforcer, Frank Nitti, calling Nitti his “professor.” He held “society,” America and capitalism solely responsible for existential class inequities. In Alinsky’s view, criminality was not a character flaw, but a consequence of social inequity, particularly the distribution of wealth. He was thus, determined to change the status quo of individual rights and private property by any means necessary.

Linking Gramsci, Lukacs and Alinsky, Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process. The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties.” He advised organisers and their disciples to quietly, subtly gain influence within the decision-making ranks of these institutions, and to introduce changes from that platform. Like his gangster mentors taught him, “The ends justify the means.” Remember, Gramsci and Kuckacs believed: a “new,” Marxist person must be culturally created existing cultural norms had to be destroyed an overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values Alinsky’s “Rules” would allow compromised societal institutions to be bent to this task.

Quote :

“On August 18, 2010, Fidel Castro contributed an article to the Cuban Communist Party paper Granma in which he endorsed the allegations of a Lithuanian-born researcher named Daniel Estulin in a 2005 book entitled; The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club…. Estulin contested that the inspiration for the subversion of domestic unrest came from Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, Leo Lowenthal and their colleagues at the Institute for Social Research in the 1950s.

The American “New Left” coming out of  the 1960s Student radicals were strongly influenced by revolutionary ideas, among them those of Herbert Marcuse, a member of the Frankfurt School who preached the “Great Refusal,” a rejection of all basic Western concepts.

Historical Revisionism, attacking the nation’s founders, was a key element Criticism of foundational principles, like Constitutional Democracy, rule of law, natural rights, majority rule, and limited government was crucial. Annihilation of such values would pave the way for wide acceptance of Marxist ideology. Herbert Marcuse.

Critical Theory fostered the format of beliefs, attitudes and values that we have come to know as “Political Correctness.”  Political Correctness seeks to impose a uniformity of thought and behaviour on all populations. It is therefore totalitarian in nature. The intent is to intimidate dissenters into compliance with accepted dogma. Its roots lie in a version of Marxism which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle.

The “Critical Legal Studies “ movement is a subordinate branch of Critical Theory or Cultural Marxism. Its role is to subvert all rights in law by offering a corporate format of benefits and privileges.

Members of the Frankfurt School attended the Macy Conferences and when you grasp the outcome of these conferences it is impossible not to equate the Frankfurt School with the programs unleashed against western populations. Many other members of the Frankfurt School entered the OSS, America’s military intelligence.

Freeing society….. The phrase used to describe the Macy Conferences, the product of which became the platform that would launch the Mind Kontrol program; MK-ULTRA. 

Frankfurt USA and the cultural marxism would show itself in the 1950s underwriting the counterculture script through the Beatniks. The populations would take on these programs as the psychedelic aspect to the overall subversive agenda was launched on the western youth. What is believed to have been a decade of freedom and love was in reality the decade of the destruction of the very morality that had kept the western nations in tact. This was an attack against the working and middle class.

The shear size and power of this agenda alone is only one part of a twin attack against the white Europeans, on all continents, the second and equally as sinister, in fact perhaps more so in relation to the capacity of choice, would be the launch of a biological attack through the fear based enforcement of the virus ridden Polio vaccines.

Psychedelic Preparation for the Frankfurt Script

“Hallucinogens have the singular effect of making the victim asocial, totally self-centred, and concerned with objects. Even the most banal objects take on the “aura” and become timeless and delusionarily profound. In other words, hallucinogens instantaneously achieve a state of mind identical to that prescribed by the Frankfurt School theories. And, the popularisation of these chemicals created a vast psychological lability for bringing those theories into practice.

Thus, the situation at the beginning of the 1960s represented a brilliant re-entry point for the Frankfurt School, and it was fully exploited.

One of the crowning ironies of the “Now Generation” of 1964 on, is that, for all its protestations of utter modernity, none of its ideas or artefacts was less than thirty years old. The political theory came completely from the Frankfurt School; (Lucien Goldmann), a French radical who was a visiting professor at Columbia in 1968, was absolutely correct when he said of Herbert Marcuse in 1969 that “the student movements … found in his works and ultimately {in his works alone} the theoretical formulation of their problems and aspirations [emphasis in original].

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The long hair and sandals, the free love communes, the macrobiotic food, the liberated lifestyles, had been designed at the turn of the century, and thoroughly field-tested by various, Frankfurt School-connected New Age social experiments like the Ascona commune before 1920.

Even Tom Hayden’s defiant “Never trust anyone over thirty,” (The subscript to current BBC broadcast Radio One) was merely a less-urbane version of Rupert Brooke’s 1905, “Nobody over thirty is worth talking to.” The social planners who shaped the 1960s simply relied on already-available materials.
 A “life-style” (a nonsense phrase which came into the language in the 1960s under Marcuse’s influence).


The eroticism of the counterculture meant much more than free love and a violent attack on the nuclear family. It also meant the legitimisation of philosophical (eros). People were trained to see themselves as objects, determined by their “natures.” The importance of the individual as a person gifted with the divine spark of creativity, and capable of acting upon all human civilisation, was replaced by the idea that the person is important because he or she is black, or a woman, or feels homosexual impulses.

This explains the deformation of the civil rights movement into a “black power” movement, and the transformation of the legitimate issue of civil rights for women into feminism. Discussion of women’s civil rights was forced into being just another “liberation cult,” complete with bra-burning and other, sometimes openly Astarte-style, rituals; a review of Kate Millet’s Sexual Politics 1970 and Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch 1971, demonstrates their complete reliance on Marcuse, Fromm, Reich, and other Freudian extremists.
 
This popularisation of life as an erotic, pessimistic ritual did not abate, but in fact deepened over the twenty years leading to today; it is the basis of the horror we see around us. The Feminist movement was funded by the Rockefellers.

The heirs of Marcuse and Adorno completely dominate the universities, teaching their own students to replace reason with “Politically Correct” ritual exercises. There are very few theoretical books on arts, letters, or language published today in the United States or Europe which do not openly acknowledge their debt to the Frankfort School.


The way out is to create a Renaissance. If that sounds grandiose, it is nonetheless what is needed. A renaissance means, to start again; to discard the evil, and inhuman, and just plain stupid, and to go back, hundreds or thousands of years, to the ideas which allow humanity to grow in freedom and goodness. Once we have identified those core beliefs, we can start to rebuild civilisation.

Note
[1] The Frankfurt School of Social Research and the Pathologization of Gentile Group Allegiances

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