My Opinion: Cultural Marxism as a Form of Bourgeois Communism
Bourgeois communism is a term coined by the French philosopher
Saatre to describe pseudo-communist movements and parties coapted
by capital. The main features of bourgeois communism are the
rejection of the world socialist revolution, the class struggle, direct
cooperation with bourgeois corporations and structures, social
democratic views, the rejection of stakes on the proletariat and the
peasantry, the recognition of bourgeois legislation as legitimate,
intellectual snobbery (inclusion in the structures of capitalist
university education) and etc.
All this, as you understand, refers to the so-called "cultural
Marxism". If we look critically at the agenda of these
self-proclaimed human rights defenders, then we can fully affirm
this optinition. Movements like BLM, LGBT and so on are not
communist. They represent an element of the agenda of bourgeois
society coopted by "cultural Marxists" from the petty-bourgeois
counterculture. The so-called culture of rethinking can also be
noted as a separate episode. About which neither Marx, nor Engels,
nor Lenin ever wrote. But for some reason, "cultural Marxists"
dared to distort Marx's ideas of class justice, replacing them with
the ideas of a "the culture of cancellation" and power of
pettybourgeois and urban minorities.
Self-proclaimed "neo-Marxists" declared that corporations could
replace the state by providing free services to the public. The
so-called inclusive capitalism based on subscriptions. Or, more
simply, the gig economy. What do corporations have to do with
the people's proletarian state? Who chose the "cultural Marxists"
as spokesmen for the communist ideology is also not clear.
Bourgeois communism excluded class hatred and class struggle
from its ideology. Because "cultural Marxism" relies on the deviant
minorities of the consumer society, and not on the builders of
a bright communist future. But it is precisely class enmity that
distinguishes real communism from bourgeois communism.
Because corporations, cartels, monopolies are the means of
oppression and enslavement of the working class and peasantry
throughout the world. It is capital exploits helpless people to
enrich insatiable concessionaires.
But cultural Marxists don't give a damn about that. They sold
themselves to political funds owned by corporations. The goal
of the communists is to bring out a new progressive person. The
goal of "cultural Marxists" is to build a market consumer
dictatorship of deviant minorities. On the grounds that a supposedly
nuclear family creates an authoritarian personality. Therefore, even
without going into details, it is very difficult to call "cultural
Marxists" communists. Knowing their craving for luxury and
bourgeois excesses, in the form of predatory raids on American
stores and so on. Therefore, one can safely recognize "cultural
Marxism" as one of the forms of bourgeois consciousness. And as
a result, this is not a proletarian, but exclusively a consumer
ideology. Based on deviations, obsessions and manias. As a form
of coaptation of protest against the impossibility of changing the
capitalist structure of the world without a direct real conflict. But
returning to the philosopher Saatr, we must once again acknowledge.
Without conflict with the system, it is not possible to be called
a communist. Because it is only out of conflict that political
individuality is born.