Note: Items in black bold and black bold underscore are Steele’s words, emphasized by me. All items in italics are my comments. Steele used neither bold black nor bold black underscore, except the “Chapter 1: The Great Divide” immediately below.
Excerpted with permission from Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country, by Shelby Steele. . . . → Read More: Annotation of Chapter 1 of Shelby Steele’s — “Shame”
Subsequent to the release of the St. Louis County grand jury report the Monday before Thanksgiving 2014 which exonerated officer Darren Wilson from any criminal intent in the shooting death of the “Gentle Giant” Michael Brown, there were widespread and in many cases well-planned “spontaneous” demonstrations around the country. Consider my eye-witness account from the . . . → Read More: “Black Lives Matter” is Quintessential Alinsky/Marxism
Over the past number of years, in conversation with friends and acquaintances involved in Christian Higher Education, the words “fundamentalism” or “fundamentalist” are often expressed, generally with disapproval. These labels seem to be applied in a variety of discussions: theological, scientific, and political. Based not only on these encounters but also reading blogs and symposia . . . → Read More: Evangelical Progressives and Fundaphobia
This is the fourth in a series of postings concerning cultural Marxism.
The first is a brief overview of the ideology and its influence on the West. The second looks at the goals and objectives of cultural Marxism. The third considers the interplay between political correctness and cultural Marxism’s root level goals and objectives. . . . → Read More: Cultural Marxism – Part 4 – Race
Some months ago, I was asked by a dear friend to describe what I thought was the mission of Jesus Christ. He made the request of a number of others, and then recently released the results. He was affirmative enough about what I wrote, that I have decided to post it in this blog:
The best . . . → Read More: The Mission of Jesus Christ
What happens when a widely accepted way of thinking is exposed as false? There might be several disparate responses. For someone deeply invested in the original viewpoint, there might be denial, followed by a strong effort to discredit the expose. But for those for whom the original idea had negative effect, the new view would . . . → Read More: ‘The Trojan Couch’ Confronts Cultural Consensus on Homosexuality
During the past year I have been both fascinated and disturbed by the dispute concerning “American Betrayal”, and have had my eyes opened in several dimensions by not only Diana West’s responses to criticism, but also from writings of people who support her. I read the book in September 2013, and since then have viewed . . . → Read More: A Plea for the Definitive Book on Cultural Marxism/Political Correctness
In the previous posting dealing with Cultural Marxism (CM), it was shown that one must view political correctness issues at two levels: (1) the goals and objectives – what CM is intending to do, even if hidden, and (2) the propaganda level – how it accomplishes its goals and objectives.
As described in the previous . . . → Read More: Cultural Marxism – Part 3 – Political Correctness
In the past 20-30 years, the suffix “phobic” has been added to a certain words to create new classes of antipathy. In the “old days”, words like “claustrophobic” and “acrophobic” were used to denote negative states of mind relative to certain external stimuli. These kinds of words originated from the medical community, psychological branch. The . . . → Read More: Cultural Marxism – Part 2 – Goals and Objectives
Political correctness has its origins in the Frankfurt School (FS) of Marxism, beginning in the 1920’s, whereby communist intellectuals re-cast Marxist communism from economic into cultural terms: the result is known as Cultural Marxism (CM). These individuals set out to undertake what they termed the “long march” through the various pillars of Western culture, with . . . → Read More: Cultural Marxism — Part 1 — Overview