Frankfurt School has been a Marxist splinter group of leftist pseudo-intellectuals trying, mainly by means of so-called "the long march through the institutions", to corrupt traditional Christian values of Western culture with pseudo-values included in the umbrella term of Cultural Marxism. Their ultimate goal has been to take-over out countries not with guns and weapons, but with pseudo-values and ideas that would change the way that people think. The basic trait of the Frankfurt School is the merger of the Marxist philosophy with the Freudian psychoanalysis in effort to achieve for societal changes made in line with communist directives:
- destroying free-enterprise capitalism by undermining its economic engine, the Middle Class
- the destruction of the basic building block of society: the Family Unit, and
- destryoing the Judeo-Christian values.
The result of ideas spread by Frankfurt School is that the society wanders down a road towards insolvency, immorality, and totalitarianism. The revolutionary propaganda is disguised under the fig leaf of 'science'. Among the theoretical derivates of Frankfurt School are so-called Critical theory and professors of this school were the source of the ideas that fueled what is now known as Student's protests of 1968.
In 1923, members and sympathizers of the Marxist communist party Friedrich Pollock, Max Horkheimer, and Carl Grünberg set up an institute at Frankfurt University in Weimar Germany. This institute was named ‘the Institute for social research’ (In German: Institut für Sozialforschung). Later it would become known simply as the Frankfurt school. These new Marxists under the direction of Max Horkheimer had seen the old Lenin Marxists fail in their attempt to win the so called “working class” in the West: The workers of the world did not unite in WW I. Further, these new Marxists believed the reason has been found by their comrade Antonio Gramsci, who wrote in his Prison notebooks, a blueprint to de-Christianize the west, that Marxism could only flourish after a long march through the cultural institutions, i.e. institutions like academies, seminaries, newspapers, magazines, radio, film, and what is now known as TV and mass media. The new mantra of Marxists would be: change the western culture and then the workers would unite. Thus, after Marx there were a group of Marxists who wilily decided that you could bring the collectivists society to nation through culture as well by introducing certain pseudo-values and concepts that would, for example, break down the family. If family unit is no longer self-sustaining and no longer valued in the society, then its individual members, who formerly could turn to the family for support in times of need, would now be cut loose. They would be without the place to go hence forced to turn to the government and its institutions shaped by the aforementioned "long march" i.e. by sort of gleichschaltung. But just about the march through institutions was about to begin, an anti-marxist and anti-semitic Adolf Hitler ascended to power and shortly before the WW II began, the Nazis closed the Institute for social research in 1933. Thus, the leading representatives of the Frankfurt school packed up its ideology and themselves and fled into America where they settled down mainly at the Columbia University. In addition, the American Jewish Committee had tasked them to find anything that might give the origin points to fascism to ensure a repeat of Nazi Germany doesn't happen, and hired them, in particular Adorno, largely because he was present in Nazi Germany during the war and thus had first-hand witness to the events. Here Adorno et al. began to perform 'scientific' research of 'authoritarian personality' that in their theory was supposed to be a product of 'authoritarian family' that is 'potentially fascist'. This 'theory' legitimized effort to deconstruct the family. In 1965, the Columbia University served as host for the first-ever-launched 'gay' student group that was later developed into the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activists Alliance, and other vanguard organizations that emerged in connection with the Stonewall riots. This new generation of self-identified "lesbians and gay men" pioneered the protest tactics labeled as "zapping the shrinks," which later ACT-UP continued to employ infamously in the 1980s.
Notable representatives and associates
- Theodor Adorno
- Walter Benjamin
- Erich Fromm
- Jürgen Habermas
- Axel Honneth
- Max Horkheimer
- Richard Krautheimer
- Siegfried Kracauer
- Leo Löwenthal
- Herbert Marcuse
- Paul Massing
- Friedrich Pollock
- Meyer Schapiro
- Alfred Schmidt
- Felix Weil
- Karl August Wittfogel
- Anthropological Revolution
- Columbia University
- Cultural Marxism
- Franz Leopold Neumann
- Nimrodian aspirations
- James Jaeger. Original Intent: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Destroying the American Dream 16min:50sec. James Jaeger Film. Retrieved on 30 Jan 2016.
- Gabriele Kuby (2015). The Global Sexual Revolution: Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom. Angelico Press, 61–4. “page reference is from Slovak translation”
- Frank da Cruz (April 1998). Columbia University 1968: Personal recollections of the 1968 student uprising at Columbia University.. Retrieved on 5 Jan 2017. “Throughout the mid-to-late 60s there was all sorts of political activity on campus – teach-ins on Pentagon economics, Sundial rallies against the war, demonstrations against class rank reporting, confrontations with military recruiters, etc. It was an era of bullhorns. ...”
- David Eisenbach (2006). Gay Power: An American Revolution. Carroll & Graf, 231. ISBN 978-07867-16333. “Gay Power, " chronicles the tumultuous first wave of the modern gay rights movement. From the first-ever gay student group launched at Columbia University in 1965 to the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activists Alliance, and other vanguard organizations that emerged from the Stonewall riots, David Eisenbach draws on archival material and numerous firsthand accounts from the individuals who built the movement. Unlike their predecessors, this new generation of lesbians and gay men spoke as a community, established political clout, appeared openly on television and in the press, demanded equal rights with heterosexuals, and pioneered protest tactics like the "zap," which later ACT-UP employed famously in the 1980s.”
- Michael Minnicino (1992). The New Dark Age: The Frankfurt School and 'Political Corectness'. FIDELIO Magazine. Retrieved on 31 Jan 2016. “Benjamin has actually been called the heir of Leibniz and of Wilhelm von Humboldt, the philologist collaborator of Schiller whose educational reforms engendered the tremendous development of Germany in the nineteenth century.”