- Oct 2013
The problem may be that the term "cultural marxist" was hijacked here in the U.S. to mean something differently than what the Frankfurt School intended, although I have yet to see a concise, or even a general, description of what that is.
A "concise" description is simply impossible, as it's a too diverse phenomenon. A "general" on would be way too reductive.
It's not "fake Marxism", it's just a label created by a political fringe to designate their adversaries and the policies /tendencies they are opposed to and to dismiss them. "Cultural Marxism" simply doesn't exists.
On the other hand, the "Frankfurter school" exists, and it claimed openly it's Marxist heritage. What the promoters of the "cultural Marxism" forget mentioning in their "theory" is that what is cald "Frankfurter school" was an "Institute for Social Research". Another thing that is (conveniently ?) forgotten is that it was basing not exclusively on Marx's heritage, but also Hegel's, Kant's, Freud's.
To cut it short.
It's like I would say that "evangelicalism" is a Jewish sect: It's drawing itself from Jesus, and Jesus was a Jew. Am I right?