By Sean Gabb
Andrew Percy is a Conservative Member of Parliament and is the “co-chair” of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism. Writing in The Jewish Chronicle on the 24th November 2020, he said this about the term Cultural Marxism:
I wrote to all Conservative MPs some time ago with a briefing note produced by our secretariat, the Antisemitism Policy Trust, having previously already spoken to a number of them about use of the phrase.
It seems that Conservative politicians are now forbidden to use the term Cultural Marxism. The alleged reason is that it describes a Jewish conspiracy theory. The Cultural Marxist hypothesis traces the rise of political correctness and the growing use, both formal and informal, of political censorship to a group of neo-Marxists collectively known as the Frankfurt School. Since these neo-Marxists were mainly Jewish, the claim is that anyone using the term has to be anti-semitic. I accept that some who use the term have ethnic origins uppermost in their minds. Most, however, do not, but are trying to understand the connection between ideas and political action.
Categories: Political Correctness/Totalitarian Humanism