Posted On: Monday - June 12th 2017 6:45PM MST
In Topics:   History  The Future
Toward the end of my writing Stupid vs. Evil and long-term conspiracy theories, I had some thoughts about whether a rebuttal to my thesis that there aren't these century-long conspiracies out there wouldn't be "Hey, what about the Frankfurt School?" I think that's an interesting argument to ponder.
If you're not familiar, the Frankfurt School was not a particular set of school buildings on a piece of land (though they had various ones before they got kicked out of Germany and had other ones), but a bunch of people with the same ideas that met and discussed them and made plans. So, by "school" we mean it in the same way as you may hear about the "Austrian school" in economics (the smart guys) or the "Keynesian school" (the borderline retards). There are millions of pages of information on this Frankfurt School on-line, so:
a) I won't go into it in too much detail, as you can duckduckgo* it anytime and spend a whole day on it.
b) Here is a fairly long article from the "Schiller Institute" (hmmm, are they a real institute like the "Ponds Institute for hand creams? Who knows?). Yeah, it's a random hit, but it looked very interesting, and I'll read it later.
c) Here is a shorter article from "ReturnOfKings" that just relates the Frankfurt School to modern higher education.
To summarize from knowledge of the Frankfurt School from past reading, they were Marxists, and they had big plans to change society. They really had no power back when they started meeting in 1923 when they were associated with one actual university in Germany. They left Germany in 1933 due to the Nazi's hating on Communism (hey, who doesn't?) and ended up in New York City - that can't explain everything about the place, but it all fits.
To relate this finally to the conspiracy-theory post, this group had very much influence on American society and culture, completely to our detriment. Feminism, socialism, hatred of the white man, you name it: If it sucks, they are all for it! Now they've been pushing their cultural rot for a long time; it's been damn near a century since these
No, these people just had the same overall ideas, however erroneous, about how future society should be. They had adherents that could take over the meeting, writing, and infiltration of the institutions, but was that a big plan? Was it just a bunch of people thinking the same way over many years? Is that really a conspiracy? I think not - all that would have stopped their plans would have been millions of (more) Americans (than did) not putting up with the socialist PC crap at universities and social institutions, in governments, and in the consumption of media. People let this happen, and it was not per-ordained via an evil plan.
Addendum - pretty much off the subject, but not worth another post: About the song "Nostradamus" by Al Stewart featured in relation to this heavy thinking on historical patterns lately, here is an interesting thing about the song and the man. Though having tried some years back, I couldn't seem to really make much sense of the Nostradamus poetic prophecies from 1/2-millenium-ago France (the first of it was published in 1555). I think the songwriter, Mr. Stewart took lots of liberties about just what Mr. Nostradamus had said, and maybe made up pretty much all the verses (called "quatrains", at least wrt Mr. Nostradamus' original writings).
OK, fine, it's an amazing song no matter how accurate the lyrics. However, here's the one amazing thing - Mr. Stewart wrote "Nostradamus" in, or before, the year 1973, when "Past, Present, Future" came out. Here's one line - "A great wall that divides a city at this time is cast aside". Note, this was 16 years before the Berlin Wall came down, and Al Stewart was writing as if Nostradamus predicted this - even if he didn't and was just making it up, then Al Stewart predicted this. Is that weird, or just the odds?
* Yes, duckduckgo.com for my searches now. Bing tried to connect up yahoo mail with what I was searching for so, as far as I'm concerned, Bing is dead to me.