Genesis of the Daleks [1]

This series  traces the origins and influence of some of the most pernicious people who have walked this earth, combining to drive an agreed agenda which has resulted, to a great extent, in the societal situation we find ourselves in today. The PTB have to draw their policy from somewhere, and a ready made think-tank is just the ticket.

In 1923 Georg Lukacs helped establish a Marxist research center at the University of Frankfurt under the sponsorship of Felix Weil. Like Marx’s benefactor, Friedrich Engels, Weil was the son of a wealthy capitalist and an ardent Marxist who had earned a Ph.D. in political science from Frankfurt University.

The Institute’s first director, Carl Grunberg, was a professor of law and political science at the University of Vienna and an avowed Marxist. (In fact, Grunberg was the first openly-Marxist professor to hold a chair in a German university.)

The original name for the center was the Institute for Marxism (Institut fur Marxismus), but Weil and Grunberg decided for public relations purposes to give it a more generic name, The Institute of Social Research (Institut fur Sozialforschung). Since then, it has usually been referred to as simply “the Frankfurt School.”

From the outset the founders were clear about the school’s mission. Their model was the Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow, and according to Weil, “I wanted the institute to become known… due to its contributions to Marxism as a scientific discipline.” However, there was always a contradiction between the Institute’s stated philosophy and reality.

Although theoretically a Marxist institution, the governing structure of the Frankfurt School was anything but classless and egalitarian. In fact, it was even more hierarchical and less collegial than most academic institutions with a single director who was empowered with dictatorial control over the Institute’s policies, programs, faculty and administration.

That inconsistency aside, as Martin Jay records in his book, The Dialectical Imagination: A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research (1973, 1996), “Carl Grunberg concluded his opening address by clearly stating his personal allegiance to Marxism as a scientific methodology, [and declared that] Marxism would be the ruling principle of the Institute.”

Immediately, up front, it has to be stated that the Frankfurt School has not been the only influence in the disintegration of western society but it has been one of the most influential, in that it has directly got into the universities and then, by definition in the educational field, into the schools.

The path is:  place your people in the universities – new research appears – educational material is produced, based on that new research – schools follow suit – all new appointees comply – in-service training completes the path for those who’ve escaped the net.

It is based on utter lies – for example, it speaks of “child-centred” learning, without defining what is meant by that.  Of course the bulk of formal learning is done by children of all ages, so of course it is “child-centred”.

The uninitiated new trainee teacher never questions this – after all, they all love children, they love to see them “discover” new things, they agree wholeheartedly that “discovering for oneself” is a most effective method of learning … and it is.

Therefore, the new trainee teacher accepts the whole package, e.g. that there is now no need to teach spelling, vocabulary, word-usage, grammar, numeracy.  The child will “discover these for himself”, with the help of learning facilitators, he’ll often learn just out of his own “creative writing”.

These have been very clever people indeed devising these new educational philosophies who have not only ignored key foundation steps in learning but have created a whole literature to support it, whilst vilifying and marginalizing those using tried and tested methods.

This blog has mentioned the Lincoln School, so the idea of influencing education this way, as one critic of this criticism pointed out, certainly precedes 1928 and the Frankfurt School.  Yes it does but the Frankfurt School attracted people of enormous influence at that time, e.g. Bertrand Russell, Theodore Adorno and that’s why they have been so corrosive.

When the monsters [and you only need look at Bertrand Russell's writing, some of which is coming up in later posts to see that the term is used advisedly] are painted, in the society, as the learned men of letters or philosophy, the leading lights of the day and so on, then the stage is set for the most appalling travesty to be played upon humanity, via the children but not only through them.

It’s also been seen in the arts, medicine, the law and in every sphere of human endeavour.  To employ a colloquialism – these are evil muvvers.

The very scope of the corrosion, itself, is sufficient to create incredulity in the minds of the ordinary person, when faced with criticism such as this series and many, many others which never see the light of day.

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Notes

This series is drawn from this pdf. If you would like it in text form, for editing, then it can be accessed here.

It traces the origins and influence of some of the most pernicious people who have walked this earth, combining to drive an agreed agenda which has resulted, to a great extent, in the societal situation we find ourselves in today. The PTB have to draw their policy from somewhere, and a ready made think-tank is just the ticket.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

7 Responses to “Genesis of the Daleks [1]”

  1. james wilson June 25, 2011 at 16:14 Permalink

    “The literary cabal had some years ago formed something like a regular plan for the destruction of the Christian religion.

    They were possessed with a spirit of proselytism in the most fanatical degree; and from thence, by an easy progress, with the spirit of persecution according to their means. What was not to be done towards their great end by any direct or immediate act, might be wrought by a longer process through the medium of opinion.

    To command that opinion, the first step is to establish a dominion over those who direct it. They contrived to possess themselves, with great method and perseverance, of all the avenues to literary fame. Many of them indeed stood high in the ranks of literature and science. The world had done them justice; and in favour of general talents forgave the evil tendency of their peculiar principles.

    This was true liberality; which they returned by endeavoring to confine the reputation of sense, learning, and taste to themselves or their followers. I will venture to say that this narrow, exclusive spirit has not been less prejudicial to literature and to taste, than to morals and true philosophy.

    The resources of intrigue are called in to supply the defects of argument and wit. To this system of literary monopoly was joined an unremitting industry to blacken and discredit in every way, and by every means, all those who did not hold to their faction.

    It has long been clear that nothing was wanted but the power of carrying the intolerance of the tongue and of the pen into a persecution which would strike at property, liberty, and life.”

    - Burke

  2. James Higham June 25, 2011 at 18:41 Permalink

    I could forgive the ideology and would do a Voltaire and demand it was allowed to be put, in the liberal [true, not hijacked definition] manner, if it weren’t for the rank dishonesty in their whole approach.

    These were called intellectuals, giants but they were nothing but grubby little men and women with an unsustainable idea predicated on destruction and only that.

    There was no end point beyond destruction and they knew it inside.

  3. Wolfie June 25, 2011 at 23:04 Permalink

    Jon Ronson wrote an article for the Guardian paper in which he managed to interview key members of the Bilderberg Group for an exposé on the organization, attempting to dismantle the “conspiracy theories” surrounding the secrecy of the meetings. However, through his interviews, important information regarding the social importance of the group continued to emerge. Ronson attempted to contact David Rockefeller, but only managed to reach his press secretary who told Ronson that the “conspiracy theories” about Rockefeller and “global think-tanks such as Bilderberg in general” left David Rockefeller “thoroughly fed up.” According to his press secretary, “Mr. Rockefeller’s conclusion was that this was a battle between rational and irrational thought. Rational people favoured globalisation. Irrational people preferred nationalism.”

  4. James Higham June 25, 2011 at 23:19 Permalink

    Y-e-e-e-s-s …

  5. B. Skillman June 26, 2011 at 10:40 Permalink

    “You write of the Frankfurt School’s influence “The path is: place your people in the universities….”

    Really? Where are the PhDs in the Universities that Erich Fromm guided? Who are Walter Benjamin’s? How many habilitations did Horkheimer produce? How many of Adorno’s students ever became Full Professors? Aside from Angela Davis who can name a single student of Marcuse’s who was awarded a doctorate?

    There’s nothing wrong in itself with targeting academics in a polemic. But to do so as a rational adult requires facts, not cliches.

  6. James Higham June 26, 2011 at 10:45 Permalink

    And that’s why the facts are being presented in seven parts, with links to the sources. Facts, not red herrings over irrelevancies such as what students went on to do. This has nothing to do with what they did.

    This has to do with the influence of the principals – let’s keep our eye on the main game here.

    This sets it straight:

    http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/W/wheatland_frankfurt.html

    Pro-FS, unwittingly refuting the previous commenter’s points concerning influence:

    http://www.polity.co.uk/book.asp?ref=9780745616216

    There have been Marxist attempts to deflect criticism by painting the FS as some sort of deviant perversion of Marxism:

    http://www.wsws.org/media/FrankfurtSchool.pdf

    … which ignores the deviant perversion of Marxism itself.

    One more for the road:

    http://www.newtotalitarians.com/index_files/FrankfurtSchool.htm

  7. JD June 26, 2011 at 11:39 Permalink

    “Mr. Rockefeller’s conclusion was that this was a battle between rational and irrational thought.”

    oh dear, there’s that nice Mr Rockefeller ‘dreaming of reason’ again…..
    http://nourishingobscurity.com/2011/06/21/the-dream-of-reason/

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