Jumping the shark

Many of you may already have seen this one [h/ts Lord T and Chuckles]:

Jumping the shark, as many readers know, is an expression from the wonderful world of TV.  When the original premise of a show has gone stale, producers try to recapture audience interest by putting familiar characters in outlandish settings where strange things happen to them — notoriously, when Fonzie literally jumped over a shark as Happy Days moved into its sunset years.  When something jumps the shark, the death spiral has become irretrievable; the show has nowhere to go but down.

I never knew that.  Anyway, read the article for the gist of where America is going.  This post focuses though on one thing which was written:

I cannot blame four generations of progressive intellectuals for trying to make life a little less brutal and unpredictable, nor should we overlook the successes they had.  Nevertheless, the Fonz has left the building; the progressive paradigm today can no longer serve as the basis for sound national policy.

Er … sorry but I can blame them very much.  The infestation of universities and other bodies of higher learning has been slow, almost inexorable but like all socialists, they never stopped at any point, never gave up until the damage had been done and the centres of learning were in socialist hands.

It’s no more than the Frankfurt School had planned to happen.  Their 1928 Manifesto of Cultural Marxism:

1.  the creation of racism offences
2.  continual change to create confusion
3.  the teaching of sex and homosexuality to children
4.  the undermining of schools and teachers’ authority
5.  huge immigration to destroy national identity
6.  the promotion of excessive drinking
7.  emptying the churches
8.  an unreliable legal system with bias against the victim
9.  dependency on the state or state benefits
10.  control and dumbing down of media
11.  encouraging the breakdown of the family
12.  “community of women” to undermine patriarchy

13. the abolition of private property and of labor itself

So sorry, as I said previously, I can blame “progressive” intellectuals very much indeed.

9 comments for “Jumping the shark

  1. June 18, 2011 at 11:21

    That’s really from 1928? Wow. And I’ve always laughed at conspiracy theories. I thought it was just our own personal indolence and decadence. Now it seems it was planned on a grand scale.

  2. June 18, 2011 at 11:55

    Hey, great post because I’ve been trying to convince a reader of mine, that for better or worse, our new models of post-patriarchal and sexually ‘liberated’ living were planned long ago and delivered top down in tiny tolerable increments..They all just believe I’m crazy…

  3. June 18, 2011 at 18:45

    And it can be verified because the document exists.

  4. Ao
    June 20, 2011 at 02:50

    I looked for the document and found no references to it online, nor did I find anything backing up this.

  5. Crisismode
    June 21, 2011 at 04:31

    This supposed 1928 document is totally bogus.

    First, “control and dumbing down of media” is an expression from the 1990s or later. In 1928, nobody referred to anything as the “media”. There were newspapers, books, or radio. Period. That is a dead giveaway in terms of language used in that time.

    Second, “teaching of sex and homosexuality to children” is a complete straw man. The concept of sex education in the classroom simply did not exist in 1928.

    Third, “huge immigration to destroy national identity” is ludicrous in its supposition. The USA was founded on immigration from its inception. Literally from day one of the Pilgrims arrival in New England. Now somehow immigration will destroy the national identity? Preposterous.

    Fourth, “the abolition of private property and of labor itself” is laughable! We have an enormous economic crisis caused primarily by a bubble founded on acquisition of homes and real estate. And in 1928 they were talking about the “abolition of private property????”

    What kind of fools do you take us for?

    • June 21, 2011 at 07:45

      The concept of sex education in the classroom simply did not exist in 1928.

      If you’d looked carefully, you’d have seen that it was the writings of Reich and others which were collated and that’s what was quoted. I gave a link to some of these. Those sickos very much did write that stuff and it has got into schools, particularly from the 60s on. You only need look at the way schools are run now to see it – much of it gets out to the media when a particularly virulent example occurs but overall, it is quiet shortchanging and destruction of kids which is going on.

      As so many have now written about.

  6. pete
    June 26, 2017 at 21:09

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