How The Cultural Marxists Of The Frankfurt School Subverted American Education

Perhaps you’ve wondered why so many college professors are so left-wing. The Frankfurt School is the answer to why so many Western universities are Cultural Marxism indoctrination and Social Justice Warrior factories.

The origins of the Frankfurt School

Institute for Social Research

The Institute for Social Research, associated with the Frankfurt School

They began as a Communist think tank at the Goethe University Frankfurt.  They noted that the masses didn’t rise up during the First World War to overthrow capitalism; instead, the citizens fought for their countries.  Only Russia became Communist, a place they didn’t expect Communism to take hold.  Since they took the writings of Marx as gospel, all this was quite shocking.  They decided they needed to prepare the way by breaking down traditional social ties—country, family, and religion—and afterwards the masses would embrace rule by a global Communist state.  That’s not working out too well lately, but all that’s another story.

They found themselves unwelcome in Germany during the 1930s, and one of the two reasons was that all of them were Communists.  They moved to the USA, settling down in Columbia University.  How did they repay the country that gave them refuge?  By subverting it, of course.  If all this sounds like McCarthyist alarmism, note that the Communists themselves claim them.

Because the proletariat just wasn’t interested in revolution, they rebranded Communism, taking out the elements of class struggle, and adding contributions from Freudian theory.  This was a mistake; Communism emphasized hard work and heroism; that much is respectable even if the rest of the ideology is badly flawed.  If you compare the Motherland Calls statue to Trigglypuff, you’ll understand.

How cultural Marxism took root


“You see, what Antonio Gramsci called ‘hegemony’ is, like, the value system of the Establishment, man! So don’t trust anyone over thirty, dig?”

They had two strategies:  ensconcing themselves into academia, and the criticism of society (hence “critical theory”).  Ultimately, this meant ideological subversion and basically badgering society to death.  (It seems incredible that they did so much without picking up a single rifle.)  They stressed moral relativism and the “question everything” atmosphere that became the 1960s counterculture zeitgeist.  A few of their books, such as Eros and Civilization by Herbert Marcuse and The Authoritarian Personality by Theodor Adorno, have become classics in academia.

Many of their students graduated and became professors elsewhere, just in time for the 1960s.  Young people are at the most impressionable time of their lives, so indoctrinating college students was a very effective strategy.  It’s little wonder that campuses became hotbeds of student activism!  College draft deferments surely helped them reach more students sympathetic to their message.

Further, the ideological seeds of the Frankfurt School—along with the Communist Party USA—fell onto fertile ground.  There were several groups that they—cultural Marxists and garden variety Communists—infiltrated and subverted, for instance:

  • There was already a feminist movement, mostly moderate and mostly simply about equal rights (a goal which was nearly complete by then).  Under leftist influence, second wave feminism began, which was anything but moderate and effectively about deconstructing society.
  • There was already a beatnik counterculture.  With a little encouragement, this became a much larger youth counterculture, the hippies.  Having a significant toehold in academia put the Critical Theory folks in a very good position to influence the young Baby Boomers.
  • There was already a civil rights movement, which the Communists had put a lot of effort into influencing.  This included figures such as W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, Stanley Levison (MLK’s top advisor), and Frank Marshall Davis (called “Pops” in Obama’s autobiography).
  • The gay movement was heavily influenced in the beginning by the Mattachine Society, founded by Harry Hay, of which most members were Communists.

Connecting the dots


KGB: the Committee for State Security

Earlier I had assumed that the Frankfurt School was an independent movement, with no particular encouragement or guidance from the USSR.  Actually, it’s a little more complicated than that.  Franz Leopold Neumann, identified by the Venona decrypts as a Soviet spy, was in contact with leading figures Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and also the spy Hede Massing, the wife of Paul Massing (another Frankfurt school figure).  Later, he became a professor at Columbia University, where all his buddies were.  Does the picture look a little clearer now?

Here’s another gem I found.  KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov noted that only 15% of the KGB’s efforts were spying; the other 85% went into ideological subversion; this is what he was assigned to do in India, until he got disgusted with it and escaped.  He explained,

It’s a great brainwashing process, which goes very slow[ly] and is divided [into] four basic stages. The first one [is] demoralization; it takes from 15-20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which [is required] to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy, exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words, Marxist-Leninist ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students, without being challenged, or counter-balanced by the basic values of Americanism (American patriotism).

The result? The result you can see. Most of the people who graduated in the sixties (drop-outs or half-baked intellectuals) are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, [and the] educational system. You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated; they are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind[s], even if you expose them to authentic information, even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words, these people… the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To [rid] society of these people, you need another twenty or fifteen years to educate a new generation of patriotically-minded and common sense people, who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.

Memetic warfare

Yersinia Pestis

Yersinia Pestis multiplying

Even though the Soviet Union fell apart twenty five years ago, the memes they launched are still out there.  Many of the students the Frankfurt School taught became teachers and professors, who taught another batch of teachers and professors, and they’re now indoctrinating our youth.  Some others became ensconced in the media or in government positions.  This is what Italian Communist theoretician Antonio Gramsci called “the long march through the institutions.” Only a fraction identifies with Communism, but they still practice the party line even if few are aware of where their views originated.

If you’ve ever wondered where all of today’s Social Justice Warriors came from, now you know the story.

How Cultural Marxists Distort Language To Achieve Their Goals

There can be no doubt that cultural Marxism is the ideology du jour in the western world. To achieve its insidious agenda, it uses many weapons of psychological manipulation: mass media, the internet, and social engineering just to name a few. The one thing linking these weapons is language. Whether written or spoken, language is the primary delivery system for the subversive payload of this movement, and without it the agenda would obviously fail.

As the saying goes, “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will eventually come to believe it.” Over the last forty-five years, we here in the West have been told the same lies over and over until they have now become accepted truth. As masculine men in an emasculated culture, we’re constantly encountering people who will label us using these lies, trying to shame, ostracize, and silence us for what we are. I say fuck them.

“You’re Homophobic!”

Homo: Greek root meaning “same.”

Phobic: Derived from the Greek phobos, meaning “fear.”

The literal translation of homophobic is “fear of the same”.  In this case same refers to gays, so when someone labels you as homophobic, they are literally accusing you of being scared of gays. However, that’s not how it’s perceived in our society, is it?  No, in our society homophobic implies that you are hateful and even violent towards gays. You’re a bigot, and your very existence is a hate crime that should be punished.

Of course the notion of fearing the least-threatening people on the planet is laughable, but if the “you’re just a scared little boy in a macho man’s body” accusation seems familiar, that’s because it’s straight out of the radical feminist playbook. Feminist harpies love using emasculating imagery and language against masculine men, because it reinforces their delusions of power. 

Always remember, misandry doesn’t exist

They constantly shriek that men are scared of female strength.  Yes, that’s why we hate feminism so much: because we fear it.


This is the key reasoning behind the use of “phobic.” It’s not enough to call you “anti-gay” or even one of their hip little Hollyweird portmanteaus like “gaycist.” They must make sure to attack your masculinity at its core: by calling you a pussy. In essence, you don’t like pillow-biters because you’re obviously scared of your own latent homosexuality, which you’re actively suppressing to fit in with your knuckle-dragging Neanderthal buddies.

This word’s purpose is to shame you into accepting and condoning behavior you don’t agree with. Call them out on their bullshit and show them you’re not scared after all.

“You’re Intolerant!”

Tolerance is defined as the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.  The very definition tells us that we don’t like what we’re putting up with, which is the core tenet of the word.

  • “Man, my new girl can cook, clean, and gives the best blowjob I’ve ever had, so I tolerate her,” said no man ever.
  • “Man my new girl is getting on my last nerve, can’t cook for shit, and won’t shut the fuck up, but she could suck-start a leaf blower (or some variation thereof), so I tolerate her,” said every man at some point in his life.

By this logic, the Museum of Tolerance should be renamed The Museum of Things We Don’t Like Yet Put Up With Anyway. Yet in America, tolerance has been twisted to become synonymous with acceptance. To tolerate someone’s lifestyle now means to accept and support it as normal, good, or natural, where before you could find it unacceptable and didn’t have to worry about being crucified in the court of public opinion for it.

The men of the manosphere are called intolerant all the time, yet we’re actually some of the most tolerant people on the planet. We put up with an entire culture that we don’t like every single day, and what’s the worst that we do? We write some articles mocking fatties and sluts.

You know who’s intolerant? Fascists. Fascists don’t tolerate things they don’t like. They forcibly remove them, eroding freedoms as they go, by changing laws and brainwashing people to accept falsehoods about the true nature of the world.  Since that’s what radfems do every day, it sounds to me like feminism should be synonymous with fascism.

If we here at ROK were truly intolerant of gays, we wouldn’t be putting up with them. We’d be out there beating them up or writing articles calling for such action, but we’re not. So the next time you’re labeled intolerant, give your accuser the true definition of the word, and remind them they should be thankful you’re such a tolerant guy.

“You’re A Misogynist!”

I saved the best for last. We men are certainly no strangers to this word. In fact, it’s likely the most popular insult hurled at us. Women in the western world are being taught that they live in a patriarchy, a system in which men have complete power and women have no rights, so I thought I’d find another place that has a patriarchy and compare it to ours. 

Welcome to sunny Afghanistan, where from 1996 until 2001 a group of sadists known as the Taliban ruled with an iron fist. They operated under a strict interpretation of sharia law, which placed severe restrictions on the freedoms of women that were enforced by religious police who were permitted to beat grown women in public with rods and whips.  Let’s take a look at some of those restrictions and compare them to the atrocities being committed against our women in the West.

Afghanistan: Women should not appear in the streets without a blood relative or without wearing a ninja costume burqa.

The West:

Slut Walk Boston

This is what patriarchy looks like

Afghanistan: Women should not wear high-heeled shoes, as no man should hear a woman’s footsteps lest it excite him.

The West:


Rights = Trampled

Afghanistan: Women must not speak loudly in public as no stranger should hear a woman’s voice.

The West: 

Define “loudly”

Afghanistan: Photographs or films of women are banned as is displaying pictures of women in books, newspapers, shops, or the home.

The West:


Looks like it’s time for a book burning.

However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, because the true measure of a patriarchy is how the women who break the rules are punished.

Afghanistan: If you marry someone other than who your dad tells you to, or have premarital sex, then he can commit an honor killing, which means he can murder you for “shaming the family.”

The West: Go ahead and embrace your sexuality by riding the cock carousel (guys have casual sex all the time, why can’t you?) and when you’ve had enough of penises filling your various orifices, rest assured there will be an emasculated beta chump of your choice on deck to cater to your every whim for the rest of your life, starting with a ridiculously overpriced wedding centered around you so you can fill your quota of attention whoring for the day.

kim the ho

“O. M. G.  I cannot believe he fell for it!”

Afghanistan: Under sharia law, women over the age of 8 are no longer to receive an education. The ones who try (in secret of course) get acid thrown in their faces. 

The West: 60% of college students are now female and entire “fields of study” have been created that are dedicated strictly to women. Women with useless degrees in nonsense such as women’s studies are being put into leadership positions within the workforce that they are woefully unqualified to hold, and yet there hasn’t been a single Harvey Dent incident yet.

They Don’t Know How Good They’ve Got It

All joking aside, THIS is what a real patriarchy looks like, where women truly have no rights whatsoever and are treated like absolute garbage. Women in the West have all the same rights provided by the law as men do, and more freedom of choice than anywhere else on the planet, yet they have the audacity to complain about “women’s rights.” So the next time a feminist starts bitching at you about the pay gap myth, rape culture, or misogyny, hit her with these facts and challenge her to renounce her western citizenship and protection, go live in Afghanistan under sharia law for a month, and then report back. That is, if she’s still alive and has the ability to speak.

Recognizing the way that cultural Marxists twist words to suit their purposes will give you the ammunition you need to shred their ideology to pieces. Their language relies heavily on shaming and ostracization, so stand your ground, refuse to be shamed, and accept the fact that your views are not going to be popular. Hopefully your logic will reach some of them and wake them up to the truth, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.


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