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It’s important to be precise about what is the root of the problem which you are fighting.

The language we have at our disposal is not ideal. I have used words like ‘socialism’, ‘communism’, ‘leftism’ in this series of articles as if they are interchangeable. There are subtle differences and some of my definitions are purely my own.

‘Socialism’ is the attempt to even out class and income differences by concentrating power and wealth into a state apparatus which seeks to micromanage people’s lives and subjugate the individual to the collective will, as determined by those who control the socialist state.

‘Communism’ is the way countries such as the Soviet Union, its satellites and Mao’s China sought to implement socialism, involving the nationalisation of all industry and most real estate.

‘Leftism’ is a broader term encompassing the above, along with more gradualist and recent approaches including current identity politics and Cultural Marxism.

‘Cultural Marxism’ is a term rarely used in left wing circles. They prefer terms such as ‘progressivism’, ‘liberalism’ or ‘social justice’. All these terms are loaded to make it sound positive, or are Orwellian doublespeak, so I don’t use them. What we on the right mean by ‘Cultural Marxism’ is the infiltration by leftist of our public institutions, education system, media and entertainment industry to implement their ideology, through identity politics in particular, bypassing democracy and any kind of honest public debate about what is taking place.

‘Populism’ is generally regarded as a pejorative. I have less of a problem with it. Democracy is considered a positive word, so if you don’t like the will of the people, you call it ‘populist’ instead. To me ‘populist’ means being on the side of the common people, rather than the privileged elite. If there’s a better word, without the negative connotations, please let me know. Wat Tyler was a populist, but not a socialist, because socialism hadn’t been conceived. Socialism seeks to hijack populism to its own end to put a particular faction of the ruling class in absolute control.

As for ourselves, who are opposed to leftism, what label should we choose? ‘Conservative?’ I’m still a radical, even if I’ve changed my perspective on a few things over the years. “Patriotic?” Perhaps, but it has militaristic overtones. “Right wing?” Perhaps, but this is an almost meaningless concept which tries to reduce politics to a simple duality. What defines right versus left? The privileged versus commoners? Big versus small government? Nationalism versus internationalism? Religion versus atheism? Tradition versus new ideas?

Most of all people are too tied to the ‘left’ and ‘right’ labels as tribal identities. If only some of those who consider themselves ‘leftists’ could listen without prejudice to us, perhaps they might come on board. Anne-Marie Waters is a case in point: a leftist lesbian feminist who has come to the realisation that Islamisation spells bad news for women’s and gay rights. If only more like her could come on board, rising above this ‘left’-‘right’ dichotomy getting in the way.

Anne-Marie Waters wasn’t elected leader of UKIP, though her supporters have been very vocal on this site. The thrust of the argument is that Islam is the problem that we have to fight at this point in history.

Islam is a problem, but not the problem. If we dealt with Islam there would still be a whole bunch of other problems threatening our nation, society and culture.

The problem is leftism, particularly Cultural Marxism, dragging us all down to destruction with their cultural self-hatred.

Islam has been encouraged and empowered by Cultural Marxism: through the politically correct paralysis of the authorities; through multiculturalism – telling Muslims that they don’t need to integrate with our society; through telling them our imperialist past gives them a justifiable grievance for which they are entitled to reparation; through our cultural low self-esteem, shame in our history and who we are, degeneration, emasculation and self-destruction; and through our pandering to patriarchal ‘community leaders’, thereby doing a disservice to those from a Muslim background who want to break free from traditional restrictions.

Today’s Islamism is a result of a cross-fertilisation of conservative Islam with leftism, particularly via the Muslim Brotherhood. Young second and third generation Muslims in the West are actually becoming more hard-line as the influence of Salafism spreads, helped along by a sense of grievance fostered by the left. Radicalisation in prison is not tackled due to political correctness and a fear of violence. We see terrorists who are home-grown petty criminals, radicalised in prison. Leftist lawyers, judges and NGOs actively hamper efforts to tackle, imprison and deal with extremists and abusers. It is leftism which is tying our hands behind our back trying to deal with these problems.

Add to this the keenness of our government to suck up to Saudi Arabia to sell arms, avoid another 1970s-style oil shock and maintain the petrodollar system, careful not to upset them and allowing them to continue funding the promotion of their extreme Wahhabi brand of Islam – not to mention the bombing of a number of Muslim countries (by in many cases purportedly liberal Western governments) and turning them into failed states over the last 16 years, giving IS fuel for their propaganda and creating hotbeds of terrorism.

I’ve read others try to say the problem is we’re turning away from Christianity. As an agnostic I have to disagree. One doesn’t need to adhere to a religion to come to the logical conclusion that dogmatic ideology is repressive and self-destruction is insane – quite the contrary. When we see Christian leaders like the Pope praising mass migration and others bending over backwards to appease cultural Marxism as Islam, despite both being bent on the destruction of Christianity, churchmen seem to be part of the problem rather than the solution. The teaching to turn the other cheek leads to Christians being complicit in their religion’s destruction.

True liberalism is surely what we stand for: a live-and-let-live approach; equality under the law; a safe society; democracy; reason; free speech and diversity of opinion.

[Ed: This is the seventh article in the series. There are more to come which will be published here in the next days. Read Article Six here and Five here,  and find links to the earlier articles at the bottom of the page here.]

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About Comrade K (38 Articles)

Part of the London diaspora, Comrade K. now lives in exile in Cardiff, where he is active in his local UKIP branch. He has come a circuitous political route from enjoying winding-up leftists at school, but then, because he thought the ‘60s seemed really cool even though he wasn’t there, indulging revolutionary socialist fantasies during his student years, even going so extreme as becoming a Labour party activist for several years. K. however eventually came round to sense and, despite being seduced by some green philosophies which he still hasn’t entirely repudiated, realised that free-thinking, intelligence and individuality is something entirely different to mindlessly repeating what all his trendy friends and celebrity icons told him … plus he found that going along with feminism didn’t get him girlfriends after all.


  1. The Name of the Problem is the Frankfurt School otherwise the Institute for Social Research: see Critical Theory. Kevin MacDonald has written extensively on this topic.

  2. I too would avoid using the term ‘Cultural Marxism’ in everyday conversation with someone in the street or the pub who I’m trying to persuade. Yes, it sounds like gobbledegook. Terms like ‘political correctness’ are common parlance and hence preferable. What I’m seeking to do in the article is to get the terminology precise in my mind to precisely identify the root problem.

  3. If only Islam could be criticized, without fear, in the same way Christianity has been open to scrutiny, largely since the Enlightenment. People would then at least feel a sense of balance in the media. But it’s the media who are the heart of so many of our troubles and they can’t be voted out.

  4. When I hear ‘Cultural Marxism’ my eyes roll to the ceiling. Its like reading the Communist manifesto with the constant comments about the ‘Bourgeoisie’.

    I don’t think I have ever heard anyone in the canteen at work use either of these terms in conversation. Nor down the pub.

    If you really want to connect with ‘real people’ you need to use language that they use.

  5. There are two objections to using the term “cultural Marxism” rather than the more commonly used expression “political correctness” (hereafter PC).

    First, comprehensibility – the public generally understand what is meant by PC whereas the term cultural Marxism poses the questions what is Marxism, and how does cultural Marxism differ from it? The term PC avoids these difficulties.

    Secondly, accuracy – although Marxism is certainly one contributor to PC it is not the only one – various other factors such as feminism, anti-colonialism and the belief in universal human “rights” have also contributed – none of these doctrines is uniquely Marxist.

    Yes, let’s name the problem – it’s PC.

  6. This is far,far bigger than just cultural Marxism. Marxism is just another tool in their arsenal.
    All these problems are just not happening in the U.K. Every white Nation worldwide are having the same anti white rhetoric forced on them.24/7 anti white TV channels,every chance they can get ,they will show us in a bad light.

    Who is the controller with unlimited funds at their disposal.Their has to be an origin from whence all this was concocted. The pure hatred of whites is on display everywhere.

    “We (Jews) intend to turn Europe into a mixed race of Asians and Negros ruled over by the Jews”.
    Jewish EU founding fathers. Richard Coudenhove Kalergi; Praktischer ideanlismus 1925.

    ” You must understand the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians,Christianity. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse.

    ” Hitler will have no war (Does not want war).
    But we will force it on him, not this year,but soon”.-Emil Ludwig -Cohn in Les Annales,June 1934
    ( also quoted in his book “The new holy alliance”)

    “We Jews are going to bring a war on Germany”.
    -David A. Brown.National Chairman, United Jewish campaign,1934.

  7. IMO.

    PC is understood and disliked by all sane persons.

    Put PC as an aim of the party, and under this umbrella put all the other target names like cultural marxism
    gender babble etc.

    This would explain to people, and exposes fallacies in our favour for a change. DK seems to understand this. If we can just get HB and AMW to join in, what is there to lose. It makes it clear, simple, and agreeable. Almost as clear as ” out now “.

  8. I think a major cognitive dissonance going through UKIP ‘leadership’ at the moment is that they think that having HB winning the leadership – with barely 30% of the vote – somehow negates the fact that if you add AMW+JRE+DK+PW all share similar views on the islam/cultural marxism nexus, and that together they won over 60%. HB, however, appears not to recognise this and in fact it is his lack of self-awareness and humility that continues to spread division within the party (although he doesn’t win the prize for ‘most lacking humility’, that surely goes to the other four major candidates whose egos prevented them from forming alliances with each other, and as a result they all lost).

    The reasons we lost so badly in the GE17 are not going away. Ironically, chaos in the Tory party means those voters who did vote for UKIP once before going back to the Tories are likely to stay with the Tories as their primary fear is a Corbyn government. They will reason that this is not a time to split the right. And frankly they are correct.

    So the question for us becomes – is it better to accept our fate and wind down our shrinking operations (which cost money) and reshape the party to be a lower-cost, more centralised almost think-tank, and in the meantime support the tories in achieving Brexit which appears more precarious by the day instead of (futile) attacks on them from the outside? But once Brexit is realised, we should re-emerge to fight against the cultural marxism – islam nexus. And in fact, whilst in the tories we can also promote that fight and win more supporters for the post-Brexit phase.

    I suppose what I am suggesting is a planned infiltration of the tory party, something like Momentum into Labour. Is this the most effective way of achieving our goals?

  9. The Pope isn’t a Christian. He purports to be one, but in essence he is no different from the likes of Justin of Canterbury…they are all pushing perverted agendas. True Christians abandoned the church institutions a long while back and have continued to uphold the faith in different ways. I find it ironic that while Britain sneers at Christianity (encompassing the gentle but firm and positive teachings of Jesus) it flings its arms wide open for the horrors and hideous repressions of Islam. So yes Britain HAS turned its back on Christianity and its principles, and Islam is plugging the hole.

    • Is the Pope a Catholic? I remember when this was said as a joke. Now its devolved into ‘Is the Pope a Christian?’. And it’s not funny. It highlights how successful the cultural Marxists (fake Christians) have been at infiltrating and subverting churches, especially the traditional mainline ones. As a Christian one needs to be very careful when choosing a church. (Regardless of denomination.) However, there are many good churches filled with people that are a power for good. People that care for people. In my view we at UKIP should be careful not to be throwing the Christian baby out with the bathwater.

      One of the reasons I’m for UKIP is that it espouses values that I as a Christian can fully support.

      There are, perhaps surprisingly, a lot of genuine Christians in modern Britain. It would not surprise me if many of them, like me, vote UKIP.

  10. Comrade K, that is one of the most profound articles I have read in recent years and very educational too.
    You have succinctly explained the differences between the various left wing descriptions such as what is a Cultural Marxist, which I have been unsure about for a while.

    Now we need a party that focuses on rolling back the left and Islam and getting us out of the Socialist EU BUT unfortunately I don’t think it can be UKIP.

    As far as I am aware it is just business as usual over at UKIP HQ and nothing has changed except the leaders name. Even the main stream media and TV reporters and ‘journalists’ don’t mention his name.

    Ann Marie Waters was very much the subject of the recent ITV program all about the ‘hard right’. All publicity is good publicity as they say, even when it is so heavily biassed as the ‘Hate not Hope’ people who provided the script. (The swapping of the hope and hate was deliberate because it is more truthful).

    The problem is how to completely revamp the education system to include a lot more male teachers and to include a fair number of non Guardian reading right wing teachers among them to bring sanity back.

    Indeed how to do this in all the Public services and to re-adjust the gender balance which presently favours the females.

  11. Comrade you have nailed it perfectly! Islamisation is A problem, not THE problem. It is THE problem- cultural Marxism which has enabled its rise. In my line of business we call it root cause analysis. It is one of the reasons I decided to back David Kurten in the leadership election as he understood how pernicious decades of cultural Marxism has been – seen it first hand in education. People, even young people do sense that something is going horribly awry – UKIP’s job has to be to go into battle against it. For our nation.

    • Agreed. Considering the amount of time it took to change minds on the EU issue, it is imperative that a programme to address cultural Marxism is undertaken at the earliest opportunity. The issues surrounding Islam will be rectified through this process. The first step is to identify the many areas that contribute to cultural Marxism, prioritise and start educating people as to how their minds have been taken hostage to pernicious values.

      • I have recently read the blog of an avid Remainer who, whilst not claiming to be a Leaver, has had his mind changed over the EU to the degree that he is now against it. He cites the violence used by the Spanish Government against the Catalonian people in their quest for independence and the reluctance of Brussels to condemn the thuggery as his reason. He’s ex-Foreign Office (fired for whistleblowing on torture in Uzbekistan), was keen to stand for SNP in Scotland. Google Craig Murray’s blog. He also relates (amongst much else) how he has recently narrowly avoided ruination at his trial for slander. He managed to crowd fund over £100,000 for his defence. Interesting.

    • I too supported David Kurten. He’s the only leading figure in UKIP who seems to ‘get it’.

  12. Islam does not care about distinctions of left or right wing. It seeks to dominate all.

    I have long discussions with leftist colleagues at lunch times. They really cannot see that Islam itself is a serious threat. It does not matter how many verses I quote from the Koran, they refuse to listen seriously. All I get is whataboutery:

    “what about the Crusades / Inquisition / burning witches?”
    “what about the violent verses in the Bible?”

    It really is hopeless to get them to see sense. There are levels of brainwashing that “Islam is peaceful” and “it is only a tiny minority of troublemakers”, these memes are impossible to shift. I have tried, and failed.

    By my calculation the UK has only between 13 and 23 years before the point of no return. OK, you are welcome to refine the details of this calculation, however you have to acknowledge that the point of no return occurs before the point at which there is a Muslim majority. And that will happen sometime this century if demographic trends continue.

    Where is Henry Bolton? Does anybody know whether he has actually read the Koran? Or are all of us who are concerned about the reality of Islam to be labeled Nazis and encouraged to give up supporting UKIP? Would Bolton have encouraged Churchill to leave? Probably.

    “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. …”

    • “Islam is peaceful” can be refuted by giving them a copy of Sura 9 and asking them to spend ten minutes reading it. No-one who has read it can possibly still think Islam is peaceful.

      They will then probably suggest that those verses have been abrogated by peaceful verses, at which you can explain that Sura 9 is one of the final three Suras chronologically (see Tommy Robinson’s book). Its verses are not therefore abrogated by those in any other Sura, though a few verses in Sura 9 abrogate other Sura 9 verses.

      For “only a tiny minority of Muslims want to kill us all”, the best answer I have heard is that only a tiny minority of Nazis worked in the concentration camps. But they all subscribed to the same ideology, that Aryans were superior to all other races. Just as Islam teaches that Muslims are the best people and kuffar are “the worst of creatures” (98:6-7).

      • Keith, yes I encourage them to read Sura 9. But they will not. They prefer to imagine it to be peaceful, rather than to be confronted with the harsh reality.

        I quote Koran 9:5 to them, but they respond with whataboutery rather than really listening to what it says.

        In the words of ex-terrorist Walid Shoebat: “what part of KILL do they not understand?”

        At 21:48 in this video:

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