by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Among the ills of society perpetuating inequality that need abolition, according to Marx, were history, private property, the family, eternal truths, nations and borders, and religion. By destroying these sources of inequality, the Marxist is one step closer to the equitable world the Marxist knows is possible. Marx believed that economic issues are the driving force of conflict in the world. Eliminating class structure was the central goal of Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
Marx’s Manifesto influenced a group of intellectuals known as “The Frankfurt School,” who expanded on Marx’s foundational premises. They shifted the front from class to cultural struggle. …
… While the foundational tenets of economic Marxism are still present in their cultural Marxist works, there is a tenet that militates more with cultural than economic Marxism. In shifting fronts from class to culture, a different aspect of Marxism mandates emphasis.
That aspect is Marx’s desire to abolish individuality. As Marx himself wrote: “And the abolition of this state of things is called by the bourgeois, abolition of individuality and freedom!” (6). The social justice warriors of today are using this tenet of Marxism most frequently and strongly in their quest to create an equitable society.
The modern social justice advocate uses the abolition of individuality as a tool to strip human beings of their individuality and bifurcate society.