The causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of cultural Marxism.
In this research Robert Oulds and Niall McCrae look at the causes, symptoms and methods of prevention and treatment of 'moralitis', the societal virus that is causing political correctness and identity politics.
The body politic has become infected. Like the growth of bacteria in a Petri dish, the subversive tenets of cultural Marxism have spread as a pinking of the public discourse. The loss of rationality from public discourse and reckless abandoning of evidence in favour of politically correct moralistic mantras damages the civitas.
Diversity of ideas is strangely absent from the heterogeneity celebrated by the political and cultural establishment. Alongside the widely reported increase in food intolerances, society is suffering from 'ideallergy', an intolerance of other people's ideas.
In this monograph we present our thesis of a cultural virus. This manifests in a moral hegemony that subverts conventional social norms and quashes dissent. In this delusional condition, people may seem to be acting with autonomy, but the forces of conformity are such that their freedom is limited, and their utterances merely regurgitate group-think.
The process by which this has occurred is analogous to a virus. It is an epidemic disease so powerful that it has a cytopathic effect on society, changing the cognition and behaviour of its hosts.
We begin by considering psychological and sociological perspectives on social and political attitudes. In the second half we present our putative cultural virus of 'moralitis'. The causes, symptoms and prognosis are described, followed by methods of prevention and treatment.
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Niall McCrae PhD, MSc, RMN is a senior lecturer in mental health at King's College London. Author of two books: The Moon and Madness (Imprint Academic, 2011), and Echoes from the Corridors: the Story of Nursing in British Mental Hospitals (Routledge, 2016). He is a regular writer for Salisbury Review, and various websites including Politicalite, Rebel Priest, Conservative Woman and the Bruges Group.
Robert Oulds, MA, FRSA, is the Director of the Bruges Group. His Masters Degree is in Communications Management. Amongst other works, Robert is the author of Montgomery and the First War on Terror, and Everything you wanted to know about the EU But were afraid to ask, both published by Bretwalda Books. He is the co-author of Federalist Thought Control: The Brussels Propaganda Machine. And served as Cabinet Member for Education in a London Borough and as a Treasurer and Standard Bearer for the Royal British Legion. Robert Oulds regularly appears on television and radio debating topical issues.