Saturday, November 20, 2004

Apologies Accepted

A response site to Elsewhere, an alternative look at the sixties:
But the real power behind the sixties revolution was the Italian communist thinker Antonio Gramsci. For Gramsci grasped that the most effective means of overturning western society was to subvert its culture and morality. Instead of mobilising the working class to take over the world, the revolution would be achieved through a culture war, in which the moral beliefs of the majority would replaced by the values of those on the margins of society.

And this would be brought about by capturing all society’s institutions — schools, universities, churches, the media, the legal profession, the police, voluntary groups —and making sure that this intellectual élite all sang from the same subversive hymn-sheet. (courtesy of The Grand Hotel Abyss)

I might have substituted "hippies" for "sixties," myself.
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