The term cultural Marxism has gained monemtum recently. It refers to an ideological movement that began with the Frankfurt school of Marxist thought and is essentially the dissemination of anti-ideals and anti-moral values through the media for the purpose of destroying the cultural institutions of Western nations. Being a cultural Marxist is not the same as being a Marxist, one can have a clear sense of traditional values and national identity while still having sympathies for the ideals of class revolution and equality. Cultural Marxism is cultural destruction, attacking religion, government, the family unit, gender roles, ethnic identities and any other traditions or institutions that are deemed obstacles to the foundation of an international Marxist state.
This way of looking at the world and the media is sometimes described as 'political correctness' though the two are not the same thing, the latter may be regarded as a product of the former. Cultural Marxism plays an important role in many university degrees, particularly in the field of media. All media graduates in the UK now have some experience of the theories of Antionio Gramsci, Herbert Marcuse, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno. These theories are highly regarded within the field of media and have influenced the way it has developed over the 20th and 21st centuries. Almost all cultural institutions in the UK are now influenced by the dogma of the cult of cultural Marxism.
Here Horkheimer explains some of their goals.
Marcuse on the elitism of the Frankfurt school - the hypocrisy of this so called working class movement.
The discipline of critical theory, compulsary cultural suicide.
A documentary from an American perspective on the effect of cultural marxism