The Frankfurt School knew #Trump was coming. #MAGA was always it’s worse nightmare. Now it’s here and President 45 is storming his anecdote after halting the out of control Communist takeover in the making that was Barry. The New Yorker explains why.
In his September 15, 2014 article “The Naysayers “ for The New Yorker, Alex Ross wrote:
Anyone who underwent a liberal-arts education in recent decades probably encountered the thorny theorists associated with the Institute for Social Research, better known as the Frankfurt School. Their minatory titles, filled with dark talk of “Negative Dialectics” and “One-Dimensional Man,” were once proudly displayed on college-dorm shelves, as markers of seriousness; now they are probably consigned to taped-up boxes in garages, if they have not been discarded altogether. Once in a while, the present-day Web designer or business editor may open the books and see in the margins the excited queries of a younger self, next to pronouncements on the order of “There is no document of culture which is not at the same time a document of barbarism” (Walter Benjamin) or “The whole is the false” (Adorno).
Pessimism and Annihilation is the Zeitgeist of the Frankfurt School whose ridiculous spawn are the social justice warriors that are offended by everything, anything, and nothing at all. The Frankfurt School influenced psychology and led to left wing mental health care with it’s safe spaces enabling of the high conflict personalities of overly coddled adult children in need of asylum, the psychiatric not political kind.
Yet the seeds of Communism and the Frankfurt School gave birth to the ultimate Republican or Libertarianism, a daughter of Mother Russia, who escaped the Soviet system to America and embraced extreme Capitalism as it’s most prolific zealots of the 20th century. Ayn Rand.
The Ayn Rand Foundation describes Rand as: “During her own lifetime, Rand became a famous and controversial figure. A best-selling author, she also carried her message to university classrooms, to Hollywood, to Congress, to the editorial page, to talk shows and radio programs. Her presence has only increased since her death in 1982, as her philosophy has become more well-known. Today, her books have sold in the millions, and she's the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, a U.S. postage stamp, university courses, and a philosophical society devoted to the study of her thought.”
The ultimate foundation of the #RedPill was Ayn Rand and her Objectivism Philosophy who had been literally praying (even though Rand was pretty much an atheist) for the #TrumpTrain. See Read Ayn Rand’s best literary works, including and especially The Fountainhead. #Trump is Rand’s real life Howard Roark but even Ayn Rand didn’t dare dream a President like #POTUS45 would happen in the 21st century.
What is objectivism? The Ayn Rand Foundation's definition is, “Objectivism is the philosophy of rational individualism founded by Ayn Rand (1905-1982)”.
Ayn Rand explained it this way: “My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”
From the Foundation’s website reads the following description of Rand’s most well known book The Fountainhead:
“What motivates a creative thinker? Is it a selfless desire to benefit mankind? A hunger for fame, fortune, and accolades? The need to prove superiority? Or is it a self-sufficient drive to pursue a creative vision, independent of others’ needs or opinions?”
The description continues on to state: “Ayn Rand addresses these questions through her portrayal of Howard Roark, an innovative architect who, as she puts it, ‘struggles for the integrity of his creative work against every form of social opposition.’”
Then the Foundation highlights the centerpiece of Ayn Rand’s Objectivism as it is depicted in her hallmark book:
“In her first notes for The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand describes its purpose as “a defense of egoism in its real meaning . . . a new definition of egoism and its living example.” She later states its theme as “individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man’s soul; the psychological motivations and the basic premises that produce the character of an individualist or a collectivist.”
The “living example” of egoism is Howard Roark, “an architect and innovator, who breaks with tradition, [and] recognizes no authority but that of his own independent judgment.” Roark’s individualism is contrasted with the spiritual collectivism of many of the other characters, who are variations on the theme of “second-handedness” — thinking, acting, and living second-hand.
Roark struggles to endure not merely professional rejection, but also the enmity of Ellsworth Toohey, beloved humanitarian and leading architectural critic; of Gail Wynand, powerful publisher; and of Dominique Francon, the beautiful columnist who loves him fervently yet is bent on destroying his career.
The Fountainhead earned Rand a lasting reputation as one of history’s greatest champions of individualism.”
What is the Frankfurt School? It’s not a German language learning academy.
The New York Review of Books feature “The Headquarters of Neo-Marxism” by Samuel Freedom reported: “The Institute for Social Research, known as the Frankfurt School, opened in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1924 as a neo-Marxist institute devoted to examining and criticizing contemporary capitalist society. It was endowed by the world’s largest grain trader, Hermann Weil; his son Felix asked him to fund a multidisciplinary academic institute that would explain why the Communist revolution had failed in Germany and how it might succeed in the future. From 1930 to 1958, the philosopher Max Horkheimer was director of the institute. His tenure included the Frankfurt School’s period of exile in the United States from 1934, after the Nazis took power, until the early 1950s.”
Given the outcome of the rampant unhinged influence of the Frankfurt School on the Millennial generation, a long overdue corrective prescription for the overgrown adolescent snowflakes is remedied by the original Red Pill Bible. The Fountainhead and Conservative intellectuals like the late Charles Krauthammer. If America is to thrive in subsequent generations, it’s time to bring back the discipline and infuse Ayn Rand’s Objectivism Philosophy into the education system.
The Foundation offers a free online course on Objectivism today at: here.
Time to erase all intellectual remnants of the Frankfurt school. Civilization depends on it.
For more about the Frankfurt School go here and watch PJ Media's interview with author Michael Walsh on "The Frankfurt School, Critical Theory and How America Fell Victim to Europe's Progressive Ideas."