Tips for defeating cultural Marxism
The son of an immigrant who fled Cuba’s civil war, Ted Cruz knows the toll Fidel Castro’s communist regime took on his family and other Cubans. This background makes Cruz uniquely qualified as the author of Unwoke: How to Defeat Cultural Marxism in America.
The prologue covers Cruz’s gripping family story. The next chapter, “The Long, Slow March through the Institutions,” tells the tale of America’s infestation with cultural Marxism.
Over the past several decades, Marxists took Marx’s communist teachings, which were originally applied to economics and to property, and applied them to culture instead. Using the same Marxist framework—a never-ending struggle between victims and oppressors that can only be corrected through force by the government’s punishing the oppressors and rewarding the victims—they extended the oppression matrix to race, gender, sexual orientation, transgenderism, and disability. And they expanded their weapons to enforce Marxism: no longer is it imposed just through government policy, but now also through education, journalism, Beg Tech, Big Business, sports, music, and Hollywood.
In subsequent chapters Cruz covers the captured U.S. institutions: The universities, K-12 education, media, big tech, federal government, corporations, Hollywood and science. The chapters are replete with examples of how the institutions have, one by one, contracted the symptoms of the same ideology.
Everything in life is about power, and that the modern world is a struggle of powerful people (White men) against non-powerful people (everyone else). This is an explicitly Marxist worldview, shared by left-wing activists and Democratic politicians everywhere.
In each chapter Cruz gives tips on how to defeat cultural Marxism in a specific American institution. For example, in the chapter on big tech, he provides five strategies.
Create congressional oversight of big tech.
Enforce antitrust laws against big tech.
Enforce consumer protection laws that prohibit fraud. When big tech bans and censors conservatives, it fails to provide the service it markets of connecting people with those they want to follow. Cruz says this is fraud.
Amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 2006 to state that immunity from liability applies only if a platform is neutral. “If not, the company should be fully liable for anything on its platform, just like everyone else,” says Cruz.
Create more social media competition by encouraging entrepreneurs to launch new platforms and purchase existing platforms.
There’s also a bonus chapter on communist China’s sponsorship of U.S. cultural Marxism. The chapter provides an example of the end-result wherever Marxism goes. In this anecdote, Cruz objected to China’s treatment of one million Uighurs imprisoned in concentration camps. In reply, Chinese Ambassador Qin said:
You misunderstand. Those are not concentration camps. You see, in China, we unfortunately have a great many people who suffer from mental illness. They criticize the government, and they refuse to go along with our agenda, which proves they are mentally ill. And so these are centers to help reeducate these people. To help them. To cure them of their illness.
As usual, Marxist ideology provides people with justifications for doing evil.
Unwoke: How to Defeat Cultural Marxism in America is loaded with many examples from Cruz’s experiences as a second-generation immigrant, professionally trained debater, public official and senator. With the 2024 elections approaching, it’s a book worth reading more than one time.
Marxist fists are used by cultural Marxists & classic Marxists alike. “Power 2 the People” is a Marxist euphemistic slogan for giving more power to the government while taking it away from the people.
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