Charlie Hebdo’s Communist Culture War on Tradition & Religion – by Peter Myers, January 21, 2015
The Culture War grew out of the 60s Movement. Many of us, including myself, participated in it without realizing where it was going.
We knew that it was led by Communists and Anarchists, but we only saw a good side: ending the Vietnam War, saving the environment, escaping social conventions, freedom from religious dogmas and strictures.
The nice people in the movement dropped out; the hardliners stayed in, and proceeded to destroy our civilization – Western Civilization. We did not realize until it was too late.
The push for Gay Marriage is not about individual rights, but about destroying the social structure. Marriage and the Family are its bedrock. Every human society up until now has been based on them, but Communists believe there’s no Human Nature and that “Man Makes Himself”.
Gay Marriage was pioneered by Communists, but later adopted and marketed by Liberals.
Charlie Hebdo was one of the main Culture Warriors on that Communist side. Pussy Riot is another.
In media reports, the Culture War is often mis-defined. We are told that Muslim Fundamentalists are waging a Culture War against the Liberal West.
In reality, that Liberal West is not the real West at all, but a Communist entity waging war against all tradition – whether Christian, Muslim, Asian or Aboriginal.
The editor of Charlie Hebdo, Stéphane Charbonnier, was a member of the French Communist Party (PCF); he also had strong ties to the Left Party (Parti de gauche), led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Charbonnier was a militant atheist.
Under Charbonnier, Charlie Hebdo ridiculed not only Islam but also Christianity.
Yet, in the backlash over the cartoons, Muslim mobs have attacked Christians, not realizing that they too were targets of Charlie Hebdo. This magazine has fanned the Clash of Civilizations.
An earlier editor of Charlie Hebdo was sacked for anti-Semitism . Since then, it seems, Jews and Judaism have largely escaped the magazine’s venom.
Some Trots, Greens, & Anarchists, eg Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Socialist Alliance, and the WSWS site, condemn Charlie Hebdo for Provocation promoting the Clash of Civilizations. They realize that their Culture War, once taken too far, might lead the French to install Marine Le-Pen to power, and that she will end the Culture War.
Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier ties to French Communist Party (PCF) & Left Party (Parti de gauche)