I came across some old article that confirmed a lingering suspicion I’ve always had about Feminist, Cultural Marxism and Communism.
I’ve often said that Feminism and Communism were just two heads on the same monster since they both aggressively pushed “forced equality”.
But paradoxically I could never figure out how Russian Women with their backgrounds so deeply rooted in the Soviet tradition and history still managed to keep their feminine identities and traditional nature so completely intact.
Well it turns out that the USSR had their own disastrous experiment with Feminism early on in Soviet History and they knew better.
Check out this piece by Dominic Lawson from the UK Independent.
In the early years of the Soviet Union, there was a genuine attempt, best described in Ferdinand Mount’s The Subversive Family, to apply Marxist thinking on the family. Lunacharski, the Commissar of Education, declared that “Our problem now is to do away with the household and to free women from the care of children … the terms ‘my parents’, ‘our children’ will gradually fall out of usage, being replaced by such conceptions as ‘old people’, ‘children’ and ‘infants.’
This, claimed Lunacharski, would enable the transition to “that broad public society which will replace the domestic hearth, yes, that stagnant family unit which separates itself off from society. A genuine Communist would avoid such a permanent pairing marriage and would seek to satisfy his needs by a freedom of mutual relations … so that you can’t tell who is related to whom and how closely. That is social construction.”
The consequences of this policy were exactly as they have been in the “social construction” we now see in parts of our own inner cities: social chaos, abandoned children and a rapid rise in venereal diseases.
The Communist Party of the Soviet Union soon began to abandon the Marxist approach to family life. New laws were introduced to compel divorced parents, not the state, to contribute towards the maintenance of their children. Divorce itself was made more difficult and expensive.
Trotsky, who had been in the forefront of the anti-family experiment, became a scapegoat in this as in other matters. Now he was denounced as “an enemy of the people, who with his followers covered the family in the USSR with filth, spreading the counter-revolutionary ‘theory’ of the dying out of the family, or disorderly sexual cohabitation, in order to discredit the Soviet land.”
Starting to make the connection here?
The USSR basically realized that Feminism could be used as an excellent weapon to destabilize their enemies in the West and especially with the United States. (more…)