Speaking today at the emergency Bruges Group meeting, Tory MP for Fareham, Suella Braverman declared: “We are engaged in a war against cultural Marxism. We’re engaged in a battle against socialism”.
Braverman then goes onto say: “I am very worried about this ongoing creep of cultural Marxism which has come from Jeremy Corbyn”
When challenged by journalist Dawn Foster, Braverman doubled down, claiming that it wasn’t offensive.
For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it has a long history of being linked with the far right. Anders Breivik, the white supremacist who gunned down many left wing children on the island of Utoya, justified his cruel acts in a manifesto he left online, saying he was fighting cultural Marxism. Foster pointed this out – but Braverman didn’t adress this in her response.
The white supremacist term was coined by William Lind, and is widely used by the far right – especially those in America. The usage of this term originated in Nazi Germany, where Kulturbolschewismus (“Cultural Bolshevism”) was used as an attack on political opponents.
Cultural Marxism is a conspiracy theory that describes “a small group of Marxist Jews who formed the Frankfurt School set out to destroy Western Culture through a conspiracy to promote multiculturalism and collectivist economic theories”.
It is absolutely disgraceful for a sitting MP to be repeating this kind of language. If you agree, you can make a complaint to the Conservative party by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning the hotline on: 020 7984 8050