Flat White

The cultural Marxism behind the Mardi Gras glitter

3 March 2020

5:00 AM

3 March 2020

5:00 AM

For those who thought Mardi Gras was purely about gay rights, this year’s event was more broadly political than ever, revealing the true colours of the LGBTQI movement.   

Protestors mocking Scott Morrison with shirts labelled ‘The Department of Homo Affairs’ were dragged off by police, with a sizeable number of floats devoted to climate change. The theme was ‘What Matters,’ as the Mardi Gras website explained: 

This Mardi Gras season focuses on What Matters! Our float is a powerful and creative protest for the world we live in. We’re drawing attention to climate and sustainability, with a float built with love for the planet and hope for the future. Ze is our genderless puppet, a Gaia that reminds us that we are all alive and connected. We must recognise our differences without judgement, support each other and take care of the earth.

Why is the LGBTQI+ movement now fighting for all these other causes? If you’re anything like me, you’re probably asking the question: wasn’t its original mission just about gay rights, and not the environment?  

You may have seen reports that Mardi Gras numbers were down this year. Many revellers think it’s had its day; that the party’s over — or at least reaching the stage where they think about heading home.


That means the activist group among the organisers need to find new guests, new allies; hence this year’s move from gay to Gaia.

The key is understanding that all of these ideologies have a common denominator: they are all expressions of Cultural Marxism. Professor Rob Smith has written one of the best analyses’ of Cultural Marxism, which can be found hereIn an important essay titled, “Cultural Marxism: Imaginary Conspiracy or Revolutionary Reality”, Smith explains: 

It simply refers to a twentieth century development in Marxist thought that came to view Western culture as a key source of human oppression. As such, Cultural Marxism is nothing more than the application of Marxist theory to culture.

Thus, whether it be contemporary Indigenous rights movements, the LGBTQI+ agenda, contemporary environmentalism, or radical feminism, all of these ideologies are applications of the Marxist doctrine of oppression and exploitation 

Hence, according to the organisers of the Sydney Mardi Gras, the earth—like LGBTQI people—is being ‘oppressed’ and ‘exploited’ by the bourgeoisie (capitalists), hence why they must not only tear down the patriarchy and traditional family, but also the economic capitalist system that Western civilisation is based.  

This hardcore of gay activists never just wanted to freedom to marry, but instead to compel others towards a complete reordering of society. Which means that those who proclaimed tolerance have ironically become the most intolerant people of all. As Thomas Sowell writes in his essay, Affirmative Action and Gay Marriage: 

Gays were on their strongest ground when they said that what they did was nobody else’s business. Now they are asserting a right to other people’s approval, which is wholly different. None of us has the right to other people’s approval.

A supposed celebration of liberation is now all about absolutes.

James Jeffery is an MTS apprentice with Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.

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