What is cultural Marxism? The alt-right meme in Suella Braverman's speech in Westminster - 2019-03-26
On Tuesday, Conservative MP for Fareham Suella Braverman gave a speech at an event in Westminster which she said that, "As Conservatives, we are engaged in a battle against cultural Marxism…"
Suella Braverman: "We are engaged in a war against cultural marxism. We're engaged in a battle against socialism." — Dawn Foster (@DawnHFoster) March 26, 2019
For many, this would have sounded like standard conservative dialogue – Marxists, anti-Corbyn sentiment, and references to class warfare that are typical right-wing messages you see in every Tory speech. But to people who have spent a modicum of time on 4chan, 8chan, YouTube, or Reddit, this sentence raised blaring, screeching alarm bells.
The term "cultural Marxism", while seemingly benign, is an anti-Semitic meme that has existed for years.