"Long March Through the Institutions", "Men in Black" (1997), Antonio Gramsci, Edgar the Bug, Marxism, The Left
Dystopic identifies Gramscian “Long March Through the Institutions” Marxism as the bug in an Edgar suit.
In the movie Men In Black, thereâ€™s a scene where an abusive farmer gets killed by the villain, some kind of giant alien cockroach. The alien then possesses his body and walks around in comic fashion, like some kind of rotting zombie. The farmerâ€™s wife exclaims â€œlike an Edgar suit.â€
Social Justice Marxists operate in the same manner. They take over institutions, groups, corporations, movements, whateverâ€¦ and kill them. They then wear the skin of the destroyed, rotting institution like an Edgar suit, ambling around in comic fashion, expecting to be treated as if they were still the institution itself.
Only unlike the movie, there are a great many of these alien bugs on Earth. They are legion. And the thing is, most rightists suspect this is true, because the Edgar suit doesnâ€™t act like Edgar. He acts like an alien cockroach. But they nonetheless give the benefit of the doubt, because they arenâ€™t sure.
It is in that space of uncertainty that Marxism is permitted to spread, and infest every sizable organization. Once infected, forget bringing the organization back to life. Itâ€™s a rotting husk. Itâ€™s dead. You arenâ€™t going to take it back, and even supposing you did, itâ€™d still be a rotting sack of skin.
I think this is the greatest weakness of the political right. We permit Marxism to spread because we are not confident in our assessment that the people in question are Marxists. Most of them deny it, of course.
Read the whole thing. It happened to Yale.