Much of the language being used today in schools, the workplace, and culture is intentionally deceptive. A whole vocabulary is in use that masks a politicized Culture War agenda. Familiar words have been redefined, and new words are intentionally misleading. To understand and expose the terms of Cultural Marxism and to be effective, we must “decode” the meanings of common terminology.

This dictionary of Cultural Marxist terms and their meanings, Defining the Terms of Cultural Marxism, is available on our website as a printable, shareable, and downloadable PDF. Bring it with you the next time you’re in a discussion about Social Emotional Learning, Critical Race Theory, equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, cultural competency, etc.

The following are a few of those terms. The entire list is on our website titled Defining the Terms of Cultural Marxism.

The worldview promoted by Karl Marx which asserts that all people are divided into two classes–the exploited class (proletariat) versus the ruling class (bourgeoisie). Marx predicted that the exploited class would rise up and take over the ruling class and create a classless society with a socialist economy. He said: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” All Marxism is officially atheistic and accordingly holds that morality does not exist. For this reason, Marxists see themselves as free to engage in immoral behavior of any kind. Don’t expect Marxists to tell the truth, value basic human rights, or respect human life.

Cultural Marxism
The revision of Marxist dogma formulated by Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci who said that economics is not the most important feature of history and life, but rather culture is the controlling factor of history and life. Gramsci also said that for the Marxist revolution to succeed (called the “Great Reset”), Marxists must control the media and education. Cultural Marxists are sometimes called the “new Gnostics” because some of them believe they hold secret knowledge that enables them to rule the world. Most Marxists today are cultural Marxists.

Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Advocacy of the basic doctrines and practices of cultural Marxism. Marxists today try to avoid using the term “CRT” because many people now know what it means. They use the term DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) instead, a term that means the same as CRT.

DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Adopting beliefs that require affirmation of the principles and policies of cultural Marxism: e.g., equity, anti-racism, being transgender, homosexuality, gender fluidity, climate-change ideology etc. DEI rejects all genuine standards of morality, such as the Ten Commandments and the U.S. Bill of Rights.

You will find our complete glossary of terms such as Diversity, Equity, Systemic Racism; Inclusion, Anti-racism; Social Justice; Genuine Justice; Empathy; Woke; Transgender; Cisgender; Culturally Responsive Teaching; and more on our website page and in PDF.