How cultural Marxism ruins everything:

Perhaps the most popular and well-produced technology commentary site on the Internet is The Verge. The Verge recently published a how-to guide for building a $2000 gaming computer. The guide was full of wrong and cringe-worthy information and was widely ridiculed by YouTube commentators.

The Verge responded by calling its critics “toxic” and “racially motivated” and filed DMCA copyright infringement claims against YouTube commentators who used the video to explain why the information was wrong. The Verge first deleted all negative comments, then disabled all comments and votes on the video, then ultimately acknowledge that the video had flaws, and deleted the video. Then the Verge claimed that it retracted the copyright claims, despite evidence from the banned YouTubers that YouTube had already ruled against the Verge. (Kind of like withdrawing a lawsuit after you already lost.)

What does cultural Marxism have to do with this?

Most young Americans are unable to distinguish criticism from harassment. Furthermore, they classify all harassment under an ideological lens. The host of the video was black, therefore his critics were racist. Given that the Verge has millions of readers, it’s inevitable that a few of the comments were indeed racist. However, the vast majority of comments and video responses (that the Verge tried to ban) were pointing out legitimate flaws with the content. An essential aspect of Marxism is polylogism: the idea that truth is relative to class identity. Criticism of a member of the victim tribe by a member of the oppressor tribe identifies invalidates any argument as all criticism is viewed through the lens of tribal conflict.

As I wrote in an earlier post, the essence of cultural Marxism is the idea that culture, not just institutions must be rebuilt in ideologically-correct forms to further social justice. The Verge has always been concerned with social justice, but it has arguably advanced to a point that technical accuracy takes a second place to ideological purity. The Verge has access to experts who could fact-check the video, including 13 people credited with producing the video. However, it seems that their editors simply did not care about factual accuracy as long as it advanced their ideological mission of more minority YouTubers in the largely (but certainly not entirely) white male PC enthusiast space.