The left needs a cause and if that cause disappears (as the Viet Nam war did or as women’s rights mostly have) they have to find a filler.
Remember that famous quote by Bill Ayers at the end of the Viet Nam war?
“Is there life after war?” he lamented.
Yes, Bill, there’s life and a professorship, a home in the best part of Chicago and a good job at a top rated law firm for your wife, all after war and all in the capitalist nation that you hate.
And there’s always a new cause for you to glom onto.
Listen carefully. You will hear the roots of the current marxist cause – the green movement – in the next video:
And some added points of interest:
The Frankfurt School was funded by, among others, the Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), the American Jewish Committee, International Labor Organization, several different American intelligence agencies and a very high brow Beverly Hills psychotherapy clinic – the Hacker Institute.
It’s also interesting to note that Herbert Marcuse worked for the OSS during WWII and was a Soviet policy analyst during the McCarthy era. At the end of his days he returned to West Germany and helped found the environmental extremist Green Party.