Traditional theory uncritically reproduces the existing society, while critical theory articulates activity striving to transform society. Horkheimer wrote: “There is a human activity that has society itself for its object. The aim of this activity is not simply to eliminate one or another abuse, for it regards such abuses as necessarily connected with the way in which the social structure is organized. Although it itself emerges from the social structure, its purpose is not, either in its conscious intention, or in its objective significance, the better functioning of any element in the structure. On the contrary, it is suspicious of the very categories of better, useful, appropriate, productive, and valuable, as these are understood in the present order”
This criticism of oppression and exploitation leads to the struggle for a better society. Quite simply you the person of flesh and blood are of free will and spirit, any state with an Ayn Rand ideology trying to put a spin on social behavior where we become divided will sink to the modern-day meditation of Fuck That!
From the film maker Richard Heathen:
Hidden Influence: The Rise of Collectivism is the first film in a 3 part saga. This chapter documents how the ruling class, through their billion dollar foundations, have infiltrated the public education system in the west and have used it as a tool to indoctrinate children into a totalitarian ideology. This film explores the chronological paper trail uncovered by Charlotte Iserbyt, who was fired from her post as the Senior Policy Advisor for the United States Department of Education in 1982 when she released classified documents discussing the use of technology, specifically computers to psychologically manipulate American students. We will then examine an investigation into the influence of these foundations, launched by the United State congress in the 1950’s. Finally we will fast forward to today and look at how the philosophy these foundations have sponsored for the last 100 years has, and continues to effect the education system today, and how Canadian children are being indoctrinated into the same collectivist brainwashing as their American counterparts. At the same time we will examine the role of these foundations in promoting radical, authoritarian ideologies on college and university campuses.