Spotlight on Geopolitics

During the ’70’s I was a history student at the Alexandru I. Cuza University in Iasi, Romania. It was a very difficult time for the local communists, as mass adherence to communist ideology was evaporating fast. Hard-pressed for solutions, the party’s leaders had to come up with additional ideological weaponry in order to keep the hearts and minds of the population glued to the party’s economic, social and political objectives.

Ever since Engels published his ” The Origin of the Family, Private Property and The State”, Marxists have identified the family as the major obstacle to achieving total control of society. For a brief period after the victory of the 1917 revolution, Lenin tried and partially succeeded to explode the foundations of what they called the “bourgeois family” by advocating free love and by pushing women to drink the same quantity of vodka as men did. In the chaotic aftermath of the revolution, people were given free rein for alcoholic and sexual excesses which occurred sometimes in the streets, without any legal consequences. The children of parents who adopted this lifestyle – and surely enough got divorced down the track – were subsequently supposed to be taken care of by the state. The new government was then able to proceed with the systematic indoctrination of children from a very early age, instilling in them the party’s “communist values”.

Fast forward to the ’70’s, when the population had become fed up with the “communist values”. In their political labs, (like the Stefan Gheorghiu Party Academy in Romania), the communist party decided to start experimenting with alternatives and offshoots, the main one being the neo-feminist ideology. The secretary of the communist party at my faculty, for instance, was given the task of disseminating among the students the ideas and published work of Simone de Beauvoir. As is usually the case with radical political theorists (like Marx and Engels), they live and work in the West, but their ideas are weaponised in the East and are subsequently spread globally.

The Romanian communist party did not have time to complete their neo-feminist experiment, as communism fell in Eastern Europe a decade later, in 1989. Unfortunately, however, they were somehow able to pass the buck to the West, with dire consequences to this day. Communist-inspired neo-feminism is now sweeping over all major Western countries, from the USA to France, to England or even to Australia, causing grave social and political harm in the process.

My personal experience with Romania’s neo-feminists is a case in point. Back in 1977, at the age of 21, I became their hapless victim. In the summer of that year, I was targeted by a history teacher, the daughter of a high-ranking party official from the Hungarian zone of Romania. Somewhat stupidly, by the end of that summer I proposed and got married to the woman that would become my personal and professional nemesis.

A few months after the wedding, she felt secure enough to tell me that she only married me for my surname, as hers was Hungarian and that would have created problems for her career plans. A sub-mediocre graduate of the history faculty of Cluj University, she intended to be selected as a postgraduate student at the communist party academy. Accordingly, I was told that ours was an “open” marriage, where loyalty to one’s life partner was considered laughable. The following spring she even gave birth to a baby daughter whom she planned to raise as a single mother, as she proudly told me. Needless to say, she was accepted with open arms into the party academy.

Naturally, I was not about to be part of a sham marriage, even if Ceausescu had sent his personal gastronomer to oversee the menu at our “big wedding”. Numerous complaints against me at my faculty’s Dean followed, and after graduation I started being kept under close surveillance, at work in the college I was assigned to by the government. This, combined with other political harassment at the hands of local party officials, prompted me to leave Romania only a few years after graduation.With my personal life and my career in tatters, this was the only sensible course of action at the time.

What I now see happening in the West with the latest neo-feminist offensive gives me a feeling of deja vu. Less aware and less prepared to confront this destructive ideology, young adults in most Western countries are becoming sure victims. Sadly, out of misplaced feelings of solidarity they feel obliged to support today’s neo-feminist activists, whose hidden agenda has been since the ’70’s to bury, once and for all, the traditional family that was humanity’s basic social cell for thousands of years up until now.

My professional advice to politicians, both left or right, is to confront and defeat this brand of neo-feminism within their ranks. Any other course of action could prove not only myopic, but truly disastrous to the present and future of Western societies.

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