Charlie Sandins: The Underlying Theory Of Cultural Marxism

The underlying theory of Cultural Marxism is the ability to analyze any form of communication to reconstruct the views or actions toward the oppressive versus the oppressed individuals. The main focus group in this theory is the oppressed victims that do not receive the same treatment as the white man.

The Sandins live in a society where the government allows one day out of the year for all crimes to be legal. This lowers the unemployment rate, and the amount of crimes such as murder. The people that survive this night are the wealthier white individuals, however, the poor will not be as lucky. The society celebrates the purge much like a holiday as they say it “cleanses their souls”. The Sandins support the purge, but never
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Their neighbors envy the family since Mr. Sandin makes money off of them from selling home security systems. These examples go against Cultural Marxism because the rich have more protection available than the poor that cannot afford it. The director manipulates the audience to think the Sandins have the perfect life, but even with the advantage they struggle to survive. The whole society is based on economy because of the government’s control and survival of the fittest. During the night of the annual purge, the Sandins begin to lock up for shut down, but things do not go according to plan. The young teenage boy, Charlie Sandin played by Max Burkholder, saw an African American male running down the street screaming for help. Charlie disarms the security system to let him inside their home. In relating back to Cultural Marxism, Charlie did not see this man as a threat, he saw him as an equal in need of shelter. The director tries to incorporate political correctness by changing the perspectives of the audience to sympathize for the man. Mr. Sandin is unsympathetic as he immediately draws his gun to shoot him until the man had an opportunity to run away. Consequently, the night

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