Thought-Control in Sovietized America

"Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for awhile...but sooner or later they were bound to get you." George Orwell, 1984

 "The fact is we are witnessing an all-out drive to impose thought control that seeks to ban the ability — the right — to think or speak for one's self. Thinking is becoming a crime." (Globally Acceptable Truth and the Crime of Thinking, Tom DeWeese, Address to the 10th Annual Freedom 21 Conference, 10/16/09)

The imposition of thought control in America follows the Soviet model where all means of information dissemination including news media, liberalized seminaries, the education establishment, science, and entertainment and music industries were in the hands of trained bureaucratic commissars, or conditioners.  

Bruce Walker, author of "The Sovietized American Media," agrees and writes that Kremlin bosses,

"...had no interest in their subjects knowing anything about the world or having any honest opinions expressed." So what "happened in the Soviet media was the systematic suppression of all real news and a purging of all serious intellectual inquiry.  All news made the party leaders look good, or it simply wasn't news...The media, wholly controlled at every level by the dull Politburo functionaries who desired only to hold their power, perks, and coerced prestige, existed for a single purpose:  prevent any real news from reaching the ordinary subject in the Soviet Union."

"Isn't that the way things are in America today?  The leftist establishment media, which includes entertainment, education, and all the other conveyor belts of information and ideas, ignore the vast ocean of muck which could affect the political bosses in Washington (more and more our Moscow) and instead either present absurdly fluffy pieces intended to make sock puppets like Obama look good or portray the notional enemies of the people as vicious and corrupt."

Not only is there no news as such, but much of what passes for news is gossip, slander and destructive criticism presented as investigative journalism; lifestyle pieces that condition us to accept the latest imperative from the food-police or alternative lifestyle-choice directors; fear-inducing arguments for more gun control since racism, homophobia and sexism are serious problems caused by traditional Judeo-Christian religious values that make people dangerous maniacs.

Those familiar with Orwell's Oceania in 1984 recognize the patterns, said Walker,

"The Ministry of Truth published stories about an increase in the chocolate ration even as the chocolate ration was actually being decreased.  Those people whose very existence might have threatened the totalitarian control of the Inner Party became "unpersons" (and all) news, all education, all recreation was consumed with hatred of whoever the Inner Party demanded was the enemy -- and those "enemies" could change, literally, overnight -- and with a sludge pipe of pseudo-news intended to create the pretense of information while scrupulously stripping off anything of genuine substance or value in understanding the world."  (Walker, America Thinker, May 5, 2013)

Beginning at least eighty years ago, Leftists and fellow travelers initiated an agenda for the take-over of our traditional Christian based culture and religious and tradition sustaining institutions. They succeeded beyond their wildest imaginings.  Today America is a post-Christian society quickly transitioning into the universal atheism and social justice agenda that characterized the former Soviet Union. 

Both communism and the Left are alive and thriving here in America.  They favor code words: social justice, economic justice, environmental justice, gender justice, peace, reproductive rights, choice, sex education and safe sex, safe schools, tolerance, inclusion, diversity, and sensitivity.  All together, this is communism disguised as multiculturalism.

Birth of Multiculturalism

In anticipation of the revolutionary storm that would baptize the world in an inferno of red terror and blood, leading to its rebirth as the promised land of social justice and proletarian equality-Frederich Engels wrote,

"All the...large and small nationalities are destined to the revolutionary world storm... (A general war will) wipe out all...nations, down to their very names.  The next world war will result in the disappearance from the face of the earth not only reactionary classes...but...reactionary peoples."  ("The Magyar Struggle," Neue Rheinische Zeitung, Jan. 13, 1849)

By the end of WWI, socialists realized that something was amiss, for the world's working class (proletariat) had not heeded Marx's call to rise up in opposition to evil capitalism and embrace communism instead.  They wondered what had gone wrong.

Separately, two Marxist theorists-Antonio Gramsci of Italy and Georg Lukacs of Hungary-concluded that the Christianized West was the obstacle standing in the way of a communist new world order.  The West would have to be conquered first.

Gramsci posited that because Christianity had been dominant in the West for over 2000 years, not only was it fused with Western civilization, but it had corrupted the now worthless workers class.  The West would have to be de-Christianized, said Gramsci, by means of a stealthy "long march through the culture."  Additionally, a new proletariat must be created.  In his "Prison Notebooks," he suggested the new proletariat be comprised of criminals, women, and racial minorities.

The new battleground, reasoned Gramsci, must become the culture, starting with the traditional family and completely engulfing churches, seminaries, grade schools, universities, news media, entertainment, civic organizations, literature, science, and history.  All of these things must be radically transformed, Americans demoralized and dumbed-down, and the social and cultural order gradually turned upside-down with the angry, resentful, immoralist 'new' proletariat placed in power at the top.  Rather than Daniel Boone as a role model for boys, now there would be soft, poly-gendered males and gender-neutral rock stars to emulate.

The Prototype

In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary.  He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary.  Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children then both the hated traditional family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow, Lukacs launched a perverse sex education program in the schools.  Obscene sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority.  All of this was accompanied by a reign of psychological and physical terror perpetrated against parents, priests, and dissenters. 

Hungary's youth, having been fed a steady diet of atheism, Darwinism and perverse sex education while  encouraged to rebel against all authority, easily turned into delinquents ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sex predators, murderers, and sociopaths.

Gramsci's prescription and Lukacs' plans were the precursor to what Leftism in the guise of SIECUS, GSLEN, and the ACLU--acting as judicially-powered enforcers--later brought into American schools.

Building a base

In 1923, the Frankfurt School-a Marxist think-tank-was founded in Weimar Germany.  Among its founders were Georg Lukacs, Herbert Marcuse, and Theodor Adorno.  The school was a multidisciplinary effort which included sociologists, sexologists, and psychologists.

The primary goal of the Frankfurt School was to translate Marxism from economic terms into deceptive cultural terms. It would provide the ideas on which to base a new political theory of constant change, or continuous revolution based on culture, and harnessing new oppressed groups such as homosexuals and lesbians for the faithless proletariat. Smashing Christianity, truth, morals and Western tradition, it also built a constituency among small-minded academics who could build careers studying and writing about the new oppression and agitating for tolerance, gun control, rights of terrorists and 'gay' marriage.

Toward this end, Marcuse-who favored polymorphous perversion-expanded the ranks of Gramsci's new proletariat by including homosexuals, lesbians, and transsexuals.  Into this was spliced Lukacs perverse sex education and cultural terrorism tactics.  Gramsci's ‘long march' was added to the mix, and then all of this was wedded to Freudian psychoanalysis and psychological mind-conditioning techniques. The end product was what is now known in the West as multiculturalism.

Additional intellectual firepower was required: a theory to pathologize everything and everyone marked for destruction. In 1950, the Frankfurt School augmented multiculturalism with Theodor Adorno's idea of the ‘authoritarian personality.'  This concept is premised on the notion that Christianity, individual liberty, the traditional family, privately-owned businesses, and self-defense and gun ownership create a character prone to racism and fascism.  Thus anyone who upholds America's traditional moral values and institutions is both racist and fascist.  Children raised by traditional morals parents, we are told to believe, will almost certainly become racists and fascists.  By extension, if fascism and racism are endemic to America's traditional culture, then everyone raised in the traditions of God, family, patriotism, gun ownership, and free markets is in need of psychological help, primarily in the form of brain-altering drugs.

The pernicious influence of Adorno's ‘authoritarian personality' idea can be clearly seen in some of the research that gets public money:

"In Aug., 2003, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the results of their $1.2 million tax-payer funded study.  It stated, essentially, that traditionalists are mentally disturbed.  Scholars from the Universities of Maryland, California at Berkeley, and Stanford had determined that social conservatives...suffer from ‘mental rigidity,' ‘dogmatism,' and ‘uncertainty avoidance,' together with associated indicators for mental illness."  ‘Social and Emotional Learning" Jan. 26, 2005)     

A corresponding and diabolically crafted idea is political correctness.  The strong suggestion here is that in order for one not to be thought of as racist or fascist, then one must not only be nonjudgmental but must also embrace the ‘new' moral absolutes: diversity, choice, sensitivity, sexual orientation, and tolerance.  Political correctness is a psychological ‘command and control' technique.  Its purpose is the imposition of uniformity in thought, speech, and behavior.

Critical theory is yet another psychological ‘command and control' technique.  As stated by Daniel J. Flynn,

"Critical Theory, as its name implies, criticizes.  What deconstruction does to literature, Critical Theory does to societies."  (Intellectual Morons, p 15-16)

In practice, critical theory issues in an ongoing and brutal psychological assault by way of vicious criticism, ridicule, slander, character assassination, defamation and seething scorn relentlessly leveled against Christians, creationists, Christmas, the Boy Scouts, Ten Commandments, our military, and all other aspects of traditional American culture and society. 

Both political correctness and critical theory are in essence, psychological bullying.  They are the psychological battering rams by which Frankfurt School disciples such as the ACLU are forcing Americans to submit to and obey the will and the way of Leftist immoralists.  These devious techniques are but psychological versions of Georg Lukacs and Laventi Beria's ‘cultural terrorism' tactics.  In the words of the demonically energized Beria,

"Obedience is the result of force...Force is the antithesis of humanizing actions.  It is so synonymous in the human mind with savageness, lawlessness, brutality, and barbarism, that it is only necessary to display an inhuman attitude toward people to be granted by those people the possessions of force." ("The Russian Manual on Psychopolitics: Obedience," by Laventi Beria, head of Soviet Secret Police and Stalin's right-hand man)

Double-thinking ‘fence-sitters,' otherwise known as dazed, confused, cowardly moderates, centrists, RINOs and culturally-accommodating priests bear the imprint of these psychological ‘obedience' techniques.  These people are afraid of incurring the wrath of name-calling obedience trainers and have opted to accommodate themselves, their politics, morals and even their churches to our morally degraded culture lest they be found guilty of politically incorrect thought.  At the merest hint of displeasure from the obedience-trainers, up goes the yellow flag of surrender upon which it is boldly written:

"I believe in nothing and am tolerant of everything!"

Genetic Determinism

The linchpin of multiculturalism is genetic and/or cultural determinism, the parent of identity politics and group solidarity.  In its turn, genetic determinism was birthed by the Darwinian idea that man is but an evolved aggregate of matter, a soulless animal whose identity is genetically determined by skin color or sexual and/or erotic preferences.  This proposition rejects the concepts of the human spirit, Original Sin, individuality, free will, and morally informed conscience (paired with personal accountability and responsibility) because it emphatically denies the existence of the transcendent living God of the Bible. 

Consequently, and by extension, it also rejects the first principles of our liberty enumerated in the Declaration of Independence.  These are our "unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."  Multiculturalism rejects these principles because they "are endowed by our Creator," who made man in His image.

Cultural determinism, states David Horowitz, 

"(is) identity politics-the politics of radical feminism, queer revolution, and Afro-centrism-which is the basis of academic multiculturalism...a form of intellectual fascism and, insofar as it has any politics, of political fascism as well."  (Mussolini and Neo-Fascist Tribalism: Up from Multiculturalism, by David Horowitz, Jan. 1998) 

It is said that courage is the first of the virtues because without it fear of persecution and rejection will paralyze man, thus keeping him from acting upon his moral convictions and speaking truth.  Thus bringing about a general state of paralyzing fear, confusion, apathy, cowardice and submission----the chains of tyranny----is the purpose behind psychological terrorism, for the communist Left's revolutionary agenda must at all costs, be clothed in secrecy and darkness.

The antidote is courage and the light of truth.  We must put aside our fear of rejection and persecution and muster the courage to fearlessly expose the Left's immoralist, evil totalitarian agenda to the Light of Truth.    Truth and the courage to speak it will set us free.

@Linda Kimball