Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.
—Theodore Dalrymple, “Our Culture, What’s Left Of It” (HT: Bob Suden)
I was very much expecting Vaclav Havel to be the individual to whom the quote was attributed. Fascinating interview, dense with quotable material. Thank you for the link.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn exposes the vicious evil at the heart of Communism:
“It was Dostoevsky, once again, who drew from the French Revolution and its seeming hatred of the Church the lesson that “revolution must necessarily begin with atheism.” That is absolutely true. But the world had never before known a godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.” Solzhenitsyn
Most of what contemporary Russia has to tell us about that demonic reality can be seen in Solzhenitsyn who warns that once the God of Revelation has been removed from men’s lives, it means the logical end of modern Western and American history. In other words, totalitarian Communism and Gulag were not merely Russian experiments but rather the end of all people who remove the God of Revelation from the center of life.
Atheism said Solzhenitsyn, is based on the evil in man’s nature, and violence, murder and Gulag are the natural expressions of this evil. Gulag is an essential part of atheist society as it reveals the evil of man’s nature and the folly of the modern humanist dream of earthly happiness.
It was close to fifty years ago that Rev. Richard Wurmbrand presented his testimony regarding Communist exploitation of Christianity, mind control experiments and physical torture before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C. Also present were Senator Thomas J. Dodd presiding, Jay G. Sourwine, chief counsel; Benjamin Mandel, director of research; Frank W. Schroeder, chief investigator; and Robert C. McManus, investigations analyst.
Christians were psychologically and physically tortured in ways that mocked their faith said Wurmbrand. In the first of two horrifically evil examples, Wurmbrand describes how a young Christian was tied to a cross:
“Twice a day the cross was put on the floor and 100 other cell inmates by beating, by tortures, were obliged to fulfill their necessities upon his face and upon his body. Then the cross was erected again and the Communists swearing and mocking “Look your Christ, look your Christ, how beautiful he is, adore him, kneel before him, how fine he smells, your Christ.” (Communist Exploitation of Religion, Congressional Testimony of Rev. Richard Wurmbrand)
In the second example Wurmbrand testified that after being beaten a Catholic priest was given a plate of excrement and one of urine and forced to say,
“…the holy mass upon these elements, and he did it. And I asked him afterward, ‘Father, but how could you make this?’ He was half mad. He answered to me: ‘Brother, I have suffered more than Christ. Don’t reproach to me what I have done.’ And the other prisoners beaten to take holy communion in this form, and the Communists around, ‘Look, your sacraments, look, your church, what a holy church you have, what fine is your church, what holy ordinance God has given you.” (ibid)
But these tortures were as nothing in comparison with brainwashing, said Wurmbrand. They put psychotropic drugs “in our food” to completely break the “power of will” in order to produce “delirium of self-accusation” and to brainwash Christians. In this drug-induced state suggestions were implanted within Christian minds:
“…communism is good,” but “Christianity is dead, Christianity is dead, Christianity is dead. Nobody more believes in Christ, nobody more believes in Christ, you are the only fools….Your children hate you. You have nobody to love in the world. You are the only fools. Give up faith. Nobody is more Christians. Christianity is dead.” (ibid)
In the early 50’s, conservative intellectual Anthony Harrigan lashed out at our amoral progressive ruling elite for maliciously demoralizing and degrading Americans in preparation for the destruction of their inner person and acceptance of Communist slavery. Toward this end they were forcing the acceptance of meaningless, ugly ‘art,’ abnormalcy (i.e., sodomy), and pornography intentionally mislabeled as,
“….medical science, filth as artistic realism, and abnormality as a mere difference of opinion…Americans are in the hands of a cultural ruling class which…is conducting us to ruin.” (The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America, George H. Nash, pp. 39-40)
In “Mental Robots” (1957) Dr. Lewis A. Alesen, former president of the California Medical Association declared:
“Americans today are being deluged with…propaganda…under the disarmingly innocent title of ‘The Mental Health Program.’…Its (robotry) objectives…the ultimate destruction of the human individual as a person; the eradication of all the traditions, ideals and moral concepts which he has learned from home, church, and school…and taught to deny and reject responsibility for himself, and to transfer that responsibility to the group, that is the state. The master plan…has been the result of…thousands of individuals…who have not had the time…or the ability to gain a perspective of the ultimate aims of the plan which they have actively aided in bringing to fruition. Summer sessions in group dynamics…under the direction of… a subdivision of the National Education Association, with…the fundamental objective to prepare those so trained in the subtle art of propagandizing without seeming to do so. Here among academic surroundings a carefully arranged schedule of indoctrination has been prepared by the National Education Association.” (The Psychological Conditioning of Americans, Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D., NewsWithViews.com, October 29, 2012)
In 1970 Technocratic globalist Zbigniew Brzezinski approved the increasing availability of psychotropic drugs as a means of mind control in his “Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Techtronic Era.” Biochemical drugs make human beings, “increasingly manipulable and malleable.”
Today said Dr. Bruce Shortt, prescribing behavior modifying substances is probably the largest,
“…uncontrolled drug experiment in the history of the world….drugs are being given to children…especially little boys.”
Ritalin, Adderall, Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and other psychotropic drugs are,
“…being used to drug school children at rates that are difficult to comprehend…The Drug Enforcement Administration has estimated that 8 million children and adults were on Ritalin in 2000. Prescriptions for Ritalin increased by 700 percent from 1990 to 2001.” (“Drugging Them Up,” Ch. 2, IndoctriNation, pp. 41-42)
By 1966, Dr. James McConnell, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, was boasting of his ability to psychologically control and manipulate unsuspecting Americans:
“I teach a course called The Psychology of Influence, and I begin it by stating categorically that the time has come when, if you give me any normal human being and a couple of weeks,…I can change his behavior from what it is not to whatever you want it to be, if it’s physically possible….I can turn him from a Christian into a communist and vice versa….Look, we can do these things. We can control behavior.” (ibid)
Just five years later Milton Rokeach wrote in “Persuasion That Persists:”
“It now seems to be within man’s power to alter experimentally another person’s basic values, and to control the direction of the change.” (Psychology Today, Sept. 1971)
In 1978 Martin Gross, author of “The Psychological Society” informed his readers that:
“Our schools are taking on the aura of a psychiatric clinic, without taxpayer consent….The school child is immersed in a psychological environment in which he is cajoled, invited, seduced, even bludgeoned into seeking counseling….Almost all the (school psychology) personnel are actually laymen. The entire practice of school psychology may be seen as an intrusion of bureaucracy into the family structure….By labeling it as ‘counseling’ instead of ‘psychotherapy,’ they may have invented a semantic subterfuge to circumvent the law….There is no real evidence that the anxieties, neuroses, or eventual psychosis rate of children is in any way reduced by school intervention. There is the equal possibility that the effort is actually a NEUROTIC STIMULUS. With our taxes, we are helping poorly trained specialists to tamper with the psyches of an already over psychologized generation.” (ibid, Cuddy)
For more than seventy years Americans have been psychologically manipulated, lied to and drugged with the ultimate goal of causing a massive counter-conversion of souls from Jesus Christ to the satanic values espoused by our communist-inspired reprobate ruling class.
What happened in Russia has already killed the soul of Western Europe and is strangling the soul of America. Thus America and the West are also facing the universal anti-God and Christian phenomenon of state atheism and its politically correct Gulag. This is the message Solzhenitsyn presented in his American addresses. In his Harvard commencement in 1978 he castigated America for its loss of will, loss of truth, and loss of morality as well as its’ love of lies, pleasure, hedonism and materialism together with its satisfaction with legalism in human relations:
“Is it possible or impossible to transmit the experience of those who have suffered to those who have yet to suffer? Can one part of humanity learn from the bitter experience of another or can it not? Is it possible or impossible to warn someone of danger?… The proud skyscrapers stand on, point to the sky and say: it will never happen here. This will never come to us. It’s not possible here… Humanity acts in such a way is if it didn’t understand what Communism is, and doesn’t want to understand, is not capable of understanding… The essence of Communism is quite beyond the limits of human understanding. Its hard to believe that people could actually plan such things and carry them out…”
“Communism has infected the whole world with the belief in the relativity of good and evil… Among enlightened people it is considered rather awkward to use seriously such words as ‘good’ and ‘evil.’ Communism has managed to instill in all of us that these concepts are old-fashioned concepts and laughable. But if we are to be deprived of the concepts of good and evil, what will be left? Nothing but the manipulation of one another. We will decline to the status of animals.”
As godlessness advances over the West and America, destructive and irresponsible freedom is granted boundless space, and even defined as Constitutional rights. Thus Western and American society said Solzhenitsyn,
“…. appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror. It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counter-balanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept. Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.”
Great post! Thank you. And thank you, Linda, for your excellent comment.
This interview was articulate enough, and so insightful that I went right off to buy the collection. Remarkable (and rather disturbing).