Anyway, one of the central tenets of the book was this question of “truth”. He stated if a statement furthered the communist movement, it could not possibly be a lie, as it was known to them to be the “Marxist-Leninist truth”.
Therefore, the could say with a reasonably straight face that they were telling the “truth”.
This was over 50 years ago, and the author had it down pat. He saw what is was, how it worked, how it would be marketed and portrayed. No wonder the young, the naive, and other assorted imbeciles fall for this trash!
You want to educate your kids? Have them “The Prince”, “Rules For Radicals” (and anything else by Alinsky), the myriad of works by Antonio Gramsci, and the psuedo-intellectual babblings of Noam Chomsky.
Make sure YOU read them, too, and then discuss these things with your kids. It might help, too if you were familiar with at least volume 1 of “Das Kapital”, as well as some von Mises and/or Rothbard, but it's not essential for these purposes.
Remember, knowledge and truth are the sunlight with which disinfect the spaces these cockroaches infest, and causes them to scatter (or, hopefully, even die!)
Do yourself, you kids and the nation a favor and indulge yourselves in this quest.
You won't be sorry.
The author was Fred C. Schwartz, and it was published in 1962. Time dims the effects of time, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, very few "normal" folks understand the ominous meaning behind those words. It's a solemn groupthink vow of World Socialist solidarity to do anything -- lie, cheat, steal, kill -- to further the war against capitalism, private property and the sovereignty of individual nations.
That is exactly what I learned in dealing with average leftists. Truth = what furthers their agenda, thus anything contrary to their goals/worldview is a lie.
They create their own reality and then pride themselves in their tolerance - that is, they will put up with the non-believers until the non-believers either believe, or prove themselves too stubborn to convert. That way the Marxists can in good conscience justify and perpetrate evils upon those who knowingly reject the "truth".
This I learned from listening very carefully to a pompous in-law. She wasn't even speaking of politics, just explaining her abject disgust/anger/mistreatment of somebody or other. At whatever point this Marxist decided that other person was unreasonable and beyond hope (i.e. would not submit)... all civility was off. Creepy.
After that casual conversation I understood the mechanism behind man's inhumanity to man. It reduces to a lust for power and control at the individual level. Explains why the government does what it does, and why its supporters approve. Supporting a corrupt lying politician is perfectly acceptable if that congressman is "working for them". Tribalism.