To: roses of sharon
I know a lot of people have seen the video interview of the Russian KGB defector (Yuri something, made in the mid-1980s, I believe - it's on Youtube) who talked about the Soviets' standard psy-ops campaign for de-stabilizing entire countries. The campaign consisted, essentially, of inundating the country with propaganda that essentially trashed all of that country's cultural foundations and cultural icons so that the populace becomes "demoralized", which is to say that they have lost complete faith in their own culture, and instead cling to the new cultural icons that are invented to replace it (an example would be someone like Janeane Garafolo, who said she wanted to spit when she saw the US flag, but was choked with pride at a gay parade). A main point that o' Yuri made was that once the people were successfully demoralized, it was nearly impossible for them to make rational decisions based on hard evidence because the propaganda was so ingrained that it colored every aspect of their thinking. An example might be how many lefties are incapable of seeing members of certain minority groups as ever being criminal or evil - if one of them misbehaves, it is only because he was oppressed, discriminated against, etc.
Well, the reason I bring this up is because when I see a company like JCPenney engage in this pro-gay campaign at the expense of their own economic viability, I can't help but wonder if this is the result of their "demoralization". Even while they are going bankrupt, they CANNOT believe that it could be because they alienated regular Americans with their pro-gay stance, because in their minds, EVERYONE is pro-gay, only the bad fringe extremists disapprove of gay dads and whatnot. Even while their stocks plunge and sales dive, they cannot see the true cause because it goes against their programming. It is the only thing that explains their financial suicide. Even incompetence doesn't explain it.
I see this also with your average Democrat voter. They literally believe that EVERY SINGLE THING bad that happens in this country is because of Republicans/conservatives. In fact, what I see is that the very action of doing something corrupt, in their minds, automatically equates to "conservative". They cannot see the corruption of the Democrats, because Democrats are ALWAYS the good guys, so if a Democrat does something bad or fails, it must be the fault of a Republican somewhere, a sort of universal "Bush's fault" mode of thinking.
JCPenney's will most likely die, but they will blame it on Republicans/conservatives even as the last window is shuttered.
posted on 11/12/2012 2:08:11 PM PST
I like your comment about the Commies destabilizing our country. I have been saying for a long time, we don't need to bomb the middle east with boom bombs. We need to drop porn bombs. I want to drop good ol' American porn in all their cities and towns. I want their kids and dads all looking at this porn that is dropped on them. I think it would totally mess with their culture. And not just porn, anything else of Western decadence.
I want to destroy their culture. I'm happy for them to live in as Muslims in name only, kinda like European Christianity. I don't really want to kill them all. I am quite content for their culture to be rotted, much like ours has been.
posted on 11/12/2012 4:19:55 PM PST
by Pappy Smear
(Steve King for Congress!)
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