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The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Opposition
American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2013 | Oleg Atbashian

Posted on 01/22/2013 6:48:38 AM PST by Mozilla

Most modern-day leftists in Western countries have abandoned the idea of a violent revolution, having replaced it with "the long march through the institutions" as part of the culture war to transform the society through cultural hegemony. Instead of commanding firing squads, they play mind games of manipulative illusions, in which the demonization of dissent plays a crucial role. The basic premise hasn't changed: as much as the statists want you to love them, they want you to hate their opponents even more.

Until a time when political opposition can be eliminated completely, having opponents can still be useful: you can steal their ideas, take advantage of their desire to help the economy, and blame them for any of your own failures. In the meantime, certain rules must be followed to control the public opinion and, through it, the opposition itself.

Maintain the perception of being constantly under attack. Don't examine the opponents' beliefs, nor answer their arguments. Discredit any media channels that offer them a platform. Enforce the following media template: the opposition is evil, treasonous, unfathomable, and psychotic. They can't be reasoned with. They are inspired by fascism and financed by a conspiracy of shady oligarchs. Defame their donors. Whatever the mischief you're planning to pull off, accuse them of doing it first; then proceed as planned, describing your actions as a necessary intervention. And ridicule, ridicule, ridicule!

This is what made it easy for Stalin to purge his opponents: by the time he charged them with treason, the orchestrated media coverage had already made them universally hated.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: collectivism; communism; culturalmarxism; obama
Well done article describing how the left attacks the opposition.
1 posted on 01/22/2013 6:48:46 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

The more attacks the left does, the more stronger the opposition gets stronger.

2 posted on 01/22/2013 6:57:44 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Mozilla

The statist have won by electing the “won”
It’s just not very many (sh)people know it...

They will by the end of his term...

3 posted on 01/22/2013 6:59:08 AM PST by Popman
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To: Mozilla

The day will come where conservative ideas, speech and organizations will first be restricted and then outlawed by the state. It may be called hate speech, redistribution, anti-americanism, or enemies of the state, but opposition to Obama will be criminalized.

4 posted on 01/22/2013 7:04:05 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Biggirl

It may push conservatives a little closer to a 1776 moment but our so-called representatives will only piss their knickers more than usual.

If we had any real representatives, ALL GOP congressmen and senators would completely boycott the SOTU address. Der Fuehrer has already said he will not work with them and he will work to destroy them so why show him any respect. Make it clear that if he despises them then they will not appear as props at his propaganda speech.

BOYCOTT THE SOTU ADDRESS you limp wimp a-holes. Probably wasted air on my part but it needs to be said.


5 posted on 01/22/2013 7:10:47 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Truth29

Which would not end well for an over powering state.

6 posted on 01/22/2013 7:17:24 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Mozilla

Most leftists understand that their Utopia cannot be attained whilst resistors are living in “their” society.

Sheeperals won’t admit that resistors must necessarily be exterminated,
but many leftists understand and WELCOME the idea of exterminateing their opposition.

7 posted on 01/22/2013 7:19:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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