Skip to comments.The Collectivist Mind Game: Demonizing the Non-Compliant
Posted on 01/22/2013 7:12:47 AM PST by Mozilla
In the libertarian sci-fi classic, "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress," Robert A. Heinlein describes a successful revolution of the individualistic, free-market-oriented residents of the Moon against the Earth's tyrannical big government. The ins and outs of agitating and organizing the masses to fight the oppressive Authority feel just as realistic as the finer points of everyday life in the underground Lunar cities of the future.
The proposed revolutionary scenario could even serve as a workable model for similar real-life endeavors, if only the renowned futurist author hadn't neglected to factor in the immanent function of any oppressive regime: systemic brainwashing of its subjects through the media, education, and entertainment channels.
If the tyrants on Earth were worth their salt, all the freedom-loving colonists would be subjected to an intense, manipulative indoctrination, which would shape their self-image as small and sinful "little guys" vis-à-vis the powerful, virtuous government that serves the powerless and protects them against all enemies, including themselves.
Thus, the government's propagandistic narrative would establish the illusion of a society divided into three major classes: the ruling government class, endowed with benevolent powers to guide or punish; the majority class of hapless losers, whose survival depended on the government's largesse and protection; and an unquantifiable class of demonized mysterious enemies of the government and, by extension, of the people, who would be the perceived culprits of all failures, hardships, and misery of the little guys' everyday existence.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
....Would could very well plant the seeds for a second civil war.
“More on the way the left is attacking America and communism is getting a foothold on society.”
It’s all about the schools. The left has taken over the schools long ago, and has groomed the populace for communism. Communism already has more than a foothold. It’s inevitable.
The public is, in general, undereducated, self absorbed, chronically distracted, and incapable of critical thought.
Revolution is not an option, since those revolting would be in the minority.
It is a tremendously interesting lesson in history that we get to watch first hand.
The article came from American Think, but I put America Spectator in error. So please change it.
“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Worth reading, and I learned a new word today: “immanent”.
“Demonization” must be done first to justify “extermination” later.
They know this. We should understand this.
I would have thought at first that that was a misspelling of “imminent”.
imminent: about to happen
immanent: inherent or a part of
I thought the same thing.
It’s worth a visit to The People’s Cube website.
How can anyone NOT SEE this happening here?
Exhibit #1 will be the way they bring the hammer down on businesses that cut employees to 28 hours to “evade” Obamacare.
I saw the movie, loved it!
Because they know absolutely nothing about history.