Nov 6 2011

Homeland Security Defines you as a Terrorist

Homeland Security Terrorism A Homeland Security document published in 2009 received little attention during at the time due to the media’s ongoing propaganda about the swine flu, shockingly lists the “alternative media”, leaderless resistance (such as Occupy Wall Street), the Militia Movement, the Patriot Movement, People who Disagree with Paying Income Tax, with NEO Nazis and other such extreme hate groups. The document implies that people who disagree with the mass media’s version of events are potential domestic terrorists and says, “A term used to describe various information sources that provide a forum for interpretations of events and issues that differ radically from those presented in mass media products and outlets.”

The groups covered in this document could describe any organized group in the U.S. One can take from this that any organized group is considered a terrorist group and that you just have to add extreme to the name of the group and magically it is now a terrorist group.

The DHS document was almost immediately rescinded, but the groups listed alongside Neo-Nazis, Aryan prison gangs and black power extremists again prove that the federal government is targeting American citizens who are merely knowledgeable about their rights and up on current issues as potential domestic terrorists to be treated as a “threat” to law enforcement. This document says it is an unclassified document, so that means that it is still an official Homeland Security Document and it is only a matter of time before it is issued again to the nations law enforcement agencies.

Here is the whole document from homeland security (this is a link to the document on their site).

(U//FOUO) Domestic Extremism Lexicon

(U) Prepared by the Strategic Analysis Group and the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division.

(U//FOUO) Homeland Security Reference Aids—prepared by the DHS/Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)—provide baseline information on a variety of homeland security issues. This product is one in a series of reference aids designed to provide operational and intelligence advice and assistance to other elements of DHS, as well as state, local, and regional fusions centers. DHS/I&A intends this background information to assist federal, state, local, and tribal homeland security and law enforcement officials in conducting analytic activities. This product provides definitions for key terms and phrases that often appear in DHS analysis that addresses the nature and scope of the threat that domestic, non-Islamic extremism poses to the United States. Definitions were derived from a variety of open source materials and unclassified information, then further developed during facilitated workshops with DHS intelligence analysts knowledgeable about domestic, non-Islamic extremism in the United States. 

UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

(U) Definitions    

(U) aboveground (U//FOUO) A term used to describe extremist groups or individuals who operate overtly and portray themselves as law-abiding.
(U) alternative media (U//FOUO) A term used to describe various information sources that provide a forum for interpretations of events and issues that differ radically from those presented in mass media products and outlets.
(U) anarchist extremism

(U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who advocate a society devoid of government structure or ownership of individual property. Many embrace some of the radical philosophical components of anticapitalist, antiglobalization, communist, socialist, and other movements. Anarchist extremists advocate changing government and society through revolutionary violence.

(also: revolutionary anarchists)

(U) animal rights extremism

(U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who ascribe equal value to all living organisms and seek to end the perceived abuse and suffering of animals. They believe animals are sentient creatures that experience emotional, physical, and mental awareness and deserve many of the same rights as human beings; for example, the right to life and freedom to engage in normal, instinctive animal behavior. These groups have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to advance their extremist goals. They have targeted industries, businesses, and government entities that they perceive abuse or exploit animals, including those that use animals for testing, human services, food production, or consumption.

(also: animal liberation)

(U) antiabortion extremism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who are virulently antiabortion and advocate violence against providers of abortion-related services, their employees, and their facilities. Some cite various racist and anti-Semitic beliefs to justify their criminal activities.
(U) anti-immigration extremism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who are vehemently opposed to illegal immigration, particularly along the U.S. southwest border with Mexico, and who have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism to advance their extremist goals. They are highly critical of the U.S. Government’s response to illegal immigration and oppose government programs that are designed to extend “rights” to illegal aliens, such as issuing driver’s licenses or national identification cards and providing in-state tuition, medical benefits, or public education.
(U) antitechnology extremism

(U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals opposed to technology. These groups have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to advance their extremist goals. They have targeted college and university laboratories, scholars, biotechnology industries, U.S. corporations involved in the computer or airline industry, and others.

(also: Neo-Luddites)

(U) Aryan prison gangs (U//FOUO) Individuals who form organized groups while in prison and advocate white supremacist views.Group members may continue to operate under the auspices of the prison gang upon their release from correctional facilities.
(U) black bloc (U//FOUO) An organized collection of violent anarchists and anarchist affinity groups that band together for illegal acts of civil disturbance and use tactics that destroy property or strain law enforcement resources. Black blocs operate in autonomous cells that infiltrate nonviolent protests, often without the knowledge of the organizers of the event.
(U) black nationalism (U//FOUO) A term used by black separatists to promote the unification and separate identity of persons of black or African American descent and who advocate the establishment of a separate nation within the United States.
(U) black power (U//FOUO) A term used by black separatists to describe their pride in and the perceived superiority of the black race.
(U) black separatism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals of black or African American descent who advocate the separation of the races or the separation of specific geographic regions from the rest of the United States; some advocate forming their own political system within a separate nation. Such groups or individuals also may embrace radical religious beliefs. Members have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence directed toward local law enforcement in an attempt to advance their extremist goals.
(U) Christian Identity

(U//FOUO) A racist religious philosophy that maintains non-Jewish whites are “God’s Chosen People” and the true descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
Groups or individuals can be followers of either the Covenant or Dual Seedline doctrine; all believe that Jews are conspiring with Satan to control world affairs and that the world is on the verge of the Biblical apocalypse. Dual Seedline adherents believe Jews are the literal offspring of Satan and that non- whites, who are often referred to as “mud people,” are not human beings.

(also: Identity, CI, Anglo-Israel)

(U) Cuban independence extremism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who do not recognize the legitimacy of the Communist Cuban Government and who attempt to subvert it through acts of violence, mainly within the United States.
(U) decentralized terrorist movement (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who pursue shared ideological goals through tactics of leaderless resistance independent of any larger terrorist organization.
(U) denial-of-service attack

(U//FOUO) An attack that attempts to prevent or impair the intended functionality of computer networks, systems, or applications. Depending on the type of system targeted, the attack can employ a variety of mechanisms and means.

(also: DoS attack)

(U) direct action (U//FOUO) Lawful or unlawful acts of civil disobedience ranging from protests to property destruction or acts of violence. This term is most often used by single-issue or anarchist extremists to describe their activities.
(U) environmental extremism

(U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who use violence to end what they perceive as the degradation of the natural environment by humans. Members have advocated or engaged in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to advance their extremist goals. They target industries, businesses, and government entities that they allege are engaged in habitat destruction, citing urban sprawl and development, logging, construction sites and related equipment, and man-made sources of air, water, and land pollution.

(also: ecoterrorism)

(U) ethnic-based extremism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who are drawn together and form extremist beliefs based on their ethnic or cultural background. Members have advocated or engaged in criminal activity and have plotted acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to advance their extremist goals.
(U) extremist group (U//FOUO) An ideologically driven organization that advocates or attempts to bring about political, religious, economic, or social change through the use of force, violence, or ideologically motivated criminal activity.
(U) green anarchism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who combine anarchist ideology with an environmental focus. They advocate a return to a pre- industrial, agrarian society, often through acts of violence and terrorism.
(U) hacktivism (U//FOUO) (A portmanteau of “hacking” and “activism.”) The use of cyber technologies to achieve a political end, or technology-enabled political or social activism. Hacktivism might include website defacements, denial-of-service attacks, hacking into the target’s network to introduce malicious software (malware), or information theft.
(U) hate groups (U//FOUO) A term most often used to describe white supremacist groups. It is occasionally used to describe other racist extremist groups.
(U) Jewish extremism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals of the Jewish faith who are willing to use violence or commit other criminal acts to protect themselves against perceived affronts to their religious or ethnic identity.
(U) leaderless resistance (U//FOUO) A strategy that stresses the importance of individuals and small cells acting independently and anonymously outside formalized organizational structures to enhance operational security and avoid detection. It is used by many types of domestic extremists.
(U) leftwing extremism

(U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals that embraces anticapitalist, Communist, or Socialist doctrines and seeks to bring about change through violent revolution rather than through established political processes. The term also refers to leftwing, single-issue extremist movements that are dedicated to causes such as environmentalism, opposition to war, and the rights of animals.

(also: far left, extreme left)

(U) lone terrorist

(U//FOUO) An individual motivated by extremist ideology to commit acts of criminal violence independent of any larger terrorist organization.

(also: lone wolf)

(U) Mexican separatism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals of Mexican descent who advocate the secession of southwestern U.S. states (all or part of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas) to join with Mexico through armed struggle. Members do not recognize the legitimacy of these U.S. states, including the U.S. Government’s original acquisition of these territories.
(U) militia movement (U//FOUO) A rightwing extremist movement composed of groups or individuals who adhere to an antigovernment ideology often incorporating various conspiracy theories. Members oppose most federal and state laws, regulations, and authority (particularly firearms laws and regulations) and often conduct paramilitary training designed to resist perceived government interference in their activities or to overthrow the U.S. Government through the use of violence. (also: citizens militia, unorganized militia)
(U) neo-Nazis

(U//FOUO) Groups or individuals who adhere to and promote Adolph Hitler’s beliefs and use Nazi symbols and ideology. Subjects subscribe to virulently racist as well as anti-Semitic beliefs, many based on national socialist ideals derived from Nazi Germany. Neo-Nazis may attempt to downplay or deny the Jewish Holocaust.

(also: national socialists, Nazis)

(U) patriot movement

(U//FOUO) A term used by rightwing extremists to link their beliefs to those commonly associated with the American Revolution. The patriot movement primarily comprises violent antigovernment groups such as militias and sovereign citizens.

(also: Christian patriots, patriot group, Constitutionalists, Constitutionist)

(U) Phineas Priesthood (U//FOUO) A Christian Identity doctrine derived from the Biblical story of Phinehas, which adherents interpret as justifying inter-racial killing. Followers of this belief system also have advocated martyrdom and violence against homosexuals, mixed-race couples, and abortion providers.
(U) primary targeting (U//FOUO) Plans or attacks directed by extremists against parties that are the focus of an organized campaign.
(U) Puerto Rican independence extremists (U//FOUO) Groups or individuals who engage in criminal activity and advocate the use of violence to achievePuerto Rican independence from the United States.
(U) racial Nordic mysticism

(U//FOUO) An ideology adopted by many white supremacist prison gangs who embrace a Norse mythological religion, such as Odinism or Asatru.

(also: Odinism, Asatru)

(U) racialist

(U//FOUO) A term used by white supremacists intended to

minimize their extreme views on racial issues.

(U) racist skinheads

(U//FOUO) Groups or individuals who combine white supremacist ideology with a skinhead ethos in which “white power” music plays a central role. Dress may include a shaved head or very short hair, jeans, thin suspenders, combat boots or Doc Martens, a bomber jacket (sometimes with racist symbols), and tattoos of Nazi-like emblems. Some are abandoning these stereotypical identifiers.

(also: skins)

(U) radicalization (U//FOUO) The process by which an individual adopts an extremist belief system leading to his or her willingness to advocate or bring about political, religious, economic, or social change through the use of force, violence, or ideologically motivated criminal activity.
(U) rightwing extremism

(U//FOUO) A movement of rightwing groups or individuals who can be broadly divided into those who are primarily hate-oriented, and those who are mainly antigovernment and reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority. This term also may refer to rightwing extremist movements that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

(also known as far right, extreme right)

(U) secondary targeting (U//FOUO) Plans or attacks directed against parties (secondary targets) that provide direct financial, logistic, or physical support to the primary target of an organized campaign, with the goal of coercing those parties to end their engagement with a primary target. Secondary targets can include customers of or suppliers to a primary target or employees of a primary target organization.
(U) single-issue extremist groups

(U//FOUO) Groups or individuals who focus on a single issue or cause—such as animal rights, environmental or anti-abortion extremism—and often employ criminal acts. Group members may be associated with more than one issue.

(also: special interest extremists)

(U) skinheads

(U//FOUO) A subculture composed primarily of working-class, white youth who embrace shaved heads for males, substance abuse, and violence. Skinheads can be categorized as racist, anti-racist or “traditional,” which emphasizes group unity based on fashion, music, and lifestyle rather than political ideology. Dress often includes a shaved head or very short hair, jeans, thin suspenders, combat boots or Doc Martens, and a bomber jacket.

(also: skins)

(U) sovereign citizen movement

(U//FOUO) A rightwing extremist movement composed of groups or individuals who reject the notion of U.S. citizenship. They claim to follow only what they believe to be God’s law or common law and the original 10 amendments (Bill of Rights) to the U.S. Constitution. They believe they are emancipated from all other responsibilities associated with being a U.S. citizen, such as paying taxes, possessing a driver’s license and motor vehicle registration, or holding a social security number. They generally do not recognize federal or state government authority or laws. Several sovereign citizen groups in the United States produce fraudulent documents for their members in lieu of legitimate government-issued forms of identification. Members have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to advance their extremist goals. They often target government officials and law enforcement.

(also: state citizens, freemen, preamble citizens, common law citizens)

(U) tax resistance movement

(U//FOUO) Groups or individuals who vehemently believe taxes violate their constitutional rights. Among their beliefs are that wages are not income, that paying income taxes is voluntary, and that the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allowed Congress to levy taxes on income, was not properly ratified. Members have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to advance their extremist goals. They often target government entities such as the Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

(also: tax protest movement, tax freedom movement, antitax movement)

(U) tertiary targeting (U//FOUO) Plans or attacks against parties with indirect links to the primary target of an organized campaign. Tertiary targets can include employees, customers, investors, and other participants in a company (the secondary target) that does business with or provides support services to the primary target; or parties who provide direct financial, logistic, or physical support to the secondary target.
(U) underground (U//FOUO) A term used to describe clandestine extremist groups, individuals, or their activities.
(U) violent antiwar extremism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to voice their opposition to U.S. involvement in war-related activities. They often target the military, seats of government power, and defense industry personnel, facilities, and activities.
(U) violent religious sects (U//FOUO) Religious extremist groups predisposed toward violence. These groups often stockpile weapons, conduct paramilitary training, and share a paranoid interpretation of current world events, which they often associate with the end of the world. They perceive outsiders as enemies or evil influences; display intense xenophobia and strong distrust of the government; and exercise extreme physical or psychological control over group members, sometimes isolating them from society or subjecting them to physical or sexual abuse and harsh initiation practices.
(U) white nationalism (U//FOUO) A term used by white supremacists to emphasize what they perceive as the uniquely white (European) heritage of the United States.
(U) white power (U//FOUO) A term used by white supremacists to describe their pride in and the perceived superiority of the white race.
(U) white separatism (U//FOUO) A movement of groups or individuals who believe in the separation of races and reject interracial marriages. Some advocate the secession of specific geographic regions from the rest of the United States. Members have been known to advocate or engage in criminal activity and plot acts of violence and terrorism in an attempt to advance their extremist goals.
(U) white supremacist movement

(U//FOUO) Groups or individuals who believe that whites— Caucasians—are intellectually and morally superior to other races and use their racist ideology to justify committing crimes, acts of violence, and terrorism to advance their cause. Some advocate racial separation/segregation. White supremacists generally fall into six categories: Neo-Nazi, Ku Klux KlanUSPER, Christian Identity, racist skinhead, Nordic mysticism, or Aryan prison gangs.
White supremacists have been known to embrace more than one of these categories.

(U) Reporting Notice:
(U) DHS encourages recipients of this document to report information concerning suspicious or criminal activity to DHS and the FBI. The DHS National Operations Center (NOC) can be reached by telephone at 202-282-9685 or by e-mail at NOC.Fusion@dhs.gov. For information affecting the private sector and critical infrastructure, contact the National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC), a sub-element of the NOC. The NICC can be reached by telephone at 202-282-9201 or by e-mail at NICC@dhs.gov. The FBI regional phone numbers can be found online at http://www.fbi.gov/contact/fo/fo.htm. When available, each report submitted should include the date, time, location, type of activity, number of people and type of equipment used for the activity, the name of the submitting company or organization, and a designated point of contact.
(U) For comments or questions related to the content or dissemination of this document, please contact the DHS/I&A Production Branch at IA.PM@hq.dhs.gov, IA.PM@dhs.sgov.gov, or IA.PM@dhs.ic.gov.
(U) Tracked by: TERR-020100-01-05, TERR-020600-01-05, TERR-060100-01-05

 




Oct 18 2011

Tom Morello & Michael Moore support Occupy Wall Street on Bill Maher

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City:

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts. *

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

*These grievances are not all-inclusive.

Get money & lobbying out of the political system, both parties have become corrupt puppets of the corporate elite.

Rage against the machines Tom Morello & Michael Moore support the brave people getting maced to oblivion in the occupy wall street protests.


Oct 16 2011

Occupy Wall Street Statement Read by Keith Olbermann

The Statement Released By The Wall Street Protesters

The Official Declaration of the Occupation of Wall Street read by Keith Olbermann October fifth, 2011, Transcript

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.

We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments.

We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts. *

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!


Aug 18 2011

Sage Francis — Conspiracy To Riot, Music Video & Lyrics

Sage Francis — Conspiracy To Riot

Born Paul Francis in Miami, Florida, Sage Francis is a rapper/writer/performer from Providence, Rhode Island. He is the founder and CEO of the independent hip-hop record label Strange Famous Records.

Conspiracy to Riot is produced by Reanimator. It was originally recorded as a way to raise money to help out protestors who were falsely arrested at 2008′s Republican National Convention. Jared Paul (lead vocalist of Prayers for Atheists) can be heard at the beginning and end of this song. He was one of the many people who were unjustly thrown in jail at this protest only to have all charges dropped at a later date.

Enjoy this video.

Sage Francis — Conspiracy To Riot Lyrics

They wanna corrupt me. They tried to corrupt me.
This ain’t no Swan Song. This is for the ugly ducklings of my country.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE HERE!
‘psst psst; conspiracy to riot.’

Peep the game, dummy. You can’t keep the reign from me.
It’s us who put in the over time, they who make the money.
Snickering at trickle down economy.
We got nickled and dimed? It’s more like highway robbery.
Drive in the fast lane. Eyes on the gas gauge.
Listen to neo-cons cry about black rage.
It doesn’t stop there.
They’re the blowhards. They puff out their chest. They’re full of hot air.
Providing entertainment for the status quo.
Then once every 4 years they pander to the black vote.
Oh, religion ain’t a tool of control?
Then why they pull the God card once they’re losing in the polls?
Foolish. I know. We’re victims of circumstance.
It ain’t coincidence we’re children of the worker ants.
While those in power ain’t never owned a pair of dirty pants
But they’re quick to kill your health insurance plans.
The rich cheat death with their cheap survival.
They found more than one way to beat the Bible.
Street disciple… my beats are trifle mega.
Don’t repeat the cycle, just live your life better.
I’m gonna defeat my rival. That’s why I’m writing this letter
to let em know we ain’t givin’ up the fight ever.

‘psst psst; conspiracy to riot’

They wanna corrupt me. They tried to corrupt me.
This ain’t no Swan Song. This is for the ugly ducklings of my country.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE HERE!
‘psst psst; conspiracy to riot.’

Oh yeah; I’ve got a weapon of mass destruction’;
Parked in the back and it’s a vessel of gas consumption.
Rebels of rap production never adapted to nothing.
Imagine my laugh whenever ask me for something.
Like I ain’t gave it my all.
You came fashionably late to the headbanger’s ball.
After the mob scene lost steam,
And after we spilled pig’s blood on the prom queen.
I’ve been told with old age comes wisdom,
But I’ve found with old age comes old age.
We’re stuck in our old ways like everything was done much better
in some forgotten era. Thumb sucking America.
I can’t begin to name the ways I’d pin the blame
on an administration acting inhumane.
If it’s killing season let’s start within.
When the hunter becomes the hunted they outlaw hunting (ain’t that something.)
Confiscate the ammunition!
Cuz there’s a wolf in sheep’s skin. A pit bull with lipstick.
A pig in a blanket. Some lame duck President
privatizing profit and socializing debt.
Collapsed credit. Journalists get arrested.
Watch the Blackwater operatives go domestic.
Oh, that’s a problem? Well don’t agonize.
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. A whole pack of lies.
Summer spring and autumn. Now bring the wintertime.
I don’t protest snow. I shovel it with picket signs.

‘psst psst; conspiracy to riot’

They wanna corrupt me. They tried to corrupt me.
This ain’t no Swan Song. This is for the ugly ducklings of my country.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE HERE!

We have the right to assembly and it’s the duty of the patriot
to protect his country from the government.
But when we try it; but when we try it;
But when we try it;
it’s CONSPIRACY TO RIOT!

Peace rally with my friends. Conspiracy to riot.
When we have no defense. Conspiracy to riot.
Rubber bullets to our heads. Conspiracy to riot.
Conspiracy to riot. Conspiracy to riot.

When we find voter fraud. Conspiracy to riot.
When we defy overlords. Conspiracy to riot.
When we finally pull the cord. Conspiracy to riot.
Conspiracy to riot. Conspiracy to riot.

‘Til the truth is revealed. Conspiracy to riot.
We ain’t choosing to kneel. Conspiracy to riot.
Let me be the human shield. Conspiracy to riot.
Conspiracy to riot. Conspiracy to riot.


Help support Sage Francis by going to his web site.


Jun 21 2011

Democratic Government: The Thickening of Thin Democracy:

Taken from Karl Rogers, Participatory Democracy, Science and Technology (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 163-72

Harry S. Truman, Dr. John L. Childs, Alex Rose, and David Dubinsky look over a campaign poster urging people to register to vote, 1944.Benjamin Barber’s idea of “thickening thin democracy” involved achieving participatory democracy (which he termed “strong democracy”) through a gradual process of increasing the level of public participation in the existing institutions of representative democracy (which he termed “thin democracy”) rather than dismantling them. This would allow participatory democracy to emerge within a liberal tradition of respect for law, rights, and individual liberty, alongside the public tolerance of differences within a pluralistic, diverse, and open civic society. He also argued that participatory democracy would be a development of the communitarian and “classical” republican traditions, which advocates strong local government and a high level of public commitment to fostering good citizenship, civic virtues, and the development of civic society as a public good.

Public commitment cannot be ideologically imposed through either intervention or revolution, on the part of some external agent (such as an invading and occupying army) or any internal intellectual elite (such as a “revolutionary vanguard”), as if seizing power, setting up elections, writing a constitution, and declaring the beginning of a democracy was sufficient for the creation of a democratic society. Democracy is an ongoing process, not a state or particular set of institutional arrangements. It is a civic society defined internally by its citizenry and the decisions they make to constitute themselves as the demos.

The emergence of democracy, on such an account, is inherently a grass-roots movement, within which the development and differentiation of the form, structure, and content of society are brought-together into three aspects of a unity through the democratic participation of the citizenry. It is the outcome of a social evolution, rather than a political revolution. This can only be achieved as the result of an ongoing historical and cultural process of the development and differentiation of how to best understand “democracy” in theory and practice.

The possibility of participatory democracy depends on the widespread public education and consciousness about this historical process and the cultural traditions from which the current institutional arrangements have emerged. The potential for democratic participation very much depends on the existence of an educated and committed citizenry, without which civic society cannot exist at all. In this respect, participatory democracy should not be understood as an abstract, utopian political philosophy, but as giving political form to situated and ordinary acts of civic participation, volunteer work, and helping one’s neighbours, as performed by citizens in their local communities.

The theoretical task for advocates of participatory democracy is not to provide models for how ordinary citizens should cooperate to develop their communities, workplaces, schools, hospitals, action groups, etc., but, rather, theory should relate such ordinary civic practices to the ideals of participatory democracy and, thereby, connect them with the historical process of the development of democratic participation in both theory and practice. It is this educational aspect of democratic participation that is crucial for the purpose of understanding how the transition from a representative to a participatory democracy could occur in practice.

Even though widespread public participation is the crucial foundation for any genuine democracy, the development of the democratic ethos requires the prioritisation of universal access to high quality education and impartial protection under the law, which must prescribe the norms and ideals of the vast majority of citizens. By combining the liberal ideals of liberty (or negative freedom) and respect for private property with the “classical” republican ideals of civic responsibility and citizenship, Barber argued that participatory democracy would be

“…a much less total, less unitary theory of public life than the advocates of ancient republicanism might wish, but it is more complete and positive than contemporary liberalism. It incorporates a Madisonian wariness about actual human nature into a more hopeful, Jeffersonian outlook on human potentialities…”

Barber was also inspired by anarchism, especially in its social libertarian form, which promotes the ideals of equality, voluntary cooperation, and positive freedom. However, one important difference between Barber’s strong democracy and social libertarianism is that the latter calls for the revolutionary destruction of the state apparatus, whereas the former is an evolutionary development from “actually existing democracy” and calls for a gradual withering away of the State as more and more of its functions become absorbed into civic society. Participatory democracy would be an evolution of liberal democracy, rather than a radical break from it, but it would transcend the limitations of liberalism by recovering the communitarian and social libertarian aspirations for positive freedom and local autonomy, as a social evolution of human communicative and cooperative capabilities within an open-ended, complex, and changing world.

Unlike anarchism, participatory democracy does not require some “year zero” revolutionary event for its possibility, but, instead, would continually develop a participatory civic society in direct proportion to the public willingness and ability for people to administrate, legislate, and magistrate their own affairs. Rather than emerge from some great historical act of mass violence or enlightenment, a participatory democracy involves the continuous development and differentiation of participatory opportunities for societal development. Democratic communities will succeed or fail on the basis of the trust, commitment, respect, and compassion for each other that the members of those communities have and cultivate, as ordinary citizens come together and take personal responsibility for the local administration and development of civic society.

Liberalism assumes that human beings are essentially private, asocial beings that engage in public affairs only to preserve their private interests, and, public administration and legislation requires a level of expertise that is only possessed by the minority of well educated and wealthy citizens or those citizens with specialised, technical training in bureaucratic administration or law. Theories of participatory democracy challenge these assumptions and assert that human beings are both private and social beings, and, the distinction between the private and the public is a product of political activity, not its condition. Specialised training, wealth, or privileged education does not provide or guarantee the acquisition of knowledge of universal truth, morality, or goodness, and, there are not any necessary or sufficient connections between political expertise, rationality, and civic virtue. The relation between political expertise and rationality is open to deliberation and exploration; citizenship and civic virtue would be outcomes of democratic participation. Public participation in the development of civic society (including administrative, legislative, and judicial affairs) would be the educational and transformative means for the development of civic virtue, political efficacy, and social responsibility for the majority of citizens.

Historically, the city has been one of the primary loci (alongside the rural commune) for theories of direct democracy. Barber considered neighbourhood and municipal assemblies to be the most important sites of negotiation, wherein citizens and their delegates could deliberate and coordinate the administration and legislation of their local affairs, including healthcare, education, sanitation, transportation, lighting, etc., through the cooperation between other assemblies, local workplaces, and other organisations. Regional, national, and international assemblies would be convened, whenever deemed necessary, through alliances between city based assemblies to achieve common goals and develop economic relationships. A federation of modern cities would be able to perform all the functions of the modern state (including organise mutual defence through trained citizen militia and reserves), without requiring any centralised authority or bureaucracy. Barber argued that neighbourhood assemblies are important for recovering democratic participation and restoring the sovereign power of the citizenry.

A neighbourhood assembly should be convened whenever any citizen wishes to raise a matter of concern or suggest a proposal to his or her neighbours. Even though a neighbourhood should have a dedicated space for assembly, an assembly does not need to be formal, it does not need regular hours, and attendance should be voluntary. The citizen should merely inform his or her neighbours that s/he wishes to convene the assembly in advance and invite all interested parties to attend. Given that participatory democracy operates through enrolment, rather than consensus, the purpose of the assembly is to communicate and coordinate voluntary participations, contributions, information, and distribute resources. Decisions would be non-binding in the sense that they would be voluntary agreements between citizens to cooperate to achieve a shared goal. They are statements of intent and plans, rather than decrees and resolutions, and do not involve citizens who either disagreed or did not attend, unless those citizens change their views at a future date.

It is in this respect that participatory democracy can be considered to be a libertarian and collectivist form of democracy, within which citizens decide how to organise their own efforts and resources, rather than based on “majority rule”, wherein the majority dominates dissenting minorities, once a consensus has been established. Neighbourhood assemblies would be meeting places and mobilisation centres for neighbourhood residents, and, they could be used to communicate and cooperate with other neighbourhood assemblies and enhance each neighbourhood’s capacity to administrate its own affairs. They would also have educational value for helping citizens to develop their understanding of the meaning of citizenship, civic virtue, social responsibility, and community.

For Barber, New England town meetings offer a starting point for how we could envision local democratic assemblies. Despite their limitations, town meetings, as a local branch of legislative government, are capable of dealing with complex local agendas and concerns, while also helping develop civic virtues and skills, such as cooperation, sociability, social responsibility, civility, solidarity, tolerance, restraint, and humility. They also help develop communitarian commitments and values, which despite the risk of parochialism, are fundamental for genuine democracy based on common enterprise and cooperation between citizens.

Despite his fear of the excesses of democracy, Madison’s federalist ideas of the Republic were dependent on the existence of a citizenry that knows how to govern local affairs and take an interest in national affairs. Otherwise, on what basis could citizens be expected to recognise and choose good representatives? On what basis could citizens hold their representatives accountable? Individual self-interest and ambition must be balanced by the cooperative discovery and realisation of common goods, visions, and responsibilities in order for any system of democratic governance to work for the benefit of the vast majority of people. The State is only able to effectively protect the constitutional checks and balances, including the institutional separation of powers and the rights of the individual citizen, if citizens are able to participate in maintaining the political conditions for the preservation of their political freedoms.

Liberal critics of participatory democracy have often failed to take this into account when they argue that participatory democracy places too heavy a burden upon the citizenry. One needs to take the realities of preserving the conditions for political freedom into account, if one wishes to preserve political freedom. Politically passive citizens, only concerned with the private realm and the satisfaction of their individual preferences, will not be able to develop the skills needed to preserve their political freedoms and, therefore, will be overly reliant upon a politically active minority to do it for them. Under such circumstances, one should not be surprised when the majority have their freedoms radically curtailed by the minority, acting in their own interest. The administration and legislation of public affairs may well be time consuming, but the level of complexity in modern society requires a high level of attention and participation in order to acquire the skills and political efficacy required to deal with that level of complexity. If citizens are unable or unwilling to exercise the required level of attention and participation then they will be unable to protect their own rights and freedoms.

Equal rights will depend on equal participation. Political freedom requires the defence of negative freedom through exercising the positive freedom to participate in the societal development of the institutional arrangements of political and economic relations and activities. It is through democratic participation in securing political freedom (over and above the necessary means to satisfy and protect private interests) that the public realm of human relations can be liberated from the technocratic “nation-wide administration of house-keeping”.

By emerging from within the liberal tradition, democratic participation will afford pragmatic and progressive opportunities for citizens to improve their confidence and political efficacy, while avoiding many of the possible mistakes and injustices that could occur through “excesses of democracy” while the citizenry are inexperienced in governance, and also provide institutional frameworks and support for the ongoing development of democratic processes and opportunities. The liberal tradition would also provide standards of legitimacy and constitutionality that can ground the legal basis to challenge the continuance of any antidemocratic efforts undermine or dominate democratic participation.

By participating in the administration and legislation of local affairs, citizens will also gain the skills and experiences required to develop political efficacy at a national or international level and make alliances and associations that will further empower their local communities and workplaces. Participatory democracy requires a dynamic and revisable process of interpreting how democratic participation should be conducted, within local contexts, which allows citizens considerable latitude and flexibility in their experiments in how to conduct assemblies at local, region, national, or even international levels. It requires a dynamic and revisable process of interpreting the nature of citizenship and the boundaries between the public and private aspects of human life. Decentralised and localised experiments would gradually emerge as a careful and practical form of societal development. Should any experiment make mistakes, these would be localised and their impact of wider society would be dampened, while providing useful experiences and information for other communities and workplaces as well.

By maximising societal pluralism and diversity, there would be a societal stock of alternatives, while citizens would be able to continue any traditional practice that they found to be satisfactory for their local communities or workplaces. The motivation for experimentation would be to discover better ways of organising practical activities, rather than something done for its own sake, and, the decision where and when to experiment must remain a local matter made by the people likely to experience the consequences of such a decision. A strong democracy could be achieved by creating cooperative free-associations between various democratic assemblies which agree to cooperate in accordance with shared respect for the right of each assembly to govern their own affairs.

Participatory democracy advocates the grass-roots collectivisation of political and economic organisations among citizens in order to create alliances capable of effectively resisting and opposing powerful governmental agencies and corporations. By collectively negotiating contracts and the conditions of their participation, without relying on the authority and power of a centralised state apparatus, citizens can confront and challenge organised power, whether corporate or governmental, through the organised power of the citizenry. Participatory democracy radically transforms the conception of the role of the political party. The “traditional” role of the political party is to gather support for a policy platform or agenda, in order to achieve an electoral mandate for administration and legislation. Participatory democracy would transform political parties into educational, persuasive, and consciousness-raising organisations that enrol citizens into collective action to implement and develop particular programmes and projects. The political party would be transformed from being a “representational” to an “ideological” instrument of organisation and coordination. Many citizens would have “overlapping membership” of several political parties and multi-party alliances would be commonplace for specific issues, concerns, or proposals.

The political form of a participatory democracy is that of a decentralised society wherein citizens have sovereign authority to develop an egalitarian, libertarian, and rational society through democratic assemblies, free-associations, and alliances. Such a society requires a high level of knowledge, skills, and political efficacy among the citizenry in order for local problems to be solved through collective action and political parties should help citizens meet these requirements. Citizens would make decisions through enrolment into cooperative efforts, resulting in a decentralised structure of local-outwards efforts to build networks of participants, through a process of enrolment, rather than either a top-downward hierarchy or a bottom-upward process of consensus formation. In this respect, it would radically differ from competitive elitism and democratic centralism.

It is important that democratic participation provides the means for the successful harmonisation of individual goals and social purposes, but the discovery of what constitutes examples of successful harmonisation, as well as deciding the criteria under which we would make such qualifications, needs to remain exploratory and pluralistic – effectively decided in context at a local level– rather than prejudged in terms of theory. The process by which such decisions are tested must remain laissez-faire in relation to other communities and workplaces, rather than decided through centralised planning and coordination, on the basis that, through trial and error, stable alliances and agreements would arise between different workplaces and communities simply on the assumption that it is in their own best interest to achieve them. Theories should be critically developed as heuristics to help us propose experiments in workplace and community democracy, rather than axiomatic models for defining democratic participation, which is something that must remain at stake, discovered and decided through democratic participation.

There are also irreducibly aesthetic and contextual aspects of face-to-face communication that are essential for the development of meaningful democratic participation, within local contexts, which cannot be understood in the general terms of theory. Different communities and workplaces will develop democracy in different ways and an over reliance on any theoretical account will result in a definition of democratic participation that will not be universally applicable or meaningful. Even with the best intentions, over-reliance on theory will tend towards ideological dogmatism and its concomitant impractical and coercive democratic centralism. Of course, at a theoretical level, we can specify a universal set of minimum conditions for the possibility of freedom from coercive power and equality of participation, for example: individuals must be able to learn how to develop their diverse qualities and abilities in order to realise their potential; communities must be able to collectively protect themselves; individuals must agree to respect privacy and tolerate differences; freedom of association and freedom of expression must be valued and practised; individuals must have the right to choose the economic conditions of their labour, given their abilities, skills, and available resources; society must provide free and public access to scientific knowledge and technological innovation, as well as open and free access to communications; and every citizen must have the right to participate in any public assembly on any matter of direct concern. However, in order for these to be meaningful as a set of minimum conditions, they must be recognised by the vast majority of citizens, and whether they are satisfied in local contexts will be a matter of interpretation.

Whereas there is little doubt among theorists that direct democracy is possible in homogeneous societies, its practical value is open to question, but we face the reverse situation in heterogeneous societies, wherein the practical value of direct democracy is evident, but its possibility is in doubt. Participatory democracy offers the possibility of developing a heterogeneous society into a dynamic polyarchy of allied associations of citizens, forming powerful groups and organisations. Alliances between confederated democratic assemblies, alongside courts, organisations, and networks, would provide the means by which citizens are able to communicate and cooperate with each other, while preventing the possibility of the centralisation of power and authority. It is on this basis that citizens could have the direct sovereign power to administrate, legislate, and magistrate public affairs, without having to be Rousseauesque gods, while our lack of divine foresight or perception is the best reason why we should divide this sovereign power among us in equal measure.

This would empower democratic participation and collective action through polyarchic and decentralised networks of free-associations, forming alliances to deal with specific issues and particular projects, without any need for authoritarian and centralised government. A polyarchic citizenry would form an allied majority only for the purpose of satisfying over-lapping interests and concerns. An allied majority would not be forthcoming for extreme or excessive proposals, given that there will be a low level of over-lapping interest in the success of such proposals. It is also highly likely that the polyarchic majority would counter the possible emergence of any dominant faction, except on matters with a high level of common agreement, and a polyarchic majority would fragment in response to extreme or excessive proposals. A polyarchic majority would be incapable of acting in a tyrannical manner because it relies on a high degree of commonality and consent among the citizenry.

As Dahl argued, the fear of “mob rule” or “the excesses of democracy” are actually overstated within a modern pluralistic society, given that the majority is actually an equilibrium state of overlapping membership. Furthermore, each citizen has over-lapping membership of several associations, groups, and organisations, which allows them to democratically participate in societal development and political institutions on many different levels and in different capacities. Of course theorists of participatory democracy should be concerned with problems that might occur through “excesses of democracy”, such as lynch mobs, pogroms, or other injustices or excesses of zeal, but one must ask, should such abuses occur, whether they are more likely to be stopped and corrected through a decentralised democratic alliance of powerful organisations, or through a massive state apparatus of centralised bureaucratic, police, and military power controlled by a minority in the name of the majority? It is arguably the case that both systems would localise abuses and dampen conflicts in more or less equal measure, but, whereas local abuses may go unchecked for longer in direct democracies, they would be unlikely to spread beyond the locality without being opposed, but in an indirect democracy, even though there are checks and balances against the minority abusing its position of power, if should it overcome these checks and balances (through conspiracy, public manipulation, or a coup d’état) then it will be extremely difficult for the majority to stop these abuses of power, due to the power of the state apparatus in shielding the minority from the majority through the use of police and military forces.

The risk that a participatory democracy could degenerate into chaos or civil war can be avoided by strengthening the democratic assemblies through cooperative federations and alliances in accordance with their over-lapping interests and concerns. During the process of decentralising power and increasing local community power, through federations and alliances, citizens would have sufficient time to learn how to cooperate and administer their own local affairs through reasonable and practical deliberations. The process of gaining power through cooperative action (rather than competition) should teach people how to collectively coordinate their actions, without resorting to violence or coercion. The “thickening of thin democracy” is not to be mistaken with reforming the state apparatus because, from the outset, it amounts to eroding the State through an ongoing process of deconstructive decentralisation and constructive participation as citizens learn how to govern their own affairs to their own satisfaction.

Withering away the State would be the direct democratic process of gradually making the State obsolete by absorbing its operations into civic society as citizens take over its administrative, legislative, and judicial functions, in that order, as a social evolution from a mass society to a rational, egalitarian, and libertarian society. It is only after citizens have become proficient in administering their own affairs that they should begin to legislate for themselves through citizens’ assemblies and democratically write their own constitution. It is only after citizens have become proficient in legislation that they can democratise the judiciary, without risking injustices or excesses of zeal. During this transitional stage, wherein citizens take over the administration of society, the liberal constitutional framework of law and the appeal to the judiciary will act as essential guides to avoid abuses of power and excesses of zeal, while citizens are learning how to be good citizens and deepening their commitment to the practical value of participatory democracy by learning how to deliberate and make decisions in the absence of centralised standards or arbitration, and, by critically examining their habitual norms and practices.

A participatory democracy would not be a system of local, autocratic “majority rule”; lynch mobs and kangaroo courts do not constitute legitimate expressions of democratic participation, if they contradict the Constitution. By refining and developing the liberal tradition of law and jurisprudence, while citizens are learning how to administer local affairs, a conception of constitutionality acts as a guide to the process of transition, after which citizens can learn how to legislate through democratic assemblies and magistrate through juries.

Once the administration of society is conducted through democratic participation, citizens will be in a position to take over the legislative powers of the State as well. The ongoing deliberation and refinement of the Constitution, through democratic assemblies and referenda, will be a crucial component of successfully navigating this transition. It is only once citizens have embodied their own constitutional understanding of the nature of democracy and citizenship (including their rights and duties) in legal practices and conceptions of justice, will they be able to competently transcend the liberal tradition and achieve participatory democracy. The Constitution should be an agreement between all citizens (or at least the vast majority) if it is to act as a General Authority against which the legitimacy of local sovereignty can be challenged. This allows individual citizens to challenge the legitimacy of the legislative and judicial decisions of their neighbours, through appeals to the Constitution, claiming that particular local decisions contradicted the Constitution, as agreed by the same neighbours. If necessary, it is only on the basis of appeals to the Constitution that citizens could enrol the aid of other citizens to defend them, without risking degeneration into factionalism or a civil war. This is essential for the development of political efficacy among an active citizenry capable of learning how to deal with the problems of local self-governance.

By taking the liberal tradition as its point of departure and holding that the General Authority of the Constitution is an essential educational aspect of the transition from representative to participatory democracy, by acting as a heuristic focus for how the demos assembles and understands itself, the limits of democratic participation can be balanced with the individual expectation of negative freedom. It is only in virtue of having these limits and this expectation that positive freedom can be a part of political activity at all. John Rawls argued that a liberal constitutional protection of pluralism was necessary because

“…a basic feature of democracy is the fact of reasonable pluralism – the fact that a plurality of conflicting reasonable comprehensive doctrines, religious, moral, and philosophical, is the normal result of its culture of free institutions. Citizens realise that they cannot reach agreement or even approach mutual understanding on the basis of their irreconcilable comprehensive doctrines.”

If public institutions embodied the comprehensive doctrines of some citizens rather than others, then any cooperative enterprise deliberated and decided through such institutions would tend to endorse these doctrines as positive freedoms, while also treating them as negative freedoms and, thereby, preventing others from challenging them. Hence, Rawls argued that public reasons for mutually binding forms of social organisation and cooperation should be decoupled from comprehensive doctrines and appeal only to “free-standing political values”, as explicitly stated in the constitution. The institutional structures of deliberation and decision making in the public realm should only be based on “free-standing political values”, shared by all citizens, while the employment of comprehensive doctrines should be confined to civic society and the private realm. However, this is all well and good as an abstraction, but how do we decide what “free-standing political values” are? The “free-standing political values” that Rawls endorses in the US Constitution have emerged from a cultural background and entail comprehensive doctrines regarding conditions for human freedom, equality, and happiness, hence allowing us to agree that (and understand why) freedom, equality, and happiness are goods.

Given that “free-standing political values” entail comprehensive doctrines in defining the boundaries of constitutional protections of pluralism, it is essential that the citizenry (or at least the vast majority) are involved in collectively deliberating and deciding what these values should be. The citizenry must be able to deliberate and agree upon the Constitution, which must remain open to re-evaluation and revision, and in this sense “free-standing political values” are the political values agreed by the vast majority, if not all. Otherwise the Constitution will assert the comprehensive doctrines of a minority as “free-standing political values”, which will either distort public reason, by only permitting the outcomes that benefit that minority at the expensive of the majority, or it will simply become an historical document without practical value. It is in this sense that participatory democracy becomes a condition for the preservation of liberal pluralism. By recognising that every comprehensive doctrine is equally worthy of consideration and it should be left to particular citizens in particular circumstances to decide for themselves which comprehensive doctrine they wish to try to live by, theories of participatory democracy are able to embrace liberal pluralism at a societal level, preserving negative freedom through the societal commitment to a principle of localisation, while also embracing the practical value of particular comprehensive doctrines at the local level as an expression of positive freedom through a principle of free-association. In this respect, the tension between the local and societal levels will constitute its own check and balance against the centralisation of power and authority. A participatory democracy would satisfy Galston’s requirements for constitutional liberal pluralism that the demands placed on the citizens are not too heavy for them to bear; the “free standing political values” are not too diverse to exist in the same society; and its broad outlines must correspond to the moral sentiments and circumstances of members of that society.

Once we take Galston’s requirements into account, alongside the recognition that Rawl’s “free-standing political values” entail comprehensive doctrines, then we can answer Dahl’s claim that there are some universally accepted values, rights, and liberties that override the democratic process and majority consensus. Such values, rights, and liberties could only be universally accepted through the democratic process and majority consensus. In my view, any such universal values, rights, and liberties would by discovered through the process of discovering what the democratic process means in context, and these values could only maintain their universality due to the commitment of the vast majority to their reasonableness (as universals) on the basis that it is a condition of having such individual rights that the individual respects the individual rights of others. Without the agreement of the vast majority, it would be impossible that any set of rights could be universally respected. Instead they would be based on the imposition of assertions and privileges of a minority over the majority. Any such overriding values, rights, and liberties would be based on coercive power relations.

In Dahl’s example of “a fair trial”, he claimed that it is only the individual’s right to due legal process that overrides the desire of the majority to punish whomever is accused of some vile crime, but he failed to recognise that any such act of “mob justice” would also require the suspension of democratic values, such as free speech (of the defendant and the accusers) and free association (having skilled representatives to aid the defendant and the accusers), which would involve the suspension of the democratic process, as well failing to satisfy the practical need to actually protect the public from the guilty party by correctly identifying them. If we possessed absolute foresight or universal epistemological principles of jurisprudence then we would have no need of the democratic process at all, but, in their absence, the democratic process is the best means to “a fair trial”. Of course, even with all due diligence, sometimes the democratic process will make mistakes, such as convicting the wrong person for a crime, but this is due to human fallibility, rather than a failure of the democratic process. Human fallibility is the reason why the democratic process has practical value in the first instance and the individual’s right to “a fair trial” inherently involves the democratic process, as the best means to realise the public good (correctly identifying criminals and protecting the public from them), and, if the majority did not respect this right (by stringing up the first suspect from the nearest tree) then this would not be an outcome of the democratic process, but, rather, a failure on the part of the majority to engage in the democratic process. A lynch mob cannot be considered as an outcome of a democratic process in the same way that a cattle stampede cannot be considered as an act of democratic agreement formed by cows to decide which direction they should run. In this sense, once we consider the practical value of the democratic process as the means to realise the public good, we can recognise that “majority consensus” is necessary but not sufficient for a decision to be democratic, if that consensus has been achieved without a process of public deliberation directed towards discovering the best course of action. Instances of ‘”mob rule”, lynch mobs, or the exclusion of minorities would be incompatible with participatory democracy because they would be the consequences of failing to engage in democratic processes of deliberation and decision making among those concerned with the consequences of any course of action.

Who is Karl Rogers?

Karl Rogers is a Professor of Philosophy, co-founder of the John Dewey Center for Democracy of Education, affiliated with the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota. He is the author of a number of books including Modern Science and the Capriciousness of Nature; Participatory Democracy, Science and Technology; and, On the Metaphysics of Experimental Physics. His latest book is Debunking Glenn Beck: How to Save America from Media Pundits and Propagandists is available from Praeger, ABC-CLIO


Jun 8 2011

Enthrone a World Dictatorship of Private Finance

bretton-woods-conferance“…I am convinced that the agreement [Bretton Woods] will enthrone a world dictatorship of private finance more complete and terrible than any Hitlerite dream. It offers no solution of world problems, but quite blatantly sets up controls which will reduce the smaller nations to vassal states and make every government the mouthpiece and tool of International Finance. It will undermine and destroy the democratic institutions of this country—in fact as effectively as ever the Fascist forces could have done—pervert and paganise our Christian ideals; and will undoubtedly present a new menace, endangering world peace. World collaboration of private financial interests can only mean mass unemployment, slavery, misery, degradation and financial destruction. Therefore, as freedom loving Australians we should reject this infamous proposal.”

—Labor Minister of Australia, Eddie Ward, during the inception of the World Bank and Bretton Woods, he gave this warning


Jun 3 2011

Rage Against The Machine “People of The Sun” Lyrics & Music Video

Rage Against The Machine “People of The Sun”

“People of the Sun” is the second single by the American band Rage Against the Machine for their 1996 album Evil Empire. The song is about the Zapatista revolution. Lead vocalist Zack de la Rocha wrote “People of The Sun” after a visit to the Chiapas in southern Mexico. The music video for “People of the Sun” was nominated for a Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy in 1998, but it lost to the Smashing Pumpkins’ “The End is the Beginning is the End”.

“People of The Sun” has a wide variety of references, most notably the destruction of the Aztec empire by the Spanish. De La Rocha also refers to the last Aztecan Emperor Cuauhtémoc, who was tortured and eventually executed by the Spaniards.

Rage Against the Machine” were known to perform “People of The Sun” live as early as 1992, the only difference being Zack’s lyrics. A studio version was also recorded and has circulated on the internet. The original “People of The Sun” lyrics contained verses from their song “Fistful of Steel”.

This version of “People of the Sun” was first played on December 14, 1992, at the Whisky a GoGo in West Hollywood, California.

The music video for “People of the Sun”, directed by Peter Christopherson and produced by Fiz Oliver at Squeak Pictures, opens with shots of a dead Mexican Indian girl; her arm starts bleeding and the blood shows the words “Trickle down”. Statistics illustrating the plight of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation are shown from a film projector being run in a morgue. Military footage of US arms arriving in Mexico and the Zapatistas themselves are interspersed with this and shots of the band playing in front of a brick wall in about a 10 by 10 space. The version seen on MTV is the edited version; scenes of an indigenous worker being buried alive and trampled, and dead teenagers in the morgue, have been removed and replaced with military footage. The black and white documentary-style scenes of the laborer and the vaqueros are from the movie ¡Qué viva México! by Sergei Eisenstein, from the 1930s.

Rage Against The Machine “People of The Sun” Music Video

Rage Against The Machine “People of The Sun” Lyrics

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Yeah people come up

Yeah, we better turn tha bass up on this one

Check it,
Since 15 hundred and 16, minds attacked and overseen
Now crawl amidst the ruins of this empty dream
With their borders and boots on top of us
Pullin’ knobs on the floor of their toxic metropolis
But how you gonna get what you need ta get?
Tha gut eaters, blood-drenched get offensive like Tet
The fifth sun sets get back reclaim
Tha spirit of Cuahtemoc alive an untamed
Now face tha funk now blastin’ out ya speaker
On the one: Maya, Mexica
The vultures came, they tried to steal your name but now you got a gun
Ya this is for the people of the sun

Its comin’ back around again
This is for the people of the sun
Its comin’ back around again

Its comin’ back around again
This is for the people of the sun
Its comin’ back around again

Ya never forget that the wipe snapped your back, ya spine cracked for tobacco, I’m the Marlboro man uh
Our past blastin’ on through tha verses
Brigades of taxi cabs rolling broadway like hearses
Troops strippin’ zoots, shots of red mist, sailors blood on tha deck
Come sista resist
From tha era of terror, check this photo lens
Now the city of angels as they ethnic cleanse
Heads bobbin’ to tha funk out ya speaker,
On the one: Maya, Mexica
That vulture came ta try to steal ya name but now you found a gun
You’rehistory, this is for the people of the sun

Its comin’ back around again
This is for tha people of tha sun
Its comin back around again

Its comin’ back around again
This is for tha people of tha sun
Its comin’ back around again

Its comin’ back around again
This is for tha people of tha sun
Its comin’ back around again

Its comin’ back around again
This is for the people of the sun
Its comin’ back around

Of the sun


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May 21 2011

Flipsyde Oh God Music Video and Lyrics

Flipsyde Oh God Music Video.

This Flipsyde song Oh God is about people taking no responsibility for what is occurring in their lives and in the world and then asking god for help when everything goes wrong. They need to help themselves and not expect life to be handled for them.

Enjoy the music video:

Lyrics to Flipsyde’s song “Oh God”.

When you ask me for help then its blasphemy. Cause I gave you everything that I had in me. Why you sittin on ya ass and you mad at me. When I think about your life its a tragedy. Wasn’t nobody there to witness when I made this world. Created the sun the moon the boys and girls. I gave em the holy spirit and they chose to fear it. Now you fillin up the churches cause the end is nearer. How dare you believe I could live in a house. See your body is the temple and you kicked me out. With the drugs and the drank and the murder and the rape and you think it get erased sunday when you pray? You say that you believe but it aint what you say, its the life that you lead in the night and the day. I’m in the AK in the night when it spray, I’m the baby in the grave I’m the life that you take.

Chorus: Oh God
Don’t call me, call the cops
I’m sorry but I know you not
You don’t wanna feel my wrath
You still tryin to hide ya past
Oh God please have mercy on me.

Many souls line up for a chance at life. And I let em all know, its a sacrifice. And they let it all go, in the name of love. Get born and bred to be hoes and thugs. And you cussin at the kids and you steal they heart. See they came from the stars and you tear em apart. And you blame it on the devil but he don’t exist. All this lawlessness, I’m all of this. Got love for ya soul but ya soul is numb. And I’m knowin that you can’t remember where you from. And the road get long with a heart a stone, I figured that it be better just to bring you home. And the world that ya in’s gonna end from within cause the minute that you sin the destruction begins. It never was the plan turnin dust into men just to have you turn around and not trust from within.

Chorus: Oh God
Don’t call me, call the cops
I’m sorry but I know you not
You don’t wanna feel my wrath
You still tryin to hide ya past
Oh God please have mercy on me.

From the black to the brown to the red and white. Every color in between from the dark to light. You don’t wanna live together then prepare to fight. You don’t wanna make it better then prepare to die. Made all of you different and I hoped you’d listen. Instead of killin one another but the hope was missin. And you starin at ya brother like you scared to death. Realize when you die that you failed the test. See I made me a woman and you called her bitch. Then I made me a man and his throat was slit. So I made me a plan. Made me a band, background music while the whole world end. I’m the only reason why this old world spins. You commited treason let the sentencin begin. Melt the ice caps you can see the sea rise. Flood each and everything I despise. Cuttin all the trees now ya lungs can’t breath. Ozone get depleted and you fry from UVs. Mountains gon crumble, valleys gon rise. Begging me to stop steady tellin me lies. You could never change, your life’s out of time. All the good people dead you are not one of mine.

Chorus: Oh God
Don’t call me, call the cops
I’m sorry but I know you not
You don’t wanna feel my wrath
You still tryin to hide ya past
Oh God please have mercy on me.


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Apr 28 2011

Iran: It’s Not Just Oil, It’s The Dollar, Stupid!

Iran Map, More Than Just Oil

It’s Not Just Oil, It’s The Dollar, Stupid!

I learned something new today. I seem to continue to do that the more I look.

Why does the US wage war at the slightest ripple, anywhere in the world, and we just sit up here and take it?

Do you hear the sabers rattling on Iran?

A very similar rattling sound to Iraq. And you may say, “well, Iraq was responsible for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center… weapons of mass destruction right?

You should know better and I won’t even go there, because there is enough very valid data on-line and in your favorite bookstore to debunk such quite easily.

But why did we really invade Iraq and what does that have to do with Iran?

We all say, “OIL,”  right? Right, but there’s more to it. (It’s the dollar stupid.)

After the war in 1944 at a big meeting in Breton Woods N.H. USA, the big bankers put the world on the dollar as its reserve currency, replacing the British pound.

That means, that everybody trades in dollars, to keep it simple.

We had enough military muscle and ample gold in our reserves, so the world readily accepted our dollar—as good as gold. So, of course, with that “confidence” in place the door was opened to printing more money with no gold to back it. Yet, the idea remained—a dollar is as good as gold.

Then the French and a few others threw a slight monkey wrench in the vault in the late 1960s. They demanded the US pay up in gold—the real stuff. Damn near drained Fort Knox – and put an end to the fake “gold standard.”

So, deep the night in 1971, tricky Dick, the then president, at the behest of the bankers that be, took the US off what partial gold standard that existed, to save the vault from being drained… Whether you realize it or not, that was in essence the admission of our insolvency as a country. We can’t pay our obligations and won’t.

This didn’t cause much alarm to most if not all nations who still believed the dollar was as good as gold.

But, the printing presses (and the Federal Reserve computers) revved up and started really printing the greenbacks … and part of the manipulation up of the dollar was an agreement made with the OPEC crew, whereby they made everyone pay for oil in dollars worldwide.

The dollar sort of became an oil-based currency. That’s a new one… didn’t know that before.

In return, the U.S. promised to protect the various oil-rich kingdoms (the OPEC crew) in the Persian Gulf against threat of invasion or domestic coup. This helped inginite the radical Islamic movement among those who resented our influence in the region.
Are the dots connecting yet?

But realize, that the printing presses and computers are still cranking out dollar bills by the jillions now. The more money that goes into the system, the less the dollar is worth. To make a long story short, the point is that the weakening dollar led some to start challenging it’s worth, like Saddam Hussein.

Senator Ron Paul said in a speech to the US House of Representatives in 2006:

“In November 2000 Saddam Hussein demanded Euros for his oil. His arrogance was a threat to the dollar; his lack of any military might was never a threat.

“At the first cabinet meeting with the new administration in 2001, as reported by Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill, the major topic was how we would get rid of Saddam Hussein — though there was no evidence whatsoever he posed a threat to us. This deep concern for Saddam Hussein surprised and shocked O’Neill.”

Later in this speech he states:

‘In 2001, Venezuela’s ambassador to Russia spoke of Venezuela switching to the Euro for all their oil sales. Within a year there was a coup attempt against Chavez, reportedly with assistance from our CIA.

“After these attempts to nudge the Euro toward replacing the dollar as the world’s reserve currency were met with resistance, the sharp fall of the dollar against the Euro was reversed. These events may well have played a significant role in maintaining dollar dominance.

“It’s become clear the U.S. administration was sympathetic to those who plotted the overthrow of Chavez, and was embarrassed by its failure. The fact that Chavez was democratically elected had little influence on which side we supported.”

Can you guess the next move? I can. Who else is proposing to sell oil for Euros and not dollars?

You guessed it. Iran.

Iran has no power to attack us. None. We’ve surely done a lot to piss them off – CIA overthrow of their democratically elected president in 1953; Installing the Shah and aiding Saddam Hussein in invading Iran in the 80s.

Think Iran would be a bit ticked off?

Ok, Ron Paul said another few things…

“Concern for pricing oil only in dollars helps explain our willingness to drop everything and teach Saddam Hussein a lesson for his defiance in demanding Euros for oil.

“And once again there’s this urgent call for sanctions and threats of force against Iran at the precise time Iran is opening a new oil exchange with all transactions in Euros.

“Using force to compel people to accept money without real value can only work in the short run. It ultimately leads to economic dislocation, both domestic and international, and always ends with a price to be paid.

“The economic law that honest exchange demands only things of real value as currency cannot be repealed. The chaos that one day will ensue from our 35-year experiment with worldwide fiat money will require a return to money of real value. We will know that day is approaching when oil-producing countries demand gold, or its equivalent, for their oil rather than dollars or Euros. The sooner the better.”

I say, open your eyes and look for the things that don’t make sense and dig deeper till you get the truth.

Then the real game on planet earth will become visible. You can read the whole speech here

Al@ Components of Success.com


Apr 26 2011

Psychopolitics: The Manual on Population Control and Manipulation

There is a little book called Psychopolitics, which is used by men in our government and certain corporation heads to control the population of this planet.

Here is the book in it’s in its entirety, I highly recommend you read the rest so that the insidious techniques used by such people can be spotted and handled.


Table of Contents


An Address By Beria

American students at the Lenin University, I welcome your
attendance at these classes on Psychopolitics.

Psychopolitics is an important if less known division of Geopolitics.
It is less known because it must necessarily deal with highly educated
personnel, the very top strata of “mental healing.”

By psychopolitics our chief goals are effectively carried forward. To
produce a maximum of chaos in the culture of the enemy is our first most
important step. Our fruits are gown in chaos, distrust, economic
depression, and scientific turmoil. Ac last a weary populace can seek
peace only in our offered Communist State, at last only communism can
resolve the problems of the masses.

A psychopolitician must work hard to produce the maximum chaos in the
fields of “mental healing.” He must recruit and use all the agencies and
facilities of “mental healing.” He must labor to increase the personnel
and facilities of “mental healing” until at last the entire field of
mental science is entirely dominated by Communist principles and
desires.

To achieve these goals the psychopolitician must crush every
“homegrown” variety of mental healing in America. Actual teachings of
James, Eddy, and Pentecostal Bible faith healers amongst your misguided
people must be swept aside. They must be discredited, defamed,
arrested, stamped upon even by their own government until there is no
credit in them and only Communist-oriented “healing” remains. You must
work until every teacher of psychology unknowingly or knowingly teaches
only Communist doctrine under the guise of “psychology.” You must labor
until every doctor and psychiatrist is either a psycho-politician or an
unwitting assistant to our aims.

You must labor until we have dominion over the minds and bodies of
every important person in your nation. You must achieve such disrepute
for the state of insanity and such authority over its pronouncement that
not one statesman so labeled could again be given credence by his
people. You must work until suicide arising from mental imbalance is
common and calls forth no general investigation or remark.

With the institutions for the insane you have in your country prisons
that can hold a million persons and can hold them without civil rights
or any hope of freedom. And upon these people can be practiced shock
and surgery so that never again will they draw a sane breath. You must
make these treatments common and accepted. And you must sweep aside any
treatment or any group of persons seeking to treat by effective means.

You must dominate as respected men in the fields of psychiatry and
psychology. You must dominate the hospitals and universities. You must
carry forward the myth that only a European doctor is competent in the
field of insanity and thus excuse amongst you the high incidence of
foreign birth and training. If and when we seize Vienna you shall then
have a common ground of meeting and can come and take your instructions
as worshipers of Freud along with other psychiatrists.

Psychopolitics is a solemn charge. With it you can erase our enemies
as insects. You can cripple the efficiency of leaders by striking
insanity into their Families through the use of drugs. You can wipe
them away with testimony as to their insanity. By our technologies you
can even bring about insanity itself when the people seem too resistive.

You can change their loyalties by psychopolitics. Given a short time
with a psychopolitician you can alter forever the loyalty of a soldier
fallen into our hands or a statesman or a leader in his own country, or
you can destroy his mind.

However, you labor under certain dangers. It may happen that remedies
for our “treatments” may be discovered. It may occur that a public hue
and cry may arise against “mental healing.” It may thus occur that all
mental healing might be placed in the hands of ministers and be taken
out of the hands of our psychologists and psychiatrists. But the
Capitalistic thirst for control, Capitalistic inhumanity, and a general
public terror of insanity can be brought to guard against these things.
But should they occur, should independent researchers actually discover
means to undo psychopolitical procedures, you must not rest, you must
not eat or sleep, you must not stint one tiniest bit of available money
to campaign against it, discredit it, strike it down and render it void.
For by an effective means our actions and researches could be undone.

In a Capitalistic state you are aided on all sides by the corruption
of the philosophy of man and the times. You will discover that
everything will aid you in your campaign to seize control, and use all
“mental healing” to spread our doctrine and rid us of our enemies within
their own borders.

Use the courts, use the judges, use the Constitution of the country,
use its medical societies and its laws to further our ends. Do not
stint in your labor in this direction. And when you have succeeded you
will discover that you can now effect your own legislation at will and
you can, by careful organization of healing societies, by constant
campaigns about the terrors of society, by pretense as to your
effectiveness make your Capitalist himself, by his own appropriations,
finance a large portion of the quiet Communist conquest of the nation.

By psychopolitics create chaos. Leave a nation leaderless. Kill our
enemies. And bring to Earth, through communism, the greatest peace Man
has ever known.

Thank-you.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAPTER I: The History and Definition of Psychopolitics

Brainwashing PsychopoliticsAlthough punishment for its own sake may not be entirely without recompense, it is nevertheless true that the end and goal of all punishment is the indoctrination of the person being punished with an idea, whether that idea be one of restraint or obedience.

In that any ruler has, from time beyond memory, needed the obedience of his subjects in order to accomplish his ends, he has thus resorted to punishment. This is true of every tribe and state in the history of Man. Today, Russian culture has evolved more certain and definite methods of aligning and securing the loyalties of persons and populaces, and of enforcing obedience upon them. This modern outgrowth of an old practice is called Psychopolitics.

The stupidity and narrowness of nations not blessed with Russian reasoning has caused them to rely upon practices which are, today, too ancient and outmoded for the rapid and heroic pace of our time. And in view of the tremendous advance of Russian culture in the field of mental technologies, begun with the glorious work of Pavlov and carried forward
so ably by later Russians, it would be strange that an art and science
would not evolve totally devoted to the aligning of loyalties and
extracting the obedience of individuals and multitudes.

Thus we see that psychopolitical procedures are a natural outgrowth of
practices as old as Man, practices that are current in every group of
men throughout the world. Thus, in psychopolitical procedures there is
no ethical problem since it is obvious and evident that man is always
coerced against his will to the greater good of the State, whether by
economic gains or indoctrination into the wishes and desires of the
State.

Basically, man is an animal. He is an animal that has been given a
civilized veneer. Man is a collective animal grouped together for his
own protection before the threat of the environment. Those who so group
and control him must then have in their possession specialized
techniques to direct the vagaries and energies of the animal man toward
greater efficiency in the accomplishment of the goals of the State.

Psychopolitics, in one form or another, has long been used in Russia,
but the subject is all but unknown outside the borders of our nation,
save only where it is used for the greater good of the nation.

The definition of Psychopolitics follows.

Psychopolitics is the art and science of asserting and maintaining
dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers,
bureaus, and masses and the effecting of the conquest of enemy nations
through “mental healing.”

The subject of Psychopolitics breaks down into several categories,
each a natural and logical progression from the last. Its first subject
is the constitution and anatomy of man, himself, as a political
organism. The next is an examination of man as an economic organism, as
this might be controlled by his desires. The next is classification of
State goals for the individual and masses. The next is an examination
of loyalties. The next is the general subject of obedience. The next
is the anatomy of the stimulus-response mechanisms of man. The next is
the subject of shock and endurance. The next is categories of
experience. The next is the catalyzing and aligning of experience. The
next is the use of drugs. The next is the use of implantation. The
next is the general application of Psychopolitics within Russia. The
next is the organization and use of counter-Psychopolitics. The next is
the use of Psychopolitics in the conquest of foreign nations. The next
is psychopolitical organizations outside Russia, their composition and
activity. The next is the creation of slave philosophy in a hostile
nation. The next is countering anti-psychopolitical activities abroad,
and the final one, the destiny of psychopolitical rule in a scientific
age. To this might be added many subcategories, such as the
nullification of modern weapons by psychopolitical activity.

The strength and power of Psychopolitics cannot be overestimated,
particularly when used in a nation decayed by pseudo-intellectualism,
where exploitation of the masses combines readily with psychopolitical
actions, and particularly where the greed of Capitalistic or Monarchial
regimes has already brought about an overwhelming incidence of neurosis
which can be employed as the groundwork for psychopolitical action and a
psychopolitical corps.

It is part of your mission, student, to prevent psychopolitical
activity to the detriment of the Russian State, just as it is your
mission to carry forward in our nation and outside it, if you are so
assigned, the missions and goals of Psychopolitics. No agent of Russia
could be even remotely effective without a thorough grounding in
Psychopolitics, and so you carry forward with you a Russian trust to use
well what you are learning here.


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CHAPTER II: The Constitution of Man as a Political Organism

Man is already a colonial aggregation of cells, and to consider him an
individual would be an error. Colonies of cells have gathered together
as one organ or another of the body, and then these organs have,
themselves, gathered together to form the whole. Thus we see that man,
himself, is already a political organism, even if we do not consider a
mass of men.

Sickness could be considered to be a disloyalty to the remaining
organisms on the part on one organism. This disloyalty, becoming
apparent, brings about a revolt of some part of the anatomy against the
remaining whole, and thus we have, in effect, an internal revolution.
The heart, becoming disaffected, falls away from close membership and
service to the remainder of the organism, and we discover the entire
body in all of its activities is disrupted because of the revolutionary
activity of the heart. The heart is in revolt because it cannot or will
not cooperate with the remainder of the body. If we permit the heart
thus to revolt, the kidneys, taking the example of the heart, may in
their turn rebel and cease to work for the good of the organism. This
rebellion, spreading to other organs and the glandular system, brings
about the death of the “individual.” We can see with ease that the
revolt is death, that the revolt of any part of the organism results in
death. Thus we see that there can be no compromise with rebellion.

Like the “individual” man, the State is a collection of aggregations.
The political entities within the State must, all of them, cooperate for
the greater good of the State lest the State itself fall asunder and
die, for with the disaffection of any single entity through distrust we
discover, at length, the entire State falling. This is the danger of
revolution.

Look at Earth. We see here one entire organism. The organism of
Earth is an individual organism. Earth has as its organs the various
races and nations of men. Where one of these is permitted to remain
disaffected, Earth itself is threatened with death. The threatened
rebellion of one country, no matter how small, against the total
organism of Earth, would find Earth sick, and the cultural state of man
would suer in consequence. Thus, the putrescent illness of Capitalist
States, spreading their pus and bacteria into the healthy countries of
the world could not do otherwise than bring about the death of Earth,
unless these ill organisms are brought into loyalty and obedience and
made to function for the greater good of the worldwide State.

The constitution of Man is such that the individual cannot function
efficiently without the alignment of each and every part and organ of
his anatomy. As the average individual is incapable, in an uninformed
and uncultured state, as witness the barbarians of the jungle, so must
he be trained into a coordination of his organic functions by exercise,
education, and work toward specific goals. We particularly and
specifically note that the individual must be directed from without to
accomplish his exercise, education, and work. He must be made to
realize the need for this, for only then can he be made to function
efficiently in the role assigned to him.

The tenets of rugged individualism, personal determinism, self-will,
imagination, and personal creativeness held by the masses are equally
antipathetic to the good of the Greater State. These willful and
unaligned forces are no more than illnesses which will bring about
disaffection, disunity, and at length the collapse of the group to which
the individual is attached.

The constitution of Man lends itself easily and thoroughly to certain
and positive regulation from without of all of its functions, including
those of thinking, obedience, and loyalty, and these things must be
controlled if a greater State is to ensue.

While it may seem desirable to the surgeon to amputate one or another
limb or organ in order to save the remainder, it must be pointed out
that this expediency is not entirely possible of accomplishment when one
considers entire nations. A body deprived of organs can be observed to
be lessened in its effectiveness. The world deprived of the workers now
enslaved by the insane and nonsensical idiocies of the Capitalists and
Monarchs of Earth would, if removed, create a certain disability in the
worldwide State. Just as we see the victor forced to rehabilitate the
population of a conquered country at the end of a war, any effort to
depopulate a disaffected portion of the world might have some
consequence. However, let us consider the inroad of virus and bacteria
hostile to the organism, and we see that unless we can conquer the germ,
the organ or organism which it is attacking will itself suffer.

In any State we have certain individuals who operate in the role of
the virus and germ, and these, attacking the population or any group
within the population, produce, by their self-willed greed, a sickness
in the organ, which then generally spreads to the whole.

The constitution of Man as an individual body, or the constitution of
a State or a portion of the State as a political organism are analogous.
It is the mission of Psychopolitics first to align the obedience and
goals of the group, and then maintain their alignment by the eradication
of the effectiveness of the persons and personalities that might swerve
the group toward disaffection. In our own nation, where things are
better managed and where reason reigns above all else, it is not
difficult to eradicate the self-willed bacteria that might attack one of
our political entities. But in the field of conquest, in nations less
enlightened, where the Russian State does not yet have power, it is not
as feasible to remove the entire self-willed individual. Psychopolitics
makes it possible to remove that part of his personality which, in
itself, is playing havoc with the person’s own constitution as well as
the group with which the person is connected.

If the animal man were permitted to continue undisturbed by counter-
revolutionary propaganda, if he were left to work under the well-planned
management of the State, we would discover no sickness in the Stare.
But where the individual is troubled by conflicting propaganda, where he
is made the effect of revolutionary activities, where he is permitted to
think thoughts critical of the State itself, where he is permitted to
question those under whose natural charge he falls, we discover his
constitution to suffer. We would also discover, from this disaffection,
the disaffection of his heart and of other portions of his anatomy. So
consistent is this principle that when one finds a sick individual,
could one search deeply enough, he would discover a misaligned loyalty
and an interrupted obedience to that person’s group unit.

There are those who foolishly have embarked upon some spiritual Alice-
in-Wonderland voyage into what they call the “subconscious” or the
“unconscious” mind, and who under the guise of “psychotherapy” would
seek to make well the disaffection of body organs, but it is to be noted
that their results are singularly lacking in success. There is no
strength in such an approach. When hypnotism was first invented in
Russia, it was observed that all that was necessary was to command the
unresisting individual to be well in order, many times, to accomplish
that fact. The limitation of hypnotism was that many subjects were not
susceptible to its uses, and thus hypnotism has had to be improved upon
in order to increase the suggestibility of individuals who would not
otherwise be reached. Thus, any nation can experience growing well
again, as a whole organism, only by placing sufficient Force in play
against a disaffected group. Just as in hypnotism any organ can be
commanded into greater loyalty and obedience, so can any political group
be commanded into greater loyalty and obedience should sufficient force
be employed. However, force often brings about destruction and it is
occasionally not feasible to use broad mass force to accomplish the ends
in view. Thus, it is necessary to align the individual against his
desire not to conform.

Just as it is a recognized truth that Man must conform to his
environment, so it is a recognized truth, and will become more so as the
years proceed, that even the body of Man can be commanded into health.

The constitution of Man renders itself peculiarly adapted to re-
alignment of loyalties. Where these loyalties are indigestible to the
constitution of the individual itself, such as loyalties to the ‘petit
bourgeoisie,’ the Capitalist, to anti-Russian ideas, we find the
individual body peculiarly susceptible to sickness, and thus we can
clearly understand the epidemics, illnesses, mass-neuroses, tumults, and
confusions of the United States and other capitalist countries. Here we
find the worker improperly and incorrectly loyal, and thus we find the
worker ill. To save him and establish him correctly and properly upon
his goal toward a greater State, it is an overpowering necessity to make
it possible for him to grant his loyalties in a correct diction. In
that his loyalties are swerved and his obedience cravenly demanded by
persons antipathetic to his general good, and in that chest persons are
few, even in a Capitalist nation, the goal and direction of
Psychopolitics is clearly understood. lo benefit the worker in such a
plight, it is necessary to eradicate, by general propaganda, by other
means, and by his own co-operation, the self-willedness of perverted
leaders. It is necessary, as well, to indoctrinate the educated strata
into the tenets and principles of cooperation with the environment, and
thus to insure to the worker less warped leadership, less craven
doctrine, and more cooperation with the ideas and ideals of the
Communist State.

The technologies of Psychopolitics are directed to this end.


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CHAPTER III: Man as an Economic Organism

Man is subject to certain desires and needs that are as natural to his
beingness as they are to that of any other animal. Man, however, has a
propensity to exaggerate some of these beyond the bounds of reason.
This is obvious through the growth of leisure classes, pseudo-
intellectual groups, the ‘petit bourgeoisie,’ Capitalism, and other
ills.

It has been said, with truth, that one-tenth of a man’s life is
concerned with politics and nine-tenths with economics. Without food,
the individual dies. Without clothing, he freezes. Without houses and
weapons, he is prey to the starving wolves. The acquisition of
sufficient items to answer these necessities of food, clothing, and
shelter, in reason, is the natural right of a member of an enlightened
State. An excess of such items brings about unrest and disquiet. The
presence of luxury items and materials, and the artificial creation and
whetting of appetites, as in Capitalist advertising, are certain to
accentuate the less desirable characteristics of Man.

The individual is an economic organism, in that he requires a certain
amount of food, a certain amount of water, and he must hold within
himself a certain amount of heat in order to live. When he has more
food than he can eat, more clothing than he needs to protect him, he
then enters upon a certain idleness, which dulls his wits and awareness
and makes him prey to difficulties which, in a less toxic state, he
would have Foreseen and avoided. Thus, a glut that is a menace to the
individual. It is no less different in a group. Where the group
acquires too much, its awareness of its own fellows and of the
environment is accordingly reduced, and the effectiveness of the group
in general is lost. The maintaining of a balance between gluttony and
need is the province of Economics proper, and is the fit subject and
concern of the Communist State.

Desire and want are a state of mind. Individuals can be educated into
desiring and wanting more than they can ever possibly obtain, and such
individuals are unhappy. Most of the self-willed characteristics of the
Capitalists come entirely from greed. They exploit the worker far
beyond their own need as Capitalists.

In a nation where economic balances are not controlled, the appetite
of the individual is unduly whetted by enchanting and fanciful
persuasions to desire, and a type of insanity ensues, whereby each
individual is persuaded to possess more than he can use, and to possess
it even at the expense of his fellows.

There is, in economic balances, the other side. Too great and too
long endured privation can bring about unhealthy desires, which, if
allowed to be gratified, lead to the accumulation of more than the
individual can use. Poverty, itself, as carefully cultivated in
Capitalist States, can bring about an imbalance of acquisition. Just as
a vacuum will pull into it masses, in a country where enforced privation
is the lot of the masses, and where desire is artificially whetted, need
turns to greed, and one easily discovers in such states exploitation of
the many for the benefit of the few.

If by the technologies of Psychopolitics one were to dull this
excessive greed in the few workers who possess it, they would be freed
to seek a more natural balance.

Here we have two extremes. Either one of them is an insanity. If we
wish to create an insanity we need only glut or deprive an individual
beyond his ability to tolerate the extremes and we have a mental
imbalance. A simple example of this is the alternation of too low with
too high pressures in a chamber, an excellent psychopolitical procedure.
The rapidly varied pressure brings about a chaos wherein the individual
will cannot act and where other wills then, perforce, assume control.

Essentially, in an entire country, one must remove the greedy by
whatever means and must then create and sustain a semi-privation in the
masses in order to command and utterly control the nation.

A continuous hope for prosperity must be indoctrinated into the masses
with many dreams and visions of glut of commodity, and this hope must be
counter-played against the actuality of privation and the continuous
threat of loss of all economic factors in case of disloyalty to the
State in order to suppress the individual wills of the masses.

In a nation under conquest such as America, our slow and stealthy
approach need only take advantage of the cycles of booms and depressions
inherent in Capitalistic nations in order to assert increasingly strong
control over individual wills. A boom is as advantageous as a
depression for our ends for during prosperity our propaganda lines must
only continue to point up the wealth the period is delivering to the
selected few in order to weaken their control of the state. During a
depression one must only point out that it came about as a result of the
avarice of a few and the general political incompetence of the national
leaders.

The handling of economic propaganda is not properly the sphere of
psychopolitics but the psychopolitician must understand economic
measures and the Communist goals connected with them.

The masses must at last come to believe that only excessive taxation
of the rich can relieve them of the “burdensome leisure class” and can
thus be brought to accept such a thing as an income tax, a Marxist
principle smoothly slid into the Capitalistic framework in 1909 in the
United States. This even though the basic law of the United States
forbade it and even though communism at that time had been active only a
few years in America. So successful was the income tax law, that had it
been followed thoroughly, it could have brought the United States and
not Russia into the world scene as the first Communist nation. But the
virility and good sense of the Russian peoples won. It may be that the
United States will not become entirely communist until past the middle
of the century, but when it does it will be because of our superior
understanding of economics and of psychopolitics.

The Communist agent skilled in economics has as his task the suborning
of tax agencies and their personnel to create the maximum disturbance
and chaos and the passing of laws adapted to our purposes; and to him we
must leave this task. The psychopolitical operator plays a distinctly
different role in this drama.

The rich, the skilled in finance, the well informed in government are
particular and individual targets for the psychopolitician. His is the
role of taking off the board those individuals who would halt or corrupt
Communist economic programs. Thus every rich man, every statesman,
every person well informed and capable in government must have brought
to his side as a trusted confidant a psychopolitical operator.

The families of these persons are often deranged from idleness and
glut and this fact must be played upon, even created. The normal health
and wildness of a rich man’s son must be twisted and perverted and
explained as neurosis and then, assisted by a timely administration of
drugs or violence, turned into criminality or insanity. This brings at
once someone in “mental healing” who could then by his advice or through
the medium of wife or daughter, guided by his opinions, direct the
optimum policy to embroil or upset the economic policies of the country
and, when the time comes to do away forever with the rich or influential
man, to administer the proper drug or treatment to bring about his
complete demise in an institution as a patient or dead as a suicide.

Planted beside a country’s powerful persons the psychopolitical
operator can also guide other policies to the betterment of our battle.

The Capitalist does not know the definition of war. He thinks of war
as attack with force performed by soldiers and machines. He does not
know that a more effective if somewhat longer war can be fought with
bread or, in our case, with drugs and the wisdom of our art. In truth,
the Capitalist has never won a war. The psychopolitician is having
little trouble winning this one.


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CHAPTER IV: State Goals for the Individual and the Masses

Just as we would consider an individual to be ill, whose organs, each
one, had a different goal from the rest, so we consider the individuals
and the State to be ill where goals are not rigorously codified and
enforced.

There are those who, in less enlightened times, gave Man to believe
that pals should be personally sought and held, and that, indeed, Mans
entire impulse toward higher things stemmed from Freedom. We must
remember that the same peoples who embraced this philosophy also
continued in Man the myth of spiritual existence.

All goals proceed from duress. Life is a continuous escape from pain.
Without the threat of punishment there can be no gain. Without duress
and command there can be no alignment of bodily functions. Without
rigorous and forthright control, the State can achieve no goals.

Goals of the State should be formulated by the State for the obedience
and concurrence of the individuals within that State. A State without
goals so formulated is a sick State. A State without the power and
forthright wish to enforce its goals is a sick State.

When an order is issued by the Communist State, and it is not obeyed,
a sickness will ensue. Where obedience fails, the masses suffer.

State goals depend upon loyalty and obedience for their
accomplishment. When one discovers a State goal to be interrupted, one
discovers inevitably that there has been an interposition of self-
willedness, of greed, of idleness, or of rugged individualism and self-
centered initiative. ‘I he interruption of a State goal will be
discovered to have been the work of a person whose disloyalty and
disobedience is the direct result of his own misalignment with life.

It is not always necessary to remove the individual. It is possible
to remove his self-willed tendencies in order to effect an improvement
in the goals and gains of the whole. The technologies of Psychopolitics
are graduated upon a scale that starts somewhat above the removal of the
individual himself, concerning itself first with the removal of those
tendencies that bring about his lack of cooperation.

It is not enough for the State to have goals. These goals, once put
Forward, depend for their completion upon the loyalty and obedience of
the workers. These, engaged for the most part in hard labors, have
little time for idle speculation, which is good. But, above them,
unfortunately, there must be foremen in one or another position, any one
of whom might be sufficiently idle and lacking in physical occupation to
cause some disaffecting independence in his conduct and behavior.
Psychopolitics remedies this tendency toward disaffection when it
supplants and overrides the common persuasions of the immediate
superiors of the person in question.


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CHAPTER V: An Examination of Loyalties

If loyalty is so important in the economic and social structure, it is
n to examine it further in and of itself.

In the field of Psychopolitics, loyalty means simply “alignment.” It
means, more fully, alignment with the goals of the Communist State.
Disloyalty means misalignment, and more broadly, misalignment with the
goals of the Communist State.

When we consider that the goals of the Communist State are to the best
possible benefit of the masses, we can see that disloyalty, as a term,
can induce Democratic alignment. Loyalty to persons not communistically
indoctrinated would be quite plainly a misalignment.

The cure for disloyalty is contained within the principles of
alignment. All that it is necessary to do, where disloyalty is
encountered, is to align the p of the individual toward the goals of
communism, and it l be discovered that a great many circumstances
hitherto distasteful in his existence will cease to exist.

A heart or a kidney in rebellion against the remainder of the organism
could be seen as being disloyal to the remainder of the organism. To
cure that heart or kidney it is actually only necessary to bong its
activities into alignment with the remainder at the body.

The technology of Psychopolitics adequately demonstrates the
workability of this. Mild shock of the electric variety can, and does,
produce the recooperation of a rebellious body organ. It is the shock
and punishment of surgery which, in the main, accomplishes the
realignment of a disaffected portion of the body, rather than the
surgery itself; lt is the bombardment of x rays, rather than the
therapeutic value of x rays that causes some disaffected organs to once
again turn their attention to the support of the general organism.

While it is not proven that electric shock has any therapeutic value,
so far as making the individual more sane, it is adequately proven that
its punishment value will create in the patient a more cooperative
attitude. Brain surgery has no statistical data to recommend it beyond
its removal of the individual personality from amongst the paths of
organs that were not permitted to cooperate. These two Russian
developments have never pretended to alter the state of sanity. They
are effective and workable only in introducing an adequate punishment
mechanism to the personality to make it cease and desist from its course
and its egotistical control of the anatomy itself. It is the violence
of the electric shock and the surgery that is useful in subduing the
recalcitrant personality, which is all that stands in the road of the
masses or the State. It is occasionally to be discovered that the
removal of the negative personality by shock and surgery then permits
the regrowth and reestablishment of organs that have been misdirected by
that personality. In that a well-regulated state is composed of
organisms, not personalities, the need’ for electric shock and brain
surgery in Psychopolitics is clearly demonstrated.

The changing of loyalty consists, in its primary step, of the
eradication of existing loyalties. This can be done in one of two ways.
First, hy demonstrating that previously existing loyalties have brought
about perilous physical circumstances, such as imprisonment, lack of
recognition, duress, or privation, and second, by eradicating the
personality itself.

The first is accomplished by a steady and continuous indoctrination of
the individual in the belief that his previous loyalties have been
wasted on an unworthy source. One of the primary instances of this is
creating circumstances that apparently derive from the target of his
loyalties, so as to rebuff the individual. Part of this is the creation
of a state of mind in the individual, by actually placing him under
duress, and then furnishing him with false evidence to demonstrate that
the target of his previous loyalties is, itself, the cause of the
duress. Another portion of this same method consists of defaming or
degrading the individual whose loyalties are to be changed to the target
of his loyalties, i.e., his superiors or government, to such a degree
that this target, at length, actually does hold the individual in
disrepute, and so does rebuff him and serve to convince him that his
loyalties have been misplaced. These are the milder methods, but have
proven extremely effective. The greatest drawback in their practice is
that they require study and concentration, the manufacture of false
evidence, and a psychopolitical operator’s time.

In moments of expediency, of which there are many, the personality
itself can be rearranged by shock, surgery, duress, privation, and in
particular, that best of psychopolitical techniques, implantation, using
the technologies of neo-hypnotism. Such duress must have in its first
phase a defamation of the loyalties, and in its second, the implantation
of new loyalties. A good and experienced psychopolitical operator,
working under the most favorable circumstances, can, by the use of
psychopolitical technologies, alter the loyalties of an individual so
deftly that his own companions will not suspect that they have changed.
This, however, requires considerably more finesse than is usually
required by the situation. Mass neo-hypnotism can accomplish more or
less the same results when guided by an experienced psychopolitical
operator. An end goal m such a procedure would be the alteration of the
loyalties of an entire nation in a short period of time by mass neo-
hypnotism, a thing that has been effectively accomplished among the less
usable states of Russia.

It is obvious that loyalty is entirely lacking in that mythical
commodity known as “spiritual quality. Loyalty is entirely a thing of
dependence, economic or mental, and can be changed by the crudest
implementations. Observation of workers in their factories or fields
demonstrates that they easily grant loyalty to a foreman or a woman, and
then as easily abandon it and substitute another individual, shunning
the person to whom loyalty was first granted. The queasy insecurity of
the masses in Capitalistic nations accounts for this condition’s being
more common in those states than it is in an enlightened State such as
Russia. In Capitalistic states, dependencies are so craven, wants and
privations are so exaggerated, that loyalty is entirely without ethical
foundation and exists only in the realm of dependency, duress, or
demand.

It is fortunate that communism so truly approaches an ideal state of
mind, for this brings a certain easiness into any changing of loyalties,
since all other philosophies extant and practiced on Earth today are
degraded and debased, compared to communism. It is then with a certain
security that a psychopolitical operator functions, for he knows that he
can change the loyalty of an individual to a more ideal level by reason
alone, and only expediency makes it necessary to employ the various
shifts of psychopolitical technology. Any man who cannot be persuaded
into .Communist rationale is, of course, to be regarded as somewhat less
than sane, and we are, therefore completely justified in our use of the
techniques of insanity upon the non-Communist.

In order to change loyalties it is first necessary to identify the
existing loyalties of the individual. The task is made very simple in
view of the fact that Capitalistic and Fascistic nations have no great
security in the loyalty of their subjects. And it may be found that the
loyalties of the subjects, as we call any persons against whom
psychopolitical technology is to be exerted, are already too faint to
require eradication. It is generally only necessary to persuade with
the rationale and overwhelming reasonability of communism to have the
person grant his loyalty to the Russian State. However, guided only by
the importance of the subject, no excessive amount of time should be
expended upon the individual before resorting to emotional duress,
electric shock, or brain surgery; should Communist propaganda persuasion
fail. In the case of a very important person, it may be necessary to
utilize the more delicate technologies of Psychopolitics so as to keep
the person himself, and his associates, ignorant of the operation. In
this case a simple implantation is used, with a maximum duress and
command value. Only the most skilled psychopolitical operator should be
employed on the case of a very important person, for any bungling might
reveal the tampering with his mental processes. It is highly
recommended, if there is any doubt whatever about the success of an
operation against an important person, to select as a psychopolitical
target persons in his vicinity with whom he is emotionally involved.
His wife or children normally furnish the best targets, and these can be
operated against without restraint. In securing the loyalty of a very
important person one must place at his side a constant pleader who
introduces a sexual or familial chord into the situation on the side of
communism. It may not be necessary to make a Communist out of the wife,
or the children, or one of the children, but it might prove efficacious
to do so. In most instances, however, this is not possible. By the use
of various drugs, it is, in this modern age, and well within the realm
of psychopolitical reality, entirely too easy to bring about a state of
severe neurosis or insanity in the wife or children, and thus pass them,
with the full consent of the important person, and the government in
which he exists, or the bureau in which he is operating, into the hands
of a psychopolitical operator, who then in his own laboratory, without
restraint or fear of investigation or censure, can, with electric shock,
surgery, sexual attack, drugs, or other useful means, degrade or
entirely alter the personality of a family member, and create in that
person a psychopolitical slave subject who, then, on command or signal,
will perform outrageous actions, thus discrediting the important person,
or will demand, on a more delicate level, that certain measures be taken
by the important person which measures are, of course, dictated by the
psychopolitical operator.

Usually when the Party has no real interest in the activities or
decisions of the important person, but merely wishes to remove him from
effective action, the attention of the psychopolitical operator need not
be so intense, and the person need only be passed into the hands of some
unwitting mental practitioner who, taught as he is by psychopolitical
operators, will bring about sufficient embarrassment.

When the loyalty of an individual cannot be swerved, and where the
opinion, weight, or effectiveness of the individual stands firmly in the
way of Communist goals, it is usually best to occasion a mild neurosis
in the person by any available means, and then having carefully given
him a history of mental imbalance, to see to it that he disposes of
himself by suicide, or to bring about his demise in such a way as to
resemble suicide. Psychopolitical operators have handled such situations
skillfully tens of thousands of times within and without Russia.

It is a firm principle of Psychopolitics that the person to be
destroyed must be involved at first or secondhand in the stigma of
insanity, and must have been placed in contact with psychopolitical
operators or persons trained by them, with a maximum amount of tumult
and publicity. The stigma of insanity is properly placed at the door of
such persons’ reputations and is held there firmly by bringing about
irrational acts, either his own or those of persons in his vicinity.
Such an activity can be classified as a partial destruction of
alignment, and if this destruction is carried forward to its furthest
extent the misalignment within the subject of all loyalties can be
considered to be complete, and alignment of new loyalties can be
embarked upon safely. By bringing about insanity or suicide on the part
of the wife of an important political personage, a sufficient
misalignment has been instigated to change his attitude. And this,
carefully reinforced and assisted by psychopolitical implantation, can
begin the rebuilding of his loyalties, but now they will be slanted in a
more proper and fitting direction.

Another reason for the alignment of psychopolitical activities with
the misalignment of insanity is that insanity, itself, is a despised and
disgraced state, and anything connected with it is lightly viewed.
Thus, a psychopolitical operator, working in the vicinity of an insane
person, can refute and disprove any accusations made against him by
demonstrating that the family itself is tainted with mental imbalance.
This strategy is surprisingly effective in capitalistic countries where
insanity is so thoroughly feared that no one would dream of
investigating any circumstances in its vicinity. Psychopolitical
propaganda works constantly and must work constantly to increase and
build up this aura of mystery surrounding insanity, and must emphasize.
the horror and hopelessness of insanity in order to excuse non-
therapeutic actions taken against the insane. Particularly in
capitalistic countries, an insane person has no rights under law. No
person who is insane may hold property. No person who is insane may
testify. Thus, we have an excellent road along which we can travel
toward our certain goal and destiny.

Just by bringing about public conviction that the sanity of a person
is in question, it is possible to discount and eradicate all of the
goals and activities of that person. By demonstrating the insanity of a
group, or even a government, it is possible, then, to cause its people
to disavow it. By magnifying the common human reaction to insanity,
through keeping the subject of insanity, itself, forever before the
public eye, and then, by utilizing this reaction to cause a revulsion on
the part of a populace against its leader or leaders, it is possible to
stop any government or movement.

It is important to know that the entire subject of loyalty is thus as
easily handled as it is. One of the first and foremost missions of the
psychopolitician is to make an attack upon communism and insanity
synonymous. It should become the definition of insanity, of the paranoid
variety, that “A paranoid believes he is being attacked by Communists.”
Thus, the support of the individual so attacking communism will fall
away and wither.

Instead of executing national leaders, we should arrange suicide for
them under circumstances that bring their demise into question. In this
way we can select out all opposition to the Communist extension into the
social orders of the world, and render populaces who would oppose us
leaderless, thus bringing about a state of chaos or misalignment into
which we can easily thrust the clear and forceful doctrines of
communism.

The cleverness of our attack in this field of Psychopolitics is
sufficient to escape the understanding of the layman and the usual
stupid official, and by operating entirely under the banner of
authority, with the oft-repeated statement that the principles of
psychotherapy are too devious for common understanding, an entire
revolution can be effected without the suspicion of a populace until it
is an accomplished fact.

As insanity is the maximum misalignment, it constitutes the most
effective weapon in the severance of loyalties to leaders and old social
orders. Thus, it is of the utmost importance that psychopolitical
operatives infiltrate the healing arts of a nation marked for conquest,
and bring from that quarter continuous pressure against the population
and the government until at last the conquest is effected. This is the
object and goal of Psychopolitics itself.

In rearranging loyalties we must have command of their values. In the
animal the first loyalty is to himself. This is destroyed by
demonstrating errors to him, showing him that he does not remember,
cannot act, or does not trust himself. The second loyalty is to his
family unit, his parents and brothers and sisters. This is destroyed by
making a family unit economically non-dependent, by lessening the value
of marriage, by making an easiness of divorce and by rasing the children
wherever possible by the State. The next loyalty is to his friends and
local environment. This is destroyed by lowering his trust through
bringing about rumors concerning him, allegedly perpetrated by his
fellows or the town or village authorities. The next is to the State
and this, for the purposes of communism, is the only loyalty that should
exist once the state is founded as a Communist State. To destroy
loyalty to the State all manner of restrictions on youth must be put
into effect so as to disenfranchise them as members of the capitalist
state and, by promises of a better lot under communism, to gain their
loyalty to a Communist movement.

Denying a capitalist country easy access to courts, bringing about and
supporting propaganda to destroy the home, creating and fostering
juvenile delinquency, thus forcing upon the state all manner of
practices to divorce the child from the family, will in the end create
the chaos so necessary to communism.

Under the saccharine guise of assistance to them, rigorous child labor
laws are the best means to deny the child any rights in a society. By
refusing to let him earn, by forcing him into unwanted dependence upon a
grudging parent, by making certain in other channels that the parent is
never economically secure, the child can be driven to revolt in his
teens, and delinquency will ensue.

By making drugs of various kinds readily available, by giving the
teenager alcohol, by praising his wildness, by stimulating him with sex
literature and advertising to him or her practices taught at the Sexpol,
the psychopolitical operator can create the necessary attitude of chaos,
idleness, and worthlessness that will be the matrix to give the teenager
complete freedom everywhere communism.

Should it be possible to continue conscription beyond any reasonable
time by promoting unpopular wars and other means, the draft can always
stand as a further barrier to the progress of youth in life by
destroying any immediate hope of participating in is nation’s civil
life.

By these means the reverence of youth for their capitalistic flag can
be dulled to a point where they are no longer dangerous as soldiers.
While this might require many decades to achieve, Capitalism’s short-
term view will never envision the length of the time frame across which
we can plan.

If we can effectively kill the national pride and patriotism of just
one generation we will have won that country. Therefore we must keep up
a continual barrage of propaganda abroad to undermine the loyalty of the
citizens in general and the teenager in particular.

The role of the psychopolitical operator is very strong. He can, from
his position as the authority on the mind, advise all manner of
destructive measures. He can teach overpermissiveness as the means of
dealing with the child at home. He can instruct, in an optimum
situation, the entire nation in how to handle children instructing them
so that the children, given no control or given no real home, can run
wildly about without responsibility for their nation or themselves.

The misalignment of the loyalty of youth to a capitalistic nation sets
the proper stage for a realignment of their loyalties with communism.
Creating a greed for drugs, sexual misbehavior, and uncontrolled
freedom, while presenting this to them as a benefit of communism, will
easily bring about our chosen alignment.

In the case of strong leaders amongst youthful groups, a
psychopolitical operator can work in many ways to use, undermine, or
discard that leadership. If it is to be used, the character of the girl
or boy must be carefully redirected into criminal channels and control
by blackmail or other means must be maintained. But where the
leadership is not susceptible, where it resists all persuasions and
might become dangerous to our cause, no pains must be spared to direct
the attention of the authorities to that person while harassing him in
one way or another until he lands in the hands of juvenile authorities.
There, it can be hoped that a psychopolitical operator, by reason of his
child advisor status, can, in the security of the jail and protected by
processes of law, destroy the sanity of that person. Particularly
brilliant scholars, athletes, and youth group leaders must be handled in
either one of these two ways.

Guiding the activities of juvenile courts provides the psychopolitical
operator with one of his easiest tasks. A capitalistic nation is so
filled with injustice in general that a little more of the same passes
without comment. In Juvenile courts there are always persons with
strange appetites whether these be judges or police, men or women. If
such do not exist they can be created. By making available to them
young girls or boys in the “security” of the jail or the detention home,
and by appearing at crucial moments with flash cameras or witnesses, one
develops a whip adequate to direct all the future decisions of that
person when these are needed.

The assessment of youth cases by courts should be led further and
further away from law and closer and closer into “mental problems” until
the entire nation thinks of “mental problems” instead of criminals.
This places vacancies everywhere in the courts, in the offices of
district attorneys, on police staffs, which can then be filled with
psychopolitical operators who then become the judges of the land by
their influence and into whose hands comes the total control of the
criminal, without whose help a revolution can never be accomplished.

By stressing this authority over the problems of youth and adults in
courts, one day the demand for psychopolitical operators could become
such that even the armed services will use “authorities on the mind” to
work their various justices and when this occurs the armed forces of the
nation then enter into our hands as solidly as if we commanded them
ourselves. With the slight bonus of thus having a skilled interrogator
near every technician or handler of secret war apparatus, the country,
in event of revolution, [witness Germany in 1918 and 1919] will find
itself immobilized by its own Army and Navy fully and entirely in
Communist hands.

Thus the subject of loyalties and their realignment is in fact the
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CHAPTER VI: The General Subject of Obedience

Obedience is the result of force. Everywhere we look in the history
of Earth we discover that obedience to new rulers has come about
entirely through the exercise of greater force on the part of those
rulers than was exercised by the old ruler. A population overridden,
conquered by war, is obedient to its conqueror. It is obedient to its
conqueror because its conqueror has exerted more force.

Force comes in many forms. One of them is brutality. The most
barbaric, unrestrained, brutal use of force, if carried far enough,
invokes obedience. Savage force, sufficiently long deployed against any
individual, will bring about his concurrence with any principle or
order.

Force is the antithesis of humanizing action. It is so synonymous in
the human mind with savagery, lawlessness, brutality, and barbarism,
that it is only necessary to display an inhuman attitude toward people,
to be granted by those people the possession of force.

Any organization that has the spirit and courage to display
inhumanity, savagery, brutality, and an uncompromising lack of humanity,
will be obeyed. Such a use of force is, itself, the essential
ingredient of greatness. We cite no less an example than our great
Communist Leaders, who, in moments of duress and trial, when faced by
Czarist rule, maintained over an enslaved populace, yet displayed
sufficient courage never to stay their hands in the conversion of the
Russian State to Communist rule.

If you would have obedience you must have no compromise with humanity.
If you would have obedience you must make it clearly understood that you
have no mercy. Man is an animal. He understands, in the final
analysis, only those things that a brute understands.

As an example of this, we find an individual refusing to obey and
being struck. His refusal to obey is now less vociferous. He is struck
again, and his resistance is lessened once more. He is hammered and
pounded again and again, until, at length, his only thought is direct
and implicit obedience to that person from whom the force has come.
This is a proven principle. It is proven because it is the main
principle that Man, the animal, has used since his earliest beginnings.
It is the only principle that has been effective, the only principle
that has brought about a wide and continued belief: For it is to our
benefit that an individual who is struck again, and again, and again
from a certain source, will, at length, hypnotically believe anything he
is told by the wielder of the blows.

The stupidity of Western civilizations is best demonstrated by the
fact that they believe hypnotism is a thing of the mind, of attention,
and a desire for unconsciousness. This is not true. Only when a person
has been beaten, punished, and mercilessly hammered, can hypnotism upon
him be guaranteed to be effective. It is stated by Western authorities
on hypnosis that only some twenty percent of the people are susceptible
to hypnotism. This statement is untrue. Given enough punishment, all
people in any time and place are susceptible to hypnotism. In other
words, the addition of force makes hypnotism uniformly effective. Where
unconsciousness could not be induced by simple concentration upon the
hypnotist, unconsciousness can be induced by drugs, by blows, by
electric shock, and by other means. And where unconsciousness cannot be
induced so as to make an implantation or an hypnotic command effective,
it is only necessary to amputate the functioning portions of the animal
man’s brain to render him null and void and no longer a menace. Thus,
we find that hypnotism is entirely effective.

The mechanisms of hypnotism demonstrate clearly that people can be
made to believe in certain conditions, and even in their environment or
in politics, by the administration of force. Thus, it is necessary for
a psychopolitician to be an expert in the administration of force.
Thus, he can bring about implicit obedience, not only on the part of
individual members of the populace, but on the entire populace itself
and its government. He need only take unto himself a sufficiently savage
role, a sufficiently uncompromising inhuman attitude, and he will be
obeyed and believed.

The subject of hypnotism is a subject of belief. What can people be
made to believe.~ They can be made to believe anything that is
administered to them with sufficient brutality and force. The obedience
of a populace is as good as their belief in their leaders. Despicable
religions, such as Christianity, know this. They know that if enough
faith can be brought into being, a populace can be enslaved by the
Christian mockeries of humanity and mercy, and thus can be disarmed.
But one need not count upon this act of faith to bring about a broad
belief. One must only exhibit enough force, enough inhumanity, enough
brutality and savageness to create implicit belief and therefore and
thereby implicit obedient. As communism is a matter of belief, its
study is a study of force.

The earliest Russian psychiatrists pioneering this science of
psychiatry understood thoroughly that hypnosis is induced by shock of an
emotional nature, and also by extreme privation, as well as by blows and
drugs.

In order to induce a deep state of hypnosis in an individual, a group,
or a population, an element of terror must always be present on the part
of those who would govern. The psychiatrist is aptly suited to this
role, kr his brutalities are committed in the name of science and are
inexplicably complex, and entirely out of view of the human
understanding. A sufficient popular terror of the psychiatrist will, in
itself, bring about insanity on the part of many individuals. A
psychopolitical operative, then, can, entirely cloaked with authority,
commence and continue a campaign of propaganda, describing various
“treatments” that are administered to the insane. A psychopolitical
operative shoed at all times insist that these treatments are
therapeutic and necessary. He can, in all of his literature and his
books, list large numbers of pretended cures by these means. But these
“cures” need not actually produce any recovery from a state of
disturbance. As long as the psychopolitical operative or his dupes are
the only authorities as to the difference between sanity and insanity,
their word as to the therapeutic value of such treatment will be the
final word. No layman would dare venture to pronounce

judgment upon the state of sanity of an individual whom the
psychiatrist has already declared insane. The individual, himself, is
unable to complain, and his family, as will be covered later, is already
discredited by the occurrence of insanity in their midst. There must be
no other adjudicators of insanity; otherwise it could be disclosed that
the brutalities practiced in the name of treatment are not therapeutic.

A psychopolitical operative has no interest in “therapeutic means” or
“cures.” The greater the number of insane in the country where he is
operating, the larger the number of the populace coming under his view,
the greater will become his facilities. Because the problem is
apparently mounting to uncontrollable heights, he can operate
increasingly in an atmosphere of emergency, which again excuses his use
of such treatments as electric shock, the prefrontal lobotomy,
transorbital leucotomy, and other operations long since practiced in
Russia on political prisoners.

It is in the interest of the psychopolitical operative that the
possibility of curing the insane be outlawed and ruled out at all times.
For the sake of obedience on the part of the population and their
general reaction, a level of brutality must, at, all costs, be
maintained. Only in this way can the absolute judgment of the
psychopolitical operative as to the sanity or insanity of public figures
be maintained without fear of contradiction. Using sufficient brutality
upon their patients, the public at large will come to believe utterly
anything they say about their patients. Furthermore, and much more
important, the field of the mind must be sufficiently dominated by the
psychopolitical operative, so that wherever tenets of the mind are
taught they will be hypnotically believed. The psychopolitical
operative, having under his control all psychology classes in an area,
can thus bring about a complete reformation of the future leaders of a
country through their educational processes, and so prepare them for
communism.

To be obeyed, one must be believed. If one is sufficiently believed,
one will unquestioningly be obeyed.

When he is fortunate enough to get his hands on anyone close to a
political or important figure, this factor of obedience becomes very
important. A certain amount of fear or terror must be engendered in the
person under treatment so that this person will then take orders
immediately, completely, and unquestioningly, from the psychopolitical
operative, and so be able to influence the actions of the person who is
to be reached.

Bringing about this state of mind on the part of a populace and its
leaders that a psychopolitical operative must, at all times, be
believed could eventually be attended by very good fortune. It is not
too much to hope that psychopolitical operatives would then, in a
country such as the United States, become the most intimate advisors to
political figures, even to the point of advising the entirety of a
political party as to its actions in an election.

The long view is the important view. Belief is engendered by a
certain amount of fear and terror from an authoritative level, and this
will be followed by obedience.

The general propaganda that would best serve Psychopolitics would be a
continual insistence that certain authoritative levels of healing deemed
this or that discipline to be the only correct treatment of insanity.
These treatments must always include a certain amount of brutality.
Propaganda should continue to stress the rising incidence of insanity in
a country. The entire field of human behavior, for the benefit of the
country, can, at length, be broadened into abnormal behavior. Thus,
anyone indulging in any eccentricity, particularly the eccentricity of
combatting psychopolitics, could be silenced by the authoritative
opinion on the part of a psychopolitical operative that he was acting in
an abnormal fashion. This, with some good fortune, could bring the
person into the hands of the psychopolitical operative so as to
forevermore disable him, or swerve his loyalties by pain-drug hypnotism.

On the subject of obedience itself, the optimum obedience is
unthinking obedience. The command given must be obeyed without any
rationalizing on the part of the subject. The command must, therefore,
be implanted below the thinking processes of the subject to be
influenced, and must react upon him in such a way as to produce no
mental alertness on his part.

It is in the interest of Psychopolitics that a population be told that
an hypnotized person will not do anything against his actual will, will
not commit immoral acts, and will not act so as to endanger himself.
While this may be true of light, parlour hypnotism, it certainly is not
true of commands implanted with the use of electric shock, drugs, or
heavy punishment. The operative counts heavily on the general public’s
faith in the more benign perception of hypnotic power, for if it were to
be generally known that individuals would obey commands harmful to
themselves, and would commit immoral acts while under the influence of
deep hypnotic commands, the actions of many people, working unknowingly
in favor of communism, would be too well understood. People acting
under deep hypnotic commands should be acting apparently of their own
volition and out of their own convictions.

The entire subject of psychopolitical hypnosis, Psychopolitics in
general, depends for its defense upon the continuous insistence on the
part of authoritative sources that such things are not possible. And,
should anyone unmask a psychopolitical operative, that operative should
at once declare the whole thing to be a physical impossibility and use
his authoritative position to discount any accusation. Should any
writings of Psychopolitics come to view, it is only necessary to brand
them a hoax and laugh them out of existence. Thus, psychopolitical
activities are easy to defend.

When psychopolitical activities have reached a certain peak, from
there on it is almost impossible to undo them, for the population is
already under the duress of obedience to the psychopolitical operatives
and their dupes. The ingredient of obedience is important, for the
complete belief in the psychopolitical operative renders his statement
canceling any challenge to psychopolitical operations irrefutable. The
optimum circumstance would be to occupy every position that would be
consulted by officials whenever the subject of Psychopolitics came under
question. Thus, a psychiatric advisor should be placed near to hand in
every government operation. As all suspicions would then be referred to
him, no action would ever be taken, and the goal of communism could be
realized in that nation.

Psychopolitics depends, from the viewpoint of the layman, upon its
fantastic aspects. These are its best defense, but above all else is
implicit obedience on the part of officials and the general public
because of the role of the psychopolitical operative in the Field of
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CHAPTER VII: Anatomy of Stimulus-Response Mechanisms of Man

Man is a stimulus-response animal. His entire reasoning capabilities,
even his ethics and morals, depend upon stimulus-response machinery.
This has long been demonstrated by such Russians as Pavlov, and the
principles have long been used in handling the recalcitrant, in training
children, and in bringing about a state of optimum behavior on the part
of a population.

Having no independent will of his own, Man is easily handled by
stimulus-response mechanisms. It is only necessary to install a
stimulus into the mental anatomy of Man to have that stimulus reactivate
and respond any time an exterior command source calls it into being.

The mechanisms of stimulus-response are easily understood. The body
takes pictures of every action in the environment around an individual.
When the environment includes brutality, terror, shock, and other such
activities, the mental image picture gained contains in itself all the
ingredients of the environment. If the individual himself was injured
during that moment, the injury itself will remanifest when called upon
to respond by an exterior command source.

As an example of this, if an individual is beaten and is told during
the entirety of the beating that he must obey certain officials, he
will, in the future, feel the beginnings of the pain the moment he
begins to disobey. The installed pain itself reacts as a policeman, for
the experience of the individual demonstrates to him that he cannot
combat, and will receive pain from, certain officials.

The mind can become very complex in its stimulus responses. As easily
demonstrated in hypnotism, an entire chain of commands, having to do
with a great many complex actions, can be beaten, shocked, or terrorized
into a mind, and will there lie dormant until called into action by some
similarity in the circumstances of the environment to the incident of
punishment.

The response mechanism need only be reminded of some small part of the
stimulus to call into view the mental image picture and cause the body
to remember the pain connected with the “incident of punishment.” But so
long as the individual obeys the picture, or follows the commands of the
stimulus implantation he is free from pain.

The behavior of children is regulated in this fashion in every
civilized country. The father, finding himself unable to bring about
immediate obedience and training on the part of his child, resorts to
physical violence, and after administering punishment of a physical
nature to the child on several occasions, is gratified to experience
complete obedience on the part of the child each time the father speaks.
In that parents are wont to be lenient with their children, they seldom
administer sufficient punishment to bring about optimum obedience. The
ability of the organism to withstand punishment is great. Complete and
implicit response can be gained only by stimuli sufficiently brutal to
injure the organism. The Kossack method of breaking wild horses is a
good example. The horse will not restrain itself or take any of its
rider’s commands. The rider, wishing to break it, mounts and smashes a
flask of strong Vodka between the horse’s ears. The horse, struck to
its knees, its eyes filled with alcohol, mistaking the dampness for
blood, instantly and thereafter gives its attention to the rider and
never needs further breaking. Difficulty in breaking horses is
occasioned only when light punishments are administered. You often hear
some mawkish sentimentality about “breaking the spirit,” but what you
want here is an obedient horse, and sufficient brutality brings about an
obedient horse.

The stimulus-response mechanisms of the body are such that the pain
and the command subdivide so as to counter each other. The mental image
picture of the punishment will not become effective upon the individual
unless the command content is disobeyed. It is pointed out in many
early Russian writings that this is a survival mechanism. It has
already been well and thoroughly used in the survival of communism.

It is only necessary to deliver into the organism a sufficient
stimulus to gain an adequate response.

So long as the organism obeys the stimulus whenever it is restimulated
in the future, it does not suffer from the pain of the stimulus. But
should it disobey the command content of the stimulus, the stimulus
reacts to punish the individual. Thus, we have an optimum circumstance,
and one of the basic principles of Psychopolitics. A sufficiently
installed stimulus will thereafter remain as a police mechanism within
the individual to cause him to follow the commands and directions given
to him. Should he fail to follow these commands and directions, the
stimulus mechanism will go into action. As the commands are there with
the moment of duress, the commands themselves need never be repeated,
and if the individual were to depart thousands of miles away from the
psychopolitical operative, he will still obey the psychopolitical
operative, or, himself, become extremely ill and in agony. These
principles, refined from the earliest days of Pavlov, by constant and
continuous Russian development, have, at last, become of enormous use to
us in our conquest. Less modern and well-informed countries of Earth,
lacking this mechanism, fail to understand it, and coaxed into
somnolence by our own psychopolitical operatives, who discount and
disclaim it, cannot avoid succumbing to it.

The body is less able to resist a stimulus if it has insufficient food
and is weary. Therefore, it is necessary to administer all such stimuli
to individuals when their ability to resist has been reduced by
privation and exhaustion. Refusal to let them sleep over many days, or
denying them adequate food, produces an optimum state for the receipt of
a stimulus. If the person is then given an electrical shock, and is
told while the shock is in action that he must obey and do certain
things, he has no choice but to do them, or to reexperience, because of
his mental image picture of it, the electric shock. This highly
scientific and intensely workable mechanism cannot be overestimated in
the practice of psychopolitics.

Drugging the individual produces an artificial exhaustion, and if he
is drugged, or shocked and beaten, and given a string of commands, his
loyalties can be definitely rearranged. This is P.D.H., or Pain-Drug
Hypnosis.

The psychopolitical operative in training should be thoroughly versed
in the subject of hypnotism and post-hypnotic suggestion. He should pay
particular attention to the “forgetter mechanism” aspect of hypnotism,
which is to say, implantation in the unconscious mind. He should note
particularly that a person given a command in an hypnotic state, and
then told when still in that condition to forget it, will execute it on
a stimulus-response signal in the environment after he has “awakened”
from his hypnotic trance.

Having mastered these details fully, he should, by practicing upon
criminals and prisoners, or inmates available to him, produce the
hypnotic trance by drugs, and drive home post-hypnotic suggestions by
pain administered to the drugged person. He should then study the
reactions of the person when “awakened,” and should give him the
stimulus-response signal which would throw into action the commands
given while the subject was in a drugged state of duress. By much
practice he can then learn the threshold dosages of various drugs, and
the amount of duress in terms of electric shock or additional drug shock
necessary to produce the optimum obedience to the commands. He should
also satisfy himself that there is no possible method known to Man
there must be no possible method known to Man of bringing the patient
into awareness of what has happened to him, keeping him in a state of
obedience and response while ignorant of its cause.

Using criminals and prisoners, the psychopolitical operative in
training should then experiment with duress in the absence of privation,
administering electric shocks, beatings, and terror-inducing tactics,
accompanied by the same mechanisms as those employed in hypnotism, and
watch the conduct of the person when no longer

under duress.

The operative in training should carefully remark those who show a
tendency to protest, so that he may recognize possible recovery of
memory of the commands implanted. Purely for his own education, he
should then satisfy himself as to the efficacy of brain surgery in
disabling the nonresponsive prisoner.

The boldness of the psychopolitical operative can be increased
markedly by permitting back into society persons who have been given
pain-drug hypnosis and who have demonstrated symptoms of rebelling or
reinstating themselves in the society, if only to observe how the label
of “insanity” continues to discredit and discount the statements of such
persons.

Exercises in bringing about insanity seizures at will, simply by
demonstrating a signal to persons upon whom pain-drug hypnosis has been
used, and exercises in making the seizures come about through talking to
certain persons in certain places and times should also be used.

Brain surgery, as developed in Russia, should also be practiced by the
psychopolitical operative in training, to give him full confidence in 1)
the crudeness with which it can be done, 2) the certainty of erasure of
cd stimulus-response mechanism itself, 3) the production of imbecility,
idiocy, and discoordination on the part of the patient, and 4) the
comparative lack of comment or public indignation occasioned by
casualties in brain surgery.

Exercises in sexual attack on patients should be practiced by the
psychopolitical operative to demonstrate the inability of the patient
under pain-drug hypnosis to recall the attack that has indoctrinated him
with a lust for further sexual activity. Sex, in all animals, is a
powerful motivator, and is no less so in the animal Man. The occasioning
of sexual liaison between females of a target family and well-chosen
males, under the control of the psychopolitical operative, must be
demonstrated to be possible with complete security for the
psychopolitical operative, thus putting into his hands an excellent
weapon for the breaking down of familial relations and consequent public
disgrace for the psychopolitical target.

Just as a dog can be trained, so can a man be trained. Just as a
horse can be trained, so can a man be trained. Sexual lust, masochism,
and any other desirable perversion can be induced by pain-drug hypnosis
and the techniques of Psychopolitics.

The changes of loyalties, allegiances, and sources of command can be
occasioned easily by psychopolitical technologies, and these should be
practiced and understood by the psychopolitical operative before he
begins to tamper with psychopolitical targets of any magnitude or
importance. The actual simplicity of the subject of pain-drug hypnosis,
the use of electric shock, drugs, insanity-producing injections, and
other materials, should be masked entirely by technical nomenclature, by
the insistence on future benefit to the patient, by an authoritarian
pose and position, and by a careful cultivation and acquisition of
governmental positions in the country to be conquered.

Although the psychopolitical operative working in universities where
he can direct curricula of psychology classes is often tempted to teach
some of the principles of Psychopolitics to the susceptible students in
the psychology classes, he is enjoined not to do so. He must limit his
variations on the teaching of psychology to transmitting the tenets of
communism under the guise of psychology and do so in a way that will
cause the students to accept Communist tenets as their own idea or as
modern scientific thinking. The psychological operative must nor at any
time educate students thoroughly in stimulus-response mechanisms, and
must not impart to them, save those who are to become his fellow
workers, the exact principles of Psychopolitics. It is not necessary to
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CHAPTER VIII: Degradation, Shock, and Endurance

Degradation and conquest are companions. In order to be conquered, a
nation must be degraded, either by acts of war, by being overrun, by
being forced into humiliating treaties of peace, or by the treatment of
her populace under the armies of the conqueror. However, degradation
can be accomplished much more insidiously and much more effectively by
consistent and continual defamation.

Defamation is the best and foremost weapon of Psychopolitics on the
broad field. Continual and constant degradation of national leaders,
national institutions, national practices, and national heroes must be
systematically carried out, but this is the chief function of Communist
Party Members, in general, not the psychopolitician.

The psychopolitician’s realm of defamation and degradation is Man
himself. By attacking the character and morals of Man himself, and by
bringing about, through contamination of youth, a general degraded
feeling, command of the populace is facilitated to a marked degree.

There is a curve of degradation that leads downward to a point where
the endurance of an individual is almost at an end, and any sudden
action toward him will place him in a state of shock. Similarly, a
soldier held prisoner can be abused, denied, defamed, and degraded until
the slightest motion on the part of his captors will cause him to
flinch. Similarly, the slightest word on the part of his captors will
cause him to obey, or vary his loyalties and beliefs. Given sufficient
degradation, a prisoner can be caused to murder his fellow countrymen in
the same stockade. Experiments on German prisoners have lately
demonstrated that after seventy days of filthy food, little sleep, and
nearly untenable quarters, the least motion toward the prisoner will
bring about a state of shock beyond his endurance threshold and will
cause him to receive hypnotically anything said to him. Thus, it is
possible, in an entire stockade of prisoners numbering into the
thousands, to bring about a state of complete servile obedience, and
without having to personally address each one, to pervert their
loyalties and implant in them adequate commands to ensure their future
conduct, even after their release to their own people.

By lowering the endurance of a person, a group, or a nation, and by
constant degradation and defamation, a state of shock can be induced
that will cause an adequate response to any command. The first thing to
be degraded in any nation is the state of Man himself. Nations that
have high ethical tone are difficult to conquer. Their loyalties are
hard to shake, their allegiance to their leaders is fanatical, and what
they usually call their spiritual integrity cannot be violated by
duress. It is not efficient to attack a nation in such a frame of mind.
It is the basic purpose of Psychopolitics to reduce that state of mind
to a point where it can be ordered and enslaved. Thus, the first target
is Man himself. He must be degraded from a spiritual being to an
animalistic reaction pattern. He must think of himself as an animal,
capable only of animalistic reactions. He must no longer think of
himself, or of his fellows, as capable of “spiritual endurance,” or
nobility.

The best approach toward degradation in its first stages is the
propaganda of ‘scientific approach” to Man. Man must be consistently
demonstrated to be a mechanism without individuality, and the idea must
be programmed into a populace under attack that Man’s individualistic
reactions are the products of mental derangement. The populace must be
made to believe that every individual within it who rebels in any way,
shape, or form against efforts and activities to enslave the whole, must
be considered to be a deranged person whose eccentricities are neurotic
or insane, and who must be referred at once to the treatment of a
psychopolitician (licensed as a mental healer).

An optimum maneuver in such a program of degradation is to address
itself to the military forces of the nation, and disabuse them rapidly
from any belief other than that the disobedient one must be subjected to
“mental treatment.” The enslavement of a population can Fail only if
thee rebellious individuals are left to exert their individual influence
upon their fellow citizens, sparking them into rebellion, calling into
account their past nobility and ideals of freedom. Unless these
restless individuals are stamped out and given into the hands of
psychopolitical operatives early in the game, there will be nothing but
trouble as the conquest continues.

The officials of the government, students, readers, partakers and
providers of entertainment, must all be indoctrinated, by whatever
means, into the complete belief that the restless, the ambitious, the
natural leaders, are suffering from environmental maladjustments, which
can be healed only by recourse to psychopolitical operatives in the
guise of mental healers.

By thus degrading the general belief in the status of Man it is
relatively simple, with cooperation from the economic salient’ being
driven into the country, to drive citizens apart, one from another, to
bring into question the wisdom of their own government, and to cause
them to beg actively for a takeover.

The educational programs of Psychopolitics must, at every hand, seek
out the levels of youth who will become the leaders in the country’s
future, and educate them into a belief in the animalistic nature of Man.
This must be made fashionable. They must be taught to frown upon ideas,
upon individual endeavor. They must be taught, above all things, that
the salvation of Man is to be found only through his perfect adjustment
to this environment.

This educational program in the field of Psychopolitics can best be
followed by bringing about a compulsory training in some subject such as
psychology or other mental practice, and seeing to it that each broad
program of psychopolitical training is supervised by a psychiatrist who
is a trained psychopolitical operative.

As it seems that the church is the most ennobling influence in foreign
nations, each and every branch and activity of each and every church,
must, one way or another, be discredited. Religion must be made
unfashionable by our demonstrating broadly, through psychopolitical
indoctrination, that the soul is nonexistent, and that Man is an animal.
The lying mechanisms of Christianity lead men to foolishly brave deeds.
By teaching them that there is a life hereafter, the church minimizes
the liability of courageous acts during this lifetime. And the
liability of any act must be markedly increased if a populace is to be
obedient. Thus, there must be no standing belief in the church, and the
power of the church must be denied at every opportunity.

The psychopolitical operative, in his program of degradation, should
at all times bring into question any family that is deeply religious,
and, should any neurosis or insanity be occasioned in that family, he
should blame and hold responsible their religious connections for the
neurotic or psychotic condition. Religion must be made synonymous with
neurosis and psychosis. People who are deeply religious would be less
and less held likely to be responsible for their own sanity, and should
more and more be relegated to the ministrations of psychopolitical
operatives.

By perverting the institutions of a nation and bringing about a
general degradation, by interfering with the economics of a nation to
the degree that privation and depression become commonplace, only minor
shocks will be necessary to produce, on the populace as a whole, an
obedient reaction or an hysteria. Thus, the mere threat of war, the
mere threat of bombings, could cause the population to sue instantly for
peace. It is a long and arduous road for the psychopolitical operative
to achieve this state of mind on the part of a whole nation, but no more
than twenty or thirty years should be necessary to run the entire
program. Having to hand, as we do, weapons with which to accomplish the
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CHAPTER IX: The Organization of Mental Health Campaigns

Psychopolitical operatives should at all times be alert to the
opportunity to organize mental health clubs or groups “for the
betterment of the community.” By thus inviting the cooperation of the
population as a whole in mental health pr s, the terrors of mental
aberration can be disseminated throughout the populace. Furthermore,
each one of these mental health groups, properly guided, can bring
enough legislative pressure on the government to secure the position of
the psychopolitical operative, and to obtain for him government grants
and facilities, thus bringing a government to finance its own downfall.

Mental health organizations must carefully delete from their ranks
anyone actually proficient in the handling or treatment of mental
health. Thus priest, ministers, actually trained psychoanalysts, good
hypnotists, or trained Dianeticists must be excluded. These, with some
cognizance of the subject of mental aberration and its treatment, and
with some experience in observing the mentally deranged, if allowed in
large numbers within institutions, and if permitted to receive
literature, would, sooner or later, become suspicious of the activities
carried on by the psychopolitical operative. These must be defamed and
excluded as “untrained,” “unskillful,” “quacks,” or “perpetrators of
hoaxes.”

No mental health movement with actual goals of mental therapy should
be allowed to continue in existence in any nation. For instance, the
use of Chinese acupuncture in the treatment of mental and physical
derangement must, in China, be stamped out and discredited thoroughly,
as it has some efficacy, and, more importantly, its practitioners
understand, through long acquaintance with it, many of the principles of
actual mental health and aberration.

In the field of mental health, the psychopolitician must occupy, and
continue to occupy, through various means, the authoritative position on
the subject. There is always the danger that problems of mental health
may be resolved by some individual or group, which might then discredit
the program of the psychopolitical operative in his mental health clubs.

City officials, socialites, and other outstanding individuals
uninformed on the subject of mental health, should be invited to full
participation in the activity of mental health groups. But the sole aim
of this activity should be to finance better facilities for the
psychopolitical practitioner. To these groups it must be continually
stressed that the entire subject of mental illness is so complex that
none of them, certainly, could understand any part of it. Thus, the dub
should be kept on a social and financial level.

Where groups interested in the health of the community have already
been formed, they should be infiltrated and taken over, and if this is
not possible, they should be discredited, and the officialdom of the
area should be invited to stamp them out as dangerous.

When a hostile group dedicated to mental health is discovered, the
psychopolitician should have recourse to peyote, mescaline, and other
drugs that cause temporary insanity. He should send persons, preferably
those well under his control, into the mental health group, whether
founded on Christian Science, Dianetics, or faith preaching, to
demonstrate their abilities upon this new person. These, in
demonstrating their abilities, will usually act with enthusiasm. Midway
in the course of their treatment, a quiet injection of peyote,
mescaline, or other drug, or an electric shock, administered by a
psychopolitician, will produce the symptoms of insanity in the patient
that has been sent to the target group. The patient thus demonstrating
momentary insanity should immediately be reported to the police and
taken away to some area of incarceration managed by psychopolitical
operatives, and so placed out of sight. Officialdom will thus come to
believe that this group drives individuals insane by their practices,
and the practices of the group will then be despised and prohibited by
law.

The values of a widespread mental health organization are manifest
when one realizes that any government can be forced to provide
facilities for psychopolitical operatives in the form of psychiatric
wards in all hospitals, in national institutions totally in the hands of
psychopolitical operatives, and in the establishment of clinics where
youth can be contacted and forced into better alignment with the
purposes of Psychopolitics.

Such groups form a political force, which can then legalize any law or
authority desired by the psychopolitical operative.

The securing of authority over such mental health organizations is
managed mainly by appeal to education. A psychopolitical operative
should make sure that those psychiatrists he controls, those
psychologists whom he has under his orders, have been trained for an
excessively long period of time. The longer the training period that
can be required, the safer the psychopolitical program, since no new
group of practitioners can arise to uncover and embarrass
psychopolitical programs. Furthermore, the groups themselves cannot
hope to obtain any full knowledge of the subject, not having behind them
many, many years of intensive training.

Vienna has been carefully maintained as the home of psychopolitics,
since it was the home of Psychoanalysis. Although our activities have
long since dispersed any of the gains made by Freudian groups, and have
taken over these groups, the proximity of Vienna to Russia, where
Psychopolitics is operating abroad, and the necessity “for further
study” by psychopolitical operatives in the birthplace of
Psychoanalysis, makes periodic contacts with headquarters possible.
Thus, the word “psychoanalysis” must be stressed at all times, and must
be pretended to be a thorough part of the psychiatrist’s training.

Psychoanalysis profits greatly from its possession of a vocabulary,
and a workability that is sufficiently poor to avoid recovery of
psychopolitical implantations. It can be made fashionable throughout
mental health organizations, and by learning its patter, and by
believing they see some of its phenomena, the members of mental health
groups can believe themselves conversant with mental health. Because
its stress is sex, it is, itself, an adequate defamation of character,
and serves the purposes of degradation well. Thus, in organizing mental
health groups, the literature furnished such groups should be
psychoanalytical in nature.

If a group of persons interested in suppressing juvenile delinquency
and in caring for the insane (and indirectly the promotion of
psychopolitical operatives and their actions) can be formed in every
major city of a country under conquest, the success of a psychopolitical
program is assured, since these groups seem to represent a large segment
of the population. By continual exposure to the airing of propaganda on
the subject of dope addiction, homosexuality, and depraved conduct on
the pari of the young, even the judges of a country can become suborned
into reacting violently against the youth of the country, thus
misaligning the youth and gaining their support for our goals at the
same time.

The communication lines of psychopolitics, if such mental health
organizations can be well established in a country, can thus run from
its most prominent citizens to its government. It is not too much to
hope that the influence of such groups could bring about a psychiatric
ward in every hospital in the land, and psychiatrists in every company
and regiment of the nation’s army, and whole government, institutes
manned entirely by psychopolitical operatives, into which ailing
government officials could be placed, to the advantage of the
psychopolitician.

If a psychiatric ward could be established in every hospital in every
city in a nation, it is certain that, at one time or another, every
prominent citizen of the nation could come under the ministrations of
psychopolitical operatives or their dupes.

The validation of a need for psychiatric evaluations in the armed
forces and security-minded institutions of the nation under conquest
could bring about a flow and fund of information unlike any other
program imaginable. If every pilot who flies a new plane could come
under the questioning of a psychopolitical operative, if the compiler of
every plan of military action could thus come under the review of
psychopolitical operatives, the simplicity with which information can be
extracted by the use of certain drugs, without the after-knowledge of
the soldier, would entirely cripple any overt action toward communism.
If the nation could be educated into turning over to psychopolitical
operatives every recalcitrant or rebellious soldier, it would lose its
best fighters.

Thus, the advantage of mental health organizations can be seen, for
these, by exerting an apparent pressure against the government (in the
public interest, of course), can achieve these ends and goals.

The financing of a psychopolitical operation is difficult unless it is
done by the citizens and government. Although vast sums of money can be
obtained from private patients, and from relatives who wish persons put
away, it is, nevertheless, difficult to obtain millions, unless the
government itself is cooperating. The cooperation of the government
needed to obtain these vast sums of money is best obtained by the
organization of mental health groups composed of leading citizens who
bring their lobbying abilities to bear against the nation’s government.
Thus can many programs be financed that might otherwise have had to be
set aside by the psychopolitician.

The psychopolitical operative should exert consistent and continual
effort toward forming and continuing in action innumerable mental health
groups.

The psychopolitical operative should also spare no expense in smashing
out of existence, by whatever means, any actual healing group, such as
that of acupuncture, in China; such as Christian Science, Dianetics, and
faith healing, in the United States; such as Catholicism in Italy and
Spain; and the practical psychological groups of England.


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CHAPTER X: Conduct Under Fire

The psychopolitician may well find himself under attack as an
individual or a member of a group. He may be attacked as a Communist
through some leak tn the organization, or he may be attacked for
malpractice. He may be attacked by the families of people whom he has
injured. In all cases his conduct in the situation should be calm and
aloof. He should have behind him the authority of many years of
training, and he should have participated fully in the building of
defenses m the field of insanity which give him the sole claim to
expertise on conditions of the mind.

If he has not done his work well, an individual psychopolitician may
be exposed by hostile groups. These may call into question the efficacy
of psychiatric treatment such as shock, drugs, and brain surgery.
Therefore, the psychopolitical operative must have at hand innumerable
documents that assert enormously encouraging figures on the subject of
recovery by reason of shock, brain surgery, drugs, and general
treatment. Not one of the cases cited need be real, but they should be
documented and printed in such a fashion as to form excellent court
evidence.

When his allegiance is attacked, the psychopolitical operative should
explain his connection with Vienna on the grounds that Vienna is the
place of study for all important matters of the mind. More importantly,
he should laugh into scorn, by reason of his authority, the sanity of
the person attacking him, and if the psychopolitical archives of the
country are adequate many defamatory data can be unearthed and presented
as a rebuttal, if needed.

Should anyone attempt to expose psychotherapy as a psychopolitical
activity, the best defense is calling into question the sanity of the
attacker. The next best defense is authority. The next best defense is
a validation of psychiatric practices in terms of long and impressive
figures. The next best defense is the actual removal of the attacker by
giving him, or them, treatment sufficient to bring about a period of
insanity for the duration of the trial. This, more than anything else,
would discredit them, but it is extremely dangerous to manage.

Psychopolitics should avoid murder and violence, unless it is done in
the safety of the institution, on persons who have been proven to be
insane. Where institution deaths appear to be unnecessary, or to rise
in “unreasonable numbers,” political capital might be made of this by
city officials or legislature. If the psychopolitical operative,
himself, or if his group has done a thorough job, defamatory data
concerning the person, or connections, of the would-be attacker should
be on file, should be documented, and should be used in such a way as to
discourage the inquiry.

After a period of indoctrination, a country will expect insanity to be
met by psychopolitical violence. Psychopolitical activities should
become the only recognized treatment for insanity. Indeed, this notion
can be carried to such lengths that it could be made illegal for
electric shock and brain surgery to be omitted in the treatment of a
patient.

In order to defend psychopolitical activities, a great complexity
should be made of psychiatric, psychoanalytical, and psychological
technology. Any hearing should be burdened by terminology too difficult
to be transcribed easily. A great deal should be made out of such terms
as schizophrenia, paranoia, and other relatively undefinable states.

Psychopolitical tests need not necessarily be in agreement, one to
another, where they are available to the public. Various types of
insanity should be characterized by difficult terms. The actual state
should be made obscure, but this verbiage can insinuate into the court
or investigating mind that a scientific approach exists and that it is
too complex for him to understand. It is not to be imagined that a
judge or a committee of investigation should inquire too deeply into the
subject of insanity, since they, themselves, part of the indoctrinated
masses, are already intimidated if the psychopolitical activity has
managed to become well-documented in magazine horror stories.

In case of a hearing or trial, the awfulness of insanity itself, its
threat to society, should be exaggerated until the court or committee
believes that the psychopolitical operative is vitally necessary in his
post and should not be harassed by the activities of persons who are
irrational.

An immediate attack upon the sanity of the attacker before any
possible hearing can take place is the very best defense. It should
become well known that “only the insane attack psychiatrists.” The
byword should be built into the society that paranoia is a condition “in
which the individual believes he is being attacked by Communists.” This
defense will be found to be effective.

Part of an effective defense should include the society’s entire lack
of any real psychotherapy. Any real therapy must be systematically
stamped out, since a real psychotherapy might possibly uncover the
results of psychopolitical activities.

Jurisprudence, in a capitalistic nation, is so clumsy that cases are
invariably tried in their newspapers. We have handled these things much
better in Russia, and have uniformly brought people to trial with full
confessions already arrived at (having been implanted) before the trial
takes place. Should any whisper or pamphlet against psychopolitical
activities be published, it should be laughed into scorn, branded
immediately as a hoax, and its perpetrator or publisher should be, at
the first opportunity, branded insane, and by the use of drugs the
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CHAPTER XI: The Use of Psychopolitics in Spreading Communism

Reactionary nations are of such a composition that they attack a word
without understanding it. As the conquest of a nation by communism
depends upon imbuing its population with communistic tenets, it is not
necessary that the term “communism” be applied at first to the educative
measures employed.

As an example, in the United States we have been able to alter the
works of William James, and others, into a more acceptable pattern, and
to place the tenets of Karl Marx, Pavlov, Lamarck, and the data of
Dialectic Materialism into the textbooks of psychology, to such a degree
that anyone making a thorough study of psychology becomes at once a
candidate to accept the reasonableness o communism.

As every chair of psychology in the United States is occupied by
persons connected with us, or who can be influenced by persons connected
with us, the consistent employment of such texts is guaranteed. They
are given an authoritative ring, and they are carefully taught.

Constant pressure on the legislatures of the United States can bring
about legislation to the effect that every student attending a high school
or university must have classes in psychology.

Educating broadly the educated strata of the populace into the tenets
of communism is thus rendered relatively easy, and when the choice is
given them whether to continue in a capitalistic or a Communistic
condition, they will see, suddenly, in communism, much more
reasonableness than in capitalism, which will now be seen by our own
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CHAPTER XII: Violent Remedies

As populaces, in general, understand that violence is necessary in the
handling of the insane, violent remedies seem to be reasonable.
Starting from a relatively low level of violence, such as straitjackets
and other restraints, it is relatively easy to encroach upon the public
diffident where violence is concerned by adding more and more cruelty to
the treatment of the insane.

By increasing the brutality of “treatment,” the public expectation of
such treatment will be assisted, and the protest of the individual to
whom the treatment is given is impossible. since immediately after the
treatment he is incapable. The family of the individual under treatment
is already suspect for having had in its midst an insane person. The
family’s protest should be discredited.

The more violent the treatment, the more command value the
psychopolitical operative will accumulate. Brain operations should
become standard and commonplace. While the figures of actual deaths
should be repressed wherever possible, it is nevertheless of no great
concern to the psychopolitical operative that many deaths do occur.

Gradually, the public should be educated in electric shock, first by
being led to believe that it is very therapeutic, then by believing that
it is quieting, then by being informed that electric shock usually
injures the spine and teeth, and finally, that it very often kills or at
least breaks the spine and removes, violently, the teeth of the patient.
It is very doubtful if anyone from the lay levels of the public could
tolerate the observation of a single electric shock treatment.
Certainly they could not tolerate witnessing a prefrontal lobotomy or
transorbital leucotomy. However, they should be brought up to a level
where this is possible, where it is the expected treatment, and where
the details, of the treatment itself can be made known, thus adding to
psychopolitical prestige.

The more violent the treatment, the more hopeless insanity will seem
to be.

The society should be worked up to the level where every recalcitrant
young man can be brought into court and assigned to a psychopolitical
operative, given electric shocks, and reduced into unimaginative
docility for the remainder of his days.

By continuous and increasing advertising of the violence of treatment,
the public will at last come to tolerate the creation of zombie
conditions to such a degree that they will probably employ zombies, if
given to them. Thus a large stratum of the society, particularly that
which was rebellious, can be reduced to the service of the
psychopolitician.

By various means, a public must at least be convinced that insanity
can only be met by shock, torture, deprivation, defamation,
discreditation, violence, maiming, death, punishment in all its forms.
The society, at the same time, must be educated into the belief that
insanity is increasing within its ranks. This creates an emergency and
places the psychopolitician in a saviour role that will eventually put
him in charge of the society.


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CHAPTER XIII: The Recruiting of Psychopolitical Dupes

The psychopolitical dupe is a well-trained individual who serves in
complete obedience to the psychopolitical operative.

In that nearly all persons in training are expected to undergo a
certain amount of treatment in any field of the mind, it is not too
difficult to persuade persons in the field of mental healing to subject
themselves to mild or minor drugs or shock. IF this can be done, a
psychological dupe can immediately result from the use of pain-drug
hypnosis.

Recruitment into the ranks of “mental healing” can best be done by
carefully bringing to it only those healing students who are, to some
slight degree, already depraved, or who have been “treated” by
psychopolitical operatives.

Recruitment is effected by making the field of mental healing very
attractive, financially and sexually.

The amount of promiscuity that can be induced in mental patients can
work definitely to the advantage of the psychopolitical recruiting
agent. The dupe can thus be induced into many lurid sexual contacts,
and these, properly witnessed, can thereafter br used as blackmail
material to assist any failure of pain-drug hypnosis in causing him to
execute orders.

The promise of unlimited sexual opportunities, the promise of complete
dominion over the bodies and minds of helpless patients, the promise of
complete lawlessness without detection, can thus attract to “mental
healing” many desirable recruits who will willingly fall in line with
psychopolitical activities.

In that the psychopolitician has under his control the insane of the
nation, most of them with criminal tendencies, and as he can, as his
movement goes forward, recruit for his ranks the criminals themselves,
he has unlimited numbers of human beings to employ on whatever project
he may see fit. In that the insane will execute destructive projects
without question, if given the proper amount of punishment and
implantation, the degradation of the country’s youth, the defamation of
its leaders, the suborning of its courts becomes childishly easy.

The psychopolitician has the advantage of naming as a delusory symptom
any attempt on the part of a patient to expose commands.

The psychopolitician should carefully adhere to institutions and
should eschew private practice whenever possible, since this gives him
the greatest number of human beings to control to the use of communism.
When he does act in private practice, his practice should be limited to
contact with the families of the wealthy and the officials of the
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CHAPTER XIV: The Smashing of Religious Groups

You must know that until recent times the entire subject of mental
derangement, whether so lift as simple worry or so heavy as insanity,
was the sphere of activity of the church and only the church.

Traditionally, both in civilized and barbaric nations, the priesthood
alone had complete charge of the mental condition of the citizen. As a
matter of great concern to the psychopolitician this tendency still
exists in every public in the Western World and scientific inroads into
this sphere have occurred only in official and never in public quarters.

The magnificent tool welded for us by Wundt would be as nothing if it
were not for official insistence in civilized countries that “scientific
practices” be applied to the problem of the mind. Without this official
insistence or even if it were to be relaxed for a moment, the masses
would grasp stupidly for the priest, the minister, the clergy, whenever
mental conditions came into question. Today in Europe and America
“scientific practices” in the field of the mind would not last moments
if not routinely enforced by officialdom.

Care must be taken to hide the fact that the incidence of insanity has
increased only since these “scientific practices” started to be applied.
Much mention must be made of “the pace of modern living” and other myths
as the cause of the increased neurosis in the world. We care nothing
about what causes it if anything does. But we must tolerate no evidence
of any kind to get out and drive the public back to the church. If
given their heads, if left to themselves to decide, independent of
officialdom, where they would place their deranged loved ones the public
would choose religious sanitariums and would avoid as if plagued the
places where “scientific practices” prevail.

Given any slight encouragement, public support would instantly sweep
all mental healing back into the hands of the churches. And there are
churches waiting to receive it, clever churches. That terrible monster,
the Roman Catholic Church, still dominates mental healing throughout the
Christian world and well schooled priests are always at work to draw the
public back to the fold. Among Fundamentalist and Pentecostal groups
healing campaigns are conducted, which, because of their results, win
many to the cult of Christianity. In the field of pure healing, the
Church of Christ Science of Boston, Massachusetts excels in commanding
the public favor and operates many sanitariums. All these must be swept
aside. They must be ridiculed and defamed and every cure they advertise
must be labeled a hoax. A full fifth of a psychopolitician’s time
should be devoted to smashing these threats. Just as in Russia we had
to destroy the Church after many, many years of the most arduous work,
so we must destroy all faiths in nations marked for conquest.

Insanity must hound the footsteps of every priest and practitioner.
The best testimonials to his skill must be turned into gibbering madmen
no matter what means we have to use.

You need not care what effect you have upon the public. The effect
you care about is the one upon officials. You must recruit every agency
of the nation marked for slaughter into a Foaming hatred of religious
healing. You must suborn district attorneys and judges into an intense
belief as fervent as an ancient faith in God that Christian Science or
any other religious practice that might devote itself to mental healing
is vicious, bad, insanity-causing, publicly hated and intolerable.

You must suborn and recruit any medical healing organization into
collusion in this campaign. You must appeal to their avarice and even
their humanity to invite their cooperation in smashing all religious
healing and thus, to our end, care of the insane. You must see that
such societies have only qualified Communist-indoctrinees as their
advisors in this matter. For you can use such societies. They are
stupid and stampede easily. Their cloak and degrees can be used quite
well to mask any operation we care to have masked. We must make them
partners in our endeavor so that they will never be able to crawl out
from under our thumb and discredit us.

We have battled in America since the turn of the century to bring to
nothing any and all Christian influences and we are succeeding. While
today we seem to be kind to the Christian remember that we have yet to
influence the “Christian world” to our ends. When that is done we shall
have an end of them everywhere. You may see them here in Russia as
trained apes. They do not know their tether will stay long only until
the apes in other lands have become unwary.

You must work until “religion” is synonymous with “insanity.” You must
work until the officials of city, county, and state governments will not
think twice before they pounce upon religious groups as public enemies.

Remember, all lands are governed by the few who only pretend to
consult with the many. It is no different in America. The petty
official, the maker of laws alike can be made to believe the worst. It
is not necessary to convince the masses. It is only necessary to work
incessantly upon the official, using personal defamation, wild lies,
false evidence, and constant propaganda to make him fight for you
against the church or against any practitioner.

Like the official, the bona fide medical healer also believes the
worst if it can be shown to him as dangerous competition. And like the
Christian, should he seek to take from us any right we have gained, we
shall finish him as well.

We must be like the vine upon the tree. We use the tree to climb and
then, strangling it, grow into power on its flesh

We must strike from our path any opposition. We must use for our
tools any authority that comes to hand. And then at last, the decades
having sped by, we can dispense with all authority save our own and
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CHAPTER XV: Proposals that Must be Avoided

There are certain damaging movements that could interrupt a
psychopolitical conquest. These, coming from some quarters of the
country, might gain headway. They should be spotted before they do, and
stamped out.

Proposals may be made by large and powerful groups in the country to
return the insane to the care of those who have handled mental healing
for tribes and populaces for centuries the priests. Any movement to
place clergymen in charge of institutions should be fought on the
grounds of incompetence and the insanity brought about by religion. The
most destructive thing that could happen to a psychopolitical program
would be to entrust the ministry with the care of the nations insane.

If mental hospitals operated by religious groups are in existence,
they must be discredited and dosed, no matter what the cost, for the
actual figures of recovery in such institutions might become known, and
the lack of recovery in general institutions might be compared to them.
This might lead to a movement to place the clergy in charge of the
insane. Every argument must be advanced early, to overcome any
possibility of this ever occurring.

A country’s law must be made carefully to avoid granting any personal
rights to the insane. Any suggested laws or Constitutional Amendments
that would make the harming of the insane unlawful, should be fought to
the extreme, on the grounds that only violent measures can succeed in
their treatment. If the law were to protect the insane, as it normally
does not, the entire psychopolitical program would quite possibly
collapse.

Any movement to increase or place under surveillance the orders
required to hospitalize the mentally ill should be discouraged. This
should be left entirely in the hands of persons well under the control
of psychopolitical operatives. It should be done with minimum
formality, and no recovery of the insane from an institution should be
possible by any process of law. Thus, any movement to add to the legal
steps required in the processes of commitment and release should be
discouraged on the grounds of emergency. To get around this, the best
policy is to place a psychiatrist and a detention ward for the mentally
ill in every hospital in a land.

Any writings of a psychopolitical nature, accidentally revealing
themselves, should be prevented. All factual literature on the subject
of insanity and its treatment should be suppressed, first by actual
security, and second by complex verbiage that renders it
incomprehensible. The actual figures on recovery or death should never
be announced in any papers. Any investigation attempting to discover
whether or not psychiatry or psychology has ever cured anyone should
immediately be discouraged and laughed to scorn, and should mobilize at
that point all psychopolitical operatives. At first, it should be
ignored, but if this is not possible, the entire weight of all
psychopoliticians in the nation should be pressed into service. Any
tactic possible should be employed to prevent this from occurring. To
rebut it, technical appearing papers should exist as to the tremendous
number of cures effected by psychiatry and psychology, and whenever
possible, percentages of cures, no matter how fictitious, should be
worked into legislative papers, thus forming a background of evidence
that would immediately rebut any effort to actually locate anyone who
had ever been helped by psychiatry or psychology.

If the Communistic connections of a psychopolitician should become
known, it should be attributed to his own carelessness, and he should,
himself, be immediately branded as eccentric within his own profession.

Authors of literature that seeks to demonstrate the picture of a
society under complete mental control and duress should be helped toward
infamy or suicide to discredit their works.

Any legislation liberalizing any healing practice should be
immediately fought and defeated. All healing practices should gravitate
entirely to authoritative levels, and no other opinions should be
admitted, as these might lead to exposure.

Movements to improve youth should be infiltrated and corrupted. Left
alone, they might interrupt our campaigns to produce in youth
delinquency, addiction, drunkenness, and sexual promiscuity. Communist
workers in the field of newspapers and radio should be protected
wherever possible by completely disabling, through Psychopolitics, any
persons consistently attacking them. These, in their turn, should be
persuaded to give all possible publicity to the benefits of
psychopolitical activities under the heading of “science.”

No healing group devoted to the mind must be allowed to exist within
the borders of Russia or its satellites. Only well-vouched-for
psychopolitical operatives can be allowed to continue in their practice,
and this only for the benefit of the government or to work against enemy
prisoners. Any effort to exclude psychiatrists or psychologists from the
armed services must be fought. Any inquest into the “suicide” or sudden
mental derangement of any political leader in a nation must be conducted
only by psychopolitical operatives or their dupes, whether
Psychopolitics is responsible or not.

Death and violence against persons attacking communism in a nation
should be eschewed as forbidden. Violent activity against such persons
might bring about their martyrdom. Defamation and the accusation of
insanity alone should be employed, and they should be brought at last
under the ministrations of psychopolitical operatives, such as
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CHAPTER XVI: In Summary

In this time of unlimited weapons, and in national antagonisms where
atomic war with capitalistic powers is possible, Psychopolitics must act
efficiently as never before.

Any and all programs of Psychopolitics must be increased to aid and
abet the activities of other Communist agents throughout the nation in
question.

The failure of Psychopolitics might well bring about the atomic
bombing of the Motherland.

If Psychopolitics succeeds in its mission throughout the capitalistic
nations of the world, there will never be an atomic war, for Russia will
have subjugated all of her enemies.

Communism has already spread across one-sixth of the inhabited world.
Marxist Doctrines have already penetrated the remainder. An extension
of the Communist social order is everywhere victorious. The spread of
communism has never been by force of battle, but by conquest of the
mind. In Psychopolitics we have refined this conquest to the nth
degree. The psychopolitical operative must succeed, for his success
means a world of Peace. His failure might well mean the destruction of
the civilized portions of Earth by atomic power in the hands of
capitalistic madmen.

The end thoroughly justifies the means. The degradation of populaces
is less inhuman than their destruction by atomic fission, for to an
animal who lives only once, any life is sweeter than death.

The end of war is the control of a conquered people. If a people can
be conquered in the absence of war, the end of war will have been
achieved without the destruction of war. A worthy goal.

The psychopolitician has his reward in the nearly unlimited control of
populaces, in the uninhibited exercise of passion, and the glory of
Communist conquest over the stupidity of the enemies of the People.