Oct 18 2011

Speaking Truth Immortal Technique Interview At Occupy Wall Street

Immortal Technique, hip-hop artist and political activist, came to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. RT’s Marina Portnaya caught up with Immortal Technique to talk about the message behind the movement, the police brutality and media backlash it has caused, US politics, democracy, his new project “Martyr” and his upcoming tour.” – RT America





Sep 28 2011

The Century Of The Self by Adam Curtis

To many in both business and government, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power is truly moved into the hands of the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self by Adam Curtis tells the untold and controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How is the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interest?

The Freud dynasty is at the heart of this compelling social history. Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis; Edward Bernays, who invented public relations; Anna Freud, Sigmund’s devoted daughter; and present-day PR guru and Sigmund’s great grandson, Matthew Freud. Sigmund Freud’s work into the bubbling and murky world of the subconscious changed the world. By introducing a technique to probe the unconscious mind, Freud provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses. Unwittingly, his work served as the precursor to a world full of political spin doctors, marketing moguls, and society’s belief that the pursuit of satisfaction and happiness is man’s ultimate goal.

The Century Of The Self Part 1-Happiness Machines:

Part one documents the story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays who invented ‘Public Relations’ in the 1920s, being the first person to take Freud’s ideas to manipulate the masses. He showed American corporations how they could make people want things they didn’t need by systematically linking mass-produced goods to their unconscious desires.

The Century Of The Self Part 2-The Engineering of Consent:

Part two explores how those in power in post-war America used Freud’s ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses. Politicians and planners came to believe Freud’s underlying premise that deep within all human beings were dangerous and irrational desires. They were convinced that it was the unleashing of these instincts that had led to the barbarism of Nazi Germany, and in response to this, they set out to find ways to control the masses so as to manage the ‘hidden enemy’ within the human mind.

The Century Of The Self Part 3-There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads, He Must Be Destroyed:

In the 1960s, a radical group of psychotherapists challenged the influence of Freudian ideas, which lead to the creation of a new political movement that sought to create ‘new people’, free of the psychological conformity that had been implanted in people’s minds by business and politics. This episode shows how this idea rapidly developed in America through “self-help movements”, into the irresistible rise of the expressive self: the Me Generation.

The Century Of The Self Part 4-Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering:

This episode explains how politicians turned to the same techniques used by business in order to read and manipulate the inner desires of the masses. Both New Labor with Tony Blair and the Democrats led by Bill Clinton, used the focus group which had been invented by psychoanalysts in order to regain power. Both set out to mold their policies to manipulate people’s innermost desires and feelings, just as capitalism had learned to do with products.



Sep 9 2011

Farewell to All That: Reflections of a Republican Operative Who Left the Club

By: MIKE LOFGREN

Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!”

Fred MacMurray: “Yeah – only you’re a little more rotten.” -”Double Indemnity” (1944)

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Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the condition of both political parties in modern America. Both parties are rotten – how could they not be, considering the complete infestation of the political system by corporate money on a scale that now requires a presidential candidate to raise well over a billion dollars to be competitive in the general election? Both parties are captives to corporate funds. The main reason the Democrats’ health care bill will be a budget buster once it fully phases in is the Democrats’ rank capitulation to corporate interests – no single-payer system, in order to mollify the insurers; and no negotiation of drug prices, a craven surrender to Big Pharma.

But both parties are not rotten in quite the same way. The Democrats have their share of machine politicians, careerists, corporate bagmen, egomaniacs and kooks. Nothing, however, quite matches the modern Gop.

To the millions of Americans who have finally begun paying attention to politics and watched with exasperation the tragicomedy of the debt ceiling expansion, it might have come as a shock that the Republican Party is so full of lunatics. To be sure, the party, like any political party on earth, has always had its share of crackpots, like Robert K. Dornan or William E. Dannemeyer. But the crackpot outliers of two decades ago have become the vital center today: Steve King, Michele Bachman (now a leading presidential candidate as well), Paul Broun, Patrick McHenry, Virginia Foxx, Louie Gohmert, Allen West. The Congressional directory now reads like a casebook of lunacy.

Republican moneyIt was this cast of characters and the pernicious ideas they represent that impelled me to end a nearly 30-year career as a professional staff member on Capitol Hill. A couple of months ago, I retired; but I could see as early as last November that the Republican Party would use the debt limit vote, an otherwise routine legislative procedure that has been used 87 times since the end of World War II, in order to concoct an entirely artificial fiscal crisis. Then, they would use that fiscal crisis to get what they wanted, by literally holding the US and global economies as hostages.

The debt ceiling extension is not the only example of this sort of political terrorism. Republicans were willing to lay off 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, 70,000 private construction workers and let FAA safety inspectors work without pay, in fact, forcing them to pay for their own work-related travel – how prudent is that? – in order to strong arm some union-busting provisions into the FAA reauthorization.

Everyone knows that in a hostage situation, the reckless and amoral actor has the negotiating upper hand over the cautious and responsible actor because the latter is actually concerned about the life of the hostage, while the former does not care. This fact, which ought to be obvious, has nevertheless caused confusion among the professional pundit class, which is mostly still stuck in the Bob Dole era in terms of its orientation. For instance, Ezra Klein wrote of his puzzlement over the fact that while House Republicans essentially won the debt ceiling fight, enough of them were sufficiently dissatisfied that they might still scuttle the deal. Of course they might – the attitude of many freshman Republicans to national default was “bring it on!”

It should have been evident to clear-eyed observers that the Republican Party is becoming less and less like a traditional political party in a representative democracy and becoming more like an apocalyptic cult, or one of the intensely ideological authoritarian parties of 20th century Europe. This trend has several implications, none of them pleasant.

In his “Manual of Parliamentary Practice,” Thomas Jefferson wrote that it is less important that every rule and custom of a legislature be absolutely justifiable in a theoretical sense, than that they should be generally acknowledged and honored by all parties. These include unwritten rules, customs and courtesies that lubricate the legislative machinery and keep governance a relatively civilized procedure. The US Senate has more complex procedural rules than any other legislative body in the world; many of these rules are contradictory, and on any given day, the Senate parliamentarian may issue a ruling that contradicts earlier rulings on analogous cases.

The only thing that can keep the Senate functioning is collegiality and good faith. During periods of political consensus, for instance, the World War II and early post-war eras, the Senate was a “high functioning” institution: filibusters were rare and the body was legislatively productive. Now, one can no more picture the current Senate producing the original Medicare Act than the old Supreme Soviet having legislated the Bill of Rights.

Far from being a rarity, virtually every bill, every nominee for Senate confirmation and every routine procedural motion is now subject to a Republican filibuster. Under the circumstances, it is no wonder that Washington is gridlocked: legislating has now become war minus the shooting, something one could have observed 80 years ago in the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic. As Hannah Arendt observed, a disciplined minority of totalitarians can use the instruments of democratic government to undermine democracy itself.

John P. Judis sums up the modern GOP this way:


“Over the last four decades, the Republican Party has transformed from a loyal opposition into an insurrectionary party that flouts the law when it is in the majority and threatens disorder when it is the minority. It is the party of Watergate and Iran-Contra, but also of the government shutdown in 1995 and the impeachment trial of 1999. If there is an earlier American precedent for today’s Republican Party, it is the antebellum Southern Democrats of John Calhoun who threatened to nullify, or disregard, federal legislation they objected to and who later led the fight to secede from the union over slavery.”

 

A couple of years ago, a Republican committee staff director told me candidly (and proudly) what the method was to all this obstruction and disruption. Should Republicans succeed in obstructing the Senate from doing its job, it would further lower Congress’s generic favorability rating among the American people. By sabotaging the reputation of an institution of government, the party that is programmatically against government would come out the relative winner.

A deeply cynical tactic, to be sure, but a psychologically insightful one that plays on the weaknesses both of the voting public and the news media. There are tens of millions of low-information voters who hardly know which party controls which branch of government, let alone which party is pursuing a particular legislative tactic. These voters’ confusion over who did what allows them to form the conclusion that “they are all crooks,” and that “government is no good,” further leading them to think, “a plague on both your houses” and “the parties are like two kids in a school yard.” This ill-informed public cynicism, in its turn, further intensifies the long-term decline in public trust in government that has been taking place since the early 1960s – a distrust that has been stoked by Republican rhetoric at every turn (“Government is the problem,” declared Ronald Reagan in 1980).

The media are also complicit in this phenomenon. Ever since the bifurcation of electronic media into a more or less respectable “hard news” segment and a rabidly ideological talk radio and cable TV political propaganda arm, the “respectable” media have been terrified of any criticism for perceived bias. Hence, they hew to the practice of false evenhandedness. Paul Krugman has skewered this tactic as being the “centrist cop-out.” “I joked long ago,” he says, “that if one party declared that the earth was flat, the headlines would read ‘Views Differ on Shape of Planet.’”

Inside-the-Beltway wise guy Chris Cillizza merely proves Krugman right in his Washington Post analysis of “winners and losers” in the debt ceiling impasse. He wrote that the institution of Congress was a big loser in the fracas, which is, of course, correct, but then he opined: “Lawmakers – bless their hearts – seem entirely unaware of just how bad they looked during this fight and will almost certainly spend the next few weeks (or months) congratulating themselves on their tremendous magnanimity.” Note how the pundit’s ironic deprecation falls like the rain on the just and unjust alike, on those who precipitated the needless crisis and those who despaired of it. He seems oblivious that one side – or a sizable faction of one side – has deliberately attempted to damage the reputation of Congress to achieve its political objectives.

This constant drizzle of “there the two parties go again!” stories out of the news bureaus, combined with the hazy confusion of low-information voters, means that the long-term Republican strategy of undermining confidence in our democratic institutions has reaped electoral dividends. The United States has nearly the lowest voter participation among Western democracies; this, again, is a consequence of the decline of trust in government institutions – if government is a racket and both parties are the same, why vote? And if the uninvolved middle declines to vote, it increases the electoral clout of a minority that is constantly being whipped into a lather by three hours daily of Rush Limbaugh or Fox News. There were only 44 million Republican voters in the 2010 mid-term elections, but they effectively canceled the political results of the election of President Obama by 69 million voters.

This tactic of inducing public distrust of government is not only cynical, it is schizophrenic. For people who profess to revere the Constitution, it is strange that they so caustically denigrate the very federal government that is the material expression of the principles embodied in that document. This is not to say that there is not some theoretical limit to the size or intrusiveness of government; I would be the first to say there are such limits, both fiscal and Constitutional. But most Republican officeholders seem strangely uninterested in the effective repeal of Fourth Amendment protections by the Patriot Act, the weakening of habeas corpus and self-incrimination protections in the public hysteria following 9/11 or the unpalatable fact that the United States has the largest incarcerated population of any country on earth. If anything, they would probably opt for more incarcerated persons, as imprisonment is a profit center for the prison privatization industry, which is itself a growth center for political contributions to these same politicians.[1] Instead, they prefer to rail against those government programs that actually help people. And when a program is too popular to attack directly, like Medicare or Social Security, they prefer to undermine it by feigning an agonized concern about the deficit. That concern, as we shall see, is largely fictitious.

Undermining Americans’ belief in their own institutions of self-government remains a prime GOP electoral strategy. But if this technique falls short of producing Karl Rove’s dream of 30 years of unchallengeable one-party rule (as all such techniques always fall short of achieving the angry and embittered true believer’s New Jerusalem), there are other even less savory techniques upon which to fall back. Ever since Republicans captured the majority in a number of state legislatures last November, they have systematically attempted to make it more difficult to vote: by onerous voter ID requirements (in Wisconsin, Republicans have legislated photo IDs while simultaneously shutting Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices in Democratic constituencies while at the same time lengthening the hours of operation of DMV offices in GOP constituencies); by narrowing registration periods; and by residency requirements that may disenfranchise university students.

This legislative assault is moving in a diametrically opposed direction to 200 years of American history, when the arrow of progress pointed toward more political participation by more citizens. Republicans are among the most shrill in self-righteously lecturing other countries about the wonders of democracy; exporting democracy (albeit at the barrel of a gun) to the Middle East was a signature policy of the Bush administration. But domestically, they don’t want those people voting.

You can probably guess who those people are. Above all, anyone not likely to vote Republican. As Sarah Palin would imply, the people who are not Real Americans. Racial minorities. Immigrants. Muslims. Gays. Intellectuals. Basically, anyone who doesn’t look, think, or talk like the GOP base. This must account, at least to some degree, for their extraordinarily vitriolic hatred of President Obama. I have joked in the past that the main administration policy that Republicans object to is Obama’s policy of being black.[2] Among the GOP base, there is constant harping about somebody else, some “other,” who is deliberately, assiduously and with malice aforethought subverting the Good, the True and the Beautiful: Subversives. Commies. Socialists. Ragheads. Secular humanists. Blacks. Fags. Feminazis. The list may change with the political needs of the moment, but they always seem to need a scapegoat to hate and fear.

It is not clear to me how many GOP officeholders believe this reactionary and paranoid claptrap. I would bet that most do not. But they cynically feed the worst instincts of their fearful and angry low-information political base with a nod and a wink. During the disgraceful circus of the “birther” issue, Republican politicians subtly stoked the fires of paranoia by being suggestively equivocal – “I take the president at his word” – while never unambiguously slapping down the myth. John Huntsman was the first major GOP figure forthrightly to refute the birther calumny – albeit after release of the birth certificate.

I do not mean to place too much emphasis on racial animus in the GOP. While it surely exists, it is also a fact that Republicans think that no Democratic president could conceivably be legitimate. Republicans also regarded Bill Clinton as somehow, in some manner, twice fraudulently elected (well do I remember the elaborate conspiracy theories that Republicans traded among themselves). Had it been Hillary Clinton, rather than Barack Obama, who had been elected in 2008, I am certain we would now be hearing, in lieu of the birther myths, conspiracy theories about Vince Foster’s alleged murder.

The reader may think that I am attributing Svengali-like powers to GOP operatives able to manipulate a zombie base to do their bidding. It is more complicated than that. Historical circumstances produced the raw material: the deindustrialization and financialization of America since about 1970 has spawned an increasingly downscale white middle class – without job security (or even without jobs), with pensions and health benefits evaporating and with their principal asset deflating in the collapse of the housing bubble. Their fears are not imaginary; their standard of living is shrinking.

What do the Democrats offer these people? Essentially nothing. Democratic Leadership Council-style “centrist” Democrats were among the biggest promoters of disastrous trade deals in the 1990s that outsourced jobs abroad: NAFTA, World Trade Organization, permanent most-favored-nation status for China. At the same time, the identity politics/lifestyle wing of the Democratic Party was seen as a too illegal immigrant-friendly by downscaled and outsourced whites.[3]

While Democrats temporized, or even dismissed the fears of the white working class as racist or nativist, Republicans went to work. To be sure, the business wing of the Republican Party consists of the most energetic outsourcers, wage cutters and hirers of sub-minimum wage immigrant labor to be found anywhere on the globe. But the faux-populist wing of the party, knowing the mental compartmentalization that occurs in most low-information voters, played on the fears of that same white working class to focus their anger on scapegoats that do no damage to corporations’ bottom lines: instead of raising the minimum wage, let’s build a wall on the Southern border (then hire a defense contractor to incompetently manage it). Instead of predatory bankers, it’s evil Muslims. Or evil gays. Or evil abortionists.

How do they manage to do this? Because Democrats ceded the field. Above all, they do not understand language. Their initiatives are posed in impenetrable policy-speak: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The what? – can anyone even remember it? No wonder the pejorative “Obamacare” won out. Contrast that with the Republicans’ Patriot Act. You’re a patriot, aren’t you? Does anyone at the GED level have a clue what a Stimulus Bill is supposed to be? Why didn’t the White House call it the Jobs Bill and keep pounding on that theme?

You know that Social Security and Medicare are in jeopardy when even Democrats refer to them as entitlements. “Entitlement” has a negative sound in colloquial English: somebody who is “entitled” selfishly claims something he doesn’t really deserve. Why not call them “earned benefits,” which is what they are because we all contribute payroll taxes to fund them? That would never occur to the Democrats. Republicans don’t make that mistake; they are relentlessly on message: it is never the “estate tax,” it is the “death tax.” Heaven forbid that the Walton family should give up one penny of its $86-billion fortune. All of that lucre is necessary to ensure that unions be kept out of Wal-Mart, that women employees not be promoted and that politicians be kept on a short leash.

It was not always thus. It would have been hard to find an uneducated farmer during the depression of the 1890s who did not have a very accurate idea about exactly which economic interests were shafting him. An unemployed worker in a breadline in 1932 would have felt little gratitude to the Rockefellers or the Mellons. But that is not the case in the present economic crisis. After a riot of unbridled greed such as the world has not seen since the conquistadors’ looting expeditions and after an unprecedented broad and rapid transfer of wealth upward by Wall Street and its corporate satellites, where is the popular anger directed, at least as depicted in the media? At “Washington spending” – which has increased primarily to provide unemployment compensation, food stamps and Medicaid to those economically damaged by the previous decade’s corporate saturnalia. Or the popular rage is harmlessly diverted against pseudo-issues: death panels, birtherism, gay marriage, abortion, and so on, none of which stands to dent the corporate bottom line in the slightest.

Thus far, I have concentrated on Republican tactics, rather than Republican beliefs, but the tactics themselves are important indicators of an absolutist, authoritarian mindset that is increasingly hostile to the democratic values of reason, compromise and conciliation. Rather, this mindset seeks polarizing division (Karl Rove has been very explicit that this is his principal campaign strategy), conflict and the crushing of opposition.

As for what they really believe, the Republican Party of 2011 believes in three principal tenets I have laid out below. The rest of their platform one may safely dismiss as window dressing:

1. The GOP cares solely and exclusively about its rich contributors. The party has built a whole catechism on the protection and further enrichment of America’s plutocracy. Their caterwauling about deficit and debt is so much eyewash to con the public. Whatever else President Obama has accomplished (and many of his purported accomplishments are highly suspect), his $4-trillion deficit reduction package did perform the useful service of smoking out Republican hypocrisy. The GOP refused, because it could not abide so much as a one-tenth of one percent increase on the tax rates of the Walton family or the Koch brothers, much less a repeal of the carried interest rule that permits billionaire hedge fund managers to pay income tax at a lower effective rate than cops or nurses. Republicans finally settled on a deal that had far less deficit reduction – and even less spending reduction! – than Obama’s offer, because of their iron resolution to protect at all costs our society’s overclass.

Republicans have attempted to camouflage their amorous solicitude for billionaires with a fog of misleading rhetoric. John Boehner is fond of saying, “we won’t raise anyone’s taxes,” as if the take-home pay of an Olive Garden waitress were inextricably bound up with whether Warren Buffett pays his capital gains as ordinary income or at a lower rate. Another chestnut is that millionaires and billionaires are “job creators.” US corporations have just had their most profitable quarters in history; Apple, for one, is sitting on $76 billion in cash, more than the GDP of most countries. So, where are the jobs?

Another smokescreen is the “small business” meme, since standing up for Mom’s and Pop’s corner store is politically more attractive than to be seen shilling for a megacorporation. Raising taxes on the wealthy will kill small business’ ability to hire; that is the GOP dirge every time Bernie Sanders or some Democrat offers an amendment to increase taxes on incomes above $1 million. But the number of small businesses that have a net annual income over a million dollars is de minimis, if not by definition impossible (as they would no longer be small businesses). And as data from the Center for Economic and Policy Research have shown, small businesses account for only 7.2 percent of total US employment, a significantly smaller share of total employment than in most Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

Likewise, Republicans have assiduously spread the myth that Americans are conspicuously overtaxed. But compared to other OECD countries, the effective rates of US taxation are among the lowest. In particular, they point to the top corporate income rate of 35 percent as being confiscatory Bolshevism. But again, the effective rate is much lower. Did GE pay 35 percent on 2010 profits of $14 billion? No, it paid zero.

When pressed, Republicans make up misleading statistics to “prove” that the America’s fiscal burden is being borne by the rich and the rest of us are just freeloaders who don’t appreciate that fact. “Half of Americans don’t pay taxes” is a perennial meme. But what they leave out is that that statement refers to federal income taxes. There are millions of people who don’t pay income taxes, but do contribute payroll taxes – among the most regressive forms of taxation. But according to GOP fiscal theology, payroll taxes don’t count. Somehow, they have convinced themselves that since payroll taxes go into trust funds, they’re not real taxes. Likewise, state and local sales taxes apparently don’t count, although their effect on a poor person buying necessities like foodstuffs is far more regressive than on a millionaire.

All of these half truths and outright lies have seeped into popular culture via the corporate-owned business press. Just listen to CNBC for a few hours and you will hear most of them in one form or another. More important politically, Republicans’ myths about taxation have been internalized by millions of economically downscale “values voters,” who may have been attracted to the GOP for other reasons (which I will explain later), but who now accept this misinformation as dogma.

And when misinformation isn’t enough to sustain popular support for the GOP’s agenda, concealment is needed. One fairly innocuous provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill requires public companies to make a more transparent disclosure of CEO compensation, including bonuses. Note that it would not limit the compensation, only require full disclosure. Republicans are hell-bent on repealing this provision. Of course; it would not serve Wall Street interests if the public took an unhealthy interest in the disparity of their own incomes as against that of a bank CEO. As Spencer Bachus, the Republican chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, says, “In Washington, the view is that the banks are to be regulated and my view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks.”

2. They worship at the altar of Mars. While the me-too Democrats have set a horrible example of keeping up with the Joneses with respect to waging wars, they can never match GOP stalwarts such as John McCain or Lindsey Graham in their sheer, libidinous enthusiasm for invading other countries. McCain wanted to mix it up with Russia – a nuclear-armed state – during the latter’s conflict with Georgia in 2008 (remember? – “we are all Georgians now,” a slogan that did not, fortunately, catch on), while Graham has been persistently agitating for attacks on Iran and intervention in Syria. And these are not fringe elements of the party; they are the leading “defense experts,” who always get tapped for the Sunday talk shows. About a month before Republicans began holding a gun to the head of the credit markets to get trillions of dollars of cuts, these same Republicans passed a defense appropriations bill that increased spending by $17 billion over the prior year’s defense appropriation. To borrow Chris Hedges’ formulation, war is the force that gives meaning to their lives.

A cynic might conclude that this militaristic enthusiasm is no more complicated than the fact that Pentagon contractors spread a lot of bribery money around Capitol Hill. That is true, but there is more to it than that. It is not necessarily even the fact that members of Congress feel they are protecting constituents’ jobs. The wildly uneven concentration of defense contracts and military bases nationally means that some areas, like Washington, DC, and San Diego, are heavily dependent on Department of Defense (DOD) spending. But there are many more areas of the country whose net balance is negative: the citizenry pays more in taxes to support the Pentagon than it receives back in local contracts.

And the economic justification for Pentagon spending is even more fallacious when one considers that the $700 billion annual DOD budget creates comparatively few jobs. The days of Rosie the Riveter are long gone; most weapons projects now require very little touch labor. Instead, a disproportionate share is siphoned off into high-cost research and development (from which the civilian economy benefits little); exorbitant management expenditures, overhead and out-and-out padding; and, of course, the money that flows back into the coffers of political campaigns. A million dollars appropriated for highway construction would create two to three times as many jobs as a million dollars appropriated for Pentagon weapons procurement, so the jobs argument is ultimately specious.

Take away the cash nexus and there still remains a psychological predisposition toward war and militarism on the part of the GOP. This undoubtedly arises from a neurotic need to demonstrate toughness and dovetails perfectly with the belligerent tough-guy pose one constantly hears on right-wing talk radio. Militarism springs from the same psychological deficit that requires an endless series of enemies, both foreign and domestic.

The results of the last decade of unbridled militarism and the Democrats’ cowardly refusal to reverse it[4], have been disastrous both strategically and fiscally. It has made the United States less prosperous, less secure and less free. Unfortunately, the militarism and the promiscuous intervention it gives rise to are only likely to abate when the Treasury is exhausted, just as it happened to the Dutch Republic and the British Empire.

3. Give me that old time religion. Pandering to fundamentalism is a full-time vocation in the GOP. Beginning in the 1970s, religious cranks ceased simply to be a minor public nuisance in this country and grew into the major element of the Republican rank and file. Pat Robertson’s strong showing in the 1988 Iowa Caucus signaled the gradual merger of politics and religion in the party. The results are all around us: if the American people poll more like Iranians or Nigerians than Europeans or Canadians on questions of evolution versus creationism, scriptural inerrancy, the existence of angels and demons, and so forth, that result is due to the rise of the religious right, its insertion into the public sphere by the Republican Party and the consequent normalizing of formerly reactionary or quaint beliefs. Also around us is a prevailing anti-intellectualism and hostility to science; it is this group that defines “low-information voter” – or, perhaps, “misinformation voter.”

The Constitution to the contrary notwithstanding, there is now a de facto religious test for the presidency: major candidates are encouraged (or coerced) to “share their feelings” about their “faith” in a revelatory speech; or, some televangelist like Rick Warren dragoons the candidates (as he did with Obama and McCain in 2008) to debate the finer points of Christology, with Warren himself, of course, as the arbiter. Politicized religion is also the sheet anchor of the culture wars. But how did the whole toxic stew of GOP beliefs – economic royalism, militarism and culture wars cum fundamentalism – come completely to displace an erstwhile civilized Eisenhower Republicanism?

It is my view that the rise of politicized religious fundamentalism (which is a subset of the decline of rational problem solving in America) may have been the key ingredient of the takeover of the Republican Party. For politicized religion provides a substrate of beliefs that rationalizes – at least in the minds of followers – all three of the GOP’s main tenets.

Televangelists have long espoused the health-and-wealth/name-it-and-claim it gospel. If you are wealthy, it is a sign of God’s favor. If not, too bad! But don’t forget to tithe in any case. This rationale may explain why some economically downscale whites defend the prerogatives of billionaires.

The GOP’s fascination with war is also connected with the fundamentalist mindset. The Old Testament abounds in tales of slaughter – God ordering the killing of the Midianite male infants and enslavement of the balance of the population, the divinely-inspired genocide of the Canaanites, the slaying of various miscreants with the jawbone of an ass – and since American religious fundamentalist seem to prefer the Old Testament to the New (particularly that portion of the New Testament known as the Sermon on the Mount), it is but a short step to approving war as a divinely inspired mission. This sort of thinking has led, inexorably, to such phenomena as Jerry Falwell once writing that God is Pro-War.

It is the apocalyptic frame of reference of fundamentalists, their belief in an imminent Armageddon, that psychologically conditions them to steer this country into conflict, not only on foreign fields (some evangelicals thought Saddam was the Antichrist and therefore a suitable target for cruise missiles), but also in the realm of domestic political controversy. It is hardly surprising that the most adamant proponent of the view that there was no debt ceiling problem was Michele Bachmann, the darling of the fundamentalist right. What does it matter, anyway, if the country defaults? – we shall presently abide in the bosom of the Lord.

Some liberal writers have opined that the different socio-economic perspectives separating the “business” wing of the GOP and the religious right make it an unstable coalition that could crack. I am not so sure. There is no fundamental disagreement on which direction the two factions want to take the country, merely how far in that direction they want to take it. The plutocrats would drag us back to the Gilded Age, the theocrats to the Salem witch trials. In any case, those consummate plutocrats, the Koch brothers, are pumping large sums of money into Michele Bachman’s presidential campaign, so one ought not make too much of a potential plutocrat-theocrat split.

Thus, the modern GOP; it hardly seems conceivable that a Republican could have written the following:

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.” (That was President Eisenhower, writing to his brother Edgar in 1954.)

It is this broad and ever-widening gulf between the traditional Republicanism of an Eisenhower and the quasi-totalitarian cult of a Michele Bachmann that impelled my departure from Capitol Hill. It is not in my pragmatic nature to make a heroic gesture of self-immolation, or to make lurid revelations of personal martyrdom in the manner of David Brock. And I will leave a more detailed dissection of failed Republican economic policies to my fellow apostate Bruce Bartlett.

I left because I was appalled at the headlong rush of Republicans, like Gadarene swine, to embrace policies that are deeply damaging to this country’s future; and contemptuous of the feckless, craven incompetence of Democrats in their half-hearted attempts to stop them. And, in truth, I left as an act of rational self-interest. Having gutted private-sector pensions and health benefits as a result of their embrace of outsourcing, union busting and “shareholder value,” the GOP now thinks it is only fair that public-sector workers give up their pensions and benefits, too. Hence the intensification of the GOP’s decades-long campaign of scorn against government workers. Under the circumstances, it is simply safer to be a current retiree rather than a prospective one.

If you think Paul Ryan and his Ayn Rand-worshipping colleagues aren’t after your Social Security and Medicare, I am here to disabuse you of your naiveté.[5] They will move heaven and earth to force through tax cuts that will so starve the government of revenue that they will be “forced” to make “hard choices” – and that doesn’t mean repealing those very same tax cuts, it means cutting the benefits for which you worked.

During the week that this piece was written, the debt ceiling fiasco reached its conclusion. The economy was already weak, but the GOP’s disgraceful game of chicken roiled the markets even further. Foreigners could hardly believe it: Americans’ own crazy political actions were destabilizing the safe-haven status of the dollar. Accordingly, during that same week, over one trillion dollars worth of assets evaporated on financial markets. Russia and China have stepped up their advocating that the dollar be replaced as the global reserve currency – a move as consequential and disastrous for US interests as any that can be imagined.

If Republicans have perfected a new form of politics that is successful electorally at the same time that it unleashes major policy disasters, it means twilight both for the democratic process and America’s status as the world’s leading power.

Footnotes:

[1] I am not exaggerating for effect. A law passed in 2010 by the Arizona legislature mandating arrest and incarceration of suspected illegal aliens was actually drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative business front group that drafts “model” legislation on behalf of its corporate sponsors. The draft legislation in question was written for the private prison lobby, which sensed a growth opportunity in imprisoning more people.

[2] I am not a supporter of Obama and object to a number of his foreign and domestic policies. But when he took office amid the greatest financial collapse in 80 years, I wanted him to succeed, so that the country I served did not fail. But already in 2009, Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, declared that his greatest legislative priority was – jobs for Americans? Rescuing the financial system? Solving the housing collapse? – no, none of those things. His top priority was to ensure that Obama should be a one-term president. Evidently Senator McConnell hates Obama more than he loves his country. Note that the mainstream media have lately been hailing McConnell as “the adult in the room,” presumably because he is less visibly unstable than the Tea Party freshmen

[3] This is not a venue for immigrant bashing. It remains a fact that outsourcing jobs overseas, while insourcing sub-minimum wage immigrant labor, will exert downward pressure on US wages. The consequence will be popular anger, and failure to address that anger will result in a downward wage spiral and a breech of the social compact, not to mention a rise in nativism and other reactionary impulses. It does no good to claim that these economic consequences are an inevitable result of globalization; Germany has somehow managed to maintain a high-wage economy and a vigorous industrial base.

[4] The cowardice is not merely political. During the past ten years, I have observed that Democrats are actually growing afraid of Republicans. In a quirky and flawed, but insightful, little book, “Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred,” John Lukacs concludes that the left fears, the right hates.

[5] The GOP cult of Ayn Rand is both revealing and mystifying. On the one hand, Rand’s tough guy, every-man-for-himself posturing is a natural fit because it puts a philosophical gloss on the latent sociopathy so prevalent among the hard right. On the other, Rand exclaimed at every opportunity that she was a militant atheist who felt nothing but contempt for Christianity. Apparently, the ignorance of most fundamentalist “values voters” means that GOP candidates who enthuse over Rand at the same time they thump their Bibles never have to explain this stark contradiction. And I imagine a Democratic officeholder would have a harder time explaining why he named his offspring “Marx” than a GOP incumbent would in rationalizing naming his kid “Rand.”

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Mike Lofgren retired on June 17 after 28 years as a Congressional staffer. He served 16 years as a professional staff member on the Republican side of both the House and Senate Budget Committees.

Aug 22 2011

Immortal Technique, The Cause of Death—Music Video & Lyrics

Immortal Technique, “The Cause of Death”

Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper of Afro-Peruvian descent as well as an urban activist.

“The Cause of Death” is about the suppressive actions undertaken by some members of the U.S. government and what some have called the New World Order.

Enjoy Immortal Technique, “The Cause of Death” music video.

Immortal Technique, “The Cause of Death” Lyrics

Immortal Technique Revolutionary Vol 2

Immortal Technique: Revolutionary Vol 2

Immortal Technique
Revolutionary Volume 2
Yeah, broadcasting live from Harlem, New York
Let the truth be known..

You better watch what the fuck flies outta ya mouth
Or I’ma hijack a plane and fly it into your house
Burn your apartment with your family tied to the couch
And slit your throat, so when you scream, only blood comes out
I doubt that there could ever be…a more wicked MC
‘Cause AIDS infested child molesters aren’t sicker than me
I see the world for what it is, beyond the white and the black
The way the government downplays historical facts
‘Cause the United States sponsored the rise of the 3rd Reich
Just like the CIA trained terrorists how to fight
Build bombs and sneak box cutters onto a flight
When I was a child, the Devil himself bought me a mic
But I refused the offer, ’cause God sent me to strike
With skills unused like fallopian tubes on a dyke
My words’ll expose George Bush and Bin Laden
As two separate parts of the same seven headed dragon
And you can’t fathom the truth, so you don’t hear me
You think illuminati’s just a fucking conspiracy theory?
That’s why Conservative racists are all runnin’ shit
And your phone is tapped by the Federal Government
So I’m jammin’ frequencies in ya brain when you speak to me
Technique will rip a rapper to pieces indecently
Pack weapons illegally, because I’m never hesitant
Sniper scoping a commission controlling the president

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know right from wrong
The truth will set you free, written down in this song
And the song has the Cause of Death written in code
The Word of God brought to life, that’ll save ya soul..

Save ya soul motherfucker…save ya soul..

Yeah, yeah, yeah

I hacked the Pentagon for self-incriminating evidence
Of Republican manufactured white powder pestilence
Marines Corps. flack vest, with the guns and ammo
Spittin’ bars like a demon stuck inside a piano
Turn a Sambo into a soldier with just one line
Now here’s the truth about the system that’ll fuck up your mind
They gave Al Queda 6 billion dollars in 1989 to 1992
And now the last chapters of Revelations are coming true
And I know a lot of people find it hard to swallow this
Because subliminal bigotry makes you hate my politics
But you act like America wouldn’t destroy two buildings
In a country that was sponsoring bombs dropped on our children
I was watching the Towers, and though I wasn’t the closest
I saw them crumble to the Earth like they was full of explosives
And they thought nobody noticed the news report that they did
About the bombs planted on the George Washington bridge
Four Non-Arabs arrested during the emergency
And then it disappeared from the news permanently
They dubbed a tape of Osama, and they said it was proof
“Jealous of our freedom,” I can’t believe you bought that excuse
Rocking a motherfucking flag don’t make you a hero
Word to Ground Zero
The Devil crept into Heaven, God overslept on the 7th
The New World Order was born on September 11

Father, forgive them, for they don’t know right from wrong
The truth will set you free, written down in this song
And the song has the Cause of Death written in code
The Word of God brought to life, that’ll save ya soul..

Save ya soul motherfucker…save ya soul..

Yeah, yeah, yeah

And just so Conservatives don’t take it to heart
I don’t think Bush did it, ’cause he isn’t that smart
He’s just a stupid puppet taking orders on his cell phone
From the same people that sabotaged Senator Wellstone
The military industry got it poppin’ and lockin’
Looking for a way to justify the Wolfowitz Doctrine
And as a matter of fact, Rumsfeld, now that I think back
Without 9/11, you couldn’t have a war in Iraq
Or a Defense budget of world conquest proportions
Kill freedom of speech and revoke the right to abortions
Tax cut extortion, a blessing to the wealthy and wicked
But you still have to answer to the Armageddon you scripted
And Dick Cheney, you fucking leech, tell them your plans
About building your pipelines through Afghanistan
And how Israeli troops trained the Taliban in Pakistan
You might have some house niggas fooled, but I understand
Colonialism is sponsored by corporations
That’s why Halliburton gets paid to rebuild nations
Tell me the truth, I don’t scare into paralysis
I know the CIA saw Bin Laden on dialysis
In ’98 when he was Top Ten for the FBI
Government ties is really why the Government lies
Read it yourself instead of asking the Government why
‘Cause then the Cause of Death will cause the propaganda to die..

[Man talking]
He is scheduled for 60 Minutes next.
He is going on French, British, Italian, Japanese television.
People everywhere are starting to listen to him.
It’s embarrassing




Jul 18 2011

Rupert Murdoch and Media Corruption

rupert murdoch-fox-nazi-UThe endless cesspool which was Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid News of the World is finished, however the underhanded corporate politics of the master nevertheless hold sway in the U.S. and Britain. Murdoch is definitely the great goule of mass media corruption and consolidation on both sides of the Atlantic. But he is not a solitary villain. “Murdoch wasn’t the only media beneficiary when the FCC allowed him and others to consolidate their power and influence.” All corporate media are truth thieves.

rupert-murdoch-kingIn the event it can be stated that there is a master of planet wide corporate mass media, that individual is Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch’s News Corporation reigns supreme in television and print media within his native Australia, the United States and the U.k.

United states citizens tend to be most acquainted with News Corporation ownership with the Fox news cable channel, the New York Post, Dow Jones Inc., the Wall Street Journal, and Twentieth Century Fox movie studio and others. The Murdoch organization isn’t just big, it is known for a specific political mindset. Inspite of the declaration of being “fair and balanced” Fox news along with other Murdoch outlets blatantly encourage and safeguard Right Wing bordering on Fascist interests, politics and Muslim hating propaganda.

One of Rupert Murdoch’s Newspapers is Mixed up in a Scandal so Debased that the Mogul is shutting it down.

One of Murdoch’s British newspapers, the News of the World, is mixed up in a scandal so tremendous that it prompted the mogul to shut down that publication. During a period of several years, the News of the World employed private investigators to break into in to the voice mail messages of members of the British royal family, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, celebs, along with other notable individuals.

The News of the World settled out of court with some of the people harmed by the invasion of privacy. In some cases, a reporter plus an investigator were sentenced to prison because of their actions. A lot of these cases are not new, and have been festoring just beneath the surface with the News Corporation effectively reducing bad publicity. Being able to keep this sordid story from impacting the conglomerate right up until recently is only one sign of the extremely corrupt partnership between corporate media and political figures.

British PM’s Communications Director Arrested for Criminal Conduct While in Rupert Murdoch’s Employ.

British Prime Minister David Cameron tapped Andy Coulson, a prior News of the World editor, to become his communications director. This appointment came into being inspite of the growing scandal. Coulson ultimately resigned as the story unfolded, and he has since been arrested, however his selection showed clearly that Murdoch believed he had absolutely nothing to fear from political figures and that he seemed to be right, to be so supercilious.

Rupert Murdoch’s Employees Obstructing Justice.

Like all criminal conduct however, some evidence came to light ultimately that changed the equation. A story broke that involved not only phone tapping but police misconduct and obstruction of a kidnapping and murder investigation. In 2002 a British adolescent was kidnapped and later found murdered. In the period she was missing but still not accounted for, her voice mails were erased and her family was given false hope that she was still alive.

It had been a News of the World private eye that erased the voice mails and jeopardized an ongoing police investigation. Some police officers were misdirected in their investigation in the case, while some were on the take and offered News of the World backchannel information in order to maintain a amiable relationship with the corporate power house.

The recognition of this affront caused immediate and widespread revulsion among the British public, worried advertisers, and prompted political figures to outdo each other in condemning the publication.

All this can make great fodder throughout the media, however nobody is discussing exactly what all this affirms about government and press relations and not simply in Britain but in the Uniited States as well. Murdoch acquired a permanent waiver of FCC rules which prohibit ownership of a newspaper and television station in the same city. The New York Post and WNYW television are all permitted to stay in his grip, and give him a disproportionately significant voice in the media capital of the United States. The media happen to be controlled by many wealthy individuals and corporations, and our ability get factual information and complete stories is jeopardized in this process.

Corporate Media, Maybe the Most Destructive Influences in Modern Society.

Money is a corrupting influence and corruption in the media is particularly insidious. All through history, the press have swayed public opinion, and through doing so structure events and influence popular thought on the important issues of the moment. The media even create issues which would not have existed before, this can be good or it can be used to distract from real imporant topics, like worrying about the dept ceiling, but not screaming over the fect that the war on Iraq is still going and that alone would handle the debt ceiling problem. When the press are concentrated into fewer and fewer and wealthier hands, the potential for abuse is enormous. Murdoch was not the only media beneficiary when the FCC allowed him and others to consolidate their power and influence. He’s one among the most visible.

Bad publicity aside, there’s every cause to think that Murdoch may succeed in purchasing Britain’s Sky News Service. He may be slowed by these events, but he’s rich and powerful and will eventually come out triumphant unless there is a massive public outcry for justice to be done on Murdoch himself. Depending upon which way the political winds blow, more reporters, editors and corrupt police officers may suffer, but it is the man with the gold who makes the rules.

Politicians in London, New York and Washington will still dance to the tune of the Murdochs of the world. It is they who decide who will and won’t be in the power in the first place throguh their corrupt media machine. Time to end Murdoch’s empire and put back in legislation that prevents this type of criminality from happening.

Many Points in this article where take from an Article by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

Jul 14 2011

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Owns 2012 GOP Candidates

FOX-NEWS-2012-largeReport on a new, subversive development for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News: almost all of the main potential Republican candidates for the presidency are on the channel’s payroll as commentators, raising questions of corruption and bribery by Fox News’ owner as the 2012 campaign approaches.

Ron Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and, obviously, Sarah Palin have expressed interest in running for President of the United States. All are well compensated political commentators for Fox News.

“Except for Mitt Romney, Fox presently has deals with every major potential Republican presidential candidate not presently in office,” Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Keach Hagey write.

“Fox insiders, speaking anonymously about what is a sensitive topic for a network worried about outside perception, said no word has been conveyed from the corporate brass to reporters about how to treat what are, for now at least, their colleagues.”

“People from other networks are frustrated that, while major newsmakers for example Palin routinely show up on Fox News, the network’s tight contractual strings mostly prevent its mass of Republican stars from being questioned on every other channels, even C-SPAN. From the four potential candidates, only Gingrich has made an appearance on another channel in most of 2010.” Reports the Hufington Post.

But this really is of little importance in comparison to the fact that other networks don’t mention the glaring manipulation of American politics by fox news’ owner Rupert Murdoch. They fail to consider the fact that the News Corporation’s actions are boarding on fascism, yet no government bodies appear to be investigating Rupert Murdoch, Fox News or his News Corporation. Controlling the news and what political figures say is the cornerstone of any totalitarian state.

This really is blatantly played down where it’s reported on at all, for instance within the Huffington Post it’s made out to be some interesting bit of information like there aren’t any conflicts of interest occurring or that this might actually be endangering our liberties and reshaping what Americans think and do in a highly destructive manner.

Frankly if you can’t see this as an assault on our freedoms in the worst type of way then you don’t really understand what our freedoms are and what power the press has when used as a political tool. Look at Iraq for example, no Iraqi has to this day killed an American on American soil yet Fox News and other news stations promoted the invasion of this country like it was going to save us from certain doom. Now one million Iraqis are dead and we are still in the country, the press does not even bother to explain why, they keep us distracted with stories about things that are hardly important at all.

With some of Rupert Murdoch’s underhanded tactics finally emerging it’s time he was fully investigated and his media monopoly destroyed forever.


Jun 13 2011

Thomas Jefferson Difference of Opinion in Politics, Religion, Philosophy

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“I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.”

—Thomas Jefferson


Apr 29 2011

Lowkey “Blood, Sweat & Tears” Ft. Klashnekoff—Lyrics & Music Video

Lowkey “Blood, Sweat and Tears” Ft. Klashnekoff

Lowkey “Blood, Sweat & Tears” Ft. Klashnekoff was produced by Nutty P. taken from the highly anticipated album “Soundtrack To The Struggle”.

This song is about the people that these artists are doing music for, the under privileged. And the fact that Lowkey’s songs are censored by radio stations, because he talks about politics in his songs.

Enjoy Lowkey’s “Blood, Sweat and Tears” Ft. Klashnekoff Music Video

Lowkey “Blood, Sweat and Tears” Ft. Klashnekoff Lyrics

Lowkey Soundtrack to the Struggle

Buy Lowkey's "Blood, Sweat & Tears"

[Verse 1: K-Lash-Nek-Off]
As lightning strikes and thunder pounds
Over the grey skies of east London town
Prophecy K returns from the underground
Signified by the people’s cryin’ trumpet sounds
Yeah, the system, it tried to shut me down
But I been on my ting before Onyx was flinging guns around
Blood, sweat and tears for years
Feels like my career’s been in the dumping ground
Yeah, this is how hunger sounds and I’m the hunter now
Lash the lion heart, A.K.A. the man behind the iron mask
For ten years straight, I’ve been raising the iron bar
Tryna breathe the life back into this dyin’ art
So why try and par? When you’ll meet the same fate as that lion Scar
This game is fake; full of two-faced lyin’ ras
Who would sell their soul and arse just to climb the charts
Yea, but me, I put in too much time in the graft
Refinin’ my craft for labels to sign me for a minor advance
Picture K-Lash, mimin’ on trance
Now picture Dr. Dre beats lash rhymin’ with Starks
It’s all fate and I got mine in my grasp
They’re all snakes, let ‘em die in the past
But who knows what the future holds?
These N.W.O. soldiers will probably shoot me cold
All because the truth was told
You should know I did it from the heart

[Chorus]
I’m still here, pushin’ after several years
I’m still here, standin’ strong, never in fear
I’ll be still here, after the dust settles and clears
I’ll be still here, after the blood sweat and the tears
I’m still here, pushin’ after several years
I’m still here, standin’ strong, never in fear
I’ll be still here, after the dust settles and clears
I’ll be still here, after the blood sweat and the tears

[Verse 2: Lowkey]
I don’t do this for the happy ravers or the aggy haters
I do this for the warriors and the gladiators
Do this for those whose lives you never cared about
Can’t pronounce their names, their origins or their whereabouts
Those brought up around tragedy and sadness
Who adjusted and found normality in the madness
Fight the power ’til I’m out of breath like Malcolm X
You empower the powerful, I empower the powerless
They’ll play you on the radio if you rap about a Gucci belt
But rap about the government; you might as well shoot yourself
Industry fairies say I rap about conspiracy theories
Just to hide the fact they lyrically fear me
Got that eye of a tiger, the heart of a lion
The mind of a lifer, my stance is defiant
I rise like a phoenix, immediate from the ashes
My existence is inconvenient for the masses
Though we are equal, I despise an imitation
I live for my people and die for liberation
I stand as a visionary; some have got plans of killin’ me
To literally vanish me physically like Aborigines
Hannibal with the mask, an animal with the bars
I’m grappling with my shackles, I channel it through my art
Feel it in the ambience, champion, heavyweight
My life is nothin’ but my pride is somethin’ that you can never take
They think I’m elusive or think I’m a nuisance
I swear these major labels think that I’m a stupid
Keep your 360′s you’re convincing these dudes with
Like I’ll give you the blueprint for pimpin’ my music
I say that like K-Lash, he’s another lion
Every hardship from gettin’ scared to my brother dyin’
Spit all of it with or without a big audience
Through the blood, sweat and tears, I stand victorious

[Chorus]
I’m still here, pushin’ after several years
I’m still here, standin’ strong, never in fear
I’ll be still here, after the dust settles and clears
I’ll be still here, after the blood sweat and the tears
I’m still here, pushin’ after several years
I’m still here, standin’ strong, never in fear
I’ll be still here, after the dust settles and clears
I’ll be still here, after the blood sweat and the tears



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.


Table of Contents


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
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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
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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
subject of non-armed conquest of an enemy.


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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
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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
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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
triumph in the greater glory of the Party.


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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
psychiatrists and controlled psychologists.


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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.

 


Apr 22 2011

Lowkey’s Obama Nation Music Video was Banned From TV, Lyrics Included in This Article

Lowkey–Obama Nation

Lowkey the man who wrote Obama Nation is a 24-year-old British musician, poet, playwright and political activist of English and Iraqi descent, in an interview on RT News, describes “Obamanation” by saying:

“It was an examination of America’s role in the world. The main purpose of the song was to draw the American people’s attention to the way in which they are perceived by the rest of the world. Because I think they very much live in a bubble — I’m somebody that has travelled the United States quite thoroughly, and the media in the United States, by and large, does not actually show what is really going on and people have genuine grievances with United States foreign policy. Whether a person thinks those military bases should exist or not [earlier in the interview, Lowkey referred to the 1,000 US military bases located around the world], I think it would be very hard to disagree that those military bases represent the building of empire and the expansion of empire. And I am not anti-American, I am anti-empire.”

This is a very powerful video so enjoy it.

Lowkey—Obama Nation Lyrics

This track is not an attack upon the American people,
It’s an attack upon the system within which they live.
Since 1945 the United States has attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments,
In the process the US has caused the end of life for several million people,
And condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair.

The strength of your dreaming prevents you from reason,
The American dream only makes sense if you’re sleeping,
It’s just a cruel fantasy; their politics took my voice away,
But their music gave it back to me,
The land where the lumpen are consumed by consumption,
Killing themselves to shovel down food in abundance,
I guess a rapper from Britain is a rare voice,
America is capitalism on steroids,
Natives kept in casinos and reservations,
Displaced slaves never given reparations,
Take everything from Native Americans,
And wonder why i call it the racist experiment,
Afraid of your melanin, the same as it’s ever been,
That aint gonna change with the race of the president,
I see imperialism under your skin tone,
You could call it Christopher Columbus syndrome.

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?
Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?
Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Doesn’t make any difference when they bomb your nation.

Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through perilous fight,
For the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?
Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?
Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Doesn’t make any difference when they bomb your nation.

Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through perilous fight,
For the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.

The world’s entertainer, the world’s devastator,
From Venezuela, to Mesopotamia,
Your cameras lie, cause they have to hide the savage crimes,
Committed on leaders that happen to try and nationalize,
Eating competitions? while the worlds been starving,
Beat up communism with the help of Bin Laden,
Where would your war of terror be without that man,
Every day you create more Nidal Hassan’s,
Kill a man from the military, you’re a weirdo,
But kill a wog from the Middle East you’re a hero,
Your country is causing screams that never reach your ear holes,
America inflicted a million Ground Zero’s,
Follow the dollar and swallow your humanity,
Soldier’s committing savagery you never even have to see,
Those mad at me, writing emails angrily,
I’m not anti-America, America is anti-me!

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?
Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?
Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Doesn’t make any difference when they bomb your nation.

Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through perilous fight,
For the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming.

Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?
Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?
Is it Obama’s nation? Or an abomination?

Doesn’t make any difference when they bomb your nation.

And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there,
Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave,
For the land of the free and the home of the brave,

I don’t care if him and Cheney are long lost relations,
What matters more is the policies, I lost my patience,
Stop debating bringing race into the conversation,
Occupation and cooperation equals profit making,
It’s over; people wake up from the dream now,
Nobel peace prize, Jay Z on speed-dial,
It’s the substance within, not the colour of your skin,
Are you the puppeteer or the puppet on the string?,
So many believed it was instantly gonna’ change,
There was still Dennis Ross, Brzezinski and Robert Gates,
What happened to Chas freeman? (AIPAC),
What happened to Tristan Anderson?,
It’s a machine that keeps that man breathing,
I have the heart to say what all the other rappers aren’t,
Words like Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan,
The wars on, and you morons were all wrong,
I call Obama a bomber cause those are your bombs.