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Are Americans Becoming "Sovietized"?

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“Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” ― Theodore Dalrymple

Are Americans Becoming "Sovietized" into supporting communist indoctrination? Here are 10 symptoms of Sovietism. Ask yourself whether we are headed down this same road to perdition...

  1. There was no escape from ideological indoctrination — anywhere. A job in the bureaucracy or a military assignment hinged not so much on merit, expertise, or past achievement. What mattered was loud enthusiasm for the Soviet system.

  2. The Soviets fused their press with the government. Pravda, or “Truth,” was the official megaphone of state-sanctioned lies. Journalists simply regurgitated the talking points of their Communist Party partners.

  3. The Soviet surveillance state enlisted apparatchiks and lackeys to ferret out ideological dissidents.

  4. The Soviet educational system sought not to enlighten but to indoctrinate young minds in proper government-approved thought.

  5. The Soviet Union was run by a pampered elite, exempt from the ramifications of their own radical ideologies.

  6. The Soviets mastered Trotskyization, or the rewriting and airbrushing away of history to fabricate present reality.

  7. The Soviets created a climate of fear and rewarded stool pigeons for rooting out all potential enemies of the people.

  8. Soviet prosecutors and courts were weaponized according to ideology.

  9. The Soviets doled out prizes on the basis of correct Soviet thought.

  10. The Soviets offered no apologies for extinguishing freedom. Instead, they boasted that they were advocates for equity, champions of the underclass, enemies of privilege—and therefore could terminate anyone or anything they pleased.

Link: https://www.theepochtimes.com/are-americans-becoming-sovietized_3805158.html

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