the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate

Theodore Dalrymple:

—“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.”—

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  1. Beauregard

    Here is an internet posting about Capitalism versus Communism.
    Grasp that what used to call Communism or Marxism has morphed
    into Progressivism or Globalism as pushed by the media:

    Capitalism vs. Communism By Vicki Boykis
    here is post by Robert Hall. I have not verified the authenticity. This is all I could find:

    http://forward.com/blognik-beat/151711/my-russian-girl-problems/

    Capitalism vs. Communism
    From my friend George by Robert Hall:

    http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2016/10/capitalism-vs-communism.html
    as posted :

    “For those who emigrated out of the former Soviet Union, what struck you most
    about the similarities and differences of life under capitalism/communism?
    By Vicki Boykis, Made in the USSR
    Written Aug 27, 2013

    I was five years old when we left in the summer of 1991, so I didn’t understand
    anything at a large, intellectual level. However, our relatives that had sponsored
    our trip monetarily and emotionally took us to a grocery store for the first time;
    if I remember correctly, it was an Acme in Philadelphia.

    Before we got out of the car (an also completely new experience for me –we had
    to walk everywhere in Russia since it would take probably 7-8 years to save for a
    car and another 5 to receive one), my relatives turned from the front seat to me,
    my mom, and my dad, and said, “Don’t get overwhelmed. There’s a lot of food in
    there, and it’s perfectly normal.”

    We walked into the store, and I have never had a similar experience. I stood, probably four feet tall, in front of an endcap of canned corn or beans. That WHOLE wall was full of food, from top to bottom. This was insane and unbelievable. I had never seen this much food in my entire life. I had sensory overload. It was similar to walking into a Vegas casino for the first time, or being at a rave party. “That’s all food?” I asked my parents, squinting. They couldn’t believe it, either.

    In Russia, there were always lines for food of any kind. Food was something handed out to you by a frowning overweight woman with a bad attitude problem standing behind a counter, not available freely, for you to just take. Rows and rows of cereal, of fruit, of beans, things of different colors. Life had changed from gray and teal and pale, to neon ON SALE, 50% OFF, LOW-SUGAR CONTENT, DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE FLAVOR, 3/$2 overnight.

    Thirty-two different cereals! In Russia, there was only one: kasha. Every day.
    I grabbed fistfuls of wrapped candy in the bulk department, not eating them,
    but just letting them run over my fingers, completely overwhelmed, swimming
    in capitalism. It was the taste of freedom, and it tasted like caramel.

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  2. Beauregard

    Summary of WikiLeaks Exposes Soros Millions Pushing to Undermine Catholics

    http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/alatheia-nielsen/2016/10/14/wikileaks-exposes-soros-millions-pushing-undermine

    Among the disturbing WikiLeaks emails was evidence of a liberal
    agenda to undermine the Catholic faith. And billionaire George
    Soros is funding much of that agenda.

    Sandy Newman, president of liberal Voices for Progress,
    and John Podesta, then chair of the Soros-funded Center
    for American Progress, discussed promoting contraception
    as a way to create a “revolution” and undermine the
    “middle ages dictatorship”.

    “We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to
    organize for a moment like this,” Podesta revealed, exposing
    the group’s anti-Catholic intentions.

    Catholics for a Free Choice and the Quixote Center — also
    funded by Soros — use Catholicism to promote liberal values
    like “truly accessible” abortion, and supporting “gay, lesbian,
    bisexual, and transgender” policies, which are contrary to
    Church teaching.

    The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN) embraces
    “the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger” as a way to
    promote liberal immigration policies, including amnesty.

    CLIN partnered with the United States Conference of Catholic
    Bishops (USCCB) to ask Congress for forego deporting illegal
    immigrants with “strong community ties,” those who are “parents
    of U.S. citizens” and others.

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  3. Beauregard

    More on understanding Marxism, Cultural Marxism, Globalism, and demise of USA
    The following referral is from Robert Hall’s Tartan Marine website

    http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2016/10/from-friend.html

    From a friend

    Please watch the whole clip — it’s important:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=5IuJGHuIkzY

    These tactics are straight from the cultural Marxist/communist playbook:
    subversion, intimidation, repression, and violence. All sub rosa, using
    proxies, with various degrees of deniability.

    The firebombing of a Trump campaign office in North Carolina
    over the weekend, the beatings of

    Trump supporters, tires slashed and vehicles vandalized at
    Trump rallies… all are part of this

    escalating campaign. It’s a miracle no one has died. Yet.

    As you can see from the individuals caught on camera, the Left’s
    leaders are in it, from Soros to the DNC and the Clintons.

    We’re still (supposedly) living in a representative Republic.
    When the people using these tactics gain control of the government,
    do you have any doubts about what’s going to follow?

    Posted by TartanMarine at 5:39 PM

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