Collectivist Mind Games: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

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A three-part series by Oleg Atbashian published in the American Thinker this week:

The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 1: Demonizing the Non-Compliant

The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 2: Demonizing the Opposition

The Collectivist Mind Game, Part 3: Demonizing Human Nature

This series, in its turn, is also a part of a larger series, tentatively titled The Mind Games of Manipulative Illusions, which recently appeared in various places:

The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual - The American Thinker

Obama's media to Romney: You lost, now play our game or else - The Washington Times

Obama's Tax Cuts: The Sucker at the Table - PJ Media


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This is a terrific primer for low information drones. Thank you Red Square. I've Twittered it everywhere. Well, not everywhere.

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Demonizing the Non Compliant. Check.

We are winning.

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Shovel 4 U wrote:Demonizing the Non Compliant. Check.... We are winning.
Yes. Arrest first, figure out the crime later. The later the better. If there is no "law" yet, make one, or make one up (by Executive Order if necessary). I little time in cuffs & behind bars will soon show these non-compliants the errors of their ways. If not, there are other "strategies."

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Dear Esteemed Leader Red Square,

Thank you so very much for this 'education' and taking the time to craft these outstanding articles. I thoroughly enjoyed them and now feel I'm moving out of the 'low-information' arena of non-ideas.

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I see in the photo above that Lenin is displaying a Soviet era "smart rope"... It was with great foresight that our dear leaders inspired a Marxist based "smart" technology so enduring that it can be applied to today's low information voters.

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Comrade Square - as always, very well done. Now if we could just get the masses to read it (and other things, like "Shakedown Socialism", which I think is more approachable for those Americans who have experienced the benefit of "higher education" - frankly, this series in three parts may have too many big words for many of them).

Nevertheless - extremely well written! And its residing on American Thinker is appropriate.

Say, has anyone seen Emmanuel Goldstein lately?

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An excellent dissection of what we are seeing today - thinly disgusied manipulation of the public, from the cries of "raaaaacism" to the "war on womyn" to the occupy movement. When we look at everything in the context of being one large con-game, a grand manipulation, suddenly it all makes sense.

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As an update and an example of demonizing the non-compliant opposition, here's a good compilation from Doug Ross:

SARAH PALIN CONTROVERSY: Rips Opponents as Terrorists and Hostage-Taking Anarchists Using Homophobic Rhetoric

Did I say Sarah Palin?

My mistake.

I meant Democrat politicians and power-brokers who resort to the most disgusting rhetoric imaginable.

White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer likened Republicans to suicide-bombers, saying the White House would not be "negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest."

Pfeiffer also said that the House, in exercising its Constitutional duty known as "the power of the purse", was acting like a pack of arsonists threatening to "burn it [the nation] down."

President Barack Obama accused the GOP of political "blackmail", implying that they are kidnappers holding the nation hostage.

White House spokesman Jay Carney went a step further, call the tactics "extortion, tanking the economy and crushing the middle class."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called Republicans "anarchists" who want to bring down government.

• Finally, Barbara "Jabba the" Mikulski (D-MD) employed vile, homophobic rhetoric to tar Americans opposed to Obamacare as "Tea Baggers in [Cruz's] Tea Party."

" a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized -– at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do -– it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we're talking with each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds..."

--President Barack Obama, January 12, 2011, speaking in Tucson after the shooting that critically injured Rep. Gabbi Giffords
Gabbi Giffords, of course, immediately spoke out against this sort of extreme, divisive rhetoric.

Oh, wait: no, she didn't.

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I've been following or posting on the Cube since the days of "Communists for Kerry". That would be going on a decade now. Jesus, I'm getting old...

Anyhow, the unveiling of the police state and the increasingly open demagoguery, lying and lawless nature of DC seems to have hit another gear. I'd also like to be clear that I think the two-party system is a sham. There are two sides to an establishment coin and both are statists that play a divide and conquer game.

The scope of this transition from a constitutional republic didn't hit me until the middle of Obama's first term. The mechanisms by which we are rocketing with ever greater velocity toward Next Tuesday hit me with such clarity and in such succession that I alienated some folks in an effort to have them convince me I was wrong.

I pay too much attention to facts and not what people say I suppose. It's funny, when you get labeled a conspiracy theorist by the non-thinking it is an effort to protect the world as they know it, like a child covering their eyes at a horror film. Some who seek to discredit also say the allure of conspiracy is rooted in having some kind of secret knowledge that is tantamount to ego masturbation.

The truth of the matter (in my case at any rate) is that I'm desperately wanting someone to explain to me in rational terms using reason, logic and facts, why I am wrong. I want to be wrong!! Please Gawd, let me be wrong.

Then I come across little gems like this where I'm reminded that Orwell wasn't too far off about my namesake being the way of the future:

I'd also like to thank Oleg for operating the site. It is an oaisis for myself in a sea of madness where you can just laugh at it all as opposed to stewing on it. This approach hits the truth in ways that other more combative or hostile approaches never could. I think this place and your work is important.

My political growth is also rooted in Russia. As a good prog in my early 20s I was able to visit Moscow over a number of weeks in 1995. It was a transformational trip for me politically. Being able to expierence the ruin first hand of every aspect of Russian society discredited most of what I thought about the world. It was an experience every American should have had. It would have been the one government subsidy I would have supported whole heartedly. The return on investment would have been unlimited.

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Comrade INGSOC, alas, you are not wrong.

I spent some time on Twitter last night, on the #1 hashtag for several hours, #ShutdownTheGOP, only I added another: #ShutdownTheGOP AND #ShutdownTheDems. I proceeded to post numerous tweets about the shell game, the revolving Good Cop / Bad Cop game, and the fact that it's really all about Freedom and not parties.

Yet again, as I read the 20 or so new #ShutdownTheGOP tweets that posted every 10 seconds or so, I felt as though I was banging my head against a wall.

One point I tried to make was that if we don't wake up soon, there won't be a generation left who, as a whole, remembers what freedom even is. Frankly, we're already pretty much there.

A long time ago, when I was a lot more politically active than I am today, I asked the Lord WHY He seemed to be pushing me so hard to try to wake people up, since it was looking more and more like the sheep really didn't care and weren't listening. Many years before then I'd actually led a Christian ministry - a rock group - wherein I'd felt the same drive from outside myself to do what I was doing, so I recognized the feeling.

In a nutshell, He told me He was more interested in what I was becoming by virtue of doing what I was than whether I won or lost. Which was a bit of a shock. I didn't "hear a voice", but I KNEW that was what he told me.

I, too, periodically thank Oleg for providing this site - for a number of reasons. One, it helps me to let off some steam by being darkly creative., which is probably a Very Good Thing. Two, it may just wake some people up - I suspect it already has. And third, much like how Twitter has become, it reminds me that I'm not the only one who understands what's happening to this country.

Thanks for sharing your heart, and I hope I haven't over-shared mine. We're living in VERY interesting times, very sad times, actually, and I'm afraid that America is about to get precisely what it deserves.

I hope I'm wrong.

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I assume we're still in "Prog Off" mode, so...

Although I've been here in Cube-land for just a short time, I too have come to appreciate the opportunity to mock and create, and to see the creative mockery of all the regulars. I really was a red diaper baby ... in the 1940s and onward, until gradual revelations in the late 1960s made me not only abandon my leftist activity but actually (gasp) join the Air Force in 1970. It was during our evacuations of South Vietnam at the end of the war that I had another revelation: these refugees weren't running from us, but to us -- to freedom and away from the "agrarian reformers" that my old comrades on the left had helped to win the war. This wasn't just another theoretical proposition or political stance; it was a matter of life and death. More revelations followed: social, economic, philosophical. I even became a Christian.

Since then, I've taught for 30 years at a so-called research university, and I finally retired when I realized that I could no longer speak the same language as our students -- and I was hearing similar things from colleagues in other departments and colleges (all of them old-time and old-fashioned scholars, of course). In the past I'd had to teach students how to construct a logical argument, how to examine an opponent's argument, and how to evaluate evidence objectively. It wasn't that they didn't want to; they just didn't know how to. Once they learned, they were able to do it. But suddenly -- almost overnight, it seemed -- they no longer saw the point in doing it, and in fact they'd been taught that wanting to do it was a Bad Thing. Phallologocentric. Bowing to the heteronormative patriarchy. And so on. And we were teaching them all this in our own courses (other than mine, obviously). Whoever screamed in outrage loudest, or sobbed in victimized hurt loudest, won. Period. All others were evil. End of argument.

I, a newcomer here, apologize for baring my own soul, but I do want to express my appreciation for the venue to vent, as it were. As my alter ego the cat said in a previous thread, I'm not an artist and can't match the brilliance of the work here, but thanks for letting me join in.

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RedDiaperette wrote:I, a newcomer here, apologize for baring my own soul, but I do want to express my appreciation for the venue to vent, as it were. As my alter ego the cat said in a previous thread, I'm not an artist and can't match the brilliance of the work here, but thanks for letting me join in.
Nice soul you got there, Comrade!

Your addition to the Collektive has been appreciated, and I will (eventually, perhaps Next Tuesday) put you in for a commendation. Or at least an extra helping of potatoes. Or at the very least an occasional extra beet vodka.


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Red, no need to apologize! We are all on this boat together. I'm just happy that there are others who can make rational arguments on why we need to bail. The automatons are the ones who trouble me. You are spot on in your assessment of the college kids. Cheers!

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INGSOC wrote:Red, no need to apologize! We are all on this boat together. I'm just happy that there are others who can make rational arguments on why we need to bail. The automatons are the ones who trouble me. You are spot on in your assessment of the college kids. Cheers!

Yes, INGSOC...the drones...the drones are growing in number - multiplying, reproducing, replicating - moving straight from education courses to teaching positions only to repeat the cycle. It's like a dreadful horror movie but with real people. Soon we will be overrun - drowning in drones, as it were. Then what? I can see it now....small bands of anti-drones, "loners" hiding deep in the forest, living on wild berries and trapped squirrels! Gasp! It's horrible, but I can't change the channel or leave the theater. I must think on this further...

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The Washington Times / Communities blog where one part of this series was published, has been redesigned and relaunched, with everything I had ever published there disappearing down the memory hole. I was able to extract this article from the Wayback Machine and so I'm going to post it here just for reference, so I don't have to look for it in case I need it.

Obama's media to Romney: You lost, now play our game or else

WASHINGTON, December 11, 2012 – The game Obama and the compliant mass media are playing have many rules: some are fixed, some are flexible, but most of them remain unspoken. Let's try to capture and describe a few.

When socialist policies bring the economy to a near collapse, using a bit of capitalism to revive it may be permissible, as long as you don't use the “c” word. Unwilling to see their country suffer, the capitalists will cooperate; they always do. The prospects of being dragged through the mud by the compliant “mainstream” media should they refuse is another incentive that yields results.

Three weeks after having won the presidential race by discrediting his opponent's free-market ideas, Obama invited Mitt Romney for a private meeting over white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad. At the same time, someone started rumors that Romney was being offered a cabinet position - possibly, Secretary of Business.

The meeting was closed to the reporters and we may never know what happened, but it wouldn't be a surprise if the Campaigner-in-Chief had been planning to use Romney's business expertise in cleaning up his mess and boosting the credibility of his own governing style.

As a bonus, Romney could be blamed for every economic failure past or present, replacing George Bush as the whipping boy since blaming Bush is getting old. Obama would then take the podium, look thoughtfully at his teleprompter, and declare the verdict: “I kept an open mind. I gave capitalism another chance. It didn't work. No more experimenting with the failed past. From now on, we'll use the stable and well-tested model of central planning.”

Instead, Romney chose to go back to the corporate world, rejoining the board of directors of Marriott International Inc. - a move that the Obama-media functionary Dana Milbank denounced as selfish, callous, tone-deaf, and unpatriotic.

“The country is in a crisis, political leaders in a standoff, and Romney is joining his buddy's corporate board,” he complains in his Washington Post column, calling Romney “small” for choosing to generate wealth instead of helping Obama waste it.

Composing a list of manipulative suggestions for Romney, Milbank unwittingly reveals the game's unspoken rules.

First of all, start a charity, which, like most charities, will be overtaken by the Professional Left and used to enforce the Progressive Narrative, along the lines of what Bill Ayers and Obama did with the $100 million of Annenberg's money in Chicago. Or, like many other clueless capitalists of yore, give money to one of the already subverted charities, to be channeled to radical anti-capitalist causes.

Next, help Obama to unite the nation into one homogenous mass of compliant, unanimous subjects, or at least rally your own Republican Party behind Obama by demonizing and purging the non-compliant. Make them accept him as their only rightful leader.

Admit that working for individual profit is a reprehensible behavior and devote your life to selfless service for the common good, with Obama and other gamers standing on the receiving end of your sacrifice. Let your work and talent be stolen, and hail the thief when he says, “you didn't build that.” Rush to the nation's rescue by letting Obama take credit for your ideas, which he had publicly ridiculed and rejected so that he could stay in power.

Don't just pay millions in taxes - you must also assist Obama in spending your and other people's money on one or another impractical but politically useful, self-aggrandizing scheme. Don't just abandon your beliefs - help the new country's owners destroy everything you believed in and fully cooperate in establishing a new, progressive belief system.

Because if you don't, the words on your tombstone may well be “selfish, callous, tone-deaf, and unpatriotic,” since the nation will only remember you by the things that the compliant mass media allows them to remember.

These are the rules. They are never explicitly stated, and neither are the ultimate goals, which will have to remain vague until a time when American voters will no longer squirm at the word “socialism.” When that time arrives, expect today's vague apologists to become ruthless enforcers.