Throughout history we have seen tyrants use indoctrination, propaganda, and intimidation as the means toward their ends of total domination. The American left, whose end goal is to transform the United States from a republic, to democracy, to socialism, to communism, is using the same tools to achieve the same goal. They have been doing so for at least 100 years, but never so blatantly as they are currently.
Indoctrination is the process of inculcating ideas, attitudes, cognitive strategies, or a professional methodology. It is often distinguished from education by the fact that the indoctrinated person is expected not to question or critically examine the doctrine with which they have been indoctrinated. Indoctrination is telling people what to think as opposed to teaching them how to think. Censorship is a critical element of indoctrination. Our school system has been transformed from a system of education into a system of indoctrination. Indoctrination is the reason Lenin could make the claim, ““Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”
Propaganda is the dissemination of information—facts, arguments, rumors, half-truths, or lies—to influence public opinion. It is the effort to manipulate people’s beliefs, attitudes. Propagandists have a specified goal or set of goals. To achieve these, they deliberately select facts, arguments, and displays of symbols and present them in ways they think will have the most effect. To maximize effect, they may omit or distort pertinent facts or simply lie, and they try to divert the attention of the people from everything but their own propaganda. Primary propaganda means used by the American left today is the media and entertainment industries.
Intimidation is the action of frightening or threatening someone in order to persuade them to do something that you want them to do. The intimidation could be verbal, or it could be physical. It is always excessive, and a major element of intimidation is to influence or scare others to act according to your wishes and not theirs.
In the United States of America, despite our Declaration of Independence, despite our Constitution, and despite our Bill of Rights, all of these tools are being used by the American left in their effort to transform the United States. An exercise each of us must do if we value freedom over tyranny, is to identify how each of these tools are being employed by the left. Once you identify specific uses of these tools, you must be about opposing and exposing those uses. It is critical to oppose the use of these tactics if we are to keep our Republic. Challenge others you know with this same exercise. It is paramount that Americans not only understand these tactics but oppose and expose the specific uses. Evil cannot exist when it is exposed to the light.
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