In the 1961 treatise “Thought Reform & the Psychology of Totalism — A Study of Brainwashing in China,” psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton analyzed the forced political indoctrination programs used by the Chinese Communists, labeled them ‘Totalism,’ and said that it subjugates the human to the ‘ahuman.’ He explained, from Camus, that it ‘puts an abstract idea above human life, even if they call it ‘history,’ to which they themselves have submitted in advance and to which they will decide quite arbitrarily, to submit everyone else as well. Under the rubric of ‘sacred science,’ Dr. Lifton further explained the elevation of the Leftist ideology to the level of the sacred while also providing it with the status of scientific certainty thus rendering all opposition to it both immoral and unscientific. Sound familiar?
Coughlin & Higgins
Re-remembering the Mis-remembered Left; The Left’s Strategy and Tactics to Transform America — p. 121
If you’re reading along I hope you see what a masterful insight this is. Our culture is currently be run along a Maoist track of totalistic control via the means of language manipulation invested with Scientism and partaking of the aura of the sacred. Americans have become so dumbed down that they can be easily manipulated by this Maoist brainwashing technique. You’re college graduate coming home to visit on the holidays isn’t learned when they scream about how the white man destroyed native American culture. They are brainwashed and so stupid. You’re neighbor who is screaming about Climate Change isn’t smart and well read. They are stupid and have been manipulated by fake science. The Karens you meet in your life who hyperventilate about masks and the Wuhan… they are just brainwashed ditties. Any time anybody starts demanding that you bow to some “fact” that has been forever scientifically proven — never mind that the fact in question is not falsifiable for the interlocutor berating you — and so therefore is unquestionable you have discovered a Maoist.
You can’t throw a rock 15 feet in any direction and not hit one of these brainwashed dupes in our country. You know who they are … they are the ones who gasp when you note that “actually, six million Jews were not killed in the Holocaust; recent numbers as adjusted by the Jews themselves have been significantly altered downwards.” They are the ones who gasp when you say that “the white man is not the axis of all evil in the world” or when you say that “actually European colonization of the third world had many positive benefits for the third world.” They are the ones who gasp when you tell them that, “Actually, many former slaves spoke of how slavery was the good life as seen by the slave exit interviews done in the 1930’s.” They are the ones who gasp when you tell them that, “God does not love everyone and in point of fact says Himself that He hates the wicked.”
And on and on it goes. We have been circumscribed by Maoist brainwashing on what we can and cannot think in this culture.