Sunday, December 25, 2016

Economic Determinism vs. Freewill and the Destruction of our Morality

In any Intro to Psychology class students are often faced with questions which challenge their values, or their current understanding of America's traditional Judeo-Christian morality. For example, they may be asked if it is morally wrong to steal a medication from a pharmacy if a loved one is deathly ill and the medication is unaffordable. Other questions may involve the possibility of having to allow someone to die in order to save others, or even whether or not God exists as an actual being, or as a gene hardwired in our DNA. While educators claim that these types of questions open an individuals mind to the current problems faced by society, the truth is radically different. These questions are posed in an effort to discredit the current culture in which we live, our economic system and the traditional morality which governs our behavior.

From the administrators point of view these questions do address problems faced by our society; however, the effort is focused on changing, or challenging the typical response which is generally based on Christian morality. For example, they want the student to consider the possibility that there is no right or wrong when it comes to making a decision about stealing the medication, they want students to view capitalism as an unfair economic system. They want the student to become accustomed to the idea that some lives may be more valuable than others when it comes to deciding who should live and who should die. Ultimately, the goal is social change and the destruction of a system of morals that those on the left consider to be responsible for all the world's problems.

The left has had a firm grip on America's education system for decades. They have used it as a catalyst for social change, a means of changing behavior and beliefs through operant conditioning, as opposed to classically educating those under their control. To understand the basis for the questions discussed above one must first understand the stark differences between the left and right wing world views. The left believes that America and capitalism are greedy, a system of laws designed explicitly to protect the modes of production and the private property rights of the so called "bourgeoisie."

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles believed that society could be broken down into two classes, the oppressor and the oppressed. The private property owners and those they exploit. This is the basis of communist thinking. To Marx and Engles, there was no morality in capitalism because they believed the property owners were oppressors; therefore, there is nothing immoral about breaking the laws imposed by them. When a student is asked about the morality of stealing medication for a dying loved one for example, the goal is to get them to see the unfairness in an economic system that prevents them from obtaining that medication simply due to a lack of finances. The leftist professor is attempting to portray America as a system of greed and oppression, because everyone should have free health care of course.

Communists do not view mankind in the same way that Christians do. To Christians, man is governed by his freewill, able to make choices based on a moral system of what is right and wrong. In other words, man is able to see that stealing the medication is wrong because someone else exerted their own labor and resources in order to provide it in the first place. To the communist, man is motivated by nothing more than the economic system which dominates his time. This is called Economic Determinism. In other words, man is not in charge of his ability to freely choose; rather, he is controlled by the urges of self preservation and will act accordingly to survive.

According to Cleon Skousen, author of The Naked Communist, Marx viewed freewill as nothing more than an awareness of the impulses which force him into action. In other words, man is more driven by animalistic instinct rather than rational thoughts governed by a system of morality. To understand this further consider the fact that Karl Marx adopted Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to back his view of man's history. To Darwin, man was nothing but an animal. There was nothing special about his existence. From this belief a dehumanizing, scientific view of man has developed which solidifies the explanation of his behavior from a cold, scientific view as opposed to one that supports the idea we are spiritual beings.

"In what we may call the pre-scientific view (and the word is not necessarily pejorative) a person's behavior is at least to some extent his own achievement. He is free to deliberate, decide, and act, possibly in original ways, and he is to be given credit for his successes and blamed for his failures. In the scientific view (and the word is not necessarily honorific) a person's behavior is determined by a genetic endowment traceable to the evolutionary history of the species and by the environmental circumstances to which as an individual he has been exposed. Neither view can be proved, but it is in the nature of scientific inquiry that the evidence should shift in favor of the second. As we learn more about the effects of the environment, we have less reason to attribute any part of human behavior to an autonomous controlling agent. And the second view shows a marked advantage when we begin to do something about behavior. Autonomous man is not easily changed: in fact, to the extent that he is autonomous, he is by definition not changeable at all." (B.F. Skinner, Beyond Freedom and Dignity)

The left views America as a nation where the traditional laws and morals are nothing more than a system put in place to protect the rich and propertied classes. Our behavior, according to them, is driven by nothing more than an urge to survive in a system governed by immoral laws. Everything that we believe to be right or wrong is an artificial construct, (right down to the belief that there only two genders mind you) based on a system of economics that protects certain individuals and exploits others. In order to change this, and create the perfect classless society, they have to first breakdown the moral standards which have governed America since her founding. They have done this in our institutions of learning by discrediting the culture in which we live by blaming societies problems on capitalism and presenting ideas based on socialism/communism as the solution.

After eight years of Obama America is at a crossroads. While Trump won the election and Republicans have more seats than they have in decades, we still have a generation of people literally begging for socialism. If we don't find a way to articulate to them what the difference is between the way we view mankind and the way they are being taught, this is a fight that will go on.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Real Fake News and the Effects of Television on the Brain

(Forward) Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's minister of propaganda once said a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth. This is obviously true as our nation has become one of an uninformed, confused citizenry more interested in entertaining itself than defending their values and principles. How else can this change unless we are willing to repeat the truth over and over again?

Clearly, all of this hype about fake news and the Russians hacking our elections is an attempt to undermine our Constitutional Republic and convince Americans they are in need of a new form of government. The idea that the Russians hacked our election process to instill a capitalist like Donald Trump is laughable seeing as though Hillary Clinton played an instrumental role in ensuring Vladimir Putin now owns twenty percent of America's uranium mines. Furthermore, President Obama funded a campaign to undermine the re-election of Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015, so not only is he making an idiot of himself assuming the simpletons he lords over have forgotten, he is also showing the depths of liberal hypocrisy. Unfortunately, most Americans have no idea where to stand on any major issue because our nation has been inundated by fake news and propaganda for decades. While it is doubtful the Russians attempted to undermine the election in favor of Donald trump, it is highly likely the Communists are behind the efforts to convince you they did. The Russians have been engaged in a ruthless campaign to undermine America as a Democratic Republic for nearly a century, since the beginning of the progressive movement at least. They have undermined our morality and values by taking over our education system and they have fed us a steady diet of news that subtly favors a communist world view in an effort to keep us from being able to pursue the truth. They have also used race as a means of creating chaos, inciting violent riots based on what can only be described as "fake news" designed to make police look like they are systematically murdering minorities for sport. In other words, they are attempting to convince the average American that our culture needs to change and they are presenting communism as an alternative. While this may be dismissed as a wild conspiracy or fake news, there is more documented proof of this then there is of any effort to undermine our election in favor of Donald Trump.

By psychopolitics our chief goals are effectively carried forward. To produce a maximum of chaos in the culture of the enemy is our first most important step. Our fruits are grown in chaos, distrust, economic depression and scientific turmoil. At last a weary populace can seek peace only in our offered Communist State, at last only Communism can resolve the problems of the masses. (Laventia Beria, A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics.)

In 1948, the Central Intelligence Agency charged Frank Wisner with the responsibility of creating a covert, internal organization responsible for spreading misinformation in the United States. The intent was to manipulate public opinion in favor of the governments world view. This was known as Operation Mockingbird. From the 1950's through the 70's major news organizations such as ABC, NBC, CBS, Time and others were brought in as media assets. Other corporations such as Disney, AOL, Fox and Universal were also utilized. Today, almost everything you watch on television, whether it be news related or entertainment, pushes propaganda that supports the politically correct party line.

Controlling the media was one of the established goals of the Communist Party in America. In 1963, Congressman Albert Herlong Jr. entered into the congressional record a list of 45 goals the Communists deemed essential in order to transform our nation from one of freedom to one of total state control. Among these were the undermining of American values, the discrediting of the American constitution and our founders, the destruction of morality and religion and control of education and media. Clearly, many of these goals have been accomplished as we have a generation known as the millennials who hate this country, have no idea what it means to be a constitutional republic and are begging for socialism. This would not be possible without an element of communist control within our educational and media establishments.

Americans spend a vast majority of their free time watching television, or being plugged into some other form of social media device. While it may seem harmless enough, it is having a massive effect on the way they view reality. In fact, there is research out there that suggests too much television will cause an individual to confuse what is being viewed on television with the real world. Watching television produces a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing the body's natural opiates as brain activity switches from the left hemisphere to the right. These opiates are structurally the same as codeine and heroin. In other words, watching television becomes an addiction as it creates pleasure. Furthermore, the switch over of activity from the left hemisphere to the right shuts down an individuals ability to rationally process the information being taken in, as the left is responsible for more cognitive processes and the right is more aligned with producing emotional reactions to stimulus. So while the brain is releasing the body's natural opiates while watching television, the brain is also being conditioned to react emotionally first before logically thinking through the stimulus being fed to it.

Also, it has also been discovered that while watching television, the Neo-cortex, or upper region of the brain, also shuts down while the limbic system, (the lower portion) becomes more active. These lower regions of the brain cannot process information the way the Neo-cortex does, therefore, the ability to discern reality from television programming is diminished. In other words, the more T.V. you watch, the more likely you are too think that what you are watching represents reality. The following is from research conducted by Herbert Krugman in the Journal of Advertising Research.

When you’re watching television the higher brain regions (like the midbrain and the neo-cortex) are shut down, and most activity shifts to the lower brain regions (like the limbic system). The neurological processes that take place in these regions cannot accurately be called “cognitive.” The lower or reptile brain simply stands poised to react to the environment using deeply embedded “fight or flight” response programs. Moreover, these lower brain regions cannot distinguish reality from fabricated images (a job performed by the neo-cortex), so they react to television content as though it were real, releasing appropriate hormones and so on. Studies have proven that, in the long run, too much activity in the lower brain leads to atrophy in the higher brain regions.

A lingering question remains. Was the CIA aware of these types of affects on the brain when they implemented operation mockingbird? While it is unlikely they had this much detailed knowledge because television didn't exist at the time Frank Wisner put his program together, there is evidence to suggest they knew how to manipulate public opinion. After the War of the Worlds broadcast in 1938, social scientists scrambled to study the affects of mass panic on the population. If you remember, The War of the Worlds was a radio broadcast depicting an alien invasion from Mars that many across the country thought was a real event.

“Such rare occurrences provide opportunities for social scientists to study mass behavior. They must be exploited when they come. Although the social scientists unfortunately cannot usually predict such situations and have his tools of investigations ready to analyze the phenomena while it is still on the wing, he can begin his work before the effects of the crisis are over and memories are blurred. The situation created by the broadcast was one which shows us how the common man reacts in a time of stress and strain. It gives us insight into his intelligence, his anxieties and his needs, which we would never get by tests or strictly experimental studies.”

Today, as we listen to the frantic claims that we are being inundated by fake news and Russian attempts to undermine our elections, keep in mind that it is true. Everything we see in the main stream media is an attempt to undermine our cultural values and beliefs in liberty. It is highly likely that Communist agents are behind the efforts to convince us that Russians hijacked our elections if for no other reason than to simply diminish our faith in our nation and our constitutional form of government. In an age when the vast majority of people believe what they are taught, and what they see on television, it is unlikely we will overcome these attempts to ideologically discredit us as a nation unless we decide collectively to stop listening to the media and do what was intended when the nation was founded. Live our lives as informed citizens working to hold our government accountable to the principles the nation was founded on. The more we sit back and focus on entertaining ourselves the more power we surrender to forces that do not have our nation interests at heart. Shut off your televisions America, do some research. Our nation depends on it.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Education: The Left's Long Game of Social Change by David Risselada

A month after the elections Americans are breathing a sigh of relief that Clinton didn't win while at the same time, experiencing feelings of euphoria at some of Trump's cabinet picks. As an author who offered up some pretty harsh criticisms of The Donald it must be admitted that some of his picks are outstanding. For instance, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is a staunch constitutionalist and climate change denier which makes him the perfect choice for the EPA, if that unconstitutional monstrosity is to be reigned in. Marine Corps General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense surely has liberal heads spinning as he is not likely to play politically correct games designed to protect peoples feelings while putting the nation at risk. Other picks have created a bit of a controversy, like Mitt Romney for Secretary of State for instance, or Elaine Chao, wife of establishment Republican who did little to stop Obama's agenda, Mitch McConnell. Truthfully, if something isn't done about education it wont matter who Trump nominates because the next generation will simply be brought up being taught that they are all racist, warmongering, sexist islamophobes that don't care about the planet. Trumps pick for Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, vows to be a force for change in our education system. She is a strong advocate for school choice who vociferously stated her opposition to common core standards. These are good signs, however; until someone acknowledges that our school systems have become a breeding ground for behavior based psychology and behavior modification techniques to indoctrinate our children into the tenants of progressivism, nothing will change.

If Betsy Devos is serious about reforming our education system the first thing she would do is eliminate the United States participation in UNESCO, which stands for The United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization. The United States has been a member since 1946. Since this time the United Nations has dictated educational policy in the United States with the main goal being the elimination of  patriotism, individualism and any concept of what is right and wrong. This explains how the radical left has maintained such a control over education, getting away with teaching racially divisive concepts like "white privilege" while at the same time raising generations of American students who have no understanding of the constitutional republic in which they freely live.

During the early 1900's, "Americas progressive era," educators became convinced that the Soviet model of education was superior to America's. Instrumental players like John Dewey, author of the Humanist Manifesto, worked to turn America's education system into one where students were trained to become "socially acceptable" members of society as opposed to free thinkers able to exercise their own free will. Schools were designed to create the ideal citizen as opposed to the next great inventor, or entrepreneur.

In 1932, William Foster, national chairman of the Communist Party of the United States wrote the book Toward Soviet America, where he described his vision of American education, which is strikingly similar to what we see today as much of what he describes has been accomplished.

"A U.S. Department of Education; implementation of a scientific materialist philosophy; studies revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology; students taught on the basis of Marxian dialectical materialism, internationalism and general ethics of a new socialist society; present obsolete methods of teaching will be superseded by a scientific pedagogy. The whole basis and organization of capitalist science will be revolutionized. Science will become materialistic, hence truly scientific. God will be banished from the laboratories as well as from the schools." (Foster, Toward Soviet America)

This is exactly what our school system teaches today. American students are convinced that America is the worlds greatest evil and believe an international government will solve many of the world's problems. Science and psychology have completely eradicated religion in public schools and universities and the idea that pursuing wealth and property is equated with selfishness and greed.
Unfortunately, the practice of psychology has taught educators that training students using behavior modification techniques can have lasting results. In other words, the earlier the radical left gets a hold of your child the more likely they are to grow up being a communist without even knowing it. B.F. Skinner said in his book Beyond Freedom and Dignity that manipulating the environment to create a fear of "not being accepted" can be a greater form of control than an all out police state. This seems to be a popular theme as another well known psychologist, Bertrand Russell, says virtually the same thing.

"Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy. . . . It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. . . . Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. . . .”----Bertrand Russell,1953

As long as government remains in control of education it is certain they will use it to psychologically condition students to behave in manners that suit governments needs. Today, our kids are being inundated with propaganda concerning race, gun control and a belief that America has stolen the worlds resources. Their ability to clearly think and problem solve has been destroyed and replaced with an emotional outburst spouting off liberal talking points to anything that upsets their fragile egos. Unfortunately, the earlier they are exposed to this propaganda the more likely it is to become embedded in their brains as a permanent fixture.

"Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished ... The social psychologist of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen." -----Bertrand Russell quoting Johann Gottlieb Fichte, the head of philosophy & psychology who influenced Hegel and others – Prussian University in Berlin, 1810

Donald Trump could appoint the most conservative cabinet in the history of the United States. Betsy Devos could be totally devoted to reforming America's education system; however, failure to acknowledge the real issue while parading around acting like school choice will solve our problems will accomplish nothing, except determining which school gets the privilege of indoctrinating your child. James Mattis and Scott Pruitt are great picks, but unless something is done to really examine and change what is being taught in our schools, the left will continue to pound ideas into our children's head that support their beliefs, not ours; and our children will be the next generation of useful idiots demanding social change they don't understand while standing in opposition to whatever positive changes Trump has made. Control of education is the lefts long game folks. The biggest mistake we could make as a nation is become comfortable with the belief that winning this election means we have won the nation back. Therein lies the point of this whole article; all of us have been affected by our education to the point where we are comfortable with government running things. The only way things will change is if we remember that we control our government, not the other way around. We need to a thorn in Trumps side America, make him remember why he won.