Part 1 of 3
A Synthesis of a Russian Textbook
on Mass Mind-Control (Psychopolitics)
Revised and Edited by
Lt. Col. Gordon "Jack" Mohr
U.S. Army, Retired
Sheldon Emry, Pastor
Lord's Covenant Church
The booklet you are about to read is an English paraphrase of a Red Communist "textbook" used both in Russia and in America to train Communist agents in the art of deceiving non-communists with words and with false precepts.
This "textbook" spells out methods which secret communists use to "alter the loyalties" of American citizens and then use those citizens, especially those in government positions, to take control of the nation. It describes these ingenious and effective methods of "mind control," called "psychiatry" and "psychology," which are promoted as forms of "mental healing." Needless to say, the Reds do not want Christian Americans to know these are false sciences by which they gain "control of the minds of the people."
However, in the 1950's, a disenchanted communist published this paraphrased version that you will read here and distributed several thousand copies to American Christians. Secret American Reds immediately ridiculed him and the book and tried in many ways to prevent its distribution. That former Communist died in the 1970's and this reprinting is made to carry on his attempt to warn the American people.
Americans have heard of this "art" of mind control by the term "brain-washing," a term coined by Ed Hunter, the famous war correspondent. Ed Hunter wrote a number of books in the 1950's on the methods used by Communists to capture whole nations by mental subversion. However, Ed Hunter's books, as the book, had very little distribution in America and perhaps only a few thousands Americans really understood his warnings about mind control.
In Ed Hunter's book, "Black Book on Red China," he showed that the secret processes used by the Red Chinese to capture that nation of 400 million people were identical to the secret techniques being used in America and in Europe on the people of the Christian West! in his books and in his lectures in America in the 50's and 60's, Ed Hunter told his audiences that the only defense against "brainwashing" was to know how it is done. He argued convincingly that any person who understands the technique of "brain-washing" cannot be "brainwashed." He said, "Knowledge of brain-washing is vaccination against, it." This book now in your hands will give you knowledge of that brain-washing.
A great, and almost secret, war is being waged by Red Communists against Christians and Christianity. A Red author once wrote, "Books are weapons in the war of ideas." The lectures and studies in this book are of two weapons, psychiatry and psychology, that secret Red Communists use against us in our own country. You may have already realized that the pseudo-sciences of psychiatry and psychology are ruining millions of American lives. What you may not have known, is that such ruination is deliberate.
I pray that your reading of this, their own "textbook" on these two weapons, will not only neutralize their "mind weapons" against you, but that you, in turn, will use this book to warn others in America of these hidden methods the Reds are using in their war to destroy Christianity.
Jesus Christ told His followers, "The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me (they did), they will also persecute you." (They have, and they are.) Jesus also said, "In the world ye (Christians) shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
The age is drawing to a close. The Red world system is spewing forth its last desperate attempt to destroy Christianity. Read the following editorial note by Col. Gordon (Jack) Mohr, and the 1936 speech by Laventia Beria, the Jewish head of the Soviet Secret Police, as he confidently predicted the Communists would eventually "have dominion over the minds and bodies of every important person" in America and then would bring about the "quiet Communist conquest of the nation."
Then read the rest of the book for the details of that plan of "quiet" conquest and look at the America of today, a half century after Beria's speech.
Don't waste another minute. Turn the page and keep on reading. And may God have mercy on America, in Christ,
Here are a few warnings from the Holy Bible that anti-Christians would use lying words to deceive and to destroy Christians:
"The wicked plotteth against the just (the justified or Christians), and gnasheth upon him with his teeth (with his words)."
"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus (Christians) shall suffer persecution (from the wicked)."
"Through covetousness (desire for gain) shall they (the wicked) with feigned (deceitful) words make merchandise of you (sell or betray. Christians for money)."
"For many deceivers (non-Christians) are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver (of Christians) and an antichrist."
The synthesis of this Communist textbook was originally written by Rev. Kenneth Goff. Brother Goff, who recently passed away, was a dues-paying member of the Communist Party from May 2, 1936 to October 10, 1939, operating under the alias of John Keats. In 1939, Kenneth Goff voluntarily appeared before the House Un-American Activity Committee in Washington, D.C., which was chaired at this time by Congressman Martin Dies; his testimony can be found in Volume 9 of the 1939 Congressional Report.
During this period when Rev. Goff was a member of the Communist Party, he attended their indoctrination school located at 113 East Wells St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then being operated under the name of the Eugene Debs Labor School. It was here that American Communists were trained in all phases of psychological and physical warfare for the defeat and destruction of Capitalist society and Christian civilization.
One portion of this study went thoroughly into the matter of Psychopolitics. This is the art of capturing the minds of a nation through "thought control" and fake mental health - the subjugating of whole nations of people to Communist rule by capturing their minds.
During the period since the Korean War in 1953, I have noted with increasing horror and concern the use of psychological warfare on the American people, through the media, the Church, and especially in our public schools. This first became evident in the "brainwashing" of our boys who were taken prisoner in Korea. It was my privilege to work with these men when they returned through Pan'munjom in 1953. Later, because of this work, I wrote and taught the first classes given to the Army in the Military Code of Conduct.
Because of personal interest in this subject, I became aware of pressures of psychological warfare, as it was crammed down the throats of gullible people. It became evident in the military during the infamous "Pro-Blue" persecution of General Edwin Walker in Germany, and the equally infamous Fullbright Memorandum which effectively gagged any American servicemen who desired to expose this evil.
The drive to influence the public became evident during this same period in well-financed drives of mental health propaganda by left-wing pressure groups. Many of our states passed bills which could be used by the enemies of America to torture and imprison these men and women of courage, who still preach the Gospel of our lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and who believe Christians MUST oppose the menace of anti-God Communism.
A careful study of the Alaska Health bill will show you how this plan has been implemented in that state and how Alaska could be quickly turned into a gigantic prison camp, under the guise of mental health, for anyone who dares oppose Communism in America, and who dares to oppose the hidden government which operates this nation.
I have been a friend of Kenneth Goff for many years and, although I did not always agree with him, I had a great deal of admiration for his courage. I believe he would want this manual reproduced for this generation, showing the evils of this enemy of mankind which he so diligently opposed.
This book, used in underground schools throughout the United States, contains the welcoming address by Laventia Beria to American university students attending Lenin University prior to 1936. The text of this book in general was taken from the Communist Manual of instruction for Psychological Warfare and was used in the United States in the training of Communist cadre. The only revision is in the summary, which was added after the atom bomb had been dropped in Japan at the end of World War II. In its contents you can see the diabolical plot of the enemies of Christ and America, as they seek to subvert and conquer our nation by subjugating the minds of our people to their will.
This manual needs to be in the hands of every loyal American, especially those who claim Christ as Savior, so that they may realize that nations are not always conquered by "force of arms alone."
This is an appeal to all concerned Americans to "learn the truth, that they may remain free." I do not believe we will lose our freedoms in America some dismal morning, when the enemy knocks on our door and hauls us away to a concentration camp; rather, we will lose it when we see things happening in our schools, churches. and government, which we know are wrong but we fail to take action to stop them. When enough good Americans fall down in their duty to God and Country, we will have to bury America and write on her head tone this epitaph: "America died because the American people didn't want to be bothered."
There are those who will claim the original synthesis by Kenneth Goff was a fake. I will not attempt to answer this accusation. I merely ask you to notice how these plans, written over 40 years ago, are now being implemented.
The added notes and underlining are my thoughts and emphasis.
Gordon "Jack" Mohr
Lt. Col. U.S. Army, Ret.
An Address By Lavenlia Beria
The History and Definition of Psychopolitics
The Constitution of Man as a Political Organism
Man as an Economic Organism
State Goals for the Individual and Masses
An Examination of Loyalties
The General Subject of Obedience
Anatomy of Stimulus-Response Mechanisms of Man
Degradation, Shock and Endurance
Conduct Under Fire
The Use of Psychopolitics in Spreading Communism
Recruiting of Psychopolitical Dupes
The Smashing of Religious Groups
Proposals Which Must Be Avoided
Antidote for Communism - Missing from book
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Remember as you read this that the entire text, except for the short notes at the bottom of some pages, are from Communist writings. Those notes are by Col. Mohr.
An address by Laventia Beria
(Given to hand-picked American students
who were sent to Moscow for indoctrination)
American students at the Lenin University, I welcome your attendance at these classes on Psychopolitics.
Psychopolitics is an important if less known division of Geo-politics. It is less known because it must necessarily deal with highiy educated personnel, the very top strata of "mental healing."
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.
A psychopolitician must work hard to produce the maximum chaos in the fields of "mental healing." He must recruit and use all the agencies and facilities of "mental healing." He must labor to increase the personnel and facilities of "mental healing" until at last the entire field of mental science is entirely dominated by Communist principles and desires.
To achieve these goals the psychopolitician must crush every "home-grown" variety of mental healing in America. Actual teachings of James, Eddy and Pentecostal Bible faith healers amongst your misguided people must be swept aside. They must be discredited, defamed, arrested, stamped upon even by their own government until there is no credit in them and only Communist-oriented "healing" remains. You must work until every teacher of psychology unknowingly or knowingly teaches only Communist doctrine under the guise of "psychology." You must labor until every doctor and psychiatrist is either a psycho-politician or an unwitting assistant to our aims.
You must labor until we have dominion over the minds and bodies of every important person in your nation. You must achieve such disrepute for the state of insanity and such authority over its pronouncement that not one statesman so labeled could again be given credence by his people. You must work until suicide arising from mental imbalance is common and calls forth no general investigation or remark.
With the institutions for the insane you have in your country prisons which can hold a million persons and can hold them without civil rights or any hope of freedom. And upon these people can be practiced shock and surgery so that never again will they draw a sane breath. You must make these treatments common and accepted. And you must sweep aside any treatment or any group of persons seeking to treat by effective means.
You must dominate as respected men the fields of psychiatry and psychology. You must dominate the hospital and universities. You must carry forward the myth that only a European doctor is competent in the field of insanity and thus excuse amongst you the high incidence of foreign birth and training. If and when we seize Vienna you shall have then a common ground of meeting and can come and take your instructions as worshipers of Freud along with other psychiatrists.
Psychopolitics is a solemn charge. With it you can erase our enemies as insects. You can cripple the efficiency of leaders by striking insanity into their families through the use pf drugs. You can wipe them away with testimony as to their insanity. By our technologies you can even bring about insanity itself when they seem too resistive.
You can change their loyalties by Psychopolitics. Given a short time with a Psychopolitician you can alter forever the loyalty of a soldier in our hands or a statesman or a leader in his own country, or you can destroy his mind.
However you labor under certain dangers. It may happen that remedies for our "treatments" may be discovered. It may occur that a public hue and cry may arise against "mental healing." It may thus occur that all mental healing might be placed in the hands of ministers and be taken out of the hands of our psychologists and psychiatrists. But the Capitalistic thirst for control, Capitalistic inhumanity and a general public terror of insanity can be brought to guard against these things. But should they occur, should independent researchers actually discover means to undo psychopolitical procedures, you must not rest, you must not eat or sleep, you must not stint one tiniest bit of available money to campaign against it, discredit it, strike it down and render it void. For by an effective means all our actions and researches could be undone.
In a Capitalistic state you are aided on all sides by the corruption of the philosophy of man and the times. You will discover that everything will aid you in your campaign to seize, control and use all "mental healing;' to spread our doctrine and rid us of our enemies within their own borders.
Use the courts, use the judges, use the Constitution of the country, use its medical societies and its laws to further our ends. Do not stint in your labor in this direction. And when you have succeeded you will discover that you can now effect your own legislation at will and you can, by careful organization of healing societies, by constant campaign about the terrors of society, by pretense as to your effectiveness make your Capitalist himself, by his own appropriations, finance a large portion of the quiet Communist conquest of the nation.
By Psychopolitics create chaos. Leave a nation leaderless. Kill our enemies. And bring to Earth, through Communism, the greatest peace Man has ever known.
Note: In the Aesopian language of Communism, "Peace" means all cessation of hostility against Communism.
THE HISTORY AND DEFINITION OF
Although punishment for its own sake may not be entirely without recompense, it is, nevertheless, true that the end goal of all punishment is the iaaoctnnation of the person being punished with an idea, whether that idea be one of restraint or obedience.
In that any ruler has, from time beyond memory, needed the obedience of his subjects in order to accomplish his ends, he has thus resorted to punishment. This is true of every tribe and state in the history of Man. Today, Russian culture has evolved more certain and definite methods of aligning and securing the loyalties of persons and pepulaces, and of enforcing obedience upon them. This modern outgrowth of old practice is called Psychopolitics.
The stupidity and narrowness of nations not blessed with Russian reasoning has caused them to rely upon practices which are, today, too ancient and out-moded for the rapid and heroic pace of our time. And in view of the tremendous advance of Russian Culture in the field of mental technologies, begun with the glorious work of Pavlov and carried forward so ably by later Russians, it would be strange that an art and science would not evolve totally devoted to the aligning of loyalties and extracting the obedience of individuals and multitudes.
Thus we see that Psychopolitical procedures are a natural outgrowth of practices as old as Man, practices which are current in every group of men throughout the world. Thus, in psychopolitical procedures there is no ethical roblem, since it is obvious and evident that Man is always coerced against his will to the greater good of the State, whether by economic gains or indoctrination into the wishes and desires of the State.
Basically, Man is an animal. He is an animal which has been given a civilized veneer. Man is a collective animal, grouped together for his own protection before the threat of the environment. Those who so group and control him must then have in their possession specialized techniques to direct the vagaries and energies of the animal Man toward greater efficiency in the accomplishment of the goals of the State.*
*Note: [Gen. 2:7 - "The lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man beeame a living soul."]
Psychopolitics, in one form or another, have long been used in Russia, but the subject is all but unknown outside the borders of our nation, save only where we have carefully transplanted our information and where it is used for the greater good of the nation.
The definition of Psychopolitics follows.
Psychopolitics is the art and science of asserting and maintaining dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals, officers, bureaus, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of enemy nations through "mental healing."
The subject of Psychopolitics breaks down into several categories, each a natural and logical proceeding from the last. Its first subject is the constitution and anatomy of Man, himself, as a political organism. The next is an examination of Man as an economic organism, as this might be controlled by his desires. The next is classification of State goals for the individual and masses. The next is an examination of loyalties. The next is the general subject of obedience. The next is the anatomy of the stimulus-response mechanisms of Man. The next is the subjects of shock and endurance. The next is categories of experience. The next is the catalyzing and aligning of experience. The next is the use of drugs. The next is the use of implantation. The next is the general application of Psychopolitics within Russia. The next is the organization and use of counter-Psychopolitics. The next is the use of Psychopolitics in the conquest of foreign nations. The next is psychopolitical organizations outside Russia, their composition and activity. The next is the creation of slave philosophy in an hostile nation. The next is countering anti-psychopolitical activities abroad, and the final one, the destiny of psychopolitical rule in a scientific age. To this might be added many subcategories, such as the nullification of modern weapons by psychopolitical activity.
The strength and power of Psychopolitics cannot be overestimated, particularly when used in a nation decayed by pseudo-intellectualism, where exploitation of the masses combines readily with psychopolitical actions, and particularly where the greed of Capitalistic or Monarchial regimes has already brought about an overwhelming incidence of neurosis which can be employed as the groundwork for psychopolitical action and a Psychopolitical corps.
It is part of your mission, student, to prevent psychopolitical activity to the detriment of the Russian State, just as it is your mission to carry forward in our nation and outside it, if you are so assigned, the missions and goals of Psychopolitics. No agent of Russia could be even remotely effective without a thorough grounding in Psychopolitics, and so you carry forward with you a Russian trust to use well what you are learning here.
THE CONSTITUTION OF MAN AS A POLITICAL ORGANISM
Man is already a colonial aggregation of cells, and to consider him an individual would be an error. Colonies of cells have gathered together as one organ or another of the body, and then these organs have, themselves, gathered together to form the whole. Thus we see that man, himself, is already a political organism, even if we do not consider a mass of men.
Like the "individual" man, the State is a collection of aggregations. The political entities within the State must, all of them, cooperate for the greater good of the State lest the State itself fall asunder and die, for with the disaffection of any single distrust we discover an example set for other districts, and we discover, at length, the entire State falling. This is the danger of revolution.
Look at Earth. We see here one entire organism. The organism of Earth is an individual organism. Earth has as its organs the various races and nations of men. Where one of these is permitted to remain disaffected, Earth itself is threatened with death. The threatened rebellion of one country, no matter how small, against the total organism of Earth, would find Earth sick, and the cultural state of man to suffer in consequence. Thus, the putrescent illness of Capitalist States, spreading their pus and bacteria into the healthy countries of the world would not do otherwise than bring about the death of Earth, unless these ill organisms are brought into loyalty and obedience and made to function for the greater good of the world-wide State.
As the average individual is incapable, in an unformed and uncultured state, as witness the barbarians of the jungle, so must he be trained into a coordination of his organic functions by exercise, education, and work toward specific goals. We particularly and specifically note that the individual must be directed from without to accomplish his exercise, education, and work. He must be made to realize this, for only then can he be made to function efficiently in the role assigned to him.
The tenets of rugged individualism, personal determinism, self-will, imagination, and personal creativeness are alike in the masses antipathetic to the good of the Greater State. These willful and unaligned forces are no more than illnesses which will bring about disaffection, disunity, and at length the collapse of the group to which the individual is attached.
The constitution of Man lends itself easily and thoroughly to certain and positive regulation from without of all of its functions, including those of thinkinguess, obedience, and loyalty, and these things must be controlled if a greater State is to ensue.
While it may seem desirable to the surgeon to amputate one or another limb or organ in order to save the remainder, it must be pointed out that this expediency is not entirely possible of accomplishment where one considers entire nations. A body deprived of organs can be observed to be lessened in its effectiveness. The world deprived of the workers now enslaved by the insane and nonsensical idiocies of the Capitalists and Monarchs of Earth, would, if removed, create a certain disability in the world-wide State. Just as we see the victor forced to rehabilitate the population of a conquered country at the end of a war, thus any effort to depopulate a disaffected portion of the worid might have some consequence. However, let us consider the inroad of virus and bacteria hostile to the organism, and we sce that unless we can conquer the germ, the organ or organism which it is attacking will, itself, suffer.
In any State we have certain individuals who operate in the role of the virus and germ, and these, attacking the population or any group within the population, produce, by their sell-willed greed, a sickness in the organ, which then generally spreads to the whole.
The constitution of Man as an individual body, or the constitution of a State or a portion of the State as a political organism are analogous. It is the mission of Psychopelitics first to align the obedience and goals of the group, and then maintain their alignment by the eradication of the effectiveness of the persons and personalities which might swerve the group toward disaffection. In our own nation , where things are hetter managed and where reason reigns above all else, it is not difficult to eradicate the self-willed bacteria which might attack one of our political entities. But in the field of conquest, in nations less enlightened, where the Russian State does not yet have power, it is not as feasible to remove the entire self-willed individual. Psychopolitics makes it possible to remove that part of his personality which, in itself, is making havoc with the person's own constitution as well as the group with which the person is connected.
If the animal man were permitted to continue undisturbed by counter-revolutionary propaganda, if he were left to work under the well-planned management of the State, we would discover little sickness amongst Man, and we would discover no sickness in the State. But where the individual is troubled by conflicting propaganda, where he is made tne effect of revolutionary activities, where he is permitted to think thoughts critical of the State itself, where he is permitted to question of those in whose natural charge he falls, we would discover his constitution to suffer. So certain is this principle that when one finds a sick individual, could one search deeply enough, he would discover a mis-aligned loyalty and an interrupted obedience to that person's group unit.
There are those who foolishly have embarked upon some spiritual Alice-in-Wonderland voyage into what they call the "subconscious" or the "unconscious" mind, and who, under the guise of "psychotherapy" would seek to make well the disaffection of body organs, but it is to be noted that their results are singularly lacking in success. There is no strength in such an approach. When hypnotism was first invented in Russia it was observed that all that was necessary was to command the unresisting individual to be well in order, many times, to accomplish that fact. The limitation of hypnotism was that many subjects were not susceptible to its uses, and thus hypnotism has had to be improved upon in order to increase the suggestibility of individuals who would not otherwise be reached. Thus, any nation has had the experience of growing well again, as a whole organism, when placing sufficient force in play against a disaffected group. Just as in hypnotism any organ can be commanded into greater loyalty and obedience, so can any political group be commanded into greater loyalty and obedience should sufficient force be employed. However, force often brings about destruction and it is occasionally not feasible to use broad mass force to accomplish the ends in view. Thus, it is necessary to align the individual against his desire not to conform.
Just as it is a recognized truth that Man must conform to his environment, so it is a recognized truth, and will become more so as the years proceed, that even the body of Man can be commanded into health.
The constitution of Man renders itself peculiarly adapted to re-alignment of loyalties. Where these loyalties are indigestible to the constitution of the individual itself, such as loyalties to the "petit bourgeoisie," the Capitalist, to anti-Russian ideas, we find the individual body peculiarly susceptible to sickness, and thus we can clearly understand the epidemics, illnesses, mass-neuroses, tumults and confusions of the United States and other capitalist countries. Here we find the worker improperly and incorrectly loyal, and thus we find the worker ill. To save him and establish him correctly and properly upon his goal toward a greater State, it is an overpowering necessity to make it possible for him to grant his loyalties in a correct direction. In that his loyalties are swerved and his obedience cravenly demanded by persons antipathetic to his general good, and in that these persons are few, even in a Capitalist nation, the goal and direction of Psychopolitics is clearly understood. To benefit the worker in such a plight, it is necessary to eradicate, by general propaganda, by other means, and by his own co-operation, and self-willedness of perverted leaders. It is necessary, as well, to indoctrinate the educated strata into the tenets and principles of cooperation with the environment, and thus to insure to the worker less-warped leadership. less craven doctrine, and more cooperation with the ideas and ideals of the Communist State.
The technologies of Psychopolitics are directed to this end.
MAN AS AN ECONOMIC ORGANISM
Man is subject to certain desires and needs which are as natural to his beingness as they are to that of any other animal. Man, however, has the peculiarity of exaggerating some of these beyond the bounds of reason. This is obvious through the growth of leisure classes, pseudo-intellectual groups, the "petit bourgeoisie," Capitalism. and other ills.
It has been said, with truth, that one tenth of a man's life concerned with politics and nine-tenths with economics. Without food, the individual dies. Without clothing, he freezes. Without houses and weapons. he is prey to the starving wolves. The acquisition of sufficient items to answer these necessities of food, clothing. and shelter, in reason, is the natural right of a member of an enlightened State. An excess of such items brings about unrest and disquiet. The presence of luxury items and materials, and the artificial creation and whetting of appetites. as in Capitalist advertising, are certain to accentuate the less-desirable characteristics of Man.*
*Note: [It is interesting to note that it is all right for the Communist leaders to live in luxurious villas, with hordes of servants and the most sumptuous food. It is only bad for the proletariat.
The individual is an economic organism. in that he requires a certain amount of food, a certain amount of water, and must hold within himself a certain amount of heat in order to live. When he has more food than he can eat, more clothing than he needs to protect him, he then enters upon a certain idleness which dulls his wits and awareness, and makes him prey to difficulties which, in a less toxic state, he would have foreseen and avoided. Thus, we have a glut being a menace to the individual.
It is no less different in a group. Where the group acquires too much, its awareness of its own fellows and of the environment is accordingly reduced, and the effectiveness the group in general is lost.
The maintaining of a balance between gluttony and need is the province of Economics proper. and is the fit subject and concern of the Communist State.
Desire and want are a state of mind. Individuals can be educated into desiring and wanting more than they can ever possibly obtain, and such individuals are unhappy. Most of the self-willed characteristics of the Capitalists come entirely from greed. He exploits the worker far beyond any necessity on his own part, as a Capitalist, to need.
In a nation where economic balances are not controlled, the appetite of the individual is unduly whetted by enchanting and fanciful persuasions to desire, and a type of insanity ensues, where each individual is persuaded to possess more than he can use, and to possess it even at the expense of his fellows.
There is, in economic balances, the other side. Too great and too long privation can bring about unhealthy desires, which, in themselves, accumulate if left action, more than the individual can use. Poverty, itself, as carefully cultivated in Capitalist States, can bring about an imbalance of acquisition. Just as a vacuum will pull into it masses, in a country where enforced privation upon the masses is permitted, and where desire is artificially whetted, need turns to greed, and one easily discovers in such states exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few.
If one, by the technologies of Psychopolitics, were to dull this excessive greed in the few who possess it, the worker would be freed to seek a more natural balance.
Here we have two extremes. Either one of them are an insanity. If we wish to create an insanity we need only glut or deprive an individual at long length beyond the ability to withstand and we have a mental imbalance. A simple example of this is the alternation of too low with too high pressures in a chamber, an excellent psychopolitical procedure. The rapidly varied pressure brings about a chaos wherein the individual will cannot act and where other wills then, perforce, assume control.
Essentially, in an entire country, one must remove the greedy by whatever means and must then create and continue a semi-privation in the masses in order to command and utterly control the nation.
A continuous hope for prosperity must be indoctrinated in to the masses with many dreams and visions of glut of commodity and this hope must be counter-played against the actuality of privation and the continuous threat of loss of all economic factors in case of disloyalty to the State in order to suppress the individual wills of the masses.
In a nation under conquest such as America, our slow and stealthy approach need take advantage only of the cycles of booms and depressions inherent in Capitalistic nations in order to assert of more and more strong control over individual wills. A boom is as advantageous as a depression for our ends for during prosperity our propaganda lines must only continue to point up the wealth the period is delivering to the selected few to divorce their control of the state. During a depression one must only point out that it ensued as a result or the avarice of a few and the general political incompetence of the national leaders.
The handling of economic propaganda is not properly the sphere of Psychopolitics but the Psychopolitician must understand economic measures and Communist goals connected with them.
The masses must at last come to believe that only excessive taxation of the rich can relieve them or the "burdensome leisure class" and can thus be brought to accept such a thing as income tax, a Marxist principle smoothly slid into Capitalistic framework in 1909 in the United States. This even though the basic law of the United States forbade it and even though Communism at that time had been active only a few years in America. Such success as the Income Tax law. had it been followed thoroughly could have brought the United States and not Russia into the world scene as the first Communist nation. But the virility and good sense of the Russian peoples won. It may not be that the United States will become entirely Communist until past the middle of the century but when it does it will be because of our superior understanding of economics and of psychopolitics.
The Communist agent skilled in economics has as his task the suborning tax agencies and their personnel to create the maximum disturbance and chaos and the passing of laws adapted to our purposes and to him we must leave this task.* The psychopolitical operator plays a distinctly different role in this drama.
*Note: [Have you ever wondered about our complicated tax laws?]
The rich, the skilled in finance, the well informed in government are particular and individual targets for the psychopolitician. His is the role of taking off the board those individuals who would halt or corrupt Communist economic programs. Thus every rich man, every statesman, every person well informed and capable in government must have brought to his side as a trusted confidential a Psychopolitical operator.
The families of these persons are often deranged from idleness and glut and this fact must be played upon, even created. The normal health and wildness of a rich man's son must be twisted and perverted and explained into neurosis and then, assisted by a timely administration of drugs or violence, turned into criminality or insanity. This brings at once some one in "mental healing" into confidential contact with the family and from this point on the very most must then be made of that contact.
Communism could best succeed if at the side of every rich or influential man there could be placed a Psychopolitical operator, an undoubted authority in the field of "mental healing" who could then by his advice or through the medium of a wife or daughter by his guided opinions direct the optimum policy to embroil or upset the economic policies of the country and when the time comes to do away forever with the rich or influential man, to administer the proper drug or treatment to bring about his complete demise in an institution as a patient or dead as a suicide.
Planted beside a country's powerful persons the Psychopolitical operator can also guide other policies to the betterment of our battle.
The Capitalist does not know the definition of war. He thinks of war as attack with force performed by soldiers and machines. He does not know that a more effective if somewhat longer war can be fought with bread or, in our case, with drugs and the wisdom of our art. The Capitalist has never won a war in truth. The Psychopolitician is having little trouble winning this one.
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