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The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual

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American Thinker

Oleg Atbashian

We are being played; it’s time we learned the game.

Conservatives have their Constitution.  Progressives have their Narrative.  The current battle for America is between these two concepts, and each side uses different rules to fight it.

One set of rules is consistent with an unchanging objective: limited government and individual freedoms.  The other side’s rules are as fickle as their goals, which are never fully disclosed beyond the equivocal references to fairness and hyphenated forms of justice.  They will have to remain vague and deny their true allegiances until a time when American voters will no longer squirm at the word “socialism.”

And yet spotting them isn’t that hard.  As a bird is known by his feathers, socialists are known by their Game.

First tried and mastered in the USSR, the Game has since been popularized around the world, assuming various forms, names, and colors — from red to brown to green.  It is now taking hold in the United States under the blue web banners of Obama’s campaign infomercials.

The laws of society and human nature are such that socialism can only be achieved through a certain sequence of steps and manipulations.  For instance, the only way to attain material equality is to confiscate someone’s property and give it to others.  That necessitates a centralized mechanism of coercion, redistribution, and control.  Such a system gives extraordinary corrupting powers to a small centralized elite, while turning the rest of the citizenry into a compliant, obsequious herd.

All those who claimed they can do it differently were doomed to retrace the same path.  Once you unleash the ancient powers of collectivism, you have only two options: control the human herd or be trampled underfoot.




  1. Name Redacted™

    January 2nd, 2013

    It’s an excellent article. He’s right, and he knows from experience. My question is, must history repeat itself? Is it possible to raise a resistance that will change the normal pattern of falling for socialism? Is there enough of the American spirit left to reverse course and at last say “no”?

    I just can’t get over how the same people who pride themselves on being more “logical” and “scientific” than we idiotic, religious, patriotic nuts, are completely ignoring history AND the current collapse of Europe. It boggles the mind.

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 2nd, 2013

    Yeah, no kidding. Liberals have access to the internet, books, and actual human beings who lived through socialism and can tell you the horror stories of growing up in it…But for some weird reason they just can’t find the info.

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  3. the aardvark

    January 2nd, 2013

    The info is there, they just won’t read it or continue to deny it. I triple dog dare any progtard to read Witness by Whittaker Chambers or The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn or any other of many books exposing the false god of communism. Their mindset is warped, they foolishly think and believe that man is good and not evil. Good luck with that, you progtard bastards. Just how many people have your so called heroes like Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Castro, Pol Pot etc. killed over the past century. Progressivism is a F***ing fairy tale that only mindless idiots continue to believe.

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  4. really enraged

    January 2nd, 2013

    I have a rapidly dwindling number of lib friends. One of them, close enough to have been a brother in some regards, just WILL not admit that we’re heading down and out because of the lefty agenda. He’s unlike most of the other “formers” – he doesn’t think that the world would be a better place if all of us were rounded up and killed – but he continues to insist that “it can’t happen here”. About three years ago we were out kayaking together and I asked him if he’d reread “1984″. His response? “1984 came and went and nothing happened”. One just can’t reason with the willfully blind. And he and they cannot/will not see that the media/d)s are running the “two minute hate” EVERY damned day, everywhere! I guess Jonah Goldberg’s line to the libtards he knew, that he mentioned in “Liberal Fascism”, “Other than the death camps, what did you dislike about the Nazis?” is about all you can say to them.

    On a much more pleasant topic: DAMN, MJA, that is a beuatiful portrait!!

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  5. really enraged

    January 2nd, 2013

    Make that “beautiful” damnit!!

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