Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Demoralization of ideas - Mass Culture

You know how the old folks said that rock and roll was the devil's music? They were right. Don't roll your eyes so fast, read what Yuri, aka Tomas Shuman has to say:

Years ago, when I was scanning through a pile of Western newspapers in Novosti's Moscow headquarters, I came across a column written by a Canadian writer, Gregory Clark in the “Toronto Star.” Here it is in full. I have saved it for my files:
If I were a Communist agent in America with millions of dollars to spend annually I would not waste it in bribing pubic servants to give away state secrets. But I would lavish and encourage the sleazy tune-smiths of that region to turnout more and more garage 'culture'... Gaggled-headed and obscure musicians would be helped to prominence. I would seek out the more questionable publishers of the dirtier paperbacks and slip them a few hundred thousand so they could set up more respectable head offices. Wherever trend shows towards the beat generation I would offer it a helping hand. Anything that prompted the insubordination of teenagers, anything that contributes to the confusion and exasperation of parents would be most liberally endowed. The basic intention of my spending would be to break down the discipline, encourage relaxation of authority of every kind so as to build up, in as short time as possible, an adult generation that could easily go out of control.

America would look desperately around for any kind of discipline to rescue them and THERE-- pretty as a picture, would be Communism, the most iron-fisted discipline since Sparta. The victory would be bloodless... Except of course in concentration camps, torture, prisons, and few things like that. But nobody would know about that because of censorship of the press.
This was written in 1959! The accuracy of this description of OUR activity stunned me. We had just completed 'helping a gaggle-headed' Communist entertainer, Yves Montand to 'prominence' in Moscow and were halfway through with publicly elevating 'obscure' Indian filmmaker Raj Kapoor to 'fame.’ The editorial offices of Novosti were teaming with 'sleazy' foreign singers, poets, writers, artists, musicians and 'intellectuals' coming to my country for support in their 'progressive struggle' against their own 'decadent capitalist' societies...
There is not much I can add to that statement of a wise Canadian columnist today. Yes, KGB encourages DEMORALIZATION of America through the 'mass culture' by relying upon the help of the “useful idiots” of the entertainment business. No, the Beatles, Punks and Michael Jackson are not on the KGB payroll. They are on YOUR payroll. All the KGB had to do is to slowly and gradually CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDES and kill your RESISTANCE to the demoralizing addiction your kids call 'music,’ make it acceptable, NORMAL; make it a part of 'American culture' where it does not belong and never did.

I've heard conservative pundits say this administration is out of control. Is this by design?  I've heard all my life that the country went of the rails in the sixties when the attitudes of the Baby Boomers broke from the traditional norms. Maybe Joe McCarthy had a point. You remember how much the textbooks discredit him, right? (For those not following this series, discredit was a recent vocabulary word in the demoralizing media post.)

I discussed the reasons for things following apart in the Boomer era in the previous posts on education and religion. Just think about how our society, the media, education system, etc. discourages traditional authority: God, elders, and parents. It works day and night to replace them with the authority of government, peer groups, and "anything goes" as long as it doesn't go against government and mass artificial morality (whatever is political correct at the time.)

There's another dimension to the pop culture phenomenon that is destabilizing to our society and that is the fad aspect. Everybody's talking (morons who don't know what voting district they're in) about American Idol or some such nonsense and don't realize that they're being led to the slaughter. In this way, pop culture has a hypnotizing effect on a population, like a snake before it eats the prey.

Here's my relevant pop culture analogy: The Soviet/commie/collectivist subversion of our country is like the Dharma Initiative. It set up a hatch connected to a button that had to be pushed every so often. The commies set the demoralization process. Like Dharma, the Soviet union is no more, or so they say, but the button is still being pushed by American citizens. However, instead of the button pushing saving lives, it destroys them one divorce, one lost freedom, and one lost soul at a time.

These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him. --- I John 2:26-28

Here's the Man in Black delivering a sure and stern warning:

Note: All Bezmenov quotes are from his pamphlet, "Love Letter to America" h/t Useless Dissident

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