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Watching the Build-Up

by baldilocksbaldilocks

Excerpt from The Great Indoc­tri­na­tion, orig­i­nally posted on June 19, 2008.


The Left has been build­ing Amer­ica up — or down rather — for overt social­ism and Marx­ism for a long, long time. When most edu­ca­tional sys­tems stopped prop­erly edu­cat­ing their charges, stopped famil­iar­iz­ing them with the tenets of social­ism, small-​l lib­er­al­ism, cap­i­tal­ism, basic eco­nom­ics and, most of all, his­tory – or, rather, failed to call the per­ti­nent con­cepts and ide­olo­gies by name–those Left-​dominated sys­tems were able to present social­ist prin­ci­ples sans proper label­ing and color those prin­ci­ples as good and necessary.

Social­ist prin­ci­ples became rights. The results of that indoc­tri­na­tion have become so per­va­sive that, when those who are prop­erly edu­cated (for­mally or self-​educated) try to explain how and why such prin­ci­ples aren’t rights guar­an­teed by the US Con­sti­tu­tion and how imple­men­ta­tion of these “rights” will even­tu­ally bank­rupt a nation and — in the end – rad­i­cally alter life in this coun­try for the worst, the explain­ers get labeled adversely: racist, Nazi, Uncle Tom, fas­cist, Aunt Jemima, sex­ist, tool of the Patri­archy, or some com­bi­na­tion thereof, depend­ing on the coat­ing and plumb­ing of the Cas­san­dra in ques­tion. And the labels stick because the def­i­n­i­tion and his­tory behind those terms isn’t taught either. So, for exam­ple, instead of a Nazi being defined as some­one who oppresses a set of per­sons, a Nazi is defined as some­one who stops another from oppress­ing a set of per­sons (see Bush and Iraq).

And after those seeds are planted, the pol­i­tics of Envy and Cov­etous­ness play a huge role in fur­ther soft­en­ing the ground for Marx­ism. The idea of profit beyond a cer­tain limit being morally wrong stems from noth­ing but envy.

So, if the reg­u­lar Jane knows noth­ing about gov­ern­ment or eco­nom­ics or his­tory except for the dis­torted ver­sions dis­pensed by the aver­age pub­lic edu­ca­tional sys­tem, the aver­age uni­ver­sity sys­tem and/​or the Seven o’clock news, she can be con­vinced, for exam­ple, that nation­al­iz­ing the oil indus­try will bring down her gaso­line bill. She can be con­vinced that cor­po­ra­tions are the enemy of the worker. She can be con­vinced that their money is her money. She can be con­vinced that all prof­its of other indi­vid­u­als and cor­po­ra­tions belong to her and those like her. She can be con­vinced that the great, almighty gov­ern­ment can save her and every­one from the das­tardly, mustache-​twirling cor­po­ra­tions. And, ulti­mately, she can be con­vinced that the icon of Hope and Change—the very flow­er­ing of the Left’s Marx­ist trans­for­ma­tion plan for Amer­ica–can and will make all of her dreams come true.


And she and her fel­lows will threaten to burn down the coun­try when her dreams don’t come true fast enough.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game (click on left side­bar image), was pub­lished in 2012. Her sec­ond novel will be done in 2016. Fol­low her on Twit­ter.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s JOB: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocksbaldilocks

Excerpt from The Great Indoctrination, originally posted on June 19, 2008.


The Left has been building America up—or down rather—for overt socialism and Marxism for a long, long time. When most educational systems stopped properly educating their charges, stopped familiarizing them with the tenets of socialism, small-l liberalism, capitalism, basic economics and, most of all, history–or, rather, failed to call the pertinent concepts and ideologies by name–those Left-dominated systems were able to present socialist principles sans proper labeling and color those principles as good and necessary.

Socialist principles became rights. The results of that indoctrination have become so pervasive that, when those who are properly educated (formally or self-educated) try to explain how and why such principles aren’t rights guaranteed by the US Constitution and how implementation of these “rights” will eventually bankrupt a nation and—in the end–radically alter life in this country for the worst, the explainers get labeled adversely: racist, Nazi, Uncle Tom, fascist, Aunt Jemima, sexist, tool of the Patriarchy, or some combination thereof, depending on the coating and plumbing of the Cassandra in question. And the labels stick because the definition and history behind those terms isn’t taught either. So, for example, instead of a Nazi being defined as someone who oppresses a set of persons, a Nazi is defined as someone who stops another from oppressing a set of persons (see Bush and Iraq).

And after those seeds are planted, the politics of Envy and Covetousness play a huge role in further softening the ground for Marxism. The idea of profit beyond a certain limit being morally wrong stems from nothing but envy.

So, if the regular Jane knows nothing about government or economics or history except for the distorted versions dispensed by the average public educational system, the average university system and/or the Seven o’clock news, she can be convinced, for example, that nationalizing the oil industry will bring down her gasoline bill. She can be convinced that corporations are the enemy of the worker. She can be convinced that their money is her money. She can be convinced that all profits of other individuals and corporations belong to her and those like her. She can be convinced that the great, almighty government can save her and everyone from the dastardly, mustache-twirling corporations. And, ultimately, she can be convinced that the icon of Hope and Change—the very flowering of the Left’s Marxist transformation plan for America–can and will make all of her dreams come true.


And she and her fellows will threaten to burn down the country when her dreams don’t come true fast enough.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game (click on left sidebar image), was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done in 2016. Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>>