The Election: The Left’s Secret Weapon

When the Frankfurt School created cultural Marxism, a.k.a. “political correctness”, it did so by crossing Marx with Freud. From psychology it took the tool it relies on to promote its ideology, psychological conditioning. By repeating something over and over, conditioning works it into the public’s minds in a way that bypasses reason. Often even people who intellectually disagree with the Left feel they must parrot its words or feel uncomfortable. They have been conditioned.

The political Establishment, both its Democratic and its Republican wings, is now using psychological conditioning in its efforts to defeat Donald Trump. In part, it does so by playing the cultural Marxists’ usual game of crying “the horror, the horror” whenever Trump says something politically incorrect. Many people have already been conditioned to see themselves as “another Hitler” if they dare defy the rules cultural Marxism has laid down. Now, the conditioning mechanisms tell them that if they vote for Trump, the next morning they will look in the mirror and see the Fuhrer looking back.

For a few weeks after the conventions, Republican media tried to play the psychological conditioning game on Mr. Trump himself, with the goal of getting him to resign the nomination and get out of the race. Though it visibly impacted Trump’s morale, he did not drop out.

Now, the game has shifted again. Conditioning is aimed at convincing voters Trump is doomed to an overwhelming defeat. The means is endless news stories, poll results, columns by electoral “experts”, etc. all repeating the same theme: a vote for Trump is useless because he cannot possibly win. Voters who favor Trump are being conditioned to give up, not donate to his campaign, not volunteer for him, and just stay home on election day.

The Trump campaign would be unwise to underestimate the power of the Left’s (and the Establishment’s) conditioning mechanisms, which include almost all the mainstream media. The best way to counter conditioning is to stoke voters’ anger, anger that has been created by the Establishment’s failed policies. Anger is a powerful emotion, powerful enough to overcome psychological conditioning.

In concrete terms, that means Trump needs an agenda of five issues, all of them able to remind voters why they are angry:

  1. End the “free trade” that has allowed mercantilist countries to plunder our industry, destroying middle-class jobs.
  2. End illegal immigration, greatly reduce legal immigration, and demand immigrants to adopt our culture.
  3. Destroy “Political Correctness” by revealing it for what it is, a variant of Marxism.
  4. Promise we will not fight any more avoidable wars.
  5. Give the interests of Whites the same level of support from the federal government that blacks, Mestizos, and other Third World immigrants receive.

With regard to the last point, what I would advise Mr. Trump to say is, “I will represent all Americans, including White Americans.” He need not add that Hillary is the black candidate; everyone already knows it. Had it not been for massive black support of Hillary in the primaries, Bernie Sanders would be the Democratic nominee.

The Establishment will howl if Trump uses these issues to stoke voters’ anger, but it will do so because it knows anger can overcome its secret weapon, psychological conditioning. Most American voters, I think, have more respect for a punch in the nose than for a stab in the back.

7 thoughts on “The Election: The Left’s Secret Weapon”

  1. The Milgram experiment is worth mentioning here. Over and over in repeated experiments 66% of people conformed to Authority to the point of inflicting pain on an unseen subject. You can’t help but conclude people are truly truly sheep and if the Authority is regarded as benign and moral they will conform to its edicts, whether the edicts are shown or told.

    The Big Media knows this all too well so the Right can talk all they want about Trump opening the Overton window to allow more talk of Immigration(I know I have) but the Big Media will overwhelm the smaller number of Internet users.
    There are a lot of people who spend their mornings slack-jawed watching The View and taking in their politically correct opinions.
    I hope this is a reverse Doug Wilder election but I have my doubts.

  2. If the conditioning sources were the only sources available, this would work, for a time at least. The old Soviet Union was an example of that. Yet disillusionment grew when the promises did not meet the expectations of the conditioned, until the whole mess fell apart.

    In our current time, the conditioning sources are not the only ones available. Their propaganda is recorded and contrasted with reality. Truly, the problem for the conditioners is summed up in the internet phrase:
    “pics or it didn’t happen”

    Now there are many contrasting pics, records, data, tweets, etc., and they are all available online. Ordinary people have been rope-a-doped enough that any propaganda or conditioning is met with skepticism, even if unconsciously.
    This is why SJW movements have grown more hysterical and tyrannical, as they cannot allow even a shadow of doubt to influence them. Such doubt would open the doors to reality, and would result in the invalidation of the SJW doctrine.

    When even Black Panther leaders are repeating Trump’s message about the Democrats pimping the black community you know that there’s a huge fault line in the Establishment narrative.

  3. The Milgram experiment is not really apropos to the election:
    -because it involved direct commands, rather than persuasion to comply
    -and a situation of immediate proximity with the authority. Milgram himself showed that obedience rates dropped when authorities were distant, or if multiple authorities disputed over what the subject should do.

    Stay positive and keep stoking the coals of righteous anger that fire the Trump train!

  4. I think it’s taken care of now. You’d think if someone is going to hack you they’d at least do something interesting.

  5. “Using Critical Theory, for example , the cultural Marxist repeats and
    repeats the charge that the West is guilty of genocidal crimes against
    every civilization and culture it has encountered. Under Critical
    Theory, one repeats and repeats that Western societies are history’s
    greatest repositories of racism, sexism, nativism, xenophobia,
    homophobia, anti-Semitism, fascism, and Nazism. Under Critical Theory,
    the crimes of the West flow from the character of the West, as shaped by
    Christianity. One modern example is “attack politics,” where
    “surrogates” and “spin doctors” never defend their own candidate, but
    attack and attack the opposition. Another example of Critical Theory is
    the relentless assault on Pius XII as complicit in the Holocaust, no
    matter the volumes of evidence that show that accusation to be a lie.” -Pat Buchanan, Death of the West, p.80.

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