A thought occurred to me the other day, which does actually happen to me now and then; the whole of modern culture, the political correctness, the way the left approaches the rest of us, is very much a kind of boot camp for communism. The purpose of military boot camp is to break down the individual, to wed him to the group, to get him to believe things and do things that are clearly irrational, and to get him to obey orders unquestioningly. In the military this serves a real purpose, because a soldier has to act in ways contrary to personal interest and security.
Here is a good explanation of the purpose of boot camp from a Marine drill instructor:
“You have to train 18-year-olds to run to the sound of gunfire and perform under fire and the threat of death.
This act defies all logic, goes against all human instinct, and takes one of the most intensive acts of psychological reprogramming to overcome”
Which is precisely what the Progressive Left must do; convince the public to defy logic, to defy human instinct, to fundamentally reprogram the American citizen.
The article continues:
“Another thing that is important is that everything they do is for a purpose, a rehearsed, manufactured, and engineered purpose.
It is about something else entirely.
“The most important single thing to know about boot camp is that it is 100 percent designed to reprogram children and civilians into warriors. It places within them a sense that they are expected to do important things, far more important things than could be expected from other 18-year-olds. This is all happening during one of the most intensely stressful periods of your life, when you are kept isolated from contact with your family and friends and taught that everything you were before entering the Marines was weak and lacking any real value until you too are a Marine. Cults are made this way too. I’m just saying. But in all seriousness, the psychological transformation of boot camp is a very intense and intentional effort by the Marine Corps to make warriors able to fight and kill out of kids who have just barely left high school. From the point that you graduate boot camp, you will be different and have parts of the Marine Corps culture as part of your psyche.”
See where I’m going with this? Everything the Progressives do has a purpose, and usually not the one that is stated by them. Gay marriage, for instance, or transgendered bathrooms, or Black Lives Matter uprisings, have little to do with fairness for homosexuals and everything to do with breaking down the dominant culture.
It recruits a certain number of children or young people and turns them into social justice warriors, telling them they are fighting for freedom and justice. Those who won’t joint the campaigns are seen as the enemy, and are forced into silence through shaming, through bullying, through acts of aggression. You are taught that everything you were was weak and pathetic, oppressive and, well, wrong or even evil. You have to change, to become one of them.
Some of the ways that this is done is through a series of extremely well planned and timed events that, by themselves, are meaningless, but when strategically combined together will change a person.
The idea is to change people. While some won’t go along, many others - particularly the youths - will embrace the change, become social justice warriors.
The article continues:
“Receiving is a period before training. You arrive at boot camp, but for the first week or so, you don’t actually train. You are just doing paperwork to get into the federal documentation system. You will receive all your gear and start your initial process into “getting ready” for bootcamp. But it’s the way you do it that is important. The entire time you are yelled at, screamed at, hurried, and stressed. But there is more.
From the first moment you arrive, you are now neck-deep in terror.
- Everything the drill instructor does has purpose; everything. It may seem funny to you, but it is all crucial and instructional in some way.
- They are being yelled at before they ever set foot off the bus. You can hear this if you begin listening immediately.
- Within 5 minutes, 200+ individuals with no group training at all have been trained by drill instructions on how to: listen and learn while at bootcamp, respond to instruction, stand in formation, and move as a unit. They have also all been read their rights and responsibilities as recruits and in single file moved to a different area. You will not appreciate the magnitude of this.
- Every word the drill instructor is saying is memorized.
- No recruit will be physically touched by a drill instructor. In fact, they won’t be touched by one, ever. Surprised?
- This is a ceremony that has taken place every week for every new group of recruits for decades. It is very well-rehearsed and very well-engineered. As I said before, everything a drill instructor does has purpose.
As I said, this is just the first five minutes. There are three more months of this.”
Does that sound familiar? To any conservative it should; it’s the exact approach used by the Progressive Left to advance their agenda. They yell, they scream, they demand obedience. This is especially true on college campuses where students face chanting mobs and professors who ask for “muscle” to intimidate individuals who are not on board with the program. They organize marches. They organize squatter’s camps. They get everybody moving, and even those who oppose them wind up moving in the direction they want by virtue of having to address the initiative.
Consider; during the protests at the University of Missouri Columbia students were intimidated into wearing pro-protest tee shirts or adopting black colors and were pressured to join the protests. This is a way of breaking the individual as a person, to making him or her feel to be part of this revolutionary group.
Let us continue:
“Why is the haircut so important? It is part of the erosion of individuality. What? Yes, the erosion of individuality. Why should a warrior lose his individuality? It is what makes him special and unique. It is what makes him valuable. Well, that’s the problem. Individuality makes them special and unique. It makes them feel that they might be above someone or something else. They are better than the orders they might receive. They are too good for something. Not at boot camp. From Day 1, everyone is the same. In fact, during my time, being called “an individual” was an insult as it meant that you were a person who couldn’t put the needs of the unit first. Yes, individuality is repressed as they will spend the next three months dressed the same, act the same, and look the same.”
Which is exactly what the Liberals are always seeking to do, to break the individuality of the American People. They do this by promoting a series of counter-cultural issues, by establishing group identities, for instance. You aren’t an American who happens to be black, for instance; you are an AFRICAN AMERICAN and you must obey the guidelines of this group. That is why black people who go to school, get educated, get a good job, and advance through merit are despised; they are working as “white people” and are not seen as authentically Black. Being Black means growing up poor and living poor, being hyper sensitive to your racial identity, dressing a certain way, listening to certain music, wearing your hair a certain way. Even if you are the child of privilege (as one of the leaders of the Mizzou was; his father was a railroad executive and had a net worth over seven million dollars) you must hide it, must subsume yourself into the group, just as a soldier must forget he’s a civilian and must adopt the identity of his military. We see that in the gay community; most homosexuals see themselves not as people who happen to be gay but as gays. It makes it nearly impossible to exit the homosexual lifestyle once you think of yourself as having an identity that is tied to your sexual behavior. In fact, the gay community has a very odd, indeed psychotic, disordered type of person known as bug chasers. Bug chasers are homosexuals who actively seek to become infected with the HIV virus. Why? It is a form of graduation from boot camp, and makes them “authentically” gay. So they seek to become sick with an incurable disease simply to prove to themselves and the world they are homosexual. Group identity has come to redefine them to the point they are willing to be sick the rest of their lives, pay enormous amounts for medical care, and possibly die young of a horrible illness.
Being a bug chaser sounds a lot like becoming a soldier; in both instances you are taught to put yourself in peril in ways that defy sanity and logic to adhere to the group standard. The soldier does it to protect his home and country. The homosexual to promote a revolutionary ideology.
Don’t even get me started on Feminism, which is obviously a radical cultish phenomenon. Or Marxist economics. Or any other liberal group.
Let’s move on with the article:
“Now we move on to something else very important and why I say that it is “psychological” retraining. You go through the next few days running from place to place, doing this, that, this, that and you won’t even realize ... you haven’t slept in three days. Yeah, you will go about three days without sleep upon arrival. The whole time you are completely exhausted while running on adrenaline and hearing over and over, that you are inferior. Inferior to real Marines, which you aren’t yet. You aren’t thinking about it, but it is sinking in. You are completely tired and these things build up. Without realizing it, you start to believe that that which is being told to you is true, that there is a weakness in you and that you are less than perfect. In your current state, you believe them and that you must change to be good enough. But there is something important you as the reader need to know.
“To be a Marine and to go to war, it is true.
“There are many habits that kids and civilians have that have to be unlearned. Like we said, they have to run into battle and that sense of self-preservation is damaging to the mission.”
Isn’t this exactly what Americans are told every single day? We are weak, useless maggots! America was corrupt to the core, founded by racists and plutocrats, guilty, guilty, guilty! We had slaves! We kept women barefoot and pregnant, denying them the vote! We had economic inequality! And the drumbeat is daily, always about how rotten our nation is and only now, in the loving hands of the Progressive Left, do we have a chance to become something of merit.
Let us continue:
“Physical training takes many forms, but generally centers on building instant obedience to orders over actual exercise. Most of the time, it centers on listen and do what you are told, get through the exercise, and get out of the situation before you are yelled at.”
Now here we can see an almost exact correlation between Progressivism and military boot camp. What is Michelle Obama doing with her “Let’s Move!” campaign? Her big push to slim down children and adults is not so much about health as the above; it is intended to establish who is boss and to make the American People do what they are told. Manipulation of diet and exercise has always been a tool to break down the personality. Consider how the U.S. broke Khalid Sheikh Mohammad. (It must also be pointed out that we used nudity as well, something that has always been recognized as a powerful depersonalizing tool. Public nudity and the death of modesty have been at the forefront of the Progressive campaign to fundamentally change America. Celebrities walk around half naked these days and the youths are taught that this is chic, hip, cool. But it breaks down their individuality, which is the point.)
Our Marine friend continues:
“Isolation from the Outside: What you may not know is that in some branches of the military, the Marines for example, communication lines are completely severed from friends and family during boot camp. There is no Internet, no phone, no distractions. The only thing you really get is handwritten letters once a week during your only “me time” for four hours on Sunday morning once a week. Does it seem cruel? Well, I had just been married one week before boot camp, so I think I am best to answer this. There are no distractions. All the aspects I told you about are never interrupted by distractions from the outside world. It helps to engross new recruits in the mentality that they are being absorbed into, but for a few months, it completely shuts them out from their friends, families, and the outside world. For a few months, the Marine Corps is your entire world.”
Now here we see something that at first glance is the antithesis of what we think the Progressives promote, but in point of fact they use isolation as a powerful tool, and the isolation is something that has craftily been imposed. While everyone understands the “safe spaces” concept is essentially a tool to isolate the individual, so much more of modern liberalism is intended to have the same affect. Speech codes are another tool to accomplish this. In essence, the person must remain silent, trapped in his own skull, in order to avoid total ostracization, and perhaps financial or academic penalty. It is buttressed by the near total control the Left has over the news media, which made it impossible for conservatives to communicate in any larger sense - until technology overturned the liberal monopoly. But even so, we are subject to censorship on a large scale by liberals, be it moderation on message boards or Facebook’s censorship both of private posts and of the news they disseminate.
They want the public to feel isolated, to feel they are the oddballs in a sea of deviancy. That is why it is important to push transgenderism, for example. They want the public to feel alone, to think that they are the ones swimming against the current.This is all part of the depersonalization campaign.
Let us move on:
” You will also see what is known as the “Omnidirectional AXX Chewing” in which multiple D.I. will be screaming at you in unison as you attempt to make sense of the universe around you.”
There you have it; the point is to disorient you, to make the universe incomprehensible so that you will surrender your personality and love Big Brother. The military doesn’t do that without purpose, and neither does the Left. There is method in their madness. Why have they attacked people who are just trying to live their lives, bakers and pizza makers who don’t want to celebrate gay marriage, for instance? Because it disorients the general public, puts them on unsure footing. They want to have multiple voices screaming in unison as a way to break the old way of thinking, and to do that they have to sacrifice a few perhaps decent but unenlightened people.
Our Marine friend concludes:
“Boot camp, and particularly that of the Marines, is made to psychologically change a child into someone capable of performing under combat situations.
The yelling, the sleep deprivation, and being cut off from friends and family are part of the process of becoming a warrior. It is also part of becoming a cult.
Think about this; each of these techniques are used to break the personality, the individuality, the will, of the recruit. It is done for good reasons with the military, but isn’t this exactly what the liberals and the media do to society? They are boot-camping us, trying to rebuild us as passive liberal stooges.
And this has largely been successful over the decades. Americans have changed profoundly from the self-reliant, moral, spiritual people we once were. We now more closely resemble the French, a People we always saw as libertine and degenerate. America is now libertine and degenerate, and that is because we have had a generational psy-op run on our country, largely by our own leaders.
Liberalism is a cult, but it is becoming the predominant religion in America and the world. The military has used many of their techniques with excellent results for a long, long time, and the Left is systematically training us, breaking our personalities and turning us into good collectivists. Common Core emphasizes this, for example, and things will only accelerate as the Progressives tighten their internationalist grip.
Much of this is intended simply to anger us and break our will to resist. We need to understand that fact. The whole transgendered bathroom nonsense is a classic example.
We are free men and free men are given a choice. The Left doesn’t want us free. There may still be time to stop them, if we understand what they are doing and turn the tables. But time is running out.
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