Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Effectiveness of Brainwashing

The following article is just bizarre.

The Washington Post
January 26. 2005

More than 20 years after the AIDS epidemic arrived in the United States, a significant proportion of African-Americans embrace the theory that government scientists created the disease to control or wipe out their communities, according to a study released yesterday by Rand Corp. and Oregon State University.

That belief markedly hurts efforts to prevent the spread of the disease among black Americans, the study's authors and activists said. African-Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population, according to Census Bureau figures, yet they account for 50 percent of new HIV infections in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nearly half of the 500 African-Americans surveyed said that HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is man-made.

How do you fight something like this? The most effective tool the left has -- not only in this country, but all over the world -- is their ability to effectively brainwash people. In North Korea, every home and business has a speaker installed that pumps out propaganda all day. As such, the average North Korean really does believe that Americans are poised to invade and kill or enslave every one of them. The average North Korean worships Kim Jong Mentally-Il as a god.

The old Soviet Union effectively brainwashed American liberals to believe that "Uncle Joe" Stalin was a benevolent dictator (liberals' favorite form of government) and they regarded talk of millions of people being slaughtered and starved to death as vicious character assassination. Meanwhile, Lenin cynically referred to blind defenders and apologists for the Soviet Union in the Western democracies as "useful idiots."

Which brings us to the unbelievable article above. The ultimate goal of brainwashing is to get the victim to not only believe what he is being told, but to participate in his own victimization. If the above research is true, half of the population of African-Americans in this country believe the government is plotting to either control their population or destroy them. They're almost right. There is a plot to control their population, but it isn't the government that's behind it.

Somehow, there has been a sea change in this country that has blacks believing Republicans are racists and Democrats are their champions.

Let's just take a look at the record of these champions of civil rights.

The reason the Republican party was formed is that the Democrats in Congress were going to vote to legalize slavery in the American territories. Anti-slave forces in Congress believed (and rightly so) that if the Democrats could legalize slavery in the territories with just a vote, they could do the same in the free states. So the Republican party was formed to fight them. From its inception, the Republican party was all about equal rights. The Civil War erupted in 1861 and lasted four grueling years. During the war, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves. The Republicans of their day worked to pass the Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery, the Fourteenth, which guaranteed equal protection under the laws, and the Fifteenth, which helped secure voting rights for African-Americans.

The Republican Party also played a leading role in securing women the right to vote. In 1896, Republicans were the first major party to favor women's suffrage. When the 19th Amendment finally was added to the Constitution, 26 of 36 state legislatures that had voted to ratify it were under Republican control. The first woman elected to Congress was a Republican, Jeanette Rankin from Montana in 1917.

Republicans passed the first civil rights act in 1866 over the veto of Democrat President Andrew Johnson. The act declared African Americans full citizenship and granted them full protection under the law. Segregation was forbidden, but Southern Democrats continued to practice it.

In 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified, granting equal protection of the law to all citizens. Later, Democrat Presidents including FDR did little to enforce the laws on the books.

Despite being elected four times, FDR didn't lift a finger to desegregate the military and other government agencies.

In 1957, Republican President Eisenhower pushed through the first modern civil rights act. Vice President Nixon played a key role. He met with then little known Martin Luther King Jr. Democrat Strom Thurmond filibustered the act for over 24 hours – a record. Senator John F. Kennedy voted against it. Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson watered it down. Lyndon Johnson also once voted against a national lynch law.

In 1960, Eisenhower pushed another civil rights act. Democrats successfully kept enforcement measures out of it, giving the law no teeth. In their 1960 platform, the Democrats finally pledged to honor civil rights laws. When you think about it, that means they hadn't been obeying civil rights legislation all the way back to the 13th Amendment.

The civil rights act of 1964 passed, but only with the help of Republicans, who voted for it in greater percentages than Democrats.

Today, blacks react with revulsion to the sight of a confederate flag, pointing out that the symbolism is as great to them as the swastika is to Jews. They want the flag banned just as Germany banned the Nazi swastika. There is a problem with that. Germany not only banned the Nazi flag, they banned the Nazi party. Our pro-slavery party is still alive and kicking and is still creating as much racial havoc as they always did. No Republican ever marched under that flag, but you wouldn't know it talking to some of the brainwashed citizens of this nation. They overwhelmingly support the political party that enslaved their ancestors.

We don't ban political parties in this country -- no matter how evil they are.