Musematers recent posts have gotten me searching out more information on the education of our youth. That is where we can really observe them at work, molding the malleable minds into exactly the kind of utopian drones that tptb would love us all to be.
Being a Reform Christian, I am very intimate with the term "free will" and I have seen it twisted out of shape everywhere I look. I have heard of God referred to as a "benevolent dictator" and even that, although it sounds like it's accurate, doesn't bring up an adequate mental picture of who Jesus really is, because of our human skewed ideas of such terms as "benevolent" and "dictator". And now the world wants to adopt the term "free will" which was already bad in the Arminian misrepresentation, now even worse in the socialist stranglehold it wants to place on "the masses".
Consider the following excerpt:
TRAIN EVERYONE FOR VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE
"The long-range objective of brainwashing is to win converts who can be depended on to react as desired at any time anywhere. This is the inside-out meaning they give the word voluntary and is why they condemn free will with such ferocity, for its existence is basically inconsistent with communism.
"Even when he stands by himself, the truly indoctrinated communist must be part of the collectively. He must be incapable of hearing opposing ideas and facts, no matter how convincing or how forcibly they bombard his senses. A trustworthy communist must react in an automatic manner without any force being applied. Only then is he the 'new Soviet man' that Lenin foresaw." (184)
"Brainwashing was made up of two processes.
- One is the conditioning, or softening-up, process primarily for control purposes.
- The other is an indoctrination or persuasion process for conversion purposes." (182)
"[Conditioning and indoctrination] operate strictly within the 'practical' framework of dialectical materialism, which recognizes only power. They want to make sure that their followers will not grab the first opportunity to turn against them. That is the dilemma they have been unable to solve short of creating a 'new Soviet man' with the instinctive obedience of the termite instead of a free will which is subject to reasoning faculties and is therefore never 'reliable'." (183)
That reminds me of Obama's "mandatory volunteer work". How can something that is mandatory be volunteer work? Sounds like Orwellian "newspeak". If you aren't familiar with George Orwell or his book "1984", it is where the term "big brother" comes from....kinda warms the heart like the term "Uncle Sam", doesn't it? Check out the Newspeak Dictionary
Everything that God does and calls good, the devil has a clever counterfeit for. He's quite a tricky one, isn't he?