Tuesday, September 23, 2008


This is not a novel question. Thinkers such as Tom Sunic, David Duke and others have postulated that Communism failed in the east because it had already been established here in the United States.

With the largest expropriation of wealth in the history of America currently being figured at whopper-jawing numbers from $700-$800 billion, one can stop talking about free market capitalism being the norm in America. A command and control economy is firmly in place.

What about the gulag? The black cars the NKVD used to perform "extraordinary renditions" (aka, kidnapping) in the black of night, or broad daylight for that matter. What has been called a "soft gulag" is much more cost-effective to Communists. The "soft gulag" is comprised of all the weapons the government uses to destroy the spirit of people it must subjugate--drugs, TV, Hollywood hogwash, pop music, etc. A steady diet of such poison provides its own prison. Brick and mortar gulags are no longer necessary. Only the really troublesome people are imprisoned.

Even thought itself has been streamlined and categorized into correct and incorrect, with the example of the terms "politically correct" and "politically incorrect." The dissidents of today are marginalized to such a brutal extent that "polite society" cannot afford to associate with such thinkers. This blackballing has a chilling effect psychologically and economically. There are a few exceptions, like Pat Buchanan, but in general this is another aspect of the "soft gulag." What has been called "soft power," as opposed to "hard power," is the spirit-destroying bile America has disseminated to western and eastern Europe.

If you look hard, a lot of Communist programs were given euphemisms and implemented here. For example, race quotas by way of "affirmative action." The list goes on. "Democrats of the world unite!" sounds eerily similar to Marx and Engels! The whole spread democracy thing is no different than the spread communism thing. You dig?

The key difference between Russian Communism and the American version, is that the former was not subtle. The American version is very subtle and not a comic brute like the USSR. So a lot of this flies over people's heads.

Essentially, in a Russian gulag you knew EXACTLY where you were: in the "soft gulag" you could live your whole life without knowing where you were.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How true. Seems the consciousness studies of the 60's have been put to "good" use...depending on one's perspective.

September 23, 2008 at 8:47 PM  

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