Part two of Brainwashing: A
Synthesis of the Russian textbook of Psycho-Politics.
is believed that this edited version of the Russian textbook on Psycho-politics
is the actual manual used by American Communists for many years. Please read
it and decide for yourself.
punishment for its own sake may not be entirely without recompense, it is nevertheless
true that the end and goal of all punishment is the indoctrination of the
person being punished with an idea, whether that idea be one of restraint or
that any ruler has, from time beyond memory, needed the obedience of his
subjects in order to accomplish his ends, he has thus resorted to punishment.
This is true of every tribe and state in the history of Man. Today, Russian
culture has evolved more certain and definite methods of aligning and securing
the loyalties of persons and populaces and of enforcing obedience upon them.
This modern outgrowth of an old practice is called Psycho-politics.
stupidity and narrowness of nations not blessed with Russian reasoning has
caused them to rely upon practices which are, today, too ancient and outmoded
for the rapid and heroic pace of our time and in view of the tremendous advance
of Russian culture in the field of mental technologies, begun with the glorious
work of Pavlov and carried forward so ably by later Russians, it would be
strange that an art and science would not evolve totally devoted to the
aligning of loyalties and extracting the obedience of individuals and
we see that psycho-political procedures are a natural outgrowth of practices as
old as Man, practices that are current in every group of men throughout the
world. Thus, in psycho-political procedures there is no ethical problem since
it is obvious and evident that man is, always coerced against his will to the
greater good of the State, whether by economic gains or indoctrination into
the wishes and desires of the State.
man is an animal. He is an animal that has been given a civilized veneer. Man
is a collective animal grouped together for his own protection before the
threat of the environment. Those who so group and control him must then have in
their possession specialized techniques to direct the vagaries and energies of
the animal man toward greater efficiency in the accomplishment of the goals of
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