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TR 491 - The Prudence to Resist

TR 491 - The Prudence to Resist

Evaluating the nexus of communism, sympathy, and mental manipulation.

It’s Friday, so let’s go ahead and open up with a drum roll please…

“The commies are taking over the world!”

Please see Exhibit “A” …from the Commie News Network:

Before I step over this steaming heap of BS, let me assure you that this fawning article from the Trusted News Initiative is not an anomaly. Not long ago, I was clueless to the tactics of communist ideological subversion. I remember being dumbstruck when it finally clicked that communism was a central concept in the founding of the United Nations. All of a sudden it made perfect sense why the World Economic Forum and others have hailed the Chinese Communist Party as the role model for the world.

Those at the tippy-top of the global power structure want to consolidate and centralize control over the whole of humanity—and communism is their vehicle to do it. The obvious question is: why? The less than obvious answer is: it works.

Communism doesn’t work in the sense that it delivers the utopian, egalitarian socialist fantasy spelled out by Marx. Instead, it works through trickery and deceit to exploit human vulnerabilities, and thereby condition the peasants to trust the government and sacrifice themselves for the sake of the so-called “greater good.”

We’ve seen this skit before, have we not?

Historical evidence makes it abundantly clear that the masses are easily duped. People want to believe they can get something for nothing, and they’re happy to believe they have a right to do so. People want to believe that the reason they don’t have what other people have is because life is not fair, because they are victims of some oppressor, or because of some conjured sense of injustice. In essence, communism exploits laziness.

More devious than that, communism exploits ego, specifically by pushing the emotional button of sympathy. Sympathy is an insidious emotion, on par with greed, rage, and arrogance. That said, I am well aware that most people don’t see it that way, so I’d like to take a minute to explain. Let’s start with the dictionary definition:

“Sympathy is a feeling of pity or sorrow for the distress of another.”

We’re going to dig deeper, but take a moment to consider how sympathy feels, in the body, as a physiological sensation. How do you feel when you feel pity or sorrow?

Is this a positive or negative emotion? Answer: negative.

Extend the thought: how do you feel when you feel pity or sorrow for someone else?

Here’s where the trickery comes in. “Oh, those poor, poor people. I bet they’re hungry. I bet they’re cold. I bet they need some help. Hey, I bet I can help them!”

How does that feel? It feels empowering, does it not? It elevates one’s sense of self, and even one’s sense of purpose, above the status of those poor, helpless, victims.


Have you heard the story of the panhandler who works the street corner in shabby clothes, looking all rough and ragged, somber and downtrodden, holding out a hand for some spare change and a little human kindness? You know, the guy who walks around the block and slips into his BMW before making his way home to a plush pad in the suburbs? Surely you’ve heard that tale, even if it’s only anecdotal.

Have you ever seen those signs that say: “Don’t feed wild animals!”

Why do you think that is? Why do you think people keep forking over their hard-earned cash to the bums on the corner, knowing damn good and well that this money is most likely going to be spent on booze or drugs? The answer: sympathy.

Sympathy, like all emotions, distorts reality. It activates a non-logical part of the brain. The biochemicals released when we feel sympathy feed the story mechanism of our minds. The outcome is that we believe what we feel, and it really doesn’t matter if the story is accurate or not. Thus, the panhandlers remain well fed.

Now, about those poor helpless victims… and the commies.

According to the National Library of Medicine, sympathy provokes “prosocial” behavior and provides a foundation for moral development:

“Sympathy is thought to be a proxy for motivating prosocial behavior and providing the affective and motivational base for moral development.”

It kind of seems like that would play right into the commie’s schemes, does it not?

Think about it: prosocial behavior equates to sacrificing one’s self for the greater good, regardless if the reasons for doing so are completely bogus or not. Critical thinking does not apply. Similarly, since communists are avowed atheists, sympathy, as raw emotion, becomes the substitute for religious moral development.

This is an intentional hijacking of human nature. The entire premise of the Communist Manifesto is built upon the seductive lie that “the whole history of mankind” has been a struggle between “ruling and oppressed classes,” which immediately elicits the emotion of sympathy and shuts down critical thinking.

The Manifesto goes on to say:

“The history of these class struggles forms a series of evolutions in which, nowadays, a stage has been reached where the exploited and oppressed class — the proletariat — cannot attain its emancipation from the sway of the exploiting and ruling class — the bourgeoisie — without, at the same time, and once and for all, emancipating society at large from all exploitation, oppression, class distinction, and class struggles.”

Put bluntly, this is hogwash.

Ask yourself: how does the “oppressed class” go about “emancipating society” once and for all, from all exploitation, oppression, class distinctions and class struggles?

The answer is simple: they can’t.

Just in case it’s not obvious, nobody can.

Emancipating society at large from all exploitation once and for all?

Sounds nice, but never gonna happen.

To achieve this would require the eradication of human nature.

Class distinction and class struggles? These are natural manifestations of the various stratifications of human capacity and character. Again, the desire to emancipate humanity from such distinctions is wishful thinking; it’s illogical, irrational, and incongruent with reality. This too, is never gonna happen.

The point is, Marx understood this, as do all communists, including the Chinese Communist Party and the rest of the ruling class elites. They don’t actually intend to deliver on these promises, knowing full well they can’t, but instead intentionally leverage a potent combination of envy, sympathy, and greed to “get out the vote” and thus “wrest by degrees” political control from the hands of existing leaders.

More directly, communists exploit negative emotions to consolidate power and control—and it’s a brilliant strategy, because it works. Just look around.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I want to point out three more aspects of their strategy before moving on, for those who may not know:

  1. The first step in the communist revolution is to “win the battle of democracy.”

  2. Communists are working to “unite the Democratic parties” of all nations.

  3. Their ultimate aim is the “forcible overthrow” of existing society.

And lest anyone be deceived by their flowering language, their end goal is to rule the world. They want to be the ruling class and they firmly believe “they have a world to win.” In reality, their delusions are really all about power and control.

(For proof and further study, see TR 287 - The Rise of Global Democracy)

Actually, if you really want to understand the commie’s tactics, and how these strategies are driving American politics and the globalist agenda, you might enjoy brushing up on these reports:

If there is any doubt that this is relevant to current circumstance, please refer back to Exhibit “A” above, or better yet, refer directly to Exhibit “B” below:

But coming at this from a different angle, looking through the lens of memetics and 5th Generation warfare, communism is perhaps best thought of as an infectious mental disease. The ideas of communism, socialism, progressivism, collectivism, or whatever label you want to use, exploit the same emotional vulnerabilities. This is how these ideas are able to disarm the logical mind and spread throughout society.

This is the proper understanding of “being woke” as well. It’s a mental infection.

Same goes for the mind virus behind the “radical rhetoric” in today’s headlines:

Would anyone in their right mind ever call for people to drink the blood of Jews?

Everywhere we look, we see an increasing number of people exhibiting completely delusional behavior in increasingly bizarre ways—and this is not by accident.

This is the result of mind control. It’s the “mood management” and emotional manipulation of “targeted populations,” that our government warns about:

It’s the transformation of human consciousness, as discussed by yours truly, which itself is an extension of memetics and “embedded” social ideals. It’s the advent of highly advanced technological weapons like the “neurostrike” brain weapons—which even the mainstream media has taken note of:

“China’s People’s Liberation Army is developing high-technology weapons designed to disrupt brain functions and influence government leaders or entire populations, according to a report by three open-source intelligence analysts.”

The Washington Times, July 7, 2023

What must be emphasized here, is that with all these fancy new tools for generating psychological disturbances and influencing emotion, the human mind is like a sitting duck for mental manipulation. Add to that centuries of understanding how to exploit human nature, which has been fed to the weaponized artificial intelligence currently being used to reprogram the whole of humanity, and you will begin to understand why I place so much importance on the elevation of inner awareness.

To overcome such exploitation and manipulation, we must first become aware of it.

China has a vision for reshaping the world, and it starts by reshaping your mind.

It would be prudent to resist, so don’t forget to tell your friends:

Resist We Must!

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