Deprogramming refers to measures that claim to assist a person who holds a controversial belief system in changing those beliefs and abandoning allegiance to the religious, political, economic, or social group associated with the belief system. The dictionary definition of deprogramming is “to free” or “to retrain” someone from specific beliefs.
When the day comes in a nation that has a certain select group discussing things like reprogramming other groups in order to know a “truth” of some sort, then we might be finding that nation to be on the cusp of a tyrannical failure.
Currently we have social networks disputing nearly everything that anyone says that doesn’t fall in line with the fascist group think that has taken over the internet. Your thoughts and opinions are censored and/or removed … sometimes the person expressing the opinion is banned, doxxed, and shamed, even to the point of losing his or her job for not following the dictates set forth by our so-called “enlightened” society. The term “enlightened” is usually promoted extensively by some of the most unenlightened people on the planet.
Lately, social media has allowed, and at times even rewarded, some certain fascist discussions to exist on their platforms.
These are the very same sort of discussions that circulated in Germany before the fall of the Kaiser (which increased greatly under Germany’s new Chancellor Adolf Hitler). What to do about various groups was topic of the day amongst native Germans as they struggled to find a way to form a more perfect German Union. Germans found blame in anyone other than themselves for their own moral, societal, or political shortcomings and they were somewhat hell bent on having someone pay.
Hitler came along and helped Germany to it’s ultimate total defeat in the end.
In 1933, Hitler established a Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda headed by Joseph Goebbels. The Ministry’s aim was to ensure that the Nazi message was successfully communicated through art, music, theater, films, books, radio, educational materials, and the press.
As was the case in 1933, so shall the case for the “wokeness” of today be —
Imagine the sort of discussions they (the Germans) must have had:
No seriously…how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? Where do you start? Fox? Facebook?
We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.
— David Atkins (@DavidOAtkins) November 18, 2020
Controlling or eliminating adverse views?
Fox, Facebook, OANN, Newspeak (?), right wing radio.
Cut them off completely. End the flow of false information suddenly and immediately.
Starve out the conspiracies. Let them die. Pump the truth out 24/7 on all platforms remaining.
Do all that for 5 years and 25% will remain.
— StarlaD😷🐈☕💙🔜🌊 (@StarlaD14) November 18, 2020
Steps to deprogramming 70M deluded people:
1) @FCC to revoke @FoxNews broadcast license
2) Remove radio talk show hosts from airwaves through rigorous application of hate speech laws
3) send free newspapers to schools so kids can be exposed to truth
4) Free college tuition …
— James Wooten (@rantonstupidity) November 18, 2020
Control the speech?
Who decides what the truth is? Who decides what hate speech is?
The Nazi’s had an answer to both of these questions and through coercion with regard to truth and speech, they were able to undermine the very fabric of the nation.
I’ve got friends on both sides and in between. I’ve never heard of a conservative going to such great lengths so as to describe a sort of “final solution” for their non-conservative counterparts.
I have never heard any of my Democrat friends speak in such a way as this either.
Truth is a pretty subjective term, and as such, we would be pretty hard pressed in determining just exactly what truth might be. Political “opinion” isn’t truth, but there are the many out there that think that it is. We are a Representative Republic, and according to our Constitution, we are all Sovereign Individuals — Each, according to his or her own measure, are free to define their own truth. Essentially, we have 350 million people in this nation and that might add up to 350 million truths.
Pumping the truth out 24/7 is what Joseph Goebbels did — All for the supposed “good of the nation”. We have to remember as well that Germany wasn’t really in to the whole Individual Sovereignty deal, so it was up to the government to tell the people just what the truth was.
Are we so willing to allow the blue checks on Twitter to determine our truths?
It’s not up to platforms like Twitter or Facebook to define truth. People need to be allowed to express their own truth … something both Twitter and Facebook very actively forbid.
In Nazi Germany the truths of the many were a threat to the narrow truths of the few. Germany effectively eliminated all truths, differing opinions, belief systems, and anything else that didn’t align with it’s own government agenda.
We look at the posts on social media and wonder how some of these people are even able to breathe. The fact that they never really ever studied history is extremely evident.
The whole business of deprogramming anyone, for any reason, left or right, is unconscionable. We don’t live in a totalitarian society. We live in the United States of America, not mid 20th century Germany.