"The process of completely freeing oneself emotionally from being a Communist is a thing no outsider can understand. The group thinking and group planning and the group life of the Party had been a part of me for so long that it was desperately difficult for me to be a person again. ... But I had begun the process of “unbecoming” a Communist. It was a long and painful process, much like that of a polio victim who has to learn to walk all over again. I had to learn to think. I had to learn to love. I had to drain the hate and frenzy from my system. I had to dislodge the self and the pride that had made me arrogant, made me feel that I knew all the answers. I had to learn that I knew nothing. There were many stumbling blocks in this process."
by:
Dr. Bella Dodd
(1904-1969) head of the New York State Teachers Union , member of the Communist Party of America (CPUSA) in the 1930s and 1940s, later a vocal anti-communist
Source:
School of Darkness, Chapter 16 (1954)
http://genus.cogia.net/chap16.php
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Collectivism is a cult -- and when it becomes a 'culture', few can even detect its hold on our minds. True liberation requires the 'deprogramming' of all the group-think conditioning.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Two of Karl Marx’s sayings begins to explain the complete hold of any collectivist implementation (including socialism – Communist to Fascism, etc.) 1) “My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.”; and 2) “Religion is the opium of the people”. Starting with Marx’s upbringing with a harsh minister father in a very socialist / academia’s godless elite Germany, Marx was well versed in how religion was used to psychologically capture the mind and heart. He used techniques (like creating an enemy such as his newly redefined concept/term capitalism, used practices to realize a Stockholm Syndrome captivation, etc.) while creating a moral need for statist control – the state became the omnipotent / omnipresent carnal god. The occupying statist theocracy now infesting this land continues refining and perfecting mind control / brain washing techniques to enslave the masses (compelled compliance, victimless crimes, government licenses, larceny with impunity like the second plank of the communist manifesto / Social Security / police state confiscations and not allowing a perfected allodium (absolute ownership) are but an extremely terse list of almost endless examples). The current CCP’s criminal puppet, acting within the capacity of head executive, is nothing more than expediting the speedy and complete ending of individual sovereignty, self rule, inalienable rights, liberty, “the laws of nature and of nature’s God” (Declaration of Independence), truth, peace and prosperity for all through a theocratic socialism. Ecclesiastical seminaries (government schools) and theocratic propagandists (MSM) are exponentially accelerating theocratic socialism’s addiction of choice over mind and heart.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    this, to me, sounds a lot like the democrats way of thinking. if you want something that "we" "the party" do not like, you can not have it. and if you continue to cause noise about it, we will put you in prison, because we just do not like what you want !!!!!!!!!!
     -- shabba, tulsa     
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