It is very hard to deprogram our own brains – not that they are able, but rather it is simply a lack of counter information out there to ‘cleanse with’ so to say. For example growing up as kids we were inundated with tales of our parents dealing with the ‘communists’, and of course the endless stories of cuban missile crisis/cold war/vietnam etc etc.
The clever thing that happens here is the naviety of youth is encouraged about how ‘dumb’ the older generations were, what a failure vietnam was, etc etc all to give their enemy of the communists this psuedo-laughable status. Oh its just those crazy, old paranoid people going off about them damn communists again.
The problem is, the label is used so much it loses its purpose. Much like ‘Nazi’ has literally been used on anything remotely left or right wing, communism is mostly by designed much like in 1984 that if you cannot describe the problem you can’t solve it.
There are older people I would talk to and they would vehemently tell me how ‘college is breeding communism’ and I’d roll my eyes, as if we were really going to be formed up into some hammer and sickle army with our AKs and take this capitalistic country down.
The reality though, is that is it true. I MUCH prefer ‘cultural marxism’ as it is a new term for essentially the same thing and avoids all the negative loading that ‘communism’ has. It has taken me many years to slowly go from a hard core lefty to seeing just how subtle and ever-present the propaganda is. That universities really are cranking out cultural marxisms (all cultures are equal, except white culture thats just racist). The rise of feminism, gays, trans (as a quick aside ‘TRANS’ means to go beyond, implying a ‘trans-gender’ is somehow more evoled of a human instead of a genetic misfortune), male-hate, celebrating historical ignorance, hating violence (unless its their own), celebrating tolerance (as they narrowly define it) is ALL part of cultural marxism and once someone begins to see it, the veneer starts to crumble and they see how its all connected.
IF they allow themselves that is. Therefore there are plenty of defenses to keep everyone on the reservation such as ‘racism’, ‘ignorance’ etc etc much like rolling our eyes at the older people complaining about communists at the college.