Saturday, January 22, 2011
Part I -- USSR Indoctrination
Imagine growing up in the dictatorship that like the Soviet Union. You are born to parents who lived under the iron rule their entire life and only your grandparents have vague memories of a different way of life and even that was of the dictator style monarchy of the Czars. They all tell you that you must accept the authority of the government out of brain washing that was done to them or simply because they fear to much for your safety to tell you otherwise. On top of that your school and everyone you meet in your town or city promotes the same authoritative communist ideology. As you grow up you learn to accept your life as if that is the way everyone is suppose to live. Your peers also have the same experiences and accept their lives as the norm. You very rarely would run into anyone who would dare to openly question or reject the belief system you grew up in. You are always told to fear those people. You are told that those people who live differently in other forms of government have lives that are full of suffering and pain. When you do eventually run into a person who openly counters the ideology of the state you would mock him for being an idiot, try to show him the error in his beliefs using the same arguments that have been drilled into you by your school and by your authority figures, or you would refuse to listen to him because you know that he is wrong and that his ideologies promote the suffering and pain you heard so much about. You would most likely live out your entire life brainwashed and never see the reality of other ways of life, and go on to someday brain wash your own children in the same way you were brain washed.
Part II -- Modern American Religious Indoctrination
Now Imagine you grew up in modern day America. Your parents grew up and lived out their lives in a specific religious ideology, even your grandparents lived out their entire lives with the same religious indoctrination. They all tell you that you must follow their religion because of their own religious brain washing, or out of the fear that you would be disowned by those around you for disobeying their god. On top of that almost all of the people in your community promote the same religious doctrines or ones that are almost identical. As you grow up you learn to accept your life as if it is the way everyone is suppose to live. Your peers also have the same experiences and accept their lives as the norm. You very rarely run into anyone who would openly question or reject your religion. You are told to fear those people. You are told that those people who live differently have lives full of pain and suffering and will have an eternity more to suffer even after death. When you do eventually encounter someone during your life who counters your religious ideology you mock him for being an idiot, try to show him the error of his ways by using the arguments drilled into you by your authority figures or your church, or you do not listen to him at all because you know that he is wrong and that his ideology promotes the pain and suffering you heard so much about. You would most likely live out your entire life brain washed by those around you and never see the other side of things, and go on to someday brain wash your own children in the same way.
As written and spoken by Pavel Borisenko.
Posted by Barri at 3:12 AM