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America’s Marxist Revolution: In Cartoons

April 21, 2021

They call them “Cartoons”, but it is hard to laugh at cartoons about America’s Socialist “Transformattion”!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 4/21/21

Psychology of Marxist Propaganda

April 18, 2021

Many principles of psychology facilitate Socialism and Communism’s skillful use of propaganda and other manipulations used to create cultural revolutions. The Oxford Languages Dictionary defines Propaganda as:

“Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or view.” Information can come in many forms including written words, pictures, music, art, movies, video’s, word of mouth, or actual human enactments.

In psychology, as in all sciences, the discovered principles and laws can be used for good or evil; much as nuclear power can be used to sustain societies or destroy them.

America’s Ongoing Cultural Revolution can be seen as a sequence of cultural “evolutions” (i,e., smaller changes in a population’s behavior patterns learned from teaching, imitation and other sources of social influence. Cultures are forever changing. A bigger, even stunning Revolution can occur when a sequence of smaller evolutionary changes compile to a point that population and governmental behavior patterns “suddenly” no longer resemble their own historical main features. America’s 20th and 21st Century Marxist Revolutionaries, have used the word “TRANSFOMRATION” to describe their goal for America. A “transformation” of something can be described as a change of something into something entirely different. In other word the Goal is a Marxist Revolution of in America.

America’s more slowly evolving sequence of small social, economic and political changes for decades have been moving away from those rules that our Founding father’s wrote into America’s Constitution. These smaller evolutionary changes have been effected largely by a series of radical rule changes imposed upon our states and entire population by an increasingly radicalized, growing, corrupt and all-controlling federal government.

America’s radicalized Marxist Democratic Party, at all levels, has used our schools, universities, the media…and now the political/economic power of big business to increasingly control and propagandize America. They have flooded our society with a variety of, beliefs, theories and ideologies antithetical our Constitution and our traditional values.

The following are a few examples of their Marxist though and behavior changing propagandistic implants into American culture:  Negative and Slanderous labeling, Critical Theory, Intersectionality Theory, Identity Politics, Woke culture, Cancel Culture, Diversity, Inclusion, Equality of Outcome, White Privilege, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ, Sexual Fluidity, Open Borders, Sanctuary Cities, Defunding the Police, Atheism, Secular Humanism, Post-Modernism, Attacking Middle Class Values (Traditional Families and Marriage), Defaming and Destroying America’s Historical Monuments and much, much more. If some of these terms are unfamiliar to you please do a computer search to learn about them. These are just some of the many informational and media attacks that the Marxist Revolutionaries have thrust into virtually every American institution, agency, business, economy, and hearts and minds of America’s population.

These, and other radical Democrat Marxist revolutionary strategies have weakened America’s traditional prosocial and patriotic values, traditions, and population solidarity. This can produce anxiety, anger, even hatred between different races, age groups, religious groups or political groups. This has resulted in profound social divisions and conflicts within our population. All of this, reveals the numerous complex unrelenting Marxist efforts to stress this great nation to its breaking point, and then to “Transform America” to a Socialist State.

I’ll bet that you have recognized many of these governmental rule changes and propaganda efforts impacting your emotions, perceptions, values, beliefs and behaviors of you and/or those of your loved ones. But, what you are unlikely to know and understand are the driving psychological principles that give these Marxist efforts great power. The psychological principles that underlie so many Americans, over-time, moving further and further from respect and affection for our once beloved Constitutional Republic of America; moving them and closer and closer to voting for our Transformation to a Socialist State of America!

Much of what powers population’s psychological change comes in the form of propaganda, as defined and identified with examples above. I would like to help you begin to understand the underlying principles of psychology that account for the effectiveness of propaganda to change the perceptions, emotions, beliefs and behaviors of people.

This is too big task to deal with in a series of short blogs, so it must be simplified in some good way. The majority of the power of propaganda to influence us can be attributed to a single organizing law of psychology: The Law of Contiguity.

The Law of Contiguity can cover a great deal of what we know about learning, memory, emotions, values, beliefs and our acquisition of knowledge. This law states that when things (words, images, sounds, smells, pain, discomfort, or other physical experiences happen in association with one another, or are paired-together in close time, the association between them is learned. When stimuli are paired together, they are likely to be remembered together.

Our brains are association machines. We remember things that happen together and we often learn to expect them to occur together. We can learn our preferences and aversions this way; things and experiences we work to get or, things and experiences we work to avoid or escape. That is; people, things and activities that become emotionally rewarding or unpleasant. That is people or things that seek to experience or people and things that make us anxious, fearful, or terrified and we seek to avoid or escape.

When things are associated together in time we are more likely to learn these new associations and we often learn to expect such things to happen together in the future.

Our brains are “association machines” and by experiencing and remembering (even unconsciously) new associations along with our genetics and our environmental life experiences our appetites, values, beliefs, motivations and behaviors change throughout our lives.

These changes, when viewed from a collective cultural level drive cultural evolution and, under some conditions can summate to a cultural revolution.

This has been a general introduction to my future blogs highlighting specific examples of the propaganda that Marxists/Communists are using during their ongoing attempted Second American Revolution.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D, 4/18/21

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America’s Ongoing Marxist Revolution Was Predicted in 2003!

April 9, 2021

The following video contains some of the major strategic facts about America’s Ongoing Marxist Revolution. The long growing Marxist influences in our nation that now threatens the demise of our greatest, in all the world,  Constitutional Republic. Here are the critical facts that you must know to intelligently help save America right now. 

The stunning truth is that the video below is a prescient and amazing forewarning of future self-destructive events predicted to occur in America: This, from the year 2003! This video predicts the exact Marxist revolutionary events that are rapidly destroying America this very moment!

Citizens should be terrified to realize that there is no recognizable movement to stop the great momentum of the Marxist Revolution that is destroying our Constitutional Republic.

Maybe our patriots are just numb in the face of recent stunning changes. Some may be naïve and ignorant about our Ongoing American Marxist Revolution. Hopefully,  countless citizens are just seething in anger; waiting for “the flame” that will ignite a powerful American Constitution-based Counter-Revolution. God only knows.

But, one thing appears certain, if HR 1 gets passed in the senate, America’s Constitutional Republic will be destroyed. We elderly citizens will pass-on with proud memories of America’s wonderful accomplishments for its citizens and the world. But these proud thoughts will be tainted with sadness about our collapse into the downward spiral of socialism and the human traumas yet to come.

Finally, there is the additional pain knowing our children and younger loved-ones will be saddled with Increasingly crushing tax burdens and that their precious comparative freedoms from governmental domination and tyranny will rapidly fad into history.

AND, ALL OF THIS HAS HAPPENED ON OUR WATCH!

AMERICAN PATRIOTS, YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST SEE THIS VIDEO AND THEN YOU MUST IMPLORE YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES, AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERMENT, TO FIGHT AGAINST AMERICA’S GREAT UNDOING!

WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTION TIME, FOR GOD’S SAKE, VOTE THE MARXIST, SOCIALIST, AMERICAN HATERS OUT OF OFFICE AND SAVE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 4/9/21    P.S. With gratitude to patriot Lee Hornack for alerting me to this critically important information.

America’s Socialist Revolution: In Cartoons

April 7, 2021

Actually, this portrayal of American reality is nothing to laugh at!

Cartoons: Gary Varvel for April 1, 2021

The Psychology of Socialism #5: “Escape From Freedom”

April 1, 2021

In The Psychology of Socialism 1-4, I  began to answer a big question: Why do civilizations continue to embrace socialism? This is an economic and governmental system that historically tends to empower a despotic ruling class, reliably bringing, poverty, death and destruction its society and citizens.
A central part of the answer to this question can be found in the 1941 book Escape from Freedom, by Erich Fromm. This insight into human nature is actually a result of our biologically-based universal learning experiences via the principles of psychology.
Fromm explains his great observation:
“modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine, well fed, and well clothed, yet not a free man but an automaton.” 
The following clarifying quotes from this book are taken from the many presented on GoodReads.com
Speaking of Europe:
“We have been compelled to recognize that millions in Germany were as eager to surrender their freedom as their fathers were to fight for it; that instead of wanting freedom, they sought for ways of escape from it; that other millions were indifferent and did not believe the defense of freedom to be worth fighting and dying for.”
“When Fascism came into power, most people were unprepared, both theoretically and practically. They were unable to believe that man could exhibit such propensities for evil, such lust for power, such disregard for the rights of the weak, or such yearning for submission. Only a few had been aware of the rumbling of the volcano preceding the outbreak.”
If you read Erich Fromm’s review in Wikipedia you will discover the odd fact that he advocated Democratic Socialism! The very governmental system that has destroyed the many nations, including formerly rich and thriving nation of Venezuela. The very system that now threatens the existence of our own America’s Constitutional Republic!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Fromm
In spite of this error in judgement, Erich Fromm deserves our respect for seeing and understanding the “big picture” of Socialisms’ and Communisms’ appeal to populations the world around: Under certain conditions, it is in our nature to fall prey to these forms of  destructive political and social psychopathy. This tendency is deeply ingrained in our genetics and our universal human learning experiences.
The science of psychology was in its infancy when Fromm wrote Escape From Freedom, and therefore he was unable to know the many underlying psychological influences that make humans so susceptible to the destructive “addiction” of socialism. This, in no way detracts from his critically important larger perception that humans, during deprived and  unrewarding conditions, and without an education that “inoculates” them against trading governmentally protected personal freedoms for more immediate governmentally conferred rewards and feelings of security. All of this in exchange for  delayed, often incrementally increasing population controls leading their enforced servitude to the State.  Then, socialism frequently devolves into communism, with its totalitarian control of citizens’ thoughts, speech work-assignments and other behaviors.
American Marxist Revolutionaries have now insured that this common socialist history remains hidden from our children and young adults. American governmental Marxists did this by infiltering and controlling our schools and universities, as well as our news and entertainment media, and more. From these powerful positions, they set about the task of blinding generations of America’s youth to the tragic realities of all-controlling great central governments everywhere.
A central focus of their propagandistic methods included teaching America’s children and young adults to vilify and disrespect their own society’s culture and history.  
Once this was achieved, all that remained to do was to consolidate and strengthen our increasingly Marxist government in deceitful ways and to maintain governmental power long enough to plunge America into a series of national disasters (economic, disease, uncontrolled immigration, intra-population conflicts, and the confusion of propagandistic dis-information, etc.,). As all of this greatly increased economic, social, and medical stress, fear, and anxiety among voting citizens: The Revolutionary American Socialism trap was set.
In Democracies, or Republics such as ours, younger disaffected citizens over a few generations become more likely to seek the reassuring security of increasing governmental “care and support”. When this happens, the critical tipping-point can be reached during scheduled elections at all levels of government. When such a tipping point is reached, sociopathic Marxist governments are very skilled at producing fraudulent election outcomes.
From my historical and psychological perspective, Fromm’s “bigger picture” is now what is happening to America.
From a purely psychological perspective, we shouldn’t expect anything different.
As infants and young chidren, if all went well, we were totally dependent upon the care and devotion of our loving parents. This dependency lasted for nearly 20 years, or more. As we moved through our developmental stages, we chafed at the benevolent controls that were imposed upon us for our own good; for our protection from delayed harmful behavioral consequences that we could not envision. If all went well, our devoted parents rewarded our conformity to these prosocial rules and they probably humanly punished our lack of conformity to them.
Later in our lives, when we broke these well taught rules, we were likely feel learned unpleasant feelings of  guilt and anxiety. These feeling may have been sufficient to motivate our return to  conformity. If our learning history was strong enough we may have felt proud of our respect and conformity to these taught rules. Or, we may have abandoned our conformity to our learned rules for life and then suffered natural unpleasant consequences such as the loss of social or material rewards. It is possible that physical pain could follow our lack of conformity to our learned prosocial and pro-health rules. Some of us had to learn important rule-governed lessons “hard way”.  Perhaps some of us never learned these lessons, but topic is for another chapter. 
The important point is that as infants, and young chidren our parents were “ALL-KNOWING” and “ALL-POWERFUL BENEOVLENT DICTATORS. They were our “MINI-GOVERNMENTS” and we depended upon them for life itself. In the beginning, they “knew everything” and we knew nothing. They could do “everything” and we could do little but eat, eliminate, cry or smile, and so-on. Of course we could learn an astonishing number of skills and abilities, but only if “OUR GOVERNORS” helped us to learn and cope with the challenges of life.
Our parents were Co-Presidents of a governmental organization called the family. Families differ in make-up, but if all goes well, families provided the mini-governmental context in which loving, protecting, teaching, and benevolent discipline and countless rewards occur.  Our extended families (grandparents Aunts and Uncles) added to our mini-governmental sense of love, belongingness and security.
A large number of psychological principles were naturally arranged by our loved ones in order to teach us the essential skills and abilities of life, and were naturally dependent upon upon their governance. As children we learned in times of frustration, fear, anxiety, and pain to turn to our loving parental governors to help us cope with such matters.
If all went well, as developing children, teens, and young adults we learned to be more independent.  But if our learned coping skills fail us, and we lost our expected rewards in life, or for whatever the reason, we become anxious, depressed, fearful, and hopeless man of our peers were prone to seek the hoped-for benevolent care of a larger institution that  reminiscently resembles our earlier developmental family institution: Our Local, State, or the Federal Government and their agencies.
To summarize:
At the root of our human tendency to Escape From Governmental Freedom, to increasing  governmental control, is our unique, in all the animal world, extended period of helplessness and dependency upon our “governing” families. If we were fortunate, unpleasant or punishing events there were minor in contrast to countless pleasant and rewarding principles of psychology that shaped our social and emotional development and motivated us to seek similar rewarding relationships as adults.
However, during times of great trouble; stress, fear, famine, plague, economic or material deprivation, war, or cultural collapse, etc., many citizens will seek the hoped-for rewards and security of family life in the form of dependency on  government care and support. Unfortunately, increasing government care and support rewards helplessness and laziness within populations and increasing governmental control of their lives soon follows.
V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.,  4/1/21 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Democrat Marxist’s Degrading of America

March 27, 2021

Marxist revolutionaries take advantage of degraded and dysfunctional nations in order to replace their governments’ with socialist regimes. Socialist regimes then often morph into more totalitarian forms of communism.

The socialists and/or communists work tirelessly to accelerate this process of social and cultural decline in targeted nations. In doing so they weaken a the populations psychological immunity to their eventual political take-over of power and population control.

That is exactly what is happening to America right now. The damaging democrat party, is most assuredly, damaging America on purpose. Their evil intent is, as they often promised during the Obama Administration, to “Transform America”!

Their astonishing progress toward this goal should be traumatizing all American patriots.

It is essential to “transform” this trauma into highly mobilized national resistance to this deadly social and political disease!

Please see yet another essential perception of America’s Ongoing Marxist Revolution. Then, act accordingly!

https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/southernborder-vantaylor-texas/2021/03/23/id/1014895/?ns_mail_uid=933bce64-163d-4038-a079-58011a919835&ns_mail_job=DM203148_03232021&s=acs&dkt_nbr=010504eiodj8

P.S. Watch New Max on T.V. to learn the truth about America’s Marxist Revolution

 

Silent Majority Patriots: It Is Time To March On Washington!

March 21, 2021

Silent Majority Patriots of both Political Parties: You damned-well better make yourselves heard and accounted for!

The Marxist Biden/Harris Administration is wantonly focused upon destroying America’s Constitutional Republic. It is doing so by inflaming a clear and obvious ongoing American Socialist/Communist Revolution.

This in pursuit of power and political control in perpetuity.

America!  It is do or die. You must march on Washington; to the Whitehouse, too the Supreme Court and anywhere else that you can persuasively scream and nonviolently agitate for the nullification of the traitorous Biden Administration.

America in now facing an existential crisis of overwhelming proportions. The Biden Administration is doing everything in its power to destroy America.

Please, Please, Please, see Judge Jeanine’s impassioned indictment of our corrupted politicians (in both parties) who are, through their actions and inactions, fanning the flames of America’s Great Undoing at the border and throughout our great civilization!

Patriotic citizens must now take take peaceful but raucous action! It is now, or very possibly never.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 3/21/21

You must see this video!

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6242337328001#sp=show-clips

The Ongoing American Marxist Revolution: H.R. 1 “For The People Act”!

March 20, 2021

I know that the following is a lot of reading and it is time-consuming. But, we also remember that hundreds of thousands of our citizens have died to protect our precious and unique, in all the world, American Constitutional Republic. It is essential that all citizens realize what the H.R. 1 bill, if it passes the Senate, will do to destroy America.

The Ongoing American Marxist Revolution perpetrated against us by the radicalized Democrat Party has devised the perfect plan to “TRANSFORM” America. This is the one that they have promised since the election of their President Obama. This democrat administration began the process of inflaming citizen conflicts based upon identity politics (I.e., race, religion, value systems, and LGBTQ issues, etc.). They also opened our borders to a flood of unvetted illegal invaders, dismantled our military,  and circumvented our Constitution limitations on the growth and power of our Federal Government. 

The American Marxist Revolution has long simmered in our political system.  But Obama kicked it into high gear. Our propagandistic public schools, universities, news and entertainment media, along with judicial and governmental Marxist operatives have finally reached the TRAFORMATIONAL TIPPING POINT that we are at now.

Of course, many smart Americans recoil from what they identify as conspiracy theory paranoia. It is smart and adaptive to carefully do one’s reality-testing before forming important belief systems. This is essential to do to  make adaptive decisions in a constantly changing crazy society and world. 

This is no easy task, but as voting citizens of the greatest nation ever on planet earth, it is our responsibility to bring intellectual rigour to our efforts to save and perpetuate our ways of life. That is, to protect individual freedoms from excessive governmental control while securing the greatest good for the greatest majority of our citizens.

And just as importantly, to do all of this while protecting our aged and variously infirmed citizens from the ravages of poverty and disease.

No other nation on earth has ever done a better job of approaching these goals.

But all of this is now on the verge if destruction. The following is the Marxist Revolutionary Bill to be voted on by the American Senate. This is a Marxist bullet shot into our Founding Father’s American Constitutional Brain. 

If approved, the Unconstitutional changes outlined in this Bill solidifies the death of the American Dream. 

It is our citizens’ duty to understand this bill and to then ACT accordingly.

I have placed the first two short summarizing paragraphs of this document at the end of this article without changing a word. It is a good summary of this document.  

It is imperative all citizens read this entire H.R. 1 summary! Please send this H.R. 1 summary to everyone you know.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 3/20/21

The Facts About H.R. 1: The “For the People Act of 2021”

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February 21, 2021 6 min read Download Report

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The Issue

H.R. 1 would federalize and micromanage the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states and reversing the decentralization of the American election process—which is essential to the protection of our liberty and freedom. It would implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election and go even further in eroding and eliminating basic security protocols that states have in place. The bill would interfere with the ability of states and their citizens to determine the qualifications and eligibility of voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the fairness and integrity of elections, to participate and speak freely in the political process, and to determine the district boundary lines for electing their representatives.

What H.R. 1 Would Do

  • Seize the authority of states to regulate voter registration and the voting process by forcing states to implement early voting, automatic voter registration, same-day registration, online voter registration, and no-fault absentee balloting.
  • Make it easier to commit fraud and promote chaos at the polls through same-day registration, as election officials would have no time to verify the accuracy of voter registration information and the eligibility of an individual to vote and could not anticipate the number of ballots and precinct workers that would be needed at specific polling locations.
  • Hurt voter turnout through 15 days of mandated early voting by diffusing the intensity of get-out-the-vote efforts; it would raise the cost of campaigns. Voters who vote early don’t have the same information as those who vote on Election Day, missing late-breaking developments that could affect their choices.
  • Degrade the accuracy of registration lists by requiring states to automatically register all individuals (as opposed to “citizens”) from state and federal databases, such as state Departments of Motor Vehicles, corrections and welfare offices, and federal agencies such as the Social Security Administration, the Department of Labor, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the Department of Health and Human Services. This would register large numbers of ineligible voters, including aliens, and cause multiple or duplicate registrations of the same individuals and put federal agencies in charge of determining a person’s domicile for voting purposes (as well as that individual’s taxing state).
  • Constitute a recipe for massive voter registration fraud by hackers and cyber criminals through online voter registration that is not tied to an existing state record, such as a driver’s license. It would make it a criminal offense for a state official to reject a voter registration application even when it is rejected “under color of law” because the official believes the individual is ineligible to vote. It would also require states to allow 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to register; when combined with a ban on voter ID and restrictions on the ability to challenge the eligibility of a voter, this would effectively ensure that underage individuals could vote with impunity.
  • Require states to count ballots cast by voters outside of their assigned precincts, overriding the precinct system used by almost all states that allows election officials to monitor votes, staff polling places, provide enough ballots, and prevent election fraud.
  • Mandate no-fault absentee ballots, which are the tool of choice for vote thieves. It would ban witness signature or notarization requirements for absentee ballots; force states to accept absentee ballots received up to 10 days after Election Day as long as they are postmarked by Election Day; and require states to allow vote trafficking (vote harvesting) so that any third parties—including campaign staffers and political consultants—can pick up and deliver absentee ballots.
  • Prevent election officials from checking the eligibility and qualifications of voters and removing ineligible voters. This includes restrictions on using the U.S. Postal Service’s national change-of-address system to verify the address of registered voters; participating in state programs that compare voter registration lists to detect individuals registered in multiple states; or ever removing registrants due to a failure to vote no matter how much time has elapsed. It also would substantially limit the public release of voter registration information, making it almost impossible for nonpartisan organizations to verify the accuracy of registration rolls, and prohibit states from using undeliverable election mail as a basis for challenging a registrant’s eligibility.
  • Ban state voter ID laws by forcing states to allow individuals to vote without an ID and merely signing a statement in which they claim they are who they say they are.
  • Violate the First Amendment with respect to a vast range of legal activity. Voter intimidation or coercion that prevents someone from registering or voting is already a federal crime under the Voting Rights Act and the National Voter Registration Act. But H.R. 1 would add a provision criminalizing “hindering, interfering, or preventing” anyone from registering or voting, which is so vague and so broad that it could prevent providing any information to election officials about the ineligibility of an individual, such as an applicant not being a U.S. citizen.
  • Expand regulation and government censorship of campaigns and political activity and speech, including online and policy-related speech. H.R. 1 would impose onerous legal and administrative compliance burdens and costs on candidates, citizens, civic groups, unions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Many of these provisions violate the First Amendment, protect incumbents, and reduce the accountability of politicians to the public; its onerous disclosure requirements for nonprofit organizations would subject their members and donors to intimidation and harassment—the modern equivalent of the type of disclosure requirements the U.S. Supreme Court in NAACP v. Alabama (1958) held violated associational rights protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • Reduce the number of Federal Election Commission members from six to five, allowing the political party with three commission seats to control the commission and engage in partisan enforcement activities.
  • Prohibit state election officials from participating in federal elections and impose numerous other “ethics” rules that are unconstitutional or unfairly restrict political activity, eliminating the ability of the residents of specific states to make their own decisions about what rules should govern their state government officials.
  • Require states to restore the ability of felons to vote the moment they are out of prison regardless of uncompleted parole, probation, or restitution requirements. Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment gives states the constitutional authority to decide when felons who committed crimes against their fellow citizens may vote again. Congress cannot override a constitutional amendment with a statute.
  • Transfer the right to draw congressional districts from state legislatures to “independent” commissions whose members are unaccountable to voters. H.R. 1 would make it a violation of federal law to engage in “partisan” redistricting and mandate the inclusion of alien population, both legal and illegal, in all redistricting. This is an anti-democratic, unconstitutional measure that would take away the ability of the citizens of a state to make their own decisions about redistricting.
  • Authorize the Internal Revenue Service to engage in partisan activity. H.R. 1 would permit the IRS to investigate and consider the political and policy positions of nonprofit organizations before granting tax-exempt status, thus enabling IRS officials to target organizations engaging in First Amendment activity with disfavored views.
  • Limit access to federal courts for anyone challenging H.R. 1. The bill would prohibit the filing of any lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of H.R. 1 anywhere except in the District Court for the District of Columbia and would allow the court to order all plaintiffs and intervenors, regardless of their number (such as all 50 states), “to file joint papers or to be represented by a single attorney at oral argument,” severely limiting the legal representation and due process rights of challengers.
  • Establish a “Commission to Protect Democratic Institutions” that would threaten the independence of the judiciary. H.R. 1 defines “democratic institutions” as those that are “essential to ensuring an independent judiciary, free and fair elections and the rule of law.” The commission would be given the authority to compel judges to testify and justify their legal decisions, threatening their independent judgment and subjecting them to political pressure and harassment.

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The Facts About H.R. 1: The “For the People Act of 2021”

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February 21, 2021 6 min read Download Report

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Summary

H.R. 1 would federalize and micromanage the election process administered by the states, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states and reversing the decentralization of the American election process—which is essential to the protection of our liberty and freedom. It would (among other things) implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election; go even further in eroding and eliminating basic security protocols that states have in place; and interfere with the ability of states and their citizens to determine the qualifications and eligibility of voters, ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, secure the fairness and integrity of elections, and participate and speak freely in the political process.

Key Takeaways

H.R. 1 would federalize and micromanage the election process, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states.

It would reverse the decentralization of the American election process—an essential protection of our liberty and freedom.

It would implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred in 2020 and further damage or eliminate basic security protocols.

The Psychology of Socialism #4: The Sick-Democracy-Cycle

March 13, 2021

America’s long-developing Marxist Revolution has occurred with intermittent big gains and shorter temporary reversals, over the course of many generations.

In my Psychology of Socialism #1: Why Is It So Seductive?!, I introduced the psychological principles and elements of human nature that forever have made humans susceptible to is destructive charms.

In my second blog on this topic, The Psychology of Socialism #2: The Problems With Modernization, I addressed numerous changes that developing science and its technology have brought (I.e., increased safety and personal conveniences that have change many of our emotions, thoughts, beliefs and behaviors). Many of these changes are beneficial, but many bring distinct disadvantages to our collective well-being.

I also explained some of the ways that modernization and the Principles of Psychology can work-together to weaken a population’s resistance to the more immediate short-term rewards of socialism at the expense of certain longer-term disasters. Unfortunately, the short term rewards of socialism appeal to both voters and politicians. Without strong cultural teachings designed to “inoculate” citizens against the tyranny of many immediate rewards, many of us can fall prey to some easy rewards with disastrous delayed consequences (I.e., addictive drugs, charge card abuse, compulsive gambling, welfare dependency, or the exchange of advantageous favors and material rewards to citizens by politicians for their own increased power and tenure, etc.).

As modernizing societies continue to develop through generations of citizens, the strength and adaptive qualities of the population’s behaviors tend to diminish. The once more common population levels of tenacity and perseverance to work for long-term goals and rewards tends to decline. Also, the courage to survive hardships, based in part upon the solidifying populations’ faith in historical religions and traditions tend to also be weakened. 

In modernizing societies, people become more dependent upon the advances of knowledge, science, new technical conveniences and governmental assistance. The confluence of these many cultural changes often bring the weakening of morality and ethical behavior within the citizenry. The once sustaining rules, practices and values, historically bolstered by more powerful religious institutions with strong social, cultural and governmental support then begin to decrease in prevalence. All of this is a prelude to predictable social, political and survival problems to come.

The results of these interacting cultural changes in Democracies, or Republics such as ours, could easily transition to a positively accelerating feedback “Sick-Democracy-Cycles”. The Sick-Democracy-Cycle can be comprise of many components. For example, selfish unprincipled voters and politicians can lavish the short-term rewards they control upon each other. In other words, population votes can  be exchanged for politically controlled governmental “largess” (I.e., taxed monies confiscated from the population’s so-called “greedy maker” population and redistributed to the so-called “poor and needy taker” population). These terms become part of the emerging propagandistic language and rational for Socialism. This political Sick-Democracy-Cycle is likely to incrementally move in the direction of a Socialism. Why? Because the population behavior patterns that are punished by the removal of rewards (I.e., increasing taxes) will decrease in future frequency and the population behavior patterns that are rewarded by the receipt of rewards (I.e., various entitlements and welfare allocations) will increase in future frequency. This self-feeding political Sick-Democracy-Cycle is now in play in America’s Ongoing Socialist Revolution. If this self-destructive democracy cycle isn’t stopped, it will lead to the destruction of America, as we have known it for 244 years.

In The Psychology of Socialism 1, 2, and 3, I explained that more immediate , more frequent, and more easily accessible rewards tend to weaken the tenacity, perseverance and creative generativity of citizens. Furthermore, when these rewards become insufficient, or are suddenly cut-off, the psychological principle of Extinction kicks in. The transition from a thick source of easy rewards turns to relative deprivation. This generally leads to lower motivation (i.e., “Give-Upitis”), depression, anxiety and anger; with growing trends of many other kinds of maladaptive behaviors, including suicide, addictions , crime and aggression among citizens.

The Psychological Principle of Extinction Produced Aggression can be a catalyst to all of the of the maladaptive outcomes I have mentioned above, including citizen revolts and revolutions. Unfortunately, revolts and revolutions too often fail to illustrate the old saying that: “Good Things Can Come From Bad Things”. 

The cultural memory of our first American Revolution, occurring between 1775 and 1784, gave birth to our now badly damaged and fragile Constitutional Republic.  

As I explained in The Psychology of Socialism #3: Weakening of Our Behavioral Immunity, socialism is analogous to a disease that attacks societies when their behavioral immune systems become impaired.  I further explained some of the psychological principles that weaken populations’ resistance to the seductive short-term, damaging rewards of socialism while populations’ remain oblivious to the long-term disasters that will soon come to afflict them.

If you were born before the 1960’s you should be able to see the powerful evidence of these damaging outcomes all around you now. If so, your obvious question should be: What are the causes of these damaging changes?!

As I hope you are beginning to understand, many of the answers to this great question are found within the Scientific Field of Psychology.

Please stay tuned. There is more to come on The Psychology of Socialism and America’s present decline.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Health Services Provider in Psychology

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend.

America’s Marxist Revolution in Cartoons!

March 3, 2021

You will not see what follows in the liberal media.

But, if you will look below, You will see the Ongoing American Marxist Revolution in cartoons!

The People and pundits I observe and listen-to, devotee’s of both political parties, witness the dramatic new governmental changes in America and normally conclude: “they don’t make sense!” They say “the new government doesn’t understand economics or crime”. Or, They don’t seem to understand that the flood of poor uneducated immigrants across our open borders will swamp all of our agencies (education, health, law-enforcement, housing, and take the work opportunities that our own low income unemployed need, etc., etc., etc.

But, yes many do understand.  The just don’t want to admit to the ongoing revolution in America!

The goal is to destroy America’s Constitutional Republic, as well as its social organizations and cultural practices. “They” are doing this in order to achieve their own redesigned America. 

And, what is the new design some may ask?

The blindness of those who ask will be the key to our American Marxist Revolution’s success!

Only “they” can laugh at these “funnies”!

The rest of us could cry.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 3/3/12

 

Cartoons: A.F. Branco for February 22, 2021

Cartoons: Gary Varvel for February 25, 2021

Cartoons: A.F. Branco for February 18, 2021


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