Thought Criminals :: Matt Ward

“Political language…is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectful, and to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind.” —George Orwell

We live in a time when almost anything you say can be deemed offensive. An entirely new way of interaction has developed in our culture and its aim is nothing less than the eradication of all free thought. It has come to be known as political correctness, and many today believe it to be a new and more enlightened way of thinking. The reality is somewhat different.

Political correctness originally has its roots in Marxist communism. In one of its earliest forms the phrase “politically correct” was associated with the dogmatic application of Stalinist doctrine in post war Soviet Union. That in itself should make us stop and think. Stalin’s purges killed up to 50 million people in the Soviet Union, many of these because they were deemed too “politically incorrect” to be allowed to live.

Political correctness as an ideology, goes back even further than this, right back to an institute known as the Frankfurt School, in 1923, Germany. The Schiller Institute describes the aims of the Frankfurt School as follows:

“The task of the Frankfurt School, then, was first, to undermine the Judeo-Christian legacy through an ‘abolition of culture,’ and, second, to determine new cultural forms which would increase the alienation of the population, thus creating a ‘new barbarism.’”

In 2016, political correctness has morphed, merging with the broader movements of Marxism. The aim of this movement, at an intellectual level at least, remains the same; the subversion of pre-existing cultural systems and their replacement with a more collectivist ideology.

In other words, the aim of political correctness today is the destruction of traditional belief systems, such as Christianity and the support systems that go with it, such as the traditional family. They would be replaced by totalitarian dictatorship and complete state control of all aspects of a person’s life, including their children.

Does this sound eerily familiar to any readers of biblical eschatology?

Former Soviet KGB agent, Yuri Bezmonov, after his defection from the Soviet Embassy in India in 1985, famously detailed how political correctness was part of a deliberate long term plan to subvert American culture.

Bezmonov explained how this ideological revolution would happen to America and the West in four distinct waves:

1. First would be a long and covert process of demoralization, a process of bringing a nation to its knees. This process of depriving a nation of its spirit, courage and discipline could take anywhere from 15-20 years. The reason that the demoralization of a nation takes a minimum of 15-20 years is because that is the amount of time necessary for one generation to go through the educational system.

America is now at the point where at least three full generations of students have gone through its education system, each being constantly and increasingly bombarded by Marxist Leninist ideology. We see the results of this all around us today, especially as it is manifested in political correctness. This demoralization process is already, in 2016, completed.

2. Next comes a period of destabilization, lasting between 2-5 years. This would be entirely overt.

3. This destabilization would then lead to some form of all-encompassing crisis. This crisis could be caused by immigration, financial collapse, war, terrorism or perhaps even a combination of all, as we see occurring today. This would last anywhere up to 6 weeks.

4. Violent change would then occur following crisis, then the normalization of society along Marxist collectivist lines, which would inevitably mean some form of totalitarianism. This would be permanent and ongoing.

The question at this point is not whether this is credible, but whether we can actually see any evidence of this taking place. I believe we can. We are clearly somewhere between stages two and three on Bezmonov’s KGB plan.

It is rampant, unchecked political correctness that has laid the platform and provided the ongoing impetus for this societal change. We should be under no illusions; in 2016, political correctness rules. In its most basic form it is nothing more than language and thought control. It is fascism pretending to be manners. It has run amok in our schools and universities, in the coffee shops we frequent, in our work places and in our homes.

Political correctness is for our time what George Orwell’s “Newspeak” was in his seminal work, 1984. Political correctness is a tool which limits our ability to speak and think freely.

You haven’t a real appreciation of Newspeak, Winston,” he said almost sadly…”In your heart you’d prefer to stick to Oldspeak, with all its vagueness and its useless shades of meaning. You don’t grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller each year? —1984, George Orwell

Today’s political correctness has long passed the threshold of absurdity. If you are referring to seniors or elderly people you must now only refer to them as “people of advancing age.” Overweight or obese people are now “people of size,” rich people are “people of material wealth,” and if you are American, I can no longer call you American—now you are simply a “U.S. citizen.”

This last example is especially disturbing. Calling someone a “U.S. citizen” as opposed to an “American” may seem a small language shift, but its implications are enormous. To call someone “American” denotes a natural born individual with inalienable rights by virtue of being born in America. To label someone a “U.S. Citizen” is different; it denotes an individual who is subject to the U.S. Government, which lays exclusive claim as a corporation to the entire United States of America.

The difference is subtle but the implications are individually huge. One, an “American” has inalienable rights, the other, a “U.S. citizen,” derives his or her rights directly from the U.S. government itself. These rights, by definition, are not inalienable and can therefore, at some future point, be removed.

But the madness doesn’t stop there, nor does the erosion of our most basic rights of expression and freedom. If you now attend certain progressive universities in the United States you are banned from any speech that might “make people feel angry, impotent and disenfranchised.”

Another prominent American university has banned all speech which, “leads to a loss of self-esteem.” On another campus “suggestive looks” are banned; on another “unwelcome flirtation,” on another still “inappropriate laughter” is banned.

“Lame” is now banned because it “ridicules and ignores the lives of amputees.”

“Man up,” which “suggests there is only one way to be a man, also suggests that women can’t be courageous, strong, etc.”

“Third world,” which “reinforces hierarchical attitudes toward nations around the world, establishes westernized (industrialized) countries and cultures as the “standard,” upon which to measure national well-being or economic status.”

And “crazy,” which “creates a negative and demeaning perspective of people with mental health diagnoses.”

The University of West Virginia has even banned the words “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” because they are just too gender specific for the age in which we live. Instead of these offensive words we must now use the words “lover” or “partner.”

Our universities used to be places of robust and sometimes vehement discussion between competing ideas and philosophies. Our universities were once hotbeds of debate. Not any longer. Now the only permitted ideology is fascism mascaraing as manners.

We have reached the point where the commissars of political correctness dictate what you can and can’t say based on how “offensive” a word is. They have become so successful at this that now simply “feeling offended” is enough to legally restrict everyone’s freedom of speech and expression.

As a part of this on-going destruction of language the following words have been clearly earmarked for abolition because, apparently, they are inherent offensive:

…male, female, father, mother, too, hard worker, third world, crazy, insane, gay, tyranny, illegal alien, ghetto, lame, trash…the list could go on and on.

Eerily reminiscent of the book 1984, even the words “politically correct” are to be banned, as they have “become a way to deflect, saying that people are being too “sensitive” and (therefore should not be) “policing language.”

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it…” —1984, George Orwell

These trends are not fringe ideas exclusive to academia either. This is what the next generation of young school children are being indoctrinated into every day. This is what our university-aged children are championing right now. This is their new “normal.”

They are being enslaved by an ideology they think will create a freer and more equal society. It is a perverse juxtaposition because what these social justice warriors will get will be the most repressive form of totalitarian communism.

We obviously stand on the cusp of fundamental societal change. We are rapidly approaching a time when the satanically driven end game will be in sight; the attempted eradication of Christianity and Christian values from society.

When that point comes, as it soon must, those who follow Jesus Christ will become so politically marginalized by their beliefs that they will no longer be able to practise their faith in public. Followers of Jesus will be driven underground and eventually subjected to active state sponsored persecution.

One day very soon your belief in Jesus Christ is going to mean that you will be labeled a thought criminal, and you will be persecuted because of it. That process, I believe, has already begun and will soon reach its conclusion, after the Rapture of the Church during the Tribulation period:

“…and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4).