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Language defines the world within which we live because through language we define and shape ideas and concepts that are the basis of what we think.   In turn, what people think determines how they behave.   Therefore, controlling the behavior of people is simply a matter of shaping their world by defining the concepts that form the basis of their thoughts.   There are three ways to accomplish this:

-          Redefine concepts and ideas slowly over time to accommodate desired changes.


-          Allow unwanted concepts and ideas to fade into obscurity.

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-          Prevent undesirable concepts and ideas from developing.


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In America today, the process of controlling people through language has been developed to a fine art by those in government with the cooperation of the media, our educational institutions, and the entertainment industry.   The use of the socially acceptable phrase "politically correct" exemplifies this.   In the final analysis, politically correct thoughts are nothing more than those acceptable to the ruling establishment.   The unfortunate aspect of this situation is that they are correct only because they are acceptable.   Merit, reality, principle, reason, logic, and/or constitutional concerns have nothing to do with determining their degree of acceptability.   During the cold war, communists subscribed to the notion of politically correct thought; the only difference was that we called their politically correct thoughts propaganda or brain washing.


The end result of a successful thought-control process is the general acceptance of change because those affected are not aware that a change took place.   The situation changed, but the description of the situation changed along with it and, to someone not paying attention, nothing changed.   While this is all well and good for harmony and tranquility's sake, there is an inherent grave danger when those in government can wield this kind of power.   It enables them to make changes at our expense and not in our best interest.   This is why our Founding Fathers added an amendment procedure to our Constitution.   They strongly believed that it is morally repugnant for government officials to use stealth to make fundamental changes to how we our governed and that the only acceptable way for such changes to be made is by informed consent of the citizenry after careful consideration of the implications associated with the change being considered.


Unfortunately, in the United States of America today, governmental change by stealth is the order of the day and things have progressed to the point where not only is consent of the governed a dysfunctional concept, it has been almost entirely replaced by deception and illusion.   We are truly now a nation of the con and conned and we euphemize this lamentable state of affairs by calling it "politics".   Unfortunately, the end result of the "politics" we are talking about is that not only have we been robbed of our heritage and birthright, we are now being ravaged and looted economically with the complicity and cooperation of those entrusted to protect us.


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The above statements and conclusions are anathema to most Americans, which does not in any way reflect upon their validity or truth, but instead, indicates how successful the change-makers have been in achieving their ends.   This can be clearly established to anyone's satisfaction by a careful examination of two of our most revered and sacred concepts; freedom and democracy.   These words exemplify the very essence of Americanism and they role off our lips as sacred and inviolate truths.   Millions of Americans have died for the sake of these words and it is taken for granted that those who made this supreme sacrifice have not died in vain, but have they?


The "real" truth, out there for anyone to see if they just open their eyes, is that what we call freedom today is not the same freedom we enjoyed in the past and this nation is democratic in name only.   If our Founding Fathers suddenly arose from their graves and surveyed our present situation, to a man, they would hold that not only are we not free and not a democracy, but instead a subjugated and downtrodden people.

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Al Adaschik was born in New London, Connecticut, on June 27th, 1943. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York and attended Franklin K. Lane High School. Upon graduation, he was accepted as an engineering student at the University of Michigan in its (more...)

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