Those who hope that we shall move away from the socialist path will be greatly disappointed. Every part of our program of perestroika is fully based on the principle of more socialism and more democracy .
–Mikhail Gorbachev, Perestroika, New Thinking for Our Country and the World, 1988
The disaffection, disunity and collapse of the humanist State by grace of rugged individualism, personal determinism, self-will, imagination, and personal creativeness, will be your aim.
Be the virus.
Be the germ.
Tune your hearing so that you are able to identify psychopolitics when you are confronted with it. Hone your senses such that when in your respective environments you are subject to preconditioning by operant mechanisms for acceptance of radical change, you recoil fundamentally. Shrug your shoulders when crises of ‘major’ importance are foisted upon the public at large. Roll your eyes when catastrophes are manufactured for your community. You must inoculate yourselves against The Politics of Change (TPOC). ‘Change’ will be a dirty word to you. Yours will be a moral and ethical standard hoisted against a State that aims to disinform, mislead, manage, control your destiny, and irrevocably alter your cherished values, attitudes and beliefs..
For dominion over an asset’s mind, the handler will choose trauma as an expedient, thus betraying his own pedigree: the clinician. Dominion by isolation, though a high investment with uncertain payoffs, is the responsible course for the responsible handler, who is very often a seasoned field operative. It is simpler to manipulate the sad asset than the frightened one. However, while the maudlin asset has historically made a good assassin, the frightened asset excels as a siren.
We and our counterparts in the East agree that a new general personality must be made to live in the body politic. Our counterparts refer to one such method whereby which this may be accomplished as Psychosynthesis. In the West, we have not found that term of great utility; it is threatening. Instead, a no less effective program has been marketed to the West’s body politic under a ‘New Age’ umbrella — self-hypnosis, guided imagery, visualization techniques, and relaxation therapy. These things work and this new personality is now ubiquitous not only behind the Iron Curtain, but throughout the West. The reactive sort is of the most value to the State.