Children and Ideological Hysteria A La Socialism

The traditional belief that competition does not exist in a socialist state is based on the simple fact that the Socialist ideology does not allow society to develop and grow independently. Socialist ideology takes growth opportunity away from people and hands it to the government.

Such is true when applied to the meaning of competition from an economic perspective. But here is a historical catch: competition has a special variety, sort of fungus, which allowed it to exist in the dark and cold basement of socialism, spreading fast and just as fast infecting the lungs of society. This variety does not destroy just the infected but is also capable of dealing tremendous damage to its own elements. This variety can be identified as the ideological competition which is in its maturity is described as ideological hysteria.

Ideological competition is the least productive, most useless, and most destroying type of competition. The goal of the ideological competition is to turn the infected members of the society against the rest by creating an issue forcing them to compete through the means of denunciation, fear-mongering, and fabrication of information. When such a goal is achieved, the ideological competition reaches its final and most destructive form – it turns into hysteria.

Those who survived socialism, in reality, would agree that the ideological competition is a super-powerful force in social destruction, starting at the very core – family.
“Son is not responsible for the actions of his father”, said J. Stalin and proceeded to separate the children from their parents. The parents were labeled “the enemy of people” and sent to Gulag, stripped of their dignity, or simply executed in the name of the “bright communist future”.

What happened to children of the “enemies of people”? They were thrown into concentration camps, disguised as socialist orphanages, and subjected to the severe indoctrination of communist propaganda. So in reality children were indeed made responsible for the actions of their parents as early as in the first year of life.
Memoirs of survivors draw a horrific picture of young children, forced to be angry, forced to publicly deny and defame their own parents, – all in fear to be punished again by having to sit all night in a dark cold room with no food or water.

No one can properly scale the effects of fear on a child’s mind. But one thing is for sure – the fear provides a strong boost to the rapid growth of fungus of the ideological hysteria.

Ideological competition does not contribute to the progress of society. Ideological competition only caters to the small form in that society, – the top handlers. Where those infected are left with no choice but to please the handlers by screaming louder, by walking over the heads of the silent ones, by becoming aggressive against those who have not been infected yet. That is the only way for the infected to get rewarded, to get fed. No matter how reasonable the voices of the rest are, they will be silenced by the hysterical screaming of knowledge malnourished crowd.
Those who lived through the reality of socialism would agree that ideological competition is quite a smooth process, in the beginning, making it hard to notice until it is too late. Always nicely dressed in the suit made of best intentions, hiding the spiked lining inside, ideological competition charms the minds of those who due to their age and experience are too short-sighted to notice the bulging all over the suit, – children.

Any offspring depends on their parents to learn the basic skills of life and to get the foundation for their morals and beliefs. In a normal functioning society driven by democracy and freedom of economic development, these skills and morals are the traditionally accepted sets of values proven to be successful for that society. In a society governed by the group of handlers, imposing their goals and achieving them through ideological competition, the very institution of the family is destroyed and the young generation is deprived of the very important opportunity of individual growth.

One of the dangers of the socialist society is the lack of stimulation of an individual mind to conduct their own research to reach outside of the narrow dogma, otherwise known as a constructive argument. The constructive argument is one of the logical pathways to growth. However, in the climate of hysteria raised by the ideological competition, a constructive argument is considered disobedience and is viciously punished.

Immediately after the October revolution of 1917, many threatening diseases, such as malaria, whooping cough, and measles to name a few, were spreading fast, killing thousands in Russia. The reason behind the out of control spread of such diseases was the doctors being proclaimed nasty capitalists, deprived of their practice, and often forced to leave their homeland. Some tried to cooperate with the new regimen and attempted to educate the crowds on how to avoid the spread of infection, but they were immediately accused of sabotaging, lying, and profiting off the poor masses. There was no logic behind such accusations, but ideologically induced hysteria does not recognize logic.

The ideological hysteria à la Socialism thrives on the lack of education, openness to alternative viewpoints, panic, and fear. Ideological hysteria through the means of ideological competition destroys the balance in society starting at its core which is family. Ideological hysteria does not just take children away from parents; it is capable of turning them against each other. Ideological hysteria bans opinions that are contradictory to its course of achieving the goal of winning the ideological competition.
Does any of that sound familiar to you today?

Though it might seem overwhelmingly impossible to tame the ideological hysteria, there are historically developed remedies that provide solutions for defeating this destructive force.
One of such solutions is ridiculously simple – review the approaches to the education of the new generation. Stop putting the vulnerable young minds in a difficult situation where they have to make an early choice between logic and fear. Stimulate them to learn how to work with the issue and not just blindly succumb to the indoctrination with the theory of unavoidable doomsday.
We have to be protective of our offspring and we can not subject them to ideological competition. They will have a chance to deal with it on their own but only if we allow them to get well equipped with functional tools to conquer the issues which the previous generation has not even yet learned how to deal with properly itself.

The transition between ideological competition and ideological hysteria is lightning fast and it is overwhelming. The historical facts can not be discarded and the voices of the actual survivors of Socialism have to be heard. Listen to their warnings and make a note to protect the logic, sanity, and opportunities for the better future of our young.

“Vsegda Gotov” – Pionerka Doosya

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