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Written by: Diana West
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 5:50 AM 

I wish I could put American Betrayal on the shelf and call it an old, if storied, chestnut, and be done with it. But it is more acutely relevant than ever as the crisis in our past we call "victory" now fires and burns anew.

I refer to the "alien hordes" overwhelming Europe, tipping-point style -- 800,000 expected this year in Germany alone. In descriptive terms, the old cliche for this press of people -- mainly young, most likely mainly Muslim, mainly healthy-looking, and mainly men in recent news photos -- conveys a meaning and connotation, also an emotion, that the term "migrant" does not, cannot and is not supposed to.

"Migrant" disarms us.

"Alien" puts us on our guard.

"Hordes"  -- once we stop reflex-chortling at the preposterousness of a word that is so-oo politically incorrect (read: outlawed by Marxist lexicons of mind control) -- inspires a tingle, a kind of atavistic fear that is in fact essential to the proper working of the "fight or flight" survival mechanism. 

The point of "PC" -- the point of Marxism -- is to take us off our guard, and to incapacitate that survival mechanism.  

I posted an excerpt from American Betrayal on the subject here. I am extracting a little more to help explain to Marxified Man exactly what it is that is so very disturbing about the Arabic graffiti welcoming the hijra -- the colonizers of Islam -- to Dresden, of all places, as noted on Twitter today (picture above).

Why "of all places"? As discussed in American Betrayal, Dresden is where some 30,000 civilians were killed in the British and American firebombing of the city, a mere three months before V-E Day. This wholesale destruction of a culturally magnificent city and tens of thousands of its citizens was very likely not a matter of Allied military necessity as we have long been taught to believe -- something about "rail head,"  "military factories," and "vital targets." Rather, it may well have been undertaken instead at Stalin's behest at Yalta in order to expedite the Red Army march on Berlin. 

Dresden became an Allied-shattered jewel in Stalin's iron crown. Now it struggles not to be the welcome mat for Islamic conquest (hijra).

But at least Dresden, home of the PEGIDA movement, does struggle. Is it possible that Communist dictatorship in the East of Europe was somehow less subversive of the soul than Marxist influence throughout the West? In Hungary, in Czech Republic, for example, the leadership still seems to recognize, practically, what poses an alien threat to the survival of their country, their sovereignty, their cutlure.

Not so in the West, where identity, where race, where culture, where Christianity are all themselves "alien" to their own. 

First Communism. Then Islam. 

From Chapter 12, American Betrayal:

Remember FDR’s fond hopes for "convergence"?

PC is one result, its origins in twentieth-century totalitarianism. Such ideology is not innate to Western republics. Indeed, the Cold War between the West and Communism was not a struggle between two ideologies as it is commonly framed. The Western approach, as Robert Conquest writes, “was not an ideological one at all.” Western culture, he explains, “had, in a general way, a view of politics which in- cluded political liberty and the rule of law. It did not have a universal and exclusively defined mind-set.”27 Liberty is not a mind-set; it defies mind-set. That said, the struggle between the United States and the USSR was over ideology, all right—a struggle to resist the imposition of Communist ideology in the West, particularly following the debacle of World War II.

Then on 9/11 came the second totalitarian wave.

With our tragic past of deceit and double talk, no wonder we readily ceded the history, canon, and terminology of Islam for a new Big Lie, “Islam is peace.” The government tells us “violent extremism” is what endangers us; what reason do we have to doubt it? We have no reason—capacity to reason, that is, not anymore. We have surrendered the tools of thought.

In his contribution to the famous 1949 collection of essays by ex-Communists titled The God That Failed, Arthur Koestler carefully illustrates how set language binds thought to ideology at the expense of evidence. He describes a conversation he had early in his Communist career with “Edgar,” his Party contact, in which they discuss the front page of a Communist newspaper.

“But every word on the front page is contradicted by the facts,” I objected. Edgar gave me a tolerant smile. “You still have the mechanistic outlook, he said, and then proceeded to give me the dialectical interpretation of the facts . . .

Gradually, I learned to distrust my mechanistic preoccupation with facts and to regard the world around me in the light of dialectical interpretation. It was a satisfactory and indeed blissful state; once you had assimilated the technique, you were no longer disturbed by the facts [emphasis added].28

Here, recounting his experience as a German Communist in the 1930s, Koestler is nonetheless describing the post-Communist, postmodern, post-9/11 American condition. It is the sinister overhaul of language and thought—so familiar!—that he personally engaged in, and that was and is the primary tool of Marxist and Islamic subversion. “Not only our thinking, but also our vocabulary was reconditioned,” he explains. “Certain words were taboo.”29 Certain other words became telltales by which to identify dissenters or enemies. Literary, artistic, and musical tastes, he writes, were “similarly reconditioned” to support the renunciation of independent thought and logic necessary to submit to ideology.

We cast off our intellectual baggage like passengers on a ship seized by panic, until it became reduced to the strictly necessary minimum of stock phrases, dialectical clichés and Marxist quotations . . . To be able to see several aspects of a problem and not only one, became a permanent cause of self-reproach. We craved to be single- and simple-minded.30

We crave this, too, or just go along with it, which is worse. And the U.S. government itself is happy to oblige:

Don’t Invoke Islam.
Don’t Harp on Muslim Identity.
Avoid the Term ‘Caliphate.’
Never Use the Term ‘Jihadist’ or ‘Mujahideen.’
31

Such is the spawn of liberty’s rendezvous with totalitarianism. In Roosevelt’s hoped-for “convergence”—the rape of the West—we have become born liars, dupes, or both, our roots drawing from a tank of lies dug far deeper into our past than I ever used to imagine, back in a time when it seemed that “grown-ups,” rational and moral actors, were still in charge. So much for “American exceptionalism,” but so be it. The “Good War”? Please. The war to make the world safe for Gulags seems a little closer to the mark. The “moral clarity” of World War II we yearn for isn’t just a canard but a psychodelic fantasy, testament to the staying power of one seductively potent placebo—the false narrative made vivid, lifelike, and indelible. “All we have to fear is fear itself”? No, it turns out there was much more to fear than that. The lies. The corrupting lies. Confess them all. Be done with “damage control” forever....

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