Articles and chapters on this topic:
The Dialectical Imagination
Kurt Lewin: “Group
Decision and Social Change”
Reinventing the World Part 2: The
Cry, our beloved America: Sliding Down the
Assaults on Faith and Family: Mandatory Training in Orwellian Thinking?
Assaults on Faith and Family - Part 3: The Ominous "Success"of Re-Education
Small Groups and the Dialectic Process
students to rethink God's Word
Partnerships Ban Truth
Freedom: Selling our souls in the name of service?
From Freedom to Servitude - Part 2:
"Service Learning" through Soviet Brainwashing
From Freedom to Servitude, Part 3: Deceit, Delusion and the
Destruction of America
Using dissatisfaction as a tool in social transformation
| Soviet System
The Crowd: A study of the
popular mind |
Mind Change and Collective Service
Adorno, Lukaks & other links
Soviet System of Control
Twisting Truth through
Group Consensus: "Tension, created by diversity, is essential
to the dialectic process. It energizes members and -- when manipulated
by well-trained facilitators -- produces
synergy. You can't guide people toward synthesis (compromise)
unless there are opposing views -- both "thesis and antithesis."
That's why the consensus process must include all these elements:
The true dialectic group
never reaches a final consensus, for "continual change" is an ongoing
process: one step today, another tomorrow. To permanently change
the way we think and relate to each other, our leaders must set
the stage for conflict and compromise week after week, year after
year. Dialectical thinking and group consensus must become as normal
as eating. Eventually, people learn to discard their old mental
anchors and boundaries -- all the facts and certainties that built
firm convictions. They become like boats adrift, always ready to
shift with the changing winds and currents.
Small Groups and the
Dialectic Process: Today's facilitated small groups or teams
are not like the old Bible studies many of us attended years ago.
Back then, we discussed the Bible and its wonderful truths; now
people dialogue until they reach an emotional form of unity based
on "empathy" for diverse views and values. Dr. Robert Klench describes
"Total Quality Management
[TQM] is based upon the Hegelian dialectic, invented by Georg
Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel, a transformational Marxist social psychologist.
Briefly, the Hegelian dialectic process works like this: a diverse
group of people (in the church, this is a mixture of believers
(thesis) and unbelievers (antithesis), gather in a facilitated
meeting (with a trained facilitator/teacher/group leader/change
agent), using group dynamics (peer pressure), to discuss a social
issue (or dialogue the Word of God), and reach a pre-determined
outcome (consensus, compromise, or synthesis).
"When the Word of
God is dialogued (as opposed to being taught didactically) between
believers and unbelievers... and consensus is reached – agreement
that all are comfortable with – then the message of God's Word
has been watered down... and the participants have been conditioned
to accept (and even celebrate) their compromise (synthesis).
The new synthesis becomes the starting point (thesis) for the
next meeting, and the process of continual change (innovation)
"The fear of alienation
from the group is the pressure that prevents an individual from
standing firm for the truth of the Word of God, and such a one
usually remains silent (self-editing). The fear of man
(rejection) overrides the fear of God. The end result is a 'paradigm
shift' in how one processes factual information."
● Georg Hegel (1770 – 1831),
occultist, laid the foundation for Communist brainwashing. Today,
his compromising philosophy and transformational process are changing
churches as well as politics, education, business and communities.
● Karl Marx (1818
– 1883) adapted
Hegel's philosophy to his vision of a Communist/socialist world
system. (See From Marx
to Lenin, Gramsci & Alinsky)
● Like Marx,
Lenin and Stalin
saw Hegelian dialectic process as an essential tool for managing
the masses. Through their hierarchical system of soviets (groups
led by trained facilitators who led the group dialogue toward a
prescribed and evolving consensus). Everyone had to trade individual
thinking for collective thinking and communal values. The vision
of "common good" was simply the carrot that justified total and
cruel control. (See
Iron Gates Yield).
● The United
has promoted the dialectic process around the world. Like the mythical
Phoenix rising out of its ashes, the UN emerged from the fiery devastation
of World War II as a beacon of light to utopian humanists and their
hopeful followers. Within two years after Communist leader
Alger Hiss presided over its
birth, some of its most powerful agencies had been established.
● UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization) would be led by
-- brother of Aldous and a Fabian Socialist. He made the dialectic
process the heart of UNESCO's global education plan. In his 1947
UNESCO: Its purpose and
Its Philosophy, he wrote:
task before UNESCO... is to help the emergence of a single world
culture. ....at the moment, two opposing philosophies of life
confront each other from the West and from the East....
may categorize the two philosophies as two super-nationalisms,
or as individualism versus collectivism.... or as capitalism versus communism, or as
versus Marxism. Can these opposites be reconciled,
this antithesis be resolved in a higher synthesis? ...through
the inexorable dialectic of evolution, it must happen....
pursuing this aim, we must eschew [shun]
dogma - whether it be theological dogma or Marxist dogma....
East and West will not agree on a basis of the future
if they merely hurl at each other the fixed ideas of the
past. For that is what dogma's are -- the crystallizations
of some dominant system of thought .... If we are to achieve
progress, we must learn to uncrystalize our dogmas."
(The World Health Organization) was led by Canadian psychiatrist
Brock Chisholm. He summarized
his socialist philosophy at a 1946 US conference on mental
health. His message was published by the (now prestigious) magazine
Psychiatry, and by his Communist friend, Alger Hiss in the socialist
magazine, International Conciliation. Notice the obstacles
to "mental health":
we identify the reasons why we fight wars...? Many of them are
easy to list -- prejudice, isolationism, the ability to emotionally
and uncritically to believe unreasonable things....
"The only psychological force
capable of producing these perversions is morality, the concept
of right and wrong.... For many generations
we have bowed our necks to the yoke of the conviction of sin.
We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties
fed us by our parents, our Sunday and day school teachers....
"Individuals who have emotional
disabilities of their own -- guilts, fears, inferiorities --
are certain to project their hates on to others... Whatever
the cost, we must learn to live in friendliness and peace with...
all the people in the world...."
Those "poisonous certainties" include
all the unchanging truths and values that can't be compromised.
That's why Biblical Christianity was -- and continues to be -- incompatible
with the world's standards for "mental health." Many who refuse to
conform to the evolving guidelines for tolerance, inclusiveness,
group dialogue and adaptability to the UN plan for "continual change"
are facing severe consequences.5 [See "Ban
truth, reap tyranny"]
Like Karl Marx, today's globalist
leaders seek ways to undermine Biblical truth. They know that the
main obstacle to
is God's uncompromising Word. They cannot build "a single world
culture" without first undermining absolute Truth. After all, that's
why Christians were persecuted in the Soviet Union and other Communist
(the curriculum arm of the NEA), published a 1970 book with
a chapter by Dr. Raymond Houghton, who envisions a world managed
through the subtle but manipulative collective "dialogue." His warning
should be a wake-up call for all who love truth and factual integrity:
behavior control is imminent.... The critical point of behavior
control, in effect, is sneaking up on mankind without his self-conscious
realization that a crisis is at hand. Man will... never self-consciously
know that it has happened."
● UNESCO published a 1995
book titled Our Creative Diversity. It tells us
"The challenge to humanity is to
adopt new ways of thinking, new ways of
acting, new ways of organizing itself in
society, in short, new ways of living." (See
Reinventing the World)
● Marc Tucker,
the master-mind behind today's global school-to-work system.
a change in the prevailing culture -- the attitudes, values,
norms and accepted ways of doing things."
In other words, the old Christian ways and values
are out! The new, subjective postmodern ways are in.
Already trained to follow feelings rather than facts (and peer
culture rather than parental counsel) today's youth are marching
happily toward an amoral, permissive (at least for the moment) collective
society. Many have already internalized the ground rules for the
- Seek "common ground" in the
midst of today's diversity
- Show respect, tolerance and
appreciation for all beliefs and values (unless they reflect
- Train everyone to share their
feelings, listen empathetically, and identify
with opposing views, then blissfully flow with the group
It works! This process transforms
individual thinkers into group thinkers. Since the
sense of belonging feels good, the threat of group
disapproval inhibits members from voicing "offensive" views.
defines the word dialectic as "(Hegelian philosophy) a logical subjective
development in thought, from a THESIS through an ANTITHESIS to a
SYNTHESIS, or ... a continuous unification of opposites."
dialectic process, there must be two or more sides to everything.
Nothing is absolute; everything is changing in a preplanned direction.
As Ismail Serageldin, former vice president of The World Bank, said
at the 1996 UN Conference on Human Settlements in Istanbul (Habitat
II), "Let's just make sure that social change and transformation
are going in the right direction."
Legalizing Mind Control:
"Would the American people allow government control and collectivism
to replace freedom and individualism? You bet! So would the rest
of the world. This social transformation is well under way, and
the masses simply flow with the change. Planned over a century ago,
the framework for managing and monitoring this worldwide revolution
was in place by 1945.
Justifying Mind Control:
"Chisholm's friend, Alger Hiss, agreed. In 1948, the infamous Soviet
spy published Chisholm's message on mental health in his socialist
journal, International Conciliation. Hiss, then president of the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, added his own Preface
which showed the involvement of the Rockefeller Foundation in the
mental health movement.
Earlier, another loyal friend had
launched a new journal called Psychiatry, which would gain
immense prestige by the end of the century. Its owner, US
psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan, also published Chisholm's
Dr. Sullivan and Dr.
Chisholm had been working closely with the British Brigadier-General
John Rawlings Rees. Dr. Rees had helped found the Tavistock Institute
of Medical Psychology, the birthplace of the infamous Tavistock
Institute for Human Relations....
Dr. Rees had envisioned
a global NGO (non-governmental organization) that would network
with political and civic leaders around the world. His leadership
led to the birth of the World Federation for Mental Health in 1948.
It would "enjoy consultative relationship with several UN agencies
and... national groups" but remain free from government oversight.....
Dr. Chisholm, Margaret
Mead (the federation’s second president) and other social scientists
from ten countries wrote its founding document, "Mental Health and
World Citizenship." Notice their attitude toward traditional
such as family and school impose their imprint early.... It
is the men and women in whom these patterns of attitude and
behaviour have been incorporated who present the immediate resistance
to social, economic and political changes. Thus, prejudice,
hostility or excessive nationalism may become deeply embedded
in the developing personality... often at great human cost....
"...change will be strongly resisted unless an attitude of acceptance
has first been engendered."
Today, more than half
a century later, that "attitude of acceptance" has been built. Nations
around the world are fast conforming to the pattern set in the 1940s.
The global network of "mental health" partners is working to prevent
anything that would hinder "positive" collective thinking in the
rising global village....
Mass immigration (planned
back in the 1940s) and multicultural conflicts have added to
the urgency, and the intentional crisis has helped promote pre-planned
solutions. Today, strategies for social change such as group thinking,
conflict resolution, consensus building and continual compromise
are becoming the norm. All are based on the dialectic process used
in the former Soviet Union to conform minds to Soviet ideology...
Anything but the Truth: Islam may not
match the UN model for a global spirituality, but its spreading
influence makes it a useful tool in the hands of change agents....
Remember the Hegelian
dialectic (consensus) process. The class discusses a provocative
story or experience. The students share their thoughts, feelings
and ideas in the group. Everyone must seek "common ground" and empathize
with contrary ideas. Factual rebuttals that might offend a group
member are forbidden. Throughout the dialogue, a trained facilitator
guides the group back on track if it deviates from its course toward
the prescribed consensus or group conclusion.
When feel-good Islamic
suggestions become part of this mix, they help shift the consensus
a little further away from any Christian position. How many
7th graders are strong enough in their faith to disagree with a
group conclusion that Allah and God are the same? Who dares to express
the uniqueness of Christ, when even
Prince Charles, first in line to the British throne, says, "We
share as Muslims and Christians a powerful core of spiritual belief
- in one divine God"?
This tactic -- used
years ago to indoctrinate Soviet children with Communist ideology
-- now pressures children from Christian homes to "open their minds"
to new religious blends. Islam becomes a stepping stone, not an
end. It broadens the options. As part of a classroom program, it
subjects a child's personal faith to a psycho-social group process
that pressures students to compromise: to trade personal convictions
for a pre-planned "common ground."
And that is the key.
We live in a world where -- as educators, politicians and business
managers like to remind us -- "the only constant is change." The
main objective is to disconnect children from their old spiritual
anchors so that their minds can flow with today's managed change
and group solutions.
Key to social transformation
is "praxis" -- a vital part of Soviet brainwashing. It meant that
dialectic groups must continually apply new information about Communist
theory and socialist values. As today's educators tell us, "learning"
must be practical and experiential: no need to memorize unnecessary
facts about history or science that might conflict with the new
vision. Continual practice makes the new way of thinking as natural
as walking. Turning a deaf ear to "enemies" who resist this process
becomes as habitual as locking your door.
UNESCO: Its purpose and
Its Philosophy by Julian Huxley, first Director-General of UNESCO:
"The task before UNESCO...
is to help the emergence of a single world culture with its own
philosophy and background of ideas and with its own broad purpose.
This is opportune, since this the first time in history that the
scaffolding and the mechanisms for world unification have become
available.... And it is necessary, for at the moment, two opposing
philosophies of life confront each other from the West and from
"You may categorize
the two philosophies as two super-nationalisms, or as individualism
versus collectivism; or as the American versus the Russian way of
life, or as capitalism versus communism, or as Christianity versus
Marxism. Can these opposites be reconciled, this antithesis
be resolved in a higher synthesis? I believe not only that this
can happen, but that, through the inexorable dialectic of evolution,
it must happen....
"In pursuing this aim,
we must eschew [shun] dogma - whether it be theological dogma or
Marxist dogma.... East and West will not agree on a basis of the
future if they merely hurl at each other the fixed ideas of the
past. For that is what dogma's are -- the crystallizations of some
dominant system of thought of a particular epoch. A dogma may of
course crystallize tried and valid experience; but if it be dogma,
it does so in a way which is rigid, uncompromising and intolerant....
If we are to achieve progress, we must learn to uncrystalize our
A More Adaptable
Bible: "Groups or teams must be trained to disapprove if any
member fails to demonstrate respect, appreciation and tolerance
for all beliefs and positions that clash with his own. In other
words, intolerance must be used to intimidate dissenters into compliance
with the ground rules. There is no freedom to share 'divisive' facts
or truth. Instead, each person must listen with empathy, seek to
identify with diverse feelings, and join the quest for 'common ground.'
"The issues may change
from week to week, but with each group meeting, this dialectic process
becomes increasingly habitual and 'normal.' If a person has a particular
belief (thesis) concerning a current issue, he listens and identifies
with an opposite or conflicting notion (antithesis). Led by a trained
facilitator, the dialogue moves toward a new synthesis, a blend
of the two opposites. Week after week, the former synthesis becomes
the new thesis. It, in turn, blends with other new views (antithesis)
and a new synthesis is found. This process goes on and on.... Change
becomes the norm and opposites such as black and white come closer
and closer to a perfect and mutual gray.
"In their mandatory
quest for common ground, students learn that there must be two or
more sides to everything. All group members must present their personal
views, receive group feedback, and seek an evolving consensus. Thesis
+ antithesis = synthesis (which becomes the new thesis) + new antithesis
= new synthesis.... The main objective is learning dialectic reasoning
and group thinking, not the content. Whatever the latter brings
could be changed tomorrow.
"As a result of migration
into every American community, a high school class as well as a
team of employee is likely to include members who favor Islam, Buddhism,
Hinduism, witchcraft and the various versions of 'Christianity.'
In this multicultural setting, each person will be challenged to
yield his or her certainties and willingly embrace the ever-changing
Example: "It reminds
me of the little old lady who prayed, 'Lord, forgive me. I do so
many things I used to call sin.'..."
Evangelical, or Fundamentalist?
Reinventing the World
Part 2: The Mind-Changing Process: ...the Hegelian Dialectic
has become the cornerstone not only of the global education system,
but of 'Quality' management [TQM] in all
kinds of governmental, corporate and private organization around
the world. Meanwhile, the training programs, assessment technology
and data tracking systems that complement and monitor this psycho-social
process are growing increasingly sophisticated and intrusive....
Today’s postmodern America
shows the effects of that revolutionary ideology. So it should not
surprise us that a fifth-grade teacher in the Seattle area would
use intimidation to twist a student's absolute truth into a personal
opinion. She had told her class to complete the sentence, "If I
could wish for three things, I would wish for..."
A Christian student,
Matt Piecora, wrote "infinitely more wishes, to meet God, and for
all my friends to be Christians." Since each student's wishes would
be posted on a wall for "open house," they had to be just right.
Matt's didn't pass. The teacher told him that his last wish could
hurt people who didn't share his beliefs. Matt didn't want to hurt
anyone, so he agreed to add "if they want to be."
He had to complete another sentence which began, "If I could meet
anyone, I would like to meet..." Matt wrote: "God because he is
the one who made us!" The teacher told him to add "in my opinion."
When Matt's parents
visited the school, they noticed the corrections. "Why did you add
this?" his mother asked.
"The teacher didn't
want me to hurt other people's feelings."
"But these are just
"I thought so." Matt
looked confused. Later, the teacher explained to Matt's parents
that she wanted "diversity" in her class and was looking out for
her other students. But why couldn't Matt share his views?
"I try to instill God's
truths in my son," said Matt's father, "but it seems like the school
wants to remove them."
He is right. Both absolute
truth and contrary facts clash with the mind-set needed for the
global management systems. The planned oneness demands "new thinking,
new strategies, new behavior, and new beliefs" that turn God's
Word and values upside-down. Facilitated group discussion is key
to the transformation, and UNESCO's plan for "lifelong learning"
calls for universal participation. Young and old everywhere must
be trained to think and work collectively.
Professor Benjamin Bloom,
called the "Father of Outcome-based Education," summarized it well:
"The purpose of
education and the schools is to change the thoughts, feelings
and actions of students." "....a large part of what
we call 'good teaching' is the teacher's ability to attain affective
objectives through challenging the students' fixed beliefs and
getting them to discuss issues."
Since Matt's last comment
exposed his "fixed beliefs," the teacher challenged it. Absolute
truths such as "God made us" can't be modified or synthesized to
please the group. Those who take a firm position on truth or facts
will resist compromise and offend the group.
This mind-changing (Hegelian
dialectic) process required students in Communist nations to "confess"
their thoughts and feelings in their respective groups. Trained
facilitator-teachers would then guide the group dialogue toward
a pre-planned consensus. The original thesis and antithesis -- opposing
views such as Christianity versus Marxism -- would be merged or
synthesized into ever-evolving higher "truths."
This revolutionary program
was officially incorporated into American education in 1985, when
President Reagan and Soviet President Gorbachev signed the U.S.-USSR
Education Exchange Agreement. It put American technology into the
hands of Communist strategists and sanctioned our use of their psycho-social
strategies, including the mass media. As Julian Huxley suggested
back in 1947,
of persuasion and information and true propaganda" must be "deliberately"
used "as Lenin envisaged - to 'overcome the resistance of millions'
to desirable change."
Today, a more sophisticated
version of this
brainwashing process drives the social transformation. ...it
helps root out individualism and the "intolerant" attitudes that
could bring conflict and division. When bonded to the group and
trained in the new relational rules, few dare offend the majority
by take a contrary stand.
"We have moved into
a new era," said Dr. Shirley McCune, keynote speaker at the 1989
Governor's Conference on Education. "What we are facing is
total restructuring of society.... We no longer are teaching facts
to children." ...
The masses must learn
to feel that traditional values are an intolerable threat to peace,
and Christians must be willing to trade their God-given absolutes
for Huxley's view of evolving truths and collective thinking.
But God says, “do not
be conformed to this world.” Therefore, we make it our aim to “obey
God rather than men.” Though the world demands consensus, we take
our stand on the unchanging, eternal Word of God. [Romans 12:2;
Schools, Chapter 3: A New Way of Thinking: A set of guidelines
on group discussion was given to students at Homestead High School
in Cupertino, California, along with a recent version of the infamous
and much-used "Nuclear Shelter Assignment." Ponder these guidelines
in the light of the assignment which follows..
Group discussion is
a way of thinking together. It is a method of pooling
your ideas and information with that of others to come
to some general conclusions. A leader generally guides
the process of the group, but each person must have
the responsibility of contributing his share.
The purposes of group
To gain information, facts
To solve problems of interest.
To learn to participate
in discussion of social or public affairs.
To learn principles of good
leadership and social cooperation.
To become open-minded and
to respect the ideas of others.
To make each feel
he is taking an active part in the democratic way of
life by expressing his own ideas.
It sounds good, doesn't
it? However, "pooling your ideas" refers to the process of
synthesis, which means the group must come to some kind of consensus.
... For example, when a boy saw a friend steal a book, should he
be honest and tell the truth, or should he be loyal to his friend
and tell a lie? The students reach consensus together.
child's belief in the Great Spirit +
Antithesis: another child's belief in God
new joint belief in many gods
Here is how the process
might work: if one person believes in God (thesis 1), another in
Buddha (thesis 2), and another in the Great Spirit (thesis 3), they
may agree that "there are many gods" or that "every path leads to
the same ultimate reality." This new thesis, of course, would
not be considered absolute or final truth. It would merely be a
higher step in the ongoing evolution toward ever greater understanding
How does this process
fit the old Judeo/Christian world view?
How does the above
conclusion fit the old Judeo/Christian world view?
How do both fit
the new paradigm?
As you may expect,
Christian children often feel anything but free to "express"
their beliefs and ideas in this kind of group. That's part of
the World by Subverting the Church: ...to
"control the remaining 90 per cent" who act and think on an individual
basis, former Communist leaders assigned all their subjects -- workers,
managers, prisoners and students -- to local "soviets"
(groups or councils) where they had to--
and notions. [Now cheered as "authenticity"]
and "Education Reform"]
for group evaluation.
[When Iron Gates Yield]
ideals and heroes
to follow the group consensus.
Practice what the
group (led by the facilitator) decides. [PRAXIS]
This process was described
in our article "Small
Groups and the Dialectic Process," which summarizes the strategies
taught in Leading Congregational Change (LCC). "This is a book you
ought to read before you change anything," wrote Rick Warren in
his hearty endorsement on the back cover....
If you want to guard
your child's mind, look at this
checklist. The complete
chart includes a column with corresponding Scriptures.
Know biblical truth--the only source
of genuine wisdom (Proverbs 2:6)
Learn the facts needed to defend
what they know and believe
Recognize the difference between
logic and speculation
Ground personal plans in reality,
Trust genuine science based
on facts and logic, not pseudo-science or
Learn the lessons found in a factual
study of history
Base actions in objective thinking,
not subjective feelings.
God said, "Train up
a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not
turn from it." (Proverbs 6:22)
How to Resist the Pull
of the Crowd and Charts:
Consensus vs. Biblical thinking
Brainwashing & How to Resist It
1. Raymond Houghton, To Nurture Humaneness:
Commitment for the '70's (The Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development of the NEA, 1970), pages 46-47.
2. Our Creative Diversity,
UNESCO, 1995, p.11.
3. Marc Tucker, "How We Plan to
Do It," Proposal to the New American School Development Corporation:
National Center for Education and the Economy, July 9, 1992.
Training students to rethink
God's Word | Brainwashing in
Frankfurt Institute and the Dialectical Imagination |
DIAPRAX and the End of the Ages
What is the Hegelian Dialectic?
The Dialectical Imagination |
kinds of group relationships |
& How to Resist It
Truth to the "New Spirituality" |