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6. The "editorial note" is on page one.
7. The term "Psychopolitics" is used variously in both upper- and
lower-case in the text. All instances have been faithfully transcribed.
8. On pages 11 and 19, single quotes were used around the words
'petite bourgeoisie' and 'alignment' respectively; all other quotes in
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BRAIN - WASHING
A Synthesis of the Russian
Textbook on Psychopolitics
PSYCHOPOLITICS - the art and
science of asserting and maintain-
ing dominion over the thoughts and
loyalties of individuals, officers,
bureaus, and masses, and the ef-
fecting of the conquest of enemy
nations through "mental healing."
This book is a synthesis of information gathered through
tion, discussion, investigation and experience over the last ten years.
I cannot entirely vouch for its authenticity. Disclosure
of the sourc-
es from which it is drawn would undoubtedly lead to great difficulties
for them. And in matters of this kind the Soviet is not accustomed to
the issuance of validations.
Having compiled this volume I did not easily discover any
of distributing it since my own facilities and finances are, as is cus-
tomary with professors, necessarily limited. Further, the placement
of this volume in anyone's hands constituted to some degree a consid-
erable risk to myself until I realized that there actually were two
American groups in the field of mental science who were entirely
above suspicion, particularly since they were often mentioned as Sov-
iet targets by my informers and were mentioned in the actual text of
this book as being antipathetic to this Soviet programme. These two
groups were the Christian Scientists and the Church of Scientology.
Christian Science is an American Religion, intensely patriotic. Scien-
tology (and its sub-study, Dianetics), also a religion, is the only
entirely American development in the field of the human mind.
Knowing from my information sources that the Church of
tology and Christian Science and their people have experienced years
of mauling and defamation at Communist hands, I am submitting to
these organizations this work. I wish to express here my apprecia-
tion for their bold resistance to Communism through the years.
I wish also to express my confidence in the future of the
tions of earth. Although the soviet has found a chink in the armour
of individual liberty, it is certain that Democratic processes can mend
it. That only the individual himself can protest against assault and
injury to him before law, joined with the fact that the insane have no
rights before law, has permitted in itself this deep ingress into our
country's security. So long as this legal hole exists, there is then no
law against driving anyone insane, even though this action deals as
finally with a person as does murder. The existence today of highly
efficient drugs such as LSD, one-millionth of an ounce of which can
create insanity, brings this legal loophole into focus. By enacting
legislation permitting a friend or next of kin to bring charges in case
of assault, and by quickly placing all treatment of and institutions for
the insane in the hands of ministers, taking it entirely out of the
hands of European indoctrinated practitioners, the entire effort of
psychopolitics can be nullified at once.
If you care to check this subject of psychopolitics
occurrences in the American scene you will discover the urgency of
New York City, 1955.
Editorial Note - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1
An Address by Beria - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
The History and Definition of Psychopolitics - - - 5
The Constitution of Man as a Political Organism - - 8
Man as an Economic Organism - - - - - - - - - - - 13
State Goals for the Individual and Masses - - - - 17
An Examination of Loyalties - - - - - - - - - - - 19
The General Subject of Obedience - - - - - - - - - 29
Anatomy of Stimulus-Response Mechanisms of Man - - 35
Degradation, Shock and Endurance - - - - - - - - - 41
The Organization of Mental Health Campaigns - - - 45
Conduct Under Fire - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 50
The Use of Psychopolitics in Spreading Communism - 53
Violent Remedies - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 54
Recruiting of Psychopolitical Dupes - - - - - - - 56
The Smashing of Religious Groups - - - - - - - - - 58
Proposals Which Must Be Avoided - - - - - - - - - 61
In Summary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 64
AN ADDRESS BY BERIA
American students at the Lenin University, I welcome your
at these classes on Psychopolitics.
Psychopolitics is an important if less known division of
Geo-politics. It is
less known because it must necessarily deal with highly educated personnel,
the very top strata of "mental healing".
By psychopolitics our chief goals are effectively carried
produce a maximum of chaos in the culture of the enemy is our first most
important step. Our fruits are grow [sic] in chaos, distrust, economic depression
and scientific turmoil. At least a weary populace can seek peace only in our
offered Communist State, at last only Communism can resolve the problems
of the masses.
A psychopolitician must work hard to produce the maximum
chaos in the
fields of "mental healing". He must recruit and use all the agencies and
facilities of "mental healing". He must labour to increase the personnel and
facilities of "mental healing" until at last the entire field of mental science
is entirely dominated by Communist principles and desires.
To achieve these goals the psychopolitician must crush
grown" variety of mental healing in America. Actual teachings of Freud,
James, Eddy and others amongst your misguided peoples must be swept away.
They must be discredited, defamed, arrested, stamped upon even by their
own government until there is no credit in them and only Communist-
oriented "healing" remains. You must work until every teacher of psychology
unknowingly or knowingly teaches only Communist doctrine under the guise
of "psychology". You must labour until every doctor and psychiatrist is
either a psychopolitician or an unwitting assistant to our aims.
You must labour until we have dominion over the minds and
every important person in your nation. You must achieve such disrepute for
the state of insanity and such authority over its pronouncement that not one
statesman so labelled could again be given credence by his people. You must
work until suicide arising from mental imbalance is common and calls forth
no general investigation or remark.
With the institutions for the insane you have in your
which can hold a million persons and can hold them without civil rights or
any hope of freedom. And upon these people can be practiced shock and
surgery so that never again will they draw a sane breath. You must make
these treatments common and accepted. And you must sweep aside any
treatment or any group of persons seeking to treat by effective means.
You must dominate as respected men the fields of
psychology. You must dominate the hospitals and universities. You must
carry forward the myth that only a European doctor is competent in the field
of insanity and thus excuse amongst you the high incidence of foreign birth
and training. If and when we seize Vienna you shall have then a common
ground of meeting and can come and take your instructions as worshippers
of Freud along with other psychiatrists.
Psychopolitics is a solemn charge. With it you can erase our enemies as
insects. You can cripple the efficiency of leaders by striking insanity into
their families through the use of drugs. You can wipe them away with
testimony as to their insanity. By our technologies you can even bring about
insanity itself when they seem too resistive.
You can change their loyalties by psychopolitics. Given a
short time with
a psychopolitician you can alter forever the loyalty of a soldier in our hands
or a statesman or a leader in his own country, or you can destroy his mind.
However you labour under certain dangers. It may happen
for our "treatments" may be discovered. It may occur that a public hue
and cry may arise against "mental healing". It may thus occur that all
mental healing might be placed in the hands of ministers and be taken out
of the hands of our psychologists and psychiatrists. But the Capitalistic thirst
for control, Capitalistic inhumanity and a general public terror of insanity
can be brought to guard against these things. But should they occur, should
independent researchers actually discover means to undo psychopolitical
procedures, you must not rest, you must not eat or sleep, you must not stint
one tiniest bit of available money to campaign against it, discredit it, strike
it down and render it void. For by an effective means all our actions and
researches could be undone.
In a Capitalistic state you are aided on all sides by the
corruption of the
philosophy of man and the times. You will discover that everything will
aid you in your campaign to seize, control and use all "mental healing" to
spread our doctrine and rid us of our enemies within their own borders.
Use the courts, use the judges, use the Constitution of
the country, use
its medical societies and its laws to further our ends. Do not stint in your
labour in this direction. And when you have succeeded you will discover
that you can now effect your own legislation at will and you can, by careful
organization of healing societies, by constant campaign about the terrors
of society, by pretence [sic] as to your effectiveness make your Capitalist himself,
by his own appropriations, finance a large portion of the quiet Communist
conquest of the nation.
By psychopolitics create chaos. Leave a nation leaderless.
enemies. And bring to Earth, through Communism, the greatest peace Man
has ever known.
THE HISTORY AND DEFINITION OF
Although punishment for its own sake may not be entirely
without recompense, it is, nevertheless, true that the end and goal
of all punishment is the indoctrination of the person being
punished with an idea, whether that idea be one of restraint or
In that any ruler has, from time beyond memory, needed the
obedience of his subjects in order to accomplish his ends, he has
thus resorted to punishments. This is true of every tribe and state
in the history of Man. Today, Russian culture has evoked more
certain and definite methods of aligning and securing the loyalties
of persons and populaces, and of enforcing obedience upon them.
This modern outgrowth of old practices is called Psychopolitics.
The stupidity and narrowness of nations not blessed with
Russian reasoning has caused them to rely upon practices which
are today too ancient and outmoded for the rapid and heroic
pace of our time. And in view of the tremendous advance of
Russian Culture in the field of mental technologies, begun with
the glorious work of Pavlov and carried forward so ably by later
Russians, it would be strange that an art and science would not
evolve totally devoted to the aligning of loyalties and extracting
the obedience of individuals and multitudes.
Thus we see that psychopolitical procedures are a natural
outgrowth of practices as old as Man, practices which are current
in every group of men throughout the world. Thus, in psycho-
political procedures there is no ethical problem, since it is obvious
and evident that Man is always coerced against his will to the
greater good of the State, whether by economic gains or indoc-
trination into the wishes and desires of the State.
Basically, Man is an animal. He is an animal which has been
given a civilized veneer. Man is a collective animal, grouped
together for his own protection before the threat of the environ-
ment. Those who so group and control him must the have in
their possession Specialized techniques to direct the vagaries and
energies of the animal Man toward greater efficiency in the
accomplishment of the goals of the State.
Psychopolitics, in one form or other, has long been used in
Russia, but the subject is all but unknown outside the borders of
our nation, save only where we have carefully transplanted our
information and where it is used for the greater good of the
The definition of Psychopolitics follows.
Psychopolitics is the art and science of asserting and maintain-
ing dominion over the thoughts and loyalties of individuals,
officers, bureaux, and masses, and the effecting of the conquest of
enemy nations through "mental healing".
The subject of Psychopolitics breaks down into several cate-
gories, each a natural and logical proceeding from the last. Its
first subject is the constitution and anatomy of Man himself as
a political organism. The next is an examination of Man as a [sic]
economic organism, as this might be controlled by his desires.
The next is classification of State goals for the individual and
masses. The next is an examination of loyalties. The next is the
general subject of obedience. The next is the anatomy of the
stimulus-response mechanisms of Man. The next is the subject
of shock and endurance. The next is categories of experience.
The next is the catalyzing and aligning of experience. The next
is the use of drugs. The next is implantation. The next
is the general application of Psychopolitics within Russia. The
next is the organization and use of counter-Psychopolitics. The
next is the use of Psychopolitics in the conquest of foreign nations.
The next is psychopolitical organizations outside Russia, their
composition and activity. The next is the creation of slave
philosophy in an hostile nation. The next is countering anti-
psychopolitical activities abroad, and the final one, the destiny
of psychopolitical rule in a scientific age. To this might be added
many subcategories, such as the nullification of modern weapons
by psychopolitical activity.
The strength and power of Psychopolitics cannot be over-
estimated, particularly when used in a nation decayed by pseudo-
intellectualism, where exploitation of the masses combines readily
with psychopolitical actions, and particularly where the greed
of Capitalistic or Monarchial regimes has already brought about
an overwhelming incidence of neurosis which can be employed
as the groundwork for psychopolitical action and a psycho-
It is part of your mission, student, to prevent psychopolitical
activity to the detriment of the Russian State, just as it is your
mission to carry forward in our nation and outside it, if you are
so assigned, the missions and goals of Psychopolitics. No agent
of Russia could be even remotely effective without a thorough
grounding in Psychopolitics, and so you carry forward with you
a Russian trust to use well what you are learning here.
THE CONSTITUTION OF MAN AS A POLITICAL ORGANISM
Man is already a colonial aggregation of cells, and to consider
him an individual would be an error. Colonies of cells have
gathered together as one organ or another of the body, and then
these organs have, themselves, gathered together to form the
whole. Thus we see that man himself is already a political
organism, even if we do not consider a mass of men.
Sickness could be considered to be a disloyalty to the remaining
organisms on the part of one organism. This disloyalty, becoming
apparent, brings about a revolt of some part of the anatomy
against the remaining whole, and thus we have, in effect, an
internal revolution. The heart, becoming disaffected, falls away
from close membership and service to the remainder of the
organism, and we discover the entire body in all of its activities
is disrupted because of the revolutionary activity of the heart.
The heart is in revolt because it cannot or will not co-operate with
the remainder of the body. If we permit the heart thus to revolt,
the kidneys, taking the example of the heart, may in their turn
rebel and cease to work for the good of the organism. This
rebellion, multiplying to other organs and the glandular system,
brings about the death of the "individual". We can see with ease
that the revolt is death, that the revolt of any part of the organism
results in death. Thus we see that there can be no compromise
Like the "individual" man, the State is a collection of aggrega-
tions. The political entities within the State must, all of them,
co-operate for the greater good of the State lest the State itself
fall asunder and die; for with the disaffection of any single dis-
trust we discover an example set for other districts, and we
discover, at length, the entire State falling. This is the danger of
Look at earth. We see here one entire organism. The organism
of Earth is an individual organism. Earth has as its organs the
various races and nations of men. Where one of these is per-
mitted to remain disaffected, Earth itself is threatened with
death. The threatened rebellion of one country, no matter how
small, against the total organism of Earth, would find Earth sick,
and the cultural state of man to suffer in consequence. Thus,
the putrescent illness of Capitalist States, spreading its pus and
bacteria into the healthy countries of the world would not do
otherwise than bring about the death of Earth, unless these ill
organisms are brought into loyalty and obedience and made to
function for the greater good of the world-wide State.
The constitution of Man is so composed that the individual
cannot function efficiently without the alignment of each and
every part and organ of his anatomy. As the average individual
is incapable in an unformed and uncultured state, as witness the
barbarians of the jungle, so must be trained into a co-ordina-
tion of his organic functions by exercise, education and work
toward specific goals. We particularly and specifically note that
the individual must be directed from without to accomplish his
exercise, education and work. He must be made to realize this,
for only then can he be made to function efficiently in the role
assigned to him.
The tenets of rugged individualism, personal determinism, self-
will, imagination and personal creativeness are alike in the masses
antipathetic to the good of the Greater State. These wilful [sic] and
unaligned forces are no more than illness which will bring
about disaffection, disunity, and at length the collapse of the
group to which the individual is attached.
The constitution of Man lends itself easily and thoroughly to
certain and positive regulation from without of all of its functions,
including those of thinkingness, obedience, and loyalty; and these
things must be controlled if a greater State is to ensue.
While it may seem desirable to the surgeon to amputate one or
another limb or organ in order to save the remainder, it must be
pointed out that this expediency is not entirely possible of accom-
plishment where one considers entire nations. A body deprived
of organs can be observed to be lessened in its effectiveness. The
world deprived of the workers now enslaved by the insane and
nonsensical idiocies of the Capitalists and Monarchs of Earth,
would, if removed, create a certain disability in the world-wide
State. Just as we see the victor forced to rehabilitate the popula-
tion of a conquered country at the end of a war, thus any effort
to depopulate a disaffected portion of the world might have some
consequence. However, let us consider the inroad of virus and
bacteria hostile to the organism, as we see that unless we can
conquer the germ, the organ or organism which it is attacking
will itself suffer.
In any State we have certain individuals who operate in the
role of the virus and germ, and these, attacking the population
or any group within the population, produce, by their self-willed
greed, a sickness in the organ, which then generally spreads to the
The constitution of Man, as an individual body, or the con-
stitution of a State or a portion of the State as a political organism
are analogous. It is the mission of Psychopolitics first to align
the obedience and goals of the group, and then maintain their
alignment by the eradication of the effectiveness of the persons
and personalities which might swerve the group toward dis-
affection. In our own nation, where things are better managed
and where reason reigns above all else, it is not difficult to
eradicate the self-willed bacteria which might attack one of our
political entities. But in the field of conquest, in nations less
enlightened, where the Russian State does not yet have power,
it is not as feasible to remove the entire self-willed individual.
Psychopolitics makes it possible to remove that part of his per-
sonality which, in itself, is making havoc with the person's own
constitution, as well as with the group with which the person is
If the animal man were permitted to continue undisturbed by
counter-revolutionary propaganda, if we were left to work under
the well-planned management of the State, we would discover
little sickness amongst Man, and we would discover no sickness
in the State. But where the individual is troubled by conflicting
propaganda, where he is made the effect of revolutionary activi-
ties, where he is permitted to think thoughts critical to the State
itself, where he is permitted to question those in whose natural
charge he falls, we would discover his constitution to suffer. We
would discover, from this disaffection, the additional disaffection
of his heart and of other portions of his anatomy. So certain is
this principle that when one finds a sick individual, could one
search deeply enough, he would discover a mis-aligned loyalty
and an interrupted obedience to the person's group unit.
There are those who foolishly have embarked upon some
spiritual Alice-in-Wonderland voyage into what they call the
"subconscious" or the "unconscious" mind, and who, under the
guise of "psychotherapy" would seek to make well the disaffection
of body organs, but it is to be noted that their results are
singularly lacking in success. There is no strength in such an
approach. When hypnotism was first invented in Russia it was
observed that all that was necessary was to command the un-
resisting individual to be well in order, many times, to accomplish
that fact. The limitation of hypnotism was that many subjects
were not susceptible to its uses, and thus hypnotism has had to be
improved upon in order to increase the suggestibility of indi-
viduals who would not otherwise be reached. Thus, any nation
has had the experience of growing well again, as a whole
organism, when placing sufficient force in play against a dis-
affected group. Just as in hypnotism any organ can be com-
manded into greater loyalty and obedience, so can any political
group be commanded into greater loyalty and obedience should
sufficient force be employed. However, force often brings about
destruction, and it is occasionally not feasible to use broad mass
force to accomplish the ends in view. Thus, it is necessary to
align the individual against his desire not to conform.
Just as it is a recognized truth that Man must conform to his
environment, so it is a recognized truth, and will become more
so as the years proceed, that even the body of Man can be com-
manded into health.
The constitution of Man renders itself peculiarly adapted to
re-alignment of loyalties. Where these loyalties are indigestible
to the constitution of the individual itself, such loyalties to
the 'petite bourgeoisie', to the Capitalist, to anti-Russian ideas, we
find the individual body peculiarly susceptible to sickness, and
thus we can clearly understand the epidemics, illnesses, mass-
neuroses, tumults and confusions of the United States and other
capitalist countries. Here we find the worker improperly and
incorrectly loyal, and thus we find the worker ill. To save him
and establish him correctly and properly upon his goal toward a
greater State, it is an overpowering necessity to make it possible
for him to grant his loyalties in a correct direction. In that his
loyalties are swerved and his obedience cravenly demanded by
persons antipathetic to his general good, and in that these persons
are few, even in a Capitalist nation, the goal and direction of
Psychopolitics is clearly understood. To benefit the worker in
such a plight, it is necessary to eradicate, by general propaganda,
by other means, and by his own co-operation and self-willedness,
the perverted leaders. It is necessary, as well, to indoctrinate the
educated strata into the tenets and principles of co-operation
with the environment, and thus to insure to the worker less-
warped leadership, less-craven doctrine, and more co-operation
with the ideas and ideals of the Communist State.
The technologies of Psychopolitics are directed to this end.
MAN AS AN ECONOMIC ORGANISM
Man is subject to certain desires and needs which are as
natural to his beingness as they are to that of any other animal.
Man, however, has the peculiarity of exaggerating some of these
beyond the bounds of reason. This is obvious through the growth
of leisure classes, pseudo-intellectual groups, the "petite bour-
geoise", Capitalism, and other ills.
It has been said, with truth, that one-tenth of a man's life is
concerned with politics and nine-tenths with economics. Without
food, the individual dies. Without clothing, he freezes. Without
houses and weapons, he is prey to the starving wolves. The
acquisition of sufficient items to answer these necessities of food,
clothing, and shelter, in reason, is the natural right of a member
of an enlightened State. An excess of such items brings about
unrest and disquiet. The presence of luxury items and materials,
and the artificial creation and whetting of appetites, as in Capi-
talist advertising, are certain to accentuate the less-desirable
characteristics of Man.
The individual is an economic organism, in that he requires
a certain amount of food, a certain amount of water, and must
hold within himself a certain amount of heat in order to live.
When he has more food than he can eat, more clothes than he
needs to protect him, he then enters upon a certain idleness which
dulls his wits and awareness, and makes him prey to difficulties
which, in a less toxic state, he would have foreseen and avoided.
Thus, we have a glut being a menace to the individual.
It is no less different in a group. Where the group acquires too
much, its awareness of its own fellows and of the environment is
accordingly reduced, and the effectiveness of the group in general
The maintaining of a balance between gluttony and need is
the province of Economics proper, and is the fit subject and con-
cern of the Communist State.
Desire and want are a state of mind. Individuals can be
educated into desiring and wanting more than they can ever
possibly obtain, and such individuals are unhappy. Most of the
self-willed characteristics of the Capitalists come entirely from
greed. He exploits the worker far beyond any necessity on his
own part, as a Capitalist, to need.
In a nation where economic balances are not controlled, the
appetite of the individual is unduly whetted by enchanting and
fanciful persuasions to desire, and a type of insanity ensues, where
each individual is persuaded to possess more than he can use,
and to possess it even at the expense of his fellows.
There is, in economic balances, the other side. Too great and
too long privation can bring about unhealthy desires which, in
themselves, accumulate if left alone more than the individual
can use. Poverty itself, as carefully cultivated in Capitalist
States, can bring about an imbalance of acquisition. Just as a
vacuum will pull into it masses, in a country where enforced
privation upon the masses is permitted, and where desire is
artificially whetted, need turns to greed, and one easily discovers
in such states exploitation of the many for the benefit of the few.
If one, by the technologies of Psychopolitics, were to dull this
excesssive [sic] greed in the few who possess it, the worker would be
freed to seek a more natural balance.
Here we have two extremes. Either one of them is an
insanity. If we wish to create an insanity we need only glut or
deprive an individual at long length beyond the ability to with-
stand and we have a mental imbalance. A simple example of
this is the alteration of too low with too high pressures in a
chamber, an excellent psychopolitical procedure. The rapidly
varied pressure brings about a chaos wherein the individual will
cannot act and where other wills then, perforce, assume control.
Essentially, in an entire country one must remove the greedy
by whatever means, and must then create and continue a semi-
privation in the masses in order to command and utterly control
A continuous hope for prosperity must be indoctrinated into
the masses with many dreams and visions of glut of commodity,
and this hope must be counter-played against the actuality of
privation and the continuous threat of loss of all economic factors
in case of disloyalty to the State in order to suppress the individual
wills of the masses.
In a nation under conquest such as America, our slow and
stealthy approach need take advantage only of the cycles of
booms and depressions inherent in Capitalistic nations in order
to assert more and more strong control over individual wills. A
boom is as advantageous as a depression for our ends, for during
prosperity our propaganda lines must only continues to point up
the wealth the period is delivering to the select few to divorce
their control of the state. During a depression one must only
point out that it ensued as a result of the avarice of a few and the
general political incompetence of the national leaders.
The handling of economic propaganda is not properly the
sphere of psychopolitics, but the psychopolitician must understand
economic measures and Communist goals connected with them.
The masses masses last come to believe that only excessive
taxation of the rich can relieve them of the "burdensome leisure
class" and can thus be brought to accept such a thing as income
tax, a Marxist principle smoothly slid into Capitalistic framework
in 1909 in the United States. This even though the basic law
of the United States forbade it and even though Communism at
that time had been active only a few years in America. Such
success as the Income Tax law, had it been followed thoroughly
could have brought the United States and not Russia into the
world scene as the first Communist nation. But the virility and
good sense of the Russian peoples won. It may not be that the
United States will become entirely Communist until past the
middle of the century but when it does it will be because of our
superior understanding of economics and of psychopolitics.
The Communist agent skilled in economics has as his task the
suborning of tax agencies and their personnel to create the
maximum disturbance and chaos and the passing of laws adapted
to our purposes, and to him we must leave this task. The psycho-
political operator plays a distinctly different role in the drama.
The rich, the skilled in finance, the well informed in govern-
ment are particular and individual targets for the psychopoliti-
cian. His is the role of taking off the board those individuals who
would halt or corrupt Communist economic programmes. Thus
every rich man, every statesman, every person well informed and
capable in government must have brought to his side as a trusted
confidant a psychopolitical operator.
The families of these persons are often deranged from idleness
and glut, and this fact must be played upon, even created. The
normal health and wildness of a rich man's son must be twisted
and perverted and explained into neurosis and then, assisted by
a timely administration of drugs or violence, turned into crimi-
nality or insanity. This brings at once some one in "mental
healing" into confidential contact with the family, and from this
point on the very most must then be made of that contact.
Communism could best succeed if, as the side of every rich or
influential man these could be placed a psychopolitical operator,
an undoubted authority in the field of "mental healing" who
could then, by his advice or guided opinions, or through the
medium of a wife or daughter, direct the optimum policy to em-
broil or upset the economic policies of the country and, when the
time comes to do away forever with the rich or influential man, to
administer the proper drug or treatment to bring about his
complete demise in an institution as a patient or his death by
Planted beside a country's powerful persons the psychopolitical
operator can also guide other policies to the betterment of our
The Capitalist does not know the definition of war. He thinks
of war as attack with force performed by soldiers and machines.
He does not know that a more effective if somewhat longer war
can be fought with bread or, in our case, with drugs and the
wisdom of our art. The Capitalist has never won a war in truth.
The psychopolitician is having little trouble winning this one.
STATE GOALS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL AND MASSES
Just as we would discover an individual to be ill, whose organs,
each one, had a different goal from the rest, so we discover the
individuals and the State to be ill where goals are not rigorously
codified and enforced.
There are those who, in less enlightened times, gave Man to
believe that goals should be personally sought and held, and that,
indeed, Man's entire impulse toward higher things stemmed from
Freedom. We must remember that the same people who em-
braced this philosophy also continued in Man the myth of
All goals proceed from duress. Life is a continuous escape.
Without force and threat there can be no striving. Without pain
there can be no desire to escape from pain. Without the threat
of punishment there can be no gain. Without duress and com-
mand there can be no alignment of bodily functions. Without
rigorous and forthright control, there can be no accomplished
goals for the State.
Goals of the State should be formulated by the State for the
obedience and concurrence of the individuals within that State.
A State without goals so formulated is a sick State. A State
without the power and forthright wish to enforce its goals is a
When an order is issued by the Communist State, and is not
obeyed, a sickness will be discovered to ensue. Where obedience
fails, the masses suffer.
State goals depend upon loyalty and obedience for their
accomplishment. When one discovers a State goal to be inter-
preted, one discovers inevitably that there has been an interposi-
tion of self-willedness, of greed, of idleness, or of rugged indi-
vidualism and self-centred initiative. The interruption of a State
goal will be discovered as having been interrupted by a person
whose disloyalty and disobedience is the direct result of his own
mis-alignment with life.
It is not always necessary to remove the individual. It is
possible to remove his self-willed tendencies to the improvement
of the goals and gains of the whole. The technologies of Psycho-
politics are graduated upon the scale which starts somewhat
above the removal of the individual himself, upward toward the
removal only of those tendencies which bring about his lack of
It is not enough for the State to have goals. These goals, once
put forward, depend for their completion upon the loyalty and
obedience of the workers. These, engaged for the most part,
in hard labours, have little time for idle speculation, which is
good. But, above them, unfortunately, there must be foremen
of one or another position, any one of whom might have sufficient
idleness and lack of physical occupation to cause some disaffecting
independency in his conduct and behaviour.
Psychopolitics remedies this tendency toward disaffection when
it exceeds the common persuasions of the immediate superiors of
the person in question.
AN EXAMINATION OF LOYALTIES
If loyalty is so important in the economic and social structure,
it is necessary to examine it further as itself.
In the field of Psychopolitics, loyalty means simply `alignment'.
It means, more fully, alignment with the goals of the Communist
State. Disloyalty means entirely mis-alignment, and more
broadly, mis-alignment with the goals of the Communist State.
When we consider that the goals of the Communist State are
to the best possible benefit of the masses, we can see that dis-
loyalty, as a term, can embrace Democratic alignment. Loyalty
to persons not communistically indoctrinated would be quite
plainly a mis-alignment.
The cure of disloyalty is entirely contained in the principles of
alignment. All that it is necessary to do, where disloyalty is
encountered, is to align the purposes of the individual toward the
goals of Communism, and it will be discovered that a great many
circumstances hitherto distasteful in his existence will cease to
A heart, or a kidney in rebellion against the remainder of the
organism is being disloyal to the remainder of the organism. To
cure that heart or kidney it is actually only necessary to bring its
activities into alignment with the remainder of the body.
The technologies of Psychopolitics adequately demonstrate
the workability of this. Mild shock of the electric variety can,
and does, produce the re-cooperation of a rebellious body organ.
It is the shock and punishment of surgery which, in the main,
accomplishes the re-alignment of a disaffected portion of the
body, rather that the surgery itself. It is the bombardment of
X-rays, rather than the therapeutic value of X-rays which
causes some disaffected organ to once again turn its attention to
the support of the general organism.
While it is not borne out that electric shock has any therapeutic
value, so far as making the individual more sane, it is adequately
brought out that its punishment value will create in the patient
a greater co-operative attitude. Brain surgery has no statistical
data to recommend it beyond its removal of the individual
personality from amongst the paths of organs which were not
permitted to co-operate. These two Russian developments have
never pretended to alter the state of sanity. They are only
effective and workable in introducing an adequate punishment
mechanism to the personality to make it cease and desist from its
courses and egotistical direction of the anatomy itself. It is the
violence of the electric shock and the surgery which is useful in
subduing the recalcitrant personality, which is all that stands in
the road of the masses or the State. It is occasionally to be
discovered that the removal of the preventing personality by
shock and surgery then permits the re-growth and re-establish-
ment of organs which have been rebelled against by that person-
ality. In that a well-regulated state is composed of organisms,
not personalities, the use of electric shock and brain surgery in
Psychopolitics is clearly demonstrated.
The changing of loyalty consists, in its primary step, of the
eradication of existing loyalties. This can be done in one of two
ways. First, by demonstrating that previously existing loyalties
have brought about perilous physical circumstances, such as
imprisonment, lack of recognition, duress, or privation, and
second, by eradicating the personality itself.
The first is accomplished by a steady and continuous indoc-
trination of the individual in the belief that his previous loyalties
have been granted to an unworthy source. One of the primary
instances in this is creating circumstances which apparently derive
from the target of his loyalties, so as to rebuff the individual. As
part of this there is the creation of a state of mind in the indi-
vidual by actually placing him under duress, and then furnishing
him with false evidence to demonstrate that the target of his
previous loyalties is, itself, the course of the duress. Another
portion of this same method consists of defaming or degrading the
individual whose loyalties are to be changed to the target of his
loyalties, i.e., superiors or government, to such a degree that this
target, at length, actually does hold the individual in disrepute,
and so does rebuff him and serve to convince him that his loyalties
have been misplaced. These are the milder methods, but have
proven extremely effective. The greatest drawback in their prac-
tice is that they require time and concentration, the manufacture
of false evidence, and a psychopolitical operator's time.
In moments of expediency, of which there are many, the
personality itself can be rearranged by shock, surgery, duress,
privation and, in particular, the best of psychopolitical tech-
niques, implantation, with the technologies of neo-hypnotism.
Such duress must have in its first part a defamation of the loyal-
ties, and its second, the implanation [sic] of new loyalties. A good
and experienced psychopolitical operator, working under the
most favourable circumstances, can, by the use of psychopolitical
technologies, alter the loyalties of an individual so deftly that his
own companions will not suspect that they have changed. This,
however, require considerably more finesse than is usually neces-
sary to the situation. Mass neo-hypnotism can accomplish more
or less the same results when guided by an experienced psycho-
political operator. An end goal in such a procedure would be
the alteration of the loyalties of an entire nation in a short period
of time by mass neo-hypnotism, a thing which has been effec-
tively accomplished among the less-usable states of Russia.
It is adequately demonstrated that loyalty is entirely lacking
in that mythical commodity known as "spiritual quality". Loyalty
is entirely a thing of dependence, economic or mental, and can
be changed by the crudest implementations. Observation of
workers in their factories or fields demonstrates that they easily
grant loyalty to a foreman or a woman, and then as easily aban-
don it and substitute another individual, revulsing, at the same
time, toward the person to whom loyalty was primarily granted.
The queasy insecurity of the masses in Capitalistic nations finds
this more common than in an enlightened State such as Russia.
In Capitalistic states, dependencies are so craven, wants and
privation are so exaggerated, that loyalty is entirely without
ethical foundation and exists only in the realm of dependency,
duress, or demand.
It is fortunate that Communism so truly approaches an ideal
state of mind, for this brings a certain easiness into any changing
of loyalties, since all other philosophies extant and practiced on
Earth today are degraded and debased, compared to Com-
munism. It is then with a certain security that a psychopolitical
operator functions, for he knows that he can change the loyalty
of an individual to a more ideal level by reason alone, and only
expediency makes it necessary to employ the various shifts of
psychopolitical technology. Any man who cannot be persuaded
into Communist rationale is, of course, to be regarded as some-
what less than sane, and it is, therefore, completely justified to use
the techniques of insanity upon the non-Communist.
In order to change loyalty it is necessary to establish first the
existing loyalties of the individual. The task made very simple
in view of the fact that Capitalistic and Fascistic nations have
no great security in the loyalty of their subjects. And it may be
found that the loyalties of the subjects, as we call any person
against whom psychopolitical technology is to be exerted, are
already faint to require eradication. It is generally only
necessary to persuade with the rationale and overwhelming
reasonability of Communism to have the person grant his loyalty
to the Russia State. However, regulated only by the importance
of the subject, no great amount of time should be expended upon
the individual, but emotional duress, or electric shock, or brain
surgery should be resorted to, should Communist propaganda
fail. In a case of a very important person, it may be necessary to
utilize the more delicate technologies of Psychopolitics so as to
place the person himself, and his associates, in ignorance of the
operation. In this case a simple
maximum duress and command value. Only the most skilled
psychopolitical operator should be employed on such a project,
as in this case of the very important person, for a bungling might
disclose the tampering with his mental processes. It is much more
highly recommended, if their is any doubt whatever about the
success of an operation against an important person, to select out
as a psychopolitical target persons in his vicinity in whom he is
emotionaly [sic] involved. His Wife or children normally furnish the
best targets, and these can be operated against without restraint.
In securing the loyalty of a very important person one must place
at his side a constant pleader who enters a sexual or familial
chord into the situation on the side of Communism. It may not
be necessary to make a Communist out of the wife, or the child-
ren, or one of the children, but it might prove efficacious to do
so. In most instances, however, this is not possible. By the use
of various drugs, it is, in this modern age, and well within the
realm of psychopolitical reality, entirely too easy to bring about
a state of severe neurosis or insanity in the wife or children, and
thus pass them, with full consent of the important person and
the government in which he exists, or the bureau in which he is
operating, into the hands of a psychopolitical operator, who then
in his own laboratory, without restraint or fear of investigation
or censor can, with electric shock, surgery, sexual attack, drugs,
or other useful means, degrade or entirely alter the personality of
a family member, and create in that person a psychopolitical
slave subject who then, on command or signal, will perform
outrageous actions, thus discrediting the important person, or
will demand, on a more delicate level, that certain measures be
taken by the important person, which measures are, of course,
dictated by the psychopolitical operator.
Usually when the party has no real interest in the activities or
decisions of the important person, but merely wishes to remove
him from effective action, the attention of the psychopolitical
operator need not be so intense, and the person need only be
passed into the hands of some unwitting mental practitioner, who
taught as he is by psychopolitical operators, will bring about
When the loyalty of an individual cannot be swerved, and
where the opinion, weight, or effectiveness of the individual
stands firmly in the road of Communist goals, it is usually best
to occasion a mild neurosis into the person by any available
means, and then, having carefully given him a history of mental
imbalance, to see to it that he disposes of himself by suicide, or
to bring about his demise in such a way as to resemble suicide.
Psychopolitical operators have handled such situations skilfully [sic]
tens of thousands of times within and without Russia.
It is the firm principle of Psychopolitics that the person to be
destroyed must be involved at first or second hand in the stigma
of insanity, and must have been placed in contact with psycho-
political operators or persons trained by them, with a maximum
amount of tumult and publicity. The stigma of insanity is
properly placed at the door of such a person's reputation and is
held there firmly by bringing about irrational acts, either on his
own part or in his vicinity. Such an activity can be classified as a
partial destruction of alignment, and if this destruction is carried
forward to its furthest extent the mis-alignment on the subject of
all loyalties can be considered to be complete, and alignment on
new loyalties can be embarked upon safely. By bringing about
insanity or suicide on the part of the wife of an important political
personage, a sufficient mis-alignment has been instigated to
change his attitude. And this, carried forward firmly, or assisted
loyalties, but now slanted in a more proper and fitting direction.
Another reason for the alignment of psychopolitical activities
with the mis-alignment of insanity is that insanity itself is a
despised and disgraced state, and anything connected with it is
lightly viewed. Thus, a psychopolitical operator, working in the
vicinity of an insane person, can refute and disprove any accusa-
tions made against him by demonstrating that the family itself is
tainted with mental imbalance. This is surprisingly effective in
Capitalistic countries where insanity is so thoroughly feared that
no one would dream of investigating any circumstances in its
vicinity. Psychopolitical propaganda works constantly and must
work constantly to increase and build up this aura of mystery
surrounding insanity, and must emphasize the horribleness and
hopelessness of insanity in order to excuse non-therapeutic actions
taken against the insane. Particularly in Capitalistic countries,
an insane person has no rights under law. No person who is
insane may hold property. No person who is insane may testify.
Thus, we have an excellent road along which we can travel
toward our certain goal and destiny.
Entirely by bringing about public conviction that the sanity
of a person is in question, it is possible to discount and eradicate
all of goals and activities of that person. By demonstrating
the insanity of a group, or even a government, it is possible, then,
to cause its people to disavow it. By magnifying the general
human reaction to insanity, through keeping the subject of
insanity itself forever before the public eye, and then, by utiliz-
ing this reaction by causing a revulsion on the part of a populace
against its leader or leaders, it is possible to stop any government
It is important to know that the entire subject of loyalty is thus
as easily handled as it is. One of the first and foremost missions
of the psychopolitician is to make an attack upon Communism
and insanity synonymous. It should become the definition of
insanity, of the paranoid variety, that, " A paranoid believes he is
being attacked by Communists". Thus, at once the support of
the individual so attacking Communism will fall away and
Instead of executing national leaders, suicide for them should
be arranged under circumstances which question their demise.
In this way we can select out all opposition to the Communist
extension into the social orders of the world, and render populaces
who would oppose us leaderless, and bring about a state of chaos
or mis-alignment into which we can thrust, with great simplicity,
the clear and forceful doctrines of Communism.
The cleverness of our attack in this field of Psychopolitics is
adequate to avoid the understanding of the layman and the usual
stupid official, and by operating entirely under the banner of
authority, with the oft-repeated statement that the principles of
psychotherapy are too devious for common understanding, an
entire revolution can be effected without the suspicion of a
populace until it is an accomplished fact.
As insanity is the maximum mis-alignment, it can be grasped
to be the maximum weapon in severance of loyalties to leaders
and old social orders. Thus, it is of the utmost importance that
psychopolitical operatives infiltrate the healing arts of a nation
marked for conquest, and bring from that quarter continuous
pressure against the population and the government until at last
the conquest is affected [sic]. This is the subject and goal of Psycho-
In rearranging loyalties we must have a command of their
values. In the animal the first loyalty is to himself. This is
destroyed by demonstrating errors to him, showing him that he
does not remember, cannot act or does not trust himself. The
second loyalty is to his family unit, his parents and brothers and
sisters. This is destroyed by making a family unit economically
non-dependent, by lessening the value of marriage, by making an
easiness of divorce and by raising the children wherever possible
by the State. The next loyalty is to his friends and local environ-
ment. This is destroyed by lowering his trust and bringing about
reportings upon him allegedly by his fellows or the town or
village authorities. The next is to his State and this, for the
purposes of Communism, is the only loyalty which should exist
once the state is founded as a Communist State. To destroy
loyalty to the State all manner of forbiddings for youth must be
put into effect so as to disenfranchise them as members of the
Capitalist state and, by promises of a better lot under Com-
munism, to gain their loyalty to a Communist movement.
Denying a Capitalist country easy access to courts, bringing
about and supporting propaganda to destroy home, creating
and continuous juvenile delinquency, forcing upon the state all
manner of practices to divorce the child from it will in the end
create the chaos necessary to Communism.
Under the saccharine guise of assistance to them, rigorous child
labour laws are the best means to deny the child any right in the
society. By refusing to let him earn, by forcing him into un-
wanted dependence upon a grudging parent, by making certain
in other channels that the parent is never in other than economic
stress, the child can be driven in his teens into revolt. Delinquency
By making readily available drugs of various kinds, by giving
the teen-ager alcohol, by praising his wildness, by stimulating him
with sex literature and advertising to him or her practices as
taught at the Sexpol, the psychopolitical operator can create the
necessary attitude of chaos, idleness and worthlessness into which
can then be cast the solution which will give the teen-ager com-
plete freedom everywhere -- Communism.
Should it be possible to continue conscription beyond any
reasonable time by promoting unpopular wars and other means,
the draft can always stand as a further barrier to the progress
of youth in life, destroying any immediate hope to participate in
his nations civil life.
By these means the patriotism of youth for their Capitalistic
flag can be dulled to a point where they are no longer dangerous
as soldiers. While this might require many decades to effect,
Capitalism's short term view will never envision the lengths across
which we can plan.
If we could effectively kill the national pride and patriotism
of just one generation we will have won that country. Therefore
there must be continual propaganda aboard to undermine the
loyalty of the citizens in general and the teen-ager in particular.
The role of the psychopolitical operator in this very strong.
He can, from his position as an authority on the mind, advise all
manner of destructive measures. He can teach the lack of control
of this child at home. He can instruct, in an optimum situation,
the entire nation in how to handle children -- and instruct them
so that the children, given no control, given no real home, can
run wildly about with no responsibility for their nation or them-
The mis-alignment of the loyalty of youth to a Capitalistic
nation sets the proper stage for a realignment of their loyalties
with Communism. Creating a greed for drugs, sexual misbe-
haviour and uncontrolled freedom and presenting this to them
as a benefit of Communism will with ease bring about our align-
In the case of strong leaders amongst youthful groups, a
psychopolitical operator can work in many ways to use a discard
that leadership. If it is to be used, the character of the girl or boy
must be altered carefully into criminal channels and a control by
blackmail or other means must be maintained. But where the
leadership is not susceptible, where it resists all persuasions and
might become dangerous to our Cause, no pains must be spared
to direct the attention of the authorities to that person and to
harass him in one way or another until he can come into the
hands of juvenile authorities. When this has been effected it can
be hoped that a psychopolitical operator, by reason of child
adviser status can, in the security of the jail and cloaked by
processes of law, destroy the sanity of that person. Particularly
brilliant scholars, athletes and youth group leaders must be
handled in either one of these two ways.
In the matter of guiding the activities of juvenile courts, the
psychopolitical operator entertains here one of his easier tasks.
A Capitalistic nation is so filled with injustice in general that a
little more passes without comment. In juvenile courts there are
always persons with strange appetites whether these be judges or
police men or woman. If such do not exist they can be created.
By making available to them young boys or girls in the "security"
of the jail or the detention home, and by appearing with flash
cameras or witnesses, one becomes equipped with a whip ade-
quate to direct all the future decisions of that person when these
The handling of youth cases by courts should be led further
and further away from law and further and further into "mental
problems" until the entire nation thinks of" mental problems"
instead of criminals. This places vacancies everywhere in the
courts, in the offices of district attorneys and. [sic] on police staffs
which could then be filled with psychopolitical operators, who be-
come then the judges of the land by their influence and into their
hands comes the total control of the criminal, without whose help
a revolution cannot ever be accomplished.
By stressing this authority over the problems of the youth and
adults in courts one day the demand for psychopolitical operators
could become such that even the armed services will use "authori-
ties on the mind" to work their various justices and when this
occurs the armed forces of the nation then enter into our hands
as solidly as if we commanded them ourselves. With the slight
bonus of having thus a skilled interrogator near every technician
or handler of secret war apparatus, the country, in event of
revolution, as did Germany in 1918 and 1919 will find itself
immobilized by its own Army and Navy fully and entirely in
Thus the subject of loyalties and their re-alignment is in fact
the subject of non-armed conquest of an enemy.
THE GENERAL SUBJECT OF OBEDIENCE
Obedience is the result of force.
Everywhere we look in the history of Earth we discover that
obedience to new rules has come about entirely through the
demonstration on the part of those rulers of greater force than
was to be discovered in the old ruler. A population overridden,
conqueror by war, is obedient to its conqueror. It is obedient to
its conqueror because its conqueror has exhibited more force.
Concurrent with force is brutality, for there are human con-
siderations involved which also represent force. The most bar-
baric, unrestrained, brutal use of force, if carried far enough,
invokes obedience. Savage force, sufficiently long displayed
toward any individual, will bring about his concurrence with
any principle or order.
Force is the antithesis of humanizing actions. It is so synony-
mous in the human mind with savageness, lawlessness, brutality,
and barbarism, that it is only necessary to display an inhuman
attitude toward people, to be granted by those people the posses-
sion of force.
Any organization which has the spirit and courage to display
inhumanity, savageness, brutality, and an uncompromising lack
of humanity, will be obeyed. Such a use of force is, itself, the
essential ingredient of greatness. We have to hand no less an
example than our great Communist Leaders, who, in moments
of duress and trial, when faced by Czarist rule, continued over
the heads of an enslaved populace, yet displayed sufficient courage
never to stay their hands in the execution of the conversion of the
Russian State to Communist rule.
If you would have obedience you must have no compromise
with humanity. If you would have obedience you must make it
clearly understood that you have no mercy. Man is an Animal.
He understood, in the final analysis, only those things which a
As an example of this, we find an individual refusing to obey
and being struck. His refusal to obey is now less vociferous. He
is struck again, and his resistance is lessened once more. He is
hammered and pounded again and again, until, at length, his
only thought is direct and implicit obedience to that person from
whom the force has emanated. This is a proven principle. It is
proven because it is the main principle Man, the animal, has used
since his earliest beginnings. It is the only principle which has
been effective, the only principle which has brought about a wide
and continued belief. For it is to our benefit that an individual
who is struck again and again and again from a certain source,
will, at length, hypnotically believe anything he is told by the
source of the blows.
The stupidity of Western civilizations is best demonstrated by
the fact that they believe hypnotism is a thing of mind, of
attention, and a desire for unconsciousness. This is not true.
Only when a person has been beaten, punished, and mercilessly
hammered, can hypnotism upon him be guaranteed in its effec-
tiveness. It is stated by Western authorities on hypnosis that only
some twenty per cent. [sic] of the people are susceptible to hypnotism.
This statement is very untrue. Given enough punishment, all of
the people in any time and place are susceptible to hypnotism.
In other words, by adding force, hypnotism is made uniformly
effective. Where unconsciousness could not be induced by simple
concentration upon the hypnotist, unconsciousness can be induced
by drugs, by blows, by electric shock, and by other means. And
where unconsciousness cannot be induced so as to make an
implantation or an hypnotic command effective, it is only neces-
sary to amputate the functioning portions of the animal man's
brain to render him null and void and no longer a menace. Thus,
we find that hypnotism is entirely effective.
The mechanisms of hypnotism demonstrate clearly that people
can be made to believe in certain conditions, and even their
environment or in politics, by the administration of force. Thus,
it is necessary for a psychopolitician to be an expert in the
administration of forces. Thus, he can bring about implicit
obedience, not only on the part of individual members of the
populace, but on the entire populace itself and its government.
He need only take unto himself a sufficiently savage role, a
sufficiently uncompromising inhuman attitude, and he will be
obeyed and believed.
The subject of hypnotism is a subject of belief. What can
people be made to believe? They can be made to believe any-
thing which is administered to them with sufficient brutality and
force. The obedience of a populace is as good as they will believe.
Despicable religions, such as Christianity, knew this. They
knew that if enough faith could be brought into being, a populace
could be enslaved by the Christian mockeries of humanity and
mercy, and thus could be disarmed. But one need not count
upon this act of faith to bring about a broad belief. One must only
exhibit enough force, enough inhumanity, enough brutality and
and [sic] savageness to create implicit belief and therefore and thereby
implicit obedience. As Communism is a matter of belief, its study
is a study of force.
The earliest Russian psychiatrists, pioneering the science of
psychiatry, understood thoroughly that hypnosis is induced by
acute fear. They discovered it could also be induced by shock
of an emotional nature, and also by extreme privation, as well as
by blows and drugs.
In order to induce a high state of hypnogogy in an individual,
a group, or a population, an element of terror must always be
present on the part of those who would govern. The psychiatrist
is aptly suited to this role, for his brutalities are committed in the
name of science and are inexplicably complex, and entirely out
of view of the human understanding. A sufficient popular terror
of the psychiatrist will, in itself, bring about insanity on the part
of many individuals. A psychopolitical operative, then, can,
entirely cloaked with authority, commence and continue a cam-
paign of propaganda, describing various "treatments" which are
administered to the insane. A psychopolitical operative should at
all times insist that there treatments are therapeutic and neces-
sary. He can, in all of his literature and his books, list large
numbers of pretended cures by these means. But these "cures"
need not actually produce any recovery from a state of disturb-
ance. As long as the psychopolitical operative or his dupes are
the only authorities as to the difference between sanity and
insanity, their word as to the therapeutic value of such treatment
will be the final word. No layman would dare adventure to
place judgment upon the state of sanity of an individual whom
the psychiatrist has already declared insane. The individual
himself is unable to complain, and his family, as will be covered
later, is already discredited by the occurrence of insanity in their
midst. There must be other adjudicators of insanity, otherwise it
could be disclosed that the brutalities practiced in the name of
treatment are not therapeutic.
A psychopolitical operative has no interest in "therapeutic
means" or "cures". The greater number of insane in the country
where he is operating, the larger number of the populace will
come under his view, and the greater will become his facilities.
Because the problem is apparently mounting into uncontrollable
heights, he can more and more operate in an atmosphere of
emergency, which again excuses his use of such treatments as
electric shock, the prefrontal lobotomy, trans-orbital leucotomy,
and other operations long-since practiced in Russia on political
It is to the interest of the psychopolitical operative that the
possibility of curing the insane be outlawed and ruled out at all
times. For the sake of obedience on the part of the population
and their general reaction, a level of brutality must, at all costs,
be maintained. Only in this way can the absolute judgement of
the psychopolitical operative as to the sanity or insanity of public
figures be maintained in complete belief. Using sufficient brutality
upon their patients, the public at large will come to believe utterly
anything they say about their patients. Furthermore, and much
more important, the field of the mind must be sufficiently domin-
ated by the psychopolitical operative, so that wherever tenets of
the mind are taught they will be hypnotically believed. The
psychopolitical operative, having under his control all psychology
classes in an area, can thus bring about a complete reformation of
the future leaders of a country in their educational processes, and
so prepare them for Communism.
To be obeyed, one must be believed. If one is sufficiently
believed, one will unquestioningly be obeyed.
When he is fortunate enough to obtain into his hands anyone
near to a political or important figure, this factor of obedience
becomes very important. A certain amount of fear or terror must
be engendered in the person under treatment so that this person
will then take immediate orders, completely and unquestioningly,
from the psychopolitical operative, and so be able to influence
the actions of that person who is to be reached.
Bringing about this state of mind on the part of a populace
and its leaders -- that a psychopolitical operative must, at all
times, be believed -- could eventually be attended by very good
fortune. It is not too much to hope that psychopolitical operatives
would then, in a country such as the United States, become the
most intimate advisers to political figures, even to the point of
advising the entirety of a political party as to it actions in an
The long view is the important view. Belief is engendered by
a certain amount of fear and terror from an authoritative level,
and this will be followed by obedience.
The general propaganda which would best serve Psychopolitics
would be a continual insistence that certain authoritative levels
of healing, deemed this or that the correct treatment on insanity.
These treatments must always include a certain amount of
brutality. Propaganda should continue and stress the rising
incidence of insanity in a country. The entire field of human
behaviour, for the benefit of the country, can, at length, be
broadened into abnormal behaviour. Thus, anyone indulging in
any eccentricity, particularly the eccentricity of combating psy-
chopolitics, could be silenced by the authoritative opinion on the
part of a psychopolitical operative that he was acting in an ab-
normal fashion. This, with some good fortune, could bring the
person into the hands of the psychopolitical operative so as to
forever more disable him, or to swerve his loyalties by pain-drug
On the subject of obedience itself, the most optimum obedience
is unthinking obedience. The command given must be obeyed
without and rationalizing on the part of the subject. The com-
mand must, therefore, be implanted below the thinking processes
of the subject to be influenced, and must react upon him in such
a way as to bring no mental alertness on his part.
It is in the interest of Psychopolitics that a population be told
that an hypnotized person will not do anything against his actual
will, will not commit immoral acts, and will not act so as to
endanger himself. While this may be true of light, parlour
hypnotism, it certainly is not true of commands implanted with
the use of electric shocks, drugs, or heavy punishment. It is counted
upon completely that this will be discredited to the general public
by psychopolitical operatives, for if it were to be generally known
that individuals would obey commands harmful to themselves,
and would commit immoral acts while under the influence of
deep hypnotic commands, the actions of many people, working
unknowingly in favour of Communism, would be too-well under-
stood. People acting under deep hypnotic commands should be
acting apparently of their own volition and out of their own
The entire subject of psychopolitical hypnosis, Psychopolitics
in general, depends for its defence upon continuous protest from
authoritative sources that such things are not possible. And,
should anyone unmask a psychopolitical operative, he should at
once declare the whole thing a physical impossibility, and use his
authoritative position to discount any accusation. Should any
writings of Psychopolitics come to view, it is only necessary to
brand them a hoax and laugh the out of countenance. Thus,
psychopolitical activities are easy to defend.
When psychopolitical activities have reached a certain peak,
from there on it is almost impossible to undo them, for the
population is already under the duress of obedience to the psycho-
political operatives and their dupes. The ingredient of obedience
is important, for the complete belief in the psychopolitical opera-
tive renders his statement cancelling any challenge about psycho-
political operatives irrefutable. The optimum circumstances
would be to occupy every position which would be consulted by
officials on any question or suspicion arising on the subject of
Psychopolitics. Thus, a psychiatric adviser should be placed near
to hand in every government operation. As all suspicions would
then be referred to him, no action would ever be taken, and the
goal of Communism could be realized in that nation.
Psychopolitics depends, from the viewpoint of the layman,
upon its fantastic aspects. These are its best defence, but above
all these defences is implicit obedience on the part of officials and
the general public, because of the character of the psychopolitical
operative in the field of healing.
ANATOMY OF STIMULUS-RESPONSE MECHANISMS OF MAN
Man is a stimulus-response animal. His entire reasoning capa-
bilities, even his ethics and morals, depend upon stimulus-response
machinery. This has long been demonstrated by such Russians
as Pavlov, and the principles have long been used in handling
the recalcitrant, in training children, and in bringing about a
state of optimum behaviour on the part of a population.
Having no independent will of his own, Man is easily handled
by stimulus-response mechanisms. It is only necessary to install
a stimulus into the mental anatomy of Man to have that stimulus
reactivate and respond any time an exterior command source
calls it into being.
The mechanisms of stimulus-response are easily understood.
The body takes pictures of every action in the environment
around an individual. When the environment includes brutality,
terror, shock, and other such activities, the mental image picture
gained contains in itself all the ingredients of the environment.
It the individual, himself, was injured during that moment, the
injury, itself, will re-manifest when called upon to respond by an
exterior command source.
As an example of this, if an individual is beaten, and is told
during the entirety of the beating that he must obey certain
officials, he will, in the future, feel the beginnings of the pain the
moment he begins to disobey. The installed pain itself reacts as
a policeman, for the experience of the individual demonstrates
to him that he cannot combat, and will receive pain from, certain
The mind can become very complex in its stimulus responses.
As easily demonstrated in hypnotism, an entire chain of com-
mands, having to do with a great many complex actions, can be
beaten, shocked, or terrorized into a mind, and will there lie
dormant until called into view by some similarity in the circum-
stances of the environment to the incident of punishment.
The stimulus we call the "incident of punishment" where the
response mechanism need only contain some small part of the
stimulus to call into view the mental image picture, and cause
is [sic] to exert against the body the pain sequence. So long as the
individual obeys the picture, or follows the commands of the
stimulus implantation he is free from pain.
The behaviour of children is regulated in this fashion in every
civilized country. The father, finding himself unable to bring
about immediate obedience and training on the part of his child,
resorts to physical violence, and after administering punishment
of a physical nature to the child on several occasions, is gratified
to experience complete obedience on the part of the child each
time the father speaks. In that parents are wont to be lenient
with their children, they seldom administer sufficient punishment
to bring about entirely optimum obedience. The ability of the
organism to withstand punishment is very great. Complete and
implicit response can be gained only by stimuli sufficiently brutal
to actually injure the organism. The Cossack method of breaking
wild horses is a useful example. The horse will not restrain itself
or take any of the rider's commands. The rider, wishing to break
it, mounts, and takes a flask of strong Vodka, and smashes it
between the horses ears. The horse, struck to its knees, its eyes
filled with alcohol, mistakes the dampness for blood, instantly
and thereafter gives its attention to the rider and never needs
further breaking. Difficulty in breaking horses is only occasioned
when light punishments are administered. There is some mawkish
sentimentality about "breaking the spirit", but what is desired
here is an obedient horse, and sufficient brutality brings about an
The stimulus-response mechanisms of the body are such that
the pain and the command subdivide so as to counter each other.
The mental image picture of the punishment will not become
effective upon the individual unless the command content is dis-
obeyed. It is pointed out in many early Russian writings that
this is a survival mechanism. It has already been well and
thoroughly used in the survival of Communism.
It is only necessary to deliver into the organism a sufficient
stimulus to gain an adequate response.
So long as the organism obeys the stimulus whenever it is
restimulated in the future, it does not suffer from the pain of the
stimulus. But should it entirely disobey the command content of the
stimulus, the stimulus reacts to punish the individual. Thus, we
have an optimum circumstance, and one of the basic principles
of Psychopolitics. A sufficiently installed stimulus will thereafter
remain as a police mechanism within the individual to cause him
to follow the commands and directions given to him. Should he
fail to follow these commands and directions, the stimulus mech-
anism will go into action. As the commands are there with the
moment of duress, the commands themselves need never be
repeated, and if the individual were to depart thousands of miles
away from the psychopolitical operative, he will still obey the
psychopolitical operative, or, himself, become extremely ill and in
agony. These principles, built from the earliest days of Pavlov,
by constant and continuous Russian development, have, at last,
become of enormous use to us in our conquest. For less modern
and well-informed countries of Earth, lacking this mechanism,
failing to understand it, and coaxed into somnolence by our own
psychopolitical operatives, who discount and disclaim it, cannot
avoid succumbing to it.
The body is less able to resist a stimulus if it has insufficient
food and is weary. Therefore, it is necessary to administer all
such stimuli to individuals when their ability to resist has been
reduced by privation and exhaustion. Refusal to let them sleep
over many days, denying them adequate food, then brings about
an optimum state for the receipt of a stimulus. If the person is
then given an electric shock, and is told while the shock is in
action that he must obey and do certain things, he has no choice
but to do them, or to re-experience, because of his mental image
picture of it, the electric shock. This highly scientific and intensely
workable mechanism cannot be over-estimated in the practice of
Drugging the individual produces an artificial exhaustion, and
if he is drugged, or shocked and beaten, and given a string of
commands, his loyalties, themselves, can be definitely rearranged.
This is P.D.H., or Pain-Drug Hypnosis.
The psychopolitical operative in training should be thoroughly
studied in the subject of hypnotism and post-hypnotic suggestion.
He should pay particular attention to the "forgetter mechanism"
aspect of hypnotism, which is to say, implantation in the uncon-
scious mind. He should note particularly that a person given a
command in an hypnotic state, and then told when still in that
condition to forget it, will execute it on a stimulus-response signal
in the environment after he has "awakened" from his hypnotic
Having mastered these details fully, he should, by practicing
upon criminals and prisoners or inmates available to him, pro-
duce the hypnotic trance by drugs, and drive home post-hypnotic
suggestions by pain administered to the drugged person. He
should then study the reactions of the person when "awakened",
and should give him the stimulus-response signal which would
throw into action the commands given while in a drugged state
of duress. By much practice he can then learn the threshold
dosages of various drugs, and the amount of duress in terms of
electric shock of additional drug shock necessary to produce the
optimum obedience to the commands. He should also satisfy
himself the there is no possible method known to Man -- there
must be no possible method known to Man -- of bringing the
patient into awareness of what has happened to him, keeping him
in a state of obedience and response while ignorant of its cause.
Using criminals and prisoners, the psychopolitical operative in
training should then experiment with duress in the absence of
privation, administering electric shocks, beatings, and terror-
inducing tactics, accompanied by the same mechanisms as those
employed in hypnotism, and watch the conduct of the person
when no longer under duress.
The operative in training should carefully remark those who
show a tendency to protest, so that he may recognize possible
recovery of memory of the commands implanted. Purely for his
own education, he should then satisfy himself as to the efficacy
of brain surgery in disabling the non-responsive prisoner.
The boldness of the psychopolitical operative can be increased
markedly by permitting persons who have been given pain-drug
hypnosis and who have demonstrated symptoms of rebelling or
recalling into society to observe how the label of "insanity" dis-
credits and discounts the statements of the person.
Exercises in bringing about insanity seizures at will, simply by
demonstrating a signal to persons upon whom pain-drug hypnosis
has been used, and exercises in making the seizures come about
through talking to certain persons in certain places and times
should also be used.
Brain surgery, as developed in Russia, should also be practiced
by the psychopolitical operative in training, to give him full
confidence in (1) the crudeness with which it can be done, (2) the
certainty of erasure of the stimulus-response mechanism itself,
(3) the production of imbecility, idiocy, and dis-coordination on
the part of the patient, and (4) the small amount of comment
which casualties in brain surgery occasion.
Exercises in sexual attack on patients should be practiced by
the psychopolitical operative to demonstrate the inability of the
patient under pain-drug hypnosis to recall the attack, while
indoctrinating a lust for further sexual activity on the part of the
patient. Sex, in all animals, is a powerful motivator, and is no
less so in the animal Man, and the occasioning of sexual liaison
between females of a target family and indicated males, under
the control of the psychopolitical operative, must be demonstrated
to be possible with complete security for the psychopolitical
operative, thus giving into his hands an excellent weapon for the
breaking down of familial relations and consequent public dis-
graces for the psychopolitical target.
Just as a dog can be trained, so can a man be trained. Just as
a horse can be trained, so can a man be trained. Sexual lust,
masochism, and any other desirable perversion can be induced
by pain-drug hypnosis and the benefit of Psychopolitics.
The changes of loyalties, allegiances, and sources of command
can be occasioned easily by psychopolitical technologies, and
these should be practiced and understood by the psychopolitical
operative before he begins to tamper with psychopolitical targets
The actual simplicity of the subject of pain-drug hypnosis, the
use of electric shock, drugs, insanity-producing injections, and
other materials, should be masked entirely by technical nomen-
clature, by the protest of benefit to the patient, by an authori-
tarian pose and position, and by carefully cultivating govern-
mental positions in the country to be conquered.
Although the psychopolitical operative working in universities
where he can direct the curricula of psychology classes is often
tempted to teach some of the principles of Psychopolitics to the
susceptible students in the psychology classes, he must be thor-
oughly enjoined to limit his information in psychology classes to
the transmittal of the tenets of Communism under the guise of
psychology, and must limit his activities in bringing about a state
of mind on the part of the students where they will accept Com-
munist tenets as those of their own action and as modern scientific
principles. the psychopolitical operative must not, at any time,
educate students fully in stimulus-response mechanisms, and must
not impart to them, save those who will become his fellow-
workers, the exact principles of Psychopolitics. It is not necessary
to do so, and it is dangerous.
DEGRADATION, SHOCK AND ENDURANCE
Degradation and conquest are companions.
In order to be conquered, a nation must be degraded, either
by acts of war, by being overrun, by being forced into humiliat-
ing treaties of peace, of by the treatment of her populace under
the armies of the conqueror. However, degradation can be
accomplished much more insidiously and much more effectively
by consistent and continual defamation.
Defamation is the best and foremost weapon of Psychopolitics
on the broad field. Continual and constant degradation of
national leaders, national institutions, national practices, and
national heroes must be systematically carried out, but this is
the chief function of Communist Party Members, in general, not
The realm of defamation and degradation, of the psycho-
politician, is Man himself. By attacking the character and morals
of Man himself, and by bringing about, through contamination
of youth, a general degraded feeling, command of the populace
is facilitated to a very marked degree.
There is a curve of degradation which leads downward to a
point where the endurance of an individual is almost at end, and
any sudden action toward him will place him in a state of shock.
Similarly, a soldier held prisoner can be abused, denied, defamed,
and degraded until the slightest motion on the part of his captors
will cause him to flinch. Similarly, the slightest word on the
part of his captors will cause him to obey, or vary his loyalties
and beliefs. Given sufficient degradation, a prisoner can be
caused to murder his fellow countrymen in the same stockade.
Experiments on German prisoners have lately demonstrated that
only after seventy days of filthy food, little sleep, and nearly
untenable quarters, that the least motion toward the prisoner
would bring about a state of shock beyond his endurance
threshold, and would cause him to him to hypnotically receive any-
thing said to him. Thus, it is possible, in an entire stockade of
prisoners, to the number of thousands, to bring about a state of
complete servile obedience, and without the labour of personally
addressing each one, to pervert their loyalties and implant in
them adequate commands to insure their future conduct, even
when released to their own people.
By lowering the endurance of a person, a group, or nation,
and by constant degradation and defamation, it is possible to
induce, thus, a state of shock which will receive adequately any
The first thing to be degraded in any nation is the state of
Man, himself. Nations which have high ethical tone are difficult
to conquer. Their loyalties are hard to shake, their allegiance
to their leaders is fanatical, and what they usually call their
"spiritual integrity" cannot be violated by duress. It is not effici-
ent to attack a nation in such a frame of mind. It is the basic
purpose of Psychopolitics to reduce that state of mind to a point
where it can be ordered and enslaved. Thus, the first target is
Man, himself. He can be degraded from a spiritual being to an
animalistic reaction pattern. He must think of himself as an
animal, capable only of animalistic reactions. He must no longer
think of himself, or his fellows, as capable of "spiritual
endurance", or nobility.
The best approach toward degradation in its stages is
the propaganda of "scientific approach" to Man. Man must be
consistently demonstrated to be a mechanism without individu-
ality, and it must be educated into a populace under attack that
Man's individualistic reaction are the product of mental
derangement. The populace must be bought into the belief
that every individual within it who rebels in any way, shape,
of [sic] form against efforts and activities to enslave the whole, must
be considered to be a deranged person whose eccentricities
are neurotic or insane, and who must have at once the treatment
of a psychopolitician.
An optimum condition in such a programme of degradation
would address itself to the military forces of the nation, and
bring them rapidly away from any other belief than that the
disobedient one must be subjected to "mental treatment." An
enslavement of a population can fail only if these rebellious
individuals are left to exert their individual influences upon their
fellow citizens, sparking them into rebellion, calling into account
their nobilities and freedoms. Unless these restless individuals are
stamped out and given into the hands of psychopolitical opera-
tives early in the conquest, there will be nothing but trouble as
the conquest continues.
The officials of the government, student, readers, partakers of
entertainment, must all be indoctrinated, by whatever means,
into the complete belief that the restless, the ambitious, the
natural leaders, are suffering from environmental maladjust-
ments which can only be healed by recourse to psychopolitical
operatives in the guise of mental healers.
By thus degrading the general belief in the statues of Man, it is
relatively simple, with co-operation from the economic salients
being driven into the country, to driven citizens apart, one from
another, to bring about a question of the wisdom of their own
government, and to cause them to actively beg for enslavement.
The educational programmes of Psychopolitics must, at every
hand, seek out the levels of youth who will become the leaders
in the country's future, and educate them into the belief of the
animalistic nature of Man. Thus [sic] must be made fashionable.
They must taught, above all things, that the salvation of Man
is to be found only by his adjusting thoroughly to this environ-
This educational programme in the field of Psychopolitics can
best be followed by bringing about a compulsory training in
some subject such as psychology or other mental practice, and
ascertaining that each broad programme of psychopolitical
training be supervised by a psychiatrist who is a trained psycho-
As it seems in foreign nations that the church is the most en-
nobling influence, each and every branch and activity of each
and every church, must, one way or other, be discredited.
Religion must become unfashionable by demonstrating broadly,
through psychopolitical indoctrination, that the soul is non-
existent, and that Man is an animal. The lying mechanisms
of Christianity lead men to foolishly brave deeds. By teaching them
that there is a life hereafter, the liability of courageous acts, while
living, is thus lessened. The liability of any act must be markedly
increased if a populace is to be obedient. Thus, there must be
no standing belief in the church, and the power of the church
must be denied at every hand.
The psychopolitical operative, in his programme of degrada-
tion, should at all times bring into question and family which is
deeply religious, and, should any neurosis or insanity be occa-
sioned in that family, to [sic] blame and hold responsible their
religious connections for the neurotic or psychotic condition.
Religion must by made synonymous with neurosis and psychosis.
People who are deeply religious would be less and less held
responsible for their own sanity, and should more and more be
relegated to the ministrations of psychopolitical operatives.
By perverting the institutions of a nation and bringing about
a general degradation, by interfering with the economics of a
nation to the degree that privation and depression come about,
only minor shocks will be necessary to produce, on the populace
as a whole, an obedient reaction or an hysteria. Thus, the mere
threat of war, the mere threat of aviation bombings, could cause
the population to sue instantly for peace. It is a long and arduous
road for the psychopolitical operative to achieve this state of
mind on the part of a whole nation, but no more than twenty
or thirty years should be necessary in the entire programme; [sic]
having to hand, as we do, weapons with which to accomplish the goal.
THE ORGANIZATION OF MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGNS
Psychopolitical operatives should at all times be alert to the
opportunity to organize "for the betterment of the community"
mental health clubs or groups. By thus inviting the co-operation
of the population as a whole in mental health programmes, the
terrors of mental aberration can be disseminated throughout the
populace. Furthermore, each one of these mental health groups,
properly guided, can bring, at last, legislative pressure against
the government to secure adequately the position of the psycho-
political operative, and to obtain for him government grants and
facilities, thus bringing a government to finance its own downfall.
Mental health organizations must carefully delete from their
ranks anyone actually proficient in the handling or treatment of
mental health. Thus must be excluded priests, ministers, actu-
ally trained psychoanalysts, good hypnotists, or trained Ministers
of the Church of Scientology. These, with some cognizance on
the subject of mental aberration and its treatment, and with
some experience in observing the mentally deranged, if allowed
frequency within institutions, and if permitted to receive litera-
ture, would, sooner or later, become suspicious of the activities
engaged upon by the psychopolitical operative. These must be
defamed and excluded as "untrained", "unskilful", "quacks", or
"perpetrators of hoaxes".
mental health movement with actual goals of mental
therapy should be continued in existence in any nation. For
instance, the use of Chinese acupuncture in the treatment of
mental and physical derangement must, in China, be stamped
out and discredited thoroughly, as it has some efficacy, and,
more importantly, its practitioners understand, through long
conversation with it, many of the principles of actual mental
health and aberration.
In the field of mental health, the psychopolitician must occupy,
and continue to occupy, through various arguments, the authori-
tative position on the subject. There is always the danger that
problems of mental health may be resolved by some individual
or group, which might then derange the programme of the
psychopolitical operative in his mental health clubs.
City officials, socialites, and other unknowing individuals, on
the subject of mental health, should be invited to full co-operation
in the activity of mental health groups. But the entirety of this
activity should be to finance better facilities for the psycho-
political practitioner. To these groups, it must be continually
stressed that the entire subject of mental illness is so complex that
none of them, certainly, could understand any part of it. Thus,
the club should be kept on a social and financial level.
Where groups interested in the health of the community have
already been formed, they should be infiltrated and taken over,
and if this is not possible, they should be discredited and debarred,
and the officialdom of the area should be invited to stamp them
out as dangerous.
When an hostile group dedicated to mental health is discov-
ered, the psychopolitician should have recourse to the mechan-
isms of peyote, mescaline, and later drugs which cause temporary
insanity. He should send persons, preferably those well under
his control, into the mental health group, and invite the group,
whether Christian Science or Church of Scientology or other
practice, to demonstrate its abilities upon this new person. These,
in demonstrating their abilities, will usually act with enthusiasm.
Midway in the course of their treatment, a quiet injection of
peyote, mescaline, or other drug, or an electric shock, will pro-
duce the symptoms of insanity in the patient which has been sent
to the target group. The patient thus demonstrating momentary
insanity should immediately be reported to the police and taken
away to some area of incarceration managed by psychopolitical
operatives, and so placed out of sight. Officialdom will thus
come into a belief that this group drives individuals insane by
their practices, and the practices of the group will then be de-
spised and prohibited by law.
The values of a widespread mental health organization are
manifest when one realizes that any government can be forced to
provide facilities for psychopolitical operatives in the form of
psychiatric wards in all hospitals, in national institutions totally
in the hands of psychopolitical operatives, and in the establishment
of clinics where youth can be contacted and arranged more
seemingly to the purposes of Psychopolitics.
Such groups form a political force, which can then legalize
any law or authority desired for the psychopolitical operative.
The securing of authority over such mental health organiza-
tions is done mainly by appeal to education. A psychopolitical
operative should make sure the those psychiatrists he controls,
those psychologists whom he has under orders, have been
trained for an excessively long period of time. The longer the
training period which can be required, the safer the psycho-
political programme, since no new group of practitioners can
arise to disclose and dismay psychopolitical programmes. Further-
more, the groups themselves cannot hope to obtain any full
knowledge of the subject, not having behind them many, many
years of intensive training.
Vienna has been carefully maintained as the home of Psycho-
politics, since it was the home of Psychoanalysis. Although our
activities have long long since dispersed any of the gains made
by Freudian groups, and have taken over these groups, the
proximity of Vienna to Russia, where Psychopolitics is operating
abroad, and the necessity "for further study" by psychopolitical
operatives in the birthplace of Psychoanalysis, makes periodic
contacts with headquarters possible. Thus, the word "psycho-
analysis" must be stressed at all times, and must be pretended
to be a thorough part of the psychiatrist's training.
Psychoanalysis has the very valuable possession of a vocabu-
lary, and a workability which is sufficiently poor to avoid recovery
of psychopolitical implantations. It can be made fashionable
throughout mental health organizations, and by learning its
patter, and by believing they see some of it phenomena, the
members of mental health groups can believe themselves conver-
sant with mental health. Because its stress is sex, it is, itself, an
adequate defamation of character, and serves the purposes of
degradation well. Thus, in organizing mental health groups, the
literature furnished such groups should be psychopolitical in
If a group of persons interested in suppressing juvenile delin-
quency, in caring for the insane, and the promotion of psycho-
political operative and their actions can be formed in every
major city of a country under conquest, the success of a psycho-
political programme is assured, since these groups seem to
represent a large segment of the population. By releasing con-
tinued propaganda on the subject of dope addiction, homo-
sexuality, and depraved conduct on the part of the young, even
the judges of a country can become suborned into reacting
violently against the youth of the country, thus mis-aligning and
aligning the support of youth.
The communication lines of psychopolitics, if such mental
health organizations can be well established, can thus run from
its most prominent citizens to its government. It is not too much
to hope that the influence of such groups could bring about a
psychiatric ward in every hospital in the land, and psychiatrists
in every company and regiment of the nation's army, and whole
government institutions manned entirely by psychopolitical opera-
tives, into which ailing government officials could be placed, to
the advantage of the psychopolitician.
If a psychiatric ward could be established in every hospital
in every city in a nation, it is certain that, at one time or another,
every prominent citizen of that nation could come under the
ministrations of psychopolitical operatives or their dupes.
The validation of psychiatric position in the armed forces and
security-minded institutions of the nation under conquest could
bring about a flow and fund of information unlike any other
programme which could be conceived. If every pilot who flies
a new plane could come under the questioning of a psycho-
political operative, if the compiler of every plan of military action
could thus come under the review of psychopolitical operatives,
the simplicity with which information can be extracted by the
use of certain drugs, without the after-knowledge of the soldier,
would entirely cripple any overt action toward Communism. If
the nation could be educated into turning over to psychopolitical
operatives every recalcitrant or rebellious soldier, it would lose its
best fighters. Thus, the advantage of mental health organizations
can be seen, for these, by exerting an apparent public pressure
against the government, can achieve these ends and goals.
The financing of a psychopolitical operation is difficult unless
it is done by the citizens and government. Although vast sums of
money can be obtained from private patients, and from relatives
who wish persons put away, it is, nevertheless, difficult to obtain
millions, unless the government itself is co-operating. The co-
operation of the government to obtain these vast sums of money
is best obtained by the organization of mental health groups
composed of leading citizens, and who bring their lobbying
abilities to bear against the nation's government. Thus can be
financed many programmes, which might otherwise have to be
laid aside by the psychopolitician.
The psychopolitical operative should bend consistent and con-
tinual effort toward forming and continuing in action innumer-
able mental health groups.
The psychopolitical operative should also spare no expense in
smashing out of existence, by whatever means, any actual heal-
ing group, such as that of acupuncture, in China; such Christ-
ian Science and Church of Scientology, in the United States;
such as Catholicism in Italy and Spain; and the practical psy-
chology groups of England.
CONDUCT UNDER FIRE
The psychopolitician may well find himself under attack as
an individual or a member of a group. He may be attacked as a
Communist, through some leak in the organization, he may be
attacked for malpractice. He may be attacked by the families
of people whom he has injured. In all cases his conduct of the
situation should be calm and aloof. He should have behind him
the authority of many years of training, and he should have
participated fully in the building of defences in the field of
insanity which give him the only statement as to the conditions
of the mind.
If he has not done his work well, hostile feeling groups may
expose an individual psychopolitician. These may call into
question the efficacy of psychiatric treatment such as shock, drugs,
and brain surgery. Therefore, the psychopolitical operative must
have to hand innumerable documents which assert enormously
encouraging figures on the subject of recovery by reason of shock,
brain surgery, drugs, and general treatment. Not one of these
cases cited need be real, but they should be documented and
printed in such a fashion as to form excellent court evidence.
When his allegiance is attacked, the psychopolitical operative
should explain his connection with Vienna on the grounds that
Vienna is the place of study for all important matters of the mind.
More importantly, he should rule into scorn, by reason of his
authority, the sanity of the person attacking him, and if the
psychopolitical archives of the country are adequate many de-
famatory data can be unearthed and presented as a rebuttal.
Should anyone attempt to expose psychotherapy as a psycho-
political activity, the best defence is calling into question the
sanity of the attacker. The next best defence is authority. The
next best defence is a validation of psychiatric practices in terms
of long and aggressive figures. The next best defence in the actual
removal of the attacker by giving him, or them, treatment suffici-
ent to bring about a period of insanity for the duration of the
trial. This, more than anything else, would discredit them, but
it is dangerous to practise this, in the extreme.
Psychopolitics should avoid murder and violence, unless it is
done in the safety of the institution, on persons who have been
proven to be insane. Where institution deaths appear to be
unnecessary, or to rise in "unreasonable number", political capital
might be made of this by city officials or legislature. If the
psychopolitical operative has, himself, or if his group has done a
thorough job, defamatory data concerning the person, or con-
nections, of the would-be attacker should be on file, should be
documented, and should be used in such a way as to discourage
After a period of indoctrination, a country will expect insanity
to be met with psychopolitical violence. Psychopolitical activities
should become the only recognized treatment for insanity. In-
deed, this can be extended to such a length that it could be made
illegal for electric shock and brain surgery to be omitted in the
treatment of a patient.
In order to defend psychopolitical activities, a great complexity
should be made of psychiatric, psychoanalytical, and psycho-
logical technology. Any hearing should be burdened by termin-
ology too difficult to be transcribed easily. A great deal should
be made out of such terms of schizophrenia, paranoia, and other
relatively undefinable states.
Psychopolitical test need not necessary be in agreement, one
to another, where they are available to the public. Various types
of insanity should be characterized by difficult terms. The actual
state should be made obscure, but by this verbiage it can be built
into the court or investigating mind that a scientific approach
exist and that is too complex for him to understand. It is not
to be imagined that a judge or a committee of investigation
should inquire too deeply into the subject of insanity, since they,
themselves, part of the indoctrinated masses, are already intimi-
dated if the psychopolitical activity has caused itself to be well-
documented in terms of horror in magazines.
In case of a hearing or trial, the terribleness of insanity itself,
its thread to the society, should be exaggerated until the court or
committee believes that the psychopolitical operative is vitally
necessary in his post and should not be harrassed for the activities
of persons who are irrational.
An immediate attack upon the sanity of the attacker before
any possible hearing can take place is the very best defence. It
should become well-known that "only the insane attack psychia-
trists". The by-word should be built into the society that
paranoia is a condition "in which the individual believes he is
being attacked by Communists". It will be found that this
defence is effective.
Part of the effective defences should include the entire lack in
the society of any real psychotherapy. This must be systematically
stamped out, since a real psychotherapy might possibly uncover
the results of psychopolitical activities.
Jurisprudence, in a Capitalistic nation, is of such clumsiness
that cases are invariably tried in their newspapers. We have
handled these things much better in Russia, and have uniformly
brought people to trial with full confessions already arrived at
(being implanted) before the trial took place.
Should any whisper, or pamphlet, against psychopolitical
activities be published, it should be laughed into scorn, branded
an immediate hoax, and its perpetrator or publisher should be, at
the first opportunity, branded as insane, and by the use of drugs
the insanity should be confirmed.
THE USE OF PSYCHOPOLITICS IN SPREADING COMMUNISM
Reactionary nations are of such a composition that they attack
a word without understanding of it. As the conquest of a nation
by Communism depends upon imbuing its population with Com-
munistic tenets, it is not necessary that the term "Communism"
be applied at first to the educative measures employed.
As an example, in the United States we have been able to alter
the works of William James, and others, into a more acceptable
pattern, and to place the tenets of Karl Marx, Pavlov, Lamarck,
and the data of Dialectic Materialism into the textbooks of
psychology, to such a degree that anyone thoroughly studying
psychology becomes at once a candidate to accept the reasonable-
ness of Communism.
As every chair of psychology in the United States is occupied
by persons in our connection, or who can be influenced by
persons in our connection, the consistent employment of such
texts is guaranteed. They are given the authoritative ring, and
they are carefully taught.
Constant pressure in the legislatures of the United States can
bring about legislation to the effect that every student attending
a high school or university must have classes in psychology.
Educating broadly the educated strata of the populace into
the tenets of Communism is thus rendered relatively easy, and
when the choice is given them whether to continue in a Capital-
istic or a Communist condition, they will see, suddenly, in Com-
munism, much more reasonability than in Capitalism, which will
now be of our own definition.
As populaces, in general, understand that a violence is neces-
sary in the handling of the insane, violent remedies seem to be
reasonable. Starting from a relatively low level of violence, such
as strait-jackets and other restraints, it is relatively easy to en-
croach upon the public diffidence for violence by adding more
and more cruelty into the treatment of the insane.
By increasing the brutality of "treatment", the public expec-
tance of such treatment will be assisted, and the protest of the
individual to whom the treatment is given is impossible, since
immediately after the treatment he is incapable. The family of
the individual under treatment is suspect for having in its midst,
already, an insane person. The family's protest should be dis-
The more violent the treatment, the more command value the
psychopolitical operative will accumulate. Brain operations
should become standard and commonplace. While the figures of
actual deaths should be repressed wherever possible, nevertheless,
it is of no great concern the the psychopolitical operative that
many deaths do occur.
Gradually, the public should be educated into electric shock,
first by believing that it is very therapeutic, then by believing that
it is quieting, then by being informed that electric shock usually
injures the spine and teeth, and finally, that it very often kills
or at least breaks the spine and removes, violently, the teeth of
the patient. It is very doubtful if anyone from the lay levels of
the public could tolerate the observation of a single electric shock
treatment. Certainly they could not tolerate witnessing a pre-
frontal lobotomy of a trans-orbital leucotomy. However, they
should be brought up to a level where this is possible, where it is
the expected treatment, and where the details, of the treatment
itself can be made known, thus to the increase of psychopolitical
The more violent the treatment, the more hopeless insanity
will seem to be.
The society should be worked up to the level where every
recalcitrant young man can be brought into court and assigned
to a psychopolitical operative, be given electric shocks, and
reduced into unimaginative docility for the remainder of his days.
By continuous and increasing advertising of the violence of
treatment, the public will at last come to tolerate the creation of
zombie conditions to such a degree that they will probably
employ zombies, if given to them. Thus a large strata of the
society, particularly that which was rebellious, can be reduced
to the service of the psychopolitician.
By various means, a public must be convinced, at least, that
insanity can only be met by shock, torture, deprivation, defama-
tion, discreditation, violence, maiming, death, punishment in all
its forms. The society, at the same time, must be educated into
the belief of increasing insanity within its ranks. This creates an
emergency, and places the psychopolitician in a saviour role, and
places him, at length, in charge of the society.
THE RECRUITING OF PSYCHOPOLITICAL DUPES
The psychopolitical dupe is a well-trained individual who
serves in complete obedience the psychopolitical operative.
In that nearly all persons in training are expected to undergo
a certain amount of treatment in any field of the mind, it is not
too difficult to persuade persons in the field of mental healing
to subject themselves to mild or minor drugs or shock. If this
can be done, a psychological dupe on the basis of pain-drug
hypnosis can immediately result.
Recruitment into the ranks of "mental healing" can best be
done by carefully bringing to it only those healing students who
are, to some slight degree, already depraved, or who have been
"treated" by psychopolitical operatives.
Recruitment is effected by making the field of mental healing
very attractive, financially, [sic] and sexually.
The amount of promiscuity which can be induced in mental
patients can work definitely to the advantage of the psycho-
political recruiting agent. The dupe can thus be induced into
many lurid sexual contacts, and these, properly witnessed, can
thereafter be used as blackmail material to assist any failure of
pain-drug hypnosis in causing him to execute orders.
The promise of unlimited sexual opportunities, the promise
of complete dominion over the bodies and minds of helpless
patients, the promise of complete lawlessness without detection,
can thus attract to "mental healing" many desirable recruits who
will willingly fall in line with psychopolitical activities.
In that the psychopolitician has under his control the insane
of that nation, most of them have criminal tendencies, and as he
can, as his movement goes forward, recruit for his ranks the
criminals themselves, he has unlimited numbers of human beings
to employ on whatever project he may see fit. In that the insane
will execute destructive projects without question, if given the
proper amount of punishment and implantation, the degradation
of the country's youth, the defamation of its leaders, the subor-
ning of its courts becomes childishly easy.
The psychopolitician has the advantage of naming as a delu-
sory symptom any attempt on the part of a patient to expose
The psychopolitician should carefully adhere to institutions
and should eschew private practice wherever possible, since this
gives him the greatest number of human beings to control the use
of Communism. When he does act in private practice, it should
be only in contact with the families of the wealthy and the
officials of the country.
THE SMASHING OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS
You must know that until recent times the complete subject of
mental derangement, whether so light as simple worry or so
heavy as insanity, was the sphere of activity of the church and
only the church.
Traditionally in civilized nations and barbaric ones the priest-
hood alone had in complete charge the mental condition of the
citizen. As a matter of great concern to the psychopolitician this
tendency still exists in every public in the Western World and
scientific inroads into this sphere has occurred only in official
and never in public quarters.
The magnificent tool welded for us by Wundt would be as
nothing if it were not for official insistence in civilized countries
that "scientific practices" be applied to the problem of the mind.
Without this official insistence or even if it relapsed for a moment,
the masses would grasp stupidity for the priest, the minister, the
clergy when mental condition came in question. Today in Europe
and America "scientific practices" in the field of the mind would
not last moments if not enforced entirely by officialdom.
It must be carefully hidden that the incidence of insanity has
increased only since these "scientific practices" were applied.
Great remarks must be made of "the pace of modern living" and
other myths as the cause of the increased neurosis in the world.
It is nothing to us what causes it if anything does. It is everything
to us that no evidence of any kind shall be tolerated afoot to
permit the public tendency toward the church its way. If given
their heads, if left to themselves to decide, independent of official-
dom, where they would place their deranged loved ones, the
public would choose religious sanatoriums and would avoid as if
plagued places where "scientific practices" prevail.
Given any slightest encouragement, public support would
swing on an instant all mental healing into the hands of the
churches. And there are Churches waiting to receive it, clever
churches. That terrible monster the Roman Catholic Church
still dominates mental healing heavily throughout the Christian
world and their well schooled priests are always at work to turn
the public their way. In the field of pure healing the Church of
Christ Science of Boston, Massachusetts excells in commanding
the public favour and operates many sanatoriums. All these
must be swept aside. They must be ridiculed and defamed and
every cure they advertise must be asserted as a hoax. A full fifth
of a psychopolitician's time should be devoted to smashing these
threats. Just as in Russia we had to destroy, after many many
years of the most arduous work, the Church, so we must destroy
all faiths in nations marked for conquest.
Insanity must be made to hound the footsteps of every priest
and practitioner. His best results must be turned to jibbering
insanities no matter what means we have to use.
You need not care what effect you have upon the public. The
effect you care about is the one upon officials. You must recruit
every agency of the nation marked for slaughter into a foaming
hatred of religious healing. You must suborne district attorneys
and judges into an intense belief as fervent as an ancient faith in
God that Christian Science or any other religious practice which
might devote itself to mental healing is vicious, bad, insanity-
causing, publicly hated and intolerable.
You must suborne [sic] and recruit any medical healing organiza-
tion into collusion in this campaign. You must appeal to their
avarice and even their humanity to invite their co-operation in
smashing all religious healing and thus, to our end, care of the
insane. You must see that such societies have only qualified
Communist-indoctrines as their advisers in this matter. For you
can use such societies. They are stupid and stampede easily.
Their cloak and degrees can be used quite well to mask any
operation we care to have masked. We must make them partners
in our endeavour so that they will never be able to crawl from
beneath our thumb and discredit us.
We have battled in America since the century's turn to bring
to nothing any and all Christian influences and we are succeeding.
While we today seem to be kind to the Christian remember we
have yet to influence the "Christian world" to our ends. When
that is done we shall have an end of them everywhere. You may
see them here in Russia as trained apes. They do not know their
tether is long only until the apes in other lands have become
You must work until "religion" is synonymous with "insanity".
You must work until the officials of city, county and state govern-
ments will not think twice before they pounce upon religious
group as public enemies.
Remember, all lands are governed by the few and only pretend
to consult with the many. It is no different in America. The
petty official, the maker of laws alike can be made to believe the
worst. It is not necessary to convince the masses. It is only
necessary to work incessantly upon the official, using personal
defamations, wild lies, false evidences and constant propaganda
to make him fight for you against church or against any
Like the official the bona-fide medical healer also believes the
worst if it can be shown to him as dangerous competition. And
like the Christian, should be seek to take from us any right we
have gained, we shall finish him as well.
We must be like the vine upon the tree. We use the tree to
climb and then, strangling it, grow into power on the nourish-
ment of its flesh.
We must strike from our path any opposition. We must use
for our tool any authority that comes to hand. And then at
last, the decades sped, we can dispense with all authority save
our own and triumph in the greater glory of the Party.
PROPOSALS WHICH MUST BE AVOIDED
There are certain damaging movements which could interrupt
a psychopolitical conquest. These, coming from some quarters of
the country, might gain headway and should be spotted before
they do, and stamped out.
Proposals may be made by large and powerful group in the
country to return the insane to the care of those who have
handled mental healing for tribes and populaces for centuries --
the priest. Any movement to place clerygymen in charge of
institutions should be fought on the grounds of incompetence
and the insanity brought about by religion. The most destructive
thing which could happen to a psychopolitical programme would
be the investment of the ministry with the care of the nation's
If mental hospitals operated by religious group are in exist-
ence, the must be discredited and closed, no matter what the
cost, for it might occur that the actual figures of recovery in such
institutions would become known, and that the lack of recovery
in general institutions might be compared to them, and this might
lead to a movement to place the clergy in charge of the insane.
Every argument must be advanced early, to overcome any
possibility of this ever occurring.
A country's law must carefully be made to avoid any rights
of person to the insane. Any suggested laws or Constitutional
Amendments which make the harming of the insane unlawful,
should be fought to the extreme, on the ground that only violent
measures can succeed. If the law were to protect the insane, as it
normally does not, the entire psychopolitical programme would
very possibly collapse.
Any movements to increase or place under surveillance the
orders required to hospitalized the mentally ill should be discour-
aged. This should be left entirely in the hand of person well
under the control of psychopolitical operatives. It should be done
with minimum formality, and no recovery of the insane from an
institution should be possible by any process of law. Thus, any
movement to add the legal steps of the processes of commit-
ment and release should be discourage on the ground of emer-
gency. To obviate this, the best action is to place a psychiatric
and detention ward of the mentally ill in every hospital in a land.
Any writing of a psychopolitical nature, accidentally disclosing
themselves, should prevented. All actual literature on the
subject of insanity and its treatment should be suppressed, first
by actual security, and second by complex verbiage which renders
it incomprehensible. The actual figures of recovery or death
should never be announced in any papers. Any investigation
attempting to discover whether or not psychiatry or psychology
has ever cured anyone should immediately be discouraged and
laughed to scorn, and should mobilize at that point all psycho-
political operatives. At first, it should be ignored, but if this is
not possible, the entire weight of all psychopoliticians in the
nation should be pressed into service. Any tactic possible should
be employed to prevent this from occurring. To rebut it, technical
appearing papers should exist as to the tremendous number of
cures effected by psychiatry and psychology, and whenever
possible, percentages of cures, no matter how fictitious, should be
worked into legislative papers, thus forming a background of
"evidence" which would immediately rebut any effort to actually
discover anyone who had ever been helped by psychiatry or
If the Communistic connections of a psychopolitician should
become disclosed, it should be attributed to his own carelessness,
and he should, himself, be immediately branded as eccentric
within his own profession.
Authors of literature which seek to demonstrate the picture of
a society under complete mental control and duress should be
helped toward infamy or suicide to discredit their works.
Any literature liberalizing any healing practice should be
immediately fought and defeated. All healing practices should
gravitate entirely to authoritative levels, and no other opinions
should be admitted, as these might lead to exposure.
Movements to improve youth should be invaded and corrup-
ted, as this might interrupt campaigns to produce in youth delin-
quency, addiction, drunkenness, and sexual promiscuity.
Communist workers in the field of newspapers and radio
should be protected wherever possible by striking out of action,
through Psychopolitics, any persons consistently attacking them.
These, in their turn, should be persuaded to give every possible
publicity to the benefits of psychopolitical activities under the
heading of "science".
No healing group devoted to the mind must be allowed to exist
within the borders of Russia or its satellites. Only well-vouched-
for psychopolitical operatives can be continued in their practice,
and this only for the benefit of the government or against enemy
Any effort to exclude psychiatrists or psychologist from the
armed services must be fought.
Any inquest into the "suicide" or sudden mental derangement
of any political leader in a nation must be conducted only by
psychopolitical operatives or their dupes, whether Psychopolitics
is responsible or not.
Death and violence against persons attacking Communism in
a nation should be eschewed as forbidden. Violent activity
against such person might bring about their martyrdom. De-
famation, and the accusation of insanity, alone should be em-
ployed, and they should be brought at last under the ministrations
of psychopolitical operatives, such as psychiatrists and controlled
In this time of unlimited weapons, and in national antagonisms
where atomic war with Capitalistic powers is possible, Psycho-
politics must act efficiently as never before.
Any and all programmes of Psychopolitics must be increased
to aid and abet the activities of other Communist agents through-
out the nation in question.
The failure of Psychopolitics might well bring about the atomic
bombing of the Motherland.
If Psychopolitics succeeded in its mission throughout the Capi-
talistic nations of the world, there will never be an atomic war,
for Russia will have subjugated all of her enemies.
Communism has already spread across one-sixth of the in-
habited world. Marxist Doctrines have already penetrated the
remainder. An extension of the Communist social order is every-
where victorious. The spread of Communism has never been by
force of battle, but by conquest of the mind. In Psychopolitics
we have refined this conquest to its last degree.
The psychopolitical operative must succeed, for his success
means a world of Peace. His failure might well mean the destruc-
tion of the civilized portions of Earth by atomic power in the
hands of Capitalistic madmen.
The end thoroughly justifies the means. The degradation of
populaces is less inhuman than their destruction by atomic fission,
for to an animal who lives only once, any life is sweeter than
The end of war is the control of a conquered people. If a
people can be conquered in the absence of war, the end of war
will have been achieved without the destruction of war. A
The psychopolitician has his reward in the nearly unlimited
control of populaces, in the uninhibited exercise of passion, and
the glory of Communist conquest over the stupidity of the
enemies of the People.
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