How to Read a New York Times Article
By the way, the New York Times article (by Charles McGrath) mentions the MRA world in passing, by making allusion to both Paul Elam's A Voice For Men website, and the Misandry Bubble article. We MRA types are described as "lurking around the edges of the male studies movement", as you will read in the NYT article. But first, the anti-brainwashing tutorial:
"This is actually a nice summary and example of the way Marxist brainwashing works. It is fascinating to read between the line of stuff like this but also, to carefully watch the messages we are bombarded with on a daily basis through TV, radio and the press. If we are dumb enough to spend most of our free time there, that is."One of the messages from this piece is a classic that we have all seen. The trick though, is to see what we are not told. For example. Men arguing against prejudice against them and becoming angry about what is being done to their brothers is called, "misogyny." What is missing is the argument that women doing the same thing are guilty of misandry. This keeps the dice loaded against the men in the mind of the reader, viewer or listener. In fact, the word "misandry" is almost never used in articles about feminists. The accusation of hate against males by women is never made, unless it is to shoot it down."If the reader takes the time to deconstruct articles like this one and put to one side of all the Marxist, pro feminist messages it contains and likewise, all the anti male messages, he or she would be shocked. Of course, to do that effectively, one must have an understanding of what Marxist/Feminism is and how brainwashing works. (Brainwashing, incidentally was perfected in the old Communist bloc and used constantly. It was tested as a theory on prisoners of war, particularly during the Korean and Vietnam wars and represents psychological warfare against an enemy)."When most people want to try and understand those concepts who do they go to learn? Do they go to those with a healthy critical viewpoint of Marxist/Feminism who know how dangerous it is or, do they go to those aggressively selling it? Nine times out of ten the latter is the case. The result then, is that they become even more brainwashed."Brainwashing works by continually repeating the same messages over and over again in slightly different ways, while at the same time convincing the hearer/viewer/reader who is the target for negative mind changing that their thoughts are lies, stupid and backward and need to be changed in order to think "correctly." Constantly undermining the confidence of potential rebels with negative messages prevents rebellion. "You are too small." "You are not powerful enough." "You cannot do this alone." "No one else thinks like you." "No one will help you." Etc., etc., etc. On the other side, attention is paid by the brainwashers to convincing the hearer/viewer/reader who is the target for "positive" mind changing, that their thoughts are "right," "powerful," "true" and so on and that they have a lot of support and "everyone agrees with you." "You are right." Etc., etc.,
"Men and women born before the brainwashing began are referred to as "grumpy old men, or women" and... "Men/women of a certain age." "Dinosaurs." "Past it." "Reactionaries." "Living in a mythical golden age." And on and on. This is to prevent contamination of the "new thinkers" (mostly the young) by the "old thinkers" (those who were pre-revolutionary and who have memories of what life was like under freedom)."Vehicles for brainwashing include popular TV show such as soap operas. Movies.(Visual) Music, radio plays and dramas and radio soaps (audio) and any and all forms of printed media from school books to comics. (Mental). The message given through these medium may be positive or negative but all will uphold the forced political viewpoint being fed into the minds of the subjects. For example: if you wish to end support for the Christian Church then popular shows will parade "Christians" in various negative ways. . . as hypocrites, paedophiles, thieves, rapists and so on. The media will concentrate on any bad "Christians" it can find and exaggerate the depth of the problem by printing the same stories over and over again in slightly different ways. Comedians will constantly attack "Christians" and "Christianity". On and on it goes . . ."Positive brainwashing only works with people who have limited personal experience of a different reality. Someone brought up before the Marxist/Feminist revolution will be much harder to reach and if they resist, almost impossible to reach. However, someone "educated" in the time since the revolution began has already been primed to accept the message so they will receive it gladly and unthinkingly."Anyone armed with this understanding who now deconstructs articles like this one in the light of that understanding, will begin to see how this stuff works."