On the 17th of June 1953 East Germans rose up against their Communist oppressors and rioted in the streets. In response, the Writers Union, in effect a propaganda organ of the East German government, distributed leaflets proclaiming, not that the government had forfeited the confidence of the people, but rather that “the people had forfeited the confidence of the government.” And the people might win back the government’s confidence by “redoubling their efforts.”
The quotes are from Bertolt Brecht’s description in a free verse poem he wrote at the time titled “Die Lösung” – “The Solution.” The poem ends with a wry remark that mocked the rôle reversal of people and government:
“Would it not be easier ... for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?”
Since the early part of the 20th century Marxists have used persuasion and deceit trying to turn America into a socialist state, with some success. The complete overthrow of America, though, proved elusive. Since 1968 they have been using a surer method: import ready-made socialists.
Dissolving the people and electing another, displacing the historic American people with one more to a leftist’s liking.
Continued on ARI Watch: Cultural Marxists On Parade