3. Metamphosed Hatred And Violence Generate Total Revolutionary Psychological Warfare

October 21, 2021


To grasp more clearly the scope of these immense changes in the communist panorama, it is necessary to analyze, as a whole, communism’s great present-day hope, namely, revolutionary psychological warfare.

Iva Toguri, aka, Tokyo Rose, mug shot taken at Sugamo Prison on March 7, 1946. Tokyo Rose was a name given by Allied troops in the South Pacific during World War II to demoralize Allied forces abroad and their families at home by emphasizing troops’ wartime difficulties and military losses.

As we have already said, international communism — though necessarily born of hatred and turned by its own internal logic to the use of violence exercised by means of wars, revolutions, and assassinations — was compelled by great, profound changes in public opinion to dissimulate its rancor and to pretend it had desisted from these means.

Now, if such desistance were sincere, international communism would have denied itself to the point of self-destruction.

US leaflet attempting to demoralize enemy in Vietnam by saying they are fighting Mao’s fight not their own.

But this is far from being the case. Communism uses the smile only as a weapon of aggression and warfare. It does not eliminate violence but transfers it from the field of physical and palpable operations to the field of impalpable psychological actuations. Its objective: to gradually and invisibly obtain the victory in the interior of souls that it could not win through drastic and visible means, according to the classic methods, because of certain circumstances.

Vladimir Putin with Fidel Castro at the Millennium Summit 6-8 September 2000. Photo by DruKason2 .

Of course, this is not a question of carrying out a few sparse and sporadic operations in the realm of the spirit. On the contrary, it is a question of a true war of conquest — psychological, yes, but total – targeting the whole man and all men in all countries.

Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, Revolution and Counter-Revolution (York, Penn.: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, 1993), Part III, Chapter II, pg.141 – 142


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