Nations and cultures that have become communist never win over “the hearts and minds” of the vast majority of the people. No amount of incessant propaganda can do it. The hoi polloi learn, sooner or later, how to read between the lines and lies. Clever, self-effacing jokes about their plight circulate in the underground culture, as well as veiled ones that mock the communists.

If propaganda is ever believed, it never lasts long, even with its own adherents. An ambitious citizen who lives under a tyrannical regime, and wanting to climb the ladder of success, knows exactly what buttons to push and the right time to do it, in order to be recognized as a “rising star” in the party. If they get high enough up the ladder, they realize that Marxist theory is a cruel joke, has no grounding in reality, and is merely a tool for increasing the security, wealth and power of the elite. Today, we are beginning to see this dynamic within our own America, and it is following predictably the resistance to tyranny that lies within human nature.

Yet there are those who will always follow the safe road. There is a passage in Solzhenitsyn’s “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” where this is demonstrated. Denisovich is a hard-working political prisoner, self-sacrificing and reliable in his labors inside the gulag. In a system where reward-and-punishment is distributed to a group, Denisovich makes sure that, even when it is 20 below zero, his group’s quota is met. His grateful fellow prisoners come to him and get around to asking the question that is part of every prison culture: “What are you in for?”

We have reached a level here in America where almost everyone now understands that the Covid Capers were carefully planned.

Reluctantly, he tells them: he was a kulak. These Ukrainian and Russian peasants were accused and demonized by the communists for hoarding grain, livestock and weapons, all the while the communists raided and looted their meager resources, grabbing even the seeds needed for the next planting. Those who survived subsisted on songbirds, mice and insects. Many died in resistance, others literally starved to death or were sent to slave labor camps. The death toll was 10 million.

But the anti-kulak propaganda was so effective that, even among fellow political prisoners, Denisovich was embarrassed. The reaction of his friends was, “How could you have been one of those detested kulaks?”

Now, it is accepted history that Stalin’s demonization of the most reliable citizens in Soviet culture were victims of genocide. We can also clearly see that the New York Times was a willing dupe of communist propaganda in denying the genocide, with their fake Pulitzer Prize winner Walter “There is no famine in the Ukraine” Duranty.

But now, see how our conversations in America are going. Everyone now knows that the CDC, WHO, FDA, NIH, mainstream media, presidents and politicians have been the true purveyors of lies, all the while smacking down any dissenting voices with relentless and instant punishment. And they are still at it, beating a dead horse until a new propaganda narrative can be invented.

It is more than simply Covid, of course. The LGBTQ and CRT agenda seeps itself into our corporate, sports, military and academic spheres, all without any legislation – because it could never succeed.

Few admit this publicly, yet few deny it privately, because the propaganda residue still lingers, like in that prison camp. Yet like a swimmer trying to sit on a beach ball, you cannot keep the truth from surfacing.

We have reached a level here in America where almost everyone now understands that the Covid Capers were carefully planned. It was everything the much-ridiculed “conspiracy theorists” struggled to say, and now come true. It is a hollow day of reckoning. Any “I told you so” is meaningless before the frightful void we must all now share together.

It is more than simply Covid, of course. The LGBTQ and CRT agenda seeps itself into our corporate, sports, military and academic spheres, all without any legislation – because it could never succeed. Unreported and under the radar, there have been leveraged take-overs of corporate boards. Once captured by Soros money, they are turned into beasts promoting the destructive sexual and climate cult theories that wreck civilized society, edging us into a looming “brave new world,” one that can still be rescued even now – with prayer, penance and sacrifice.

The genius of mankind knows no limits.

Nor his madness.

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The looming ‘brave new world’ can still be redeemed with prayer, penance, sacrifice

Bob Bird
Bob Bird ran for U.S. Senate in 1990 and 2008. He is a past president of Alaska Right to Life, a 47-year Alaska resident and a retired public school teacher. He has a passion for studying and teaching Alaska and U.S. constitutional history. He lives on the Kenai Peninsula and is currently a daily radio talk-show host for The Talk of the Kenai, on KSRM 920 AM from 3-5 pm and heard online


  • micah6v8 says:

    “The parallel society began in spontaneous acts of mutual self-defense in different parts of society. Those who take part are active people who can no longer stand to look passively at the general decay… rigidity, bureaucracy, and suffocation of every living idea or sign of movement in the official sphere. And because these people sooner or later recognized that efforts to bring about the slightest improvements in the official sphere were exercises in futility, it was only a matter of time before they said: Why not invest our talents, abilities, goodwill, and enthusiasm into something that no one will be able to corrupt, that we will be able to decide about ourselves in the end.”
    ~ Ivan Jirous, Parallel Polis: An Inquiry

    “The ultimate phase of this process is the situation in which the official structures… simply begin withering away and dying off, to be replaced by new structures that have evolved from ‘below’ and are put together in a fundamentally different way.”
    ~ Vaclav Havel, The Power of the Powerless

  • Ronald Lee Keel says:

    Bob Bird I would like to nominate as a delegate once we get proposition 1 passed. Bob understands how we need to not flip the table but tweak our Alaska Constitution to strengthen it to ensure our Alaskan governing body works 100% for the people, period.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Thank you Mr. Bird for this very eye opening story of America. If only now people would read and understand it we might on November 8th be able to start to fix some of the wrongs with voting a Red Wave. We need to vote Lisa out – she has become a liberal even though she claims to be a republican. We can take another look at our governor, and we need to vote Yes on ballot measure #1. We need a Con. Con. We need to correct some errors or omissions in the constitution. We need to fix our PFD so IF former governor Walker gets reelected he can’t use it all on his personal project. If the gas pipeline gets put in will Alaska have two PFD’s? We should or we could let the government have that money to thrw away on personal projects and we can continue to have our Oil PFD for we the people. These are points to think about NOW, before November 8th. It’s all on us the people. It’s our constitution and state. What are we willing to live with or without?

  • Lobo says:

    We continually receive flyers in the mail railing against Prop 1, and trying to scare folks about the possibilities of the NEA, the Chambers of Commerce, and labor unions losing their control of the political agendas… Of course, they don’t frame it that way, but, that is exactly what their fears are based upon.. The PFD is a major concern for them, in that they may fail to get our money channeled into their politicized coffers.. The flyer we received today listed a large number of those in opposition… all tied to the left, but they deceptively only listed one in favor of Prop 1.. I sure wish that there was a more concerted effort from those orgs. and associations in favor of it.. I know it does take funding, but I don’t see anything requesting donations.. Has anyone seen anything in that regard ? I would gladly donate.

  • Steve Peterson says:

    I personally don’t see any redemption of this society. The left has leveraged COVID and “social justice” issues so effectively that the damage is irreparable. Our only way forward is a parallel economy/society as bd (dare I s as h it?) Christian nationalism. Let them live in the filth of leftism if they so choose. As 2nd Corinthians 6:17, 18 says, “…come out from among them and be separate…”.

  • Mary says:

    Yes, Bob Byrd, Agreed

  • NOTpat says:

    It would be great if conservatives could unite against this path to destruction. The problem is, however, that we incessently attack each other because we disagree on process. Instead of welcoming like minded warriors, we play into the hands of the progressive (communists) who then use our divisiveness against us. You are part of an organization that is the poster child for this Bob. There has been no greater impediment to the right to life movement, in Alaska, than Alaska Right to LIfe, of which you are a board member. Their penchant for attacking strong, conservative voices has opened the door for exactly what you are opposing. So my advice is look in the mirror. Get your own house in order before you look at the rest of us.

  • Bob Bird says:

    Dear NOT Pat: This column had nothing to do with abortion or criticism of prolife strategy, so I don’t get your comments at all. But how is it that we must agree with your version of process in order to have unity? I have not been a RTL board member for many years now, so please get your facts straight when you point to me or to mirrors. I do support AK/RTL with donations. I do not hire executive officers and am only rarely consulted. The prolife movement, like the abolitionists of old, has always been at odds with itself. Differences are healthy. It allows us to see what does and does not work. So-called “mainstream” prolife, edge-nibbling solutions, usually originating from the calcified Nat’l RTL Committee, have always fallen flat. AKRTL is a bee-under-the-bonnet to those other prolife organizations who believe that they are entitled to all prolife donations.

  • Paola Estrada says:

    I wonder if mr bird could provide a screenshot or photo of an Alaskan teacher’s lesson plan, syllabus, or worksheet that promotes critical race theory.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    If people are still wide asleep and vote in globalist-back candidates, such as Peltola and Murkowski, we will continue down the road of destruction. Peltola wants to censure speech to get rid of misinformation – what kind of “misinformation”? Misinformation = missing information. Peltola does not want all of her relatives and friends and others around the state to find out that she has joined the agenda to get rid of the majority of the population of the earth. Here’s a good example of missing information that Peltola does not want Alaskans to learn about:
    posted by SGT Report, Published November 2, 2022

  • Paola Estrada says:

    Mr Bird do you have some proof that critical race theory is being taught in Alaska?