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This thread isn't about government, so before you ignore it as melodramatically ridiculous, relax.
When people think of communism, the following ideas generally spring to mind:
To address lib-soc's for an instant, lib-soc is a facade. Projecting a utility preference throughout a community requires authority. Even if it's informal, said authority is bestowed upon the charismatically ambitious, discriminating against the socially unaware, sensitive, and outcast who have their own lifestyles. A lib-soc society does not allow people to live first, socialize later. It insists on people socializing first, living later. Ironically, this actually makes lib-soc a conservative ideology by advocating elitist status quo where those born into fortunate circumstances who can afford to socialize right off the bat are put at an advantage. The idea of developing oneself before socializing is discouraged if not prohibited. You're expected to be witty right out of the gate. Those who are unwitty are expected to endure natural hierarchy, comparable to divine right of kings.
Anyway, it seems that the U.S. has become an increasingly culturally communist society where people are perpetually guilt tripped into awkwardness such that they're expected to sacrifice to hierarchs who supposedly operate for the good of the collective. This sacrifice is supposedly distributed in an equal manner such that the entire collective benefits, but in reality, it primarily benefits those naturally endowed with the endurance required to afford manipulation. Not only does this make benefits most compatible with manipulators, but hierarchs spot manipulators, and bestow benefits most towards them.
This seems to be based in paranoid psychopathy. It is based in the idea that appearances can be deceiving, so therefore, people have to assume the worst in others. If you don't assume the worst, then you're naive and deserve to be exploited. This is where secrecy comes into play because people do not share information since others cannot automatically be trusted. It also cycles back to manipulative endurance. Those most enduring don't feel jittery to disclose information. This has a few values to it.
One, some of the enduring are untrustworthy. These people deliberately prey on the trustworthy by getting information out of them.
Two, some of the enduring are trustworthy. These people outcast the jittery because they don't want advanced information disclosed.
Three, by definition of being enduring, the enduring are not creative. That is endurance and creativity are substitutes. The enduring don't want to be seen through as uncreative, and they want to cast an image of mystery to get creative people to be creative for them.
If anyone is still in doubt of whether the U.S. is culturally communist, I'd like to refer you to the story of Stalin and Bukharin during the mock trials.
Bukharin was one of Stalin's most trusted friends who constantly cooperated and held full faith in him. Since the beginning of the Bolsheviks and Politburo, Bukharin came up with many of Stalin's ideas, and pledged the support of the countryside's peasantry which was a tremendous asset in considering that Russia was predominantly agrarian, not industrialized. Despite this, Stalin remained paranoid, and insisted on a devastating collectivization rather than upholding the New Economic Policy that Bukharin suggested. Bukharin worried that the communist party was becoming increasingly cold in demanding total obedience, suspecting even the most marginal of dissent as a sign of defection.
In the end, Stalin suspected that Bukharin did not grasp the dialectic method, and therefore, was too trustworthy for his own good. Despite all his pleas, Bukharin was tortured for confessions, and those confessions were presented against him.
Today's U.S. on a cultural level seems to be approaching this despicable attitude where people despise creative thinking and constantly appeal to political correctness just to fit in with bureaucracy, believing that those naturally endowed with fortunate charisma are entitled to social status.