Note: This take/article is not about a “conspiracy theory”. I reject the idea that the world’s governments are all planning something sinister for their own citizens. That is a common conspiracy theory constantly fear mongered on both sides of the political spectrum. There is no basis on fact/logic that supports such a bogus story. Never has a government just out of the blue decided to become totalitarian overnight. Totalitarianism has always given warning signs/symptoms prior to fully taking over a nation. Totalitarianism has always taken over nations via coups, revolutions, civil wars and collapses of a nation. Not to mention that every non totalitarian country has put several safeguards in place to prevent politicians from gaining too much power. With that being said, while there are conspiracy theories have been proven true, this conspiracy theory is not one of them.
The following is a frightening and realistic hypothetical(fictional) scenario of what could happen if the developed world in the future were to fall to radical left wing totalitarianism. Before you call it “exaggerated” or a “slippery slope” just know that this is meant to portray a hypothetical worst case scenario.
What you’ll read below will show you why I distrust and dislike the radical left wing so much.
Synopsis: The year is 2086. After a series of natural catastrophes, wars and political incompetence. The world’s countries and currencies collapsed, superpowers like the US ceased to be both a world power and a nation. While many other nations that heavily relied on the US were also negatively impacted. Chaos and anarchy followed after the collapse. Many soldiers went AWOL in order to be with their families, Many civilians perished in the ensuing chaos. Many survivors who knew what was coming fled to safe areas off grid, while many also stayed put. Out of the ruins a new government came to be, a radical left wing totalitarian government. The founders of this new government saw the collapse coming many years prior and thus were better prepared than most other people. Their usage of giving false hope allowed to them gain many followers, this allowed them to effortlessly impose their will on the remnants of the old world order. What followed afterwards eerily coincided with both biblical and scholar(Orwell) prophesy.
Fate of the world: A very large portion of the world collapsed and succumbed to the new radical left wing regime. The only countries that managed to get back up and didn’t lose sovereignty are Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Mexico, Israel, Vatican City, China, Russia and some countries in sub Sahara Africa. While these countries remained sovereign/free they became powerless to oppose the radical left wing regime by themselves. For the purpose of this take/article I’ll be strictly focusing on the society of the fallen developed/first world countries.
Censorship: One of the first things citizens would notice is the heavy restrictions on what they can can watch, listen to, read, or say. Some of their favorite movies and tv shows will be banned. Many of their favorite songs that supposedly have “political messages” will be banned, many of their favorite YouTube channels will be banned, many conservative and independent public figures will go into hiding/exile for safety, many books will be banned etc. The only way you can access censored materials is through the black market and work arounds.
Thought control: The radical left wing regime will also try to control people’s thoughts by using their version of behavioral sciences(pseudo-psychology and pseudo-psychiatry) to create what they would claim are “mind reading devices”.
Gun Bans: In order to decrease a chance of an uprising, the regime’s secret police will take advantage of the disarray and quickly confiscate the guns of it’s citizens. The only people who manage to keep their guns are the doomsday preppers and resistance that went underground.
Usage of secret police: Every totalitarian regime has their own secret police force that keeps the citizens living in fear. This radical left wing regime would utilize it’s secret police force to keep tabs on people who exhibit so called “harmful” behaviors
Religion ban/persecution: As a result of anti theism being endorsed by the new radical liberal regime, religion is banned. All religion goes underground or in exile in the independent countries. The only religions that would be somewhat tolerated by the regime are the very few religions that are compatible with radical left wing ideology.
Heterophobia: The radical left wing regime would also try to add restrictions to heterosexual relationships. Men and women will only be allowed to fraternize upon regime approval and specifically for the purpose of reproduction. Men and women who want to date without restrictions will have to do so in private/secrecy or flee to a independent country.
Sexism and attack on traditional gender roles: Men would suffer a lot under this regime as a result of all the ideals they’d be expected to meet and for all the restrictions implemented on them. Men would be prohibited from participating in strenuous sports, going to the gym, flirting with women and buying certain items like men’s clothing. The only way men could work out without shame is at home and use the black market to buy items restricted by the regime. The regime would shame men for being short, fat, Chubby, muscular and traditionalist. Likewise women will also suffer from the reversal of gender roles. Women will be forced to act more “butch”, not wear feminine clothing, cosmetics and not flirt with men. The regime would shame women for being petite, slim, fit and traditionalist
Environmentalist extremism: Extremist environmentalism will also be enforced, which will ban the consumption of meat and the production of any animal based product. People will no longer be allowed to grow grass or plant whatever they want in their homes. Any cultivation of flora would require special permission. The number of children you can have would also be limited and access to water would be heavily regulated.
Abolishment and restriction of private property: The totalitarian radical left wing regime would also prohibit privately owned lands(farms) and businesses. The regime would also limit Home, backyard and garden size
Mandatory RFID chip: In order to be able to make purchases or have a job, a citizen will have to have an RFID chip implanted in them. If a citizen is to refuse an implant they won’t be able to make purchases or find a job.
Weaponization of psychiatry and usage of psych wards as re-education camps: The field of psychiatry would be used as a means of suppressing political opposition and anyone who supports ideas that the regime disagrees with. The religious, centrists, independents, right wingers, traditionalists, straight people, masculine men and feminine women would all be at higher risks of being targeted and imprisoned in psych wards where they would experience psychological torture until they are broken and brainwashed.
Advanced surveillance: Aside from public cctv, the radical left wing regime will also keep tabs on it’s citizens via the cameras on smart phones, tablets, computers, TVs etc.
Racial profiling: The regime would also profile and target each race for exhibiting cultural traits they consider “harmful”. For example: Asians would profiled for being too smart. Hispanics would be profiled for being Catholic, Whites would be profiled for being Christian and Blacks for being potential rebels.
Pseudoscience would slow the advancement of science: As a result of the radical left wing regime rejecting authentic science, logic and reason. All in favor of pseudoscientific and pseudo intellectual PC ideas. Science lags behind while the independent nations’ scientific achievements prosper. Whether it be medicine, technology, weaponry, transportation etc.
lack of variety: Whether it be what you eat, the movies you can watch, the shows you can watch and pretty much whatever can be purchased. Citizens would find that there is no variety. Boris Yeltsin himself was surprised by the wide variety he could find in American supermarkets.
Propaganda machine: The radical left wing regime would use propaganda to brainwash it’s citizens into obedience. Whether it be posters, movies, tv shows, internet articles. The propaganda would be used to shape public opinion to be favorable towards the regime
Decrease of life expectancy: The regime’s pseudoscientific pursuits and poor quality medical services would cause medicinal technology and research to lag, causing is population to suffer a decrease in life expectancy.
Drop in IQ and education: As a result of people not getting any kind of proper education because of the distortion of scientific fact, using pseudoscience to educate, censorship and the brain washing techniques used by the regime. The average iq would drop very low. What was once 90 and above would soon be 70 and below.
Mass distrust: As a result of people trying to stay on the good side of the regime. There will be a lot of selling out/tattling amongst the populace. Whether it be out of fear, jealousy, ambition, vendetta or ignorance. Neighbor will sell out neighbor, co worker will sell out co worker and so on. This would lead to mass distrust, citizens would never know who they can or can’t trust.
The radical left wing regime’s weaknesses: Fortunately for the oppressed, there would still be hope that one day the radical left wing regime would meet it’s demise as a result of it’s weaknesses.
Weakness 1, Incompetent army: As a result of the radical left wing regime’s army being too use to tormenting docile and frightened civilians rather than fighting other armies or an uprising. Plus there would always be the chance of the army turning on the regime once things start to look rough, just how the Romanian army helped the Romanian civilians overthrow the communist Romanian government in 1989.
Weakness 2, Prone to infiltration: The regime would also be susceptible to infiltrators who are determined to destroy the regime from within. It could be a person rising through the ranks until reaching a high enough rank to have the means to destroy the regime from within. Or it could be a high ranking official that has a change of heart that also decides to destroy the regime from within.
Weakness 3, Prone to hackers: As a result of the regime’s heavy dabbling in digital technology, the number of hackers working for resistance targeting the regime would rise.
Weakness 4: Knowledge is power: The reason why totalitarian regimes rely on strict censorship, misinformation and delusion is because the regime’s know that once the populace knows the truth and starts thinking critically, the chance of uprisings happening greatly increases.
Weakness 5, the shadows: The biggest weakness of the regime is it’s inability to know who is the resistance and where is the resistance. While the regime operates out in the open which allows the resistance to know the regime’s every move.
Conclusion: While we in the developed world can rest easy knowing that our generations(Baby boomers-Generation Z) most likely won’t have to deal with a totalitarian regime anytime soon, a lot of proto totalitarian sentiments are starting to manifest themselves to a certain extent. Future generations will have to thread carefully and listen to these warnings in order to prevent totalitarianism from taking over the developed world. Totalitarianism is never a good thing. A government that uses force, intimidation, censorship and right/liberty infringement to govern is a government that doesn’t care about it’s people and eventually collapses. Totalitarianism is not to be debated, it’s to be toppled.
Radical left wing proto totalitarian ideas that are starting to manifest themselves in society: