Progressive Conditioning – Definition by Don Mashak

Progressivism relates to a political movement that began in the USA circa 1905.  It drew heavily on Darwinism (1860) and the Theory of Evolution as foundational elements.

Is your government making you behave like Pavlov's Dog?

Is your government making you behave like Pavlov’s Dog?

Progressives believe people must be conditioned, either like Pavlov’s dog or by the methods of B. F. Skinner and Edward Bernays, to behave as Government wants them to behave rather than as they are naturally inclined to behave. Conditioning is politically correct for Reward and Punishment. (Learn more about Classical Conditioning ) Progressive Conditioning is analogous to the the “beat down” used by local tyrant thugs in the “hood”. The beat down consists of harassing, intimidating and/or physically beating an individual (depending on the personality of the individual) so much and so often that the individual becomes submissive and compliant to the will of the perpetrator. Progressive Government Tyrant Thugs (aka Educated Elite) are no better than the local Tyrant Thugs; They just have the color of law, overwhelming force, a better organized criminal organization, a complicit Main Stream Media, and better public relations.

To better understand Progressive Conditioning, it is perhaps easiest to establish a portion of the metaphysical context America was founded upon.

America revolted from the Government Doctrine of “Divine Right of Kings”. The King/Queen/Aristocracy (hereafter ‘King’) asserted they were a God or the representative of God here on earth and therefore no earthly being could question their authority. The King owned all land. People were subjects having no rights, only permissions and privileges that could be revoked at anytime for any reason. The purpose of Government under Divine Right of Kings is to maintain order and to act in the best interests of the community.(Which usually defaulted to the best interests of the King, the aristocracy and the King’s moneyed friends) This highlights the relevant elements of what the American Colonists really revolted from.

America was founded on Natural Law and Natural Rights. These are concepts that were reduced to writing during The Enlightenment 1650-1800. John Locke was one of the Prominent “Men of Letters” during The Enlightenment. His book “Two Treatises of Civil Government” spoke to Natural Law, Unalienable Natural Rights, The Social Contract and Consent of the Governed.

John Locke and the Founder’s believed Government must be constructed with the “Nature of Man in the Natural State” in mind. The Cato Letters perhaps best represents what the Founder’s believed the Natural State of Man to be:

“All [People] have free will and are not virtuous by Nature.”

That is why our Founder’s constructed out government with Checks and Balances, Transparency and Accountability.

Locke and the Founders held that the purpose of government was to allow each individual more liberty than they would otherwise have in the chaos of the pre-government natural state. (where they would have to be vigilant 24/7 to protect their home, family and property from others) .

As we can see, Locke and the Founder’s were interested in maximizing the freedom of the individual, not controlling the individual. The Founder’s saw government as being subordinate to the individual.

“The Purpose of Government is to allow the individual more freedom than they would have in the chaos of the pre-government Natural State, not to force them to serve government or corporations”.

Don Mashak

Progressives on the other hand, believe the individual should be subordinate to the will of the Government aka Progressive Educated Elites. And since the individual’s nature in the natural state is to free from any earthly dominion, individuals must be conditioned to submit to the this role. So your Natural Right to challenge and protest your government is gone, and Progressives can and do punish the voices of political dissent.


Do you prefer Pavlov or Skinner conditioning be used on you, your spouse and your children by Progressive Educated Elites?

On another level, Progressives try to rationalize to the masses that the source of exploitation of the masses are the evils of Individuality, Creativity, Competition and Free Markets.  (So on the first level, perhaps you should ask yourself if you want to give up your individuality, creativity and other unalienable Natural Rights before you throw in with the Progressives.)

A “practical” reason why Progressives say individuality has to be conditioned out of the individual arises in the Progressive Educated Elites desire to “tell” the individual what their working career will be.  According to Progressives, you can’t have a bunch of Individuals exercising their own Self-Determination in choosing what their career will be. In fact, Progressive Common Core starts “career tracking” kids starting in Second Grade based on standardized tests. Read “Is Common Core simply pure evil?” for more details on the Conditioning that occurs via Common Core.

And this is why Progressives assert conditioning is just and necessary. As we have said, conditioning essentially comes down to rewards and punishments. And the evil truth is, Progressives don’t tell you are being conditioned, you just have to figure it out. How do Progressives condition (reward and punish) the masses. From subtle to not so subtle, here are some examples.

  1. Praise vs scolding and time outs;
  2. Community Recognition vs Social Shunning;
  3. Standard Progressive Education reeducation;
  4. Work Raises, Promotions and Recognition vs No raises, No Promotions, Firing and Black listing;
  5. Standard Surveillance vs invasive Surveillance;
  6. Left alone, warnings, special consideration vs Bogus Tickets/charges ,Flagging, Red Listing, and other criminal charges;
  7. Favorable Civil, Family, Administrative and Criminal Court Rulings vs Unfavorable Rulings > One of America’s Best Known Secrets;
  8. Granted vs Denied Zoning Variances;
  9. Normal vs Increased Property Taxes;
  10. No IRS harassment vs IRS harassment;
  11. Coverup ups of unflattering person information vs fabrication and dissemination of negative person information, etc. like COINTELPRO operations rising to blackmail and extortion to oppress political dissent type behaviors;
  12. 16 Ways to Break a Person;
  13. US Judicial Control & Persecution;
  14. Common Core;
  15. Engineering Consent – Subverting the Democratic Process;

Now keep in mind, most of this stuff is unconstitutional, illegal and/or violates your Natural Rights, which is why Progressives don’t tell you that they are doing these things to you, you just have to sort of figure it out. (Also the reason why Progressives want to get rid of the Jeffersonian Constitution)

“The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it!”

John Hay (1872)

Now consider that Progressive Conditioning comes close to recreating the relationship between King and Subject under Divine Right of Kings.  Subjects had no rights, only permissions and privileges. Criticize the King and there go your permissions and privileges. In using Progressive Government, Our Progressive Government setting up a Governmental consequence to Political dissent. And conditioning WE THE PEOPLE to be Sheople to avoid the consequences of Progressive Conditioning.

Finally, when thinking about Progressive Conditioning, consider their position that Government can be trusted and therefore won’t abuse there authority and unaccountability.

In rebuttal, this writer offers CIA MK Ultra program, Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, Experiments on Military personnel with prior consent, forced castration of blacks and slavery.

This isn’t conspiracy theory, this is conspiracy fact.

  1. Are you willing to give up your Unalienable Natural Rights, such as Individualism and creativity, to Progressive Educated Elites and, instead let them condition you to behave as they want you to behave?
  2. Do you really want to trust Government to use Progressive “Conditioning” wisely?

[Essentially Progressivism is the reincarnation of the Divine Right of Kings with the pretext of individual free will. – Further, Progressivism calls for Educated Elites, selected from amongst the wealthy, leisure class, to determine what the best interests of the community are. And, since we already know human nature, we no that unaccountable Educated Elites will soon have the community best interests, default to their own bests interests, just as occurred under the Divine Right of Kings] A Summary of Progressivism

Those were my thoughts.

Thank you for your support.

Keep fighting the Good Fight!
In Liberty,

Don Mashak

The Cynical Patriot

Facebook, Google, MSM, Eugenics, Censorship and the Progressive Agenda

Recently Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook admitted to experimenting on its users without their knowledge. The nature of these experiments smells of Progressive Eugenics. This writer informed his followers of Mark Zuckerberg’s experiments on Twitter using the following Tweet:

Caught working on #Progressive #Eugenics Agenda again; Facebook Says It’s Sorry.We’ve Heard That Before @TweetCongress

Don Mashak on Twitter as @DMashak

“Facebook offered up an apology to its users on Sunday, after it came to light that the company had manipulated the news feeds of more than half a million people so it could change the number of positive and negative posts that appear from their friends. Facebook’s in-house data science team carried out the project, it said, as a way to examine the “emotional impact of Facebook” on its users. Along with two university researchers, the team published the results of the study in an academic journal.”

“Google, too, is familiar with issuing its own apologies, not the least of which includes an admission of inadvertently grabbing personal user information from unlocked wireless networks.”

You can learn more about the Progressive Movements foundations in Eugenics in these three articles:

This writer can only describe this activity of  Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook as creepy, Orwellian and terrifying. And yet, as this more recent article reports, this appears to be just the tip of the “creepy” Progressive Eugenics iceberg:

Yet this is not the only way Facebook, Google and the Main Stream Media (MSM) are complicit in advancing the Progressive Agenda.  To being with, one must remember that Progressive Philosophy specifically maintains that Educated Elites have superior knowledge to the alleged ignorant masses and should be free to act because of their superior knowledge. However, in America they run smack into long standing traditions of individualism and the Democratic Process. And so the Progressives have to dance around this alleged intellectual superiority of the Educated Elites.

The real mass media are basically trying to divert people. Let them do something else, but don’t bother us (us being the people who run the show). Let them get interested in professional sports, for example. Let everybody be crazed about professional sports or sex scandals or the personalities and their problems or something like that. Anything, as long as it isn’t serious. Of course, the serious stuff is for the big guys. “We” take care of that.

Noam Chomsky 1997

Saul Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, also called for controlling the flow of information to the masses.  Level 6 of his 8 Leverls of Control to transform a Society to Socialism calls for:

5) EDUCATION: Take control of what people read and listen to, take control of what children learn in school.

Yet, news is not a priority to most Americans. Each of us rank and file Americans is preoccupied with our lives and a job that we need to sustain our life style.  And therefore, we must prioritize activities with what is left of our limited free time. 

“It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor… the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting.”


As a result, for the vast majority of us, only the news that is easiest to find and/or stumble upon, is the information we receive. And, as we have seen, our government and MSM uses their control of the information WE THE PEOPLE, to our detriment:

To make matters worse, the Progressive President Barack Obama Administration began pressing for even tighter control of the flow of information to the Public in 2012 and earlier this year:

From these three sources and this writer’s two recent articles that immediately follow, this writer asserts as fact that our government is trying to control the information the masses recieve:

Before the Internet became well established, the elite MSM had pretty much perfected control of the flow of information to the masses.

The elite media set a framework within which others operate. If you are watching the Associated Press, who grind out a constant flow of news, in the mid-afternoon it breaks and there is something that comes along every day that says “Notice to Editors: Tomorrow’s New York Times is going to have the following stories on the front page.” The point of that is, if you’re an editor of a newspaper in Dayton, Ohio and you don’t have the resources to figure out what the news is, or you don’t want to think about it anyway, this tells you what the news is. These are the stories for the quarter page that you are going to devote to something other than local affairs or diverting your audience. These are the stories that you put there because that’s what the New York Times tells us is what you’re supposed to care about tomorrow. If you are an editor in Dayton, Ohio, you would sort of have to do that, because you don’t have much else in the way of resources. If you get off line, if you’re producing stories that the big press doesn’t like, you’ll hear about it pretty soon. In fact, what just happened at San Jose Mercury News is a dramatic example of this. So there are a lot of ways in which power plays can drive you right back into line if you move out. If you try to break the mold, you’re not going to last long. That framework works pretty well, and it is understandable that it is just a reflection of obvious power structures.

Noam Chomsky 1997

The net effect of this framework is that the elite at the top of the news and information pyramid control the flow of information to WE THE PEOPLE.  In current parlance, the Elite MSM “Spammed” America’s news distribution network. As a result, those of you with…..

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Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine I, Don Mashak, seek no leadership role. I, Don Mashak, seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense”

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In Liberty,

Don Mashak

The Cynical Patriot

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