In 1933 a book by Dr. Joost Meerloo was published based on his study of the methods by which systematic mental pressure is used by totalitarians to imprint their subjective "truth" on the minds of whole populations in order to bring them into a state of abject submission. The book is entitled

The Rape of the Mind. I'm reading this now, having just finished The Parasitic Mind, published in 2020 by Dr. Gad Saad, which deals with the same theme. What these authors and others have written and are writing about here is something that Americans have been and are being constantly subjected to

an ongoing, pressurized and ever-intensifying assault on our minds via every propaganda outlet available to government. The goal is to bring us all to the point where we "call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness ... put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter" (Isa. 5:20). It is happening now.

Simultaneously with the above reading, I'm revisiting and doubling down on a study of what the Bible has to say about the significance of our minds. The assault taking place on our minds right now originates in, is driven by, and has as its outcome, nothing less than sheer evil. Everyone needs to be aware, and stay aware, of this. Best defensive: Saturate your mind in the Word of God as much as you can, as regularly as you can. "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 2:5).