THE ULTIMATE DECISION
The Soviet Union is a totalitarian regime. This means that
each citizen has the inalienable right to vote for the tyrant of
the Party's choice. Here in the U.S. every man is free to vote for
Tweedle-dumb or for Tweedle-dee.
If Tweedle-dumb is elected, the national interests of the
wealthy are served. When Tweedle-dee is in power, the interests of
the national bureaucracy prosper. Tweedle-dumb spends his
taxpayers' energy to purchase weapons with which to threaten or
murder foreigners to assure access to the resources necessary to
insure the national wealth. Ultimately, he will build a weapon
capable of destroying foreigners, while leaving their resources
intact. Tweedle-dee spends his taxpayers' energy to purchase
computers, typewriters, reams of paper, and red tape in order to
intimidate and control the national poor, in order to insure that
the national middle-class enjoys economic "freedom." Ultimately he will build a system which imprisons or hospitalizes all the
national poor, without destroying the lifestyles of jailers,
hospital workers, policemen, judges, lawyers, bankers, bureaucrats,
In the Soviet Union the tyrant is forced to maintain his
slaves' unwilling support through the expedient of martial might.
In the Tweedle-dum/Tweedle-dee set-up, the slaves' support is
maintained by "freely" providing for their physical desires, while
threatening to withhold the physical pleasures should the slave
refuse to support the Tweedle-duo system.
While their methods are unquestionably different, the two
systems share the identical ideology and technology. Their
ideological basis is Equality, Justice, and Freedom. Techno-
logically, deceptive propaganda machines are successfully used by
the tyrant to convince his slaves that Equality, Justice, and
Freedom mean "The State," while the Tweedle-twins' slaves are
taught that the same ideals really mean "The Money."
Through the perversion of ideals the slaves are deceived into
supporting their personal, domestic madness. Because the tyrant
and the twins effectively isolate their slaves from the slaves of
the other ... by means of the imaginary lines which they call
national frontiers ... they both succeed at instilling in their own
slaves a fear of the other's slaves. Therefore, all slaves chant,
in two-part harmony: "Our system isn't perfect, but your system is
The decision facing the chanting masses seems to be: Will we
sacrifice EVERYTHING for capitalism/communism? This, in Truth, is
no decision at all.
The Ultimate Decision is: Will we remain ignorant supporters
of our familiar form of oppression, and thereby destroy the Earth,
or will we wake up, and admit that our rotten system is equal to
your rotten system?