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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On “Chosen People” and Their Utopia

Once people are convinced that they are god’s chosen ones, and they are destined to reach the heavenly utopia, they will make great efforts to achieve the goals of their movement. Lenin created his Soviet Empire on back of his followers who were brainwashed into believing that they are the chosen people and that they will be the first to enter the new Marxist utopia. Mao used a similar strategy in China, Pol Pot in Cambodia, and other communist leaders in their own country. Even individualistic movements like Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialism and Ayn Rand’s objectivism have used the ideas of chosen people and utopia in their own way to motivate their followers.

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