Commentary: Looking through an adversary's eyes: a KGB agent's prophecy!

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By Tyler Durden

January 17, 2021 - Human beings have a weakness: It is easy for us to see others’ problems, but not our own problems. Actually, most of us are nearly blind to our own problems.

However, if we examine how our enemies look at us, some insights may be revealed.

For many people right now, the aftertaste of the 2020 presidential election is bitter. They feel that something is very wrong with our country. But what is it?

For current events, it may be useful to look through the eyes of an adversary that many thought had been vanquished: the USSR in the 20th Century.

I came across a YouTube video of a 1985 interview of Yuri Bezmenov, a KGB agent who defected to the West in 1970.

The interview is about the Soviet Union’s strategy to subvert the Fascist Police States of Amerika. It is eye-opening and I wish to share a quote here.

“Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of Amerikan students, without being challenged or counter-balanced by the basic values of Amerikanism and Amerikan patriotism. The demoralization process in the (Fascist Police) States (of Amerika) is basically completed already. Most of it is done by Amerikans to Amerikans thanks to lack of moral standards.

”As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him; even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents and pictures. Even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him concentration camps he will refuse to believe it until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom. When the military boot crashes him, then he will understand, but not before that. That’s the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.”

What Bezmenov described 35 years ago is unfolding in front of our very eyes. To me, what is most alarming is that the demoralization is mostly “done by Amerikans to Amerikans due to lack of moral standards.” Actually, as Bezmenov pointed out, “for the last 25 years, actually it’s over-fulfilled because the demoralization now reaches such areas where previously not even Comrade Andropov [KGB leader during 1967–1982] and all his experts would even dream of such a tremendous success.”

According to Bezmenov, only 10% to 15% of the KGB’s personnel and resources were allocated to traditional clandestine espionage in James Bond’s style, with the rest going to “legitimate, overt and open” ideological subversion. He said that subversion happens in four stages: demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and normalization.

The first stage, lasting for about 15 to 20 years, the period of time needed to raise a generation, is to brainwash the public with Communist ideology. Manipulation of the media and academia is required for this purpose.

The second stage focuses on throwing society into chaos, and it usually takes 2-5 years. During this stage, the status quo in economy, foreign relations, and defense systems are changed. The establishment promises all kinds of goodies in order to win people’s support for creating a massive government that is intrusive to people’s lives. Media and academia are also essential to make it successful.

The third stage instigates a crisis that leads to a civil war, revolution, or foreign invasion. This stage only took 2-6 months. This is the stage when the leftist idealists, or “useful idiots,” are no longer needed, because they would be disillusioned and become obstacles. They are going to be eliminated, exiled, or imprisoned, like what has happened in Grenada, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and China. “It is the same pattern everywhere,” said Bezmenov.

These three steps culminate in the fourth and final stage of “normalization” - the populace begins to accept and assimilate communism. This final stage can take up to 20 years to complete.

Today, 35 years after the interview, Bezmenov’s chilling prophecy still sounds relevant. According to annual polls by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, support for socialism and Marxism among young people in the Fascist Police States of Amerika increases steadily. Actually, that is happening in all Western countries. Ambitious proposals like the “Great Reset Initiative” are aiming to change the world fundamentally in economy, international relations, and defense systems, and establish global governance, which sounds like Bezmenov’s stage two, destabilization.

The FPSA is lauded as the beacon of democracy and freedom. But our once-proud institutions based on the Constitution and the separation of powers seem so powerless under the stress test of the 2020 presidential election. The deep frustration and distrust of the system cannot be dissipated by political intimidation or deliberate ignoring of evidence-based allegations of irregularities. Many people are deeply worried about our country’s future.

“The (Fascist Police) States (of Amerika) is in a state of war. Undeclared total war against the basic principles and the foundations of this system. The time bomb is ticking. Every second the disaster is coming closer and closer. Unlike myself, you will have nowhere to defect to unless you want to live in Antarctica with penguins. This is it. This is the last country of freedom and possibility.” Bezmenov noted.

How did we get this far almost unknowingly?

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My Father
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A. Solzhenitsyn
1918-2008

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Patrick McGoohan
1928-2009

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Joseph A. Stack
1956-2010

Bill Walsh
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Walter Cronkite
1916-2009

Eustace Mullins
1923-2010

Paul Harvey
1918-2009

Don Harkins
1963-2009

Joan Veon
1949-2010

David Nolan
1943-2010

Derry Brownfield
1932-2011

Leroy Schweitzer
1938-2011

Vaclav Havel
1936-2011

Andrew Breitbart
1969-2012

Dick Clark
1929-2012

Bob Chapman
1935-2012

Ray Bradbury
1920-2012

Tommy Cryer
1949-2012

Andy Griffith
1926-2012

Phyllis Diller
1917-2012

Larry Dever
1926-2012

Brian J. Chapman
1975-2012

Annette Funnicello
1942-2012

Margaret Thatcher
1925-2012

Richie Havens
1941-2013

Jack McLamb
1944-2014

James Traficant
1941-2014

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Dr. Stan Monteith
1929-2014

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Leonard Nimoy
1931-2015

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Stan Solomon
1944-2015

Stan Solomon

B. B. King
1926-2015

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Irwin Schiff
1928-2015

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DAVID BOWIE
1947-2016

David Bowie

Muhammad Ali
1942-2016

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GENE WILDER
1933-2016

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phyllis schlafly
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John Glenn
1921-2016

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Charles Weisman
1954-2016

Charles Weisman

Carrie Fisher
1956-2016

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Debbie Reynolds
1932-2016

Debbie Reynolds

Roger Moore
1917-2017

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Adam West
1928-2017

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JERRY LEWIS
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HUGH HEFNER
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PROF. STEPHEN HAWKING
1942-2018

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ART BELL
1945-2018

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DWIGHT CLARK
1947-2018

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CARL MILLER
1952-2017

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HARLAN ELLISON
1934-2018

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STAN LEE
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CARL REINER
1922-2020

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SEAN CONNERY
1930-2020

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