31 August 2008
1984 VIDEO INTERVIEW "Soviet Subversion of the Free World Press" with former KGB agent - Incredibly relevant to our times! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The "research team" over here brought this interview to my attention several months ago, and we were astounded by its uncanny description of what is happening in the United States right now--this despite the fact that the interview took place in 1984, and that the interviewee's primary historical point of reference for his predictions and theories is the USSR. It's such a compelling and clear piece that we found ourselves referring to it again and again in conversation, and I imagine you will too... it is wealth worth watching the entire piece if you can take the time. In the mean time we lost the interview to depths of the internet, but it was dug out once again for our own, and we hope your, reference.
In addition to providing a fascinating and personal witness to Soviet espionage in Cold War years, in this interview the now-defected former KBG agent Yuri Bezmenov provides us with his understanding of the Soviet (and Corporate / Fascist, as it applies to our nation) tactic of "Ideological Subversion."
He breaks down the process of "Ideological Subversion" down in four stages, which may be summarized and contextualized with current day events as follows (but please DO watch him, he's ON, and I can certainly say it no better) :
1) Demoralization - According to Bezmenov, this stage requires at least 15-20 years, the time it takes to educate a generation into ignorance and passivity. The result is most simply put as a fat, lazy citizenry.
2) Destabilization - According to Bezmenov, this stage requires 2-5 years. It follows the successful demoralization of the majority of the populace, and is characterized by a focus on the creation of imminent crises in the most critical realms such Economy, Foreign Relations, and Defense Systems. I think, according to Bezmenov's stages, that the USA is nearing the end of this stage now. Furthermore, it appears this period began on 11 September 2001 when, what we will soon see as a "minor 'Crisis'" took place, launching the final collapse of the already-corrupt Republic.
3) Crisis - According to Bezmenov, this stage/event(s) requires a very brief period, just a few weeks. He says this stage happens very fast, and is characterized by cataclysmic event(s), which enable and spur the government on to institute total tyranny, including martial law, and which causes much of the population to decide to accept that tyranny because of their fear. As the news stories reported here and on many other sites have recently focused on, I see numerous possibilities for this in the USA today: Total "hot" war, b.k.a. World War III (WW III); War with Russia; War with Iran; Nuclear obliteration of large portions of the human population; Total collapse of currency systems including the dollar; Extreme revocation of citizen property ownership through foreclosure and severe property devaluation; and, lastly but not finally, a Slower but just as Significant strangulation of large portions of the human population through regulation of food and water intake, and property rights. All of these possibilities are coming to fruition everyday, and that is why I said above that I believe we are coming to the end of a "Destabilization" period and heading for more "Crisis" and ultimately, tyranny... if we don't stop it!
4) Normalization - According to Bezmenov, this is a period of indefinite length. It is the period of tyrannical reign and slavery that we can all expect if we do not act now (and get some help from the rest of the world).
Soviet Subversion of the Free World Press - 1984 (~81 min.):
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Notes from Google description: Yuri Bezmenov, a Russian born, KGB trained subverter tells about the influence of the Soviet Union on Western media and describes the stages of communist takeovers. This interview was conducted by G. Edward Griffin in 1984.