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USSR defector, Yuri Bezmenov, explained that it basically means “to change the perception of reality, of every American, to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country.” It was a communist plan to destroy America through gradualism and subversion using 4 steps: (1) demoralization, (2) destabilization, (3) crisis, and (4) normalization.
“…the process, which is legitimate, overt, and open; you can see it with your own eyes. All you have to do, all American mass media has to do, is to unplug their bananas from their ears, open up their eyes, and they can see it. There is no mystery. [It has] nothing to do with espionage. I know that espionage intelligence-gathering looks more romantic. It sells more deodorants through the advertising, probably. That’s why your Hollywood producers are so crazy about James Bond-type of thrillers.” Yuri Bezmenov of the KGB.
“But in reality, the main emphasis of the KGB is not in the area of intelligence at all. According to my opinion and [the] opinion of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower [are] spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process, which we call either ‘ideological subversion,’ or ‘active measures’—‘[?]’ in the language of the KGB—or ‘psychological warfare.’ What it basically means is, to change the perception of reality, of every American, to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country.” Yuri Bezmenov of the KGB.
Yuri Bezmenov was the son of a high-ranking Soviet officer and a member of the Novasti Press Agency – the elite propaganda arm of the KGB. One of his assignments was to accompany journalists visiting the Soviet Union to make sure they did not discover the truth about Soviet life. After becoming disillusioned with the system, he defected and moved to America.
The concept of idealogical subversion was not introduced by Yuri Bezmenov however. Throughout its publication history, Nineteen Eighty-Four has been either banned or legally challenged, as subversive or ideologically corrupting, like the dystopian novels We (1924) by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley, Darkness at Noon (1940) by Arthur Koestler, Kallocain (1940) by Karin Boye and Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury.
After 1911, the Special Higher Police (Tokko), was established in Japan specifically to deal with political crimes and counter-espionage, similar to Special Branches in Commonwealth of Nations. The Tokko investigated and suppressed potentially subversive ideologies, ranging from anarchism, communism, socialism, and the growing foreign population within Japan, but its scope gradually increased to include religious groups, pacifists, student activists, liberals, and ultra-rightists. The Tokko also regulated the content of motion pictures, political meetings, and election campaigns.2
International terrorism today is not only powerful military organizations relying on mobile, very well armed criminals acting stealthily and treacherously; it also relies on subversion, ideological subterfuge, religious extremism and the fomenting of inter-ethnic conflicts. In Indonesia, communism and Marxism are considered subversive ideologies and a threat to national security. During the era of Communist rule in Hungary (1949–1989) a Song Committee scoured and censored popular
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In this interview conducted by G. Edward Griffin, Mr. Bezmenov explains the steps used by the USSR to achieve “ideological subversion” -a long-term process to change the masses’ perception of reality to such an extent that, despite the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country. Keep in mind that the USSR was taken over using similar methods by the Luciferian elite, so the USSR is only the cloak we see, but behind the cloak is the real enemy.
Today, the globalist elite are using a more sophisticated version of the process described by Bezmenov. However, the basic principles remain identical. And they’re unfolding right now. Here’s the video.
If one looks at the drastic and radical shift of the public discourse in the U.S. and across the Western world in the 21st century, one can easily realize that a sophisticated form of psychological warfare has been taking place. Alinksy’s seminal book specified 13 Rules for Radicals, but Bezmenov had only four “stages of ideological subversion,” and they will sound very familiar to anyone following the current wave of left-wing riots, or the politicized final stages of the coronavirus panic
Four steps to Ideological subversion:
This amazing interview above and on YouTube explains the 4 basic steps to Ideological subversion used in social engineering entire generations into thinking a certain way. It’s shocking because the American nation and the whole world has been transformed as it traveled this same road. It is time to turn around for those who have the courage and character to go the other way.
Demoralization has been ongoing in the public school system for decades. This includes not teaching children about American history to undermining those virtuous individuals who struggled with moral issues of society. They are not told of the moral character and convictions of men like George Washington and have little or no idea of the true conflict and points of contention between the freeman in America and the crown. Bezmenov also points out how this Ideological subversion or brainwashing works to such an extent that people refuse to accept fact, logic or reason even when it is presented to them.
The elite’s agenda is being drilled into the minds of the youth through entertainment, education, the “news”, and social media on a daily basis. The youth is being demoralized in every way possible – from being confused about one’s own gender to turning against one’s own country.
Once an idea is accepted as true it requires both humility and courage to free your mind from its grip of the crippling lie. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary people will defend to the death the both the lie and the liars that have brought them into bondage.
Bezmenov also stated, “ideological subversion or active measures … or psychological warfare… is to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that in spite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves….”
Bezmenov spoke about “a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages, the first one being demoralization….” The “demoralization” of a country is a process of encouraging unrighteous behavior, of encouraging condescension of moral character, and belittle those who take a high moral position.
Yuri Bezmenov implies an effective program of ideological subversion is to ridicule or discount the moral ideals from which a nation draws its the common moral fabric of its society.
This will include the promotion through media hedonism, which is “a school of thought that argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good. In very simple terms, a hedonist strives to maximize net pleasure.” This licensing of self service leads to self-absorption to the point of self destruction is not only un-feared but pursued with recreational drug use and life styles that undermine the foundation of society which is marriage, the union of man and women for the purpose of perpetuation of mankind.
Generations of American students were fed within the walls of universities and schools the curriculum of ideological change. According to Bezmenov “In other words Marxism-Leninism ideology [was] pumped into the soft heads of … American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism – American patriotism. The result … you can see. Most of the people who graduated in the sixties, dropouts or half-baked intellectuals, are now occupying positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, educational system. You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli, in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind, even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black. You still cannot change the basic perception and logic of behavior…. In other words … the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible.”
Any opposition to socialism to met with bewilderment or disdain despite the historical evidence that it always debilitates society and corrupts governments.
Ion Pacepaa former general of the Soviet Bloc intelligence services, told Robert Buchar: “The whole foreign policy of the Soviet Bloc states, indeed its whole economic and military might, revolved around the larger Soviet objective of destroying America from within through the use of lies. The Soviets saw disinformation as a vital tool in the dialectical advance of world Communism. KGB priority number one was to damage American power, judgment, and credibility. As a spy chief and a general in the former Soviet satellite of Romania, I produced the very same vitriol John Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe. KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov managed our anti-Vietnam War operation.”
Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov speaking on Ideological subversion in America said in 1984:
“… Marxist-Leninist ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students, without being challenged, or counter-balanced by the basic values of Americanism.”
“The result? The result you can see. Most of the people who graduated in the sixties (drop-outs or half-baked intellectuals) are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, [and the] educational system. You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated; they are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind[s], even if you expose them to authentic information, even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words, these people… the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To [rid] society of these people, you need another twenty or fifteen years to educate a new generation of patriotically-minded and common sense people, who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.”
“The demoralization process in [the] United States is basically completed already. For the last 25 years… actually, it’s over-fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where previously not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such a tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans, thanks to [a] 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. …he will refuse to believe it…. That’s the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.”
“Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system train another generation of people who think they are living at the peacetime. False. United States is in a state of
“So basically America is stuck with demoralization … even if you start right now,[1980’s] here, this minute, you start educating [a] new generation of American[s], it will still take you fifteen to twenty years to turn the tide of ideological perception of reality back to normalcy and patriotism.” Yuri Bezmenov
Demoralization is quite obvious among today’s young people, whose faith in their country has been systematically destroyed throughout their lives by the education and media establishment. To take a recent high-profile example, the New York Times’ fraudulent “1619 Project” argued that “American history” actually began with the arrival of black slaves in North America and the Revolutionary War was fought by the colonists to preserve slavery. Although comprehensively debunked by actual historians, and even the original author has admitted her core thesis was not true, the 1619 Project is now part of some school curricula.
“The next stage is destabilization. This time [the] subverter does not care about your ideas and the patterns of your consumption; whether you eat junk food and get fat and flabby doesn’t matter any more. This time—and it takes only from two to five years to destabilize a nation—what matters [are] essentials: economy, foreign relations, [and] defense systems. (My emphasis.) And you can see it quite clearly that in some areas, in such sensitive areas as defense and [the] economy, the influence of Marxist-Leninist ideas in [the] United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it fourteen years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process [would have gone] that fast.”
While demoralization erodes the very fabric of society it is only part of the process. Every year there is some steps to keep people off balance or distracted. Vietnam War or peace demonstrations, a war on poverty or drugs, immigration or bigotry, fear of terrorism or the ups and downs of economic progress, even the polarization of election politics or stories of corruption, like the tabloid journalism, any thing that distracts society, occupies the minds of people creates an artificial reality and keeps people from focusing on the real problem of reality. Ideological subversion turns everything to its advantage as a part of the dialectic and long range goal which develops its own momentum as a demoralized society is easier to destabilize.
Sound familiar, maybe a bit like people who can’t figure out how to handle rioters and why it’s necessary? How about people who think eliminating ICE, borders and the police are positive measures?1 Back-to-back crises of COVID-19 and massive riots (mostly paid provocateurs) triggered calls by the radicals and controlled media to defund the police who were universally blamed for the actions of one officers bad actions that killed George Floyd. This served to demoralized the police in an already demoralized world that saw a booming economy erased in weeks, nearly 50 million hitting the unemployment lines in the US alone, all while told to keep their distance from others, stay at home, and wear ineffective masks that only serve to manufacture greater anxiety. The COVID-19 crises was used to normalize social distancing, wearing masks, and the culture of fear with these measures being called the “new normal‘ of post-COVID reality hundreds of times.
Whatever Bezmenov saw in the destabilized American society of the early 1980s with respect to the Soviet Union, it’s easy to see how the American Left has destabilized entire segments of modern society after demoralizing them. They see enemies everywhere, while no pro-American authority can be trusted. It’s hard to imagine a better illustration of demoralization followed by destabilization than hordes of anti-capitalist activists texting each other on their iPhones.