AMERICAN THINKER - Aug 16, 2020 -
By Steve Feinstein
There was a fascinating interview with Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov in 1984 in which he foretold in unerring detail the exact social and political scenarios that would exist in America in the near future. His contention was that the KGB was involved primarily not in espionage, but in an activity that he called "ideological subversion."
According to Bezmenov, the KGB's goal was to take down America by slowly changing the minds of the population from within. He said the Soviet Union was producing Marxist-Leninist thoughts that are "being pumped into the heads of American students without [those thoughts] being counterbalanced by American/capitalistic values." Bezmenov posits that the children of the '60s are now the adults, in positions of power, and "you are stuck with them, you cannot get rid of them, you cannot change their minds even in the presence of facts, even if you show them that black is black and white is white."
It was incredibly fortuitous that Ronald Reagan was president when he was. Watching this interview, one shudders to think of the permanent damage that would have been done by a second Carter term.
Bezmenov cites Walter Mondale as the figure who will "promise all kinds of goodies and freebies, regardless of whether he can actually deliver them." You could substitute any current-day Democrat for "Mondale," and it would be the exact same thing.
Whether the Soviets or China, the point is clear: as Beznemov says, "unless you wake up, you only have several years. The time bomb is ticking, the disaster is coming and unlike myself, you will have nowhere to defect to."
President Reagan understood the threat to a greater degree than any post–World War II president before him. Reagan's military build-up and tough foreign policy did, in fact, force the Soviets to change their behavior, and those policies led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the pulling back of the Iron Curtain.
Unfortunately, Reagan's successors — George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — were all committed globalists, more concerned with world economic equality; "social justice"; the introduction of distorted societal values (such as unbiological redefinition of sex); open U.S. borders; outsourcing our manufacturing through one-sided international trade agreements designed, inexplicably, to give other nations economic parity — or advantage! — over America; and the intentional use of seemingly random issues like climate to forge multi-national wealth transfer arrangements from the U.S to third-world countries, at the expense of American workers and American jobs, as some kind of supposed admission and apology for our centuries of bad acts and taking unfair advantage of other countries.