In a 1984 interview with American author and filmmaker, G. Edward Griffin, KGB defector, Yuri Bezmenov, eerily predicted much of how modern America looks today. Bezmenov defected to Canada in 1970 to escape the Russian communist regime and brought his KGB knowledge along with him. During the interview, he noted that there's a long term plan in place by the Russians to defeat America. This plan is not solely based on espionage or any other spy tactics, but mostly through psychological warfare and what he calls "demoralization." He also noted that most of the KGB's work, roughly 85% of it, was "a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare."
The ex-KGB member turned defector, during his interview, was speaking directly about the Democrats and Baby Boomers of the time. Much of what we see taking place in the US today, everything from tearing down statues to trying to rewrite history, is exactly from the playbook of communism and is largely cheered on by the left. Bottomline, the goal of the psychological warfare is "brainwashing," and according to Bezmenov, it's done in four steps.
1) Briefly mentioned earlier was the term "demoralization." This begins in the public school classroom and is the re-education of one generation of students. Bezmenov pointed out that this process takes a minimum of 15 to 20 years to accomplish. He used the example of hippies coming out of the 1960s and obtaining government positions in the '80s with their minds already engrained with Marxist-Leninist ideologies. He also believed that this step was already completed by the time he gave the interview.
He exclaimed that demoralization is irreversible, and we currently see this in many instances. How many times can you sit with someone and try to lay out all of the facts, but not make any progress with them? Some will reject facts, even if coherently laid out right in front of them, and continue believing what they truly think is real.
2) The second stage is what Bezmenov coined "destabilization." This 2 to 5 year stage aims to disrupt or "destabilize" an opposing country's foreign relations, economy and defense systems. We've seen all of the above in recent years. These are some of the most crucial pillars of a country, especially of the United States, and to successfully weaken them would lead to step three.
3) After destabilization is successful, "crisis" ensues. Bezmenov claims that it takes up to six weeks to plunge a nation into crisis. Straight out of the pages of the Communist Manifesto, crisis is caused by "a violent change of power, structure, and economy." After the violent uprising comes the fourth and final step.
4) "Normalization." This is exactly how it sounds. You come to realize that you're living under a new ideology and a new way of life.
If we're to heed a warning about a radical takeover by the far-left we should take it from someone who saw it happen firsthand in his native country. We should especially take the warnings seriously from someone who worked for a governmental agency whose role was to brainwash its own citizens and create the world the Russian regime wanted them to live in.
"Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system trains another generation of people who think they are living at the peacetime," Bezmenov said. "False. United States is in a state of war: undeclared, total war against the basic principles and foundations of this system."
You can watch the entire fascinating interview here: