Reader/commenter DJ provided a link to a video interview of Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov from 1985 on the topic of “ideological subversion,” in his words:
To change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite of their balance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country.
It’s a great brainwashing process which goes very slow, and it is divided in four basic stages. The first one being demoralization. It takes from 15-20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years it takes to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy.
In other words, Marxism-Leninism is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students, without being challenged or counterbalanced with the basic values of Americanism, America patriotism.
Not everywhere, obviously, as evidenced by my April 2006 post RCOB™, but equally obviously Nina Burleigh was a victim of such an education, and shocked, shocked that her son wasn’t getting the same in Narrowsburg, NY.
Mr. Bezmenov’s piece is, now 23 years further on, and in the shadow of what could possibly be the next Depression, deeply, coldly frightening – because we did not listen.
Watch the video. Listen.
Especially this part:
The timebomb is ticking. With 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 the penguins. This is it. This is the last country of freedom and possibility.