To The Daily Sun,
Yuri Bezmenov defected to the U.S. Back in the 1980s. A former KGB agent warned, "You"ll never get a clue what's being done to, and within, this country from the complicit "mainstream" media.
He identified four stages of Soviet subversion uses against United States:
Stage 1: DEMORORALIZATION — Eliminating American exceptionalism, fundamental change of national identity, structural deconstruction of foundational principles, elimination of religion. Embedding a new societal design upon the psyche of generations through ideological academia, peer pressure by elites upon academics and society to convince that prior values were inherently flawed, racist, prejudiced etc. National identity is diluted with aspersions toward historical references. National History is re-written, re-defined, and molded to fit the new intended behavioral model and create the new values.
Stage 2: CRISIS — Creation of economic, financial, and national security crisis. Also includes social crisis and breakdown of previous self-evident restrictions on moral behavior. Cloward Piven approach to overloading the system, more takers than producers. The crisis produces benevolent leaders who will promise to deliver things to meet people's peoples needs (Hope and Change) through social and economic justice. False illusions that the situation is under control if strategic directions are followed. (Bailouts, regulations of industry and so forth).
Stage 3: NORMALIZATION — the uncomfortable feelings of change including losses of freedom are absorbed and accepted, lost national identity becomes accepted as the norm within the new societal model. A period of national rebranding transition where people are so overwhelmed by change they become numb and begin to accept a "new normal."
Stage 4:DESTABILIZATION — The people who helped orchestrate the change are no longer needed. The new overarching centralized governmental model begins to take control. Leftist usurpers who initially thought they were going to be part of the new power structure begin to realize they were used and manipulated and they themselves become the new enemy. Because they have first-hand knowledge of the agenda they are primary target for elimination. The leftist purpose is served once the destabilization is complete. Totalitarian government takes control..
Bezmenov wrote, "Thought Police" in 1986. The Novosti Press Agency is a front of the KGB used for disinformation. Founded in 1961. it is the biggest propaganda and ideological subversion organizations of he U.S.S.R. (We have CNN and MSBC.)
He said it takes 15 years to demoralize a nation; why that many years? "Because that is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country," he said "Marxist-Leninist ideology was pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students without being challenged or counter-balanced by basic values of Americanism and American patriotism. The results you can see; most of the people who graduated in the 60s — dropouts and half-baked intellectuals — are now occupying positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media and the education system," He reiterated, "You are stuck with them, you cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to thin and react to certain stimuli in certain patterns, You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information."
Yuri exposed the reality we face within our society. He said, "a person who has been demoralized is unable to accept true information; the facts tell nothing to him." How is this done? One method goes like this: when my daughter took a biology class in college her professor bragged about being a Darwinian, exclaiming she did not believe in God. She continued with a threat by stating, "If anyone mentions religion, they are out of my class." I spoke with two lawyers who were willing to come to N.H. and handle a court case on her behalf. But my daughter was too tired of standing her ground. This is how it works. We see similar tactics used by the left in letters to The Laconia Daily Sun.
Thomas Sowell brings out the methods used in similar fashion within our schools . In "Brainwashing Methods" he identifies five techniques used in classrooms across the country: 1. Emotional stress, shock, or DE-sensitivism, to break down both intellectual and emotional resistance; 2. Isolation — isolate from familiar sources of emotional support; 3. cross-examining pre-existing values, often by peer pressure; 4. Stripping the individual of normal defenses, such as reserve, dignity, sense of privacy, or the ability to decline to participate; 5. Rewarding acceptance of new attitudes, values, and beliefs, simply by releasing stress.
Dr. Joost Meerloo a psychiatrist with impeccable knowledge and experience wrote 'The Rape of the Mind.' He researched Pavlovian techniques used by Nazis,Soviets and North Koreans in getting minds to submit to indoctrination. Appears very familiar to today.
Gene F. Danforth