By Amy Mek. Article originally published at RAIR Foundation USA.
A disturbing interview given by KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov in 1984 describes today’s America and outlines the four stages of mass brainwashing used to destroy a free society.
In 1984 former KGB operative Yuri Bezmenov exposed the insidious operations of the Soviet Union and how the Communist apparatus viciously overtakes the conscience of a country during an interview with G. Edward Griffin.
To understand current events taking place in the world, it is helpful to look through the eyes of our enemy, which many believed to have been defeated: the Soviet Union. He suggested the head of the USSR was not its instigator, but the communist system was itself the enemy. By inference, that meant the fall of the USSR would not end the threat.
Educate yourself, and understand what’s going on around you. You are not living at a time of peace. You are in a state of war and you have precious little time to save yourself…
And the initiator of this war is not Comrade Andropov, of course. It’s the system. However ridiculous it may sound, [it is] the world Communist system or the world Communist conspiracy. Whether I scare some people or not, I don’t give a hoot. If you are not scared by now, nothing can scare you.
Bezmenov, a former KGB agent who defected to Canada in 1970, specialized in the fields of Marxist-Leninist propaganda and ideological subversion; 38 years ago, he tried to warn Americans about the silent war being waged against their country as part of a long-term plan put in play by Russia (all communists) to defeat America, and by extension all Western democracies, through psychological warfare and “demoralization”. It’s a long game that takes decades to achieve, but it may already be bearing fruit.
The collapse of a free society occurs in four stages: demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and normalization. He explains the four basic steps to socially engineering entire generations into thinking and behaving the way our enemies want. Bezmenov described this process as “a great brainwashing” and explains that the collapse of a free society occurs in four stages: demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and normalization.
Demoralization – (15-20 years)
The first stage is called “demoralization,” which takes 15 to 20 years to achieve. But, according to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is usually exposed to the ideology of its country. In other words, the time it takes to change people’s thinking.
Demoralization is a process that is “irreversible.” Bezmenov actually thought (back in 1984) that the process of demoralizing America was already completed. It would take another generation and another couple of decades to get the people to think differently and return to their patriotic American values, claimed the former KGB agent.
In what is perhaps the most striking passage in the interview, here’s how Bezmenov described the state of a “demoralized” person:
“As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore,” said Bezmenov. “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, with pictures; even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him concentration camp, he will refuse to believe it until he [receives] a kick in his fat bottom. When a military boot crashes his balls, then he will understand. But not before that. That’s the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.”
Destabilization (2-5 years)
Once demoralization is completed, the second stage of ideological brainwashing is “destabilization.” During this two-to-five-year period, asserted Bezmenov, what matters is the targeting of essential structural elements of a nation: economy, foreign relations, and defense systems. Basically, the subverted, in this case, Russia, would look to destabilize every one of those areas in the United States, considerably weakening them.
“Once a society is demoralized, its weakness and unwillingness to defend itself are exploited to undermine the military, economy & foreign affairs,” explains journalist Benjamin Carlson.
Stage 3-4: Crisis & Normalization (6 weeks)
The third stage would be “crisis.” It would take only up to six weeks to send a country into crisis, explained Bezmenov. A weakened society is easily brought to crisis, causing a “violent change of power, structure, and economy.” A benevolent dictator who makes grandiose promises could then be installed to bring things back to the last stage, “normalization.” That’s when your country is basically taken over, living under a new ideology, communism, the new reality.
This will happen to America unless it gets rid of people who will bring it to a crisis, warned Bezmenov. What’s more, “if people fail to grasp the impending danger of that development, nothing ever can help the United States,” adding, “You may kiss goodbye to your freedom.”
After the Final Crisis, Killings Begin
After the final crisis, he adds that all those who helped in the subversion will have no further use, as they have become disillusioned and obstacles. They are eliminated, banned, or detained, as we saw in Grenada, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and China. “The pattern is the same everywhere,” said the KGB agent. “They will be lined up against the wall and shot.”
Bezmenov’s haunting prophecy is still relevant almost 40 years after his interview with G. Edward Griffin. Polls show that not only in the US but in all Western countries, support for socialism and Marxism among the youth is increasing. Meanwhile, globalist bodies such as the World Economic Forum and their “Great Reset” scheme correspond to the second stage: destabilization.
The vehicle for the Great Reset, conceived by Klaus Schwab of the WEF, has been the coronavirus pandemic. The globalist aims “to drastically reduce the global population, dismantle the free market, erase all borders.”
Their scheme has been a success as more and more westerners are feeling demoralized, depressed, exhausted, and less willing to examine the machinery at work, causing changes to their everyday lives. That is demoralization.
Our society has been destabilized, and we remain in constant economic, moral, spiritual, and financial crises. Meanwhile, our leaders are telling us that we must adjust and obey their “new normal” of unconstitutional edicts, medical testing, contact tracing, isolation/quarantining, digital ID, and receiving an “immunity passport” to show we are “OK,” and follow whatever other demands they concoct.
Westerners have lost so many freedoms, and their enemy’s plans for “Ideological Subversion” have gone almost unchallenged. So, when Bezmenov said in 1984 that the communists would take down the free society of America without firing a shot, he knew exactly what he was talking about. It was not a warning just to America but to every sovereign democratic nation that was at risk of falling prey to a Communist takeover.
Watch the entire 1984 Interview with KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov: