Soviet KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov's warning to America in 1984.
says Maze on Mar 10th 18 (#818507)
I watched him give a more in-depth interview on this several years back. Thanks for posting it, Maze.
says Bozette on Mar 11th 18 (#2731835)
I can't understand what they are saying.
says LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred on Mar 11th 18 (#2731864)
He was explaining that during the cold war, the Soviets only used 15% of their resources against the US for espionage, the other 85% was used for ideological subversion. Basically brainwashing people to change our society, to move it towards Marxism/Leninism. That consisted of 4 steps:
Demoralization (15-20 years, enough to indoctrinate a generation)
Destabilization (2-5 years)
Crisis (up to 6 weeks)
says Bozette on Mar 11th 18 (#2731877)
says Sunny_the_skeptic on Mar 11th 18 (#2731880)
Well, I'm sure the precipitous collapse of the Soviet Union came as a great surprise to Bezvenov, but his warning still holds.
The useful idiots of two and three generations ago who loved the Soviet Union have given way to a new generation of useful idiots who love political correctness. Their common theme, of course, is hatred for Western values.
says Thinkerbell on Mar 13th 18 (#2732554)