Yuri Bezmenov: The science of destabilization and subversion

This conference by Yuri Bezmenov, alias Tomas Schuman, is a terrific presentation on the nature and mechanics of subversion. A defector from the ex-Soviet Union, Bezmenov worked for the KGB as a propaganda expert before passing to the West. As 85% of all KGB efforts were directed not at spying per se but rather at distracting western society in order to subvert and destroy it, this presentation is worth viewing again. Bezmenov begins his speech by reminding us about Sun Tzu, an ancient Chinese general who has authored the tremendously important The Art of War, a book on military strategy. The point of reminding us about this is obvious: all the signs that our western society is being the target of one or of several destabilization operations by foreign and domestic forces are evident. That’s why we need to focus our attention on the specifics of how a subversion operation works.

Bezmenov presents the stages of such operations as follows:

1-Demoralization, during which the different components of a society are infiltrated and then hijacked to take them away from their initial mission. Artificial bodies of bureaucrats come to replace the citizens;

2-Destabilization, during which the process of subversion began in step 1 increases in intensity and means;

3- Crisis, during which a society inevitably faces either civil war or invasion by foreign forces;

4- Normalisation finally, during which all activists and « revolutionaries » who got involved in social change and uprisings are eliminated by the new power elite. Bezmenov gives several examples of communist revolutions where early backers and actors of the revolution have been killed once the situation has settled. Lire la suite

Ctirad Masin, an example of Resistance

Last week a Czechoslovak resistance fighter died at the venerable age of 81. What strikes me as particular and interesting in his case, is that his family fought both the Nazis and the Communists to liberate the Czech and the Slovak peoples from the oppression of totalitarian ideologies. Because, as you may know probably, « resistance » fighters or partisans usually fight only one side of the political spectrum: If they are Fascists they fight the Communists, and if they are Communists, they fight the Fascists, but rarely both back to back as the Masin family did. I just thought it was unusual and that it needed to be stressed out. It seems that I am not the only one who doesn’t believe in totalitarian systems and who is willing to fight them all indiscriminately.

Ctirad Masin