This conference given by intelligence analysts on influence operations is certainly a must see. Too often we live our lives completely unaware of the dangers that surround us. Yesterday’s fears of a communist takeover presented by the media, whether exaggerated or not, have left us with the impression that « the government » was taking care of these things and that all we had to do was to go on, ignorant and with a quiet state of mind. Well…things are not that simple. Security and intelligence matters concern every citizens. Every one of us must be aware of what is going on in order to defend the country in which we live, its culture, its language, its values. That’s the only way to prevent a real takeover by an alien regime, ideology or culture. This presentation focuses principally on influence operations conducted by the Soviet Union in the Western World but the same principles could apply to any ideology. Panellists give examples using their experience on the ground and the vast quantity of intelligence reports available.
I must admit, this kind of presentation is long overdue. While the study of fascism has been done quite extensively by people such as Mae Brussel and Dave Emory, we are still waiting for the study of communism. It has not been made scientifically, rationally, intellectually, besides the propaganda put out by Radio Liberty and Radio Free Europe, the way it has been on fascism. And I think it has to be. Totalitarian ideologies are the real threat to this world. In order to fight and defeat them, we must first understand them. That’s why I am glad that the Center for Security Policy has undertaken this series of talks. The next installment will present the case of Islamism as the main new ideology that conducts influence operations on our soil, to try to stir opinion in its favor to be able to vanquish and conquer us more easily. Two thumbs up for this new initiative!
One of the first individuals to have researched and studied the assassination of President JFK is Mae Brussel, an American women and radio host who dedicated her life to unmask the Underground Reich, literally a Third Reich gone underground at the end of WWII. In the tradition of pioneer American journalists such as Edward R. Murrow and Paul Manning, Mae Brussel opened a whole field of research that we could label as « fascism studies », or in other terms, the intellectual and scientific study of the political and ideological movement called fascism, which is far from being dead. On the contrary, it is on the rise due to the state of deep sleep in which the populations of the world are, especially in the « free » world. Fascism, functioning like a mafia in its underground phase, is slowly gangrening, corroding, corrupting, decomposing the societies of the world and especially « free » democracies. The works of Mae Brussel inspired other reseachers, radio hosts and writers, such as the excellent anti-fascist researcher Dave Emory, and more recently top-of-the-notch journalist and writer Russ Baker in a marvelous book titled Family of Secrets, an incredible research endeavour on the history of the Bush family and the links they entertain with the milieu surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. Mae Brussel died of cancer in 1988. So please, take a few moments to get acquainted with this amazing women. I provide here the link to her website, maintained by Tim Canale, and another one to an article that she wrote originally for The Rebel publication that relates specifically to the assassination of President Kennedy and the Underground Reich.