Ghosts of Revolutions Past and Warnings of Futures to Come


Have you ever been listening to someone talk and have déjà vu, even though you’ve never seen or heard of the person speaking, and the interview you’re watching happened just a few hours ago?  I have. Once.  A couple of weeks ago.

I was listening to Tucker interview Xi Van Fleet, a Chinese native who lived through the Cultural Revolution in China.  She eventually immigrated to the United States and has lived here for 40 years.  As I was listening to her talk about how the Cultural Revolution rolled out and how she was seeing many of the same things here, I couldn’t help but think that I’d heard something close to this before.

And then it hit me, I had.  Exactly 40 years ago a defector from the Soviet Union, Yuri Bezmenov did an interview about how the KGB was using what they called Ideological Subversion to collapse the United States.

Now, these two interviews weren’t remotely the same.  One was from a KGB operative, someone who was part of the suppression of the Russian people who became disillusioned and defected to the West while the other was from someone who experienced the suppression of the CCP and eventually immigrated to the US.

Nonetheless, given exactly 40 years apart, the two interviews taken together paint a very stark picture of America today and going forward.  They reminded me of a technique often recommended for effective public speaking: “Tell them what you’re going to tell them.  Tell them.  Then tell them what you’ve just told them.”

Bezmenov lays out the KGB’s plan – Ideological subversion – for sowing the collapse of America – and Western Europe as well.   It involved 4 elements. He lays each one out in detail, or at least three of them, while 3# is obvious.

  • Demoralization – 15–20 years. Time to re-educate one generation.

This is done through uncritically introducing the Marxist ideology into schools without counterbalancing it with basic American values, patriotism, and morals. Eventually, a significant segment of the population will become immune to accurate information.

  • Destabilization – 2 – 5 years to destabilize a nation.

The goal is to destabilize the nation via the economy, foreign relations, and defense policy.

  • Crisis – as short as 6 weeks to bring a nation to crisis. (George Floyd anyone…)
  • Normalization – For this one I’ll let Bezmenov’s words speak for themselves:

This is what will happen in the United States if you allow all the schumcks to bring the country to crisis, to promise people all kind of goodies and paradise on earth.  To destabilize your economy and illuminate the principle of free market competition and to put a big brother government in Washington DC with benevolent dictators like Walter Mondale. 

Your leftists in the United States, all the professors and the beautiful civil rights defenders, they are instrumental in the process of the subversion.  Only to destabilize the nation.  When their job is completed, they are not needed anymore.  They know too much.  Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxists / Leninists come power they get offended they think they will come to power.  That will never happen of course.  They will be lined up against the wall and shot.”

That last sentence is particularly interesting because it’s exactly what Xi Van Fleet says happened in China, twice.  The first was the peasants who put Mao in power in the first place.  They were repaid for their efforts by being chained to their farms and between 1958 and 1962 fifty million of them starved to death.  Then, in 1969 three years after the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, Mao turned on his Red Guards, the children who were his stormtroopers, and had the military either kill them or send them to re-education camps.

Her story is a tragic one, but as she walks through it, you hear echoes of exactly what is happening in America today.  For Mao, after 16 years of brainwashing the children, he sent them (the Red Guards) out to terrorize the nation.  Violence was used, but also the control of the language. Suddenly, propaganda was everywhere.  Everything old had to be destroyed while law and order were dismantled, and the police were told to stay out of the schools, which were the beating heart of the Revolution, and additionally, if any of the Red Guards struck them, the police were prohibited from reacting.

All of this resembles the indoctrination of two generations of American students in the fiction of Climate Change, the gay and trans agendas, as well as the manipulation of language and discourse via the prohibition of words and ideas. The tearing down of statues. The defund the police movement, the violence after George Floyd, and the lack of consequences for criminal behavior are exactly as Xi described.

Whether it’s climate activists, supporters of Palestine – AKA antisemites, LBTQXYZ123# harassers, or Antifa & BLM rampaging through cities, they’re all playing their parts in the play written by the KGB and taken over by western Communists after the Berlin Wall collapsed.  What’s more, both of these refugees from tyranny discuss what America is becoming, he predicted it and she’s chronicling it. Whether it’s reporters being arrested or protesters being sent to the gulag, or rich/popular opponents of the regime being harassed via lawfare, the rules never apply to those in power.  It’s not that there are no rules, they just don’t matter.  The Soviets had a constitution that guaranteed a wide variety of civil liberties, and the Chinese constitution guarantees that “citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession, and of demonstration.” We have our Constitution, which provides about as much of a limit on government as a spaghetti strainer does on water.

The funny thing (as in not really funny) about all of this is that the leftists who think they’re going to be running things once the crisis blossoms into a full-blown tyranny will likely be the first to go.  Whether Stalin’s erstwhile supporters who fell in the Great Purge or the Chinese Red Guards who fell to the guns of the military, those who are at the vanguard of leftist revolutions often find themselves victims of the very power they put in place.

As we watch our great cities devolve into crime-infested dystopian nightmares, as we watch George Soros impelled DAs and prosecutors smile as they demonstrate their two-tiered legal system, as we watch as the federal government actively subverts efforts to secure the border and cities cut services to citizens and veterans in order to gift illegals billions, as we watch schools and hospitals and states empower the brainwashing and butchering of children, and we watch powerlessly as the Uniparty in Washington runs up trillion dollar deficits and sends tens of billions to Ukraine, we begin to recognize what Bezmenov called Normalization.  A decade ago, Americans of most stripes would have understood that all of this was a disaster in the making.  But now we’re told that all of it is not only normal, but you’re a racist, homophobic, transphobic white nationalist if you disagree with any of it.

The outcome in November will decide which path we take.  The thing to remember when we walk into those voting booths is that Bezmenov and Xi had a place to escape to for freedom, America.  We don’t have that luxury.  Vote accordingly.

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Though many leftists become fascists because they support the fascism of the Democrats, they may not be fascists at heart. They have merely succumbed to the steady drone of leftist propaganda and oppose the opposition because they’ve been indoctrinated to do so. They are the useful idiots. Because they’ve absorbed the lies that Trump and Republicans are evil, they gloat over the results of undeniably fascist tactics used against political opponents whose popular policies cannot be suppressed.

But, as history has shown us and leftists try to ignore, fascist behavior ALWAYS turns on the useful idiots. They are called “useful idiots” for a reason.

How Trump is Following Hitler’s Playbook

Pay attention, America, or there’s going to be hell to pay. None of this is “made up”.

Last edited 30 days ago by Greg

Mindless fear porn, no doubt Trump will hit the ground running he has but 4 years to try to repair all the woke agenda damage.

The parallels are obvious.

Last edited 29 days ago by Greg

Obvious to you because you get your news from CNN/MSNBC only. You parrot what those morons say all day every day.

Oh, get off the Hitler bullshit. The only fascist dictators are the Democrats. You keep trying to transfer your offenses onto the conservatives. It’s not working…. WE SEE IT.

You can’t see the obvious.

Obviously, you prefer fascism to the Constitution.

Who censors free speech? NOT TRUMP.

Who imprisons political dissidents? NOT TRUMP.

Who spies on private citizens? NOT TRUMP.

Who prosecutes political opposition on false charges? NOT TRUMP.

Who employs propaganda to cover up lies, failures and self-inflicted disasters? NOT TRUMP.

Who prefers illegal immigrants to US citizens? NOT TRUMP.

Who employs violent political terrorists and refuses to prosecute them? NOT TRUMP.

The answer to all those questions above is Democrats and Robin Ware/Robert L. Peters/JRB Ware/Pedo Peter/idiot Biden.

You seem to forget Trump was President for 4 years and was NOT a dictator. Biden gets in and in short order cranks out almost 100 E.O.’s.. Just like a dictator. Not a word from you. Why I’d bet even old Joe has a phone and a pen too. Get a clue.