KGB Defector Explains Psychological Warfare, Ideological Subversion (1984)
Yuri Bezmenov, known by the alias Tomas David Schuman, was a Soviet KGB informant who defected to Canada. This Is His Warning To America: Ideological subversion in the language of the KGB is psychological warfare – what it basically means is to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country. It is a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and it’s divided in four basic stages. The first one being demoralization, it takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which is required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words, Marxism Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism, American patriotism. The result you can see is most of the people who graduated in 60s are drop outs or half-baked intellectuals who are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, the educational system; you are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them they are, contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic perception and the logical behavior. In other words, these people, the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible; to rid society of these people you have, you need another 20 or 15 years to educate a new generation of patriotically minded and common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of the United States society and yet these people have been programmed and as you say in place, are favorable to an opening with the Soviet concept, these are the very people who would be marked for extermination. In this case most of them yes simply because the psychological shock when they will see in future what the beautiful Society of equality and social justice means in practice. Obviously they will revolt, they will be very unhappy frustrated people and the Marxist Leninist regime does not tolerate these people they obviously will join the links of dissenters, dissidents unlike in present United States, there will be no place for dissent in huge markets.