President Donald Trump got absolutely hammered for his recent press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, as the whole world watched the President of the United States allow Putin to remain unscathed for meddling in the 2016 election — and even defended him. Although Trump would later backpedal, Trump even suggested that he didn’t believe his own intelligence agencies.
Trump’s behavior surrounding Russia has been puzzling, causing suspicion that Putin has something compromising on him. But even if he doesn’t, no one can deny that Putin has been playing Trump like a fiddle. Putin, an experienced former KGB security officer, is well aware of how to manipulate the odds in his favor through complicated operations. Putin’s ability to manipulate America was recently exposed thanks to an old 1984 interview with Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov, which has just resurfaced.
Bezmenov was a former KGB agent who defected to Canada in 1970. In speaking with G. Edward Griffin, the America he predicted in the old interview has a chilling resemblance to what we’re seeing now. In the interview, Bezmenov stated that Russia had a long-term plan to weaken and defeat America with psychological warfare and “demoralization.” While this could take decades to achieve, no one could argue that we aren’t already seeing a decline.
Bezmenov stated that most of the KGB’s work involves “a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare.” And it usually happens right in the open. The former KGB agent said, “You can see it with your own eyes.”
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 interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.”
Bezmenov explained that this was “a great brainwashing” process with four stages that take place over several decades. The first stage, “demoralization,” can take 15-20 years to complete as it focuses on re-educating one generation to accept new ideology. Bezmenov said:
They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You can not 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 can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior.”
According to Bezmenov, this demoralization is “irreversible” and he felt that America had already gone through that phase in 1984. He described a demoralized person as this:
As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures; even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him [a] concentration camp, he will refuse to believe it, until he [receives] a kick in his fan-bottom. When a military boot crashes his balls then he will understand. But not before that. That’s the [tragedy] of the situation of demoralization.”
That’s certainly chilling, as we’re currently seeing a great divide between Americans as far as the truth is concerned. And it gets worse. After demoralization, the second stage is “destabilization” — a two to five year period where a country’s economy, foreign relations, and defense systems are targeted.
The third stage is “crisis,” which takes about six weeks with the goal of “a violent change of power, structure, and economy.”
The final stage in brainwashing is “normalization,” where a country is taken over and accepting of the new ideology and reality.
Despite how old this interview is, its accuracy is disturbing. Bezmenov warned America that “if people will fail to grasp the impending danger of that development, nothing ever can help the United States. You may kiss goodbye to your freedom.”
Bezmenov also brought up the fact that the United States and Russia have been at odds with each other for a while:
Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system trains another generation of people who think they are living at the peacetime. False. United States is in a state of war: undeclared, total war against the basic principles and foundations of this system.”
The parallels of this interview to what is happening now should make Americans very worried, especially as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has just indicted 12 Russians. While it was already very obvious that something is terribly wrong with America and Russia, the comments from Bezmenov have definitely created a new sense of urgency. You can watch the video below:
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