Please read this excellent and very insightful article, “Can We Not Hear Them”, written by an anonymous American.
However, this American is not anonymous to me. He is a truly great American patriot who has spent many years serving our great nation in many capacities with his highly developed intellect and analytical skills. I’ve been greatly blessed by his mentoring, and honored to have him post this white paper here, on The REALLY Real Deal’s website. The author’s spirit is a proper representation of the spirit of America; great men and women doing great things and not caring who gets the credit. Please enjoy this article and the one-0n-one radio interview I had the privilege of hosting with him, and share this post far and wide. You’ll find that the author’s radio interview sets the context of understanding for the article.
Thanks for connecting! – Brother Craig
Can We Not Hear Them?
Listening used to mean to give heed or to pay close attention for the purpose of hearing and thereby better understanding. Today it seems we are either deaf or perhaps we feel we already know and therefore no longer need to listen; i.e., in other words, we’re Too Dumb To Live (TDTL).
Case in point, whether we realize it or not, we are currently at war with an unannounced and ill defined alliance of adversaries, both foreign and domestic, who are intent upon redefining the United States, rewriting its Constitution, and destroying our way of life. In point of fact, we have been at war with these same adversaries for the better part of a century without ever acknowledging it. I fear that if we do not awaken to our situation soon, our enemies will have defeated us before we even realize we’re under attack. You may think that sounds dramatic, but it is our current reality. Let me show you what I mean.1
The nature of the war we are currently in is a Strategic Indirect War (SIW); i.e., a war that includes armed force and unarmed force, military and non-military actions, and employs overt and covert tactics waged by a coalition of technologically advanced adversaries working both independently and in coordination as each opportunity to attack us presents itself.
An important example was provided by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster when he said that U.S. officials were “increasingly concerned” that Russia was using “sophisticated campaigns of subversion and disinformation and propaganda … to polarize democratic societies.”2
Our adversaries’ objective in SIW is to weaken the United States by dividing us into competing factions, to disrupt our economy and thereby reduce our ability to respond to threats militarily, and ultimately to destroy our faith in our way of life, our elected government, and ourselves.
Who is it we’re not hearing?
You might ask if all the above is true, to whom should we have been listening? While there are several authors that present similar thoughts, few have the insider pedigree and knowledge of my choice as one of the first people to whom we should have been listening, Yuri Bezmenov.3
Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov was a Russian4 agent assigned to conduct disinformation operations in India in the second half of the 20th century. In 1965 he was given the cover of a press officer working for RIA Novosti. His mission was to establish and cultivate Soviet political thinking in India.
From Wikipedia we learn that “In the same year, a secret directive of the Central Committee opened a new secret department in all embassies of the Soviet Union around the world. It was entitled the “Research and Counter-Propaganda Group. In India, ”Bezmenov became a deputy chief of that department, which gathered intelligence from sources like Indian informers and agents, regarding almost every influential or politically significant citizen of India.
Those who favored Soviet expansionist policy into India were promoted to higher positions of power, affluence, and prestige through various KGB/Novosti operations. Those who refused to cooperate with Soviet plans were the target of character assassination in the media and press.”5 familiar?
While working in India Bezmenov lost his belief in his mission and decided to defect to the west when the opportunity presented itself.6
What Is It We’re Not Hearing?
During several on-line interviews, Bezmenov outlined the Russian four phase plan-of-action to convert countries like India and American to their way of thinking.7
In his own words his job description was the “elimination of American exceptionalism, fundamental change of national identity, structural deconstruction of foundational principles, and the “elimination of religion. Embedding a new societal design upon the psyche of generations through ideological academia. Peer pressure by elites upon academics and society to convince that prior values were inherently flawed, racist, prejudiced etc.
National identity is diluted with aspersions toward historical references. National history is re-written, re-defined, and molded to fit the new intended behavioral model and create the new values.”
Bezmenov explained that the Russian ideological subversion plan-of-action consists of four stages which he elucidated as: