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Gareth Martin

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How to Brainwash a Nation using Ideological Subversion

I watched this interview clip at the beginning of last year and found it fascinating. Since then, I’ve watched it a few times, and each time I just see these steps that he mentions happening right before our eyes and it really frightens me.

Yuri Bezmenov — YouTube Videos:

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To put it into context, this interview was conducted in 1984 by G.Edward Griffin, and Yuri Bezmenov, speaks about this process happening back then. However, it feels like we are now going through it again and are in the final stages. Maybe it had to be repeated in the US for the complete capitulation to take effect?

I’ve summarised what he says in this clip below, and also added some of my own notes by trying to show similarities, and connections with what is currently happening.


About Yuri:

  • Born 1939 in Moscow
  • Educated at an Elite School — Institute of Oriental Languages
  • Became an expert in Indian Culture and Indian Languages
  • Had an outstanding career with Novelty, the press arm / front of the KGB
  • He escaped to the west in 1970 after being disgusted with what was going on in the Soviet regime. Risking his life to get away.

He explains to us the process of IDEOLOGICAL SUBVERSION. Which is an old Soviet term

In reality the main emphasis of the KGB is not in the area of intelligence at all. According to him, only about 15% of time, money and man power is spent on espionage. The other 85% is spent on a slow process which they call either ideological subversion, or active measures (активные мероприятия, romanised: aktivnye meropriyatiya in the language of the KGB), or psychological warfare.

It’s used to change the perception of reality to such an extent that despite an abundance of information nobody is able to come to sensible conclusions, in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their communities and their country. (*PERSONAL NOTES — Think Brave New World — Aldous Huxley)

It’s a great brainwashing process which goes very slowly and is divided in 4 basic stages.

Stage 1: Demoralisation

  • It normally takes 15–20 years to demoralise a nation
  • It is the minimum number of years it takes to educate (indoctrinate) one generation of students (in the country of your enemy)
  • You do this by exposing them to the Marxism, Leninism ideology
  • In the US for example, this has been pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generations of students, without being challenged or counterbalanced with the basic values of Americanism / Patriotism

When he did this Interview in 1985 he said that the Demoralisation Stage/Process was basically complete in America.

(*PERSONAL NOTES — It seems like the education indoctrination has just got worse since then. Or perhaps we are in a new cycle of these 4 stages and the Demoralisation Stage has effectively finished again, say 5 or so years ago)

Most of it is done by American’s to American’s, thanks to lack of moral standards.

(*PERSONAL NOTES — Think now about the rise in racial issues with BLM, slavery, white-supremacy. Or kids identifying themselves by Pronouns and getting upset with each other by incorrectly referring to each other. Perhaps it’s the rise of gender discussions and issues around L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. Also the MeToo movement. Although these movements and ideas may be coming from a ‘seemingly’ good place, the sad reality is they are creating more divisiveness than ever)

Exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who is demoralised is unable to access true information. The facts tell nothing to them. Even if you shower them with information of authentic proof of documents and pictures. Even if you take them with force to Russia and show them concentration camps, they will refuse to believe it. Only when someone in the concentration camp (military) does something untoward to them, will they then understand.

(*PERSONAL NOTES — There are two great examples of this right now with people that are demoralised in the US, but also else where around the world. (i) COVID, has literally sent most of the human population into a super stressed out, anxious and now demoralised state because of lockdowns, face masks, loss of jobs, fear of death and lack of purpose. So when presented with perfectly logically information that is counter-narrative they will not want to believe it and call you anti-this, or anti-that, or a conspiracy theorist. (ii) The latest American ‘riot’ of the Capitol. When you ask people about all the devastating destruction of other cities by ANTIFA which has gone on for months and months, they deny it straight out. Even if you took them to Portland and they saw the looting and burning themselves, they would still probably deny it, perhaps until a Molotov cocktail got launched at them)

STAGE 2: Destabilisation

During this time the subverter does not care about your ideas and patterns of your consumption.

It takes 2–5 years to destabilise a nation

What matters is essentials, like:


Foreign Relations

Defence Systems

You can see this in such sensitive areas as defence and economy, the influence of Marxist and Leninist ideas in the United States is absolutely ‘fantastic’ (he says sarcastically)

(*PERSONAL NOTES — This has been occurring the last year in hyperdrive. The US economy has taken a dive due to COVID with millions of unemployed Americans and businesses now shut. Foreign relations are tense all around and especially with China, which has been happening for a few years because of the trade war. There is so much talk about de-fund the police, who are meant to protect the people. Fortunately, the Defence Systems seem to be strong and will save America)

STAGE 3: Crisis

It may take only 6 weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis. After the crisis with a violent change of power, structure, and economy, you have so called the period of ‘Normalisation’

(*PERSONAL NOTES — US Election Fraud, Riots, Impeachment, Nashville Bombings, Capitol Invasion, new COVID strains)

STAGE 4: Normalisation

Normalisation may last indefinitely 🙁

Normalisation is a cynical expression borrowed from Soviet propaganda. When the Soviet tanks moved into Czechoslovakia in 1968, comrade Brezhnev said, “Now the situation in Czechoslovakia is normalised”

This is what happens, they promise people all kinds of goodies and paradise on earth, which helps them further their agenda to destabilise the economy, to eliminate the principal of free market competition, and to put a big brother Government in Washington DC. With a benevolent dictator (he spoke about Walter Mondale) who will promise a lot of things, never-mind if the promises are fulfilled or not.

(*PERSONAL NOTES — Free market competition is being removed when you think of the BIG TECH firms controlling pretty much everything in America, like information, food distribution, transport, purchase of goods etc. Putting Biden in as president is not going to strengthen America, as he is literally just a front man who is getting told what to do, and sadly for him he is obviously losing his cognitive abilities. He does not come across as benevolent, but whomever is calling the shots above him, probably is.)

The leftists in the US are mostly professors, and civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion. Note, that this is only to destabilise a nation, and once the job is complete they are not needed anymore because they know too much.

Some of them get disillusioned when they see that the Marxist/Leninists have come into power, and they also get further offended because they thought that they were the one’s going to get into power!! Of course, that was never going to happen of course, and they end up being lined up against the wall and shot (figuratively, but perhaps also literally).

It’s important to be aware that these same people who were fighting for the cause, may turn into the most bitter enemies of the ideology they were fighting for. Past examples of this happening were in Nicaragua, Grenada, Afghanistan, Bangladesh.

(*PERSONAL NOTES — These events are already unfolding and may change pretty soon after writing this, but we have already seen examples of it happening in the US. The BLM movement have not been able to meet with the Biden/Harris Administration yet, even after numerous requests. ANTIFA has been referred to as an ‘Idea’ by Biden. A few years ago a democrat, Brett Weinstein, was kicked off the campus where he was a professor — this example may not be the best but this Ideological Subversion happens in micro and macro scenarios, and when you notice it, it become clear as day!)

As Yuri says, the time bomb is ticking with every second, and that means the disaster is getting closer and closer…

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