Thursday, February 26, 2009

"The Last Country of Freedom and Possibility?"

In 1970 a KGB operative from the USSR, an expert in Indian culture and languages, found himself disgusted with the Soviet system and made his way to the West. His migration was at great personal risk, but he had decided he must be free and so he defected to the United States.

In 1984, G. Edward Griffin conducted an indepth interview of the ex-KGB operative, Yuri Bezmenov, which was essentially a study of comparison and contrast between the United States and the USSR. A portion of that interview is in the video below. It's important, as you watch this video, to remember that this interview is from 1984 - amazing how no one heeded his warnings and we are so much further down the path to total communism/socialism than we were then.

In 1984, Mr. Griffin billed Mr. Bezmenov as "one of the world’s outstanding experts on the subject of Soviet propaganda and disinformation and active measures." And while I've been unable to find anything on or from Mr. Bezmenov within the past few years - IF he is still alive, I have to believe that this moniker would still stand.

In November of last year, Useless Dissident transcribed a different part of this same interview. It's a great read that gives you a little bit of Yuri's background and where he's coming from in making the statements he makes in the above mentioned interview.

Very early in that interview - remember this was 25 years ago - Mr. Griffin put forth the following question:

"In this country, at the university level primarily, we read and hear that the Soviet system is different from ours, but not that different. And that there is a convergence developing between all of the systems of the world, and that really it doesn’t make an awful lot of difference what system you live under because you have corruption and dishonesty and tyranny and all that sort of thing. From your personal experience, what is the difference between life under Communism and life in the United States?"

It's clear that, although few of us realized it at the time, we were already well down the path to the one world 'convergence', ne collectivism, that Mr. Griffin mentions in his question. And today we're running down that road with the blessing of a good percentage of the [uninformed] population.

It's obvious that we never did heed bezmenov's recommendations for the proper, America-appreciating education of our youth and our citizens - So is it now too late for the U.S.?

What of the "force" he speaks of? Obama has been in office less than 30 days and we are further down the road to complete socialism than any could have thought would be possible after 30 months.

The constitution is worse than, as Thomas Jefferson warned, a 'mere thing of wax' in the hands of the Judiciary - It is now nothing more than a wad of trash in the hands of the most horrible Congress in the history of our country. The graceless bunglers making up this current Congress is working hard to reduce our country to a country of collectivism.

And if we don't stop it now, it will be too late.


Anonymous said...

You da man! Thanks for all your hard work. Do we h/t Longrange?

Brooke said...

God help us, it may already be too late.

Always On Watch said...

I think that it is too late, as Brooke has mentioned.

There may be some recovery from BHO and this leftist Congress, but we'll not get back to the America I know and love during my lifetime. **sigh**

Warren said...

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

I won't just roll over and die.

Anonymous said...

Happy FJ Day!

MAS1916 said...

As Lincoln put it back in the mid 1800's... the greatest threat to the Union is from within.

When the people demand wealth that they haven't earned, the entire enterprise is doomed. Democrats are leading this charge.

Ms.Green said...

Hi Warren,

I've got a proposition for you. ( no not that kind :) )

Please email me at

I've lost your email address.

Ms.Green said...

I'm almost finished reading "Gulag" by a Russian guy whose name I cannot pronounce, let alone spell. Back in a minute... Ok, his name is Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

As I read the book, at times the hair on the back of my neck stands up as I realize the similarities between what's happening in the USA and what happened under Lenin and Stalin.

We are living in strange and frightening times. (Rev. 22:20)

Warren said...

All things in their season, Ms Green.

We will do what we must.

Anonymous said...

Kawania che Keekeru!

Anonymous said...

Need a buck-tail? Just call Neddy. ;-)

kuhnkat said...

"Yuri Alexandrovic Bezmenov, now known as Tomas David Schuman..."

9 part interview

Our "elite" have been part of the subversion since the early 1900's, if not before. Since most successful people have been propagandised by these "elites" in school, it is not very surprising that we continue down the path. Even our religious institutions have been penetrated and subverted.

Keep up the great work!!

kuhnkat said...


Lincoln should know. He took a huge step in making the Union a FORCED FEDERAL coalition by not allowing states to secede.

Can anyone point me to where he came by these interesting powers, including suspending Habeus Corpus??

Useless Dissident said...

Bezmenov died in either 1991 or 1992 of a heart attack, according to my source.

Kelly said...

I have had this video posted on the sidebar of my own blog for sometimes...QUITE telling video!

Warren said...

Kelly, thanks for stopping by.

The video and post were part of a group effort, (we called it a blog burst).

Unfortunately, the principals were overextended and we were unable to continue due to our family obligations and jobs. This was the last in the series and a warning.