Greetings… I have briefly stepped into my “journalistic writing bag” Taking a break from my “Album Roll-out Bag” I recently saw a Tik Tok that spoke on a KGB Agent that stated “it would take 20 years for the western world to be successfully brainwashed” This statement not only fascinated me, but it confirmed some suspicions I have already had. However… I got that from Tik Tok. So of course I had to research it to see if it was actually a documented occurrence. The 2 paragraphs that follow this one are quotes taken directly from an article in “The Progressive Index”
There are well-meaning people, and some not so well-meaning, who favor socialism as a way to bring about a utopian society on earth. I would like to bring to your attention Mr. Yuri Bezmenov, former KGB agent who defected to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1970 after being disgusted with the Soviet system. The following are some revealing statements Mr. Bezmenov made during previous interviews in the mid-19802s. He admitted the KGB spent the greater amount of its resources (85 percent), not on espionage, but on ideological subversion and what they called “Active Measures.” These are types of psychological warfare.
The former journalist added, “The objective was to change the perception of reality of EVERY AMERICAN to such an extent that despite the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their community and their country.” Demoralization is the first stage in the slow process and it takes 15-20 years to complete, with the help of our educational system. Likewise, it takes 15-20 years to reverse the process. Bezmenov said the process of demoralization is complete in America. So powerful is demoralization, it is almost impossible to change the minds of those brainwashed in such a manner. Even if solid evidence is presented, they are unable to assess true information. He also stated, the result of Soviet ideological subversion was far more successful than anticipated in the United States and he likened America to a ticking time bomb. Warning us not to create a Big Brother government in Washington and promise all kinds of goodies to the public; nor to destabilize the economy or eliminate free-market competition, the ex-KGB agent must have felt as if under a Cassandra Complex, as America ignored much of his sage advice.
It is clear to me that brainwashing is a real thing. I am not a scientist, but the proof seems to be all around us. We all remember a lie we believed, simply because we wanted to believe it. Perception, interpretation and emotion seems to have more of an effect on the what we believe than facts, logic and reason. For example, scientist can claim that all human life probably started in Africa and that the 1st human beings to roam the Earth were more than likely brown in skin tone. Yet still, racists will dismiss any data supporting these finding as “propaganda” simply based on the emotions and feelings they have for themselves and other people.
Some racists in this country also believe that all of their problems would simply get better if all minorities went back to where they came from. African-American’s going back to Africa. All Chinese and Japanese returning to their respective countries and so on. This to me seems to be inspired by emotions. If you really think this through to conclusion, this is almost an impossible ask. The census bureau breaks Americans down to 7 key minority groups. Latinos (including Puerto Ricans), African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Arab and other Middle Eastern Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Inuit and Alaska Natives. These groups make up approximately 38% of America’s population. All of which have jobs, homes, wealth and resources. Let’s say the country came together and agreed that this is the best course of action. How much would it cost to formulate the largest single migration the world has ever seen? Who’s going to pay for us to go back? Who are the people that are going to replace the people that left? Who is going to convince the countries of origin to accept their indigenous people back? Do those countries even have the space to add-on a few million people to their cities? The more I think about this the more it is clear to me that brainwashing is a real thing. Again, perception, interpretation and emotion seems to have more of an effect on what we believe, than facts, logic and reason.
Oh the lies we believe… Lies are clever. They just don’t come in the form of racism. Many believe that politics only has 2 lies (excuse me.. 2 sides..) and not only that, we are told by both sides that the people on the opposing side are idiotic monsters. We are told that we should be afraid of these these “idiotic monsters” and that they should not be trusted. They always make an attempt to make us “feel” a certain way because they know the more emotionally invested we become, the less likely we are to believe facts, logic and reason.
To be clear, I do not believe that emotions are a bad thing. Love is amazing, pride.. (not foolish pride) but pride on a greater level, like the pride a mother has for her graduating son or the pride a man would have in himself after building a house, with nothing but raw materials, bare hands and know how; can be a great fulfilling experience. On a spiritual level, it is my belief that our emotions are actually our “guidance system” helping us navigate to, or stay away from certain experiences. So if that truly is the case. We must keep ourselves informed and be open to new information at all times, even if that information is something that makes our emotions feel unsettled. It seems we would be better served to ask ourselves 1st.. why we feel how we feel. Every time I come up with a conclusion that gives me a negative emotion I always ask myself if my conclusion was the truth. The best piece of advice I had ever received in life was this;
“Assume everything you know or think you know.. is wrong, after that you will find the truth is hidden in your humility”
- Graffiti Bleu