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Yuri Bezmenov: How to subvert a society

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Yuri Bezmenov, (alias Tomas Schuman) was a Russian born, former KGB agent, who specialised in propaganda and subversion. In this video he outlines the four stages of corruption employed by the KGB, to undermine an ‘enemy’ society: Demoralisation; Destabilisation; Crisis and Normalisation. The tactics and accompanying agendas employed, lead to what he euphemistically calls ‘Normalisation’, where the ‘enemy’ state comes under control of an ideologically-driven socialist government. This stage includes the acceptance of the ‘loss of freedom’ and full control of the society and its citizens.

Background by Persian Atheist from an interview conducted by G. Edward Griffin in 1984:
“Bezmenov was born in 1939 in Mytishchi, near Moscow to a high ranking Soviet Army officer. At the age of seventeen, he entered the Institute of Oriental Languages, a part of the Moscow State University which was under the direct control of the KGB and the Communist Central Committee. In addition to languages, he studied history, literature, and music, and became an expert on Indian culture.

During his second year, Bezmenov sought to look like a person from India; his teachers encouraged this because graduates of the school were employed as diplomats, foreign journalists, or spies. As a Soviet student, he was also required to take compulsory military training in which he was taught how to play “strategic war games” using the maps of foreign countries, as well as how to interrogate prisoners of war”.

For the complete background interview with Bezmenov link here.

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