Why Yuri Bezmenov Matters

We still don’t have agreement on whether or not to spend $1,300 to print 5,000 copies of the above two-sided postcard.  Do you you like the above design and message? Would you donate to help us pay for it?  Would you address and mail copies to people you know?   If not, what do you suggest instead?  Please contact us at info@libertyandprosperity.com or leave a voicemail at (609) 927-7333.  Or join us for our every Saturday at 9:30 am breakfast discussion in Somers Point.  Thanks.  Seth Grossman, Executive Director

Most older Americans agree that many, if not most younger Americans, especially those with the most money, education, and influence hate America–and us.  So do the elites who control our media, schools, Hollywood/TV entertainment, and most government agencies.  Every day, they lie about America, our history, and those of use who disagree with them.  But why?

Back in 1985, Yuri Bezmenov, explained why. Bezmenov was the son of one of Stalin’s most trusted generals in Communist Russia.  He quickly became high ranking agent of Russia’s secret police, the KGB.  His mission was to carry out a four step campaign called “ideological subversion” or “psychological warfare” against the United States and other democracies around the world during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The first step of that campaign is a long, 15 to 20 year process called “demoralization”.  It involves winning the support of future opinion makers, especially when they are young and easy to influence.  Those future opinion makers include students in journalism, education, and business. They also include young athletes, actors and entertainers. Bezmenov said that since the 1950’s he and other KGB agents succeeded in getting “three generations of teachers, journalists, and celebrities to love socialism and hate traditional American values”.

After doing this for years, Bezmenov became disgusted with the work he was doing and the lies he was spreading.  He risked his life to escape and come to America.  Others also did so.  They included Stanislav Levchenko, a KGB agent assigned to do ideological subversion in Japan.  They also included agents from other Communist countries including China, Cuba, and North Korea.  One them was Ion Pacepa, a secret police general in then Communist Romania who was assigned to subvert the Catholic Church.  Levchenko and Pacepa also escaped to America.  However, most Communist secret police agents who tried to escape were not so lucky.  Most were killed trying to escape, or hunted down and killed years later.

For example, 2000, Russian Secret Police agent Alexander Litvinenko escaped to England.  He had refused to murder an opponent of Vladimir Putin and publicly said he could no longer serve a “mafia state”.  Six years later, he was murdered by another Russian Secret Police agent with a deadly radioactive poison.  Yuri Bezmenov died of a “heart attack” at age 54 while living in Canada.  Most Americans could not believe that we were losing the “psychological” warfare of the Cold War to Communism.

We think it is important for every American to know the story of Yuri Bezmenov and others whose career was lying to Americans and teaching them to hate their country.

Sadly, although Yuri Bezmenov gave up a successful career and risked his life to warn us, few Americans took him seriously.  In 1984, Ronald Reagan was re-elected President with 525 electoral votes and 58.8% of the popular vote.  Our economy was booming. Communist Russia seemed to be collapsing.  Communist China and Cuba seemed harmless.  Islamic terror seemed limited to the Middle East.  Neil Diamond’s “Coming To America” was sung with pride everywhere.

Please share this post to as many people as you can, as often as you can, in as many ways as you can.

Please also use the below links share our earlier posts:

In 1984, Yuri Bezmenov Explained Why This Would Happen Today.

In 1984, Yuri Bezmenov Explained Why This Would Happen Today. – Liberty and Prosperity

Bezmenov: Here’s How We Take Over Countries Without War: 1-20 Years of “Demoralization”, 2-5 Years of “Destabilization”, then 6 Weeks of “Crisis”. – Liberty and Prosperity

Yuri Bezmenov Black Is Beautiful communism is not : Bezmenov : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

See also link to post on New Zealand’s Trevor Loudon:  I Never Thought Communists Were A Threat To America. Until I Heard Trevor Loudon. – Liberty and Prosperity

However, we would also like to send postcards with this message.  This postcard was designed by Rick Shaftan. Shaftan produced the campaign materials that let me run a competitive campaign for Congress with very little money in 2018, after national and NJ Establishment Republican leaders sabotaged my campaign.  Shaftan designed campaign materials for many other effective conservative candidates around the country from Steve Lonegan in 2009 to Marjorie Taylor Green in 2020.

Some members of our group object to the design of this postcard because they claim the photo of Yuri Bezmenov is too big.  Others say the photo is essential to attract interest to the piece.  What is your opinion?  Please let us know.  We would like to discuss the matter at this Saturday’s breakfast, and make a final decision as soon as possible.  Thanks.

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  • Seth Grossman

    Seth Grossman is executive director of Liberty And Prosperity, which he co-founded in 2003. It promotes American liberty and limited constitutional government through weekly radio and in-person discussions, its website, email newsletters and various events. Seth Grossman is also a general practice lawyer.

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