Yuri Bezmenov

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Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov was born in 1939 in a suburb of Moscow. His was the son of a high-ranking Soviet army officer, and was educated in elite schools inside the Soviet Union. He served the KGB as an expert in Indian culture and Indian languages. He had an outstanding career with Novosti, which is the press arm or the press agency of the Soviet Union; it turns out that this is also a front for the KGB.

He deserted to the West in 1970, and later gave an interview about his experiences.[1]

He described 4 stages of destruction of our country.-----

  • "Stage One: Demoralization – Elimination of American Exceptionalism, fundamental change of national identity, structural deconstruction of foundational principles, elimination of religion. Embedding a new societal design upon the psyche of generations through ideological academia. Peer pressure by elites upon academics and society to convince that prior values were inherently flawed, racist, prejudiced etc. National identity is diluted with aspersions toward historical references. National history is re-written, re-defined, and molded to fit the new intended behavioral model and create the new values."
  • "Stage Two: Crisis – Creation of economic, financial, and national security crisis. Also includes social crisis and breakdown of previous self-evident restrictions on moral behavior. Cloward-Piven approach to overloading the system, ie more takers than producers. The crisis produces benevolent leaders who will promise to deliver “things” (Hope and Change) to meet people’s needs through Social and Economic Justice. False illusions that the situation is under control if certain strategic directions are followed (Bailouts, Stimulus, Jobs Bills, Regulations of industry, Unconstitutional Power Grabs, Dismissal of Historical Laws, Changes in legislative processes, Changes in checks and balances of power etc.)."
  • "Stage Three: Normalization – The uncomfortable feelings of change including losses of freedom are absorbed and accepted. Lost national identity becomes accepted as the norm within the new societal model. A period of national rebranding transition where people are so overwhelmed by the change they become numb and begin to accept a ‘new normal’. This period of normalization lasts indefinitely as the progression is continually advanced and acceptance takes place in small controlled doses. (New limits on behavior, Regulations, TSA Patdowns, Intrusions into privacy, Controls into daily life) These things begin to be accepted as “just the way it is now”.."
  • "Stage Four: Destabilization – Unlike the period of “Crisis” the people who helped orchestrate the change are now no longer needed. The new overarching centralized governmental model begins to take control. Leftist usurpers who initially thought they were going to be part of the new power structure begin to realize they were used and manipulated and they themselves become the new enemy. Because they have first hand knowledge of the agenda they are the primary target for elimination. They may simply be disregarded, obfuscated, thrown out, or they may be collected, imprisoned, or worse killed. There is no longer room for dissension. Dissent is only possible within the free system that has now been deconstructed. Therefore, the leftist purpose is served once the destabilization is complete. Totalitarian Government takes control…"

However, Bezmenov has been criticized for conflating neo-Marxism as Communism.[2]

See also

  • Bezmenov, Yuri (1984) (Video). Soviet Subversion of the Free-World Press: A Conversation with Yuri Bezmenov. Interview with G. Edward Griffin. American Media. Westlake Village, Calif.
  • Schuman, Tomas (1984). Love Letter to America. Los Angeles.


  1. https://youtu.be/bX3EZCVj2XA
  2. Academic Agent (October 11, 2020). Demoralization: What Yuri Bezmenov Didn't Tell You. YouTube. Retrieved October 8, 2023.