Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov Explains Our Four Stages – “The New Normal”…

You’ll never get a clue what’s being done to, and within, this country from the complicit “mainstream” media. But a KGB expert who defected to the good guys was explaining it for us back in the 80s. Yuri Bezmenov tried to warn us:

Stage One:  DemoralizationElimination 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   National identity is diluted with aspersions toward historical references.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:  CrisisCreation 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:  NormalizationThe 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:  DestabilizationUnlike 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 dissention.   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…

One cannot be intellectually honest and look at this video and the summary of the Four Stages Bezmenov has outlined and not see distinct and similar, albeit creepy, parallels to today.   Granted the historical examples he presents in the video (Cambodia, Vietnam, Germany, USSR, Poland, etc) are extreme in their Stage Four result, or are they?  

Perhaps a reasonable person would argue that elimination of economic capacity (to live freely) is just as restrictive as living inside a walled camp.  If you cannot live freely, earn a living freely, move about without restrictions, and determine for yourself your choices, then what really is the difference between being thrown in an internment camp and having the invisible chain link fence of diminished freedom built around your home?

If government can control your income through taxation, employment and redistribution; tell you what to eat by deciding your choices for you;  tell you how much energy you are allowed to consume through rules and regulation; tell you what kind of car you can be allowed to drive;  tell you what type of toilet you can buy;  tell you what kind of detergent you may wash with;  determine what information you have access to through the TV media and internet access; and then control your capacity to receive the healthcare of your choice; then really what is the difference between living in a collective camp under such rules and living where you are now but following the same rules ?  

I would argue that we are solidly in the middle of stage #3 (normalization) while all around us Stage Four (destabilization) is beginning, perhaps as planned.   We talk about the new “ism’s” all the time.  Heck, most of what we discuss is our reluctance to engage in acceptance of the “normalization” and our seeming frustration to be able to influence “it” to stop presenting us with new acceptance challenges.

What say you?

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24 Responses to Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov Explains Our Four Stages – “The New Normal”…

  1. “What say you?”

    Destroyed From Within: The Four Stages of Ideological Subversion
    By itooktheredpill
    October 19, 2008

    The Choice Is Yours
    By itooktheredpill
    March 20, 2009


  2. NM Pancho says:

    Remember when our parents told us to “…oh, ignore them, they’ll go away…”?

    How well is that working out for us?
    The generation of working conservatives who were in their 20s during the 60s and 70s abhorred violence or ANY degree of conflict. That may have been good…to an extent.

    But, were they also complacent? They couldn’t see this?
    Or was this opposition movement much more subversive than we could ever see?

    “…oh, just ignore them, they’ll go away…”


  3. freedom1781 says:

    “I would argue that we are solidly in the middle of stage #3 (normalization) while all around us Stage Four (destabilization) is beginning, perhaps as planned.”

    I agree.


  4. I think it’s hard to predict how extreme Stage 4 would be. Like others have pointed out, we don’t need to get very far through Stage 4 before an outsider might choose to take advantage of it. Like China, sitting on 300 million excess men (due to the one child policy) waiting to be used at the whim of their increasingly belligerent leaders. Or Putin’s Russia. Or my personal favorite: Canada. I’ve never trusted the Mounties ever since that speeding ticket in British Columbia… 😉


    • NM Pancho says:

      oh do tell! What’s that all aboot?


      • What? The speeding ticket. I’d rather not talk about it. Embarrassing international incident. 😉


        • NM Pancho says:

          oh…The Canadian Snowshoe pileup. Heard aboot it. It was massive.


        • Sharon says:

          Too late. We.must.know.


          • Look, it wasn’t that big a deal, eh? 😉 I was coming doon a windy 2-lane west of Frank Slide in BC, and a Mountie caught me going about 15mph (or 175kph) over the posted limit. Me and the ol’ woman were in our Porsche 924 with California plates and I do’ont think the officer was too amused, because he read us th’ riot act aboot how us lower-48-ers in our fancy German cars didn’t have the proper respect for the laws of the Dominion which he proceeded to quote to us. I gave the 4-year-old blond daughter in the back seat the cue to pout as cutely as she could, and then to start humming “God Save the Queen,” but nothin’ could melt his icy heart. We ended up with a ticket and a sizable fine that had to be paid later via exchange, since it had to be in some imaginary currency called Canadian Dollars. In frustration, I almost paid in Monopoly Money, but my good wife made me go through the proper hoops, and we avoided bein’ extradited and imprisoned. Furthermore, we are now free to flee to Canada, since they are the only country on the Continent with a Conservative government! We may have to do just that, eh?


            • Sharon says:

              Thank you for sharing. I don’t believe I’ve ever been acquainted with anyone who was brought down by the RCMP. It’s an honor. 😉


  5. The beautiful thing about Russian is that it is so literal. One can even say. I’m not even sure Russian has a term similar to ‘equivocate’. Therefore, when a native Russian speaker speaks English, they tend to be bluntly pragmatic. The same here, as he describes who they are targeting, what they are doing and their aims.


  6. I was surprisingly engrossed with the video. I say surprisingly because the Alex Jones type of discussions are far to aggressive and tin foily for me to ever be comfy with. But, there is a particular kind of open discussion sentiment provided within this video.

    Obviously the video was made long before current events began playing out. But when you step back from the shere frequency of the current onslaught, and you look for a bigger picture, it does appear quite intellectually plausible that the overarching sentiment contained in the presentation holds a particular kind of possibility.


  7. The video in this post adds pictures and graphic information over the original interview with Yuri Bezmenov, and unfortunately the author(s) of those edits got the phases mixed up. The phases are, as originally explained by Yuri:

    1) Demoralization
    2) Destabilization
    3) Crisis
    4) Communist “Normalization”

    It appears that the descriptions of the stages are in order, but the names for stages 2, 3, and 4 were incorrectly attributed in the graphic overlays.

    If you got a lot out of watching Yuri, I highly recommend that you watch more of the videos of him, including a roughly hour-long 7-part series of videos from a single lecture he gave in California.

    The same 4-step process has been used repeatedly by the Communists to take over multiple countries around the world. That’s why what you are seeing in America today aligns so closely with what Yuri said over 25 years ago. The USA has been under “demoralization” since the 60’s, and under “destablization” for nearly as long, but really heating up under the Community Reinvestment Act which destablized Fannie, Freddie, and our entire economic system, bringing it to crisis in 2008, resulting in an election where people voted for “CHANGE” but ended up with 10 times more of what they didn’t want. Obama’s entire administration has been about further destabilization of our country, and an effort to bring us to the really big CRISIS, which historically has led to a very quick communist take-over of a country’s government, and a period of “normalization” where those who will not accept the “new normal” of Communist totalitarian rule are executed. That is why Bill Ayers planned for the execution of 25 MILLION people.

    But, the secret is to prevent the Crisis and work on the antidote to the process that began with demoralization. Yuri explains it at the end of his speech (part 7 of 7 of the video series):

    Ronald Reagan knew the answer, and shared it in his “Evil Empire” speech.

    The Antidote


  8. PatriotUSA says:

    Just subscribed to your site and you have A LOT of excellent posts here. i am ‘stealing’ this one and I ALWAYS give proper credit(s) and leave a link back to where I get the post from.

    I have added you to my blogroll and would be honored if you would consider doing the same after checking my site out. If not, no problem at all. I am 100%+ counterjihad, Love the 2nd amendment and am a Constitutional conservative, extremely conservative and getting more so each day or hour, so it seems.


  9. Highlander says:

    I have cross poted this on Facebook…hoping it will be veiwed by more and spread. I have been talking about this for a long time but had not seen this set of videos. Hope I have not violated any rule here as I would like to stick around now that I have found it!



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