The dangers of ideological subversion, as explained by Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov in an eye-opening interview, should serve as a stark warning to Africa. Bezmenov’s insights into the four stages of subversion: demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and normalization, reveal that the continent may be experiencing an insidious form of colonization. This blog post will delve into Bezmenov’s insights and explain why Africa must be vigilant against ideological subversion.
Understanding Ideological Subversion
Bezmenov defines ideological subversion as “a process that is legitimate, overt, and open.” It involves changing the perception of reality of a nation’s citizens to the extent that they become incapable of making sensible decisions in their best interest. This manipulation leaves individuals vulnerable and exposed to an external force seeking to dominate them.
The Four Stages of Subversion
- Demoralization: This stage takes 15-20 years, the time required to educate one generation of students with the ideology of the subverter. Bezmenov states that “Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of… students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of… patriotism.” This indoctrination leaves people incapable of assessing true information or facts.
- Destabilization: Lasting 2-5 years, this stage focuses on destabilizing the essential aspects of a nation, including the economy, foreign relations, and defense systems. The goal is to create chaos and weaken the country’s foundations.
- Crisis: This stage may last up to six weeks and involves pushing the country to the brink of collapse. It often results in a violent change of power structure and economy.
- Normalization: This indefinite stage is marked by the establishment of a new order under the control of the subverting force. Bezmenov cynically refers to this term as being “borrowed from Soviet propaganda.” In essence, normalization cements the subverted reality as the new norm, solidifying the control of the external force over the affected population.
Colonization Through Ideological Subversion
The process of ideological subversion as described by Bezmenov closely resembles the historical colonization of Africa. European powers subverted the values and beliefs of African societies to impose their will upon the continent. In this context, the four stages of subversion can be seen as a modern form of colonization, aimed at controlling African nations and their resources for the benefit of external forces.
Africa’s State of Permanent Normalization
Unfortunately, it seems Africa is now in a permanent state of normalization. The continent has been subjected to a long process of demoralization and destabilization, leaving it vulnerable to crises and the subsequent normalization that follows. This ongoing cycle of subversion keeps Africa under the control of external forces, hindering its development and progress.
The main emphasis of the KGB is not in the area of intelligence at all… only about 15 percent of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85 percent is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion or active measures… in the language of the KGB or psychological warfare.Yuri Bezmenov
The Biblical Ideological Subversion: A Legacy of Missionary Colonization in Africa
The Bible, introduced to Africa during the missionary colonization era, has played a significant role in the ideological subversion of the continent. Just as Yuri Bezmenov warns against the infiltration of Marxist-Leninist ideology in his interview, the Bible represents a foreign belief system that has been imposed upon Africa with similar subversive intentions. European missionaries employed the Bible as a tool to manipulate and control the African population, undermining their traditional values and beliefs. By disseminating this foreign ideology, the colonizers successfully exerted control over the spiritual, social, and political aspects of African societies. This religious colonization laid the groundwork for the more overt political and economic colonization that followed, ultimately leaving Africa in a state of permanent normalization as described by Bezmenov. Thus, it is crucial for Africans to be cautious of foreign ideologies, including religious ones, and to prioritize the preservation and celebration of their own diverse cultural heritage in order to resist further subversion.
The Great Empire of Kemet has cut the throat of the biblical physcosis.— Great Empire of Kemet Bonabakhulu (@GEK_movement) March 23, 2023
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Empowering Africa: Combating Ideological Subversion Through Kemetic/African Education and Unity
It is crucial for Africa to recognize the dangers of ideological subversion and take action to counteract its effects. The continent must prioritize education that promotes patriotism and a deep understanding of its unique cultural values. Additionally, African nations should strengthen their economies, defense systems, and foreign relations to create a solid foundation that can withstand subversive influences.
By learning from the experiences of other nations, Africa can better protect itself from the perils of ideological subversion. To secure a prosperous future, Africa must remain vigilant against this insidious form of colonization and work together to build a strong, united, and independent continent.