by Al Benson Jr.
To start this article off I have used the initials USSA for the United States. They mean “the United Socialist States of Amerika” because at present that is what they are. The past several Washington regimes, including the present Marxist one, have all made sure that, on paper alone, is this country still a confederated republic, but that in all other ways, it operates as a “progressive democracy” (socialist state).
What’s more our present Marxist leadership has determined that it will lead us in the same general direction that the old Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has gone. We have been fed the illusion that “Communism is dead” in Russia, that the KGB has been disbanded, and all the rest. Sorry, but I have to disagree. Names have been changed to protect the conspirators but that is about all. People that think that Vladimir Putin is, somehow, a super Christian will be sadly disillusioned somewhere down the road. He only looks good because our present “leadership” looks so pathetic.
I just finished reading a very interesting book, published back in 1985 and written by Arkady N. Shevchenko called Breaking With Moscow. Mr. Shevchenko defected from the Soviet Regime in the late 1970s. At that time he was the Under Secretary General of the United Nations and his defection caused a bit of discomfort in Soviet circles. Mr. Shevchenko’s book doesn’t provide us with all the answers—he thought highly of the United Nations and its work for “peace” in the world and those who know surely cannot agree with that assessment. Nonetheless, he does provide quite a bit of penetrating information as to what went on in Communist circles in the Soviet Union. And even though Communism is supposed to be officially dead, it really isn’t. As I said, the names and titles have all been changed to fool the uninitiated but the mindset, the ideology, the theology, if you will, is still there. And what’s more, thanks to the One World Government crowd, it has now spread to this country where its chief cheerleader now resides in the White (Red) House, placed there by the One World Government people with the help of gullible and totally ignorant voters who wouldn’t know a Marxist if they met one in their soup.
Shevchenko provides us with some scary parallels between the Soviet Union as it was and this country as it is becoming. On page 55 of the book he mentions a conversation with his father, during which his father told him: “You’re old enough now to start learning common sense, and you’d better learn quickly. You have to keep your mouth shut about what you see and what you think. Say what you’re told to say. Do what you see others do. And keep your thoughts to yourself. That way you won’t get into trouble.” What else is the elder Shevchenko doing here but promoting the extreme form of political correctness that has become so common in this country recently?
In discussing the ruling elite in the Soviet Union Shevchenko noted: “The Politburo agrees on two fundamental propositions: the necessity of consolidating the power of the Party and the elite class, and the need to maintain themselves as the directors—infallible and indispensable—of a closed regime…A huge propaganda machine became a cornerstone of the regime, and every Soviet citizen gets a daily dose of hypnotism from infancy until death. However, sooner or later many recognize propaganda for what it is. There is resentment at the government’s constant lies and the discrepancy between slogans and reality. Yet the indoctrination is sophisticated, and millions would uphold a great deal of what they have been taught…because they have been so well conditioned.”
Does any of that sound like what we get in this country today—from the public schools to the “news” media to the comments from Washington that we are daily subjected to? It’s all part of our total indoctrination program and although many have finally figured it out too many more have not. Shevchenko observes: “An unrelenting message by songs, speeches, newspapers, books, television, films, theater, art, poetry, and so forth, combined with the pleasant stimuli of material rewards for chosen segments of the populace, evokes the desired response of submission to the system.” Does that not sound like what goes on in this country today? Just give certain groups a few of the freebies and make them think those who work owe them a living when they won’t work, and you have bought yourself a voting bloc. The parallel to what went on in the Soviet Union is close enough to consider.The Humanist Kool Aid was just as potent in the Soviet Union as it has been here.
Shevchenko noted the indoctrination when he went to school. He said: “Our professors tried to hammer into us the idea that Soviet society was ruled by the working class, the so-called dictatorship of the proletariat…But the proletariat was (and is) despised by the elite, except for a few designated by the Party as ‘heroes of Socialist labor’ and used for propaganda purposes. Like others, I was not blind to the fact that Soviet society was not all the happy, prosperous Garden of Eden for workers described by our textbooks, newspapers, and magazines…” Doesn’t this sound exactly like what we get from our “news” media today? And do we have a ruling elite as the Soviets did? Of course we do—the people who run the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission and their financial backers, Congress and the ruling elite in Washington, and those in the bureaucracy that pass all the rules and regulations we have to live by even though we have no recourse to them at the ballot box, not that that would make much difference anymore with the creative vote counting we now seem to have. I’ve never yet been able to figure out how Obama got 140% of the vote in some places, yet he did, supposedly, and apparently the Republicans are not overly concerned how that happened either because they never bothered to question it. After all, are they not part of our “ruling elite?” How many Congress critters are millionaires? Quite a few I’m told. Do you honestly think they give a tinker’s damn about how poor folks in this country who are still willing to work for a living struggle? Don’t kid yourself. Nancy Pelosi couldn’t care less about how you struggle to make ends meet. Her agenda was to make sure Obamacare got passed and she’s totally unconcerned about how it will stiff the public.
We are now hearing the horror stories about people whose insurance premiums are doubling and tripling under this “wonderful” new plan that was supposed to save us all so much. So we were lied to. Do you honestly think our ruling elite gives a flip? If you do then you need a healthy dose of reality. Maybe when you see how much your own health insurance goes up you will get that.
And Shevchenko gives us a brief picture of Soviet spying, even on their own people. On page 245 he states: “At Glen Cove (a Soviet property on Long Island) alone, the escalation was striking. When I first came to the United States in 1958 there were three or four KGB communications technicians and their gear sharing the former servants’ quarters in the attic. By 1973, the specialists in intercepting radio signals numbered at least a dozen, and they had taken over the whole floor. Their equipment occupied so much space, in fact, that one of the two unused greenhouses had been commandeered to store it…The rooftops at Glen Cove, the apartment building in Riverdale, and the Mission all bristled with antennas for listening to American conversations as well as for transmitting Soviet messages.” And Shevchenko even notes that the housing for Soviets here on official duties was bugged, not by the CIA, but by the KGB and the GRU. They spied on their own people—just like the NSA is doing in the USSA today. The KGB wanted to know everything their own people were talking about just like our own government in what George Bush called the freest nation in the world does.
However, Shevchenko saved one of his best comments for the end of the book. On page 368 he stated, in commenting on a Washington Post article: “He noted that in effect a new religion has emerged in the USSR, a religion that flourishes as did the old Orthodox faith in times past. The new religion, of course, is Leninism. ‘It is a religion’ Harwood states, ‘sustained by a profound faith in a beneficent Father, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. As Christ is to Christians, as Muhammad (is) to Moslems, Lenin to this society is a holy prophet and guide, not divine perhaps, but more than mortal. To believe otherwise—to dissent from Leninist orthodoxy—is the new heresy.”
Does this, in any way, correspond to the drivel weve been getting since Obama ran for president the first time about him being the ‘messiah’? Even Barbara Walters said it right out on a television show that she thought (and how many other media personalities along with her) that Obama would be the messiah. Barbara Walters’ Messiah already came—and she missed Him. So now she is willing to settle for Obama as a substitute just like many Russians are willing to settle for Lenin.
This only goes along with what I have said in the past, that communism (Marxism-Leninism) is more than just politics—it is a false religion and as such it needs to be exposed. All we have to do is to get the church awakened enough to be able to realize that, in opposing Communism they are not being “political.” They are, in fact, exposing false religion.
I could not help, in reading Shevchenko’s book, noting the parallels between the Soviet Union and where this country is headed—and our destination is not by accident.