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By Nancy Thorner – 

A few weeks ago, I received from a friend rare video footage of a powerful interview with Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov that has been banned by YouTube as part of the Google-owned tech giant’s latest censorship efforts against “hate speech.”

“A former KGB agent, Bezmenov had some not-so-nice things to say about the horrors of communism. He also warned that communism would eventually creep its way into the United States if Americans failed to spot it and deal with it,” one source wrote.

Screen Shot 2020-01-10 at 10.09.10 AMEven though Bezmenov’s lecture took place in Los Angeles in 1983, just as he warned, we’re now seeing communism go mainstream.  And ironically enough, one prominent example of its tactics of subversion is the escalating assault on free speech by YouTube and other Big Tech companies.

A Review of Bezmenov’s lecture  
 
The meaning of “subversion” was first of all defined as “an action, activity, or plan intended to undermine or overthrow a government or other institution.” it was then pointed out that subversion has nothing to do with espionage, such as stealing blue prints of defense secrets and then selling them to European entities.
Notable at the time was the KGB.  As to espionage, only 10% to 15% of the KGB’s money and manpower was spent on espionage.  85% was spent on subversion to destroy the enemy.  Subverters were then described not as those who blow up buildings, but as students, diplomats, actors, artists, and journalists.
Pointed out was the impossibility to subvert an enemy that doesn’t wish to be subverted, as subversion is only possible when the agent is a responsive target. The U.S. was noted as a target susceptible for subversion,
 
Categories under which subversion happens 
As set forth by Bezmenou:  Religion; Education; Social Life; Power Structure; Labor Relations; and Law and Order.  As for Education, it takes only 15 – 20 years to educate one generation of students to shape their outlook.  
 
The Concept of Equality
As Bezmenou indicated, “It is impossible to create equality by force. Yet a propaganda system has told us to believe that equality is desirable.  Should a criminal be treated the same as a law-abiding person? Should one that comes to this country and immediately takes hand-outs be treated the same as a hard-working American.”
“Democracy is not equality.  Democracy is where different people and equal people have a chance to survive and help each other in constant competition and in constant perfection.  There is equality in the Soviet Union, but some people are more equal than others.”
Inability to define words
No longer are people sure what is right or wrong; good or bad; or evil or good, often believing there is no division among the terms.  Everything is relative and subject to what a person deems the terms to mean. Bezmenou also spoke about church leaders who see violence as good if the justification is social justice.
Much of Bezmenov’s lecture discussion was how subversion could have been nipped in the bud before it took hold in the Soviet Union. Basic is that unlimited power and subversion of power be curbed  The enemy must be taken out before it becomes too powerful. Reference was made to a Marxist professor landing a job at a University in CA.
How to keep a society strong?
As to Socialism creeping into this nation, Bezmenou had this to say: “History has shown us that countries in the past with centralized governments have collapsed and disappeared the moment they lost religion.”   “Ideas are moving society and keeping mankind a society of human beings. Neither exact knowledge, nor the sophisticated knowledge of computers will keep our society from degrading and eventually dying out.  For it’s not material things that move society and will help it to survive.   The answer to ideological subversion is simple: “We don’t have to shoot people or aim missiles. We simply must have faith not to be a victim of subversion.”  
 
Recommended books

Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism starts off with details of how President Bill Clinton seized upon the black church hate crime hoax of the 1990s to foment hatred toward whites and Christianity, perfectly following the blueprint of Soviet-style “demoralization,” destabilization and subversion.

Another similar book with more modern details is called Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America by Ann Coulter.   Demonic reveals astonishing historical details of how leftists not only overthrow governments, but then they usually kill their own subversives after the takeover, having decided their own people were “useful idiots” to achieve the coup.

To keep up with the latest censorship stories, be sure to check out Censorship.news.

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By Nancy Thorner – 

As Jessica Chasmar reported in The Washington Times: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared that the U.S. is “not an advanced society” and is “evolving into fascism”, during a campaign rally in Venice, CA on Tuesday, December 24, in front of a crowd for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders:

“We need to fight to start this work, the establishment of an advanced society. Because as much as we like to say that the United States is the richest country in modern history — for who?” AOC asked. “The richest country — who cares about how much gold is being amassed if we can’t realize an advanced society with those resources?”

Let’s pause to consider Fascism.  As defined by Merriam Webster Dictionary, “Fascism is a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition.”

Although fascism and socialism differ in crucial and central principles,in so far as the role of the state is concerned, both fascism and socialism require a strong state involvement in economic and social policies. The reason why the government intervenes in public affairs is different, but the means used to achieve different goals are interestingly similar.  Both have also  proved to be incredibly powerful and effective ideologies, able to bring together huge masses, and to foster large and cohesive social movements.

How it is that the U.S. is maybe the greatest country in the history of the world with its constitutional freedoms and free booming economy, and yet it is “not an advanced society” and is “fascism.”  In contrast, how is the society AOC would like to usher in with government control in the form of things like the Green New Deal, dictating what we can do and how we should live, is an “advanced” and “not fascism?” It is impossible to wrap one’s head around such twists of logic and reality.

If this nation is not an advanced society, what nations qualify in AOC’s mind as advanced nation?  Might they be Cuba, maybe Russia, or perhaps even Venezuela? AOC was in good company when communist Harvard professor and left-wing activist Cornel West spoke before her at Bernie Sander’s CA rally. The crowd was estimated at 20,000.
“Establishing a loving society in the United States of America” is not “an irrational, overly feeling, sympathetic statement. Rather, it’s the pursuit of “an advanced society.” And an advanced society guarantees healthcare and tuition-free college and trade schools, among other benefits. What we are living in now is not an advanced society.”
In other words, according to AOC, only a communist society can be an advanced society.
 
Communism in the 30’s
 
There was a time in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, when America’s Communist party was at its most formidable.
But even back then, the best they could do in the 1932 election was provide presidential candidates with fewer than a million votes (Communist candidate William Z. Foster, 102,221 votes; Socialist Norman Thomas, 883,990 votes out of 39,749,382 cast). cast
By 1936, a Socialist in everything but party affiliation, FDR, was bringing Thomas’s dreams to fruition.  What more could the Leftists have asked for after FDR initiated Social Security; expanded the federal government and loaded the Supreme Court with a bunch of justices who considered the New Deal to have been divinely inspired and regarded Roosevelt, not Madison, to have been the author of the Constitution?
When it came to propaganda Roosevelt knew the value of it.  He got the feds involved in subsidizing the arts, paying painters to paint murals in post offices and other government buildings and paying writers and actors to take to the road performing plays preaching the sort of left-wing pap that could have played equally well in Moscow.
None of this really explains why in 2019, a time of general prosperity in America, Socialism is taking hold.
 
Young people and Socialism
It is disconcerting that young Americans are embracing socialism.  It seems that the word “socialism” does not carry the same stigma it did in the past now that it has been resurrected by celebrity politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
According to a Harris Poll conducted Feb. 21 – 25, 2018 given exclusively to Axios:
“Among 2,035 adults, Generation Z has a more positive view of the word ” socialism” than previous generations, and along with millennials — are more likely to embrace socialistic policies and principles than past generations.  Gen Z and millennials are projected to make up 37% of the electorate in 2020.”
Also disconcerting is information in an article by David Boaz, Young People like ‘Socialism,’ but Do They Know What It Is?, that appeared in National Review (Online) on October 25, 2018:
“Fifty-seven percent of Democrats and 51 percent of young people have a positive view of socialism, Gallup reports, slightly more than those who have a positive view of capitalism.”
As to the importance of education in shaping the lives of young people, this quote by Vladimir Lenin says it all:  “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
This has already borne fruit among the youth of our nation. Our education system is failing as young people more and more would prefer to live under a Socialist society than capitalism, not even understanding what Socialism stands for.
Contenders for the Democratic nomination are pushing a Socialist type agenda. Bernie Sanders even declared himself a Socialist and raised $34.5 million in the Fourth Quarter. It is the largest three-month haul disclosed by any candidate so far in the Democratic primary race.
Even Joe Biden flip-flops from earlier saner positions in order to in with the rest of the candidates.
Apparently Democrats actually believe, as well as many young people privy to our failed education system, that by pushing Medicare for All; free health care and education for illegal aliens; gun confiscation; gender by choice; open borders; late term abortions; expanded welfare; and censorship of Conservatives, they have a winning platform.
 
Socialism vs. Capitalism?
According to Sean Ross, Updated Jul 9, 2019:
“The United States has a mixed economy. It works according to an economic system that features characteristics of both capitalism and socialism. A mixed economic system protects private property and allows a level of economic freedom in the use of capital, but also allows for governments to intervene in economic activities in order to achieve social aims and for the public good.”
Yet as scholar Mark Perry observed: “As we’ve learned from countless examples throughout history, including now Venezuela, the main difference between Capitalism and Socialism is this: Capitalism works.”
Or as Winston Churchill put it: “The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”
The reason that Capitalism works is because it recognizes and accepts that human beings have foibles, whereas Socialism insists that an economic system can be successful while maintaining the fiction that human nature is irrelevant.  People like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren might as well pretend that gravity is just an unfounded rumor.
What human nature shows is that human beings are competitive creatures.  That is not a bad thing.  It has led to all the advances man has made since leaving the caves to bats and bears.  Every advance, whether it’s been in the arts, the sciences or our relationships with one another has been born of our natural urge to excel and to improve our own lives and, thereby, the lives of others.
That doesn’t mean that human beings can’t cooperate, but it does mean that they don’t want to share the fruits of their labor with those who refuse to share the labor.
 
Could Socialism triumph in 2020?
In a move reported by Trevor Loudon in the Epoch Times on September 9, 2018, socialist and communist organizations in the United States have formally allied to increase their infiltration and manipulation of the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Socialists of America group numbers didn’t start to rise until Sanders ran for president in 2016. Nearly 100 democratic socialists now hold elected office across the country, from school boards to state legislatures and Congress, where Ocasio-Cortez and the Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib have become avatars of an emboldened left wing insurgency. Its plan is to run primary challenges against centrist Democrats and to organize low-income, working people, including in communities that voted for Trump.
See here the names of Progressive (Socialist) members in Congress following the 2016 election.
By January 3rd, 2018, the Progressive Caucus, represented the left-most flank in the House of Representatives, between 90 and 95 members — the most ever. That’s about 40 percent of all House Democrats. Thirteen committee chairs and roughly 30 subcommittee chairs will likely be filled by Progressive Caucus members. It had more influence in the 116th Congress than at any other point in its 27-year history.
With the above in mind, it is essential that Trump is re-elected president and Republicans win back the House and keep the Senate. It is not far-fetched to believe that this nation’s destiny is one of Socialism if the Communists and Socialists embedded within the Democrat Party should keep the House and a Socialist wins the presidency.

Cop25-closing

By Nancy Thorner – 

In a UN Climate Statement on November 1, 2019, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa announced: “We are pleased to announce the COP Bureau has agreed that COP25 will take place from 2-13 December in IFEMA – Feria de Madrid in Madrid, Spain.”

Not mentioned in her announcement was how COP 25 had to change locations from Chile to Spain at very short notice (after it had already changed locations from Brazil to Chile), after riots erupted around Chile in protest to energy price hikes to pay for her climate change programs, thus forcing Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to put troops on the streets and cancel his plans to host COP 25.

Stated goals of COP 25

On November 30, 2019, Alex Newman wrote the following about the goals of the UN COP 25 “Climate” Summit prior to its December 2nd, 2019 beginning in Madrid, Spain (Alex Newman is a foreign correspondent for The New American who has traveled the world reporting on the UN’s climate agenda.):

“Organizers of the summit made clear that they have big plans to advance global governance and “green” policies at the planetary level. “COP25 is the first summit of a new cycle,” boasted Spanish “Minister for the Ecological Transition” Teresa Ribera, who is playing a key role organizing and running the upcoming UN summit.

As Robera said in an interview, “In Madrid, global climate negotiations are entering a new phase, with a focus on reaching more ambitious climate action by everyone, because what we have on the table is nowhere near enough to prevent average temperatures from rising more than 1.5C, let alone 2C. Everyone, including governments, regions, cities, and social and economic agents” must be aligned with the embattled UN Paris Agreement. “We cannot delay climate action any longer…. This is what societies are demanding.”

The UN and most of its member governments are seeking to finalize rules for an emerging global “carbon market.” Under the controversial plan, humanity will pay for emissions of the gas people exhale, commonly known as carbon dioxide or CO2, as part of Western governments’ plans to reduce their people’s emissions of the essential-to-life gas.

Another key item on the agenda is “climate financing,” organizers said. After all, totally restructuring the economy of the world, as leading UN officials claim is required, will take a lot of money.”

Hypocrisy of climate attendees

As reported by Mark Morano of  Climate Depot:  “UN climate summit delegates and activists attending lined up daily for hamburgers at the conferences’ onsite Burger King despite the UN warnings that eating meat is not climate-friendly.”  See:  Flashback: UN admits Cutting CO2 ‘not enough’ – ‘We must change food production to save the world

There is also the issue of air travel to and from COP 25?  Of concern to environmentalists is that air travel produces greenhouse gases – mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) – from burning fuel, which contributes to global warming when released into the atmosphere.

According to the provisional list (pdf) published by the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), a grand total of 26,706 participants registered for COP25. This breaks down into 13,643 people representing specific parties, 9,987 from observer organizations – such as scientists, business groups and various non-governmental organizations – and 3,076 journalists.  How many flew in private jets to Madrid?

Nancy Pelosi’s boondoggle delegation to Madrid

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a bicameral Congressional Delegation found it necessary to spent two days at COP 25. There were 15 in all in her delegation who traveled by air on the taxpayer’s dime.

Despite President Trump’s decision to remove this nation from the Paris Accords, Pelosi gave this message of assurance on behalf of the U.S. Congress at the end of their stay in Madrid:

“Today, our delegation concluded a successful two-day visit to COP25 in Madrid with a message on behalf of the U.S. Congress of ‘We’re still in,’” Speaker Pelosi said. “Combating the climate crisis is the existential threat of our time and it was essential that our delegation stand with international partners, who are continuing to build upon and solidify their commitments to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals.”

The Pelosi delegation trip was expensive, probably costing millions of dollars in travel, lodging, food, and security. Yet this was just the tip of the iceberg.  Are we to feel better because Speaker Pelosi purchased carbon offsets to cover all air travel involved in this Congressional Delegation visit to COP25?

Some sound science and climate realism at COP 25

Reported by H. Sterling Burnett, senior fellow on Energy Policy, in Climate Change Weekly #344, The Heartland Institute, one of the world’s leading free-market think tanks based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, challenged COP 25 in Madrid by bringing a heavy dose of sound science and climate realism.

Headlining Heartland’s event were four distinguished men and nineteen-year-old German YouTube personality Naomi Seibt:

  • Award-winning physicist Will Happer, Ph.D. and former top science advisor to President Donald Trump. Happer’s presentation documented human greenhouse gas emissions are having much less impact on global temperatures than predicted by alarmist climate theory and are certainly not causing a climate crisis.
  • Meteorologist Anthony Watts, a Heartland Institute senior fellow, showed the majority of official temperature stations are corrupted by artificial heat sources and other factors, giving the appearance of more warming than is measured by global satellites instruments and weather balloons.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane researcher Stanley Goldenberg explained there is no evidence indicating hurricanes are becoming more frequent or severe as the planet warms. Goldenberg pointed out how even the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acknowledges this.
  • Chilean civil engineer Douglas Pollack noted the Chilean government’s climate policies have made the nation’s electricity prices the highest in South America. The government’s price increase for the country’s Metro system — the main mode of transportation for the urban poor in order to pay for its switch to being run on expensive renewable power — was the last straw that resulted in protests and riots in Chile.
  • Naomi Seibt presented an account of how she transformed from believing in a climate crisis to being a climate realist. After fact-checking the assertions of her teachers and the media, she realized propaganda was triumphing over science in the climate change debate
View a full video of Heartland’s Climate Reality Forum presentations. The five individuals noted above are featured, along with other distinguished Heartland COP 25 speakers.
Also reported was that CFACT blanketed the delegations with their latest hard-hitting 36 page climate skeptical “talking points” which were well received.  Reported was that on a one-on-basis delegate were surprising candid in admitting how much of their official narrative is nonsense designed for a few to make a buck.
 
Outcome of UN COP 25
 
The marathon COP 25 talks went into over time extending more than 36 hours past the expected conclusion on Friday, December 14, making COP 25 the longest UN climate conference to date. There were rifts over how to tackle the climate crisis and who should pay for it.
The Washington Post devoted an entire article to highlighting poor countries and slamming the wealthy or developed nations for not helping smaller countries deal with the climate crises before negotiators managed to seal a vague agreement in a last-ditch effort on Sunday, December 16.  Activists were hoping for a bolder approach to curbing climate-changing greenhouse gases.
This statement was made by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the outcome of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid (Guterres, is an admitted socialist. Before taking the reins at the UN, he led the Socialist International, the world’s most powerful alliance of Socialist and Marxist political parties.):
“I am disappointed with the results of #COP25.  The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation & finance to tackle the climate crisis. But we must not give up, and I will not give up.
I am more determined than ever to work for 2020 to be the year in which all countries commit to do what science tells us is necessary to reach carbon neutrality in 2050 and a no more than 1.5 degree temperature rise.”
Read here a powerful, riveting, and damming account of what really happened at the two-week COP 25 summit as written by  Alex Newmanon Monday, December 16, 2019:
Following are highlights from Alex Newman’s article:
  • “Throughout the United Nations COP25 “Climate” summit in Spain, America, the GOP, and President Donald Trump — not carbon dioxide or even “climate change” — were public enemy number one. Indeed, the U.S. government, the American people, their elected officials, and what remains of the free-market system that ushered in unprecedented global prosperity were all viciously and relentlessly attacked.”
  • “Globalists, communists, Islamists, socialists, environmentalists, and crackpots of all varieties dropped the mask in a carefully orchestrated show. Incredibly, even the many prominent Americans who spoke at the summit demonized their own nation and the freedom that made it so successful.  John Kerry spoke from one of the most prominent stages at the UN suit declaring that he was ashamed of being an American. Not a single conservative, pro-America speaker could be found among the 25,000 attendees.”
  • If CO2 were the real enemy, the UN summit would have been praising America non-stop as our nation’s emissions of the essential gas continues to plummet, and would have instead gone after Communist China which is by far the largest emitter of CO2.
The hatred expressed against this nation at COP 25 is because President Trump dared to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, meaning that the U.S. government will not be forking over billions of dollars of climate “reparations” under the guise of “ loss and damage.” In short, poor and middle-class American taxpayers would end up paying Third World kleptocrats for supposedly causing bad weather, forest fires, and other natural disasters.
Until China and India play by the same rules as the rest of the world, when we have some real science or breakthroughs that can actually produce carbonless energy (start with new nuclear powered power generating facilities), when there is solid proof that climate change is man induced, and or that we can do something about it, our nation should not play the UN’s wealth confiscation game.