[Crack:EDIT: YouTube removed a 1985 documentary for supposed “usage violations”…. right.
Found alternative version down below. Run that only, the other videos were disabled. For ease of reference on further searches, search for Yuri Bezmenov.
Here’s a look back at the Cold War and human history.
The funny thing is, there are a couple of Russians floating around the blogs I visit and some of them remind me of Ivan. His comment at end. Be sure to use a headphone or turn up the volume for the vids, you’ll be able to understand through his accent a lot better that way. [Allow me to add in something for those that wish to know why these vids are here or why they should use their time to watch them. You see, this is not Soviet Propaganda, this is an Explanation of Soviet Propaganda that you couldn’t get from the Public EDu Sectors if you paid them]
I also digged up the last part of the interview, that wasn’t at Book’s site.
The below video backs up my views that cynics and those that feel themselves self-important, are one of the easiest to manipulate.
This vid below tells a bit more of the life and motivations of the person being interviewed, as well as stories about so called “grass roots” revolutions and how they work. It also tells of his defection and how the State Department would report Soviet defectors back to the Soviets, putting the defectors into concentration camps or disappeared.
This vid below tells about how Yoga and such “gurus” brainwash guillible Americans, making them more malleable.
# sergey Says:
July 2nd, 2007 at 2:32 am
I recently read a brochure found in my home library published in 1902 by Tolstoy’s pal Chertkov. This is, formally, an open letter addressed to the Tzar by Leo Tolstoy where he gives to Tzar his advice about domestic and international policy. It could had been written now by any Western pacifist or human rights activist, from Murtha to Sydney Sheehan or Noam Chomsky. The same arguments, the same insane, perverted logic. Russian leftists and revolutionaries tried to disseminate these pamphlets among troops and policemen, with little success: most soldiers were illiterate, and policemen arrested students-agitators as enemies of state – and rightly so. I never met before reading this brochure such concentration of hypocrisy, self-righteous posturing and utmost ignorance of human nature; the profound, paradoxical, sometimes fearsome truths of Christianity replaced by trivialities or reduced to shallow platitudes of saccharin humanitarian moralism. Not exactly Tolstoy’s fan, I until now held much better opinion of the man. May be, it was just senile dementia? But no, it was a logical culmination of a long ideological journey from a brave military officer of “Sevastopol Stories” and “Haji Murat” to wise historian and psychologist of “War and Society” and then to radical cultural nihilist, pacifist and anarchist. And what was most horrible, during this journey he became unquestionable moral authority, guru, like Chomsky, of 90% members of educated Russian liberal intelligentsia. And when these liberals came to power in February 1917, they screwed up horribly, unable order to machine-gun marauding mobs or establish terribly needed military rule. So they allowed Bolsheviks seize the power. The following is well known. Unintended consequence of pacifism? Yes. But quite predictable. And awful. These several dozen million victims of Communism in Russia can be honestly pin on Tolstoy’s insane preaching.
Another consequence of this preaching was making of Gandhi:
“Gandhi read Tolstoy’s The Kingdom of God is Within You in 1894 and turned his attention to the concept of nonviolence. At the age of 25, it made a deep impression on him. Commenting on its impact, he said: “Before the… profound morality and the truthfulness of this book, all the books… seemed to pale into insignificance.” Marx and Tolstoy were the most significant influences in Gandhi formative years. Read it all:
It seems that American hippie of 70-s have been drinking from the same poisoned wells. Gandhi’s “Tolstoy Farm” social experiment in South Africa closely resembles hippie community, structurally and ideologically. Another source of Gandhi inspiration was John Ruskin, British bleeding-heart liberal of Victorian age, founder of Christian Socialism and Labor party (and pre-Raphaelite movement in art). Now the most notorious Christian Socialist is Hugo Chaves.
It does not mean there were no important opponents of Tolstoy in Russia. First of all, it was Dostoevsky, with his deep understanding of the nether world of human psyche. His novel “Demons” was a powerful warning of imminent catastrophe, which was mostly ignored and ridiculed. Direct opponent was Vladimir Solov’ev, prophetic religious philosopher who satirically depicted Tolstoy in his brilliant short novel “Three Conversations”, Leskov with a novel “Nowhere” about young idealistic nihilists. Some prominent politicians, like Gershenzon, Duma deputy (MP), and Nabokov, father of writer Vladimir Nabokov, have realistic views of historical situation. But Russian conservatives lost their battle to bleeding-heart liberals, and the latter, in turn, quite predictably, lost to barbarians.
The same cultural war that was waged in Russia hundred years ago with ominous accuracy repeats itself in Europe and USA. European conservatives are already defeated, and now only so-called “fascists” (actually, anti-immigration nationalists and anti-bureaucratic Euro-skeptics) can save some parts of it from Muslim barbarity.
Cross posted from Neo’s site.
So now you get to watch the youtube vid and read the written form of such at the same time!
 Here’s a look at a US Army produced Psychological Warfare guide-video. You can check the differences.
[update again] These videos are dropping like flies.
Here’s an actual working one.