October 6, 2008

The Roots of PC and the Anti-American Liberal mind-set

The goal ... undermine the culture, society, and economy of the United States ... target the three transmission belts of American culture: academia, the media, and Hollywood ... Marxist like progressive influences have piggybacked on the Hollywood machine ever since ...

In a compelling and thought provoking article Kent Clizbe, a former CIA Case Officer and author of the soon-to-be-released title, “Willing Accomplices” seeks to answer the question: Where did liberal progressive anti-American beliefs originate?

Clizbe’s research, which includes talking to former KGB operatives, the examination of scores of documents and texts that recorded Soviet intelligence covert influence operations reveal some fascinating evidence, that is not easily dismissed.

A conservative himself he sees a link between progressive attitudes associated with Liberalism and Marxism and in doing, suggests that the accompanying anti—American/Marxist perspectives may not be a coincidence.

In the 1920s, Vladimir Lenin charged a select group of communist espionage officers with a long-term covert influence project: undermine the culture, society, and economy of the United States.

Their goal was to weaken America in preparation for a socialist revolution. The communists targeted the three transmission belts of American culture: academia, the media, and Hollywood. Recent research reveals the unbelievable extent of their success.

Just how far have they come? Today we see the results in Obama’s campaign talking points, the media’s assistance, and Hollywood and academia’s slavish toeing of the party line.
What Clizbe’s research reveals is that communist covert influence operations may have sowed the seeds of Political Correctedness long ago.

New York Times

One of the first, and certainly most effective, recruitments for the covert influence program was The New York Times’ Walter Duranty. Recently completed analysis of Duranty’s lifestyle, access, and reporting reveals that he was, almost without doubt, a paid espionage agent. Duranty, America’s man in Moscow for more than a decade, supplied the U.S. media with a steady stream of communist-fed information.

The implied subtext of Duranty’s message was that communism works, and that it is inevitable. KGB operators now admit that they were tasked to continue delivering such messages up until the fall of the USSR. The media accepted Duranty’s covert influence messages as gospel. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. The KGB must have gloated over their unbelievable success.

Does this explain why today’s The New York Times celebrates the passing of old Commies with rich obituaries.

Time Magazine

The Soviet-trained intelligence service of North Vietnam infiltrated the American press corps in Saigon, another covert influence coup. Pham Xuan An, a communist espionage agent, worked for Time magazine for almost 30 years.

Beginning as a translator, he ended his career as the last Time correspondent in Saigon, filing stories for publication in the U.S. after the North Vietnamese victory. All the while, An was a communist espionage agent. Morley Safer, in his book "Flashbacks: On Returning to Vietnam" upon An’s death in 2006, evidently without irony, called him one of the “best-connected journalists in the country.

In 1934, the operation against America’s Education system bore fruit at the Teachers College of Columbia University. A group of intellectuals began their contribution to the communist project to destroy traditional American society, calling themselves, "Reconstructionists.” Their message planned for every classroom, called for educators to be “less frightened of imposition and indoctrination.”

My analysis reveals that the leader of this group, George Counts, was likely a covert influence agent. His multiple trips to the USSR, from the late 1920s to the early ‘30s, place him squarely in the sights of the KGB’s covert influence operators.

Bill Ayers

According to a Sept. 23, 2008, Wall Sreet Journal article, after the '60s, Bill Ayers and Obama’s foundation in Chicago pushed for school reform. Ayers said, 'Teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression.' His preferred alternative? ‘I'm a radical, leftist, small "c" communist.’” The covert operation bears fruit decades later.

Willi Munzenberg, Lenin’s chief covert influence operator was determined to instill the mindset in Americans that, as Koch says, “to criticize or challenge Soviet policy was the unfailing mark of a bad, bigoted, and probably stupid person, while support for progressive thought was equally infallible proof of a forward-looking mind committed to all that was best for humanity and marked by an uplifting refinement of sensibility.

Hollywood

Munzenberg’s operations, run from Vienna and Paris, dispatched communist espionage officers into Hollywood. There they built solid operations, recruiting screenwriters, producers, actors, directors, and hangers-on.

The Hollywood strategy was wildly successful over the long term. The elite corps of today, Michael Moore, Barbra Streisand, Matt Damon, Oliver Stone, et al, save the PC multitudes from doing any heavy thinking. The elites provide emotionally satisfying, politically correct views on any and all issues, packaged for the consumption of the PC proletariat.

When Obama recently decried the bitterness of Midwesterners clinging to their guns, their religion and their anti-immigrant sentiments, he was echoing the Leninist/Stalinist covert payload of decades ago. When Obama’s preacher, Mr. Wright, accused the U.S. government of inflicting AIDS on “people of color,” as a means of genocide, he parroted a KGB covert influence operational payload, first inserted in an Indian paper in 1984, according to Christopher Andrew in "The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the Third World.

Daily Kos

When progressives today chant, “Bush lied, people died,” they parrot the KGB’s messages. In the run-up to World War II, the communists characterized President Roosevelt as a war-mongering imperialist, and American foreign policy as somehow evil, and definitely naive. Reading the comments on virtually any Daily Kos posting today reveals the astounding success of the KGB’s influence op.

The goals of PC, which began to emerge after the 1970s, up until today, are nearly identical to the goals of the Communist International in 1920: Destroy the society in which capitalism thrives. Bring the capitalists to their knees ...

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They -progressives- know better than you. They are oh-so-smart, oh-so-cosmopolitan, oh-so-loved in Vienna and Paris. They plan to give the rubes and hayseeds of fly-over country what’s best for them, like it or not, made palatable by oratory and lies, and spoon-fed by their friends in the media, Hollywood, and academia.

Kent Clizbe is the President of Cameron Halifax Associates, his full article appeared at Newsmax.com and can be viewed here.

I venture to suggest, there is little argument that the KGB was successful in penetrating Western academia and government. Harry Hopkins, FDR's right-hand man, kept in touch with Soviet agents and Alger Hiss was a former communist spy within the State department just as William F. Buckley noted in the fifties.

As to Willi Münzenberg; while posing as the legitimate German publisher and politician, he directed a communist funded massive media empire that had profound influence on the who’s who of European and American intelligentsia. Münzenberg’s underlings and their intellectual descendants beginning in, and amongst the Los Angeles and Hollywood cultural elites of the day influenced the ideological and cultural history of the west from the 1920’s. Marxist like progressive influences have piggybacked on the Hollywood machine ever since and in doing so, glorified leftist politics en masse. This early Soviet activity planted the foundations for an assault on the western worlds time-honored American `bourgeois' values; a steady process that began in earnest in the second half of the last century and has been gaining momentum since.

Can we call today's contemporary leftists “Neocommunists” who proudly advocate a Marxist vision of a system led by groups of elitists’ who know what’s best for all of us, for the United States of America, for society?

Let’s not kid ourselves Anti-Americanism is all round us and most definitely more pervasive on the Left and principal media networks - MSM. In Europe in particular think, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, the Guardian, and the BBC, and how they condemn America at seemingly every turn.

28 comments:

Debbie said...

My first thoughts after reading the article, a great article by the way, is "academia, the media, and Hollywood"... we're screwed! ha They are all against Conservatism as I know and practice it.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

MK said...

Indeed they are Debbie and yes, they have taken over and are running rife.

Not so sure how to fight back, the deadliest of incursions has been the indoctrination of the next generation, go to any public school and it's one form of communism, socialism, leftism, whatever you want to call it, that's being foisted upon the nation's children.

They are growing up today being fed on a steady stream of lies and socialist bull. We may have won the cold war, but we're struggling in the culture wars.

AI said...

Debbie: Thanks for coming by and keep up the good fight!

mk: Good comments mk, I see what you mean by "not sure how to fight back, our blogging is fine but not not so effective if fighting the culture wars, afterall we are largely reading our own stuff aren't we. We need get into some serious discussion about how to take the fight into schools, media and related institutions.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

It is so invasive, and it's happening right under everybody's noses. Pay attention, people!

AI said...

Pasadena Closet Conservative: I could not agree more. Thanks for coming by and welcome to AI. Have added your site to the blogroll.

GrEaT sAtAn'S gIrLfRiEnD said...

Great article. much concern for the 5th Column that would change and xform America into something She is not...

Jungle Mom said...

It is alarming. I watched this happen over a mere ten years in Venezuela, democracy is fragile.
This also explains why I home schooled all my children.

Jennifer said...

I always tell my kids that if something doesn't change, they aren't even going to recognize the great country that we were. Socialism is slipping in and they "mask" it as change. Hey, change is something eveyone wants, right?

We all want change, but not so drastic that patriotism becomes a thing that we used to do. Great article AI!

Jennifer said...

Hey, what happened to my place in your blogroll? (sticking my tongue out at you)

WomanHonorThyself said...

hello Otto.ah yes like a plague it has spread and continues to courtesy the Leftards!

The Lonely Conservative said...

Otto, this is terrific. I'm going to link to it. Thanks!

AI said...

GSGF: Thanks Courtney

Jenn: Thanks, oh, the Blogroll...

Jungle mom: Home schooling may probably be the way to go...Thanks for coming by...

Democracy is fragile!

AI said...

Angel: always good to see you here...thanks...

the lonely conservative: No, it is I who should be thanking you...

Layla said...

Otto interesting essay. It gives good background to how this has come about, but like everything, we all over emphasize and scrutinize.

It is simple, conservatives and Christians dropped the ball and let liberalism rule the day. Now getting control back is out of reach and perhaps too late.

We can blame hollyweird, liberals, et al, but we only have ourselves to look to and ask, "What did I do to work against this, to stop this insanity?"

It is time we all take personal responsibility. Then and only then maybe - just maybe we will see and exact a change.

I pray it is not too late.

Jeff said...

I must pick up a copy of Kent Clizbe's soon to be released book. This is a very interesting post. There is little doubt much of the media and most of academia are nothing but hacks of the left. You would enjoy the scene in the new movie American Carol which mocks left wing professors. A must see for you Otto.

The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Excellent Post Otto. The Marxist tie to each of the istitutions that you cite is not only right on the mark but also reveals why they support Barack Obama.

His very platform is Marxist and portrays a ," vision," that is directly from the Communist Manafesto.

The indoctrination by academia upon the youth of America and that same indoctrination that is more subtle from Hollywierd is why many do not understand what a real and true Constitutional Republic stands for and is truly about.

Radicals like Ayers and the Daily Kos do not even attempt to hide or disquise their Marxism because the indoctrined left support their radical ideas openly and embrace them as almost heroes.

Frasypoo said...

Hi Otto,
People think"its cool" being a liberal and most of them dont really know what it means.
And I have to add all the Indians that live here to this list.
Next time I need to defend myself,I will use this as an argument!
Marxism in India is supported by the "free thinkers"with their unwashed long hair and flowy clothes.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Younger Libs have never been taught in school that America and freedom are ideals and concepts that are worth saving. Older Libs were taught that, just like conservatives of my generation were, but the Libs have conveniently forgotten. It's a crying shame.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

That is an absolutely exquisite examination piece, sir. My hat is off to you. I'll be adding you to my The Usual Suspects blogroll shortly. Very impressive blog, sir!

BZ

AI said...

Layla: We must not assume a "too late" mindset and taking personal responsibility is certainly a good start point. It's also high time we move from scrutinization to solution phase of the dabate...

Jeff: Thanks for coming by, I may be receiving more fodder from the author, expect a follow up post...

AI said...

Ken Taylor - Lib Lie Conserv' Truth: Excellent comments that could have been part of the post content...Thanks!

Frasypoo: Good point, cool so named cool Libs have little understanding of its meaning...thank you for taking the time to comment...

AI said...

pasadena closet conservative: Come out of that closet more often pasadena conservative, lord knows we need all the input we can get. Seroiusly, thanks ... our our/your schools can take much blame...

bloviating zeppelin: Thanks for your comments and welcome to AI. Yours has beeen added to this blogroll ... How was it that you discovered us?

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Oh darn, you would have to ask. Darned memory! Wordsmith perhaps? Wish I could recall now! It'll come to me -- a good night's sleep and a jelly donut later. . .

BZ

Aurora said...

Excellent and informative roundup, Otto. Like Debbie, I thought you've hit the nail right on the head by highlighting the academia, the media and Hollywood...after that the politicos themselves are just the icing on the arsenic cake. They crept in through other means such as Gramsci and the Frankfurt school as well. Unfortunately we were not watchful enough back then and we're suffering the consequences now.

AI said...

Aurora: Thanks your input is valued...The "Gramsci and the Frankfurt school", interesting...

heidianne jackson said...

i agree that too many let down their guard, layla, but it is not the sole fault of christians/conservatives. it is also the fault of our representatives who have been complicite (sp?) in chipping away at our constitution and our freedoms. and all who refused to vote the freeloaders out of washington.

great article, otto. some of the phrasing puts me in mind of some of ronald reagan's earlier speeches. cheers!

Tapline said...

AI, A different slant/ I have been saying for years this same retoric, but being so so literate, I just say it isn't like it use to be. They are taking our freedom a little at a time. The courts are our biggest problem. Many of the lawsuits being brought before justices should not be heard and dismissed by the court immediately. They aren't....If a politician doesn't like a certain action by someone they merely pass a law that no one knows about or are really not interested in and that's that....I ramble....great post....stay well....

Incognito said...

how interesting is this.

What I don't understand is how stupid people can be. After witnessing the failures of a Communist system, why people would want to embrace that kind of government again.