Useful Idiot Cruise Control: Subverting the West

Barney Brenner
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Posted: Nov 04, 2015 12:01 AM
Useful Idiot Cruise Control: Subverting the West

“It’s a commie plot.”

That phrase, common among kids in the ‘50s and ‘60s, has fallen from favor. But what’s the likelihood that the non-stop succession of contrived or dubious threats which have assaulted American society and sensibility for decades, all having the effect of weakening the West, are in large part an orchestrated effort by those long-time enemies?

With no need to invoke conspiracy theories, reflect on some history:

By the 1920s, international Marxists had infiltrated our labor unions.

Our Departments of State, Treasury and Agriculture (as well as Great Britain) were well-compromised by the 1930s.

The 1940s saw Soviet spying inside our most secret endeavor, the Manhattan Project.

In 1948, testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee by Whittaker Chambers and other former Soviet agents finally put the spotlight on traitors in government and industry. Chamber’s book Witness, thoroughly corroborated by the top-secret Venona Project, is the definitive volume on early Soviet spying.

But what can we point to since HUAC which would indicate that Communist infiltration of our government, our NGOs and our society has not been progressing ever since?

By the ‘60s, the likes of Jane Fonda and student radicals were openly embracing Hanoi. Those same radicals have since permeated or undermined our schools, courts, politics, entertainment, the press, the church, the UN, the environmental movement, the family structure, social media and the arts.

The Naked Communist, by FBI agent Cleon Skousen, described a series of Soviet goals for incapacitating the US without firing a shot. Although an actual list was absent from the first edition in 1958, subsequent printings containing one became so popular that by 1963, it was read into the Congressional Record.

Reading that list makes it all but impossible to conclude that there’s not been a coordinated offensive. And to not realize that they must be in our midst deeper than ever is to suffer from geopolitical blindness.

But what’s impossible to know is just how much of the Soviet agenda is being actively facilitated and what part is proceeding on useful idiot cruise control.

Although the Chi-Coms have been blamed for, among other things, hacking data on all federal employees past and present (the Office of Personnel Management said it had "a high degree of confidence" that the Communist Chinese have every SF-86 form submitted by any American seeking a security clearance), the Soviets are past masters at espionage since well before the days of Mao. With Russia’s cyber-capability, it would be hard to believe that they don’t have all the data that Red China was able to steal.

Russia has been at the forefront of social media hacking and in the effort to undermine fracking, which has been a boon to our economy. (Rare hat tips, NY Times.) In keeping with Soviet goals, the UN has been hopelessly compromised. The U.N. climate chief, Christine Figueres, openly states that global communism is the best way to deal with global warming.

In 21st century spying, the Illegals Program, a network of Soviet sleeper agents, is FX’s The Americans writ large.

The political system which coined the word dezinformatsiya is taking it to new levels and spheres. Many of the words, phrases and issues meant to get us worried and worked up are likely poll-tested and may have originated, directly or indirectly, with this same ideology: the war on women, the rape culture, dark money, black lives matter (How about blue lives? Or all lives?), the homeless crisis, second hand smoke, GMOs, and on and on.

The Enemies Within, by Trevor Louden, exhaustively documents the complicity of many members of Congress.

And the compromising of the White House was underway by the 1930s. Vladimir Putin is a thug who got the better of our previous president and pulls the strings of this one. It doesn’t matter if Obama is in on the deal or just a useful idiot in the efforts to achieve the long-held Communist goal of undermining the US. It’s all of a piece with the Red MO.

Mitt Romney warned that Russia was our top geopolitical adversary and was ridiculed by Obama for his efforts: “The 1980s are calling to ask for their foreign policy back” and “The Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

God help us, but Little Miss Reset is audaciously waiting in the wings.

In The Art of War, written 2500 years ago, Sun Tzu said, "Fighting on a battlefield is the most primitive way of making war. There is no art higher than to destroy your enemy without a fight by subverting anything of value in his country."

To wit, just last week, the New York Times reported a further concession to Communist goals, high-level degradation of art: “Works by Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and others are currently featured at the White House …”

More useful idiocy? Or worse? Draw your own conclusions. (I’ll bet you can draw better than Rothko or Rauschenberg.)