Glasnost-Perestroika III: Marxist-Leninist holy war

By Steven Montgomery
web posted August 16, 1999

Sometimes even poor movies offer great lessons. In the newly released theatrical flop, "Wild Wild West," President Grant, played by Robert Conrad, humorously unloads a lesson germane to modern American culture. Upon being surprised that the arch-villain, Arliss Loveless, had been planning for and waging war against the United States he exclaimed, "I didn't know that we were at war. You have me at a great disadvantage."

At this moment a similar war is being waged against the United States of America. A war in which prevailing ignorance of its existence has put our country at a similar disadvantage.

A war which has put the continued existence of our American way of life at great peril.

This is a war being waged against us by "religious" fanatics. A war being waged by believers in an ideology which because of its destruction could be termed the greatest anti-Christ or anti-God power in the world today. A war being waged by fanatic believers in the ideology of Marx and Lenin.

A direct confrontation with the United States or the rest of the West would be foolish however. They know the United States is too strong at present and must be weakened. In the words of Marxist-Leninist ideologue Possony, the "use of violence must be preceded, accompanied, and followed by techniques aiming at demoralization and at preventing the enemy from using violence.(1)"

To "prevent" us from "using violence" Gorbachev and then Yeltsin have both entered into arms reduction agreements (with no intention of keeping) while at the same time modernizing their weaponry. Aside from these agreements, a new dimension to weaken the West was to be added, "the new social movements(2)", or that of the ecology, peace, women's and gay liberation movements.

American society must not only be demoralized but turned into a moral wasteland. The enemy knows that their "perfect system of communism" can only be built upon the ashes of anarchy and chaos. They therefore make war against all the wisdom that has come to men through the ages of experience. They seek to overturn and destroy the very foundations upon which society, government and religion rest.

Anarchy has always been the seedbed of tyranny, so moral anarchy is the goal. A "psy-ops war" war then is being conducted against us where Infidelity, atheism, unchastity,intemperance, civil corruption, greed, avarice, ambition--personal, political, national--are glorified and promoted--all in an effort to weaken us and our will to resist. The casualties in this war include those who have been pulled and thrust into new fields of action--hence the "peaceniks" who have mutated into environmental and NAMBLA activists and new lines of thought--the moral relativists mutating into the worship of "self esteem", a belief in aliens, magic and "new age" psychology. Activists which then shake the faith, undermine the morals, pollute the lives of people who are then thrown so far off balance in their activities, economic, social, political and religious that liberty and freedom stand in danger of being replaced by the greatest, most widespread, and most complete tyranny that has ever oppressed man.

Yet, this is a war in which the belligerents work under such perfect disguise that many do not recognize them or their methods. Subtlety is often used. Such as putting a picture of Mao, Lenin, Che Guevara, or a clenched fist salute in the background of a movie. Or portraying businessmen as greedy capitalist pigs or the apocalyptic scenarios where the decadent capitalist society has been laid waste so that a "new society" can be built upon its ashes.

Yuri Besimov described some other methods. A former KGB operative, he was trained as an "Active Measures" operative to demoralize and destabilize "target countries". In 1984 he listed ways the KGB would soften a society by:

  • The production, promotion and distribution of drugs.
  • The production, promotion and distribution of pornography.
  • Efforts to get a society interested in sex and then more sex.
  • The promotion of various types of culturally destroying music and art.

Infiltrate the media: Movies; T.V.; Magazines, etc., in order to steer efforts to further weaken society morally.

Who among us can say we have been untouched by this Marxist inspired moral decay? Today--if we wish to avoid the consequences of this ongoing Cultural Revolution--we must awake and arouse ourselves to a sense of our awful situation. We must realize that we are at war and return the fire. But this war will not be won by tanks, planes, bombs or paratroopers, this is an ideological war and ideological bullets must be fired.

America's real arsenal of freedom was found in her liberty loving faith and beliefs. John Adams understood what protected, prospered and made America great. In a letter to a friend many years after the war,he explained what it was that really won the war of revolution:

"The Revolution was affected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.(4)"

Will America collectively remember what made her great? Perhaps it's still not too late?

Next in this series: Glasnost-Perestroika: Socialism with Chinese Characteristics

End Notes

1. Possony, Stefan T. "A Century of Conflict: Communist Techniques of World Revolution". Chicago: Regnery. 1953. p. 87.
2. Timmerman, Heinz. "The Decline of the World Communist Movement". Boulder: Westview Press, 1987. pg. xvii.
3. Besimov, Yuri, Remarks of a talk given in Salt Lake City Utah, December 1984.
4. Adams, John (American president, 1735-1826). Letter to Hezekiah Niles, 13. February 1818

Steven Montgomery is a freelance political writer and can be reached at

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