America Has a Subversion Problem


America Has a Subversion Problem

By Mark Schwendau

The highest art of warfare is to not fight at all but use subversion such that you take over a country and its people without needing to fire a single shot.  In practice, it is generally accepted it only takes four steps to subvert a government.  A former Russian KGB agent, Yuri Bezmenov, who defected to the West and settled in Canada in the 1970s made the west aware of how Russia made use of subversion.  He specifically would lecture and outline the four stages of subversion.

His lesson is becoming ever more popular in these current times.

Yuri Bezmenov
According to Yuri Bezmenov there are four stages of subversion:
  1. Demoralization – this step of the process takes about 15-30 years to perform (a generation). In this stage, the moral fiber and integrity of the country is called into question. In so doing doubt is created in the minds of the people as to how things have been thought about and done in the past as opposed to “new age” thinking for today.

Key to doing so requires control of the media as well as academia.  This is how a generation of young people can come to embrace new values while discarding old ones.  Truth and reality are replaced with perceptions and ideals.  The recent unprecedented blanket coverage by the 6 mainstream television networks preempting their normal scheduling of the January 6 Unselect Insurrection Committee offers a classic example of subversion. The broadcast was perceived as a complete and utter sham as they denied due process and were an orchestrated scripted proceeding the public did not buy.

  1. Destabilization – in this step of the process the purpose is to change the status quo and it takes 2-5 years to perform. The country’s economy, foreign relations, and defense systems become common targets. This step also includes questioning long-standing laws as set by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Government dependency is the intent in this step. The ideal is to create a massive government bureaucracy permeating society to intrude into the lives of its citizens.  Again, media and academia become the tools of support to push youth in this direction. Government entitlements and benefits are often used or only promised to encourage public support. Basically, people are being coerced with bribes to accept these changes.

Bezmenov claimed after this stage is complete, the naive useful idiots of the media and academia are no longer needed.  In fact, they become a risk as they will become vocal protesters of new government policies of control after learning of their betrayal.  The new government will need to dispose of them quickly. Examples of where this occurred have been in Nicaragua, Grenada, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.

  1. Crisis – this major step of the process that happens rapidly in a period of just weeks to months. It involves a revolutionary change to the power structure of the past. Usually, a cataclysmic event is staged to upset and divide the country thereby creating panic among the citizens.

Recent examples to prove Bezmenov right include the 2011 upheavals in the Middle East, most notably Egypt and Libya. The recent Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and vaccine mandates are examples of circumventing the American Constitution and altering the checks and balances of our government. The entire question of who established “essential” and “non-essential” businesses is worthy of a Congressional investigation as the designation of “non-essential” put some small businesses out of business.

Red flag gun confiscation and martial law would be this step allowed carried out to its fullest extent.

  1. Normalization – the final stage is where citizens finally acquiesce and begin to assimilate to the new government order (communism). Bezmenov observed this can take another two decades to complete.

Bezmenov observed the first step, Demoralization, was completed so fast and easily Russians were surprised how easily it had taken place. He cautioned a clear indicator of this step is the moral decay of a country and the decline of organized religion.  Religion is considered a beacon for morality.  When it begins to retreat whereby church leadership no longer stands up for what is right and attendance and membership shrink, that is a major warning sign of what is to come.

He also thought step two was nearing completion in 1985 but underestimated the rise and popularity of U.S. President Ronald Reagan as a world leader,  “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Yuri Bezmenov died in 1993 without realizing how appreciated his exposure to the process of subversion has become.  He was a good man trying to warn the western world of the evils of communism and how it can so subtly take over.  He wanted America to remain a free and democratic Republic bound to the U.S. Constitution. However, Bezmenov taught us that communism involves patience and perseverance to alter the perceptions of people.  He taught us the observation skills needed to identify those engaging in each step and how to call them out and stop them.

The anarchy of the summer of 2020 allowed this to occur during a supposed pandemic lockdown related to protests turned riots of Antifa and BLM, and the removal of America’s heritage in the form of historic statues under the false pretense of racism are classic examples of Step 1, Demoralization.  Other examples include attacking those who want to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” or put “America First”.  Human trafficking and open borders bloat the population with those feeling they are beholding to commit criminal acts for those (Democrats) who illegally allowed them into the country (pandering for votes).

Step 2 violations by subversives include House Representative Maxine Waters (D) California) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D) New York who have a problem with supposed insurrection over a stolen election until Supreme Court decisions go against their agendas (i.e. abortion is a Constitutional right but gun ownership is not).

Any person, Democrat or Republican, who tries to demonize nationalism, should be suspected as subversive.

Also, from a historical footnote of the moral breakdown of any society is the decline of modern civilization due to its acceptance and promotion of sexual confusion.


Androgyny – the state of being neither specifically feminine nor masculine nor the combination of feminine and masculine characteristics.  The new term is “gender fluid”.

Those wishing to destroy America have given us notable soundbites throughout history:

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” – Joseph Stalin

The bottom line is, “They hate us because they ain’t us!”

Copyright © 2022 by Mark S. Schwendau


Mark S. Schwendau is a retired technology professor who has always had a sideline in news editorial writing where his byline has been, “Bringing little known news to people who simply want to know the truth.”  He classifies himself as a Christian conservative who God cast to be a realist.  Mark is an award-winning educator who has published 7 books and numerous peer-reviewed trade journal articles some of which can be found on the Internet.  His father was a fireman/paramedic while his mother was a registered nurse.  He holds multiple degrees in technology education, industrial management, OSHA Safety, and Driver’s Education.  His personal website is www.IDrawIWrite.Tech.

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7 months ago

That part about religion is pure BS. Religion is not what makes humans moral. Our morality is derived by humanity’s need for security within our social constructs. In other words, so we don’t eat each other in our rush to fulfill our greed with things, instead of our connections with each other.

Because religion has set itself up as the arbiter of what is or is not righteous, it has become obvious that it has failed miserably at telling the truth about life and our place in it.

Fairy tales may be good for children, so as to not overload them with ideas they are not yet ready to assimilate. As adults, humans need to find truths about who and what we are as well as no longer find no solace in religious teaching, because the Christian religion is based on CONTROL with the emotional re-rigging our belief system with those very fairy tales.

It is time for adults to stop acting like children, whining and stomping their feet in a tantrum because they can’t have everything they believe they deserve. Our tribe will survive if we humans understand our need for our connection rather than for our need of things.

Steve Green
Steve Green
7 months ago

The American church has been gutted by feminism. American pastors are far too cowed by feminists and their money to confront any aspect of this cancer.

Ernest Huber
Ernest Huber
7 months ago

In re subversion:

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Plenty.

Decades ago while going to law school I worked as a forensic psychologist for a court psychiatrist. I did sanity evaluations of hospitalized or incarcerated defendants, including murderers. Imagine everyone’s surprise when I reported that most of them were quite sane when they committed their crimes, but had malingered insanity to avoid severe punishment. Most lacked empathy and consciences, were naturally expert at manipulation and image crafting, sought power over others, but definitely knew right from wrong. They had antisocial personality disorders (psychopathic), or narcissistic personality disorders (sociopathic). They shared common etiologies of severe trauma, or neglect, or both, in early childhood that caused them as victims to reflexively and permanently neurally bypass and rewire parts of their brains. They were generally irremediable, and also incapable of giving and receiving perfecting love.
Years later as an Army intelligence interrogation officer I found one of the easiest ways to break and exploit someone was to create transient personality disorders by controlling the information they received and degrading them mentally, physically, and spiritually thereby depleting them of their self-love, will to resist, and survival instinct. Over decades, the effects of those same techniques being used on a massive scale are seen in Antifa, BLM, LGBT, government employees, elected officials – and “average” citizens. A social psychiatrist and I agreed that such loveless personality disorders, and other behaviors, could be created through long-term conditioning, behavior modification, and shaping by mass media personnel. Consequently, the form and the substance of ALL media must be examined and filtered — it’s still garbage in, garbage out. The bad guys play chess while the good guys play checkers. This does not bode well for our nation, especially the younger generations. America’s survival requires most of us to love ourselves and others, and to give and receive that perfecting love, or we go into a death spiral.

I have also formally war gamed as a Naval intelligence officer whether mass media personnel could be the primary cause of the destruction of our nation, and concluded they could. People continuously indoctrinated by TV, movies, video games, iPhones, print and social media by degrading, nonproductive, and self-destructive role models and behaviors will be socially pressured and inclined to identify with and mimic those failing behaviors. After many years of failure, they will develop a very negative self-concept and loss of self-love, partially bypass and rewire themselves to avoid the pain of their failures, and eventually slip into borderline or full personality disorder and be easily exploited. There is hope for many…if they can learn to love themselves to reclaim their humanity, and help preserve their own lives, families, and nation. So what do we do about it?

There is only destruction in failing to overcome yourself, rejecting your nature, rationalizing that failure, and violently projecting it on others because their happiness and successes expose your failed life. The media of indoctrination, addiction, and failure must first be removed from our lives by simply turning it off. That will be hard for many, because they’ve become addicted to it, depraved by it, and enslaved to it. Fortunately, most still have some free will. Those who can must then focus the rest of their lives on reassessing, reprogramming, and rebuilding themselves by, among other efforts, reading and reflecting upon the truths of objective reality found in classics that impart knowledge, wisdom, virtue, success, Natural Law, and perfecting self-love. They should start with Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Bible, Augustine, Aquinas, and a good dictionary. But understand that this eventual enlightenment is a two-edged sword: It will make them love and do what is good, bringing great peace and joy, but it will also cause them to justifiably hate, fight, and neutralize those trying to destroy our survival archetypes and us.

They will begin to automatically, instinctively, and strongly oppose anything that degrades Natural Law, whether it’s in religion, politics, legislation, adjudication, administration, media, technology, national defense, education, relationships, or medicine. Examples of Natural Law violations abound: Genocide, crime, mind-rotting media, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, transgenderism, private central banking, tyrannical Trojan horses (perfect equality, perfect safety, perfect health, perfect climate), Global Reset, Critical Race Theory, cancel culture, Marxist and anarchist communism, satanism, phariseeism, abortion, addictions, sexual perversion, de facto medical martial law (fake tests, fake deaths, fake vaccines, dehumanizing and asphyxiating face diapers, slave sheep distancing, nation-conquering lockdowns), not prosecuting traitors, not repelling and removing invaders, overthrowing our lawful government, pacifist theology, dumbing down and destructively indoctrinating students, and countless other violations of our God-given unalienable rights and responsibilities.
This journey will require more will, effort, and courage than they ever thought they had, but many will succeed in varying degrees, or be trapped in subhumanity. Those who prevail will finally love themselves with perfecting love, and be secure enough to love others, and deserve being loved. The Truth will set you free, but you must first acquire it, then be bound by it, act on it, and live it. Saddle up – the battle awaits. “In valor there is hope.” – Tacitus

With love,

Ernest Huber

Ernest Huber is a retired Naval officer, and a graduate of Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Law School. He was also an Army military intelligence officer, joint operations counter-terrorism watch commander, USAF SERE instructor, GOP regional chair, and Congressional candidate. He also hates God’s enemies with a perfect hatred, per Psalm 139:22.

7 months ago
Reply to  Ernest Huber

E.H. Don’t know how many times over the last buncha years I have read the Declaration and Constitution, but probably nor more than four of five times, always skipping over the opening parts of each too lightly to get to the ‘meat’ of the matter. Big mistake.

In the earlier document is the famous phrase and claim of the self evident truth that all men are created equal, which after very much reflection I accept as Enlightenment horse feathers and a curse upon all who have lived and who will live in this country. By stretching the term a bit we could say all men are created uniform, but you will appreciate nothing is less equal than men in uniform and that will remain true until Gunnys give orders to generals and recruits give orders to men with four hash marks. I am confident we will be waiting awhile before we see that state of affairs.

The fact which may not have been considered by the writers is that all men are created unique and replicate no one from the past and are never to be replicated in the future.

And as for the claimed unalienable Rights all history of all peoples of the world deny this claim too. Which of these supposed rights does the Rickshaw driver enjoy? How about the profoundly retarded, or the unborn?

Then there is the Preamble to the Constitution which is in my not so humble estimation a much finer expression of what we were supposed to be about and you will note that it is exclusively and plainly stated to be for the benefit of us, not for the benefit of anybody else, because the men who forged the thing had a realistic view of the world as something between a madhouse and prison of slaves and masters, and because they were not so vain as to consider it their place to tell others what to do. America was to be a refuge from the rest of the world, primarily from Europe, mostly western Europe, from which all these men’s families originated in the couple hundred years prior.

As it turned out not much more than 60 years passed before that sense of modesty was thrown out the window with the first Mexican war, but to really put the squash on minding our own business required, IMO, the creation of not just a steel Navy, and the consequent birth of a true Industrial/Military/Political/Academic/Journalist complex but a true Ocean going Navy, and that took a few more decades when the switch to oil and refueling on the high seas came about. Of course you can refuel coal while underway, just as you can put toothpaste back in the tube, but wotta mess.

To sum up: Unique men are fond of making unique cultures and since no doubt you have seen a couple of these cultures up close you may have a preference for some over others. And that is because we are not equal. And secondly, in the last 170 or so years we have gone so far astray from the somewhat righteous limits of our founding it is as if we stuck both feet and one arm deep in the Tar Baby, and as I see it we ain’t gettin’ un-stuck.

7 months ago

IMO Darwin started the ball rolling and the Progressives of the 1890s ran with it until they could toss a lateral to the Bolsheviks of 1919.

7 months ago

The treasonous subversion was the massive electoral fraud perpetrated by the organized crime syndicate masquerading as the Democratic Party. The J6 clown show is just a single desperate act of the well executed and massive cover-up,

John Vieira
7 months ago
Reply to  PanamaPat

The “sham” was so blatant…even with the bovine excreta emitted by the MSM in cover of same…one has to question the cognitive/common sense abilities of a goodly portion of Western ‘dwellers’…True the MSM divorced journalism and the Fourth Estate well over forty years ago and has been shacked up and ‘shackled to’ the propagandist/’gaslighting’ Fifth Column ever since…but what caused the absolute destruction of cognition and common sense???

7 months ago
Reply to  John Vieira

May I suggest the destruction you are curious about starts for real with John Dewey and Progressive education which became the accepted norm shortly after the First World War. I confirmed this to my satisfaction by getting my 4th grade teacher’s curriculum. She was granted her certification in 1922 and completed her studies in 2.5 years, which was standard in that era.10 years after that it took 4 years and the graduates were more ignorant. Not stupider. Just more ignorant.