[American Christians have been disappointed, and even dismayed, over the godless education of their children and the descending standards of morality allowed by public media. Restrictions on public Christian prayer, the exclusion of Bibles from schools, and the removal or renaming of Christian holidays on school calendars are all clear violations of the Constitutional right of Christians to practice their religion. Who is in control of the media, the education system, and the judicial system of the country? The disturbing answer is that the present lawlessness of America could not have been accomplished so quickly, unless the wealth of the world and its rulers were not working in unison to defeat Western Christianity.
The intention of the Communists to undermine conservative Christianity has been widely acknowledged since the close of WWII. What is not so well known are the revelations and forecasts made by Anatoliy Golitsyn, a former KGB agent. Golitsyn defected to the West in 1961. He began to file reports with the CIA to warn the United States of the Communists' long range plan of deception. After no action was taken by the government to counter Russia's secret campaign, Golitsyn published his reports in the book New Lies for Old1 in 1984. He hoped that the American people could press the government into action. Golitsyn's work continued to be generally ignored, and his knowledge of the secret goals of the Communists was dismissed by many authorities as a conspiracy theory.
In 1995, Golitsyn and Christopher Story co-authored a second book, The Perestroika Deception.2 By that time, 94% of the predictions made in New Lies for Old had been fulfilled. Both of Golitsyn's books quickly went out of print and have not been republished. Christopher Story was assassinated in 2010 while investigating the Knights of Malta. (As a side note: The Knights of Malta were a continuation of the Knights Hospitallers. During the nineteenth century the Knights of Malta received 90% of their income from St. Petersburg, Russia.)
We will now examine Golitsyn's knowledge of the Communists' General Line, including some specifics on how the plan has been carried out to-date. Then we will note Golitsyn's predictions which are either in progress, or yet to be fulfilled. The accuracy of Golitsyn's inside knowledge of the Communist goals, and his methods for extrapolating the plans of the underground Politburo/KGB into the future, are undisputable.
In the two years prior to Golitsyn's defection, from 1958 to 1960, the KGB and Politburo worked to improve the cause of global Communisms. The General Line might be thought of as the Communist Party Line, a platform similar to America's Democrat and Republican Party Lines. However, the General Line was a permanent plan that didn't change every four years. The General Line defined a general strategy by which the Communist agenda would advance. The tactical plans of the party could be altered as future circumstances might require. The General Line attempted to address the mistakes made by Stalin and Lenin, and to adopt the Leninist dialectic approach in order to overcome obstacles, particularly, the West's growing anti-Communist sentiment.
The strategy was influenced by Chinese General Sun Tzu's book, The Art of War.3 Two of Tzu's keys to victory in war were adopted as the basis for Communist campaign of world domination: Appear to be weak and make the enemy think they are strong; and, Have a secret plan that doesn't change - the enemy will lose because they don't know the plan. The secret General Line was not to be changed. But tactics could be altered as needed to ensure the achievement of the overall goals. One of the primary goals was to condemn the repressive Stalinist approach to government. The strategists realized that hard-line Communism was repulsive to the rest of the world and was deterring the spread of Communism. Their tactical response was to give Communism a more acceptable image.
The initial objectives of the General Line called for a restructuring - "Perestroika." It is obvious to any historian that leaders of an empire like the U.S.S.R. have never simply announced that they were going to release all of the nations within their control. Westphalia came after decades of bloody battle. What if the United States Congress suddenly announced that the U.S.A. would no longer be a union and all of the states were free to govern themselves? But the U.S.S.R. had a dissolution without a revolution. The Perestroika came from the inside out - it was a top-down decision. The Communists wanted to tickle the ears of the West by giving the appearance that capitalism had triumphed over socialism.
But the West didn't know the secret plan that the KGB and Politburo would continue to control the so-called independent republics of the former U.S.S.R. The Party even created dissidents and opposition parties to give the impression that free forces were at work within the new republics.
The Soviet media portray Party-controlled strikes, demonstrations and disturbances in different parts of the USSR as real, domestic and nationalist outbreaks pointing to the disintegration and perhaps the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Orchestrated disputes between phony reformers and phony conservatives are reported as real struggles within the Party.p. 131
Then they replaced the hardliner image of Communism, giving it a human face by appointing the cheerful and relaxed Gorbachev.
Gorbachev and his strategists are not true democrats and never will be. They remain committed to socialism and Communism. They are a new generation of revolutionaries who are using 'democratic' reform as a new way to achieve final victory. The Communist strategists appreciated that they could not implement their strategy of convergence using the old, obsolete, Stalinist, Communist Party structure and dormant institutions like the old Soviet parliament. But they do believe that they can carry it out using new, revitalized, 'democratic' structures. They are therefore reorganizing the Party system, the Presidency and the legislature to give them more power and prestige and at the same time greater likeness to their American equivalents. Meanwhile, the Communist Party is apparently relegated to the shadows. The Communist Party, however, has not surrendered its real monopoly of power. In fact, it has broadened it by giving power to its members in the Presidency and Congress to execute the strategy of 'perestroika' and convergence. Greater Presidential powers are needed to carry out the strategy throughout the world. This is not a transfer of power from the Party to the President. The President remains a member and an instrument of the Party, the executor of its strategy.p. 205
Another hallmark of Communism was the "class-struggle." In the introduction of the Communist Manifesto, Marx asserted that the entirety of human history was the story of class struggle. One of the tactics of the General Line was to discontinue the argument of class struggle because of its negative connotations in the western mind. The Communists also wanted to silence the anti-communist voices of the West by making anti-communists appear to be radicals.
The paramount global objective of the strategy of 'perestroika' is to weaken and neutralize anti-Communist ideology and the influence of anti-Communists in political life in the United States, Western Europe and elsewhere - presenting them as anachronistic survivors of the Cold War, reactionaries and obstacles to 'restructuring' and peace.p. 18
Without doubt, the most effective and subtle strategy in winning the world to Communism was the reforming of both the U.S.S.R. and the Atlantic nations. The process of cross-assimilation of Communism and Capitalism was called "Convergence." While the Communists were taking on the appearance of Capitalism and openness, the West was to be gradually socialized. Under the section heading of "CONVERGENCE THROUGH TACTICAL CHANGES AND DISINFORMATION," Golitsyn explains the tactics of disinformation.
Now, the purpose of the intensified disinformation on 'conservative' resistance to Gorbachev's reforms and on the Yeltsin affair is to win Western support for further arguments in favour of convergence and to widen the gap between genuine conservatives and liberals in the United States.
The rationale of this disinformation is that that there are two sorts of people: those who recognise change and seek to promote it, and those who oppose it - the implication being that those who oppose it are 'enemies of progress and peace', 'cold warriors', etc. This was the explanation given by Gorbachev to the prominent Soviet expert Marshall Shulman at a White House reception. Gorbachev added that 'we have both kinds of people in both our countries'.
In this way Gorbachev gave evidence of his intention to project and promote Soviet strategy through influential American intellectuals. There are indications that the dismissal of Yeltsin as head of the Moscow Party organisation was prearranged, timed and publicised by giving Mr Dan Rather permission to interview him on the subject, on the Central Broadcasting System one month in advance of Gorbachev's visit to the United States. The purpose of that specific disinformation was further to exaggerate the alleged pressure being brought to bear on Gorbachev by Soviet 'conservatives' (to whom Gorbachev was under latent pressure to defer), to highlight the role of both Soviet and American conservatives as obstacles to reform and 'progress' and to create favourable conditions for an alliance between Soviet and American liberals for the intended purpose of the 'restructuring' of both societies.p. 57
Russia discontinued its rhetoric on the benefits of Communism, and the Communist Movement and leadership went underground. They seem to have followed the playbook of the European royalty after authoritarian government was no longer accepted by the Humanist population of Europe. According to Golitsyn, the Communist Party and the KGB will continue to move forward with the plans of the General Line until World Communism is established.
Golitsyn points out that Communists make a distinction between the democratic form of government and "democratization."
The deployment of controlled 'political opposition' has rendered possible the introduction of deceptive 'non-Communist' and 'democratic' structures. Even so called free elections do not present a problem for the Communist Parties. Because of their secret partnership with the 'opposition', the Communist Parties are always in a winning situation. It is their candidates - Communist or 'non-Communist - who always win. No other truly independent candidates exist.
This is the new statecraft of the Communist Parties and their security services: it is a new form for developing socialism. Its introduction allows the communist Parties to broaden their political base and, in accordance with a decision of the 22nd Party Congress in October 1961, to replace the outlived concept of the 'dictatorship of the proletariat' with the new concept of 'the state of the whole people' while maintaining their power and strengthening their actual leading role. The Communists have succeeded in concealing from the West that the 'non- Communist' parties are secret partners of the Communists, not alternatives or rivals to them, and that the new power structures, though they have democratic form, are in reality more viable and effective structures introduced and guided by Communist Parties with a broader base. . . The West fails to understand the controlled nature of the emergence of 'independent' Republics in Eastern Europe and in the Baltic and Trans-Caucasian regions of the Soviet Empire. The West fears that the growing 'independence' of these Republics will lead to the dissolution of the Empire, and to anarchy and chaos. But a key to the understanding of this emergent 'independence' lies in Lenin's experience with the creation of formally 'independent' Far Eastern and Georgian Republics, which secretly coordinated their policies with Lenin's government in Moscow.p. 87
Other tactics explained by Golitsyn's books are listed below. Most, but not all, of these predictions have become reality:
The use of western capitalism as a means to influence the west though business partnerships.
To encourage joint partnerships with wealthy nations to spread socialist ideals, to enrich the Communist Bloc financially and gain access to western technology.
Infiltrate Europe and guide it toward socialism.
Infiltrate Western Intelligence agencies.
Create a European Social State (union) as a western buffer.
Estrange the American people from their leaders.
Demoralization of the American public through immorality campaigns.
Disarm the West by appearing weak.
Weaken the U.S. so that they would eventually withdraw from NATO.
NATO would dissolve by the year 2000.
Eventual manifest destiny of Communism from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
One World Socialist Government.
Appear open to Christianity/Intellectuals/even dissenters (Implemented by inviting evangelists like Billy Graham; freeing the Jews to leave; and releasing intellectuals who had been imprisoned.)
"There must be no let-up in the war against religion because as long as religion exists Communism cannot prevail. We must intensify the obliteration of all religions wherever they are being practiced or taught": statement by Mikhail Gorbachev on 15 December 1987 to a group of Communist Party officials, cadres and Soviet military personnel in Uzbekistan. With his wife Raisa, Gorbachev is a disciple of the late Sardinian Communist Antonio Gramsci - the Marxist proponent of a policy of active social demoralization (attack against morality) and the Marxisation of religion.p. 116
Keep in mind that Golitsyn had documented most of his knowledge of the Communists' Party Line, their tactics, and his own predictions by 1968. Below is a short list of his predictions that have been fulfilled - predictions which seemed impossible 50 years ago. These goals were all part of the first phases of the Communist plan.
Fall of the Berlin wall and the unification of Germany.
The socialization of Europe.
The socialization of the United States.
The demoralization of western culture.
Convergence with Communism by socializing the West and the concurrent appearance of Capitalism and decentralization in the Communist nations.
Weakened state of U.S. military, eliminating its superiority.
The rise of Russian and Chinese military capabilities.
China and the USSR have both recovered from their crises, have consolidated their regimes and have emerged as serious rivals to the United States. The United States has slipped into military parity with the USSR while the USSR has developed into a superpower threatening the United States and Western Europe. China is emerging as another potential superpower which, together with the USSR, will swing the world balance of military power, particularly in respect of conventional forces, in favour of the Communists. . .p. 58
Once strengthened economically with Western help, China and the USSR will join together in an offensive to exploit any severe economic depression which might afflict the American economy. They will exert all kinds of pressure including interference in American affairs, blackmail, economic manipulations, the threat of sabotage, for example, of nuclear power stations, and assassinations.p. 68
It should never be forgotten that the ultimate objective of Soviet strategy is not 'perestroika' in the USSR but the 'restructuring' of the American political and economic systems including the 'military-industrial complex'. . .p. 69
Golitsyn expressed in The Perestroika Deception that if President Reagan visited Russia and recognized the Restructuring as an actual breakdown of the Communist Movement, the execution of the General Line would become unstoppable at that point in time.
The central purpose of the third grand strategy and its final phase of 'perestroika' is to renew the regimes in the USSR and other Communist countries and to convert them into states of 'mature socialism with a human face'. But the strategy goes beyond domestic restructuring and is aimed at the peaceful and non-peaceful conquest of the United States and Western Europe from within.p. 55
Below is a summary of the final stage of the Communist plan for world domination. (Present day examples have been added so that the reader might recognize that this final stage is already underway.)
Europe and the U.S. firmly embrace socialism.
NATO and U.S. military weakened.
Re-introduction of the class struggle conversation. (99%'ers and the vilification of the Rich.)
Demoralization of the West (abortion, humanism, evolution, breakdown and redefinition of marriage.) (Pushing of immorality on the U.S. and the world by Obama's administration, the courts, and the media.)
Intentional estrangement of the American people from their leaders. (Obama's administration, and the judges)
Only two of Golitsyn's predictions have failed to transpire; they have either stalled, or else the expected participants have been reluctant to cooperate. There is no way to know at this time if the 'powers that be' are merely putting on the appearance of a good fight. These last two predictions are the withdrawal of the U.S. from NATO, and the dissolution of NATO. NATO and Russia are jockeying for strategic position to protect their respective territories. Russia appears to be losing control over the Eastern European Bloc. The U.S. and NATO appear to be gaining influence by taking control over the elections that Golitsyn claimed were under the control of the Politburo. Time will tell whether Brussels or Moscow will end up becoming the capital of the coming One World government.
As much as Christians would like to believe that President Putin's cross and his support for the Russian Orthodox Church is real, it is likely only part of the Convergence. The Convergence model would call for the actual de-Christianization of the West, and the apparent Christianization of Russia. Convergence would also call for the abolishment of biblical values in the West, and the apparent enforcement of biblical values in Russia. (This is exactly what we saw in Russia's well publicized stand against homosexuality during the Olympics.) Golitsyn's predictions have been too true-to-life to ignore in this area of religion. Christianity is on the rise under Putin's administration, but the former Communists had no problem killing tens of thousands of Christians in the early twentieth century. After Russia accomplishes its goal of worldwide Communism, it may have to go back and re-conquer its own Christian population.] - end excerpt from THE RISE OF WESTER LAWLESSNESS by C.W. Steinle, copyright 2016. Permission is granted to share and link to this summary maintaining all attribution.
1 - Golitsyn, Anatoliy. New Lies for Old. London: Rancho Paulos Verdes: G. S. G. & Associates, Inc., 1990. Print.
2 - Golitsyn, Anatoliy. Christopher Story, ed. The Perestroika Deception: Memoranda to the Central Intelligence Agency. London: Edward Harle, 1995. Print.
3 - Tzu, Sun, Lionel Giles, trans. The Art of War. The Internet Classics Archive by Daniel C. Stevenson, WebAtomics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2015. <http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html/>