The Soviet Plan for ‘Ideological Subversion’ Describes Our Current Turmoil

Source: American Thinker.

By coincidence the cite, published today, is apropos of one of yesterday’s discussion threads which explored the question, “What is driving the behavior of the protesters?”

The question is compelling because we have seen many perversities: in the name of racial grievance, black neighborhoods and businesses burned; statues commemorating abolitionists toppled, for example. I attribute these things to Marxism as an emerging political faction in America.

Yuri Bezmenov is one of the reasons I think so. The cite describes him as “a former KGB spy and state media propagandist who defected to Canada in 1970.”

Or Did George Floyd Die of a Drug Overdose?

Source: The Unz Review.

I expect we’ll be hearing more about Excited Delirium Syndrome as time goes by. I wish to draw attention to it for the moment mainly to acknowledge that EXD is one of the violent realities police face in the normal course of their jobs.

I don’t know whether EXD can or will be implicated in George Floyd’s death, but it seems to me a more relevant factor than cultural Marxist theories of police brutality, systemic racism and social oppression.

Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities

Source: White House.

I have mixed feelings about this order. My constitutional instincts are to:

  • Leave the quality of policing and the provision of mental health services to the states alone.
  • Avoid federal surveillance of the people and their police.
  • Rely on Congress to make funding decisions and set the rules for implementing them.

At the same time I note that the states and Congress are dysfunctional to the point that federal leadership in the form of an Executive branch program could be useful. By this measure the order seems modest and pragmatic to me. Therefore I support it.