Uploaded on Dec 25, 2009
Video dated 1995.
All warfare is based on deception.
When near, make it appear that you are far away; when far away, that you are near.
Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.
- SUN TZU, The Art of War
[From The Perestroika Deception, 1995]
THE ESSENCE OF 'PERESTROIKA':AN APPLICATION OF 1920S' LENINISM
The new method penetrates the facade, tears the verbal mask off 'perestroika' and reveals its true meaning- which Gorbachev and 'glasnost' have failed to do. Lenin's
teaching and the experience of the New Economic Policy [NEP] are keys to understanding the essence of 'perestroika' and the reasons for Gorbachev's downgrading and renunciation of elements of ideological orthodoxy like the class struggle and his emphasis on common interests and the benefits of close cooperation.
Lenin advised the Communists that they must be prepared to 'resort to all sorts of stratagems, manoeuvres, illegal methods, evasions and subterfuge' to achieve their objectives. This advice was given on the eve of his reintroduction of limited capitalism in Russia in his work 'Left Wing Communism, an Infantile Disorder'.
The new method sees 'perestroika' as an application of Lenin's advice in new conditions. Another speech of Lenin's in the NEP period at the Comintern Congress in July 1921 is again highly relevant to understanding 'perestroika'. 'Our only strategy at present', wrote Lenin, 'is to become stronger and, therefore, wiser, more reasonable, more opportunistic. The more opportunistic, the sooner will you again assemble the masses around you. When we have won over the masses by our reasonable approach, we shall then apply offensive tactics in the strictest sense of the word.
It is obvious that Gorbachev's opportunistic speeches and his presentation of 'perestroika' to the West are clever applications of Lenin's thinking. Gorbachev's reasonableness and moderation are aimed at assembling and winning over the masses throughout the world. And yet another of Lenin's speeches is relevant here. Instructing the Soviet delegation to the Genoa Conference in 1921, he advised them to use moderate language in negotiations in order 'not to frighten the capitalists' and particularly to avoid reference to the class struggle, the violence and the terrorist aspects of Communist doctrine. Gorbachev's speech to the United Nations and Shevardnadze's pronouncements about a downgrading of the class struggle are classic applications of
Lenin's thinking. The new method views the ostensible arguments about the class struggle in the Soviet Union as no more than a calculated device to win over Western
policymakers and influence public opinion in favour of Gorbachev's policies.
The new method also sees a close parallel between Western expectations arising out of the NEP and those arising out of 'perestroika'. In view of this parallel, the outcome of the NEP can be instructive now. The New Economic Policy was presented by the Soviets and accepted by the West as a retreat from Communist ideology and a decline in the power of the Soviet regime. In fact, the NEP revived the Soviet economy, stabilised Soviet power and facilitated the creation of the Soviet Federation.
Because of the NEP, the Soviets were able to broaden their ideological and political assault on the capitalist world.
To sum up, the essence of 'perestroika' is the creative application of Lenin's thinking and the experience gained through the NEP to the final battle with the capitalist world. It is a step backwards to take two steps forward. 'Perestroika' is a Leninist strategy involving the calculated renunciation of ideological orthodoxy in order to
win over the masses and to achieve strategic objectives in Europe, the United States and the Third World.
The experience of the NEP teaches us that contemporary Soviet pragmatism and opportunism are not lasting, because they are tactical. Gorbachev is a committed Leninist who is carrying out the strategy of Communist renewal as a means towards the ultimate conquest of the Western democracies.
New lies for old: The Communist Strategy for Deception and Disinformation by Anatoliy Golitsyn
The Perestroika Deception by Anatoliy Golitsyn
http://once-upon-a-time-in-the-west.b... (an interesting site)
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