January 4, 2013 4 Comments
“I will force the enemy to take our strength for weakness, and our weakness for strength, and thus will turn his strength into weakness.” Sun Tzu
Ours is an era of integration, unification and conglomeration. Arising from that trend came the Cold War: a fascinating phenomenon of two superpowers that supposedly waged a planetary battle of western “freedom” versus eastern “communism” for control of the world. The reality is that this battle was both engineered and real. Insofar as Mao was concerned, we know David Rockefeller praised Mao’s “revolution” in his famous 1979 editorial. Upon visiting China, Rockefeller mentions Deng Xiaoping’s “capitalist” reforms, which led to the modern third way experience in China today. Rockefeller also mentions this at length in his autobiography, Memoirs.
In this way, a top western elite provides a great example of how, at times, the Cold War was furthered and aided by western finance. One can see this as well in examples of western aid to build up Soviet power under Roosevelt, an obvious communist. Under FDR, countless Soviet and communist agents of change and outright spies were allowed to enter the U.S. Truman and McCarthy attempted to reverse this trend by taking action to discover the Soviet spies allegedly existing at all levels of western power. Recent release of Soviet archives shows these allegations to be correct: there were hundreds of Soviet spies at all levels of government, as the Philby affair shows for the United Kingdom.
This trend continued into the 1980s, with the Cold War purportedly reviving under Reagan and the attempt to stop the “evil empire” and Gorbachev from destroying the last bastion of freedom. Kruschev had previously threatened at the United Nations that he would infiltrate and destroy the West from within, and the Cold War continued supposedly until the fall of the wall. Pope John Paul II also took credit with Reagan in this facade of ending the battle, with perestroika, an openness to the West, as the sign of victory. During this time, important Central Intelligence and MI6 analysts were saying otherwise.
Based on the revelations of defectors like Masterspy Oleg Penkovsky, Anatoliy Golitsyn, and Soviet psychological warfare expert, Yuri Bezmenov, western intelligence agents like Maurice Oldfield and James Jesus Angleton thought otherwise: it looked as if the long-term Soviet strategy was precisely one of a feigned defenselessness. What if communist subversion meant the incremental, gradual plan of decades-long infiltration, subversion, and psychological warfare, that was meant to take down the West through covert means, as opposed to nuclear means? What if the Soviet plan had not ended with the fall of some wall in Germany?
There is plenty of evidence to back up this conclusion. This does not mean, however, that certain Western elites never aided communism, nor that the Cold War was all a facade. While at the top of the pyramid the elites are international (as can be seen from Rockefeller’s Memoirs), the government classes of both East and West waged a real war. The reality is the communists/Soviets won World War II, and from thenceforth have won the culture war. Western elites have retained their capitalist beliefs in theory, yet the present globo-capital corporatocracy is much closer to a fascist/socialist internationalism of the left than any older model of the free market. Read more of this post