Woke but not awake

A Daily Jot written in 2010 is on my screen as a constant reminder of the condition of our nation. We are woke, but not awake. The Daily Jot titled, “The Soviet seed now a strong tree in America,” is a chilling analysis of how, even though the Soviet Union is long gone, its plan to scuttle America lives today. You only have to look at militant organizations, divisive theories, the defund police movement and the cancel culture all working together to breed division and contempt. What KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov said in a 1984 interview has come to life—Americans are so confused that they can’t even make a logical decision to defend themselves. It is the result of ideological subversion. Woke, but not awake. God help us!

Bezmenov said ideological subversion takes four stages. The first stage, demoralization, which takes 15-30 years according to Bezmenov, was completed before 1985. The second stage, also completed, is destabilization. This is where people destabilize the entire nation through actions that are counter to common sense and sound practices. The third stage is creating crisis. And the fourth stage is normalization. Bezmenov said that the leftists that help create these stages are the first to be executed by a communist dictatorship because once they find out they have perpetrated a lie, they become the most ardent opposition. Those who stand against communism by warning others are also executed.

Bezmenov said that the Soviets used brainwashed leftists to teach Marxism-Leninism ideology to several generations of American students. He said that these teachings included feminism, sexual liberation, hedonism, anti-war sentiments, liberation theology, and globalism. He said these students are now the people who are the business, religious, political, educational, media, and entertainment leaders of American society. He said, “You are stuck with them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli…You cannot change their mind, even if you expose them to authentic information…the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible.” Sound familiar?

Bezmenov said it’s difficult to reverse this process. He said, “There must be a very strong national effort to educate people in the spirit of real patriotism, number one. Number two, to explain to them the real danger of socialist, communist, welfare state, big brother government…The moment at least part of the United States population is convinced that the danger is real, they have to force their government…to stop aiding communism.” I will add another way to reverse the process: Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” And Ephesians 6:20, “…that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.”  The very real threat of communism occurs when there is an absence of God. It is engulfing our society. People, we need to stand. The time is at hand. Don’t be woke, but not awake.

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Bill Wilson