Antipodean Angst – part 10

Subversion as a tool

To understand how a thing works you must understand the mechanics of a thing.

The principles of subversion are ancient. Refining and adapting those principles to the era and the environment they exist in is more or less fine-tuning.

Sun-Tzu, the Chinese military strategist was poking around roughly in 500BC and by all accounts he was a shrewd operator. He formulated the principles of subversion as:

  1. Cover with ridicule all the valid traditions in your opponent’s country.
  2. Implicate their leaders in criminal affairs and turn them over to the people at the right time.
  3. Disrupt the work of government by every means.
  4. Do not shun aid to the lowest and most despicable individuals of your enemy’s country.
  5. Spread disunity and dispute among the citizens.
  6. Turn the young against the old.
  7. Be generous with promises and rewards to collaborators and accomplices.

Yuri Bezmenov outlined how subversion works for the Soviet system and for overthrowing regimes, this was after his defection. In his booklet, ‘Love Letter to America’ he described the Soviet socialist playbook titled, ‘Rules of Revolution’. He admits that he cannot vouch for the authenticity of this alleged document which was apparently captured by American forces in Germany after WW2. What he does admit is the rules are an almost literal interpretation of the ‘theories and practices’ which he learnt from his KGB superiors and colleagues.

The Rules of Revolution

  1. Corrupt the young, get them interested in sex. Take them away from religion. Make them superficial and enfeebled.
  2. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial issues of no importance.
  3. Destroy people’s faith in their national leaders by holding the latter up for contempt, ridicule, and disgrace.
  4. Always preach democracy but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
  5. By encouraging government extravagances, destroy credit; produce years of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
  6. Incite unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of the government towards such disorders.
  7. Cause breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety, self-restraint, and faith in the pledged word.

Remember that refining and adapting Sun-Tzu’s principles of subversion requires fine-tuning and adapting to the current era and the environment they exist in. This is when the similarities are easy to see. The language is different and that can be attributed to different eras, cultures, regimes, and ideologies.

Regardless it is again easy to see similarities with what is going on in our era.

How does this relate to Australia?

You only have to look at both Sun-Tzu’s principles of subversion, and the Soviet Rules of Revolution to see how the attitudes of Australians have been altered over time by PC culture and the concept of ‘Woke’.

It is all around us in politics, education, welfare, business, mainstream media, and society in general. It is insidious in nature and intent as it has eroded the concept of democracy within Australia and replaced it with something far less worthwhile, and far more dangerous, to the concept and ideals of what it is to be Australian.

The entire western world is weakened by destabilising society at its core and that is what has been happening for decades. Recent years has seen an acceleration of these divisive activities which in turn has seen a fragmenting of society from the top to the bottom. Perhaps more so in the upper levels of society as this is where people are more easily shielded from the realities of life and the actuality of the impacts of their actions when championing the latest cause or social justice agenda that they support.

When the agitators for change hold positions of power and influence then the problem is magnified as it is more easily made to be a part of a society than rejected. This is simply because those who hold power can effect change with more ease than the populations who have to at times rebel and protest to just be heard to have a differing view. Interestingly when populations rise up against unscrupulous power holders, those in power use all the force they can to hold onto their power.

To provide one clear example of this is the ‘generation wars’. The young and the old are attacking each other, the topic is of little importance but generally you can find some agitator that pushes the age card. Either the oldies are just scumbags for ruining everything while getting everything, or the young are a pack of lazy, whinging, entitled losers who have no idea of what life is all about as they waste their lives. It is unclear how it actually began and who began it, yet the pile-on is immense at times, and generally just simmering along waiting, with no-one holding the moral high ground and with no winner. It is pointless and it is divisive. Yet there it is and like moths to the flame we all pile on in one way or another.

It simply isn’t worth going any further into this or citing further examples as some simple reflection of self and inspection of the world you inhabit will provide you with all the examples needed. That is, of course, if you have the capacity for critical thinking and clarity of thought.

‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.’ – George Orwell

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