Who Really Won the Cold War ?
There’s a distinct possibility that many of you reading this will not have knowledge of a very famous Cold War prediction. The prediction was made by Nikita Kruschev, the flamboyant Russian Premier from 1953 to 1964. During the short tenure of the soon to be assassinated US President, John F. Kennedy, around the critical and dramatic Cuban missile crisis, Kruschev made the seemingly absurd proclamation that Russia would win the Battle of the Cold War. He said, "there is no doubt we will win the war against the capitalist war-mongers in the United States." And, he further predicted, "we will not have to fire a shot. We will collapse them from within."
It was largely regarded as one of his most outlandish and unlikely claims. However, now, almost fifty years down the road, and despite the fact the communist system in the now defunct Union of Soviet Socialists Republic is a part of an era past, that statement is very nearly a given in the annals of historical fact.
We US citizens have been the targets of one of the most insidious psychological assaults ever to have taken place. And, a strong possibility suggests it is still going on.
It was a known fact, back in the days of Soviet and US international jostling for dominant power around the world, that each side trained intelligence operatives to work within the boundaries of each other’s countries and their closest friendly alliances. Yet it is now evident that the goals of the two super powers were quite different. While the US maintained its operatives for the purpose of gathering as much intelligence as possible about the soviet military capability, there was never a long term goal of disrupting or subverting the lives of the average citizens of Russia or its allies. Whatever effort was made along those lines was incidental to the major goal of gathering hard evidence of military and political information.
The Soviet mind-set was far more ambitious. Certainly they were particularly interested in obtaining the same military and political intelligence as the US. But, the Kremlin maintained schools, (and many international intelligence sources believe, still have them under their new leadership) to train everyday citizens for insertion into the American mainstream civilian life. Their primary duty? Conduct basic everyday, ‘average Joe’ disruption and activism, all done under the guise of righteous middle-class American individuals who would additionally be infinitely capable of defining what the extreme left goals of the US should and would be.
In other words, there was a planned, deliberate effort to conduct an on-going manipulation of the political hard-left element in the US to present to its citizens an image of capitalism as the root cause of all its ills. And also the cause of discrimination against, and oppression of, the minority races in the country.
The goals include(d) building union strength and then pitting the views of the righteous union worker against the evil-capitalist businesses by throwing the Union support behind the election of left wing political candidates who would do their bidding for larger and larger pension funds, health care insurance, sick leave days, safety measures, and arbitration boards set up for the express purpose of making it extremely difficult to fire a union member.— the problem being the fact that wages and benefits have long since far outstripped what competitive pricing should actually bring to the buying public, especially since the pricing of foreign manufacturers pay much less in benefits to their employees. (Many of them offer stock incentives which can greatly outstrip union benefits with the incentive to make bigger profits. At least in the Auto industry.)
The habit of the union leadership to demand higher and higher wages, benefits and insurance, to justify their own existence has become a ridiculous impediment to sound business/labor negotiations. Not to mention the attraction of using the pension funds for questionable practices by labor management, which results in a huge lobbying effort in Washington DC, on behalf of the unions to put a legitimate face on what is little more than a criminal process in most cases, and in turn results in a huge lobbying effort from manufacturers to gain favorable consideration in the building of plants and limiting what labor can actually do with those funds ad-infinitum.
All of this spurred on by the communist infiltrated hard-left wing of the Democratic Party over the last fifty-plus years
To understand how all this was possible requires a look at where the extreme left wing has gotten its power. One can start with the Anti-war crowd that became so vocal during the Vietnam War, the draft dodgers of the era, the terrorist groups such as the Chicago Seven, Black Panthers, even the followers of Malcom X, numerous student activism and demonstration, (visa vi Kent State). These groups all conspired for the purpose of putting the face of the evil-capitalistic industrialists as the reason the US was at war. The core reason was, in truth, the covert infiltration by communist trained, sleeper-spies and cells, waiting patiently for their specific signals to go public with their complaints.
We next come to the Vietnam War itself. The US and her allies had all but won the Vietnam fiasco, and would most assuredly have secured a lasting peace between North and South Vietnam and minimized communist rule in the area, but for the communist- inspired malcontents in the US. It became so bad at home in the US that a weak Congress pulled the plug on the military and forced a draw-down of forces and literally changed the view of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Americans as to whether it was worth finishing the war. The terrible truth of that change of backbone is that over a million-and-a- half South Vietnamese lost their lives when we left the country. One North Vietnamese General is known to have said that the North still doesn’t understand why the US turned their backs on the South Vietnamese when they did. The North was all ready to surrender and negotiate a peace.
Looking now at wars since WWII, you will see we have not fought a war in this country to actually win. Therefore, all the lives lost for us can be counted as an enormous waste of people and productive talent. All because the infiltration of the communist ideology twisted the thinking of the so-called progressives in the Democratic party who have been so easily influenced by the infiltration. This is not to say they didn’t already bend themselves backward to accommodate a line of beliefs that basically say the ends of the fight for political power and a socialistic system of government justify their means.
The wonder, of course, is that a relative few have managed to convince so many people in their party that what they do is entirely correct. Realistically, most people in the Democratic Party think nearly the same as do the majority of people on the right. It’s just that what they think are the justifiable ends of their party’s goals are not quite what they are convinced they have voted for.
The conservative ideals are far easier to understand and communicate to the vast majority of the party. Smaller government, lower taxes, and the knowledge that the rewards for hard work will be maximized. Not just for a select few, but for everyone.
But the Democrats have muddied the waters by establishing very high-minded goals that, when held up to the light simply don’t deliver what they promise. And now many of them are seeing what they thought was genuine change for the better was an unbelievable ponzi-scheme, held together with smoke and mirrors. And the only real promise is that generations of future US citizens will be paying for their folly.
Again the infiltration of communist ideology, disguised as it has been with high sounding pronouncements, has led us to a point of eminent disaster, not just financially but militarily and politically. We have mortgaged our descendant’s futures, not because of realistic thinking, but because we got away from all the things that made us a great nation.
The years ahead will be tough and will require everyone to contribute in whatever way they can to overcome this monumental mistake. We must also be forever vigilant to weed out the bearer of schemes like, redistributing wealth, and building from the government out, instead of rewarding hard work and allowing each in his own way to provide for himself and his family. Yes, government has a place, but it’s ours to limit as well as run. We The People!!
So if you thought it was the US who won the Cold War you might want to reconsider at this point. It’s time once again for America to roll up her sleeves and go to work.
D. Kenneth Ross