It is unlikely that anyone will dispute the above, assuming that the words of the ancient military leader have lost their relevance today, given that they are used as a basis for instructions to current Western intelligence services specializing in psychological warfare. This is eloquently testified to by the well-known to a wide circle of readers the commandment of the founder of the CIA of the USA, Allen Dulles, the meaning and purpose of which are organically intertwined with the postulate of Sun Tzu.
“... Honesty and decency will be ridiculed and no one will need them, they will become a relic of the past. Rudeness and arrogance, lies and deceit, drunkenness and drug addiction, animal fear of each other and shamelessness, betrayal, nationalism and enmity of peoples, above all enmity and hatred of the Russian people - we will cultivate all this cleverly and imperceptibly ... it will flourish Terry color ... We will loosen this way, generation after generation ... We will fight for people from childhood, youth, we will always make a major stake on young people, we will decompose, corrupt, corrupt it. We will make them cosmopolitan ... And only a few, very few will guess or understand what is happening. But we will put such people in a helpless position, turn them into a ridicule, find a way to slander them and declare them the dregs of society ... ” This is how the process of moral and spiritual disarmament and degradation of our peoples took place “cleverly and imperceptibly”.
In 1960, the term “ideological sabotage” appeared for the first time in the political lexicon, the concept of which was defined as a complex of “subversive acts of provocative propaganda of imperialist states against socialist and developing countries, one of the manifestations of“ psychological war ”.
As it is known, Soviet intelligence at that time managed to obtain data on the “Harvard Special Project”, in which the line to incite nationalism and hostility of peoples in the USSR was clearly seen. And in this regard, I want to refer to the book of the journalist, KGB general V. Shironin “Under the counter-intelligence cap. The secret background of restructuring ”(MP Paley, 1996), where the author, describing the personality of the main anti-Soviet Zbigniew Brzezinski, actually gives a clear definition of Western ideological sabotage, which defines the essence of the“ psychological war ”that continues today when the USSR no longer exists when Ukraine embarked on the capitalist path of development.
“I read almost all of his works,” writes V. Shironin, “and I must admit that this is probably one of the cleverest and most insidious enemies of our country. Here I want to make a reservation again and emphasize that, unlike many other analysts, it is not by chance that I call Brzezinski an enemy of our country, and not an enemy of communism, as he seemed at first glance. For Brzezinski, the struggle against communism was only a kind of cover-up, only a stage of his activity aimed at the destruction of Russia as such. Having created the image of a fighter against the communist ideology, Brzezinski actually solved not an ideological, but a geopolitical task, seeking to “remove from the globe” first the Soviet Union, and then Russia, regardless of whether it is socialist or capitalist. Today, when Brzezinski finally dropped his anti-communist mask and openly talks about the further dismemberment of Russia, my long-standing assumptions about his true intentions and intentions were fully confirmed. ”
Although we are talking about Russia, but as you know, at that time, in a report to the US State Department, Brzezinski, setting out his plans, spoke about the upcoming national conflicts in the Baltic republics, densely populated by “uninvited Great Russians”, close to Russia in cultural terms of Belarus and Ukraine, and especially in the Caucasus and in the Central Asian republics. He then recommended that every effort should be made to “make the non-Russian peoples politically more active and encourage it from abroad in the long run”.
As is well known, the foreign organization OUN and its emissaries, who surged in a wave to our country, made a hand in strengthening this “activity” in Ukraine. The most colorful figure in the rabble of hardened nationalists and accomplices of Hitler's criminals is the notorious Catherine-Claire Chumachenko. The fact that she "worked" in Ukraine under cover was probably known to the SBU. It is unlikely that their attention escaped the information that from her youth she was an active participant in the national fascist organization and worked closely with a number of foreign centers, whose subversive activities were directed against not only the USSR, but also other countries of the world. But the most interesting thing is that she worked at the State Department and had access to the documents that passed through her hands at the CIA. And suddenly ... "casual" acquaintance with Yushchenko, which ends in a hurried marriage. Perhaps, in due time, the relevant bodies would come to the conclusion that it was with the advent of the first lady in the political beau monde that the Galician neo-fascists intensified their activities and the split in the country intensified. Probably, not less piquant details will emerge to the surface: why did the SBU allow CIA intelligence officers access to secret operational information. This is another topic, but, nevertheless, it is one of the factors contributing to the intensification of the American policy of "psychological warfare" not only in relation to Ukraine, but also in creating an atmosphere of nervousness in relations between Ukraine and Russia.
Briefly I will dwell on another significant detail, indicating that Ukraine under pressure from the West and the neo-fascists who had raised their heads turned into a launching pad for committing a “psychological war” against Russia and Belarus. We are talking about odious, inflammatory shows on Ukrainian television of the rootless cosmopolitan, provocateur and intriguer Shuster. The record of this “sower of freedom of speech” (which is also interesting) includes western radio stations that were directly supervised by the CIA. Interesting? There are other equally intriguing details of his "creative" activities. But in this case, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that practically not one of his programs is complete without attacks on Russia and sophisticated propaganda of fascism.
And that's not the point. Pay attention to how Schuster, with his former bosses, honed the skill of manipulating public consciousness, turning it inside out and demonstrating the dirty laundry of the Ukrainian political elite and its opponents to the whole world. In general, by the standards of Dulles, a worthy soldier of the “psychological war” against our peoples. The question is only to our authorities: do ideological Landsknechts like Shuster and Kiselev in the eyes of the world add credibility to Ukraine?
The US and EU countries no longer hide the role that Ukraine plays in its geostrategic plans. In the post-Soviet space, it is Ukraine that should play the role of a “counterweight to the neo-imperial aspirations of Russia,” and for this purpose not only financial assistance is provided, but also increased pressure on the ruling elite in order to carry out pro-Western reforms. She is also assigned the role of the “fifth column” in the CIS in order to drive a wedge between the Commonwealth countries, exacerbate controversial problems, sow doubts in the Commonwealth states in combining their efforts to overcome economic problems. This is clearly stated in the Harvard and Houston projects, which have set strategic objectives for the implementation of US geopolitical ambitions.
It is hard to disagree with the point of view of V. Shironin mentioned above, who writes that if, from a strategic point of view, “psychological warfare” aims at creating the “right” public opinion in a different social environment, then tactically it involves the use of favorable political situations, provocations, and then direct psychological sabotage. Such propaganda actions provoke a tense mood among the population, giving rise to a feeling of insecurity, anxiety and mutual hostility in people. In this direction, not only residencies of Western intelligence services, but also their entire propaganda apparatus work tirelessly: print, radio and television, which over the years of the Nazis, have taken the ground to sprout neo-fascism in Ukraine.
This is especially evident in today's Ukraine, where the tone is set by the Bandera region that raised its head, which, according to the Hitler model, forms in the masses of Russia the “image of an external enemy”. Her appeals - “The Union even with the devil, but not with Russia!”, “Get out of Moscow!” Are actually elevated to the rank of state policy. Thus, step by step, the strategic tasks of these American projects are being solved, on the crest of which, before the eyes of the “silent” world community, the process of fascization of Ukraine approached a critical line. At the same time, American experts and their NATO satellites are well aware that without destruction in the minds and minds of people of the mental “internationalist and socialist complex”, the so-called “Lenin’s complex, without moral degradation of the younger generations, their ideas can be stalled.
Not for nothing, the far-sighted authors of the Harvard project therefore envisioned a phased ideological decay of our peoples. So, the minimum program was to inculcate doubts in Leninism to new generations (as in the “mistake stories"). And it played. Just in the years when new generations of Soviet people came to life who did not have reliable information about Lenin. At this time, there was a massive injection of notorious fakes about “German gold”, “sealed” German cars and “paid agents” on the territory of the USSR. That is, in accordance with the intentions that the “forbidden fruit” should become attractive to the ear of many people.
The maximum program contained and envisaged a wider range of ideological decay of society. The main task was to turn society into a cosmopolitan conglomerate - to destroy the love of their homeland, and to replace patriotism with the so-called “universal human values”.
It is enough to refer to the example of so-called. the process of "deideologization" in Ukraine. In an emergency procedure, at the legislative and governmental levels, laws, regulations, regulations and instructions are adopted, the quintessence of which is the desire of the authorities to turn all power structures, the judicial system, veterans' organizations into an indifferent appendage. That is, in words they should be “out of politics”, “neutral” to the ongoing negative processes in the country. Although against the background of these laws and regulations, the Ministry of Defense issued directives to the troops, ordering to educate personnel in the "fighting" traditions of OUN-UPA gangsters, and the SBU, with the help of nationalists, set about falsifying the historical truth about 1933's famine, compromising our peoples' heroic past. In fact, by this very power, a barrier has been set up that prevents the disclosure of ideological sabotage and political subversive goals, which are often carefully masked.
If you put everything in its place, then from the above, the conclusion is: there is no de-ideologization. This is the real political demagogy, under the cover of which the socialist ideology is replaced by the capitalist one. And in this situation, even when Ukraine embarked on the capitalist path of development, it, as a Slavic state, is not guaranteed against ideological sabotage, because there are stronger geopolitical players in the world whose strategic plans do not include strengthening the fraternal ties of Slavic peoples.
Our lawyers, as well as the SBU, sadly, do not dare, for the reasons indicated, to openly declare that ideological sabotage is an illegal activity connected with interference in the internal affairs of a country. They, like the authorities, turn a blind eye to the fact that many “agents of influence” have proliferated in Ukraine, who have infiltrated the power and humanitarian structures of the state. But the state security organs probably know that under the cover of various institutions, foundations, human rights organizations, this category of corrupt conformists, eating American grants, as political scientists, experts and advisers under the smoke screen of demagogy by the media, destroys our statehood. The professionals of this service are well aware of the fact that subversive activities in this direction against Ukraine are coordinated not only by foreign intelligence services, but also by the agents of deep penetration recruited by them in our country.
All these years, a very favorable situation was created inside the country for Western intelligence services (treachery, total corruption, terry nationalism), which the special services could not use to create an agent base. Especially since the Security Service of Ukraine (what the media are talking about now) created conditions for this. But this is another topic, which may be presented to the attention of readers in subsequent publications.
It would be naive, at least, to believe that the intelligence services in the choice of means and methods of ideological sabotage are in place. This can be easily seen by tracing their activities over the past decade, during which new technologies and methods of duping people, sophisticated ways of manipulating the public consciousness were born one after another, which indicates that the enemy is not standing still and is working tirelessly on improving "Psychological weapons." The notorious American doctrine of “promoting democracy”, which opened the way for unceremonious interference in the internal affairs of our countries, is convincing evidence of the fact that the West conducts a real ideological aggression against the countries of the Commonwealth (Ukraine and Russia), which is a planned influence by ideological and psychological means on consciousness, psyche, morale and behavior of the population of the CIS countries. A vivid confirmation of this unpunished aggressiveness of the United States was the notorious “color revolutions”, which served, above all, the geopolitical interests of overseas and NATO strategists who did not stop even before using military force.
As for Ukraine, I would especially like to remind our “European integrators” that there is still time to make a sensible decision and hack on their nose that the West has set itself the main goal and task - to tear Ukraine away from Russia.
How far the "promotion of democracy" followed the American model has gone, the people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Libya have witnessed with their own eyes the victims of their compatriots, the piles of ruins and millions of hungry and destitute people. Syria is now in line. There is no doubt that the civil war there was preceded by ideological sabotage of the CIA, aimed at inciting interfaith and national hostility. And all this was going on under the banner of “improving democracy”.
The issues raised in this article only give an overview of the “psychological warfare” in general terms. But I am sure that the reader will agree with my point of view that the term and the very definition of “ideological sabotage” have not lost their meaning even with the current socio-political situation in the CIS countries and the world. She had previously encroached on all spheres of public life — ideology, politics, economics, morality, law, culture, science, and religion. The security services of our enemies stand behind all of these, who are ready for any provocations, including bloody conflicts, to achieve their political goals.