Soviet espionage created America’s political correctness culture

Soviet espionage created America’s political correctness culture

Soviet espionage created America’s political correctness culture
Robins on far left. Jake Peters leaning on car fender. Leo Karakhan next to Peters. Alex Gumberg is second from right, with leather coat and smirk. Far right is Charles Stephenson Smith, AP correspondent in Russia.
Soviet espionage created America’s political correctness culture
Soviet espionage created America’s political correctness culture

In 2010, the media broke the story about the arrest of ten Russians who posed as ordinary citizens as being illegal, unregistered agents of a foreign power, namely Russia, and were subsequently deported back to Russia.

Although this surprised many American citizens and the U.S. government; the question to ask was, “Is this a one-time event or has this type of covert operation happened before?”

The answer to that question is that it has but with more far-reaching implications and damaging to the United States than one would realize.

This particular covert operation began the creation of the culture, that we see today, of political correctness that includes racism, liberalism, immoral and unethical acceptances, anti-capitalism, anti-Christian, favoring Socialism, and hate talk from the liberal progressives, namely, the core of the Democratic Party.

Kent Clizbe, a former CIA counterintelligence officer wrote a book named, “Willing Accomplices: How KGB Covert Influence Agents Created Political Correctness and Destroyed America” and it describes in detail of how Soviet agents infiltrated America and began a covert operation of transforming America into today’s political correctness society.

It all began by one man, a Soviet mole, named Alexander Gumberg, who became the model for covert influence operators targeting America.

During the Russian Revolution, Gumberg, a communist who had blended into American society as an adolescent refugee. During that time, his American accent and understanding of Americans, along with native fluency in Russian, allowed him to penetrate the American community as a “translator/guide.”

Gumberg recruited a variety of Americans in Russia such as journalists, Red Cross representatives (who acted as American diplomats), officers in the first American attempt at propaganda, the Committee on Public Information (CPI), American Congressmen, many other institutions, and other aspects of American society.

Alexander Gumberg was able to affect various facets of American life and culture by influencing American media, academia, and Hollywood and this all began in the 1920s.

Soviet espionage created America’s political correctness culture
Robins on far left. Jake Peters leaning on car fender. Leo Karakhan next to Peters. Alex Gumberg is second from right, with leather coat and smirk. Far right is Charles Stephenson Smith, AP correspondent in Russia.

The message to be planted in America in the 1920s, what Clizbe calls the “PC code,” is that the capitalistic and free-market culture of the US is irredeemably bad, racist, sexist, unfair, and cruel.

Clizbe concludes that the seeds were cultivated underground into the 1950s, bloomed in the late 1960s and spread like wildflowers in the 1980s when political correctness began to dominate academia and education.

The message was also spread through related covert disinformation operations, such as the communist-planted false story — carried without any fact checking by the pliant media — that the CIA developed the AIDS virus to wipe out American blacks (a blatant falsehood which was recycled in 2008 by President Barack Obama’s former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright).

Some of today’s radical liberal progressive organizations influenced by communism include the New Black Panther Party, Communist Party USA, labor unions, Socialist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, and such well-known individuals such as Bill Ayers, and the present 2016 Presidential Democratic Socialist candidate, Bernie Sanders.

Clizbe stated, “Once you read the book, you’ll realize that those “overt” communist and socialist organizations are “not” the ones with which to be concerned with such as the Black Panthers, labor unions, Democratic Socialists of America, and others. They are distractions and stooges. They are no threat at all. The PC-Progressive ethos, created by the KGB’s covert influence operations is the core of today’s Democrat Party.”

“The key to my book is that today’s PC-Progressives, who do “not” call themselves communists, or socialists, or Marxists, follow the exact prescriptions and guidelines laid out for them by Willi Muenzenberg and his case officers.”

“That is, today’s PC-Progressives are as virulently anti-traditional-America as any Marxist, but they can truthfully claim that they have nothing to do with Marxism, communism, socialism, or any other overtly bad organization, “said Clizbe.

Mr. Clizbe went on to say that the real threat is the covert, quiet, “willing accomplices” whose attitude and tactics were created by the Communist International (Comintern) espionage operation. They cloak themselves in America’s constitutional freedoms of speech, press, and association, all the while working to destroy what made America great—our traditional, capitalist, Constitutional Republic.

“That is the message of Willing Accomplices, the book. The danger is every single PC-Progressive, their party, the Democrats, and their goals to “change” America. The whole point of my book is to expose the roots and origins of today’s Democrat Party.”

The danger is “not” the enemy we see clearly—the Panthers; the Communist Party of the USA, etc. The covert destruction of our culture by Willing Accomplices (who are wolves in sheep’s clothing) is the real threat, “said Clizbe.

On February 4, 2012, a list of 45 communist goals was listed on a site called

One of those goals, was to capture one or both of the political parties in the United States, which is exactly what, happened, it captured the Democrat Party.

Some of the other goals include:

Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights; key words such as diversity and inclusion are used today.

Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks – the liberal agenda as it is termed today.

Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

 Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. An example is Obamacare.

Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

The reason for the Russians to infiltrate America with non-violent means was simple.

The KGB’s First Chief Directorate used active measures such as agents of influence, propaganda, and disinformation to promote Soviet goals and such goals are still in play today.

If one were to deny that Soviet influence of political correctness still exists today, then the report of David Axelrod, a former top campaign adviser to President Obama states that immigration reform is being blocked by the Tea Party’s reign of terror, or the testy exchange with Rep. Allen West concerning his comments of communists in Congress, proves otherwise.

Author: Kent Clizbe is the author of Willing Accomplices: How KGB covert influence agents created Political Correctness, Obama’s hate-America-first political platform, and destroyed America. He is widely published and quoted on counter-PC-Progressive issues. He served as a staff CIA case officer in the 1990s, and as a contractor after 9/11. He has worked in Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East. His specialties are Counter-terrorism and Islamic Extremism.

Reporter: This news story and interview with Kent Clizbe was first published on on April12, 2012 by Conservative Firing Line news reporter, Christopher Collins, a United States Air Force Veteran who worked in intelligence for the NSA and served in Germany during the Cold War.

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