Bezmenov described this process as "a great brainwashing" which has four basic stages. （demoralization，destabilization，crisis，normalization）
The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve.
According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educateone generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
Here's how he further defined ideological subversion:
"What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country."
In what is perhaps a most striking passage in the interview, here's how Bezmenov described the state of a "demoralized" person:
"As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore," said Bezmenov. "A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures; even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him [a] concentration camp, he will refuse to believe it, until he [receives] a kick in his fan-bottom. When a military boot crashes his balls then he will understand. But not before that. That's the [tragedy] of the situation of demoralization."
Referring to such people, Bezmenov said:
"They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You can not change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior."
Once demoralization is completed, the second stage of ideological brainwashing is "destabilization". During this two-to-five-year period, asserted Bezmenov, what matters is the targeting of essential structural elements of a nation: economy, foreign relations, and defense systems. Basically, the subverter (Russia) would look to destabilize every one of those areas in the United States, considerably weakening it.
The third stage would be "crisis". It would take only up to six weeks to send a country into crisis, explained Bezmenov. The crisis would bring "a violent change of power, structure, and economy" and will be followed by the last stage, "normalization." That's when your country is basically taken over, living under a new ideology and reality.
This will happen to America unless it gets rid of people who will bring it to a crisis, warned Bezmenov. What's more "if people will fail to grasp the impending danger of that development, nothing ever can help [the] United States," adding, "You may kiss goodbye to your freedom."
我在前面说过多次，我不认为美国和西方现实中还有电影中为了正义，冒生命和职业风险出来爆料的人。我是不信的。一切在我看来都是game，双方或者几方都在play games。比如爱泼斯坦的事，以前不是新闻，2016年大选就是被捂着，去年后突然出来了。比如这位ABC女主持人，压了这个三年，三年中有多少少女被侵犯？她的良心呢？到现在突然暴露出来了。太多staged play。你知道吗？这些人是相信人活着是simulation，everything is a play，a reality show。关于simulation我以后有空再写.
你的洞察很有道理。我是非常赞同他说的美国这艘船是美丽的，即便沉了，也是美丽的船。洗脑是共产党的法宝，美国内部占主导的neoliberalism跟共产主义是兄弟意识形态，这是他再里根那个时代是不会认知的。现在明朗的多。neoliberalism和neocon需要俄罗斯作为敌人，需要中东作为动乱，需要中国的劳力和市场。采用的也是grand brain washing，他们互相学习，借鉴的。他最有意思的一句话是寄希望大政府give all the goodies。我在前面引用陀思妥耶夫斯基的小说《卡拉马左夫兄弟》宗教大法官说那段话，是想指出给人面包，然后就为所欲为是共产主义的罪恶。大政府也是。