In the most recent brazen ideological attack on the country that took her in from a war zone, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called for the “dismantling” of the U.S. economic and political system.
Those who feared the Islamist threat to undermine the United States would come via “creeping sharia” can put that worry to rest. The threat is coming from a Marxist alliance, which includes the Far Left and its social justice rage mob paired with movements attaching itself to the George Floyd murder.
Of course, this political millieu is giving Islamists fertile ground to further destabilize and sow chaos in the American landscape.
In a press conference yesterday called by the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous caucus, Omar said that the push for change can’t stop with criminal justice or policing reform. “We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, in the air we breathe,” said Omar.
It’s a nod to dismantling the American system of government — the same government that gave Omar shelter as a refugee. Notably, Omar’s statements also systematically called out the disparities between “white families” and black families, making her speech not just about oppression, but about white privilege as well.
This was always coming, but it was a matter of time before the climate was soft enough for an openly antisemitic, anti-American congresswoman to openly call for the end of America as we know it.
Omar and her socialist/Marxist/Islamist allies have always fixated on identity markers, paraded them as human rights and “diversity” concerns and using them to claim victimhood status.
Last year, Clarion Project’s National Correspondent, Shireen Qudosi, drew attention to the ideological radicalization taking place within the Democratic Party under the influence of the freshman Congresswoman, among others.
Qudosi singled out Omar as a “failed American experiment” and warned that identity politics was a “gateway drug” to radicalization.
— Shireen Qudosi (@ShireenQudosi) July 19, 2019
“We’re moving from cancel culture to canceling the country,” Qudosi now says. “As this wave rises, we’re going to see more and more rogue declarations from leaders who never had America’s best interest in heart. Dangerously, they’re using language of human rights to misdirect people.”
Qudosi is not the only one. Other analysts within the preventing/countering extremism sector have commented on the same patterns, offering a grim forecast on where we are headed as a nation given the ideological war that has shifted from the fringes to mainstream culture.
Notably, Americans were warned of this as far back as 1984 when the threat was coming from the Soviet Union. Yuri Bezmenov was a KGB agent who became disillusioned and defected to North America with the goal to save the West from Soviet subversion. To this end, he publicizing the KGB’s tactics and goals. In the video below, Bezmenov outlines the process of “ideological subversion” or “ideological warfare,” tactics used by the Soviets to change perceptions held by Americans about their country — making it difficult, if not impossible, to defend their way of life.
Thankfully, Bezmenov’s predictions did not come to fruition in the years following his statements. Ronald Reagan was already president and by the time he left office in 1989, he had triggered the fall of the Berlin War (in November of 1989) and the subsequent dissolution of communist regimes in Eastern and Central Europe and the Soviet Union, which broke up in 1991.
It would take decades for Marxism and other forms of ideological extremism to make a comeback in America– but they did. Extremism now graces everything from our ivy-lined university buildings to the halls of Congress. While our current ideological threats may not be coming from the Soviet Union (a country that doesn’t exist anymore), a fair share of Bezmenov’s outline of how a population can be gaslighted into giving up their values is hauntingly relevant today.
The latest Pew poll indicates that Black Lives Matter, an openly Marxist organization that promises to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure,” is supported by 67 percent of the adult population in America. While it is unclear whether or not the majority of people who say they support this organization has read the organization’s website and thus aware of its political ideology, it is certainly clear that it has become de rigueur in America that individuals, companies and corporations pledge fidelity to it or risk being “canceled” — which can mean anything from being doxed, losing one’s job or being bankrupted.
With our ongoing cultural conflict in progress, it is interesting and instructive to watch the following 1984 interview with Bezmenov and see what this former KGB agent can tell us about today’s turmoil and the tactics being used in the war for the hearts and minds of American citizens. (The interview with Bezmenov begins at the two-minute mark:)