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|Subject: Perestroika & Glasnost Tue 01 Dec 2009, 6:14 pm|| |
Perestroika is nothing less than socialist restructuring, as Gorby clearly outlines in his manifesto "Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World" (Harper & Row, 1987). Glasnost, which means “openness,” is perestroika’s counterpart. Gorbachev’s advocacy of perestroika and glasnost is nothing new. These two communist tactics were first promoted by Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union, to obscure the true intentions of the Bolshevik revolutionaries: namely, the destruction of private property, religion, and the family. Global perestroika, therefore, must be a codeword for world communism.
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- Seizing the global financial crisis as pretext and echoing a recent report
published by United Russia--in which the potemkin “ruling” party in
Moscow advocates authoritarianism--Gorby penned the following song for
world communism in the June 7 edition of the Washington Post: “We Had Our Perestroika. It's High Time for Yours.”
“Years ago, as the Cold War was coming to an end,” Gorby reminisces, “I said
to my fellow leaders around the globe: The world is on the cusp of great events, and in the face of new challenges all of us will have to change, you as well as we.
For the most part, the reaction was polite but skeptical silence.” The
former Soviet dictator then refers to his stint on the speaking
circuit: “In recent years, however, during speaking tours in the United
States before university audiences and business groups, I have often
told listeners that I feel Americans need their own change -- a
perestroika, not like the one in my country, but an American
perestroika . . .”
Gorby then pitches his scheme for global perestroika by taking a dig at the “US model,” meaning a free market society with constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties: “Our perestroika signaled the need for change in the Soviet Union, but it was not meant to suggest a capitulation to the U.S. model. Today, the need for a more far-reaching perestroika -- one for America and the world -- has become clearer than ever.”
In describing the political and economic reforms that were implemented in
the Soviet Union during the late 1980s, Gorby disingenuously distances
himself from his “hardline” comrades in the CPSU: “At first, we labored
under the illusion that revamping the existing system -- changes within
the ‘socialist model’ -- would suffice. But the pushback from the Communist Party and the government bureaucracy was too strong. Toward the end of 1986, it became clear to me and my supporters that nothing less than the replacement of the system's building blocks was needed.”
Among these “hardliners” were Oleg Shenin, former first secretary of the old
CPSU Politburo, ringleader of the faux coup of August 1991 and presently a “gray eminence” in neo-Soviet politics; and Gennady Zyuganov, current chair of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. Incidentally, in a 2005 interview with Vlast, Valentin Falin, former chief of the old CPSU’s International Department, frankly admitted that Gorby was not only apprised of the coup ahead of time, but also committed to advancing the Soviet strategic deception by creating fake political parties to “compete” with the open communists.
Shenin and Zyuganov are alluded to in the following narrative: “Two
conspiracies hijacked the changes -- the attempted coup in August 1991,
organized by the hard-line opponents of our reforms, which ended up
weakening my position as president, and the subsequent agreement among
the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus to dissolve the Union. Russia's leaders then rejected the evolutionary path, plunging the country into chaos.”
Gorby reflects on the outcome of perestroika and his lateral transfer from the Soviet presidency to the role of roving Soviet propagandist: “Nevertheless, when I am asked whether perestroika succeeded or was defeated, I reply: Perestroika won, because it brought the country to a point from which there could be no return to the past.”
The former Soviet dictator wraps up his history lesson by chastising the
West’s capitalist class for viewing the collapse (self-dismantling) of the Soviet Union as a victory for capitalism over communism:
In the West, the breakup of the Soviet Union was viewed as a total victory
that proved that the West did not need to change. Western leaders were
convinced that they were at the helm of the right system and of a
well-functioning, almost perfect economic model. Scholars opined that
history had ended. The "Washington Consensus," the dogma of
free markets, deregulation and balanced budgets at any cost, was
force-fed to the rest of the world.
But then came the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, and it became clear that the new Western model was an illusion that benefited chiefly the very rich. Statistics show that the poor and the middle class saw little or no benefit from the economic growth of the past decades.
The current global crisis demonstrates that the leaders of major powers,
particularly the United States, had missed the signals that called for a perestroika. The result is a crisis that is not just financial and economic. It is political, too.
Gorbachev’s “humble” prescription for the communist-manipulated global financial crisis, of course, is more socialism with a “market face”:
. . . . I am convinced that a new model will emerge, one that will emphasize public needs and public goods, such as a cleaner environment, well-functioning
infrastructure and public transportation, sound education and health systems and affordable housing.
Elements of such a model already exist in some countries.
Having rejected the tutorials of the International Monetary Fund, countries such as Malaysia and Brazil have achieved impressive rates of economic growth. China and India have pulled hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. By mobilizing state resources, France has built a system of high-speed railways, while Canada provides free health care. Among the new democracies, Slovenia and Slovakia have been able to mitigate the social consequences of market reforms.
The time has come for "creative construction," for striking the right balance between the government and the market, for integrating social and environmental factors and demilitarizing the economy.
Washington will have to play a special role in this new perestroika,
not just because the United States wields great economic, political and
military power in today's global world, but because America was the
main architect, and America's elite the main beneficiary, of the current world economic model. That model is now cracking and will, sooner or later, be replaced. That will be a complex and painful process for everyone, including the United States.
However different the problems that the Soviet Union confronted during our
perestroika and the challenges now facing the United States, the need
for new thinking makes these two eras similar. In our time, we faced up
to the main tasks of putting an end to the division of the world,
winding down the nuclear arms race and defusing conflicts. We
will cope with the new global challenges as well, but only if everyone
understands the need for real, cardinal change -- for a global
Gorbachev’s communist-leftist colleagues in the “BRIC” governments of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, presently meeting in Yekaterinburg, near the Ural Mountains, are faithfully executing this very script. There Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, agreed on promoting energy cooperation between their four “emerging economies.” “We are for strengthening the coordination and the cooperation of states in the energy sphere, including between producers and consumers of energy and transit states, in the efforts to reduce uncertainty and ensure stability and
steadiness,” a joint statement declared. The BRIC leaders also supported increasing the number of representatives of developing countries in global financial institutions. The second BRIC summit will be held next year in Brazil.
Not so coincidentally, meeting also in Yekaterinburg this week are the heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The SCO includes Russia, four “former” Soviet republics from Central Asia, and Red China, plus (Islamo-Nazi) Iran, (socialist) India, (socialist) Pakistan, and (“ex”-communist)
Mongolia as observers. The SCO is not only a political-economic unit binding the Eurasian section of the Communist Bloc, but also a dangerous military alliance in opposition to NATO, as evidenced by three Sino-Soviet war games thus far and two more scheduled for this year and 2010.
Yesterday, the SCO leaders’ summit slapped communist North Korea on the wrist with a feeble denunciation of Pyongyang’s nuclear bomb tests and threat
to take on the USA in a nuclear showdown. Medvedev sighed: “Among other
issues, we discussed the North Korean problem, including the recent threats, and we noted that such behavior is unacceptable in the current situation.” The only reason that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is a “problem” for the international community is because Soviet occupying forces set up the Stalinist regime at the end of the Second World War, in opposition to the legitimate Republic of Korea in the south.
“We also noted that the international community had no choice but to react by means of adopting an appropriate UN Security Council resolution,” Medvedev, a former Soviet Komsomol graduate, continued. All 15 council members recently voted in favor of Resolution 1874, which expands an arms embargo and allows searches of North Korean ships on the high seas but, significantly, does not authorize the use of force. This toothless resolution renders the UN’s policy on the DPRK useless, which is no doubt Moscow and Beijing’s goal.
In furtherance of Lenin’s dream of a “world Soviet republic,” the SCO summit also endorsed the notion of a common currency for member states,
a proposal that Medvedev first floated some months ago. The SCO
currency would be similar to the currency unit used by the European
Community until the introduction of the euro in 1999. “The current set
of reserve currencies and the main reserve currency - the U.S. dollar -
have failed to function as they should,” Medvedev lamented at the
summit, adding that the Russian ruble could also become a reserve currency in the “foreseeable future.”
In attendance at the SCO summit was Iranian dictator Mahmoud (“Iwannajihad”) Ahmadinejad, re-elected last Friday in a contested poll that turned deadly. This is the not the first time that Ahmadinejad, Israel’s arch-nemesis and aspirant to the legacy of Adolf Hitler, has shown up at an SCO shindig.
Iran is seeking to place itself under Russia’s protective nuclear umbrella, safe from Israeli and/or US preemptive strikes against its Russian-built nuclear bomb program, by applying for full membership in the organization.
“Iraq continues to be occupied, chaos is growing in Afghanistan, the Palestinian problem remains unresolved, the world is swept by political and economic crises, and there is no hope for their resolution,” Ahmadinejad grumbled, adding: “The U.S. and its allies are unable to cope with the crises, showing that the end has come for the current unipolar world order. The SCO must take a leading role in efforts to tackle the global economic recession.” After this plug for the Moscow-Beijing Axis’ leading role in world affairs, Ahmadinejad
briefly met with Medvedev on the summit sidelines. “The parties agreed to continue economic and humanitarian cooperation, and other contacts,” a Kremlin spokesentity intoned afterwards.
excerpt from the comments...
Comrade Gorby, I also suspect is linked with Reverand Sun Myung Moon, a close ally of Islamo-Marxist leader Louis Farrakhan to which Obama's twenty year former pastor Jeremiah Wright is also a close friend of. It would then make it quite clear why it seems of the connections between Gorbachev-Moon-Farrakhan and Obama would certainly expose there is a rapid push to get the USA under Comrade Gorby's proposal of a "global perestroika".