Pity the poor souls who signed on with the CIA expecting to experience the world of Sean Connery’s James Bond only to find out they are imprisoned in a gulag of asexual pronouns and a bureaucracy spawned by Dilbert. Those recruited to serve as Case Officers–i.e., the men and women who try to persuade foreigners to betray their countries and work for the United States–are in real danger of not being able to do the job of persuading well placed foreigners to become traitors because of the radical changes shaking America.
In the good old days of the Cold War, the United States enjoyed a moral advantage over the Soviet Union. We had a free press, a wide open economy, an apolitical judicial system and a cornucopia of consumer goods. Recruiting Soviet intelligence officers was not easy but their U.S. counterparts had a decided advantage in finding a disgruntled Soviet who could be enticed to play for team USA.
Those days are over. The United States now resembles the old Soviet Union and, in an ironic twist of fate, modern Russia resembles the old United States. Let’s start with leadership. Do you remember the pictures of the geriatric crowd sitting on Lenin’s tomb during the Soviet May Day parades?
By 1984, the Soviet leadership (which was comprised largely of guys who played key roles in World War II) were old men at the end of their lives. Now compare that with this lineup of current American leadership:
Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are older than Leonid Brezhnez was when he occupied the big chair in the Soviet Politburo.
We all know who runs Russia today. Can you imagine any of the current U.S. leadership pulling off a pictures like these:
Which gives me an idea–if Nancy Pelosi threatened to go topless unless people paid her not to do so, I bet the United States would have no problem reducing its burgeoning deficit. Anyway, you get the picture–literally. The United States is ruled by senior citizens who should be in assisted living while Russia still has a relatively “young” leader.
The real and frightening Sovietization of America has to do with the transformation of the FBI into the old KGB or German Stasi. The KGB and Stasi (the East German secret police) gained deserved notoriety for persecuting perceived political opponents of the Communist regime. Well, guess what boys and girls, the United States now has more political prisoners rotting in jail than does Russia.
As of the beginning of 2020, the number of political prisoners in Russia was estimated at 308. The largest share of those was represented by persons jailed because of the realization of their right to religious freedom. Since 2015, the political prisoner count in the country rose by more than six times.
The United States has at least 700. And I am ignoring the other damning fact that the United States has more people in prison per capita than any other country in the world. Home of the Free? Not so much.
Tucker Carlson reported on this last night:
My friend, Joe Hoft, provides a list of the 700 political prisoners that have been persecuted unjustly by the FBI–BIDEN’S AMERICA: Tucker Carlson Provides High-Level List of Political Arrests by Biden Regime. To restate the obvious–America has twice as many political prisoners as Russia. And it is a sickening fact that the FBI has been politicized in a shameful, dangerous way.
Justice in America is no longer blind. If you are Hunter Biden cavorting with hookers, buying crack, lying on a firearms application and operating as an unregistered foreign agent you get a pass. If you are Doctor Simone Gold, who entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 and DID NOT COMMIT ANY ACT OF VIOLENCE, you are arrested and put in jail. The rich and powerful gaming the judicial and financial system for their own gain was one of the disgusting characteristics of the corrupt Soviet Union. Now, it is the United States that is emulating the old Soviets. It is a dangerous time.
This kind of corrupt behavior by the Government of the United States is creating an enormous counter intelligence problem. What do I mean? The injustice and unfairness that now defines how politics are played in America makes it easier for foreign intelligence services to recruit disgruntled intelligence officers who feel betrayed by their government. The fruits of America’s Sovietization are yet to be harvested, but when those crops are collected it will be ugly.