Soviet manuals from the seventies outline this dimension in some detail. In 1974, Alexander Sobolev of the Moscow Institute of Marxism-Leninism developed the means by which a “peaceful revolutionary process” could take place. To do this, Sobolev stressed the need for a “nationwide political crisis” to be followed by “effective measures to neutralize wavering social strata.” It was Lenin himself that said, “A revolution is simply impossible without an overall national crisis.” [e.g.  driving the U.S. into bankruptcy by overspending and over-printing money.]

The aim was to co-opt well-meaning Democrats in Congress into advancing a “peaceful transition to socialism” in the wake of US economic collapse.

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If the idea that the Communists could use an economic crisis to turn the United States into a Communist country sounds far-fetched, perhaps Gorbachev’s recent remarks will serve to enlighten:

The model that emerged during the final decades of the 20th century has turned out to be unsustainable…It was based on a drive for super-profits and hyper-consumption for a few…I have no ready-made prescriptions.  But I am convinced that a new model will emerge, one that will emphasize public needs and public goods….

Will this new model be called Communism?  Almost certainly not.  But whatever it’s called, the outcome for the US will be the same. [A rose by any other name…]

via American Thinker: The Perestroika Deception.

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