The Ghost of Yuri Bezmenov

Call of Duty Cold War

Call of Duty Cold WarSo, Activision’s massively successful Call of Duty video game series has just announced its next title, Call of Duty: Black ops Cold War. We can already tell it’s going to be a huge hit because all the right people are freaking out on social media.

Okay, so the SJW crowd losing its collective mind over something is hardly news; in fact we’re all very weary of their endless screeching about whatever’s bothering them today. However, this game trailer is different, because it doesn’t stand accused of promoting racism, sexism or some other nebulous form of bigotry. In fact it’s far, far worse than that. What COD Cold War has done, probably on purpose, is to commit the ultimate social media sin of breaking the first commandment from which all other woke dogma flows.

Call of Duty Cold War has just told the truth, and violation of this primary woke commandment can never be forgiven.

As of this morning, thanks to a popular video game, many tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people have learned the name of Yuri Bezmenov for the very first time. In case you’re not familiar with him, Bezmenov was a real life, bone fide KGB defector who gave one of the most important public interviews in the entirety of television history. I’m not exaggerating even a little bit. In this truly ground-breaking broadcast, Bezmenov set out in great detail how the Soviets planned to weaken the Western powers through a sustained cultural attack known as Active Measures. Bezmenov destroys the myth of Cold War agents battling it out in the shadows like James Bond and instead explains where the real action always was.

In short, Active Measures (or Ideological Subversion) involves the systematic demoralisation of a nation through educational, economic and cultural means. It’s a long process that takes decades, but the end goal is to weaken a nation’s belief in its own institutions and legitimacy to the point that a violent, radical change in the economic and political order becomes possible.

It doesn’t take a huge leap of the imagination to see how this process has been playing out over recent decades, and most curiously, how it’s actually accelerated since the end of the Cold War. The Soviet Union may be long gone, but Marxist ideology is still very much with us.

This is why the SJW crowd is frothing at the mouth over a video game trailer. Whether they’re trained Marxist subversives or just clueless “useful idiots”, their unending attacks on every single facet of Western civilisation are a textbook example of Active Measures. The danger for them is that more and more people are starting to notice this pattern playing out right before their eyes in the real world.

The emergence of COD Cold War and other games like Far Cry 6 reflect a growing awareness that there’s something rotten in the public square. Woke ideology isn’t just random stupidity after all…it’s part of a plan, even if those involved don’t realise it.

For many years, making movies, TV shows and games about the evils of American capitalism has been a commercially safe bet. This distinct break represented by COD Cold War is indicative of a significant shift in the public consciousness and a growing appetite for some cultural output to reflect that shift.

Those who think a humble video game release isn’t a big deal clearly haven’t been paying attention over the last few years. The SJWs realise it because they know that the late Andrew Breitbart was exactly right when he observed that politics is downstream from culture.

It may not seem obvious right now, but the tide has already turned and the days of peak woke are already behind us. If they were not, then Call of Duty Cold War would have no reason to exist.

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