This essay was in response to a reader's comments on my book, Willing Accomplices:
Thanks very much for your comprehensive review of Willing Accomplices.
Without going into a point by point commentary, all your suggestions are completely valid. However, constraints of space and time require massive
pruning of any book. Focus and context ended up keeping me out of the
literally thousands of branches that I identified that could have been
followed in this project. Suffice it to say that I built up material for
at least 10 books during the course of this project.
my work on Alexander Gumberg was ground-breaking. No one had ever
provided proof and solid anlaysis of his role in the ComIntern's covert
influence ops. He was the first covert influence recruiter and handler. I
believe that he was the greatest and most influential covert operator
of all time. He was the pivot around which the entire 20th century
turned. This discovery will eventually result in many books and
articles, but I had to focus and keep in context my findings on Gumberg.
Counts' handler, Nucia Perlmutter
Lodge, was another revelation I provided. Her story, too, will be a book
some day. Her calm, cool and low-key handling, while living a parallel
life of being his secretary, of the egotistical Counts is a case study
in professional espionage operations. There is much more to be learned
and more stories to be told about Nucia.
goal in this book was to research my hypothesis that the PC-Prog belief
system was introduced into our culture. My goal was NOT to research
every other potential source of the belief system. The unique
vulnerability of America's "intelligentsia" who were active in our
cultural transmission belts when Muenzenberg began his ops has been
covered extensively elsewhere. I provide an extensive bibliography here:
said, there is NO evidence anywhere that any pre-Soviet-influence-ops
American cultural transmission domain harbored the radically
anti-traditional-America belief system that Muenzenberg codified and
inserted via his ops. Like the introduction of Coca Cola, there were
fizzy drinks before, but the influence campaigns run by Coke washed the
rest into the gutter of history. So, too did Muenzenberg's influence
campaign wash away any other contemporary and similar messages in
On the "obviousness"
of my candidates for CI review. Well, they may be obvious to you, but no
published biography of any of the three candidates reveals what I did,
or comes to the conclusions that I did. Any accusations against them,
during their lifetimes, were refuted easily and often.
is the beauty of covert influence agents and operations. And it was the
genius of Muenzenberg's "Popular Front" operational plan. The agents
were NOT communists. They always had plausible deniability. They always
cloaked themselves in various cover organizations and
stories--anti-fascist, anti-Nazi, anti-racism, pro-Liberty,
What my 3
step vetting process provides is a template for anyone to do historical
research on other potential Willing Accomplices.
The first steps of my vetting of a foreign influence operation today, specifically run by an Islamic power:
to the need for an anti-PC-Prog influence message, of course you're
right. But it is, at this time, literally impossible. Conservatives, for
the most part, are incapable of the conspiratorial thinking required to
run an influence op. They always ascribe pure motives to their
opponents (see McCain in 2008, Romney in 2012, etc, etc). They are
unable and/or unwilling to recognize and realize the fundamental
mendacity of the PC-Progs' foundational belief system, of their
strategies, and of their tactics.
Accomplices is an attempt to demonstrate to American conservatives that
our opponents are not using the Queensbury rulebook in this struggle.
Willing Accomplices demonstrates the origins, the foundations, the
strategies, the tactics of the PC-Progs. It strips bare the artifice. It
shows how the entire PC-Prog edifice is built on a lie--from their
assumptions about human nature, to their "for the children" battlecry
for every destructive policy they implement. Once the conservative
establishment understands the rules our opponents play by, then I can
help them with finding potential counter-measures. Until then, McCain
On Islamic covert influence--see my article about the PC-Prog indoctrination of the younger Tsarnaev: http://intelctweekly.blogspot.com/2013_04_01_archive.html
line: extremist Islam has absolutely no chance of sweeping over
American society and culture. It's quite unlikely that the kids who are
currently doing "freak, grind, and rave" dancing at proms across America
will suddenly reject that and begin wearing arbayahs and scrubbing
their teeth with sticks.
the relative warmth with which PC-Progs greet Muslim extremists in our
society, here's the analogy I use: Our traditional culture (the result
of 10 centuries of Anglo-Saxon economic, cultural, religious, and
governmental development, based on the previous 15 centuries of
Greco-Roman economic, cultural, religious, military and governmental
development) is abhorrent to PC-Progs. They detest American normal
culture. That is the Muenzenberg infection. It has destroyed our
cultural immune system. This infection has ravaged our culture non-stop
for about 30 years now, since gaining ascendancy in the 80s in the
media, academia and Hollywood. We are like an AIDS patient--living, but
without an immune system. That creates a perfect breeding ground for
opportunistic infections. Apparent support for Islamists is just
that--an opportunistic infection. PC-Progs have no interest in living
under Sharia, or in a Caliphate. But Islamists have the strongest, most
dedicated cadre of believers (how many Occupy Wall Streeters think that
their anti-capitalist-America activities will guarantee them a place in
heaven?!). So they are the most visible and the most aggressive and
"successful" anti-normal-America operators today.
may look like an influence op is simply PC-Progs embracing the enemy of
their enemy. Like Stalin and Zinoviev, once the mutual enemy is
destroyed, the erstwhile ally will be crushed too. Or so they think.
Could be that the ex-ally will destroy the gutted shell of what's left
of American culture. Who knows?