Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Online Book: New Lies for Old -- by Anatoliy Golitsyn

I could write a summary of this book, to make it easier for everyone, but... my experience has shown there are only two types of people out there on the web:

1). Those who wish me to write a summary, will oppose whatever summary I write, and never bother to actually read the book themselves anyway.


2). Those who will read my summary and go, "hmph, that's nice, Rob," then read the book themselves so they can come to their own conclusions.

I wish there were less #1's and more #2's, but alas, from what I understand, only 1 in 6 people are willing to let go of group think and come to their own conclusions after examining the facts put before them.

Very troubling.

New Lies for Old -- by Anatoliy Golitsyn

OK, OK, here is short paragraph about who Mr. Golitsyn is. (I have been aware of him for a while, and read several articles about his work, but have never actually read his book before).

In the early 1960’s, a Russian named Anatoliy Golitsyn defected to the USA. He was a Major in the KGB and thus the highest ranking KGB Officer to ever defect to the USA. The CIA’s Soviet Bloc Division debriefed Golitsyn, trying to get him to identify KGB moles working at various embassies around the world. They showed him thousands of pictures trying to get him to identify “who.” Eventually, Golitsyn got angry with the CIA for forcing him through such a tedious exercise, and shouted at his interrogators, “What good is knowing all the names in the KGB… if you don’t understand what they do?”


The West needs to go through a paradigm shift in regard to how they view Communism-Marxism. Kind of like when you look at the following picture, and discover that there are actually two ladies in it. So must we learn to look at Marxism to begin to truly understand its dangers.