Beware “The Shadow World”!

Beware Of “The Shadow World”!

I now reference Robert Chandler’s (2008) entitled, Shadow World: Resurgent Russia, The Global New Left, and Radical Islam.

Chandlers book, places Bork’s accurate observations, more in the middle  of purposeful Marxist revolutionary events that moved from outside America, into the acute beginnings of its decline in the 1960’s, and through to America’s increasingly moribund condition at the start of the 21st Century.

To be sure, there is a complex and interacting mass of events that have contributed to America’s present condition. But you can be certain that long-existing intelligent and purposeful revolutionary efforts from within and outside of America have exploited our weakening conditions.

Robert Chandler, Ph.D., is a retired Air Force colonel and a Vietnam veteran. He has been a “strategist” for the Air Force, and the Central Intelligence Agency. He has also worked as a strategist for the Whitehouse and various departments, such as Defense, Energy and Justice.

Robert Chandler introduces us to the “Big Picture” of the long-term Marxist/socialist assault on America and the rest of West as follows:

“Shadow World is about the political forces hidden deeply in the shadows of international affairs. It examines a wide range of America-haters, including those aging ones who survived the Cold War and others that have since been spawned by new transnational predators. America’s unchallenged ascendance during the 1990’s resulting from its position as the world’s sole economic and military superpower triggered the development of a caldron of vicious political, economic, environmental, social, and cultural anti-American centers. This seething hatred for Americans coalesced into a loose network of mutual support through three main centers of anti-U.S. activity: (1) the Kremlin’s hidden hand operating from the shadow world to created conditions favorable for Russia’s long-term geopolitical objectives; (2) a radical progressive-socialist-marxist web of popular fronts, agents of influence, and covert operatives fostering an anti-capitalist cultural revolution in the United States and Europe; and (3) an Islamic Salafist multinational with interconnections between al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups dedicated to restoration of a world caliphate and Saudi Arabia’s plans to place Europe, Russia, and the United States under Islamic suzerainty.

These three main activity hubs operate as independent centers of anti-Americanism, but there are many connections between them. Together they make-up a “Faceless International” pursuing common goals of reducing U.S. power and influence in the world, while they compete for global geopolitical dominance. These shared strategic objectives offer opportunities for ad hoc support for one another, sometimes as the result of intermediaries coordinating activities and at other times simply parroting the policy line of the other. Russia, for instance, contributes to the radical Left’s “peace movement” through its recycled Cold War ideological allies inside the United States. At the same time, anti-war protests against America’s war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq by the homegrown radical Left and abroad are supported by al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Russia, on the other hand, supports international terrorism in the form of arms transfers to enemy combatants through proxies and sub-proxies.

Against this backdrop, three major geopolitical contenders, each with sufficient resources to establish a new world order, are locked in a long-term, winner-take-all competition. Their weapons are words and culture, economic strengths and diplomatic skill, political action in the open and from the world’s shadows, as well as guns and bombs. The ultimate victor will win the right to exercise its power and political authority over all of the Earth’s six billion people” (pps. xii and xiii).

While this breath-taking conclusion may seem unlikely, I will urge you not to dismiss it as an example of pure alarmist paranoia. From a psychological perspective, the idea that the confusing world of conflict that we see globally, and also playing out in America, is pure chaos is improbable. Early in human development, behavior becomes increasingly goal directed and with age and experience the chains of actions that are increasingly designed to lead to various rewards in life (immediate, intermediate and very distant) grow longer and greatly more elaborate. The same goes for adults in organized associations with each other.

The old saying that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, would appear to nicely sum-up the history of the many strained and competing allies joining forces in a coordinated, struggle for domination over common enemies. The cooperative effort between America’s allies during WWII provides a clear and familiar example of such global planned, complex, coordinated strategies in massively successful action.

To miss this critical piece of big-picture-reality is to meet the very real planned and coordinated external and internal threats to America’s existence with naiveté and ignorance.

VTM, 12/20/13

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