In “The Moscow Approach to Taking Down America: Historical Stories,” host Trevor Loudon recounts several stories told to him by a New Zealand government spy who was working inside the Socialist Unity Party in New Zealand. These stories about Moscow in the 1980s were relayed to the host, who is sharing them on this platform to make us aware of the manipulation of the Soviets and communism in their quest to dominate the United States and capitalism. Mr. Loudon refers to the spy as “John,” an oil tanker driver from Wellington, New Zealand. The Wellington Driver’s Union was controlled by the Communist Socialist Unity Party.
Socialist Unity Party
In 1946 following World War II, Stalin and his Red Army occupied much of Eastern Europe including East Germany. Stalin, the dictator of the Soviet Union, had plans to set up communist regimes. These communist states were to be friendly to Moscow, vote loyally with Stalin in the new United Nations organization. The economics and manpower would help get the Soviet Union back on its feet after the war. Germany’s large Socialist Democratic Party (SDP) was the favored party among labor unions and Stalin was looking to introduce communism to it. But, because it had suffered persecution before and during World War II, Stalin merged the SDP with the Communist Party and called it the Socialist Unity Party (SUP) of Germany. This was an attempt to make communism sound more friendly and mask what the party really was about. The parties were outed by Winston Churchill in a speech in Fulton, Mo. He revealed that these unity parties and people’s republics had an “iron curtain” underneath the mask of friendliness.
Stories from Moscow
The host relates several accounts from John when he went on a trip to Moscow in 1983. The first account was how he made the decision to infiltrate the SUP. In his dealings with the Wellington Drivers’ Union, while working as a truck driver, the union had rules that the runs made by the truckers should take a certain amount of time. If they completed the run in less time, they were supposed to pull over on the side of the road and take a rest. John completed his runs ahead of schedule most of the time and did not want to have down time. He just wanted to complete his runs in the best time possible and get on to the next one. He was pulled in by the leader of the union, Ken Douglas, who informed him that if he did not follow union rules his union card would be revoked. It was then that he decided he would infiltrate the organization and reveal their unethical practices to local news media. He was invited to join the SUP if he could successfully instigate a union strike. He united the workers and organized the strike based on a policy that the company would decide which vehicles were safe and road worthy. The drivers countered that they should be the ones to decide which vehicles were safe. As a result, the New Zealand labor laws were changed, and John was accepted into the party. He also became a spy for the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service. After several years of being inside the SUP, he was chosen to go to Moscow and get communist training at Lenin’s Institute of Higher Learning.
He went there with three other communists and they stayed there for three months. There were communists from countries all over the world and some were there for as long as seven years. The training they received included: racial agitation, union organizing, and political infiltration. The only country not represented was the United States because there was an understanding with the Soviet Union that if any Americans were found attending the school, it would be considered an act of war. To work around this, they would train people from Canada and Mexico who would then come and train Americans.
There was an incident where John went out on the town with Bill Anderson, the Auckland SUP boss, who got very intoxicated and lost his shoes. It was wintertime in Moscow so it was a big concern that the shoes were lost. John tried to help Anderson board the train to make the journey back to the institute, but a female conductress refused to let Anderson on the train due to a rule that prevented you from riding when intoxicated. John was very worried about Bill that he might freeze without shoes, so he showed the conductress his party card and announced that he was a member of the party. That was all it took. The conductress made everyone else get off the train and let John and Anderson ride back to where they were going.
Another experience that John recounted occurred while attending Lenin’s school. He established himself as a “bad boy” by leaving for several days and not telling anyone where he went. He also beat up the head of the Soviet delegation. This gained him the attention of the leader of the school named Gennady Yanayev. He took an interest in John and invited him to his apartment where they had many conversations and got to know each other. When John planned a trip to Holland to visit some family, Yanayev asked him to bring back some Dutch pornography as it was hard to get in the Soviet Union. John brought back some pornography materials for this leading communist. As a side note to this, when Boris Yeltsin was declared the Soviet leader after the supposed collapse of communism, there was a one-day coup, and the leader of that coup was none other than Yanayev.
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John was there when Ronald Reagan was president and Grenada was invaded. The communists were very upset about this because they had planned on Grenada being like another Cuba with a communist government, so it was a real setback for them. He was also there when the war against Afghanistan was being fought and the communists were not doing very well in the war. Communists around the world were asking the Soviet instructors why the Red Army was doing so poorly against Afghan tribesman. The answer was rather surprising. Losing the war was part of a strategic plan to gain favor with the United States. The plan was to fight in Afghanistan for several years, then lose and pull out. The Soviets compared this to the United States pulling out of Vietnam with their “tail between their legs.” They said, “This was a major humiliation for the United States and we have to be humiliated too because we want America not to fear us. We want America to be confident that they have beaten us, that we are no longer a danger; because then America will fund us, America will give us money. And most importantly of all, America will disarm.” This is exactly what happened. When Clinton took office, major cuts were made in the military budget because the United States no longer viewed the Soviet Union as a threat.
Loudon said this dangerous fallacy is still believed today by some. The Red Army’s defeat in Afghanistan is still pointed to as proof that they are not a danger. Then when Gorbachev took over in 1985, there was a major retreat from communism. The host states, “Communists all over the world were told, ‘be prepared for a major retreat from communism. We are going to do the biggest retreat from communism you’ve ever seen. We acknowledge the system we have today does not work. Communism will only work when the whole world is communist and we can destroy the wage system all over the world.’ ” He points out that communism has always done best when there were good relations with the West. That is when the money flows, technology can be stolen, and their progress is best.
All of these accounts point to the power and manipulation that the Soviet Union uses to make themselves appear benign and not a threat. Their strategy is to lull America into believing there is no danger from them. This is so they can get a lot of American capital and rebuild their military to gain an advantage over the United States. The frightening thing is that the Russians are already doing this. They are strengthening their military, they are aligned with China, and they are getting ready for action. The host ends with a final story that really shows the true nature of communism. John visited a large auto factory. Everything was automated and cars were being built in great numbers. They were touring the factory but were told not to visit the restrooms. John thought this odd but did need to go so he went to the restroom anyway. What he saw shocked him. There were no urinals just a cement floor with exposed pipes and only hoses to wash with. On top of that, it was filthy. He went back to the tour guide and asked why the restroom was in this kind of shape in such a nice factory. He asked about the dignity of the workers. The reply he got was shocking. He was told by the guide, “You know we can’t trust the workers. If we had cubicles in that room, men could go in there when they are supposed to be working and they could smoke a cigarette, maybe they might even read a newspaper, or they could even commit a homosexual act. We can’t trust the worker.” When John returned to New Zealand, he went to one of the party leaders and recounted what he had seen in Moscow. What the party leader told was even more disturbing. He told John, “Don’t you understand? If we ever get power in this country, we going to treat those working class bastards exactly the same way!” The host ended the video with an admonishment that we should be enlightened about the true nature of communism after hearing these stories. We should take into consideration the massive amount of deception and wrong information put out by the Communist Party and the major political challenges that the world faces when dealing with communism.
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