Commentary on Between Two Ages by Zbigniew Brzezinski
(From Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, 1971, Viking Press, New York)
The Soviet Union Received Western Assistance – Brzezinski Cites Antony C. Sutton
I think it’s significant that Brzezinski cites Antony C. Sutton’s research showing that the Soviet Union received Western aid. This represents some level of Establishment validation of Antony C. Sutton’s books.
In a passage where he speculates about how Russia might have turned out if it had been a non-communist power, as an aside Brzezinski mentions how “economic investment in states that subsequently became political enemies was characteristic of the capitalist era” (135). In the footnote to back up this statement, he backs up Antony C. Sutton’s work:
“For impressive evidence of Western participation in the early phase of Soviet economic growth, see Antony C. Sutton’s Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development, 1917-1930 (Stanford, Calif., 1968), which argues that “Soviet economic development for 1917-1930 was essentially dependent on Western technological aid” (p. 283), and that “at least 95 per cent of the industrial structure received this assistance” (p. 348).” (fn. 135)
People who are serious about understanding the system need to read Antony C. Sutton for themselves. The media and education system will never tell you the truth about anything. In fact, it’s all lies 24-7, especially now with “they dumped his body in the ocean”.
Also, it seems that Marxists have been living in a reality of their own all these years and most of the rest of us have been left out:
Theory of Convergence
Brzezinski says that Soviet scholars rejected the “theory of “convergence” of the Soviet and Western, particularly American, systems.” Western thinkers promoted “Western theories of convergence” (144).
This sounds like the same basic idea – from a different angle – that Norman Dodd gave an account of concerning the eventual merger of the Soviet and American systems being carried out by the big foundations. In that case, he was talking about a deliberate project that required effort and planning and not something that was supposed to happen on its own.
“In the Soviet view, both the Marxist revisionists and Western theorists of ideological evolution, erosion, or deideologization of Soviet Marxism have essentially been engaged in a political stratagem designed to undermine the ideological foundations of Soviet power. The present author [Brzezinski] was particularly singled out for criticism in this connection.”
He quotes Professor E. Modrzhinskaya’s “Anti-Communism Disguised as Evolutionism”, in which she lists what she saw as attacks on Socialism, including various theories, including:
“the convergence doctrine, and – the capstone of them all – the theory of evolution, which has been elaborated in greatest detail by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Director of the Research Institute on Communist Affairs at Columbia University…” (fn. 144)
Brzezinski describes the political manifesto of Soviet nuclear physicist Andre Sakharov (162). Sakharov asserts “any preaching of the incompatibility of world ideologies and nations is a madness and a crime.” He condemns restraints on intellectual freedom (162, 163). Sakharov refers to social inequality in the Soviet Union:
“the 5 per cent of the Soviet population that belongs to the managerial group is as privileged as its counterpart in the United States” (fn. 163).
His thesis is
“that our age requires and compels increasing international cooperation – both to avoid a nuclear war and to overcome the dangers to mankind posed by hunger, overpopulation, and pollution – and this cooperation will eventually come from the increasing convergence of the currently distinctive political and social systems.” (163)
Please note also that one of the stages Sakharov predicted was
“the transformation of the United States and other “capitalist” countries by reformers who will effect internal changes …” (164)
He’s talking about internal changes in Western countries like the United States. Charlotte Iserbyt has referred to “change agents”. For more information on the merger between the U.S. and Soviet Union in terms of education, see this interview with Charlotte Iserbyt.
So these anti-Soviet Marxists and dissidents were promoting ideas about merger and convergence (or “evolution”) that anticipated the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the New World Order announced by George H. W. Bush, a defining part of which is Agenda 21, which is rule by NGOs or councils under the cloak of environmentalism.