Bezmenov’s theory is crap. As a talented propagandist he has developed a features of decomposing society into a kind of KGB conspiracy.
I think his theory turned bankrupt a day Soviet Union along with KGB has fallen apart the same way Bezmenov predicted they planned to ruin US.
The problem is Marxism is being looked at as a sort of cult, which is propagating itself among otherwise non-Marxist individuals, who would otherwise be good, freedom loving Americans. I don’t think this is the case. If you read the first page of my website, in my tag, I think I make a convincing case that Leftism is really just the r-selected reproductive strategy which one sees in nature. Moreover, I don’t think anyone can ever really understand politics, without understanding r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Ecology. For a quick rundown of this critical theory, see here:
In nature, r-type strategies grow stronger in any population where fitness is not rewarded, due to the free availability of resources. Once they don’t have to prove fitness to survive and reproduce, the r-strategists begin pumping out tons of less fit offspring, and their increased numbers of offspring numerically outcompete the K-strategist’s careful production of a few fit offspring.
An outgrowth of this concept is, the second a society becomes successful, it’s plentiful resources will be used to support the poor, and this will create r-selection, which will gradually increase the relative number of leftists, until the leftists collapse the society. Once the collapse occurs, resources again grow scarce, fitness again has an advantage (because you have to actually prove yourself to get resources), and K-selection returns, culling the population for those who can succeed, rather than those who simply reproduce fast on government cheese. Hence Conservatism returns, makes the society great again, at which point r-selection returns, and the cycle repeats.
Right now, in our nation, the poor no longer have to prove their ability to get plasma TV’s, cell phones, and even home mortgages, let alone food and shelter. As a result, the nation has officially imposed r-selection on the populace. If r is equal to Leftism, as I allege, then it is no surprise that Marxism will grow, and the nation will head for a collapse.
This would happen in any population in nature, where r-strategists routinely overpopulate populations once resources are freely available, triggering resource exhaustion, and collapsing the ecosystem in the process.
We need to look at political ideology as a more instinctual urge (which can be found throughout nature), manifesting in an intellectual argument in humans. Once we view it as exactly the same thing as the motivators behind the psychologies of the rabbits and wolves in nature, we will understand the beast much better. We will even understand why Liberals are so immune to logic.