Denying the massive role of imperialist subversion...
The loud forever-repeated lies about the “Stalin repressions” are a signal example of an all-important weapon in the imperialist ideological arsenal: minimizing, if not altogether dismissing, the role of imperialist “secret services” in subversion, terror, murder – including mass murder - and overthrow of governments.
No, the role of the CIA and other countries' “intelligence services” is not entirely denied. Imperialist propagandists and their innumerable me-too lapdogs do not deny that there is an American CIA, a British Secret Intelligence Service, etc., or that the German Nazis had their Gestapo.
The undercover boys (and a few girls) are there, all right. They do their secret thing, whatever it is – wearing a slouch hat and spying, dumping sedative in an opponent's bourbon, and the like. But on a grand scale, they are hardly very important. Kind of a sidelight to the realpolitik.
In the imperialist media, exposes of the CIA, etc. sometimes appear. Stimulating reading... maybe. Usually something in the deep dark past, which may be titillating, may even evoke a gasp, maybe a shudder. Or may inspire veneration for the brilliant exploits of our boys (and a few girls) socking it to the “enemy.”
But nothing really serious.
And for those who assert that the Gestapo, CIA, etc. played/play a crucial – not infrequently decisive – role in imperialist politics are casually dismissed as “conspiracy mongers-theorists.”( Collapse )