Survival Notes from Canada for October 7th, 2018, by Clint Ekert

First off Ol’ Clint would like to thank the readers and the editors for reading this and giving me a voice.

A Foundation of Christianity

This country, your country, and my country was built on the Christian faith. Is this to your liking?

Your best, number one prep number above all is to “get right with God”, a Christian God. Why? It’s about a connection to the Creator beyond the material.

“I have never heard of a man who would staunchly face a firing squad for the sake of defending the truth of the Law of Gravity or 2×2=4. But FAITH in the seemingly irrelevant (at the time) and immaterial teachings of Jesus Christ generated such tremendous MORAL FORCE in MILLIONS of human beings for the past TWO THOUSAND YEARS, that people willingly and happily accept violent death and tortures rather than deny their belief in Christ!” – Thomas Schuman/AKA Yuri Bremenov

I helped build houses before. I do know at the very least one thing about building a house, and that is that once the foundation is set, if you break that foundation in any way, or try to replace it with another material, the house will fall. It’s plain and simple.

What is Happening?

Canada and the U.S. are next door neighbors. If one house falls, the next will too, truth be told. What is happening to our country?

Communist and socialist ideologies and subversion on all levels from the churches to the schools, in our economics, and also at the highest levels of government. It started in the sixties, with the degradation of our values, and has continued in increasing severity until now.

Thomas Schuman/YuriBremenov

The following is from a man known variously as Thomas Schuman or Yuri Bremenov. He worked for the KGB in the the former Soviet Union. He was an expert in propaganda and subversion. He defected to the CIA in 1970 and then ended up in Canada. He then moved to the USA and made a family for himself there. He loved America. This comes from an interview in the early eighties with the the great G. Edward Griffin.

(NOTE: I’ve done some editing for flow and relevance, but the overall message is the same.)

To Begin Besmenov/Schuman:

Ideological subversion is the process, which is legitimate, overt, and open; you can see it with your own eyes. All you have to do is to unplug your ears, open up your eyes, and you can see it. There is no mystery.

“Ideological subversion,” or “Active measures”— “[?]” —or “psychological warfare”. What it basically means is, to change the perception of reality, of every American, to such an extent that despite of the abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending themselves, their families, their community and their country.

It’s a great brainwashing process, which goes very slow[ly] and is divided [into] four basic stages. The first one [is] demoralization; it takes from 15-20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which [is required] to educate one generation of students in the country that has been exposed to the ideology of the enemy. In other words, Marxist-Leninist ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students, without being challenged, or counter-balanced by the basic values of Americanism (American patriotism).

The result? The result you can see. Most of the people who graduated in the sixties (drop-outs or half-baked intellectuals) are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, [and the] educational system. You are stuck with them. You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated; they are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change their mind[s], even if you expose them to authentic information, even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words, these people… the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To [rid] society of these people, you need another twenty or fifteen years to educate a new generation of patriotically-minded and common sense people, who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.

Griffin: And yet these people who have been “programmed,” and as you say [are] in place and who are favorable to an opening with the Soviet concept… these are the very people who would be marked for extermination in this country?

Bezmenov/Schuman: Most of them, yes. Simply because the psychological shock when they will see in [the] future what the beautiful society of “equality” and “social justice” means in practice, obviously they will revolt. They will be very unhappy, frustrated people, and the Marxist-Leninist regime does not tolerate these people. Obviously they will join the leagues of dissenters (dissidents).

Unlike in [the] present United States there will be no place for dissent in future Marxist-Leninist America. Here you can get popular for being “dissident”. In [the] future these people will be simply squashed like cockroaches. Nobody is going to pay them nothing for their beautiful, noble ideas of equality. This they don’t understand and it will be [the] greatest shock for them, of course.

The demoralization process in [the] United States is basically completed already. For the last 25 years… actually, it’s over-fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where previously not even the former experts of the now defunct Soviet Union would even dream of such a tremendous success.

Most of it is done by Americans to Americans, thanks to [a] lack of moral standards.

As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures; even if I take him by force to [a] concentration camp, he will refuse to believe it, until he [receives] a kick in his fan-bottom. When a military boot crashes his… then he will understand. But not before that. That’s the [tragedy] of the situation of demoralization.

So basically America is stuck with demoralization and unless… even if you start right now, here, this minute, you start educating [a] new generation of American[s], it will still take you fifteen to twenty years to turn the tide of ideological perception of reality back to normalcy and patriotism.

The next stage is destabilization. This time [the] subverter does not care about your ideas and the patterns of your consumption; whether you eat junk food and get fat and flabby doesn’t matter any more. This time—and it takes only from two to five years to destabilize a nation—what matters [are] essentials: economy, foreign relations, [and] defense systems. And you can see it quite clearly that in some areas, in such sensitive areas as defense and [the] economy, the influence of Marxist-Leninist ideas in [the] United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it fourteen years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process [would have gone] that fast.

The next stage, of course, is crisis. It may take only up to six weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis. And, after crisis, with a violent change of power, structure, and economy, you have [the so-called] period of normalization. It may last indefinitely. Normalization is a cynical expression borrowed from a Soviet General in Czechoslovakia in 1968, He said, “Now the situation in brotherly Czechoslovakia is normalized.”

This is what will happen in [the] United States if you allow all these schmucks to bring the country to crisis, to promise people all kind[s] of goodies and the paradise on earth, to destabilize your economy, to eliminate the principle of free market competition, and to put [a] Big Brother government in Washington, D.C. with benevolent dictators, who will promise lots of thing[s], never mind whether the promises are fulfillable or not… he will create false illusions that the situation is under control. [The] situation is not under control. [The] situation is disgustingly out of control.

Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system trains another generation of people who think they are living at the peacetime. False. [The] United States is in a state of war: undeclared, total war against the basic principles and foundations of this system. And the initiator of this war is the system. However ridiculous it may sound, [it is] the world Communist system (or the world Communist conspiracy). Whether I scare some people or not, I don’t give a hoot. If you are not scared by now, nothing can scare you.

The time bomb is ticking: with every second [he snaps his fingers], the disaster is coming closer and closer. Unlike [me], you will have nowhere to defect to. Unless you want to live in Antarctica with penguins. This is it. This is the last country of freedom and possibility.

Griffin: What is your recommendation to the American people?

Besmenov/Schuman:Well, the immediate thing that comes to my mind is of course, there must be a very strong national effort to educate people in the spirit of real patriotism, number one. Number two, to explain [to] them the real danger of socialist, communist, whatever, welfare state, Big Brother government. If people will fail to grasp the impending danger of that development, nothing ever can help [the] United States. You may kiss good bye to your freedom, including freedoms [for] homosexuals, [for] prison inmate[s]; all this freedom will vanish, evaporate in five seconds… including your precious lives.

Educate yourself, [and] understand what’s going on around you. You are not living at [a] time of peace. You are in a state of war and you have precious little time to save yourself. You don’t have much time, especially if you are talking about [the] young generation. There’s not much time left for convulsions to the beautiful disco music. Very soon it will go [he snaps his fingers] just overnight.

It’s simplistic… I have come to talk about survival. You may ask me what is [in it] for me. Survival, obviously. Because I like… as I said, I am now in your boat. If we sink together, we will sink beautifully together.

Bremenov/Schuman later went on to write in that the “Crisis” stage has two parts. One is the “Normalization” phase, the boot in the face, the tanks rolling in; the other is Civil War.


My church group needs protectors. Do you have the strength to champion them?

Thanks for reading and listening,

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  1. Hi Clint,
    In Canada as well (AB), have been enjoying your posts. If any of your readers need a solid bible teaching church I would highly recommend any of the Calvary chapel church plants around AB, BC and SK. Its hard to find pastors these day that are willing to speak Gods truth into every area of life and about the decline of our culture.

    1. First Off; You are not so crazy to believe what you believe.
      “Protectors” to me means a physically fit peoples willing to give themselves to Christ and those who have devoted their lives to Jesus Christ.

      1. Clint I appreciate your reply and clarification. However, to the second part of my question, where are you located? Can’t consider an offer of help if I’m not sure where the help is needed. Thanks.

  2. Clint, thank you, and you’ve provided some great insight into the path that we (since half my family is Canadian) are following in the United States. Floundering faith, fabricated news, infatuation with Facebook – binge watching – self-indulgence, and socialization (control) of every aspect of our life. But Alas, not all is lost. Now seeing subtle changes and our citizens are stepping forward to take back what’s been lost. Give people a taste of self sufficiency, inpdendence, opportunity, real hope and change, and fairness – perhaps we realized what was to be is not (what have other countries experienced and now suffering from socialism and communism), and now need to go a different direction. Your insight and perspectives helps galvanize what we perhaps know.

  3. I am the communications director for a prototype underground church East of the Mississippi . We have serious protection resources for our group and are leading the Body to the Government of God . Many ex-mil and leo involved .They shouldn’t have ran them out .Now we have them . You will have to go through the pod portal to email me / us . I censor nothing . I am merely a servant .

  4. Sad to see that after the destruction of Joseph McCarthy, that 40 years later, his words and actions were completely justified. Infiltration started in the 1920s, or 30s, not the 50s, as the Ruskie stated. All those 1910s and 20s commies went underground, disavowed communism, and went about their normal lives, while quietly working in the interest of the communist party. That first generation is what taught the 50s and 60s HS and college students the virtues of communism

  5. Hi Clint,

    I really like your posts and the Canadian perspective you bring to survivalblog.

    Reading your posts and some of the comments makes me thinks we ought to form up some Canadian redoubt options around the country? any body in?

    My wife and I are Christian homesteaders between North bay and Huntsville.

    1. Josiah,

      Sounds like a plan. Let us know of where you think the Canadian Redoubt will be, and we will start there.

      The founding editor JWR is very knowledgable on Canadian geo-politics. Perhaps he may lend a hand as well.

      I will submit an Article asking the readers to where we can map a Canadian Redoubt. We can make revisions and update as need be until we have established a firm, Canadian Redoubt.

      Thanks and of course God Bless,


    2. Josiah,

      Let us know of the proposed area of the “Canadian Redoubt” and we will begin from there.

      I will also asked readers in a future article, where and why.

      Thanks for a great start.


    3. Hello Josiah – my family is located about 45 minutes west of North Bay – I’ve long thought this region (from your area all the way to Manitoulin) had redoubt potential (minus the two bigger cities). Very sparse population, abundant natural resources etc. despite our long harsh winters! My concern is that aside from some of the older french farming communities, the majority of the population in the region has no connection to Christ and is heavily socialist in their political leanings. Even amongst many of the folks who have a relevant skill set for prepping (outdoors types, self-sufficient homesteaders, hunters etc) – the biggest asset – the right mind-set, is entirely absent as I mentioned above (non-religious socialists that adore our current Prime minister).

      All that being said, glad to finally see another potentially like minded individual in our region. Would be happy to connect off-blog if you are interested. Please let me know.

      1. Hi James,

        Thanks for your reply. It is nice to see someone ‘local’ chiming in on here. I do agree with your assessment of the area being largely socialist, catholic or post-Christian… I’m fortunate that we are part of an evangelical church with a number of like minded families.

        I’d love to chat more outside of this blog and hear about your situation… though I’m not really sure how (I tried posting my protonmail addy before and it was removed). 🙂 So if you know of a way….

  6. Mr. Ekert,

    “It’s plain and simple.”

    Only those who care will warn others of their coming destruction. The heart is made for more than pumping blood.

    1. Recovering Feminist,

      Thank you your response is appreciated. Caring about people that share the same deep values as yourself seems common sense to me.

      In my youth, humbly speaking, my body was built for strength and endurence. I could plow a field all day long.

      I respect my wife for what she brings to our family.
      Every day she toils for our family to the strengths she possesses.

      Our family recognizes our strengths.

      I am grateful for her. After a long day in the field, the Children are healthy, well educated. freedom loving children.

      In those scant moments where I am too tired to embrace. Her image is continued to be something be Holy to me.


  7. Another Ontarian here. as far as a redoubt goes, seems to me the rule, “at least one gas tank’s distance away from any major urban centers” is not in play in the huntsville-northbay area.
    you’re looking at temegami or further for that.
    Gunna be a lot of undesirables drifting up from the Hamilton-GTA corridor, post-SHTF.

    Keep yer powder dry, bruthas.

    1. Agreed, sir. We have been watching the RLODs fill over the last few years, and though we were sufficiently north to be beyond their reach, those priced out of the TO market are beginning to make compromises…
      We are between Haliburton and Bancroft, and it gets a bit thicker each year. So far, we are reasonably safe from islam and their friends, but there is going to come a time when that will not be so. Would be great to have somewhere to go to…

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