Many people, including myself, have asked the question, “How could this happen in the Catholic Church?” The sexual abuse of children is not isolated to one diocese or geographic area of the church. It’s worldwide and doesn’t seem to be abating any time soon. So, the logical question to ask is, “Why did this happen?” Some will blame celibacy, others immature clergy, etc. But a fairly new website has published an interesting conspiracy theory that’s worth considering, especially if you like conspiracy theories.
The website Russian Faith published an article that blames the church’s troubles on Stalinist era infiltration by Communists seeking to destroy the church from within. On the surface of it, this may sound a bit farfetched but I’d encourage you to read the article and watch the embedded video. The video documents a former KGB official talking about their strategies. Yuri Bezmenov, aka Tomas Schuman discusses that the West was slowly being subverted into Marxism by the methods of “ideological subversion,” a form of warfare the KGB used against America.
The article continues,
“Bezmenov explains that the main effort of the KGB was not conventional intelligence at all. Only some 15 percent of resources were spent on James-Bond-style espionage, while 85 percent was devoted to a slow process called “ideological subversion” or “active measures.”
The main methods used by Marxists in the West, Bezmenov explains, were to “corrupt the young, get them interested in sex, take them away from religion. Make them superficial and enfeebled […] destroy people’s faith in their national leaders by holding the latter up for contempt, ridicule and disgrace […] cause breakdown of the old moral virtues: honesty, sobriety, self-restraint, faith in the pledged word.”
The main targets were — and remain — institutions of religious faith, education, media and culture, the targets also of the hippie movement of that day. Although to all appearances America firmly rejected Soviet Communism during the Cold War, Bezmenov correctly observes that there was a massive undercurrent of Marxist-Leninist indoctrination at many, if not most, universities and institutions of learning, in the media and artistic communities in the West throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
This indoctrination was never challenged or counterbalanced by fundamental American patriotic values. This was especially true of the entertainment industry. According to Bezmenov, a group of rock or pop-musicians with a message of ‘social-justice’ sugar-coated in popular ‘spiritual’ tunes were actually more helpful to the KGB than someone standing in the pulpit preaching Marxist-Leninist doctrine.”
In the article, it’s claimed that the Catholic Church itself was infiltrated by Communists who became bishops and priests in order to subvert the authority of the Church. Of course, I’d have to see much more evidence to be convinced of the suppositions put forth in this article but it’s worth a read