In his lengthy speech to the Central Committee of the Communist Party on November 2, 1987, marking the 70th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Mikhail Gorbachev stated: “In October 1917 we parted with the Old World, rejecting it once and for all. We are moving toward a new world, the world of Communism. We shall never turn off that road.” Gorbachev was speaking in his capacity as a lifelong Communist and as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
On December 23, 1989, Gorbachev declared to the Congress of People’s Deputies assembled in Moscow, “I am a communist. For some that may be a fantasy. But for me it is my main goal.” During a trip to Byelorussia on February 26, 1991, Gorbachev said, “I am not ashamed to say that I am a communist and adhere to the communist idea, and with this I will leave for the other world.”
Gorbachev’s deeds have not belied those words. As Soviet president, he surrounded himself with hardline Communists and KGB pros like Valentin Pavlov, Gennadi Yanayev, Dmitri Yazov, Boris Pugo, Vladimir Kryuchkov, et al. Since leaving office, he has continued to work with top Russian (i.e., Soviet) Communist Party and KGB leadership. He defends, praises and supports current Russian president (and former KGB/FSB chief) Vladimir Putin.
KGB defector Anatoliy Golitsyn, in his brilliant 1995 analysis The Perestroika Deception, charges: “Gorbachev and his strategists are not true democrats and never will be. They remain committed to socialism and Communism. They are a new, smoother generation of revolutionaries who are using ‘democratic’ reforms as a new method, based on Leninist principles, of achieving final victory.” Gorbachev’s words and deeds bear out Golitsyn’s warning. Yet Gorbachev, Putin and company roll merrily on, assisted by what would seem to be the most unlikely accomplices.
On February 4, 1987, a high-level delegation from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) visited Gorbachev in Moscow. Led by CFR chairman Peter G. Peterson, the group included Cyrus Vance, Henry Kissinger, Harold Brown, and Jeane Kirkpatrick. By this time, Gorbachev had already become close friends with Secretary of State George Shultz (CFR), later to become a board member of the Gorbachev Foundation. He also had already benefited immensely from glowing appraisals of his character, style and policies by the CFR-dominated media.
In his December 1988 address to the United Nations, Gorbachev voiced a familiar CFR refrain, stating that “further world progress is only possible through a search for universal human consensus as we move forward to a new world order.” He went further in his famous 1992 “Churchill speech” in Fulton, Missouri, calling for “global government.” To prevent “conflicts from developing into a worldwide conflagration,” he said, we must put “certain national armed forces at the disposal of the Security Council, making them subordinate to the United Nations military command.” The Los Angeles Times for May 7, 1992, got the headline right: “Gorbachev Backs World Government.”
After placing the Kremlin in the hands of Yeltsin and other supposed reformers, Gorbachev came on board the CFR “convergence” bandwagon fulltime. He was put in charge of the CFR-directed joint U.S.-Russian Global Security Project and then made a director of the Global Security Initiative. With the imprimatur of his CFR promoters, he was boosted to co-chairman of the Earth Charter Commission, made president of the new Green Cross International, and invited into the exclusive World Economic Forum. He has been showered with lavish corporate and foundation funding as well as priceless media propaganda for the activities of Green Cross, Foundation for the Development of Democracy and World Peace, Earth Charter Initiative, Gorbachev Foundation, and his many other enterprises.
His State of the World Forum soirees are graced by members of the CFR globalist elite such as Dwayne Andreas, Rupert Murdoch, George Soros, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Alan Cranston, Richard Falk, John Sweeney, and Colin Powell. Their investment of economic resources, influence and face time is well spent; Gorbachev is, arguably, one of the most successful advocates ever of the CFR’s subversive twin objectives: U.S.-Russian convergence and transformation of the UN into an empowered world government.