I recently found time to watch the 2014 adaption of John Le Carre's Cold War espionage thriller, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which I'd been looking forward to for some time. Compared to the usual fodder pushed out by the media machine , Tinker Tailor moves at the pace of a Soviet built Lada, it is the anti-Bond, a raised eyebrow over a cup of tea is the equivalent of a speeding-train action sequence. The plot is extraordinarily intricate as our geriatric protagonist, George Smiley, shuffles through meetings and interviews in drab pubs and smokey cafes trying to decipher the identity of the "moles"and double agents.
Unsurprisingly such a smart and tightly wound plot set in 1973 isn't likely to set the ''Urban Market'' on fire so the cast is entirely White, and almost entirely White male at that. Tinker Tailor is worth a watch even if for no other reason than to see highly intelligent and capable White men being highly intelligent and capable. Gary Oldman excels as George Smiley and Colin Firth, John Hurt, Tom Hardy, Ciaran Hinds and Benedict Cumberbatch all seem to revel in the backstabbing, intrigue and tension.
But this is what makes Tinker Tailor such strange viewing in 2016, here we have a group of men within the British intelligence community, all of them from a conservative, middle class to upper class background, desperately trying to outwit Soviet operatives, killing is just part of the job...and yet it all seems totally futile, tragically so. What were they defending? what was the actual threat posed by the USSR? was the USSR positioning submarines in the Adriatic more of an issue than London become minority English?
The senior civil servants in Tinker Tailor are in late their forties to sixties, Smiley is the oldest, the younger, junior members of the secret services, played by Hardy and Cumberbatch, have a marked difference in style and attitude, they have the post 60's beardy hippy look, they are Liberals, they are a sign that the Cultural Marxist ''Long march through the institutions'' is underway. This begs the question, didn't our watchers on the wall notice it taking hold? if their task was to, literally, hunt down and destroy Marxist infiltrators, which they were more than capable of doing, then why was their attention always on stolen documents outlining Soviet naval movements and not on the Marxist intellectuals wriggling their way into positions of influence within our own countries?
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In actual fact some of them did try to sound the alarm, most notably Joseph McCarthy. What McCarthy and other conservatives discovered was that when you go after (Cultural) Marxists you also disturb an even greater, the greatest enemy. Counter Currents have an excellent series by Kerry Bolton on this subject using first hand sources:
"Thus, what was going on behind the scenes was in fact a “strange bedfellow” coalition whereby extremely powerful forces on Wall Street were pushing in the same direction as the Communist Party USA—the goal being the destruction of the Wisconsin senator and the termination of his investigations.And
"The entire “network” was “solidly united against” McCarthy in what he saw as nothing other than a fight against communism and Soviet influence;
That what McCarthy thought was communism and Soviet infiltration was actually the “entire East Coast foreign policy establishment” centred on the CFR (Council of Foreign Relations).''And:
''It must be recognised that the power that these energetic Left-wingers exercised was NEVER their own power nor communist power but ultimately the power of the international financial coteries, and once the anger and suspicions of the American people were aroused, as they were by 1950, it was a fairly simple matter to get rid of the Red sympathisers. Before this could be done however a congressional committee, followed backward to their sources the threads which led from admitted Communists like Whitaker Chambers, through Alger Hiss, and the Carnegie Endowment to Thomas Lamont and the Morgan Bank, fell into the whole complicated network of tax exempt foundations.''And again
''While the Communists were using their transmission belt apparatus to get the party line on McCarthy out on the street, Wall Street titans managed the power plays. There was surely no evidence of a knowing alliance between the two or that anyone anywhere was pushing buttons to coordinate it, but the goal was identical—once again certifying that—as has often been said, “Not everybody who hated McCarthy was a Communist, but every Communist hated McCarthy.”
And so just as in the Russian Revolution, the ''Cultural Revolution'' of the West was driven by the toxic, demonic alliance of Jewish financial institutions and Marxism. These twin forces of Globalism can be seen as a cowpat, with ''The Left'' as the thick carapace protecting the putrid stinking goo inside. If our hypothetical real life George Smiley went poking around in this cowpat too deeply he'd risk being retired early, a more likely outcome is that the intelligence community would simply be given other priorities by the government. There's also another problem, if a prominent intelligence operative working for the ''Capitalist West"started railing against banks and high finance on the premise they were corrupting society then he'd very likely be called a Marxist or communist and fired, or even shot!.
When the Soviets talked of "The decadent capitalist West" they weren't joking, they understood what was happening in the West better than we did. Small recompense, perhaps, for living in a shambolic dead horse of a socio-economic system which left them lining up for bread, yet as we see now, they were spared the racial humiliation, degeneracy and dead-eyed consumerism which pervades the ''Free West'' today. As Tom Sunic put it "Communism kills the body, but Liberalism rots the soul".
Throughout Le'Carre's spy series George Smiley's main adversary is the mysterious Soviet agent known only as ''Karla''. Karla very rarely actually appears but is spoken of frequently, the impression we get have of Karla is a Soviet reflection of Smiley, nestled deep within the labyrinthine bureaucratic network in Moscow. In one key scene a slightly drunken Smiley recounts a past encounter with his nemesis, Karla, in which Smiley explains his frustration with the entire Cold War opera:
We're not so very different, you and I, we both spend our lives looking for the weaknesses in one another's systems. Don't you think it's time to recognize that there's as little worth on your side as there is on mine?.
It's the waste and futility of it all, such men should be in the service of their people as a people, instead of these grotesque and genocidal ''systems''.