March 13, 2017/updated Mar 15, 2017
Recently I completed my first reading of Elizabeth Bentley’s autobiography, Out of Bondage: The Story of Elizabeth Bentley. This blog is an introduction to the personal drama that Elizabeth Bentley lived through. You will experience breath-taking adventure as you read for yourself — the first-hand account of her life as an international Soviet Communist espionage agent!
NOTE: Soviet espionage is not confined to the 1930s and 1940s. It has continued, and still exists today.
Through her book, Elizabeth takes you with her as she comes to believe that she is going to help make the world a better place for everyone. Eventually you will experience with her, the growing horror that she feels, as she gradually discovers she has been duped — and then realizes that she is trapped. She finds herself part of a world-wide sinister plan to enslave the part of mankind that will be allowed to live. Would she be allowed to live, or would anyone else she knew survive?
Elizabeth Bentley is another one of our true American Heroes who ends up risking everything, including her own life, in order to help uncover the operation that she for many years, had an active part in implementing and managing.
This blog piece focuses on some of how she got ensnared into Communism.
Her experience is in many ways common to countless people who have gotten sucked into supporting the goal of Communist world domination, believing the fantasy that Communist promise: justice and fairness for all mankind.
How can an educated, white, middle-class person, get to the point in their life, where they want to risk their life to help destroy their own country? As you read Elizabeth’s autobiography you find some answers to that question.