Creating a socialist revolution can be more difficult than one would think. Particularly if people are happy with their capitalist nation. Imagine running around with a cigar and a beret spouting socialist economic theory when everyone is doing financially well. No one is going to buy into a socialist revolution when the economy is doing well. What’s a socialist to do?
The first goal would be destroying the economy of the capitalist nation. When people are hungry they are more susceptible to Marxist jargon. The first step; socialists would have to get themselves and their cohorts into positions of political and economic influence. They would have to do this covertly, appearing to be right wingers. Positions like government appointments, financial advisors and economic professorships would be attained. Constantly writing, teaching, producing papers and stories in periodicals should eventually get the next generation to adopt a new philosophy. It doesn’t matter how much crap that philosophy is. People used to believe the earth was flat, get my drift?
The second step would be using that influence to damage the economy. The easiest way to damage the economy is to get the politicians and industrialists in charge to believe economic theories and adopt policies that have been proven wrong. Basically just get everyone to hate FDR and get rid of the Glass=Steagall Act. Deregulate everything, stop taxing the companies and let the peasants have what trickles down. Socialists do have a sense of humor.
The third step is have other professors, political influencers and writers to revolt against the above, the prior generation. By teaching the following generation Marxist doctrine (just as much crap as the prior philosophy) a socialist revolution might be inspired. It’s natural for new generations to revolt against their parents. They like thinking they have a “better idea.” All that is necessary is to criticize the situation the first group of undercover socialists created and keep people from looking at history too closely.
The Great Depression and the Great Recession were manufactured events.