That one from Bezmenov is something I learned long, long ago.
And it's the thing that gets the most anger when I tell people. ( well, that, and their hero Che or Fidel are racist )
The Democrat Elites think themselves ruthless and clever. They didn't hesitate to murder a leaker from the DNC, they didn't flinch when hiring thugs to beat up old ladies at Trump campaign stops, SEUI thugs to beat up old ladies at Romney stops, and they cheerfully support the Occupy/antifa/anarchist/communist/BLM rioters who hide among the idiot parrots from colleges, as they burn the cities.
And they think that makes them bad-ass. Every one is, if they actually got their way, dead meat. The real ruthless and immoral ones are happily letting them do the hard work, secure that the power lies in utter dishonesty and betrayal.
I also keep in mind Alexandr Solzhenitsyn's words.
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
He said a lot of other wise things, worth just reading his quotes. Better to read a few of his books. They tend to be upsetting.