The Slippery Slope of Socialism and Communism Versus Capitalism with Ceitci Demirkova and Dr. Cordie Williams

Show Notes

Ceitci Demirkova shares a first-hand account of what it’s like to live under a communist-controlled government. What it is like to live under a communist dictatorship and living in a world where bribery, corruption and the devaluing of human life is commonplace.

  1. Born in Bulgaria.
  2. Lived under Communism until the age of 16 and was saved.
  3. Communism fell in 1989 and huge persecution began.
  4. Between age 16 and 18, more missionaries began coming into Bulgaria to share the gospel.
  5. What is socialism?
  6. What is communism?
  7. Why does socialism devalue human life?
  8. What is the difference between socialism and communism?
  9. Missionaries from Germany and Victory Bible College came to minister in Bulgaria.
  10. 1993 – The Lord spoke to her and encouraged her to move to the United States and promised her that he would teach her English within 2 months.
  11. God said if you will testify to the American consulate in Bulgaria, you will be allowed to get into the United States.
  12. The missionaries from Victory called to see what they could do to help?
  13. Author of 6 books 
  14. Current Projects



Ceitci Demirkova (SAYTsee deMEERkova) came to America from Bulgaria in 1994 with $100 and 100 words of English. She went to Bible College, started her own non-profit to help kids and orphans in her home country. Today her organization Changing a Generation has 18 locations in Bulgaria, with 7 more opening this fall, and she also works with orphaned children in Uganda and Ghana.. She’s an author of 6 books, speaks over 250 times a year, she has coached people and businesses as part of the Pacific Institute in Seattle, and this year celebrates her 25th anniversary for her non-profit.


Born and raised in Bulgaria, a former Communist country, Ceitci’s story is one of tragedy to triumph and poverty to riches. Arriving in the United States at age nineteen with $100 and 100 words of English, her ultimate passion and purpose was, and still is, to help people. Her personal stories of overcoming life’s challenges and not stopping in the face of betrayal, discouragement or sickness are intertwined with her messages of hope, truth, love and purpose.

After extensive studies in cross-cultural communications, public speaking, and business and leadership development, Ceitci has become recognized worldwide as a motivational speaker, preacher and teacher. Since 1995, when she founded her non-profit, Ceitci Demirkova Ministries, she has developed innovative training seminars on a wide-range of topics: non-profit/profit business growth, creative fundraising methods, personal health and nutrition education, and individual discovery and fulfillment of all the potential God gives each of us. Her heart’s desire is to see growth in the lives of people by teaching them to understand their value and discover their God-given skills and destiny.

In 2008, Ceitci incorporated into her ministry an additional charitable organization called Changing a Generation. By networking with pre-established foundations in various countries, her organization provides food, educational supplies, school tuition, and Christmas presents; and offers Biblically-based curriculum to children of all ages who live in impoverished environments. Currently the organization works on a weekly basis in four regions of Bulgaria (Sofia, Veliko Turnovo, Ruse and Burgas). Their secondary focus of outreach and educational development is in Uganda and Ghana. 

Ceitci is certified with PeopleBest, Inc. as a Level 1 DNA Cultural Assessment Trainer. Since 2012 she has worked with individuals, church organizations, businesses and government groups by helping them to create sustainable results in their personal and professional lives. In April 2018, she founded the Invisible Mentors Academy offering online training courses and coaching.

Along with her many other endeavors, Ceitci has been featured as a guest on national and international radio and TV networks, such as Clear Channel, Daystar, TBN, CTN, etc. She has authored an autobiography If You Have God, a devotional series called A Cup of Inspiration, and her newest book Motivated by the Impossible: Recognizing Your Invisible Mentors, which received 3 book awards and became a #1 Hot New release on Amazon. 


Ceitci Demirkova is the Founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Ceitci Demirkova Ministries DBA Changing a Generation, dedicated to the social empowerment and educational development of orphans and underprivileged children living in impoverished communities in Eastern Europe and Africa.

With over two decades of experience in the non-profit arena, cross-cultural communications and theological studies, Ceitci has become an internationally recognized speaker, leadership specialist and, philanthropist.  

She has authored five books, including her autobiography If You Have God.  Her latest book, Motivated by the Impossible, received three awards and became a #1 Amazon Best-Seller in Hot New Releases.

WEBSITES: – overall information  – specifically about the nonprofit  – specifically for Motivated by the Impossible book and online course called Invisible Mentors

Books written by Ceitci:

Motivated by the Impossible: Recognizing Your Invisible Mentors

If You Have God You Have Everything

A cup of Inspiration – Vol. 1,2,3

New Book Release: Coming out October 10, 2020 – Exposed to Hope: The Cry and Fortitude of Bulgarian Children Finding Hope in the Shadows of Brokenness and Fear (This is a compilation of true stories of Bulgarian children from the programs that Changing a Generation holds in Bulgaria)

Other Notables About Ceitci

  1. Communism fell in Bulgaria when she was 16, but Socialism continues with leaders from the former Communist party.
  2. During Bible College in Tulsa, OK at age 20 she started her non-profit organization; Ceitci was mentored by Dr. LaDonna Osborn and her father, the late Dr. TL Osborn – Osborn Ministries International; she was also mentored and coached by the late Lou and Diane Tice, Founders of The Pacific Institute in Seattle; they hosted the President of Bulgaria and his cabinet in 2012.
  3. Her book, “Motivated by the Impossible: Recognizing Your Invisible Mentors” was an Amazon Best Seller in 5 categories for Christianity and Motivation.
“If you learn how to view every problem and negative circumstance as an invisible mentor, then you will never be crushed by it, you will use it as a stepping stone in your life. (We can only recognize our invisible mentors in life when we learn to ask ourselves the right questions.)


Communism is the birthplace of jealousy, bribery, shame, fear and human degradation 

  1. You can’t be Left-Handed: With Communism (and socialism) everything has to be the same, differences are not tolerated, you are shamed. This gives way to bribery for students to get ahead. Also, bribery in the system at all levels if you want to get ahead and make any progress.
  2. Teachers are part of the Government: They would come to my house to inspect if all my books and clothes are organized. Schools are part of the government ideology and system. If something was out of place I would receive a black dot next to my name. When you accumulate a certain amount of black dots they would tell us that we won’t be able to go to college. 
  3. Getting a New Car: My Dad had to wait on a list for a new car for 10 years. Finally we got a Red Lada import from Russia
  4. Healthcare in Communism: Baby Sister born premature, died at the hospital. 

Our family wanted to adopt a little boy from the orphanage; declined the adoption because the government told us we don’t have a lot of money; a month later the boy died at age 5 in the hospital from lack of physical touch and nutrition

My mother died because doctors left an instrument in her body after her liver cancer surgery. 

Population Control – Cultural Pressure, Abortions

Communism Fell in 1989 – but socialism endured and former leaders still ran government. (How Communism and Socialism are different, or are they?)

  1. Marx founded socialism and Lenin took it to another level – called Communism, full dictatorship centralized in one man and government; although socialism is very similar in its core to communism, elections are still offered to the people, even if it ends up being manipulated by the ruling party. Under communism there were elections with only one man running and people still had to go and vote for him. Just like everything else, we didn’t have any choices, but only one type of bread, or sugar, oil, etc. And we had one type of government – communist, but you were still obligated to ‘choose’ it and never disobey it. 
  2. Always lived with the fear of ‘what if…’ someone betrayed you, KGB could come and arrest you or kill your family, etc.
  3. Reagan “tear down this wall” – Saw this on television. Most TV news talked about how bad and evil America was and how they wanted to destroy Bulgaria. In 1989 communism fell shortly after the Berlin Wall fell. 
  4. Inflation went through the roof after we separated from Russia. Electricity and water were cut off immediately, shortage of food for several years.
  5. After the fall of communism it was still socialism led by former communists; although they called it democracy, the same people who ran the communist party now became the new freedom party. 
  6. Retirement in Socialism- Dad’s monthly salary – At 73 – 150-200 Leva a month – under $100 a month

Most Americans think Communism would never happen in the United States. “Communism is the goal of socialism.” – Vladimir Lenin

  1. Karl Marx was the founder of socialism, which predated Lenin’s founding of communism. His goal was to equalize society. Lenin came after and used the ideology to establish ongoing power over the people. 
 ”Socialism only works in two places… Heaven where they don’t need it, and Hell where they already have it.” – Ronald Reagan
  4. Government is the answer – Government will take care of you and everything is paid for and everyone is equal. They will tell you equal opportunity, but you also get equal outcomes.
  5. No incentive to perform. Things are not free. Doctors are paid almost the same as other industries. No striving for excellence; if you want your relatives to live, then you need to bribe the doctor to take care of them. 
  6. Faith & the Government are incompatible – Any worldview that believes in God is in opposition to the government.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people”. – Karl Marx

  2. Freedoms and Opportunities
  3. Socialism Doesn’t Work, anywhere
  4. NOTABLE QUOTABLE: If Socialism is so great, why are people escaping socialist nations not immigrating to another socialist nation, but rather come to the US or other countries with free based markets?
  5. (also the Nordic countries, such as Sweden, Belgium, Norway are not socialist and have never been socialist; they have a free competitive market and are capitalist nations; they have a social medicine choice of healthcare, in addition to paid medical care, but their tax system is also much higher). 
  6. Clay: We can continue with the questions from the outline that you had also made; I just added these as references and points of discussing depending on how the interview goes.
  7. Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.

The courts have interpreted the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868) to give the government far more “eminent domain” power than was originally intended, Under the rubric of “eminent domain” and various zoning regulations, land use regulations by the Bureau of Land Managementproperty taxes, and “environmental” excuses, private property rights have become very diluted and private property in landis, vehicles, and other forms are seized almost every day in this country under the “forfeiture” provisions of the RICO statutes and the so-called War on Drugs..

  1. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

The 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913 (which some scholars maintain was never properly ratified), and various State income taxes, established this major Marxist coup in the United States many decades ago.  These taxes continue to drain the lifeblood out of the American economy and greatly reduce the accumulation of desperately needed capital for future growth, business starts, job creation, and salary increases.

  1. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

Another Marxian attack on private property rights is in the form of  Federal & State estate taxes and other inheritance taxes, which have abolished or at least greatly diluted the right of private property owners to determine the disposition and distribution of their estates upon their death.  Instead, government bureaucrats get their greedy hands involved .

  1. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

We call it government seizures, tax liens, “forfeiture” Public “law” 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of “terrorists” and those who speak out or write against the “government” (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process.

  1. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

The Federal Reserve System, created by the Federal Reserve Act of Congress in 1913, is indeed such a “national bank” and it politically manipulates interest rates and holds a monopoly on legal counterfeiting in the United States.   This is exactly what Marx had in mind and completely fulfills this plank, another major socialist objective.   Yet, most Americans naively believe the U.S. of A. is far from a Marxist or socialist nation.

  1. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the state.

In the U.S., communication and transportation are controlled and regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established by the Communications Act of 1934 and the Department of Transportation and the Interstate Commerce Commission (established by Congress in 1887), and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as Executive orders 11490, 10999 — not to mention various state bureaucracies and regulations. There is also the federal postal monopoly, AMTRAK and CONRAIL — outright socialist (government-owned) enterprises.   Instead of free-market private enterprise in these important industries, these fields in America are semi-cartelized through the government’s regulatory-industrial complex.

  1. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

While the U.S. does not have vast “collective farms” (which failed so miserably in the Soviet Union), we nevertheless do have a significant degree of government involvement in agriculture in the form of price support subsidies and acreage allotments and land-use controls.   The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.

  1. Equal obligation of all to work.  Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.

We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two “income” family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920’s, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000. And I almost forgot…The Equal Rights Amendment means that women should do all work that men do including the military and since passage it would make women subject to the draft.

  1. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.

We call it the Planning Reorganization Act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public “law” 89-136.

  1. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

People are being taxed to support what we call ‘public’ schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based “Education” .

As a young child, Dr. Williams watched his grandfather Cordie Lee Mays pass away on machines as he fed him his last meal. In fact, he watched three of his four grandparents lose their battles with cancer under the medical paradigm – and then almost losing his mother in 2011. This ignited a lifelong passion in him to help people holistically. The trials and tribulations of sickness and loss only strengthened Dr. William’s inner desire to help heal and educate society about the body’s innate and internal ability to heal itself

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – 12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’[a] but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’[b]” – Matthew 21:12-13

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