In his best-selling book “The Naked Communist,” former FBI Special Agent W. Cleon Skousen revealed the 45 communist goals to overthrow America, not by a foreign invasion, but via stealth, infiltration, and deception carried out by American citizens who have moved to the side of the hammer and sickle.
As you read the following partial list of those goals, ask yourself which political party most closely aligns itself with these profoundly un-American objectives:
- Eliminate prayers and any expression of religion in schools.
- Infiltrate churches and replace Scriptural religion with “social” religion.
- Discredit the U.S. Constitution and America’s Founding Fathers.
- Infiltrate and gain control of the labor union movement.
- Infiltrate and gain control of teachers’ associations.
- Use schools as transmission belts for socialist indoctrination.
- Break down traditional cultural standards; discredit the nuclear family as an institution.
- Infiltrate and gain control of the press, radio, TV, and the entertainment industry.
- Use the courts to weaken basic American institutions.
- Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind; demand that it be set up as a one-world government.
- Infiltrate and gain control of one or both political parties.
Given the undeniable socialist-cum-communist leanings of progressive environmentalism, the labor movement, academia, the mainstream media, Silicon Valley, the religious left, Hollywood, and one of the country’s major political parties, the communists plan to overthrow America from within has made monumental strides over the last half-century. The Communist doctrine has been methodically infused into our society by the post-1960s Democratic Party and its progressive allies throughout the popular culture. I don’t say that to be inflammatory. I say it because it accurately describes what has happened.
HOW THE COMMUNIST PLAN TO OVERTHROW AMERICA FROM WITHIN IS BEING PROSECUTED
In one of his most revealing quotes, Lenin said, “The goal of socialism is communism.” The idea that creeping socialism should precede outright communism is an acknowledgment that totalitarian rule is so frightening to people in free nations that it must be quietly slipped into those societies in bits and pieces. It is through that incremental process that socialism serves as an under-the-radar, transitional gateway to the unrelenting tyranny of full-blown communism.
The EAT THE RICH class warfare image above illustrates that gradual subversion—from capitalism (knife and fork) to creeping socialism (fork and sickle) to outright communism (hammer and sickle). If done via stealth and deception, free societies can be overthrown from within in a way that goes virtually unnoticed until it’s too late. The means through which that sub rosa conversion is accomplished is called Cultural Marxism.
THE FATHER OF CULTURAL MARXISM
Known as Obama’s ideological mentor, the late Italian communist, Antonio Gramsci, was one of the 20th century’s most influential Marxist thinkers. Disillusioned that the communist movement in Italy failed to incite a Bolshevik-style revolution in his capitalist country, Gramsci developed a stratagem to overturn capitalism in western societies from within. That stratagem is known as Cultural Marxism, the process of gradually infusing communist doctrine into society via its culture. Gramsci described his stratagem in this quote:
Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches, and the media.
Gramsci referred to his stratagem as “the long march through the institutions,” i.e. infiltrating a society’s cultural institutions and gradually supplanting their traditional values and principles with those of communism.
Gramsci theorized that what holds a capitalist society together are the pillars of its culture, the structures and institutions of family, religion, education, politics, law, the arts, and the media, as they provide the social cohesion necessary to a functioning society. Undermine the principles that these cultural institutions embody, and a capitalist society can be overthrown from within without firing a shot.
A prime example of an undermined structural institution in this country is its public education system, which has been infiltrated by progressive teachers and administrators who have indoctrinated generations of impressionable young minds with the alleged virtues of Marxism. The ultimate goal of that subversive indoctrination is to supplant the values of the Founders with those of Marx and Lenin. In many of our public schools, educators are no longer teaching children to be proud of being Americans; they’re teaching them to be ashamed of being Americans.
What children are taught in school today will determine what kind of country we have in the future. The relentless socialist brainwashing of America’s schoolchildren has yielded troubling results. A survey by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation found that 7 in 10 Millennials say they would vote for a socialist.
THE TIME TO SAVE OUR REPUBLIC IS RUNNING SHORT
With Cultural Marxism having penetrated every facet of our society, the tentacles of communism have quietly seized control of virtually every structural institution in our country, including, most ominously, one of America’s major political parties and what has become that party’s willing propaganda arm, the anti-American mainstream media. A free nation cannot long survive if its press takes sides, so it’s not hyperbole to say that the great American experiment in a representative democracy is staring squarely into the abyss of tyranny. We the People are the only thing standing in the way.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and few pictures better illustrate socialism’s lethal threat to America than the one below. Please consider sharing it far and wide.
By John Eidson
A 1968 electrical engineering graduate of Georgia Teach and now retired, John Eidson is a freelance writer in Atlanta and a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative.
THE 45 COMMUNIST GOALS AS READ INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, 1963
Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.
At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:
- U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
- U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
- Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
- Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
- Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
- Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
- Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
- Set up East and West Germany as separate states despite Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
- Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
- Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
- Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
- Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
- Do away with all loyalty oaths.
- Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
- Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
- Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
- Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
- Gain control of all student newspapers.
- Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
- Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
- Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
- Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
- Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
- Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
- Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
- Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
- Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
- Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
- Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
- Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
- Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
- Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
- Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
- Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
- Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
- Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
- Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
- Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
- Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
- Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
- Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks, and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
- Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political, or social problems.
- Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
- Internationalize the Panama Canal.
- Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court
You may not find these 45 Communist Goals on the Web in their original form because in 1963 there were no digitized documents. You will find websites that have copied them as I have. Call your local library and you can obtain an original copy there. Or ask your U. S. Congressional Member. They will be able to help you get a genuine copy of this Congressional Record of the 45 Communist Goals. ▬ Donna Calvin, The Word Warriorette