“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: Its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” – Joseph Stalin
Sixty-two years ago, W. Cleon Skousen published his book, “The Naked Communist.”
At the time, few people probably thought that the goals of communism that shaped the Communist Party, the Soviet Union, and her satellite countries around the world would become the blueprint of Western society in 2021.
In a mere 62 years the left have achieved and implemented by various means 44 of the 45 goals of communism Skousen wrote about. The odd one (#1), being no longer relevant.
Keep in mind that these goals were written in the late 1950’s, when the main body of communism was the Soviet Union, whereas today it’s China. Nothing else has changed. It never does with marxists; same evil, different lot of unfortunate people suffering under it.
“Communists possess the fortitude and knowledge to slowly re-engineer society.”Cleon Skousen
The 45 goals of communism, as per “The Naked Communist“;
1-US acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2-US willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3-Develop the illusion that total disarmament (by) the US would be a demonstration of moral strength.
Capitulation to peace and accepting nuclear disarmament while Iran is busy making their own nuclear weaponry promotes the leftist idea that destroying the U.S. capability to defend itself against the enemy is “moral strength.” (Goals #2 and #3. #1 not so relevant in 2020).
The ancient wisdom, Si vis pacem, para bellum, (If you want peace, prepare for war) is entirely rejected. The left believe that only the U.S. engages in “war mongering,” and so those who increase their nuclear arsenal are justified to do so.
4-Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
Politicians and president after president, particularly B. Clinton, promoted free trade with other nations including communist ones, generally to the detriment of the United States which had been paying heavy taxes on exported goods to countries like China. The U.S. also shipped goods and technology to inimical countries without asking if they would be “used for war.” (Goal #4)
5-Extension of long term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6-Provide American aide to all nations regardless of communist domination.
The U.S. extended loans and the “most favored nation” status to communist countries and long-term loans to Soviet Union and Soviet Satellites without many strings attached. (Goals #5 and #6)
7-Grant Recognition of Red China. Admission of China to the UN.
8-Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the UN.
9-Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10-Allow Soviet satellites individual representation in the UN.
The West recognized Red China and admitted it to the illustrious United Nations.
East and West Germany were established as separate states under the supervision of the U.N.
All Soviet satellites were extended individual representation in the U.N. (Goals #7, #8, and #10. #9 is no longer relevant).
11-Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind. If it’s charter is re-written, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with it’s own independent armed forces. (Some communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the UN as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo).
Communist countries believed six decades ago that the U.N. should be set up as a one world communist government. The U.N. with its many affiliates are actually dictating today more and more how we do business, live, healthcare, wealth redistribution, climate change policies, housing, schooling, and how we handle pandemics such as Covid-19, all under the umbrella of sustainable development of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 sustainable development goals. (Goal #11)
12-Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
The Communist Party has been outlawed in the former Iron Curtain countries, but it did not disappear. It went underground and regrouped to emerge even more powerful than before, having adopted capitalist ideas and a powerful technocracy, making them more effective than ever before. (Goal #12)
13-Do away with all loyalty oaths.
Loyalty oaths in the military, government organizations, and the courts of justice have been trampled in the U.S. time and time again. (Goal #13)
14-Continue giving Russia access to the US Patent Office.
Enemies from awful dictatorships have been given unfettered access to U.S. patents or stole technology that could be reverse engineered. We’re all familiar with China’s IP theft. (Goal #14)
15-Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
The Democrat Party has been “captured” by the socialist/Marxist ideology and openly advocates the transformation of America from capitalism to socialism, the steppingstone to full communism. (Goal #15)
16-Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
The courts at all levels have changed the U.S. Constitution and reversed Presidential decisions by “claiming their activities violate civil rights.” As a matter of fact, many such organizations have taken up the cause of illegal aliens through the courts and through the state and local governments executive orders issued against American citizens’ best interests. (Goal #16)
17-Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teacher’s associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18-Gain control of Student newspapers.
19-Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
Since the formation of the Department of Education in 1979 under Jimmy Carter’s administration, school curricula embraced socialist propaganda, diluted the standards of education, the Marxists took control of teacher associations and used textbooks written by self-defined socialists, filled with communist propaganda and revisionist history built around the social justice communist activism. Student newspapers were high-jacked. Student riots “fomented public protest” against organizations they deemed as evil capitalism. (Goals #17,18,19)
20-Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-reviewing assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
21-Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motions pictures.
Communists infiltrated the mainstream media, theater, art, movies, sports, and television programming. The kneeling in organized sports became another form of socialist protest against capitalism. (Goals #20, 21)
22-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.”
Western culture is under attack under the moniker “cancel culture,” Publicly shaming people for their “outdated ideas” of patriotism, American exceptionalism, love of country, and its history.
It is not coincidental that BLM and ANTIFA have been destroying statues. Skousen wrote, “An American communist cell was told to ‘eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward, and meaningless forms’ in its stead. (Goal #22)
23-Control art critics and directions of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive meaningless art.”
Art, art critics, museums are to be discredited and beautiful and creative works are to be replaced with “ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.” (Goal #23) Spray painting and toppling beautiful statues because it “offends” the Marxist rioters has become a common occurrence while the mayors tell the police to stand down. (Goal #23)
24-Eliminate laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and violation of free speech and free press.
25-Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
26-Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
Obscenity, pornography, promiscuity, and degeneracy are promoted as “normal, natural, and healthy.” Standards of morality are destroyed. (Goals #24, 25, 26)
27-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.”
28-Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
Atheism and the religion of “social justice” are replacing faith. Churches are being taken over by Marxist priests propagandizing socialism and social justice to the submissive parishioners, while schools are eliminating religion and prayer from its grounds under the manufactured “separation of church and state” even though they are more than eager to promote and teach Islam in the curriculum. (Goal #27, 28)
29-Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, hinderance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30-Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31-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.
Schools and academia have been discrediting the American Constitution as outdated and in need of replacing, perhaps by a U.N. global constitution. The Founding Fathers are presented as “selfish aristocrats.” American culture is belittled, and the teaching of history transformed into a Marxist propaganda in which the “white supremacy” and the “evil white man” must be disposed of and replaced with the manufactured history of Howard Zinn. (Goals #29, 30, 31)
32-Support any social movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture-education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33-Eliminate laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34-Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Affairs.
35-Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36-Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37-Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
Give education, social agencies, welfare programs, child services, and mental health clinics control over Western culture. Change or eliminate laws that interfere with socialist/communist activities, discredit the FBI, police, and other law and order organizations, infiltrate and control all unions, and big business. (Goal #32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37).
38-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 (treat).
Discredit the police, defund the police, and transform the power of arrest, law, and order, to social agencies. We have seen this in action for the past few months. (Goal #38)
39-Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40-Discredit the family as an institution.
41-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.
Treat all problems as psychiatric disorders, treat children with psychiatric drugs, use psychiatric diagnosis for all who oppose Marxism, discredit the family as a viable institution for the survival of our culture, promote easy divorce and promiscuity, and take children away from parents who teach them morality, patriotism, and love for our country. (Goals #39, 40, 41).
42-Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.
BLM and ANTIFA protesters engaged in violence, destruction, arson, and looting, following the death of George Floyd during an altercation with the police. From this unfortunate event, the riots became more organized, more targeted, and better armed. The protests and riots morphed into “American society is intolerant, participates in manufactured systemic racism and white privilege, and must be replaced with Marxism.”
This communist goal is playing before our eyes today – “Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ‘united force’ to solve economic, political, or social problems.” (Goal #42)
43-Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44-Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45-Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.
The last three goals of communism refer to ousting colonial governments, “internationalize the Panama Canal,” and give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals. (Goals #43, 44, 45).
I’d say of the 44 goals that remain relevant in 2021, all 44 have been achieved.
“If I were The Devil” – Paul Harvey
Paul Harvey first broadcast his “If I Were the Devil” speech in 1965. Through the years, he updated the speech. It describes How the Devil would subvert modern society, essentially describing the very world we live in. There are unmistakable parallels between marxism and the devil. I have my suspicions.