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Communism - Underground but Alive and Well in America
By Michael A. Beardsley

It’s funny looking back, that for a couple of years, I thought Communism was pretty much dead. Sure there is China, Cuba and a few other 3rd world countries that still were communist but wasn’t China charging headlong toward an industrial revolution that would be sure to make the society more free...perhaps even democratic (small d)? Wasn’t Cuba just waiting around for Fidel to kick the bucket to become a free society again, where America’s beautiful people would for a nights gambling and dancing in Havana.

All in all, I figured we had the commies licked. Then I shut off my TV, put down my remote, and started reading.

It all started with Ann Coulter’s book Treason - somehow my US History teachers left out the part about how entrenched the Communists were in the FDR and Truman administrations.

Then I read Glenn Beck’s book The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland. While I don’t agree with Beck on all things, a part of his book really startled me. It was the part where he detailed: THE 45 GOALS OF THE AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTY written in 1961.

Then it hit me. The Communists are still roaming the country - not in the uniform of a Soviet soldier marching in Red Square, but disguised under the cloak of liberalism.

Reading the 45 Goals, it is clear the Communists (no not the more politically correct socialists, I mean Communists) have found a home in the Democratic Party and judging by the rise of RINO’s, particularly in the Northeast, their ideas are quickly taking hold right here in the Republican Party as well.

Take a look at the 45 Goals from 1961. Shocking how liberalism (as defined today) has welcomed Communist goals with open arms (I’ve put in bold some of my “favorites”):

1st Goal: U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2nd Goal: U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3rd Goal: Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4th Goal: Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5th Goal: Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites.

6th Goal: Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7th Goal: Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8th Goal: Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9th Goal: Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10th Goal: Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. [page 260]

11th Goal: Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as 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.)

12th Goal: Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13th Goal: Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14th Goal: Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent office.

15th Goal: Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16th Goal: Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17th Goal: 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.

18th Goal: Gain control of all student newspapers.

19th Goal: Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20th Goal: Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21st Goal: Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures.

22nd Goal: 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.”

23rd Goal: Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive meaningless art.”

24th Goal: Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling [page 261] them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25th Goal: Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.

26th Goal: Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27th Goal: 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.”

28th Goal: 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.”

29th Goal: Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a world-wide basis.

30th Goal: Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31st Goal: 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.

32nd Goal: Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture -- education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33rd Goal:. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34th Goal: Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35th Goal: Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36th Goal: Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37th Goal Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38th Goal: Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police [page 262] to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.

39th Goal: Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40th Goal: Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41st Goal: 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.

42nd Goal: 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.

43rd Goal: Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44th Goal: Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45th Goal: 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 nations and individuals alike.

As a kid we used to hear “the Russians are coming” an admonishment to stay ever vigilant. Somewhere between Andy Griffith and American Idol the communists arrived and infected our country.

Note: All 45 Goals above are from “The Naked Communist,” by W. Cleon Skousen, Nov. 1961 pp 259-262,a book that I think you can still get from places like

Michael Beardsley is a Christian Conservative. He lives in Ellsworth with his wife, Leslie.

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