There has been a war going on for the hearts and minds of Americans since the first part of the twentieth century. Communism has re-emerged under new labels, Liberalism, Democratic Socialism and Progressivism. Since then, the Hard Left (including Hollywood, the education system, and the media) has been largely successful in turning the tables, portraying those who wanted to protect our nation from subversive activity as medieval inquisitors on witch hunts.
As a result, many of the defenders of freedom have retreated, leaving the subversives to continue their work, their goals remaining intact.
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) was established in 1919, having received substantial support and subsidy from the Soviet Union until 1989 when the CPUSA began to attack the initiatives of Mikhail Gorbachev. It has a long history, much of it closely allied with the U.S. labor movement. Stalin used the CPUSA to recruit spies after the U.S. recognized the USSR in 1933.
To all those who think we engage in paranoia, behold your country:
This is a partial list of the goals of the Communist Party USA as entered into the Congressional Record by Rep. Albert Herlong (D-FL). There was a total of 45. For brevity, I have included 24 of the goals.
How many objectives do you think have been fully or partially met?
These are the highlights:
- Grant recognition of Red China with admission to the UN.
- Capture one or more of the political parties in the United States.
- 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.
- Continue discrediting American culture.
- Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
- Support any socialist movement to get control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics.
- Internationalize the Panama Canal.
- Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents [It Takes a Village]. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
- Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as normal, natural, healthy.
- 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 world-wide basis.
- Belittle American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture”…that would be opposing American exceptionalism…nationalism…in favor of Globalism.
- Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
- Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
- 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.”
- Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
- Get control of all student newspapers.
- Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy making positions.
- Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
- 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 and social problems.
- Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
- Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
- Do away with loyalty oaths [Pledge of Allegiance].
- Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.