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The Communist Takeover of America: 45 Declared Goals (Congressional Record, 1963)
"The Naked Communist"/Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 ^ | January 10, 1963 | Cleon Skousen

Posted on 01/20/2006 6:03:31 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Communist Goals (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

Thursday, January 10, 1963

 

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:

[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

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

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

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

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

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

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

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

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 U.N.

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 all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. 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.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

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

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

17. 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.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

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

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

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

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."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a 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."

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 the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. 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.

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.

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

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

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

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 [or treat].

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. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

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.

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.

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 United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Thanks, for the post


21 posted on 01/20/2006 7:08:51 AM PST by ansel12
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To: Luis Gonzalez
My guess is that these goals, written by Skousen, are his vision of what was happening in America at the time, and how these things could lead to Communism.

Well, it's basically just a laundry list of everything the guy dislikes and then attempts to link it with Communism.

It's obviously nonsensical and has almost nothing to do with any actual Communists(where's government control of the means of production?

Gets posted on FR about once a month where the not-very-bright ooh and aah over it.

22 posted on 01/20/2006 7:12:32 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

I was just about to say the exact same thing....


23 posted on 01/20/2006 7:23:45 AM PST by joe fonebone (Woodstock defined the current crop of libs, but who cleaned up the mess they left?)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
They succeeded in most if not all their goals.
It is frightening...
24 posted on 01/20/2006 7:24:55 AM PST by dbostan
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

sobering to consider how many of their goals the dems/stealth-commies have already achieved!


25 posted on 01/20/2006 7:28:51 AM PST by NoClones
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To: capt. norm

How do I explain her and other so-called communists in the US?

Freedom.

America allows people to openly advocate communism, but communism would never tolerate a political views contrary to communism advocated in countries controlled by communist governments.

In other words...as a result of the freedom we enjoy, it's a lot easier to advocate communism in the US than it was to advocate Democracy in the Soviet Union.

And THAT'S the difference between the two systems.


26 posted on 01/20/2006 8:16:34 AM PST by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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To: Strategerist
Gets posted on FR about once a month where the not-very-bright ooh and aah over it.

Just giving you intellectual heavyweights another opportunity to dazzle us with your insults. I would have pinged you when I posted it, but I knew I wouldn't have to.

27 posted on 01/20/2006 9:22:29 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Yes. The man really does have a dog named "Splash".)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

You forgot one:
46. Lose Eastern Europe. Allow NATO to expand to borders of Russia.


28 posted on 01/20/2006 10:23:54 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Why are protectionists so bad at math?)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

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29 posted on 01/20/2006 10:51:40 AM PST by It's me
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Maybe they just traded Eastern Europe for South America.


30 posted on 01/20/2006 10:51:53 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Yes. The man really does have a dog named "Splash".)
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To: Agent Smith; WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; All
Sounds like a plan or DemocRAT talking points to me. The only question is if they have managed to gain control of BOTH Political Parties.

Yep, look down the list, and it sounds just like today's far left.

31 posted on 01/20/2006 4:51:44 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: Strategerist

Urban legend?-Similar list debunked here:

http://www.snopes.com/language/document/commrule.htm


32 posted on 01/20/2006 6:09:48 PM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: icwhatudo

And this list is debunked nowhere.


33 posted on 01/20/2006 6:24:10 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Yes. The man really does have a dog named "Splash".)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Well worth the re-read. Thanks.


34 posted on 01/25/2006 1:36:34 PM PST by b4its2late (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: YanksGiants2000
This is what I was telling you about.....
35 posted on 01/25/2006 1:37:17 PM PST by b4its2late (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

bttt


36 posted on 11/05/2008 2:20:39 PM PST by petercooper (I am a bitter clinger!)
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To: petercooper
Soviet communism is dead as we knew it

Somebody took a big swing and a miss on that one.

37 posted on 11/05/2008 5:49:55 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (the evil has landed)
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To: cgk
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

Published in 1962, before Billy Ayers threw his first pebble at a riot cop.

Don't forget to check out the familiar faces in the thread trying to dismiss the list.

38 posted on 11/05/2008 6:02:22 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (the evil has landed)
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To: cgk

Correction: Published in 1958


39 posted on 11/05/2008 6:13:40 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (the evil has landed)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Heeeeerrrrs Barry!


40 posted on 11/21/2008 4:47:14 PM PST by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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