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The Naked Communist
The Naked Communist ^ | 1958 | Willard Cleon Skousen

Posted on 09/17/2012 4:23:23 PM PDT by MacNaughton

The thread theme of COMMUNIST GOALS has been referenced many times on FR. Thanks to Freepers forest - 3/30/2002, and 56newblog - 7/172012 for previously presenting this topic. It is a history lesson which is not taught in U.S. public education. It is worthy of reposting for those coming late to the party. No slight intended, but the under 40 population is least likely to be familiar with this list of goals.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: communism; marxism; socialism
The Naked Communist is a book written in 1958 by conservative United States author and faith-based political theorist Cleon Skousen (died 2006, aged 92). The book posits and seeks to describe a geopolitical strategy by which the Marxist-Leninist Soviet Union was attempting to overcome and control all the governments of the world that were not members of the Communist bloc. At the time that the book was published, during the Cold War, fear of communism was common among people in non-communist nations. The list of 45 communist goals contained in the book was read into the Congressional Record (Appendix, pp. A34-A35) by U.S. Congressman Albert S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida, on January 10, 1963.

Willard Cleon Skousen was an American author, conservative American Constitutionalist and faith-based political theorist. He was also a prolific popularizer among Latter-day Saints (Mormons) of their theology. A notable anti-communist and supporter of the John Birch Society. He graduated with an LL.B. from George Washington University Law School in June 1940 (the school updated his degree as Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1972 with its degree nomenclature). After getting his law degree and passing the Washington D.C. bar exam, he became an FBI Special Agent. He left the FBI in 1951. From 1951 to 1955, he taught at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He later returned to Brigham Young University as a Professor in the Religion Department in 1967, retiring in 1978. The "father of modern conservatism", Willaim F. Buckley Jr. (died 2008, aged 82) kept him at arm's length out of fear that his "controversial" (extreme right wing) views would hurt the credibility of the conservative movement. Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has raised renewed interest in Skousen's writings.

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.
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4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. The U.S. has become a debtor nation to Red China with the later buying up U.S. Treasury bills.

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. Done in the 1970s.

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. The Berlin Wall, part of the Soviet “Iron Curtain” lasted from 1961-1989. Since its fall, the divided Germanys have merged.

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. That was achieved and then swept into the dust bin of history when the Soviet Union collapsed during the early 1990s.

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. We have witnessed massive moves in this direction:(1) World Court, (2) UN Kyoto Accord (U.S. signed but not ratified), (3) UN Law of the Sea (U.S. signed but not ratified), (4) UN International Arms Trade Treaty (pending ratification in the UN). Many conspiracy theorists believe this is the underlying principle of groups like (1) Bilderberg Group, (2) Bohemian Club, (3) CFR (Council on Foreign Relations), and the (4) TLC (Trilateral Commission).

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. Done

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

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

15. Capture 1 or both of the political parties in the United States. Progressive Caucus (Marxist) within the Congress has 76 members. They are all Democrats or Independent (Marxist). Congressman Allen West, R-FL, publically referenced this fact in a Q&A session on 4/10/2012 at a town hall event in Jensen Beach, FL. Libero Della Piana, a vice-chairman of the national Communist Party-USA, denounced Rep. West the next day. The Blue Dog Coalition, commonly known as the Blue Dogs, is a group of United States Congressional Representatives from the Democratic Party who identify themselves as moderates. It was formed in 1995 during the 104th Congress to give more conservative members from the Democratic party a unified voice after the Democrats' loss of Congress in the U.S. Congressional election of 1994. Blue Dog Coalition membership for the 112th Congress is 26 seats, down from 54 seats in the 111th Congress. The Democrat National Committee (DNC) is pursuing an aggressive internal campaign to usurp what Blue Dogs are left with leftist candidates. 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has kept the conservative base, especially the TEA Party movement, at arm's length during his entire campaign.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. While not quite the same thing, the torturous reasoning of Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision in favor of ObamaCare in June 2012 can be seen as having weakend the SCOTUS and the nation.

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. Over the last 30 years, we have seen the rise of the “diversity/multi-culturalism/political correctness” movement. It was imported from Europe. It has now taken root in the federal government, all levels of public education, and is increasingly penetrating the corporate world. Jonathan Kozol (born September 5, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a non-fiction writer, educator, and activist, best known for his books on public education in the United States. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for more than 40 years. He is the main activist who infected public education with this mindset.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers. “Hate speech” rules on university campuses have effectively silenced dissent.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. The 2011-12 Occupy Wall Street movement is the successor to the 1960s Weather Underground and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions. Our local newspaper, The Birmingham News, is a classic example of this. The editorial pages are crammed with nationally syndicated leftists of all flavors. Only 4 conservative columns are offered – George Will, Tom Sowell, Charles Krauthammer, and Cal Thomas. All of the local editorialists are politically correct/ diversity disciples. Former Democratic National Committee Chair, Howard Dean, now chairs the Progressive (communist) Book Club.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. Conservatives still seem to have the edge on talk radio. FoxNews is the only conservative TV presence, though 70 year-old president Roger Ailes, seems to be diluting conservative voices, e.g. Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin. Hollywood is hopelessly in the grip of leftist money men, producers, studio owners, and writers. Though the recent success of Dinesh D'Souza's "Obama 2016" may be an encouraging sign of resistance.

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." All that remains is the repeal of the DoMA/Defense of Marriage Act by the SCOTUS. The U.S. military has been effectively undermined with the repeal of DADT/Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell. Many public school libraries, at all age levels, now have books which attempt to normalize homosexuality. Tolerance clubs are sprouting all over the country in high schools. The 4 mainline protestant churches – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church in the USA, Episcopal Church, and United Church of Christ – have all abandoned biblical teachings regarding homosexuality. Next up is the normalization of pedophilia. Below is an incomplete list of TV shows with homosexual characters/themes/actors/ writers.

# TV Show Star Finish
1 “Soap” 1977 1981
2 “Roseanne” 1988 1997
3 “The Real World” 1992 current
4 “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” 1993 2003
5 “Friends” 1993 2004
6 “Ellen” 1994 1998
7 “South Park” 1997 current
8 “Sex in the City” 1998 2004
9 “Will and Grace” 1998 2006
10 “Family Guy” 1999 current
11 “Law & Order: SVU” 1999 current
12 “House Hunters” (HGTV) 1999 current
13 “TSG Presents … World’s Dumbest” 1999 current
14 “Survivor” 2000 current
15 “Six Feet Under” 2001 2005
16 “American Idol” 2002 current
17 “Nip/Tuck” 2003 2010
18 “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” 2003 2008
19 “Rescue Me” 2004 2011
20 “House M.D.” 2004 2012
21 “Desperate Housewives” 2004 current
22 “The Office” 2005 current
23 “Grey’s Anatomy” 2005 current
24 “American Dad” 2005 current
25 “30 Rock” 2006 current
26 “Glee” 2009 current
27 “Modern Family” 2009 current
28 “Archer” 2010 current
29 “Pretty Little Liars” 2010 current
30 “Happily Divorced” 2011 current
31 “My Cat from Hell” (Animal Planet) 2011 current
32 “American Horror Story” 2011 current
33 “Kathy” 2012 current
34 “Anger Management” 2012 current
35 “The New Normal” 2012 current

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." The liberation theology movement within the Catholic Church and the "radical social justice" movements within various protestant denominations all advocate redistribution of wealth, i.e., socialism.

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." SCOTUS did this in 1963. The traditional Sunday bachelorette service on public school campuses for graduating high school seniors has been virtually eliminated. The ACLU is aggressively forcing public schools to remove all wall pictures and plaques which contain Christian references. NYC mayor Bloomberg has ordered that public schools may no longer be used for church services outside of school hours.

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. BHO has certainly done this over the last 3.7 years.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man." BHO has certainly done this over the last 3.7 years. CNN, Wolf Blitzer and Michael Moore openly advocate this approach.

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. This has taken root in American academia at all levels under the guise of multiculturalism/political correctness/diversity/inclusiveness.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. Gee, where to start – 1965’s “Great Society” programs culminating in ObamaCare in 2010.

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

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Done. 1945 – 1975.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. Could this be part of BHO’s plan to implement a civilian defense force?

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. Let’s see, the big 5 would be SEIU, AFL-CIO, NEA, Teamsters, and UAW. … Progressive (Communist) Hilda Solis, BHO’s US Secretary of Labor, is Introducing 90 new regulations to give unions much more power.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. This 1 is harder to gauge. But if General Electric CEO Jeffrey Imelt is any example, then it may be later than we think.

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. Mental health regulations are included in ObamaCare.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. Membership in all Christian churches in Europe and North America are declining. No fault divorce was established around 1970. Today, ~ 50% of U.S. marriages end in divorce. Marriage is on the wane in Europe, especially in the Scandinavian countries. White couples are having fewer children all over the globe. In the U.S. black community, 72% of all live births are by unwed/single mothers. For whites it is 30%.

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. Occupy Wall Street

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

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. In 1977, POTUS #40 Jimmy Carter signed a treaty which agreed to return 60% of the Canal Zone to Panama in 1979. The canal and remaining territory, known as the Canal Area, was returned to Panama on December 31, 1999 during the Clinton administration. Red China has been active over the last 10 years in gaining influence in the properties around the Canal Zone.

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. Before ratifying the United Nations Charter in 1945, the Senate was wise enough to amend the section dealing with the World Court by barring the Court from jurisdiction over matters which were essentially domestic "AS DETERMINED BY THE UNITED STATES." Those 6 words, authored by Senator Tom Connally (D-Tex), are known as the "Connally Reservation" and are the only thing which COULD prevent the World Court from interfering in American internal affairs on the pretext that our tariffs, immigration laws, school curriculums, etc. affect American relations with other countries and are therefore "foreign" and not "domestic." Very powerful interests in Washington have been trying to get that "Connally Reservation" repealed ever since. Examples = UN Agenda 21, carbon tax, Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), International Arms Trade Treaty, and a world tax to aid 3rd world economies.

1 posted on 09/17/2012 4:23:32 PM PDT by MacNaughton
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To: MacNaughton
The Ten Planks of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto
(and How Statists Implement Them)

  1. Abolition of private property rights (via high property taxes, restrictive zoning laws, "fair housing" edicts, environmental and "wetlands" regulations, UN Agenda 21, etc.)

  2. Institution of a heavily graduated income tax (by calling it "taxing the rich")

  3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance (through a confiscatory estate tax on "the rich")

  4. Confiscation of the property of enemies of the state (through lawless application of asset forfeiture and eminent domain)

  5. Centralization of credit into the hands of the state (Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, TARP, etc.)

  6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation into the hands of the state (FCC, DOT, FEMA, etc.).

  7. Consolidation and subjugation of all major industries to central government control (FDA, EPA, OSHA, ICC, NLRB, EEOC, etc.)

  8. Mandatory labor union membership (public-sector unions, unionization of 21-million Obamacare health care workers, automatic withholding of forced union dues, "card check," etc.)

  9. Equitable redistribution of all wealth (TANF, SSI, EITC, SNAP, etc.)

  10. Free public education (and food and health care and cell phones and Internet access, etc.)

2 posted on 09/17/2012 4:25:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: MacNaughton
I have the ninth edition of The Naked Communist (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ensign, 1961). This is an expanded version of the original edition, with chapters added on the space race, Castro's takeover of Cuba, and Nikita Khrushchev's 1959 visit to the US.
3 posted on 09/17/2012 4:40:47 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Couple problems here:

1. The guy was a Mormon nut.

2. These are not Communist statements of their goals, these are claims by an opponent of what their goals are. As such, it has about as much inherent credibility as claims that conservatives want to kill women and reinstitute slavery.

Communists might very well want to accomplish these things, but his just saying so doesn’t make it true.

4 posted on 09/17/2012 4:41:08 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Posted on Sun 03 Jul 2005 04:59:52 PM MST by Not a 60s Hippy

America’s Mein Kampf

5 posted on 09/17/2012 4:48:31 PM PDT by Not a 60s Hippy (They are SOCIALISTS, not Progressive, Liberal, Left Wing, Democrats, Special interest groups.)
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To: 103198


6 posted on 09/17/2012 5:09:15 PM PDT by 103198
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