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Communist Goals (1963) My title, The reason the media is biased in favor of un-American attitudes.
Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 ^ | Thursday, January 10, 1963 | [From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]

Posted on 03/02/2003 11:04:26 AM PST by o_zarkman44

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]


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: Captain Kirk
What is it with you anyway?

(amazing how much of their multiple generation agenda has been successfully implemented right under our noses)

51 posted on 03/03/2003 11:52:43 PM PST by bonesmccoy (Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
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To: bonesmccoy
Damn it Bones. You're a doctor not a historian!

Have the goals come true? Certainly, many have. Many other writers (have you ever read Brave New World?) made similar predications. Actually, the specific predictions outlined in the Protocals of Zion about social trends in the future were pretty prescient (more inflation, debt, promiscuity, etc) though, of course, the attempt to link the realization of these predictions with the Jews was nonsense.

Again, I simply want evidence that the Communist Party in 1963 produced an actual document with this wording or produced another document that this document "interprets." I would think that the folks that love distributing this document so much would be the first to want to verify it.

Are the Communists evil? Certainly....but that still does not tell us about the authenticity of these document with its Dr. Evil like wording.

52 posted on 03/04/2003 8:16:07 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: GOP_Raider
I will certainly do that. Does Skousen list a verifiable source for his "Goals" document?
53 posted on 03/04/2003 8:20:57 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk
Even if totally manufactured, it seems to have been rather prescient.
54 posted on 03/04/2003 8:25:13 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Captain Kirk
Damn it Bones. You're a doctor not a historian!

**applause** Well done.

55 posted on 03/04/2003 8:26:25 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: Captain Kirk
The Goals of the Communist party are in chapter 12 of this most excellent book....
The Ensign Publishing Company, Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright 1958, 1960, 1961 by the
Ensign Publishing Company Co.
P.O. Box 2316.
Salt Lake City 10, Utah.
Ninth Edition. July, 1961.

The Rise of the Marxist Man

Chapter 1 The Founders of Communism
London 1853
The Early Life of Karl Marx
Marx as a Young Man
Friedrich Engels
The Communist Manifesto
The Revolution of 1848
The End of the Communist League
The Family of Karl Marx
The Founding of the First International
Marx Writes a Book to Change the World
The Closing Years

Chapter 2 The Appeal of Communism
The Case for Communism
The Communist Philosphy of Nature
The Origin of Life, Consciousness and Mind
A Brief Critique of the COmmunist Philosphy of Nature

Chapter 3 The Communist Approach to the Solution of World Problems
The Communist Interpretation of History
Human Progress Explained in Terms of Class Struggle
The Communist Theory Concerning Private Property
The Comminist Theory of the Origin of the State
The Communist Theory of the Origin and Economic Significance of Religion
The Communist Theory of the Origin and Economic Significance of Morals
The Communist Plan of Action
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat
The Classless, Statless Society Under Full Communism

Chapter 4 A Brief Critique of the Communist Approach to World Problems
Communism as a By-Product of the Industrial Revolution
The Communist Intepretation of History
The Communist Explanation of Society
The Origin of the State
What is Religion?
The Communist Theory of Morals
The Communist Theroy of Class Struggle
The Dictatorship of the Proletariat

Chapter 5 The Rise of the Revolutionary Movement in Russia
Marxism Comes to Russia
The Early Life of Nikolai V I Lenin
The Origin of the Bolsheviks
Background of Leon Trotsky
The Russian Revolution of 1905
Background of Joseph Stalin
Stalin Engages in Criminal Activities
Stalin as a Union Organizer, Writer and Bolshevik Leader
The Role of Russia in WWI

Chapter 6 How Russia Became a Communist World Power
The Russian Rev. of march 1917
The Destruction of Russia's Plans for a Democracy
Russia Repudiates Communism at the Polls
Lenin Takes Russia Out of the War
The First Attempt to Communize Russia
The End of a Communist Dream
The Rise of Stalin to Power
The First 5-Year Plan
The Communist Crisis of 1932-33
US Recognition of Communist Russia Comes at a Critical Time
Joseph Stalin's Return to Power
Stalin Creates a New Class

Chapter 7 Communism in the USA
American Founding Fathers try Communism
Marxism Comes to the US
The First Wave of Communist Violence Strikes the USA
William Z Foster Launches the Communist Labor Union Drive
The Growth of US Communism as Seen by Whittaker Chambers
Whittaker Chambers Breaks With Communism
Elizabeth Bentley Takes over after Chambers Leaves

Chapter 8 Communism and WWII
The Rise of Adolph Hitler and Nazism in Germany
The Communists Claim Credit for Starting WWII
Stalin Suffers A Stratefic Defeat
WWII Moves Closer to the US
The US Policy of Coexistence Goes into its 3rd Stage
The Story of American Lend-Lease to Russia
Russian Attempts to Secure the Secrets of the A Bomb
Closing Months of WWII
US Policy of Coexistence Enters the 4th Stage
Creation of the United Nations (UGH!)
Communist Attitudes at the Close of WWII

Chapter 9 Communist Attacks on the Free World During the Post-War Period
The Decay in US - Soviet Relations at the End of WWII
The Free World Loses 100 Million People
The Free World Loses China with her 450 Million People
Effect of the Yalta Agreement on Post-War China
Chiang Kai-shek Attempts to Create a Democracy in China
Disaster Strikes Donw an old US Ally
The Wedemeyer Report
The State Dept. White Paper of 1949
An Amazing Development
The Communist Attack on S. Korea
The Korean Armistice
The US Summarily Abandons its 20 Year Policy of Appeasement
The Role of the FBI in the Battle of the Underground
The Crack in the Iron Curtain
The Communist Conquest in Indo-China
The Task of Isolating a World Aggressor
Russia Tests the New US "Get Tough" Policy

Chapter 10
Khrushchev as the Dictator of the Ukraine
How Khrushchev Seized Power
The Hungarian Revolution 1956
The UN Investigation of the Hungarian Revolution
Inside Khrushchev's Russia
The Hazardous Life of a Communist Dictator
Khrushchev's Scheme to Force the US to Invite Him to America
Was Khruschev's visit a Mistake?
Aftermath of the Khruschev Visit
The U 2 Incident
The RB 47 Incident
The Space Race
The March of Communism in Africa
The Tragedy of the Congo

Chapter 11 The Communist Conquest of CUBA
Who is Fidel Castro?
Castro's Second Attempt at Murder is Successful
Castro as a Soviet Agent in the Bogota Riots
Castro Commists His THIRD Murder
The Batista Regime in Cuba
The Castro Coup D'Etat
The Communist Take-Over

Chapter 12 The Future Task
The Communist Timetable of Conquest
Importance of the Psychological War
What about Disarmament?
What about Peaceful Coexistence?
What about the United Nations?
Is the Communist Movement a Legitimate Political Party?
Is the Soviet Empire Vulnerable to Economic Pressure?
Could Powerful Pressures Cause the Communist Cause the Communist Empire to Explode Internally?
What Can the Ordinary Individual Do?
Suggestions for Parents

Five Vital Questions
What to the defenders of Communism say?
....etc. etc. etc.

56 posted on 03/04/2003 9:03:42 AM PST by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary - Mistress of Darkness?.......Me neither!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Captain Kirk
check out my reply 56. I listed the chapters of the book. It is a very thick book, about two inches thick, and an excellent resource for learning more about the dangers and goals of the Communists.
Remember Khruschev said when he spoke at the UN that Communism would take over the US with out a single bullet being fired.
Get a hold of the book and read it. Skousen has a long list of Bibliography materials listed in back of the book, page after page, of source after source. Read the book then decide what you think.
To me the most interesting chapter was about Castro.
Would love to see what you think after you read the book. I got mine from out of print books, and it is in excellent condition. It was only about $15.00. I guess with old books you get whatever they can find at whatever price. I was shocked that it didn't cost a lot more, since it is so old. Still has book jacket.
57 posted on 03/04/2003 9:14:51 AM PST by buffyt (Can you say President Hillary - Mistress of Darkness?.......Me neither!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Van Jenerette
...for class.
58 posted on 03/04/2003 9:35:44 AM PST by Van Jenerette (Our Republic...If We Can Keep It!)
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To: buffyt
I am not disputing the quality of the book. I am merely interested in knowing where the Goals actually came from. Are they taken from an specific document from 1963 (or earlier)? Are they based on another document? I am seem to be completely alone in this concern, however.
59 posted on 03/04/2003 1:05:22 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: o_zarkman44
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.

Yes indeed, call it a Living Document ala AlGore and Tom Daschle. Thank God the SCOTUS knows better than to do this.

60 posted on 03/04/2003 2:54:53 PM PST by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug , Holier-Than-Thou Socialist.)
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To: Captain Kirk
I didnt check the sources in his bibliography, but I think he cites it from a couple of different places, including the Congressional Record.
61 posted on 03/04/2003 3:08:45 PM PST by GOP_Raider (OAKLAND RAIDERS AFC CHAMPIONS!!!!)
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To: GOP_Raider
I'm afraid the Congressional Record (at least in this context) doesn't really qualify as worthwhile. Any congresscritter, including Maxine Waters, can place *anything* in there (and often have). What seems to have happened is that a congresscritter from 1963 took a section from a 1958 Skousen Book and slapped a label on it e.g. "Communist Goals of 1963" and the circle goes round and round.

In short, the document (and its hyperventilated "Dr. Evil" like wording) appears to be Skousen's creation, more properly his "interpretation" of Communist goals based on other sources which he does not specifically name. I could be wrong but nobody has given me any reason to believe otherwise.

62 posted on 03/04/2003 3:21:55 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk
I dont have my copy of it with me, but I'll look and see where he got it from vis a vis his bibliography. I could have swore he also found a CC of it from somewhere else. (Since he worked at the FBI where he really got it may have been classified and not available to be cited as a source. Just a thought).

But dont judge the book on that alone. It examines communist philosophy and it's history blow by blow. I still recommend it to understand what goes through the mind of a leftist (besides bong resin and paint chips).
63 posted on 03/04/2003 3:28:50 PM PST by GOP_Raider (OAKLAND RAIDERS AFC CHAMPIONS!!!!)
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To: LeninStillLivestoThisDay
Thanks for your input. The only difference between Communism and Socialsim is the way they are introduced into a society. Communism is indeed a totalitarian philosophy as you mentioned. Socialism is a more subtile, but equally as dangerous to freedom and Democracy as Communism is.

Is it not true that France has indeed been overtaken by socialist philosophy in it's government? And the same for Germany? Could this exlain their opposition to forced disarmament of Iraq, which is basically a Communist led government. They want to profit from their continued violations of the UN sanctions imposed against Iraq after the 1991 war. There is little difference between a dictator and a Communist. They oppress the people into submission, taking profit motive from enterprise and distribute the proceeds in a supposedly equal proportion. Tell me what is not dangerous about this philosophy being introduced into a free enterprise market like the USA?

America has taken great steps and risen to prominent position in the world because it has not been suppressed by a repressive government. Communism in the Soviet bloc is a proven failure, yet many still present the philosophy of socialism as the utopian view to end all conflict.

As far as disarming Korea. Korea is rattling sabres because Kim sees America and the UN as weak and unable to act on imposing sanctions against corrupt and dangerous nations such as Korea. Korea will be dealt with I am sure. Korea has unfortunately been appeased and taken a shadow role in it's development of WMD's, while Saddam And Iraq have been identified as perps in the barbaric terrorist network. Yet Korea is an equal threat, and now given it's capability to produce and deliver WMD's has an opportunity to terrorize it's neighbors into conceding to it's doctrine. No different than Iraq.

Lenin is indeed alive in doctrine, and since you defend the doctrine, I have to believe you are one of the enablers of communism/socialism in America. Should we feel threatened?
Of course.
65 posted on 03/09/2003 8:09:29 AM PST by o_zarkman44
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To: GOP_Raider
Okay...I will check it out.
66 posted on 03/09/2003 8:13:13 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: o_zarkman44
the enemy is within
67 posted on 03/09/2003 8:16:12 AM PST by TLBSHOW (God Speed as Angels trending upward dare to fly Tribute to the Risk Takers)
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