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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
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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