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Old 10-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default The Naked Communist - 50 Years later

Have many of these purported goals of communism recited on the floor of congress 50 years ago come to fruition?

If so, for the betterment of our country or detriment?

Anyone?

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The communist goals were entered into the Congressional record by Albert
Herlong, Jr. (a Floridian who served in Congress from 1949-69).

1) US acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2) US willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3) Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the US 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, and admission of Red China to the UN.

8) Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of
Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free
elections under supervision of the UN.

9) Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the US has agreed
to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10) Allow all Soviet Satellites individual representation in the UN.

11) Promote the UN 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 UN 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 loyalty oaths.

14) Continue giving Russia access to the US Patent Office.

15) Capture one or both of the political parties in the US.

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 text books.

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, policy-making positions.

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

22) Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form 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, and 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 grounds 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 make a "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 US can not prevent the World
Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World
Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court
jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/u...;f=95;t=000340
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It's a conspiracy theory.

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Have many of these purported goals of communism recited on the floor of congress 50 years ago come to fruition?

If so, for the betterment of our country or detriment?

Anyone?
I'm not seeing any pattern at all, to tell you the truth. The few that are crystal clear (" 34) Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.") were sort of no-brainers anyhow. Are you pining away for McCarthy? I'm kind of disturbed that anyone still lays awake at night thinking about the Commies in this day and age.
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The comments are the best part of that snopes article...that was originally posted to test the validity of the quotes.
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U mad bro?

Have a Snickers bar.

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I'm kind of disturbed that anyone still lays awake at night thinking about the Commies in this day and age.
Down right red scary! I hope the uber- paranoid are able to get the treatment they need and deserve. Is psychotherapy or reverse labotomies covered under Obamacare?

Oh noez! I said " uber"... is that a communist word?????

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Fun Fact: the film Good Night And Good Luck used archival footage of Joseph McCarthy during the Un-American Committee hearing scenes. Focus groups complained that the actor playing McCarthy was too over the top to be believable.
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pour the vodka for a toast to would peace comrade.
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A little background on the author is always helpful as well in determining the validity of his claims. It also bears mentioning, he is one of Glenn Beck's heroes. Even the Mormons tried to distance themselves from him. So that should immediately set off some alarm bells.

Students of the American far right may not recognize the anodyne-sounding NCCS, but they no doubt know the name of its founder, the late W. Cleon Skousen. By the time Skousen founded The Freeman Institute in 1971 (the name was changed to NCCS in 1984), the bespectacled former police chief had become a minor legend in the annals of right-wing radicalism. Throughout the late 1950s and 60s, following 11 years of mostly administrative work in the FBI, Skousen toured the country whipping up anti-communist (and anti-civil rights) hysteria under the banner of the John Birch Society. Among the stories in Skousen's fantastical arsenal was the claim that New Dealer Harry Hopkins gave the Soviets "50 suitcases" worth of information on the Manhattan Project and nearly half of the nation's supply of enriched uranium. When the John Birch Society came under attack for its founder's claim that Dwight Eisenhower was a communist agent, Skousen wrote a pamphlet titled The Communist Attack on the John Birch Society.

In the 1970s, he penned an influential tract of New World Order conspiracism, The Naked Capitalist, which described a cabal of scheming, internationalist-minded bankers and government officials set on destroying the Constitution by manipulating left and liberal groups around the world. The purpose of liberal internationalist groups such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Skousen believed, is to push "U.S. foreign policy toward the establishment of a world-wide collectivist society."

Among the sources Skousen cited to substantiate this claim was is a former czarist army officer named Arsene de Goulevitch, whose own sources included Boris Brasol, a White Russian émigré who provided Henry Ford with the first English translation of the Jew-bashing classic, Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and later became a supporter of Nazi Germany.


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These people are not conservatives. They are far-right religious nutjobs who give all real conservatives a very bad name.
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The comments are the best part of that snopes article...that was originally posted to test the validity of the quotes.
I tried searching Snopes for it but came up with squat. Link, please?
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I tried searching Snopes for it but came up with squat. Link, please?
GB linked it at the bottom of the quote, but the original message board topic is here.

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