Bruce Deitrick Price
Communism's goals, 1963 and now
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By Bruce Deitrick Price
August 24, 2015

This list of 45 Communist goals was introduced into the Congressional record in January 1963.

The list provides a snapshot of Communist thinking in the middle of the Cold War a half-century ago. It provides insight into how thorough and methodical our Communist antagonists were and are.

Remarkably, many smart people still hesitate to use the word conspiracy. This is bizarre. When you have a large organization mobilized against you and trying to destroy your country, you need to look unflinchingly at each of their objectives.

This list was excerpted from "The Naked Communist" by Cleon Skousen, a bestseller in 1961, and placed in the Congressional record by Congressman A. S. Herlong of Florida.

In each case, consider why the Russians wanted the goal, and what would be the impact of their achieving it.

Forty-Five 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 satellite [countries] 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.

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.

And how did the Communists promote this agenda? Not by armies or forces you could see. Typically, so-called "agents of influence" did the dirty work. These people might actually report to Moscow, or they might be politicians and journalists whose worldview is sympathetic to what the Communists want.

Note 20: "infiltrate the press." Probably they had no idea how successful they would be. Schools of journalism are now routinely designed to turn out "liberal" journalists, not investigative or objective journalists.

Note 17: "get control of the schools." This is the arena I write about all the time. Proven ideas have been systematically stripped away, to be replaced by dysfunctional ideas. QED: the Communists have done a bang up job of getting control of the schools and dumbing them down.

Taken all together, these goals can be quickly summarized: the Communists seize all the power by systematically undermining and destroying traditional American ideas and institutions.

Always remember Ivan Pavlov, the patron saint of Russian psychiatry. He was the guy who showed you could make a dog drool by ringing a bell. The Russians in general are very interested in how you manipulate people, how you put them into shock, how you make them surrender in the quickest time. Russians like the dirty trick, the psy-ops, the brutal surprise, the inexpensive victory.

Yuri Bezmenov was a Russian agent who defected. He made a number of videos analyzing how the Russians brainwash a society. Here, in only five minutes he lays out the cumulative impact brought about by the 45 goals.

What can we do? One thing is to call a Commie a Commie. The Democrats, it often seems to me, deserve to be called Democommies. In any case, when they are working for the goals listed in this article, they should be challenged.

A recent edition of the Skousen's book has this endorsement on the cover: "The Naked Communist lays out the whole progressive plan. It is unbelievable how fast it has been achieved." – Dr. Ben Carson, surgeon, philanthropist, journalist

We need this sort of clarity from all our leaders.

© Bruce Deitrick Price

 

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Bruce Deitrick Price

Bruce Deitrick Price is the author of six books, an artist, a poet, and an education reformer. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia, earned Honors in English Literature from Princeton, served two years in the Army, and then lived many years in Manhattan.

Price explains educational theories and methods on his ed site Improve-Education.org (founded in 2005). He has 400 education articles and videos on the Internet. More forcefully than most, Price argues that the public schools are mediocre because our Education Establishment wants them that way.

Price's literary site is Lit4u.com .

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