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The 1958 book "the Naked Communist" prophetic?


Here is a list of the 45 objectives the author suggested Communist were trying to achieve. Many are certainly prophetic.


 
 
[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, policy-making 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 men alike. 







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HempHead
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Communism is dead





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PelicanHuey
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It simply shows conservatives have been bitching about the same shite for 50+ years, with the same dire predictions about "the end of America as we know it."





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bencoleman
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communism isnt even close to being dead





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quote:

communism isnt even close to being dead


Actually it is, few believe in communism it is in the ash bin of history.


Strange that the collapse of the FSE didn't make the top 45 list.







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quote:

communism isnt even close to being dead

i don't know how many real communist nations there are. cuba and venezuela, i'd guess. maybe some african nations? former eastern bloc?

china is going free market-totalitarian

NK is pretty much it's own style of totalitarian state






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Most Western Marxist will point that every supposed communist country still maintains the 'capitalist mode of production'.

It's not communism we should be concerned with, it's statism. I suppose to many of you that they are the same.






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It is still out there, it will be the same shite different name. Then it will rear its ugly head again. I hope you guys are right.





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It is still out there

if you mean totalitarian rule? i fully agree

that's been the norm of humanity since we started grouping together in societies. that type of government will likely never die

the good thing is that unless these states are propped up economically by some export, they will always fail






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It simply shows conservatives have been bitching about the same shite for 50+ years, with the same dire predictions about "the end of America as we know it."


So you don't believe any of these
goals have been achieved? And just because someone keeps harping on certain issues doesn't mean there invalid.






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Some of those things have happened, but I don't think it's because of communists.





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bencoleman
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I would be willing to bet that the communist mindset hasnt changed at all. I feel they are just marking time. The failure after all wasnt their fault.





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i just don't know where they are





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Ok well maybe I am wrong, hopefully I am. I didnt know China was holding free and clear elections, I see the communist party here in america has plenty of members and obviously money.





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I would be willing to bet that the communist mindset hasnt changed at all. I feel they are just marking time. The failure after all wasnt their fault.


I saw in a documentary that communist use socialist to achieve there agendas and then dispatch with them once to take power.






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I didnt know China was holding free and clear elections

oy vey






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I was raised in the cold war era so excuse me if I am skeptical about their demise.





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I agree, they will thrive in unions and tin horn totalitarion asswipe countries until a new communism arises.

Communism will be back, the common man will blame corporations when the real blame should fall on massive governments...for whatever will occur.






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We know about Obama's ties to Frank Marshall Davis and he is an admitted communist.





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Communism is dead


Perhaps

But that doesn't make his predictions any less interesting as a lot of them seem to be spot on with what happened.






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