FBI Agent and communist expert, W. Cleon Skousen, published the book The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom in 1958. At the time, the book was wildly popular, but has been lost over the last 6 decades. It is time to rediscover Agent Skousen’s work, and his “time capsuled” warnings about communism. The list of 45 items below is a verbatim list of Communist Goals from the Naked Communist. I sorted them according to my assessment of how successful leftist forces have been in advancing them since 1958.
NOTE: How many of these are engrained in and championed by the Democrat Party? What does that tell you about the ideology behind today’s Democrat Party?
Agent Skousen introduces these Communist Goals by writing:
“Instead of maintaining a state of intellectual vigilance, we have taken Communist slogans as the major premises for too many of our conclusions. Let us go down a list of current strategy goals which the Communists and their fellow travelers are seeking to achieve. These are part of the campaign to soften America for the final takeover. It should be kept in mind that many loyal Americans are working for these same objectives because they are not aware that these objectives are designed to destroy us.”
Highly Successful Communist Goals
|– Internationalize the Panama Canal.|
|– 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.|
|– 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.|
|– Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.|
|– Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.|
|– Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of Communist apparatus.|
|– 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.”|
|– Present degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.”|
|– Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures.|
|– Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.|
|– Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.|
|– Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.|
Partially Successful Communist Goals
|– 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.|
|– Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.|
|– Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.|
|– 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.|
|– Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”|
|– Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a world-wide basis.|
|– 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.”|
|– Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.|
|– Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.|
|– Continue discrediting American culture by denigrating 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.”|
|– Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, and policy-making positions.|
|– Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.|
|– Gain control of all student newspapers.|
|– 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.|
|– Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.|
|– Do away with all loyalty oaths.|
|– 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.)|
|– Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.|
|– Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.|
|– Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.|
|– Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.|
|– US willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.|
|– US Acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
Largely Unsuccessful Communist Goals
|– Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.|
|– Infiltrate and gain control of big business.|
|– Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive meaningless art.”|
|– 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 U.N.|
Largely Overcome by Events, Communist Goals
|– Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.|
|– Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.|
|– Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites|
Every liberty and freedom loving American must read Agent Skousen’s book, The Naked Communist. Marxists have been hard at work for many decades. The fall of the Soviet Union did not stop them, it may have at best only slowed them.
As the final point in this blog, I ask this question. In all of the Russia hysteria surrounding the 2016 election, have you heard the words communism or Marxism used even once to describe Russia? It’s as though there is no such connection at all! The Russian threat is not from Putin, it is from Putin’s Marxist ideology!
If you have any doubt as to the relevance of Agent Skousen’s list of goals, look no further than this self proclaimed communist’s website “NakedCommunist” as he/she crows about their successes.
Project Veritas exposes a self-avowed Communist/Democratic Socialist illegally working against the federal government on taxpayer funded time. He is one of many.