On Thursday, January 10, 1963 Rep. A.S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida caused to be read into the Congressional record the 45 goals of Communism as outlined in “The Naked Communist” by Cleon Skousen. The goals are all horrible, but what is truly shocking is how completely they have been implemented in our own day. Skousen published his book in 1958, almost 60 years ago. They, the Communists, never lost their focus on their goals, pursued them relentlessly and have been terrifyingly successful.
I have frequently heard it said that the Republican Party ought not concern itself with questions of social ethics and morality. Rather, we should be focused on fiscal, economic and the size and functions of government. The Communists agree. The moral and spiritual degradation of America has always been a major goal, and an unacknowledged hot front in the cold war. A war, let it be noted, which has raged unseen for over 60 years. Why is this important to them?
Karl Marx was not only a lunatic but a pervert. While the world has focussed on his mystical economics this was by no means the whole of his program. He advocated easy divorce, extramarital promiscuity, homosexuality, abortion and state run orphanages for raising children which were to be separated from their biological parents. He thought that if the family, along with religion, were abolished the primal loyalty of individuals to their families would be broken and could be attached to the State. Following the October Revolution Lenin implemented all these “freedoms” all across Soviet society.
Within just a few years they were all reversed. These policies did not reattach the individual’s loyalty to the State, but was rapidly reducing Russian society to unmanageable chaos. The Socialist paradise was turning into a rootless, promiscuous hell. Once these policies were discarded Russian society was able to knit itself together, still wounded, but sufficiently functional to maintain social cohesion.
Part of the theory behind the cultural warfare waged by the Soviet Union against the West was simply this: if we persuade the West to implement those policies which nearly brought our society down their societies will collapse too. Then they will be ripe for takeover.
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.”
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
It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China. We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a Litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:
“Why are we here today?” she asked.
“To make revolution,” they answered.
“What kind of revolution?” she replied.
“The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
“By destroying the American family!” they answered.
“How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
“By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
“And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
“By taking away his power!”
“How do we do that?”
“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?”
Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?
“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.