Communism’s 45 goals were read into the Congressional Record by Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr., (D-Florida), in 1963. These goals were gleaned from the testimony given to Congress by scholars and from the writings of current or former Communists.
Socialism is seen as the bridge between Capitalism and Communism. The major difference between Socialism and Communism is in the method of takeover. Socialism (and Progressivism) believes that it can centralize all control of the individual, land and industry by peaceful, but gradual, legislation; whereas Communism seeks a violent and final confrontation to eliminate all dissension to achieve its Utopian goal of a Stateless and Classless society.
But make no mistake; what is the same in all three ideologies is the desire to seize monolithic control of society. Mussolini termed this the Totalitarian Society: “Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.”
In order to get a better understanding of our storm clouds, let’s exam a few of the 45 Communist, and by extension Socialist and Progressive, goals that have been read into our Congressional Record:
Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
Get control of the schools and teachers’ associations. Soften the curriculum.
Gain control of all student newspapers.
Infiltrate the press.
Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and pictures.
Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and press.
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in the media.
Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.” 9. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion.
Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principal of “separation of church and state.”
Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate and old-fashioned.
Discredit the American founding fathers as selfish aristocrats [and racists].
Belittle American culture and discourage the teaching of American history.
Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
Infiltrate and gain control of big business and unions.
Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as mental health or social problems.
Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.
Repeal the Connally Reservation, allowing the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.