56 Years Later, Cleon Skousen Was Right and ‘Socialism’ is Now Trending

Written by Bob Parks

Back in 2006, I created a video mocking entitled graduating students and cited excerpts from “The Naked Communist” by Cleon Skousen. Now while some of his positions were downright wrong and racist, his assessment of where embedded communists within our country wanted to take us was spot on.

“The Naked Communist” was written in 1963 and 56 years later, “socialism” is now a trending topic up for that long overdue “conversation”.

The following interpretations of Skousen’s comments are my own.

U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

In other words, allow any nation who pursues atomic weapons the right to have them, good or bad actors notwithstanding.

U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

Succumb to the demands of any rogue nations in possession of nuclear weapons, which obviously puts everyone at risk for blackmail.

Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

How many times have we heard people calling for the total elimination of all nuclear weaponry and the United States must be the ones to set the example. Given the questionable trustworthiness of many of the world’s tyrants, this would be like walking into a gunfight with not even a dull knife.

Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

The purpose of economic sanctions is to deny a potentially aggressive nation the ability to divert the proceeds of trade to arms or, as we see a lot today, acts of terrorism around the world. When the Obama administration lifted the trade embargo on Cuban goods in 2016, it may have given his elitist friends and campaign supporters another place to play, but it (as expected) was of scant benefit to the Cuban people and their government’s aggressive posture to this day was only enhanced by the influx of income.

Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

Note the consistent theme of sending our tax dollars to socialist/communist nations that, by their flawed economic model, can’t fiscally survive. Also note the hypocrisy in allowing communists unfettered freedom of movement within our country despite the fact most people attempt to flee repressive communist nations on a daily basis.

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.)

Look at how much power the United Nations has been given over the years to influence our domestic policy. For example, we’re constantly being told we must adhere to the dictates of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. No American citizen has voted for anyone on that “panel”, but their debatable conclusions are cited by our policy makers on down to our classrooms as fact, even though implementation of their whitepapers would harm the American economy with no guarantees of effectiveness to “heal the planet”.

Do away with all loyalty oaths.

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.”

There are many local governments in the United States where that offensive Pledge of Allegiance is not said prior to their hearings. This is not only due to the conscience of a few but eventually the result of a 2003 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, reversed by the Supreme Court on 2004, that attempted to ban the Pledge in schools all based on that “separation of church and state” phrase which appears nowhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights.

Prayer, even after sporting events, is frowned up if not totally gone in schools out of pressure from the triggered.

Then again, there are times when Democrats disregard any “separation of church and state” when they are the direct political beneficiaries.

Never think you can hold a liberal to any level of intellectual or political consistency.

Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

Given all we know about certain nations and their propensity for intellectual property theft, so what could go wrong?

Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

Within the Democrat Party, this internal battle will eventually come down to the old guard who’ll lie to the American people about what they really want (so they can win elections and stay in privileged politburo-style power) against those who come right out and actively promote their socialist goals.

Remember, the only real difference between socialism and communism is the ability to use brute force to attain submission of the people. We’re not there yet, but when the Department of Education can sic a SWAT team on you…?

Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture — education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

They may not officially be socialists yet, but who runs all of these institutions now?

Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

The long-recognized institution of marriage (one man, one woman) was strategically weakened when gay activists declared gay marriage a “civil right”, likening their experience to the acknowledged movement by blacks who were (unlike gays) enslaved and persecuted for centuries in the United States at the hands of violent, obstructionist Democrats and their supporters.

Because one Supreme Court judge decided that Obamacare could kinda’ be considered a “tax”, it was imposed on the nation and the people ended up paying significantly more for plans that also included unaffordable deductibles, all why those lawmakers and their staffs essentially exempted themselves by including smarmy legalese where their health care costs would be greatly subsidized by us sucka’ taxpayers.

Another prime example of an activist judiciary.

The Supreme Court, delivering a political blow to the Trump administration and a victory for California, on Thursday refused to uphold an effort to ask all households about the citizenship of their residents as part of the 2020 census. They sent the matter back to a lower court for review.
Los Angeles Times, 6/27/19

Thank that same Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts for that deciding vote as well.

As many of you know, the Census is not just some trivial random headcount so we have a population number to toss around. It’s also a numerical basis for the issuing of congressional representation. Obviously the more people in an area, the more congressmen you have and if you could add the number of illegal aliens to an area that Democrats would exploit, counting them in a census would be an imperative. If you don’t believe me, here’s some honesty buried down in the L.A. Times piece.

Census experts, citing the climate of fear in immigrant communities, predicted that millions of households will refuse to participate if the question is asked. This in turn could produce a severe under-count in states such as California and Texas, and lead to a loss of government funds and political power for the next decade.

So it really comes down to legitimizing people who have entered the country illegally so one party can benefit. Got’cha.

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.

Gain control of all student newspapers.

Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

Student protesting guns, President Trump (or any Republican), promoting LGBTQLGBTQIAP anything, denying speech they can’t handle based on what they’ve been taught or exposed to in the entertainment or social media.

These young people are even resorting to staging what they deem “hate crimes” to make US more aware of why they believe we should be addressing. Luckily, many are too stupid to competently pull off their blatant deceptions.

But seeing how children spend over 200 days a year with someone you never met until they started teaching your children, the socialist agenda is in full force in our schools to the point where it’s in our face and is currently, in my opinion, the greatest threat to our nation.

To add insult to injury, we’re getting arrogant young people who believe they know it all and really don’t.

Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

While it appears the liberal political dominance within the media is a no-brainer, it’s also another privileged, elitist club where not the best-and-brightest tell us what they believe we need to know.

These people sit around all day, discuss narratives they create, and the consumers of broadcast news and entertainment are inundated with assumed intellectual musings or political assertions. The problem is, when they are very wrong, they never admit it with the same enthusiasm and that’s highly problematic, if not dangerous.

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.”

Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

While a student at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, I personally witnessed professors intellectualizing paint splatters on canvases during exhibitions over wine and brie. How many went on to be curators…?

Look around. You’ll see this ugly, formless art everywhere, especially on government funded grounds.

The Michaelangelos and Raphaels have been replaced by the well-connected with limited talent (if at all) who win commissions though local grants all the way up to the National Endowment of the Arts and create crap.

Mediocrity embraced and legitimized.

Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

On May 27, 1972 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, George Carlin immortalized the “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” in what would end up on his “Class Clown” album. While hearing those words in the 70’s on TV would be considered shocking, how many of those words can you not only hear on nationally televised award ceremonies but also in music videos aimed at children, movies rated PG, in classrooms from teachers and even out of the mouths of federal politicians?

This is now considered “free speech”.

Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

With our heightened awareness after #MeToo, it’s ironic that just before the Harvey Weinstein powderkeg blew, it was women who turned a corner and embraced what activists denounce and demonize men for to this day.

Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2011 erotic romance novel by British author E. L. James. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practice involving BDSM (bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism).

Fifty Shades of Grey has topped best-seller lists around the world, selling over 125 million copies worldwide by June 2015. It has been translated into 52 languages, and set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time. Universal Pictures and Focus Features produced an American film adaptation, which was released on 13 February 2015, and also received unfavourable reviews even though it was a box office success.

And speaking of #MeToo and Harvey, after the months of protests, anger, all the way to the steps of the Supreme Court, those brave, aggrieved victims had a price after all.

Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

Well, what would you be called on social media alone if you said anything contrary?

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.”

There’s a lot more of American tradition that’s been successfully and summarily dismantled over the years.

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.

Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

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.”

Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

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].

Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

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.

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.

Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

See the peace and tranquility that is currently South Africa.

Internationalize the Panama Canal.

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.

So for those of you who think communists in the United States are an insignificant, fringe movement, think again.

Like progressives, communists goals are implemented in an incremental manner; little by little until they can claim a victory and move on, led by champions who would’ve been considered nuts and are now gaining in their power and influence.

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