1958 Communist Warning About America Eerily Happening Now

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Cleon Skousen, a former FBI agent wrote “The Neked Communist,” which was published in 1958. He listed 45 areas in which he believed Communist goals would applied to radically transform America. A few years later, in 1963, Skousen’s list was entered into the U.S. Congressional Record by Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr. (D-FL).

Since then, Skousen’s warning has been referred to numerous times, but apparently not heeded. Remarkably, his predictions about changing American hearts and minds through transforming public attitudes about social, economic, educational, military, and familial roles while also using the media to propagate false and misinformation are evident throughout every area of society in 2015 America.

In fact, Barack Obama’s “Hope and Change” resembles most of what is described on this list. Perhaps he read it and took it to heart. Regardless, it is an indictment of generations of failed leadership both public and private, both individual and corporate, in America.

Below is a transcript of the U.S. Congressional Record taken from Appendix, pp. A34-A35, published on January 10, 1963.

“Current Communist Goals”

EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

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.
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