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:There are groups still pursuing these goals, successfully, without calling themselves Communists.
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.” 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.