Thursday, May 24, 2012


"If Americans wish to preserve a country they will recognize, then the first step is to recognize the enemy. Public education is the enemy. The entertainment industry is the enemy. The corporate culture is the enemy. The advertising industry is the enemy. And most of the politicians in both parties are the enemy.

An enemy is defined as anybody, or any organization, which is attacking the traditional beliefs of Americans."

-- Charley Reese - - Columnist


Walt Kelly, the great cartoonist and creator of the iconic philosopher, Pogo, the possum, summed up our national dilemma in just nine words. "We have met the enemy and he is us."

I have written and spoken often about how ignorance and apathy is destroying our Republic more than any totalitarian ideology. This is not just an idle speculation on my part. It is supported by the fact that there are an estimated 60 million evangelical Christians in the United States and on any given election day about 30 million choose to sit on their hands. ( I don't actually know what they are doing with their hands. I just know that they are not at the polls.)

Upon leaving Constitution Hall after the three month ordeal of creating our Constitution, a lady approached Benjamin Franklin and asked; "Dr. Franklin, What kind of government have you given us?"

"A Republic, Madam, if you can keep it" was his reply.

There are numerous quotes we could cite about how "Eternal vigilance being the price of Liberty". Washington, Sam Adams, Jefferson, John Adams, Madison, and Patrick Henry all wrote extensively and eloquently on this topic.

I don't know when we the people first became comfortably complacent and, like the boiled frog, ignored the rising threat to our very life and liberty. But I do know that there has been a slow and gradual drift toward a totalitarian government since the early 60's. Bit by bit, step by step, the socialist agenda has been incrementally put in place, and we the people did nothing but complain and wring our hands, or worse, buried our head in the TV  or some other distraction and let someone else tell us what to think.

The following list of Communist Goals that was entered into the Congressional record by Albert Herlong, Jr. ( a Floridian who served in Congress from 1049 - 69) in 1963.

Take the time to scan down through the list and check off all Communist Goals that you believe have been accomplished:

1.    US acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2.    US willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3.    Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the US 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.

5.    Extension of long term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites.

6.    Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7.    Grant recognition of Red China, and admission of Red China to the UN.

8.    Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the UN.

9.    Prolong the conference to ban atomic tests because the US has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet Satellites individual representation in the UN.

11. Promote the UN 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 UN as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12.  Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the US Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the US.

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

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism, and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teacher associations. Put the party line in text books.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

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

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

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

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings", and substitute shapeless, awkward, and meaningless forms.

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

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, and healthy".

27. 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".

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state".

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations or a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man".

31. 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". Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

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

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures, which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and gain control of more unions.

36. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business

38. 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.

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

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 prejudice, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a "united force" to solve economic, political, or social problems.

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

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45.Repeal the Connelly Reservation so the US cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

A casual review of this list of goals illustrates our gradual slide down the "slippery-slope" toward tyranny. Many Americans have been shaken awake following the series of events following the 2008 election.  Some of us have finally gotten out of our recliner and are involved in the grass roots liberty movement. Come and join us. Be the solution!

I firmly believe that the solutions to the dangers facing our Republic are not political, but are spiritual. We must first change who we are as citizens before we can restore America to its once greatness.

Douglas MacArthur warned us, “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”

Finally, looking to the ultimate source of wisdom Proverbs 14:34 tells us, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”

(Authors note: This is the first part of a series. Stay tuned. More "Know Your Enemy" to follow.)