Here are a few of the Communist goals that were discovered and written into the Congressional record in the late 1950’s. Many of the ones I’ve listed have obviously, disturbingly been successfully completed. From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen (p.269 and ff.)
Discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.”
Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.” Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books
Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the school on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state”
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.”
CAPTURE ONE OR BOTH OF THE POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE UNITED STATES
Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of the teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing and policy-making positions. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures. Gain control of all student newspapers.
Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
TRANSFER SOME OF THE POWERS OF ARREST FROM THE POLICE TO SOCIAL AGENCIES.
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.
Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
…”Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive meaningless art.
Belittle all forms of American Culture.
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.
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.
Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike. (Note this concept could also apply to giving away power over the Internet, which President Obama did a few years ago.)