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From, book The Naked Communist, Published 1958
In 1958, W. Cleon Skousen published a book exposing the history and goals of Communism. In his book titled The Naked Communist, he laid out the 45 goals of the Communist Party USA wanted to achieve in order to destroy American Society and its Constitutional form of Government. Amazingly in the 50 years since publishing, these goals to overthrow America have nearly all been achieved! We are seeing today at an ever faster rate the transformation of America from a Free Republic into a Socialist/ Communist Society. Hope and Change!
Here are some of the 45 goals of the Communist Party U.S.A. from 1958.
Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If
the U.N. charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one world
government with its own independent armed forces.
So what is Communism?
Communism is a system where by a Totalitarian Government owns and controls everything!
People who live in a Communist controlled country do not own anything. The government owns all property and businesses; therefore, all the people are employees of the government. The government owns all the land and buildings. The government tells the people where they can live in government run housing, and supplies the food to the people. There is no freedom to run your own business, or own your own home or your own car. These items are given or rationed out as the State sees fit. The Central Planners of the government oversee and control every aspect of life.
In theory the people in a Commune share everything equally. In practice, those in power have the ultimate control of everything and live lavish lives. The the rest of the people in the commune, do the work, but just get by. Under Capitalism there are also the very rich, but if it is free Capitalism, everyone has an equal chance to move ahead. Under Communism you are held back because everyone must be equal, except of course the Party Leaders. Under Communism there is no incentive to work hard to better yourselves, because your extra efforts will be taken away from you and given to someone else.
One Political Party, no choice.
In a Communist country there is only one political party, the Communist Party. Elections are held to select the party member of your choice, who will always be a Communist.
The government also controls the police and the military which enforce the Communist Ideology on the people. Step out of line by complaining and you can fine yourself in trouble with the government. In the old Soviet Union this often meant being sent to a Gulag in Siberia, where many died from simple exposure, or the firing squad.
The State Religion is Atheism.
Communism scorns the idea of a creator God. The religion of Communism is atheism. Under Communism, Man is in control of everything. Under the American Declaration of Independence, Man gets his freedoms from God. Under Communism there is no Freedom. American's get their freedoms from the ultimate authority of God.
Communism, a history of Death.
Under Communist control in Russia an estimated 20 million people were killed in peace time. In Communist China 70 million peasants where systematically eliminated. In Cambodia, Pol Pot murdered 2 million of his countrymen. In Vietnam the Communist killed another million citizens. Nazism is another form of socialism. The German Nazi's created the death camps killing another 25 million people, mostly Jews. In total an estimated 125 million people have perished under Communism and the Socialist Nazi party, not counting the wars they created. All of this blood letting by people who rejected God. In all, more people have been exterminated under Socialism and Communism than all the wars of history combined!
An F.B.I. agent infiltrated the Weather Underground in the 1960's. In talking with the leadership he asked them what they would do, once they gain power. They were very matter of fact in stating, we would need to set up re-education camps in the Southwestern States. Those who resisted change would be sent to the camps. Of those that would change their thinking and accept Communism could be returned to society in several years. But we estimate maybe 20 to 25 million Americans would need to be eliminated because they would refuse to accept Communism. These same 1960's terrorist radicals are still around, but now many of them are in Universities and their students are in government positions. (See below)
People Flee from Communism
History shows that people will risk their very lives to flee from a Communist Countries to go to a country where there is Freedom. A land where you have the right to own property, and own and run your own business. To be able to travel where you want to go, and work at the job of your choice, and to live where you want to live. Freedom means you have a choice. Social Communism means you have NO choice. In short, under Communism you are a slave to the leaders of the State. (See some personal stories at the bottom of the page.)
Personal Experiences with Communism
I have personally talked with 2 different couples who lived under Communism and one man who lives in a Socialist European country. He asked how much I pay in taxes. At the time I said around 25%. He said, "that is nothing, I pay 70% to 75% in taxes." What do you get for that, I asked. "Cradle to grave health care." Then he added, "you don't know how lucky you have it in America."
A couple who lived in Communist Lithuania, simply wanted to move from one apartment to another across town for a shorter commute to work each day. It took ten years of Red Tap to get permission from the government to simply move into a different apartment! Getting a car took them 15 years. They left after the fall of the Soviet Empire.
Another couple living upstairs from their business were forced to move out when Castro's government took over their business and their home. What they got was not so nice as what they had before. They eventually fled Cuba.
Last update Feb 2018
A comparison of Socialism, Capitalism and Communism. With American's first early experiment with Socialism, and a chart to show the relationship of personal freedom with each type of government.