Take a look at this list from the book „The Naked Communist”…then ask yourself where we are in our country.
…- Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
– Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
– Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
– Gain control of all student newspapers.
– Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
– Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
– Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
– Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Skousen claimed that an American Communist cell was told to „eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
– Control art critics and directors of art museums.
– Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them „censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
– Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
– Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as „normal, natural, healthy.” Skousen claimed Communists sought to encourage the practice of masturbation.
– 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.”
– Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of „separation of church and state.”
– Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
– Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the „common man.”
– 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.
– Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture—education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
– Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
– Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
– Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
– Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
– Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
– 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.
– Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
– Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity, masturbation and easy divorce.
– 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.
– 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…