Rabbi’s Reflections – Sunday, July 12, 2020
Godless Communism’s Plans to Overtake America’s Government
By Dr. and Senator Raymond Finney
INTRODUCTION: For many years, the arch enemy of the United States and the Western world has been Communism. The USSR, now Russia, has been a major “evangelist” for Communism, attempting to spread this poisonous form of government throughout the nations of the world.
I am alarmed by the inroads of socialism in American politics in an obvious attempt to replace our democratic-republican form of government (capitalism). Avowed socialists were major contenders to become Democratic Party presidential candidates this election cycle. Political scientists may be able to separate socialism from communism, but I consider the two political ideologies to be “first cousins.” I believe a socialist could easily become a communist.
If a person believes in Yeshua as Lord and Savior, should political doctrine matter? I think so. If Communists were in control of America’s government, how long would we Americans enjoy the First Amendment right of freedom of religion? Would we Believers eventually be harassed or persecuted for our faith? The United States was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, but Communism, which many want to replace our form of government, is godless. A Communist-controlled America might permit individual, subdued worship of Adonai, but such worship would be kept under tight control and constant surveillance by leaders.
COMMUNIST GOALS FOR AMERICA: I reprint a record, following, that is nearly sixty years old. I am unaware that the Communists have eased or reversed their goals for domination of America and the world.
On January 10, 1963, the Honorable A.S. Herlong, Jr., a Florida congressman, posted “Communist Goals (1963)” in the Appendix of that day’s “Congressional Record” (pp. A34-A35). This record came from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen.
The document lists forty-five (45) goals of American Communists to change drastically the United States. I present them in a checklist format, without explanatory comment. I suggest that you read the goals, assessing for each goal:
** Has the goal been defeated, or is it no longer pursued? (Victory for America)
** Has the goal been partially fulfilled at this time? (Caution for America)
** Has the goal been completely fulfilled at this time? (Defeat for America).
CHECKLIST OF COMMUNIST GOALS (AS OF JANUARY, 1963):
□ U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
□ U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
□ Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
□ Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
□ Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
□ Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
□ Grant recognition of Red China [and] admission of Red China to the United Nations.
□ Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
□ Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
□ Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
□ 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. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
□ Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
□ Do away with all loyalty oaths.
□ Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
□ 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. 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. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
□ 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.”
□ 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 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.
□ Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
□ Internationalize the Panama Canal.
□ Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
COMMENT: Some of these goals:
** Twist our own Constitution to attempt to defeat us;
** May be obsolete, but many are most apropos of our current situation in America;
** Are being actively pursued at this very moment, and the pursuit for fulfillment fills daily news reports;
** Run completely counter to a Believer’s walk in faith (are in opposition to Judeo-Christian faith); and
** May explain, at least partially, the crumbling of American society.
** Is the influence of Satan evident in some of these goals?
** Can these goals coexist with traditional American goals?
** Should it be part of an American Believer’s faith to fight for traditional American values, or should he/ she only think of “heavenly” issues and leave “worldly” issues to the politicians?
** Did Yeshua infer that Believers should become involved with government, with His statement in Mark 12:17a? (Reminder of Mark 12:17: Then Yeshua said to them, “Give to Caesar [Caesar = the government] the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s….”)
** Is the momentum in American politics and culture driving toward or away from Communism? If so, is this good or bad?
** Could this Communist agenda set the stage for the future coming of the Antichrist (anti-messiah)?
** Are you and members of your family registered to vote, and will you vote in November? Shalom and Maranatha.