If I Wanted America To Succeed

The amazingly powerful “If I wanted America to fail” video by Free Market America is going viral with good reason:

(btw, their Twitter account has been reinstated, you can follow them @FreeMarket_US)

This video nails the destructive impact of the “environmental agenda,” showing quite plainly that the “environmental agenda” is about power, control, money . . . and ultimately failure, and it got me thinking about another agenda that shares the same goal.

In 1958, Cleon Skousen, a conservative, wrote The Naked Communist in which he laid out what he perceived at the time to be the 45 commie goals and methods for destroying America:

  1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
  2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States 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. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
  8. 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.
  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
  10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
  11. 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.
  12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
  13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
  14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
  15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
  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 teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
  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, policymaking positions.
  21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
  22. 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.”
  23. Control art critics and directors of art museums.
  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, 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 ground 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 on 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 eventually dismantle the FBI.
  36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
  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, masturbation and easy divorce.
  41. 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.
  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 use “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 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.

From “coexist” bumper stickers to the systematic destruction of Judeo-Christian values to the abject failure of our public school systems, many of these goals have been either met or exceeded.

What do we do if we want America to succeed?  We undo it. Starting where we live and work, where we have influence and power.  Andrew Breitbart was right; we’re in a culture war, and we’ve been losing.  It’s time to fight back, to take back our schools, our churches, our courts, our children, our society, and our culture.

So what would a Patriot’s Plan for America look like?  Maybe something like this:

  1. Foster, protect, and defend U. S. sovereignty.
  2. Dismantle the illusion that total disarmament by the U. S. would demonstrate moral strength.
  3. Get out of and stop funding the U. N. and cut all aid to enemies of the United States.
  4. Reinstate loyalty oaths.
  5. Capture one or both parties in the U. S., support and elect Constitutional conservatives.
  6. Use technical decisions of the courts to strengthen basic American institutions by claiming that their activities promote individual liberty.
  7. Get control of the schools. Use them as, our Founders intended, to transmit Judeo-Christian values and American patriotism. Make schools focus on teaching our children to think, on teaching them American history, civics, government, and everything intellectual that has been removed in favor of the emotional (i.e. anti-intellectual) communist party line.
  8. Gain control of all student newspapers.
  9. Use students . . . no, scratch that. Patriots don’t “use” kids and don’t need useful idiots.
  10. Infiltrate the press; better yet, just put the dinosaur media out of business with strong, old-fashioned journalism in the new media.
  11. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.  Until then, refuse to support leftists in these forums (put our money where our heart is).
  12. Reinforce American culture in all artistic forms; put meaning, beauty,  and patriotism back into art.
  13. Reinstate standards of decency.
  14. Rebuild cultural standards of morality by eliminating offensive and immoral representations from the media, at least that which we consume (i.e. put our money where our heart and soul are).
  15. Re-present degeneracy and promiscuity as . . . well, degenerate and promiscuous.
  16. There is no such thing as a “social” religion.  Take our churches back; emphasize that intellectual maturity is understanding that religion is not a “crutch” but a means of true freedom, particularly from the state.
  17. Reinstate prayer and all phases of religious expression in schools on the grounds that failure to do so is a violation of the First Amendment.  The state cannot suppress our freedom of religious expression.  Anywhere.
  18. Hold up the American Constitution as the best model for the limited government of a free people.  Point out that it is indeed both a “document of negative liberties” (i.e. it restrains the federal government) and a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis . . . by design.
  19. Teach the truth about the Founders.
  20. Celebrate all forms of American culture, particularly self-reliance and patriotism, and encourage the teaching of American history and American exceptionalism.
  21. Dismantle centralized control over all aspects of American life not spelled out in the Constitution.
  22. Eliminate all public unions, make private unions let members choose whether or not to belong (right to work).
  23. Discredit the belief that criminals and all of the “groups” leftists create are all victims; discredit the entire “victim mentality” that permeates our society, emphasize equal opportunity, equal justice.
  24. Reinstate the family as a core American institution. Discourage promiscuity, easy divorce, easy abortion-as-birth-control, etc.
  25. Emphasize the parents in all decisions regarding their children, minimize the role of the state in all family matters (that are not criminal).
  26. Emphasize that violence and insurrection are not legitimate aspects of the American tradition, that we solve our political disputes in a civilized, nonviolent manner at the voting booth.  Ridicule the idea that violent revolution is a positive or that it has ever led to anything but tyranny, excepting the one prime example of our own unique founding.
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15 thoughts on “If I Wanted America To Succeed

  1. reading that first list is utterly chilling. i’m taking a very small step to combat it, though–i’ll be homeschooling my kids starting next year.

    • “chilling” is just the word, too. This was in 1958, fgs. Unreal.

      And Yay! I think it’s great that you’re homeschooling. Have you seen the awesome resources out there? (hee, but of course you have! yay you!) I’m excited to hear how it goes.

      • that’s the thing, people have been sounding the alarm bells for decades. there’s just too many people that blow it off saying, “oh, that couldn’t happen here. this is america!” but i think there are some people that would rather lie to themselves than see the truth.

  2. your second list is awesome, fuzzy! all worthy jump-offs for taking back our country. in particular i love 7, 20 and 24. we definitely need to take our schools back, re-instill patriotism and restore our moral compass driven by good family values.

    • Thank you so much, namaste! The horror of what they’ve done, I think, is most evident in the destruction of the family, patriotism, and morals. Anything and everything we do to combat that is a win.

  3. Reinstate loyalty oaths

    Loyalty to what? This is fraught. Loyalty to the US Constitution and the founding values as enunnciate in the Declaration of Independence? Sure! But blind loyalty to “God and Country” had gotten us in more trouble than almost anything else.

    Take control of the schools? No. Defund them and go to a completely privatized model.

    Your list is a noble one. Cutting the federal government in half would probably accomplish over three-quarters of it. DC subsidizes stupidity, laziness and immorality. Take away the incentive (and leave people to face the negative consequences) and the stupid, lazy and immoral will die off while the thrifty, industrious and moral people will enjoy the fruits of their efforts along with their fellow like-minded citizens.

    • Oooh, good point, Silverfiddle. By reinstating loyalty oaths, I guess I meant the old oaths to America, morality, and ethical understanding that people used to take in everything from the Boy Scouts to the FFA (heck, we didn’t even see this president take his oath of office). Most oaths, now, are stripped of meaning, no more God, no more Constitution, no more anything American. This needs to change. Change back.

      I’m ok with public schools, but they need to be managed (and financed) at the state and local level. The Department of Education is unconstitutional and needs to go. Period.

      If I had my way the federal government would be cut to pre-New Deal levels, but that’ s not going to happen. Instead, we need to change the culture of this country back to self-reliance and away from the GIMME! crowd. Back, in other words, to what made America great. That happens at home. In our school districts. In our municipalities.

      We have to stop the craziness that is “political correctness” and roll back every destructive, demoralizing, unAmerican policy, law, and regulation that impedes liberty.

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