>The ultranationalists, led by head of the liberal union Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the corrupt, homophobic, billionaire Moscow Mayor Yuri Lushzkov and leftist, the so-called “Black General” Albert Makashov, as well as the head of the Communist Party in Russia Gennady Zyuganov are behind the crackdown on democracies, even inside the country. They dream of restoring the Soviet Union to all its crumbling, dysfunctional glory. They dream of seeing the United States under a red flag (seriously).
— Tsotne Bakuria, Visiting Scholar, George Washington University; quoted in Washington Times, May 18, 2006
Pictured above: Then US Senator Barack Hussein Obama with putative cousin Raila Odinga in Kenya in 2006. Odinga has been prime minister of the East African country since April 17, 2008.
With the exception of Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands), we have now profiled every country on the planet in our Red World series. Archived profiles include: Africa (March 2006), Asia (May 2006), Western Europe (July 2006), Commonwealth of Independent States (December 2006), Eastern Europe (March 2007), Central America and Caribbean (April 2007), South America (June 2007), Mexico (August 2007), and Canada (August 2007). We consider our profile of the USA to be our magnum opus.
Below is a thought-provoking quote from William Z. Foster’s book Toward Soviet America (1932), in which the past chief of the Communist Party USA advocates not only proletarian dictatorship in America but also free trade, the clarion call today of borderless globalists and international capitalists everywhere.
A Communist world will be a unified, organized world. The economic system will be one great organization, based upon the principle of planning now dawning in the U.S.S.R. The American Soviet government will be an important section in this world organization. In such a society there will be no tariffs or the many other barriers erected by capitalism against a free world interchange of goods. The raw material supplies of the world will be at the disposition of the peoples of the world.
Politically, the world will be organized. There will be no colonies, no “spheres of influence,” no hypocritical “open doors.” The toilers will then have fully realized Marx’s famous slogan, “Workingmen of the World, Unite!” The interests of the toiling masses in the various countries will not be in conflict, but in harmony with each other. Those who speak of “red imperialism” repeat the calumnies of capitalism. Once the power of the bourgeoisie is broken internationally and its States destroyed, the world Soviet Union will develop towards a scientific administration of things, as Engels describes. There will be no place for the present narrow patriotism, the bigoted nationalist chauvinism that serves so well the capitalist warmakers. Armies and navies, rendered obsolete, will be disbanded. Grim war will meet its Waterloo (pages 326-327).
United States of America
Type of state: Republic with history of pro-communist governments since 1901
Independence: July 4, 1776 (declared, from United Kingdom)
President of the USA: Barack Hussein Obama (New Party, Chicago-based socialist party founded by Democratic Socialists of America and “ex”-cadres of Communist Party USA; communist- infiltrated Democratic Party; candidacy endorsed by Kremlin and electoral victory praised by CPUSA): January 20, 2009-present
Political composition of national legislature: In the last election for the US House of Representatives, which occurred on November 4, 2008, the seats were tentatively distributed in the following manner: Democratic Party (center-left with neo-communist factions) 257 and Republican Party (center-right with faux right and LGBT factions) 178. In the last election for the US Senate, which occurred on the same day, the seats were tentatively distributed in the following manner: Democratic Party 59 and Republican Party 41.
Next general elections: The USA’s next presidential election will take place in 2012.
Pro-communist and other presidents since William McKinley:
1) “Change We Can Believe In” presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (Democrat): 2009-present
2) “Compassionate Conservative”/communitarian (soft communism) presidency of George W. Bush (Republican) promotes Free World-Communist Bloc convergence and Security and Prosperity Partnership/North American Union: 2001-2009
3) “New Covenant” presidency of Bill Clinton (Democrat) promotes Free World-Communist Bloc convergence; possible KGB asset: 1993-2001
4) “New World Order/Thousand Points of Light” presidency of George H.W. Bush (Republican) promotes Free World-Communist Bloc convergence and North American Free Trade Agreement: 1989-1993
5) “Reagan Revolution” presidency of Ronald Wilson Reagan (Republican) promotes free market domestic policy, putatively anti-communist, vilifies Soviet Union as “Evil Empire” but later accepts Moscow’s perestroika deception, which lays foundation for Free World-Communist Bloc convergence: 1981-1989
6) Jimmy Carter (Democrat) gives away Panama Canal, ultimately falls into hands of Red China; post-presidential statesmanship aids and abets leftist regimes and causes worldwide: 1977-1981
7) Gerald Ford (Republican): 1974-1977
8) “Imperial Presidency” of Richard M. Nixon (Republican) putatively anti-communist but expands domestic government intervention: 1969-1974
9) “Great Society” presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat) synthesizes policies of New Deal and New Frontier: 1963-1969
10) “New Frontier” presidency of John F. Kennedy (Democrat) putatively anti-communist, continues New Deal agencies: 1961-1963 (assassinated in apparent Soviet-Cuban plot; leftists since then have blamed CIA, Mafia, and big business, while faux rightists have blamed international bankers)
11) “Dynamic Conservative” presidency of Dwight Eisenhower (Republican) putatively anti-communist, continues New Deal agencies: 1953-1961
12) “Fair Deal” presidency of Harry S Truman (Democrat) putatively anti-communist, continues New Deal agencies, opposes mandatory loyalty checks for government employees, promotes formation of United Nations, and prevents General Douglas MacArthur from decisively winning Korean War: 1945-1953
13) “New Deal” presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) supports war-time alliance with Soviet Union and embryonic United Nations, under guidance of advisor Alger Hiss (alleged Soviet “Agent ALES” and convicted perjuror), and socialism under direction of advisor Harry Hopkins (alleged Soviet “Agent 19”), with support of “New Deal Coalition” (consisting of Democratic Party, big city machines, labor unions, minorities, liberal farm groups, intellectuals, and Southern whites): 1933-1945 (died in office)
14) Progressive presidency of Herbert Hoover (Republican): 1929- 1933
15) Presidency of John Calvin Coolidge (Republican) slowed initial communization of USA: 1923-1929
16) Presidency of Warren G. Harding (Republican, Klansman) slowed initial communization of USA: 1921-1923 (died in office, funeral conducted with full Klan honors and regalia, according to Ku Klux Klan National Office)
17) Progressive presidency of Woodrow Wilson (Democrat; endorsed film The Birth of a Nation, which glorifies Ku Klux Klan; during Civil War Wilson’s family sympathized with Confederate States of America) promotes world government via League of Nations (chief advisor Edward Mandell House founds Council on Foreign Relations and authors Philip Dru: Administrator, a fictional plea for Marxism in America): 1913-1921
18) Progressive presidency of William Howard Taft (Republican): 1909-1913
19) Progressive/“Square Deal”/“New Nationalism” presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) initiates communization of USA, promotes anti-monopolistic/”trust busting” economic policies: 1901-1909
20) William McKinley Jr. (Republican) signed the Gold Standard Act of 1900, supported protectionist policies, opposed concept of central bank: 1897-1901 (assassinated by Polish-American anarcho-communist Leon Frank Czolgosz)
Communist/far left parties:
1) African People’s Socialist Party (APSP): Founded in 1972 this party is radical left and black nationalist in orientation, and operates under the leadership of Omali Yeshitali.
2) All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (AAPRP): Founded in 1972 this party is radical left and black nationalist in orientation.
3) Alliance Marxist-Leninist (North America) (ISML): Founded in 1989 this party is Stalinist in orientation.
4) American Indian Movement-Grand Governing Council AIM-GGC: Founded in 1993 as a split from the American Indian Movement, this party is radical left and Native American nationalist in orientation, and operates under the leadership of Vernon Bellecourt.
5) American Indian Movement-International Federation of Autonomous Chapters (AIM-IFAC): Founded in 1968, this party is radical left and Native American nationalist in orientation, and operates under the leadership of Russell Means.
6) Arissa: This party is radical left in orientation.
7) Barrio Union (UB): Founded in 1981 this party is leftist and Chicano nationalist in orientation.
Bay Area Anarchist Communists: Founded in 2003 this San Francisco-based party is anarcho-communist in orientation.
8) Black Radical Congress (BRC): Founded in 1998 this party is radical left and black nationalist in orientation.
9) Bolshevik Tendency (IBT): Founded in 1982 as a split from the Spartacist League this party is Trotskyist in orientation.
10) Bring the Ruckus: Founded in 1997 this party is anarcho-communist in orientation.
11) Committee for a Unified Independent Party/International Workers’ Party (CUIP/IWP): Founded in 1979 this black nationalist party was originally known as the New Alliance Party and operates under the leadership of Fred Newman.
12) Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS): Founded in1991 as a split from the Communist Party USA, this party is left socialist in orientation.
13) Communist Party USA (CPUSA): Founded in 1919 the CPUSA associates with the annual International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Party, openly supports the Democratic Party, which has been infiltrated by fellow travelers, and operates under the leadership of Sam Webb. From 1959 until 1989, when Gus Hall attacked Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of perestroika, the CPUSA received a substantial subsidy from the Soviet Union. There is at least one receipt signed by Gus Hall in the KGB archives. Starting with $75,000 in 1959 this was increased gradually to $3,000,000 in 1987. The cutoff of funds in 1989 resulted in a financial crisis, which forced the CPUSA in 1990 to transform its publication from the People’s Daily World into the People’s Weekly World.
14) Communist Voice Organization: Founded in 1995 as a split from the Chicago Workers’ Voice Group this party is ex-Maoist in orientation.
15) Communist Workers Organization (CWO): Founded in 2002 this party is Trotskyist in orientation.
16) Debs Tendency: Founded in 2003 and named after the Socialist Party USA’s past leader, Eugene Debs, this party is radical left in orientation.
17) December 12th Movement: This party is black nationalist and radical left in orientation and operates under the leadership of Omowale Clay.
18) Democratic Socialists of America (DSA): Founded in 1983 this left socialist party has infiltrated the Democratic Party and associates with the Socialist International.
19) Echanges et Mouvement: This organization is left communist in orientation.
20) Federation of Northwest Anarchist Communists (FNAC): Founded in 2002 this party is anarcho-communist in orientation.
21) Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back) (FRSO (Fight Back)): Founded in 1999 as a split from the other Freedom Road Socialist Organization, this Stalinist party associates with the International Communist Seminar.
22) Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Freedom Road) (FRSO (Freedom Road)): Founded in 1985 this Stalinist party supports Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition and associates with the International Communist Seminar.
23) Freedom Socialist Party (FSP): Founded in 1964 as a split from the Socialist Workers’ Party (SWP), the FSP, as a separate entity, has supported the SWP, Socialist Party USA, and Workers’ World Party.
24) Green Alliance: Founded in 2002 this party is left green in orientation.
25) Independent Progressive Politics Network (IPPN): Founded in 1995 this alliance is left socialist in orientation.
26) Industrial Workers of the World (IWW): Founded in 1905 the IWW is anarcho-syndicalist in orientation.
27) International Communist Current (ICC): This party is left communist in orientation.
28) International Socialist Organization (ISO): Founded in 1977 this party is Trotskyist in orientation.
29) Internationalist Group: Founded in 1996, this party is a split from the Spartacist League.
30) Internationalist Perspective: Founded in 1986 this party is a split from the International Communist Current.
31) Internationalist Workers’ Group: This left communist party was founded in 2002.
32) Labor Party: Founded in 1996 this left socialist party operates under the leadership of Mark Dudzic.
33) Labor Standard: Founded in 1998 this Trotskyist party associates with the United Secretariat for a Fourth International and operates in entryist fashion inside Solidarity.
34) Labor’s Militant Voice (LMV): Founded in 1998 this Trotskyist party is a split from Labor Militant.
35) League for the Revolutionary Party (LRP): Founded in 1976 this Trotskyist party associates with the COFI.
36) League of Revolutionaries for a New America: Founded in 1997 this ex-Maoist party was formerly known as the Communist Labor Party.
37) Left Green Network: This left-green alliance was founded in 1989.
38) Left Party: Founded in 2002 as a split from Socialist Alternative, this Trotskyist party associates with the CIR.
39) Left Turn: Founded in 2001 as a split from the International Socialist Organization, this party is Trotskyist in orientation.
40) Liberty Union Party: Founded in the mid-1990s this radical left party operates in Vermont.
41) Maoist Internationalist Movement (MIM): This party was founded in 1983.
42) Marxist-Leninist Organizer: This party is Stalinist in orientation.
43) National Black United Front (NBUF): Founded in 1980 this alliance is black nationalist and radical leftist in orientation.
44) New Afrikan Liberation Front (NALF): Founded in 1995 this party is black nationalist and radical leftist in orientation, and operates under the leadership of Herman Ferguson.
45) New Afrikan People’s Organization (NAPO): Founded in 1984 this party is black nationalist and radical leftist in orientation, and operates under the leadership of Chokwe Lumumba
46) New Party: This left socialist party was founded in 1991.
47) News & Letters Committees: Founded in 1955 this party was Trotskyist in orientation.
48) Northeastern Federation of Anarchist Communists (NEFAC): Founded in 2000 this anarcho-communist party associates with the ILS.
49) Organizing Committee to form the Communist Party USA (Marxist-Leninist) OCCPUSA(ML): Founded in 1983 this party is Maoist in orientation.
50) Pan-African Revolutionary Socialist Party: Founded in 1983 this party is black nationalist and radical leftist in orientation.
51) Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL): Founded in 2004 this radical leftist party split from the Workers’ World Party.
52) Peace and Freedom Party (PFP): Founded in 1967 this left socialist party contains many tendencies.
53) Prairie Fire Organizing Committee (PFOC): Founded in 1974 this party is radical leftist in orientation.
54) Progressive Labor Party (PLP): Founded in 1965 this party is Maoist in orientation.
55) Ray O. Light Group: This Maoist party associates with the International Communist Seminar and ICMLPO[M].
56) Red and Anarchist Action Network (RAAN): Founded in 2002 this party is anarcho-communist in orientation.
57) Republic of New Afrika (RNA): Founded in 1968 this party is black nationalist and radical leftist in orientation.
58) Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP): Founded in 1975 this Maoist party associates with the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement and, by extension, bloody organizations such as the Communist Party of Peru-Shining Path and Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist.
59) Revolutionary Workers League (RWL): Founded in 1976 as a split from the Spartacist League, this Trotskyist party associates with the ITC.
60) Revolutionary Workers’ Party (Trotskyist-Posadist) RWP(T-P): This Trotskyist party associates with the TPI and operates under the leadership of Jen Cobbins.
61) Social Democrats USA (SDUSA): Founded in 1972 by the right wing of the Socialist Party USA, SDUSA members are active within the Democratic Party.
62) Socialist Action: Founded in 1983 as a split from the Socialist Workers’ Party, this Trotskyist party associates with the United Secretary of the Fourth International.
63) Socialist Alternative: Founded in 1986 as Labor Militant this Trotskyist party is active in the Labor Party and associates with the CWI.
64) Socialist Equality Party (SEP): Founded in 1966 as the Workers’ League, this Trotskyist part associates with the ICFI.
65) Socialist Labor Party (SLP): This party was founded in 1876.
66) Socialist Organizer: This Trotskyist party is active in the Labor Party and associates with the SIQI.
67) Socialist Party USA (SPUSA): This left socialist party was founded in 1901.
68) Socialist Workers Organization SWO: Founded in 2001 as a split from Socialist Action, this party is Trotskyist in orientation.
69) Socialist Workers’ Party SWP): Founded in 1937 this Trotskyist party operates under the leadership of Jack Barnes.
70) Society for Economic Equality: Founded in 1983 this party is a split from the Socialist Labor Party.
71) Solidarity: This Trotskyist party was founded in 1986.
72) Fourth International Caucus: Formerly known as the Fourth International Tendency, this Trotskyist party associates with the United Secretariat of the Fourth International.
73) Spartacist League of the US: Founded in 1966 as a split from the Socialist Workers’ Party, this Trotskyist party associates with the ICL and operates under the leadership of James M. Robertson.
74) The Spark: Founded in 1971 this Trotskyist party associates with the UCI.
75) Trotskyist Labor League: Founded in 2003 as a split from the WIL, this Trotskyist party associates with the ITLT and operates under the leadership of Sidney Martinez.
76) Trotskyist Unity Organization: Founded in 2003 as a split from the RWP(T-P) this Trotskyist party operates under the leadership of Joey Refallo.
77) United People’s National Party (Partido National La Raza Unida, PNRU): Founded in 1970 as the United People’s Party (Partido de la Raza Unida, PRU): this party is Chicano left nationalist in orientation.
78) Unity Organizing Committee: Founded in 1991 this party is a split from the League of Revolutionary Struggle.
79) US Marxist-Leninist Organization (USMLO): This party is a split from the Marxist-Leninist Party.
80) Vermont Progressive Party: Founded in 1999 this party is left socialist in orientation.
81) Workers’ Action: Founded in 2003 this Trotskyist party associates with the CRFI.
82) Workers’ Democracy Network: This party is Trotskyist in orientation.
83) Workers’ International League (WIL): This Trotskyist party associates with the IMT and was known as Socialist Labor until 2001.
84) Workers’ Party USA: This Stalinist party was founded in 1992.
85) Workers’ Socialist Party of the United States (WSP-US): This radical left party split from the World Socialist Party of the United States in 2002.
86) Workers’ World Party (WWP): Founded in 1959 as a split from the Socialist Workers’ Party, this pro-DPRK Stalinist party associates with the International Communist Seminar, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center, Troops Out Now Coalition, MarchOnPentagon.org, and the “Open Borders Lobby.”
87) Working Families Party (WFP): This left socialist party was founded in 1999.
88) World Socialist Party of the United States (WSPUS): This radical left party was founded in 1916.
Pictured here: On February 4, 1974 19-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped from her Berkeley, California apartment by the leftist urban guerrilla group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). On April 15, wielding an assault rifle, she robbed the Sunset District branch of the Hibernia Bank at 1450 Noriega Street in San Francisco. In her trial, which began in 1976, lawyer F. Lee Bailey claimed that members of the SLA had brainwashed his client by blindfolding, imprisoning, and physically and sexually abusing Hearst. This argument was crucial to her defense. President Bill Clinton granted Hearst a full pardon on January 20, 2001, the last day of his presidency.
Past communist insurgent groups with date of last known terrorist act, dissolution, or destruction by law enforcement:
1) Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (Marxist-Leninist; 1986)
2) Black Liberation Army (Marxist, black nationalist; split from Black Panthers; mid-1980s)
3) Black Panthers Black (Marxist, black nationalist; 1972)
4) Black Revolutionary Assault Team (1971)
5) May 19th Communist Order (coalition of Weather Underground Organization and Black Liberation Army, 1986)
6) New Communist Movement (Maoist; 1970s-1980s)
7) Revolutionary Action Party (1970)
8) Revolutionary Force Seven (1970)
9) Southern California IRA (1994)
10) Symbionese Liberation Army (Maoist, black nationalist; 1975)
11) United Freedom Front (1984)
12) Weather Underground Organization (Maoist; split from old Students for a Democratic Society; 1973)
By the mid-1980s the communist/far left had largely abandoned the tactic of armed revolution in the USA. It was about this time, coincidentally or not, that many fascist/”far right” terrorists emerged and began to foment insurrection. These groups, which operate today, variously adhere to some form of fascism, national socialism, third positionism, white separatism, or white supremacism, as well as Skinhead, Christian Identity, Posse Comitatus, and Patriot Movement ideologies. Since at least the early 1990s Islamic terrorist cells have also operated in the USA. Violent Puerto Rican separatist groups are considered as a separate entry in our Red World series.
“Post”-communist far-left insurgent groups:
1) Animal Liberation Front (ALF): Founded in 1976 in the United Kingdom, this terrorist group also operates in the USA, employs anti-capitalist rhetoric, and commits sabotage against research labs, animal farms, and retail furriers to “save” animals from exploitation.
2) Earth Liberation Front (ELF): Founded in 1992 the United Kingdom, this terrorist group also operates in the USA and Canada, employs anti-capitalist and anti-suburban sprawl rhetoric, and commits sabotage against condominiums and luxury homes and vehicles to “save” the natural environment from exploitation. The founding members of the ELF came from the Earth First! radical environmental movement.
3) Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13): Founded in the late 1980s by Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles, this violent narco-terrorist gang operates throughout the USA and Central America, including its country of origin, El Salvador. In LA “America’s most dangerous gang” drew recruits from among the guerrillas who had fought for the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, that country’s communist insurgency and now a political party. The gang is named after La Mara, a street in San Salvador, El Salvador’s capital.
4) Revolutionary Cells-Animal Liberation Brigade (RC-ALB): This violent animal rights group was responsible for the bombing that occurred in August 2003 on the grounds of Chiron, an Emeryville-based biotechnology firm. The other bombing occurred a month later when the RC-ALB planted a nail bomb at the headquarters of the Shaklee Corporation, which manufactures health foods, vitamins, and cosmetics. Both groups were targeted for their association with Huntingdon Life Sciences, an animal-testing contractor. The RC-ALB might be defunct after its brief campaign of violence.
5) Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: Founded in 1977 by radical environmentalist and Canadian citizen Paul Watson, this self-proclaimed policing group is an offshoot of the Moscow-backed, Canadian-born Greenpeace organization. Based in Friday Harbor, Washington Sea Shepherd operations include interdiction against whaling in Antarctic waters, patrols of the Galapagos Islands, and action against Canadian seal hunters. In the 1980s Watson proclaimed Sea Shepherd to be the “navy” of Earth First! Although currently unaffiliated with the Green Party of British Columbia, Watson associated with this group in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1986 he received over 15,000 votes when he ran for municipal office in Vancouver. Ten years later he ran for mayor, placing fourth. In 1988 he was nominated as the Green Party of Canada’s candidate for the Vancouver-Quadra federal riding but, citing vote-splitting as an issue, resigned in mid-campaign in order to endorse the communist-infiltrated New Democratic Party. In 2000 Time magazine listed Watson as one of its Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century. In April 2003 Watson was elected to the board of directors of the Sierra Club for a three-year term.
Pictured here: Actor Powers Boothe portrays the character of US Air Force pilot Lt. Col. Andrew Tanner in the 1984 movie Red Dawn, which depicts a Soviet-Cuban invasion of the USA. Film poster below.
Communist Bloc memberships: United Nations, North American Union (in formation)
Socialist International presence: Democratic Socialists of America, Social Democrats USA
Sao Paulo Forum presence: Puerto Rican Nationalist Party (neo-fascist), Socialist Front (Puerto Rico), Hostosian National Independence Movement (Puerto Rico), University Pro-Independence Federation of Puerto Rico
Moscow-Beijing-Havana-Caracas Axis political/economic/military presence: The USA has an adversarial relationship with the communist regimes in Havana and Caracas but, ironically, “plays nice” with communism’s “head offices” in Moscow and Beijing. The USA does not maintain strategic alliances with “post”-communist Russia and the People’s Republic of China as such. However, an institutional blindness toward Moscow’s long-range strategic deception and a severe trade imbalance with the pseudo-capitalist regime in Beijing has fundamentally compromised the ability of US political leaders and policy makers to successfully defend the homeland and project US interests overseas.
In proof of this blindness, in November 2001 US President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a joint statement on a “new relationship” between their two countries that envisions the convergence of NATO and Russia, and the recognition of a “market economy, the freedom of economic choice and an open democratic society as the most effective means to provide for the welfare of our citizens.” The statement then declares that “the United States and Russia will continue to work together to protect and advance human rights, tolerance, religious freedom, free speech and independent media, economic opportunity, and the rule of law.” These well-meaning platitudes will never be implemented because the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe was a fraud, while Russia’s “post”-Soviet leaders are committed Leninists.
The USA, like many other countries in the West including Canada, the home of your resident blogger, has over the last century been heavily communized as a result of policies designed by political, business, and financial elites who are either ideologically committed to socialism or who are seeking to pre-empt a genuine “proletarian revolution” with a “managed” social democracy. Although communists and their sympathizers have been unable to communize (“nationalize”) the US economy, they have managed to ship much of the US manufacturing base to Red China. In addition, the subordination of the USA to international bodies like the United Nations–which Americans are forced to host on their own soil–the illegal alien invasion and Mexico’s Reconquista movement, the hijacking of public education by fanatical leftists, humanists, and perverts, the cultural dominance of “Hollyweird,” as well as civil asset forfeiture, hate speech/thought crime, and mental health laws constitute the last nails in the coffin that was once American liberty. In truth, a large portion of the American people, mistakenly believing that communism is “dead,” have already surrendered to this ideology and merely await a military blow from the Moscow-Beijing Axis.
The Soviet Union’s long-range deception strategy has consisted in part of accommodating the West’s own assumptions, ignorance, and self-delusions about communism’s goals. On June 12, 1987, for example, President Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin and demanded: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” The Soviets obliged two years later and the West came to the false conclusion that Moscow’s Leninist masterminds had abandoned their dream of world revolution. If Reagan and his advisors in the Central Intelligence Agency had only believed Anatoliy Golitsyn’s warnings about Soviet deception, which the former KGB major first shared in the 1960s and published in New Lies for Old in 1984, then communism’s plan for world domination might have been thwarted.
While Russia, China, and their allies prepare for the downfall of the USA, American elites are diligently carrying out the communist plan for regional government ala the Council on Foreign Relations’ proposed North American Union (NAU). On October 8, 2007, during an interview with CNN host Larry King, former Mexican President Vicente Fox all but admitted that a regional union, complete with its own currency, has been devised by US, Mexican, and Canadian leaders.
KING: E-mail from Mrs. Gonzalez in Elizabeth, New Jersey. “Mr. Fox, I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency?”
FOX: Long term, very long term. What we propose together, President Bush and myself, it’s ALCA, which is a trade union for all of the Americas. And everything was running fluently until Hugo Chavez came. He decided to isolate himself. He decided to combat the idea and destroy the idea…
KING: It’s going to be like the euro dollar, you mean?
FOX: Well, that would be long, long term. I think the processes to go, first step into is trading agreement. And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA.
How Communism Took America by Stealth: The Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto Implemented in the Land of the Fee and Home of the Slave
There are a number of websites that summarize the laws, policies, and constitutional amendments that have facilitated the elite-imposed communization of America over the last century. The list below demonstrates that every plank in The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in 1848, has been partly or fully implemented in the USA.
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
This plank has been fully implemented by abusive, intrusive local governments throughout the USA.
Eminent domain and property, or land, tax are direct and indirect violations, respectively, of the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution, which states in part: “No person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
The US Constitution, which was promulgated before the rise of modern communism, and many if not all state constitutions recognize the sanctity of private property but permit the expropriation of land by government for “public use” with “just compensation” to the owner. This is called eminent domain.
The California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights observes that for many decades governments applied that term to the expropriation of land for roads, schools, and public structures. Then courts applied eminent domain to private corporations that maintained public utilities, such as electric companies and railroads. Since 1950 local governments have applied eminent domain to the wholesale transfer of land to other private parties, such as developers, that have no obvious public interest whatsoever.
In 2005 the US Supreme Court, in the eminent domain case of Kelo v. City of New London, declared that local governments can force property owners to sell out and make way for private economic development when officials decide it would benefit the public, even if the property is not blighted and the new project’s success is not guaranteed. Justice Sandra Day O’Conner wrote in her dissent to the ruling, “All private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner, so long as it might be upgraded. The specter of condemnation hangs over all property. Nothing is to prevent (local government) from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory.”
Ironically, the communist front American Civil Liberties Union opposes, or pretends to oppose, the heavy-handed application of eminent domain, which is a direct assault against private property, communism’s chief target for destruction. In 2005 the New Jersey section of the ACLU defended tavern owner Cheng “Terry” Tan, who was fighting the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency’s attempt to seize his restaurant by eminent domain. Jersey City officials intended to award Tan’s property to a parochial school, St. Peter’s Prep, for the purpose of constructing a football field. In this case the recipient of the land was, broadly considered, a Christian organization. The ACLU’s campaign against Christian organizations and public demonstrations of Christianity is well known.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
This plank has been fully implemented by the US federal government via a communist-inspired income tax.
Section 8 of Article 1 of the US Constitution permits Congress to impose taxes: “The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.” However, the concept of a graduated income tax, whereby the rate of taxation increases with one’s income, is communistic since it penalizes the acquisition of wealth. Although temporary income taxes had been levied previously, in 1913 the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution provided for the permanent imposition of income tax. Wealth redistribution by taxation or any other means is communism. Tax protesters insist that the Sixteenth Amendment was never properly ratified by the states and, therefore, the Internal Revenue Service has no legitimate mandate.
The author of the Sixteenth Amendment was Republican Senator Nelson Aldrich, who subscribed to the reformist/communist principles of the Progressive Era. This period spanned the years between the 1890s and the 1920s. Aldrich introduced the constitutional amendment to establish an income tax in 1909. Only one decade before, however, he referred to the concept of a progressive income tax as “communistic.” As a result of his control of the Senate (and his daughter Abby Greene Aldrich’s marriage to John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and son Winthrop Aldrich’s later chairmanship of the Chase National Bank), Aldrich is considered to have been the most powerful politician of his time. His grandson and namesake Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller became one of the most powerful politicians of a later era and served as Vice President of the United States under President Ford.
In contrast to America’s communistic income tax system, in 2001 “ex”-CPSU President Vladimir Putin implemented a 13% flat rate for personal income tax in Russia.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
This plank has been partly implemented by the US federal government via the death tax.
Section 8 of Article 1 of the US Constitution permits Congress to impose taxes: “The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.” However, the concept of an estate tax is communistic since it penalizes the transfer of wealth within a family, or between private citizens. In 1916 the current estate, or death, tax was imposed to generate revenue for the war effort. The initial rate was 10%. Unlike its predecessors, this law has been amended but never repealed. In 1935 President Roosevelt adjusted the estate tax to 75% with the intent of “soaking the rich.” Wealth redistribution by taxation or any other means is communism.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
This goal has been fully implemented by the US federal government via the draconian application of civil forfeiture law.
Civil forfeiture law is a direct violation of the Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Amendments to the US Constitution. The Fourth states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
The Fifth states in part: “No person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
The Eighth states: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.”
The Ninth states: “In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”
Civil forfeiture has recently gained new life as an instrument of federal law enforcement, particularly as a weapon in the “war on drugs,” in which property is seized on suspicion of its use in the commission of a drug-related offence. The property is normally forfeited without the arrest or conviction of the owner. As part of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, congress strengthened civil forfeiture as a means of confiscating illegal substances and the means by which they are manufactured and distributed. In 1978 congress amended the act to authorize the seizure and forfeiture of the proceeds of illegal drug transactions as well. The statute provides for the forfeiture of “all moneys, negotiable instruments, securities, or other things of value furnished or intended to be furnished by any person in exchange for a controlled substance [as well as] all proceeds traceable to such an exchange.”
Civil forfeiture has become a favored method for imposing significant economic sanctions against narcotics traffickers. However, the ease with which the government can seize property and the potential hardships caused to innocent owners who seek to recover their property once the government has seized it have elicited concern from courts and commentators alike. Civil Asset Forfeiture Acts passed in 1997 and 2000 further strengthened this communistic practice. The 2000 law, however, grants people whose assets have been seized some redress through the right to legal counsel, as well as providing for the temporary return of seized assets to their owners while investigation is pending, if hardship can be proven.
The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is responsible for managing and disposing federally seized and forfeited properties. The USMS currently manages around US$1 billion worth of confiscated property.
Ironically, the communist front known as the American Civil Liberties Union opposes civil asset forfeiture, which is a direct assault against private property, communism’s chief target for destruction. However, the ACLU’s commitment to property rights is suspect since the narco-subversion of the West traces its operational headquarters to Moscow.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
This goal has been fully implemented by the US federal government via the Federal Reserve System.
Section 8 of Article 1 of the US Constitution states: The Congress shall have Power . . . To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; [and] To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin . . .”
In 1913 the Federal Reserve Act created the quasi-governmental/quasi-private banking system known as the US Federal Reserve, which regulates the money supply. The public face for the movement to establish a central bank was Republican Senator Nelson Aldrich, who subscribed to the reformist/communist principles of the Progressive Era. In 1908 he became the chief sponsor of the Aldrich-Vreeland Act that created the National Monetary Commission, forerunner to the Federal Reserve System. In 1913 Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Reserve Act, which was patterned after Aldrich’s vision.
In view of the Fed’s current intervention in the US money supply following the 2006-2007 subprime mortgage meltdown, government meddling in the economy and the further devaluation of the dollar vis-a-vis other currencies like the euro continues.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
This goal has been partly implemented by the US federal government’s past and current regulation of communication and transportation.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was established by the Communications Act of 1934 as the successor to the Federal Radio Commission and is charged with regulating all non-Federal Government use of the radio spectrum (including radio and television broadcasting), all interstate telecommunications (wire, satellite, and cable), and all international communications that originate from or terminate in the USA. The FCC took over wire communications regulation from the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC).
The Interstate Commerce Commission (or ICC) was a regulatory body created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, which was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland. The ICC’s original mandate was to regulate railroads and later trucking, impose fair rates and eliminate rate discrimination, and regulate other aspects of common carriers. Between 1910 and 1934 the ICC regulated interstate telephone services. The agency was abolished in 1995, and the agency’s remaining functions were transferred to the Surface Transportation Board, which is administratively affiliated with the US Department of Transportation.
All US railroads were nationalized as the United States Railroad Administration during the First World War as a wartime measure but were restored to their private owners almost immediately after the war. The federal government’s National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) was created in 1971 for the purpose of relieving private railroads of their legal obligation to provide inter-city rail service. In 1976 the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), another government corporation, was formed to assume the operations of six bankrupt rail lines located mainly in the Northeastern USA. Conrail was privatized in 1987.
In 2001, in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks, the then-private airport security industry was nationalized and put under the authority of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The TSA is a component of the US Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for the security of the country’s transportation systems. In collaboration with state, local, and regional partners, the TSA coordinates security for highways, railroads, buses, mass transit systems, ports, and 450 airports. Some airports employ private security under contract with the TSA for screening of baggage and passengers. As of March 2007, the TSA employs around 43,000 transportation security officers, commonly referred to as “screeners.”
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
The first goal of this plank has been partly implemented by the US federal government in collaboration with foreign communist regimes, especially China.
Speaking in strictly political science terms, the current government-business arrangement in the USA is fascistic, rather than communistic. By this we mean that government heavily regulates business, which is a hallmark of fascism or corporatism, rather than owns business outright, which is a hallmark of communism. Even during emergency situations, such as the two world wars and the Great Depression, the US federal government controlled, rather than owned, business. Compared to countries with entrenched social democratic or communist regimes, government ownership of the instruments of production in the USA has been rare and highly unpopular.
The War Industries Board (WIB) was a wartime government agency established on July 28, 1917, during the First World War, and reorganized in 1918 under the leadership of anti-free enterprise financier Bernard M. Baruch. The WIB encouraged companies to use mass-production techniques to increase efficiency and eliminate waste by standardizing products. The WIB established production quotas, allocated raw materials, settled labor-management disputes, negotiated prices, and pre-empted strikes with wage increases to prevent a shortage of supplies for the war effort. Under the WIB industrial production increased 20 percent. The WIB exercised price controls at the wholesale level, but retail prices doubled between 1914 and 1918. The WIB was decommissioned by an executive order on January 1, 1919.
Later, during the Great Depression, secret communist agents and fellow travellers in the federal government tried to communize (“nationalize”) the US economy. Significant strides were made toward socialism during the first 100 days of President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration. In compliance with the resolutions of the Seventh Congress of the Communist International, held in 1935, American communists advocated a popular front of all groups opposed to fascism. The Communist Party USA, therefore, abandoned its opposition to the New Deal and provided many of the organizers for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The CIO strongly supported FDR and the New Deal Coalition in Congress.
The National Recovery Administration (NRA), in particular, allowed industries to draft “codes of fair competition,” which were intended to reduce destructive competition and to help workers by setting minimum wages and maximum weekly hours. Baruch, who headed the War Industries Board during the First World War, was a member of FDR’s “Brain Trust” and organized the NRA. Brigadier General Hugh Johnson, another NRA administrator, modelled the program along the lines of Fascist Italy’s corporatism. The NRA symbol, a blue eagle, was popular with workers. Businesses that supported the NRA displayed the symbol in shop windows and on packages. Membership in the NRA was voluntary, but businesses that failed to display the eagle were urged to be boycotted.
While most New Deal agencies and programs were abolished in 1943, others remain in operation in 2007. In the end, its was the Second World War, not the New Deal, that finally ended the Great Depression. Furthermore, the New Deal did not significantly alter the distribution of wealth in the US economy. Undaunted, in 1996 Gus Hall (1910-2000), then National Director of the Communist Party USA, explained how a Soviet America, true to The Communist Manifesto, would begin: “Socialism starts with nationalization of the main means of production – the plants, factories, agri-business farms and everything necessary to produce what society needs. The large monopoly corporations and banks come under public ownership, that is, under the collective ownership of the entire working class and people, who have the leading role in building socialism.”
Notwithstanding occasional recessions, the USA, after the European Union, still boasts the world’s most powerful economy in terms of nominal gross domestic product. As a result and in conjunction with constitutional protections for private property and its entrenched culture of free enterprise, domestic communists have been unable to execute a bold, frontal assault against capitalism in the USA. Foreign communist regimes like Russia and China, by contrast, have been more successful in undermining the US economy by manipulating the value of the US dollar, by shipping the country’s manufacturing base overseas, and by infiltrating sensitive economic sectors related to national security.
With respect to the demise of the manufacturing base, the US Trade and Development Agency, established in 1961 and funded by the US Congress, has encouraged the exportation of millions of US manufacturing jobs to the People’s Republic China by way of “Normal Trade Relations.” Unpatriotic American capitalists and socialist politicians and bureaucrats have for the most part unwittingly placed a large portion of the USA’s means of production under the control of nearly three million Communist Party of China cadres who work in that country’s “private sector.” America’s instruments of production are now indeed effectively owned by the state, a foreign state whose capital is located in Beijing. “The hallmark of USTDA development assistance,” states the USTDA website, “has always involved building partnerships between U.S. companies and overseas project sponsors to bring proven private sector solutions to developmental challenges.” In short, in the interest of assisting developing nations and creating new markets for US companies, the US federal government is killing the US economy.
The second goal of this plank–“the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan”–has been partly implemented by the US federal government through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The EPA interferes with the private development of land though a number of acts and regulations related to land, air, and water pollution, endangered species, and hazardous waste removal and disposal. The EPA also oversees wetlands protection under the auspices of a tripartite arrangement between the USA, Canada, and Mexico, known as the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (1989). On July 9, 1970, President Richard Nixon transmitted Reorganization Plan No. 3 to the United States Congress by executive order, creating the EPA as a single agency from a number of smaller arms of different federal agencies.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
The second goal of this plank–“establishment of industrial armies”–has been partly implemented by the US federal government through New Deal programs such as the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Civilian Conservation Corps, and National Youth Administration. One of the chief architects of the New Deal was alleged Soviet “Agent 19” and WPA head Harry Hopkins. About 75 percent of WPA employment and expenditures went to public facilities and infrastructure, such as highways, streets, public buildings, airports, utilities, small dams, sewers, parks, city halls, public libraries, and recreational fields. The WPA constructed 650,000 miles of roads, 78,000 bridges, 125,000 buildings, and 700 miles of airport runways. While most New Deal agencies and programs were abolished in 1943, others remain in operation in 2007.
The concept of “industrial armies” in the form of voluntary service has been resurrected during the current Bush-Clinton presidential dynasty. In 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed into law the National and Community Service Act, which heralded a new era of federal “encouragement” in the area of voluntary service. This legislation organized a new independent federal agency called the Commission on National and Community Service. Enacted as part of the 1993 Defense Authorization Act, the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) was created as a pilot program to explore the possibility of allocating post-Cold War military resources to solve domestic problems. The NCCC was expressly modeled on the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps.
In 1993 President William J. Clinton signed into law the National and Community Service Trust Act, which merged the federal offices of ACTION, the Commission on National and Community Service–including Learn and Serve America, Senior Corps, and NCCC–and the new AmeriCorps program to form the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Currently, CNCS delivers several programs that are designed to help communities address poverty, environmental issues, and educational needs.
In 2002 President George W. Bush established the USA Freedom Corps with similar goals of organizing volunteer service in the USA and abroad. USA Freedom Corps falls under the auspices of the Executive Office of the President of the USA.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
The second goal of this plank–“gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country”–has been partly implemented by the US federal government via the Resettlement Administration and its successor agencies, and local governments via urban planning departments and “smart growth” prescriptions.
First, the Resettlement Administration (RA) was the vehicle for “a more equitable distribution of the populace over the country.” The RA was conceived by Rexford G. Tugwell, an economics professor at Columbia University who became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt during FDR’s 1932 campaign. Tugwell, who held positions in the US Department of Agriculture, persuaded FDR to form an agency that would relocate struggling urban and rural families to communities planned by the federal government. In the summer of 1927, Tugwell and other future New Dealers sojourned to the Soviet Union where they were received by dictator Joseph Stalin for a full six hours. Although neither communists nor fascists, leftist ideas profoundly influenced Tugwell and his colleagues, an influence now admitted by contemporary historians. FDR established the RA under Executive Order 7027 in 1935. Tugwell became its first and only head. The RA operated through the end of 1936 when, due to Congressional opposition, its operations were rolled into a new organization, the Farm Security Administration (FSA), which operated from 1937 to 1942.
The FSA was designed to reverse the effects of rural poverty by purchasing submarginal land owned by poor farmers and resettling them in group farms on land more suitable for efficient farming. Critics, including the Farm Bureau strongly opposed the FSA as an experiment in collectivizing agriculture. The program failed because the farmers wanted ownership. After the Conservative coalition took control of Congress it transformed the FSA into a program to help poor farmers buy land and continues in operation today as the Farmers’ Home Administration, organized in 1946. The FSA became part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty” in the 1960s, with a greatly expanded budget to facilitate loans to low-income rural families and cooperatives, injecting $4.2 billion into rural America.
Second, cities throughout the USA feature urban planning departments that endeavor to control every aspect of the lives of its residents through “smart growth.” In and article titled “Is Urban Planning Creeping Socialism?” Randal O’Toole, writing for The Independent Review, observes:
Socialism is commonly defined as government ownership of the means of production. With the exception of a number of services that are viewed as natural monopolies, such as sewer and water supplies, socialism in the form of government ownership has never achieved prominence in the United States. Instead, governments here have relied on regulation as a way of obtaining the same goals that socialists claim to seek: efficiency, equality, and control of externalities. If this approach is socialism, then urban planning has represented creeping socialism since around 1920. But it has recently accelerated and is now running rather than creeping. Moreover, it has such a head start that lovers of freedom may not be able to halt it, much less turn it around.
Urban planning rests on the ideas that urban residents impose numerous externalities on one another and that planning and regulation can minimize such externalities. Despite their claim of scientific expertise, planners often have little idea what they are doing: cities are simply too complex to understand or control. As a result, the history of urban planning is the story of a series of fads, most of which have turned into disasters. Urban renewal and public housing are two obvious examples.
O’Toole concludes: “Smart growth is clearly an example of creeping social regulation, if not creeping socialism.”
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.
This first goal in this plank–“free education for all children in public schools”–has been fully implemented by the US federal government via the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, which was established in 1953, and a separate Department of Education, which was created in 1979 under the purview of the Department of Education Organization Act.
Since the early 1960s, moreover, unconstitutional rulings by the US Supreme Court effectively banished Christianity from the schools and placed an “iron curtain” of left-wing political correctness over classroom curriculum. The pro-communist public school teacher’s union, the National Education Association, has utilized such rulings to promote socialism and sodomy, which in the absence of scientific support for its practice, is now legally protected by Orwellian “hate speech” codes. Meanwhile, the National “Science” Teachers Association promotes evolution as a “major unifying concept in science,” that is, as a total world view or religion, even though the scientific evidence supports Biblical creationism with respect to the observable fixity of species, the mathematical impossibility of chance mutations producing higher orders of life, and the historicity of a global flood in antiquity as the origin of the fossil record.
Two landmark US Supreme Court decisions, in particular, namely Engel v. Vitale and Abington School District v. Schempp (consolidated with Murray v. Curlett), handed down in 1962 and 1963 respectively, forced America’s founding religion out of the public school system. The first ruling forbade state officials from composing an official school prayer and requiring its recitation in public schools, while the second ruling declared school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools to be unconstitutional. The briefs that led to the Engel v. Vitale case were submitted by the American Ethical Union, the American Jewish Committee, and the Synagogue Council of America (defunct since 1994). The brief that led to the Abington School District v. Schempp case was submitted by Edward Schempp, a Unitarian Universalist, who objected to the enforcement of a Pennsylvania law that required his son to participate in Bible reading exercises.
In 1960 atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore, Maryland School District in which she claimed it was unconstitutional for her son William to be required to participate in Bible readings at Baltimore public schools. Her case was consolidated with Abington School District v. Schempp. O’Hair demonstrated leftist inclinations. In 1957 she attended meetings of the Socialist Workers’ Party. Two years later she attempted to defect, with her two children, to the Soviet Union, but her application was rejected. O’Hair’s son William later became a born-again Christian and preacher, leading to a permanent estrangement within the family. O’Hair was murdered in 1995. An employee of American Atheists, David Waters, who boasted convictions for violent crimes, was later convicted of murdering O’Hair. Waters died in prison in 2003.
The US public school system has been effectively communized and has produced several generations of Americans who will offer little resistance to the planned Soviet takeover.
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on communism:
The day I’m afraid to sit down with people I do not know because five years from now someone will say that five of those people were Communists and therefore, you are a Communist – that will be a bad day. I want to be able to sit down with anyone who may have a new idea and not be afraid of contamination by association. In a democracy you must be able to meet with people and argue your point of view – [with] people you have not screened before hand. That must be part of the freedom of people in the United States.
— Eleanor Roosevelt, Address to the Americans for Democratic Action 1950 Convention