Last week we started to take a look at some of the goals of the Communist party in its plans to take control in the United States and the rest of the free world. They are gargantuan plans but as we saw last week and will see again this week, are currently underway in various forms. You will remember that I previously stated that Communist leadership is very patient and failure in one pursuit only means reevaluating and regrouping and starting again from another aspect. As these elements of the goals are listed, see if you can identify phases that are already in progress.
> Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hinderance to cooperation between nations on a world-wide 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 Communist took over.
> Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of 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 the suppressive influence of parents. (Today parents who complain about the BS their children are being taught in public schools are being labeled as domestic terrorists.)
> 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 and social problems.
> Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. (We have experienced this in Africa and South America.)
> Internationalize the Panama Canal.
> Repeal the Connally Reservation so the US cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike. (The Connally Reservation is part of the declaration of submission valid from 1946 to 1986, with which the United States recognized the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice [ICJ] as compulsory during this timeframe. The section, named after Senator Tom Connally, was part of the reservations included in this recognition. The Connally Reservation stipulated that the United States would recognize the jurisdiction of the ICJ except as it applies to matters which the United States deems to be within the jurisdiction of its national courts.)
These are not hidden goals but well publicized reports of Congressional hearings. Some well-meaning citizens have become involved in pushing forward the Communist program without realizing it. Soon, without their knowledge, they were thinking precisely the way Communists wanted them to think. Next week we will examine some of these problems at a closer range.
We sometimes believe that the public in general can easily recognize these ploys and avoid them without question. Let me assure you that in today’s world it is becoming tougher and tougher to determine who the ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’ are. We cannot always rely on our government officials to let us know for sure who is who. Where can a society turn for the truth? I have always relied on God’s Church to provide that truth. However, in the world today many churches have fallen for the lie or have made their own modifications to God’s Word to fit an agenda. If the nation is growing weaker instead of stronger, it’s because the religious establishment is not living in obedience to God. The prophets of Judah were not speaking the words of God, but they were proclaiming lies and made-up visions from their own imaginations. Instead of speaking the truth about God’s coming judgment against sin, they preached pious-sounding platitudes, claiming that everything was going to work out. This is exactly what the Communists want us to believe. There is no need for confession of sin, no need for national repentance. There is nothing to worry about, nothing at all. Congregants can leave their money in the basket and go home feeling good about themselves and the world around them. No one is seemingly offended. No one that is except God! When God begins to work in your life, He may use other people and the harm they do to teach you to rely on Him and cling to Him all the more. He will turn the harm they intended for you into blessing, deeper faith, and stronger character. Then God will turn to those who set out to harm you, and He will deal with their sin and disobedience.
“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul, can always depend on the support of Paul.” Will Rogers (1879-1935)