Politics and the Church – The Church and the Liberal / Progressive / Communist Threat [Part 69]

With years of evidence to show how Communism has failed humanity, we still have those who fall under the trance of the ‘something for nothing’, not realizing that Communism is asking humanity to give up anything that matters.  The goals of Communism would elevate a small minority to a position of tyrant and expect the populous to be satisfied with such an arrangement.  This was not God’s intent for mankind, and He even warned of the perils of man-based government.  Not satisfied, even with a warning, man moved forward with what ‘he’ wanted.  So, we will continue on with a review of the goals that have resulted.  While these goals are limited to identified Communist goals, they are by no means limited to past tyrants and to tyrants who will come at us in the future. 

 Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the US has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.  This operated to the distinct advantage of the Soviet Union which continued its testing long after the US stopped.  This alliance failed to develop quickly enough, and China tested its own nuclear weapon in 1964.  France developed its own nuclear weapon in the mid-1960s, followed by India, Pakistan, North Korea, and very soon, Iran.  A goal established by a tyrant is not one to rely on to bring peace.  (When was the last time I heard in church about the evils of Communism?)

>   Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the UN. With the fall of the USSR, most of the satellite nations once under dominion by the Soviet Union received recognition in the UN.  These dozen or so states brought more strength to the radical left in the UN.  As a result, Western Europe and America have virtually abandoned the UN as an instrument of constructive action.

>   Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind.  If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as one-world government with its own independent armed forces.  Some will describe the UN as a ‘second try’  for a new world order.  However, its multitude of treaties, programs, and agendas that promote socialism and the dismantling of traditional Western values has discredited it as a unifying organization.  Freedom is secondary as the UN seeks to centralize world power into a single body.  For instance, in 2009 it made a call for ‘global democracy’.  The following year, a UN body urged support for a treaty that would regulate private military and security companies.  Hundreds of other UN proclamations called for socialist/communist agenda items including national health care, acquiescence by all nations to a world court, subservience to the world’s collective will, and the institutionalization of a new moral structure superseding the people’s will.  Proponents of the UN see this collective power as the great equalizer.  At the center of this utopian dream is the necessity of weakening the United States as a world power.  As the US loses its prominence as the world standard bearer of liberty, tyranny has risen in other parts of the world.

>   Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.  The US Supreme Court has thwarted attempts to outlaw the Communist Party. (That’s sort of like welcoming an armed home invader into your home.)  In the case Yates v. United States (1957), the court determined that advocating subversive action against the United States was lawful under the First Amendment until it becomes an advocacy of immediate action to forcibly overthrow the US government.  This is to say, people are free to organize and lecture and plot to overthrow the US government as long as they do not actually try to do it.

>   Do away with all loyalty oaths.  This refers to Article 6 of the Constitution that requires all government employees and elected officials to be legally bound by personal oath or affirmation to uphold the law and the Constitution, and not engage in subversive activities or associate with groups that are subversive.  For more than five decades these loyalty oaths have come under attack as an infringement on free speech.  In 1949, for example, Young Progressives (YP) demanded that college campuses abolish loyalty oaths taken by students joining the ROTC programs, charging that if oaths were allowed, then that would constitute official endorsement by the host university, making such oaths equally binding on all students. (YP Demands Abolition of NROTC Loyalty Oath”, The Harvard Crimson, Nov 14, 1949…we might know this coming from Harvard).  In 1976, the US Civil Service Commission responded to numerous court actions by removing from job applications all questions about membership in the Communist Party or revolutionary groups. (Loyalty Oath Abolished, Associated Press, September 9, 1976).  Is it any wonder our government administration is so screwed up?  We have people in the employ of this country who do not have to be loyal to this country.

>   Continue giving Russia access to the US Patent Office.  This gave the world most of the results of the US 1947-1950 research and development on radar.  Another troublesome access, the Smythe Report, gave foreign scientists enough information to avoid blind alleys and fruitless pursuits in atomic energy.  The Soviets used this information to set up their own atomic research program. (Comparative Survey of Soviet and US Access to Published Information, CIA, written in 1994).  How often are we going to continue ‘shooting ourselves in the foot’?  The enemy knows how to use our freedoms of information to destroy us.

>   Capture one or both political parties in the United States.  This has been done indirectly through democratic socialists in both the Republican and Democratic parties who have used Congress, the White House, and the State Department to foster policies favorable to Communist countries at the expense of the security and the economic interests of the US and its allies. For example, we shut down the Keystone Pipeline and then import oil from Russia or any other mid-east country that will cater to our begging for oil.

>   Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.  The Warren Court played right into the hands of this Communist goal.  It eliminated prayer in public schools, Bible reading in public schools, and the teaching of Judeo-Christian values in public schools.  Another attempt at dividing the nation was ‘forced bussing’.  It was a disguised attempt to topple racially-based segregation policies in some states.  As an overreach by the federal government into local school affairs, it was loathed by the vast majority of both blacks and whites.  A Gallup poll in the early 1970s found that only 4 percent of whites and 9 percent of blacks (I personally hate those terms) supported forced bussing outside of their own neighborhoods…everybody else opposed it.  (Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, 1971, and Milliken v. Bradley, 1974).  In 1972, an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act called Title IX, forced schools receiving federal funds to provide equal opportunities for both sexes proportionate to the ratio of males and females on campus…using quotas.  Another disaster!  By 2010, the policy was reduced to surveying local populations to determine interest in a particular sport by both sexes, not just the underrepresented sex.  Then the long held Biblical institution of marriage, protected by the states, was turned into a civil right by the court in 2015 with its decision imposing the legalization of same-sex marriages on all states.  Thus the weakening of our society was well underway.

     Next week we will take a look at how Communist goals have made a concerted attack on critical institutions in a free society…the education system and media.  Unfortunately, many of our institutional leaders have played right into the hands of these Communist goals…or were they ‘players’ and a part of the goals all along?

-Bob Munsey

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” Soren Kierkegaard

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