Friday, April 20, 2012

HOW FAR WE'VE COME

Albert Sydney Herlong, Jr. (February 14, 1909 – December 27, 1995) was a U.S. Representative from Florida.

Herlong was born in Manistee, Alabama in 1909, and moved with his parents to Marion County, Florida in 1912. He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity (Alpha Epsilon Chapter), and graduated in 1930. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1930 and started his law practice in Leesburg.

Herlong was elected county judge of Lake County, Florida, and served from 1937 to 1949. He served as city attorney of Leesburg from 1946 to 1948. He held a reserve commission as captain in the U.S. Army and was called to active duty in the Judge Advocate General's Department in August 1941.

Herlong was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1969).

On January 10, 1963, Herlong delivered a speech (entered into the Congressional Record) outlining the 45 goals of Communism as put forth in the book, The Naked Communist written in 1958 by conservative United States author and political theorist Cleon Skousen.

The book describes a geopolitical strategy by which the Marxist-Leninist Soviet Union was attempting to overcome and control all the governments of the world that were not members of the Communist bloc.

The following is the list of Communist goals documented in the book:

1. U.S. should accept coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. 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. Extend 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 and 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 Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. 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 loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the U.S.

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 that are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings," substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

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 and 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 grounds 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 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 make a "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 U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

Although I was quite alive in both 1958 and 1963, I really didn't pay much attention to these things, so I can't say with any certainty whether all of them are actual and/or factual, but I can observe how many of them have come to pass after 1963.

If you have any sense of history or the progression of political power it should make you at least a little nervous.

If it doesn't, your brain has obviously atrophied.

18 comments:

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

"......2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war......."

It is for this reason alone that we Mongoloids will prevail in the end. I would replace the word 'should' with 'will' however.
In a nuclear repartee, the Society with the least concern for the individual will triumph.

Blackstone's ratio: "It is better that 10 guilty go free than one innocent suffer." This 'formulation'is quite pre-eminent in Western thought. To this principle we Mongoloids retort: "Better for whom?"
We do not care how many of us y'all kill, but you do care how many of you we kill.

Ducky's here said...

Yes sir, we should have listened. Now we have a Muslim Communist in the White House.

Ducky's here said...

Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

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My favorite

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Dearest Bojangles,

After the Secret Service get done with that guy with the wild-eyed guitar prowess, I reckon they'll be a-tapping on your door for that Muslim Communist quip.

Joe said...

ALTC: "It is better that 10 guilty go free than one innocent suffer."

And in John's gospel the Pharisees said of Jesus, "...it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish."

Not sure how that relates, but it came to mind.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

If by the above you mean to offer as Danegeld your beloved Bojangles to allay our imminent destruction of your very way of life - no deal.

We'd consider Craig though.
And you, of course, are always welcome. Can you use chop sticks?

Genesis 18:23-32

23 Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked?
24 What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it?
25 Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?"
26 Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake."
27 Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes.
28 What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there."
29 He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?"
He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake."
30 He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?"
He said, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there."
31 He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?"
He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake."
32 He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake."
33 Yahweh went his way, as soon as he had finished communing with Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.

If I were Yahweh, after Verse 32, I would have kicked Abraham in his Jewish/Islam progenitor gonads and 'returned' him to his place by same. Then again, the real Yahweh tends to suffer fools - I do not.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

That was not Tex Ritter!
It was Slim Pickens!

Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

On your 'Obamacare' post of April 11, 2012 you intoned,

"......ALTC: People ask me why I am so certain my opinions are right.

I always answer by asking them to make me a list of the opinions they hold that they know are wrong, but they hold them anyway......."

Being true to one's convictions is laudable - not doing so is hypocrisy. But, what if the convictions in the first place are not sound?
Mohamed Atta held true to his convictions. He was not a hypocrite. His list to your query would be short indeed. Is he to be considered laudable in this regard?

Scott Roeder also held true to his convictions and formulated opinions and actions accordingly. He was not a hypocrite. His list would also be short. Is he also to be considered laudable in this regard?

Sometimes blatant hypocrisy or 'Double-Think'- aka subconscious hypocrisy - is all that keeps this wretched world from plummeting over the precipice into the vortex of anarchy. Don't be too hard on the folks who hold opinions they 'feel' to be false but hold them anyway - they might just be protecting us and themselves.

When one holds an opinion one must always be aware that it is only just that; an opinion - no matter how well informed it is, it is not the 'truth'. One must always be open to change. Unquestioning adherence to calcified doctrine - no matter how well it might serve you and how 'true' it might seem (and maybe even actually be) - is probably not a good idea.

Ducky's here said...

Yes it certainly was, my bad.

Ducky's here said...

Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
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Case in point: I'm doing my part.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77953387@N05/7072143051/in/photostream/

tonedog45 said...

A new photograph obtained exclusively by ABC News allegedly shows George Zimmermen’s bloody head minutes after his altercation with 17-year-old Travyon Martin, showing possible evidence Martin bashed Zimmerman’s head against the concrete.

The photo, which ABC News said was vetted for accuracy, was taken approximately three minutes after the shooting took place and shows blood trickling down his head, the television outlet reported. The original police report said Zimmerman was bleeding from his head and nose.

ABC reported that investigators have seen the photo in question.

Ducky's here said...

That's funny :

1. The judged sealed the records. Someone's in a little trouble.

2. Doesn't identify Zimmerman.

3. Just blood. No evidence of serious cuts.

4. It does not matter since, by his own admission, Zimmerman had displayed his weapon to Martin and Martin was allowed by law to stand his ground.

tonedog45 said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/20/trayvon-martin-case-new-p_n_1440283.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D153783

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Bojangles,

I'm troubled by how the internal dynamic of the biomorphic forms verges on codifying a participation in the critical dialogue of this, second decade of the 21st century.

Otherwise, it seems safe enough!

Krystal said...

Ducky, "Now we have a Muslim Communist in the White House."

Might I dare correct you? Now we have an Illegal Alien Muslim Communist in the White House.

Still waiting for those college records to be released showing that he DIDN'T receive foreign aid scholarship to attend ...

Ducky's here said...

Keep waiting, short bus.

Yamba de pukin honeyant, bruz said...

Ducky...I won't question your patriotism, nor will I accept your viewpoint.
But I have doubts about both.

Ducky's here said...

Like I care. Why do you consider yourself a qualified judge of either?

Lt me guess, you listen to Glenn Beck.