Ellis Washington is a former staff editor of the Michigan Law Review and law clerk at the Rutherford Institute. He is a professor of Constitutional Law, Legal Ethics, and Contracts at the National Paralegal College, a counselor at the American College of Education, and a founding board member of Salt and Light Global. Washington is a co-host of "Joshua's Trial," a radio show of Christian conservative thought. A graduate of JohnMore ↓Less ↑
Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.
Like the biblical prophets of antiquity – Moses, Elijah, Isaiah and John the Revelator, all who jeopardized their lives and heroically proclaimed the word of God to the ignorant, arrogant and barbaric masses, the Israelites, people who constantly refused to hear the words of life, truth, reason and salvation – so it is in our times. In 1958, a modern-day prophet named Cleon Skousen wrote a visionary book titled “The Naked Communist,” warning America and the world of the existential communist menace, and for the past six decades all we did was metaphorically roll over in our beds and grumble, “Wake me when it’s over.”
Well … it’s over! We’re all communists now.
Don’t take my word for it; read the words from the communist forefathers’ own mouths:
Marx: Democracy is the road to socialism;
Lenin: Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism;
Marx: The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
History tells us that all of America’s Founding Fathers hated democracy and considered it one of the most evil forms of government ever known to civilization, which is why they insisted on a republic founded under natural law (integration of legality [common law] and morality [Judeo-Christianity]). In the 1830s and ’40s, Karl Marx (an atheist who hated religion) exploited the inequities of Christianity, democracy and capitalism in his prolific writings and foretold that they would soon give way to the birth of democratic socialism, which as state policy first occurred in Germany under Otto von Bismarck (1862-90) who created the modern welfare state by building upon a tradition of welfare programs established in Prussia and Saxony in the 1840s.
During the 1900s, state socialism and communism would spread its tentacles throughout Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and North America, where it thrives to this day.
Here are some more communist tactics Skousen exposes:
Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under communist attack.
To save his state from bankruptcy, in February, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fought against unionism and collective bargaining. Like entitled children, the union leaders provoked their membership, including all public sector employees and teachers unions, to riot simply because they were asked to pay 12.6 percent of their health-insurance premiums and contribute 5.8 percent of their salaries to the Wisconsin Retirement System pension program (taxpayers will cover the majority costs). Students allied with teachers who all skipped class for weeks, violently protested at the state Capitol building and cost several million dollars in damages to the building, even though most citizens agreed with Gov. Walker’s modest proposals.
Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures.
Democracy, socialism and communism are all fascist ideologies and are all defined by their interference in the market. The moment the government interferes with the free market in any way, capitalism ceases and is automatically replaced by liberalism, socialism, fascism or communism. The only difference is in degrees. Democratic socialists have been masterful over the decades at manipulating the media to mainstream communist ideas into society.
Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Control art critics and directors of art museums by eliminating all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
Skousen chronicled that an American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” A few weeks ago I wrote a Socratic dialogue, “Symposium: Art, music and the Wagnerian dilemma,” to demonstrate how liberalism has glorified the evil, vile, obsessive and the grotesque, while denigrating the beautiful, pure, inspiring and the transcendent by systematically and purposely corrupting all aesthetic expression in American culture.
A painting of the Black Virgin stained with elephant dung, Andreas Serrano’s “Pi—Christ” (1989) and Robert Mapplethorpe’s “Self-portrait with bullwhip” seen protruding out his rectum are other examples of aesthetic nihilism, which is a goal of communism. We the taxpayers are forced to pay for the housing and the exhibition of these and thousands of other degenerate works of “art.” The overvalued, nitwit scribblings of Picasso and his decadent lifestyle 100 years ago is another case in point.
Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
Since the 1960s, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Supreme Court have made pornography “constitutional.” This brings to mind Justice Potter Stewart’s famous aphorism to describe his threshold test for pornography in Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964) – “I know it when I see it.”
Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
Communism believes that “Truth is anything that will promote communism.” Therefore, moral depravity, including militant homosexuality, degeneracy, promiscuity, pedophilia, bestiality and worse are all acceptable means to collapse Christianity and capitalism. In the end, built upon its ashes will be a utopia, a glorious new worker’s paradise where everyone has all their needs taken care of from cradle to grave by the omnipotent State. The price? Your money, your liberty, your blood, your life and your soul.
The picture above is from Eugen Richter’s 1907 novel “Pictures of a Socialistic Future” and speaks of the universal truths about the treachery of socialism. The novel is written from the perspective of a true believer of the socialist revolution who tragically realizes that a political system that violates the laws of economics and human nature can only lead to poverty, hunger, violence and, ultimately, dictatorship. Unfortunately, by the time he realizes his ignorance, his world has been destroyed.
The differences between Richter’s era 100 years ago and now is that then, the anti-intellectual virus of public-education atheism and socialist propaganda hadn’t run its full course yet. In 2008, national collective ignorance caused America to elect a naked communist and anti-Semite as president. In 2011, cowardice prevents America from nominating a first-tier candidate brave enough to expose this Marxist usurper and dispatch him back to Chicagoland where he belongs. Why?