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North and South Korea
In light of the recent and sudden talk of peaceful relations between North and South Korea, I wanted to share what I have been studying with the Columbus Center in Principles of Freedom 101.
According to official communist strategy, communists never abandon their end goal of total world domination. They will, however, seek to establish peaceful relations to lure free nations into dropping their guard. South Korea seems to understand this, as it is willing to move forward in establishing peaceful relations with North Korea but desires that the US maintains military presence and protection regardless of any future peace treaty they sign.
Some are speculating that the sudden peace talks are due to the potential collapse of a major nuclear test site in North Korea which might cause them to abandon aggressive military activities. Others contest that this wouldn’t deter them.
Regardless of the reason North Korea decided this was the time to change their stripes, these promises are seen by many as empty and deceptive.
Relevant excerpts from The Naked Communist (continuing through the end of the post):
All this had a familiar spirit. It reminded alert Americans of a significant statement made by Dimitry Z. Manuilsky who represented the U.S.S.R. in presiding over the Security Council of the United Nations in 1949. At the Lenin School of Political Warfare in Moscow he had taught:
“War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable. Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. … To win we shall need the element of surprise. The bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movements on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clenched fist!”
Here is a hypothetical conversation between a student and Communist strategists using real quotes:
Marshall TITO: “Our collaboration with capitalism during the war which has recently ended, by no means signifies that we shall prolong our alliance with it in the future. On the contrary, the capitalistic forces constitute our natural enemy despite the fact that they helped us to defeat their most dangerous representative. It may happen that we shall again decide to make use of their aid, but always with the sole aim of accelerating their final ruin.”
Reported by the Continental News Service, November 8, 1946, and quoted in the “communist threat to CANADA,” Ottawa, 1947, pp. 10-11.
Student: ‘‘In other words, you pretended to be our friends merely as a matter of expediency? Why would it not be to our mutual advantage to continue being friends?”
DIMITRY Z. Manuilsky : “War to the hilt between communism and capitalism is inevitable.”
Stated in a lecture to the Lenin School on Political Warfare in Moscow, 1931.
STUDENT: “Then why do you even try to maintain peaceful relations with the West?”
STALIN: “We cannot forget the saying of Lenin to the effect that a great deal . . . depends on whether we succeed in delaying war with the capitalist countries . . . until proletarian revolution ripens in Europe or until colonial revolutions come to a head, or, finally, until the capitalists fight among themselves over the division of the colonies. Therefore, the maintenance of peaceful relations with capitalist countries is an obligatory task for us.”
Joseph Stalin, “speech to the 15th congress of the soviet,” Selected Works, Vol. X, pp. 95-96; also see pp. 100-101.
Student: “Do you think we should expect this “inevitable” conflict soon or far in the distant future?”
LENIN : “To tie one’s hands beforehand, openly to tell the enemy, who is at present better armed than we are, whether and when we will fight him, is stupidity and not revolutionariness. To accept battle at a time when it is obviously advantageous to the enemy and not to us is a crime; and those political leaders of the revolutionary class who are unable to ‘tack, to maneuver, to compromise’ in order to avoid an obviously disadvantageous battle, are good for nothing.”
V. I. Lenin, “left-wing communism, an infantile disorder,” Selected Works, Vol. X, pp. 95-96; also see pp. 100-101.
STUDENT: “Perhaps this explains why you Communists continue building up a tremendous war machine while proclaiming that you want peace. Don’t you think the West sincerely wants peace and would like to disarm?”
OFFICIAL statement: “There is a glaring contradiction between the imperialists’ policy of piling up armaments and their hypocritical talk about peace. There is no such contradiction, however, between the Soviet Government’s preparation for defense and for revolutionary war and a consistent peace policy. Revolutionary war of the proletarian dictatorship is but a continuation of a revolutionary peace policy by other means.”
“THESIS OF THE SIXTH WORLD CONGRESS OF THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL.” International Press Correspondence, November 28, 1928, p. 1590.
STUDENT : “But would not a so-called revolutionary peace policy by ‘other means’ simply be a demand for unconditional surrender under threat of extermination? Why do you perpetuate the myth of peaceful coexistence when you openly consider the West your enemy?”
Dimitry Z. Manuilsky: “Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. … To win we shall need the element of surprise. The bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be electrifying overtures and unheard of concessions. The capitalist countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own destruction. They will jump at another chance to be friends. As soon as their guard is down, we shall smash them with our clenched fist!”
Stated in a lecture at the Lenin School on Political Warfare in Moscow, 1931.
From “Chapter 12 – The Future Task”:
To head off an enemy it is first necessary to know where the enemy wants to go. The Communists have made no secret about this. Their plan first of all is to take Asia, then Africa, next Europe and finally America. Although this plan of conquest has been in Communist literature for several decades, it was vigorously restated in 1953 when Red leaders decided to set up a timetable of conquest for the entire world and then take it continent by continent. Total conquest is to be completed by around 1973. Fortunately American military intelligence captured this timetable at the close of the Korean War and Senator William Knowland placed it in the Congressional Record under date of April 29, 1954, page 5708.
Although the timetable is too lengthy to quote in its entirety, selected statements are being presented with comments so the student may know what progress the Communists have made in their plans to take over the world.
“We have to, until we are certain of victory, take a course which will not lead to war.”
Official Communist strategy is to press for advantages on all fronts but to back down in the face of major military resistance. This will continue to be their policy unless they could be certain of sudden victory by a sneak attack which would wipe out all U.S. capacity to retaliate. U.S. success during 1960 in launching a Polaris missile from a submerged submarine made Soviet sneak attack plans obsolete. A Red attack would bring devastating retaliation from these constantly moving missile bases which now will be roaming the seas. For the present, Red policy will therefore have to be a course which will not lead to war.
“Britain must be placated by being convinced that . . . the Communists and the capitalist countries can live in peace.”
Peaceful coexistence was not only sold to the people of Britain but to Americans as well. Coexistence means to accept Communism as a permanent fixture in the earth; to write off as past history the conquest of the satellite nations; to placate Communist demands so as to avoid crises and international tensions.
“Opportunities for trade will have a great influence on the British mind.”
This worked even better than the Red leaders planned. Today not only Britain but the U.S. and 37 other members of the Western bloc have succumbed to the lure of trade with the Sino-Soviet bloc.
“In the case of France . . . she must be made to feel a sense of greater security in cooperating with us.”
After World War II, Red forces in France made the Communist party the largest in the country. Before DeGaulle’s seizure of power in 1958, Red influence had helped to carry France to the brink of bankruptcy, anarchy and civil war.
“Japan must be convinced that rearmament endangers her national security and that . . . the American forces distributed all over the world cannot spare sufficient strength for the defense of Japan.”
This was the kind of Communist agitation which produced the 1960 Japanese riots and prevented President Eisenhower from visiting Japan.
“Her (Japan’s) desire for trade will offer great possibilities for steering Japan away from the United States.”
By 1960 Japan had regained her position as fifth in world trade. The U.S. steered Japan away from the Sino-Soviet bloc by buying 23% of her exports and providing 3.8% of her imports.
“By 1960 China’s military, economic and industrial power will be so developed that with a mere show of force by the Soviet Union and China, the ruling clique of Japan will capitulate.”
This did not occur. Japan, with U.S. help, became strong while China floundered under Communist discipline and headed for widespread famine and economic collapse.
“The United States must be isolated by all possible means.”
This Communist project was making alarming progress by 1960. Anti-U. S. propaganda all over the world had created the image of the “ugly American.’’ And this in spite of 50 billions in foreign aid. Red expansion in Asia, Africa, Cuba, Central America and South America has begun to awaken Americans to the real threat of possible isolation.
“Whether we can prevent the United States from starting the war (to defend her rights and liberties) depends upon how much success we have in isolating her and how effective is our peace offensive.”
This clearly reflects the perfidy of Red propaganda to use “peace” as a means of paralyzing U.S. resistance as the Communists gradually take over. Here we see the Red definition of “peaceful coexistence.” It means “peaceful surrender.”
“In the case of India, only peaceful means should be adopted. Any employment of force will alienate ourselves from the Arabic countries and Africa, because India is considered to be our friend.”
This plan to betray India through peaceful conquest is definitely on the march. Nehru claims neutrality but is a trained Marxist-socialist who has consistently lined up with the Red leaders on most major issues. In the hour of his downfall, he will no doubt ask the Western nations to save him.
“After India has been won over, the problems of the Philippines and Arabic countries can be easily solved by economic cooperation . . . and coalitions. This task may be completed by 1965.”
Already the forces of Red subversion are clearly apparent in both the Philippines and in Nasser’s Pan-Arabic Republic.
“Then a wave of revolution will sweep the whole continent of Africa and the imperialists and the colonizationists will be quickly driven into the sea.”
Even by 1960 the Communists had built the fires of revolutionary violence all over Africa. The colonial powers were trying to get the natives to follow a policy of “peaceful transition to independence” but many of them were following the Red formula : “From colonialism to chaos to Communism.”
“With Asia and Africa disconnected with the capitalist countries in Europe, there will be a total economic collapse in Western Europe. Their capitulation will be a matter of course.”
In 1960 when the Belgians relinquished the Congo, it created havoc in the Belgium economy. Each of the colonial powers is being affected as the trade relations with Africa are being disrupted. Eventually the Reds hope to get an African-Asian strangle hold on the economy of Europe. Every year this noose is drawing tighter.
As for the United States, “crushing economic collapse and industrial breakdown will follow the European crisis.”
The plunging of the U. S. into a paralyzing depression is part of the last-stage Soviet plan of conquest for America.
“Canada and South America will find themselves in the same hopeless and defenseless condition.”
It is true that if the U. S. were totally isolated, intimidated and subverted, the whole Western hemisphere would fall.
“Twenty years from now (which would be 1973) world revolution will be an accomplished fact!”
Some phases of this plan of conquest have been frustrated, but other phases are far ahead of expectations. Considered overall, the Communist Timetable of Conquest is alarmingly close to being right on schedule.
Experts on Communist strategy point out that this entire plan of conquest would collapse if the West awakened and took the initiative to start pushing Communism back on all fronts. They say the tragic blunder of the West has been its continuous willingness to coexist, to accept Communism as a permanent fixture in the earth, to assume that Communist conquests were unalterable, to ignore the fact that the Red leaders have admitted in the timetable that they have more reason to be frightened of military action than the West, and to allow free nations to be intimidated and bluffed into appeasing a weak enemy.
How was this achieved?
Importance of the Psychological War
The biggest mistake of the West has been allowing itself to drift into a state of mental stagnation, apathy and inaction. In some circles, motivations of patriotism, loyalty and the traditional dream of “freedom for all men” have been lying dormant or have been paralyzed by a new kind of strange thinking. Authorities say there is an urgent need for a revolutionary change in our state of mind.
What is wrong with our “state of mind?”
First and foremost, we have been thinking the way the Communists want us to think. Our founding fathers would be alarmed to learn how confused many of our people have become over such fundamental problems as coexistence, disarmament, free trade, the United Nations, recognition of Red China, and a host of related problems. Instead of maintaining a state of intellectual vigilance, we have taken Communist slogans as the major premises for too many of our conclusions. Let us go down a list of current strategy goals which the Communists and their fellow travelers are seeking to achieve. These are all part of the campaign to soften America for the final takeover. It should be kept in mind that many loyal Americans are working for these same objectives because they are not aware that these objectives are designed to destroy us.
Current Communist Goals
1. U. S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U. S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the United States 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. Extension of 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. Admission of Red China to the UN.
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 UN.
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 UN.
11. Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it he set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. ( Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the UN as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
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 which 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 and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute 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
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, 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 ground 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 world-wide 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 laics 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 me 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 me “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 nations and individuals alike.
If the student will read the reports of Congressional hearings together with available books by ex-Communists, he will find all of these Communist objectives described in detail. Furthermore, he will come to understand how many well-meaning citizens have become involved in pushing forward the Communist program without realizing it. They became converted to Communist objectives because they accepted superficial Communist slogans. Soon they were thinking precisely the way the Communists wanted them to think.