Communism stills threatens liberty in America. Consider the 2016 presidential election.
The 2016 US presidential election was the most dramatic in decades. The campaign was full of twists and turns. Negative media coverage and protests besieged President-elect Donald Trump. Demonstrators declared Trump a racist, sexist, xenophobic, or a Nazi. They demanded a recount and threatened impeachment before he took office.
Trevor Loudon’s documentary, America under Siege: Civil War 2017, revealed the protest organizers were “professional revolutionaries.” These organizers had ties to North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba. The film highlighted two prominent American socialist organizations: the Workers World Party and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
Since 1980, Loudon researched the communist movement. He discovered that the International Communist Party targeted the United States. They used left-wing organizations to infiltrate American politics, education, media, and business. As the world cheered the end of Cold War, communism quietly took over America’s institutions.
Communism through Violence and Nonviolence
Both Russia and China communists took power through violent revolution. However, the brutality of Soviet and Chinese communism drew attention away from the nonviolent communism in the West.
The Fabian Society
The Fabian Society specialized in disguise. It chose Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright, to cover up nonviolent Socialism’s real aims with prosaic rhetoric. But the brutality remained below the surface. Shaw wrote:
“I also made it quite clear that Socialism means equality of income or nothing, and that under Socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it. If it were discovered that you had not character enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner.” From The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism.
Just as Lenin sometimes found it expedient to scale back brutality, Western communists are not above employing violence to advance their agenda.
The Communist Party USA
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) was founded in 1919. Though never a major political force, its influence was significant. The CPUSA colluded with activists to infiltrate workers’ and student movements, the church, and the government.
In the late 1950s, Fred Schwarz, a pioneer of American anti-communist thought, told the US House Un-American Activities Committee:
“Communism is the theory of the disciplined few controlling and directing the rest. One person in a sensitive position can control and manipulate thousands of others.”
— US Congress, House Committee on Un-American Activities, Communist Legal Subversion: The Role of the Communist Lawyer: Report, 86th Cong., 1st sess., February 16, 1959.
The Venona Files
The US government declassified the Venona files in the 1990s. These files documented communications of 300 Soviet spies in the US government during World War II. These spies included high-ranking officials in the Roosevelt administration. Among them were US Treasury official Harry Dexter White, State Department official Alger Hiss, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Despite the efforts of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, leftist politicians, academics, and the media hid the facts from the public.
Whittaker Chambers, a Soviet informant, testified against other spies. He said:
“The agents of an enemy power were in a position to do much more than purloin documents. They were in a position to influence the nation’s foreign policy in the interest of the nation’s chief enemy, and not only on exceptional occasions, … but in what must have been the staggering sum of day to day decisions.”
— Whittaker Chambers, Witness (New York: Random House, 1952).
Yuri Bezmenov, a KGB agent, defected to the West in 1970. He revealed the Soviet subversive strategy in four stages: demoralization, destabilization, crisis, and “normalization.” The progression of subversive stages are as follows:
- The first stage took 15 to 20 years. This stage subverted youth through liberal indoctrination or education.
- The second stage only takes 2 to 5 years to create social chaos.
- The third stage takes 2 to 6 months to instigate a crisis that leads to civil unrest.
- The fourth stage brings control to the Communist Party. They called this “normalization.”
The testimony of many Soviet spies and declassified documents are proof of communist activity.
The McCarthy Era
In 1950, McCarthy began to expose communist infiltration across the US. But four years later, the Senate censured him. This halted the government’s initiative to rid itself of communist influence. Today, McCarthyism is synonymous with political persecution. This shows that the left-wing successfully established dominance in the ideological struggle.
Communist infiltration hasn’t lessened since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The left-wing fights tooth and nail to protect adulterers, abortionists, criminals, and communists, while supporting anarchy and opposing civilization.
Communism through Cultural Revolution
The Countercultural Movement arose in the 1960s. Some participants opposed the Vietnam War; others fought for civil rights; some advocated for feminism and denounced patriarchy; others strove for homosexual rights. Topping this off was a dazzling spectacle of movements against tradition and authority that advocated sexual freedom, hedonism, narcotics, and rock ‘n’ roll music. It seemed to lack a real focus.
The goal of this Western Cultural Revolution was to destroy Western civilization and its traditional culture. While apparently disordered and chaotic, this global cultural shift stemmed from communism. Youthful participants of the movement revered “the Three M’s” — Marx, Marcuse, and Mao.
Marx and Mao we know, but who was Marcuse?
Herbert Marcuse was a member of a group of Marxist intellectuals at the University of Frankfurt. They called themselves the Institute for Social Research. They used “critical theory” to attack Western civilization and replace it with Marxism.
Marcuse’s ideas were simple: Be anti-tradition, anti-authority, and anti-morality. Indulge in sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll without restraint. He coined the phrase “make love, not war.” He called everyone who said “no” to all authority the “noble” of the revolutionary cause. It was so simple and easy to become extreme. It’s little wonder that the movement attracted so many young people.
The Frankfurt School in America
In 1935, the Frankfurt School Marxists relocated to Columbia University in New York. This gave them a great opportunity to disseminate their theories on American soil. With the assistance of other leftist scholars, they corrupted several generations of American youth.
After they ended their activist lifestyles, these young adults moved into American society. They brought the Marxist worldview and values into education, media, politics, and business, furthering a nonviolent revolution across the country.
Since the 1980s, the Left has mostly taken over and established strongholds in the mainstream media, academia, and Hollywood.
Communism through Race Wars
In the 1920s, the Communist Workers Party of America believed there were great opportunities for revolution among black Americans. A communist handbook, The Negroes in a Soviet America (1935), proposed a racial revolution in the South to establish a Negro Republic.
Communist Support of Black Panthers
In the 1960s, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) supported the Revolutionary Action Movement and the Maoist Black Panther Party. Race riots tore several American cities in 1965. After he left the Communist Party, Leonard Patterson testified that the communist party supported the leaders of the violent African-American organizations.
The Black Panther Party looked up to the CCP as its role model. They used Mao’s slogans, such as “political power grows out of the barrel of a gun” and “all power belongs to the people.” Mao’s Little Red Book was a must-read for all members. Like the CCP, the Black Panthers advocated a violent revolution. One of the Panthers’ leaders, Eldridge Cleaver, predicted in 1968 a wave of terror, violence, and guerrilla warfare. At many Panther gatherings, participants waved the Little Red Book, mimicking the Chinese Red Guards.
Communist Doctrine in Black Lives Matter
The current Black Lives Matter movement is another example of communist subversion. Thurston Powers compares the Communist Manifesto with their policy platform:
“Communist Manifesto”: Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
Black Lives Matter: A right to restored land, clean air, clean water and housing and an end to the exploitative privatization of natural resources — including land and water. We seek democratic control over how resources are preserved, used and distributed and do so while honoring and respecting the rights of our Indigenous family.
The civil rights movement successfully brought race relations into public discussion. It helped Americans heal some of the nation’s deepest divides through peaceful means, such as legislation, demonstrations, boycotts, and education. However, left-wing revolutionaries continue to use racial conflict as a wedge issue for their radical agendas. 
Conclusion: Communism Threatens Liberty
The liberty of America is contrary to the goal of communism. America elevates the dignity, rights, and property of the individual. Communism, on the other hand, recognizes the importance of the state. While masking itself with beautiful visions of a collective, egalitarian society, communism aims to enslave and destroy humanity.
If the liberty-loving people of America refuse to wake up, we all may be living in a totalitarian, global state.