Communist infiltration of America started after World War I.
Italian communist Antonio Gramsci said that to subvert Western society, it had to be from within. Socialists called their method “the long march through the institutions.” He discovered it difficult to incite a revolution when the people still believed in God. So, communists relied on many foot soldiers who subverted religion, morality, and civilization.
Communist Infiltration Agents
After the 1960s, those who pushed for revolution entered academia. They became professors, government officials, and journalists. Entering society’s mainstream, they carried out the long march through the institutions. They infiltrated the church, government, the education system, the art world, the media, and nonprofits.
There are many ways that corrupt people ruin a free society from within. For democracy to be effective, the people must have civic virtue and an absolute moral standard. Since the 1960s, however, there was an erosion of these virtues in the United States. Marxists planted their corrupt ideas deep in American society. And it spread unchecked.
The most effective revolutionary strategy is the Cloward-Piven strategy. Cloward and Piven, two Columbia University sociologists, bloated the welfare system to push states into bankruptcy. This forced government to rescue the system. By the same token, this gave government more control toward a socialist system.
The National Welfare Rights Organization implemented this strategy during President Johnson’s War on Poverty. From 1965 to 1974, the number of single-parent families receiving benefits surged from 4.3 million to 10.8 million. In 1970, 28 percent of the annual budget of New York City was spent on welfare. From 1960 to 1970, the number of people on welfare in New York City rose from 200,000 to 1.1 million. By the 1970s, there were one person on welfare for every two paying taxes in New York City. The city went bankrupt.
This an example of Saul Alinsky’s communist infiltration methods. He said, “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rules say anyone eligible can receive welfare, force the “enemy” to live up to its rules. That will bankrupt the system, allowing radicals to take over without violence.
Communist Influence of Political Parties
In his book The Naked Communist, W. Cleon Skousen said one goal of the communists was to “capture one or both political parties in the United States.” The Communist Party used a small number of people and organized them to create “crises.” Lenin said that labor unions are “the transmission belts of the Communist Party.” The communists learned they could control a large block of votes if they controlled labor unions. If they controlled votes, they could force elected officials to do their bidding. Since labor unions control the jobs of ordinary workers, they become the unions’ pawns. An identical principle is at work when paying protection fees to organized crime syndicates.
Filmmaker Trevor Loudon discovered that communists use unions to implement their policies and hijack democracy. First, communists decide their agenda. Second, labor unions adopt these policies. Third, they pressure political parties to adopt these policies as their own. Thus, political parties make communist policies “mainstream” policy.
Communists and their lackies subverted the political and social systems of America. After decades of communist infiltration, the erosion of American institutions is clear.