353. Although God was speaking to a specific group through the prophet Hosea, the wisdom of the warning in 4:6 is still relevant, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”.
354. There is a threat to our country and way of life that has been expressed and put into action. Our collective lack of knowledge regarding that threat has resulted in denial that it exists even as it is practiced before our eyes.
355. Those who would seek power over large portions of the planet today are currently unable to accomplish their objective by use of force without risk of mutual destruction.
356 Absent the military option against opposition, the modern path to domination has been directed at the emotions of indoctrinated masses. At least that is what Hitler wrote he had learned from the Marxists.
357. Elements of communism, socialism, fascism and democracy have all been employed to achieve that indoctrination.
358. The utopian dream of “all things” needed or desired being fairly and equally distributed by a controlling entity is an intoxicating lure to those who can be influenced to believe themselves to be victims of others who “have more”.
359. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels formulated a plan of government designed for the eventual equal sharing of property among the world’s societies. In 1847, Engels expressed the plan in Q & A form as the Principles of Communism.
360. Even though our country had existed under its constitution for less than 60 years, Engels considered the USA a threat to their plans. He specifically described the methods to achieve our defeat as well as those of the thousand year old European countries.
361. The steady growth of that promised land philosophy began in Russia and spread to what became known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
362. The first conclave to train international leaders in the spreading of communism was convened in 1864 and was sparsely attended.
363. In 1872, The Hague was the site of a second international communist organizing meeting, but disputes arose over who was to be the director of implementing the plan, and Marx moved his efforts to New York City.
364. Americans of the 1870s did not look favorably upon the ideals of communism, and Marx returned to Europe. But the seed had been dropped, and “socialist” organizations began to be developed with emphasis on “class struggle” as an effective tool for indoctrination.
365. By 1936, the meetings and their organization had been named the Communist International, or Comintern, and Americans comprised half of the 6000 attendees.
366. Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), Pol Pot (Cambodia) and Mao Zedong (China) received their training through the Comintern. Those leaders and Russia’s Lenin and Stalin eventually killed or imprisoned millions upon millions of their own people to establish and maintain their “utopian” dreams.
367. A time line sketch may be helpful:
a. 1840s – Principles of Communism
b.1860s – International efforts to spread communism
c. 1870s – Communist theory unpopular in USA
d. 1910s – Communists rule by violence in Russia
e 1930s – Americans represent half of the attendees at the Comintern
f. 1920s and forward – People warn, and continue warning, of communist sympathizer infiltration of American institutions. Those people were, and continue to be, labeled “alarmists” deserving of criticism, ridicule and lampooning
g. 1960s – African students attending American universities return home, grounded in Marxist theory. Lure of the benign and compassionate features of the philosophy finds strong approval among a significant number of Catholic clergy in Central and South America.
h. 1990s – Presence and acceptance of Marxist university professors becomes so well known that a future president of the US freely records his desire for their association.
368. Considering this background, Americans really need to know the specifics of the threat to their country.