EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S.
HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, January 10, 1963
Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land,Fla., is an ardent and
articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De
Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public
to the dangers of communism in America.
At Mrs. Nordman's
request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following
"Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The
Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:
CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS
- U.S. acceptance
of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
- U.S. willingness
to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
- Develop the
illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be
a demonstration of moral strength.
- Permit free
trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and
regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
- Provide American
aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
- Grant recognition
of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
- Set up East
and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise
in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision
of the U.N.
- Prolong the
conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed
to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
- Allow all
Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
- Promote the
U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten,
demand that it be 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 U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes
these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing
in the Congo.)
- Resist any
attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
- Do away with
all loyalty oaths.
- Continue giving
Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
- Capture one
or both of the political parties in the United States.
- Use technical
decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by
claiming their activities violate civil rights.
- 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.
- Gain control
of all student newspapers.
- Use student
riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations
which are under Communist attack.
the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing,
- Gain control
of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
- 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
- Control art
critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness,
repulsive, meaningless art."
all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a
violation of free speech and free press.
- Break down
cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity
in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
- Present homosexuality,
degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
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."
prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the
ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and
the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned,
out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between
nations on a worldwide basis.
the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats
who had no concern for the "common man."
- 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
- Support any
socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of
the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental
health clinics, etc.
all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the
the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
and eventually dismantle the FBI.
and gain control of more unions.
and gain control of big business.
- 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].
- Dominate the
psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of
gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
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.
- Create the
impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects
of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups
should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political
or social problems.
all colonial governments before native populations are ready for
the Panama Canal.
- Repeal the
Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World
Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the
World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
The Congressional Record has only been digitized for years 1983 to Present,
which are available on the Internet at:
Each state university library is a
federal repository and an excellent source for the Congressional Record
and other government records. Congressional Representatives can also
supply page copies of the Congressional Record to their constituents
that ask for specific information. Microfilm: State University Library
Federal Repositories Congressional Record, Vol. 109 88th Congress, 1st
Session Appendix Pages A1-A2842 Jan. 9-May 7, 1963 Reel 12 State University
Libraries will also have the book. Book title page: Skousen, W. Cleon.
Naked Communist, The Salt Lake City, Utah: Ensign Publishing Co. C.
1961, 9th edition July 1961.