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How To Sabotage a Nation

Mar 19, 2011

Do nations just drift into decline, stagnation, and degeneracy? Or is the process aided and abetted by those who actively seek to undermine and subvert a nation? The more one learns about activist and subversive groups, the more one sees that the latter plays a big role in all this.

Indeed, the student of history learns that while nations often decay from within, this process is greatly amplified and accelerated by groups who are working overtime to implement their radical social agendas.

I have written before about some key figures in all this, such as Antonio Gramsci, and the Frankfurt School. I have examined how cultural Marxism continues to roll along nicely, working in overdrive to undermine, subvert, and eventually supplant the free West.

While the Berlin Wall may have come crashing down in 1989, and it looked like communism was finished, this is not at all the case. Committed Marxists, now usually called progressives, continue to work away at their anti-Western agendas.

And I am not talking about some secretive conspiracy theories here. An agenda is simply a list of goals to be accomplished, and we don’t actually have to dig very far to discover these goals. Indeed, the other side has been quite forthcoming in telling us what their aims are.

Time and time again they have informed us what they want to accomplish, and how they intend to accomplish it. And while many of these admissions may have seemed rather dreamlike at the time of their writing, looking back with hindsight reveals a much scarier and sobering reality.

It is worth looking at some of these earlier wish lists put out by the radicals. As but one example, back in 1963 there appeared in the US Congressional Record a list of 45 goals of those bent on overthrowing the US. This list was based on an earlier book written by a FBI analyst.

Here are just around a dozen of the goals. Bear in mind this comes from material put together a half century ago. The real important thing to notice is just how much of this agenda has already been realised.

-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.

-Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

-Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

-Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression.

-Eliminate 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.”

-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.”

-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.”

-Discredit 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.

-Discredit 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.”

-Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

-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.

Is there anything mentioned here that we do not see unfolding before our very eyes in both the US and much of the West? Those bent on the destruction of our way of life have told us what they intend to do, and they have done it.

Yet we like a nation of sheep seem to be blissfully unaware that this is happening, and that it is happening so thoroughly and rapidly. Because so much of this subversion is happening behind the scenes, or is being done under various trendy guises, such as social justice, we don’t seem to notice how we are losing it all.

And there have been plenty of other clearly-stated agendas which could be mentioned here. For example, much earlier Joseph Stalin had put it this way: “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

Now, unless I have missed something, these three areas have all come under massive assault by the radicals over the past half century. It seems like these activists have a plan, they are working at that plan, and they are succeeding.

And many others have spoken openly about how they intend to dismantle America and the free West, and replace them with their statist and collectivist utopian schemes. Given how many people have spoken so plainly about what they intend to do, why are so few aware of this and acting on it?

That is indeed the pressing question of the hour. Why have we allowed ourselves to be led like sheep to the slaughter? Why have we become so unaware, so uninformed, and so careless? Why are we so apathetic about those forces which are working overtime to destroy the very things we hold near and dear?

Until we answer those questions, and answer them soon, one cannot expect that Western civilisation will be around for much longer. And if it does go into oblivion, to be replaced by a new totalitarianism, we will only have ourselves to blame.

For those wanting to explore these matters more thoroughly, I highly recommend a new DVD documentary called Agenda. It discusses in detail this war that we are in, and what we can do to turn things around:

agendadocumentary.com/

rense.com/general32/americ.htm

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25 Responses to How To Sabotage a Nation

  • Thanks Bill.
    Embarrassing to say, but until recently I was quite unaware that this was going on.

    I’ve ordered the DVD.

    Annette Nestor, Perth. W.A.

  • I could not agree with you more – thank you for publishing this. About twenty years ago, I made similar comments to the press (I was being interviewed with regard to teenage runaways), and was absolutely ridiculed for doing so. I feel so vindicated – but of ocurse, terribly saddened at the decline of spiritual and moral values in Australia now.
    Joan Davidson

  • Thanks Bill; The list is no joke. Can you reference every quote more exactly? (It’s not that I don’t believe it, it’s just easy for me to use a direct quotation rather than a paraphrase).
    Tim Lovett

  • Thanks Tim

    The list items are exactly quoted. The full listing can be found at various places, including here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1595013/posts

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Thanks for this wake-up call Bill, although I did wake up a couple of years ago when I read the chilling tenets of the Frankfurt School. A popular soap opera character quoted that “a communist is someone without who wants everyone else to have the same”. My leftie friends deny that cultural marxism is the agenda and appear to have replaced the etherial entity of God with “sorting out life’s inequalities with humanism”. I notice that when I probe more deeply into their statements, they seem ill-informed about realities and are spouting sound bites. Most supporters of The Left, as they call it, are fired up with hatred and envy of people they think have more than them whether in terms of material wealth or family security and identity and rather than feel deprived of some elusive quality, they seem to want to topple what threatens them. They don’t want to be equal, but more equal than the lumpen proletariat, telling them what to do they are the left-wing liberal elite. Even their defence of the underdog is patronising, enhancing their own self-esteem.
    So in answer to your question, why the apathy? I think most people are either in denial or thinking that if they just ignore it, it will all go away. At present it’s activism versus apathy. Also, like with the nazi ideology where it was politic to march in tune, the same with the Left ideology – one is met with approbation if leftwing but treated as a pariah if remotely right. I define myself in the political spectrum as “the Christian right” which of course is hated with a great hate. BTW what will happen when cultural marxism meets islamic fundamentalism?
    Rachel Smith

  • Yes quite right Rachel, especially the ‘activism vs apathy’ bit.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Hi Bill!

    Hmmm. You been watching ‘The Agenda’ documentary….
    😉

    Andrew Kulikovsky

  • Thanks Andrew

    Exactly as I say at the end of my article.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Very nice points, Bill.

    This is what David Horowitz and other have been pointing out for a long time in which many conservatives have been utterly ignorant and vulnerable; it is that the left is at war with our nation, culture and religion.

    There is plenty of room to make arguments still but conservatives need to remember that this is a war and needs to be treated as such. Bill Vallicella puts it well

    “First of all, I agree to the central presupposition of the question, namely, that leftists will do and say anything to win, no matter how outrageous. (Here is a recent example of the widespread race-baiting and slander that even prominent leftists routinely engage in.) They do it because they think the end justifies the means, and because of their conviction that, as the Bard has it, “all’s fair in love and war.” Leftists think of themselves as good and decent people who are battling valiantly against the dark forces of bigotry, racism, religious fanaticism, science-denial, etc. And because they see themselves in a noble fight against people who are not just wrong, but evil, they feel entirely justified in doing whatever it takes to win.”

    http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2010/03/should-conservatives-take-the-high-road-when-opposing-the-left.html

    The utter despicable and vile nature of the left really struck home for me after the Tucson shooting. The left smeared Sarah Palin and the Tea Party as inspiration for the shooting. They are reprehensible.

    Damien Spillane

  • But is there anywhere in the world where evil is more evident than in Palestinian society? Read Mark Steyn’s “Dead Jews Is No News”;

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/262130/dead-jews-no-news-mark-steyn?sms_ss=gmail&at_xt=4d7fc66cd065eba9%2C0

    Lamar Boll

  • Thanks Bill.Disturbing but regrettably true.
    Some points to add:
    1. I can remember back in the 1960s J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI warning of what he called “the New Left” and how subversive it was. At the time few listened, and the radical left went its merry way to what we see today.
    2. You omitted one very important item, viz. that the agenda was to eliminate treason laws on the ground of violation of free speech and assembly. During the Vietnam era they largely achieved this, and we now have either no treason laws, or very attenuated ones. Now in a former day what I see in America and here and elsewhere on a daily basis would have been seen as high treason; their ringleaders would have been rounded up, arraigned, and convicted. Why? Because these groups are seeking to overthrow the foundations, structure, and integrity of an entire society and remake it in their own image. Who gave them the right to do this? No-one, but they proceed regardless and there is little to be done to stop them. The legal fraternity is riddled with leftists, who turn justice on its head by making the criminals into victims and the victims into criminals. And that same legal fraternity is on side with these radicals.
    3. If all this sounds like spinning conspiracy theories, well in this case it is. One only has to look at the history of the Frankfurt School which arose from the ashes of World War I to where it is today to realise that, as you point out.
    4. Prophetically, I wonder if this whole phenomenon is the fulfillment of little horn of Daniel 7, which arises in the aftermath of the uprooting of three prominent horns (king[dom]s) from the fourth beast (the ten horns often regarded as the disparate kingdoms of Europe). Three major monarchies as a result of World War I: the Romanovs of Russia, the Habsburgs of Austria, and the Hohenzollerns of Germany. There was even a TV series made about them, “The Fall of Eagles” (available at the ABC Shop). In their place we have this Leftist monstrosity, with all its blasphemies, immoralities, and subversion, and which may well culminate in the final Antichrist. The whole trend of events seem to point in that direction. Perhaps significantly, it began on the soil of probably the most important of those European monarchies, Germany. I know this is speculation, but I throw it in for what it’s worth.
    Murray R. Adamthwaite

  • Interestingly the first chink I have come across in the Left’s armour is when the link to the “Dead Jews is no news” article came up on my social network page, along with the comment from a left supporter to say that the entire Left should condemn this outrage. It shows integrity overriding jingoism.
    Rachel Smith

  • On a brighter note here is the exact opposite influence on civilisation;

    In the West we are doing our best to destroy our Christian heritage but in China, Chinese intellectuals are coming around to the view that it is precisely this heritage that has made the West so successful.

    Former editor of the Sunday Telegraph, Dominic Lawson, in a review in the Sunday Times of Niall Ferguson’s new book, ‘Civilisation: The West and the Rest’, carries a quote from a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in which he tries to account for the success of the West, to date.

    He said: “One of the things we were asked to look into was what accounted for the success, in fact, the pre-eminence of the West all over the world.

    “We studied everything we could from the historical, political, economic, and cultural perspective. At first, we thought it was because you had more powerful guns than we had.

    “Then we thought it was because you had the best political system. Next we focused on your economic system.

    “But in the past twenty years, we have realised that the heart of your culture is your religion: Christianity. That is why the West is so powerful.

    “The Christian moral foundation of social and cultural life was what made possible the emergence of capitalism and then the successful transition to democratic politics. We don’t have any doubt about this.”

    http://www.ionainstitute.ie/index.php?id=1336

    Damien Spillane

  • Very good article Bill
    For many decades, I’ve been thinking about the horrible, lively virus of communism and the way it has crept surreptitiously into everyday life. Years ago, I was a member of a Rostrum Club in North Queensland. On days in which you could choose your own subject matter, I gave talks on this topic, only to be ridiculed by the legal eagle adjudicator, not for my ability, as was his duty, but rather for the subject matter I chose. The more I was criticised the more I returned with more of the same. It took 12 months to have some members say they agreed with me and the adjudicator to comment how he was surprised that his caustic remarks couldn’t make me back down. Also, years later, when the accusation of “racism” was introduced, replacing serial infidelity as the most embarrassing social sin to be accused of, in the community, I always believed that it was a pernicious weapon with the intention of winning a variety of debates, particularly those surrounding the encouragement of diverse cultures into our country and other nations – cultures which would never integrate and introduced to deliberately subvert and change our way of life and our Christian faith forever. This plan is destroying Britain (no longer “Great”) France, Germany and Spain. And yet I heard some silly duffer Labor politician on TV last night, saying with a straight face,that unlike Europe, multiculturalism is a shining success in Australia. The reality is that Europe has incurable cancer and Australia has malignant sun spots, which are spreading rapidly.
    Frank Bellet, Petrie Qld

  • There is a kind of wearyness that afflicts states/people in the “old age” of their civilisation, and then they end up dying (as Arnold Toynbee is supposed to have said) by suicide, not murder. This is the way that many Western states are going/have gone (like Britain) – and when a nation has collapsed to its kness, through inertia, these locusts you describe, Bill, “progressives”, crawl out and eat up the remains. Very sad.
    John Thomas, UK

  • I am just in the final stages of David Horowitz’s book – The Professors (The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America). This book defies rational belief! After reading this book, university is probably the last place you would want your kids to go within a million miles of. There were 3 main themes that wound their way right through this very important work – Deception, Hypocrisy & Self Preservation – all very artfully practiced by the people who are the subjects of the book. The poison that they are spreading is diabolical, how can you hate a country that has given you everything you own or are privileged to partake in? The hypocrisy that is prevalent in the book is just sickening. They can thank their lucky stars that the treason laws have been watered down significantly or they would all be in jail! I wonder where those Chinese academics are now, probably languishing in some sodden Chinese gulag!
    Steve Davis

  • From the age of 18 until 35 I was an active Trotskyist (I’m now 61). During the period of my communist commitment, the anti-Vietnam war movement was in full swing and gave us fertile ground in which to influence social trends and to recruit people to our program. Not long after I left left-wing politics, the group in which I was active made a sudden turn to the “environmental” movement… they even changed the name of their newspaper from “Direct Action”, reflective of old-time working class cultural icons, to “Green Left”, an obvious attempt to appeal to the “New Class” of university educated elites taking over the one-time slums of the inner city fringe. About this same time, the Communist Party and the Socialist Party both collapsed, all of the small Trotskyist groups changed their names to innocuous cover titles and their respective activists carried on their work in the education sphere (many of them were teachers), the Gay Liberation movement and in the Australian Greens.

    The former program of my youth is now generally accepted in school teacher organizations, school curricula, academia, amongst the majority of journalists and by the Green party, that now has representation in many houses of parliament.

    It is better to boil a frog by putting it in cold water and gradually turning up the heat than throwing it in hot water. Fabianism (the gradual transformation of society through education and occupation of influential positions within the culture – particularly areas of communication) has come of age in the 21st century and made my former goal of a Marxist revolution redundant.

    Thank God though, my own personal revolution has proceeded apace, “from glory to glory” so that I increasingly resemble a “sojourner in a foreign land, a stranger upon the face of the earth” reconciled, despite all my strong masculine and heterosexual affections, to becoming a bride.

    Col Maynard

  • Hi Bill,

    Here’s another example of stifled free speech from the far left:

    http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/apple-pulls-gay-cure-app-from-itunes-20110324-1c76i.html

    Mario Del Giudice

  • Damian Spillane, your comment has amazed me.
    Stan Fishley

  • My DVD arrived today. Some of the things I’ve been reading in ‘After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s’ sound strikingly similar to that in the Agenda.

    This comment written by a homosexual…..

    “The term propaganda applies to any deliberate attempt to persuade the masses via public communications media. Its function is not to perpetrate, but to propagate; to propagate, that is, to spread new ideas and feelings (or reinforce old ones) which may themselves be either evil or good depending on their purpose and effect. The purpose and effect of progay propaganda is to promote a climate of increased tolerance for [homosexuals].”

    And this comment…..
    “Desensitization works gradually or not at all.”

    So we need to be very aware and very alert. Well worth buying the Agenda and using it to inform others.

    Annette Nestor, Perth

  • Quite right Annette.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Thank God for what you do, Bill, the testimony of which is the above commentators who had no idea of all this and have now become the wiser. I hope now that it will spread further. To put a purely spiritual perspective on this, I believe that America would have remained the greatest nation on this earth no matter who came against her if only she had never compromised her relationship with God. American (and Australian) Christians should have boycotted Hollywood, satanic rock music and other evils that have crept into society as soon as they showed their ugly heads. Halloween should never have got off the launching pad. When I was last in the States about 8 years ago, I saw people dressed not as the pirates or mummies that little kids dressed as in the 1950s but as walking dead bodies with slit throats, vampires and goth style witches. If we had remained true to God, He would have guarded us from the curses that have come upon us. America would have, I believe, increased her Godly influence upon the world and we would not be seeing the societal destruction that is before us now. The great thing is that God is so merciful and gracious towards us. “When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him”. I believe that God is raising the prophetic voice to stand against the evil that our world is sinking in. God is looking for people who will now stand up for righteousness. “If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray. And seek My face and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, then will I hear from Heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land”
    Dee Graf

  • While I agree with the article, is there now any point in calling those trying to bring down Western societies communists or marxists? In reality such people are anarchists/nihilists, with a hatred of traditional morality, religion and Western society. A few may call themselves communists or marxists, but know nothing about marxism. The marxists at least had a creed of their own, even if it was a false one.
    David Thornton

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    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Col Maynard, reading about your past in Marxism reminds me that some people I went to uni with 20 years ago were well known socialist activists on campus, and they’re still involved in that cause, speaking at conferences and selling the Green Left newspaper in the Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne on Saturday afternoons.

    They like Christians, and are happy to nail their colours to the same mast as them, but only the ones who support trendy, progressive causes, such as those represented in Palm Sunday rally.

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