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: