The list of communist goals contained in the book was read into the Congressional Record by U.S. Congressman Albert S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida, on January 10, 1963. [Source: Wikipedia] I am posting an excerpt of this list of goals not for conspiratorial purposes. That is not my interest here. But rather, Mr. Skousen points to several things Bishop Sheen, Pope Pius XI and Pope Leo XIII warned us about several decades ago. It just so happens that some goals have been realized and others are being realized today. In 1958, when the book was written, Catholics and Americans were very much alive to these dangers. Today, however, apathy is getting the upper hand.
The following is an excerpt of the list of Communist goals contained in The Naked Communist (Note: different order in the original edition of the book.).
Family, Religion and Schools:
• Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity, masturbation 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.
• 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."
• 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.
Media and Standards of Morality:
• Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
• Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
• Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture—education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc Gain control of all student newspapers.
• Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
• Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
Politics and U.S. History:
• 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."
Businesses and Law Enforcement:
• Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
• Infiltrate 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.
• 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.
• Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
• Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
• 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.
• Do away with all loyalty oaths.
“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.”