Democrats ARE the Communists Now

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One commenter shared a link to where the goals of the Communist Party were read into the Congressional Record, which you can find here:
Here are the goals as articulated at the directly above link:

Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35

January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. 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:

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. 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.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. 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.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. 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.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. 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 forms.”
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. 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.”
28. 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.”
29. 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.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31. 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 took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. 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].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. 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.
42. 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.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court

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Items 15-42 practically sound like a road-map to what’s been happening within American culture since at least the Clinton years.  What’s sad is that many Democrats could read this list & use it as talking points for their political speeches.  It should be shocking to us all that our society has been so degraded & internalized these Communist goals, which are ultimately & very Anti-American, to the point that they closely resemble the Democrat Party Platform Planks…


I was hoping to find an easy to compare document of the party planks, but most are for 2016 as apparently the 2020 party platforms haven’t been finalized yet.  So just some general comments based on my opinions…

Contrast item 19 w/ Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Occupy, March for Our Lives, etc.

Items 20 & 21 try to find Conservatives in media apart from Radio, Online, & in Independent Films–the left has practically cornered the market & tries to silence voices from the Right in pretty much every domain…

Items 22-25 on cultural degradation one can find examples virtually everywhere…

Item 26 add Transgenderism & “gender identity” to homosexual & consider all the pushes to “normalize” sexual perversion in virtually any form…

Items 27 & 28 consider “liberation theology” & social justice & how they’ve infiltrated the churches…

Items 29-31 sound like formulas for many of Obama’s & other leftist’s speeches…

When this list was published there wasn’t yet the push for global climate change alarmism, they don’t discuss the push to dismantle the 2nd Amendment to disarm the American public, & they also don’t directly articulate the Democrats Santa Claus promises of more & more free stuff for everyone based on their confiscatory tax rates leading to modern forms of slavery on the Democrat Plantation..

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Here are further insights from another contributor at the original post cited above:

Norman Mattoon Thomas – Socialist Candidate for President numerous times – predicted the Democrat Party would adopt the socialist agenda – in 1944 speech – and look what has happened – hook, line, and sinker!!!

Norman Mattoon Thomas: Socialism and the DNC.
A leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential
candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

The Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S.,
Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech:

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation,
without knowing how it happened.”
He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate
for the Socialist Party.
The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually
run out of other people’s money.”

~Margaret Thatcher~

The democracy will cease to exist when you take from those
who are willing to work and give to those who are not.

~Thomas Jefferson~

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Well there could be much more to say here but hopefully this whets your appetite to dig a little deeper into what’s happening…Regards!

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6th Anniversary of My Son’s Liver Transplant

I woke up today & realized that today marks the 6th anniversary of my son Josiah’s Liver Transplant.  We are so thankful that he continues to do well & that he has overcome so many obstacles & challenges in his young life.  Through it all he continues to glorify the Lord in his own unique way.  We are truly blessed!  Thank you Jesus!!!

Michael Curren's son.

Josiah, 2015

The last couple years when this anniversary rolled around I was compelled to write a pretty comprehensive post about our journey,  so I’ll share those links with you below.  This year I’m trying to take it easy & just be thankful & even restful in how far we have come from those difficult, painful, & challenging days.  By the way Josiah is doing very well post-transplant & has had virtually no issues with his new liver & life!

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Here are some posts where I deal pretty directly with his transplant:

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Here are some blogs dealing with transplant…& beyond…

I archived our transplant journey here:

We archived Josiah’s transplant journey here & he continues to post periodically:

I archived a friend’s transplant journey here:

Josiah shares his perspective here too:

I share updates about Josiah (& the family to a lesser extent) here:

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You can find Josiah on Facebook, occasionally at prayer request pages, & also on Twitter:

Thanks for dropping by.  God Bless YOU!

Greatest Presidency Since George Washington…..

“No words were necessary in this incredible video. It brought tears to me eyes to watch it and witness it. Our President is the first sitting President to step foot in North Korea.”  There are not sufficient words for how amazing these developments are.

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Dear Lord, please continue to bless, direct, & protect President Donald Trump, his family, his Cabinet & all people of goodwill who support his Making America (& now the world too) Great Again perspective & actions.  May Your People continue to lift up the leaders of this land & those other leaders & lands who seek peace & pursue it.  We continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem & for All of Your People of every tribe & tongue who love You.  Thank you Lord for your many blessings poured out upon us!  In Jesus’ Name!!!

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via News Roundup! We Are Living During the Greatest Presidency Since George Washington…..

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The President’s Tax Return and $467 of Italian Bolillos.

This is a great & practical read about President Trump’s tax returns using the author’s background & IRS audit experience for insight! Check it out…

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There’s no way in hell the President should release his tax returns.

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Background: I was an accountant. I worked for Fortune 50 Banks, Investment Houses, and Insurance Companies, ending as a partner in a small brokerage firm out of Miami. Because I was the designated test taker in the office, I had every license offered from the SEC, Series 6, then 7, Series 22 for REIT’s, and I could even sell commodities, 4X, and gold. I was a CFP, a ChFC, a CLU, and RHU, and an LUTCF. Most of the work was for small to medium sized businesses, and estate work for clients from Manhattan to Chile. Throughout my corp career, I represented over 300 clients and their families in front of the IRS for final disposition of assets. I’ve testified as an expert, and back in the day, I was one heckuva forensic accountant.

For the President’s tax…

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Whistle While We Work? Nah. Sing and Dance!

This is a beautiful post revealing some deep truths through the art of storytelling. I will be revisiting it to do some grief work of my own on my personal journey toward some degree of healing & lessening of burdens too long weighing me down.

Please check out the original post & be blessed!

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This one is in honor of Nebraska Filly and ZooNTexas. Please, let me slip my arm around your shoulder and give you a tight squeeze. Grab a cup of coffee, settle in, and let me tell you a story.

One bereaved or angry person can ruin the spirit in a room or a group. Most often, it has nothing, whatsoever, to do with us. We’re merely in the line of direct fire. Often, we quickly ascertain something is wrong, and we shun that person. We stay away from conflict. No – wrong. Don’t take offense. Run to the conflict. Be the firefighter or LEO to a friend. Figure out what it is. Dig deep. Let them rail at the stars and get it out. Free them.

For example, if you and your spouse are arguing, fiercely, about whether to have chicken or salmon for dinner, I guarantee, you’re not arguing…

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Um…., Where Did All Our Problems Go?

This is amazing & a MUST READ post that puts so much Great News front & center!!! Please read the entire post linked below!

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grrandpaFlep’s post on President Trump’s Border Wall strategy was outstanding! Thank you, Flep. After reading Flep’s post, I was eating dinner, looking around the world, and I started to make a list of things which have changed since we elected President Trump. “Things” which were big problems for most of my adult life. “Things” I thought would remain problems for my grandchildren. Suddenly, our big problems have evaporated. They’re gone, or they’re almost gone. Big things, like ISIS and the Caliphate, have practically disappeared.

Look around, and take note of what you see. Oh, and pretty please (!), chime in and add to the list in the comment section below!

Think about the great problems of the world or in America, since we were kids. “Things” that dominated headlines. “Things”, about which, our parents complained. All those big problems we’ve faced in our lifetimes….
…..they’re all being fixed.
It’s simply…

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When the People Loved and Respected the FBI…..

A beautiful, yet heart-rending, tale of a less-politicized era & a local community coming together to solve an unimaginable crime–as told by an active & engaged community leader…Oh to turn back the clock & erase the cynicism, favoritism, & tribalism that pervades such events today.

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It seems reprehensible to most Americans that we would question or fear our own FBI and DOJ. It’s a new idea to us and the world seems upside down. Yet, with the politicization of our justice system, Americans clearly see the duplicity and double standard. Now, we’re apprehensive to help, offer information or assistance, which harms the country and may allow criminals to evade justice. The following is a sad story of the murder of a young woman in our town. Yet, the story is an example of how the public, local police, the FBI, and the justice system worked perfectly together…….., like it should be in America. May God bless the men and women of the FBI.

It was bitter cold in January, 1996, right after winter break. Travelers had all returned to town from the Christmas holidays and the kids were refreshed and back in school. We’re a…

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