1963 Communist Goals
The following was entered into the Congressional
record by Albert Herlong, Jr. (a Floridian who
served in Congress from 1949-69) in 1963. The
list was published in the 1958 book The Naked Communist
- US acceptance of coexistence as the only
alternative to atomic war.
- US willingness to capitulate in preference
to engaging in atomic war.
- Develop the illusion that total disarmament
by the US would be a demonstration of "moral
- Permit free trade between all nations
regardless of Communist affiliation and
regardless of whether or not items could be
used for war.
- Extension of long term loans to Russia and
- Provide American aid to all nations
regardless of Communist domination.
- Grant recognition of Red China, and
admission of Red China to the UN.
- Set up East and West Germany as separate
states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955
to settle the Germany question by free
elections under supervision of the UN.
- Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests
because the US has agreed to suspend tests as
long as negotiations are in progress.
- Allow all Soviet Satellites individual
representation in the UN.
- Promote the UN 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 UN 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
- Do away with loyalty oaths.
- Continue giving Russia access to the US
- Capture one or both of the political
parties in the US. /
- 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 text books. /
- 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,
- Gain control of key positions in radio, TV
& motion pictures.
- Continue discrediting American culture by
degrading all form 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".
- 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
- Present Homosexuality, degeneracy, and
promiscuity as "normal, natural, and 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
- Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious
expression in the schools on the grounds 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
- 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:" Give more emphasis to
Russian history since the Communists took over.
- Support any socialist movement to give
centralized control over any part of the
culture — education, social agencies, welfare
programs, mental health clinics, etc. /
- Eliminate all laws or procedures, which
interfere with the operation of the Communist
- Eliminate the House Committee on
- Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI
- Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
- Infiltrate and gain control of big
- 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. /
- 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. /
- Create the impression that violence and
insurrection are legitimate aspects of the
American tradition; that students and special
interest groups should rise up and make a
"united force" to solve economic, political, or
social problems. /
- Overthrow all colonial governments before
native populations are ready for
- Internationalize the Panama Canal.
- Repeal the Connally Reservation so the US
can not prevent the World Court from seizing
jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the
World Court jurisdiction over domestic
problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction
over nations and individuals alike.