45 Communist Goals from 58 Years Ago

On the founding of our nation’s 245th birthday, it would be nice to set our eyes on the window displaying blue skies. But out on another window displays storm clouds.  Montpelier’s decision to cancel any meaningful Fourth-of-July recognition along with our schools and our very own government promoting Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Black Lives Matter (BLM) tells us all we need to know about these ominous clouds. Both these movements are Marxist in origin.  With CRT being a derivative of the German Marxist Frankfurt School and member Max Horkheimer’s 1937 essay titled ‘Traditional and Critical Theory’ and one BLM founder on record stating that they are trained Marxists.

Communism’s 45 goals were read into the Congressional Record by Congressman Albert S. Herlong Jr., (D-Florida), in 1963. These goals were gleaned from the testimony given to Congress by scholars and from the writings of current or former Communists.

Socialism is seen as the bridge between Capitalism and Communism. The major difference between Socialism and Communism is in the method of takeover.  Socialism (and Progressivism) believes that it can centralize all control of the individual, land and industry by peaceful, but gradual, legislation; whereas Communism seeks a violent and final confrontation to eliminate all dissension to achieve its Utopian goal of a Stateless and Classless society. 

But make no mistake; what is the same in all three ideologies is the desire to seize monolithic control of society. Mussolini termed this the Totalitarian Society: “Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State.”

In order to get a better understanding of our storm clouds, let’s exam a few of the 45 Communist, and by extension Socialist and Progressive, goals that have been read into our Congressional Record:

  1. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
  2. Get control of the schools and teachers’ associations. Soften the curriculum.
  3. Gain control of all student newspapers.
  4.  Infiltrate the press.
  5. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and pictures.
  6. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and press.
  7.  Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in the media.
  8.  Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.” 9. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion.
  9. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principal of “separation of church and state.”
  10. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate and old-fashioned.
  11. Discredit the American founding fathers as selfish aristocrats [and racists].
  12. Belittle American culture and discourage the teaching of American history.
  13. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
  14. Infiltrate and gain control of big business and unions.
  15. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as mental health or social problems.
  16. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  17. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.
  18. Repeal the Connally Reservation, allowing the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

The Ethan Allen Institute’s John McClaughry and Rob Roper recently wrote of the means employed by the State of Vermont to achieve these socialist ends.

Woodrow Wilson, the only President ever to possess a PhD, wrote of “separating politics from administration.” Wilson saw politics as dirty and corrupting and saw administration as pure and scientific.  “Administration” and more specifically, centralized bureaucratic boards and agencies operating outside the purview of the legislative body, is clearly Vermont’s means to its socialist ends.

To wit, Mr. McClaughry writes of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s recently released “The Vermont Proposition” as follows: “Finally, the vision exhibits a glaring disparity between its enthusiasm for “democracy”, and its even greater enthusiasm for creating utterly undemocratic regional administrative bodies directed by an all-powerful State Planning Office that “would be responsible for the statewide community and economic development and land use plans on a five year cycle.” Presumably you could still vote for governor, but that scheme looks to me more like replacing local democracy with a hugely expanded and unaccountable administrative state.”

Mr. Roper writes of the recently passed Vermont legislation calling for a major expansion of state-subsidized childcare from birth to five-year-olds titled ‘Let’s Grow Kids’. In a nutshell, it seeks to replace parenting with unionized daycare directed by an enlarged centralized state bureaucracy.

Finally, the recently passed Global Warming Solutions Act sets up an unelected and unaccountable Vermont Climate Council to produce edicts which do not have to be voted on by Vermont’s legislators.

Think of a construction scaffold covering a large building, that building representing our democracy or specifically our Constitutional Republic. What they are doing behind that covered scaffold is constructing a “new” regime. That regime allied far more closely with the 45 Communist goals than with the goals outlined in our Declaration of Independence some 245 years ago. God Bless the United States of America… as founded.

All 45 Goals.

Tom Licata lives in Burlington.


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  • Recognizing Truth
    commented 2024-05-22 10:52:43 -0400
    To answer those who have asked for the source of these alleged “45 Communist Goals”.
    They are originally from “The Naked Communist” by W. Cleon Skousen, published in 1958.
    The list is from Chapter 12 which discusses “The Communist Timetable of Conquest”, and specifically “The Current Communist Goals” which enumerates these 45 goals. They were read into the Congressional Record on January 10th, 1963 by Representative Herlong of Florida, on behalf of a constituent and former publisher of the De Land Courier, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land Florida. The reading and entry into record was by unanimous consent of the House.
  • Ellen Leyrer
    commented 2024-04-25 16:03:25 -0400
    If someone is monitoring the comments, I’d like to suggest a current analysis. It’s progressed a lot in the last 3 years. Thank you!
  • Tanya Tzatmary
    commented 2024-02-27 02:27:27 -0500
    “Socialism is seen as the bridge between Capitalism and Communism.” <- The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics wasn’t communist? The CCP, DPRK, etc aren’t communist? Socialism is communism in action.
  • Ernie Mink
    commented 2023-11-03 18:51:29 -0400
    I have shared this information a lot throughout my life. We need to understand that what is going on has been progressing in one way or another, through one institution, cult, secret society, or false doctrine or another for thousands of years. Although they do mention Woodrow Wilson, he was not truly outside politics, and he was a known devout socialist and racist, who embraced the KKK and segregation, and signed off on the Federal Reserve banking system. He, too, is part of the problem we see today in our world
  • Mark Mullins
    commented 2023-07-23 00:24:15 -0400
    Wow, thank you for this. I did download [from the Internet Archive (aka “the Wayback Machine”) (https://archive.org/details/45-declared-goals)] a document that purports to be a transcript of what was read into the record in 1963. Alarming and motivationg. However, to use this material to persuade family members and others to wake the *&^^ up, I expect to need better attribution. Can or would you be willing to email me documentation of the sources for the text of these 45 items that were read into the record? One thing I’m realizing is the fact that a congressman was allowed to read these into the record does not make them an accurate representation of 45 goals of the communists. It looks like it’s been
    indicated that these came from scholarly input and communist/marxist policy writings extant at the time of the 1963 hearing. Can you direct me to a source that lists the names of the scholars and the names of the documents? I see that one is a book by a single author. Is that all there is? Maybe it provides the documentation I’m after, but I wonder what data you can provide to answer my questions. It’s not that I don’t believe it, since years ago I watched video of a soviet KGB officer who defected and orally described similar things. I’m just after solid linkage to marxist/communist authority(ies). Thank you for whatever attention you can devote to this. My email is “[email protected]”.
  • Raymond Naylor
    commented 2023-04-02 02:42:48 -0400
    We are in real trouble and with a thoroughly corrupt media and indoctrinated Gen Z I’m afraid we are the little Dutch boy sticking our fingers in the leaking dyke.
  • Aaron Burke
    commented 2023-02-22 04:07:24 -0500
    Wow they’ve been successful on a lot of these They didn’t even know back then that they would have a weapon that divides the American People w reckless abandon i the internet and Twitter. Im an AF vet there is evidence they have reached high officer ranks in our military, The woke I mean..a Trojan Horse for communists. I don’t understand how anyone can see this as conspiracy theory when its directly from the floor of Congress. And I dont understand how they are continued to be allowed to push propaganda why is CNN still on the air? To be clear Im not republican at all. Im just rational, and happen to be a USAF SERE grad so the CIA trained me on indoctrination tactics, and recognition. When Im reading on Twitter today that the train derailment was directly caused by Donald Trump rolling back environmental protection over 2 years ago… That’s indoctrination. I cant stand Donald Trump but I can still admit hes not racist ,fascist,a Russian spy whatever they call him… Hes a narcissist ,an egomaniac, hes polarizing,hes a liar,hes greedy..but hes not out to Destroy America..Thats what I think of him but still voted for him twice.
  • Gary Rush
    commented 2022-07-05 04:10:07 -0400
    The democratic party is the enemy of free enterprise, limited, constitutional government, and individual liberty. They tell you they are building a better system by silencing and eliminating the enemies of democracy, those racist “white supremacist” Trump voters. They use our Constitution against us to gain power and control. People that point out the lies and hypocrisy of Commicrats can expect to be harassed and intimated. More serious “conservative” threats to their authority and repeat offenders risk being arrested and sent to a reeducation camp or prison. We are in the last days. God help us!
  • Keith Malik
    commented 2022-06-05 11:15:00 -0400
    I buried my brother(or you yours) last week murdered by the vile democrats manufactured bioweapon known as Covid….Gain of Function research funded by democrats then discontinued for optic purpose because of dangers of that type of research only to be continued in Obama era by fauci and a bio lab research center funding it! How many more have to die… democrats do not care if your rep/dem they are after all of us whether you comply with their way of life they have planned for you or not. I buried my Brother last week …..Don’t let the next be yours…Stop the democrats! Vote them all out from office for life as they done to my brother’s life for life!
  • Linda Goodman
    commented 2022-04-19 12:16:43 -0400
    I’ve heard communism called the political arm of satanism.
  • Bill Miner
    commented 2022-01-15 11:57:14 -0500
    One central lynch pin of Agenda 21 – now called Agenda 2030, is the creation of NGOs. Non Government Organizations that will perform the work of changing local communities. These NGOs will be given authority by local elected officials. These NGOs will create regulations that have the effect of law. One day you may find some of your property has been appropriated for a bike trail. You’ll go to your elected local government for relief only to find out that they didn’t appropriate your land and they don’t have any means to reverse what an unelected private organization has done.
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