High Gas Prices and the Marxist tactic of Crisis revolution

From the article at American Thinker.
By AWR Hawkins
June 21, 2008

Karl Marx, (1818-1883), believed capitalism was the next to last stage in the evolution to an earthly utopia, which would be ushered in through revolution; a revolution resulting from the tensions that existed between workers and the owners of production. According to Marx, the final stage of this evolution toward utopia would result when workers rose up in revolution to overthrow the business owners who were exploiting them through a capitalistic economy. We know Marx’s “utopia” and other aspects of his philosophy by their more prominent name: communism.

Marx’s predictions grew out of his atheistic worldview; a worldview that made him hostile toward private property and the accumulation of wealth through capitalistic means. Although his perceptions of the exploitation of workers and his solidarity with those workers has been rigorously tested and found wanting by historian Paul Johnson, his support for communism and his hatred of privatization and its corresponding freedoms have been a mainstay of the Left since at least 1917, when Vladimir Lenin took them to heart and threw Russia into revolution.

Like Marx, Lenin pointed to the struggles and dichotomies in Russian society in order to postulate solutions; solutions to problems that were not always there. From roughly 1915 through 1917, Lenin repeatedly decried the exploitation of the Russian workers by the land and business owners. This “crisis” not only justified, according to Lenin’s rhetoric, but demanded a revolution that would take power away from the land owners and give “power to the people.”

Lenin’s revolution against the “greedy” landowners was carried out at the end of a gun. The gun was necessary because the crisis Lenin saw was not a crisis that every Russian believed to be real. But as Crane Briton has pointed out in his work on revolutionaries, Lenin was willing to use force to move his countrymen toward what he thought was best for them, whether they agreed with him or not. Lenin’s implementation of Marxism was so stringent, so accurately in tune with Marx’s own predilections for government intervention in every facet of life that Marxism came to be referred to as Marxism/Leninism.

Sadly, this practice of creating a crisis in order to implement a solution has become a staple in today’s Democratic Party. Although each individual Democrat may not hold Marxism/Leninism as his or her political and ideological paradigm, many Democrats in Congress hold to the resulting methodology and have adopted passing legislation as their method for revolution and their solution for every type of crisis known to man, be it healthcare, the environment, gun violence or energy problems. For the Democrats, every crisis is but a segue toward the passage of more and more legislation, furthering the revolution while enslaving the very people they claim to be liberating.

When Bill Clinton constantly perceived various crises which demanded solutions that involved the passage of a new laws, he was unapologetically using the Marxist/Leninist “crisis revolution” tactic to spur passage of Leftist-legislation. For example, with each violent crime, like Columbine or other public shootings that took place during his presidency, Clinton pushed for more gun control to alleviate the crisis but he never enforced laws which were already established. The National Rifle Association’s Wayne La Pierre rightly saw through Clinton’s façade and said publicly that Clinton was tolerating an increase in death and suffering among the American citizenry in order to force the people to adopt and further the gun control programs of the Democrat party. As a result, by creating a crisis sufficient to secure passage of his legislation rather than enforcing the laws that would keep the lives of many single mothers and low income families of every race safer in their neighborhoods and housing units, Clinton actually contributed to the lawlessness that made the streets of our larger cities more dangerous.

Clinton’s presidency ended in 2001, yet the disturbing fact is that Marxist/Leninist ideology and method of “crisis revolution” has rarely been stronger and more dangerous among Democrats than it is right now. The current revolutionary cry is to tax the “greedy,” American-owned oil companies for their “wind-fall” profits. In much the same way that Clinton spoke of gun companies in the 1990s, today’s Democrats demean oil companies with their “shame on you for what you’re doing to the American people” approach, while simultaneously refusing to allow domestic drilling, to increase offshore drilling, or to drill in ANWR.

Like Clinton, the Congressional Democrats, who have created the current crisis, will allow a certain degree of suffering on the part of the people in order to insure their agenda is furthered. They will continue to blame and punish “big oil” for the rise in gas prices just as Clinton blamed and punished Smith & Wesson for the violent crimes that took place while he was in office. Moreover, like Lenin, these Democrats will try to to push their agenda through even if many of their countrymen fail to place the blame on “big oil.” With the backing of the federal government, today’s Marxist/Leninist leaning Democrat party will implement their agenda through “crisis revolution” at the expense of the people by using scare tactics, and raw force when necessary, to silence their detractors.

We must pay attention to the history of Marxist/Leninist ideology and methodology. Lenin’s revolution gave the people death instead of power, Clinton’s pursuit of gun control endangered American lives instead of curbing violence, and the current path of today’s Democrats will only result in even higher energy prices and therefore less discretionary spending by the citizens, which will result in a subsequent drag on our economy that could bring us down a notch from our superpower status; the latter of which has been the real goal of the Left all along.

Therefore, whether one considers Lenin, Clinton, or today’s Obama-led Democrat party, the bottom line is in the end, the people will suffer at the hands of an office holder who uses “crisis revolution” tactics to further their Leftist, legislative agenda. This means we will continue paying excruciatingly high prices in order to give Democrats the opportunity to pull a bait and switch, whereby they can continue to lessen our oil supply by standing in the way of domestic drilling while simultaneously mounting a campaign against the “shameful profits” of American oil companies. Like good Marxists, they do this in order to distract us from the fact that all the class envy and bitterness that undergirds their policies is robbing us of a burgeoning, profitable capitalist society rather than bringing us into a promised utopia.

“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.” – Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948

Obama site urges: ‘Revolution’ against U.S. ‘oppressive’ regime

Marxists, socialists, communists form group to plot on official campaign blog

Posted: June 30, 2008
By Aaron Klein

JERUSALEM – Marxists, socialists and communists have created a safe space online to congregate, exchange ideas – including a stated revolution against the U.S. “oppressive” regime – and support their favored presidential candidate.

Their meeting spot? Sen. Barack Obama’s official campaign website, which allows registered users to form groups and post content in online “community” blogs.

One popular community group on the Illinois senator’s official MyObama website calls itself “Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama.”

This group is for self-proclaimed Marxists/Communists/Socialists for the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency. By no means is he a true Marxist, but under Karl Marx’s writings we are to support the party with the best interests of the mobilization of the proletariat,” states the groups charter.

“We support Barak Obama because he knows what is best for the people!” exclaims the group’s online creed.

And on Obama’s site, the declared Marxist, communist and socialist bloggersrant against such varied targets as Republicans, capitalism and the Fox News Channel. According to author profiles, the bloggers range from registered voters to underage high school students who state they are looking to foment revolt.

In a posting titled “The Nature of the Proletariat,” one group member calls for revolution against the U.S. “oppressive” regime.

According to Marxist doctrine, the proletariat is the only class that can
overpower and vanquish the oppressive bourgeoisie. … In America, the
‘peasantry’ is not scattered from each other but rather seem (sic) to be
isolated in certain high-population areas. This then leaves the
Petty-Bourgeoisie. Are they a possible force of a Revolution? I believe so. Not
because I think that they could on there own, but because of the fact that they
seemed to have assimilated with the Proletariat.

The middle class is now made up of the laborers who must face the grueling
task of providing the bourgeoisie with power and capital. This assimilation only
proves that the Revolution is inevitable.

“Eventually, the bourgeoisie controlled government will fail to keep the ever growing masses at bay, and the Revolution will occur,” adds the posting.

The user argues Obama will help advance the “revolution,” which he says can be a physical revolt or massive governmental reform:

“The Neo-proleatarian is now the bearer of the Revolution. That’s why I support Obama. He helps destroy the paradigm of bourgeoisie government, which is best for the Proletariat. In the end, this will only hasten the Revolution even if the Revolution must come as a massive government reform.”

Another posting by a registered group member calling himself “The Chalk Graffiti Terrorist” argues on Obama’s site against the “evils” of capitalism.

“We can’t just accept the evil side of capitalism. The nature of capitalism is to maximize profits, and this is often done by minimizing expenditure—in short, cutting costs. And cutting costs means less benefits, less pay, and poorer conditions for the workers. But capitalism has more evil in it than that. The profit motive drives the destruction of our environment, it has caused the current foreclosure crisis, and it exploits and basically enslaves those poor not protected by legitimate representative government.”

One group member urges Obama site readers to support the Fair Tax bill, which calls for the abolishment of the IRS and for the income tax to be replaced with a national consumption tax.

The bill has some support across the U.S. political spectrum, including with some Republicans.
“This bill was created to try and rectify the problems that have emerged from the Federal Income Tax and the IRS’s existence. It would repeal the 16th Amendment and put in its place a national sales tax for the United States Government to collect revenue.”

It was not immediately clear whether Obama’s website staff approves new groups registered on his site. His campaign did not return WND e-mail and phone requests for comment. While the website carries a disclaimer that it does not monitor all blog posts, the site doesn’t state whether staff approve new groups.

According to the MyObama site, there were 18,911 registered community groups as of yesterday, including such groups as “Atheists for Obama,” “Jedi Knights for Obama,” “Muslims for Obama” and “‘The Secret’ Believers for Obama.”
Obama spokesmen previously have stated the campaign cannot monitor all content posted on blogs, but it promptly removes content brought to its attention that is deemed inappropriate or hateful.
Yesterday WND reported a blog posting on Obama’s official campaign site urged Americans to take action to secure the release of imprisoned terrorist fundraiser Sami Al-Arian, comparing the controversial former professor to Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
The posting, which has been removed since publication of the story, is just a sampling of a large volume of racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian rhetoric published on the user-friendly MyObama community blog pages.
One recently removed posting claims Jews control the media. Another referred to Jews as “puppet masters” and “war criminals.” Yet another posting, titled “The Israeli connection to 9/11,” claimed Israeli intelligence was involved in the mega-attack and planted “false flags” to blame Arab countries.
Other MyObama posts have warned of “Judeofacists and their Neocon comrades” who “already destroyed America” and declare the “entire Congress should be overthrown by revolution for having sold America to the Israelis.”
A popular topic on Obama’s site apparently is the so-called Israel Lobby.
An Obama site search under the key words “Israel lobby” brings up a large number of pages with titles such as “Bush uses Nazi history against Obama to pander to the Jewish lobby” and “The Israel Lobby: bad for the world.”

In one recently removed posting, titled, “How the Jewish Lobby works,” the page read, “No lobby is feared more” and claimed Jews “run the Federal Reserve Bank, US Homeland Security, and the US State Department.”

Obama site urges: ‘Revolution’ against U.S. ‘oppressive’ regime

Marxists, socialists, communists form group to plot on official campaign blog

Posted: June 30, 2008
By Aaron Klein

JERUSALEM – Marxists, socialists and communists have created a safe space online to congregate, exchange ideas – including a stated revolution against the U.S. “oppressive” regime – and support their favored presidential candidate.

Their meeting spot? Sen. Barack Obama’s official campaign website, which allows registered users to form groups and post content in online “community” blogs.

One popular community group on the Illinois senator’s official MyObama website calls itself “Marxists/Socialists/Communists for Obama.”

This group is for self-proclaimed Marxists/Communists/Socialists for the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency. By no means is he a true Marxist, but under Karl Marx’s writings we are to support the party with the best interests of the mobilization of the proletariat,” states the groups charter.

“We support Barak Obama because he knows what is best for the people!” exclaims the group’s online creed.

And on Obama’s site, the declared Marxist, communist and socialist bloggersrant against such varied targets as Republicans, capitalism and the Fox News Channel. According to author profiles, the bloggers range from registered voters to underage high school students who state they are looking to foment revolt.

In a posting titled “The Nature of the Proletariat,” one group member calls for revolution against the U.S. “oppressive” regime.

According to Marxist doctrine, the proletariat is the only class that can
overpower and vanquish the oppressive bourgeoisie. … In America, the
‘peasantry’ is not scattered from each other but rather seem (sic) to be
isolated in certain high-population areas. This then leaves the
Petty-Bourgeoisie. Are they a possible force of a Revolution? I believe so. Not
because I think that they could on there own, but because of the fact that they
seemed to have assimilated with the Proletariat.

The middle class is now made up of the laborers who must face the grueling
task of providing the bourgeoisie with power and capital. This assimilation only
proves that the Revolution is inevitable.

“Eventually, the bourgeoisie controlled government will fail to keep the ever growing masses at bay, and the Revolution will occur,” adds the posting.

The user argues Obama will help advance the “revolution,” which he says can be a physical revolt or massive governmental reform:

“The Neo-proleatarian is now the bearer of the Revolution. That’s why I support Obama. He helps destroy the paradigm of bourgeoisie government, which is best for the Proletariat. In the end, this will only hasten the Revolution even if the Revolution must come as a massive government reform.”

Another posting by a registered group member calling himself “The Chalk Graffiti Terrorist” argues on Obama’s site against the “evils” of capitalism.

“We can’t just accept the evil side of capitalism. The nature of capitalism is to maximize profits, and this is often done by minimizing expenditure—in short, cutting costs. And cutting costs means less benefits, less pay, and poorer conditions for the workers. But capitalism has more evil in it than that. The profit motive drives the destruction of our environment, it has caused the current foreclosure crisis, and it exploits and basically enslaves those poor not protected by legitimate representative government.”

One group member urges Obama site readers to support the Fair Tax bill, which calls for the abolishment of the IRS and for the income tax to be replaced with a national consumption tax.

The bill has some support across the U.S. political spectrum, including with some Republicans.
“This bill was created to try and rectify the problems that have emerged from the Federal Income Tax and the IRS’s existence. It would repeal the 16th Amendment and put in its place a national sales tax for the United States Government to collect revenue.”

It was not immediately clear whether Obama’s website staff approves new groups registered on his site. His campaign did not return WND e-mail and phone requests for comment. While the website carries a disclaimer that it does not monitor all blog posts, the site doesn’t state whether staff approve new groups.

According to the MyObama site, there were 18,911 registered community groups as of yesterday, including such groups as “Atheists for Obama,” “Jedi Knights for Obama,” “Muslims for Obama” and “‘The Secret’ Believers for Obama.”
Obama spokesmen previously have stated the campaign cannot monitor all content posted on blogs, but it promptly removes content brought to its attention that is deemed inappropriate or hateful.
Yesterday WND reported a blog posting on Obama’s official campaign site urged Americans to take action to secure the release of imprisoned terrorist fundraiser Sami Al-Arian, comparing the controversial former professor to Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
The posting, which has been removed since publication of the story, is just a sampling of a large volume of racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian rhetoric published on the user-friendly MyObama community blog pages.
One recently removed posting claims Jews control the media. Another referred to Jews as “puppet masters” and “war criminals.” Yet another posting, titled “The Israeli connection to 9/11,” claimed Israeli intelligence was involved in the mega-attack and planted “false flags” to blame Arab countries.
Other MyObama posts have warned of “Judeofacists and their Neocon comrades” who “already destroyed America” and declare the “entire Congress should be overthrown by revolution for having sold America to the Israelis.”
A popular topic on Obama’s site apparently is the so-called Israel Lobby.
An Obama site search under the key words “Israel lobby” brings up a large number of pages with titles such as “Bush uses Nazi history against Obama to pander to the Jewish lobby” and “The Israel Lobby: bad for the world.”

In one recently removed posting, titled, “How the Jewish Lobby works,” the page read, “No lobby is feared more” and claimed Jews “run the Federal Reserve Bank, US Homeland Security, and the US State Department.”

What Has Happened To My Country??

I’ve lived here in this great country all my life. Raised a few kids, paid one hell of a lot of taxes, worked until I could no longer work and now I see this;

Code Pinko’s engaged in sedition and un-American activities, encouraging desertion and mutiny in a time of war;


Punks wearing pink bunny ears that have yet to learn how to spell correctly( bottom right corner of picture “Thaw” instead of “Thou”);

Ex-U.S. president laying a wreath on a gay terrorist’s tomb;

College kids desecrating our flag;

Illegal aliens demanding rights from my country. Rights they have done NOTHING to earn. Rights they trample on by breaking the LAW, flying the flag of their own filthy, corrupt country and that of the murdering commie bastard Che Guevara;


(L.A. Times photo)

And just about the time you think it can’t get worse it does;

A GLIMPSE OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AMERICA

Note: This article is a satire

Brothers and sisters in Islam, mashallah our taqiyya is doing wonders in America . We have successfully pulled wool over american eyes in making them believe that Islam is not a religion of straight jacket but it is a religion of peace and personal freedom . Here in the video our CAIR hero Ahmed gives an excellent demonstration of lying through his teeth with a straight face and declaring that in Islam women have freedom of choice regarding what to wear.

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/12/17/video-cair-weighs-in-on-the-murder-of-aqsa-parvez

Read the rest here.

If you’re a disabled single white male over the age of 50 in this country you are screwed.

WTF!!!! I’ve had enough!!

The tree of Liberty is whithering…….

What Has Happened To My Country??

I’ve lived here in this great country all my life. Raised a few kids, paid one hell of a lot of taxes, worked until I could no longer work and now I see this;

Code Pinko’s engaged in sedition and un-American activities, encouraging desertion and mutiny in a time of war;


Punks wearing pink bunny ears that have yet to learn how to spell correctly( bottom right corner of picture “Thaw” instead of “Thou”);

Ex-U.S. president laying a wreath on a gay terrorist’s tomb;

College kids desecrating our flag;

Illegal aliens demanding rights from my country. Rights they have done NOTHING to earn. Rights they trample on by breaking the LAW, flying the flag of their own filthy, corrupt country and that of the murdering commie bastard Che Guevara;


(L.A. Times photo)

And just about the time you think it can’t get worse it does;

A GLIMPSE OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF AMERICA

Note: This article is a satire

Brothers and sisters in Islam, mashallah our taqiyya is doing wonders in America . We have successfully pulled wool over american eyes in making them believe that Islam is not a religion of straight jacket but it is a religion of peace and personal freedom . Here in the video our CAIR hero Ahmed gives an excellent demonstration of lying through his teeth with a straight face and declaring that in Islam women have freedom of choice regarding what to wear.

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/12/17/video-cair-weighs-in-on-the-murder-of-aqsa-parvez

Read the rest here.

If you’re a disabled single white male over the age of 50 in this country you are screwed.

WTF!!!! I’ve had enough!!

The tree of Liberty is whithering…….

College Campus or Reeducation Camp?

Indoctrinate U.

Abraham Miller’s review of this important documentary film.

Evan Maloney’s “Indoctrination U” is the film college parents will need to avoid at all costs. Not that Maloney’s characterization of the campus as an Orwellian reeducation camp is inaccurate. Nor are the praises for Maloney as a documentary filmmaker exaggerated. Quite to the contrary, Maloney might well be, as critics claim, America’s best, young, documentary filmmaker, and “Indoctrination U” just might be the most important documentary of the year.
But, after shelling out what can only be characterized as an obscene amount of money to send a child to college, can parents really come to grips with the reality of what their money is buying?
For nearly four decades, I was a college professor, an identity I whisper about behind closed doors. Today, as a parent of one college student and two about to be sent to reeducation camp, I’d like nothing more than to go through some reprogramming myself so that I can avoid the dissonance wrought by too much information.
Read the rest here.
Brainwashing American Students
By Julia Duin, World Peace Herald.
In the summer of 2007, Harvard appointed an Islamic history professor to head its Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. Harvard is hiring the first of four endowed chairs in the program and is using some of the $20 million donated by a Saudi prince.
Georgetown University received a similar donation—funneling $20 million toward its Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, after its benefactor.
The center, part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, trains many of America’s diplomats.
Winfield Meyers, director of Campus Watch said: “The prince new very well Georgetown’s in a milieu filled with lobbyists and opinion makers; thus any program of his will exert more influence there than at a university not in a power center like Washington.”
According to one Saudi press organization, the grants are meant to promote understanding and change America’s perceptions of Islam in the most fertile place, the university campus. The practice started around 1976, when the Saudi government established a King Faisal Chair in Islamic Studies for $1 million at the University of Southern California. Since then, grants for endowed chairs in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies centers have popped up at several major universities.
In 1998, the Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud Foundation gave $5 million to Berkeley’s Arab and Islamic Studies Center, whose post-docs have gone on to important tenure-track academic jobs, including Oxford, DePaul, Fordham, and Harvard universities.
In July 2000, the Harvard Divinity School accepted $2.5 million from the ruler of the United Arab Emirates to endow an academic chair in Islamic Religious Studies. However, Rachel Fish, a divinity student, began a protest, accusing the sheik of funding an anti-Semitic think tank in his capital, Abu Dhabi. Harvard officials said they would reconsider accepting the gift. In 2004, the sheik withdrew the funds.
The Israel on Campus Coalition, a group of Jewish organizations, released a study recently saying out of about 4,000 American institutions of higher learning, only nine have Israel studies centers, nine have Israel studies chairs, and 16 have visitng professors teaching about Israel.
Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix physician and a moderate Muslim who is chairman of the American Islamic Forum For Democracy said: “Islamists such as the radical fundamentalists seen with the Saudi Wahhabis exploit American universal tolerance to provide a vehicle for the dissemination of their propaganda free of critique. It is important to emphasize—‘free of critique’…it is the tolerance which permits that. One hopes that we correct our reponse, not by changing our tolerance, but by intensely critiquing political Islam and its incompatibility withour pluralistic democracy.”
Does this bother you? Consider the cost of tuition at a major university or college for 1 year, around $30 or 40,000 isn’t it? What is it they are teaching our kids at these so called institutions of higher learning? Do you know? Do you care?
For that much money you should know. But it isn’t just about the money.
The left has infiltrated nearly every campus in America. Many are teaching professors or are an integral part of college or university administrations and boards.
You expect your children to graduate with a degree that will set them on a path of self determination and hopefully individual success and prosperity, but it is also likely they will come away from their reeducation masters indoctrinated with a philosophy and ideology that is appalling and quite chilling.
Find out what your children are learning, afterall it is likely your hard earned money that is paying for it.
As a side note and just as important I reference “The List of 45” taken from the book “The Naked Communist”, written by W. Cleon Skousen. You can find the list clearly detailed here, thanks to my good friend Snooper at A Newt One.
Pay particular attention to items number 16 through 19, and 40 to 42. Chilling isn’t it.
To gain an even better in depth understanding you may want to consider reading the book Naked Communist. If you are unable to find this book at your local library or book store, which is likely, it is still available for purchase online at Amazon.com or Alibris.com .
Dean

College Campus or Reeducation Camp?

Indoctrinate U.

Abraham Miller’s review of this important documentary film.

Evan Maloney’s “Indoctrination U” is the film college parents will need to avoid at all costs. Not that Maloney’s characterization of the campus as an Orwellian reeducation camp is inaccurate. Nor are the praises for Maloney as a documentary filmmaker exaggerated. Quite to the contrary, Maloney might well be, as critics claim, America’s best, young, documentary filmmaker, and “Indoctrination U” just might be the most important documentary of the year.
But, after shelling out what can only be characterized as an obscene amount of money to send a child to college, can parents really come to grips with the reality of what their money is buying?
For nearly four decades, I was a college professor, an identity I whisper about behind closed doors. Today, as a parent of one college student and two about to be sent to reeducation camp, I’d like nothing more than to go through some reprogramming myself so that I can avoid the dissonance wrought by too much information.
Read the rest here.
Brainwashing American Students
By Julia Duin, World Peace Herald.
In the summer of 2007, Harvard appointed an Islamic history professor to head its Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program. Harvard is hiring the first of four endowed chairs in the program and is using some of the $20 million donated by a Saudi prince.
Georgetown University received a similar donation—funneling $20 million toward its Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, after its benefactor.
The center, part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, trains many of America’s diplomats.
Winfield Meyers, director of Campus Watch said: “The prince new very well Georgetown’s in a milieu filled with lobbyists and opinion makers; thus any program of his will exert more influence there than at a university not in a power center like Washington.”
According to one Saudi press organization, the grants are meant to promote understanding and change America’s perceptions of Islam in the most fertile place, the university campus. The practice started around 1976, when the Saudi government established a King Faisal Chair in Islamic Studies for $1 million at the University of Southern California. Since then, grants for endowed chairs in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies centers have popped up at several major universities.
In 1998, the Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud Foundation gave $5 million to Berkeley’s Arab and Islamic Studies Center, whose post-docs have gone on to important tenure-track academic jobs, including Oxford, DePaul, Fordham, and Harvard universities.
In July 2000, the Harvard Divinity School accepted $2.5 million from the ruler of the United Arab Emirates to endow an academic chair in Islamic Religious Studies. However, Rachel Fish, a divinity student, began a protest, accusing the sheik of funding an anti-Semitic think tank in his capital, Abu Dhabi. Harvard officials said they would reconsider accepting the gift. In 2004, the sheik withdrew the funds.
The Israel on Campus Coalition, a group of Jewish organizations, released a study recently saying out of about 4,000 American institutions of higher learning, only nine have Israel studies centers, nine have Israel studies chairs, and 16 have visitng professors teaching about Israel.
Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix physician and a moderate Muslim who is chairman of the American Islamic Forum For Democracy said: “Islamists such as the radical fundamentalists seen with the Saudi Wahhabis exploit American universal tolerance to provide a vehicle for the dissemination of their propaganda free of critique. It is important to emphasize—‘free of critique’…it is the tolerance which permits that. One hopes that we correct our reponse, not by changing our tolerance, but by intensely critiquing political Islam and its incompatibility withour pluralistic democracy.”
Does this bother you? Consider the cost of tuition at a major university or college for 1 year, around $30 or 40,000 isn’t it? What is it they are teaching our kids at these so called institutions of higher learning? Do you know? Do you care?
For that much money you should know. But it isn’t just about the money.
The left has infiltrated nearly every campus in America. Many are teaching professors or are an integral part of college or university administrations and boards.
You expect your children to graduate with a degree that will set them on a path of self determination and hopefully individual success and prosperity, but it is also likely they will come away from their reeducation masters indoctrinated with a philosophy and ideology that is appalling and quite chilling.
Find out what your children are learning, afterall it is likely your hard earned money that is paying for it.
As a side note and just as important I reference “The List of 45” taken from the book “The Naked Communist”, written by W. Cleon Skousen. You can find the list clearly detailed here, thanks to my good friend Snooper at A Newt One.
Pay particular attention to items number 16 through 19, and 40 to 42. Chilling isn’t it.
To gain an even better in depth understanding you may want to consider reading the book Naked Communist. If you are unable to find this book at your local library or book store, which is likely, it is still available for purchase online at Amazon.com or Alibris.com .
Dean

Church and State–Are They REALLY Seperate? Communism and Catholicism


Several years ago I read a book entitled “AA 1025, The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle”, written by Marie Carre. It dealt with a man who had been severely injured in a car wreck in France; Mrs. Carre was his nurse. The man carried no identification and was comatose. Upon his death, she opened his briefcase and there was a manuscript of sorts. After much soul-searching and many discussions with her Bishop, she decided to publish the manuscript. She gave the man the name “Michael” and her reason for publishing the manuscript was “…for the world to know why the Catholic church has been undergoing destructive changes to the lament of its faithful”. I believe this man died in 1968.

An excellent synopsis of the book and background of “Michael” can be found here at “The End Days” under an article entitled “The Confessions of a Communist Agent on the Attempt to Destroy the Roman Catholic Church from Within”.

Before I start hearing the conspiracy theories and WAY out there theories of the New World Order, etc., let me first clarify while I AM indeed Catholic, while I have indeed CHOSEN to revert to the Traditional Latin Mass over NOEL, while I am very well versed in my faith and have lived through the majority of the changes implemented since Vatican II and have observed first hand the destruction of the Church from within and am very familiar with the Book of Revelations, I don’t walk around with a tin foil hat waiting for the sky to fall, nor do I walk around with a sandwich board which proclaims “Repent–The End is Near”. I tend to believe there is always hope and have also CHOSEN to live my life fully, as God intended me to live, not constantly looking over my shoulder, waiting for the next disaster. That is NOT how God intended us to live our lives.

That being said, with Snooper’s article below, which he has published a few times before, there are certain things in the Communist Manifesto and in this book that correlate, similar things on the “lists”–and I don’t believe in coincidence.

At the time of Vatican II (which opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965), this country was going through major upheaval–our first Catholic president, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, the Space Race–not to mention the assassinations starting with JFK–the self-same first Catholic president.

As a country, we were losing our innocence and losing it quickly. The Vatican itself was–and is– a concentration of a huge amount of wealth, both in monetary terms and influence over a large segment of the world’s population. Even forgetting the Catholic faithful, the wealth alone was a worthy target for a country needing funds–the USSR. If the Church itself could be infiltrated, it would be a bold coup and could be accomplished without bloodshed (for the most part–there WAS that “pesky” Pope John Paul I who had decided to “roll-back” many of the disastrous changes Vatican II had wrought). It would net access to the enormous wealth and influence over the faithful.

That influence, over a populace who (for the most part) did not question their spiritual leaders, was priceless. Those that did question their spiritual leaders (such as Americans were learning to do) could be dealt with by implementing leaders “hand picked” to continue the infiltration.

From the website referenced above, we see some of the manuscript which was eventually published. Keeping in mind “Michael” died in approximately 1968, these passages can be chilling. All emphasis is mine.

The Uncle gave further instructions to Michael: “The ten persons who will be directly under your orders will never know you. To reach you, they will have to pass through me. Thus you will never be denounced. We already have in our service numerous priests in all countries where Catholicism is implanted, but you will never know one another. One is a bishop. Maybe you will enter into contact with him, it will depend upon the rank that you reach. We have spies everywhere and particularly old ones who follow the press of the whole world. A compendium will be sent to you regularly. We will easily know when your own ideas have made their way into peoples’ minds. See, an idea is good when some idiot writer presents it as one of his own. Nobody is more conceited than a writer. We rely much on such writers and we do not have to train them. They work for us without knowing it or rather without wanting to.”

Michael proposed to the Uncle: “As soon as I entered the seminary, I was supposed to try to discover how to destroy all that was taught to me. But to do so, I should have to study attentively and intelligently, that is without passion, the History of the Church. I would particularly never lose sight of the fact that persecutions only make martyrs of whom Catholics have had reason to say that they are seeds of Christianity. Therefore, no martyrs. I must never forget that all religions are based on fear, the ancestral fear, all religions are born from this fear. Therefore. if you suppress fear, you suppress religions….You must drive it to the head of men, and particularly in the head of Churchmen to search for, at any price, a universal religion into which all churches would be melted together. So that this idea could take form and life, we must inculcate in pious people, especially Roman Catholics, a feeling of guilt concerning the unique truth in which they pretend to live…. I was Catholic, and very Catholic, I mean, very pious and zealous until my fourteenth year, and I believe it to be rather easy to show Catholics that there are other holy persons among the Protestants, the Moslems and the Jews, etc… So that all men could enter it (this Universal Church), it could retain a vague idea of a God more or less Creator, more or less Good, according to times. Moreover this God will be useful only in periods of calamity. Then the ancestral fear will fill these temples, but in other times they will be rather empty.”

and:

Michael replied: “By numerous and subtle means. I look at the Catholic Church as if it were a sphere. To destroy it, you must attack it in numerous small points until it loses all resemblance to what it was before. We will have to be very patient. I have many ideas that might seem at first sight to be petty and childish, but I maintain that the entirety of those petty childishnesses will become an invisible weapon of great efficacity.”

“Michael’s” “plan” for Vatican II followed several steps (I will emphasize those that have come to pass; all emphasis is mine and is in red; blue and green emphasis is from the website); all quotes taken from the above website (I don’t have my copy of the book handy at the moment):

1). The whole ceremony should represent only a common meal, as among Protestants. He even assured me that it should never have been otherwise. He also worked at the elaboration of a new Ordinary the Mass and advised me to do the same also, because it appeared to him to be altogether desirable to present to people a large number of diversified masses.”

2). “It would do some good that a prophecy be sent throughout the world that would be the following : ‘Some day, you will see married priests and mass said in vernacular tongues.’ I remember with joy that I was the first one to say these things in 1938. That same year, I urged women to ask for the priesthood. And I advocated a mass, not parochial, but a family mass that would be said at home, by the father and mother, before each meal. “

3). “In Rome, I had very interesting conversations with a professor who would be mine, when I would have received the priesthood. He was a member of our network. He was very optimistic. He had specialized in Holy Scripture and was working at a new translation of the Bible in English. The most astounding was that he had chosen a Lutheran pastor as his only collaborator. The said pastor, besides, was no more in accord with his own church which seemed old-fashioned to him.”

“This collaboration, of course, remained secret. The aim of these two men was to rid humanity of all the systems which it had given itself through the Bible, and especially the New Testament had given itself through the Bible, and especially the New Testament. Thus, the virginity of Mary, the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and His Resurrection, according to them were to be put in parenthesis and finally were to end up in a simple suppression. The dignity of modern man, in their eyes, was worth such a price.”


“The modernization of God’s Word often allowed to diminish the Church’s obstinacy. And that was done in a very natural way. These new translations, besides, facilitated the Biblical dialogues upon which we laid great hopes…. One of my preferred dialogues concerned the Pope, because this personage is really an obstacle to me. When I say ‘this personage’, I mean also the texts upon which his title is based. Those texts are also as embarrassing for me as they are for the Separated Christians (as they say). I am very grateful to the one who thought that the word ‘prevail’ has become incomprehensible to the modern man and has replaced it by ‘be able’. Instead of ‘the gates of Hell will never prevail against it (the Church)’, he has written : ‘The gates of Hell will never be able to do anything against it.’ This makes my meetings Biblical dialogues much easier, at least in French speaking countries. Each one notices very quickly that this prophecy, which pretends that hell can do nothing against the Church, is absolutely false, and every one breathes at ease, because thus withers away this secular belief in a divine protection which, definitely, would always favor the efforts of Catholics (to be understood: never those of Heretics!).”

4). “About the time I was playing with confession, I was particularly sensitive to one point of doctrine, I mean to say ‘the holy virtue of obedience’ (as they say.) This obedience especially concerns the Pope. I was turning this problem over and at all its angles, without being able to understand …. I was therefore obliged to ask our services to see to it that the confidence shown to the Pope by Catholics be ridiculed discreetly on every possible occasion. I did not ignore that I was asking them something very difficult. But, all in all, it seemed primordial to me to incite Catholics to criticize the Pope.”

“Someone was charged to watch attentively all the Vatican writings, in order to detect even very small details capable of displeasing one category of individuals. The quality of those who criticize the Pope does not matter, the only important thing is that he be criticized. The ideal thing, of course, would be that he displeased everybody, that is, reactionaries as well as modernists.”

5). “It was during those days that I launched on the market (we could almost say) the programme that would allow Catholics to be accepted by Protestants …. Catholics had hoped too much for the return of Protestantism to the fold of the Mother Church. It was time that they should lose their arrogance. Charity made it a duty for them. When charity is at stake, I pretended, laughing up my sleeve, nothing wrong can happen.”

“I prophesied with assurance, so that this would be repeated in the same tones, the suppression of Latin, of priestly ornaments, of statues and images, of candles and prie-dieu (so that they could kneel no more) …. And I also started a very active campaign for the suppression of the Sign of the Cross.”

“I also prophesied, and we were then in 1940, the disappearance of altars, replaced by a table completely bare, and also of all the crucifixes, in order that Christ be considered as a man, not as a God. I insisted that Mass be only a community meal to which all would be invited, even unbelievers. And came to the following prophecy: Baptism, for the modern man has become ridiculously magical. Whether given by immersion or not Baptism must be abandoned in favor of an Adult Religion.”


“Moreover, all that is permitted among Protestants, even if only in one sect, must be authorized among Catholics, that is the remarriage of divorcees, polygamy, contraception and euthanasia.”


6). Michael encouraged Protestants to go to Catholic Mass and receive Holy Communion. This is because: “When Catholics will see Protestants receive Communion at their masses, without having been converted, they will longer have confidence in their antique ‘Real Presence.’ It will be explained to them that this Presence only exists in so far as it is believed. Thus they will feel themselves to be creators of all their religion and the most intelligent all them will know how to draw the required conclusions.”


“To weaken more the notion of ‘Real Presence’ of Christ, all decorum will have to be set aside. No more costly embroidered vestments, no more music called sacred, especially no more Gregorian chant, but a music in jazz style, no more sign of the Cross, no more genuflections, but only dignified stern attitudes …. Moreover the faithful will have to break themselves the habit of kneeling, and this will be absolutely forbidden when receiving Communion …. Very soon, the Host will be laid in the hand in order that all notion of the Sacred be erased.”


“In order to destroy all sacredness in the cult, the priest will be invited to say the whole Mass in vernacular and especially to recite the words of the Consecration as a narration, which they are in reality. He must not, above all, pronounce the following words: ‘This is my Body, this is my Blood,’ as if he really took the place of Christ Who pronounced them.”

“Let everyone feel that the priest is reading a narration. Furthermore, there must never be question of a Sacrifice, that is, a Mass-Sacrifice, a non-bloody renovation of the Sacrifice of the Cross. No Protestant accepts this formula. Mass must only be a community meal for the greatest welfare of human fraternity.”


7). “At that time, I showed great energy to destroy the Marian cult. I insisted greatly upon the grief that Catholics and Orthodoxes caused to Protestants by keeping up their numerous devotions to the Virgin Mary. I pointed out that the dear separated brethren were more logical and wiser. This human creature about whom we know almost nothing becomes, in our Church, in some way, more powerful than God (or, at least, more gentle )…. I stressed upon the fact that many Protestants believe that Mary had other children after Jesus… Human oddness has no limit. All this strengthens my conviction, that to deny the virginity of Mary is the safest way to transform Christians into disciples of a man who would not at all be God. Who does not see how useful it is to kill Jesus of Nazareth before killing God?”


“I therefore advocated the suppression of the Rosary and of the numerous feast days reserved to Mary… As for all other things, it will be necessary to make a those who keep on reciting the Rosary feel guilty.”

“Afterwards, to bluntly suppress the cult of the Saints. The Saints must disappear before God, although it is much easier to kill God than His Saints… Then, we will proceed to suppress Judgement, Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. This is all very easy… Many are well disposed to believe that the Goodness of God surpasses all crimes. All we have to do is to insist on this Goodness. A God Whom no one fears, quickly becomes a God about whom no one thinks. Such was the end to be reached. “


“Such is the compendium of the orders which I sent throughout the world.

8). “Afterwards, come the Seven Sacraments, which are all to be revised, all the more so that Protestants only have two. All Christians, of all denominations, have kept Baptism, but, for my part, it is the Sacrament that I would like to see disappear first. This seems relatively easy. It is too childish a Sacrament. Almost as childish as the Sign of the Cross and Holy Water.”

“Of course, the Sacrament of Confirmation, which pretends to give the Holy Spirit and can be administered only by a bishop, must be suppressed with energy. This attitude will allow to denounce the dogma of the Holy Trinity as offensive to Jews and Moslems, as well as to certain new Protestant Sects.”


“As for the Sacrament called Penance, it would be replaced by a community ceremony, which will only be an examination of conscience directed by a well trained priest, all of which would be followed by a general absolution, as in some Protestant Churches.”


“As for the Sacrament of Extreme-Unction, we will have to find another word for it…. I would willingly choose the expression ‘Sacrament of the Sick,’ and to avoid the idea of Eternal Life, it would be allowed to offer this Sacrament, even in case of a light illness.”


“As to the Sacrament of Holy Orders, which confers the power to exercise clerical functions, we will evidently have to keep it. In our Universal Church we will need priests who will be teachers of some Socialist doctrine…. And, of course, marriage will not be refused to the priests who ask for it, not any more than the Sacrament of Holy Orders will be refused to women.”

“No, civil marriage only would be allowed. Thus, this Church, basely authoritative, could not forbid any more divorce and the remarriage of divorcees…. I know well that Jesus of Nazareth has spoken in opposition to this opinion. But I have already said elsewhere that we must know what to choose in his teachings that is suitable to modern man.”

9). “First, to replace the word ‘Catholic’ by ‘Universal’, which means the same thing. But it is very important that word ‘Catholic’ should not hurt Protestant ears and would not incite the faithful of the Roman Rite to believe themselves Super-Christians …. It is very important that Christians become conscious of the scandal that is caused by the division of the Church. For, there are three kinds of Christianities: the Catholic, many Orthodox and some three hundred Protestant Sects.”

“To emphasize the last prayer of Jesus of Nazareth, prayer that was never heard : ‘Be one as my Father and I are One.’ To cultivate a growing remorse particularly, among Catholics.”

“To stress that Catholics are responsible for the division among Christians, because, by their refusal to compromise, they caused schisms and heresies. To come to a point that every Catholic will feel so guilty that he will wish to atone at any price. To suggest to him that he must himself endeavor to find all the means capable of bringing Catholics closer to Protestants (and also to others) without harming the Credo. To keep only the Credo. And again . . . attention. The Credo must undergo a very slight modification. The Catholics say: ‘I believe in the Catholic Church.’ The Protestants say: ‘I believe in the Universal Church.’ It is the same thing. The word Catholic means: Universal.”


“Always drive minds towards a greater charity, a larger fraternity. Never talk about God, but about the greatness of man. Bit by bit, transform the language and the mentalities. Man must occupy the first place. Cultivate confidence in man who will prove his own greatness by founding the Universal Church in which all good wills shall melt together. To bring out that the good will of man, his sincerity, his dignity are worth more than a God always invisible. To show that the luxury and art found in Catholic and Orthodox Churches are intensely disliked by Protestants, Jews and Moslems. To suggest that this useless show must be suppressed for a greater welfare. To excite an iconoclastic zeal. Youngsters must destroy all this hodgepodge : statues, pictures, reliquaries, priestly ornaments, organs, candles and votive lamps, stained glasses and Cathedrals, etc . . . etc…”

That’s an awful lot of red. Further, what isn’t red (meaning it has yet to happen) has at least been attempted in the near past; in some cases (such as marriage of priests; ordination of women; birth control, abortion and euthanasia) it is still being advocated.

If you look closely and carefully, you will see the emphasis put on the secular “Man” as divine, rather than than the Triune God. We see this on the left, in agencies such as the ACLU, in faux civil rights agencies such as CAIR…it is happening, just as this man and others like him have planned. Policies are designed to lull the gullible into acceptance of anything and everything as “normal and healthy”, with no consequences–and to our danger. We are no longer taught to discern (to discern means to think, evaluate and take appropriate action rather than blindly follow).

In the NOEL Mass (“Novus Ordum”), Holy Communion is distributed in the hand, the Mass is said entirely in the vernacular while facing the congregation, lay people and women are on the altar, you do not kneel for Communion, dress is remarkably casual, no emphasis is put on Confession–in fact, 46% of the Mass was changed. Until that time, from the time of the Last Supper until Vatican II, only EIGHT WORDS had changed. The prayers at the end of Mass were eliminated, there are no more Gregorian Chants or organ music. Priests became your “friend” rather than your spiritual leader; nuns no longer wear their habits or even their rings signifying their marriage to Christ. There is no censure for publicly breaking away from doctrine (Kennedy? Kerry? Pelosi?). Everything is explained away; God is no longer a “Just” God, He forgives anything and basically there is no accountability for your actions. There is no more emphasis on morality, right or wrong. There aren’t a lot of people left who even know what the Triduum is. Again, emphasis is put on the wishes and desires of “Man” and the “secular” rather than Doctrine. This negates the need for any relevant soul-searching and no one feels guilty about anything–they have no moral compass with which to feel guilt or remorse because none is taught.

It’s not “popular” to preach right and wrong, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory or Judgment. It’s acceptable to sit in judgment of others (I KNOW where I’m going when I die–I KNOW you’re going to hell; that kind of thing). It’s not “popular” to preach about how our political leaders are leading us. In fact, it could be downright dangerous and the Church could lose tax status for that (Pelosi). It’s extremely unpopular, extremely dangerous and might “offend” someone to tell the truth about our current political leaders and how they are leading us into moral danger. The Church has bought–lock, stock and barrel–the political correctness agenda. No longer is it the Church not only of love, but of Jesus’ righteous anger in the temple.

As the current “vernacular” states: “It’s all good”.

Unless–UNLESS–you attend a Tridentine Mass.

Those are difficult to find as they are not offered in all diocese. Fortunately, Pope Benedict XVI has issued a proclamation wherein the Bishop of any diocese no longer has to wait years for permission to perform the Tridentine Mass–they are now able to offer it without waiting for permission to be granted. I happen to live in an area where there is an entire parish dedicated to the Tridentine Mass. The “old” strictures apply–no reception of Holy Communion without first receiving Confession and Absolution, reception of Communion at the KNEELERS at the altar rails (some Churchs have reinstalled the altar rails and kneelers), altar boys only (no boy and girl “altar servers”), a Gregorian choir, organ music, no lay people or women on the altar, dress codes enforced, women have their heads covered. There are also a very limited number of priests trained to properly pray the Tridentine Mass.

However, those priests are gold. They are, as they say, “old school”; they tell it like it is, regardless of the personal cost to them. They turn excuses back onto the excuse maker and hold up the mirror–excuses are not acceptable if you have been raised in a Tridentine atmosphere. These priests preach the old way and are not afraid to speak out about the political abominations we have in office or the policies being forced down our throats.

Wait a minute–women have their heads covered??? Isn’t that a muslim thing? No. Even in ancient times women covered their heads in the presence of the Divine. It is a sign of respect, at least in the Catholic church. I don’t know the meaning of it in islam. Further, the first time my son showed up in shorts and tennis shoes (he just WOULDN’T listen and he had been a MASTER altar boy in the NOEL Mass), he was not allowed in the Mass as his dress didn’t show proper respect. That was the only time–since that time (and after being publicly humiliated for his lack of respect) he has dressed as he did as an altar boy–button down shirt, slacks, dress shoes, often a tie. My daughter, who wanted to dress in a similarly casual manner, saw her brother humiliated and decided she would listen. She wears a dress (hemline to the knees), tights, dress shoes and her head covering (her coverings are lace and match her dresses). All of this shows respect for what the Mass MEANS–the Bloodless Sacrifice of Our Lord, the worship of God.

It’s also had an amazing side effect–by learning their Latin, they have an easier time in their Spanish classes. The languages are remarkably similar.

By growing up in a transitional time of the Church, I’ve had a first hand glimpse of how easily it can be infiltrated from the INSIDE. However, the people, those who refuse to study and learn, follow along like sheep, losing their sense of the Divine along the way, and giving in–knowingly or not–to a plan similar to the plan being implemented upon the people of this country.

Vatican II did amazing damage to the Church–seminary applications dropped significantly, leading to the closing of many seminaries. Convents suffered the same fates. Many of the older generation refused to attend the NOEL Mass (my mother was one of them). It wasn’t “their” Church anymore; they didn’t recognize it. Therefore, church attendance dropped like a stone.

However. Through the renewal of the Tridentine Masses, through my generation being information junkies and learning everything we can on anything we wish, the Tridentine Mass is experiencing a renewal. I don’t attend a NOEL Mass if I can help it; however, when it’s unavoidable, I have noticed the attendance continues to be dismal. The Tridentine Masses are packed. The “old ways” are being re-learned, the “old prayers” are once again loved. The old “values” are being re-learned and practiced (said values being dad goes to work, mom stays home with the kids, marriage is forever, birth control is forbidden–one family I know has 11 children right now and I believe mom is pregnant again; a lot of Catholic families home school because even the Catholic schools have fallen victim to the Vatican II/secularist ideology)

The suppression is failing. Ultimately, as with all other attempts at Communism, it is failing within the Church itself. It cannot fulfill the need of the human, the TRUE human, for the touch of the Divine, of something greater than ourselves and outside of ourselves. I see true hope in that.

As the Church has stumbled and fallen, She has also picked Herself up, dusted Herself off and appears to be making a strong comeback. But only through the determined effort of a generation who lived through the original transition. We didn’t like the changes made–and we are refusing those changes now. We want the Church back, in all Her glory, with all Her meaning. Not the pablum foisted upon us by Vatican II.

So too with America. As the Church went, so the politicians have tried–and continue to try–to take the country. As the Church goes, so also goes the country–with the conservative upswing and the conservatives coming out of their stupor, refusing to continue in their role as the “silent majority”.

As the Church goes, so goes the country. The country would be well advised to look at the damage done to the Church by the infiltrators and take its cue from the Church, Her stumble and Her ultimate refusal of the infiltration. In that regard, study “Michael’s” “plan”–compare it to the Communist Manifesto. They are not separate issues. One serves as warning to the other.

As the Church goes, so goes the country. God help us all, because that being the case, we are in for a literal hell on earth–unless people stand up NOW, come out of their stupors and say, loud and clear, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE Communism here on our shores. Unless WE THE PEOPLE stop it dead in its tracks and stop it now.

Cross posted at Grizzly Groundswell here and Real Clear Politics here.

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Church and State–Are They REALLY Seperate? Communism and Catholicism


Several years ago I read a book entitled “AA 1025, The Memoirs of an Anti-Apostle”, written by Marie Carre. It dealt with a man who had been severely injured in a car wreck in France; Mrs. Carre was his nurse. The man carried no identification and was comatose. Upon his death, she opened his briefcase and there was a manuscript of sorts. After much soul-searching and many discussions with her Bishop, she decided to publish the manuscript. She gave the man the name “Michael” and her reason for publishing the manuscript was “…for the world to know why the Catholic church has been undergoing destructive changes to the lament of its faithful”. I believe this man died in 1968.

An excellent synopsis of the book and background of “Michael” can be found here at “The End Days” under an article entitled “The Confessions of a Communist Agent on the Attempt to Destroy the Roman Catholic Church from Within”.

Before I start hearing the conspiracy theories and WAY out there theories of the New World Order, etc., let me first clarify while I AM indeed Catholic, while I have indeed CHOSEN to revert to the Traditional Latin Mass over NOEL, while I am very well versed in my faith and have lived through the majority of the changes implemented since Vatican II and have observed first hand the destruction of the Church from within and am very familiar with the Book of Revelations, I don’t walk around with a tin foil hat waiting for the sky to fall, nor do I walk around with a sandwich board which proclaims “Repent–The End is Near”. I tend to believe there is always hope and have also CHOSEN to live my life fully, as God intended me to live, not constantly looking over my shoulder, waiting for the next disaster. That is NOT how God intended us to live our lives.

That being said, with Snooper’s article below, which he has published a few times before, there are certain things in the Communist Manifesto and in this book that correlate, similar things on the “lists”–and I don’t believe in coincidence.

At the time of Vatican II (which opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965), this country was going through major upheaval–our first Catholic president, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, the Space Race–not to mention the assassinations starting with JFK–the self-same first Catholic president.

As a country, we were losing our innocence and losing it quickly. The Vatican itself was–and is– a concentration of a huge amount of wealth, both in monetary terms and influence over a large segment of the world’s population. Even forgetting the Catholic faithful, the wealth alone was a worthy target for a country needing funds–the USSR. If the Church itself could be infiltrated, it would be a bold coup and could be accomplished without bloodshed (for the most part–there WAS that “pesky” Pope John Paul I who had decided to “roll-back” many of the disastrous changes Vatican II had wrought). It would net access to the enormous wealth and influence over the faithful.

That influence, over a populace who (for the most part) did not question their spiritual leaders, was priceless. Those that did question their spiritual leaders (such as Americans were learning to do) could be dealt with by implementing leaders “hand picked” to continue the infiltration.

From the website referenced above, we see some of the manuscript which was eventually published. Keeping in mind “Michael” died in approximately 1968, these passages can be chilling. All emphasis is mine.

The Uncle gave further instructions to Michael: “The ten persons who will be directly under your orders will never know you. To reach you, they will have to pass through me. Thus you will never be denounced. We already have in our service numerous priests in all countries where Catholicism is implanted, but you will never know one another. One is a bishop. Maybe you will enter into contact with him, it will depend upon the rank that you reach. We have spies everywhere and particularly old ones who follow the press of the whole world. A compendium will be sent to you regularly. We will easily know when your own ideas have made their way into peoples’ minds. See, an idea is good when some idiot writer presents it as one of his own. Nobody is more conceited than a writer. We rely much on such writers and we do not have to train them. They work for us without knowing it or rather without wanting to.”

Michael proposed to the Uncle: “As soon as I entered the seminary, I was supposed to try to discover how to destroy all that was taught to me. But to do so, I should have to study attentively and intelligently, that is without passion, the History of the Church. I would particularly never lose sight of the fact that persecutions only make martyrs of whom Catholics have had reason to say that they are seeds of Christianity. Therefore, no martyrs. I must never forget that all religions are based on fear, the ancestral fear, all religions are born from this fear. Therefore. if you suppress fear, you suppress religions….You must drive it to the head of men, and particularly in the head of Churchmen to search for, at any price, a universal religion into which all churches would be melted together. So that this idea could take form and life, we must inculcate in pious people, especially Roman Catholics, a feeling of guilt concerning the unique truth in which they pretend to live…. I was Catholic, and very Catholic, I mean, very pious and zealous until my fourteenth year, and I believe it to be rather easy to show Catholics that there are other holy persons among the Protestants, the Moslems and the Jews, etc… So that all men could enter it (this Universal Church), it could retain a vague idea of a God more or less Creator, more or less Good, according to times. Moreover this God will be useful only in periods of calamity. Then the ancestral fear will fill these temples, but in other times they will be rather empty.”

and:

Michael replied: “By numerous and subtle means. I look at the Catholic Church as if it were a sphere. To destroy it, you must attack it in numerous small points until it loses all resemblance to what it was before. We will have to be very patient. I have many ideas that might seem at first sight to be petty and childish, but I maintain that the entirety of those petty childishnesses will become an invisible weapon of great efficacity.”

“Michael’s” “plan” for Vatican II followed several steps (I will emphasize those that have come to pass; all emphasis is mine and is in red; blue and green emphasis is from the website); all quotes taken from the above website (I don’t have my copy of the book handy at the moment):

1). The whole ceremony should represent only a common meal, as among Protestants. He even assured me that it should never have been otherwise. He also worked at the elaboration of a new Ordinary the Mass and advised me to do the same also, because it appeared to him to be altogether desirable to present to people a large number of diversified masses.”

2). “It would do some good that a prophecy be sent throughout the world that would be the following : ‘Some day, you will see married priests and mass said in vernacular tongues.’ I remember with joy that I was the first one to say these things in 1938. That same year, I urged women to ask for the priesthood. And I advocated a mass, not parochial, but a family mass that would be said at home, by the father and mother, before each meal. “

3). “In Rome, I had very interesting conversations with a professor who would be mine, when I would have received the priesthood. He was a member of our network. He was very optimistic. He had specialized in Holy Scripture and was working at a new translation of the Bible in English. The most astounding was that he had chosen a Lutheran pastor as his only collaborator. The said pastor, besides, was no more in accord with his own church which seemed old-fashioned to him.”

“This collaboration, of course, remained secret. The aim of these two men was to rid humanity of all the systems which it had given itself through the Bible, and especially the New Testament had given itself through the Bible, and especially the New Testament. Thus, the virginity of Mary, the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and His Resurrection, according to them were to be put in parenthesis and finally were to end up in a simple suppression. The dignity of modern man, in their eyes, was worth such a price.”


“The modernization of God’s Word often allowed to diminish the Church’s obstinacy. And that was done in a very natural way. These new translations, besides, facilitated the Biblical dialogues upon which we laid great hopes…. One of my preferred dialogues concerned the Pope, because this personage is really an obstacle to me. When I say ‘this personage’, I mean also the texts upon which his title is based. Those texts are also as embarrassing for me as they are for the Separated Christians (as they say). I am very grateful to the one who thought that the word ‘prevail’ has become incomprehensible to the modern man and has replaced it by ‘be able’. Instead of ‘the gates of Hell will never prevail against it (the Church)’, he has written : ‘The gates of Hell will never be able to do anything against it.’ This makes my meetings Biblical dialogues much easier, at least in French speaking countries. Each one notices very quickly that this prophecy, which pretends that hell can do nothing against the Church, is absolutely false, and every one breathes at ease, because thus withers away this secular belief in a divine protection which, definitely, would always favor the efforts of Catholics (to be understood: never those of Heretics!).”

4). “About the time I was playing with confession, I was particularly sensitive to one point of doctrine, I mean to say ‘the holy virtue of obedience’ (as they say.) This obedience especially concerns the Pope. I was turning this problem over and at all its angles, without being able to understand …. I was therefore obliged to ask our services to see to it that the confidence shown to the Pope by Catholics be ridiculed discreetly on every possible occasion. I did not ignore that I was asking them something very difficult. But, all in all, it seemed primordial to me to incite Catholics to criticize the Pope.”

“Someone was charged to watch attentively all the Vatican writings, in order to detect even very small details capable of displeasing one category of individuals. The quality of those who criticize the Pope does not matter, the only important thing is that he be criticized. The ideal thing, of course, would be that he displeased everybody, that is, reactionaries as well as modernists.”

5). “It was during those days that I launched on the market (we could almost say) the programme that would allow Catholics to be accepted by Protestants …. Catholics had hoped too much for the return of Protestantism to the fold of the Mother Church. It was time that they should lose their arrogance. Charity made it a duty for them. When charity is at stake, I pretended, laughing up my sleeve, nothing wrong can happen.”

“I prophesied with assurance, so that this would be repeated in the same tones, the suppression of Latin, of priestly ornaments, of statues and images, of candles and prie-dieu (so that they could kneel no more) …. And I also started a very active campaign for the suppression of the Sign of the Cross.”

“I also prophesied, and we were then in 1940, the disappearance of altars, replaced by a table completely bare, and also of all the crucifixes, in order that Christ be considered as a man, not as a God. I insisted that Mass be only a community meal to which all would be invited, even unbelievers. And came to the following prophecy: Baptism, for the modern man has become ridiculously magical. Whether given by immersion or not Baptism must be abandoned in favor of an Adult Religion.”


“Moreover, all that is permitted among Protestants, even if only in one sect, must be authorized among Catholics, that is the remarriage of divorcees, polygamy, contraception and euthanasia.”


6). Michael encouraged Protestants to go to Catholic Mass and receive Holy Communion. This is because: “When Catholics will see Protestants receive Communion at their masses, without having been converted, they will longer have confidence in their antique ‘Real Presence.’ It will be explained to them that this Presence only exists in so far as it is believed. Thus they will feel themselves to be creators of all their religion and the most intelligent all them will know how to draw the required conclusions.”


“To weaken more the notion of ‘Real Presence’ of Christ, all decorum will have to be set aside. No more costly embroidered vestments, no more music called sacred, especially no more Gregorian chant, but a music in jazz style, no more sign of the Cross, no more genuflections, but only dignified stern attitudes …. Moreover the faithful will have to break themselves the habit of kneeling, and this will be absolutely forbidden when receiving Communion …. Very soon, the Host will be laid in the hand in order that all notion of the Sacred be erased.”


“In order to destroy all sacredness in the cult, the priest will be invited to say the whole Mass in vernacular and especially to recite the words of the Consecration as a narration, which they are in reality. He must not, above all, pronounce the following words: ‘This is my Body, this is my Blood,’ as if he really took the place of Christ Who pronounced them.”

“Let everyone feel that the priest is reading a narration. Furthermore, there must never be question of a Sacrifice, that is, a Mass-Sacrifice, a non-bloody renovation of the Sacrifice of the Cross. No Protestant accepts this formula. Mass must only be a community meal for the greatest welfare of human fraternity.”


7). “At that time, I showed great energy to destroy the Marian cult. I insisted greatly upon the grief that Catholics and Orthodoxes caused to Protestants by keeping up their numerous devotions to the Virgin Mary. I pointed out that the dear separated brethren were more logical and wiser. This human creature about whom we know almost nothing becomes, in our Church, in some way, more powerful than God (or, at least, more gentle )…. I stressed upon the fact that many Protestants believe that Mary had other children after Jesus… Human oddness has no limit. All this strengthens my conviction, that to deny the virginity of Mary is the safest way to transform Christians into disciples of a man who would not at all be God. Who does not see how useful it is to kill Jesus of Nazareth before killing God?”


“I therefore advocated the suppression of the Rosary and of the numerous feast days reserved to Mary… As for all other things, it will be necessary to make a those who keep on reciting the Rosary feel guilty.”

“Afterwards, to bluntly suppress the cult of the Saints. The Saints must disappear before God, although it is much easier to kill God than His Saints… Then, we will proceed to suppress Judgement, Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. This is all very easy… Many are well disposed to believe that the Goodness of God surpasses all crimes. All we have to do is to insist on this Goodness. A God Whom no one fears, quickly becomes a God about whom no one thinks. Such was the end to be reached. “


“Such is the compendium of the orders which I sent throughout the world.

8). “Afterwards, come the Seven Sacraments, which are all to be revised, all the more so that Protestants only have two. All Christians, of all denominations, have kept Baptism, but, for my part, it is the Sacrament that I would like to see disappear first. This seems relatively easy. It is too childish a Sacrament. Almost as childish as the Sign of the Cross and Holy Water.”

“Of course, the Sacrament of Confirmation, which pretends to give the Holy Spirit and can be administered only by a bishop, must be suppressed with energy. This attitude will allow to denounce the dogma of the Holy Trinity as offensive to Jews and Moslems, as well as to certain new Protestant Sects.”


“As for the Sacrament called Penance, it would be replaced by a community ceremony, which will only be an examination of conscience directed by a well trained priest, all of which would be followed by a general absolution, as in some Protestant Churches.”


“As for the Sacrament of Extreme-Unction, we will have to find another word for it…. I would willingly choose the expression ‘Sacrament of the Sick,’ and to avoid the idea of Eternal Life, it would be allowed to offer this Sacrament, even in case of a light illness.”


“As to the Sacrament of Holy Orders, which confers the power to exercise clerical functions, we will evidently have to keep it. In our Universal Church we will need priests who will be teachers of some Socialist doctrine…. And, of course, marriage will not be refused to the priests who ask for it, not any more than the Sacrament of Holy Orders will be refused to women.”

“No, civil marriage only would be allowed. Thus, this Church, basely authoritative, could not forbid any more divorce and the remarriage of divorcees…. I know well that Jesus of Nazareth has spoken in opposition to this opinion. But I have already said elsewhere that we must know what to choose in his teachings that is suitable to modern man.”

9). “First, to replace the word ‘Catholic’ by ‘Universal’, which means the same thing. But it is very important that word ‘Catholic’ should not hurt Protestant ears and would not incite the faithful of the Roman Rite to believe themselves Super-Christians …. It is very important that Christians become conscious of the scandal that is caused by the division of the Church. For, there are three kinds of Christianities: the Catholic, many Orthodox and some three hundred Protestant Sects.”

“To emphasize the last prayer of Jesus of Nazareth, prayer that was never heard : ‘Be one as my Father and I are One.’ To cultivate a growing remorse particularly, among Catholics.”

“To stress that Catholics are responsible for the division among Christians, because, by their refusal to compromise, they caused schisms and heresies. To come to a point that every Catholic will feel so guilty that he will wish to atone at any price. To suggest to him that he must himself endeavor to find all the means capable of bringing Catholics closer to Protestants (and also to others) without harming the Credo. To keep only the Credo. And again . . . attention. The Credo must undergo a very slight modification. The Catholics say: ‘I believe in the Catholic Church.’ The Protestants say: ‘I believe in the Universal Church.’ It is the same thing. The word Catholic means: Universal.”


“Always drive minds towards a greater charity, a larger fraternity. Never talk about God, but about the greatness of man. Bit by bit, transform the language and the mentalities. Man must occupy the first place. Cultivate confidence in man who will prove his own greatness by founding the Universal Church in which all good wills shall melt together. To bring out that the good will of man, his sincerity, his dignity are worth more than a God always invisible. To show that the luxury and art found in Catholic and Orthodox Churches are intensely disliked by Protestants, Jews and Moslems. To suggest that this useless show must be suppressed for a greater welfare. To excite an iconoclastic zeal. Youngsters must destroy all this hodgepodge : statues, pictures, reliquaries, priestly ornaments, organs, candles and votive lamps, stained glasses and Cathedrals, etc . . . etc…”

That’s an awful lot of red. Further, what isn’t red (meaning it has yet to happen) has at least been attempted in the near past; in some cases (such as marriage of priests; ordination of women; birth control, abortion and euthanasia) it is still being advocated.

If you look closely and carefully, you will see the emphasis put on the secular “Man” as divine, rather than than the Triune God. We see this on the left, in agencies such as the ACLU, in faux civil rights agencies such as CAIR…it is happening, just as this man and others like him have planned. Policies are designed to lull the gullible into acceptance of anything and everything as “normal and healthy”, with no consequences–and to our danger. We are no longer taught to discern (to discern means to think, evaluate and take appropriate action rather than blindly follow).

In the NOEL Mass (“Novus Ordum”), Holy Communion is distributed in the hand, the Mass is said entirely in the vernacular while facing the congregation, lay people and women are on the altar, you do not kneel for Communion, dress is remarkably casual, no emphasis is put on Confession–in fact, 46% of the Mass was changed. Until that time, from the time of the Last Supper until Vatican II, only EIGHT WORDS had changed. The prayers at the end of Mass were eliminated, there are no more Gregorian Chants or organ music. Priests became your “friend” rather than your spiritual leader; nuns no longer wear their habits or even their rings signifying their marriage to Christ. There is no censure for publicly breaking away from doctrine (Kennedy? Kerry? Pelosi?). Everything is explained away; God is no longer a “Just” God, He forgives anything and basically there is no accountability for your actions. There is no more emphasis on morality, right or wrong. There aren’t a lot of people left who even know what the Triduum is. Again, emphasis is put on the wishes and desires of “Man” and the “secular” rather than Doctrine. This negates the need for any relevant soul-searching and no one feels guilty about anything–they have no moral compass with which to feel guilt or remorse because none is taught.

It’s not “popular” to preach right and wrong, Heaven, Hell, Purgatory or Judgment. It’s acceptable to sit in judgment of others (I KNOW where I’m going when I die–I KNOW you’re going to hell; that kind of thing). It’s not “popular” to preach about how our political leaders are leading us. In fact, it could be downright dangerous and the Church could lose tax status for that (Pelosi). It’s extremely unpopular, extremely dangerous and might “offend” someone to tell the truth about our current political leaders and how they are leading us into moral danger. The Church has bought–lock, stock and barrel–the political correctness agenda. No longer is it the Church not only of love, but of Jesus’ righteous anger in the temple.

As the current “vernacular” states: “It’s all good”.

Unless–UNLESS–you attend a Tridentine Mass.

Those are difficult to find as they are not offered in all diocese. Fortunately, Pope Benedict XVI has issued a proclamation wherein the Bishop of any diocese no longer has to wait years for permission to perform the Tridentine Mass–they are now able to offer it without waiting for permission to be granted. I happen to live in an area where there is an entire parish dedicated to the Tridentine Mass. The “old” strictures apply–no reception of Holy Communion without first receiving Confession and Absolution, reception of Communion at the KNEELERS at the altar rails (some Churchs have reinstalled the altar rails and kneelers), altar boys only (no boy and girl “altar servers”), a Gregorian choir, organ music, no lay people or women on the altar, dress codes enforced, women have their heads covered. There are also a very limited number of priests trained to properly pray the Tridentine Mass.

However, those priests are gold. They are, as they say, “old school”; they tell it like it is, regardless of the personal cost to them. They turn excuses back onto the excuse maker and hold up the mirror–excuses are not acceptable if you have been raised in a Tridentine atmosphere. These priests preach the old way and are not afraid to speak out about the political abominations we have in office or the policies being forced down our throats.

Wait a minute–women have their heads covered??? Isn’t that a muslim thing? No. Even in ancient times women covered their heads in the presence of the Divine. It is a sign of respect, at least in the Catholic church. I don’t know the meaning of it in islam. Further, the first time my son showed up in shorts and tennis shoes (he just WOULDN’T listen and he had been a MASTER altar boy in the NOEL Mass), he was not allowed in the Mass as his dress didn’t show proper respect. That was the only time–since that time (and after being publicly humiliated for his lack of respect) he has dressed as he did as an altar boy–button down shirt, slacks, dress shoes, often a tie. My daughter, who wanted to dress in a similarly casual manner, saw her brother humiliated and decided she would listen. She wears a dress (hemline to the knees), tights, dress shoes and her head covering (her coverings are lace and match her dresses). All of this shows respect for what the Mass MEANS–the Bloodless Sacrifice of Our Lord, the worship of God.

It’s also had an amazing side effect–by learning their Latin, they have an easier time in their Spanish classes. The languages are remarkably similar.

By growing up in a transitional time of the Church, I’ve had a first hand glimpse of how easily it can be infiltrated from the INSIDE. However, the people, those who refuse to study and learn, follow along like sheep, losing their sense of the Divine along the way, and giving in–knowingly or not–to a plan similar to the plan being implemented upon the people of this country.

Vatican II did amazing damage to the Church–seminary applications dropped significantly, leading to the closing of many seminaries. Convents suffered the same fates. Many of the older generation refused to attend the NOEL Mass (my mother was one of them). It wasn’t “their” Church anymore; they didn’t recognize it. Therefore, church attendance dropped like a stone.

However. Through the renewal of the Tridentine Masses, through my generation being information junkies and learning everything we can on anything we wish, the Tridentine Mass is experiencing a renewal. I don’t attend a NOEL Mass if I can help it; however, when it’s unavoidable, I have noticed the attendance continues to be dismal. The Tridentine Masses are packed. The “old ways” are being re-learned, the “old prayers” are once again loved. The old “values” are being re-learned and practiced (said values being dad goes to work, mom stays home with the kids, marriage is forever, birth control is forbidden–one family I know has 11 children right now and I believe mom is pregnant again; a lot of Catholic families home school because even the Catholic schools have fallen victim to the Vatican II/secularist ideology)

The suppression is failing. Ultimately, as with all other attempts at Communism, it is failing within the Church itself. It cannot fulfill the need of the human, the TRUE human, for the touch of the Divine, of something greater than ourselves and outside of ourselves. I see true hope in that.

As the Church has stumbled and fallen, She has also picked Herself up, dusted Herself off and appears to be making a strong comeback. But only through the determined effort of a generation who lived through the original transition. We didn’t like the changes made–and we are refusing those changes now. We want the Church back, in all Her glory, with all Her meaning. Not the pablum foisted upon us by Vatican II.

So too with America. As the Church went, so the politicians have tried–and continue to try–to take the country. As the Church goes, so also goes the country–with the conservative upswing and the conservatives coming out of their stupor, refusing to continue in their role as the “silent majority”.

As the Church goes, so goes the country. The country would be well advised to look at the damage done to the Church by the infiltrators and take its cue from the Church, Her stumble and Her ultimate refusal of the infiltration. In that regard, study “Michael’s” “plan”–compare it to the Communist Manifesto. They are not separate issues. One serves as warning to the other.

As the Church goes, so goes the country. God help us all, because that being the case, we are in for a literal hell on earth–unless people stand up NOW, come out of their stupors and say, loud and clear, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE Communism here on our shores. Unless WE THE PEOPLE stop it dead in its tracks and stop it now.

Cross posted at Grizzly Groundswell here and Real Clear Politics here.

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Communist Reality in America


If the leftists get their way, the flag pictured above could very well replace our beloved stars and bars.

This article was posted at Patriots for Conservative Values today. Thanks Len!

This article presents an eloquent example of how communism has done its damndest to reduce this great nation of ours to rubble, one way or another. They finally realized the best way was from the inside.

Unfortunately, their plans have been frighteningly effective–and the American left has relentlessly pushed to keep the plan going.

These words aren’t written by a current American politician with a personal power agenda..they are written by someone who’s been there, done that–from the inside out. His personal recollections validate the Venona project, the project the military carried out in intercepting and decoding the allegedly unbreakable Soviet code. When the Venona results were published, I believe in 1995 (imagine that, during the Clintonsky years), it put “paid” to the ongoing rumors about the guilt or innocence of Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs and others of their ilk, forever ending the debate over their guilt or innocence, forever infuriating the left in their denunciations of McCarthyism and shown to be the rantings of fellow communists trying to protect their own from a true patriot, Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

Other bloggers (Snooper and Spree “spring” to mind–say that 3 times fast!) have blogged about the communist manifesto. Len contributed this. When, I ask, are the sheeple of America going to WAKE THE HELL UP????

Here is the article in its entirety: [ALL EMPHASIS MINE]

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AT WAR

Propaganda Redux

Take it from this old KGB hand: The left is abetting America’s enemies with its intemperate attacks on President Bush.

BY ION MIHAI PACEPA

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT

During last week’s two-day summit, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown thanked President Bush for leading the global war on terror. Mr. Brown acknowledged “the debt the world owes to the U.S. for its leadership in this fight against international terrorism” and vowed to follow Winston Churchill’s lead and make Britain’s ties with America even stronger.

Mr. Brown’s statements elicited anger from many of Mr. Bush’s domestic detractors, who claim the president concocted the war on terror for personal gain. But as someone who escaped from communist Romania–with two death sentences on his head–in order to become a citizen of this great country, I have a hard time understanding why some of our top political leaders can dare in a time of war to call our commander in chief a “liar,” a “deceiver” and a “fraud.”

I spent decades scrutinizing the U.S. from Europe, and I learned that international respect for America is directly proportional to America’s own respect for its president.

My father spent most of his life working for General Motors in Romania and had a picture of President Truman in our house in Bucharest. While “America” was a vague place somewhere thousands of miles away, he was her tangible symbol. For us, it was he who had helped save civilization from the Nazi barbarians, and it was he who helped restore our freedom after the war–if only for a brief while. We learned that America loved Truman, and we loved America. It was as simple as that.

Later, when I headed Romania’s intelligence station in West Germany, everyone there admired America too. People would often tell me that the “Amis” meant the difference between night and day in their lives. By “night” they meant East Germany, where their former compatriots were scraping along under economic privation and Stasi brutality. That was then.

But in September 2002, a German cabinet minister, Herta Dauebler-Gmelin, had the nerve to compare Mr. Bush to Hitler. In one post-Iraq-war poll 40% of Canada’s teenagers called the U.S. “evil,” and even before the fall of Saddam 57% of Greeks answered “neither” when asked which country was more democratic, the U.S. or Iraq.

Sowing the seeds of anti-Americanism by discrediting the American president was one of the main tasks of the Soviet-bloc intelligence community during the years I worked at its top levels. This same strategy is at work today, but it is regarded as bad manners to point out the Soviet parallels. For communists, only the leader counted, no matter the country, friend or foe. At home, they deified their own ruler–as to a certain extent still holds true in Russia. Abroad, they asserted that a fish starts smelling from the head, and they did everything in their power to make the head of the Free World stink.

The communist effort to generate hatred for the American president began soon after President Truman set up NATO and propelled the three Western occupation forces to unite their zones to form a new West German nation. We were tasked to take advantage of the reawakened patriotic feelings stirring in the European countries that had been subjugated by the Nazis, in order to shift their hatred for Hitler over into hatred for Truman–the leader of the new “occupation power.” Western Europe was still grateful to the U.S. for having restored its freedom, but it had strong leftist movements that we secretly financed. They were like putty in our hands.

The European leftists, like any totalitarians, needed a tangible enemy, and we gave them one. In no time they began beating their drums decrying President Truman as the “butcher of Hiroshima.” We went on to spend many years and many billions of dollars disparaging subsequent presidents: Eisenhower as a war-mongering “shark” run by the military-industrial complex, Johnson as a mafia boss who had bumped off his predecessor, Nixon as a petty tyrant, Ford as a dimwitted football player and Jimmy Carter as a bumbling peanut farmer. In 1978, when I left Romania for good, the bloc intelligence community had already collected 700 million signatures on a “Yankees-Go-Home” petition, at the same time launching the slogan “Europe for the Europeans.”

During the Vietnam War we spread vitriolic stories around the world, pretending that America’s presidents sent Genghis Khan-style barbarian soldiers to Vietnam who raped at random, taped electrical wires to human genitals, cut off limbs, blew up bodies and razed entire villages. Those weren’t facts. They were our tales, but some seven million Americans ended up being convinced their own president, not communism, was the enemy. As Yuri Andropov, who conceived this dezinformatsiya war against the U.S., used to tell me, people are more willing to believe smut than holiness.

The final goal of our anti-American offensive was to discourage the U.S. from protecting the world against communist terrorism and expansion. Sadly, we succeeded. After U.S. forces precipitously pulled out of Vietnam, the victorious communists massacred some two million people in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Another million tried to escape, but many died in the attempt. This tragedy also created a credibility gap between America and the rest of the world, damaged the cohesion of American foreign policy, and poisoned domestic debate in the U.S.

Unfortunately, partisans today have taken a page from the old Soviet playbook. At the 2004 Democratic National Convention, for example, Bush critics continued our mud-slinging at America’s commander in chief. One speaker, Martin O’Malley, now governor of Maryland, had earlier in the summer stated he was more worried about the actions of the Bush administration than about al Qaeda. On another occasion, retired four-star general Wesley Clark gave Michael Moore a platform to denounce the American commander in chief as a “deserter.” And visitors to the national chairman of the Democratic Party had to step across a doormat depicting the American president surrounded by the words, “Give Bush the Boot.”

Competition is indeed the engine that has driven the American dream forward, but unity in time of war has made America the leader of the world. During World War II, 405,399 Americans died to defeat Nazism, but their country of immigrants remained sturdily united. The U.S. held national elections during the war, but those running for office entertained no thought of damaging America’s international prestige in their quest for personal victory. Republican challenger Thomas Dewey declined to criticize President Roosevelt’s war policy. At the end of that war, a united America rebuilt its vanquished enemies. It took seven years to turn Nazi Germany and imperial Japan into democracies, but that effort generated an unprecedented technological explosion and 50 years of unmatched prosperity for us all.

Now we are again at war. It is not the president’s war. It is America’s war, authorized by 296 House members and 76 senators. I do not intend to join the armchair experts on the Iraq war. I do not know how we should handle this war, and they don’t know either. But I do know that if America’s political leaders, Democrat and Republican, join together as they did during World War II, America will win. Otherwise, terrorism will win. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi predicted just before being killed: “We fight today in Iraq, tomorrow in the land of the Holy Places, and after there in the West.”

On July 28, I celebrated 29 years since President Carter signed off on my request for political asylum, and I am still tremendously proud that the leader of the Free World granted me my freedom. During these years I have lived here under five presidents–some better than others–but I have always felt that I was living in paradise. My American citizenship has given me a feeling of pride, hope and security that is surpassed only by the joy of simply being alive. There are millions of other immigrants who are equally proud that they restarted their lives from scratch in order to be in this magnanimous country. I appeal to them to help keep our beloved America united and honorable. We may not be able to change the habits of our current political representatives, but we may be able to introduce healthy new blood into the U.S. Congress.

For once, the communists got it right. It is America’s leader that counts. Let’s return to the traditions of presidents who accepted nothing short of unconditional surrender from our deadly enemies. Let’s vote next year for people who believe in America’s future, not for the ones who live in the Cold War past.

Lt. Gen. Pacepa is the highest-ranking intelligence official ever to have defected from the Soviet bloc. His new book, “Programmed to Kill: Lee Harvey Oswald, the Soviet KGB, and the Kennedy Assassination” (Ivan R. Dee) will be published in November.

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Remember, this comes from someone who KNOWS, has been there, done that, part of his JOB was to actively participate in this endeavor–and yet, he STILL thought then and thinks now AMERICA IS THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

Why, then, don’t our own citizens?