Marxism and American Society
by David A. Noebel
"You don't understand the class structure of American society," said Smetana, "or you would not ask such a question. In the United States, the working class are Democrats. The middle class are Republicans. The upper class are Communists." Whittaker Chambers, Witness, p. 616.
"The simple fact is that when I took up my little sling and aimed at Communism, I also hit something else. What I hit was the forces of that great socialist revolution, which, in the name of liberalism, spasmodically, incompletely, somewhat formlessly, but always in the same direction, has been inching its ice cap over the nation for two decades...No one could have been more dismayed than I at what I had hit, for though I knew it existed, I still had no adequate idea of its extent, the depth of its penetration or the fierce vindictiveness of its revolutionary temper." Whittaker Chambers, Witness, p. 741,2.
"[Communism] is, in fact, man's second oldest faith. Its promise was whispered in the first days of the Creation under the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: 'Ye shall be as gods.' It is the great alternative faith of mankind. Like all great faiths, its force derives from a simple vision. Other ages have had great visions. They have always been different versions of the same vision: the vision of God and man's relationship to God. The Communists vision is the vision of Man without God. It is the vision of man's mind displacing God as the creative intelligence of the world." Whittaker Chambers, Witness, p. 9.
"Whoever ventures to undertake the founding of a nation should feel himself capable of changing human nature, so to speak; of transforming each individual, who by himself is a perfect and separate whole, into a part of a greater whole, from which that individual somehow receives his life and his being; of changing the physical constitution of man in order to strengthen it...If it be true that a great prince is a rarity, what, then, is to be said of a great lawgiver? The first has only to follow the model that the other constructs. The latter is the artificer who invents the machine, the former is only the operator who turns it on and runs it." Rousseau (in Frederic Bastiat, Selected Essays on Political Economy, p. 97.)
"The reality today is that China is a major threat to the United States, and a growing one. China's rulers-from its president to the general in charge of the all-powerful Central Military Commission-remain communists, and the fifty years of communist rule are replete with brutal repression, mass murder, and border wars with China's neighbors. But communism seeks to change not only external political conditions but also the internal nature of human beings-hence its emphasis on mass indoctrination and its hatred for anything that might offer a contrary view of man. It is this feature of communism that accounts for its most dangerous characteristic: its failure to value human life." Bill Gertz, The China Threat: How The People's Republic Targets America (Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2000), p. 5.
"Practically no one is a 'communist' today. What happened? Fundamental attitudes don't disappear into thin air. People might die, but ideas rarely do, especially when the idea is one of only two major strains of political thought that excite the people, dominate the minds, and determine the affairs of man for centuries. It must count among the most amazing spectacles of history to be inundated with the rhetoric, theory, and practice of communism, and see not one communist around. We read and hear daily about class warfare, redistribution of wealth, the 'dispossessed' masses, the disadvantaged, universal health care, speech codes, sensitivity training, restrictions on parents' rights, school-to-work-the list goes on and on. The agenda is with us, the Party is not." Balint Vazsonyi, America's 30 Years War, p. 176, 7.
"[Radical/leftist] Whitman and [atheist/humanist] Dewey tried to substitute hope for knowledge. They wanted to put shared utopian dreams-dreams of an ideally decent and civilized society-in the place of knowledge of God's Will, Moral Law, the Laws of History, or the Facts of Science...As long as we have a functioning political left, we still have a chance to achieve our country, to make it the country of Whitman's and Dewey's dreams." Richard Rorty, Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America, p. 106, 7.
"Among growing numbers of the educated elite, however, Whitman was appreciated and even revered. In particular, Whitman profoundly shaped a host of left-wing literary radicals of the early twentieth century, from Randolph Bourne and Van Wyck to John Reed and Max Eastman, who tellingly identified himself as an 'American lyrical Socialist-a child of Walt Whitman reared by Karl Marx.'" Richard J. Ellis, The Dark Side of the Left, p. 79, 80.
"Previous civilizations have been overthrown from without by the incursion of barbarian hordes. Christendom has dreamed up its own dissolution in the minds of its own intellectual elite. Our barbarians are home products, indoctrinated at the public expense, urged on by the media systematically stage by stage, dismantling Christendom, depreciating and deprecating all its values. The whole social structure is now tumbling down, dethroning its God, undermining its certainties. All this, wonderfully enough, is being done in the name of health, wealth, and happiness of all mankind. That is the basic scene that seems to me will strike a future Gibbon as being characteristic of the decline and fall of Christendom." Malcolm Muggeridge, The End of Christendom.
"As humanism in its development became more and more materialistic, it made itself increasingly accessible to speculation and manipulation, at first by socialism and then by Communism. So that Karl Marx was able to say in 1844 that 'Communism is naturalized humanism.' This statement turned out to be not entirely meaningless. One does see the same stones in the foundations of a despiritualized humanism and of any type of socialism: endless materialism; freedom from religion and religious responsibility, which under Communist regimes reaches the stage of anti-religious dictatorship; concentration on social structures with a seemingly scientific approach (this is typical of the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century and of Marxism). Not by coincidence, all of Communism's meaningless pledges and oaths are about Man with a capital M, and his earthly happiness. At first glance it seems an ugly parallel: common traits in the thinking and way of life of today's West and today's East? But such is the logic of materialistic development." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, "A World Split Apart," June 8, 1978, Harvard University Commencement address.
a) "Postmodernism, a wayward stepchild of Marxism, is in this sense a generation's realization that it is orphaned." Lawrence Cahoone, From Modernism to Postmodernism, p. 10.
b) "Most poststructuralists, feminists, and multiculturalists are associated with the left. But others are not, like Richard Rorty, who has labeled himself a postmodernist bourgeois liberal." Cahoone, From Modernism to Postmodernism, p. 19.
c) "Friedrich Nietzsche, the pre-twentieth-century philosopher who is the most influential for postmodernism." Cahoone, From Modernism to Postmodernism, p. 20.
d) "Such reforms might someday produce a presently unimaginable nonmarket economy...They might also, given similar reforms in other countries, bring about an international federation, a world government." Richard Rorty, Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America, p. 105.
e) "One of the French radical student groups that attracted Sartre's attention was the Proletarian Left, a self-proclaimed Maoist revolutionary cell. What appealed to Sartre was their revolutionary motto: 'Violence, Spontaneity, and Morality.' The Maoist had also attracted the attention of another, younger radical intellectual, Michel Foucault." Arthur Herman, The Idea of Decline in Western History, p. 349. "For at least two years after he contracted AIDS (from 1982 to 1984), Michel Foucault continued to visit his various gay orgy sites, knowingly passing the disease on to his anonymous partners. 'We are inventing new pleasures beyond sex,' Foucault told an interviewer-in this particular case, sex as murder.'" Arthur Herman, The Idea of Decline in Western History, p. 357.
f) "Did you know that truth does not exist and that all knowledge and values are artificial constructions to serve the interest of the powerful? If you don't know this, then you are obviously not the beneficiary of a recent American college education. A wide variety of academic subjects have appropriated Karl Marx's 19th Century idea that 'truth' is never more nor less than propaganda that serves the material interest of the ruling class. When the workers took over as Marx thought they would, truth would be whatever served the interests of the working class.
"In Marx's day, the capitalists were the bad guys, and the workers were the good guys. But today, all heterosexual guys are bad. Feminist studies, queer studies, postmodernists' and deconstructionists have assigned villainy to just about everyone. The only sympathetic figure left is the black disabled lesbian, and it won't be long before this icon is deconstructed also. The various denunciatory doctrines that reign in college classrooms are a way of unmasking success, achievement, accomplishment and heroism by placing a qualifier before the subject under attack. For example, 'white' success is foreordained because it is based on keeping down other races. 'Male' success is based on 'glass ceilings' and 'gender standards' that winnow out women. It is an easy gave to play once you get the hang of it. Everyone gets in on the act-historians, philosophers, English departments, law schools, even music critics. The message is that every positive or affirmatory statement is puffery to serve some vested interest or the other.
"The problem is that once these doctrines of hate get into a people's consciousness, it is hard to get them out. There will come a time when the well-meaning liberal, who tried to use hateful doctrines as reformist tools, finds himself in a society overrun with hatreds.
"Marx's fulminations against the bourgeoisie don't make any rational sense, but his fulminations fueled a class genocide that killed 60 million people in Russia and China. The 19th Century German intellectuals who deconstructed the Jews authored a racial holocaust that claimed 6 million lives.
"Our college curriculums have many voices of hate busy at work preparing a future holocaust, but a voice of Christian love is considered too divisive to be tolerated. Dartmouth College prohibited copies of C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity from being distributed as gifts to students. A dean ruled that the book could be considered offensive. Hate has such a hold that love dare not be mentioned." Paul Craig Roberts, Human Events, May 7, 1999, p. 23
g) The only two, white, male, non-homosexuals not deconstructed by the deconstructionists are Charles Darwin and Karl Marx.
a) "Feminism, then, was not born moderate and then radicalized by the 1960s. From its inception, the term 'feminism,' in the minds of both its proponents and its opponents, has been linked with radicalism and even socialism. 'Feminism,' as Nancy Cott explains, 'was born ideologically on the left of the political spectrum, first espoused by women who were familiar with advocacy of socialism." Richard J. Ellis, The Dark Side of the Left: Illiberal Egalitarianism in America, p. 194.
b) "Radical feminism's reliance on the structure and language of Marxism is particularly ironic in view of the statement of principles issued by NYRW [New York Radical Women] as well as the 1969 manifesto of the Redstockings." Richard J. Ellis, The Dark Side of the Left, p. 204.
c) "One of the primary institutional loci for the transmissions of radical feminist values and commitments has been women's studies programs. University courses on women were among the earliest fruits of the women's movement. Before 1968, courses explicitly about women were rare, yet by 1971-1972 there were over one thousand college-level women's studies courses in the United States." Richard J. Ellis, The Dark Side of the Left, p. 214.
d) "Judge [Robert] Bork also identifies Radical Feminism as 'the most destructive and fanatical' element of this modern liberalism. He further describes Radical Feminism as 'totalitarian in spirit.' Most Americans do not yet realize that they, through their institutions, are being led by social revolutionaries who think in terms of the continuing destruction of the existing social order in order to create a new one. The revolutionaries are New Age Elite Boomers. They now control the public institutions in the United States. Their 'quiet' revolution, beginning with the counter-culture revolution of their youth, is nearing completion. A key, or even a dominant element because purportedly it represents the largest political and social constituency among their potential followers, is Feminism. The Marxist movement in its 'quiet' cultural latter-day phase is seemingly sweeping all before it. With its sway over the media, fully in the grip of Feminism, it is hard to discern the stirrings of a counter-counter culture. Are the elite Boomers, the New Totalitarians, the most dangerous generation in America's history? William Strauss and Neil Howe suggest so, in their book Generations: The History of America's Future-1584 to 2069." Gerald L. Atkinson, "Radical Feminism and Political Correctness," Free Congress Foundation.
e) "Simone de Beauvoir, like the vast majority of feminists, regards the radical alteration of parenting as more than a utopian fantasy. She finds it 'easy to visualize' a world 'where men and women would be equal,' for 'that is precisely what the Soviet Union promised: women trained and raised exactly like men...[M]arriage was to be based on a free agreement that the spouses could break at will; maternity was to be voluntary; pregnancy leaves were to be paid for by the State, which would assume charge of the children, signifying not that they would be taken from their parents, but that they would not be abandoned to them.' deBeauvoir is so far from alone among feminists in admiring Marxist-Leninism that this admiration, together with hostility to 'capitalism,' can be considered virtually a further distinguishing mark of feminism. The main criticism offered of the Soviet Union is that it has not gone far enough. To be sure, feminists are attracted primarily to the ideas that the Soviet state proclaims itself as embodying, rather than to the Soviet regime itself, but with that understood, a great many well-known feminists, including deBeauvoir, Millett, Firestone, Bleier, Mitchell, Chodorow, MacKinnon, Steinem, Sheila Rowbotham, Margaret Benston, Angela Davis, Eli Zaretsky, Evelyn Reed, Barbara Ehrenreich, Vivian Howe, and Rayna Rapp identify themselves as socialists or Marxists of some sort." Michael Levin, Feminism and Freedom, p. 26.
f) "Socialism is clearly the theme which predominates women's liberation theology. Feminism is a political tool to promote world socialism. (1) The Document declaration of feminism states: 'Feminism rests on the belief that it is up to women to rescue the planet from the deeds of patriarchy and that women will join hands to build a Feminist Socialist Revolution.' 'In order to overcome the tyranny of racism it is necessary to establish a socialist order based on two further premises-An end to the oppressive 'male-female' relationship as it now exists and the creation of an egalitarian society based on collectivity' and 'The end of the institution of marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women. Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not to live individually with men.' "The nuclear family must be replaced with a new form of family.' Shirley Correll, Body Snatching, p. 79.
g) "Why do political 'progressives' feel the need so often to lie about who they are? The question is prompted by a recent biography of feminist leader Betty Friedan, which establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the woman who virtually created modern feminism is what may reasonably be called a political imposter. In her path-breaking book, The Feminist Mystique, Friedan presented herself as a typical suburban housewife not 'even conscious of the woman question' before she began work on her manuscript. But now Smith [College] professor Daniel Horowitz (no relation) has shown that nothing could be further from the truth. Under her maiden name, Betty Goldstein, the record shows that Friedan was a political activist and professional propagandist for the Communist left for nearly thirty years before the 1963 publication of The Feminist Mystique launched the modern feminist movement. There are probably a lot of interesting ramifications of this revelation. As Horowitz's biography makes clear, Friedan, from her college days and until her mid-thirties, was a Stalinist Marxist (or a fellow traveler thereof), the political intimate of leaders of America's Cold War fifth column, and for a time even the lover of a young Communist physicists working on atomic bomb projects with J. Robert Oppenheimer. Not at all a neophyte when it came to 'the woman question' (the phrase itself is a Marxist construction), she was certainly familiar with the writings of Engels, Lenin and Stalin on the subject and had written about it herself as a journalist for the official publication of the Communist-controlled United Electrical Workers union." David Horowitz, Heterodoxy, March 1999, p. 14.
h) "Friedan's version of feminism bears re-visiting in light of the new information. Her infamous description of America's suburban family household as 'a comfortable concentration camp' in The Feminist Mystique , it's now obvious, had more to do with her Marxist hatred for America than with her own experience as a housewife and mother. Her husband Carl, also a leftist, once complained to a reporter in 1970 that, far from being a homebody, his wife 'was in the world during the whole marriage, either full time or free lance,' lived in a 'mansion' and had a full-time maid, and 'seldom was a wife and a mother.' Of course, no one paid much attention to the family 'patriarch' at the time, simply because as a male he was guilty before the fact." David Horowitz, Heterodoxy, March 1999, p. 14.
i) "Radical feminist crank Mary Daly, won't be teaching her feminist ethics course this semester at Boston College. A couple of young students of the male persuasion attempted to take the class, and it seems their 'phallocentric necrophilia' (which is how Ms. Daly describes the male min-set) would have been a threat to the purity of Ms. Daly's 'Elemental Sisterhood.' Refusing equal educational opportunities on the basis of sex, of course, is the sort of thing that gets universities sued; and so Boston College is letting Ms. Daly cancel the course altogether and take a leave of absence. Given Ms. Daly's demonstration that her version of feminism is nothing but dressed-up hatred of men, Boston College might want to think about making her absence from the faculty permanent...Ms. Daly isn't just a left-wing extremist, she is a walking, talking parody of radical feminism. Consider some passages from her new opus, Quintessence... Realizing the Archaic Future: A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto. Says Ms. Daly, "My Voyage into the Fourth Spiral Galaxy of 'Outercourse' brought me to the point of Discovering yet an Other Galaxy. As a consequence of my arrival in an Expanding Now/Present, the Way Opened for me to Leap into an Expanding Here/Presence. Moving more deeply into the Background Realms, I was ready to begin Spiraling into the Fifth Spiral Galaxy." Well you go, girl." The Washington Times, March 2, 1999, p. A14.
a) "Indeed, the lives of indigenous peoples, as imagined by at least some Earth First!ers, seem like nothing so much as the leisurely communist utopia envisioned by Marx in which people might hunt in the morning, fish in the afternoon, and debate in the evening...In those traditional cultures that have not been forced off their lands by European expansion and colonialism, there is a 'pattern of short work days and roughly every other day off, with free time devoted to dancing, wrestling....informal recreation...loafing." Richard J. Ellis, The Dark Side of the Left, p.240.
b) "Too many Earth First!ers indiscriminately reject the whole off Western industrial civilization-the good, the bad, and the indifferent. For most of them, 'the anthropocentric imperialism of Western civilization' is the source of virtually all that is wrong with the world. 'Western industrial civilization,' writes one Earth First!er, 'is a killing machine.' Everything would be fine again if we could simply 'shake off this awful thing called Western culture." Richard J. Ellis, The Dark Side of the Left, p. 249.
4) Democratic Socialists of America
a) Major players (per letterhead and publications): Bogdan Denitch, Barbara Ehrenreich, Dolores Huerta, Mildred Jeffrey, Gloria Steinem, Cornel West, James B. Chapin, Rep. Ronald V. Dellums, James Farmer, Dorothy Healey, Jose LaLuz, Hilda Mason, Steve Max, Harold Meyerson, Frances Fox Piven, Rosemary Ruether, Edwin Vargas Jr., Michael Harrington, John Sweeny, Michael Eric Dyson, and Edward Asner.
b) "We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based on equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships." Building the Next Left: The Political Perspective of the Democratic Socialists of America, p. 1.
c) "Maurice Isserman teaches history at Hamilton Colleges. A DSAer, he is author of If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and Birth of the New and co-author of Dorothy Healey Remembers: A Life in the American Communist Party." Maurice Isserman, History of the Left-a DSA publication.
d) Members of the DSA attended the 150th Anniversary of the Communist Manifesto "sponsored by the educational arm of the French Communist Party." "The Conference closed with a rousing chorus of the Internationale. It was led by a rambunctious contingent from the Brazilian Workers Party and was sung in many languages...Our common anthem is an important reminder of the values we share in spite of our differences. And changes in the world are making our differences less relevant all the time." Julia Fitzgerald, "Anniversary of The Communist Manifesto Celebrated" in Democratic Left, Fall 1998, p. 20.
e) "Longtime Democrats still yearning to turn their party rightward have to be dismayed at the Democratic National Committee's decision to make Carlottia Scott a key part of the DNC's new 'senior political/leadership team.' The far-left Scott has just joined the DNC as 'chief of politics,' where, in the words of a DNC press release, she will become one of 'two individuals to lead the DNC's political shop.' (The other is Jeff Forbes, deputy political director of the Clinton/Gore '96 campaign.)
"Scott's left-wing credentials can be gleaned from the political company she's been keeping for over two decades. Until her appointment, she was serving as administrative assistant to Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who sports one of the most liberal voting records in Congress and, according to anti-Communist expert Herbert Romerstein, was elected in 1992 'to the National Coordinating Committee of Correspondence, a new dissident Communist organization' (see Dec. 12, 1992, Human Events.).
"Before that, Scott served as a top staffer to Rep. Ron Dellums (D-Calif.), Rep. Lee's predecessor in the 9th District, who made his mark in Congress by attempting to dismantle the American military and trumpeting the 'virtues' of Fidel Castro, apparently his greatest political hero. (Dellums resigned his seat in 1998.)
"Scott's radical politics came to dazzling light in 1983, when U.S. armed forces, in the wake of the Grenada invasion, captured documents revealing that Dellums and his then aides, Lee and Scott, had a unique relationship with Maurice Bishop, Grenada's Communist ruler, who had seized power by force in 1979. The U.S. military had intervened in 1983 when Bishop was murdered and some 800 American students were in danger of being taken hostage. The documents disclosed that Dellums and his aides covered for Bishop and that Carlottia had even sent the Caribbean leader mash [love] notes. Dellums' serious effort to obscure Bishop's attempt to communize the region began in April 1982....Now she's got a top job at the Democratic National Committee." Allan H. Ryskind, Human Events, May 14, 1999, p. 1.
a) "Marxism flourishes in the ideology and politics of present-day multiculturalism. Some multiculturalist advocates, including many well-meaning teachers and school administrators, are not aware of the leftist (Marxist) concepts and assumptions operative in multiculturalism. Unwittingly, they often give aid and comfort to a radical leftist philosophy. If the unsuspecting advocates of multiculturalist practices were aware of the Marxist threads in the fabric of multiculturalism, they would be a lot less eager to advance its principles and policies." Alvin J. Schmidt, The Menace of Multiculturalism, p. 25.
b) "A new theme of the academy was 'multiculturalism,' the Left's latest assault on the American identity and a direct appeal to alienated minorities not to assimilate into the American culture. In the multicultural perspective, the constitutional framework became the scheme of 'dead white males' to shore up their privileged status." David Horowitz, Radical Son, p. 406.
c) "Multiculturalism is a movement of the left, emerging from the counterculture of the 1960s." Richard Bernstein, Dictatorship of Virtue: Multiculturalism and the Battle for America's Future, p. 6
d) "Inspired by the ideas of French philosopher Michel Foucault, the jargon represents the reformulation of basic nineteenth-century Marxist ideas that have been borrowed by generations of intellectuals bent on showing that the world as it exists is the creation (the 'social construction') of the groups that hold power, their ideology (the 'dominant discourse') used to maintain sway over everybody else (the 'victimized subalterns'). Substitute the new jargon for such older terms as 'substructure' and 'superstructure,' and you have just about the entire addition of ideological multiculturalism to already existing Marxist social theory." Richard Bernstein, Dictatorship of Virtue, p. 227
e) "This brand of scholarship often seems linked to politically correct developments in the curriculum, such as the imposition of non-Western culture requirements at colleges and universities. What I will refer to as postcolonial scholarship often seems rooted in an animus against Western culture and specifically its literary classics. Postcolonial critics seem to operate with the assumption that if a work is non-Western, it must be good, and the less Western the better. These critics seem particularly attracted to works that articulate anti-Western views, that question the values of Western civilization and champion non-Western alternatives...Postcolonial literature thus plays into the hands of anti-Western critics from the West. Much of postcolonial criticism is explicitly or at least implicitly Marxist, centering on the concept of exploitation. Third World literature is viewed as primarily expressing the reaction of postcolonial peoples to having been exploited by their former European masters. This approach turns the field into a branch of Oppression Studies, the dominant mode of radical academics today." Paul A. Cantor, Academic Questions, Winter 1998-99, p. 23.
f) "What the multiculturalists/feminist advocates want is precisely to overthrow the culture, hence they take the same view of scholarship as a communist or Nazi; that is, education, religion, art, and all other expressions of culture are mere superstructure, tools of indoctrination and control wielded by the ruling race, class, or gender. Culture to them is an artificial, malleable construct that is of no intrinsic importance except for its utility in the struggle for liberation." Walter A. McDougall, Academic Questions, Winter 1998-99, p. 30.
g) "So what is the effect of multiculturalist/feminist ideology? It is to debase scholarship by imposing planted axioms and hidden or blatant false assumptions about the way things used to be, even as the Bolsheviks depicted tsarist history as even worse than it was, the Nazis parodied the decadence of the Weimar Republic, and the scholars of Meiji Japan demonized the old Shogunate." Walter A. McDougall, Academic Questions, Winter 1998-99, p. 33.
h) "Mrs. Sandra Stotsky's analysis of the history and civics readers used in elementary schools is also important. Feminists and multiculturalists, she contends, have cleansed fifth grade textbooks. The result: children will learn nothing about inventors, explorers, soldiers and all presidents except for Abraham Lincoln. 'Stories about the great achievements in American science, technology and political life in the past 200 years are missing,' she writes, 'and they are missing it seems simply because stories about them would call attention to a white male.' Mrs. Stotsky is a research associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her book is entitled: Losing Our Language: How Multicultural Classroom Instruction is Undermining our Children's Ability to Read, Write and Reason. The Washington Times, May 2, 1999, p. B6.
6) American Colleges and Universities
a) "Communism may be dead, but the leftist (Marxist) ideology is still alive and well. Thomas Sowell recently said: 'Marxism...continues to flourish on American college campuses, as perhaps nowhere else in the world.' Sowell's remark is corroborated by a 1992 conference, 'Marxism in the New World Order: Crisis and Possibilities,' held at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Only 300 were expected to attend, but 1,500 registered. Nearly all were professors. The conference's attendees were diehard believers of Marxism, not realists who recognized that the most inefficient, cruel, and inhumane socioeconomic system had come to an end." Alvin J. Schmidt, The Menace of Multiculturalism, p. 25.
b) "The situation in the universities was appalling. The Marxists and socialists who had been refuted by historical events were now the tenured establishment of the academic world. Marxism had produced the bloodiest and most oppressive regimes in human history-but after the fall, as one wit commented, more Marxists could be found on the faculties of American colleges than in the entire former Communist bloc. The American Historical Association was run by Marxists, as was the professional literature association, whose field had been transformed into a kind of pseudosociology of race-gender-class oppression." David Horowitz, Radical Son, p. 405.
c) "Conservatives who had been historically vindicated by the Twentieth Century's epic struggle against Marxist totalitarianism were generally consigned to obscurity, while radicals who had denigrated and betrayed Western freedom-political hacks like Angela Davis, intellectual commissars like Antonio Gramsci, and embittered nihilists like Michel Foucault-were given places of honor in the academic canon." David Horowitz, Radical Son, p. 406.
d) "According to reliable sources, some ten thousand American college and university professors freely identify themselves as Marxists. To this number can be added thousands of others who strongly sympathize with left-wing political and social values. Paul Hollander writes, 'Even if the majority of the students in the nation today do not subscribe to this mentality, large and vocal portions of their teachers do, especially in the humanities and social sciences. My own discipline, sociology, has, for example, been quite thoroughly politicized and probably a majority of its practitioners take this way of thinking for granted.' This army of radical professors has more than a dozen Marxist journals at its disposal, which it uses to repeat familiar diatribes against America, capitalism, economic freedom, and whatever else the Left happens to despise at the moment." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left Is Not Right, p. 37
e) "Unfortunately, in contemporary American academic culture, it is commonly assumed that once you have seen through Plato, essentialism, and eternal truth you will naturally turn to Marx. The attempt to take the world by the throat is still, in the minds of [Fredric] Jameson and his admirers, associated with Marxism." Richard Rorty, Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America, p. 138, 9
f) "The post-Soviet 1990s will be remembered, among other things, for the intensive left-liberal campaign, led by a single-minded group of academics, to whitewash the Communist Party USA and its membership and thereby salvage what remains of Marxist socialism. The campaign is led by Professor Ellen Schrecker. Her controversial book, Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America exemplifies, as did her earlier books, what George Orwell was talking about when he wrote that 'the sin of nearly all left-wingers from 1933 onwards is that they have wanted to be anti-fascist without being anti-totalitarian.' The strategy of the Schrecker school of whitewashing is to admit that, yes, Josef Stalin was bad, there was-maybe-a certain amount of Soviet espionage but the thousands upon thousands of American communists were really old-fashioned liberals interested in civil rights for Afro-Americans, support for labor unions, higher wages for workers and achieving socialism. As the New Republic put it in the fellow-traveling 1930s, communists were 'liberals in a hurry.' Those kindly CP members, in whose defense Miss Schrecker has rewritten the history of communism, had to swallow crimes against humanity-the Great Terror, the Ukraine genocide, Stalin's anti-Semitic crusade, the seizure of Eastern Europe-why go on? Professor Schrecker knows all this, but for her there is only one enemy, Joe McCarthy and one hero, the party member." Arnold Beichman, The Washington Times, January 31, 1999, p. B4.
g) "In recent years, a number of writers-both popular and academic-have undertaken to whitewash both [Josef] Stalin and the CPUSA members who so willingly submitted to his demands. A few months ago there appeared in the Sunday Magazine of the New York Times a full-page apologia by a self-proclaimed 'red diaper baby': Her parents may not have exercised good judgment by becoming party members-but at least they 'believed in something.' In a recent essay in the New York Review of Books, the historian Theodore Draper rightly denounced such popular exculpation of communism, together with its surviving academic defenders. There is, he wrote, 'clearly an attempt to rehabilitate communism by making it part of the larger family of socialism and democracy. No one would think of doing favor for fascism, but communism with even more millions of victims and a much longer life span is the beneficiary of this sustained effort of historical rehabilitation in-of all places-American colleges and universities." Arnold Beichman, The Weekly Standard, March 9, 1998, p. 35.
h) "The signs of what the [New York] Times calls 'retro Commie chic' can be found all over, not only among the young but also among their elders. There is, for example, the handsome Autumn catalogue from Verso Press, an imprint of New Left Books. It was Verso that gave us, in the spring of 1998, a 150th anniversary reissue of The Communist Manifesto, hopefully subtitled 'A Modern Edition,' with an introduction by the British leftist historian Eric Hobsbawm asserting the 'almost biblical force' and prescience of Marx's text (The Times apparently agrees with Hobsbawm, proclaiming in a June 27, 1998 article 'the eerie way' in which the Manifesto's '1848 description of capitalism resembles the restless, anxious and competitive world of today's global economy.') The Verso catalogue's front cover features a striking photograph of Bertolt Brecht (the subject of a new book by the unregenerate Stalinist literary critic Fredric Jameson) and the back cover reproduces Brecht's poem 'Praise of Communism.' One might suppose that Brecht's attachment to Marxist-Leninism would be, at this late date, an embarrassment for his admirers [the toll of communism in the twentieth century approaches 100 million dead]. To think so, however, is to miss the strategy of retro Commie chic. The garden-variety leftist, agonizing in the pages of Dissent or the Nation, concedes that communism has been weighed on the scales of history and found wanting-while insisting that this doesn't mean leftism is dead." John Wilson, The Weekly Standard, February 15, 1999, p. 38.
i) "In his book, The End of Sanity, Martin Gross writes that 'blatantly irrational behavior is rapidly being established as the norm in almost every area of human endeavor. There seem to be new customs, new rules, new anti-intellectual theories regularly foisted on us from every direction. Underneath, the nation is roiling. Americans know something without a name is undermining the nation, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don't like it.' ...Before you claim to be a champion of free thought, tell me: Why did political correctness originate on America's campuses? And why do you continue to tolerate it? Why do you, who're supposed to debate ideas, surrender to their suppression? Let's be honest. Who here thinks your professors can say what they really believe? It scares me to death, and should scare you, too, that the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason. You are the best and the brightest. You, here in the fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of learning on the Charles River, you are the cream. But I submit that you, and your counterparts across the land, are the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that...and abide it...and you are- by your grandfathers' standards-cowards....If you talk about race, it does not make you a racist. If you see distinctions between genders, it does not make you a sexist. If you think critically about a denomination, it does not make you anti-religion. If you accept but don't celebrate homosexuality, it does not make you a homophobe." Charlton Heston, February 16, 1999, Harvard Law School Forum. (www.narila.org/ila/hestonhs.htm)
7) The Frankfurt School
a) "Grinberg concluded his opening address by clearly stating his personal allegiance to Marxism as a scientific methodology. Just as liberalism, state socialism, and the historical school had institutional homes elsewhere, so Marxism would be the ruling principle at the Institute [Frankfurt School]." Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination, p. 11.
b) "On one level, then, it can be argued that the Frankfurt School was returning to the concerns of the Left Hegelians of the 1840s. They were concerned with the dialectical method devised by Hegel and sought, like their predecessors, to turn it in a materialist direction. And finally, like many of the Left Hegelians, they were particularly interested in exploring the possibilities of transforming the social order through human praxis." Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination, p. 42.
c) One of the most lasting results of the Frankfurt School was Theodore Adorno's work The Authoritarian Personality. In this work conservatives are painted as authoritarian and fascist. Marxists are painted as open-minded and tolerant. Edward Shils noted the political bias of Adorno and asked "Why was authoritarianism associated with fascism alone and not communism? Why was political and economic conservatism seen as connected with authoritarianism, while the demand for state socialism was not?" Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination, p. 247, 248. It is our contention that Communism, Nazism and Fascism are all left-wing socialist worldviews. Nazism is bolshevism with a German twist and Fascism is bolshevism with an Italian twist. See Ludwig von Mises, Socialism, pp 523-532.
d) "After the [Frankfurt School] resettlement at Columbia University, however, the tone underwent a subtle shift in a pessimistic direction. Articles in the Zeitschrift scrupulously avoided using words like 'Marxism' or 'communism' substituting 'dialectical materialism' or 'the materialist theory of society' instead. Careful editing prevented emphasizing the revolutionary implications of their thought." Martin Jay, The Dialectical Imagination, p. 44.
e) "But it is impossible to ignore the fact that the United States is becoming an ideological state. The ideology of Political Correctness, which openly calls for the destruction of our traditional culture, has so gripped the body politic, has so gripped our institutions, that it is even affecting the Church. It has completely taken over the academic community. It is now pervasive in the entertainment industry, and it threatens to control literally every aspect of our lives. Those who came up with Political Correctness, which we more accurately call 'Cultural Marxism,' did so in a deliberate fashion. I'm not going to go into the whole history of the Frankfurt School and Herbert Marcuse and the other people responsible for this. Suffice it to say that the United States is very close to becoming a state totally dominated by an alien ideology, an ideology bitterly hostile to Western culture. Even now, for the first time in their lives, people have to be afraid of what they say. This has never been true in the history of our country. Yet today, if you say the 'wrong thing,' you suddenly have legal problems, political problems, you might even lose your job or be expelled from college. Certain topics are forbidden. You can't approach the truth about a lot of different subjects. If you do, you are immediately branded as 'racist,' 'sexist,' 'homophobic,' 'insensitive,' or 'judgmental.'" Paul Weyrich, February 16, 1999 personal letter.
8) Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood
a) "Margaret's [Sanger] topic of discussion was always sex. Her detour into labor activism had done little to dampen her interest in the subject. When it was her turn to lead an evening, she held [Mable] Dodge's guests spellbound, ravaging them with intoxicating notions of 'romantic dignity, unfettered self-expression, and the sacredness of sexual desire. Free love had been practiced quietly for years by the avant-garde intellectuals in the Village. Eugene O'Neill took on one mistress after another, immortalizing them in his plays. Edna St. Vincent Millay hopped gaily from bed to bed and wrote about it in her poems." George Grant, Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood, p. 52.
b) "Sanger tried her hand at writing and publishing a paper herself. She called it The Woman Rebel. It was an eight-sheet pulp with the slogan 'No Gods! No Masters!' emblazoned across the masthead. She advertised it as 'a paper of militant thought,' and militant it was indeed. The first issue denounced marriage as a 'degenerate institution,' capitalism as 'indecent exploitation' and sexual modesty as 'obscene prudery.'" George Grant, Grand Illusions, p. 53.
c) "Margaret spent more than a year in England as a fugitive from justice. But she made certain that the time was not wasted. She had found her cause: Revolutionary Socialism. She had found her niche in the cause: Sexual Liberation. And now she would further that cause with a single-minded goal. As soon as she came ashore, Margaret began to make contact with the various radical groups of Britain. She began attending lectures on Nietzsche's moral relativism, Anarchist lectures on Kropotkin's subversive pragmatism, and Communist lectures on Bakunin's collectivistic rationalism. But she was especially interested in developing ties with the Malthusians." George Grant, Grand Illusions, p. 55.
d) "[Margaret's] bed became a veritable meeting place for the Fabian upper crust: H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Arnold Bennett, Arbuthnot Lane and Norman Haire. And of course, it was then that she began her unusual and tempestuous affair with Havelock Ellis. Ellis was the iconoclastic grandfather of the Bohemian sexual revolution...he had provided the free love movement with much of its intellectual apologia." George Grant, Grand Illusions, p. 57.
e) "Dr. Alan Guttmacher, the man who immediately succeeded her as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, once said, 'We are merely walking down the path that Mrs. Sanger carved out for us.'" George Grant, Grand Illusions, p. 63.
f) "In her first newspaper, The Woman Rebel, Margaret Sanger admitted that 'Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches. I look forward to seeing humanity free someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than Capitalism.' Today, Planned Parenthood is continuing her crusade against the church. In its advertisements, in its literature, in its program, and in its policies, the organization makes every attempt to mock, belittle, and undermine Biblical Christianity." George Grant, Grand Illusions, p. 65.
9) Homosexual Revolution
a) "The first 'gay rights' organization in the United States was an American chapter of the German-based Society for Human Rights. The German SHR, formed in 1919 by Thule Society member, Hans Kahnert, was a militant organization led by 'Butch' homosexuals. Many of the early Nazis [National Socialists], including SA leader Ernst Roehm, were also SHR members. The American SHR was formed on December 10, 1924, in Chicago, by a German-American named Henry Gerber." Scott Lively and Kevin Abrams, The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, p. 148.
b) "In the words of Jonathan Katz, 'a link of a kind peculiar to Gay male history connects the abortive Chicago Society for Human Rights (1924, 25) and Henry Hay, the founder of the Mattachine Society.' This 'peculiar link' is the fact that the man who recruited Hay into homosexuality (at age seventeen), Champ Simmons, was himself seduced by a former member of the SHR. In a perverse sort of way, then, it seems appropriate that Hay would become known as the 'Father of the Modern Gay Movement.' On August 10, 1948, at the tail-end of an eighteen-year stint as a Communist Party leader, Hay began to organize a group that would become the Mattachine Society....Hay was also not an overt fascist, but he was a neo-pagan. He participated in occultic rituals at 'the Los Angeles lodge of the Order of the Eastern Temple, or O.T.O., Aleister Crowley's notorious anti-Christian spiritual group...The avowed purpose of [the Mattachine Society] was to undermine the Judeo-Christian moral consensus in respect to homosexual relations." Scott Lively/Kevin Abrams, The Pink Swastika, p. 149, 50.
c) "There is no question that one of the top priorities of the homosexual movement is to force a 'redefinition' of the American family away from the traditional husband-wife-children model to a more 'functional' definition based on the notion of economic unit or any other basis that does not require heterosexuality as its foundation. The notion that a family must involve persons of both sexes is profoundly inimical to the homosexual movement...As early as 1970, elements within the homosexual movement had identified the family as inimical to its interests. At a convention in Philadelphia, the 'Male Homosexual' workshop included the following as one of its demands: 'The abolition of the nuclear family because it perpetuates the false categories of homosexuality and heterosexuality.'" Enrique T. Rueda, The Homosexual Network, p. 221.
d) "'If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.' E. M. Forster's notorious words were published in 1951, after the Second World War. But they remind us of the period between the wars, when so many of Forster's upper-class literary friends became agents and fellow-travelers of the Communist party. When people like Burgess, Maclean, Philby, and Blunt betrayed their country, their choice was not between their country and their friends, but between their country and its enemy. Nevertheless, it was with romantic images of friendship that they justified their conduct. In the homosexual circle in which they moved-the 'homintern,' as W. H. Auden aptly described it-the image of 'the friend' had a special attraction. The friend was the symbol of the only loyalty that mattered, a loyalty that was private, secret, nurtured in opposition to the world of normal people. All rival obligations-to spouse, parents, family, and country-counted for nothing, being merely the philistine requirements of middle-class bores....And to show their contempt for King and Country, the homintern threw in their lot with the Communists....Their Communism was really an anti-patriotism, just as their adulation of friendship was really a contempt for family life. The Communist party was able to conscript these essentially negative feelings, so helping the 'outsiders' of bourgeois society to become its destroyers. We are still suffering, and perhaps will always be suffering from the damage they caused. The anti-patriotic and anti-bourgeois sentiments exploited by the Communists did not disappear with the death of socialism. On the contrary, they remain fundamental components of the left-wing outlook. Ordinary people understand loyalty as a natural condition. For the leftist, family and country are oppressive structures, whose claim to loyalty is at best provisional. The rival source of loyalty is now not the friend but the cause, and the cause may change from year to year. In E.M. Forster's day, the cause was International Socialism; in the Sixties, liberation; today it is the normalization of homosexuality; tomorrow it could well be the normalization of pedophilia. But in all these changes, one thing remains: the belief in an oppressive power structure, built into the state and its institutions, and animated by ignorant people defending the middle-class life." Roger Scruton, National Review, April 5, 1999, p. 43.
e) The American Psychological Association's Psychological Bulletin, July, 1998, Volume 124, No. 1, pp 22-53 is preparing the way for the normalization of pedophilia. One of the writers of an article entitled "A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples", Dr. Robert Bauserman of the University of Michigan, earlier wrote an article for the Journal of Homosexuality (a special 1990 double issue) devoted to adult-child sex. Conclusion: pedophiles believe they are born that way and cannot change. A professor of social science at the State University of New York said he looks forward to the day when Americans will 'get over their hysteria about child abuse' and child pornography. In a memo from Dr. Joe Nicolosi to Dr. Laura Schlessinger: "Few laymen are aware that the American Psychiatric Association has already set the state for this same transition-in the case of pedophilia-by quietly redefining it. According to the latest diagnostic manual (DSM-IV), a person no longer has a psychological disorder simply because he molests children. To be diagnosed as disordered, now he must also feel anxious about the molestation, or be impaired in his work or social relationships. Thus the A.P.A. has left room for the 'psychologically normal' pedophile." For further information on the latest attempt to declare pedophilia normal check Dr. Laura Schlessinger's web site at www.drlaura.com. Kathleen Parker's observation: "Why is it that if you viscerally abhor the thought of a grown man having sex with your young son, you're a right-wing sex hater? Why aren't you a normal adult who understands that children need protection from adults who haven't matured sufficiently to find a partner their own age?" The [Colorado Springs] Gazette, March 30, 1999.
f) "A study on pedophilia that claims child sexual abuse does not cause lasting psychological harm to its victims has set off a furor on the Internet and talk radio. The angry public reaction, fueled by Internet reports and conservative activists, comes nine months after the study was first released by the influential American Psychological Association. Sex between adults and willing minors should be described in more positive terms, the study suggests. 'A willing encounter...would be labeled simply "adult-child sex," a value-neutral term, the authors advised. 'A willing encounter between an adolescent and an adult with positive reactions...would be labeled scientifically as "adult-adolescent sex."' The report titled 'A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Sample,' is a compilation of 59 studies on how college students cope with child sexual abuse. The article was written by Bruce Rind, a psychology professor at Temple University in Pennsylvania, Philip Tromovitch of the University of Pennsylvania graduate school of education and Robert Bauserman, a psychology professor at the University of Michigan. Mr. Bauserman was also a contributor to a special issue of sex between men and boys published in 1990 by the Journal of Homosexuality. In that Journal he questioned the 'taboo' against man-boy sexual relationships. Laura Schlessinger, also known as Dr. Laura, one of the nation's top-rated talk-show hosts, with up to 18 million listeners, blasted the 31-page report. She said the study, published in July (1998) in the APA's bimonthly Psychological Bulletin, was proof the 155,000 member organization had 'gone soft' on child molesters." The Washington Times, March 23, 1999, p. l.
g) "A controversial academic study of pedophilia was roundly condemned by several congressmen, who chastised the American Psychological Association for publishing its findings. 'We as a society are not shocked by anything anymore,' Mr. Salmon [of Ariz] said. 'And now we have a so-called credible psychological organization in this country that purports to say that maybe sex with children isn't so bad.' Published last July in the APA's Psychological Bulletin...was roasted by members of Congress and conservative activists for suggesting lowering legal standards for sexual abuse of children. 'The lack of judgment shown by the APA in publishing it absolutely confounds me,' said Mr. Tom DeLay. 'I will not equivocate on this issue. Sexual activity between an adult and a child is criminal all the time and in all cases.' He challenged the APA to admit it erred in publishing the article, 'and do it publicly,' he added, 'so that subscribers to the North American Man/Boy Love Association Web page and their defense attorneys won't quote your journal in their closing arguments.'
"NAMBLA, a pedophile group, has touted the report as 'good news' in a press release and refers to it twice on its Web site. That has caused headaches for the APA...The APA released a statement from the authors of the study, Bruce Rind, a psychology professor at Temple University; Philip Tromovitch, a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania; and Robert Bauserman, a psychology professor at the University of Michigan. 'If adverse childhood events are found to be less psychologically harmful than previous thought, or in some cases not measurably harmful at all, researchers have an ethical duty to report this,' they wrote." The Washington Times, May 13, 1999, p. A4.
g) "The New York Times questioned the ethics of psychiatrists' making a diagnosis of someone they have never met, because the American Psychiatric Association prohibits this conduct. The ethical standard at issue is the 'Goldwater rule,' adopted after the 1964 presidential election. During that campaign, many psychiatrists responded to a one-page questionnaire devised by a magazine. The results were summarized in a full front-page headline-'1,189 Psychiatrists Say Goldwater is Psychologically Unfit to be President.'' Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk, Making Us Crazy-DSM: The Psychiatric Bible and the Creation of Mental Disorders, p. 3.
h) "On the shelf of every mental health professional is a copy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The American Psychiatric Association's 900-page reference book attempts to describe and classify each one of over 300 mental disorders....Part of the power of DSM derives from its attempt to distinguish mental disorder from other human troubles. Although to some laypeople the importance of the distinction may not be immediately clear, it is an enormously consequential one. DSM is a claim for professional jurisdiction by the American Psychiatric Association....In fact, one of the most powerful effects of DSM is due to its connection to insurance coverage: DSM is the psychotherapist's password for insurance reimbursement. Whether you are depressed or just blue, manic depressive or just moody, anxious or just high-strung is not simply a matter of semantics; it is the key to millions of dollars in insurance coverage for psychotherapy, hospitalization, and medications....The pharmaceutical companies, for one, have a big stake in psychiatric diagnosis. It is well known that drug companies provide substantial funding for the American Psychiatric Association's conventions and major scientific journals and reap enormous profits from the expanding market for psychiatric medications." Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk, Making Us Crazy, pp 10, 11, 12.
i) "Mental health clinicians independently interviewing the same person in the community are as likely to agree as disagree that the person has a mental disorder and are as likely to agree as disagree on which of the over 300 DSM disorders is present." Herb Kutchins and Stuart A. Kirk, Making Us Crazy, p. 53.
j) "The Fall and Rise of Homosexuality" (and the rise of pedophilia) is the subject matter of Chapter three in Kutchins and Kirk's work. The chapter contains an in depth analysis of how the homosexuals were able to delete homosexuality from DSM. The section in Chapter three entitled "The Inner World of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis" is worth a serious read. Conclusion: "The influence of gay psychiatrists is growing throughout the world." (p. 92) For further study on the role of psychiatry consult: (a) Bruce Wiseman, Psychiatry: The Ultimate Betrayal (1995) and (b) Roder, Kubillus and Burwell, Psychiatrists: The Men Behind Hitler-The Architects of Horror (1995). "We will also demonstrate that the men behind Hitler are very much with us today. Their ideas and methods are still in vogue today and their philosophical descendants vividly echo the teachings and practices of the Nazi past." Roder, et. al., p. xviii.
10) Religious Left (Liberation Theology)
a) "At least three major groups of the Religious Left exist in the United States. One of these, itself a movement with numerous subdivisions, including many of the clergy, denominational leaders, and academicians in America's largely liberal (in the theological sense) mainline denominations. A second branch of the Religious Left is composed of the growing number of politically liberal Roman Catholics in America. The third branch of the Religious Left is...the evangelical Left." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left is Not Right, p. 11.
b) "K. L. Billingsley documents the shameful support that many socialist clergymen gave to Communist tyrants like Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung. Many left-wing American clergy acted as though Stalin was establishing the kingdom of God in the Soviet Union. Even while Stalin's secret police were murdering millions of their own countrymen, alleged spokesmen for Christ in America were praising what they saw as Stalin's efforts to bring about 'a just social order.' During the years of the Cold War, left-wing clergy in the mainline churches sometimes acted as if they wanted the Soviets and their allies to win. During the Vietnam War, many openly sided with the North Vietnamese cause. During the 1980s, Castro's Cuba and the Nicaraguan Sandinistas gave mainline liberals new causes to support." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left Is Not Right, p. 17, 18.
c) "The radically liberal nature of the mainline Protestant denominations and the National Council of Churches (NCC) first received national attention in a shocking segment of CBS Television's 60 Minutes that aired on January 23, 1983. The program demonstrated NCC sympathy toward Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries and governments and documented the financial support the NCC and its member denominations have provided to such organizations." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left Is Not Right, p. 18.
d) "Billingsley explains why he and so many others view the behavior of the radical Religious Left as an exercise in madness. 'The Christian faith is being turned by some into a public relations apparatus for totalitarianism.' There are and have been many mysteries in the Christian faith, but perhaps none so challenging as figuring out what has gone on in the thinking of Religious Left extremists." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left Is Not Right, p. 29.
e) "The term 'New Left' refers to the trendy radicalism that many college students and college dropouts found exhilarating in the late sixties. During the ten years of its organized existence, the New Left changed dramatically. It mutated from a leftist-idealist student movement into a band of crypto-Communist nihilists. The New Left was Jim Wallis' political and ideological home during the late sixties, and he has never really abandoned his New Left anti-Americanism. What did change was his discovery that he could continue to be anti-American while putting a religious veneer on his radical politics." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left Is Not Right, p. 31.
f) "The writings of the Religious Left typically exhibit adulation for socialism and contempt for capitalism. A prime example of this hostility toward capitalism can be found in the book Christians and Marxists by Jose Miguez Bonino, a Latin American Protestant. Miguez Bonino first delivered the content of his book to evangelical audiences in London, England, under the auspices of John Stott, noted British evangelical and former rector of All Souls Church in London. The book, published by a noted evangelical publishing house [Eerdmans], has been widely used as a required textbook in evangelical colleges and seminaries." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left Is Not Right, p. 45.
g) "Another book widely hailed by the evangelical Left is The Good News of the Kingdom Coming by Andrew Kirk. Kirk was associate director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, the group that gave Miguez Bonino the platform for the lectures on which his book is based. The institute had strong ties both to John Stott and to All Souls Church. Kirk's book, from a different evangelical publisher [InterVarsity], also received wide use as a textbook in evangelical schools. Like Miguez Bonino, Kirk holds that capitalism is incompatible with biblical principles. In Kirk's view, there is an essential political and economic dimension to God's kingdom and to the gospel. This indispensable dimension turns out to be Kirk's own peculiar brand of socialism." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left Is Not Right, p. 46, 47.
h) "Jim Wallis' efforts to portray himself as a moderate is contradicted by many of his past actions and statements. A notable example of this was the publication in 1989 of an unusual twenty-eight page document titled The Road to Damascus. Wallis and the Sojourners organization served as the American distributor of the publication....To make certain that the point won't be missed, the document identifies 'anti-Communist evangelicals' as members of the forces of darkness. In other words, good Christians must be pro-Communist; anti-Communists are bad Christians. Anti-Communist Christians are like Saint Paul before his conversion: enemies of Christ and of the Christ faith. The documents calls them to conversion-a conversion to Marxism." Ronald H. Nash, Why the Left Is Not Right, p. 71.
i) "[John Richard] Neuhaus branded as shameful the silence of supposedly responsible Christians in th