Willard Cleon Skousen worked in 1935 in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and FBI, before he left to teach at Brigham Young University in 1951. He developed a political view that integrated his faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, though he was considered too conservative for mainstream Republicans. Admittedly, Skousen did mingle religion and politics. Everybody told me growing up that he was kinda crazy, like Alex Jones or UFO seekers. But today, it seems conservatives all separate church and state in their world views and it is the “Progmo” Leftists who instead often base their spiritual beliefs on their political beliefs. The result is a wave of radically Leftist sentiments that fill social media and lead away from the gospel.
Is it fair to say Cleon Skousen was likewise wrong to mingle faith and politics, and that his ideas likewise led to apostasy? Well perhaps, but it seems like Cleon Skousen based his politics on his faith and not the other way around as Progmos do. He started with a basis of gospel principles and contemporary prophetic teachings and policies, and then he formed his politics and social views from there.
It is interesting to see how right he was, from any point of observation. Regardless of how one feels about his opinions on things, it is hard to argue that Skousen’s observations were incorrect. It is also hard to argue that his predictions for America were incorrect. Rather than doomsday prophesies of nuclear warfare and Russian soldiers parachuting into American high schools, Skousen delivered well-reasoned and evidence-based predictions which we see happening today. We see it happening right now, for example as the “Honduran immigrant caravan” marches to the United States–organized by a radical Marxist and an exact mirror of the Syrian refugee march to Europe.
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. Sometimes Anti-American nations (who all seem to be Communist) like to rattle the sabers and the threat of nuclear war rises. Our default solution is to calm tensions and show that we are not a threat to their existence.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. When it comes to small players like North Korea, this isn’t as true, but when it comes to China we definitely capitulated and gave them everything they wanted–until the current administration, that is.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament from the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. Leftists always complain about the size of the U.S. military, but instead of disarmament they have successfully started to weaken the military, with lowered standards for soldiers, green energy projects that don’t help anything, politically correct standards, etc. They announce these weaknesses as moral progress.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. China’s incredible rise started when they were allowed into the World Trade Organization. Right now, the United States is trying to raise tariffs on countries like China, and not as any kind of punishment for being Communist but because China has massive tariffs on us and we have none on them. And the Left complains about just that!
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. The Soviet Union may be gone but the United States hands out billions of dollars to hostile nations and Marxists. Why? Study the history of the Roman empire and barbarian tribes to figure it out.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. The Communist and radical Leftist nature of a nation’s government is not even considered when it comes to the free handouts we give them.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. Completed.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N. Eastern Germany may be gone, but we see this same principle of national division rather than allowing a democratic vote to decide affairs play out all the time. Gay marriage was decided by the courts not the people, for example.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress. Atomic testing is no longer relevant but we see the same idea play out when it comes to modern technology, such as weapons in space (which is prohibited by international treaty), and we see recently saw the same idea play out with Democrats who tried to delay the Kavanaugh hearing until after the midterm elections.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. The United Nations is pretty much useless today, with how this technique has destroyed any fair representation. But we also see the same idea play out in the Leftist assault on the electoral college.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. Many Leftists pledge allegiance to the United Nations rather than America, and globalism is being pushed by big billionaires and corporations. This idea is being pushed very hard and may succeed to dismantle all national independence in the near future.
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. Not only does “free speech” allow Marxists to organize, it allows them to indoctrinate school students, infiltrate churches and media corporations, and commit terrorism through groups like Antifa.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. Many California public schools have done away with the pledge of allegiance. All oaths are pretty much meaningless anyways in this age of undercover records and leaking documents to the press.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office. China is famous for demanding trade secrets from anyone who wants access to their cheap slave labor, and then China just makes their own cheap version of the product. Not only China is doing this.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. Until very recently, Democrats and Republicans were pretty much the same, with just a facade of disagreement. This is certainly still true with all mainstream media. Fox News = CNN.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. Another important tactic that we see the Left use all the time. We should remember that judicial activism, which at this point has almost completely usurped all democracy in this country, is designed to weaken basic vital institutions, like the family and churches.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. Completed. Schools and universities are now brainwash factories and are responsible for 90% of the indoctrination that poisons our youth.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers. Not just student newspapers, all student resources and all media.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. This tactic has worked so well that Leftists foment riots beyond just students. Every other day there is another Leftist riot against something in their way.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. Completed. The mainstream media is 100% compromised and it is impossible for a media group to survive unless it is Marxist (or backed by a big organization, such as Deseret News’ relationship to the church).
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. Completed. All key positions in media corporations are filled by radical Leftists with the same agenda.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” Completed. Art in America is dead. Art mediums are only used to propagate Leftist messages.
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.” Just look at any recent music video: pure ugliness. It is interesting to consider how this is maintained through control of art critics and directors.
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. Instead of censoring obscenity and unhealthy content, content is censored for content that deviates from the accepted Leftist message. Every day the purge of “wrong think” grows stronger.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. Porn, poor morals, and obscenity is now everywhere. It is becoming impossible to find a media message that isn’t pornographic and immoral.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” Over 1/3 of the days in the year are now dedicated to homosexuality, through some kind of “pride month” or day of celebration. Think about that. A third of every waking moment. Provo is basically forced to hold gay pride parades. It has becoming pretty much impossible to express a thought that deviates from this message.
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” This describes pretty much everything Progmos teach their students at BYU.
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” Completed. Soon people will be taxed for religious expression in the privacy of their homes.
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. Completed. The Left has become adept at twisting the constitution to mean the opposite of what it says, but there is always still a constant reminder that the Constitution is racist, sexist, intolerant, etc.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.” Completed. Indigenous People’s Day anyone?
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. Russian history is no longer relevant, but it is interesting to crack open a modern 6th grade history book and see what is emphasized. White man bad for everything.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. The federal government now controls everything, totally different from how the founding fathers envisioned government. Education hardly exists, mostly brainwashing. Social agencies only provide social justice training. Welfare programs everywhere. Mental health clinics don’t exist.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. This is an important one. We think Leftists attack things because they just don’t like them. No, there is always an agenda. They seek to dismantle anything different from their Marxist utopia and transform it into a vehicle for Marxism, much like Agent Smith in the Matrix sticking his hand into Neo and turning him into an Agent. Every day, millions of blog posts, news stories, public school lessons, Sunday School lessons, pop songs, memes, etc. attack contradicting laws and procedures.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Completed. As recent revelations about Deep State corruption and tech company behavior shows, we need the House Un-American Activities Committee now more than ever.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. This was back when the FBI enforced actual justice. It was long ago discredit and dismantled, and rebuilt into what it is today.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. Unions don’t appear to play as big a role in politics as in the Bush years, but don’t be fooled. States like New York and California are completely dominated by big unions that do nothing for the members who are forced to pay dues.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. Completed. It is impossible to be a big business unless you pay for commercials about social justice and donate to environmental groups.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. Leftists have recently launched a huge campaign to discredit the police, which is still ongoing. This agenda perhaps has been lagging behind but they are quickly catching up, and in the near future psychiatrists will totally dominate prisons and people will be arrested by thought-police for though crimes, as is already happening in Great Britain.
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. Completed.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. Divorce has successfully been turned into a racket, where men become slaves, women become ruined, and children suffer the most. The family is pretty much totally discredited, but hey at least we have equality?
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. Parents are less influential than ever. Maybe a couple hours per day of a child is actually spent with the child, and there is probably near zero actual interaction during that time. The father is likely never there. A child’s life is dominated by school indoctrination, homework indoctrination, video games, social media, sleep, and corn syrup meals. It is interesting to consider how parenting is blamed for “prejudices, mental blacks, and retarding.” So true.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems. Antifa. I find it interesting when I hear a Leftist rage against gun rights yet admit that violence is just part of our culture. “Shouldn’t we instead focus on making violence not part of our culture?” I ask. Of course not! Violence and insurrection against orange man good!
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. South Africa right now. A major part of the Obama government was to eradicate colonialism, which is something few people realize. The Book of Mormon teaches us how colonialism could be a force for good, though it has often led to great evil because it was under the control of people like conquistadors.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. Completed. Thank you Jimmy Carter. This same idea continues today with the internet and other American-controlled resources that will soon be handed over to globalists.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court. The Connally Amendment prevented the International Court Of Justice from gaining dominance over national sovereignty in the United States. International tribunals could have no sovereignty over domestic affairs. Well, is that true today? I don’t see legal tribunals meddling in domestic affairs, but there is certainly international meddling, isn’t there?