You need to be careful about believing everything that your college professors say. Some of them do not believe in God, and they use their position of authority and influence to lead their students in the wrong direction. You grew up in a family of strong, faithful Catholics. You will come into contact with a lot of people who did not grow up with the same faith and traditions that you grew up with. Some of them will attempt to put doubts in your mind about your beliefs and your code of conduct. Always remember where you came from and don’t be afraid to speak out and stand up for what you believe in.
What my dad told me was a reminder of what our family stood for and how he and my mom had done their best to prepare us for the world.
I didn’t have any problem following my dad’s advice while I was in college, in part because during my grade school years, I was mistreated by three of my teachers to such an extent that I became accustomed to questioning and defying authority.
Because of what I experienced, when I graduated from grade school, I promised myself that I was going to get a fresh start in high school. Fortunately for me, there was only one other student from my grade school class who attended the same high school I attended. That made it easy for me to break away from my former friends and bad habits.
During the first semester of my freshman year, I joined the wrestling team, which turned out to be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. During the spring semester, I wanted to try another sport, so I joined the track team. After two weeks of working out with the team, I decided that I wasn’t cut out for track. I was not particularly good at the sport and I did not enjoy it.
The next day after practice, I walked into the coach’s office and told him that I no longer wanted to be part of the team. He asked me why and I told him I didn’t think I was any good at the sport and that I didn’t like it. He tried to convince me to stick with the team, but when he realized he wasn’t going to change my mind, he launched into a verbal attack and told me that if I quit the team, I would always be known as a quitter and a loser. He criticized me and did his best to make me feel like I was foolish and inadequate.
While he was chewing me out, he was sitting at his desk and I was standing near the doorway of his office. As he yelled at me and belittled me for abandoning his team, several thoughts went through my mind, one of which was, You’re just a fat, undisciplined slob who doesn’t care one bit about me. All you care about is your reputation as a coach.
Nothing that he said made me doubt myself or my decision. I wasn’t going to allow him to have any impact on what I thought or did.
When the coach ran out of things to say, he stopped talking, glared at me, and waited for me to respond. I didn’t say anything. I just turned around and walked away. Because of the way he treated me, I felt as though he didn’t deserve my respect. He didn’t say anything when I walked away from him. I’m not sure why, but it may have been that he was surprised that I didn’t defend myself or respond to what he said.
Last week, I thought about my dad’s advice and my experience with the coach when I read goal #17, which was listed as one of the 45 goals of communism that are spelled out in the book, Naked Communism. The book was published in 1958 (a year after I was born), and was written by Cleon Skousen, a former FBI agent.
After retiring from the FBI, Skousen became an adviser to presidents and institutions about the dangers of communism. He traveled to every state in America and more than 60 countries to lecture about the methodical plan that communists patiently and relentlessly follow to change the beliefs of individuals while infiltrating the institutions that make up a society.
Here’s communist goal #17, which is the one that made me think about my dad’s advice and my high school coach’s behavior:
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.
I would encourage you to read all 45 of the goals of communism. You will be shocked at how many of them have been achieved and how much progress has been made on the rest of them. Here are some of the goals that jumped out at me:
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
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.”
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.”
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
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.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity, masturbation and easy divorce.
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.
Cleon Skousen once said, “Communists possess the fortitude and knowledge to slowly reengineer society.”
They certainly have done a good of re-engineering our society.
Do you think Lucifer had any part in developing the masterful diabolical plan that communists are currently using to take control over our country?
Lord have mercy on us.