Communist Party USA at 100

This year marks the one-hundred year anniversary of the existence of the Communist Party USA. The Communist Party is part of the international communist conspiratorial apparatus. It has traditionally been the main organ through which the Moscow-led communists have subverted America. Agents from, or who are trained or directed by, the Communist Party – which in turn is controlled by the Kremlin – have fanned out into every part of our society, infiltrating and subverting and undermining everything. The Communist Party USA originated as and still remains a fifth column and a direct threat to our Republic.

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In his brilliant book Men Without Faces: The Communist Conspiracy in the U.S.A., Louis Francis Budenz exposes the treachery of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). Budenz was once a high-ranking member of the CPUSA. After a decade of covert and overt work in the party, he realized his idealism had been misplaced and that the CPUSA was the most dangerous organization in America. Men Without Faces explains the inner workings of the Communist Party, its tactics, and its goals. Much of my information is taken from his revelations, though as the reader will note I draw from many sources to form my conclusions about the evil that is the Communist Party.

Budenz wrote that the goal of his book was “to demonstrate that the Soviet dictatorship and its fifth column in this country constitute a clear and present danger to the existence of the United States.

“I want to show beyond question that the Communist party is not a political party in the American or democratic sense, but solely a fifth column of the Kremlin” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, xii).

Right of the bat, Budenz warns us that the CPUSA is “not a political party.” It is not just another party like the Republican and Democratic Parties, Constitution Party, or Independent American Party. Sometimes the Communist Party teams up with the Democratic Party, as it recently declared it must do to “oust Trump and the Republican Senate majority, defend the Democratic House majority, and break the GOP domination of governorships and state legislatures,” but it is not like them.

No, the Communist Party is radically different than these parties and must not be seen as a political party at all. As the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on UnAmerican Activities stated in 1949, the CPUSA is unlike other political parties “because it takes its order from Moscow” (100 Things You Should Know About Communism, 19).

The Communist Party is an enemy outpost. It is an enemy foothold on American soil. It is a stronghold for traitors, conspirators, and enemies. It is nothing more than a fifth column cell – a forward operating position from which the communists run their subversive operations against our Republic.

The CPUSA is so different and foreign and hostile to traditional American values that Budenz made this remark about showing up for his conspiratorial work each day at the Daily Worker magazine : “Every morning as I entered my office I stepped from American to alien soil” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, 2). The communist party is an alien infection injected into the American body politic.

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Budenz scoffed at the idea that the CPUSA is a legitimate political party. Rather, he said it is a division of Moscow’s army:

“Garbing itself in the attire of a regular political party, the Communist organization raises on behalf of its own legality the cry of those “civil liberties” which it officially declares it intends to abolish. The matter would be less confusing if the Red missionaries in the guise of liberals, radio commentators and trade unionists were not so successful in preventing Americans from learning the truth about their conspiratorial setup. The whole fictitious character of this “political party” claim could be easily exposed if it were established (as it can be) from Red documents and acts that the so-called Communist party is and has always been nothing other than one division of a dictator’s army with which he hopes to conquer the world” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, 29-30).

Budenz further wrote of the goals of the CPUSA – that is, of the communist “fifth column” in our midst:

“The aim of this fifth column, and of the dictatorship manipulating it, is the violent destruction of the American Republic. It plans the conquest of the United States by setting up a world proletarian dictatorship guided and ruled by Joseph Stalin. As comfortable as it may have been in the past to evade that ugly reality, it can be evaded no longer. The fanatical hope, if you can call it that, which gives drive to these conspirators is the belief in “The World October.” This promised extension to the entire globe of the October Russian revolution which set up the Soviet dictatorship is the dynamo of the Communist movement. That whispered promise is on the lips of every obscure comrade; it is proudly proclaimed in every important speech and every fundamental book by ever leader of the Soviet state.

“In the first pamphlet on communism that I was given to study on entering the party, this pledge to wipe out the American government by fire and sword was stated in the most bloodthirsty terms. . . .

“It is disconcerting, then, to hear and read the extensive speculations of certain men in public life about what Soviet Russia means to do and what its fifth columns plan. The Reds have said so clearly what their reason for existence is, and have so scrupulously and relentlessly pursued the path set out for them, that such speculations would be absurd were they not so tragic.

“There is no greater tribute to the effectiveness of the Soviet fifth column in this country than the obvious fact that it has befogged the American mind regarding its ruthless resolves to wipe out American independence. Nothing is so clear-cut as its continual insistence within its own ranks that violent attack upon the government here is highly essential. But so skilled are its propagandists – disguised as non-Communists in the radio, newspaper and moving-picture world – that they have made Americans believe every revelation of Red espionage is the result of hysteria. They have done a fairly adequate job of making America ashamed of defending its own freedoms” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, 5, 7-8).

The goals of the Communist Party USA are the same as those of the Communist Party in Moscow and Beijing – the overthrow of all existing free governments and the establishment of a Marxist world order. It is a conspiracy – a Satanic criminal conspiracy to enslave the world and abolish families, Christianity, and Freedom. This conspiracy has been so effective because they conceal themselves and operate from the shadows and through deceptive front movements.

Budenz gave an analogy to describe how the party and its agents operate:

“The Soviet fifth column . . . can be likened in organizational form to a tree. Its roots are the men and women of the deep underground, the political tourists, as they are called, sent here by Moscow to direct the life of the Communist party . . . Such men are the direct mouthpieces of Moscow; they transmit instructions to the puppet party leaders of native origin. There are several scores of them.

“The trunk of the tree is the “open party,” which functions none too openly at that from its national headquarters . . . They of the trunk are the means of contact which the men of the roots have with those concealed in the branches. And these last are the men and women who swear that they are not Communists . . . and who operate as non-Communists on an extensive scale. They are frequently defended by the responsible press, treated as people of the highest integrity, and move in circles where they play hob with American opinion . . . A little research would reveal their constant Red associations and the wide range of their pro-Stalin acts.

“In religious literature the devil is said never to be so triumphant as when he persuades men that he does not exist. It is much the same here. The Soviet fifth columnists are never more effective in advancing Stalin’s objective of world conquest than when they get Americans to believe they are nonexistent” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, 9-10).

The Devil does exist and his minions are rampant in our society. They are working feverishly to undermine our society, corrupt our culture, abolish our families, subvert our Constitution, weaken our defenses, divide us and play us off against one another, and leave everything in a heap of confusion and bitter chaos.

The U.S. House Committee on UnAmerican Activities warned the public about the Communist Party in a question and answer format:

“Can you be a secret member? [of the Communist Party]

“All Communists are secret members until authorized by the Party to reveal their connection. Party membership records are kept in code. Communists have a real name and a “Party name.”

“Are meetings public like those of ordinary political parties?

“No, meetings are secret and at secret addresses. Records are all secret and in code. . . .

“After you join, what do you have to do?

“You have to obey the Party in all things. It may tell you to change your home, your job, your husband, or wife. It may order you to lie, steal, rob, or to go out into the street and fight.

“It claims the power to tell you what to think and what to do every day of your life. When you become a Communist, you become a revolutionary agent under a discipline more strict than the United States Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force have ever known.

“Why do people become Communists then?

“Basically, because they seek power and recognize the opportunities that Communism offers the unscrupulous. But no matter why a particular person becomes a Communist, every member of the Party must be regarded the same way, as one seeking to overthrow the Government of the United States. . . .

“Can you quit being a Communist when you want to?

“The Communists regard themselves as being in a state of actual war against life as the majority of Americans want it. Therefore, Party members who quit or fail to obey orders are looked on as traitors to the “class war” and they may expect to suffer accordingly when and as the Party gets around to them. . . .

“. . . the immediate objective of the Communist Party is to confuse and divide the majority so that in a time of chaos they can seize control” (100 Things You Should Know About Communism, 14-15).

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At times, people point to the relatively diminutive Communist Party and laugh at the thought that it could be a threat to anyone or that it is responsible for so much damage. The Committee on UnAmerican Activities addressed this issue:

“Do only Communists carry out Communist work?

“No. The Party uses what it calls “Fellow Travelers” and “Front Organizations” in some of its most effective work.

“What is a fellow traveler?

“One who sympathizes with the Party’s aims and serves the Party’s purposes in one of more respects without actually holding a Party card.

“Is he important in the Communist movement? Vital. The fellow traveler is the HOOK with which the Party reaches out for funds and respectability and the WEDGE that it drives between people who try to move against it.

“What is a Communist front?

“An organization created or captured by the Communists to do the Party’s work in special fields. The front organization is Communism’s greatest weapon in this country today and takes it places it could never go otherwise – among people who would never willingly act as Party agents. It is usually found hiding among groups devoted to idealistic activities” (100 Things You Should Know About Communism, 16-17).

Even today, communist fronts and unaware people are powerful tools to deceive people into working for the communists without knowing they do so. Whittaker Chambers, one of the most famous defectors from the Communist Party, called non-Communists who share the communist vision of an atheistic, science-based, me-centered world “part of Communism’s secret strength” (Chambers, Witness, xxxix). It would be well to remember that Chambers’ firsthand experience with the movement gave him license to declare: “I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time” (Chambers, Witness, xxxvii).

Louis Budenz also spoke about the communists’ use of non-Party members to carry out their work. He explained that though the open membership of the CPUSA is somewhat small, there are a large number of communist agents who deliberately conceal their membership in the party or who are oblivious to how they are being used. These men and women either belong directly to it in a concealed role, coordinate their independently destructive efforts with its agents, or are unwittingly led by communists into subversive paths. From his inside knowledge, Budenz wrote:

“A long list of these loyal and concealed Communists, men and women who occupy distinguished positions in business, professional and public life, was given to me orally by Politburo members and committed to memory. Never was this list of names permitted to appear on paper. Today, now that I have left the Communist party, it gives me a distinctly queer feeling to see and hear these people, who I know have sworn fealty to Stalin, fervently defended by unsuspecting and patriotic Americans” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, 1-2).

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My translation of the caption reads: “Under the banner of Lenin, under the leadership of Stalin, – forward to a new heyday of the Soviet peoples, to total victory of communism in our country!”

In other words, there is a large group of fellow travelers and dupes who do the bidding of the party, but whose names would never appear in party records. This is confirmed by another communist, Georgi Dimitrov, who boasted:

“As Soviet power grows, there will be greater aversion to Communist Parties everywhere. So we must practice the techniques of withdrawal. Never appear in the foreground; Let our friends do the work. We must always remember that one sympathizer is generally worth more than a dozen militant Communists. A university professor, who, without being a party member, lends himself to the interests of the Soviet Union, is worth more than 500 poor devils who don’t know any better than to get themselves beaten up by the police. Every man has his value, his merit. The writer without being a party member defends the Soviet Union, the union leader who is outside our ranks but defends Soviet international policy is worth more than one thousand party members” (Dimitrov, in Nevin Gussack, Red Dawn In Retrospect: Soviet-Chinese Intentions for Conquest of the United States, 14).

This same tactic of working behind a smokescreen was established by the first founder of the modern communist movement – Adam Weishaupt. As I have explained elsewhere, Weishaupt founded the Order of Illuminati on May 1, 1776. It was this diabolical order which can be traced from that first May Day to 1848 when it, under the name of League of the Just, hired Karl Marx to write a manifesto of belief and intent for the group. The Communist Manifesto was the result.

You need to understand that communism is Illuminism. They have the same goals and use the same tactics. When we understand this lineal relationship, we see how relevant Weishaupt instructions to his co-conspirators still are. He said:

“The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation” (John Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy, 112).

Weishaupt noted that Freemasonry would be one of the chief organs used to conceal his order in plain sight. I explained something of this history in my books, but here a single quote must suffice:

“[W]e shall have a masonic lodge of our own . . . we shall regard this as our nursery garden . . . to some of these Masons we shall not at once reveal that we have something more than the Masons have . . . at every opportunity we shall cover ourselves with this” (Nesta Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, 209-210).

Though the Illuminsts/communists use secretive groups like the Masons to do their bidding, they wanted something more. It became their aim to hoodwink and manipulate large swaths of the population and mobilize them to work for them without even realizing it. I have documented that feminism, among others, was and is a communist front movement. Here is the tactic outlined by Weishaupt regarding the Women’s Liberation movement:

“There is no way of influencing men so powerfully as by means of the women. These should therefore be our chief study; we should insinuate ourselves into their good opinion, give them hints of emancipation from the tyranny of public opinion, and of standing up for themselves; it will be an immense relief to their enslaved minds to be freed from any one bond of restraint, and it will fire them the more, and cause them to work for us with zeal, without knowing that they do so; for they will only be indulging their own desire of personal admiration” (John Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy, 111).

Communists then and now are as J. Edgar Hoover called them “masters of deceit.” They lie as a bodily function. They are constantly running intricate deception campaigns on individuals, groups, and entire nations. Indeed, the entire world is suffering under Marxist deceptions, not least among which is the myth that the Soviet Union “collapsed” and that the West won the Cold War.

In order to sway people to their side, communists use egalitarian slogans and words like “equality,” “equal pay,” “equal rights,” “tolerance,” “my body, my choice,” and “peace” to promote slavery, war, conflict, division, and degeneracy. They pretend to champion the cause of the downtrodden and oppressed. They use the victim card to tell women, blacks, druggies, homosexuals, and whomever else, that they are “oppressed”  by “the patriarchy,” by “the racist white majority,” by “the Christian zealots,” etc. Of course, communists only seek the sympathies of these supposed “victims” so they can come to power over them and use them to cause division and pry apart the nation.

Communists also love to smear and discredit anyone who sees through their lies. Some of their favorite names for their opponents are “fascists,” “Nazis,” “white supremacists,” “racists,” “homophobes,” “bigots,” “right-wing extremists,” and “nationalists.” Ezra Taft Benson once observed:

“It is the current anti anti-communism drive and the branding as “super-patriots”, “fanatics” and “right-wing extremists”, those who defend the freedom, traditions and principles on which this great nation was founded. . . .

“No more should we condone name calling and castigating those who would defend American freedoms. This is what the communists want” (Benson, The Red Carpet: Socialism – the Royal Road to Communism, 197).

Clear back in 1949 our government was also warning of these smear tactics:

“What do Communists call those who criticize them?

““Red baiters,” “witch hunters,” “Fascists.” These are just three out of a tremendous stock of abusive labels Communists attempt to smear on anybody who challenges them” (100 Things You Should Know About Communism, 18).

We understood this tactic in 1949. Please don’t fall for it all these decades later! Instead, take it as a badge of honor when the leftist media, mindless dupes, or Antifa thugs smear you as some sort of fanatical “fascist” or “right-winger.”

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Stand your ground against the Communist Party and the hellish ideology it promotes – an ideology responsible for more death, slavery, rapine, plundering, and abuse than any other ideology in world history. Realize that our Faith, Families, and Freedom hang in the balance of this struggle. “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” (Patrick Henry, “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death,” speech, March 23, 1775). And better dead than Red.

Frequently, American patriots seem paralyzed into inaction in the face of the Bolshevik threat. They don’t know what to do or how to act. Indeed, they often think they shouldn’t say or do anything at all! Otherwise good folks often say, “Well, I don’t like what the communists say, but they have a right to say it.” But do they really? Do you have a right to threaten someone with bodily harm? Do you have a right to threaten someone’s property, family, and rights with destruction? J. Edgar Hoover made this observation:

“Under our constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech, all of us, including the Communists, may, within the limitations of the law, freely present our viewpoints. In the market place of public opinion, these viewpoints compete for acceptance. There, in the tradition of our free society, reason must compete with error and truth must compete with falsity.

“Knowing this, the Communists do not compete on fair or equal terms in the realm of ideas. They must resort to distortion and misrepresentation. Moreover, they must also, because of the very nature of communism, attempt to impose their views on everyone else. When those beliefs leave no freedom of choice for either their acceptance or their rejection, free men have no alternative but to oppose them firmly” (Hoover, A Study of Communism, 171).

When the avowed ideology and stated goal of a group – especially a group taking order and funding from foreign governments – is to crush our right of free speech, strip individuals of their right of self-defense, do away with their rights to due process and legal protections, and reduce the People to slavery under an admitted “dictatorship,” how can we allow it? To allow it is national suicide! Every nation that allows communism to be preached, and which protects it under the law, has eventually fallen. The United States will be no different.

Budenz encouraged Americans to stand firm against communist machinations. He said:

“A true defense of civil liberties recognizes that the Communists mean to destroy such liberties. To safeguard American freedom the fifth column which menaces that freedom will have to be dealt with as a fifth column and not as something else – a legitimate political party, for example, which is pure fiction. . . .

“God grant that America may have the alertness to distinguish fact from fancy, the wisdom to understand the true nature of her Soviet opponent, and the courage to stand firm for her own defense and that of all mankind” (Budenz, Men Without Faces, 297).

I believe we must act quickly to make membership in the Communist Party USA – and any organization of like principle regardless of its name – illegal. Not only should we outlaw the Communist Party and all similar organizations, but we should make the promotion of communist ideology under any guise a treasonable offense to which is attached the death penalty. It is nothing but treason to promote communism. It is treason to promote the ideology of a foreign government and, even more damningly, the ideology of a literal, avowed criminal conspiracy whose stated goal is the overthrow of all existing governments, the abolition of families, property, religion, and natural rights, and the conquest of the world. If we do not make communism treasonable, it will be our undoing.

I repeat, communism is treason! Communism must be outlawed. The Communist Party must be outlawed. The New Communist Movement must be outlawed. The Revolutionary Communist Party – which openly promotes violent revolution in America – must be outlawed. The Socialist Party USA must be outlawed. The Socialist Workers Party must be outlawed. The Democratic Socialists of America must be outlawed. The Progressive Labor Party must be outlawed. Antifa must be outlawed.

Communists of whatever name or affiliation who refuse to relinquish their avowed communist ideology and swear an oath to the U.S. Constitution must be arrested, tried, and, if they still refuse to recant their tyrannical aspirations and support the Liberty of their nation and its supreme law, executed. Yes, I seek the death penalty for communist traitors who will not recant their murderous, anti-Freedom philosophy and join with Liberty-loving American citizens in proclaiming allegiance to the Constitution!

If I sound radical, it is because these are radical times. When your family is sleeping in a burning house, you don’t calmly wake them – you shout! Unfortunately, few are listening to those of us shouting about the vicious communist conspiracy at work in our society. And our national house – this American Republic – will burn in the conflagration unless the blaze is contained and promptly extinguished.

We are at war, ladies and gentlemen. It is, at its core, a spiritual also war between the forces of Christ and the forces of Satan. It is also a literal war fought across many fields – politics, economics, religion, medicine, race, gender, families, etc. Though we have hitherto been fortunate enough to avoid much physical violence, that is about to change. Politically-motivated violence, assault, and murder are increasing, with the leftists leading the charge.

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And why wouldn’t the communists lead the charge? In 1919, the year of the CPUSA’s founding, communists orchestrated dozens of bombing attempts in the United States. As W. Cleon Skousen recorded:

“Beginning April 28, 1919, a series of 36 bombs were discovered in the mails addressed to such persons as the Attorney General, Justice Holmes of the Supreme Court, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and similar persons of prominence. One of the bombs got through to the home of Senator Hardwick who had been trying to shut off the migration of Bolsheviks to the U.S. A servant opened the package and the bomb exploded, blowing off her hands” (Skousen, The Naked Communist, 137).

Skousen then described how by 1920, at least one other bombing matching the communist modus operandi took the lives of over 30 people and injured more than 300 in New York City. This bomb was aimed at Wall Street and is a tragedy all but forgotten today. Though we might forget, the record is clear: Political warfare is a well-established communist tradition.

In 1963, Ezra Taft Benson warned people of this fierce war. He said:

“We are now – this very day – at war with the Socialist-Communist Conspiracy. This is a point that a lot of people do not seem to realize. They think that just because we are not shooting at each other with bullets that it isn’t a real war. But, we are really at war and we must win this war if we expect to survive as a free people. . . .

“The Communists are winning the war and building their empire largely with the help of non-communists – fellow travelers, sympathizers, dupes, liberals, etc.

“Some people foolishly believe that the communists are changing, that they are “mellowing.” This is not true.”

Even earlier, in 1949, The U.S. House Committee on UnAmerican Activities warned of the Communist Party’s role in promoting communist warfare:

“How are they organized?

“Primarily around something they call a political party, behind which they operate a carefully trained force of spies, revolutionaries, and conspirators. The basic fact to remember is that Communism is a world revolutionary movement and Communists are disciplined agents, operating under a plan of war. . . .

“. . . every member of the Party must be regarded the same way, as one seeking to overthrow the Government of the United States” (100 Things You Should Know About Communism, 12, 15).

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If doesn’t matter if your school teacher or professor tells you we’re not at war, we are. It doesn’t matter if the controlled media tells you we’re not at war, we are. It doesn’t matter if Google, YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook censor people who warn that we are in war, it doesn’t change the reality. We are at war.

Now that you know that we are at war and that every communist is one who, by default, is aiding a criminal movement to overthrow our government with its rights-protecting Constitution, what are you going to do about it? Whose side are you on? If you don’t fight against the communist conspiracy, you are with them. If you don’t denounce the communists, you are one of them. And make no mistake: Silence is complicity. Again I ask, whose side are you on?

If I died today and never had the opportunity to utter another truth, I would want my countrymen to know and understand that communism must die for America to survive.

Zack Strong,

August 12, 2019.

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