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Has communist infiltration of America stopped? No, we just call label it with other names now

To The Daily Sun,

A rebuttal to the recent rant from a leading propagandist who indoctrinates young minds toward the shallow and empty leftist mantra.

The John Birch Society, named in honor of an American killed by the Chinese communist after World War II started, in December of 1958 to inform people concerning legislation Washington was considering. They did not riot in the streets, burn buildings, intimate or assault people. Their goal was to educate and let them decide for themselves.

The Communist Party USA was not going to stand by and let their efforts to destroy and rebuild America to Soviet standards be hindered. The House Committee on Un-American Activities came into their sights. Their goal was to get Congress to cut funding and abolish the committee that had become a hindrance to their goals. A bill was introduced to do just that. The John Birch Society got the word out and the bill was defeated in 1961.

A command had been issued a year earlier in Moscow where 80 communist representatives from other nations met to discuss the problem with the anti-communists. They recognized there was a threat to their movement. Communist everywhere did not take the directive lightly and amassed attacks against any and all who would challenge their agenda.

The directive caught the attention of the U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. Testifying before the committee was an expert on communist tactics. Edward Hunter who used the phrase "brainwashing." The communist document saw the anti-communist as a threat. Attacks on the John Birch Society, anti-communist schools and any who opposed their goals, became a target. The communist publication, Peoples World attacked the John Birch Society. Time magazine followed suit and labeled the group a cell. Their research was deplorable, as I found by experience years later.

Racism, Nazism, fascism and anti-Semitic charges were directed at them. This followed to a tee Lenin's directive in dealing with adversaries:

A report in the House Committee on Un-American Activities taken from the communist document, volume 1, page 347 says; "members and front organizations must continually embarrass, discredit and degrade our critics, when obstructionist become irritating, label them as fascist or Nazi or anti-Semitic, constantly associate those who oppose us with those names that already have a bad smell. The association will, after enough repetition, become 'fact' in the public eye."

On June 12, 1963, California Fact Finding Committee released their 62-page report on the John Birch Society. "Our investigations have not found the society to be either a secret or a fascist organization, nor have we found the great majority of its members in California to be mentally unstable, crackpots, or hysterical about the threat of communist subversion."

In the late 1960s Black members, Lola Belle Holmes, Charles Smith, Alvin Smith, Freeman Yearling, Leonard Patterson and Julia Brown toured the country lecturing on who the real enemy of this country is.

Less government, more responsibility, and with God's help, a better world, sums up the society's motto. Today we seldom hear the word communism, there is no need. More friendly sounding terms are used: progressive, liberal, Democrat socialist. The name has been changed but the goal remains the same.

U.S. News and World report interviewed Major William E. Mayer, United States Army psychiatrist, and released the interview in the Feb. 24, 1956, issue. Referring to American soldiers captured by the North Koreans who succumbed to "brainwashing:" "it is the eroding of the mind, the infiltrating of the spirit, and finally the paralyzing of the will, the men who withstand it are those whose minds are firm and clear and possession of the truth."

Mayer attributes an intellectual vacuum in formal education as why so many succumbed to communism. The education of most Americans failed, "they receive no fundamental facts or enduring principles from their 'formal education' to counter communist brainwashing. the major was asked if they were taught American system of government in school? "Many said no."

Representative Paul W. Shafer in a speech before Congress on March 21, 1952, documented a trend he found in American education, titled, "Is there a subversive movement in the public schools? Indicates a movement in American schools which opposes free enterprise and fosters collectivism." He calls this "subversive."

The Venona papers, released in 1995: Treason in High Places, by Lt. Colonel F.P. Farell, "Color, Communism and Common Sense" by Manning Johnson, The Mitrokhin Archive, Vassiliev papers., FBI investigations on Soviet infiltration, Oleg Gordievsky, Stanislav Levchenko, Elizabeth Bentley, Whitaker Chambers,Committee on UN-American Activities on Soviet Subversion, and Major Jordan's diary are a few in the long list of proof of a communist conspiracy.

Louise F. Budenz was the managing editor of the Communist Daily Worker. He posed a question? "Has communist infiltration been stopped in America?" He proves the contrary and identifies their tactics in two books: "The Cry Is Peace" and "Techniques of Communism." He identifies targets of the subversives: Education - libraries; culture; labor; and a host of collectivist schemes to bring all under one roof. He also claimed that they would use the term progressive instead of communism. Sound familiar?

Gene F. Danforth


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The facts simply don't support anything Donald Trump has said

To The Daily Sun,

Linda Riley of Meredith is a wondrous parrot for the anti-Hillary crowd. However, she lacks many facts when she delivered her latest anti-Hillary letter. To wit, the two families suing Hillary for "wrongful death" of their children are saying that her private e-mail server contributed heavily to the deaths of those two men stationed in Benghazi.

Let's get serious Ms. Riley — if you think for one moment this is not politically motivated then you are operating a few fries shy of a Happy Meal. One of the parents already spoke at the Republican National Convention, and they are both being represented by a lawyer named Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch, which is an ultra-conservative group that has been attacking both of the Clintons for well over 20 years.

Secondly, several former secretaries of states have already said that they, too, had private e-mail servers and have supported Hillary on this issue. Why don't you ask your GOP congressman who voted against additional funding for security for embassies and outer stations?

Secondly, you mention our military. You mention that there are insufficient pilots to fly our jets. So why is that? Well, it has to do with how good things are here in the United States, because the Air Force never counted on that. So here are a few points to consider:

— The improving domestic economy, which historically is not good for military recruitment.

— A decline in fuel costs for commercial airlines pay which made flights cheaper and more in demand. The price war between Middle Eastern oil and frackers has been part and parcel of that.

— That leads to more commercial flights and a greater demand for experienced pilots. We have no shortage of junior pilots in the services, only of senior officers.

— There has been a sudden decline in commercial pilots due to retirements after a decade of non-hiring as an airline cost-cutting measure.

— The sudden demand for commercial pilots leads to big dollars being offered to senior Air Force and Navy pilots to go into the private sector.

— Senior pilots make up the majority of flight instructors in the military. They are leaving and creating a massive bottleneck for new pilots to get trained.

You speak to Hillary's temperament and, unless you are supporting Gary Johnson for president, you're a massive hypocrite. I'm sick and tired of listening to Donald Trump lie, cheat, steal, and swindle the American people. He is advocating the violation of the United States Constitution and American security laws. He plays to the worst aspects of American society and some people are licking up that verbal vomit like it is Godiva chocolate. Not me. Not ever. He is singularly the most disgusting mainstream candidate this country has ever seen. He even beats out Mike Huckabee as a singularly vile individual.

You mention our economy, and yet the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P all closed at record highs on Thursday, but apparently you don't want any "more of that." You say the "rich create jobs," but 12 years of Reaganomics under both Reagan and Bush proved you horrifyingly wrong. The rich get richer because they keep the money. They send jobs out of the country because it makes them more money. And when Ronald Reagan "cut taxes" for the wealthy? He also raped and pillaged his way through the tax code and cost many of the middle class (including me as a Navy man) money by taking away deductions and options that allowed us larger tax refunds. You say taxing the rich is wrong, and yet we have seen, year after year, that the rich pay a proportionally lower tax rate than most people.

You need to get your eyes away from Fox News and read the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, and the Washington Post regarding the money for Iran and the basis and source of it. Or this nonsense about Russia "taking back" the Crimea. How can they take back what was never theirs?

You talk about Golda Meir and Margaret Thatcher as role models. Golda Meir was considered a renegade, instigator, and domestic terrorist by the British in Palestine. She was a hard woman in hard times. Just like Margaret Thatcher. And yet both of them were accused (by men) as to not having the temperament for leadership. Especially Margaret Thatcher. You have just blathered out the No. 1 reason that a male-dominated political base have used to keep women in their "place."

Congratulations, because based on that mindset you should simply stay quiet in Meredith because you don't have the temperament for political discourse. But that, of course, it is total nonsense.

Finally, we all have opinions about the candidates for president, but please base it on facts. The facts are out there and they simply do not support anything that Donald Trump has stated. Nothing.

Politifact.com has rated Donald Trump with more "Pants on Fire" ratings than anyone else in recent memory. More than Ted Cruz. More than Mike Huckabee. That in and of itself should tell you something. But I don't think you're willing to listen anyway. You and Don Ewing could get together and watch Trump's Greatest Hits and have a martini because I foresee a lot more anti-Hillary letters spewing forth from you two over the next four to eight years.

Alan Vervaeke

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