Fifth Column - America's Saboteurs
Fifth column is a group of unknown insurgents who hate God, nation, and Christian culture, fighting from within a nation while aiding foreign invaders. Oftentimes people email me notes saying that we should just pray. I certainly believe in prayer, but prayer alone will not stop the battle to destroy our nation. As Christian Americans, we must engage the enemy of our souls both spiritually and naturally. The truth is that our nation is in serious trouble and the battle against a demonic fifth column within our country can no longer be ignored. Daniel Webster (1782-1856) warned,
“There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing.”
A fifth column is a group of unknown insurgents that fight from within a nation to aid a foreign invader. That foreign invader is an old enemy of God hating demonic hordes that despise what America stands for. They hate our God, nation, and Christian culture.
The fifth column comes from a story of General Emilio Mola during the Spanish Civil War. When attacking the city of Madrid in 1936 he broadcasted a radio message declaring that his four columns of soldiers outside the city would be supported by a fifth column of fighters inside the city.
To destroy the old American Republic from the inside would require a strategy, tactical patience and the introduction of a wicked doctrine called Socialism. Socialism is a political theory based on the ownership of a nation’s means of production by the government.
The fifth column wrongly believed that socialism would create a heaven on earth by ridding the people of evil capitalist’s business owners and the redistribution of wealth by a benevolent government. To bring it about American citizens had to become more dependent on government and made to believe that the government was their answer to all things. Like a drug addict, they had to be hooked. Perhaps a free taste of “government benevolence” was necessary to entice the palate?
President Franklin D. Roosevelt paved the way with new economic measures enacted between 1933 and 1935. He brought in the “New Deal” offering a chicken in every pot, the good life, and freedom from want and struggle. Social Security would soon be a right guaranteed by the Federal Government. This was an egregious breach of the U. S. Constitution and would be the biggest Ponzi scheme ever devised by man and, yes, the bitter cup of hemlock tasted sweet to those just recovering from the Great Depression. What of future generations, however?
The anti-Republic fifth column had to start somewhere. Former Chicago Tribune reporter Frank Hughes wrote in “Prejudice and The Press” that fifth column socialism had its roots in Europe and came from the followers of Karl Marx.
“There was no ‘liberal’ tradition in America, to amount to anything, even as late as Karl Marx’ day, when it was strong in Europe. The reason for this is simple but has been obscured by the propaganda taught by ‘liberals.’ Europe, historically, has never known and does not know today, the liberty of individual accomplishment guaranteed in America’s philosophy of unalienable rights, which every citizen possesses and which government cannot infringe.”
Saul Alinsky, atheist, and modern socialist pioneer wrote in “Rules For Radicals” that few Marxist socialists survived after the 1950s.
“Few of us survived the Joe McCarthy holocaust of the early 1950’s and of those there were even fewer whose understanding and insights had developed beyond the dialectical materialism of orthodox Marxism. My fellow radicals who were supposed to pass on the torch of experience and insights to a new generation just were not there.”
In an effort to resurrect radical socialism and reintroduce it into America he founded the “Industrial Areas Foundation Training Institute” in Chicago commonly called the “Alinsky School” which was the training ground for many communities and labor organizers. His unique brilliance as a community organizer was the ability to unite radical groups into a common cause. Alinsky is an important figure in understanding just how far-reaching his socialist's ideology and tactical activism was.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were also influenced by him. In 1969, Hillary Rodman Clinton wrote her Wellesley College thesis as a senior, “There Is Only the Fight: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” The essay was sealed by the request of the Clinton White House. Today it can be read but not copied at the college. President Obama also knew of the teaching of Alinsky. He wrote a chapter in the book “After Alinsky: Community Organizing in Illinois.” His chapter was titled, “Why Organize? Problems and Promise in the Inner City.”
The anti-American Marxist had to “exploit” causes that would encourage others to join. Causes like environmentalism, pollution control, crime and animal rights. It was necessary to exploit social injustices, racism, and abuses of every kind. The object was to overwhelm the old American fabric, governing structures, and, especially the U.S. Constitution—by any means. Find social abuses, weaknesses, hypocrisy, and rally the troops to organize and attack. Offer evolution, for example, as an alternative to a creator God. Challenge, question, and undermine, wherever possible, the fabric of a Christian American society. Replace its historical heroes like George Washington with Marxists like Che Guevara. Complain about the salutation “Merry Christmas” and promote “Happy Holidays.” Bicker, fight, strip down, and, above all, “agitate the system.”
Fifth column effectiveness needed enemies. “We must hate,” said Lenin. To the anti-American love was a Christian trait and only got in the way of New America revolutionary change. But who would the recruits be? Again, the fifth column needed haters to organize, the discontented, indebted, disillusioned and disenfranchised. They could use homosexuals, secular humanists, feminists, radical black nationalists, abortionists and voiceless minorities. All factions were welcomed to agitate the Republic. The glue that bound them together was always hated and the desire to undermine America’s fundamental greatness in their efforts to gain the high places.
AMERICA AND THE ROAD TO PERDITION
To expose the radical left’s agenda to create a new America we need to look at the workings of the fifth column travailing to destroy the Republic from the inside out. The goal of the fifth column socialists is to create a new society. They would “repower and retrofit” it by organizing every God and Republic hater they could muster and give them a cause. To make them think they were part of something bigger than themselves and no longer disenfranchised. To give them a common goal while instilling feelings of “us against them,” with them being the old order God lovers, American patriots, free-market capitalists, hard-working family men and supporters of the U.S. Constitution.
Newspaper columnist and author of hundreds of articles and many books John T. Flynn, writing in “The Decline of the American Republic And How to Rebuild It” in 1955, mapped out the strategy of this dark alliance.
“There is this plan to transform our own country into a socialist society. Before this can be done, however, it is necessary to wreck our economic system of private enterprise by subjecting it to stresses and strains that will enfeeble and ultimately ruin it. This would include the strait-jacket of government regulations, the enfeebling exactions of crushing taxation and the poisonous stimulus of endlessly mounting debt. Essential to all this is the purpose of transforming fundamentally our political system as defined by the Constitution which is totally unfitted for the organization and management of a socialist society.”
Notice Flynn points out two major obstacles hindering a new America: private enterprise and the U.S. Constitution. He also spoke of the tactics needed to transform the Republics political system:
- Restrictive government regulations
- Debilitating taxation
- Economic stimulus and
- Massive national debt
All four of these we have today on a colossal scale.
We must come to grips with this truth; there are people that hate our Republic, U.S. Constitution, prosperity, middle-class, free enterprise system, private property ownership, history, culture and especially our God. These will stop at nothing short of the utter destruction of our country.
Christians believe the U. S. Constitution was penned by God-fearing men that used biblical principles and divine inspiration to frame the government of the Republic. They also understood that God gave everyone a particular gift, their means of production, with a mandate from heaven to multiply, produce, increase, subdue and take dominion, this made possible only through hard work, thrift, and a free market economy. When Marxists promote “socializing the means of production” through ballot or revolution that is an anti-Christ agenda.
The lie of socialism is the elites really care about the environment, pollution, poverty, animal rights, crime, wealth equality, same-sex marriages, feminism, peace and war, civil rights and social justice. The truth is that socialism is only a “means to an end.” The prize is complete social and economic control of the nation. They want a wholly new society, not just reforms of the old. This may come as a revelation to the copper-riveted socialists that have bought into the propaganda of creating utopia. You, too, are only pawns in the grand scheme used to help the elites create a totalitarian State.
Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator and a father of fascism, understood that all too well. He saw socialism as weak and dying and fascism, with the government controlling the nation’s means of production, as the final destination.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., special assistant and ‘court historian’ to President John F. Kennedy, confirmed the goal of unrestricted power by government. Writing in the “Partisan Review” in May-June 1947 to a conference on “The Future of Socialism” he defined socialism as “ownership by the state of all significant means of production.” He went on to express how it could be accomplished. “Its gradual advance might well preserve order and law, keep enough internal checks and discontinuities to guarantee a “measure” of freedom, and “evolve new” and real forms for the expression of democracy. The active agents in effecting the transition will probably be, not the working class, but some combination of lawyers, business and labor managers, politicians and intellectuals, in the manner of the first New Deal, or of the labor government in Britain.”
To the so-called enlightened masters of the universe, the people are only votes. Votes needed to help them “win the contest.” To the elites, the ballot is only a ruse to make the pilloried shills feel they are participating in the process of governing. The fifth column recruited writers, school professors, celebrities, journalists, corrupt politicians and those progressive thinkers “not bound by the restrains of religion.” All available God-haters were drafted in the war against the Republic and employed to soften Americans’ instinctive opposition to totalitarianism. As already said, a new order, their order would repower and retrofit society. The enlightened political adventurers would lead the way, map out the new society and rally the demonic hosts.
These saboteurs would fan out across the old America and attack its foundations, moral fabric, belief systems, schools, universities, and God. Just look at a few issues they have managed to divide our nation:
- School Prayer
- The Ten Commandments
- Religious Symbols on Public Property
- Separation of Church and State
- The Death Penalty
- Assisted Suicide
- Holiday Greetings
- And the like...
These outlaws were the “community organizers,” leftists’ radicals and hate group pioneers of every sort.
As enlightened ones, they could plot the course of a new America free from the ancient boundaries of right and wrong. It was gray that was needed to advance their cause not the clarity of black and white, true or false. Known truths only got in the way, especially stupefying biblical truths and U.S. Constitutional restraints. These too had to be brought into question. Like the serpent of old, all they needed to do was ask, “Did God truly say?”
Karl Marx, the apostle of socialism with his friend Friedrich Engels went even further. Together they outlined in clear detail the socialist agenda in the “Communist Manifesto.” This infamous essay painted their revolutionary plan. They called for:
- Abolition of private property
- Abolition of inheritance
- Confiscation of the property of immigrants and rebels
- State ownership and operation of transportation and communications
- A heavy graduated income tax
- A gradual extension of the transfer of the instruments of production to the hands of the State
America has gone a long way down this road to perdition with most of Marx and Engels’ agenda complete. Yet there is one problem these usurpers of liberty overlooked, that’s the God of America. His name is Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Thomas Paine, one of the Republic’s founding fathers said, “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, some say, is the king of America? I’ll tell you, friend, He reigns above.” Just like Gideon of old that encountered the angel of the Lord so we too have awakened to the evil deeds of spiritual forces plotting against our nation.
Like thousands of others, I hear the sound of the patriot's drum and a voice saying, “Arise thou mighty men of valor.” And arise they have, patriots of the Republic with drawn swords of the Spirit of Liberty ready to take back their nation. We are “One Nation, under God, with Liberty and Justice for All.”
(c) Apostle Jonas Clark
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