Out of these pages there comes a blazing challenge to the American people. Shall their Republic … be vigorously alive or on the road to death? Shall the United States … be transformed to a Soviet America or shall it be a thriving Democratic Republic?
So far, the decision of dominant forces, somewhat blindly given, has been in favor of national suicide.Louis Budenz,
The Bolshevik Invasion of the West
Louis Budenz was born in 1891 and died in 1972. He was a labor activist who joined the Communist Party USA, became managing editor of the Party’s newspaper, Daily Worker, and then became a Soviet spy. In 1945 he renounced communism, testifying under oath about communist subversion and espionage. He wrote books in which he attempted to warn the American people about the dangers of communism. In 1965 Louis Budenz said, “The record of the past thirty years … cannot be depicted as a happy or encouraging one. Since recognition of the Bolshevik Revolution by the United States, the history of the period is dotted with American setbacks….” If Budenz were alive today, he would describe the last thirty years in similar terms.
Out of these pages there comes a blazing challenge to the American people. Shall their Republic, at the end of the next three decades, be vigorously alive or on the road to death? Shall the United States … be transformed to a Soviet America or shall it be a thriving Democratic Republic?Louis Francis Budenz, 1965
“The Boshevik Invasion of the West”
A Soviet-born intelligence source, with connections in the former Soviet Union, tried to warn the FBI and White House last 26 February about an “imminent cyber attack by Russia on the … Voting System.” He wrote, “I had previously informed the FBI on many occasions on matters of national security. Due to the nature of my disclosures to the FBI … the FBI opened … investigations on me. Last time they secured a 12-month order to monitor my email….”
When you drive your car, do you drive in the middle of the road? This seems a silly question to ask because you don’t, of course, if you want to stay alive and get somewhere.
But a lot of people have been sold on the idea that the middle of the road is the safest place in politics on all sorts of controversial questions. They have been led to believe that in the middle position you are out of harm’s way and you are more likely to be right than those who are on either side of a question. A little thought will show that this idea is born not of wisdom but of confusion or fear or both.Richard M. Weaver
“The Middle of the Road: Where It Leads,” 1956
Machiavelli warned that neutrality is more dangerous than taking sides; for if you fail to take a side, both sides will despise you. Playing both ends against the middle is also dangerous, since you prove to be a false friend to all. And being everyone’s friend will not work if each side represents diametrically opposing principles. The right camp is never found in splitting the difference between two opposing camps. Conservative philosopher Richard M. Weaver pointed out in 1956, “middle-of-the-roadism is not a political philosophy at all. It is rather the absence of a philosophy or an attempt to evade having a philosophy.”
…I think the communists have been ahead of us in psychological realism…. They have not held back from the idea of sternness and self-subordination for the promotion of an end. In doing so, they have drawn upon a motive power that we have largely disregarded. Richard M. Weaver
Given all that is happening, I have been reading Richard M. Weaver’s short masterpieces lately. The quote above seemed appropriate under the circumstances.
Press the listen button for my interview with Frank Gaffney: December 14, 2020.
What is the objective of the conspiracy? I think it is clear from what has occurred and is now occurring: to diminish the United States in world affairs, to weaken us militarily, to confuse our spirit with talk of surrender…. To what end? To the end that we shall … finally fall victim to Soviet intrigue from within and Russian military might from without. Is that far-fetched? There have been many examples in history of rich and powerful states which have been corrupted from within, enfeebled and deceived until they were unable to resist aggression.Joseph McCarthy
When we read Senator McCarthy’s words, we wince a little. We have been conditioned to disbelieve in a Communist conspiracy. And here we are, in the grip of that same conspiracy, ashamed to say what it is, ashamed to say that our domestic and our foreign enemies are implicated in that conspiracy.