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The imminent demise or collapse of our country into tyranny has been standard extreme right rhetoric for decades.

Right-wing extremists occupy a pervasive doom-shaped environment which they claim their unique analytical skills equips only them to properly understand.

I provide some examples below for historical context:  

(1) From Church League of America newsletter, News and Views, 2/5/44, p3, “Smear Tactics Used To Destroy Opposition”  

Not in the memory of man has there been so much political bitterness in this country as is now coming to the boiling point after several years of intensive flame fanning. It comes in the main from militant aggressiveness of new forces that have, during the last few years, become dominant and arrogant. This condition is intensified by the approaching election in which two ideologies are clashing head-on in an effort to gain control of the American way of life.” 

“On the one hand we have those who believe in Constitutional traditions that decentralize the power of government – dividing it into three balanced departments and leaving State’s rights as a further check against centralized autocratic supremacy.” 

“Against this we have the new political and economic philosophy – some call it ‘New Deal’- in which an attempt is being made to centralize Federal power under the Executive Branch of government and make it all powerful. This is the very danger against which all our earlier statesmen warned. It is the open road to political tyranny—for the simple reason that it removes the only restraints that guard the liberties of the ‘common man’. The issue here does not concern an individual – it deals with a principle – a principle that is vital to the preservation of our American way of life.” … 

Pg 4: “It is out of the welter of this growing conflict and the fight these new forces are making to gain and keep control that the ‘smear’ technique of fighting has been polished and perfected. Those individuals who stand out as any consequential opposition to the ‘new order’ forces are sprayed mercilessly with invective, innuendo and falsehood, by those now in the saddle, in an effort to frighten them into silence and acquiescence.” 

(2) “The Last Chance To Save Our Country” by C.C. Crow in the 2/15/44 issue of “Crow’s Pacific Coast Lumber Digest” 

“It is entirely possible that the coming election may be the last free one that the United States of America will see. Certainly, if there are to be four more years of blind spending and the further broadening of a deficit which already has us on the very brink of financial disaster, will that not mean ruination for every man, woman and child within our borders, carrying down banks, life insurance companies, securities of all kinds and result in the eventual confiscation of all private property…The mob will even take the capital assets of industry and individuals. Nothing will be safe and the goal of Communism will have been reached. There will be no more free elections, no congress, and no courts of justice, as we formerly knew them. Our great factories will be in control of such men as Earl Browder, Harry Bridges, Leon Henderson and John Lewis…When this day arrives it is not impossible that Mrs. Roosevelt will be traveling around the country compelling white people to do washing for negroes so as to eliminate all traces of racial inequality…Roosevelt will stoop to anything this year to get re-elected. We are on the very threshold of Communism. Whether we are dragged through for a return to paganism and Christianity’s greatest setback of all time depends entirely upon the individual effort that is put into this, our last chance, by patriotic citizens who still revere the Stars and Stripes.” 

(3) AP report in 6/20/44 Chicago Tribune, page 6, “Senator Warns of Dictatorship By Reds in U.S." quotes Sen. James Eastland: 

We are much closer to a dictatorship by the Communist-CIO than the people of this country realize. Eastland described Sidney Hillman as just as much a Communist as Stalin himself.” Eastland opposed a $500,000 appropriation for creation of the FEPC (Fair Employment Practices Commission) and he said that Congressional approval would mean that we no longer have a constitutional government but a dictatorship in name and in fact.” 

(4) Pedro A. del Valle an omnipresent figure in extreme right circles from the 1940's-1960's wrote a 12/19/49 letter to Conde McGinley (editor of anti-semitic Common Sense newspaper): 

If the Truman welfare state triumphs we shall lose our republic and emerge a very sad socialist oligarchy which will shortly be overthrown by a communist dictatorship.” 

(5) Later, the January 1955 newsletter [Task Force] of Del Valle's organization, Defenders of the American Constitution (DAC), observed: 

"In January 1955, Task Force revealed conclusive proof of the conspirators’ master plan for world domination in the form of a map. DAC vice president Colonel Eugene Pomeroy said that on a 1954 trip to London he had been given the map from a brave British woman patriot who had infiltrated the September 1952 London conference of the World Association of Parliamentarians for World Government (also known as the United World Federalists). The map, which divided up the world into a series of zones and regions with longitude and latitude lines duly noted, was the World Parliamentarians attempt to envision a rationally organized globe and not one split along preexisting national political lines. The DAC, however, saw the map as the blueprint for One World domination that would commence once the UN began changing its Charter. 

The map split the U.S. into four zones, leading Pomeroy to warn that 'a Mau Mau Chief' could rule the South 'as Commissar' while the states from 'the Atlantic to the Rockies quite likely would be under the dictatorship of Huk Filipinos while the Pacific Coast states in all likelihood could expect a Red Chinese as their overlord.' Because the conspirators desired the standard of living throughout the world to be uniform, they further planned to reduce the average American to 'somewhere on a level of an Australian Bushman, and practically all American surplus production would be exported.' The One World economy would be built on 'a deforested desert of America'. " 

"The blueprint for One World will not tolerate control of immigration. The United States can expect that its West Coast will be inundated by hordes of Red Chinese coolies. The East and the rest of the country can expect to be overrun by millions from the Levant, India, Malaya, East Indies, Africa. The American branch of the white race will be another 'lost race' and would take its place in history along with the Aztecs. Of course to operate this global scheme, force, overwhelming force, is essential. This has been foreseen and every national unit as now existing must contribute recruits for an International Police. We can look forward to being policed by Turks, Hindus, African Tribesmen and Red Chinese distributed throughout the four regions." 

Pomeroy concluded his article with the prediction that “by 1960, the United States as we know it, Constitution and all, will disappear from the Earth.” 

(6) Robert H. Williams 1950 booklet, Know Your Enemy – page 34 

“If Lehman’s Crusade for Freedom is not broken up it could sweep the world like a hurricane, adding the final triumph of the world revolution, through a ‘United Nations world government’, a dictatorship by a handful of men responsible to no one. This Crusade is promoting the naïve, power-minded Eisenhower, who evidently is marked to become the first dictator, or figurehead.” 

Robert H. Williams 1950 booklet, Know Your Enemy – page 51 

A few months ago I had reason to believe that the Communist-Zionist combine inside our borders planned violent seizure of power within two years. The method would not be new: a score or a hundred of the nation’s leading anti-Communists, including perhaps some governors, senators, generals and influential commentators, would be killed in a single night. The revolutionaries would tell the President they had saved him and the nation from a fascist plot to establish a military dictatorship’ they would declare an emergency in the name of the President, take over the radio networks, and put on an endless barrage of propaganda to make the public believe they had saved the President and ‘democracy’ from the non-existent plot.” 

(7) Robert H. Williams, 1951 flyer entitled “Red Plan For Seizing” 

The campaign for 1952 is not just routine; it is going to be the last one if we do not win. The enemy is playing for big stakes; win all or lose all, next year. It may well be that he will have Communist agents create hysteria before the conventions, by sabotaging some of our cities…They will then have Dictator Eisenhower transfer the Civil Defense Agency to the Marxist Mrs. Anna Rosenberg, Assistant Secretary of Defense in charge of manpower. She will make the dangerously infiltrated agency in to a secret police bypassing FBI and courts, remove any police chief who protests, clamp censorship on press and radio, and arrest anti-Communist leaders as ‘anti-Semitic’ and disrupting the ‘war effort’. You will not be able to communicate with your Congressman…Congress will be so smeared and harassed that it will be completely futile. The Communist revolution will then be complete, all but the mopping up. Red revolutions are won by pushing Red Jewish agents and projects forward, then condemning any who oppose them as anti-Semitic.” 

(8) Robert H. Williams, 2/24/51 letter to editor, Santa Ana CA Register: 

“I agree with Senator Joseph McCarthy that if Communist progress is not slowed down, millions of Americans will be in slave labor camps within five years.” 

“As of today there is about a fifty-fifty chance that Adlai Stevenson will be elected President. If Stevenson wins we must expect a Communist type dictatorship or a bloody civil war or both.” 

(9) Clarence Manion keynote address at 09/14/56 States Rights Conference in Memphis TN:

Manion predicted that "Communism will soon takeover this country from the inside and without firing a shot."

(10) 7/19/57 letter from Harry Everingham of Chicago organization, We, The People!, to J. Edgar Hoover: 

Recently Richard Arens, Director of the Un-American Activities Committee and General Wedemeyer have both been quoted as saying that we have scarcely five years more before the communists take over the U.S. unless we can get the American people awakened and actively resisting this threat…Any current quote that you can give us of a startling nature will be deeply appreciated.” 

(11) FBI 7/26/58 memo from file on Rev. Wesley Swift: 

Bufiles reflect Swift has been prophesying a Russian invasion of the United States since 1948.”  [FBI HQ file 100-355454, #16, 7/26/58; J. Edgar Hoover to several field offices] 

(12)  Birch Society's American Opinion magazine - July/August 1958 "Scoreboard" issue:

The best informed authorities say that there are at least thirty huge Communist espionage rings operating in the country today, against the only two or three that have been partly exposed.”  

“Communist sympathies and even actual Communist subversion are daily made more respectable by the actions of our government, of our great universities, of most of our press, and by the complacency of our people.”  

“And this whole all-pervasive Communist influence is spreading and reaching deeper month by month.”

(13) Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, Strategies and Tactics For World Conquest, 1960 

In 1953 Mao-Tse-Tung and Joseph Stalin according to reliable reports, in their last conference, expressed the belief that it would take two 5-year plans to consolidate their strength in the Far East and two more 5-year plans to encircle and degenerate the United States, resulting in their surrender without an Atomic Hydrogen War, making the tentative date for World Conquest about the year 1973.” 

(14-A)  Robert Welch (John Birch Society), San Marino CA Tribune, 9/29/60, page 1, "Welch Seeks To Alert True Americans".  In his speech, Welch declared that:

From the rape of the Baltic states in 1939 (with the help of Hitler) to the conquest of Cuba (with the help of the US State Department) the International Soviet has expanded only by using the diplomatic, economic and/or military power of professedly anti-communist governments.” That was one of the alarming statements made by Robert Welch, head of the John Birch Society and editor of 'American Opinion,' one of the nation’s foremost anti-communist voices, to a group of business men last Friday night following dinner at the San Gabriel Country Club.

Little Time Left

In the opinion of Welch, there is little time left to save ourselves from enslavement and it can only be done by 'reversing the seemingly inexorable forces of Communism.' We have only a few more years according to the communists’ timetable and their scheme is progressing on schedule.

Welch told his listeners that there were originally three stages and that the commies have already accomplished two of them. The first stage of strategy was the taking over of Eastern Europe, the second, domination of Asia and the third, the encirclement and conquest of, Western Europe and America."

NOTE:  According to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in his Introduction to the March 1960 issue of the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin: 
The Communist plan is to conquer the United States; if not today, then tomorrow; if not tomorrow, then the next day, next month, next year---there is no timetable, no ‘Five Year Plan'.  This is evident in the machinations of the CPUSA as shown by the analysis of its 17th National Convention published in this Bulletin."
(14-B)  On 09/23/60, John Birch Society founder Robert Welch gave a speech to the Rotary Club of Los Angeles at Statler Hilton Hotel. Welch is reported to have declared that “The time for saving ourselves from enslavement by ‘reversing the seemingly inexorable forces of communism’ is much shorter that most Americans think…The Communist timetable proceeding on schedule, leaves us only a few more years.” [Los Angeles CA Examiner, 9/24/60, “Rotary Told Time Short to Foil Reds”; FBI-Los Angeles 100-59001, serial #59.]

(15) JBS National Council member, Thomas J. Anderson, gave speech in Los Angeles in which he declared:  "If we and the Communists keep on doing the same things we've been doing, they'll take us over by 1973.  That's their timetable and they're on schedule." [Los Angeles Times, 4/5/61, page 24, "Birch Society Official Cites Red Timetable"]  NOTE: See J. Edgar Hoover comment above at end of 14-A about no such timetable!

(16) John Birch Society Coordinator, retired Brig. Gen. William L. Lee, as reported in Clovis NM News-Journal, 6/2/61 

Texas-New Mexico JBS Coordinator (Brig. Gen. William L. Lee) speech at Hotel Clovis referred to coming Communist domination of the United States”. 

He predicted by the end of this year the Philippine Islands will turn to Communism…” Lee observed that Communists control Eastern Europe and They could takeover Western Europe by telephone if they wished.” 

Lee stated: "I used to worry about my grandchildren coming under Communism but now I worry about myself and I’m only 58." 

Lee described both the State Department and CIA as Communist” and “traitor controlled. 

According to Lee: 

“Some of you people here may be living like the people in Red China before long. You’ll be put in compounds with your wives and children sent to separate compounds.” 

“The recent Cuban invasion was bungled on purpose by the CIA which did not notify the Cuban patriots of the invasion attempt but did notify Castro, Lee said” 

“The State Department and the CIA have had traitors in them as far back as World War I and those same traitors are still there. They put Castro into Cuba. And Christian Herter is the biggest traitor of them all.” 

(17)  Dallas F. Wales, the John Birch Society Coordinator for Louisiana and Mississippi, told a Kiwanis Club luncheon that "the United States will be lost to communism within ten years unless Americans stage a last-ditch fight to rescue the country from moral decadence and federal control by socialist members of Congress who pose as liberals."  Wales also declared that every man in the room would be "dead within ten years unless you get up off your chairs and do something about this." [New Orleans LA States-Item, 9/20/61, "Bircher Sees Communist Control Here in 10 Years"; FBI-New Orleans, 105-1499, serial #79.]

(18) Salt Lake City Deseret News, 12/11/61 article “Reds Gaining Rapidly, Medic Claims” quotes Fred Schwarz [Christian Anti-Communism Crusade] as stating: “At the present rate of progress, communism will have conquered us in 10 years.” 

(19) John Birch Society Coordinator, Santa Barbara CA, 1961: 

Chet Merriam, JBS Coordinator for Santa Barbara area “told the assembled students that within one year Mexico would be in Communist hands, and that in two years the U.S. would be under the domination of the Kremlin. Furthermore, he declared two of California’s highest officials were pro-Communist and the University of California was heavily infiltrated. In addition, Merriam told Arnold that the Birchers had an underground organization, fully equipped, prepared for any emergency, and headed by former intelligence officers."  [1963 Report of California Senate Factfinding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities, page 24-25]

(20)  Ezra Taft Benson, Boston MA Globe, 1/7/63, page 1, “Benson Stars at Rally, As Pickets Ring Hotel” (FBI-Boston 100-32899, serial #245 -- Benson speech at the 1/7/63, New England Rally for God, Family, and and Country.]:

"For 30 years in this beloved country , we have been aiding the cause of atheistic, socialistic Communism, by permitting socialistic Communists in high places in government, by giving away vital military secrets, by squandering much of our material resources, by spending ourselves to near bankruptcy, by weakening our free enterprise system through the adoption of socialistic policies and by bungling of foreign affairs.”  

(21) John Birch Society National Council member Tom Anderson as quoted in 9/23/63 Chicago Sun Times article, “Group Warned Russians Will Get U.S. By ‘73” 

In his speech to 9th National Constitution Day convention sponsored by We, The People!, Anderson predicted that the Soviet Union will takeover the United States by 1973.” 

(22) Robert Welch pamphlet, "The Time Has Come", 1964:

"Washington has been taken over!  By which we mean that Communist influences are now in full working control of our Federal Government...And we believe that the Communists and their dupes, allies, and agents, throughout this vast apparatus of government, now actually determine almost all policies, actions, and decisions."

(23) John Birch Society National Council member Revilo Oliver, 2/12/64 Washington Post

Revilo Oliver article on JFK assassination proposed that JFK was killed because he was falling behind in the Communist timetable for takeover of the U.S.  Oliver claimed that some competent observershad concluded that the Communists had set 1963 as the date for the effective capture of the United States and JFK had fallen behind. 

(24) Billy James Hargis, 6/18/65 article entitled “The Most Terrifying Report I’ve Ever Read”: 

An Air Force contract (No. AF 49 (638-1411) dated April 1965 with North American Aviation, Inc. has been called to my attention. It contains a diabolical projected plan to disarm the United States and abolish our sovereignty by 1976. This plan is a self-styled scenario of gradual surrender to world government with Communist Russia, going as far as the listing of the wars that are to be fought between now and 1976, the world leaders to be assassinated, the governments to be overthrown, and listing the actual year for each event. For instance, this ‘projected’ blueprint of surrender says that (1) the communist dictators of China will commit suicide in 1965; (2) Castro will be denied aid by Russia in 1965 and his government overthrown with the apparent approval of Russia in 1966; (3) Berlin will be ‘internationalized’ in 1965; (4) a nuclear-free zone will be set up in Central Europe in 1965; (5) the U.S. and the Soviet Union will publicly agree for destruction of obsolete bomber aircraft in 1965 and the ‘destruction of bombers completed’ by 1966; (6) Communist China will be admitted to the United Nations early in 1966; (7) and in 1976 a ‘completion of execution of final phase disarmament treaty’…Christians and Constitution-loving Americans must oppose this Satanic plan with the same patriotic zeal we opposed Hitler. 

This plan raises serious questions: are the liberals and internationalist minded politicians that are a majority influence in both political parties, mere ACTORS in a world DRAMA that will ultimately mean the capitulation of the United States, and if so, who is the script writer for this hellish and traitorous sell-out? 

(25)  Robert Welch pamphlet "In Plain Language", 1969:

"There has been no change.  The same Communist forces, both inside and outside our government, are still generating their Lilliputian lines of power over the lives and bodies of the American people. By 1973, at the present rate, these countless lines will have been smoothly woven into a straightjacket.  And the terror and cruelty of the Communist police state will begin to replace the more subtle means by which Communist tyranny is imposed and maintained."

(26) John Birch Society speaker, David Gumaer, in Norfolk VA 12/11/70: Gumaer quoted in Norfolk VA newspaper as stating that a dictatorship will be in control of the United States by 1972.”

Gumaer is then quoted as predicting: 

Rioting will start on campuses and ghettoes. Communications will be cut off and the stock market will go broke. The people will call for law and order in the streets. Martial law will be declared and we will have a dictatorship. The wave of assassinations and kidnappings will begin before that.” 

Furthermore: The Conspiracy is ahead of schedule. By 1973 it will take over unless we can expose the full scope of it before then.  [Norfolk VA Ledger-Star, 12/11/70, Larry Bonko column] 

(25) John Birch Society speaker David Gumaer, 2/22/71 Nevada State Journal report, page 8:  Gumaer “blew into the city room of this newspaper Sunday night and announced, among other things, that the Communist ‘takeover of the United States will occur by 1973.’” 

(27) John Birch Society member Betty J. Travnick, letter to editor, Stockton CA Record, 10/16/70: 

A segment of black, brown and white trash is joining together which do not represent that vast decent majority of the Negro, Mexican and white citizens. They represent only one-half of one percent of the ones who have vowed to overthrow the U.S. government by 1972.” 

(28)  H.L. Hunt comments during November 15 1971 news conference in San Francisco:

Hunt declared that the United States "may be good for only two or three years before the Communists takeover...I'll say modestly that our country will be gone very shortly.  The Communists are much smarter than freedom-loving people.  America doesn't want to do anything else except make a profit." [Dallas TX Morning News, 11/15/71, page 1, "H.L. Hunt Predicts Red Takeover Soon]

(29) John Birch Society member Gary Allen, 1972 book, None Dare Call It Conspiracy, page 138: “Remember, seeds planted in 1972 will pay off not only in this year, but in 1974 and 1976. If we do not build a large counter-revolutionary base in 1972, the ball game will be lost by 1976.” 

 (30) Robert Mathews, Arizona Sons of Liberty, 1972 flyer captioned: “Patriots To Arms For The Second Call To Freedom”: 

The time is critical. We will retain our freedom, only if you as an individual act now. For the Final battle is not far away.” 

(31) Robert Mathews, from 1973 Arizona Sons of Liberty flyer captioned “General Notes For The Patriot Soldier”: 

“This year and next are probably going to be the most critical years in our nation’s history. Everything is going fine for the masterminds of the Conspiracy, and they have only a few more steps before their conquest of the entire world is final. The last few steps that the masterminds plan to enact involve a depression, a famine, and some type of world-wide political shake-up with one of the end results being occupation of this once grand land by forces of the United Nations…Those who are in control of the Conspiracy plan to bring utter desolation and chaos to the cities of America, so that the people will cry for security and order and the Federal Government and the United Nations will be more than happy to give them security and order---dictatorship style.” 


[From: A Confidential Report To Members Of The Council of The John Birch Society – minutes of 1/9/60 meeting held at Union League Club in Chicago IL; minutes signed by Robert Welch.]  

“From a careful and realistic study of the mountainous pile of evidence that is there for all to see, certain terrifying conclusions are objectively inescapable. 

Among them are:  

(1)    The Communists are winning their large victories, as they always have, through the cumulative effect of small gains;

(2)    They make these gains chiefly through the conniving assistance of many of the very diplomats and officials who are supposed to be opposing them;

(3)    Communist influences are now in almost complete working control of our government;

(4)    And hence, the United States Government is today, as it has been for many years, the most important and powerful single force promoting the world-wide Communist advance.”    [A Confidential Report..., pages 1-2] 

Furthermore, Welch continued: 

"Today, gentlemen, I can assure you, without the slightest doubt in my own mind, that the takeover at the top is, for all practical purposes, virtually complete. Whether you like it or not, or whether you believe it or not, our Federal Government is already, literally in the hands of the Communists." [Ibid, page 2] 

"In our two states with the largest population, New York and California...already the two present Governors are almost certainly actual Communists...Our Congress now contains a number of men like Adam Clayton Powell of New York and Charles Porter of Oregon, who are certainly actual Communists, and plenty more who are sympathetic to Communist purposes for either ideological or opportunistic reasons." [Ibid, page 7]   [Note: the reference to Governors refers to Edmund G. Brown of California and Nelson Rockefeller of New York.] 

"In the Senate, there are men like Stephen Young of Ohio, and Wayne Morse of Oregon, McNamara of Michigan, and Clifford Case of New Jersey and Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota and Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, whom it is utter folly to think of as just liberals. Every one of those men is either an actual Communist or so completely a Communist sympathizer or agent that it makes no practical difference..." [Ibid, page 8] 

Our Supreme Court, dominated by Earl Warren and Felix Frankfurter and Hugo Black, is so visibly pro-Communist that no argument is even needed…And our federal courts below that level…are in many cases just as bad. [Ibid, page 8] 

"Our State Department is loaded with Communists from top to bottom, to the extent that our roll call of Ambassadors almost sounds like a list somebody has put together to start a Communist front." ... [Ibid, page 8] 

"It is estimated from many reliable sources that from 70% to 90% of the responsible personnel in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare are Communists. Our Central Intelligence Agency under Allen Dulles is nothing more or less than an agency to promote Communism throughout the world...Almost all the other Departments are loaded with Communists and Communist sympathizers. And this generalization most specifically does include our whole Defense Department.[Ibid, page 8]