War to the hilt between Communism and Capitalism is inevitable.
Today, of course, we are not strong enough to attack. Our time will
come in 20 or 30 years. To win, we shall need the element of surprise.
The bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep. So we shall begin by
launching the most spectacular peace movement on record. There will be
electrifying overtures and unheard-of concessions. The capitalistic
countries, stupid and decadent, will rejoice to cooperate in their own
destruction. They will leap at another chance to be friends. As soon
as their guard is down, we will smash them with our clenched fist.
Dimitry Z. Manulsky, to the Lenin School of
Political Warfare, 1931.
Right-wing fanatics are constantly harping about "Communist
plots," and are blaming mythical Communist "subversives"
for all of their own problems and for all of the problems they think
they see in this country. If they don't like the way the country is
going, that's too bad; it is all part of the Democratic process.
The 'Rules for Revolution' described in this chapter are the most
important actions that can be taken to weaken a country in order to
prepare it for armed attack or a skillful coup d'etat.
These rules are summaries that are extracted from a number of books
written by professional revolutionaries from the former Soviet Union,
from other Communist-dominated countries, and from the United States
They are most concisely summarized in the 2,225 page, three-volume
set Lenin: Selected Works, distributed in English by Progress
Publishers, 21, Zubovsky Boulevard, Moscow.
These general principles, dedicated to one of the most famous
revolutionaries of all time, Vladimir Lenin, are studied by every
Communist political scientist, and by every ambassador or emissary of
any type who leaves the former Soviet Union. They are also carefully
analyzed by many social scientists in the United States.
These 'Rules' are meant to be a loose parody of the Ten Commandments,
and are particularly emphasized at the Lenin School of Political
Warfare. They are practical rules that are being implemented all over
the world with special emphasis on the strongest foe of Communism, the
Study these Rules very carefully. And then reflect upon what is
happening in our society right now. Perhaps this list will provide
answers to some of the questions that seemed until now to have no
Lenin himself said that it didn't matter that three-fourths of the
world be destroyed, just so the remnant were good Communists. Chapter
96, "Life Under Communism," gives some details on how grim
life is in a formerly free country after the Communists have taken over.
RULE FOR REVOLUTION #1:
CORRUPT THE NATION'S YOUTH
The future of any nation lies with its youth. So corrupt them; since
religion teaches moral virtue, erode the churches and divert the young
from religion. Make them interested only in themselves. Get them
involved in drugs, alcohol, and sex. Get them addicted to privileges and
Church attendance is at its lowest rate ever in the United States.
Traditional values are mocked constantly by every arm of the media and
attacked viciously in the courts by the American Civil Liberties Union
and other left-wing groups (Roger Baldwin, founder of the ACLU, has
baldly stated that "Communism is the goal)."
Teenage pregnancy, suicide, alcoholism, drug addiction, abortion,
rape, child abuse, murder, prostitution, and the rate of runaway
children are all at an all-time high. Any attempt to combat this trend
in the public school system by teaching values is instantly attacked by
the National Education Association (NEA) and others as "a
pernicious violation of the separation of church and State."
Many of today's youth are grossly overprivileged, committed to
fashion, physically flabby and lazy, and mentally undisciplined. If they
don't want to do something, they simply will not do it. And if
they want to do something to indulge themselves, no law or moral
standard will hold them back.
They feel that they are entitled to the 'good things in life,'
not as a reward for hard work, but as an expected gift, to be received
without effort and even without asking.
And where do they learn such slovenliness? Just spend two hours in
front of a television watching a random selection of situation comedies
to find out.
Unfortunately, kids who fit the above description usually model
themselves after their parents.
Such parasitic habits would not be tolerated in the former Soviet
The prevailing attitude among today's pampered American youth is one
of nihilism ( I am nothing, life has no meaning, I don't care) and for
For further information on these attitudes, see Chapter 2 of Volume
I, "The Anti-Life Mentality."
RULE FOR REVOLUTION #2:
CONTROL THE MASS MEDIA
Since the media shapes the minds of the people, infiltrate it and
control it. Dominate television, radio, and the newspapers, and you
control the minds of the people.
It is quite obvious to any observant Christian that traditional
values are considered ridiculous to all branches of the media.
Christians, clergy, and even Christ Himself are held up as objects of
scorn and mocking laughter by television, motion pictures, radio,
artists, and songwriters.
In the place of decency and morality, a constant stream of Left-wing
values is presented. Homosexuality, abortion, violence, and contempt for
all parental and governmental authority is the prevailing order of the
A particularly powerful form of media is represented by the so-called
"arts community." Some latter-day "artists" actually
make a pretty good living by mocking traditional values and
Christianity. Consider Andres Sorrano's "Piss Christ" (a
photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine) or Robert Mapplethorp's
photos, which include one showing a bullwhip protruding out of his rear
This media bias is not a fantasy of a few right-wing whiners; this is
cold, hard reality. The extreme leftward tilt of the media has
been documented by impartial observers and study managers, and has even
occasionally been acknowledged by the press itself.
Only when politics appear to be radicalized can the radical agenda
seem to be reasonable to ordinary people. The only way the Left has ever
won is by making it appear as if the "middle ground" on
various issues has disappeared. Only when the Neoliberals present
themselves as the only alternative to a "Fascist, extreme
Right-wing element" can they possible achieve victory.
They can accomplish this objective with the willing aid of their most
powerful ally, the media.
For further information on this phenomenon, see Chapters 124 through
127, "Media Bias."
RULE FOR REVOLUTION #3:
ENCOURAGE PUBLIC INDIFFERENCE
Cause the people to become disinterested in their own government and
in world affairs. Get them to feel disenfranchised. Get them to ridicule
and lose respect for government leaders.
Americans now vote at a lower rate than at any other time in our
history. Every American knows how disenfranchised and powerless the
average voter feels.
The media constantly trumpet instances of hypocrisy and corruption in
our government, despite the fact that we have the most open and honest
political system in the world.
The United States Supreme Court has wrested much of the State's power
from them with judicial activism. This means that the people's
representatives at the State level and therefore the people themselves
have much less of a voice in their own government.
On the state level, when people or local legislators finally manage
to pass a conservative law regarding abortion, pornography or
homosexuality, it is invariably challenged by Neoliberal groups and
struck down by higher courts, leading voters to ask themselves "Why
bother participating in the process? We have no real voice in how
things are run anyway!"
RULE FOR REVOLUTION #4:
ENCOURAGE PUBLIC BICKERING
Divide the people into hostile groups. Divide them against themselves
by getting them to squabble about inconsequential social issues.
Never before have so many trivial issues captured so much air time.
Major construction and other projects are halted due to sometimes
trivial environmental concerns. Critical research which uses animals is
halted or impeded by animal-rights groups. Sodomy rights, old-growth
timber, anti-fur, and dozens of other Neoliberal causes (and the
conservative backlash) cause more friction among our nation's people
than in any other nation in the world.
Meanwhile, the real issues of importance are either entirely
neglected or paid weak lip service: Crime, poverty, hunger, and, beneath
all of them, the moral disintegration of our country. All of these lead
to despair among those affected and encourage violent change at any
cost, with no thought given to the kind of change being fought for.
Naturally, when conservatives react to Neoliberal initiatives with
concrete action, they are painted as agents of "divisiveness"
and "disunity," further leading to the impression that
American society is composed entirely of squabbling special-interest
RULE FOR REVOLUTION #5:
SEIZE POWER, THEN CENSOR
Always preach true democracy, but seize power as completely and
ruthlessly as possible. Vigorously censor viewpoints that conflict with
If the slightest complaint against pornography in our schools is
raised by concerned parents, People for the American Way (PAW), the
ACLU, and other left-wing groups instantly shout "censorship!"
But they say not a word when it is pointed out that the Bible and all
mention of morality in textbooks have been ruthlessly hounded from the
Religion has literally disappeared from our children's textbooks. The
media relentlessly suppress the reasoning behind conservative and
traditional viewpoints while reporting their version of the facts
and claiming "impartiality."
'Artists' demand that the people pay for their atrocities. When the
people balk, the 'artists' whine about censorship. All traditional
groups and viewpoints are fair game for ridicule; yet when was the last
time you saw any 'artist' making fun of sodomites or women?
In other words, the censorship is all one-way. And the
"pluralism" valued so much by the Neoliberals is entirely
unilateral (one way only), as described in Chapter 14 of Volume I.
Communist atrocities which have killed more than 150 million
all over the world are glossed over or ignored, but the most trivial
international action by the United States brings immediate and forceful
RULE FOR REVOLUTION #6:
BANKRUPT THE GOVERNMENT
Encourage government extravagance on every front. Get the government
deeply into debt. Get the people dependent on government by providing
for their every need. This destroys their independence, motivation and
The United States is flat broke. It is the number one debtor nation
on earth, with a deficit of more than $4,000,000,000,000 (four trillion
dollars). Social programs pay for everything from abortion and
homosexual-run "sensitivity training sessions" to
comprehensive sex education. We are the most truly Socialistic society
on earth, a nation of people addicted to entitlements, unable to break
away from the ample government teat, people who scream at the top of our
lungs if any cutbacks in services are proposed.
And yet, the Neoliberals want to spend even more. They want us to
fund family benefits for sodomites, a comprehensive health care plan
that will inevitably turn into a Britain-like socialized horror, and
"art" that is blatantly anti-Christian.
RULE FOR REVOLUTION #7:
DESTROY NATIONAL VALUES
Cause a breakdown of indigenous national values. Destroy all
tradition in preparation for the bright dawn of glorious Socialism.
Ridicule religion, patriotism, and honesty. The people must be led to
have only one interest: Themselves!
From the public schools to the pulpits of Christian
"churches," moral relativism and situational ethics are the
rule of the day. The highest goods are compassion, nonjudgmentalism, and
Any individual weakness is treated as a problem of society, not of
the person, and this relieves everyone of the responsibility of
Why should there be any effort to take responsibility for one's own
faults when "society" is so conveniently ready to take the
blame for all one's sins? Society, not Christ, has made the sacrifice.
So criminals, addicts, alcoholics, child molesters, wife beaters, and
others can always blame their problems on society.
We have truly become the "me generation."
RULE FOR REVOLUTION #8:
ATTACK GUN OWNERSHIP
Control or register all firearms if possible. This will make their
confiscation much easier when the time comes for revolution.
When the Communist Revolution occurs in the United States, the last
thing the Red Armies want to face is ten million determined and
well-trained guerrillas (gun owners) taking potshots at them from around
every corner. The Communists don't want the equivalent of ten
Afghanistans in the United States.
Although the objective of inhibiting gun ownership has not yet been
completely met, there are dozens of bills and initiatives being
submitted all over the country for compulsory gun registration,
permitting, and other controls.
The Second Amendment is disregarded entirely as Neoliberals trumpet
for all guns to be totally banned. After all, they say, thousands die
from gun-related accidents and crimes every year. They fail to see that
criminals will always get guns, a parallel to their own argument stating
that, if abortion becomes illegal, women will still get abortions.
RULES FOR REVOLUTION #9 AND #10:
UNDERMINE THE ARMED FORCES
Destroy the reputation of the armed forces. Cause the young men to
perceive military duty as distasteful and ridiculous. Fight registration
of any kind, and encourage defections within the ranks.
Cause the people to desire peace at any cost. Cause them to oppose
any and all of their government's actions regarding the strengthening or
use of their armed forces.
The Reality. Our country's armed forces consume a vast
percentage of our gross national product. We possess the best and most
advanced weapons systems in the world. But our armed forces are a joke
for two reasons: (1) they are completely restrained in their actions by
a hostile Congress, and (2) the armed forces have been saddled with such
a bad reputation that it is virtually impossible to fill the ranks with
volunteers, even in the new and streamlined armed services.
Where serving in the armed forces was once considered patriotic and
honorable (as it was in the former Soviet Union), it is now looked upon
as foolish and 'anti-progressive.' Servicemen are ridiculed and
denigrated at every turn. People say that, if you can't make it on the
outside, you wind up in the armed forces. Every serviceman is considered
to be a useless gobbler of tax money.
Further Reading: Lenin's 'Rules for Revolution.'
Robert Conquest and Jon Manchip White. What To Do When the
From the Conservative Book Club, 15 Oakland Avenue, Harrison, New
York 10528. How the Soviets will conquer this land, how various groups
are likely to fare under the new government, details on the resistance
movement, famine in America, and how life in general under a Communist
regime will be.
Joseph Finder. Red Carpet.
372 pages. Order from Our Lady's Book Service, R.D. No. 1, Box 258,
Constable, New York 12926, telephone: 1-800-263-6160. This book examines
the role of famous Americans who have collaborated with the Soviets in
"selling us the rope we need to hang ourselves." These rich
and deceived men have caused incomprehensible damage to our country's
ability to resist Communism. The book describes the roles of Armand
Hammer, David Rockefeller, Cyrus Eaton, Donald Kendall, and many others.
Robert Morris. Our Globe Under Siege III.
200 pages. Order from Our Lady's Book Service, R.D. No. 1, Box 258,
Constable, New York 12926, telephone: 1-800-263-6160. The second revised
version of a comprehensive and authoritative warning to the United
States and the free world. Shows how the stated goal of Communist world
domination is already far towards completion. Primarily addresses the
threat of Communist disinformation and propaganda, and shows how our
country is being eaten away from within as we vigilantly watch our
borders fruitlessly, in anticipation of a physical attack.
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