The Unseen Hand - Ralph Epperson


On November 16, 1956, Russian Communist Nikita Khrushchev spoke to the American people. He said: "Our firm conviction is that sooner or later Capitalism will give way to Socialism. Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you."

He later recanted and identified who the real "we" were who would do the burying of the American people. It was not going to be the Communists. "The United States will eventually fly the Communist Red flag The American people will hoist it themselves."

When Whittaker Chambers, a member of the Communist Party, left the Communists in 1937, he made this rather prophetic statement: "We are leaving the winning world for the losing world."

The question must be answered as to whether the Communist Conspiracy will be successful in having the American people raise the "Communist red flag" over America.

The conspiracy has suffered a series of very devastating defeats in their recent history in this nation. Each of these are probably not known as defeats to the American people, because it is doubtful that the majority of people even knew what the true purpose of the events were. But, nevertheless, they were losses to those out to collectivize the American nation, and true victories for those who cherish their freedoms.

These defeats were:

1. The Soviet Negro Republic in America:

The first attempt to establish a separate republic for the Negro in America within the borders of the United States came with the publication of a small pamphlet entitled American Negro Problems in 1928 by John Pepper, an alias for a Russian representative named Joseph Pogany. Stalin saw the possibilities of causing such a situation to exist where the United States government would have to deal with a separate nation inside its borders, and he sent Pogany to America to start the move towards a revolution to establish this republic.

A second pamphlet was published in 1935. It was called The Negroes in a Soviet America and was published by the Communist Party. It too called for the establishment of a Soviet Negro Republic, and a revolution to expropriate the lands of the capitalists. This Republic was to include major cities in Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee. After the Republic was created, it would then apply to the Russian government to recognize its right to self-determination.

One of the Negroes who saw through this revolution was Manning Johnson who had been a Communist for ten years before he resigned. He had risen to the highest position inside the Communist Party that a Negro could rise to, a position on the National Negro Commission of the Communist Party, U.S.A.

He became concerned that the Party was not interested in helping the black people but was attempting to involve them in a bloody revolution in which as many as five million blacks would die.

He wrote a book entitled Color, Communism and Common Sense, in 1958, as his way of warning the negroes of the danger of the plans the Party had for them. Mr. Johnson paid for his attempt to warn the American people with his life, as he died under rather questionable circumstances less than one year later.

Another Negro Communist, Leonard Patterson, testified on November 18, 1950, that he saw a bigger stake involved in the Party's attempts to establish a Soviet Negro Republic. He warned:

"I left the Communist Party because I became convinced . . . that the Communist Party was only interested in promoting among the Negro people a national liberational movement that would aid the Communist Party in its efforts to create a proletarian revolution in the United States that would overthrow the government by force and violence through bloody full-time revolution, and substitute it with a Soviet form of government with a dictatorship of the proletariat."

In any event, the Communists were not allowed to pull off their revolution and the South still belongs to the United States.

2. Civilian Police Review Boards:

It was the intent of the conspiracy in this country to start a program to move the control of America's police departments to a central police force controlled by the national government. The vehicle to be used for this transfer of control was the charge of "police brutality" artificially created around the nation by the Communists and Communist sympathizers.

The plan was to encourage various cities around the nation to take control of the process whereby the police themselves investigate the charges against them and place that control in the hands of a group of government appointed citizens. This then would ultimately transfer the investigation of these charges into the hands of the federal government, and they would ultimately control the local police forces around the nation.

These efforts to centralize the control of the local police forces were thwarted by a nationwide organization called the Support Your Local Police Committee, which organized small chapters all over the United States to promote the concept of keeping the local police forces independent. This organization created the bumper sticker "Support your local police and keep them independent" as a means of educating the American people.

3. Martin Luther King:

One of Martin Luther King's purposes was to foment civil strife in an attempt to divide the American people.

Dr. King's effectiveness in these efforts was severely damaged by the courageous efforts of a Negro woman named Julia Brown. She had spent more than nine years inside the Communist Party before she had surfaced to speak out about Dr. King's connections to the Communist movement in the United States.

Mrs. Brown was saying:

"We [in the Communist Party] were also told to promote Martin Luther King to unite Negroes and whites behind him . . . . He was taking directions from Communists. I know for a fact the Communists would never have promoted him, financed him, and supported him if they couldn't trust him. I am certain as I can be that he knew what he was doing!"

A nationwide organization of local committees was formed called the Truth About Civil Turmoil (TACT) and it promoted Mrs. Brown's speaking tours. In fact, her speeches in the South were arranged to precede those of Dr. King, and because of the charges she was making, Dr. King began cancelling his appearances all over the South whenever she was to speak before him.

4. The American Indian Movement (AIM):

The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee has concluded that AIM was a "frankly revolutionary organization which is committed to violence."

AIM's purpose was twofold. First, AIM was to create a separate Indian nation within the borders of the United States and then apply to the United Nations for membership as an independent nation. This would require the quartering of United Nations troops inside America to guarantee their status.

But the second purpose was revealed by their attorney William Kunstler who told AIM: "I promise you revolution by 1976. It is better to die in the streets than to go down with a whimper."

Douglas Durham, a former Des Moines, Iowa, policeman who held top level positions in AIM while acting as an undercover operative for the FBI, surfaced and testified about the activities of this group. He charged that AIM was "a leader, and may even be the director, of the Communist scheme to disrupt our nation's bicentennial in 1976," (around July 4, 1976).

The money for these activities comes from a variety of sources. Senator Jesse Helms identified this source in 1973: "At crucial stages in its development, AIM has been given material and moral assistance from the very federal government it is attacking."

AIM had received at least $400,000 in grants from the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity.

To explain just what AIM's purposes were, Mr. Durham went on a speaking tour of some sixty engagements in South Dakota and surrounding states.

AIM never disrupted the Bicentennial in 1976. Mr. Durham told the people the truth about AIM, and AIM withered.

5. Reies Lopez Tijerina:

Mr. Tijerina, with a heavily armed revolutionary band, seized control of a town in Northern New Mexico in 1967. His purpose was to create an independent nation of Mexican Americans and Indians and then appeal to the United Nations. As in the case of the Negro Soviet Republic, the plan was to separate out a part of the United States and create an independent nation.

A speaking tour was arranged for the author Alan Stang for the area around Northern New Mexico, and about one million of his articles on the subject were distributed to the citizens of the area.

Once again, a courageous speaker exposed the truth about a program, and Mr. Tijerina's plans didn't materialize.

6. Cesar Chavez:

Cesar Chavez' purpose was to " . . . unite American agricultural workers in a single union under the control of revolutionary leaders—known Marxists and identified Communists. The goal, simply put, [was] control of America's food supply."

Once control of the food supply was obtained, Cesar's union could strike during the picking season, forcing America to agree to nearly any terms or face the alternative of starvation.

The Los Angeles Times reported from whom Chavez was receiving his operating funds: "So far most of the Mexican-American civil rights activities have been funneled through War on Poverty [a program of the United States government] programs and through such organizations as the Ford Foundation."

Chavez's union specifically received over $250,000 from the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity. In fact, Chavez had received at least ten million dollars during his twelve years of organizing efforts.

Someone thought his efforts were worth supporting.

Some of the others that supported Chavez were the "labor unions controlled by Walter Reuther, Black Nationalist coffers under the control of Stokely Carmichael, the Communist Party, the National Council of Churches. . . and the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity."

The corollary purpose of Chavez's union was to spread the cause of revolution. His National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) had issued a Worker's Manifesto, which read, in part:

"We shall strike. We shall pursue the revolution we have proposed. We are sons of the Mexican revolution, a revolution of the poor seeking bread and justice. Our revolution will not be armed, but we want a new social order We say that we are going to continue fighting until we die or we win. We shall overcome."

In June, 1966, a speaker's tour was arranged for Mel O'Campo, one of Chavez's lieutenants who broke from the organization to expose Chavez' activities. And copies of an article by Gary Allen entitled The Grapes—Communist Wrath in Delano were distributed in large quantities wherever Mr. O'Campo spoke.

Mr. Chavez' efforts quickly became fruitless.

7. Gun Registration or Confiscation:

One of the major victories in the fight against the Conspiracy is the continuing success against those who wish to disarm the American public. There are many who believe that one of the reasons that John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King were assassinated by gunfire was to develop popular support for legislation to either register or confiscate the weapons of the American citizen. Each time, however, these efforts have failed, primarily because of the lobbying efforts of an organization called the National Rifle Association.

The reason that this organization has become the largest lobbying organization in the United States is primarily because these gun owners fear government, the only agency that can violate human rights. They take the position that the Second Amendment to the Constitution ("A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,") means exactly that: Congress shall pass no law confiscating the weapons of the citizens.

8. The NRA was to become an "Ecology" organization:

Because of the success of the NRA, efforts have been made to channel their lobbying efforts into some other area.

The effort to move the NRA into the ecology movement and out of the lobbying movement occurred in 1977. One of those who fought the change in directions said: "The organization was trying to dump anti-gun control activities in exchange for financial support from several foundations, including the Ford Foundation."

One of the prime movers for this move into the area of support for ecology legislation was Robert O. Anderson, President of ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Company) and a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations.

These efforts to move the NRA failed because enough members and other concerned citizens put pressure on the proper authorities in the organization to make certain that they did not change their direction.

9. The Equal Rights Amendment:

This Constitutional Amendment, feared by some of its opponents as one of the greatest grabs of federal power in the history of the United States, is nearly through. It quickly sailed through the legislatures of twenty-two states the first year (three of which later rescinded their action by a vote of the state legislature) but since 1975 only one state has ratified.

The Amendment died when the time allotted to ratify it expired in June of 1982. It got into trouble when some of the women it was supposedly intended to help read the Amendment and discovered that it had some very serious defects in it. These women organized, became active in lobbying against it, and were successful in keeping their respective state legislatures from ratifying the Amendment.

There were some who voiced their opposition to the Amendment because they came to believe that its true purpose was to effectively shut down those American industries that traditionally hired more males than females, such as the mining industry.

This line of thinking contended that after the passage of the Amendment, the male dominated industries would have to hire the correct percentage of female workers: if fifty percent of the workers in the community were women, the mines would have to have the same percentage. If they had less, it would become prima facie evidence that the mines were guilty of past sexual discrimination, and they would have to shut down until they reached the correct percentage.

If the industry had difficulty in securing the additional female workers, it would not constitute reason enough to re-open. America's industry would have to find them.

This "quota system" would effectively shut down America's normally male dominated industries. It was feared that the government then could describe the situation, as the shortages of products became known to the American people, as a "national emergency," and then the government could offer the desired solution: government ownership or control of the industry, until the quotas were reached.

10. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

This Federal agency, created by Congress in 1973, had the ability to enter the premises of any American business ostensibly to make a safety inspection to protect the working public.

Those who have studied the law that created OSHA claimed that the law not only violated at least three amendments of the Constitution, it also granted the agency, a part of the Executive branch of government, the ability to make and interpret law. This power violated the separation of powers doctrine of the founding fathers who granted only Congress the power to make laws and only the Judicial branch the power to interpret them.

It took the courageous effort of one American businessman, Bill Barlow of Pocatello, Idaho, to challenge OSHA's right to inspect his business place. Mr. Barlow contended that the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution ("The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized,") required that OSHA must first secure a court-issued warrant before they could enter his premises.

Mr. Barlow took his case all the way to the Supreme Court and won! The Court correctly agreed with him.

OSHA had lost its bite!

11. Miscellaneous Laws or Treaties Not Passed or Signed:

Some of the laws and treaties that weren't passed or signed, but which were deemed to be important to the Conspiracy, were The Genocide Treaty, The Child Care Bill, Atlantic Union, Post Card Voter Registration, The Consumer Protection Agency, and The Common Situs Picketing Act.

The majority of these bills were defeated by a series of letter-writing campaigns to Congressman and Senators urging that they vote against the proposed legislation.

But the greatest victory of all has yet to be considered.