An Inside Look At "Soviet America" From The School Of Darkness
The key to the mental enslavement of mankind is to make man into nothing so that he operates as part of what is considered a higher intelligence. He then acts at the will of that higher intelligence all the while having no awareness of the plans that it has for utilizing him.
The strangest part about Communism is that people are swindled into believing in the dream by being convinced of the "brotherhood of man". W. Cleon Skousen, in his book The Naked Communist, describes this term as meaning a super-man, the man who is, by chance of course, exalted above nature by his reason. What the Communists never tell people is that only a select few are to benefit from the labor of all the other men. But as Friedrich Engels himself says (to those who actually read what he said), "We do not promise any freedom, nor any democracy."
The Communists paid particular attention to pushing federal funding into the public-schools.
Communists prepare a country for revolution by enlisting the unattached people. Those who have little to lose are the first to capitulate to organized excitement. As a child who felt ignored and unloved after her emigration from Italy, Bella fell easy prey to the high promises of the Communist party.
Once she was won over, she was exposed to many people who were important factors in preparing students to accept a materialist philosophy. Dodd says that these people “did little for those who were already so emptied of convictions that they believed in nothing. These could only turn their steps toward the great delusion of our time, toward the socialist-communist philosophy of Karl Marx.”
As a member of the Communist party, Bella Dodd, along with her husband, paid particular attention to pushing federal aid (funding) into the public-school program. The Communists were (and I'm sure still are) carefully prepared through meetings with societies such as mathematics and modern-language associations as well as those composed of professors of physics, history, and social studies.
At the end of conventions, the Communists would return with lists of names of men and women who would go along with them:
“These names were given to the district organizer of the Party in the locality where each professor lived. The organizer would visit and try to deepen the ideological conquest by flattering his victim, disclosing to him new vistas of usefulness, and by introducing him to an interesting social life. The methods were many; the end was one — a closer tie to the Party.”
B. K. Eakman recognizes this to be a tactic that is still used now. In Cloning of the American Mind, she writes that most school meetings are ran by moderators who are, in reality, Communist agitators who seek to gain as many followers as possible by appearing to be "friends of public education" and terming anyone with ideas contrary to their own as "enemies of education".
This tactic works pretty well because of the flaw in human nature to seek human respect. Well-meaning parents don't want to appear to be "enemies" or trouble makers. Communists play on this tendency much to the disadvantage of our children and our American culture.
It was through a sudden accident and an encounter with Venerable Bishop Sheen that completely changed Bella's mind. After her conversion, she wrote School of Darkness as a means to share with the future of America what Communism really is and how it plans America's destruction.