The Civil Rights Movement … Noble Cause or Communist Plot?
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Over 200,000 people descended on Washington, D.C., that day in what became the famous “March on Washington.” It was a mass protest in support of civil rights and furthering equality in the United States. The “I Have a Dream” speech became the battle cry for civil rights ever since.
Yet the civil rights movement is not what it seems. The movement was founded by those who wanted to destroy the United States. While many participants believed in helping black Americans have a better future, the movement was diabolically infiltrated to further another agenda. It was all disguised in the veneer of a noble cause.
This shocking truth was exposed by the late Herbert W. Armstrong, who warned that America was undergoing a Communist infiltration following World War ii. The Communists successfully infiltrated higher education, the government and every key institution in the country with the goal of bringing down the country from the inside.
One of their most influential and effective infiltrations of the United States was the civil rights movement.
The Communist Party of America founded the civil rights movement. In the 1920s, Communists identified the black population in the southern states as an avenue to cause a revolution. Setting up a headquarters in Alabama, several auxiliary organizations were established. Capitalizing on resentment and frustration, the Communist organizers were able to recruit 20,000 black Americans as members of the “red” network.
The entry into civil rights was the 1931 Scottsboro case, where nine black men were falsely accused of rape. The Communist Party were instrumental in getting their acquittal, using the cover of racial equality and justice as a means to infiltrate further into society. It was from this framework that the civil rights leaders and community organizations originated.
This history is documented in Robin Kelly’s book Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression. In an NPR interview, Kelly explains the link between the Communist framework and the civil rights movement:
I think [the Communist Party] was very effective in some areas. One, even in training and organizing. … There were many people who were trained in the Communist Party who went on to become civil rights activists. Asbury Howard, who was a radical who went onto to play a significant role in Alabama’s civil rights movement.
And then, Rosa Parks. … Some of her first political activities were around the Scottsboro case, you know? She never joined the party, but as a young woman, she and her husband, in fact, attended some of the meetings. …
So, they may not be huge victories, but I know one thing: The infrastructure that was laid [to become] the civil rights movement in Alabama, was laid in many ways, not entirely, by the Communist Party.
In many ways, the civil rights movement was born in Alabama by Rosa Parks, who attended Communist Party meetings. It was her arrest in 1955 that sparked the creation of the Montgomery Improvement Association by Martin Luther King Jr. This was a consequential step: These community organizations directed the protesting efforts of the movement. This solidified control of the movement into the hands of a few individuals and would come to wield massive amounts of power.
These organizations were targeted by the Communists for control. If they were not founded by the Communist network in Alabama, they were infiltrated by prominent leaders later on.
It was a diabolical scheme: Use an emotionally charged crusade for racial justice as cover for a Communist revolution.
The Cunning Plot
What started off as a mostly peaceful if not disruptive movement in the 1950s quickly became a call for violent revolution in the 1960s. Instead of pursuing nonviolent actions, many civil rights leaders advocated for race war. Students were rioting on campuses and people were being killed in the streets on both sides.
“This fast-spreading hatred in black hearts for whites is a recent thing—just since (not before) the civil rights movement began to gain many advantages,” Mr. Armstrong wrote in the November 1968 Plain Truth, “and I will tell you what’s back of it!”
What changed the civil rights movement? The Communists gained total control.
Mr. Armstrong continued:
But in most cases I can tell you definitely that these riots and student uprisings have been deliberately planned, intentionally provoked, well organized.
I know, too, that it has become somewhat normal to cry “Communist” as a dirty epithet—a non-specific accusation against any person or group one doesn’t like.
But when I say “Communist” in this case I mean, specifically, just that. The Communist movement operates in ways most people do not recognize. It is well organized and efficient. It injects trained Communists into many movements and societies—themselves not Communist—and subtly influences them into moves and actions that secretly are Communist-planned and directed. Yet the officers, and most members of such organizations are not, themselves, Communist and do not realize they are being used.
Today Communists appear on college and university campuses, under the guise of “the new Leftist Movement.” The student revolt movement, exploding on so many campuses into violence, is actually a carefully planned, and expertly organized effort to overthrow the governments of nations!
The real agenda of the civil rights movement was to destroy the United States. Most of the participants were well meaning and believed in making a better country, but they were used by their diabolical leaders. The Guardian wrote: “Martin Luther King Jr was a part of a much wider movement, standing alongside socialists such as Ella Baker, Bayard Rustin and A Philip Randolph in not just attempting to dismantle the Jim Crow system, but replacing it with an egalitarian social democracy.” Social democracy is merely politically correct for a version of Communist government.
These leaders wanted to radically transform the United States. It wasn’t just about changing laws about segregation or voting, it was about building an entirely new government. Communists believe in class warfare to overthrow the existing government. The civil rights movement was the start of race war as a replacement for class warfare.
Some of these Communists were behind the scenes; others, out in the spotlight. One of the most influential was Bayard Rustin. “In the mid-1950s Rustin became a close adviser to the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and he was the principal organizer of King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference,” writes Britannia Online. “Rustin later was the chief architect of the March on Washington ….” Rustin was a Marxist. “A leading strategist in the struggle for racial equality, he was an openly gay, black former Communist who had done time in prison as a conscientious objector during World War II,” the New York Times wrote. King’s right-hand man was an avowed Communist.
Another was Stokely Carmichael, who joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1964 and became chair in 1966. Carmichael is the one who coined the phrase “black power,” which was the battle cry for the black militant Marxist movement. Perhaps the most openly extreme was Malcolm X. “Then followed the hatemongers advocating violence,” Mr. Armstrong wrote. “Malcolm X broke away from the Black Muslims, flared up violently, and soon became the X Malcolm. Openly advocating violence, Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown appeared. The television networks gave them liberally of nationwide free time, treating their screaming demands for violence as legitimate news. Black Power gained momentum.”
These Communists used the media very effectively to stir up racial hatred. That propaganda is a hallmark of Communist tactics and continues to this day through critical race theory.
While some landmark legislation did make life better for black Americans, the legacy of racial violence, ideology of a black revolution, and the method of community organizing inspired a new generation of radical leaders to continue the war. Mr. Armstrong wrote:
And do Americans—both white and black—realize that back of it all—keeping themselves secretly in the background—is the cunning plotting of Communists? They are influencing far more of all this than people realize.
It is not cold war. It is hot war—Communist style. It is the old, old strategy of divide and conquer.
For this Communist dream to take place, the civil rights leaders realized it could not be done through community organizing and race war alone. It had to be done from within the federal government. Rustin outlined this pivot of strategy in 1965:
A conscious bid for political power is being made, and in the course of that effort a tactical shift is being effected: direct action techniques are being subordinated to a strategy calling for the building of community institutions or power bases…
What began as a protest movement is being challenged to translate itself into a political movement. Is this the right course? And if it is, can the transformation be accomplished?… How are these radical objectives to be achieved? The answer is simple, deceptively so: through political power.
Was this transformation from a protest movement to a political movement successful? Mr. Armstrong wrote in 1968 that most Communist revolutions fail because they lack a leader with a “magnetic personality with a positive solution to swing the multitudes behind him.” While most Communists “can preach discontent, revolt and destruction,” they have “no talent to lead the masses out of their troubles.” What the Communists needed was a charismatic political leader that would continue the radical revolution from within the government of the United States.
After the generation of revolutionaries like King and Rustin, they waited for another leader who would complete the job from the inside. In 1991 they found one.
Barack Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991. The New York Times recently unearthed a manuscript by a graduating Obama and economics professor Robert Fisher. The 250-page manuscript, titled Transformative Politics, outlines how the U.S. could be transformed. The Times wrote: “With the right strategy, he argued, Democrats could engineer a political realignment that would begin a new chapter in the country’s history.”
As a young man, Obama’s politics and philosophy were shaped by prominent Communists. Obama wanted to fundamentally change the United States. To achieve this political realignment, he turned to the Communist infiltrators of the civil rights movement.
“The modern version had its origins in the left wing of the civil rights movement, where it was most forcefully defended by Bayard Rustin,” the Times wrote.”But in the aftermath of Lyndon Johnson’s landslide 1964 reelection, Mr. Rustin decided the country was ready for a radical push. According to him, abolishing formal segregation was just the first stage of the battle for civil rights. Securing true equality now demanded a campaign to overhaul the American economy and lift up workers of all races. Change at this scale required overwhelming public backing.” Obama studied Rustin’s tactics. The Times continues: “The fruits of that education were on display in Transformative Politics. Written during Mr. Obama’s final semester, the manuscript updated Bayard Rustin for the age of Ronald Reagan.” Obama took the community organizing and Communist strategies of the civil rights infiltrators and updated them for modern times.
While Obama was in the White House, he purposely stirred up racial strife, just as the Communist agitators did in the 1960s. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry exposes this in America Under Attack:
President Obama repeatedly made public remarks on racially charged issues, remarks that increased people’s mistrust of the police and eroded faith in the justice system. He said things that were provably false but that played well to racist radicals. At one point Obama said racism is part of America’s dna. That means the nation is irredeemably racist. … Such ugly, racist remarks are filling the country with hatred and division that will lead to violence and race war. These commentators are either ignorant of what they are doing, or they want a race war. Certainly some extremists do. Bible prophecy tells us they are going to get one.
Ezekiel 5:12 prophesies that one third of all Americans will die from race war and national civil war! The Communists in the civil rights movements wanted that outcome, and Obama has prepared the nation for violent revolution. Mr. Armstrong called the threat of race war a “super danger” to America. It is even worse today.
We are now living in the America envisioned by Communists like Rustin, Carmichael and Obama. It is a nation that is under bitter affliction. 2 Kings 14:26-27 prophesied that in these last days America would suffer from “bitter affliction” caused by a Communist force trying to blot out the Constitution and biblical principles that underpin the country. This attack has been 70 years in the making. Mr. Armstrong warned about this infiltration and saw it hijack the civil rights movement. Barack Obama is the embodiment of that infiltration as he fulfills the dreams of his Communist fathers.
This is part of prophesied curses coming on the nation. There is a deep spiritual dimension behind everything happening. The Communist infiltration, and the full story of Barack Obama, is exposed in Mr. Flurry’s free book America Under Attack.