It's Very Simple: The True Story of Civil Rights
Chapter 2

The War of National Liberation

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The Communists masked their real intentions with a deceptively mild, restrained and orderly entry to power.
Summary
In this chapter, the author asks whether or not the Communists have been actually using the process described in the first chapter, and examines "several recent national and colonial revolutions."

In China, Mao Tse-tung came to power under the guise of "fighting 'corruption' and ending 'colonialism.'" He publicly referred to himself as a Stalinist and, in English language publications, stated that "The Chinese revolution is a portion of the international [Communist] revolution." The United States Army, however, told their troops that they were simply "agrarian reformers" who wanted democracy.

The New York Times dutifully reported that the Chinese Communists were not like Soviet Communists, and would certainly be different, even that they would be setting up a democratic government, "and not one-party rule." The author then points out that "when Comrade Mao had been in power only a few years–he had already murdered twenty million of his fellow Chinese." Someone at the Times must have made a mistake, he says, sarcastically.

Then, he notes that their current foreign policy was based on Mao's tyranny, "forcing" the United States to now take the side of the Soviets, "who have recently "mellowed" and become "agrarian reformers–according to the New York Times."

In the case of Fidel Castro, who came to power in Cuba, the New York Times published Castro's denial of "charges of Communist influence in his regime." No, said the Times, he was trying "to develop industry and end unemployment." In that same article, they also note that U.S. sugar companies would not be able to "save their properties from seizure under the new land reform law."

In another article in the same issue of the Times, they claim that Castro's movement "fought for democracy, freedom, social justice, and–rather unhappily–for an extreme nationalism."

Five or six weeks later, the Times reported on the resignation of Cuba's air force chief due to "Communist influence in the armed forces and Government." Two weeks later, they printed his testimony, including things Castro had told him about getting rid of the banks, taking land from "everybody" and giving Cuba 'a system like Russia has.'"

The next day they printed a strongly-worded front-page opinion piece about how there was "not a Communist revolution in any sense of the word" in Cuba, after the article's author had asked "Cubans in all walks of and with many Americans" what they thought. The article goes on to say that Castro "is not only not Communist but decidedly anti-Communist, even though he does not consider it desirable in the present circumstances to attack or destroy the Reds–as he is in a position to do any time he wants…"

Two-and-a-half years later, Castro publicly announced, on television, that he was forming "a 'united party of Cuba's Socialist revolution,' a monolithic organization like the Soviet Communist party with restricted membership," and "acknowledged that he was a Marxist-Leninist… taking Cuba down the path to communism."

The Times reporter who tried so hard to cover for Castro was later promoted to their editorial board.

In Algeria, "an integral part of France," the Muslims suddenly realized that they were a nation within that nation, and wanted to secede. They held a referendum–exactly what Lenin said should happen–to find out if the "nation" wanted to secede. Of course, they did. When war broke out, Cuba supplied arms and training to the Algerians.

When it was suggested that the Algerians were being influenced by Communists, they publicly denied it. The New York Times said that the State Dept. had made a "serious blunder" in making the suggestion, while in the same article admitting "It is true that Premier Ben Bella [the man leading the Algerian revolution] has criticized "capitalists" and praised Fidel Castro… [and received] $100 million from Moscow and $50 million from Peking," attributing it to "a native brand of socialism," and not Communism.

A week later, Ben Bella was awarded the title "Hero of the Soviet Union," during which Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev praised the close ties between Algeria and both Cuba and the Soviet Union.

In Africa, guerillas were trained by the Cubans, and reinforced by Russia and/or China. Zanzibar's government became Communist, and the government of Tanganyika decided to merge with them. "The New York Times decided to sell the idea that the merger was designed to prevent communism." A known Communist, Sheik Abdul Rahman Mohammed, is supposedly released from his leadership position.

When Mozambique nationalists decided they wanted to free themselves from Portuguese rule, it was admitted that the "freedom fighters" had been trained in Algeria, but they "refused to confirm or deny that the nationalists were using arms of Soviet origin." They were only seeking "self-determination."

It is later revealed, of course, that the Communist who'd supposedly been released was actually just moved to another position, and that he is "an advocate of Peking's theory of violent revolution."

Exiles from Ghana reported that their country had become Communist, as well. The first act of Kenya's prime minister, Jomo Kenyatta, was to open a "Soviet-sponsored political training center" that helped African nationalists train militants.

The United States trained, armed, and gave "a billion dollars of foreign aid" to Indonesia, placing a man named Sukarno in charge of the country. Prior to this, however, he had been "imprisoned in a Dutch concentration camp in the island of Flores" for organizing Marxist "fighting squads." A year-and-a-half later, it was reported that "no open criticism against the Communist party has been tolerated" there.

Sukarno pardoned two convicted Communist criminals and appointed them to high offices. He was awarded the Order of Lenin and proclaimed himself" a Communist of the highest order." He praised the Viet Cong, even while America was fighting them in Vietnam.

In Puerto Rico, student demonstrations "against police brutality" saw riots, burning of cars, fights with police, and so forth. This was led by a group of "revolutionary" students who had been trained in China and Cuba earlier the same year.

Around the time this book was being written, a group in Canada was fighting for the "national independence" of Quebec. They were apparently putting bombs in mailboxes. The head of the Canadian Communist Party said that it was "a merging of a democratic anti-capitalist, anti-monopoly struggle with a national revolution in french Canada, spearheaded by a demand for self-determination up to and including secession from the present federal union with English-speaking Canada." At least one person arrested in relation to this group was reportedly "trained for revolutionary work in Cuba."

The author closes with this statement:

"1) We have proved–by quoting their own words–what the Communists mean to do.
2) We have proved–by using quotations from the pages of the New York Times–that they are doing what they mean to do, all over the world.
3) We have proved–through the use of reason applied to quotations from theTimes–that over and over again you have been fooled."
Analysis
It quickly becomes obvious that the same process, using the same patterns, has been implemented across the world throughout the last century. And, just imagine, we never learned about any of it! In fact, if we're smart, we will see that it is still happening!

It is also interesting to think about the fact that many of the things discussed in this book took place the year before it was published!

The fact that the United States government sent billions in foreign aid to bolster and assist Communist countries should come as no surprise nowadays, as it has become the norm, particularly being tacked onto defense or "stimulus" packages.


The Mormon Angle

During the section about Algeria, we learn of the Communist practice of inducting criminals and murderers into their organizations, even forming "political clubs… with the aim of committing murders and driving Europeans out of the country; the clubs planned first to organize large-scale robberies in order to accumulate the necessary funds to carry out the plan." This, of course, is exactly what the Gadiantons in The Book of Mormon did, when they destroyed multiple nations at different times, always using the same patterns being described here.

This chapter also discusses the fact that deceptive tactics are used by Communists. Primarily, it is to deny with your mouth what one is doing with their hands. It is for this reason that we have been given the scriptural entreaty that "by their fruits ye shall know them" (3 Nephi 14:20). What people do is much more important than what they say.
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