Alive and Well

Certain events of the 20th Century may have pointed to the sure death of Communism: the end of the Cold War, the demise of the Soviet Union, and the destruction of the Berlin Wall. However, the recent standoff between the US and China where 24 Americans and a surveillance plane were held hostage by the Chinese should awaken us to the fact that Communism is far from dead, but rather alive and well in the world.

I'm not sure we have had a president since Reagon who has truly regarded Communism as a devastatingly national security threat to the point of action. Certainly American citizens should be outraged by the breach of security and trust committed by the Clinton administration with the Chinese. But while expressing some unhappiness, Americans don't have the resolve to prosecute Clinton for the high crimes committed against our country.

Personal and national resolve is the issue. The Chinese are testing that resolve to see what is the current level of shallowness. There is a level of shallowness that will precede and invoke action. The extent of action is yet to be seen.

In the meantime, Communism in America does its job to erode resolve. The usual tactics of historic secrecy, revisionism, and delay is the rule of the day. Once the Cuban Missile Crisis/Vietnam generation is old and dead and their children re-educated by the public school system, then another layer of resolve will have been successfully eroded.

The China hostage incident is what prompted me to publish the below essays that entered our home recently. Richard Barnes is a homeschooling father that I met at Rushdoony's 80th birthday party. His essay, Communism's Seeds of Death briefly shows the contrast between governments of life and liberty and those of death and totalitarianism.

Prior to receiving Richard's newsletter, Carrie had read None Dare Call It Treason by John Stormer and A Pastor's Wife by Sarah Wurmbrand. These two books prompted Carrie to write Communism Alive and Well as a book review for our local homeschool support group.

I think you will find both essays interesting and possibly wet your appetite to get the Stormer and Wurmbrand books.



Patrick L. Hurd
Weatherford, Texas

EST. 01/01/01

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