Ezra Taft Benson, Eisenhower’s Secretary of Agriculture, was very specifically told how they’d do it by none other than Khrushchev (most likely in a 1959 meeting as Sec. Ag.). It chilled him. While not a personal member of the John Birch Society, he had great appreciation for what they were trying to accomplish overall, and he was extremely active in warning against what the Soviets were attempting to do starting just shortly after he finished up in Ike’s Cabinet at the end of his 2nd term. I’m just amazed at how oblivious almost everyone is to the incredible plan outlined in the last chapter of the Manifesto, and how – despite being 169 years old – it’s playing out so beautifully today. That little 3/4 page document is actually two parts, though it’s not formatted as such. There’s so much in the first few paragraphs that has been totally missed, and then the (twice stated within the final 8 sentences of the book) injunction for his followers to destroy (not weaken – but destroy – both the social and political order. It’s happening right under our noses, and extremely few see it – or even want to know about it. But it’s a mistake to think of it so much as “communism,” as opposed to looking at it as a philosophy that pre-and post-dates “communism.” That was just the most effective “vehicle” back in those days (again, all part of the plan outlined in the first few paragraphs of Chapter 4 of the Manifesto).
But life’s too good to think about such things, don’tchaknow.