Decades ago, on April 3, 1969, conservative writer G. Edward Griffin, author of The Fearful Master and nearly 50 other books, lectured about this escalating menace. He said that as early as 1928 international communism identified precarious race relations in the U.S. as the focal point for subverting America. A 1958 book by former American communist Manning Johnson entitled Color, Communism, and Common Sense describes how Soviet communists recruited American blacks as “cannon fodder” for a bloody civil war calculated to destabilize and topple the U.S. government. Manning, who was black, relates his early affiliation with the Russian Communist Party as well as his training in Russia as a Marxist subversive. But he rejected communism when he realized that it ruthlessly exploited the grievances of blacks for revolutionary objectives, without regard for their welfare.
Griffin explained that the purpose of the widespread riots of 1968 and 1969 was to compel the U.S. to move the country “gradually and legally toward communism without calling it that…. The building of socialism is the communist revolution in America,” he warned. “It represents the process [by which] the country can be moved to communism without the people even being aware of it.” Griffin was especially concerned with black studies programs—which teach a revisionist, Marxist view of U.S. history that paradigmatically frames whites as oppressors and blacks as perpetual victims and encourages a separate black national identity—that at the time were being introduced into the curricula of American universities.