I am not a member of the John Birch Society; however, I am a member of the Nashville Council on Foreign Relations. I can tell you one thing for certain; every President in the past 100 years has enabled Marxism to evolve within our political system. Do not take my word for it, read The Ten Planks of Communism, by Marx and Engels and tell me which ones are not entrenched by our government. These principles are necessary for Marxist to gain control of the government, which, based on observation, has occurred.
Regarding the JBS and Rovert Welch:
Many of the articles smearing Robert Welch and the Society took statements from The Politician out of context, even though the work was yet to be published and was largely unknown to JBS members. One “quote” often repeated in the press was that Robert Welch had labeled Eisenhower as “a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communists.” In fact, the only place in The Politician where the phrase appears it is directed not at Eisenhower, but at General George C. Marshall: “I defy anybody, who is not actually a Communist himself, to read all of the known facts about his career and not decide that since at least sometime in the 1930’s George Catlett Marshall has been a conscious, deliberate, dedicated agent of the Soviet conspiracy.”
Was Eisenhouwer a Communist? Maybe not, but he was sure used by the Marxist to advance its agenda in the USA.
Actually, Ken, the statements quoted from the unpublished version of The Politician were not “smears”. They were direct verbatim quotes.
Your understanding about what Robert Welch actually wrote is totally false. Have you read the original 1950’s manuscript (the so-called “private letter”)? I have posted a copy in my Internet Archive webpages.
Your Welch quotation excerpt which you claim refers only to Welch’s comment about Gen. Marshall is completely FALSE.
You may see the actual statements made by Welch on my “Documents” webpage (link below) as item #1
Furthermore, Welch repeatedly made statements in the 1950’s manuscript version of The Politician which made it perfectly clear that he considered Eisenhower to be a Communist traitor. That is why his comments appear in a chapter entitled “The Word is Treason”.
Below I quote a few examples
“In the third stage, in my own firm opinion, the Communists have one of their own actually in the Presidency. For this third man, Eisenhower, there is only one possible word to describe his purposes and his actions. That word is treason.” [The Politician, unpublished version, page 268.].
In discussing Eisenhowers appointment of Philip C. Jessup, Robert Welch refers to Eisenhower as he and his fellow Communists [The Politician, unpublished version, page 214]
In discussing Eisenhowers appointment of James B. Conant, Robert Welch refers to the appointment of Conant made by a Communist President [The Politician, unpublished version, page 221]
In my opinion the chances are very strong that Milton Eisenhower is actually Dwight Eisenhowers superior and boss within the Communist Party. [The Politician, unpublished version, page 210]
We think that an objective survey of Eisenhowers associates and appointments shows clever Communist brains, aided by willing Communist hands, always at work to give the Communists more power, and to weaken the anti-Communist resistance. [The Politician, unpublished version, page 239]
For Eisenhower and his Communist bosses and their pro-Communist appointees are gradually taking over our whole government right under the noses of the American people. [The Politician, unpublished version, page 238-239]
Welch refers to Eisenhowers actions in Europe which show his sympathies with the Communist cause and friendship for the Kremlin tyrants [The Politician, unpublished version, page 263]
For the sake of honesty, however, I want to confess here my own conviction that Eisenhowers motivation is more ideological than opportunistic. Or, to put it bluntly, I personally think that he has been sympathetic to ultimate Communist aims, realistically willing to use Communist means to help them achieve their goals, knowingly accepting and abiding by Communist orders, and consciously serving the Communist conspiracy for all of his adult life. [The Politician, unpublished version, page 266]
But my firm belief that Dwight Eisenhower is a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy is based on an accumulation of detailed evidence so extensive and so palpable that it seems to me to put this conviction beyond any reasonable doubt. [The Politician, unpublished version, page 267]