Who Is Manning Johnson?

He might as well have been a prophet reading from today’s headlines.  Cindy Miller, one of my friends on Facebook, sent me this clip.  Three minutes into it, you will begin to feel like you’re in the Twilight Zone.



After you listen to the clip, read the following excerpt from Manning Johnson’s book, Color, Communism and Common Sense.  Apparently, what we’re seeing today is the same playbook resurrected from the 1950s. 

Mrs. Monomakhos



“Ten years I labored in the cause of Communism. I was a dedicated “comrade.” All my talents and efforts were zealously used to bring about the triumph of Communism in America and throughout the world. To me, the end of capitalism would mark the beginning of an interminable period of plenty, peace, prosperity and universal comradeship. All racial and class differences and conflicts would end forever after the liquidation of the capitalists, their government and their supporters. A world union of Soviet States under the hegemony of Russia would free and lead mankind on to Utopia.

Being an idealist, I was sold this “bill of goods” by a Negro graduate of the Lenin Institute in Moscow.

The color of one’s skin is no bar to a young man or woman dreaming of making a better world. Like other Negroes, I experienced and saw many injustices and inequities around me based upon color, not ability. I was told that “the decadent capitalist system is responsible,” that “mass pressure” could force concessions but “that just prolongs the life of capitalism”; that I must unite and work with all those who more or less agree that capitalism must go.

Little did I realize until I was deeply enmeshed in the Red Conspiracy, that just and seeming grievances are exploited to transform idealism into a cold and ruthless weapon against the capitalist system—that this is the end toward which all the communist efforts among Negroes are directed.

Indeed, I had entered the red conspiracy in the vain belief that it was the way to a “new, better and superior” world system of society. Ten years later, thoroughly disillusioned, I abandoned communism. The experiences of those years in “outer darkness” are like a horrible nightmare. I saw communism in all its naked cruelty, ruthlessness and utter contempt of Christian attributes and passions. And, too, I saw the low value placed upon human life, the total lack of respect for the dignity of man, the betrayal of trust, the terror of the Secret Police and the bloody hand of the assassin, during and since, those fateful years when I embraced communism. . .”


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  1. Amazing. Brings back many memories. The Chicago riots, my parents’ after dinner political discussions. My father expressing many of the same observations.
    Indeed, it could have been written this morning.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      So why are they using the same old, tired, playbook and why are we falling for it?

      • There is a reason why propaganda is used. It works!
        My father taught me to not believe everything that I read, to try to analyze information and draw my own conclusions.
        I think that the more people in a society that have an external locus of control, the more propaganda has an influence.
        Conversely, people that operate with internal loci are more stable, less reactionary and more apt to question the popular narrative.
        I don’t see that the populace has swung in that direction during my lifetime.

        • If advertising didn’t work, nobody would spend money on it.
          Propaganda is advertising…

      • George Michalopulos says

        Good question.  Very good question.
        Possible answer?

         They think we’ve forgotten; fifty years is almost two generations ago,
         They got nothing else.  Might as well keep on agitating –like the proverbial feces that’s thrown up against the wall, maybe this time, something will stick.
        They think now the time is right.

        Personally, I think they’ve used all their nuclear options prematurely.  81% of black people do NOT believe in “defund the police” and all the attendant nonsense. 
        Prediction:  all this tumult about “the post office” and mail-in ballots indicates that the Dems know they’re going to lose but that they’re laying the predicate for more violence after Nov 3.  Including secession. 
        I wonder what those Deep State generals are going to do when the West Coast secedes?  In case y’all didn’t know, Podesta and the higher councils of the Democrat Party are war-gaming this possibility.
        Just thought you’d like to know.

        • Johann Sebastian says

          81% of black people do NOT believe in “defund the police” and all the attendant nonsense.
          Perhaps, but what percentage of whites under the age of 50 do? What’s troubling is that so many of them seem to have jumped on the SJW bandwagon. Thoroughly brainwashed and consigning their own children to a confused, dystopian, and miserable future.

  2. Michael Bauman says

    Gail, they are using it because it works. The false doctrine of progress demands it.  It is the same playbook the evil one has always used.  It appeals to our desire for justice and tempts us to “change things” for the better. It is a false eschatology.  Even 8f some resist many will prey to the third temptation.  We are especially vulnerable in the US because it is key to the ethos: “In order to form a more perfect union … all without God. 

  3. Here is the entire documentary:

    “More Deadly than War – The Communist Revolution in America”


  4. Watch this documentary while it is still available: https://www.bitchute.com/video/sAPNi8wBVshM/
    Very informative and shows the connections behind the agencies trying to subvert the Trump presidency. The journalist responsible  for it got arrested the day it was released, so take that for what it’s worth.

  5. In the 1960’s, the hippies blossomed into communists. They taught their children to be communists. The hippies children taught their children (the hippies grandchildren) to be communists. Now we have three generations of communists. They have infiltrated the schools and universities, the main stream media, the government, and the military. It will take direct intervention from God to save this country. America has not experienced the large scale blood of martyrdom on its soil. It may be coming sooner than we think.

    • Linda Albert says

      In the 1970’s the hippies bought up foreclosed farms in vermont, Maine and New Hampshire and started organic farms and dairies and produced high end yogurt and ice cream. They became entrepreneurs and discovered venture capital and public share offerings. The stock market! Whod’ve thunk?

    • cynthia curran says

      Well, it depends, the old whigs in England were sexually immoral but didn’t have a left wing ideology. Disraeli, the tory was once involved with a threesome and married for money, but actually loves his wife. Very different from the left wing radicals of the 1960’s.

  6. Michael Bauman says

    To not succumb to the enemy’s voice in advertising and propaganda with which we are surrounded and innudated as never before takes great effort and great mercy. Even the most Herculean effort of will fails without the mercy and grace of God. 
    The Death to the World website has a companion site: http://unseenwarfare.net 
    I would not recommend following it without engaging with your spiritual father and confessor.  Even the smallest movement into the inner battlefield will likely meet with resistance.  
    But the two sites together give a foundation for Traditional Orthodox belief and practice that is difficult to come by in simple parish life.  
    Still, as with everything else, discernment and guidance are necessary.  
    Intercede for us blessed Seraphim Rose.