Please disregard the website on which this is found. Were these "rules" actually found in 1919?
A reader who has kept a copy since we first published it in April 1970, has suggested that "lest we forget" the following be published again:
In May 1919 at Dusseldorf, Germany, the allied forces obtained a copy of the Communist Rules for Revolution. Fifty years later the Reds are still following these rules.
A. Corrupt the young, get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial, and destroy their ruggedness.
B. Get control of all means of publicity thereby:
Get the peoples minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and other trivialities.
Destroy the people’s faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter up to contempt, ridicule and obloquy.
Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit and produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorders, and foster lenient and soft attitude on the part of government toward such disorders.
By Specious argument cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues, honesty, sobriety, continence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.
C. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with a view towards confiscating them and leaving the populace helpless.