The Preceeding Post was the The Reuther memorandum
Written by Walter and Victor Reuther in 1961, distributed around the Kennedy administration and indeed put into practice by the IRS, this is the classic strategy statement of how postwar American communism - aka ADA liberalism - in the mid-century era dealt with the ever-present threat of genuine political opposition. There was no clean copy of the Reuther memorandum on the net, so I thought I'd dig it out of hideous obscurity and repost it here. (I'm still looking for the related "Fulbright memorandum," aka "Propaganda Activities of Military Personnel Directed at the Public.")
Note the appearance of none other than Richard Nixon as a good team player on the Republican side. The "Katanga operation" is the US-supported UN assault on Katanga, then regarded by all responsible authorities as a crucial step in freeing the backward colonial despotism of the Belgian Congo to grow into a prosperous and independent democratic republic. It was critical to prevent ignorant Neanderthals from Mississippi from interfering with this sort of enlightened and progressive foreign policy - or any other policy for that matter.
Indeed it's interesting to note the abject failure and/or disappearance of almost all the dissident organizations mentioned in the memo, along with the rest of traditional American anticommunism. Harding College (now University) still exists, though I had to look it up, and the JBS keeps limping along. Meanwhile, William Ayers' office boy is President of the United States. It is also hilarious, even for the time, to note the juxtaposition of the breathless paranoia with the ridiculous shoestring funding of the dissidents - a million dollars a year! One million dollars!
There is also an interesting discussion of Eisenhower and American communism at Foseti's, which is what prompted me to post this document. Suffice it to say: unless you're over 78, America is a communist country and has been for your entire life. What is communism? Democracy without authentic political opposition. How does communism eliminate opposition while maintaining the appearance of a genuine political contest? See below.
(This is not to say America is a Stalinist country, except as an assignment of retrospective guilt for the "Mission to Moscow" era. Mainstream American liberalism of course broke with Russia after FDR's death. This "Anglo-Soviet split" produced the phenomenon known to our communist historians as "the Cold War." If communion with Moscow is your definition of "communism," there was no such thing as communism before 1917 or after 1989, and Mao Tse-tung (after 1961) was a staunch anti-communist. I hope there aren't any little boys in the room once you've finished raping the English language.)
What's nice about the Reuther memorandum is that, since it was written for insiders only, it is relatively transparent, though it still uses the propaganda language of the time. Thus "democracy" is American communism (ie, Cold War liberalism), "international Communism" is Soviet communism, and "domestic Communism" is Americans who are so dense they didn't get the message and are still working for Moscow. Since only true believers are meant to be reading, the memo doesn't work too hard to disguise this reality. "Although the radical right poses a far greater danger to the success of this country in the battle against international Communism than does the domestic Communist movement, the latter have been branded subversive by the Government and the former have not."
My sourcing is extremely tenuous but I believe I have basically the correct text. I've fixed some apparent typos, removed irrelevant front matter, and attempted interpolations in [brackets]. This certainly reads as an authentic internal document of the period.