It is of note that the John Birch Society, founded in 1958, has become a major player in politics today but it is never mentioned on television or in the news. It was initially founded as an “anti-Communist” organization by Robert Welch, but when you read the Blue Book of the John Birch Society, you discover that members believed anyone who disagreed with them were Communists, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President John Kennedy.

The society is admittedly, a monolithic society; the head of the society is a supreme leader with a Council for advice. The society is not democratic and the members believe that America was never intended to be a democracy.

The JBS has always had aspirations beyond eradicating Communists; they wanted to determine the outcome of elections, they had an agenda to do it, and today they have apparently realized their goal.

“Then, while we are destroying and after we have destroyed the Communist tyranny, let’s drive on toward our higher goals of more permanent accomplishment; toward an era of less government and more responsibility, in which we can create a better world.” Blue Book of JBS p. 135.

It is all written down there in the Blue Book, which is seldom if ever read; JBs is never mentioned in national news and the public is apparently totally ignorant of the JBS purpose.

In the 2010 elections in Wisconsin, orchestrated by two brothers who individually are recognized as two of the wealthiest men in the world and whose father was a founding father of the John Birch Society, were the Republican supporters of Gov. Walker and other candidates in the State and the prime example of JBS success in getting society followers elected. In keeping with the JBS agenda, Walker and his Republican cohorts have eliminated labor unions and are making an effort to eliminate public schools and privatize education in Wisconsin.

Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, is quoted as saying, “What the Republicans are doing in Wisconsin is what we Republicans want to do in Washington D.C.

The reason that the John Birch Society is little known to the public, apparently is by design. JBS membership is secret and members rarely admit their membership. Also, the JBS does nothing in their own name (for an obvious reason, presumably); they use front groups for any and all political action.

“5. We would organize fronts—little fronts, big fronts, temporary fronts, permanent fronts, all kinds of fronts. . . . We have some smaller fronts, such as Orfit—an organization for repeal of the income tax which have probably accomplished more, in proportion to money and effort spent, than many of the larger organizations of conservatives. . . . With such fronts as A Petition To Impeach Earl Warren, (and I think we could get the names of a hundred outstanding leaders from the South and many form the North on the letter head right now); a Committee To Investigate Vassar College (headed by Vassar graduates, of course); and Women Against Labor Union Hoodlumism . . . A part of this same operation is the gathering of petitions, dealing with political matters, educational matters, and everything under the sun. . . . We ought to outdo the Communists at least two to one at that game, until we finally make petitions so overabundant and commonplace that they cease, for a while at least, to be a useful technique for either them or ourselves.” Blue Book of JBS pp. 68-73.

The John Birch Society’s primary devise for eliminating opposition leadership is to assassinate the character of person by insinuating that there is something terrible about him that they cannot prove (a devise used daily on Fox News National Television).

“6. Another thing we should do, and one badly needed, would be to start shocking the American People—or an increasing percentage of the more literate and more intelligent who have not yet been brainwashed . . . Let’s make what we are talking about a little clearer by illustration. There is the head of one of the great educational institutions in the East (not Harvard incidentally) whom at least some of us believe to be a Communist. Even with a hundred thousand dollars to hire sleuths . . . I doubt if we could prove it on him. But—with just five thousand dollars to pay for the proper amount of careful research . . . I believe we could get all the material for quite a shock. . . . we would run in the magazine an article consisting of questions to this man, which would be devastating in their implications. The question technique, when skillfully used in this way, is mean and dirty. But the Communists we are after are meaner and dirtier, and too slippery to put your fingers on them in the ordinary way—no matter how much they look and act like prosperous members of the local Rotary Club.” pp. 73-4.

“Of course we would have to be prepared from the beginning for a lot smearing, as I have already said; and possibly also, no matter how carefully the job was done, for a lot of nuisance libel suits. . . . But it is to be remembered that libel suits also give added publicity to the charges, which is one thing we would be seeking and which the Left would be most anxious to avoid.” Blue Book of JBS p. 79.

It is necessary to use quotes from The Blue Book of JBS because Americans would be aghast and disbelieve otherwise.

Today, when Americans read their newspapers’ letters to the editor or read the comments on Internet news stories, they may wonder where so much support for radicals comes from; based on the numbers, a person would expect that there is a multitude of extremists on the American political scene. The following quote from the Blue Book of JBS explains a lot about that:

“If I were the man on the white horse . . . here are some things I would do. . . 4. We would institute the organized planning and control to make full and effectively coordinated use of the powerful letter writing weapon that lies so ready at hand. . . . There should be a continuous overwhelming flood of letter writing, not just to legislators or the executive departments in Washington, but to newspaper editors, television and radio sponsors, educators, lecturers, state legislators and politicians, foundation heads and everybody else whose opinions, actions, and decisions count for anything in the ultimate total actions and decisions. Such an outpouring of mail would give more courage to a lot of people who would prefer to be more clearly on our side, and would at least slow down the brazen advance of some of those on the other side. . . . Letter writing of the kind that builds opinion exactly the way single grains of sand build a whole barricade. . . we would keep a million men working every day . . . ” pp. 66-8.

Joseph Welch was the man on the white horse, of course, and JBS letter writing committees are obviously an overwhelmingly successful; it is evident.

By far the most disturbing part of the John Birch Society tenets to Americans is the John Birch Society’s total disdain and opposition to American democracy; it is obviously a very important concept to the society and a key factor in their agenda. The JBS is quite open with their beliefs that oppose American democracy. It is best to read that directly from the Blue Book:

“And democracy, of course, as the Greeks and Romans both found out, and as I believe every man in this room clearly recognized–democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” Blue Book of JBS p. 124.

(Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our liberal critics would have you believe that this statement, for an American is practically heresy. This is because these same Liberals have been working so long and so hard to convert our republic into a democracy, and to make the American people believe that it is supposed to be a democracy. Nothing could be further from the truth than that insidiously planted premise. Our founding fathers knew a great deal about history and government, and they had very nearly a clean slate on which to write the blueprint for our own. They gave us a republic because they considered it the best of all forms of government. They visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government. But our past history and our present danger indicate that they were right in both particulars.”

Americans should read the entire Blue Book of the John Birch Society, 1961. There is, of course, much more for Americans to know about these extremists in American society.

In interviews or press conferences, American leaders including Presidents have never been directly been asked by reporters, “Are you now or ever have been a member of the John Birch Society.” Nor has any reporter ask, “Isn’t your agenda identical to the John Birch Society agenda”. Neither has a government official been ask their opinion of tenets of the John Birch Society nor have they even been ask their opinion of the John Birch Society. Answers would be thought provoking.

Ironically, before public school teachers in California are given a license and allowed to teach, they must sign a legal affidavit that states, “I am not now nor have I ever been a member of the Communist Party.” However, members of the John Birch Society who oppose American democracy can be and are routinely licensed to teach in the public schools; of course, teachers in the public schools of California are required to teach the benefits of democracy in America.

The purpose of this blog post is to make Americans aware of the John Birch Society, its tenets, and its impact on our daily life and in our government. Essential quotes of JBS have been used purposefully; this is not an opinion article.

The American John Birch Society represents tremendous wealth and power in America; the member are individually exceedingly wealthy Americans and corporate CEOs. Members of the society through their campaign contributions have been responsible for the recent election of many high level government officials.

The five Republican Justices of the US Supreme court majority that decided the Citizens United Decision, opened the doors for unlimited financial contributions from any corporation or foreign entity; the contributor can and do remain anonymous. Previous law regulating limitations of election contributions were declared by the Court majority to violate the US Constitutions; this was a dark night for American democratic elections.

In the 2010 Midterm elections, hoards of money were spent on political candidates, primarily Republican candidates. Financial contributions appear to be the deciding factor in most American elections today. This is obviously not the democratic way to elect a democratic government; America today portends to have a plutocratic oligarchic government and not a democracy.

The John Birch Society is today experiencing phenomenal success; their website is at:


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