Former Southeast Lauderdale High School principal (Coach) Algie Davis shared the origins of the school's annual Veteran's Day Program at the September meeting of the Long Creek Community Development Club.
Davis, who many consider an icon for the annual observance, said the program was the brainchild of several SLHS students 17 years ago. Veterans visiting the campus to present an award to an essay-winning Southeast student noticed American flags in each classroom. They offered to replace some of the tattered flags with new ones.
One of Davis' students asked, “Why is it that the veterans are always doing something for us, but we don’t do anything for them?” He sent the student, along with several others, to the school’s library to plan Southeast's first Veterans Day Program.
“My goal as an educator was to get students to think,” Davis said.
He not only wanted the students to appreciate the veterans, but he also wanted them to appreciate the great nation in which they lived.
This meant Davis continuing to teach American Government, even though his duties as principal kept him busy. Every year, Davis the school's senior students the importance of recognizing subtle but important changes within the nation. One purpose for this was to make the kids aware of how the Communist Party operated, and how their rules were beginning to reshape America.
In May 1919, at Dusseldorf, Germany, the Allied forces obtained a copy of some of the "Communist Rules for Revolution." Years later, the Communists are still following the rules, Davis said. He listed nine steps condensed from the original 235 "Communist Rules for Revolution" and noted that when reading each rule to "stop and consider the present day situation where we live – and throughout our nation as a whole – and how these situations slip up on you a little bit at a time."
• Corrupt the young. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial. Destroy their ruggedness.
• Get control of all means of publicity, thereby getting people’s minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books, plays, and other trivialities.
• Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
• Destroy the people’s faith in their national leaders by holding the leaders up to contempt and ridicule.
• Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
• Encourage government extravagance to destroy its credit, produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
• Promote unnecessary strikes in vital industries, encourage civil disorder, and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of the government toward such disorders.
• By specious argument, cause breakdown of the moral virtues, honesty, sobriety, continence, and faith in the pledged word.
• Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with a view to confiscating them and leaving the population helpless.
“This thing is real,” Davis said. And complacency on America’s part is what’s feeding the frenzy, he added.
“The Communist Party is as close as they’ve ever been to taking control,” he said. “Just read The Book of Revelation.”
Log on to www.redicecreations.com to view a report by www.newswatchmagazine.org for more information. Or, Google "Communist Rules for Revolution 1919."
The Sept. 10, 2012, meet was held at the Long Creek CDC clubhouse.
During the business session, members discussed preparations for Zero Day. Anyone interested in participating – setting up a booth, singing, baking a cake for the Cake Walk or any other activity – should contact Winky Litchfield at (601) 485-3905.
Yard of the Month honors went to Kirby and Lori Clark of Zero Road.
The Oct. 8 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the clubhouse, 4892 Zero Road. Club members will provide an appreciation pot-luck supper for the Long Creek Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.
• Submitted by Jill Renee Walsh.