Up With People or Up with Communism……

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People often ask me when I think our Nation started getting indoctrinated with Communism and Socialist ideology. I’m considered to be young by many even though I am almost 40 y/o, but this group stuck out to me from my childhood. 

Does anyone remember a singing group called “Up With People”? They are still around today, but just not as popular as they were in the past. “Up with People (UWP) was founded by J. Blanton Belk in 1965 as a positive voice for young people during a turbulent period in the United States.” Its historic path officially began in 1968 when it was incorporated. (It was formed during the Hippie and Civil Rights Movements pretty much).

 


Up With People Theme Song Lyrics:
It happened just this morning
I was walking down the street
The milkman and the postman
And policeman I did meet.
There in every window
At every single door I recognized people
I’d never noticed before

Chorus:
Up, up with people
You meet ’em wherever you go
Up, up with people
They’re the best kind of folks we know
If more people were for people
All people everywhere
There’d be a lot less people to worry about
And a lot more people who care
There’d be a lot less people to worry about
And a lot more people who care.

People from the Southland
And people from the North
Like a mighty army
I saw them coming forth
‘Twas a great reunion
Befitting of a king
Then I realized people
Were a lot more important than things

Chorus:

Inside everybody
There’s some bad and there’s some good
But don’t let anybody
Start attacking peoplehood
Love them as they are
And fight for them to be
Great men and great women
As God meant them to be.
Chorus:

It stemmed from the ideology of a group called Moral Re-Armament (MRA). “The movement had Christian roots, but grew into an informal, international network of people of all faiths and backgrounds. It was based around what it called ‘the Four Absolutes’ (absolute honesty, absolute purity, absolute unselfishness and absolute love) and encouraged its members to be actively involved in political and social issues. One of the movement’s core ideas was that changing the world starts with seeking change in oneself.” Moral Re-Armament (MRA) was an international moral and spiritual movement that, in 1938, developed from the American minister Frank Buchman’s Oxford Group. Buchman headed MRA for 23 years until his death in 1961.In 2001 the movement was renamed Initiatives of Change. “Initiatives of Change (“IofC”) is a global organization dedicated to “building trust across the world’s divides” of culture, nationality, belief, and background. The organization is committed to transforming society, beginning with change in individual lives and relationships.”

All of the organizations were based on getting all people together “helping” each other and “caring” about each other. They promote the idea that everyone is the same. They are not just talking about the US either, they are promoting this concept all over the world. Take a browse through YouTube and listen to their music! It breeds Socialist ideas and Communism in out young people! That’s why the group Up With People TARGETS the young (in order to tour with and be apart of the Up With People crew you must be ages 18-29)!!! Take this song that Up With People sings:

Lyrics to Up With People’s song “What Color is God’s Skin”:
“Good Night” I said to my little son
So tired out when the day was done
Then he said, as I tucked him in
“Tell me, Daddy- What Color is God’s Skin?”

CHORUS
What color is God’s skin? What color is God’s Skin”
I said it’s black, brown, it’s yellow… it is red, it is white
Every one’s the same in the good Lord’s sight.

He looked at me with those shining eyes
Well I knew that I could tell no lies
When he said, “Daddy, why do the different races fight
If we’re the same in the good Lord’s sight?”

CHORUS
What color is God’s skin? What color is God’s Skin”
I said it’s black, brown, it’s yellow… it is red, it is white
Every one’s the same in the good Lord’s sight.

“Son, that’s part of our suffering past
But the whole human family is learning at last
That the thing we missed on the road we trod
Was walking as the daughters and the sons of God”.

CHORUS
What color is God’s skin? What color is God’s Skin”
I said it’s black, brown, it’s yellow… it is red, it is white
Every one’s the same in the good Lord’s sight.

I used to love this song as a child, but as I got older, I realized that not everyone followed the same God as I had been taught to follow growing up. Also, people may be the same in the Lords sight, but as the human race, we are not all the same! We have many differences in the human race! Many different cultures, ideologies, religious differences, and just plain differences period.
The promotion that people all follow the same God and that people all the same reminds me of another theme song from a more present time, LOL!

Little Boxes Lyrics (Theme Song from Showtime’s mini-series called “Weeds”:
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes made of ticky tacky
Little boxes on the hillside,
Little boxes all the same,
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

And the people in the houses
All went to the university
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same
And there’s doctors and lawyers
And business executives
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.

And they all play on the golf course
And drink their martinis dry
And they all have pretty children
And the children go to school,
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university
Where they are put in boxes
And they come out all the same.

And the boys go into business
And marry and raise a family
In boxes made of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same,
There’s a green one and a pink one
And a blue one and a yellow one
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky
And they all look just the same.
The only people who will really take to heart the messages that Up With People, (and other organizations like it), are people who have the same thinking and ideology already. I don’t think the Muslim Countries will take any of this, run with it, change their religion, change their God, and change their beliefs. Nor do I think it will change any other Communist/Socialist Country because they already have Communism and it’s not working out to great for them. The Country it will change dramatically will be our own.

Organizations like these often look good at first glance, but once you start looking into what they are saying and the message they are spreading, they don’t always seem so good after a while! How quickly everyone seems to forget that Communism is promoted under the guise of helping people, sharing, and caring; even religion is used to defend Communism and Socialism. Communist and Socialists love to tug on your heart-strings and make Religious People feel it is their duty to do their “Fair Share” and give to those less fortunate over and over again…..

What people need to remember is that giving all the time, has gotten us in a real mess! Hand-Outs have hindered our society more than it has helped! Self-reliance and self-responsibility has gone out the window in our society because we have allowed Socialist and Communist ideology to take over and push too far. We have allowed Organizations like these to slip into our children’s mind that everyone is the same, everyone deserves the same, and that it is up to us to give everyone the same even though they aren’t doing the same work in order to get the same things.

It is one thing to help a person, it is another to have a society that is completely dependent on handouts from their Government because of helping ourselves into oblivion……
What do you think????

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5 thoughts on “Up With People or Up with Communism……

  1. As a teenager. which feels like eons ago, I was a member of a singing group called “Sing-Out” Sing-Out, was a spin-off of Up With Peoiple. We sang Up With People songs. I enjoyed performing in the shows. I then enlisted in the navy, at age 17. I enjoyed my time with Sing-Out, immensely. I wish I could turn back the hands of time.

  2. As an UWP alum I must say that you are way off base.

    UWP is not saying that everyone is the same, it is focused on serving others and teaching the world to appreciate the differences that make us who we are rather than judge each other because of them. Young people (18-29) travel because they are able to leave home for extended periods of time easier than those that have jobs and families. That is the time in life when most people explore the world.

    My cast in 1994 had 23 different countries represented and we spent a great deal of time learning about each other and about the 84+ communities we were visiting during our year on the road. Personally, I am Southern, Christian, towards the right side of middle, and 100% American, but I have learned that different cultures have wonderful things to ffer me and the world. I have learned that I can make a difference and make someone else’s life better andthat the world IS NOT A LOST CAUSE.

    How dare you attack the reputation of something that you know so little about personally. Maybe if you took the time to talk to the people who have actually spent some time with UWP, or the organizations that UWP casts have served in the communities they have visited, you might learn what it is really like.

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