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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 030. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1569.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
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Transcript — FROM THE GREAT Summation J. EDGAR HOOVER Director of Federal Bureau of investigation T, in: Communist leopard frequently changes his spots, but the same blood — bad blood — continuously flows through bis veins. Recently, we have witnessed another spectacular about-face in the Communist line. Joseph Stalin, who ranked with Marx, Engels, and Lenin as an untouchable saint in the godless Soviet temple, has he-en exposed by his own worshipers els a power-crazed tyrant, a pathological fraud, and a coldhearted executioner. When Moscow broadcast this new Partv line. Communists throughout the world were ejuiek to comply. Here in the United States, the Communist Party made a new entry in its ledger: Joseph Stalin, whom it had openly proclaimed as the greatest man of his generation, was less than mortal — his feet were of clay. To the- uninformed, this is truly a remarkable development. Such drastic changes of opinion usually are developed over a long period of time. Yet, this should have been no surprise coming from a movement which has no moral principles, which lives by expediency, and which will make any move to advance the Communist cause. Oince integrity never has been a Communist stumbling block, the Kremlin has succeeded in rewriting history time and again before its followers' eyes. For example, during the period of the- Nazi- Soviet Nonaggression Pact, American Communists not only expressed opposition to United States intervention, but they also did their utmost to disrupt our defense efforts. Then, on June 22. 1941. the picture- radically changed. Adolpli Hitler rudely rejected Stalin's companionship, thereby converting World War II into the "great democratic war against fascism." The defrocking of Stalin has brought repercussions in Communist circles throughout the world. It is one thing to smash an idol, yet quite another to dispose of his disciples. Here in the United States, confusion and disillusionment have developed in the Conununist Party. There is no danger that the umbilical cord will be severed. The Parte in America still is a dedicated child, completely dependent upon the- proud parent in Moscow. Through the years, however, the top functionaries of the Communist Party, U.S.A., have been strong followers of the Stalin myth. To speak against "Joseph the Great" used to be blasphemy and treason. In some nations, those who opposed Stalin by word or deed were publicly eradicated. In this country, anti-Stalin influences in the Party were strongly castigated and expelled. JMow that the pendulum has swung in the other direction, we find peoples behind the Iron Curtain placing Bowers on previously unmarked graves. In the United States, however, the Communists are confronted with a unique problem. To publicly apologize to expelled Party members would be- most embarrassing. It would openly expose the direct line which connects the Soviet Union with Communist headquarters here. Still, the Party in America must follow Moscow's example and hare its chest. Having been blindly led into this situation, the Communists within our borders find themselves trapped by their own intellectual dishonesty. Already, motions have emerged within the Party to censure its program of the last ten years. But at this point the American Communist Party cannot risk its faces — and it has an unlimited number of them — by openly whipping its most prominent disciples of Stalin. There is a temporary, yet important, advantage to the free world in tlie* Soviet admissions that discrimination and atrocities took place under Stalin's regime. America's Communist leaders now are Confronted with a truth which they long had suspected. Questions have been asked — an extreme type of behavior in Party circles. But inertia is a dilficult force lo overcome. Minds which are- accustomed to continuous slumber are' seldom able to remain active very long. After the first flush of bewilderment, the Communists in tlie United State* have begun settling down into the- Stun* familiar rut. While one- corner of tM Party's mouth parrots the Moscow Un*' the other proclaims, "We are a bona "uC political Party, dedicated to the ideals »' equal opportunity for all." By American standards, however, thee are a most unusual breed of politicians. The medio"- they employ to get out the vote- a" puzzling indeed. In recent months, the united front can*' paign, always a dangerous Coinim"1"' tactic, has received even greater empn*" sis. Former (lommunists who dropped "", (if die Party and some who wen- expel'''' have heen approached to renew til1*1 memberships, In other instances, no" Communist individuals and organization' have been approached by Party lea<l''p under the pretext of wanting to assist " promoting a mutual objective. The Com munists are confident that if they '';" openly cling to the- coattails of reputt"* groups, eventually they will succeed ' wearing (he- entire suit. O **■'"•'• of the Party's most effective pr"l'. aganda platforms continues to be front organizations. If America's re" , ance can be softened by the lies shout* from these hives of concealed com'1'. nism. the Parte will he in a better p°*j tion lo launch a frontal attack upo" ° government. Page 28 American Communists have annum1' that they stand on a platform of 'j°\ peace, equal rights, and democracy- ,. they omit the two most important vvo — "Moscow stele." When the Comm"" ~ smirk begins to change to ei smile- ;l!" i the case right now, we would I"' . j advised to refocus our sights. "'' j those changing spots, the same had P*0"! still flow s through the leopard's veins ' Facts Forum Mews, October, '
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