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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 040. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1579.

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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 MOSCOW'S ANTI-STALIN PURGE i r\ external or international arena (such as "Axis versus Allies"), but by so- called internal contradictions within each country and/or geo-political area." In short, they mean to concentrate in each country on one bourgeois political faction or party ancl use it to create disharmony. The objective is to infiltrate, neutralize, demoralize, and generally envenom the relations between political parties in any given country. Hitherto, independent or overt activity of the Communist Party (in its own name or behind Party- created "fronts") came first, and creeping infiltration second. Now it is to be the other way round. Now the Trojan Horse is to be put through his paces. As former President Herbert Hoover has said, "Like crabs they aim to crawl into our own shells" and fatten on our party differences. That, my friends, is coexistence. Red and Ready Tbe moral destruction, purging, and liquidation of opponents is an organic part of Communist government policy. But never before has the top bierarch himself been purged or morally destroyed. The posthumous purging and moral destruction of Stalin may not help to solve the crisis of succession, but rather aggravate it. The tendency toward "relaxation" must be strong indeed, when even Malenkov, Stalin's prize pupil, in his brief reign proposed a reorientation from heavy industry to light, and other policy changes consonant with "relaxation." In fact, the force behind the Stalin purge comes from those among the new ruling class who within the general Soviet pattern want a "new deal" all around. They aim to purge not only Stalin, but Stalinism. Bulganin and Khrushchev on the other hand aim only to ride out the storm and make use of the general hatred for Stalin to further their own ends. They would sacrifice Stalin, not Stalinism. In good Stalinist fashion they would paralyze opposition by riding into the enemy's camp with loud •ED.'s NOTE: "Contradictions" in the sense here used are explained on p. 50 of Facts Forum News, luly, 1956, in book condensation of The Language of Communism, by Harry Hodgkinson. Page 38 (Continued from page 31) anti-Stalin war cries. Stalin buried Leninism in the name of Lenin. B and K hope to outdo their master ancl retain Stalinism, also in the name of Lenin — something that even their "repudiated" master would admire if it works. Meanwhile, if B and K have their way, the moral defamation of tbe United States will go on apace. Soviet infiltration of the West will continue, while life behind the Iron Curtain remains militarized: a condition which keeps the Russians ready to jump at our throats the moment those Soviet hierarchs consider it expedient to do so. Perspectives Normally we would be justified in expecting the new ruling class in the Soviet to do as privileged classes gen- erallv elo: secure their privileges and enjoy them peacefully, not plunge into new wars or prolong old ones. We should not exclude the possibility of such a development, but should make sure that it is happening before courting any new pro-Tito adventures. Communism is not merely an ideology based on materialism, but is spiritually and ethically a Sahara. Versus the enemy, whoever that may be, it has neither morals nor a conscience. If there are any rules, whether in physical fighting or in propaganda, they are along the lines of what we call "dirty fighting." Stalin is not being condemned for using those methods against the enemy, but just for using them against his own comrades. In short, the claim is that morals may be rationed. One may be a complete nihilist versus the bourgeois enemy, versus religion, versus even non-Leninist-Marxists — but not against dissidents inside the Party, Stalin eliel not recognize such rationing. He was a complete nihilist, a genius in the art of destruction. Everything he built was meant to be used as a destructive agency, against enemies inside the Party, or outside. Stalin is dead, but a whole generation has been brought up on his man- of-steel methods. The new ruling class imbibed this philosophy in high schools, in colleges, in Party organizations. Assuming even that they return to the Leninist concept of "rationing" the villainy ancl directing it exclusively toward us, it will at best merely lengthen the "pause," not change communism's goals. Too, Stalin's methods were almost uniformly successful. Success as a rule is imitated, not repudiated. Under Stalin, seven hundred million people were added to the Soviet empire. By 1947, the Soviet Political Bureau concluded that capitalism in Europe and Asia was on the ropes; only America's industrial might and the atom bomb held Stalin back. Even so, by internal methods, they dared take China ancl Czechoslovakia, and probe America's will to fight by a very slightly-camouflaged military invasion of Korea. All these successes boosted the appetite for easy loot, ancl lowered the prestige of the free world's leaders in the eyes of Soviet leaders. Repercussions The civil war in Russia, waged against the bourgeoisie of the- cities and the countryside, had been virtually completed before Stalin's reign- Stalin's war was almost entirely against the peasants, the workers, ancl his own Parte- comrades who resisted his climb to power. Communist thought sets up materialist idols: the Communist Party and its State. All Stalin had to do was to get control of that idol, transfer the idolatry unto himself, and thus he- come the anointeel emperor and reigning deity of communism. The impact of Stalin's repudiation upon Communists and Communist sympathizers is as if a pope who during his reign had been glorified for twenty-five years as the greatest of all infallible popes, is upon bis death declared by tbe College of Cardinals to have been in reality Satan incarnate, no less. Repercussions from such action would be tremendous, anel the effect of the present anti-Stalin denouncement is in like manner incalculable. Now, right now, at this confuse'1 moment, is the time to get rid of communism, by keeping up the pressure ideologically anel physically. We may thus hasten the self-cure inside the Soviet empire itself; we may free the West of its penetration and, in a relentless, cumulative effort, we maV achieve freedom for society as •* whole. ENJ> Facts Forum News, October, 195°
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