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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 042. 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/1581.

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Facts Forum. (1956-10). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 042. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1581

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • 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 INTRODUCTION In this condensation, it has been necessary for Facts Forum News to depart from its established custom of presenting the text as a whole, albeit in shortened form. Mr. Bouscaren's writing is so compact that complete coverage proved impossible in the allotted space. Hence much masterly discussion of the world situation had to be omitted. The complete book contains 191 pages, plus bibliography and index. The price is $3.00. i America Faces World Communism A CONDENSATION nN BASIC FACTS OF COMMUNISM COMMUNISM is a movement based on economic determinism which is trying to conquer the world through force and violence. The leaders are the Russian Communist Party, the Soviet Government, ancl their friends in other countries. The theory of communism is that the "proletariat" (led by the "vanguard" or Communist Party) will conquer the "capitalists" through force ancl violence, ancl then establish a dictatorial state which will "wither away" after all become Communists. Dictatorship of the proletariat does not mean dictatorship by the workers. It means dictatorship by the Communist Party. When the "world dictatorship of the proletariat" is established, the government of people will be replaced by "the administration of things." Socialism prevails until all non-Soviet states are destroyed through revolution. Then, and only then, does "communism" appear, according to Soviet theory. Communism as a theory is based on the incorrect supposition that economic factors determine the course of history; it assumes that harmony among classes is impossible; it assumes that man is all matter and no spirit. Communism in practice is characterized by internal tyranny and external aggression. It is incompatible with personal freedom, national independence, ancl world peace. The idea of communism is not the real danger; it has never in itself gained control of any state. Communism does not just spread or grow; it wins control of states through the military ancl political intervention of the Soviet Government. Communism gained control in Russia because its leaders were transported there by the German Imperial Government, in 1917, in an attempt to overthrow the existing Russian regime. This regime, made up of naive and trusting liberals (who had overthrown the Czar), tried to create democracy in Russia overnight ancl still continue war against Germany. It extended political freedom to the Communists who, taking advantage of Russia's unstable condition, created a military force which Page 40 destroyed through violence the whole system of political freedom which the liberals hael just established. Lenin's party was first known as the Bolsheviks, the impatient Marxists who wished to gain a monopoly of political power through force. In January, 1918, the Bolsheviks changed their name to the Communist Party of Russia. About six million people in a Soviet population of 200 million belong to the Communist Party of the USSR. Party members, especially the important ones, control the police, the armed forces, the forced-labor system, anel all branches of government. Modern means of repression have become so effective that a small number can control a much greater number of people. Party members, once admitted, can continue in the good graces of the Party only if they obey the dictator and his lieutenants without hesitation. The Communist Party is the government. There are no free elections in Russia- Soviet Russia has plebiscites, in which almost everybody is herded to the polls ancl votes as he is told; failure to comply is inadvisable. The only part of the Soviet Constitution which has an) meaning is that which states that the Communist Party shall be the only party in Russia. As for freedom in religion — Catholics, Jews, ancl Protestants have none whatever. Some few Russian Orthodox churchmen have limited freedom as long as they support the dictatorship anel assist it to extend its power. The Russian economy is state-owned ancl state-operated; this applies to both industry and agriculture. Main important projects arc- built by slave labor. Escape-el inmates an'1 Soviet officials who have lle-d Russia have written documented studies of these slave-labor camps. The Soviet Government directly controls all orthodo* Communist parties throughout the world. These parti6" never criticize the Soviet Government or Soviet leaders* They arc in effect nothing more than advance elements oI the Soviet Army abroad. Their first allegiance is to the Soviet Union; their purpose, to assist the Soviet Govern' ment to establish a world Soviet Empire, and to weake0 through subversion all non-Soviet governments. Facts Forum News, October, 195"
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