heard is that Europe is the first line of defense. But the
War theater is Asia. Obviously the Kremlin is not going to
let us choose the field of battle. It sees us sending aid to
Europe, it hears us proclaim our comparative disdain for
Formosa. Korea, the Far East. Is it any wonder that the
Sox ic-t chose to strike in Asia? Asia i.s more populous, comprises a greater territory, possesses raw materials of more
importance to us than Europe's, notably the rubber, tin,
ancl manganese of southeast Asia. Asia is at least as important as Europe, if not more so.
Our European policy has primarily sought to benefit
Britain and France. Yet those two countries have done
relatively little in the over-all collective security effort.
Britain has recognized Red China anel given Reel China
War material. There- is no question of abandoning Britain
and France, but the suggestiem is made that we re-evaluate our aid program to benefit primarily those nations
Which want help ancl are in a position to help. The strategic location, raw materials, industrial productivity, and
manpower of Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, anel
Turkey make them important. Adenauer is our best friend
The fact to be remembered above all others is that "D"
Jay ol World War III is an event not of the future, but of
the past. World War III began in 1944, when the Comraii-
"ists attacked the (heck Goxernment. Since that time we
|teve lost 600 million persons to the Soviet Empire, as well
*l seven million square miles of territory. Clearly, xve are
losing this war. Thc trend must soon be reversed, for there
remains little that we can give away.
We are confronted with a power, the Soxiet Empire,
*nich has staked its existence- on the- strength of propaganda backed by force. 11 seems sale to say that Stalin and
Ms associates followed Hitler and Goebbels in their con-
action that you can condition human beings into believing
Bything you tell them.
Conununist propaganda, to be effective, must have
"chiud it military anel coercive power. Nazi propaganda
was effective when Hitler was strong anel successful; today
jt is ludicrous. "The Soviet regime is nailed in place by
Jteyonets and held together by an omnipresent demonstration of force as well as by the psychological trickery of
Propaganda," said William Bedell Smith, former chid of
""r Central Intelligence- Agency, ancl onetime American
■"nbassaclor to Moscow,
SOVIET STRATEGY ANALYZED
Propaganda is most effective when it confirms people in
Pnat they want to believe. Thus the Kremlin's "peace
''"ciisiee" is much more effective than its propaganda for
^-nimunism. Similarly, Soviet propaganda e-fforts directed
'' nationalistic lee-lings in Iran and Asia are effective
|&Cause they appeal to an elemental desire.
Ideological weapons are crucially important to the Com-
nist apparatus in waging war for world domination.
J^Opaganda is the long-range- siege gun of Soxiet power.
.Oniniunist propaganda seeks to destroy all ideas and
''''"logics inimical to communism; it attempts to clcstn>\
""' ven language by which an opposing ideology ex-
Ihe two most important characteristics of Soviet propa-
knda are: (1) that it invariably accuses other states ol
"-"tig those- things which the Soviet Empire itself is doing,
intends to do; ancl (2) that the Soviet Empire has, in its
acts Forum News, October, 1956
international relations, carried over into peacetime the
propaganda tactics of deception, falsification, and evasion,
which we have hitherto associated only with a state of war.
Soviet tactics change as circumstances change, but Soviet
strategy remains fixed. Lenin saiel: "We are living not
merely in a state, but in a system of states, and the existence of the Soviet Republic side by side with imperialist
states for a long time remains unthinkable. One or the
other must triumph in tbe end. And before that end supervenes, a series of frightful clashes between the Soviet
Republic ancl bourgeois states will be inevitable." Later,
Stalin declared: "The war with the capitalist countries.
which is inevitable, may be delayed either until proletarian revolution ripens in Europe, or until colonial revolutions come fully to a head, or, finally, until the capitalists
light among themselves oxer the division of colonies." This
was a resolution of the Sixth World Congress of the Communist International: "Revolutionary war of the proletarian dictatorship is but a continuation of revolutionary
peace b\ other means." Here is laid bare the much-vaunted
Soviet peace policy: that the Soviets want incessant war,
or permanent revolution, until all non-Soviet states are
destroyed and a world USSR is established.
The Kremlin therefore wants peace just as Hitler wanted
peace — it wants us to be peaceful while it does us in. It
wants a piece of Poland, a piece of Czechoslovakia, etc.
For tactical reasons. Soviet leaders have saiel and probably
will say again that they believe in peaceful coexistence,
but this is a tactical maneuver. An appreciation of the
Soeact doctrine of the impossibility of peaceful coexistence
is the key to all Soviet propaganda. Tactical changes in
Soxiet propaganda are subordinated to the furthering of
the Soviet goal of world conquest through military ancl
revolutionary methods. Their peace campaign means that
the free world shall remain peaceful and unarmed while
the Soviets run rampant.
The peace-at-any-pricers are having a field day in the
free world today, anel Soxiet psychological warfare finds
many eager and unpaid assistants to help it in its work.
It is difficult for us to appreciate the immensity of the
Soviet propaganda effort. In the Soxiet Empire, all the
mass media are part of the state apparatus, Approximately
75 per cent of all speeches anel memoranda in the UN
emanate from Soviet sources. In the United States alone
there exist 210 Communist-directed newspapers and magazines whose primary job it is to spread Soxiet psychological
warfare. This does not count numerous anti-anti-Commu-
One of the greatest weaknesses in American policy is
that it has been continuously subservient to Soviet policy.
We say we cannot act decisively against American communism because it might play into the hands of Soviet
propaganda. The Soviets damn us if xe e do, and damn us if
we don't. The only logical course- is to elo what xve think is
concct, regardless of what we think the Soviet reaction
The United States, as leader of the free world, must
make the decision which alone can lead us to victory —
the decision to build up the non-Soviet world (and pre--
eminently those states that have their hearts in the anti-
Soviet crusade), with a view not of appeasement or containment-coexistence, but of an offensive leading to the
ultimate cutting of the Soviet cancer from the world body
Nothing short of this will bring world peace. END