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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 049. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1588.

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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 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 ■n Europe. 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. "Hi: 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- iNses itself. Ihe two most important characteristics of Soviet propa- knda are: (1) that it invariably accuses other states ol ill ' "-"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- nist publications. 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 may be. 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 politic. Nothing short of this will bring world peace. END Page 47
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