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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956 - File 031. 1956-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 22, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/660.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date December 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 vainwashing, as if it might destroy them. Joseph Z. Kornfeder, an ex-Communist, has described mind attack as "the Uiost sensitive nerve of international communism." He says the only Red defense would be to hush up the subject, Because even to deny the idea would be to bring attention to it. Anyone xx-ho heard the details, even if he were skeptical, could not but recognize brainwashing, once it was attempted against him. Awareness of hoxv it is perpetrated tan bring about its ultimate defeat. 4 Thrilling Discovery What was evident out of thc experience of the brainwashed was that two men could undergo similar pres- |Ures under thc* same circumstances and one would crack, the other not. Replies to my questions showed how a mind could defeat the most subtle pressures of a corticovisceral psychiatrist. Details given to me built up to this new Pattern of mental-survival stamina. No discovery could have been more thrilling. If brain- Washing can take a fine mind anel make a parody of it, tie safeguarding of such intellects is one of the problems °f our age. Its solution is necessary to enable free society ■0 win over the police-state concept. The new Red warfare is based on mind attack. The Reds ■ubordinate all other weapons to this new strategy, abandoning all considerations of honor, decency, and religion, except when those, too, can be used as weapons in mind attack. Hitherto, society has given its youth physical-survival training. Now the*y must be given mental-survival training. Nex-er again should our youth worry themselves sick over the double-talk of a trained propagandist because unable to distinguish between words and motives. He must be trained in defenses against the planned disintegration of •lis will. Free society must teach each man and woman that this •s everyone's business, for everyone is the target of total War. There is no front, no rear, in mind attack. I was given a multitude of answers to my questions on Dental-survival by persons of completely different natures *nd professions and backgrounds. Their replies varied in detail but were alike on essential points. Out of their expedience came a practical pattern for survival. 'aith and Convictions Missionaries anel others attached to religious organizations naturally leaned cm their faith for support while •inder mind attack. Down-to-earth, practical, unemotional ■hen declared that the- most important elements in their -■lrvival were faith and prayer. So did the majority of those Who went through Heel brainwashing. They credited strong convictions, too. with playing a pcisive role in their struggle for stamina. The convictions that protected a man were contained 'n his way of life, in a eoele of conduct commanding steadfast faith anel fullest loyalty. Religion frequently was Expressed as a way of life rather than as a specific dogma. Patriotism, simple faith in one's own country, was one of the basic convictions. Three words: prayer, faith, and Rttivictions, were closely linked ill most minds and often ''sed interchangeably. Hubert A. Vogeler came out ol Heel prisons no longer 1'ist a practical business man. but a man with a mission, 'lis experience under eoininiuiisin had broadened him Facts I'oiuxi \ix,s, December, 1956 IDE WOULD r-HOTO The U. S. Army released this photo, which shows the body of an American soldier bearing multiple-puncture perforations, no one of which was sufficient in itself to cause death. The Army referred to this as an example of bamboo-spear or sharpened-stick torture inflicted by Communists on p.o.w.'s in Korea. into a crusader for freedom. I often came across this phenomenon in men who had climbed down from the Calvary of brainwashing. They had acquired a new perspective, a new set of values. Clarity of mind is a vital element, in mental survival. A clear mind cannot be brainwashed; it first has to be put in a fog. The first requirement of a clear mind is rational thinking. When under mind attack, an individual must not loosen his grip for an instant on what he knows and believes. Otherwise, hesitation gives the indoctrinates the openings they seek. Clarity of mind cannot exist in a vacuum. The mind must have facts to go on. Some of the easiest Red con- epiests have bc-e-n made of very intelligent young men with little or no education, certainly with no instruction in the wiles of communism. The intelligent but uninformed individual, particularly if a high IQ gave him a natural capacity for information, was easily confused by half- truths and by being cut off from access to facts. From confusion to a false conviction xvas but one step. In the case of some- Chinese p.o.w.'s I interviewed, release from their mental bondage came from a break in the controlled environment. The Pavlovian animal, when its conditioned environment is interfered with, tends to forget what it has been taught! The Red hierarchy cannot help suspecting this, and so cannot trust its own adherents. If mutual accusations and purges ceased for even a brief moment in any Communist country, internal crack-up would begin. A remarkable proportion of the outstanding cases ol menial survival xxas ol ine-n who shut their exes and closed their ears to what the Reels were saying. Thex- knew that the Reds were telling them lies: that when the- Heels slid tell them something truthful, it xvas to harm them. They we-re not intolerant or illiberal men. They had merely decided upon a counter-tactic, recognizing this as an all- out fight. The mature thinker's approach to communism is that it is evil — not partly evil, but all evil. Experiences of the brainwashed showed that the ability (Continued on page 55) Page 29
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