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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 032. 1956-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 25, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/661.

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Facts Forum. (1956-12). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956 - File 032. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/661

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date December 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • 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 G (mpMA qL B ©del YOU WILL WANT TO READ COMPETITIVE COEXISTENCE By Rodney Gilbert A Free Enterprise publication, distributed by The Book ma Her, 118 East 26 St., New York 16. N. Y., 1956, 182 pp., $3.00. Rodney Gilbert, veteran journalist, traveler, ancl expert on Oriental affairs, was known as "Heptisax" to readers of (his former column in the New York Herald-Tribune. He-re he brings up the j heavy artillery and pours a shattering broadside upon "liberals." left-wingers, and 'fraid-cats who evince greater alarm o\-er "being atomically cooked'' than oxer "having to live under such systems of slavery as have been im- ;>■ posed upon the 900 million victims of . criminal insanity within the Red Empire." "We are in this psycho-economic war with the Reel Empire," he asserts, "described by the genial Khrushchev as 'competitive coexistence-,' until we win or lose it. It won't be much of a war until we stop saying that xxe- are seared, that we find the possible up- p shot too terrible for contemplation, l and and that we an- aching to beg our i{ way out of it. Until we get over that, ... it will go on being a Red walk- 'j over, here and there, until it's here." He observes: "Negotiations direct or indirect between the representatives of government of the American people and any of the Reel dictatorships has the character of talk for peace bc- g: tween the municipal government of i' Chicago anel the Al Capone gang." The two themes of this book are: H (1) "That communism must be de stroyed, if our scheme of things is not to be destroyed. (2) That we had better recognize that fact, proclaim our recognition of it. anel get at it, as a dedicated people." How to go about it? First of all. xxe- should remember the John 3:16 of Reel Gospel: "It is inconceivable that the Soxiet Republic should continue to exist lor a long period side by side with the imperial- Page 30 istic states. Ultimately, one or the other must conquer." They elo not intend to atomize us, if only thex- can take us over intact. Their idea of "competitive coexistence" is to hem us in from foreign markets and imports of raw materials; to reduce us to national bankruptcy, xvith unemployment on a scale previously unheard-of, and taxation carried to the point of financial ruin. "Nobody vvho has made a close study of Soviet policy and publicity believes that a change in the manners of the supreme Soviet hierarchy, from fang-baring hostility to great joviality, means abandonment of the Red Empire's objectives. Conquest of Asia through Red China comes first. Conquest of the United State's through economic strangulation anel exhaustion, then through the capture of a revolution in this country, is the ultimate objective. . . . That we know is the program, because the- Communists have talked so loudly about it, for thirty-five years and more, that only those who plugged their ears could lie- ignorant of it. . . . It is a soundly- planned program ancl the Reels shout to each other that its success is 'inex i- table.'" We are told that common sense de- mands America's giving foreign aid where it xvill do the most good — that is, to the- oppressed peoples under Soxiet despotism. Thex-, with a fraction of the help we now lavish upon lukewarm European nations (not to of mention the "neutrals" who have naught but contempt for us), would passionately utilize every bit of backing xve could give, to throw off the hated Reel yoke. They would, wi-S the utmost zeal and relish, proceed to do our fighting for us. America's moral strength is rated by this author as being far above that W the USSR. We are reminded that, in World War II, thc Russian armfe** trieel to surrender to Hitler. His saV- age response forced them to light f(" their own country, although they loathed its form of government. W* are assured that the Russian peopl'' today, given an opportunity and i' welcome, would join forces with nS against our common foe, the tyiaiit*- of the Kremlin. "II our government and people an? finally as convinced as this writer is, lis' says, "that the Reel hierarchy lS determined to wage this cold war to the finish ( meaning our subjugation or their collapse): and if our government and people an- finally persuaded, •* this writer is, that the only effective offense against their creeping aggr*" sion . . . is an all-out psycho-econon»c counter-offensive; then, the confidence which we Americans have in one a11' other in an emergency, the confident* which the great majority had in °"r government ... in wartime-, and th1 readiness of all but a tiny minority <° cooperate xvith government in eveO way suggested, is ill striking contra-*' to the relationship between goveT°j iniiil and people in any province* the- great Reel Empire. That is why •** are unbeatahly strong, and whx ''" hierarchy in Moscow . . . ancl '''.' various satellites are- almost pall'1'"' cally weak. . . , Something like 98 per cent of us Americans becomes, in 8D) really 'tense-' situation, a moral uneven less easily cracked than 0** atom." Hi- points out that Britain didn't '•'' su well, through recognition of H*5* China. In efforts to protect her co"1' mercial interests in the- Orient, ISrita"* accomplished not a single one of he' Facts Foiirvi News, December, 1956 lb ■tVe
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