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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 051. 1956-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/680.

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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 What Religion Can Do To Defeat Communism ■vill make statements which the Soviet propaganda machine will use against Us all over the world. It is therefore clear that we place the Russian churchmen in a very precarious position — they arc forced to lie in behalf of their bitterest enemy. It is with great sadness that I am ■Impelled to state most emphatically that of all the delegation exchanges, I liust consider the exch-inge of the churchmen the most tragic. It should lot have happened. "• S. Rescue of Soviet Regime On five different occasions we of the •Vest have helped rescue the Soviet regime from destruction by their own People. This i.s the sixth occasion. The Soviet government has been living ■rough one crisis after another. Thirty -eight years after the advent of lie Soviet power, it still has not solved k serious food problem. The Soviet Peasants refuse to recognize their tyrannical masters, even if blundering bvernments in the free world have ■cognized them. This is no time to hobnob with the enemy anel enhance ■lis prestige when even the youth of Wlssia, born and educated under the "talin regime, is revolting. It is sig- ificant that by far the greatest number of escapees from the Iron Curtain '•de since the war have been boys Wn ten or twenty years after the rev- lution, they who have never known *Qy other economic or political system. Khrushchev and his henchmen pow what their masses think of them the executioners of millions of Rus- !ians. Being photographed with the "resident of the Unite-el States, visit- '1g the- British Empire and dining and fining with the reigning head there 'r in other countries is all designed to fchance the-ir prestige with their own People, and hence is to our detriment. What can religion do to defeat com- ■Unism? My answer is that there are ["tings which we must NOT do, if it * to be defeated. Exchanging delega- 'ons with the enemy is one of them, [rould it not have been better for Dr. "lake's group to cable the Russian Purchmen that they were cancelling ^c return visit for a more propitious pment, after the overthrow of the -ommunist regime, when they would ** able to conic to the United States *s free men anel not chained to a god- fa is Forum News, December, 1956 (Continued from page 7) less tyranny? Such action would have been tbe greatest sensation of the- century. It would have rocked the Soviet system to its very foundation, electrifying the peoples of all thc countries now dominated by the hated gangsters in the Kremlin: it would have emboldened them to stiffen their resistance to Stalinism-Khrushchevism. Speaking before the World Christian Endeavor convention on July 25, 1954, President Eisenhower said: "It is only the governments that arc stupid, not the masses of people." Sane words, the sanest to come from the lips of a world statesman since the turn of the century. Let us follow that wisdom. Let us remember that we cannot leave this task of helping the Russian peoples overthrow their regime to the usual bureaucrats. Since 1914 we have witnessed the total bankruptcy of Western diplomats. They are largely responsible for the misfortunes which have been plaguing mankind for nearly half a century. It is time for the people themselves to attend to their knitting. War Has Raged Since 7917 Before we can enter upon a crusade to end the Red nightmare, certain fundamentals must be clarified. What are they? The Soviet regime, without any provocation from us, had declared war against us and the rest of the free world on December 24, 1917. That war has been raging ever since. It can only become more deadly as it prognoses, as it gathers momentum. It will continue to rage as long as Stalinism rules one-third of the human race. Removal of strategic and semi-strategic industrial items and materials from the restricted export list for shipment to Russia or its satellites is rendering aid ancl comfort to the enemy. The underlying cause of that blunder, of course, is ignorance, stupidity, and cowardice. Ignorance of the enemy's weaknesses in the past prevented us from taking measures which could have brought all of us deliverance from the problems created by the Kremlin. For example: During the ye<ors immediately after the second world war we talked much about the imminence of a Soviet assault upon Europe. We were not aware of the vast guerrilla warfare within Russia which was threatening the regime's survival. Those of us who did have information about the true state of affairs were not permitted to bring it to public notice by ill-informed or uninformed editors. Christian ancl humanitarian considerations demand that our churchmen lead our citizens in demanding a revision of our official and business attitude towards the Soviet gangsters. Sitting with the arch-murderers at the conference table is immoral. Permitting the- Soviet to maintain an espionage system within the shadow of the White House is not only stupid but criminal. Theirs is not a normal embassy in the Western sense. Trading with the enemy in any commodity, from a pin to a bomber, benefits only the enemy anel not America. The welfare of America must be put before dollar profits. As long as the Red nightmare lasts, profits will remain illusory at best: taxation will eat them up. And every time we say or do something which strengthens the enemy, it means higher taxes for us, it means greater sacrifices for our children. Inadmissible, Impossible and Sinful Let us be realistic and not indulge in wishful thinking. Realism points to the conclusion that to have cultural relations with a regime which recognizes no culture is inadmissible; to conduct business relations with a regime which has destroyed all private enterprise is impossible; to have religious relations with the victims of a gangster regime is a sin; to carry on educational relations with a system which denies children the moral teachings which alone can differentiate them from the beast, a system which enslaves children in order to dehumanize them for murder at home and abroad, is unbelievable. Specifically, what should our platform be? Where should we begin? In an address before the Manufacturers Association of Illinois on December 8, 1955, our Secretary of State John Foster Dulles m-ide some remarks which could serve as our guide and compelling factor in the work ahead of us. Said Mr. Dulles: Page 49
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