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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 057. 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/686.

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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
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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 ce of a of mis- vo par- ay sub- le min- d, very Execu- rime in Vlollen- iety ex- Brainwashing (Continued from page 29) 'keep one's mind busy is an element ill maintenance of Kiral stamina. The Communists engage in a perpetual >ttle for the contents of a man's brain. They try to empty of every thought not polarized around communism and S pressures. The einly way this can be beaten is by giving te mind other thoughts. Merely to accept suffering is not sufficient to maintain lamina. You have to learn to use- suffering. Some who ad been brainwashed called it "a sense of mission," or !|<!\ ing a purpose." Another element in mental survival was confidence, 'hich can stave- oil defeatism, make- victory possible, ancl t thc same time keep a man's mind alert against tricky led attacks. Overconfidence, bow ever, is simply blindness. Another survival element was adaptability, which is the apacity to roll with the punch. Deceit permeates the Communist approach. The great- It Re-d deceit was their claim to omnipotence and oinnis- Bence. They set about making their victims feel they 'ere faced by supermen. Deceit against the Reds is a survival element, justifiable •ot only as a war tactic, but because a streak of insanity Bis through communism, as it did through Ilitlerism. Hlyone who tries talking logic when cornered by a man ''ith a dagger in bis hand is a corpse. Challenge to Action Decent humanity has not the right to permit people to be caught in a controlled environment and made into guinea pigs for ultimate dehumanization under a per- verted Pavlovian technique. The war against men's minds has for its primary objective- the creation of the "new Soviet man" — a mechanism in flesh and blood, with new beliefs ancl ne-w thought pro- ce-sse-s inserted into a captive body. What that amounts to is the search for a slave race which, unlike the slaves of old, can be trusted never to revolt, but always to be amenable to orders, like an insect to its instincts. Secrecy anel the darkness of a controlled environment are required for it to work. The fight against it is the culminating issue of all time. There can be neither escape nor neutrality where such responsibilities lie. Man can be immensely strengthened against brainwashing technique. To do that is the job of borne, school, anel church. Character more than anything else will determine the outcome. Truth and integrity are devastating weapons. Facts can demolish the Communist "paradise." Nothing should be allowed to interfere with getting those facts across to people who need and can use them. Mind warfare- is total war. In the fight to give man forever the opportunity to develop, every possible weapon must be utilized. The field of battle is everywhere. There is no "behind the lines" any longer. end Editor's Mail Basket (Continued from Inside Cover) ide to his own water supply was advised that this should be done only by prescription and under expert supervision, The re-ply goe-s on to state that the obvious method to use is fluoridation of public water supplies. Just bow prescriptions anil expert supervision could be obtained in this case was not mentioned. Another doctor, asking why fluoride could not be aelele-el to salt as is done with iodine, was told that the use of salt varied so greatly anil that the factor of safety with fluoride was so much less than with Iodine that this Would be dangerous. This is not a reassuring statement. As Doctor I.eite-b pointed out in his pcellent article, it is the compulsion in- '■n ut in fluoridation that causes all the 'eat. If that were removed, there would w no controversy. Thc quotation from Mr. Cushman at he end of the ease for fluoridation is not •assuring. It smacks much more of tin Mice- state than of the free United States ™ America. Law and compulsion have '"it succeeded in making all men good — "icy ssill not succeed any better in mak- Ig them healthy. •'acts FoRUW News. December, 1956 Thank you for presenting both sides. I feel that you have been verv fair, but that the points I have raised have' been overlooked too long. William Chauvenet Consulting Engineer P. O. Box 528 Santa Fe, New Mexico MODERN ART CONDEMNED The article by Rene d'Harnoncourt, Director of thc Museum of Modern Art, [June, 1956, issue] was base-el much better anel his reasoning sounds more convincing than that of Miss Pels in thc February, 1956, issue. I believe-, however, that it is possible in a brief manner to reach the following point of view- on modern art. 1. The art of the twentieth century will be either spasmodic, because the world is in revolutionary cramps, or it will not be at all (Hitler's and Stalin's spiritless "realism"). 2. Today's world is weary, often disgusted, with modern or revolutionary art (starting with expressionism around 1900). Despite the fact that prohibition of showing this art is against the principle of artistical freedom, it is at the same time in the interest of socictv. which, if fed confused modern art, yields much easier to totalitarian thoughts of various social "myths" such as racial ideology (Hitler), or the ideology of proletarian world re-volution (Moscow). 3. If the art of the future is fed by a new or regenerated metaphysical ideal, it will not be confused ancl erring like- today's manifestations of often outstanding talents, but rather it will be creative, and the question of form, abstract or realistic, will not be important. But if it is fed further by revolutionary cramps (point of view of Miss Pels), or if it is defended, out of fear of a spiritual attack of totalitarianism on free European-American civilization (point of view of Dr. d'Harnoncourt), it vvill always be revolutionary, very individualistic, often earing anel destructive, and in its final consequences inspiring revolution against existing order. 1. The whole modern art of today, fifty to seventy years old, is hardly more than an affair of a few experts and gourmets. Does it have the right to exist, if it has a destructive influence? I think it docs not have the right! Dr. Richard Svatek 58 Main Street Hackensack, New Jersey Page 55
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