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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript pp *err5 ts aim ts munitv "' I in. break upj h the spej which is I ind non""' rural inl1'1'1 » pi| ,lk aho"1 are applied. This theory is the Marxian "oclrinc that class conflicl is incconcil- arjle. If we consider this theory inadmis- s'ble, then no class differences and no ™ss conflicts in the Marxian sense exist If We prove that, correctly understood, the interests of all members of society are not in conflict, we have s«own not merely that ihe Marxian Idea "' a conflicl cef interests is untenable: we have discarded as valueless lhe very '."'"''I" of class as ii figures in Socialist theory, The characteristic mark of this age dictators, wars and revolutions is its ^'■capitalistic bias. Most governments '"" Political parlies are eager to restricl "' sPhere of private initative and free nterPnse. It is an almosl unchallenged ' """"' thai capitalism is don,- for and : ';" 'he coming of all-round regimen "on of economic activities is both in- ^capableand highly desirable. Nonetheless, capitalism is still very (,gorouS i„ ,„,. Western Hemisphere. ,.("1"li'll>l production has made very yea m Pro6ress ru'" 'n these last ■ Methods cef production were -"';"') improved. Consumers have been "5P.° with better and cheaper g Is | " with many new- articles unheard of ' ""'! ','""' ''-"■ Mo") '"in.tries have *Pf.nded I'"' size and improved the ,],.'')'>' ol their manufacturing. In spite "' anticapitalistic policies of all r'u'.''"""'"ls and of almost all political .'■' ues> the capitalist mode of produc- ls.'" many countries still fulfilling s„^0C'a ll""'li"" in supplying the con •suri>ers with goods. tion its more, better, and cheaper It M certainlj not a merit ,nen|s, politic id in the prialism '" il. il is c-:'-' resl catefcf id of any us ill its , Marxisi*' :1 of a doe" of govern- , Clans, and labor union of- ~ ™. "al the standard of living is im- ^ '".- in the countries committed to Principle of private ownership of means of production. Not offices bureaucrats, but big business de- Ty credit for the „',' ''"'"I"-.- in the United States own a in °rcar and a radio set. The increase as "' capita consumption in America (||. Wpared with conditions a quarter . "''"'"') ago is an achievemenl ,,.,. aws, ;lll'l executive orders. It is an lc?on>Plishme„| "•arged the ""ll new ones. On of he fact that most of orders, ol businessmen who size of their factories or coieil'6 WUSt stress this Point because our . "" 'mporarie • ' - - ..Entangled fwtism and ove ar<! exc,usively preoccupied with ... ^mental measures. They expect authoritarian ' action ^nporaries are inclined lo ignore in the superstitions of government omnipotence, ih go everythino r J"ung from CTs FORUM NEWS, February, 191 and very little from the initiative of enterprising citizens. Yel, the only means to increase well-being is to increase the quantity of products. This is what business aims at. It is grotesque lhat there is much more talk aboul the achievements of the Tennessee Valley Authority ihan about all the unprecedented and unparalleled achievements of American privately operated processing industries. However, it was only the latter which enabled the United Nations to win the war and today enable the Inited Stales to come to the aid of the Marshall Plan countries. 1 he dogma lhat the state or the government is the embodiment of all that is good and beneficial and that the individuals arc wretched underlings, exclusively intent upon inflicting harm upon one another and badly in need of a guardian, is almost unchallenged. It is taboo to question it in the slightest way. He who proclaims the godliness of the slate and the infallibility of its priests, the bureaucrats, is considered as an impartial student of the social sciences. All those raising objections are branded as biased and narrow- minded. The supporters of the new religion of slalolalry are no less fanatical and intolerant than were the Mohammedan conquerors of Africa and Spain. History will call our age the age of the dictators and tyrants. We have witnessed in the last years the fall of two of these inflated supermen. But the spirit which raised these knaves lo autocratic power survives. Il permeates textbooks and periodicals, it speaks through the mouths of teachers and politicians, it manifests itself in party programs and in plays and novels. As long as this spirit prevails, there cannot be any hope of durable peace, of democracy, of lhe preservation of freedom or of a steady improvement in the nation's economic well-being. . . . Although capitalism is lhe economic system of modern Western civilization. the policies of all Western nations are guided by utterly anticapitalistic ideas. The aim of these interventionist policies is not to preserve capitalism, but lo sub- stilute a mixed economy for it. It is assumed that this mixed economy is neither capitalism nor socialism. It is described as a third system, as far from capitalism as it is from socialism. It is alleged that it stands midway between socialism and capitalism, retaining the advantages of both and avoiding the disadvantages inherent in each. More than half a century ago, the outstanding man in the British Socialist movement, Sidney Webb, declared that the Socialist philosophy is "but the conscious and explicit assertion of principles of social organization which have been already in great part unconsciously adopted." And he added that the economic history of the nineteenth century was "an almost continuous record of the progress of socialism."4 A few years later an eminent British statesman, Sir William Harcourt. stated: "We are all Socialists now."5 When in 1913 an American, Elmer Roberts, published a book on the economic policies of the imperial government of Germany as conducted since- the end of the severities, he called them "monarchical socialism."6 How ever, it was not correct simply to -Wide World Photo "Achievements of American ... industries .. . enabled ... the United States to come to the aid of the Marshall Plan countries." Above, Europe-bound U. S. tank. r Page 11
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