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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1955
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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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript 01 stone Peopl ich has col to find a «»' outside hell lite of all •• , - .» .... e.icsc rs our thin* ^ a- he urged us to base our policy on ill permeatf of ehrrar'eons assumption that thc wishes instance, * ne Russian people determine Com- esenhower, mun'« policy. of all tra* ' am convinced from my own ex- n,riesi/,M ^dvno?vas we"as from ™y years of i would U* s[ra(^ o' Communist aims, methods, and issia for an! egy, lhat the policy being urged urther sta" ,(\ .us hY Ihe British government, and (live "to * nonl |me,r'Can suPPor'ers of ibis policy, rces," and" amon.« l "^ "" h°pe of liberation done by <*• peonl8 Russian people and other oviet Emp" j',les "nder Communist rule anil thus e Jenner* ranneasurably strengthen the Soviet tv- ■s, lhat bre* and **"d increase both its capacity for, ling relati* T, '" l°> aggression. would b*' early sLe?V° doubl> a lime »' i,s and streng» as it di>e/f wncn communism appcal.il .* . . ulu once U, mn i~ el... .)....:..„., «l . - a chance to grasp the prospects be « material well-being which will Wercd to all these millions." In a tween us a" People for ■ 1 would ?' inical regi* mid collap-' end far fj* : Soviet tj : help tb* ible to exPJ jects and other nef s almost ' var potent* l people * rics. far I rm incre* would ■ in ever n" we listed by Sir ^ mericans e Soviet ", issian l'e '■ c and sec"' lists eitkl ICELESS I use wh'1 rong in ",: ople h.'1' rt policy j lers as 1° >e. J on Churl the W 1 at his ifl - which! "iioranefv t"peacd| ,-i Emm f Russia- ssia to ". once to me, to the desires of tion' TnJ* soc'a' justice and emancipa- "v;eil,| | ay' wilil tlle abundant evidence Coram •t0 us of vvnat Soes on under to belie"!',8- ru'e' il is no lonSer Possible Pr0paea J1" Communist ]irofessions or Wane Today' Communist power it 0f«. es,no' because people believe that cause , T of a better world> bul >"" confirl ' ' fear '' and ,,ave '00 l'1'1'' Western "! t,le wi" to ,('sisl " '" lhe , ™E MEANING OF TERROR ,s difficult for lH, -'"icuit tor an American to wh0 h "cl w,lal terror means. People irna™i„re, "ever been hungry cannot Peopl" l '' is t0 be without bread' of ,|,.U| '" llave never known the fear 8elveg b °' slavery, not only for them- a total','."■ ''U'r 'oved ones' ""(l,'i What it an tyaiinv. cannol realize means to he without freedom. A""''i.a,„ uiea to b cannol eve* "' '"' le hi ,,'"a'; fears i„s nei •riendi ."icmbe be imagine what it a regime in which hleeir and even c driven end P'essit l>e Peop|e cause anyone may h er of the secret police, or be friend "?'""''' ."f.'ater to betray bis or neighbor "^sitres i " "' "' ...tolerable escaD. i ■ accuse others in order to the n._mse}f-.This terror which k suh< keeps iseryj: '"'hiu.l the Iron Curtain °n the "° llas a terrible effeel '■'nioi, .'"'""''cs close to the Soviet Hie,,. ,,n(J menaced by communism. you or t'e|('ar ^ of whal will happen to F°m«l>Unii iy°Ur fami|y if an<1 when the ds whi v T" P°wer- People in the Sonietimes 3r ^omrn,'nist conquest nis's or i gH1e mo'icy lo lhe Commu- ■nunists „" °, er ways assist the Commons aL° because they have any illu ftr . aOOUt r.„~ J . masses "'! of insZ"Ut communism', but as a soil ose "!6 P°licy_for the future. If ■nsu evouhMi"'' ;r'y' The C00U"tmie8"there *e"re""no'pov ful «'s lb,e ace't •try" K "to 1^ lee ommunists would si ill have epause of the fear of ihe ter- oppos".'"1,8 Whi<* await all H1JOse communism. bo dare The only way to overcome that debilitating fear is to arouse confidence and hope that there is a banner on our side to which brave men can repair with some hope of saving their countries, their families, and their faith. Every time we give way to Communist pressures or bolster up Communist governments by diplomatic dickering and nice words, such as Mr. Churchill is so fond of addressing to the Soviet Union, we strike fear into the hearts of millions of people. They have seen how. in the pasl. we have been ready to grasp the bloody band of tbe Communist tyrants in friendship, and they are always afraid we may do it again if it suits our purpose—and then what would happen to those who had been on our side? The breaking off of diplomatic relations as recommended by Senators Jenner and McCarran would allay such fears by recreating confidence in American leadership of the free world. The people who have already had personal experience of what Communist rule means are today our most reliable allies. We have seen this in the case of the people of Berlin and East Germany. Today, I consider that the Germans and probably also the Spaniards are our most reliable allies in Europe—thanks to the fad that they have seen for themselves what Soviet Russia is like, or what communism means. The Spaniards experienced the horror of communism in their civil war. In the case of lhe Germans, they not only know what their brothers are suffering in Soviet Germany; almost every German family has a member who fought in Russia or who was a prisoner in Russia, or elieal of starvation there. Others know what Communist conquest means by their experience of the raping, looting, and murder of the Red Army. These people can be counted upon to prefer death to Soviet slavery. You will have heard that the slogan which the late Ernst Renter, mayor of Rerlin, gave to his people during the blockade was "Better a horrible end than horror without end." A year ago lhe people of East Berlin and East Germany gave signal proof in their unarmed uprising against the Communist power thai they are prepared to die for liberty. But here again we must recognize the fact lhat men must have hope and the right of self-defense if they arc lo remain on our side. Tbe Germans are still denied the right of self-defense. Thanks to French stalling on the EDC treaty, we have still not accepted the West Germans as our allies. We may succeed in forcing them to try to save themselves by coming to terms with Moscow if we convince them that this is the only way in which they can hope to reunite their country, or avoid the fate of being conquered by the Com- munisls because we refused to let them Fehruarl' . FACTS pORTJM NEWS, February, 1955 HATE FIRES FANNED As we know, the Communist technique is always to divide and rule. In the case of our former enemies, the Communists and their friends and dupes have continued successfully to divide us by keeping the old hate fires burning. There is another point which I think we should take into consideration in considering the techniques of communism and the manner in which it has successfully advanced its power so fast and so far. I refer here to what one might call the demand for perfection. We have seen how, in the case of one of our most loyal allies, Chiang Kai- shek, the charge continually made by lhe Communists and echoed by many good but deluded Americans, was that the Nationalist government of China was so undemocratic and corrupt that we should cease to give it any aid. This propaganda was so successful that we abandoned our Chinese allies, denied them arms and ammunition in the most critical period of the civil war and thus helped bring lhe Communists to power in China. The same game, in a minor way, has been played on Syngman Rhee. It is clear that the Communists and their friends and dupes have been extremely successful in undermining and vilifying some of our best allies by making impossible demands for the premature establishment of American democratic institutions and methods of government in backward countries fighting against communism. I was in China in 1945-46 during the period of General Marshall's mission and saw how United States policy was distorted by the influence of the Communists and their dupes and by the "dumb liberals" who failed to realize that Chinese Communist rule would be a calamity for us as well as for lhe Chinese people. I warned against the consequences of the Marsball-Acbcson policy in a book called Last Chance in China, published in 1947. But my voice, like that of others who realized what must be the consequence of the Truman- Acheson China policy, was drowned by the I I'll chorus and other friends of the Chinese Communists. In 1951, in The China Story, I told the story of those tragic postwar years during which American policy was based on a complete misunderstanding of lhe nature anil aims of communism. RESOLUTE ACTION AVOIDED Even today this misunderstanding contii s in the Western world i„ a revised form, as illustrated by my quotations from Sir Winston Churchill's most recent statement. Today we are in danger of disheartening the resistance forces in the Communist world, not because we any longer believe in the false promises of Page 49 9h l
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