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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • 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.
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 the sway of free competition within the domain of knowledge. "Undoubtedly," it will be said, "religious, moral, philosophical and juridical ideas have been modified in the course of historical development. But religion, morality, philosophy, political science, and law constantly survived this change." "There are, besides, eternal truths. such as freedom, justice, etc., that are common to all states of society. But communism abolishes eternal truths; it abolishes all religion and all morality instead of constituting them on a new- basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience." What does this accusation reduce itself to? The history of all past society has consisted in the development of class antagonisms, antagonisms that assumed different forms at different epochs. But whatever form they may have taken, one fact is common to all pa-t ages, viz., the exploitation of one part of society by another. No wonder, then, that the social consciousness of past ages, despite all the multiplicity and variety it displays, moves within certain common forms or general ideas which cannot completely vanish except with the total disappearance of class antagonisms. The Communist revolution is the mo^t radical rupture with traditional property relations; no wonder that its development involves the most radical rupture with traditional ideas. We have seen above that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class, to win the battle of democracy. The proletariat will use its political supremacy, to wrest, by degrees, all capital from the bourgeoisie; to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state, i.e., of the proletariat organized as the ruling class; and to increase the total of productive forces as rapidly as possible. Of course, in tbe beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property and on the conditions of bourgeois production, by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable but which. in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionizing the mode of production. These measures will of course be different in different countries. Nevertheless in the most advanced countries the following will be pretty- generally applicable: 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. 3. Abolition of all right of inheritance. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. 5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the state by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. 6. Centralization of the means of FACTS FORUM NEWS BELIEVES THAT: The presentation of unpleasant facts is also essential. Most Americans never see an unquestionably Communist publication. Yet it is vital to our interests to know what the Communists have said and are saying. Instead of claiming; that this, that, or the other "reflects Communist thought" or "follows the party line," we reproduce material from the Daily Worker, the Communisl party's open New York newspaper, and from other often-talkod- about—but to the average American mysterious—Communist documents, such as the Manifesto. We do not know how- it is unfair to the Communists to publish their material for them, but we imagine it will be said that it is. The only thing that would be unfair—to the American people —would be to publish it without a clear indication of what it is and where we got it. Therefore we label the material plainly, and give its source. It is Mistaken to avoid reading Communist material. It is also Mistaken to read it without knowing what you are reading. Of course the material itself is Mistaken. transport * communication and hands of the state. 7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned b) ''■ state, the bringing into cultivation waste lands, and the improvement ' the soil generally in accordance with1 common plan. 8. Equal liability of all lo labor. I tablishment of industrial armies, espf cially for agriculture. 9. Combination of agriculture »'■' manufacturing industries; gradual &"" lition of the distinction between tow, and country by a more equable dist" biition of population over the count1! 10. Free education for all child'' in public schools. Abolition of ?li' dren's factory labor in its present f°r Combination of education with in*1" trial production, etc., etc. When, in the course of develops* class distinctions have disappeared all production has been concentra" in the hands of a vast association the whole nation, the public power * lose its political character. Polit'* power, properly so-called, is merely! organized power of one class for sw pressing anolher. If the proletariat f ing its contest with the bourgeois* compelled, by the force of cinj stances, to organize itself as a claSlB lev means of a revolution, il makes it* lhe ruling class and. as such. -"''' away by force the old conditions production, then il will, along with B* conditions, h{™ ditions for t tagonisms and of will thereby have aboli supremacy as a class. In place of the old bourgeois sod with its classes and class antagonj we shall have an association in ' ,- the free development of each >s condition for the free developm?" all. In short, the Communists every**1 support every revolutionary movj againsl the existing social and p0'1 order of things. In all these movements they I"'"' the front, as lhe leading quest" % YES 47 73 37 57 85 11 53 86 ' 62 59 ] 63 1 91 91 28 ■ swept away the IK ■hisses genera • ln-,1 ils Ol 'l"'"",,l each, the properly question—no l"j what ii- degree of developmenl :' time. finally, they laboi everywhere the union and agreemenl ,,l the '' cratic parlies of all countries. The Communists disdain to ''"'. their views and aims. They opcH'.u /J ;ill» Page 64 elan- that their end only by the forcible overthrow ''■ existing social conditions. Let lhe '. classes tremble al a Communisl r.'I tion. The proletarians have notWJ lee-e- but their chains. They have' " to win. Working men of all countries, FACTS FORUM NEWS, February' [rres Mu
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