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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 4, April 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 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 „ wi* is in - States gh< '" eillll'"1 sl con- 'or lo'1 ner <>r ee ' fi-,,11' r wit'1 resJs' ,m «'' ,- sat'' ,1. el"" ic e-eii'1'1 -. '" 1"' i-'" eif tended victim of the aggression could only look forward to a localized war within their own frontiers with ihe destruction of life and property that would entail. Since the hope of restraining Ihis new type of Soviel aggression by placing [he body of the octopus in danger. these nation- individually, one by one. "light prefer lo aici'pi Soviet terms rather than even call on the West for aid. POLICY OR INSANITY? Before our eyes the people of the ' nited Slate's would see nation after [tation nibbled awav eiml when the real- Nation finally dawned that ihis policy u"uld inevitably resull in our country .'"''oining a continental Dien Bien Phu 111 a Communist totalitarian world, the '"'iiieis of our winning such a struggle' *Ould be so lessened and the Soviel ""rid so extended theii they then would '' prepared for an all-oul challenge to "s wherein we would be allowed the '''"ii e lee surrender or die." lo the siren voices of the protagonists of "coexistence," which, to quote Senator Knowland again, means thai "the I nited States or other free nations of the world will be allowed to exist only until communism is able to subvert them from within or destroy them by aggression from w ilhoul." It would be as foolish as futile simply to blame ihe administration, or either lhe Republican or Democratic parly, for our irresolution. There is an old saving that ei people gels lhe government it deserves. Today we should perhaps rather sav lhal in a democracy lhe people gel the kind of press emd radio and TV reporting which they want. The "fourth estate" is now more powerful than either Congress or lhe Presidenl. \\ hat passes fur "public opinion" is lhat of our favored commentators and columnists or lhe editorial writers of such newspapers as the Acre ) ork 'Finns and Washington Post. And siiice- "the people" favor those who icll them pleasant things, il is nol lo he wondered —Wide World Photo -he "Big Three"—Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill {left to right, center of table! together . t(le final dinner held in connection with the conference at Yalta, Crimea, Russia. Also °wri are Secretary of State Stettinius and Russian Foreign Commisar Molotov. (. the courageous speech made by thc eil thai our newspapers, radio ami TV. I "-ornia Senator em November 15. eiml the advertisers who support them. '"'" which I have quoted, interrupted enable only those who obscure realities, Je debate on whether or nol to censure or delude us bv false hope's, to form \lr-C ''■eirlhv for hav ill'.' been mile to Gen- *' Z» iiki-r eiml For nol hav ing been niniimiieilive concerning public opinion. In a word, we have only ourselves lei blame if thc elected representatives if the American people arc more inter- I'^i'lcillv coi.... |!". finances lo lhe Gillette Committe b018 debate can be compared only lo ested in getting re-elected by being all .. j!"* notorious nni-ie-eil performance ."!'' lb,me I.urn.-.I. Todaj it is not ei [ ■ ■ bul ih.- w hole free world which ,'"^ destruction. The McCarth) busi- "v< served onh as a distraction or as things to eill men than in saving the nation. Those of us who credit the Presidenl and his advisers with being no worse than ourselves rnetv see them in- -te'eul ei- simph unable lo make up their ^'Hi'-e-ii-ni behind which those who minds. Like Hamlet they cannol decide s leading us down a road, prov i;',1''1' with good intentions, cm con- troubles and b) opposing end them" or ■ • * . ■ I t i M . . i i i i i i i i hum ii imvoi oiimi,-. i.m' i ■... ■ ■.. . ..... ........ leading us down a road, proverbially whether to "teike anus against a sea of ljt '''' wilh good iiiliiilio ""' I., work For "peace in our lime' .. continue suffering "lhe slings ami -''nl . -'- I-WIIY t * * I IH1H1 lli ..III ■>..,,. I." ■ w i i ....... -■■—. .,.. . . . . .^— . i 'he Creeks said: "Those whom the arrows" flung al us. mil hv "outrageous t|| * »is|, iii destroy, they First make Fortune," but bv the Frankenstein mon- il'1 ■ Could anything be more insane ster which we created at Teheran, Yalta, Ijj" "ur pre-,ail poliev of 'jiving arms ami Potsdam, and which we are now too fl. and financial assistance onh to fearful to challenge lest in destroying il U|K' win. pi,,mis,. ;,,,/ to fight? Ce.ulel we make' a desert of the world. 1"1""..' be more foolish than listening Presidenl Eisenhower mav Ihink that >'A, CTS ,. ■'M.r.M NEWS, April, 1955 he can steer the ship of state along a nicely calculated course between the Scylla of atomic weir and the Charybdis of submission to Moscow. Bul he is the captain of a mixed crew with opposing ideas as to the righl course to follow. Thus helmsmen who dread Scylla musl alternate with those who veer away sharply from Charybdis. while the strong and varying winds of public '•pinion, buffeting the ship from all sides, increase the danger. !Vor can we rest assured that if we escape shipwreck we shall nol be lured lo destruction since, unlike 1 lysses, Eisenhower has failed either lo lie himself lo the masl or to plug lhe cars of his crew so lhal they shall nol hear the songs the sirens sing promising case ami security through appeasement. The vacillations, prevarications, ambiguities, ami sudden changes in the direction of our foreign policy arc nonetheless dangerous because they are understandable. If governmenl hv consent of Ihe governed is taken lo mean governmenl hy Gallup poll, or government by lhe lowest common multiple of Ihe intelligence of lhe citizens, we shall he unable to avoid the fate of lhe city slates of ancient Greece where democracy degenerated into demagoguery and led tee the conquest of power by native tyrants or lo ihe enslavement of the people by foreign conquest. Freedom cannol survive' in this or other dangerous ages unless ihe leaders of lhe nation are men of character and courage who believe in Ihe principles they profess and stand by them even at lhe risk of unpopularity or of leesi,," office. ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN The representative form of government, which wc now like lo call "democracy" requires lhal Ihe actions of political leaders correspond, at leasl remotely. lo their opinions, ll musl certainly perish if the elected representatives of the people cease lo mean what they seiy ami say whal they mean. The nadir of democracy is reached when double ihink ami doubletalk make a mocker) of lhe people's righl lo know ami judge and decide'. If both, or all. political parlies try lo },e all things lo all men. lhe electorate has no choice even al election lime, lu lhe name of democracj lhe people' then find themselves with little more control ove-r their destiny than lln- subjei I- ..I ei totalitarian state. since they have no means of knowing whal will be the entiled policy of the partv for which they v..tee The endeavor to be all things to all men is dangerous enough in domestic politics. In the sphere eif foreign polic) il musl be disastrous. For here the Presidenl i- confronted, not onl) with the problem of keeping his mixed "team" together hv doubletalk or by acting like tin' legendary horseman who rase 63
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