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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date May 1956
Language eng
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  • 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. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript fire-eater o ittees' lieu' his Mosco* • the Ames jf the Coin Stalin vli n gauleita "as pubhshed in a special supplement to The Worker of Septe-mber 25, 1949. He was asked whether he was preset and joined in the following greeting to Joseph Stalin at the Seventh World Congress of the Communist Inter- feUonal in Moscow in July, 1935: To Comrade Stalin, Leader, Teacher, and friend of the proletariat and oppressed of the whole world ° ° ° we address ourselves to you, Comrade Stalin, our leader, • • * to vein, beloved lcaele-r of the- whole iiite-niatiiin.il proletariat and of the oppressed with warmest greeting. * ° ° The peoples of the world * ° * are turning more and more towards the USSR, fixing on you, Comrade Stalin, the leader of the- tnile-rs in all countries, a gaze full of hope ami love. ° ° ° You have taught and are teaching us Communists tin- Bolshevik art of uniting unshakable' fidelity to principle's with e lose-st contact with the masses. ° * ° I lie- 7th World Congress eif the Communist International * assures you, Comrade Stalin, that the Communists will always and everywhere be faithful to the end tei the- great -'in! invincible banner of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin. Be replied: I was not present at this particular demonstration but I joined in the spirit of it anil endorsed it. * * * I thought s"eli a man deserved the ovation that he got. J' fact this bootlicking servility runs in a never-varying hrcad through all of Foster's utterances after Stalin took p^r power. It is worth noting by way of contrast, that 0stcr has repeatedly denounced the chosen heads of his o\v v-h, foe 3: One- nl the' outstanding traits of President Truman as a Political leader is his demagogy. He is a reactionary who 'overs up his sinister policies with fair words; he cold-blood- j*uty indulges in glittering promises to (In- masse-s. which he •"as not (In- slightest intention of fulfilling. ° ° * Preparations lor war and the' aggressive- pushing of big "isineas imperialism, all hidden nnele-r weirds of angelic Peace — this was the heart ol President Truman's report. And a sinister heart it was. • • • p u his standard work. The History of the Communist ^n'./ of the United Slates, William Z. Foster has this (" saj ; o o o yyhen one set of capitalist demagogues — Truman, aft, etc. — discredit themselves, capitalism knows how to .r'"S|- up another set — Eisenhower, Kefauver, e-te-. — tei keep """■-.'i-eiis illusions alive- anieing the' toiling masses (p. 468). 11 country as imperialists and warmongers. Here is a Wee sample, from the Daily Worker of January 12, 1948, ■Vij " his testimony before the Committee on Un-American v'ti<■ s on November 26, 1946, Louis F. Budenz fur- v. "''1 another example of the paralyzing fear which per- "• the upper strata of the CPUSA. The incident in- Hi-d 9\y. Gerhard Eisler, alias Edwards, and Clarence Hath- f. "•'■ then editor of the Daily Worker, a member ol the H top political committee or national board. Budenz, rj ° hi late 1945 was managing editor of the paper, i ^'ilit-el what took place- at an editorial board meeting fended: >. * ci ■ intei (hat meeting of the editorial board of the "','/ Worker ° ° ° when In anel behold, tei my surprise, in ,a Iked Mr. Edwards; he- eliel not even introduce himself to l'1 editorial board, but in he walked and proceeded lei Hay I athaway for almost an hour, declaring him to be unfit to j(' editor eel the Dttilt/ Worker, that be was inure interested in s picture em the front page than "he is in ruiiniii',' the II''11'1' as it shiuilel be run. politically. Anel I was amazed -it ."'- because "I Hathawayfs position, as represented by the p lv |rre ss at (hat lime-, as eiue- (if the big llirre- running the , '[-■ but Edwards came* in. ami Edwards was tin- represent- ''"' ''I the- Communist International, anel he- flayed Hatha- 'v '""' Hathaway eliel not i!e> anything but sit there with '">' grin anel bad to take- this trouncing. That was aei e-du- '•iti '«n to me. Fobum News, May, 1956 Mr. Budenz continued his testimony with the case of Harry Gannes, late foreign editor of the Daily Worker: fie- was about to be convicted of false passports when he died of a brain tumor. His death was hastened by fear and worry. I worked in the same office with him at the time and know that most of his trouble wees not fe'ar of America, nor fear of an American prison, but fear of people back of him in the Communist conspiratorial apparatus. He feared he' would have to divulge some of the shadowy figures with whom he worked for the Kremlin. No Party official, no matter how high his status, was apparently exempt from this fear complex. Mr. Budenz declared in his testimony, "I have seen Earl Browder look like he was struck with a most intense fright on more than one occasion, and Jack Stachel looks as though somebody was chasing him all the time." It would seem, therefore, that whereas the lower layers of the Party might be motivated primarily by ideological devotion, its higher echelons are driven by an overpowering fear of a far-reaching conspiratorial network from which they cannot extricate themselves even if they desire to do so — a cold-blooded machine which is merciless toward even the slightest infringement of its drastic ukases. Communist Partv, USA, as a Puppet Despite the fact that the Party constitution specifies the national convention as "the highest authority of the Partv," actual practice discloses that the seat of real authority lies neither with the convention nor with the national committee which it supposedly elects, but with Moscow. The House Committee on Un-American Activities entered into considerable detail on this point in its report on The Communist Party of the United States as an Agent of a Foreign Power, published in 1947 as House Report No. 209. We elaborate- this point by an examination of Party behavior since November 16, 1940, when the CPUSA disaffiliated from the Communist International "for the specific purpose of removing itself from the terms of the so-called Voorhis Act" (H. R. 10094) and sulise- quent to the alleged dissolution of the Communist International on May 30, 1943. Political Affairs, formerly known as The Communist, is the official theoretical organ of the CPUSA. Its editorial board includes such topflight members of the national committee as V. J. Jerome, Abner W. Berry, Alexander Bittelman, Jack Stachel and Max Weiss. It is published under tin- supervision of the national committee for the purpose of supplying the members of the Partv- with political directives for the coming month. It is, therefore, of the highest significance that the issues of this authoritative magazine contain in almost every issue articles on the outstanding current issues by prominent writers for the Communist press of the USSR. Thus the CPUSA graphically demonstrates to its members the truth of the statement which appears in the Daily Worker of March 5. 1939, that- The Communist Partv- of (he- Soviet Union always was anel always will he- a model, an example for the Communist parlies of all countries. [Alphabetical lists, by years, of Soviet and other foreign Communist authors of artie-le-s published in Political Affairs (formerly known as The Communist), theoretical monthly magazine of the Communist Party, USA, which win- ine-Iuile-el in the Subcommittee's Handbook, have' be'e-n eanitteel he-re- as being of value primarily to those- engaged in research, and may In- secured separately at our minimum re-print rate e>f ten cents. The booklet reprint which Facts Forum Sens will make available at a later date will include (his material.] (To he continued next month) Page 53 V
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