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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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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript lot against honest Communists, etc." Such actions, of course, do not lead to "le defeat of communism, but to its Wctory. However, this is a true thumbnail sketch of the typical Socialist anti- Pommunism which RFE considers the My right way. [Frantisek Listopad Synek, former vommunist, was contributor to the '-'in ii in mist Mltida Fronta (on September 23, 1948). He now works for K.idio Free Europe, and recently obtained RFE's first prize for his poems. Zileni-k Lederer, editor of Radio t'ee Europe, wrote for the Mlatla lronta, as, for instance, on September S- 1947. Similar material can be furnished •"Out others among RFE's editors or Speakers: Otto Graf, Ivan Herben, 'ng- Filo, Dr. Matcj Josko, Dr. Samuel "(,|l,,s, the Social Democrat Prof, 'iiit-k (who has also been praised in 'book by the Communist Fierlinger), , c- Many Communists who worked '"■ RFE have returned to Prague. ,.""><■ include Bohumil Lausman and r J*dimir Kucera, alias Tonda Hornik, i "p of the more influential editors who -,ts produced, in a typical Communist ,',"'""11. programs of doubtful value for "lio Free Europe-. A close friend of ^'editor, Otto Graf, Kucera returned ■league in 1955. Ernest Langendorf, ■"' Press (MficiT of Radio Free Europe, j1 s<,h- stated in a letter to all members lo-_ bavarian Landtag of August 1, lyor> *],..*. Drr l „... 1. ..1 ...... W, that RFE has not had P »ilh Kucera since February, 1955. j/1 c official publication of the Fri- r"ope Committee in New York, Ces- ^'"ifnski, prehled, June, 1955, re- , lf<'d. however, that Kucera made ,'''Programs for Radio Free Europe iV( March 12. Programs by Kucera j> re broadcast at an even later date, fj n- Franz Gaksch, member of the (j^fian Landtag, called the declara- i,n °? Langendorf on the floor of the [n,.?r,'an Landtag an "outspoken un- 2? (August 4, 1955). ,'hi ' 'arie Dvorakova, who was Secre- -,| ;'}e last case I shall mention is that tar\. • I) • ", the- important Information Deft., ,.""'"'• and was known to be sus- t,,^- On October 23, 1955, she re- HM '° Pra8ue. ilr|d from there ir, *!' against the West. It is interest- \(S hat the Security Department, now one Mr. Fisher, has not rc- . 'ilC-i k tl l)f()i , employ of Radio Free Europi ■hi t ' - in',,'''! any of the Communist agents anploy of Had fii]j'!'"'ly because it has had its hands 'liitt"1 ePi"g anti-Communists out of ., '"'"'inization. Ii(.j,,"' usual excuse of Free Europe of- 'n'sf s '",' employing only pro-Commu- \ has lie'e'u that there are no other \';i,, av'ailable for the job than the J°1al Fronters. ',.u,.''!' tin's true, the Americans would "u" ,1, one better to keep the broad casts in their own hands, rather than entrusting them to the hands of pro- Communist National Fronters whom the Reds have let flee to the West. The Communists did arrest and kept in Czechoslovakia all real, top non- Socialist leaders. However, despite this planned Communist policy which permitted the pro-Communists to flee, and kept anti-Communists in prisons. there are many able anti-Communists among the Czechs and Slovaks in exile today. The- long list of those who have been ignored by Radio Free Europe and the Free Europe Committee contain names which were never associated with the National Front, and the names of others who, although at one time associated with the National Front, have spoken against it in the free world. As a matter of fact, the non-Socialist majority of the Czechs, and practically all Slovaks, are completely banned and without representation in Radio Free Europe, and have been suppressed liv the Free Europe Committee in the same vv ay as they were under the National Front. Besides this, there are men in the Council of Free Czechoslovakia, and even Radio Free Europe, both National Fronters and also, in some very few cases, real anti-Communists, who are cooperating there at the price of sinning by silence. These men have to remain in subordinate positions, and dan- not speak out. The men of the People's Partv do not have the representation in Radio Free Europe which they deserve; only a lew- of those who continue to follow National Front policies are so honored. The former Minister of pre-war Czechoslovakia and leader of the Agrarian Party, Dr. Josef Cernv, or the- Artisan E. Fusek, for instance, are or were in the Council of Free Czechoslovakia. Cerny serves merely as a window-dressing for the National Fronters, and is never permitted to speak over RFE. An actually anti-Communist American policy would have put Cerny into the lead, and the National Fronters into subordinate- positions. RFE, however, supports only and exclusively nsn-re- pcnting National Fronters, encourages them and assigns to them positions of leadership. By their lack of intelligence, greedi ness for the property of others, and softness on communism, the National Fronters helped the Communists at home and an- helping them even now' in the West. They are the very outposts of communism in the free world. They are adulterating and confusing the crusade for freedom. The- majority ol the- emigres and tin- majority of the people at home have- nothing to do with them. Tlie' fact is that the "psychological Aprs Fob i vi News, May, 1956 warfare" of Radio Free Europe is led by men whom the Communists in the East had themselves chosen for that purpose. RFE obviously chose the non-repenting National Fronters because they have one thing in common: they do not understand the international Communist conspiracy, and arc- pliable tools of communism in the West as they had been in the East. Above all let me stress that it is because of their present activities in Radio Free Europe that these men are traitors to the free nations and the peoples in the East. In the entire picture, the propagation of socialism is only a small fault. Also the fact that Radio Free Europe has succeeded in completely suppressing every mention of developments which have taken place in America since the time of Truman and Yalta is hut a small part of the picture. The main treason committed by Radio Free Europe consists of the following: The main policy lines of Radio Free Europe broadcasts result in a false interpretation of communism as a mere primitive Russian imperialism, a danger from the visible Communist Parties and the Red Army, a danger onlv from without, and in full suppression of all information regarding the secret international World Communist conspiracy, the danger from within, infiltration of government, universities, the press, etc., the facts about the Harry Dexter White case, the real cause of the loss of China, the true causes of Communist successes in tin- past (including those in Czechoslovakia). This misrepresentation of the true methods, aims and accomplishments of World Communism by Radio Free Europe includes upholding the Yalta agreement, the National Front, and the Kosice Program, in never broadcasting the names of American Communists (such as Bachrach, Israel Amter, Isaac Romaine, etc.) of American spies, traitors, Fifth Amendment Communists, and in full suppression of every word about the congressional committees investigating subversives in the United States. I accuse Radio Free Europe of fully suppressing all mention of the existence of men like Senators Dies, McCarthy. Reece, and other great American men. Radio Free Europe, besides misinforming the West, blinds the vision of the people in the East, exposing them to lethal danger, and in this manner betrays them. When the professors mention that their hearts bleed, when thev say that they are ashamed that I am born of a Czech mother. I can only say that I shall never more see my mother just because of these treacherous policies of the Free Europe- Committee which thev so eagerly defend. Mr. Whitney H. Shepardson, as the Page 57 V 1.1 is ine
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