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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
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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  • 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 tV that it J , ,lai"»"; stunnw an loa«3 us. I l T. k il wttH c-C,v DOS" .'•' v s:' for 0 paternalism is "security." It is also the last word that any Socialist government should employ because, if there is one thing more than another that it cannot guarantee, that very thing is security. Socialism would die in infancy anywhere in the universe but for the fact that it can, when in Power ;tnd authority, command the wealth of the past anel the present riches of the economic system which it seeks to destroy. The Welfare State is a financial monstrosity. Great Britain is the most heavily taxed mttion in the world. Approximately 45 per cent of the total national income is collected oy the State in direct taxation. The British economy is hirther exacerbated by colossal indirect taxation. It would be dishonest to blame the Socialist government |°r all our economic tribulations. Two world wars must oear their full share of responsibility. But an ineviteibly "ad situation has been recklessly aggravated by Socialist "lefficiency. Virtually all the necessities and amenities of life are in short supply. Lack of coal is at the bottom of most of our of 9-% P sufferings. Because we don't remove it from the earth in luantity ancl quality for home and export consumption, ^e eke out our miserable existence in an environment in ^hich coal, gas, electricity, railway services, meat, eggs, and wool are acute deficiencies. And we are confronted *"h a housing shortage that creates unhappiness, frustra- ,on, and discontent. I doubt if the full stem- of the Social- * government's failure to provide homes for the commu- ,%, comparable with its pre-election promises, will ever e Written. Such a work would have to be another Domes- , aV Book, covering almost every city, town, village, and Camlet in the United Kingdom. YAvtt> Lloyd-George said: "You cannot trust the battle freedom to socialism. Socialism has no interest in lib- v. Socialism means the community in bonds. If you , tablish a Socialist community it means the most compre- nsive, universal, and pervasive tyranny that this country as ever seen. It is like the sand of the desert. It gets into i "r food, your clothes, your machinery, the very air you eathe. They are all gritty with regulations, orders, de- I ees, and rules. That is what socialism means." If there is a "e English language a more accurate prophecy than j °Se prescient words of a liberal Prime Minister, I confess ave never encountered it. to (, Recently I attended a peirty for young people, most of •jn ^ under twenty and none over thirty years eif age. ese young folk knew all the questions and all the ^ wers to everything that normally comes within the 'Hi,, Vj era' experiences in the cinema and on radio and tele- ttj ■ ' Their world began and, apparently, ended at the a(,i!Unction of these three twentieth century scientific 1( . Cvernents. It worried me then and it worries me now. ^ Soing to be very difficult to persuade these young %. w''° ar<' typical of their day and generation, that w Celluloid, synthetic world in which they live is a sk *?e. and that the- real world outside and beyond it is fi lng for the want of their allegiance ancl cooperation. fjcj Politically-minded Welfare State encourages this arti- Hn "^ °^ ol'tlook because it is in this atmosphere that its i^j security is best secured. It is itself ;i third-rate politi- fy. Contraption dependent for its survival on meisses of P'e willingly accepting everything secondhand. b ^ Forum News, June, 1956 Pass of peirty spirit conversation. But nearly eill the stions, ancl all the answers, were born out of their Can America Save Civilization? I wish I could answer emphatically "Yes." I would hate to answer categorically "No." One thing is certain: Time is on the wing. America potentially leads the democratic world. If America fails to realize its responsibilities ancl thereby fails in creative leadership, it surely must be conceded that the inevitable consequence xvill be the triumph of evil the world over ancl the rapid decline and fall of western civilization. The United States is in a state of welfare under freedom and private enterprise. What amazes me is that some of their politicians and professors are now trying to persuade the American public that only the State can give them what they possess already. In my travels from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast I saw and heard much that confirmed my belief that some Americans are prepared to drop the bone in order to snap up its shadow. I write as an Englishman who' over the years of two world wars has seen the gradual breakdown, under socialism, of the British way of life. The curse of my beloved country is politics, ancl I surmise that the ckiy is not far distant when America w ill have good reason to share my misgivings. The British people have never taken politics very seriously and, in that comparative apathy, have largely overlooked the fact that politicians do. No careerist in any weilk of life is more ruthless, more unscrupulous, and more indefatigable than the little man or woman in search of bigness in politics. The promise of blood, sweat, and tears from the lips of a patriot has ;i sweeter compulsion than the promise of social security from the tongue of the totalitarian. The one at least teaches us how to die. The other proclaims the fact that we are already dead. America can save civilization, or at least play a vital ancl superlative part in so doing. Whether America will save civilization is, unhappily, quite another story. And a possible sequel to that other story is whether America xvill be allowed to save civilization. One thing is certain: The Socialist threiit to America is real and urgent. The Communist threat to America is also real and urgent. Indeed. this double threat constitutes the two sides of the totalitarian medallion. Perhaps the- United States xvill persuade itself that economic liberty, which is incompatible with socialism in practice, is too valuable tei place in jeopardy and altogether too priceless to abandon. Both British democracy anel the American republic are morally under an obligation to accept the onerous role of custodian of all things libertarian in order that Christian civilization will eventually emerge triumphant from its international struggle with dialectical materialism. Nowhere else in the world is such an aspiration, at this late hour, even intellectually thinkable. Although more than five ancl a half centuries mark the passage of time between the Magna Carta and the American Constitution, both arc a joint inspiration to preserve and strengthen our traditional liberties and to resist, at whatever sacrifices, the evil temptation to sell freedom short. J. he English-speaking commercial and industrial world is preeminently committed to the task of steeling both capita] and labor through the morass and chaos of politic-eel and economic planning into the open market, where all the world is free to buy and sell its services in accord- Page 29 I I
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