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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956 - File 024. 1956-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 14, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/139/show/93.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1956
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. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Title File 024
Transcript INTRODUCTION Facfs Forum News proudly presents the last work, posthumously published, of Cecil Palmer, noted British writer, publisher, and lecturer. Since this book came off the press, in 1952, the precise conditions have altered somewhat, inasmuch as history has a way of marching on. However, as a sharply etched picture of England's first few years under socialism, this treatise, more than a quarter of a million words in length, constitutes a monumental work of reference, and sounds a warning to America. The author re-defines the Welfare State as the "Ill-Fare State." He terms it "a political snare and a sociological delusion," and further maintains that "it acts as a center of gravity for the concentration of power." British spellings have been altered in the condensation, to conform to American custom, and valuable material has, of necessity, been omitted. It is recommended that the reader consult the original, if possible, for further dissertation on the subject of socialism at work in Great Britain. THE BRITISH SOCIALIST ILL-FARE STATE A CONDENSATION Pen.me ally, Great Britain is dominated by a two-party system, each party the enemy of the other. Socioleig- ically, Great Britain is two nations in one — the anti- Socialists and the Socialists, with virtually equal strength numerically. Therefore, it must surely come tei pass, sooner or later, that these two political philosophies will engage in a Herculean struggle for the final release, or the final imprisonment, of the souls ancl bodies of the British people. If I may phrase a famous commentary: "If all the political and economic planners in the country were placed end to end they might reach a conclusion," I do so because, therein, is a rax- of hope for our ultimate national salvation. If we would, once and for all, decide that the proper place for political planners is at the bottom rather than at the top of the economic queue, we should then be in a strong position to challenge and defeat the totalitarian conspiracy. But this desirable unemployment of planners is practical polities only when we are prepared to admit that the State does not owe us a living, and that honest work for all, aimed at self-betterment, is one of the most precious jewels in the crown eif human dignity and progress. An English humorist, Jerome K. Jerome, once confessed; "I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours." Too many of us in postwar Britain have been sitting and looking, and standing and staring, instead of getting on with the job of clearing up and repairing the ravages of war in a spirit worthy of our traditions, and with a zest and zeal that acknowledge the equity inherent in the obligation tei render a lair day's work for a fair day's wages. Page 22 One of the attractions of a Welfare State is that it Wfl porarily offers privileged sections eif the community short life ancl a gay one," at either people's expense. " long as there are rich to seiak, and charitably minded p4 pies overseas to exploit, a Socialist Welfare State v^ always find favor eind support From those who take thought for tomorrow and xvho couldn't care less W»j the Christmas tree comes from, provided the gifts Up" it are for them. he winter of 1951-52 will some day be recorded in '. ton as Great Britain's crucifixion. And this fearful P must be paid simply because the immediate aftermat**! the war found us incapable of resisting the teniptati'" . seek salvation in State, rather than in self, support- ft cardinal sin of socialism," stated Earl Winterton, "has "jj. to denigrate and insult those qualities of self-sacrifice,' I reliance, and self-help which turned Britain from a s ' country into the richest and most powerful in E1"^^! The power ol penal taxation under socialism in* 1 mockery of thrift and a travesty of incentive. The Soc>. government spent the people's money, also the moneyj^jj erously loaned or given by people overseas, at the I'111 rate of £8,000 a minute — or nearly $400 ;i second. w I, for one, can both understand anel deplore the '" , ing statement, written by a German, in a recent t entitled The Dance of Death. "Nobody," he writes. ' 1 have revenged us em Britain so wholly as the Lab'"' rm has done. Everything Britain fought for is gone, lb'1'' . erful Empire scattered — anil after such a victory! • . ;- ' Xv\S;,. ■>'Kl in , A|)i('iiea: V'"e,e,l , '""line !**s ii„ ^cepts '" Pay | > '"- "•'>' for | fc,fac( ' I Case J have Kden l ;l con '.• , 11 !«■ Of ' Impound '"'•st frHe in our wildest dreams could we have put our n* Facts Fouum News, ]unc> il'1'1 A ',) J,'"I'H "Xlivi, to
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