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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
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Transcript objectives so high." Such a terrible epitaph em British socialism in practice must make every patriotic Briton Weep for very shame. Only the extreme left-wing ideologists are able to view with complacency the phenomena] growth of a parasitical, largely nonproductive bureaucracy which operative socialism and a Welfare State automatically bring into existence. Socialism has softened up British character anel, in so doing, has lowered our standards of morality and thereby prepared ee comparatively easy path for the tireless footsteps eil communism. Today, there is much writing and speaking about a new religion," dressed in the' garish, but tattered rags °1 materialistic ideology. Our overwhelming need, howler, i.s speedy and sincere redeelieation of our lives and Endeavors to the old religion that gives equal importance '" rights and duties. One fearful consequence of postwar sentiment has been -i wide development of degrading pacifism. No thinking "lan or woman wants war. lint no thinking man or woman Wants peace at am/ price, chiefly because the final payment M peace is war itself. Ihe Welfare State is a misnomer. It is not a State in '"iy constitutional connotation, and it certainly is not par- '"nientaiv democracy. On the contrary, it is an oligarchy '"'el a preparation for tlie Servile State. When it has acquired and finally dissipated the community's wealth, it |s unavoidably confronted with the necessity of redistribut- '"" poverty on an almost universal basis. In a word, the "elfare State obstinately remains a dream and, when we **aken from it, we learn, the hard wax-, that we have differed the nightmare of an Ill-Fare State-. I ■5 Was astonished In discover throughout the- United States ''"d in sinne parts of Canada, that some well-meaning lll('iieaiis anel Canadians we're almost, if not quite, e-on- "Iced that Great Britain under socialism is a twentieth '"tiiiv Utopia, and that it was their moral obligation to ll('ss then own governments to emulate our socialistic '''"pis anil practices. I told them that they were helping Pay leu our socialism anel that, when the) had their 1,1 brand of it, we would be in no position to help to "'y lor theirs. ,. 'he economic case against socialism is generalized in p fact that it creates and perpetuates deficits. The spiri- ''' case- against it i.s that il preaches and practices the ;ond. y, ecentj rites, ,:■ Labor ij II,; ''"'"hy that man i.s made for the State. have tried to impart perspective lei an economic and Pol IV,-, 'titeil scene in Great Britain the like of which bets no rodent in our history. Our prisons are overcrowded 'is community we are ill-led, if not actually underfed, " Hieise- best qualified to judge have repeatedly warned ™9t the dire consequences of this malnutrition will )flS('iit a problem of the gravest magnitude. Misery and ]|t'st|a(iOI| are rampant as the direct result of a pernicious 'sing shortage. Our economy has been distorted and , . "ndened 1>\ installments of nationalization of our r,.''1"' industries and utilities, every one' of which has tj. "ted in higher prices, inferior quality, inadequate quan- ,l( ' ''nil over-all deficits running annually into millions ,|. Pounds which the taxpayers have been compelled to ''"'^e. The .Socialists have made the unforgivable and ,,'r,"st unbelievable De, 'ill the time. istake of trying to fool all the --■iiiiii i ae-\." w rote ele- Tocque\ ille, "extends the' sphere "dividual freedom. Socialism restricts it. Democracy v's Fori \i News, June, 1956 attaches all possible value te> each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference — while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint anel servitude." It is almost impossible to envisage the magnitude of deterioration in all things libertarian during a comparatively short period since 1914. Political anel economic planning, which is merely an academic definition for socialism, has insidiously advanced its aims. With each progressive step, it has succeeded in bringing within its orbit large tracts of Britain's industrial and commercial activity ancl many of the precious personal liberties. A Socialist Welfare State is born in uncertainty, must die in unfulfillment. It begins its political life on the' assumption that most of the citizens are children who must lie led, clothed, housed, educated, employed, anel disciplined by a paternalistic' State. The power of the State may develop more speedily than the growth eif the children and, in this event, the Welfare State itself will attain full ancl logical maturity in totalitarianism. The State as Santa Claus is succeeded bj the State as Shylock. Socialist financial policy, which i.s almost completely dependent on the creation anel circulation of paper money, is economically unstable. It begins bv encouraging tin crazy notion that a nation can spend itself into prosperity and ends by warning the community that it must "save I ill il hurts" ancl economize into austerity. Socialist financing i.s not only suspect economically. It is charged with disaster, socially anel ethically. The State rarely il ever performs a service, grants a reward, or indulges in gift- making, unconditionally. Ir is difficult te> convince people that socialism is as fixedly an international movement as is communism. The socialization of the world is a prelude to communism. Both systems have developed and exploited the art of mass propaganda. No nation has yet discovered the- secret of immunization from its hypnotic- excitements ancl enticements. Even the United States of America, which owes almost everything it possesses, culturally anel economically, to competitive private enterprise, i.s politically embarrassed by socialistic pressures which have us their ultimate objective the establishment of a Welfare State'. If the written and speiken word are not mightier than the sweirel. then are definitely more effective in terms of the multitudes. The enemies of individual liberty are nothing if not articulate. We in Great Britain have emerged victorious from two world wars. 'Ihe cream ol the youth of two successive generations prematurely sleeps in eternal peace. We- are spiritually poor because' we have lost the incalculable wealth nl lin- passionate leadership of beiys transfigured intei men when the blast of weir blew in their c-eus. Our material losses, though heartbreakingly terrible, were not irreparable. Having emerged from the honors of war with our heads "bloody but unbowed," we- promptly proceeded to decapitate ourselves as a great nation, by contradicting our character and characteristics, at the behest of a clique of political anel economic planners who persuaded us to believe, for the first time in our history, that we were incapable ol minding our own business. It is my sincere belief that main men einel women who, in these postwar years, have called themselves Socialists, are not Socialists at all. Indeed. I have met several men Page 23 I
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