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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 6, June 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1955
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. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript is a reaction to heul economic conditions is simply a bill of goods that Karl Marx has sold lo the unsuspecting intellectual. Actually, il i- Marxism. When accepted, it places a halo of beneficence around Ihe entire Communist movement. Everything they do. however evil, is justified by the terrible conditions against which they an- reacting; and the required emotional base for opposition to communism is destroyed. Communism is not the friend of tbe working man. It is his arch enemy. It is not the improver of his economic conditions. Ii is ihe destroyer of his ateinel eirel eif living. Smoot: Are you implying that the conventional Western attack on the problem of resisting communism is 180 degrees wrong? ScHWARZ: On this faulty diagnosis of communism the structure of treatment has been built. The essence of this treat- inenl is to concentrate upon providing economic improvements for those people who are hearing thc seductive call nf communism in Asia and Europe. To improve living standards is good. To feed lhe hungry is a Christian act. But lo lake lhat program as the basis for fighting communism i~ eis fallacious as In believe thai cancer can he cured by improved nutrition. If our only hope of combating communism i- to so improve the living standards of Asia that no promises the Communists make can have anv appeal to them, we are already doomed. If the living standards of Asia were tomorrow improved by 1,000 per cent, I here would slill he ei whole field of human desires which lhe Communists could exploil for their own advantage. Actually, the Communists are using the very materia] advantages provided by Improved economic conditions to recruil people In tin- Communist ranks. I heard of an industrialist in India who desired to do lhe best lhat circumstances would permit for his workers. He built them ei hospital, a school, play- ing grounds, and somewhat improved their wages and working hours. Afler three years, a very puzzled man said, "I can't understand it. Since I began these improvements, one-third ol my workers have joined the Communisl party." Tbe Communist agitator came to the employees, utilized the extra leisure lime provided, and seiid: ''This proves whal we've been telling you. We've gul him frightened. He's beginning to disgorge some of his i 11- goiten gains. Look at all the money he's got. Wlieii'il he gel it? That's the money he robbed from you. He's now- trying lo bribe vein by giving you a little bit of it back. \re you going to fall for ihis scheme of his? Stand with us emd we'll take lhe lot off him and you'll have il all." Ami they used tie very advantages he- heul provided lo re- Page 4 iruil them into the Communist parly. Frequently we hear ihis reply: "We agree that poverty docs not cause communism, hut communism exploits poverty." This is hue. But it ignores the very Importanl point. Whal is this communism? Or. more' accurately, who eire these Communists who do the exploiting? Where are they recruited? How an- they trained? Whal arguments are used lo win them in the firsl place? Communism is obviously nol the spontaneous fruit of poverty. If it were so. lhe whole- world musl have been communistic centuries ere this. SMOOT: Then where does communism first take hold? ScHWARZ: Communism always begins by the conquest of the student mind with hooks. While the free wen-Id is spending billions on the bodies of men. the Communists are concentrating their entire assault upon the mind, tl is paradoxical in tin- extreme thai we who arc professed ideeilisis limit our treatment very largely lo the material things. whereas the Communists, who are arrogant materialists, are conquering lhe world through lhe dissemination of ideas. Their major eisseiult is the literary attack on the student mind. I preached one Sunday evening at a church in Michigan. Afler lhe message, ei mem came up to me and introduced him-.'If ee- ei retired medical missionary frnm China. Ih- heul given the besl years of bis life in selfless service lo thc bodies emd souls of lhe Chinese people. The Communists heul come and conquered, and he had been expelled. He told mi' this: "In 1926. in one day, I saw ".. through the mails of my province three thousand |eieimds of literal nn- directed to the high school students." That's when they conquered China when the) conquered the student mind. Tiny are conquering the student mind of all Asia eit thi- in.mnm through the vastest literature crusade the world has ever known. Going home lo Australia. I wrote ahead to ei friend of mine- and said: "Co to the Communist bookstore anil buy for me the Communist classics." When I gul home, there was a pile of hooks awaiting me that would have covered ein onlinaiy-sizc table. 1 seiid to him. "How much do I owe you?" I almost fell over wilh shock when he replied: "SI 1.00." Two or three of the hooks alone were' weerlh ilieil much. Take this one: Joseph Stalin's Problems ol Leninism magnificently hound, beautifully printed, first quality peeper. How much do you peiv lor a hook like ihis hen- in America? Everyone tells me from five lo ten dollars. Do you know whal il cosl me back in Australia? Seventy cents. The- seventy cents would hardly cover transportation and duly. Who paid for il? Il is lhe iniei- nalional missionary literature campaign of thc Communists. Where was il published? Foreign Language Publishing House, Moscow, Now, seventy cents seems cheap. Rut let's see what ii e-eisis in Japan. I have here a letter from Moses Sabina, inn- servative lieepii^t foreign missionary in Senelai. Japan. Listen lo what he' writes: "Right now. while the \ni.ri.ein overseas libraries are trimming down their stocks eunl personnel, here the Communists are offering whole sets of Steelin s and Lenin's work- for less them a ele.lleir. Think of ii. Twelve volumes em.I more of large hooks for less than ei dollar. Many Japanese' bookstores controlled hy Communists sell this kind of propaganda literature for the price lln- customer can pay. 'I'av veiled you want' is tin- slogan thev use." The dread consequence <if this is seen in an extract from another letter dated September 2d. 1954. He is referring to the students in lhe universities: "Of ihe hundreds of student newspapers, there is not one thai is nol either wholly communistic or at leasl controlled hy the leftist Socialists, which here eire almosl the same as the Communists." II tin' presenl rate of Communisl conquest of lhe student mind in Asia continues unabated, eill tin- atom and hydro- gen bombs in the arsenals of the- free world will he obsolete eunl redundant lo hall Ihe Communist advance. Smoot: Whal are those Communist hooks like? Schwarz: The Communists divide ih.-in into two types: propaganda ami agitation. They define propaganda as that which conveys many ideas in a few I pie. Heavy theoretical textbooks of this nature for the limited student group whom thev desire to recruil into the Communist peirlv eon- and scientifically indoctrinate. Propaganda is for them. For lhe masses, there is agitation. Agitation they define as lhat which conveys one idea lo many people. Thev lake em event like the unfortunate death of lhe Japanese fisherman due In the hydrogen bomb explosion. Thev dwell upon ii. They use- ii as a barb to inflame public opinion io stir up fear, bitterness, .nul hatred thai they may scientificall) exploit it for lhe over-;'" I'einiuiunisi objective. Two central ideas of Communisl agitation eire: (1) that lhe Soviel I ni"" is the mosl beautiful, peace-loving, pr°' gressive place in the whole world; and (2) lhal America is evil. vile, malignant, imperialistic, ami warmongering* desperately threatening the peace of the weerlel. This first idea is disseminated through ihe photographic magazine, I''' FACTS FORUM NEWS, June, /"';
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