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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955 - File 027. 1955-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 20, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1539/show/1496.

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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
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Contributor
  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date June 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • 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 I J Vorld rbo'° communism. It is time that we rea1 lhat our enemy is the mililarv forces arrayed against us—and not lhe idea of communism. We musl seek ways of eeis. ing international tension and of bringing about a progressive demobilization of all the great powers. The Communists do exist. We cannol ignore that fact or wish them out of existence. We must learn lo exisl peacefully with them. .And there is no better place to start than al home. Thc principle of coexistence is sound. ^ on cannot defeat ideas bv annihilating tin- people who bold them. Vie coexisl »ith many evils—crime, juvenile delinquency, and slums—and no one heis suggested that we try to combat these by wiping mil people. This is not to imply that we do mil Seed protection from internal subversion. We do. The .ADA proposal lhal we return to the Constitution and give accused per- *<>us an opportunity to confront their accusers would give us the kind of in- li-rnal security program we need—one finch is effective, bul which meets the demands of justice and fair play. • • • That was one side of the question. Tlie other side will conic next. Here are arguments of some who IH) NOT believe that lhe FHI and other investigating agencies should He forced to disclose the identity of confidential witnesses against persons who have been denied pnlilie i-itiployiiienl heeeuise of suspected Communist activities, • • • 1 generation ago. Americans looked upon Communists as wild-eyed. '""Illi-lhrow ing fanatics who were' dan- Serous in a limited way. very much as a '"ad dog is. bul. like a mad dog. casv In ''u-ntifv eunl dispose of. Such people are indeed a danger lo 'le and limb as long as they are at tjrge with weapons in their hands, bul ""■v represent no threal to the American *4y of life-. They heivc no means of subverting the massive institutions of freedom in America, nor is there danger '"at large numbers of people can be infected wilh their particular brand of "•Sanity. Hut if you see the elite of our Jfciety—the certified gentlemen of the <aV. lhe scholars hrislling wilh college "torees—doing the work that tbe crimi- '[!1I revolutionary conspirators wanl ''one. you behold an odd and dangerous ''°"<lilion indeed. , this is the phenomenon which we ?*ve been witnessing in tbe United '"les for a number of years. The Combust parly, through ils official pub- . Catioiis. has been crying lhat all nf the *estigations of communism (all gov- "iment security programs, all efforts , tool oui subversion and treason in toerican life) were destroying fVmeri- ACTS FORUM NEWS, June, 1955 teria, and doing violent damage lo tl nation. \o one in his right mind would pay any attention to the Communisls for seiv ing all of these things, anv more- theiu he would sympathize with a gangster who criticizes the police department for arresting outlaws. But when the moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the United Slates, namely, the Reverend John Mackay, says publicly that anti- Communists may he more dangerous I ban Communists; when a leading bishop of the Methodist Church, namely, G. Bromley Oxnam, thunders comparable nonsense all over the country; and when such as these have a support- probably gel excited. If you knew this gangster had plans to lake over llu- eiiv. murder all decent citizens, and institute a reign of terror, you would no doubt be worried because vein saw him hanging around the city hall all the lime. If you took this mailer up wilh lhe local newspaper editor and the minister of vour church, eiml they lambasted you publicly as being an idiot, a reactionary, and a troublemaker for mentioning the condition, you might, even be excused for going inin hysterics. The American people rather e'eilmlv —have been witnessing just ihis sort of thing on a national scale for many —Wide World Photo Adlai Stevenson conferring with Ex-Emperor Bao Dai. now Vietnamese Chief of State, on Viet Nam's political, economic and military problems, in 1953 when he made a weeklong tour of Indochina. lo ing cast of the most influential intellectuals in our land (like, for example. Edward I!. Murrow. Waller Lippmann, Elmer Denis. Palmer lloyi of the Denver Post, .lames Reston of the New York Times. Ihe Alsop twins of lhe Tribune, and almost anybody you can think of in Time and Life) confusion is likely to he compounded lo lhe point of producing public hysteria. DISTORTED PICTURE PAINTED Justice William 0. Douglas, and Adlai Stevenson, and numerous other worthies of their persuasion have been telling the whole world lhal a blelck silence- of fear heis settled upon ihe people of America, and that we're all in a state of hysteria. Thai is a strange picture for these patriots to be painting of our land strange, for one thing, because it is not accurate. The American people arc not hysterical, and to say that much is to pay a high tribute lo lhe American people. If you saw tbe chief of police in your , it\ in daily consultations wilh the years. I In- Communists arc ihe bloodiest gang of thugs the world has ever seen. Thev have- a plan lo leike over this nation, murder eill decent citizens, and institute a reign of terror. Yel daily, we see lhe leaders of our land in consultation with them, trying lo make good- faith agreements on disarmament, planning big-power conferences, offering to pool alomie energy resources with them, and perpetually talking aboul peaceful coexistence with them. For three long years wc wen- regaled deiilv wilh stories of Communist atrocities committed against our soldiers |n Korea. America's great liberals could, with the greatest composure, read about American soldiers -hoi in the hack of lhe head or kicked off a road lo die in Manchuria. But let some anti-Communist investigator in the Inited States disclose the presence nf some suspected Communist in a university or governmenl job. and lhe liberals erupt wilh greal violence mil because uf ihe sus- peclcil Communist, bul because of the patriot who exposed him. (Continued mt Page 27) Fane 2.".
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