Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955
File 056
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955 - File 056. 1955-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 13, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1539/show/1525.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Facts Forum. (1955-06). Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955 - File 056. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1539/show/1525

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Facts Forum, Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 6, June 1955 - File 056, 1955-06, Facts Forum News, 1955-1956, University of Houston Libraries, accessed November 13, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1539/show/1525.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
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
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
Type
  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
Rights No Copyright - United States: This item is in the public domain in the United States and may be used freely in the United States. The item may not be in the public domain under the copyright laws of other countries.
Item Description
Title File 056
Transcript HI Senator Flanders a standing ovation. One reporter was so uncouth as to press the' matter, asking Senator Flanders to crystallize his charges: Are you. said the reporter, are you saying that these men are perverts? Certainly not, said the Senator: I am merely asking questions. Let us take a hypothetical situation. Tomorrow. President Eisenhower authorizes our ambassador itt Japan to consent to limited traele between Japan and Red China. Senator McCarthy gets lip on the floor and suggests that the action of the President is satisfactorily explained if one assumes he is a member of the Communist party. To those who immediately roar out their indignation he- says, simply: I'm not accusing the President of being ei Communist. I'm just asking questions . . . ll is eis simple as lhat. Flanders can Lret away with something McCarthy, or Jenner. or Taft. or Knowland could never gel away with. The Liberal community deals differently with the same offense, depending on who commits it and against whom il is committed. A year ago Senator McCarthy seiid to ei general in lhe I nited Stales Army. "Any genera] who says "I will protect another general who protected Communists' is not fil to wear lhat uniform." Thc Liberal community fairly exploded with outrage. Fur General /wicker had been decorated for bravery. (Anyone decorated for bravery, the Liberal seems to be saying, cannot, no matter what he subsequently does, be considered as unfit tn wear a uniform. Rut it is not the irrelevance of this defense of General Zwicker thai concerns us. here in a discussion of Liberal inconsistency.) \ Senate committee recommended McCarthy be censured for that one. einel llu' Senate came mighty close to acting on the committee's recommendations. It didn't, finally: but ils refusal to do so enreig'-el the Liberals, one and all; wc arc guilty of letting down ;i man who has fought valiantly for his country, they said; so in their own minds, thev censured McCarthy for this outrage. A month or so after McCarthy had thus spoken to Zwicker. another legislator paid his respects, face to face, in another man with a distinguished background of military service, et fellow legislator. This congressman was decorated during the first world war wilh the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Serviec Medal, and the Purple Heart; be was awarded the Croix de Guerre with palm, be was cited for bravery by Marshal Petain. bv General Edward, hv General Hale, and bv Gen- i-reil Lewis. His name' i~ is. Carroll Reece. and the assault upon him was made bv Congressman Wayne lleivs during a committee bearing over which Recce vvas presiding: Heiys: I will say this to (you) ...that Page 54 out w he-re I come from we have a saying that if a man double-crosses you once, that is hi> fault; if lu- double-crosses you twice, that is yeeur feilllt. I just want you tu kneiee vein won't 5''t the' BCCOnd uppeel'- tuiiity. Reece: there i- no living meen can justifiably say that...(I) have' ever double-crossed anybody or... failed tei keep ... i teiv ) word. Hays: I am saying heeth ... is theit clear enough? There i- no inference there, is there? Reece: That does not disturb me a particle. Hays: I leneew. Yeeei eire pretty Hani te> disturb. I thought they had more guts in Tennessee. As far as I know, there has not been a single editorial in lhe \eie York Times urging that Congressman Hays he censured, not one manifesto from the committee for an effective Congress, nor an extra million dollars appropriated by the Fund for the Republic lo look into the threat of "Haysism." In fad. I know of not one Liberal, prominent or not. who has suggested censure or even a mild reprimand. The best I could gel oul of Liberal publicist George Hamilton Combs whose- fulminations over the Zwicker incident shattered steel and concrete — and that onlv after suasion. cajolery, and threats, was thai "'perhaps Mr. Hays' conduct was a little undisciplined." And this, of course, is why: In tbe one ease it was an outsider who wets being abusive: in the other it weis a fellow Liberal who. what is more, weis engaged in obstructing an inquiry into the ideological bases (,f [he great Foundations, which, because they are virtually all run bv Liberals, eire bv definition not investigable. I submit thai if McCarthy were to use such language as Hays used on the chairman of anv committee of which he is a member, or we're lo employ- such laities. he would be run nut of Washington with wet towels. Certainly he would activate tbe otherwise listless editorial writers of the New York Times. NOT A WASHABLE EXPLANATION! It is possible to maintain thai such inconsistencies eis these, emd et thousand others that could readily be enumerated, reflect nol on the Liberal mind, but on the Liberal temperament. Everyone loses control of himself, after all: and in lhe heal of the occasion we are all likely lo apply one set of standards to those we approve of emd another to those we do not. I believe' that such an explanation docs not wash. For one thing, no human being loses his temper as often as el Liberal is inconsistent. And anyway, most Liberals arc icy men who think in refrigerated office's, where petssion is in.I admitted. \\ Im ever heard of \\ alter Lippmann being carried away? No, I submit thai lhe inconsistency of the Liberal is traceable neither to unbridled emotion nor lo opportunism — but rather to his fundamental incapacity to ihink objectively. Whal I am saving is most of the time the Liberal doesn't know hi' a being inconsistent, doesn't know In'- being unjust. He is so buill theit he cannot in a controversy in which he is committed, see the parallels in two situations; he moves not by reason but hv instincl: he is lhe man who is truly prejudiced; for he consistently prejudges men and situations. The certified Liberal — the Eleanor Roosevelt, the Wayne Hays cannol err: in going after Roy Cohn emd Joseph McCarthy and Carroll Recce thev cannot stumble. therefore they do not stumble, therefore the decent, the well disposed and the industrious of thc community can give litem their unthinking support: which is the type of support the Liberal characteristically extends. Lack of objectivity leads to inconsistency, hut il betrays, also, an incapacity lo assess evidence; eunl this i~ tic third aspect of the Liberal's irrationality. The first illustration thai comes to mind here is the must obvious, perhaps even the mosl written about. I mean, of course, our putative reign of terror. I haven't the energy lo catalogue, once again, sample Liberal statements about our reign of terror, nol even the more hilarious ones about bow we go to jail if we rceld Thomas Jefferson, or gel starved out by the- American Legion il we I ling in j or ,.v I am Who —Wide World Pti°tc" Congressmen Wayne L. Hays ID-Ohio'' above, and B. Carroll Reece (R-Tenn.) wfre central figures in a heated exchange during a House committee hearing which Reece headed. FACTS FOItUM NEWS, June, H>55
File Name uhlib_1352973_v004_n006_056.jpg