Communism and Intellectuals
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Smoot: How do they answer iheil
Schwarz: They have the answer
reaiK to the tip of their tongues. It is
"ne word: and thai word is science'.
W: eire' seteniis|s. Scifnce has remade
lhe material world. Science has remade
die world of agriculture. Science has
remade the world of animal husbandry.
\nd we're going to use science to remake mankind itself."
Ihis also sounds good until lhe detail of this scientific process is revealed.
Hie Communists say. "We eire' logical
men. Science must operate in accordance wilh scientific laws, and these are
the laws hv which we musl operate:
"Law No. 1 : Then' is no Coil.'
Tin' Communists are proudly, unashamedly atheists in theory and in
practice. Thev make no secrel of ihis.
fine elireci quote should suffice'. I have
here ei hoeik entitled Religion, by one
Communisl who never took refuge under
tlie Fifth Amendment: V. I. Lenin. The
opening sentence is all lhat is necessary.
" Vtheism is a natural and inseparable pari of Marxism, of the theory
and practice of scientific socialism."
\\ he ti they deny God, they simultaneous!) deny every value thai orit.'-
"leitcs with God. They deny moral law.
•he Ten Commandments, absolute standards ol righl emd wrong, truth etnd
'■rror. Thev destroy a whole' civilization eiml culture. Mem is lefi mt the play-
'Bg fiehls of the universe withoul an
Umpire withoul ;t book of rules—so
'''at lln- winning side can make up the
files ets they go along.
I he second law of communism con-
'"itis the nature of man. Whal is man?
"hence does he come'.'' Whither is he
Koing? \\'|,y js he here? What significance heis life, death, love, hale. joy.
what is man? Communism answers:
Man is et material machine. Mem is
'""Her in motion, and nothing more.
.'Ian is a body. Within this body there
ls a stomach secreting gastric juice.
a liver secreting bile, a brain secreting
'"'"lion and thought. Man has no -oul.
"° spirit, no significanl individual
J'alue. no continuity of life. Man is a
Smoot: Man is
[hen, is the essence
s' 11w mi/: Yes! I
an animal! That,
eif Communis! phi-
■ Communists eire
iilulionists. The three people who
d Karl Marx wen' Hegel,
ell lli'i'tle I : lie I
bach, who tetiiL'ht him materialism; and
Darwin, who leiiiL'hl him evolution.
Communists believe that mankind can
be reformed in exactly the same wa) eis
any other portion "I lhe animal king-
elotii. and litis is the key lo their program for perfection of the human race.
Vi illiani '/.. Foster, Chairman of the
American Communisl parly, frankly expounds this in his hook. The Twilight
ol World Capitalism, published in 191-9.
lhe culminating chapter is entitled.
"The Advenl of So-ialisl Mem." II,'
"Bul the biggesl of eill tasks lo improve the physical well-being of humanity emd thereby the' broadening of
lhe betse for its freedom is io improve
lhe human species itself in an evolu-
tionary sense. The law of natural selection, which littill lhe marvelous complexities of planl and animal species.
no longer eettt work spontaneously. Now
the evolution of the human speeie-s musl
he eleeiie' artificially by lhe conscious
action nf nteiii himself."'
Smoot: Men. then, an- to he made
over, not in the image of God, but in
the image ol some Socialisl phut?
Schwarz: Exactly! \ momenl of intelligent contemplation ol the Communists* artificial^ directing the evolution
of the human species w ill conjure up
The third law of communism concerns
lhe origin of human intelligence, per
sonality, character, and culture. Karl
Marx taught, ami lhe Communists have
Fanatically promulgated, ihe doctrine
eif economic determinism. This simply
means lhal the qualities of em individual, the ideas of bis mind, the emotions
of bis heart, lhe very love a mother
bears to the children of her own body,
the devotion of ei citizen to his country,
einel the' adoration of ;t worshiper of bis
God, are merely lhe projections into
consciousness of the external economic
environment. The name given to this
doctrine is "economic determinism.'
.And upon these three basic laws
atheism, evolutionary materialism, and
economic determinism the entire Communist program for remaking mankind
Since many individuals inhabit the
same economic environment, they develop the same type' of ideas, characters,
.mil personalities, constituting themselves an economic eleiss. This leads to
the Metrxisl concept of Ihe class structure of society, lhe class weir, the triumph of llie proletarian class, ami the
emergence of the classless society. The
FORUM NKWS, June, 1955
—Wide World Photo
William Z. Foster
Communists believe the class of the
future- is what thev call the proletarian
class. \ll other classes must simply be
"*i on sav to the Communists, "You in-
human monsters! You mean you'd miu-
der millions of people in cold blood?"
They setv. "\\ hal do vou mean, niur-
der? Thai's a bourgeois term. You
mean kill them? Why, don't be childish. Of course we would! Why. nature's
been killing people l»\ the countless
millions for millions of years killing
lln-iii by hunger, by famine, by war. by
disease, by old age killing them for
no purpose. Ami if we hesitate to do
that which is scientifically necessary to
fulfill our destiny ami re-create mankind, how unworthy of lhe trust history
has imposed on us we would be. We're
onlv animals. Where'd vou gel the idea
tun were important? That's merely the
■subjective projection in consciousness ol
your favored economic environment. As
Lenin said, 'What's it matter if three-
quarlers of tbe world perish, provided
tin- remaining quarter is Communist?'
"Tbe human species is very fertile.
Vent can easily gel plenty more. Put
on a competition, breeding them up
one a year. What's all the fuss about?"
Smoot: People who believe such
things think they can create et Sen-ialisi
society which will be perfect?
Se HWARZ: They think theit way. They
.nl thai way. They Ireal their own ilieil
way. And they're endeavoring to come
ihis way to treat us and those we love
thai way. Once you deny Coil: once you
deny tlle special creation of man; once
you deny the love of God, you're naked
eiml defenseless before lhe' logic of the
lo bring lhe matter close home, there
is very good evidence to believe theit the
Communist party believes it will be
necessary to exterminate al least one
third of the American people afler theii