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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 1, January 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1956
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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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript Party." exclaimed: "Seven years ago. the decrees of the President of the Republic brought forth the nationalization of industrv. In this way Czechoslovakia set out on her way of democratic independence." SOCIALIST POLICIES DEFENDED These psychological warriors of thc RFE thus still don't realize that it was a crime to cooperate with the Communists, or if they do. they don't admit it. There is never anv hint tbat the Socialist policies of the National Front as such have led to disaster, no inkling that socialism, because it infringes upon the rights of the individual, leads to communism. Therefore, these so-called freedom broadcasters never point out that the misery of the people in eastern Europe largely derives from Socialist meddling with the affairs of the people; thev blame it all on Soviet exploitation, armaments, emphasis on heavy industry, ami that sort of thing. Yes. they have mentioned the "forced Communist economy." What they mean by it may be seen from '"International Commentary from New York." in its broadcast of April 18, 1953. at 6:05 p.m. The broadcaster explained that "'this means in Czechoslovakia the return to the former export policy, the return to the production of quality articles. To put an end to this over-emphasis on heavy industrv must be the goal of our new democratic way." That is all. No reference to liberation from the Socialist bureaucracy, from Socialist oppression. Just a shift from armaments to quality products. Nothing more. Ferdinand Peroutka. in his broadcast of Sunday. April 27. 1952. at 12:15 p.m., declared: '"The Communists lie when thev tell vou that vve want to restore capitalism, tbat vve intend to re'turn to the proprietors the property which has been taken from them some time ago . . . I repeat: the program of the Czechoslovak exiles [s not capitalism anil th ' return to 19?>8. Nor do we wish to band back the mines and foundries to their former owners. All we care for is that the Communist government, which means dependence on Russia, disappears." It might be argued tbat an occasional program of this sort might have its place in the over-all setup because, after all, there still are old Socialists in Czechoslovakia who have no use for the Communists. Yet isn't it strange that while' there are programs for workers, peasants and Communists, there arc none for businessmen ? Sometimes they talk about free competition, but often it is but tbe competition of collectively owned factories amongst themselves. The terminologv of their broadcasts is of the Socialist variety, including the trite ranting Page 14 Harold Stassen, U. S. Secretary of Peace, one of the sponsors of the Crusade for Freedom. against "Capitalists" and "reactionaries." I now shall proceed to offer documentary evidence In show that Radio Free Europe aUo aids, ami sometimes even propagates, Titoism and communism, and frequently extols Communist leaders. Milos Vanek, one-time big wheel in the Communist party ol Czechoslovakia, and now chief of the economies departmenl of RFE's Czechoslovak desk, seiid on November 21. 1952. at 11:30 a.m.: "Marx. Engels, Trotsky - for them Marxism «ei- the substitute for lie Western revolution of human rights." The commentator of "Weekly Survey of the American Press." ,,n \pri] 12. 1953, al 8:30 a.m.. saitl: "The New ) ork llernld Tribune is ot the opinion that the trial of Minilsz.nlv. tin- Hungarian cardinal, as well as tbe trial of Slaiisky anil similar crime's in oiler Communist countries, ought to be re- membered . . ." Possible, if nol probably, it weis one of the numerous left-wingers on the staff of the Tribune who planted ibis corrupting little seed of associating the' fearless anti-Communist cardinal with that old Marxian wheelhorse and Kremlin errand boy, Slansky-Salzmann, who stooel ;i- solidly for the Leninist-Stalinist program as anv Communist who happened to get purged in some intra-partv feud. Sure enough, if the Tribune man tlid not give a ring to bis pal al lhe Czechoslovak desk in New York's RFE headquarters, the latter die! mil fail to pick up that choice tidbit. After all. any "opinion" of the staid ami presumably conservative New York ll, raid Tribune is safe quoting. Who is there brazen enough to accuse the old Tribune of being subversive? And thus, by association with a primate and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, a Communist lickspittle is being groomed for respectability. And this in lhe name le Y of fighting the totalitarian enemy, *scd organization which is financed by^: "I ican donations, and which is sponjerici hy well-known Americans. nisi Again and again. RFE's psych"'1 is tl warriors do not attack Marxism-co^ria nism as such but what, with tOlforct regret, they condemn as its "dejja. ti acy." Consequently, the listener—"pr. *\ be be quite alert — is induced to t«n that communism, with which so jof tl RFE bigwigs once cooperated, wouh iri | he so bad if only it had not "" as e erated." tly I liieh. RFE ATTACKS RUSSIAN IMPERI*ati° BUT NOT COMMUNISM ~ ' nt \ Fiddling that tune. RFE's 'Ll rot withoul the Iron Curtain." on Msht ag 1952. at 3:45 p.m.. complained be w the' "degeneration of the old Conwil W ideals." Jted i Commenting on the arrest *J reat Kremlin-serving bosses Sling. (.l*'he S and Slansky. RFE's "Comn Events of the I lav." on FebruAls. I 1952, at 7:30 p.m.. waxed sottonct melancholic: '"Thev consciously hi "v their eyes, dreaming ah..ul lie ' "! ! nisi security of the future . ■ ni>t dreamed . . . whal was to remain! qui ideals once the dream had coi'*e"|'t end? ... A cynical disdain f°ril 'd munisl ideals . . ." '"'r- Karol Belak-Berger, the U'" u>"' Socialist, in RFE's "Round Tat**"- J cussion." on April 12. 1953, »'«>'<I p.m.. nostalgically referred to W"na lions of ielealists and men of go0%ne. who had believed in column"'"■'"'m merely deplored Ihe "methods" tl*p<> 1 it "failed." Regretfully he mused "-"j1 i°j whole' appeal of communism ha5'"'ui rated . . ." ",L The policy of collaboration nit's || itlioee -, Communists was quite distil'^'"' I pressed by the old Socialist *;?*''' Ferdinand Peroutka, in his Comments" of April 27. 1952. *$}"<■< p.m.. when be- answered the at'"'"'!' ihe Communist daily, Rude P'Y. exiles such as be. "li accuses US* "rcs ing for the restoration of car.' along with tbe return of the powers." stated Peroutka. "ruai "All we wish to say in reply'.""1 • .u- "ve accusations is tins: "There has been a Socialisl r,. l eftnoin: AVe ment in England for six ye*1 government would hardly ha*'' vou. the Czech and Slovak I" lf4*rnini accept capitalism. Today w'e>* Conservative government in ^ Yet it has not abolished 8"Ch"'" Labor government's Socialist and it would not ilo einv thin in Czechoslovakia. " \s in America Now even thong bountiful assistance wilh cl"'"*,, ,i iln- 1 nited States government! demanded llie de-nationaliza" alist ' -*°fn,e" i I ito accepts 1 r is Facts Fonuxr News, ]tiinl"\
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