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
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
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
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
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
RFE ATTACKS RUSSIAN IMPERI*ati°
BUT NOT COMMUNISM ~ '
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
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
ment in England for six ye*1
government would hardly ha*''
vou. the Czech and Slovak I"
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
" \s in America
Now even thong
bountiful assistance wilh cl"'"*,, ,i
iln- 1 nited States government!
demanded llie de-nationaliza"
i I ito accepts 1
Facts Fonuxr News, ]tiinl"\