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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
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript s une. RFE's "Pliom beginning to end. lhe airtain." on M**il againsl I.oiulon is preposti "l ugoslav factory. Yes, Tito never litarian enemy,led to be a Communist. America is financed by "a: 'Let everyone do as he pleases.' I which is spoolerica says: 'Go ahead and be a Com- lericans. nist if that's what you want. All we . RFE's psychoW js that you stop supporting Russian ack Marxism-colierialism.' America has no intention what, with te"Jforce anyone, including Czechoslo- •mn as its "delia, to return to capitalism." , the listener—Br. Miloslav Kohak. another widely - is induced to|wn one-time Communist collabora- with which so Jol the National Front who saved bis cooperated. wOlji in the nick of time and landed a fat i it had not "» as chief I until his replacement re- l> I of RFE's Czechoslovak desk in ich, in "Political Comments on the ISSIAN IMPERl*ation at Home," on November 25, COMMUNISM'2" '." ,10:l;5 a'm" had th;s to say ut Arthur London: diet- , preposterous. It n.. complained he whole International Brigade of the of the old Conflil War in Spain which is being at- vi iii his person — another proof of II the arrest * reactionar) attitude now prevailing osses Sling. Clyie Soviet Union. She no longer wants i'K's "Comme*j support of men who believe in iv." em FebruWls. but only of those who believe in .in., waxed soJIonets." ,ey consciouslyPn_ May 8. 1951. al 5:45 p.m., in ng aboul the Gfcries Written by Life." a young Com- the future . ■ ,llsl inmate of a slave labor camp t was to remaiof quoted as follows: "Your Christian ream bad corn«cepl comes close to the original l.cn- ical disdain f»r,t ideology . . . We must work toiler, faithful lo the ideas which Lenin lerger, the leW taught us." ;'s "Round TaM)r- Jaroslav Stransky, Socialist and ril 12. 1953, a'"1,1 Communisl collaborator of the y referred to tBjonal Front, said in "Talk with and men of goo*1"'- on March I. 1952. al 9:30 p.m.: d in communi*fnunciation should mil play anv pari the "methods" jl>oHtics . . . Vm bonesl Communist ,11, he mused «f l"m ll"' resl of us in condemning lommunism hasf-mciation." robably the old collaborator still be- collaboration "I,1'" tnal '• '- possible for Communists distil'0""' honest. Consequently he had no C(*ihl,' j,, slipping thai one In. The s quite i.l.l Socialist "Suhle ilka, in bis T'".e with Rat)io Free Europe, though, pril'27 1«)52- a'jinite another mailer. Squandering nswered the at"1'''1'* of American dollars for the daily. Rude Pe#.ed Purpose of fighting communism, "It accuses us#*,res "''' Communist collaborators oration of c*PL,ran' about '"bonesl" Communists. return of ther"e Call the Communist Party," of •croulka. ,rua7 22' ]'>7yl- '" H:45 a.m., wenl to say in reply''!"" In l"raise of Communisl cultural B. Iievements. "Czech Communist liter- Socialist fri* has broughl forth works „| out- ye»l*ding value." RFE's psychological l^vf-'i"! declared. "We enjoy reading pimunist authors a- mucrl as any ve *ers-" vernment in ** curious way of inducing an anti- abolished anyJSmu'"s! ""itude. to sav the leasl. r,t*s Socialist "" h!.=oc*ahst Franta Klatil, in "Politi- do anything °f „mmenis on the Siluation at cloanun g „,,,_, on Apri| 21 1953 ^ i]45 -a-she suPP»i; (r^-tha' "Ti'° haS morc char- , Tito accepts V ,"'"' ,,ls one-time allies in Prague ince with ope"! ,, M'""|1;'1 his independence, and Jl Llr"ment r thor°u?hly at that." ets Forum News, January, 1956 111 a Socia d for six v Id hardly >—-™,„ . . , and Slovak pe£"»'n,st author m. Today It is quite a common procedure for Radio Free Europe to quote Tito and Red Yugoslavia's press as authorities in both moral and political matters. Holiday trips to Tito's Yugoslavia have become a cherished habit of RFE's editors. PROGRAMS GLORIFY REVOLUTIONARY WORKERS Another variet) of the colleetivist ideology which prevails among RVK editors is the frequent praise of those enemies of the Kremlin who have not been able to toe the partv line but have otherwise been valuable fighters in the class struggle against the so-called exploiters. Thus, the RFE script, "We Call the Communist Party, which was broadcast to Czechoslovakia on March 29. 1955. at 12:40 p.m., in its glorification of the revolutionary workers of Kronstadt SOUJlds as if it bad been written by the old Lithuanian-American anarchist Alexander Berkman. '"The workers of Kronstadt." il says in that script, "'fought so thai the Soviets may be elected freely and democratically, that their just demands be fulfilled — demands which were entirel) in the spirit of ihe October Revolution. They fought for democratic Soviets . . ." True enough, ihis broadcast was ad- dressed to Communists, and it might seem reasonable to some to appeal l" Communists in the spirit of genuine communism: but is it likely that hardened trans-Curtain Communists of 1955 believe in appeals in behalf of communism w hen they are uttered by those who are hired bv Americans? Yet, incredible though il ma\ appear, that is rs government^ de-nationaliz«T Edward R. Murrow, ot.e of the sponsors of the Crusade for Freedom, receives one of ten 1954 Russwurm Awards of the National Newspaper Publishers Association from Dowdal H. Davis (right), chairman of National Negro Newspaper Week, as an "undeviating champion of those high principles of citizenship and of true democracy that have made the United States great," and "for keeping men constantly reminded of their duty to decency and destiny." • :■', the line which RFE commentators adopted as late as 1955. Let us choose another example of this folly by quoting Dr. Jaroslav Stransky, former minister of tbe i\ational Front, in his "Commentary on the Political Situation" of April 2. 1955. 9:50 a.m. In this gem of an "anti-Communist" broadcast, the Communist collaborator of but a few Mar- ago sang the praises of the "Spartacus Bund," lhe militant group which, following World War I. broke away from Germany's left wing Socialists in order to usher in the Communist revolution. Stransky really waxed lyrical over Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg, the two most prominent and violent leaders of early German communism. "The modern Spartacus movement," pontificated Stransky in behalf of RFE's version of freedom. "Karl Liebknecht emd liosa Luxemburg . . . they were pacifists, the foes of imperialism and militarism . . . they were beaten to death by the mob . . . their articles, their speeches, their letters were inspired by ei vision of order and beauty for the modern world ... in every sentence which lhal undersized, ungainly Jewess, Luxemburg, wrote, there weis humaneness and poesy . . ." We are here not arguing about the lofty intentions of these two world famous pioneers of the Communist revolution, misguided eunl unbalanced though they were. We arc here questioning the wisdom of Americans who. in the name of the freedom for which Washington and Lincoln lived anil died, hire ei notorious one-time Communist collaborator who still oilers hymns to the cause of the Communisl revolution. That Stransky should express such revolutionary feelings is obvious: that well- meaning Americans alioiilel sponsor such projects does provide food for thought. NATIONAL FRONTS VAUNTED In line with ibis farcically suicidal policy these RFE psychological warriors naturally still vaunt the very National Front which paved the wav for the total subjugation of the Czech and Slovak people by the Communists. These strange refugee policy-makers, scriptwriters and editors -till live in that dreary world in which their fatal shortsightedness delivered llieir people into the lietnds of the Kremlin. Thus, on October 28, 1952. at 10:05 a.m., these so-calb'il heralds of freedom told the home folks behind the' Curtain: "There will once more be a time when Benes will arise . . ." On October 27. 1953, eit 1:35 p.m., they appealed to "those who remember the pre-Febru- euv [i.e., 1945-48] democracy . . ." On January I I. 1953, al I I :30 a.m., the leftist Socialist Belak-Berger, in "Comments on the Events of the Day," exclaimed: "The real National Front [i.e., Page 15 * fs h
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