treule partners. By accepting sucb gold
without knowing the actual origin the
American Treasury would facilitate Russian trade with Western Europe, which
is certainly a doubtful result.
AN INSTRUMENT OF PROPAGANDA
In conclusion, it mas be staled that
militarily, economically, and politically
the Soviet I nion has only one firm and
strong opponent: the United States of
.America. For this reason the I SSI!
has reserved all its abuse and invectives
for this country. Its propaganda againsl
the t nited Slate- of Vmerica in other
countries is formidable. With each trade
agreement it concludes, it alsee extends its
propaganda radius. With the wares it
sends, il passes along its anti-American
hatred. Against that the I nited States
has to take' the strongest stand. Thi-
propaganda must not be underrated.
Everything must be done to counteract
Especially now that economic eiid may
decrease nr cease, the I nited States must
be' \igilant to keep the loyalty of the
former aiel recipients. Beyond that, it is
especially important to vitiate the Soviel
Having recognized Soviet foreign
trade as em instrument of conquest,
everything musl be done by the I nited
State- to attract the world's trade
tee it- own shores or to help tei e'slablish
conditions in which the free world can
trade wilh each other without Russia s
participation. Export controls eis e'sieib-
li-heil iii the Export Control Act of 1949
and the Battle Act of 1951 should be
continued in one way or another. That
thev were extremely successful is evi-
denced by the violent Russian reaction
again! them. That they hurt the Russian
orbit much more them the Western W oriel
is evidenced by the statistics.
Through a proper tariff policy and
technical assistance the I nited States
can continue to help the free world to
sleiv free and beyond that stop the
Soviet march to conquest.
It would be unrealistic to hope for
complete commercial isolation of the
USSR, but the cordon sanitaire can
he tucked tighter and tighter. If the
I nited States remains a market for
foreign products and a supplier of credit,
raw materials, and finished products; if
trade, ne,I eiid. becomes the regular feature of American relations with other
nations, then the free nations will have
no reason to fall for Russia's siren song.
It is clear that Russia's foreign trade'
serves one purpose only: to aggrandize
the- Soviet power. It is one more instrument ed conquest.
In such circumstances it is the lask ot
the United Stales to stop not only the
Russian soldier, but also the Russian
By HENRY \\ . WESTHEIDEB
The constant rain of daily events form themselves into
pools, creeks, springs, rivulets, etc., known as facts. Like
all waters, ihe waters of fact seeking a common level, flow
together, blend and form themselves into the mighty river of
Undisturbed and unmolested, the river of truth will follow
the lines of least resistance, find its own level and flow in a
broad given channel until il reaches the sea of human knowledge and belief.
ll is possible to muddy and befoul the waters of the river
of truth with the vile filth of bigotry, hate, false charges, misunderstanding, vituperation, recrimination, and name calling.
Ilul through ils own action it will eventually cleanse itself of
such impurities, consigning them lo lhe bottom and into the
muck from which thev originated.
It is also possible to divert the course of the river of truth
into man-made channels of untrue philosophy, unsound reasoning, propaganda, misleading statements, ignorance and wishful
thinking. But since it is the natural law lhat all water must
find its own level, eventually the river will again find its true
channel and follow its way lo the sea.
Sometimes great dams are built of deceit, greed, selfish ambition, twisted truth, distorted facts, lust, intrigue., conspiracy
and arbitrary egotism, to ball or impede ils progress. But no
matter how high or bow strong such dams may seem lo be in the
beginning, llieir fallacious structure cannot endure for long.
Slowly, perhaps, but surely the waters will pile up behind litem
until they either overflow, or by the sheer weight of llieir
volume break through tlle obstruction, inundate the entire terrain and sweep everything before them as ihey roll majestically
onward and into the sea of all human knowledge and understanding.
FA( TS FORUM NEWS, Vovemb.