actual security risks. This election farce
constituted a libel on the federal work
SENATOR JENNER cites Communist campaigns against congressional committees—
Fellow Americans, our country is so
beautiful, so strong, so free from jealousy toward other nations that Americans find it hard to believe anyone
would want to destroy us. Envy is a
burden which the wealthiest nation
must always bear. It may be incredible
In u- but it has been only too commoii
history. In our day, envy heis been
changed from an ugly emotion into a
political movement, supported by a government controlling a hundred eighty
million people and over a half-billion
satellites. Communism is rooted in envy.
In internal policy, communism means
unresting attempts to destroy all nations
whose people are richer than theirs.
The bitterest venom of Communist hate
i- reserved for us. By following the gospel of live and let live, of self-help, and
non-interference, our people have become too proseprous for the Communists to bear.
Let us not fool ourselves. The Communists do not think the destruction of
America is easy. They study every bit
of information about our country on
which they can lay their hands. They
collect every fact about Congress and
about the government departments.
aboul our laws and our courts. They
examine minutely everything about our
economic life from our labor unions to
our patent laws. They study our schools,
our churches, our farm organizations,
our women's clubs. They know who runs
what and how. A hundred years ago
Keirl Marx made a careful study of our
war between the slates. Today, many
thousands of trained Communist intelligence officers are making a careful
studv of everything we do. The Communists are engaged in a secret war.
Thev do not tell us who are their captain- or their generals. They will not tell
us who replace llie men who fall. No one'
has defected from recent Communist
membership who can or will tell us. but
the high command is hard at work.
The Communists are loo smart lo
denv lhat real Communists were un-
covered in our congressional investigations. They say, "Yes, you did have a
feu Communists in government, in labor, in the press and other spots, bul
llie-v have all been rooted out. You
cleverly outwitted tin- traitors. All is
well." That's what they say. Their line
Would nut be of tbe slightest danger to
us if Communists were lhe spokesmen
»bo -pread it abroad. But lhe Communists do not work that way. They whisper in the ear of some innocent person.
who in turn repeals lhe tale, until it
spreads out like the ripples from a stone
in the pond. Soon, people hear the
argument only from the most unimpeachable sources. The Communists
have carried on a bitter campaign
against congressional committees which
investigated subversion. They have
broadcast and re-broadcast the sayings
of commentators who tried to mislead
us. They have worked unceasing!) to
discredit the ex-Communists who told
the full story of the conspiracy, especially the men whose testimony helped convict the party leaders who have been
sent to jail.
Let us not be childish. The Communists have no intention of ending their
attempts to subvert us. They well know
they must destroy us if they hope to
keep the world in bondage. Communist
attempts to subvert us will continue as
long as a Communist government exists
mi eeirlh. Let us get that perfectly clear.
Subversion is constantly at work on
American soil directed by the best
brains the Communists can assign to
What then do we do? We have no need
lo get panicky or distrustful. Americans need never fear the worst the
Communists can do. We can do Iwo
things to protect ourselves. We must
abandon the foolish idea that the Communists keep on operating today where
they worked yesterday. That is never
done in war. If like Lot'- wife we turn
our beads over our shoulders to look
for Communists where they worked ten
years ago. we shall never outwit the
Communist leader- by peaceful, political
means. We must look ahead to see where
the old methods arc being carried on in
new ways. We must especially watch our
armed forces on one band and the influence of shaping public opinion on lhe
other. We know control of those Iwo
forces, lhe military power and the means
for propaganda, are their unchanging
aim-. Second, we must study America
and everything American as thoroughly
eis the Communists studv it. We must
know our earliest history, our deepest
traditions and the most complex and
illusive developments of the present moment.
To love America is not enough. But
those who truly love America and who
will work unceasingly to know and understand her can face without fear all lhe
evil designs lhe Communists turn against
IJo you attend meetings of any sort?
Why not take group votes on the Facts
Forum poll questions to stimulate inter-
e-l in self-government? Let us know how
many voters are represented and the
total number of "yes" and "no" votes on
See this month's poll on page 65.
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