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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 9, October 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 9, October 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date unknown
Language eng
Subject
  • 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. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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Title File 009
Transcript lONFERENCE The sincerity and insincerity of the Russian rulers in their stated goal of irorld peace is the challenge today facing American and European leadership. Accomplishments and failures of the Genera Conference are given here hy President Eisenhower. Sir Anthony Eden. Premier Faitre, Marshal Bulganin. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, and Senator Bourke B. Hickenlooper. Foremost among the critics of the Geneva Conference is Senator Joseph l{. McCarthy (Republican, Wisconsin) who spoke adversely on the results of the Conference before the United States Senate. On June 16, and again on July 11. I discussed at some length the prospects for the Big Four Conference. 1 took ihe position lhal lhe decision to attend a summit meeting was ill-advised—that il meant, inevitably, a free world defeat. For reasons that are on lhe record, and thus need nol be- recounted here. I argued that no matter what form it took—territorial concessions or propaganda gains — lhe Communisls Would have the victory. I musl now eonfess thai the views expressed in those addresses we're- overly optimistic. I pre- dicted ei free world setback, bul I did not foresee a rout. I foresaw serious breaches in the anti-Communist front, but I did not and I could not anticipate its total disintegration. My critical mistake was to assume thai after Geneva had failed our government would recognize and acknowledge thai it heul failed. 1 assumed thai after Soviet leaders had dashed the World's hopes that communism had mel- lowed einel had abandoned its goal of World conquest, we woulel recover our balance, and embark once again on a course of dedicated opposition to our hortal enemy. I thoughl lhal il woulel lake' some lime to pick up the- pieces, and to repair the Free World's position: "ut I did nol reckon seriously with the possibility thai the' myth of Communist reformation would not only be alive emd flourishing after Geneva, but lhat its foremosl exponent would be lhe gov- ernmenl of the United Slales. Tun', the' West made no specific ter- fitorial concessions at Geneva—so far >|s we know. Rui ihe Communists had set llieir sighls on far more ambitious goals 'nan the surrender of this Western out- I'osi. or the neutralization of thai one Tin' Communists set out to crack lhe "'st's will to resist, and in ibis—for "ie moment ai least they have been utterly successful. Far better lhal we heul leisl only IMPACTS FORUM NEWS, October, 1955 ritory. The outlook would be brighter had the Big Four meeting heen a replica of last year's Geneva conference, where we made concessions specifically half of Indochina; but where afterwards we felt the sting of defeat and thus were bestirred to make new resolves to turn back the' forces of evil, [letter that the West lose some land, as it did then, than to lose its soul, as the West is perilously close lo doing today. To grasp the magnitude of the Geneva disaster, we need only lo stale the argument of those who claim Geneva was a success—namely, that "we have made friends wilh the Soviel government." For this is another way of saying that we have' made friends with the apostles of hell. We have, indeed, made friends with the Soviel leaders—who denounce Cod: who despise freedom; who deny individual rights: who exalt treachery: who counsel deceit; who practice tenor. intimidation and torture as a part of each dav's work: who have, where possible, exterminated every human being and every human institution lhat has opposed them; and who have acknowledged, eis their supreme mission, the destruction of this country eunl lhe last vestiges of our wav of life. Such men arc now our verv good friends. See feir as I know—and over the peisl week I have made a poinl of canvassing the subject—not ei single speech, news column, editorial, or magazine article thai has hailed Geneva ee- a success heis failed to make ihe judgment, expressly or implicitly, theit friendship with Communists is a good thing. Over the pasl Men-, in dealing with the subjeel eel communism, I have found thai ;i greal number of things had to be seiid. or explained, tlmt seemed to be elementary; but I never once fell lhat il had to be seriously argued thai friendship with Communists is wrong. Now, in the wake of Geneva, this not only has to be said, but it can be said only at the price' of being considered a reactionary, spoil- fun eccentric. Yet, Mr. President, is it not still self- evident that hostility to the Soviet Union—overt, articulate, unyielding hostility—is both necessary and desirable? We must be hostile to the Soviet governmenl for the same reason that truth is hostile to falsity, that freedom is hostile to tyranny, love to hate, and kindness to brutality—for the same reason lhat good is hostile lo evil. Good cannot clasp the hand of evil withoul becoming evil, and without inviting destruction by evil. We cannot offer friendship to tyrants and murderers, as has the President of the United States, without advancing the cause of tyranny and murder. It is lhe measure of the West's moral degeneracy that the friendship cemented at Geneva has been heralded—not as a harbinger of evil days ahead, but as proof that things are getting better. Only bv thinking long and hard about this verdict, is it possible to appreciate the depths to which we have fallen. (Continued on next page) —Wide World Photo Senator Joseph McCarthy Page 7
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