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'keep one's mind busy is an element ill maintenance of
Kiral stamina. The Communists engage in a perpetual
>ttle for the contents of a man's brain. They try to empty
of every thought not polarized around communism and
S pressures. The einly way this can be beaten is by giving
te mind other thoughts.
Merely to accept suffering is not sufficient to maintain
lamina. You have to learn to use- suffering. Some who
ad been brainwashed called it "a sense of mission," or
!|<!\ ing a purpose."
Another element in mental survival was confidence,
'hich can stave- oil defeatism, make- victory possible, ancl
t thc same time keep a man's mind alert against tricky
led attacks. Overconfidence, bow ever, is simply blindness.
Another survival element was adaptability, which is the
apacity to roll with the punch.
Deceit permeates the Communist approach. The great-
It Re-d deceit was their claim to omnipotence and oinnis-
Bence. They set about making their victims feel they
'ere faced by supermen.
Deceit against the Reds is a survival element, justifiable
•ot only as a war tactic, but because a streak of insanity
Bis through communism, as it did through Ilitlerism.
Hlyone who tries talking logic when cornered by a man
''ith a dagger in bis hand is a corpse.
Challenge to Action
Decent humanity has not the right to permit people to
be caught in a controlled environment and made into
guinea pigs for ultimate dehumanization under a per-
verted Pavlovian technique.
The war against men's minds has for its primary objective- the creation of the "new Soviet man" — a mechanism
in flesh and blood, with new beliefs ancl ne-w thought pro-
ce-sse-s inserted into a captive body. What that amounts to
is the search for a slave race which, unlike the slaves of
old, can be trusted never to revolt, but always to be
amenable to orders, like an insect to its instincts. Secrecy
anel the darkness of a controlled environment are required
for it to work.
The fight against it is the culminating issue of all time.
There can be neither escape nor neutrality where such
responsibilities lie. Man can be immensely strengthened
against brainwashing technique. To do that is the job of
borne, school, anel church.
Character more than anything else will determine the
Truth and integrity are devastating weapons. Facts can
demolish the Communist "paradise." Nothing should be
allowed to interfere with getting those facts across to
people who need and can use them.
Mind warfare- is total war. In the fight to give man forever the opportunity to develop, every possible weapon
must be utilized.
The field of battle is everywhere. There is no "behind
the lines" any longer. end
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ide to his own water supply was advised that this should be done only by
prescription and under expert supervision, The re-ply goe-s on to state that
the obvious method to use is fluoridation of public water supplies. Just bow
prescriptions anil expert supervision
could be obtained in this case was
Another doctor, asking why fluoride
could not be aelele-el to salt as is done
with iodine, was told that the use of
salt varied so greatly anil that the factor of safety with fluoride was so
much less than with Iodine that this
Would be dangerous. This is not a reassuring statement.
As Doctor I.eite-b pointed out in his
pcellent article, it is the compulsion in-
'■n ut in fluoridation that causes all the
'eat. If that were removed, there would
w no controversy.
Thc quotation from Mr. Cushman at
he end of the ease for fluoridation is not
•assuring. It smacks much more of tin
Mice- state than of the free United States
™ America. Law and compulsion have
'"it succeeded in making all men good —
"icy ssill not succeed any better in mak-
Ig them healthy.
•'acts FoRUW News. December, 1956
Thank you for presenting both sides.
I feel that you have been verv fair, but
that the points I have raised have' been
overlooked too long.
P. O. Box 528
Santa Fe, New Mexico
MODERN ART CONDEMNED
The article by Rene d'Harnoncourt,
Director of thc Museum of Modern Art,
[June, 1956, issue] was base-el much better anel his reasoning sounds more convincing than that of Miss Pels in thc
February, 1956, issue. I believe-, however, that it is possible in a brief manner to reach the following point of view-
on modern art.
1. The art of the twentieth century will
be either spasmodic, because the
world is in revolutionary cramps, or it
will not be at all (Hitler's and Stalin's
2. Today's world is weary, often disgusted, with modern or revolutionary art
(starting with expressionism around
1900). Despite the fact that prohibition of showing this art is against
the principle of artistical freedom, it
is at the same time in the interest of
socictv. which, if fed confused modern art, yields much easier to totalitarian thoughts of various social
"myths" such as racial ideology (Hitler), or the ideology of proletarian
world re-volution (Moscow).
3. If the art of the future is fed by a new
or regenerated metaphysical ideal, it
will not be confused ancl erring like-
today's manifestations of often outstanding talents, but rather it will be
creative, and the question of form,
abstract or realistic, will not be important. But if it is fed further by revolutionary cramps (point of view of
Miss Pels), or if it is defended, out
of fear of a spiritual attack of totalitarianism on free European-American
civilization (point of view of Dr.
d'Harnoncourt), it vvill always be revolutionary, very individualistic, often
earing anel destructive, and in its final
consequences inspiring revolution
against existing order.
1. The whole modern art of today, fifty
to seventy years old, is hardly more
than an affair of a few experts and
gourmets. Does it have the right to
exist, if it has a destructive influence?
I think it docs not have the right!
Dr. Richard Svatek
58 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey