ism to ride roughshod over the nation,
and for the Wall Street war mongers
to saturate the capitalist world with
militarism. What is needed is a new-
Administration which starts to build
again where the New Deal left off.
Only the prospect of such a new Administration can inspire and rally the
many millions of independent voters in
the ranks of labor, the Negro people, the
farmers, and the city middle classes,
who when acting together, constitute a
new political majority.
To unite a new political majority
for 1954 and 1956 requires recognition
lhat the two-party system is still the
form through which the overwhelming
majority of the Amenrean people now
express themselves in polities. Except
in special local and state situations, there
is no immediate prospect that decisively
large masses will break away from the'
existing two-party structure. Under
these circumstances the decisive- sections
of organized labor, without Tvriich f
mass third party is impossible, are first
attempting to fight out the issues within
the ranks of the Democratic Party.
The key to both the crucial 1954 and
1956 elections lies in the ability of organized labor to come forward as a distinct political force even within the
framework of the present two-party
system. Labor must come forward with
its own clear-cut progressive program
for the nation, its own ties and alliances
with other independent electoral forces,
and its own highly organized and efficient election machinery. Its objective
must be to help bring about a regrouping and realignment within the Democratic Party nationally and within the
Republican Party in local areas.
The liberal and independent voters
cannot create a new majority and defeat
McCarthyism by giving the political
bosses a blank check, for McCarthyism
exists in both major parties and must
be fought in each. They must, therefore.
exert every effort to make their inde-
pendent weight felt in the- determination
of program and the selection of candidate-, including, where necessary, the
running of independent candidates. Organizations such as the Progressive
Party and the American Labor Party, by
pursuing correct unity policies and running candidates where necessary, can
help clarify the issues ami greatly
strengthen the common struggle against
The 1954 elections are crucial in
determining the path America will take.
McCarthy already has thrown down the
gauntlet to the American people. What
is needed is unity of every decent, honest force of our people, of all independent-minded voters regardless of
Party affiliation. Such unity must set
itself the objective of electing an anti-
McCarthy Congress by defeating ever)
McCarthy-McCarran-Dixiecrat type of
candidate, every pro-fascist and rabid
war monger. It is also necessary to
bring into the halls of Congress a bloc
of articulate and uncompromising opponents of McCarthyism. of courageous
spokesmen for a further relaxation of
world tension and for the defense of the
people from the ravages of economic-
depression. Labor, now with negligible
forces in Congress, must fight for a
forceful labor bloc. Negro representation must also be strengthened by electing a larger number of Negro candidates. This will facilitate the election
of a new Administration in 1956.
Only in the course of sustained
struggle along these lines will the American people free themselves from the
political shackles of the two-party system of the monopolies. The perspective
of a mass third party of the people led
by labor will then materialize. Labor
inill find that the many important battles
it must wage within the Democratic
Party, decisive as they may he in checking the immediate clanger of McCarthyism, will not transform thai Parly into
a farmer-labor part\. Labor miisl set
ils sights in the dinjottun of a great
partv of il- own. a parU without \\ all
Street financier-, corrupt unelenueerlel
racketeers, or Southern I >i\iecralft Ul
short, a true united W^p»^iarty*)|
and the common man. _J
cates the use of force and violence
the pursuit of any of its immediate
long-range goals. It is the monopolll
who advocate and practice force
violence to perpetuate their rule anJ
prevent social changes desired by 1
majority. The Communist Parly decH
lhat socialism will come into exists]
in the United States only when
majority of the American people deCI
to establish it. The Communist P®
affirms ils deep anil abiding faith in
American people and their ultimate
eision to establish socialism. The 0§
of our nation cannot be served by 8
sect or conspiracy. For no progrl
whether of a minimum or of a ru"1
fat -reaching nature, can come ou» err(
than through the will and action or *aI
majority of the American people. 1 *e
The Communist Parly has no WJ °' '
print for the path cef socialism in » ?re
I .S. The American people' will m«! '"§
along the path of socialism as inevita* llal
as oilier peoples and nations have dot I
because ultimately there is no other so1 pea
tion to their problems. But they will J ent
so in a form and manner which A Coi
be determined by the history, the tra* wa:
tions and the specific needs of the An1' too
ican people. No social system can
mported from abroad. Nor do we p|
>ose to do so.
At the same time, the Coinnnmi-1
Party emphasizes that the issue at the
present time is not socialism or communism. The choice before our people
today is peace, security, democracy versus the grip which the monopolists have
on the country and their plans of fascism
But while the issue today is not communism, the true nature of the Communist Party and the role which it plays
in American life is very much an issue.
The American people must know the
truth about this issue lest the monstrous
deception now practiced on them lead to
the loss of the democracy and freedom
they prize so dearly.
What is the truth about the Communist Parly'.''
The Communist Party advocates a
peaceful path to socialism in the I .S. It
brands as a lie the charge that it advo-
» * ♦ i|e-
raman Communisls believe in ' ain
defense of their country, and ihe peO> po'
ami lerrhorv oj their country. We •'' "m
lhat iheSoviel T'uion. People's Ghina-J log
any < uunti \ led ami ruled by work' vit.
people threatens Our country, or CO" the
threaten our country. On the coiitr8'
it is our own j^lvernment which is W<
ganizing "police actions," wars of "
gressions, and wars of intervention! pre
the affairs of people fighting to sM as
their own way of life. tar
.... * |M
We proclaim our fraternity will'
peoples who have pioneered the I
frontiers of human history toward;
sialism with the heroic, trailbW
people and government cef the S|
Union, the grandeur of whose achj
ments inspire all toiling humanity, jl
the great revolutionary masses ,il (M
and with those other peoples of I'•'"'
and Asia who have since taken the 1
U.S. troops discovered this vat containing human bodies in Korea.
FACTS FORUM NEWS, January.