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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
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  • Evans, Medford
Publisher Facts Forum
Date January 1955
Language eng
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  • 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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  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript ,i Jenner''s Analysis of ami violence •" J 1 ils immediate Communist Threat 5 the monopoly (Continued from Page 32) -actice tone ^ Commun;st general staff is doing their rule ai today? Do we know precisely who are s desired by tne reai Communists, who are the true list I ally del anti-Communists, and which pretended B j anti-Communists are really the most vlle'll only >ple del nist P! ailh in i , . , J against us today.' their ultimate » "". • powerful supporters of Soviet power? people decj ^ we rea(jy (0jay to w;n ^j, war the jnist t biding faith i ;heir ullinial' alism. The n ;1 ?}j Communist 'general staff is waging I say to you, my friends, we are not 0 ready. We are, like Lot's wife, looking r, ' rnarA over our shoulders to what is gone. We tor no progr» , 1 ■ i -i-. r „ md are lalling into the classical military mi or ol a ni" ° . . , i „,. rim error ot going all-out to win the last can come ou> 6 6 . i 1 ,,.l;nn of war, 'he war that is not there any more. I and action t" > . u • . ican people. We are dream''y gazing at old pictures artv has no bW OI an earlier war with communism. We f socialism in » ?re reading stories of old battles, shak- people will m01 in8 our fists at old outrages, tcMe tee alism as inevitfj have no time. nations have "<* Dwelling on the past is a luxury of re is no other soj peacetime. In war, you live in the pres- s Rut they will f ent or die. And we are at war. The naiiner which *1 Communist high command is waging history, the tr* war on us today by new and subtle needs of the Am' tools of destruction. Once gun powder ial system can] was a new kind of war. Once airplanes d. Nor do we W were a new kind of war. Once poison gas ] was a new kind of war. Today, political * * j destruction is a new kind of war. The lists believe in ' aim of war is destruction of the vital try, and the I"'0' power of the enemy. The aim of Com- : country. We <W munist political subversion and psycho- eople's ChinAJ leigical manipulation is to destroy the uled by worM vital powers of their most hated enemy, country, or c«' the United States. '. On the contf* The Communists are at war with us. iment which is We are not at war with them. ions," wars of Ihe Communist strategists are im- of intervention' proving the techniques of political war ; fighting to sW as brilliantly as we improved our mili- 'e. j tary techniques in World War II. We I have made no improvements in our fraternity with I political counterattack. pioneered the "^ Once again I must be superficially history toward! inconsistent. In order to clarify the heroic. tiaill'W. present, I must turn back to the past— nenl of the Sll but only for a lesson in strategy, not foi r of whose '"'"e an emotional binge. ling humanity! , ,ry masses of Cj CONGRESS SET THE PACE i peoples of I"1'' Martin Dies, Representative from since taken the r I exas, appeared recently before the j Senate Rules Committee, of which I am ■ also chairman, and told us something ^gsfl °' tne earl) years of the lloiis,' I n- I American Activities Committee. mf Dies and his Committee began their I investigations of Communist penetra- I tion about 1938. An earlier congres- I sional committee, headed by Hamilton I Fish, had seen the danger and tried Ice I meet it. Many individual members of I Congress fought stanchly to warn our I people. U. S. Attorney-General Mile lull I Palmer and our Secretaries of State, in I the twenties, kept up a continuous at- W tack on the Communist conspiracy. We have been fighting communism in this country for thirty-four years. What is wrong with our methods? American resistance to Soviet invasion, which had been so effective in the twenties, received a bad setback in 1933 when President Roosevelt yielded to a carefully plotted campaign for recognition of the Soviet Union. Congress had to take the lead in opposing the Communist sweep. Through research and sworn testimony, the House Committee on I n- American Propaganda gave the American people an up-to-the-moment picture of Communist operations on American soil. It defined the modus operandi of the conspiracy, just as the police would define the modus operandi of a gang of crooks. The Committee described to the American people the new political weapons like the Communist "fronts.' the fellow travelers, and the '"transmission belts." They showed how a small body of expert political saboteurs, whom we call "card-carrying Communists," multiplied their influence a thousand-fold by manufacturing "fronts," such as the American League Against War and Fascism, later the American League For Peace and Democracy. By means of the "fronts," a handful of trained Communist agents could surround themselves with a ring of fellow travelers, then a larger ring of innocent but talkative dupes, and a still larger mass of members attracted by the well-known names the Communists had collected. A little inner circle steered the whole organization, on direct orders from Moscow. That is how a handful of Communists in the thirties came to exert an amazing influence on our government, on Congress, on the press, on our schools and colleges, on labor and industry, finance, and public housing. Congress, through its investigating committees, had served as the Military Intelligence, the G-2, of the American people in their war against an enemy which had honeycombed our national life with organizations obeying, with military precision, every order from the Soviet High Command. Gone was the old cliche of a Communist as a black-bearded foreigner in New York, dressed in torn, smelly clothes, with a bomb hidden in his pants pocket. That childish notion was replaced by working drawings of the real Communist invasion. The Communists were still a minor power in American life in 1910. The anti-Communists, led by the investigating committees of Congress, were a major power in American life. Why- then did we fail? COMMUNISTS REGAINED UPPER HAND Superficially, the answer is the- war. Actually, the war was a cover, a smoke •JEWS, January. FACTS FORUM NEWS, January, 1955 screen, which the Communists clever!) used to build up their real power while their control of propaganda kept the American people from blocking what was going on. The war years, from 1940 to today. are a political blank so far as Americans are concerned. We put all our physical and mental efforts into fighting, producing the weapons, and carrying the world on our back. We thought we had no time to safeguard America from the danger within. A few courageous anti- Communists fought on, but no one heard them through the din. Under cover of the dramatic Hitler- Stalin Pact, the defense program, Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, the Communists stepped up their war against us. It was so easy. How did they do it? In wartime, the number of federal government employees increased from under a million to 3,500,000. Government spending increased from nine billions to ninety-nine billions. This was their dish. The vast, new, shapeless, undirected executive power, thrown together by the New Deal, increased ten times in size, a thousand-fold in power. Directives from a "commander-in-chief" replaced the orderly restraints of law. Secrecy was in order. The American people, deprived of all honest information, were fed a diet of lies. Everything the Communists could have asked for was theirs without asking. Do you blame them for taking over? While we were flexing our muscles at the enemy, wasting our energies in the demand for "unconditional surrender," the Communists were capturing the "commanding heights" of our political, economic, and industrial life. "Fronts" were now small stuff, useful but not of first importance. Like the tentacles of a giant octopus, the Communist Fifth Columns wound themselves about normal American life, slowly crushing it. I cannot in a few minutes give you the unwritten history of the war decade-. the betrayal of America from within. while our youth was fighting and dying to destroy the two enemies the Kremlin feared most. A few high points tell the story. The Communists made every effort to take over the political parties. Underneath the drama of the war. the Communists worked every waking hour to force Congress toward the left. They used three methods. They defeated or smeared the patriotic who fought the Communist timetable for our deslruction. They nominated and publicly acclaimed the venal, who were willing to go along with the Communist plot, for a handful of votes. They brainwashed the middle-of-the-roaders, the timid, who did not like to be touched by anything "controversial." Once Congress had been softened up, it was easy for the Communists to in- Page 35
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