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-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
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
biding faith i
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.
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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
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
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
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
Once Congress had been softened up,
it was easy for the Communists to in-