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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 2, February 1956
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. V, No. 2, February 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date February 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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Transcript i. Let there w eges for em ers. businessi ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ i. This is the* la need ; more ertake at on« b- HAVE KNOWN admitted thieveS; ition of ma I kidnappers and murderers, admit- rs of govern F- ted embezzlers, atheists, wife- 3 repeal ol beaters and dog-poisoners. But I've Inch we au never known a person who admitted e a very '"" to being a Socialist! And yet socialism y pressure B fc a bigger menace to America than fight to retw pomniunism. >ly privilege* Millions of Americans are preach- Ireedom is ^ tag, practicing and voting for socialises must go' ism. But they call it something else. ers that reffl» Norman Thomas ran for President is return a* 6n the Socialist ticket six times. In states. For " 1928 he got 267,420 votes. In 1948, he sople will be tot just a little over half that many, ritical scrilfl Because socialism had lost its appeal? ;overnment H Pecause Norman Thomas was a poor let us rcsoW nominee? No, Because the New and we yield totjrair Deal took over most of his plat- veniinent pa2*onTl- And because Americans just ongst us oWWon t vote for socialism -if it's called ses," paid f* socialism. in return I" L Have you read the books your chil- | pren are studying in high school or which I colfl college? The socialists have wormed bold action,! jneir way into the schoolroom, too. In rage of batt"?n alarming number of cases, the 'rs of our »# pactier is a socialist, knowingly or un- e last half "Knowingly. And the textbooks contain We are. in t^"ch things as this: "Religion should s which \villJ2,Isca™ supernaturalism" (belief in tween freed"1 l,0 '• a socialistic economic system is livery to iKl1'"^ tllan a competitive one," "the I the words oljP/oht motive is evil," "a welfare-state i in his niess| government is desirable." For in- of the ReP"K,Ce: a, sociology textbook being 1- "Those vvWsc<1 "I high schools entitled "The ,'st be orep»,t:fmerican WaY of Life" says our form 1 ■ bf government "is a combination of a tl,„ rnnstifV .!'>' and a famine" which will not Trrnkli»£e, tT,ue democracy" until security l"1",' J ;'•'■• TIP'enh '•"''' Riven to the masses." •'' " diet L ^.socialists seen, to want to re- 1Sm'u'S Jherfl W ""' faith of our fathers" with it, when tiler -ducational crusades to eliminate pov- •orrupt as -rty, ill-health, war, racial segregation ■nt, being ""' ^'d crime. To them religion is nothing Plorc than soda] wQrk )avid Starr B J he Socialist party of America is a if Stanford "D°,t or P[cp school of the Communist of our duty' '"£;'">'■ thousands of American Com- tory ever A f™'^ ** their start in the Socialist -si! it is ^fe^1 reversal. we ire dea".., "al,sm and communism have the .'vUh a i'm-««5 ",itial R°a,s: seizure-by ballot Like causes^r—— , often as '!\ifi„„ !r' Anderson is editor „f Form and in How l0V„ i maK",zil" This editorial is reprinted ;;e?'soiong^:;^^;;^n'"s,ri'is,itTaft'"^-- iders rem^j^, »-i's Fohvm News, February. 1956 SOCIALISM . . . By Any Other Name By TOM ANDERSON* ^^^ of key As David Lil- or bullets as the case may be industries and services ienthal, TVA's former boss, said: "Those who control energy control people." Electric power usually comes first. Then steel, medicine, banks, fuel, food, transportation. The government can do it all "cheaper." SOCIALISM: COMMUNISM WITHOUT BRAINWASHING Socialism and communism have the following three main things in common: 1. State ownership and control of the means of production, distribution, and exchange. 2. State planning of production (instead of a free supply-and-demand, profit system). And control of prices and wages. 3. Elimination of personal incomes derived from rent, interest and profit. To establish those three principles it is necessary for bureaucrats to take over the running of every home in the nation. Housewives are told what they can buy, and the price they can pay. When profit-making is eliminated, consumers-choice goes with it. If private incomes from rent, profit and interest are abolished, then it is up to the state to furnish individual incomes in the form of wages, salaries, pensions, allowances and fees. These are dished out ol a central trough bv mastermind planners and rationed out bv a swarm of bureaucrats. "Production for use instead of for profit" means regimentation and en- slavement of workers and industrialists alike. SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY - REPUBLICAN STYLE Even Mr. Eisenhower came out with a socialized medicine plan he called "federal reinsurance." It would extend some sort of health and hospitalization insurance to some of the 60.000,000 Americans not now covered. Under the administration's "non- socialized" plan the federal government would reinsure (guarantee for a fee) up to three-fourths of the in- snrance of private organizations against abnormal losses. Something for everybody! Insurance for the insurable and the uninsurable. Guaranteed Annual Profits for the insurance companies. Debts for the grandchildren. And vo'tes for the administration. SOCIAL GAINS-BOUGHT BUT NOT PAID FOR All the money paid into Social Security is spent by the government as fast as it's taken in. None of us has any assurance that we'll ever get any of the money we and our employers have paid in — unless the people are willing to tax themselves to pay us when we reach the retirement age. Actually, most of our "social gains' have been bought but not paid for. We're willing to let following generations do that — if they can. Our security is their insecurity. For every ounce of security we buy and charge to them, they'll lose a pound of freedom in return. The British Trades Union Congress declared that, if nationalization "remains restricted to a limited number of industries and services, the full advantage of social ownership will be lost." Once the government owns several key industries, others must inevitably be taken over. Throughout history it has been the same - the people trade the right to handle their own affairs to the government, for handouts. Bit by hit the planners take more and more control and taxes. The taxpayers do the paving and the politicians do the spending. Finally, police state measures must be applied to the people — and the totalitarian dictatorship takes over everything. Socialism and communism arrive al the same ends, though not at the same time nor in the same way. Socialism is creeping revolution. It's communism with a slow-burning fuse. But in the end, both result in dictatorship . . . in domination of the individual by the state ... in the destruction of representative government. Whether we call it communism. welfarism or socialism, it leads to the same thing: ruinism. END Page 9 i'.WS, Febn .
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