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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 3, March 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date March 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • 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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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript apparatus in Moscow — sometimes months or years in advance. Nothing is left to whim or circumstance. In part this is a reflection of the quasi-military character of the party. In part it is a carryover from the Russians and their passion for planning. For example, a number of Communist leaders now in the forefront of the revolutionary movement in the Far East were educated and kept "on ice" for years in Moscow until the right moment. The program of the Communist International adopted by its sixth congress in 1928 stands today as a definitive guide upon which present-day activities of the Communist movement in all parts of the world are based. In the current struggle of democracy against the Communist menace, it would be suicidal to overlook this basic fact. Hence the need for a diligent study of standard Communist literature by all its opponents. Red Elite Despite the fact that it has brought misery and slavery wherever it has established its power, no American political party is as fervently imbued with its mission as is the WIIIK WORLD I'HOTO "We Communists," declared Joseph Stalin at Lenin's funeral in 1924, "are men of a special mould. We are made of special material." Pictured above, left to right, are Stalin, Trotsky, and Lenin. Communist Party. This conceit extends down to its rank- and-file members, encouraged and stimulated by Communist leaders throughout the world. The Party - said Lenin in his "Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder — is the highest form of the class organization of the proletariat; it should hail all the other forms of proletarian organizations. "We Communists," declared Joseph Stalin at Lenin's funeral in 1924, "are people of a special mould. We are made of special material. We are those who comprise the army of the great proletarian strategist, the army of Lenin. There is nothing higher than belonging to this army." Although the Communists have been repudiated by labor throughout the world, Communist Party literature is replete with references to itself as "the leader and organizer of the proletariat," "the vanguard of the working class," even reaching the point where it is characterized as "the most complete bearer of the gre.it achievements of tens of centuries of the rise of the human mind and its mastery of the earth." Individual Responsibility By and large American political parties are loose organizations in which individual accountability is at a minimum. The Communist Party member, on the other hand, is never Page 10 a free agent. He is held strictly responsible for his acts by his party superiors. This is a continuing process which places every party member and leader on the anxious seat at all times. As Lenin pointed out in his work What Is To Be Done? in February, 1902, reprinted and accepted as mandator) by all Communist Parties ever since, party members — are keenly alive to their responsibility, knowing from experience that in order to get rid of an undesirable member, an organization of true revolutionaries will stop at nothing. He stressed the fact that such an organization "punishes with merciless severity every abuse of duty by a comrade. ° * °" Penalties imposed have run all the way from censure or expulsion to murder. Conthol HY Blackmail Outside of the Communist movement, especially in naive liberal circles, there is a prevailing illusion that Communist discipline is primarily based upon high idealism and conviction. However, the chief conspirators in the Kremlin are not so impractical as to rely upon such fortuitous and changing factors. They have too much at stake. Therefore a much more reliable instrument is employed, namely, blackmail. With the aid of extensive files continuously augmented, showing every personal foible and mis" step, every deviation from the party line, the threat of compromise or exposure affords an alternative means ot insuring obedience. Atmosphere of District The Communist Party is permeated with an atmospln'f1' of distrust toward every individual party member. Hence members and leaders are subject to a process of continuous checkup, totally at variance with procedure in our politic" parties. This is done through annual or more freqt"-'11 registrations, internal purges and demands for repi"'s' Members are expected to attend classes regularly and t° keep abreast of official party literature in order to guar1 against any possible defection from the current party 1'"' A Divisive Party Wherever the Communist Party makes its appearance. serves as a force for division and friction, following tl"' theory of divide and rule. Thus it seeks to alienate «j| United States from its potential allies. Internally it thrivf upon promoting clashes: Between employer and employ*^ landlord and tenant, white and Negro, native-born a" foreigner, Catholic, Protestant and Jew; between the A"1 _ ican people and their government, and within every I" Communist organization. Attitude Toward the Government and American Institutions A Political parties as we know them in American life ""'y differ sharply with each other. The party not in office ",J criticize the current administration unsparingly. But fund . mentally both the Democratic and Republican Parties ;l loyal to our form of government as it is presently c0& tuted. Not so with the Communist Party. Running like a red thread through Communist teach1'1^ from the very inception of the movement is the note total hostility to our form of government. For example v. following points are included among the fundamental [[1'j of the Second Congress of the Communist Internati0" delivered July 4, 1920: the violent overthrow nt the bourgeoisie [capitalist], the c<>"' liscation of its property, the destruction ol the whole of t|,c Facts Forum News, March, ethi. ?>rdin, , "toral' j Pit: Path
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