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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 ■jSflHM bourgeois state apparatus from top to bottom — parliamentary, judicial, military, bureaucratic, administratis c, municipal, etc. In a similar vein, William Z. Foster, present chairman of the CPUSA, has written in his book, Toward Soviet America: Capitalist governments have nothing in common with proletarian governments "Mn the revolutionary struggle they are smashed ami Soviet governments established ° * *" (p. 271). M. J. Olgin, a former member of the central executive committee of the CPUSA and an editor of the (Communist) Freiheit, stated succinctly in his book, Why Com- "Utnism, the exact purpose of the Communists in entering "gislative bodies. He said, "We go to the law-making ■Ostitutions, not to tinker them up for the benefit of the capitalists, but to be a monkey wrench in their machinery ° » « » rt, snown by experience in countries which are under he heel of a Communist dictatorship, the Communists O'splay the same implacable hostility toward all non- Lomniunist parties and institutions. Thus, William Z. oster's pledge in regard to what he envisages under the juctatorship of the proletariat in the United States cannot ,*' lightly dismissed. In this work. Toward Soviet America, **> declared: Under tin- dictatorship all the capitalist parties - Republican, Democratic, Progressive, Socialist, etc. — will ho liquidated, the Communist Parts functioning alone as the Party °t the toiling masses. Likewise, will be dissolved all other or£anizations that an political props of tlie bourgeois rule, '"eluding chambers of commerce, employers' associations, rotary clubs, American Legion, Y.M.C.A., and such fraternal I'"1' 's as the Masons, Odd Follows, Elks, Knights of Colimt- '""•■ '-!<-. (p. 275). The End Justifies the Means ""■ American political parties may clash over issues or ' 'he office. Nevertheless there is a certain code of ethics, „. "yalty which is generally recognized and adhered to. eOV mmunists have no such scruples. They believe that lcs should be completely subordinated to the class . 'SSle, that is to say to the Communist movement. .,,"-cording to The Soviet Short Philosophical Dictionary. ^ °ral' is only that which facilitates the destruction of n f world," which means our democratic world and (<„ "'arl>' ,,u' United Slates. "Moral," according to this caption, "is only that which strengthens the new Com- Y)""st regime." Again, Lenin has said to Communist youth, ,i * morality is entirely subordinated to the interests of ^ class struggle." serP('e'n(all\ this means that Communists consider them- tll(.'S ),isf|fi<'d in violating any and every ethical code in bee est °f what they consider a "higher" cause. Having ref defeated by a legitimate majority vote they will 'L\ •'' (° r<-'C'ognize it and press their original contention. t0 nnK "('en expelled from an organization, they will try areteil('trate through other channels. Solemn agreements " ""'in, merely scraps of paper. Pol tut,- Conformance to Pattern t "al parlies as we know them vary in character from "'st p° Stat(' ;lm' 'n,m country to country. The Commu va Pa rj.(..'",v conforms strictly (o pattern with some slight '""Ii-,'"1S for purposes of local camouflage. Those who tli,, '""I the main outline and underlying principles of Hi,. > "i one country or locality, who are familiar with >' line from Communist publications, can readily L. s Forum News, March, 1956 understand and follow the identical pattern of the party as it appears everywhere, and even predict it. Revolutionary Minority It is impossible to understand the nature and activities of the Communist Party, USA, without appreciating the fact that it is primarily a revolutionary minority seeking to perpetrate the overthrow of the nation by insurrectionary means directed at the most sensitive and strategic strongholds of our government. In other words, the Communists do not accept as final or decisive the verdict of the peaceful ballot based upon majorities and public persuasion. They rely rather upon forceful means beyond the purview of our legal election machinery. This has been dealt with in some detail in the House Committee on Un-American Activities report on The Communist Party of the United States as an Advocate of Overthrow of Government by Force and Violence, and the report of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee giving "documentary proof that the Communist Party, USA, teaches and advocates the overthrow and destruction of the United States government by force and violence." In his collected works. Russian edition, volume XIV, part 2, page -270. Lenin formulated this strategic approach in his thesis on insurrection, which has been emphasized by Joseph Stalin, which reads in part as follows: Accumulate a preponderance of forces at the decisive place, at the decisive moment. ° * ° Try to take the enemy by surprise, In his Foundations of Leninism. Stalin presented the same thought from a somewhat different angle when he called upon the Communists — to locate at any given moment that single link ill the chain of events which if seized upon will enable us to control the whole chain and prepare the ground for the achievement of strategic success. Given a highly interdependent civilization vulnerable to physical dislocation at many points, given the tremendous power of modern science at the disposal of subversive forces and given the numerous frictions prevalent in any democratic society, one can readily conceive the potentialities lor the creation of chaos inherent in a group which is constantly probing for our weak spots and endeavoring to capitalize upon them with the maximum destructive effect. ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY, USA Communist Hierarchy Tlie basic organization of the Communist Party is the club or branch. This may be based on a territorial limitation, for instance embracing a community or rural area, or may he limited to employees of a large industrial plant or of a single industry within a city or town. Each club is controlled by an executive committee or bureau consisting of the chief officers. A group of clubs or branches in a given area is in turn controlled by a section committee. The next higher body is the state committee or a district committee Including two or mote slates, above which is the national committee of ihe party, In recent days the party organization lias been subdivided into smaller conspiratorial groups. A reading of the Communist Party constitution will not disclose the structure ol the party as it actually functions. Such documents ate drawn up for public consumption and disguise and not for real practice. A conspiracy could not well be expected to publish its code of procedure which Page 11 /
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