America Can Still Be Free
In the closing speech of his play King John, Shakespeare makes a character say:
This England never did, nor never shall Lie at the proud foot of a conqueror But when it first did help to wound itself.
In June, 1951, before the members of the Texas Legislature in Austin, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur made a speech of which the above quotation might have been the text. He said in part:
“I am concerned for the security of our great nation, not so much because of any potential threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within which, opposed to all of our great traditions, have gravely weakened the structure and tone of our American way of life.”
The insidious forces working from within and opposed to all our great traditions are the first and most serious challenge that faces America. There are those who seek to corrupt our youth that they may rule them. There are those who seek to destroy our unity by stirring up antagonism among the various Christian denominations. There are those who, in one way or another, intrude their stooges into many of our high military and executive offices. Effective in any evil purpose is the current menace of censorship, analyzed in Chapter V, and the even greater threatened menace of a far more drastic censorship imposed not by those of alien origin and sympathy within our country, but by those of alien origin and sympathy within our country, but by alien-dominated agencies of the United Nations.
Moreover, and even more significant, it must not be forgotten that an undigested mass in the body politic, an ideologically hostile nation within the nation, has through history proved the spearhead of conquerors. The alien dictators of Rumania, Hungary, Poland, and other Eastern European countries have been discussed in Chapter II. Throughout history members of an unassimilated minority have repeatedly been used as individual spies, as when the Parthians used Jews in Rome as spies while the Romans used Jews in Parthia for the same purpose. Recent instances of espionage, discussed above in Chapter II, involved the theft of atomic secrets from both Canada and the United States.
In addition to working individually for the enemies of his country, the unassimilated alien has often worked collectively.
According to A History of Palestine from 135 A.D. to Modern Times, by James Parkes (Oxford University Press, New York, 1909), Persians in 614 A.D. invaded Palestine, a part of the Christian Roman Empire of the East, and took Jerusalem. Here is Mr. Parkes‘s account: There is no doubt that the Jews aided the Persians with all the men they could muster, and that the help they gave was considerable. Once Jerusalem was in Persian hands a terrible massacre of Christians took place, and the Jews are accused of having taken the lead in this massacre (op. cit., p. 81).r. Parkes concludes that it would not be surprising if the accusation were true.
Another famous betrayal of a country by its Jewish minority took place in Spain. In his History of the Jews, already referred to, Professor Graetz gives an account (Vol.III, p. 109) of the coming of alien conquerors into Spain, a country which had been organized by the Visigothes, a race closely akin in blood to the English, Swedes, Germans, and other peoples of the North Sea area:he Jews of Africa, who at various times had emigrated thither from Spain, and their unlucky coreligionists of the Peninsula, made common cause with the Mahometan conqueror, Tarik, who brought over from Africa into Andalusia an army eager for the fray. After the battle of xeres (July, 711), and the death of Roderic, the last of the visigothic kings, the victorious Arabs pushed onward, and were everywhere supported by the Jews. In every city that they conquered, the Moslem generals were able to leave but a small garrison of their own troops, as they had need of every man for the subjection of the country;
they therefore confided them to the safekeeping of the Jews. In this manner the Jews who but lately had been serfs, now became the masters of the towns of Cordova, Granada, Malaga, and many others. When Tarik appeared before the capital, Toledo, he found it occupied by a small garrison only, the nobles and clergy having found safety in flight. While the Christians were in church, praying for the safety of their country and religion, the Jews flung open the gates to the victorious Arabs (Palm Sunday, 712), receiving them with acclamations, and thus avenged themselves for the many miseries which had befallen them in the course of a century since the time of Reccared and Sisebut. The capital also was intrusted by Tarik to the cowardly Visigoths, who had sought safety in flight, for the purpose of recovering from them the treasure which they had carried off.
Finally when Musa Ibn-Nosair. the Governor of Africa, brought a second army into Spain and conquered other cities, he also delivered them into the custody of the Jews.
The miseries which prompted the Jews of Spain to treason are explained by Professor Graetz. King Sise but was annoyingly determined to convert them to Christianity, and among the miseries inflicted by King Reccared the most oppressive of all was the restraint touching the possession of slaves. Henceforward the Jews were neither to purchase Christian slaves nor to accept them as presents (History of the Jews, Vol. III, p. 46). The newly Christianized East German Goths of Spain were noted for their chastity, piety, and tolerance (Encyc. Brit., Vol. X, p. 551), but the latter quality apparently was not inclusive enough to allow the wealthy alien minority to own the coveted bodies of fair-haired girls and young men.
There is a lesson for America in the solicitude of the Visigoths for their young. Americans of native stock should rouse themselves from their half-century of lethargic indifference and should study the set-up which permits the enslavement of young people‘s minds by forces hostile to Western Christian civilization.
Our boys and girls are propagandized constantly by books, periodicals, motion pictures, radio, television, and advertisements; and from some of the things that they read and see and hear they are influenced toward a degraded standard of personal conduct, an indifference to the traditional doctrines of Christianity, and a sympathy for Marxism or Communism. American parents must evolve and make successful a positive, not a negative, counter-movement in favor of the mores of Western civilization, or that civilization will fall. It is well known that the Communists expend their greatest effort at capturing the young; but in this most vital of all fields those Americans who are presumably anti-Communistic have, at least up to the
summer of 1952, made so little effort that it may well be described as none at all.
Since President franklin Roosevelt‘s recognition of the Soviet masters of Russia (November 16, 1933), the United States has consistently helped to wound itself by catering to the insidious forces working from within (Chapters II and III), who are opposed to all our great traditions of Christian civilization. These powerful forces have been welcomed to our shores, have become rich and influential, and nothing has been expected of them beyond a pro-American patriotism rather than a hostile nationalist separatism. In spite of all kindliness, they have, however stubbornly adhered to their purposes and have indeed gravely weakened the structure and tone of our American way of life. But the wealth of our land and the vitality of our people are both so great that the trap has not yet been finally sprung; the noose has not yet been fatally drawn. Despite the hostile aliens who exert power in Washington; despite the aid and succor given them by uninformed, hired, or subverted persons of native stock; despite the work of the romantics, bums, and enemy agents (Captain Michael Fielding, speech before Public Affairs Luncheon Club, Dallas, Texas, March 19, 1951) who have directed our foreign policy in recent years, there is a chance for the survival of America.
A great country can be conquered only if it is inwardly rotten. We can still be free, if we wish. Basic moves, as indicated in preceding chapters, are three:
We must (i) lift the iron-curtain of censorship (Chapters, V) which, not satisfied with falsifying the news of the hour, has gone back into past centuries to mutilate the classics of our literature and to exclude from our school histories such vital and significant facts as those presented in Chapters I and II and above in this chapter. A start toward this goal can be made by exercising some of the Constitution-guaranteed rights discussed in Chapter VIII, and by subscribing to periodicals with a firm record of opposing Communism. The reading of periodicals and books friendly to the American tradition not only encourages and strengthens the publisher of such works but makes the reader of them a better informed and therefore a
more effective instrument in the great cause of saving Western Christian civilization.
We must (ii) begin in the spirit of humane Christian civilization to evolve some method of preventing our unassimilable mass of aliens and alien-minded people from exercising in this country a power over our culture and our lives out of all proportion to the number of the minority, and to prevent this minority from shaping, against the general national interest, our policies on such vital matters as war and immigration.
The American Legion seems to be working toward leadership in this vital matter. The movement should be supported by other veterans‘ organizations, women‘s clubs, luncheon clubs, and other groups favorable to the survival of America. In the great effort, no individual should fail; for there is no such thing as activity by a group, a club, or even a legion, except as a product of the devoted zeal of one or more individuals.
Our danger from internal sources hostile to our civilization was the subject of a warning by General MacArthur in his speech before the Massachusetts Legislature on July 25, 1951: This evil force, with neither spiritual base nor moral standard, rallies the abnormal and sub-normal elements among our citizenry and applies internal pressure against all things we hold decent and all things that we hold right—the type of pressure which has caused many Christian nations abroad to fall and their own cherished freedoms to languish in the shackles of complete suppression.
As it has happened there it can happen here. Our need for patriotic fervor and religious devotion was never more impelling. There can be no compromise with atheistic communism, no half way in the preservation of freedom and religion. It must be all or nothing. We must unite in the high purpose that the liberties etched upon the design of our life by our forefathers be unimpaired and that we maintain the moral courage and spiritual leadership to preserve inviolate that bulwark of all freedom, our Christian faith.
We must (iii) effect a genuine clean-up of our government (Chapter VIII) removing not only all those who can be proved to be traitors, but also all those whose policies have for stupidity or bad judgment been inimical to the interests of our country.
Following the removal of Acheson, and Marshall, who resigned in September, 1951, and any successor appointees tarred by the same stick, and following the removal of the cohorts of alien-minded, indifferent, or stupid people in their hierarchies and in other government agencies and departments, the chances of a third world-wide war will be materially lessened, because our most likely attacker relies on such people, directly or indirectly as the case may be, to perform or permit acts of espionage and sabotage. The chances of a world-wide war will be further lessened if four relatively inexpensive steps are taken by our government. Even if general war breaks out, a successful outcome will be more likely if the steps are taken, as far
as possible under such circumstances as may then exist.
The word inexpensive is purposely used. It is high time that our government count costs, for, as Lenin himself said, a nation can spend itself into economic collapse as surely as it can ruin itself by a wrong foreign policy.
The one horrible fact of World War II was the killing of 256,330 American men and the serious wounding of so many others. But the cost in money is also important to the safety of America. According to Live magazine‘s History of World War II, that war cost us $350,000,000,000 (Christopher Notes, No.33, March, 1951). Also, and it is to be hoped that there is some duplication, the Aid Extended to All Foreign Countries by the U.S. from July 1, 1940 to June 30, 1950 was $80,147,000,000 (Office of Foreign Transactions, Department of Commerce). This staggering figure is for money spent. The costs from July 1, 1940, down to and including current proposals for such overseas assistance add up to $104 billions, according to Senator Hugh Butler of Nebraska, a member of the Finance Committee, in a speech in the Senate on June 1, 1951 (Human Events, June 6, 1951). See also In Washington It‘s Waste As Usual by Stanley High (The Reader‘s Digest, July, 1951). Thus Stalin‘s confidence i and reliance on America‘s collapse from orgiastic spending as explicitly stated in his great March 10, 1939 address to the 18th Congress of the
Communist Party could be prophetic.
Let us turn then to the four relatively inexpensive steps, in addition to the preservation, or restoration, of our financial integrity, for saving America. These steps, which can be taken only after the clean-up of our departments of State and Defense and our Executive agencies, are (a) the frustration of the plans of Communists actually in the United States; (b) the adoption of a foreign policy, diplomatically and defensively, which is based not on a political party‘s need of votes, but on the safety of America; (c) a study of the United Nations Organization and a decision that the American people can trust; and (d) a factual recognition of and exploitation of the cleavage between the Soviet government and the Russian people. A final sub-chapter (e) constitutes a brief conclusion to The Iron Curtain Over America.
For our reconstituted, to rededicated, government the first step, in both immediacy and importance, is to act against Communism not in Tierra del Fuego or Tristan da Cunha, but in the United States. Known Communists in this country must, under our laws, be at once apprehended and either put under surveillance or deported; and the independent Soviet secret police force, believed by some authorities to by in this country in numbers estimated at 4,000, and must be ferreted out. Unless these actions are taken, all overseas adventures against Communism are worse than folly, because our best troops will be away from home when the Soviet gives word to the 43,217 Communist known to the F.B.I. to the 4,000 and incidentally to the 472,170 hangers-on (figures based on J. Edgar Hoover‘s estimated ten collaborators for each actual member) to destroy our transportation and communications systems and our industrial potential.
If the strike of a few railroad switchmen can virtually paralyze the country, what can be expected from a suddenly unmasked Red army of half a million, many of them slyly working among the labor unions engaged in strategic work, often unknown to the leaders of those unions? (see 100 Things You Should Know About Communism and Labor, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.). The menace is not hypothetical. Apparently there‘s no business like spy business in this country. For, according to F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover, the bureau shortly will investigate 90,000 separate instances if threats to America‘s internal security. Last year his agents probed into 74,799 such cases (Victor Riesel‘s syndicated column, April 3, 1952).
Director Hoover of the F.B.I. is aware of the danger, In an interview (UP dispatch, March 18, 1951) he said:
The Communist are dedicated to the overthrow of the American system of government … the destruction of strategic industries, that is the Communist blueprint of violent attack. Secretary-Treasure George Meany of the American Federation of Labor bears similar testimony (The Last Five Years, by George Meany, A.F. of L. Bldg., Washington 1, D. C., 1951):
…It is the Communists who have made the ranks of labor their principal field of activity. It is the Communists who are hypocritically waging their entire unholy fight under the flag of world la- bor. It is the Communists whose strategy dictates that they must above all capture the trade unions before they can seize power in any country (p. 2).
If anyone, after reading the above statements by the two men in America best situated to know, is still inclined to think our internal danger from the infiltration of Soviet Communism into labor a fantasy, he should read Stalinists Still Seeking Control of Labor in Strategic Industries in the February 24, 1951, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. According to this source:
…The communist fifth column in the American labor movement has cut its losses and has completed its regrouping. It now claims to have 300,000 to 400,000 followers. Aside from Bridges’ own International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union, some of the working-alliance members are in such strategic spots as the United Electrical Workers; Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers; United Public Workers; and the American Communications Association.
For a full analysis of the strength, the methods, and the weapons of the Communists in a country they plan to capture, see The Front is Everywhere: Militant Communism in Action, by William R. Kintner (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1950). A West Point graduate, a General Staff Corps colonel in the Military Intelligence Service in the later phase of World War II, and a Doctor of Philosophy in the field in which he writes, Colonel Kintner is rarely qualified for his effectively accomplished task. His bibliography is a good guide for speakers, writers, and others, who require fuller facts on Communism.
Another essential background work is Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin: Soviet Concepts of War in Makers of Modern Strategy, edited by Edward Mead Earle (Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1943).
The ratios of actual Communists and other disgruntled elements of the total population in the Russia of 1917 and the America of the middle of the twentieth century have often been compared and are strikingly similar. As of 1952, the American position is stronger than that of the Russian government of 1917 in that we have not just suffered a major military defeat. Our position is weaker, however, in the extent to which our administration is not only tolerant of but infiltrated with persons hostile to our traditions. Our action against U.S. Communists must then include those in government, If inclined to doubt that communists are intrenched in government, do not forget that the C.I.O., prior to the Tydings investigation, expelled its
of our paying will be increased if a powerful propaganda group puts on pressure in our advertiser dominated press.