by Pilgrim's Pride | July 3rd, 2012
Many United States persons, who confuse themselves with Americans (a nation of kindred souls not the membership registry of a continental job placement service) believe the Christian church has no place in our government. Indeed, they work quite hard to implement government policies favorable to Jewish, Mohammedan, even Buddhist but mainly atheistic sensibilities while actively persecuting our American way, which is to say Christian way of life.
Sadly, these are useful idiots are oblivious to the manipulation and psychological programming imbued via Soviet propaganda, brought here as early as the late 1800s.
Americans know that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely no matter the scale be it school board or the White House.
Further, we distrust government because know full well that hirelings often enough cheat and steal. It is human nature. Some might call it original sin.
Presented for your patriotic edification is this excerpt from the published minutes of a 1960 meeting of the US House of Representatives committee on un-American activities, which I have taken pains to scan and OCR.
While the hearing was about the Communist instigated retraction and destruction of an Air Force Reserve training manual that “named names” in a list of Communist front organizations, there is much, much more to be revealed. The hearing exposed Communist infiltration of the National Council of Churches, of respected seminaries, and the hierarchy of the Department of Defense itself.
But don’t let me characterize it for you. Read it for yourself in its entirety. Below is a mere morsel, an hors d’oeuvre to whet the appetite.
Mr. ARENS. May I first say, Mr. Chairman, in view of the Secretary’s repudiation of the information conveyed respecting the National Council of Churches of Christ in America, the chairman issued a statement to the effect that the leadership of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America had hundreds or at least over 100 affiliations with Communist fronts and causes.
Since then we have made careful, but yet incomplete checks, and it
is a complete understatement. Thus far of the leadership of the
National Council of Churches of Christ in America, we have found
over 100 persons in leadership capacity with either Communist-front
records or records of service to Communist causes. The aggregate
affiliations of the leadership, instead of being in the hundreds as the
chairman first indicated, is now, according to our latest count, into
the thousands, and we have yet to complete our check, which would
certainly suggest, on the basis of the authoritative sources of this committee, that the statement that there is infiltration of fellow-travelers in churches and educational institutions is a complete understatement.
Now, with reference to the people whose names are specified, on
15-14 the first is Walter Russell Bowie whose name appears on
15-14. Our records thus far, and we have only made an examination
of the most available information, is that he has had over 33 affiliations with Communist fronts and causes; that Henry J. Cadbury has had a total of not less than nine, which we have been able to confirm—the manual says 13—that George Dahl, concerning whom the 52029-60-4 manual says had 13 affiliations, we have thus far verified not 13 but 18. With reference to Leroy Waterman, we have thus far identified and verified 20 connections with Communist fronts or causes. With reference to Fleming James, we have thus far verified a total of 25.
The CHAIRMAN. ‘Who are these people? Are they connected with
the National Council ?
Mr. ARENS. These are persons, most of whom are connected with
the National Council of Churches in some capacity.
The CHAIRMAN. It was their representative who complained about
this manual ; is that it? Wine?
Mr. ARENS. That is correct.
On the next succeeding page, Mr. Secretary, you see the reference
there to Dr. Harry F. Ward as being a person who has been identified
as a member of the Communist Party.
Did your repudiation of the Air Force Training Manual and your
apology to the National Council of Churches carry with it an intention
on your part to deny the validity or integrity of the records of
this committee showing that Dr. Harry F. Ward has been identified
as being a member of the Communist Party ?
Secretary SHARP. No, sir. It did not intend to either deny or
affirm the fact that this committee’s records were accurate or not
accurate. I simply felt and still feel that while it is the duty of this
committee to investigate these matters pertaining to individuals and
particular groups, whether religious or otherwise, that it is not in the
best interests of ;he Air Force to point out specific organizations or
specific people, who it is claimed by this committee or are connected
with Communist fronts.
Mr. ARENS. Did you at any time in the course of your public statements or press releases make it clear that you were not repudiating the authenticity, validity, or integrity of the records of this committee or of the records of the FBI or of the other source material ?
Secretary SHARP. No, I did not, sir.
Mr. ARENS. You are doing that now; is that correct?
Secretary SHARP. I only stated that this was not an Air Force position; that we repudiated this as an Air Force position. It might
well be the position of this committee or the position of the FBI, but
it was my feeling that the Air Force should not establish a position of
this kind as to any particular individuals who were not specifically
listed on the Attorney General’s list of un-American activities.
Mr. ARENS. Am I absolutely clear, and is the record clear, that you
are not now nor did you at any time intend a repudiation of the
validity of the material attributed to this committee, attributed to the
FBI or other intelligence agencies, which is quoted in here respecting
Communist infiltration in churches and infiltration by fellow-travelers in church groups?
Secretary SHARP. That is correct.
The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Secretary, would it not have been sufficient to
have withdrawn this manual without apologizing to people who have
been in prominent active places in their organization, people whose
object is to destroy the Government of the United States, belonging
to organizations which have that as their objective?
Would it not have been adequate to have withdrawn this manual? I just had occasion to read the statement by the Secretary of Defense,
whom I admire very much. I do not know why lie would say
such a thing:
“In response to the letter of the National Council of Churches of
Christ of the United States”—a response to a letter, nothing else—”I
have assured this fine organization of my very genuine regrets regarding the statement that appeared in Air Force Reserve Manual,”
and so on.
Mr. JACKSON. Mr. Chairman, I would say in connection with that,
and I subscribe thoroughly, I think such a statement as was made by
the Secretary of Defense, whom I also admire very greatly, has done
great harm to the already difficult task that confronts this committee,
the committee on the other side, and the Attorney General. Actually,
the effect of the action taken by the Air Force, Mr. Secretary, was
to tell 180 million people in this country by the retraction of the
manual that the Air Force did not believe the statements made.
The effect of this repudiation handled in the way it was and coupled
with an apology to individuals who, as the chairman has said,
have hundreds of Communist-front affiliations has been to hurt our
Secretary SHARP. Mr. Jackson, I think it is very unfortunate if
that is the impression we gave.
I would like to read
Mr. SCHERER. May I say, Mr. Secretary, that the mail that I am
getting from my district and from other places in the United States
indicates that that is what the effect of that statement has been insofar
as the public is concerned.
Mr. DOYLE. May I state at that point that my mail is such that it
indicates that the work of this committee in the minds of the people
out West who have read the newspaper reports—that the work of
this committee is discredited as a result of the unfortunate apology
and letter by the Secretary—without further explanation as to why.
The CHAIRMAN. You may call it unfortunate. I call it stupid.
On this two-hundred-and-thirty-sixth Independence Day, consider the bloody sacrifice of our forefathers and how easily, how cheaply it has been taken from us.
I remain your humble servant,
The Pilgrim’s Pride