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Reed Benson & Robert Lee WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE UNITED NATIONS
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. DURING a lengthy foreign policy report to Congress on February 18, 1970, President Nixon asserted: “As the United Nations begins its second quarter century, America reaffirms its strong support for the principles and promise begun at San Francisco in 1945. Our task now – as for all U.N. members – is to help the organization
in steady progress toward fulfillment - of that promise.”
Thus, Mr. Nixon affirmed that the United States would continue one of the major tragedies of its contemporary foreign policy by relying on, and supporting, an organization which was conceived by Communists, created by Communists, is controlled by Communists, and operates consistently to further the objectives of Communism.
We realize that many Americans may find it difficult to accept this evaluation of the United Nations. The image of the U.N. which has been created by our “Liberal” politicians and communications media over the years has been so blatantly one-sided September 9, 1970
in favor of the world body that the American people as a whole simply have not been allowed to evaluate properly the U.N. record. Some United Nations propagandists have even been so bold as publicly to encourage newsmen to project a false U.N. image to the world. In a February 14, 1961, speech to the United Nations Correspondents Association, for example, United Nations Ambassador Adlai Stevenson urged the news media:
Help us to create the sense of our overriding human concern. Interpret us to each other not as plotters or as war mongers or as demons or demigods, but as puzzled yet aspiring men and women struggling on the possible brink of Armageddon to achieve a common understanding and a common approach. We are not at all like that, I have no doubt. But I believe the majority of our delegates would accept such a description of their own attitudes. The whole press corps
working at the United Nations
One of the tactics used by the United Nations propaganda network to attract the support of the American people is the claim that the Communists are trying to destroy the U.N., and it is therefore in America's interest to support it. An attempt is usually then made to discredit Americans who oppose the United Nations by claiming they are working for the same end as the Communists. It's a clever pitch, but what is the truth about the Communist attitude towards the U.N.?
Let's look at a sampling of the record.
Political Affairs is the monthly theoretical journal of the Communist Party, U.S.A. In April of 1945 – two months before the San Francisco Conference at which the U.N. was founded – that journal told its readers: “Great popular support and enthusiasm for the United Nations policies should be built up, well organized and fully articulate . . . . The opposition must be rendered so impotert that it will be unable to gather any significant support in the Senate against the United Nations Charter and the treaties which will follow.”
In June of 1945, Alger Hiss (who had been described by Time magazine in its issue for April 16, 1945, as “one of the State Department's brighter young men,” and who was later con
activities on behalf of the Soviet Union) presided as Secretary General of the San Francisco Conference. And shortly thereafter, under a barrage of Leftist propaganda, the U.S. Senate ratified the Charter with only two dissenting votes. The opposition had indeed been rendered “impotent."
On March 23, 1946, Josef Stalin was quoted by Pravda as having declared: “I attribute great importance to U.N.O. since it is a serious instrument for preservation of peace and international security.” And in November of 1946 the Soviet publication Bolshevik (No. 22, Page 51) asserted that “The masses know that peace is possible only on the basis of cooperation among the existing
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Hiss, Truman, Stettinius at U.N. founding
Pass to U.N. founding conference, signed by Communist Alger Hiss as U.N. Secretary General." states . . . . The Soviet Union is fight mounted in a manner that was causing ing to have the United Nations as real concern to those running the effective as possible.”
United Nations Organization. And so, By December 21, 1954, we find the on October 7, 1961, the West Coast Communist Daily Worker pointing out newspaper of the Communist Party, to its readers that “... it's not the People's World, carried an editorial U.N. that merits your scorn and active entitled, “Save the U.N.” It declared, opposition, but the policies that have in part: undermined the U.N. ...” That is, the The U.N. commands a great U.N. must be consistently supported reservoir of support in our counby Communists unless specific notice try. is given to the contrary. This attitude This support should now be on the part of the Comrades began to made vocal. be even more forcefully presented in People should write President 1961. For by that time opposition to Kennedy, telling him – the United Nations in the United Do not withdraw from U.N. States was beginning to grow and - Restore U.N. to the Grand more important – to become effec Design of Franklin Roosevelt – tive. Instead of remaining diffused, the design for peaceful coexisopposition to the U.N. was being
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And on January 21, 1962, The be no doubt that with the United Worker (no longer a daily) carried an Nations constituted as it is at present, article headlined, “Birchers Take War the consistent line of the Soviet Union path Against UN Peace Hopes,” to tell in pressing for the United Nations to the Comrades:
face fully up to the problems of The John Birch Society has strengthening peace and ensuring instructed its members to pre freedom is producing more and more pare a hate campaign against the positive results.” (Congressional RecUnited Nations. In his secret ord, August 4, 1965, Page A4317.) "bulletin” for members, Robert In the Aesopian language of ComWelch ... orders his followers to munism the word peace means "an place this anti-United Nations absence of resistance to Communism.” drive at the top of their 1962 If it were possible to find an island political agenda .... It was in somewhere on which there had not the spring of last year that the been even a fist fight for fifty years, ultra hate campaign to destroy that island would still not be "peace. the United Nations actually ful” to the Communists until it had began. The origins of this in become completely subjected to their sidious business can be traced rule. And in light of this Communist to ... a so-called “United States use of the word, the following AsDay Committee,” the purpose of sociated Press dispatch from the Los which was to replace United Angeles Times of April 7, 1970, takes Nations Day with “United States on special meaning: Day.”
Secretary General U Thant In late 1964 and early 1965 the praised Vladimir I. Lenin, foundXerox Corporation sponsored a tele er of the Soviet Union, as a politivision series to present the most cal leader whose ideals were blatant sort of U.N. propaganda. In reflected in the U.N. charter. commenting on one of these programs Thant released Monday the the Communist People's World for text of a statement sent to a January 23, 1965, noted: “It's not a symposium on Lenin at Temlittle horrifying that in our country at pere, Finland, sponsored by this time a pitch is needed for the UN the U.N. Educational, Scienand for peace, but that is the case, and tific and Cultural Organization we're all for figuratively hitting people (U.N.E.S.C.O.].* over the head with the message. The (Xerox] program did that.”
*It should not surprise anyone that And on June 27, 1965, Mikhail
U.N.E.S.C.O. would sponsor a symposium
honoring Lenin. As far back as 1956, the Sergeyevich Lvov, an official Soviet
Senate Internal Security Subcommittee spokesman on U.N. affairs, told a noted in its Annual Report for the year: Moscow Radio audience: “There can “What appears ... to be by far the worst September 9, 1970
“Lenin was a man with a mind of great clarity and incisiveness, and his ideas have had a profound influence on the course of contemporary history,” Thant's statement said.
"(Lenin's) ideals of peace and peaceful coexistence among states have won widespread international acceptance and they are in line with the aims of the U.N. charter ...."
Earl Browder, former General Secretary of the Communist Party, U.S.A., and twice its candidate for President of the United States, wrote in his book Victory And After: “The American Communists worked ener. getically and tirelessly to lay the foundations for the United Nations, which danger spot, from the standpoint of disloyalty and subversive activity among Americans employed by international organizations, is UNESCO .... Mr. Pierce Gerety, former Chairman of the International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board ... expressed the opinion that there existed in UNESCO a clique of people who placed the interests of the Communists and Communist ideology above any service to UNESCO, and above their own country.”
In 1962, U.N.E.S.C.O. published a bla. tantly pro-Communist tract entitled, Equal. ity of Rights Between Races and Nationali. ties in the USSR, the slant of which is well-illustrated by this quotation from Page thirteen: "The Soviet Union is a brotherhood of free and equal peoples comprising 15 sovereign Soviet republics in voluntary association on a footing of complete equality. Under the Constitution of the USSR, each of these republics retains the right to secede from the Union. Each of them embodies the collective will of its people and can decide its own future in entire freedom.” September 9, 1970
we were sure would come into existence.” And a Preamble to the Constitution of the Communist Party, U.S.A., states that the Party believes “the true national interest of our country and the cause of peace and progress require ... the strengthening of the United Nations as a universal instrument of peace.” Clearly, the belief that the Communists actually oppose the U.N. cannot withstand the massive evidence to the contrary.
In its issue for December 12, 1952, U.S. News & World Report noted: “An informed estimate suggests that as many as one-half of the 1,350 administrative executives in the UN are either Communists or people who are willing to do what they want.” A few years later, on March 22, 1954, the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee reported:
In our investigation of United States citizens employed by the United Nations, we found considerable evidence to indicate that Communists used the same techniques in infiltrating the U.N. Secretariat, as had previously been used in infiltrating the United States Government.
Some of these persons exposed in our Government investigation played key roles in the actual establishment of the U.N. itself as well as the establishment of U.N.'s specialized agencies. (Activities of United States Citizens Employed By The United Nations, Page 9.)
Four years earlier, in 1950, the State Department had issued a volume