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The Southern Jewish weekly. [volume] (Jacksonville, Fla.) 1939-1992, June 14, 1940, Image 10

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A Legionnaire Talks on Subversive
Activities In America
(Continued from Page Eight)
spread of his Gospel, had to a
great extent been placed in a cat
egory of methods too dirty, too
inhuman, and too barbarous to be
used by modern civilization even
in warfare.
Communists and Nazis try to
paint a picture for the consump
tion of the peoples of the world
who are not in Germany or Rus
sia, to see the true conditions, a
picture which glows with honeyed
phrases and sugar sweet refrains,
but it is these same people who
if given a chance, would just as
soon knife you and me in the back
and think no more of it than they
would in catching a fish. And be
lieve me. my friends, we of the
United States are not more than
fish if we let them get away with
it.
The American Legion has felt
that the destructive programs of
Communism and Nazism in Amer
ica might best be counteracted by
the promotion of an intensive pro
gram of constructive American ac
tivities. But the Legion also be
lieves that it is highly important
that all Americans be informed of
the many ways that subversive
elements bore from within. Our
people are entitled to knowledge
of the many subsidiary and coop
erating organizations working
with foreign-inspired groups. We
believe that when American cit
izens have these facts, they will
cooperate with the American Le
gion to stamp out these destruc
tive alien isms.
Therefore, in an attempt to give
nationwide distribution to factual
evidence that the foreign-inspired
isms are gaining headway in our ;
land, the Legion at its New York
national convention in 1937, re
quested the creation of a Con
gressional committee to investi
gate un-American activities. Such
a committee was created by the
Congress early in 1938, and is
known as the Dies Committee.
During the first year of the ex
istence of the Dies Committee at
tempts were made by radicals, and
some not so radical, to sabotage
its work. The communist press—
the DAILY WORKER, the NEW
MASSES MAGAZINE, the DAI
LY RECORD, and many others,
attempted to ridicule the work of
the Dies Committee. The Ameri
can Legion led in a public defense
of the work of Martin Dies and
his colleagues.
Time will not permit a complete '
review of all of the many groups
found by the Dies Committee to
be linked with subversive groups
in America. It is important, I be
lieve, to review briefly some of the
more active organizations.
The Communist party in Amer
ica was organized in 1919. It open
ly admits its allegiance to the
Communist International at Mos
cow. Its objectives are the aboli
tion of all forms of religion; de
struction of the right of private
property: social and racial equali
ty: revolution to be led by the
Communist International: to cause
strikes, riots, bloodshed, and civil
war: destruction of freedom of
speech, of the press, and of as
semblage: and to establish a dic
tatorship in America under the
direction of the Communist In
ternational.
And who travels and associates
with the communists in the pro
motion of such a program? Here
are a few. taken from the record
of the Dies Committee and only
a few since there are hundreds of
these so-called front organizations.
In considering front organiza
tions. it is proper to discuss them
with respect to their importance.
BEACH LIMBER &
SUPPLY CO.
3rd Street and Pablo Ave.
Telephone 67
Lumber and Building
Material
“Everything to Build
Anything”
Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
The one group which has hit the
front pages of our newspapers and
which is placed as the largest of
the communist front movements
by the Dies Committee is the
American League for Peace and
Democracy. Formerly it was the
American League against War and
Fascism. This group was organ- !
ized originally by a French Com
munist, Henri Barbusse.
Second in size and importance
from a communist front stand
point, according to the Dies Com
mittee, is an organization known
as the Workers’ Alliance. It is
headed by Herbert Benjamin, who
makes no secret of his membership
in the communist party. Benjamin
admitted publicly in a meeting in
Indianapolis several years ago,
in answer to the question put to
him by the director of the Legion’s
Americanism Commission, that he
was a member of the Communist
party of the United States.
His membership in that party
demands his allegiance to the Sov- :
iet Union. In connection with the j
Workers’ Alliance, Earl Browder,
in his book, The People’s Front,
says: “We communists were the
pioneers in this and in many other j
fields. It was the communists who
raised the slogan of national uni
fication, fought for it consistent
ly, and finally brought about the
merger of all into the W’orkers’
Alliance.” And this is the organi
zation which has been demanding
additional relief measures from ,
the United States government, the
government which the communists
are attempting to undermine and
overthrow.
One of the most dangerous
groups, and I say dangerous be
cause they are dealing with the
i youth of America, is the front or
ganization called the American
Student Union. It is a section of
a world student association and
is the result of a United front
gathering of young socialists and
young communists in America. It
is operating now on many of the
campuses of American colleges and
universities.
Now it is only natural to ask
"What does The American Legion
intend to do about all of this?” I
The answer is found in the Amer
icanism Resolutions adopted at the
1939 Chicago National conven
tion. First, the convention com- i
mended the work of the Dies Com
mittee and asked that it be con
tinued and that sufficient funds
be provided again to finance its j
work. Our organization took this |
stand because it felt that the work
of the Dies Committee was far
from complete and that its con
tinuous expose of the activities
of these groups would lead to leg
islation to correct the situation. ,
Our legion convention also adop
ted a resolution asking that the
communist party be barred from
the ballot in this country. This i
stand was taken since the com
munist group cannot be termed
a legal American political party
—for it takes its orders from the
Communist International in the
Soviet Union.
And we believe that individuals
and organizations attempting to
ridicule and subvert the American
constitutional form of government
should be prosecuted.
We are urging national legisla
tion to punish American citizens
who advocate the overthrow of our
government by force, fraud, or
violence, and the deportation of
aliens who are motivated by simi
lar aims.
There is no need to become hys
terical about these various subver
sive activities. But the Legion does
ask each and every one of you true
Americans to keep your eyes and
ears open. When you learn of some
influence or activity in your own
area, report it to your nearest
American Legion Post. We. the
Legion of Americans, will do the
rest.
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17 Pablo Avenue Phone 9198
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Portrait and Commercial
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Gifts Rental Library
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Beach Refrigeration
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