Posts Tagged ‘Russia’

Cradle Robbers

December 2, 2012

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CRADLE ROBBERS

(The bolsheviki have suppressed fairy tales dealing with kings, princes, princesses and references to the supernatural. — News Note.)

There, little Russ, don’t cry,
They’re crushing your dreams, I know,
For fairy-tale princes and fairy-tale kings
To bolshevik leaders are dangerous things,
And stories like that must go!
But we’ll read you a bolshevik pamphlet dry.
There, little Russ, don’t cry!

There, little Russ don’t cry,
They’ve robbed you of bliss, its true;
And the little stories you loved to hear
Of magical princesses sweet and dear
Have lately become taboo,
And the queens of the fairy-tales must die —
But there, little Russ, don’t cry!

There, little Russ, don’t cry,
Though they’ve taken those tales away,
No form of government ever stood
By filching the joy out of babyhood
And taking the fun from play;
Those tales will come back to you, bye and bye,
There, little Russ, don’t cry!

Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) Dec 23, 1921

Burial Ground

December 16, 2011

All that lie beneath the markers
Did not long survive the rigors
And the hardships of the climate
Of that Communistic region

Where they miserably perished.
But the headstones in that graveyard
Are a lesson to the people
Of all freedom loving nations.

Rochester Evening Journal (Rochester, New York) Dec 24, 1934

The Communist Paradise

December 14, 2011

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The Communist Paradise
Reprinted from N.Y. Daily News.

NUMBER ONE PUBLIC ENEMIES

WE RECOGNIZED Russia.

Now it is just as well to recognize what we recognized.

It is the same old Russia as under the Czars.

There is the same old wholesale indiscriminate massacre of opponents of the despotism, whether those slaughtered be guilty or innocent of crime.

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There is the same old conflict for position and power in which the masses are trampled under the feet of the battling factions.

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RIGHTS, liberties, opportunities, the people of Russia had not under the Czar and have not under Stalin.

Is it not about time for all of us Americans to realize that peace and progress and happiness only thrive in the soil of liberty and free democracy?

Is it not time for us to realize that those who are attempting to transform this American Republic into a Communistic tyranny of class against class are, above all others, the Number 1 Public Enemies of our country and our people?

They are the most flagrantly seditious and traitorous element of our community.

WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST.

(Extracts from an editorial which appeared in the Rochester Sunday American and other Hearst newspapers on Sunday, December 9, 1934.)

Rochester Evening Journal (Rochester, New York) Dec 15, 1934

Rochester Evening Journal (Rochester, New York) Dec 11, 1934

Rochester Evening Journal (Rochester, New York) Dec 15, 1934

With Compliments of the Author

December 11, 2011

In a letter to the Marquis of Montrose long, long ago, Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun wrote:

“I knew a very wise man that believed that if a man were permitted to make all the ballads he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.”

That “very wise man,” understood the uses of propaganda, although he had never heard the word.

For songs ARE used for propaganda — and so are books!

Communist books are used very much that way, some of them as “supplementary reading” in some of our very best schools and colleges.
And in Hawaii and on the Pacific Coast, it has been revealed, Japan is using a textbook in our public schools to further Japanese propaganda among our children.

Nations like Russia and Japan do not care who builds our schoolhouses and endows our colleges and universities, if they — Russia and Japan — can only furnish the propaganda.

Rochester Evening Journal (Rochester, New York) Jun 18, 1935

Trotzky and Lenine

December 1, 2011

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More Truth Than Poetry
By James J. Montague.

Trotzky and Lenine.

From Azov’s frozen border
To Poland’s boundary line,
They’re bringing law and order,
Are Trotzky and Lenine.
The high ideals that fill ’em,
No turbulence can stem,
If people kick they kill ’em,
And that’s the last of them.

Well may the people heed ’em,
When fervently they cry,
“You need the brand of freedom
That only we supply.
In still enclaved dominions
The luckless subject cowers
To other men’s opinions,
But you can cringe to ours!

“You buy the goods we sell you
Without a growl or kick:
You do just what we tell you
And do it mighty quick.
And while we reign resplendent
You sh???? your ??????  fates
That you are not dependent
On haughty potentates!”

Within all Russia’s border,
There soon would be once more
A state of law and order,
Excepting for the war.
And thus the propagation
Of freedom will be spread,
Till all the population
Is either free or dead.

Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York) Sep 25, 1920

20 Years of Utopia – BOOMSKI!

December 1, 2011

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TWO CELEBRATIONS AT MADRID

The Red government of Spain celebrated the 20th anniversary of Russia’s Communist revolution and with it the first anniversary of the defense of Madrid.

The Reds in Spain do not see the utter inconsistency of the two anniversaries.

When the Spanish Reds have honors to confer upon Spaniards they limit them generally to General Jose Miaja, chief of Madrid’s defenders, hailed as  national hero in that his military genius and high spirit in the direction of his troops made their dogged and so far successful defense possible.

But there is the inconsistency.

For the Reds almost always, like certain denizens of the jungle, devour their favorites.

He who is carried on the shoulders of Communists today should not be surprised to be blindfolded tomorrow and shot in the back.

During the other rampages of Communism upon this earth the leaders one week were almost invariably guillotined the next week. Under modern communism, such are the improvements of the age, a leader may last some years before he is disgraced and shot.

But, no matter. General Miaja had his great day last Sunday. and Communism never yet looked to the future.

Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) Nov 09, 1937

“NO FAIR”

The burly Soviet Bear pushes up one of its purple and swollen eyelids to remark, above the rattle of gunfire as it shoots more of its former leaders, that Italy’s adherence to an anti-Communist pact is “not friendly toward the Soviets.”

It is wrongful for any nation to wish communism ill. It is proper, however, for the Reds to spend the millions sweated out of the Russian serfs to destroy other nations and their respective forms of government by fomenting discord and revolt.

American newspaper correspondents write from Moscow that Comintern, devoted to the spread of communism by violence, has abandoned its old offices because insufficient for its enlarged force and that those actively associated in the Russian mind with the spreading of propaganda in foreign lands are specially placed in seats of honor at the great parades staged to attract and entertain the people.

It is true, as claimed by most democratic enemies of Fascism, that the Russian Menace is largely a myth in that no people have ever undertaken it on any really extensive or serious scale except as their mental functions have been distorted by misery, disease or ignorance.

But the fact remains that this menace has been nevertheless the most powerful factor in keeping the people quiet and steady until the Fascists could yoke them.

The circle of madness has funny quirks and sketchy twists but it invariably completes itself.

The Communists set out to kill others and created conditions that, in the end, will consume themselves.

The principle involved has been recognized from of old. In the ancient vernacular it was written, “Those who live by the sword shall perish by the sword.”

Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) Nov 11, 1937

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THE TEMPERAMENTAL ARTIST GETS A CHILL

Diego Rivera, the Mexican artist, cannot be cited as an authority upon serene government since he has been very much of a Mexican jumping bean in respect to any stable opinion of the sort of government he really wanted.

But today Senor Rivera is no longer carrying a red flag. And he wants the world to know what he has discovered about Stalin and the Communists. Perhaps he has poured too much chili into his concoction but that is expected of most Mexicans and Rivera in particular.

Offering an interview to an American press this painter of murals declared that Moscow has selected Mexico as “a base of operations” in its restless war to bring Latin America under its sway. And to prove his assertion he declared that his own country is now alive with Russian agents, pockets stuffed as usual with the gold filched from Russian toilers, buying and bribing their way in true conformity to the principles of the Black Utopia.

And Senor Rivera, who so recently was embracing communism with wild affection, now finds that the Russian worker is worse off than the Mexican and that Communism is even more wretched than any other sort of totalitarianism. He points to the fact that Mussolini sacrificed a relatively few people and jailed no more than 30,000, that Hitler’s quota in jail has passed a million, and then he turns to the real sink of iniquity and quotes Pravda to show that Communism has to its discredit 1,863,000 political executions of which 150,000 were Red army officers and that today there are nearly six million in prisons, concentration camps and isolation areas so they cannot get their fingers upon the Red leaders who brought them this heaven and placed upon their shoulders these wings and in their hearts these pious thoughts of strangling some one. And then Rivera concludes that, by comparison, “Mussolini is a philanthropist.”

It is good to see the sinners crawl along the sawdust trail. But it cannot be expected that those who were originally so easygoing as to have faith in

Moscow will not embrace the next grisly nostrum, even one covered only by a shroud.

Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) Nov 4, 1939