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U. S. was the first nation to officially recognize the Kerensky government.
But eight months later, in October, 1917, about 36,000 Russian Communist
Bolsheviks overthrew the Kerensky government and proceeded to repudiate
all national debts and set up a dictatorship over, not of, the "proletariat,"

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more autocratic than any Czar's. They confiscated all private property,
murdered at least 3,000,000 persons of the upper classes and of those resist-
ing dispossession. They abolished all religion, for Communists everywhere
must not only be atheists themselves but also militantly anti-religious. They
set up and financed, as part of the Soviet government, the Third International,
whose purpose is (quoting U. S. Government Report 2290) "the stirring up
of Communist activities in foreign countries in order to cause strikes, riots,
sabotage, bloodshed and civil war . . . The ultimate and final objective is by
means of world revolution to establish the dictatorship of the so-called pro-
letariat into one world union of Soviet, Socialist Republics with the capital
at Moscow."

As this U. S. report says (page 65) : "There is a sharp distinction between
the right to advocate in an academic way any doctrine we like and the right,
which is not right, under any reasonable interpretation of our Constitution,
to preach and plan the overthrow of our republican form of government by
force and violence." This report says in regard to the Soviet "five-year
plan": " Travda,' the Communist organ, of August 29, 1929, fully defines
its purpose: c lt is a plan tending to, undermine capitalist stabilization. It is
a great plan of world revolution.' " In spite of the efforts of radical Senators
with Soviet sympathies, like Brookhart, Borah, La Follette, etc., the U. S.
Government long refused to officially recognize the Soviet government.

Atheism and Communism go hand in hand. The February 14, 1928,
issue of the Communist "Daily Worker" announced an illustrated lecture by
Carl Haessler on "The Twilight of Religion in Soviet Russia" under the
auspices of the Russian branch of the American Association for the Advance-
ment of Atheism at Workers' Home, 1902 West Division Street, Chicago. On
January 7, 1932, Haessler gave a lecture "The Twilight of the Gods in
Russia" at the Communist atheist forum at 109 West Chicago Avenue,

Haessler is a committeeman of the American Civil Liberties Union, of
which the U. S. Report (2290) says: "The A. C. L. U. is closely affiliated
with the Communist movement in the U. S. and fully ninety per cent of its
efforts are in behalf of Communists who have come into conflict with the law.
It claims to stand for free speech, free press, and free assembly; but it is
quite apparent that the main effort of the A. C. L. U. is to attempt to protect
the Communists in their advocacy of force and violence to overthrow the
Government, replacing the American flag by a red flag and erecting a Soviet
government in place of the republican form of government . . . Roger Bald-
win, its guiding spirit, makes no attempt to hide his friendship for the Com-
munists and their principles." It was this same Roger Baldwin who recently
threatened to sue Henry Ford for "countenancing the injury" of the Com-
munist rioters at the Ford plant.

Roger Baldwin was the speaker for the Ravinia Woman's Club January
14, 1931. Mrs. Haessler was then the Club's Program Chairman. Ravinia
residents tell of the community dinner which preceded the evening meeting
of the Ravinia Woman's Club March 3, 1926, at which the honored speaker
was Scott Nearing, the well known Communist lecturer and a director of
the communistic Garland Fund. They tell how a patriotic school teacher
challenged Nearing's statements about Russia and how this challenge was

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brushed aside. Scott Nearing and Arthur Fisher of Winnetka (A. C. L. U.
Chicago Chairman) staged a debate on a favorite Communistic subject,
"Imperialism" with Carl Haessler acting as chairman, at Plumbers' Hall,
1340 Washington Boulevard, Chicago, on March 10, 1928.

During the question period which followed Haessler 's talk at the Ravinia
Woman's Club, I asked a question which showed my antipathy for Haessler 's
proposed revolution. The audience at once broke into a surging tumult of
angry comment against me. Then, defying this hostility, I said: "Oh, you
have been listening to the insidious propaganda of the voice of Moscow,
whose government is attempting to overthrow our Government, etc. Just as
in Russia, you would be the class first to be murdered in case of a revolution
here. This meeting is an insult to a loyal American citizen!" Then, indeed,
there was a near riot. The Club President (Mrs. Robt. L. Grinnell, wife of
the President of the local school board) quieted the meeting momentarily
by apologizing to Haessler. Most of the audience applauded this act
vehemently. She then came to me, and to prominent members of patriotic
organizations who were with me, to criticize and to demand by what right
we were there. I was the invited guest of two members but I refused to
divulge their names, feeling that they had been persecuted enough in Ravinia
for their patriotic leanings. At Ravinia, once again, as in the Leaven worth
Prison revolt, Haessler "led the majority almost without the knowledge of
anybody but the leaders and their opponents."

This is a time when the entire world is feeling the unrest caused by the
strikes, sabotage, and revolutionary activities of Communists in India, Ger-
many, England, South America, New Zealand, America, and so on. Wealthy
Americans are now losing their fortunes, aging with worry, and turning to
despair and to suicide. Every American is feeling the economic pinch caused
by deflation and by the Communist "plan of economic unstabilization" or
"plan of world revolution." The person who joins Communists in accusing
our capitalists of closing their factories and ruining themselves for the pur-
pose of ruining the poor is either blind or willfully seditious. We do need
the Jeffers and Bachmann Federal Bills for our protection, but when loyal
fighting Americans unite in insisting that our elected officials enforce the
Illinois statutes covering sedition, then organizations like the Ravinia
Woman's Club, Y. M. C. A., and University of Chicago (a hotbed of similar
speakers) will lose their taste for hiring men of Haessler's calibre to preach
revolution to audiences who are also held responsible under these laws for
attending such meetings.

The Illinois Criminal Code (Chapter 38, Sections 558-564) provides a
penalty of one to ten years in the penitentiary for advocating the overthrow
of our Government by unlawful means, and a fine of $500 to $1,000 and
imprisonment for six months to one year for knowingly attending a meeting
at which such overthrow is advocated.


Police line the streets when the Red flag is paraded down the streets of
Chicago, in defiance of the Illinois sedition law. Any week one may attend
immense revolutionary Red meetings, which are given ample police protection.

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In fact, the Daily News last year reported that the only unseemly incident
in one Communist parade was when a Red flag was snatched from the hands
of a marcher by a bystander, but that it was quickly restored to the Red
by the police.

The Chicago police department granted a permit for a parade Sunday,
December 17th, 1933, of loyal Ukrainian-Americans who, after a service in
their church, wished to march to a hall to hold a meeting and raise funds
to try to save their relatives in the Russian Ukraine, now being "liquidated"
deliberately starved to death by the Soviet government. Even pro-Soviet
news reporters estimate the deaths by such starvation during the last year
as numbering in the millions, while the American Communist press main-
tains that such "liquidation" of bourgeois elements who object to Soviet
tyranny and destruction of religion, must go on until Russia is a "pure"
Communist state.

Dr. Emil Tarnawski, loyal American citizen, and president of the
affiliated Ukrainian-American societies of Chicago, with some 10,000 mem-
bers, also Lt. Nelson E. Hewitt, warned the Chicago police department, asked
for special police protection for this parade, and told them that a secret meet-
ing of the Reds had been held to plan an attack on the parade and that Dr.
Tarnawski and many of his people had been personally threatened with
death if they marched.

But only two policemen were with the 3,000 Ukrainian- American marchers
at the time the Reds attacked them by first throwing Communist leaflets from
above, then, as they looked up, throwing down bricks in their faces from
an elevated station platform. Hundreds of Communists along the sidewalks
simultaneously rushed in from both sides, and assaulted them with iron
pipes, tools, brass knuckles, etc. They tore the American flag to pieces, and
about 100 were injured. I personally saw many bandaged heads at the
Ukrainian meeting which I addressed. Dr. Tarnawski received a severe leg
injury and for some time was unable to walk. The communist Daily Worker
reported the attack jubilantly as a Communist triumph.

Judge Gutnecht (see Robt. Morss Lovett in "Who's Who"), who heard
the cases the next day, was reported in the press as criticizing the police for
having only arrested Communists, and not the Ukrainians whom they had
attacked as well! When their cases were tried only two received ten and
two received thirty days in jail for this bloody attack!

When sixteen of us, including Mrs. Tarnawski, as a delegation repre-
senting various patriotic societies, called upon Chief of Police Allman the
following Tuesday and laid the facts before him, I attempted to show him a
copy of the "Red Front of U. S. A.," a Communist revolutionary military
publication which boldly lists recruiting stations in New York, Los Angeles,
Chicago, etc. where Reds are urged to sign up for military training for just
such attacks, and in order to give the police "their due" in strikes and riots,
to "open food storage places," and says, "Any day may be the beginning of
the revolutionary struggle" and that "the dashing to pieces of the whole ap-
paratus of government is in the period of revolutionary uprising, thus easier
to accomplish. The Chicago office, 101 S. Wells St., Room 707 ... meets at
2322 W. Chicago Avenue" (near where the attack occurred). Chief Allman

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said, "We have recognized those people now." (We have not recognized the
overthrow of this government.) He refused to look at this Red publication,
saying very coldly, "/ am not interested."

While Chief Allman has been often praised by radicals and by the 1932
report of the Red-aiding Chicago Civil Liberties Committee for his "enlight-
ened attitude" toward "civil liberties" for Communists, some of us are still
interested in civil liberties for Americans, in the protection of the American
flag, and the enforcement of the Illinois State sedition law. The attorney
for the Ukrainian-Americans called upon the Federal authorities the same
day and was told that they are no longer interested in Communist activities.
Is anyone interested? Are you? What are you going to do about it?


(II Cor. 7:14) "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:
for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what com-
munion hath light with darkness?"

(Matt. 12:29) "How can one enter into a strong man's house and spoil
his goods unless he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his
house. He that is not with me is against me ; and he that gathereth not with
me scattereth abroad."

The sincere Christian pacifist, determined in spite of Biblical prophecy
to immediately invoke Christ's final reign as Prince of Peace on earth by
disarmament, buries his head in the sand like an ostrich, blindly ignoring the
fact that those most dominant in influencing, financing, boring from within,
if not actually controlling the great majority of pacifist societies are Socialists
and Communists who appear in the clothing of sheep crying "Peace! Peace!
when there is no peace" while they themselves, like ravening wolves, are agi-
tating "class struggle," "class war," civil wars and bloody revolution.

"Beware of false prophets," said Jesus Christ (Matt. 7:15), "which come
to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall
know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles?"
or peace of civil war or godliness of atheistic Socialism-Communism? one
might add.

Jesus Christ, who so militantly fought sin and so tenderly sought to save
sinners from the inescapable penalties of their sins, taught that "wars and
rumors" of wars would continue, "for these things must first come to pass.
And nation shall rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom" (St.
Luke 21:10), until a final era of great tribulation and warfare against Chris-
tianity (such as Communism is preparing) would culminate in a mighty
conflict ushering in His second coming and real reign as Prince of Peace.
Throughout the Scriptures, it is foretold that one of the signs preceding that
era would be the return of the Jews, scattered over the earth, to Palestine,
their homeland.

The great conflict, as visioned by St. John (Revelation, Chap. 17, 18),
will take place on the plains of Armageddon in Palestine, between lovers of
God and ten blasphemous kingdoms, in power but a short time, under the
control of "that great city which reigneth over the kings of the earth" called

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"The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth" (a description per-
haps of Moscow and its blasphemous anti-God, anti-moral hordes now plot-
ting to control all governments). "These shall make war with the Lamb and
the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings:
and they that are with Him are called and chosen and faithful." "For her
sins" (the city's) "have reached unto Heaven and God hath remembered
her iniquities." In regard to this final conflict, Jesus said (St. Luke 21:20):
"And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that
the desolation thereof is nigh." (Verse 22): "For these be the days of
vengeance, that all things that are written be fulfilled." (St. Luke 21:12):
"But before all these, they shall lay hands on you and persecute you deliver-
ing you up to the synagogues and into prisons, being brought before kings
and rulers for My name's sake." (Christians are now persecuted by the
Russian government and similar persecutions are under way in Mexico and
Spain. 300 churches were closed in Mexico in August, 1933).

St. Paul (Timothy 3:1-7) says: (1) "This know also, that in the last
days perilous times shall come." (2) "For men shall be lovers of their own
selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemous, disobedient to parents, un-
thankful, unholy." (3) "Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false
accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good." (4) "Traitors,
heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God." (5) "Hav-
ing a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."
(6) "For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly
women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts." (7) "Ever learning, and
never able to come to the knowledge of the truth"

One is forced to think, in this connection : of those present-day, Moscow-
loving, intellectual ministers who rewrite the Bible and teach it in modernist
style so as to leave faith in little besides its covers "having a form of god-
liness but denying the power thereof"; of those, "Ever learning and never
able to come to the knowledge of the truth," who follow, like a will-of-the-
wisp, every conflicting theory, so uncertain, so wobbly in their own faith
that they willingly yoke their Christian faith equally together with the
agnostic, the depraved Hindu and similar cults, in a "Fellowship of Faiths,"
which applauded Wm. M. Brown (unfrocked Bishop) when he said: "We
must banish capitalism from the earth and gods from the skies!"; of Russia
falsely boasting of its "new social order," Communism-Socialism, which
teaches, in Russia and abroad (subsidized by the Soviet Govt.): Atheism
and blasphemy; disobedience to parents (Children of parents disenfranchised
because of being Christians are urged to publicly disown their parents in
Russia) ; want of natural affection on the part of parents (who are urged
to put their children into state orphanges for "mass education" (because of
the lack of such orphanages, thousands are deserted) ; trucebreaking (Mos-
cow makes "Non- Aggression Pacts" with nations within which she is main-
taining Moscow-directed schools training agitators to stir up bloody revo-
lution and civil war) ; incontinence or "free love" (taught by Marxian Social-
ists-Communists as "freedom from bourgeois sentimentality" and from the
"capitalistic private ownership of one man and one woman for each other,"
and propagandized everywhere by such sympathizers with the Red move-

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ment as: Communist Dreiser, Bertrand Russell, Bernard Shaw, Havelock
Ellis, Judge Ben Lindsey (aided by the Garland Fund), Freud, etc., etc.;
by "sex" publishers such as the Eugenics Publishing Co.; by some radical
and numerous commercially-greedy motion picture producers whose pictures
glorifying prostitution and vice inspire people "to be led away with divers
lusts" and so on.

"Pacifist" Clarence V. Howell, director of Reconciliation Trips, announced
that he was voting for and supporting the Communist Party in its 1932 cam-
paign. "Pacifist" J. B. Matthews, exec. sec. of the "Pacifist" Fellowship of
Reconciliation, and a militantly revolutionary speaker at many Communist
meetings, was booked as co-chairman, with Communist Donald Henderson,
of the communist U. S. Congress Against War, Sept. 29, 1933, and fellow
speaker with Communists Earl Browder and Henri Barbusse at its sessions
(Daily Worker, Sept. 8, 1933).

That the "Pacifist" Fellowship of Reconciliation deliberately uses the
name of Christ to propagandize communistic theories among Christians is
shown in its release to members advising: "Position A. Keep Central and
Typical the Reference to Jesus Brief A. ( 1 ) To omit all reference to Jesus
from our public statement of purpose or to make our reference to Him
incidental, so that it might be inferred that the Fellowship began with central
emphasis on the way of Jesus but has now substituted a wider basis, are
positions both subject to the following objections: . . . The Fellowship would
have less chance to influence churches and the Christian Student Movement
and to secure their cooperation in spreading radical Christian views on war,
economics, and race issues. . . . Many members might feel compelled to start
a new organization to regain the advantages of the original unequivocal basis
of the Fellowship for demonstrating 'left-wing' Christianity. (3) Much prac-
tical work of the Fellowship would be jeopardized. Hitherto our leadership
and support have come mainly from Christian sources. These sources espe-
cially have made possible the extension of our work in Europe, Central Amer-
ica and Southern United States. If the leadership and support of them is
seriously diminished what evidence is there that other pacifist groups can
take over this work and carry it on?" . . . But stating our objective in terms
of His type of love, has in addition to the advantages implied above such
reasons as the following: (1) The unique fitness of Jesus of Galilee to be a
world wide symbol of pacifism . . . the utter conflict between His way and the
way of military preparedness and war" etc., etc.

But Jesus Christ was not a "left-wing" proponent of "radical views on
war, economics and race issues." While teaching love and pity in the heart
for enemy or sinner, He said (St. Luke 11:21-23): "When a man armed
keepeth his palace his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he shall
come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein
he trusted, and divideth the spoils. He that is not with me scattereth against
me." In St. Luke 22:35, He said: "When I sent you without purse, and
scrip and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, nothing. (Verse 36):
Then said he unto them But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and
likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and
buy one. (Verse 38) : and they said, Lord behold here are two swords. And

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he said unto them, It is enough." He also said (Matt. 10:34-37): (34)
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth, I came not to send peace,
but a sword. (35) For I am come to set a man at variance against his father,
and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her
mother-in-law. (36) And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
(37) He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me."

Nor was He pacifistic in His denunciations of sin and hypocrisy, for when
they came to Jerusalem "Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out
them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the
money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves ; And would not suffer
that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught,
saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations
the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves." (St. Mark

I think of that when I see Communist posters on the bulletin boards of
Christian Churches.

Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is within the individual heart. He
rebuked the idea of making His Kingdom a political system over this world
until after the final culmination of evil in the great Armageddon conflict and
the defeat of that "mystery of iniquity" which works to keep this world in
strife. (Eph. 6:12): "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

During His fast (Matt. 4), He was "led up of the spirit into the wilder-
ness to be tempted of the devil . . . the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding
high mountain and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory
of them: And saith unto Him, All these things will I give Thee, if Thou will
fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan:
for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt
thou serve." Today some "Christians" are not turning a deaf ear to this bid
for temporal power made by the satanic Marx.

They came asking Him whether they should revolt against Caesar's
government by refusing tribute and said: (Matt. 22:17-21): "Is it lawful
to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness,
and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Show me the tribute money.
And they brought unto him a penny and He saith unto them, Whose is this
image and superscription? They say unto Him, Caesar's. Then saith He
unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's; and
unto God the things that are God's."

None of Christ's disciples taught a political revolution either in the name
of Christ or of "social justice." But the traitorous or misguided Christians
of today are doing so in teaching the "social gospel" of Socialist-Communist
revolution for the sake of the political "new social order" of atheist Karl
Marx. In warning against the false prophets that shall "deceive the very
elect," Christ said: "For wheresoever the carcass is there will the eagles be
gathered." So Christian pacifists today, dead to the realization that they are
cooperating with Jesus Christ's crucifiers when they cooperate with Marxians
for the "pacifism" of civil war, merely serve as the carcasses for these revo-
lutionary eagles to feed upon.

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How earnestly Christ asked his disciples three times in the Garden of
Gethsemane to watch with Him and to pray lest they fall into temptation!
But three times He came to find them sleeping. The last time, sadly, He
said (Matt. 26:45): "Sleep on now and take your rest: behold the hour is
at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners." Then
Judas approached with those who were to crucify Him and betrayed Christ

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