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Anti-Communism

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(Continued from Preceding Page) rected towards the substitution of
An editorial in one issue of The state-controlled, ever less 'mixed'
er' y rg:passage of the economy for the free economy ~of
ercury urged: asaeofte
icker Amendment; repeal of the capitalism.
"The positivist and materialist
deral Reserve Banking Act; get philosopher of our educational
t of the United Nations and get theory and practice, of our radio
out of the United States; work and television and press of our

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against Federal aid to education;
work to dismantle a good part of
the unnecessary part of the Fed-
eral bureaucracy; and immedi-
ately reorganize the Securities
and Exchange Commission.
In this same context it is most
enlightenin ., ,,
lines for a third political party
suggested by John Flynn.%
Its principles: pledge itself to a
quick return to the Constitution in
all its parts; recognize the United
States is a federal republic and
the states are sovereign republics,
supreme within their boundaries,
except as specifically limited by
the Constitution; recognize that
the Supreme Court, as presently
constituted, is dedicated to the de-
struction of the American political
and economic system; recognize
that the function of the Federal
Republic is to govern the United
States within severely contracted
limits and not to attempt either to
govern or to f.nance any other na-
tion or continents; recognize that
the government must restrain
from spending money (except dur-
ing war) in excess of tax revenues.
To this end the power to tax in-
comes must be abolished or se-
verely restricted and the United
States must get out of the U.N.
THE DESIRE of ultra-conserva-
tives to form a new political
party is easily understood.
While calling themselves Repub-
licans, the ultra-conservatives to-
day are virtually men without a
party. If they supported President
Eisenhower in 1952, as many ap-
parently did, their opinion of him
by 1959 has dropped considerably.
The Mercury also claims the
Republican Party has "no settled
principles, is heavily infiltrated by
left-wing adventurers of various
stripes, is hopelessly implicated in
a group of costly friendships with
dangerous allies, has forgotten the
language of the Constitution and
is committed to continue the fatal
policy of ,spending at home and
abroad plus the un-American in-
stitution of militarism."
THE ultra-conservative, then, -is
opposed to nearly everything
that exists in the political sphere
today. He sees a major revolution
that threatens the econoiic sta-
bility and fundamental liberties.
Perhaps the best expression of
this great fear of everything that
is happening today, I found in an
article by Frank Meyer.
"In a fundamental sense the
dominant forces in American life
today are revolutionary, that is,
they are directed towards the de-
struction of the principles of West-
ern civilization and the American
tradition. -
"The politics of New Dealism,
Fair Dealism and.New Republican-
ism (emphasis mine) are directed
towards the strengthening of the
State and diminution of the per-
son. The prevalent quasi-Marxist
and Keynesian economics are di-

academic and intellectual circles,
eats away at the fabrics of prin-
ciple and belief which is Western
civilization. Ever where the same
revolutionary spirit -expresses it-
self."
PLAINING ultra-conservatism
and locating its roots are not
nearly so easy as characterizing
its ideology. While the ultra-con-
servative can usually be found in
any class of society, Hofstadter
says the group's power "probably
rests largely upon its appeal to
the less educated members of the
middle class."
It surely would be incorrect to
claim that' ultra - conservatism
stems from a single course. Partly,
the movement is a continuation of
the old isolationism: but there are
are also important economic and
social factors such as drastic in-
flation and heavy taxes, the dis-
solution of American urban life,
and consideration of partisan po-
litical expediency.
But many students of the ultra-
conservative segment of politics
believe a deeper, more compre-
hensive explanation is needed. Hof-
stadter advances what he calls a
purely speculative hypothesis "that
ultra-conservatism is in good part
a product of the rootlessness and
heterogeneity of American life and
above all of its peculiar scramible
for status and its peculiar search
for secure identity.
LPSET has outlined some of the
major groups he believes give
support to the ultra-conservative
wing. They include:
1} groups reacting to the need
for status politics (upward mobile
ethnic populations and some of
the downward mobile old American
groups);
2) groups responding to eco-
nomic as well as status appeals;
3) the nouveaux riches and inse-
cure small businessmen;
4) the traditionalist-and authori-
tarian elements within the work-
ing class groups whose values or
ties to groups in other countries
make them especially vulnerable
to anti-Communist appeals;
5) traditional isolationists, es-
pecially those of German ancestry.
The first reason, reaction to sta-
tus politics, needs further discus-
sion. The concept of status poli-
tics gives a new frame of reference
for explaining political forces andt
is perhaps the most basic point
in arriving at an understanding of
the ultra-conservatives.
HOFSTADTER conceives of two
types of politics: interest and
status.s:
The former is best seen as a
clash of material aims and needs
among various groups and blocs.
It. is, in other words, the type of
politics that is familiar to any
student of government and to
Americans who have even limited
knowledge of the operation of the
political system.
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