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The sin of objectivism,   pp. 12-13 PDF (797.6 KB)

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enemy of the Soviet Uniori and of free, independent peoples, an enemy of
reconstruction and-of the German nation. His conscience will be trans-
formed gradually. Sooner or later he will use RIAS armuments     disuss-
ions and thus take part in the anti-Soviet RIAS agitation. From this- it
is no long way to committing offences against § 6 of our constitution
against the Law for the Protection of Peace...."
The     o
"NIeues Deutschland.": " It would. suit RIAS to have our comrades
-to it instead of reading Marx and Engels, Lenin and Stalin.'...That the
Party says, not what the enemy says, is decisive. For example, the decis-
ive thing about RIAS is what the Party says about it: it lies."
%fei   i r Zeitu':, "If Comrade L. means that one must listen to oppos-
ing arguments, he is wrong. Such an attitude is objectivism.... A com-
rade must listen where he hears the truth, and this will be' transmitted
to him by the radio stations of our republic and our Party's press."
Feheito'llalle *1 Should you listen to RIAS? Is it right to do so?
Comrade ilank gave the right answer when he expressed. his opinion on such
objectivism. First he recalled an article in 'Neues Deutschland.' This
told about a father, mother and child.. The child drinks from a bottle
of poison. The mother wants to stop it, but the-father says: 'Oh, let
him alone. The child must learn everything.o' le laugh. But it is the
same with the poisoned ideology spread every day by RIAS in the interest
of the warmongers."
tI'Volksstimme," Magdeburg: "In a conference of party- functionaries
Bad Doberan one comrade asked the question whether it was not useful,
in closed circles, to listen to RIAS or IT1VJDR and then to carry on a dis-
cussion with the public in order to refute the opponent's arguments....
¶hat healthy man would allow the germs of disease to take possession
his body so that he could then combat them?t'
a periodical published by the Central Committee of the
Socialist Unity Party, carried a long article by Walter Kluge, a member
of the Central Committee: "The recent trials of agents of the American
secret service should have shown even the most unconcerned among us very
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