When Hans Anderson won fame by writing his fairly tales, he wrote them for the purpose of entertainment; when contributors to the modern press write theirs, they may succeed in entertaining some of their readers, but most certainly, either with or without intention, their utterances are dressed up to deceive; and there is an almost impassable distance between what they write and reality. From most reports to the papers, one would be led to believe that the trade agreement just concluded with the Soviet Union is something to be pleased about, something which will lead in the direction of peace and understanding, and the results of which will be for the benefit of Britain. The fact that the Soviet is to get complete factory and mill equipment doesn't seem to have caused the slightest flutter in the average mind in these once "Great" islands; it would seem that the process of "brainwashing" by stage, screen press and radio is paying good dividends. That Russia desires long credits when she is the second largest producer of gold in the world seems to have passed almost unnoticed. And nobody has been very vocal because the exchange products from the Soviet are to consist of timber and wheat to the detriment of our Empire kindred in Western Canada, motor cars, which certainly will not be welcomed by the British motor industry, cameras which we can well produce ourselves, and toys.
Lenin once said: "Concessions do not mean peace with capitalism, but war on a new plane."
And although Mr. Kruschev has denounced "Old Joe" whom he once supported and praised, he has always affirmed that he is an ardent disciple of Lenin's. So his aim must still be world revolution, and all this talk of cooperation and peace only a rank deceit.
Why does the Soviet so strongly, desire factory and mill equipment? Maybe partially to improve the standard of living of the nations under communist domination, but there is a very much deeper significance. All these great industrial efforts behind the Iron Curtain are also for the purpose of building up a giant export trade, sending out goods of all types, and in great abundance, at such low prices that Britain and the U. S. will be driven from all their overseas markets. The mass unemployment thus produced will bring revolution to the capitalist coutries — at least so the Soviet leaders and theorists think. But they have counted without the one thing that they fear, the intervention in the countries of Christendom of Social Credit, a scheme of economic equation which is capable of making the worst threats of Communist interference completely ineffective, which will bring untold prosperity to the peoples adopting its simple precepts and its shining example, a light to the nations enshrouded in Marxian gloom, so that their people will be able to root out the foul cancer that afflicts them and join a really free world in prosperity and peace.
Cecil Keene — Credit Notes, June, 1959