The Saturday Evening Post
of Contents] These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the The Saturday Evening
Post magazine. Here is a list of the The Saturday Evening Post articles I have already posted. All copyrights are hereby
February 18, 1950
I don't read contemporary magazines equivalent to The Saturday Evening Post, so I don't know if advertisements like this one by the Natural Rubber Bureau still appear. It was quite common in the post-World War II era for resource companies to promote products used in manufacturing of end-item production - Alcoa aluminum, Bethlehem Steel, Du Pont cellophane, Anaconda brass and bronze, American Gas Association natural gas. What caught my eye in this ad was the right-most picture in the bottom strip. The caption reads, "Flying Squads Fight Bandits - Communist-led gangs of bandits are still a daily menace in some of the more remote parts of Malaya. Here a Flying Squad sets up its Bren gun during a patrol of a rubber plantation." Communist forces have been trying to thwart Capitalism all around the globe for a long time, just as it is today. The difference is that today the Communists adopt a form of Capitalism in order to finance their endeavors. China is a prime example. Remember that Mao Zedong (aka Chairman Mao by his Western admirers), who ruled in China until 1976, ordered the execution of more than 30 million dissidents. The 1989 Tiananmen Square incident where Red Army tanks, caught on film, ran over protestors resulted in an official pronouncement by the government that no one was flattened by tanks. Recently, a U.S. presidential candidate praised China thusly, "If I'm not mistaken, China has made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in history." Let the records show that the dude is, in fact, seriously mistaken. Any "progress" has been the result of Capitalism providing jobs in slave-labor conditions in all but the Potemkin-style showcase locations where The Press is allowed.
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Posted August 29, 2019