February 25, 2017
The following blog piece is about a man who was a witness in 1948. This witness testified that one of the better-known, better-loved and respected men in our country, who was working high in our government, was a Soviet espionage agent. The man he witnessed about, was instrumental in the creation of the United Nations, and was instrumental in China becoming Communist. He was the first Secretary General of the UN.
How did “this man” become a witness against the Soviet espionage agent?
“This man” is Whittaker Chambers. He was born 1901, into an educated, middle-class, New York family. He was a gentle man who never wanted to hurt anyone.
As he was growing up, he witnessed the collapse of his own family. In 1920-1921 there was a depression, and it seemed to him that the economy of the United States was about to crumble.
When he went to college at Columbia shortly after WWI, he entered as a conservative in his lifestyles and his politics. At that time he was also having a religious experience. When he first left Columbia, he was no longer conservative, and had no religion. He later returned to Columbia for a while, and when he finally left Columbia in 1925, he did so to join the Communist party.
By the time he joined the Communist party, he had already searched and studied thoroughly. He had previously written an atheist play that caught the eye of the Communist party. When he joined the Communists, he was convinced that he was leaving the losing side to join the winners. He was convinced that American Capitalism was going to fail. He believed the only hope for a good society to emerge was offered by the Communist party. He could find no other philosophy that offered what he believed the Communist party had to offer.
Communism appeared to be the only hope for the collapsing world
— Because of his strong faith that Communism was the only hope for our country, and for the world
— And because of his high intelligence, hard work and loyalty Continue reading