Dr. Fred Schwarz (1913 – 2009) director of the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade
Dr. Schwarz took Communism seriously and battled it his whole life. He had the courage to tell the naked truth about it. For his efforts he was unwarrantedly labeled everything but a decent human being.
In the steadily heating controversy over mass-meeting antiCommunism, Frederick Charles Schwarz, 49, founder and director of the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade, is rapidly becoming the hottest thing around. Last week the keen, spellbinding Dr. Schwarz sallied out from Southern California, heartland of his movement, into another terrain, the San Francisco Bay area.
Born in Brisbane, he was the fourth of the eleven children of Paul Schwarz, a Viennese Jew who was converted to Christianity, became a Pentecostal lay preacher, migrated to Australia for his health in 1905 and, after World War I, prospered as a dealer in war-surplus goods. Fred Schwarz graduated from Brisbane’s University of Queensland with both science and arts degrees, took a post as a science instructor on the night staff of Queensland Teachers College, and studied medicine during the day. By 1953 he had established a medical practice that was earning him more than $11,000 a year in North Strathfield, a middle-class Sydney suburb; he was a psychiatrist as well as a general practitioner.
But Schwarz had an interest deeper than doctoring. In 1940 he fell into an argument with an Australian Communist. After this debate, he determined to find out all he could about Communism. He steeped himself in the works of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin, to the point that friends recall his wife, Lillian May, saying: “I’m never alone with Fred. He always has Karl Marx along.”
Schwarz became a skilled anti-Communist orator, speaking from the pulpit (long a lay preacher, he describes himself as “a narrow-minded, Bible-believing Baptist”) or on the public platform. He recalls one triumphant debate in his younger days with a Communist leader in a Sydney park: “I mentioned Dialectical Materialism, whereupon the Communist leader challenged me. ‘What is Dialectical Materialism?’ he asked. I replied, ‘Dialectical Materialism is the philosophy of Karl Marx that he formulated by taking the dialectic of Hegel, marrying it to the materialism of Feuerbach, abstracting from it the concept of progress in terms of the conflict of contradictory, interacting forces called the Thesis and the Antithesis, culminating at a critical nodal point where one overthrows the other, giving rise to the Synthesis, applying it to the history of social development, and deriving therefrom an essentially revolutionary concept of social change.’ The questioner looked at me with wide-open eyes. I added: ‘Don’t blame me. It is your philosophy, not mine.’ ”
Dr. Schwarz took Communism seriously and battled it his whole life. He had the courage to tell the naked truth about it while The New York Times lied about it for nearly the whole 20th century. For his efforts he was unwarrantedly labeled everything but a decent human being.
Complete story : http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,938304-1,00.html
Refer also http://www.schwarzreport.org/
Fred Schwarz and Ronald Reagan – Mikhail Gorbachev, “tear down the Berlin Wall”
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