Sunday, April 05, 2009
The Eagle Weeps
Norman Matton Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1911. As a candidate for President of the U. S. , Norman Thomas said, in a 1944 epoch speech: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism", they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform".
In fairness, the secnd part of this quote is uncertain, the first is recorded.
In either case, it's come true. The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is now no longer either. The mighty eagle weeps.
Posted by Gene at 11:12 AM