Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Prophetic Voice...

"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."

"I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."

Norman Thomas - 1944

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968), a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.


Dondi said...

Not at all prophetic...I could only wish. At the time Thomas was writing, the Democratic Party was leaning towards socialism, but after the Republicans wooed away the Dixicrats, the Dems lost their way until they ended up with a free-trade proponent--Bill Clinton.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your blogg. There are so many negative Catholic news stories where Catholics exhibit absolutly NO courage (Georgetown, Notre Dame, Catholic politicans, etc.)It is a good thing these Catholics were never confronted with martyrdom,we would have a very small Litany of Saints. Sometimes in the midst of insanity a sane voice rings true. Keep up the good work.