A PROPHETIC 1944 SPEECH
Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968), and some
of us are old enough to remember him running for President, was a leading
American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the
Socialist Party of America .
Norman Thomas said this in a 1944 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."
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