Post by TheFirebrand on Mar 10, 2012 13:35:09 GMT -6
Norman Thomas Nov. 20, 1884 - Dec. 19, 1968
Was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the 'Socialist Party of America'.
He said this in a 1944 speech:
"The American people will never knowingly accept 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.”