“For in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark. And they knew not until the flood came and took them all away” – JESUS CHRIST (Matthew 24:38-39).
Most of the countries in Europe have moved into the Socialist camp. The two which concern us most are Russia and Great Britain. Each has moved into socialism by a different route. Each has organized its Socialist society upon a different model. Yet both are socialist. Russia was conquered overnight by a sudden, violent revolutionary convulsion. Great Britain managed its revolution upon a peaceful and gradualist pattern; it moved into socialism a little at a time. The journey took almost forty years.
America is following, not in the footsteps of Russia, but in the footsteps of England. We are being drawn into socialism on the British gradualist model. We are well on the road – much further along than our people suspect. In fact, the US of A has already arrived at socialism and there is no turning back.
In England we see a perfect case history of the infection and progress of the Socialist disease – for despite the glowing terms in which its apostles promote it, socialism is a disease which fastens itself upon the body of a weakened society.
Pause for a moment and go with me through a brief inspection of the rise of socialism in England and its swift conquest of that once great nation. England was a free society more resembling our own than any other European country and, until recently, the richest and most powerful nation in the world. What has happened there is far more informative for Americans than the story of the onset of socialism in any other country.
The Socialist government in Britain did not come into power by accident. It arrived in power in England as the result of a plan – a carefully concerted plan, laid down with great cleverness many years ago. In the next article I propose to describe the step-by-step unfolding of the British plan by which that once great country – the home of modern capitalism and modern free government – was led stealthily, with the aid of two “victorious” wars, to her present state.
We must see this English experiment clearly because the plan by which England was tempted into socialism is now being promoted in America by a coalition politicians and revolutionary crusaders who are a counterpart of the British Fabian Socialists. It is being carried out with startling fidelity and swiftness with the aid of the ignorance of the American business community and politician. The program is so far advanced that the reversal is impossible.
America has found itself trapped in a socialist system in far shorter time than was required to conquer England.
To be continued …