And we are now on the brink....
"When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take it under the label of Communism; we will not take it under the label of Socialism. These labels are unpleasant to the American people, and have been speared too much. We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; we will take it under “Liberalism,” under “Progressivism,” under “Democracy.” But take it we will."
~ Alexander Trachtenberg, at the National Convention of Communist Parties, Madison Square Garden, 1944
“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.”
~ Norman Thomas, (1884-1968) six-time U.S. Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America