Monday, July 27, 2009

Sends Chills Up My Spine

I heard this quote several years back but recently its crossed my path again and I have to say it completely freaks me out when applied with today's prespective and events.

It is from President Ezra Taft Benson, who then served as the Secretary of Agriculture under Eisenhower. He said:

"I have talked face to face with the godless communist leaders. It may surprise you to learn that I was host to Mr. Kruschev for a half day when he visited the United States, not that I'm proud of it. I opposed his coming then, and I still feel it was a mistake to welcome this atheistic murderer as a state visitor. But, according to President Eisenhower, Kruschev had expressed a desire to learn something of American Agriculture" and after seeing Russian agriculture I can understand why. As we talked face to face, he indicated that my grandchildren would live under communism. After assuring him that I expected to do all in my power to assure that his and all other grandchildren will live under freedom he arrogantly declaired in substance: "You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright, but we'll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you'll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won't have to fight you. We'll so weaken your economy until you'll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.""

- Ezra Taft Benson, 1966 "Our Immediate Responsibility"


Kristin said...

It just makes me want to cry!