They have the disposition of politicians the world over to deal with
'made' opinion. They have never inquired how that opinion is made."
To "see it through" Britain needs our resources of men and money as
never before. It's the task of Great Britain's propagandists to make us
believe that we should fight to prevent a United States of Europe.
Once we are in, there will be nothing to prevent American and British troops going through Holland and Belgium, their neutrality already
violated by British planes. Russia, willing to see Great Britain weakened, cannot afford to see Germany too much humbled. To put down
this rebellion against the imperialistic democracies which have so long
prevented a strong Central European economic union, we may have to
fight Russia, too. Turkey, its boundary marching a thousand miles with
the Soviet, will listen to the voice of Stalin. Japan is already making
advances to renew her old alliance with England. So again American
troops may be invading Siberia with the Japanese as twenty years ago.
Prof. Carl Friedrich of Harvard in his "Foreign Policy in the Making", ( Norton 1938), suggested the world had already embarked on a
new Thirty Years War.(4)
Does the Administration realize what it is taking us into? September, 1939
A year and a half later, just returned from two weeks in the Caribbean, the
President in bidding farewell at Warm Springs to ninety polio patients with
whom he had had a turkey dinner, again ominously said, "I hope to be down here
in March if the world survives".
(2) Josephson in his introduction to "The President Makers" points out the
"historical parallels" in Wilson's and Franklin Roosevelt's administrations. The
New Freedom, like the New Deal, stemmed from the Square Deal of Theodore.
After a time the first two bogged down. Simultaneously the House of Morgan
was at a low, in the first case after the Pujo money trust investigation, in the
second following the Nye munitioneering and profiteering investigation. Moreover, in both periods the British Empire was threatened by a strengthening Germany. In both cases a frustrated and blocked president needed a spending program to unite his party and the country and to bribe the recalcitrant money
brokers with profits. And again there was a Germany to smash. At both periods
the solution was war. (cf p 57) (3)
As early as January, 1939, Dynamic America reported, "Soviet trade with
Nazi Germany grows steadily in volume and the number of trade attachés in the
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Book title: Getting US into War.
Contributors: Porter Sargent - Author.
Publisher: P. Sargent.
Place of publication: Boston.
Publication year: 1941.
Page number: 121.
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