stared them in the face. They had spent the whole week flat on the ground, with the aforesaid steam roller bumping over them. Every sign of opposition, however rational, was instantly slapped down--or anticipated and circumvented. All orders came from the White House, and from nowhere else.
"The Croon of Croons made many things plain. It not only elucidated at length the theory of the Indispensable Man; it also indicated clearly the program of the campaign. That program will have the one end of keeping the boobs alarmed. They will be terrified and lathered by an endless series of nightmares. One day Hitler will be coming by air from the eastward, and the next day the Japs will be coming by water from the west. And on all days Fifth Columns at home will be carrying on a sinister war upon religion, morality, and all the rest of it, and only the ceaseless vigil of One whose soul is all sacrifices will be potent to save.
"This, of course, is the buncombe that demagogues have ladled out at all times and everywhere since the earliest dawn of human society. First set up a bugaboo --and then give chase to it with loud yells. First scare the boobs out of their pants, and then rush up to save them. . . .
"The Croon of Croons was, on all counts, a masterly document. It established firmly--at all events, for vote getting purposes--the dogma that the long and devious campaign for the third-term nomination was never made at all, and that the candidate had to be drafted in the end. And it launched the theory that the conflict now joined is not one between the usual gangs of politicians, eager only to grab places at the public trough, but one between the hosts of Heaven, sweating innocence and righteousness, on the one hand, and the scabrous rabble of Satan on the other. . . ."
Clarence K. Streit "Union Now",(1) ( Harper, 1939), which naively proposes that we give up our sovereignty, is being actively promoted.(2) It has given rise to the "Federal Union", formed simultaneously in London and New York, a "National Organizing Committee" with branches in 190 cities, and the "Union Press", National Union Building, Washington, which issues the monthly Union Now Bulletin. Lord Lothian has all this under his watchful eye. In a full page article in the Chr Sci Monitor, illustrated with American patriotic pictures, a beautiful piece of propaganda, he magnifies "Union Now" as a book that will make history as did Adam Smith "Commonwealth of Nations".
Unlike H. G. Wells' proposal for a 'World Union' of all countries,(3) Streit's plan is to unite the fifteen satisfied countries.(4) These possess half the habitable world and control half of its inhabitants, and it is
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Publication information: Book title: Getting US into War. Contributors: Porter Sargent - Author. Publisher: P. Sargent. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 1941. Page number: 143.