Letter to America
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt everyfragment of the socialist program, until one day Americawill be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for theSocialist Party.The Democrat Party has adopted ourplatform.”
Norman Mattoon Thomas
Six times Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
Dear Best Country in the World!
The people whom you so generously gave a gift of freedom want to warn you about adanger we foresee in your not-so-distant future. And the name of this danger isSocialism. It often hides under different disguises. Sometimeit calls itself Progressivism,sometime Liberalism. The adepts call themselves Marxists, Maoists, Che Guevarists…however usually they do not want you to know what sect of Socialism they belong to.This letter is written and signed by the people who havefirsthand experience inSocialism of all kinds, types and varieties and who didn’t like any kind or variety of it.We didn’t like it so much that at the first opportunity we packed our bags, left behindour friends, our cultures, our languages, jobs, security and ventured into the greatunknown. We didn’t like the Totalitarian Socialism of the Soviet Union or theProgressive Socialism of Yugoslavia, the Vietnam Hard Socialism or the WesternEuropean Soft Socialism. Not one of them! Did you ever asked yourself why there areso many Italians, Canadians, Ukrainians, Polish, Cubans, Vietnamese, Chinese in America? The answer is simple–here is better than there.The Soviet Union was throwing us into jails just for expressing our desire to leave, butwe were demanding our freedom nevertheless. East Germany was killing us when wewere climbing the walls they built to separate us, but even knowing that we might diewe were choosing freedom and liberty over their social justice. Cuba was drowning usin the ocean but every night our boats were leaving their socialist paradise in the hopeof reaching better life for ourselves and our families. We knew that we could end up in Vietnamese Gulags or at the Cambodian Killing Fields, but our desire to leave thenightmare of Socialism behind us was stronger even than our fear of death.They took from us everything we had, everything that our parents and grandparentsleft us, but even stripped of every earthly possession, we were leaving their state-widesocialist prisons filled with joy and anticipation. Because you see, we had a Dream! We