Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward: America's Slide into Socialism

Radio host Glenn Beck on 10/31/2008 played a clip from the 1960s whenthen Agriculture Secretary, Ezra Taft Benson at the behest of President Dwight Eisenhower met with Nikita Khrushchev. Following is the transcript: "I have personally witnessed the heart rendering results of the loss of freedom. I have talked face to face with a Godless Communist leader. It may surprise you to learn that I was host to Mr. Khrushchev for a half day when he visited the U.S. I'm not proud of it. I opposed his coming in and I still feel it was a mistake to welcome this atheistic murderer as a state visitor but according to President Eisenhower, Khrushchev had expressed the 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 planned to do all in my power to assure that his and all other grandchildren would live under freedom, he arrogantly declared in substance, 'You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept communism outright but we will keep feeding strong doses of socialism until you finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won't have to fight you. We'll so weaken your economy until you fall like over ripe fruit into our hands.'" Khrushchev also said in 1961 in his inimitable, boorish manner that Americans were those who if "you spit in their face, they call it dew." In Bucharest, Rumania in 1962 he said, "But we do not want to make war on America or anyone else. We believe that some day the red flag will fly over the U.S. too but the American people will raise it." He encouraged cultural and business exchanges to advance world socialism. Click here for complete article: