Woodrow Wilson, Edward House and the Progressive Movement
If you watch Glenn Beck, the words, “Wilson, I HATE that guy”! will sound familiar. I recently picked up a book in a second hand book store titled, WOODROW WILSON AND WORLD POLITICS, America’s Response to War and Revolution which was published in 1968. I now know why GB HATES THIS GUY! He was the prototypical progressive who was confident that his ideas on how to avert wars, revolutions and economic fluctuations were correct and irrefutable. His concept was to have centralized governments take control of the means of production, put government and unions on the evil Boards of Directors to monitor wages and profit distribution and in world matters to have a World Government which would use moral persuasion and economic power to force otherwise power hungry leaders to become peace loving technocrats.
Wilson was also a white supremacist and thought blacks to be incapable of leadership roles. One of his advisers was Edward M. House who was like minded in his concepts of how the world would be run more “efficiently” if only rationality was preached and if need be forced on business and world leaders. of course, we now know that The League of Nations was to be the first step towards Wilson’s concept of world cooperation and a world government. Thank God the Republican opposition voted down America’s participation in the league.
If all of this sounds familiar it is because the Progressives never stop. Step by step, like water dripping on a rock they wear down the opposition. What was the League eventually became the United Nations. A total waste of time and money but it proves that progressives never stop. They change a name here or there but they are relentless in the pursuit of advancing their control over free peoples at the expense of human freedom, freedom of markets,and freedom of speech and thought.
America is at a crossroads and tick-tock, tick-tock time is running out. Our country is at a financial precipice, and national bankruptcy looms on the near horizon. Any one country’s financial failure,or a massive terrorist attack anywhere in the industrialized world, will I predict initiate a domino effect, no, make that a tsunami of national bankruptcies, including ours, on an incomprehensible and unforeseeable scale as yet unknown to civilized mankind.
The dark ages can happen here and across the world. We could very easily revert to the state that the majority of our Muslim enemies live in, commonly known as the seventh century. The next two years will set the course for a bright future or the end of America as we know it. We the people had better be aware of the incipient danger and use our vote and influence to change this country’s course or future generations will hold us in contempt for what might have been had we acted more forcefully.