During the past couple of months I have been reading a book. Crusade in Europe is written by former Supreme Allied Commander, and President of the United States, General Dwight D. Eisenhower. As the book's title would imply it is about the battle for Europe. The book is actually much more than that however. It begins with the poor and shortsightedness of our government immediately after World War I and leading up to World War II.
Those in power refused to acknowledge the fact that Germany, Italy and Japan were building an industrial complex for world domination. General Eisenhower, as I will address him in this post, was one of the very few that was able to see and predict this shortcoming. Were it not for him and a very few other staunch true Americans this might be a completely different world we live in today.
I marvel at how the saying "if we do not learn from our past we are doomed to make the mistakes in the future" is so apropos. After reading nearly 500 pages of about type 10 type and finishing the book this morning so many of the Generals words and statements come to mind. Obvously it would be too burdensome to list the many, many sentences worthy of this small and humble blogger. In closing the General made this statement and it has never been so appropriate as now as our great country is under siege by the far left, Progressives. General Eisenhower said and I quote:
"The areas in which freedom flourishes will continue to shrink unless the supporters of democracy match Communist fanaticism with clear and common understanding that the freedom of men is at stake..."
I truly believe the words Communist fanaticism is completely and totally interchangeable with today's far left Progressives.
If you should ever get the chance to read this book I would strongly suggest it.