We must also do everything to restore to the conquered peoples their freedom. In this speech, Harold Ickes counters that propaganda, defines what it means to be a free American, and offers a blunt assessment of the perilous future the United States would face standing alone against a victorious Hitler. It must find the infected cells, administer the treatment, and then leave the body. We would be alone in the world, facing an unscrupulous military-economic bloc that would dominate all of Europe, all of Africa, most of Asia, and perhaps even Russia and South America. They exclaim that there is no room for free men in the world any more and that only the slaves will inherit the earth. This means the Germans too.
Not the coincidence of his citizenship. To our order seeking minds, perhaps current life always seems screwed up and on the decline. I loved this speech when I first read it about 20 years ago. The masses everywhere must be helped to fight their oppressors and conquerors. He asks why the United States is the acting like scared chickens.
An American is one who will fight for his freedom and that of his neighbor. Witness the terrified flight of Hess, Hitler's Number Three Man. Use quotes from his speech to support your response. Perhaps such is the America that a certain aviator, with his contempt for democracy, would prefer. Not color nor race nor religion. This was very effective because it stressed the importance of the issue at hand.
If Britain should be defeated, then the totalitarian undertaker will prepare to hang crepe on the door of our own independence. We do not doubt that the Italian people are looking forward to the appearance of another Garibaldi. Ickes' Definition Of An American May 18, 1941 The following speech by the Secretary of the Interior of the Franklin D. The quicker we help them the sooner this dreadful revolution will be over. And men with democratic hearts will experience comradeship across artificial boundaries.
An American is one who loves justice and believes in the dignity of man. We must greet with raucous laughter the corroding arguments of our appeasers and fascists. But make no mistake about it; the tide of the democratic future is not like the ocean tide - regular, relentless, and inevitable. And then I shall answer them. It will endure like a hardy tree gone into the wintertime, awaiting the spring. We must also do everything to restore to the conquered peoples their freedom.
We recall the heroic figure of Masaryk and the gallant fight for freedom of the Czech people. Nye Jr express a liberal opinion, arguing the many different factors that affect the increase in globalism. We Americans know that freedom, like peace, is indivisible. These hundreds of millions, of liberty-loving people, now oppressed, constitute the greatest sixth column in history. They exclaim that there is no room for free men in the world any more and that only the slaves will inherit the earth. We, free, democratic Americans are in a position to help. Americans are not afraid to fight.
As the conflict sharpens, it becomes clear that the other two, fascism and communism, are merging into one. Nor would this be all. And men with democratic hearts will experience comradeship across artificial boundaries. On the other, it was becoming increasingly clear that there were some spectacularly bad dudes out there looking at you, Hitler and Mussolini , and some folks were starting to feel like the U. For years we have been told that we are beaten, decayed, and that no part of the world belongs to us any longer.
They are very human indeed. Sources: The Concise Dictionary of American Biography. And finally, the most important of all, we Americans must gird spiritually for the battle. We know that the spirit of freedom never dies. We know that the spirit of freedom never dies.