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January 7, 2013

On Submission: The Gentle Journey

"In a very few years, perhaps in a very few months, we shall be confronted with demands with which we shall no doubt be invited to comply.
Those demands may affect the surrender of territory or the surrender of liberty. I foresee and foretell that the policy of submission will carry with it restrictions upon the freedom of speech and debate in Parliament, on public platforms, and discussions in the Press, for it will be said - indeed, I hear it said sometimes now - that we cannot allow the Nazi system of dictatorship to be criticised by ordinary, common English politicians. Then, with a Press under control, in part direct but more potently indirect, with every organ of public opinion doped and chloroformed into acquiescence, we shall be conducted along further stages of our journey." -- Winston Churchill October 5, 1938. House of Commons The Munich Agreement

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 7, 2013 2:26 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.