Norman Thomas was extremely prophetic when he said this:
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."
- Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944, and 1948
- This was from his speech in 1944.