Have you ever heard the name Norman Mattoon Thomas?
Well, Norman Thomas (1884-1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
The Socialist Party candidate for President of the U.S., Norman Thomas said this in a 1944 speech:
"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." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform."
After 20 years as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Army (Yeah, I was a military scab during the controller's strike), I started my second career as a computer programmer (spelled GEEK or NERD, I forget) about 18 years ago.