There is a feeling of uneasiness in the air, a foreboding of pending disaster, shared by people in almost every walk of life.
When the 87th Congress convened, Speaker Sam Rayburn told the House that the world situation is more grave than at any time since Christ came.
A few months ago Dr. Wernher von Braun wrote: “In their constitutionally guaranteed pursuit of happiness many Americans seem to refuse to look at the dark clouds which are rapidly moving up. I fear it is later than we think, and our position in the world is gravely endangered.”
In January of this year a National Planning Association urged incoming President John F. Kennedy to “tell the country the stark, unvarnished truth about the national emergency” created by the challenge of Soviet communism.
Making full allowance for man’s myopic vision of that phase of history of which he finds himself a part, the fact remains that the small world in which we now live is torn by conflicting movements which seethe and erupt simultaneously in many parts of the world. Today it may be Cuba and Laos, the Congo and Berlin. Tomorrow other areas will be the scenes of unrest.
With all of its ominous implications—infiltrating, subverting, and taking advantage of every opportunity, is the world-wide Communist conspiracy which works relentlessly and successfully towards its goal of world domination.
Anyone aware of the current world situation, be he an intelligent analyst or merely a bewildered observer, is conscious of a sense of uncertainty—waiting for something to happen. And it will!
For the leaders of Communism see to it that the free world is kept off balance. Expanding populations, nationalistic aspirations, economic pressures all make for a spirit of unrest with mob violence and ...1
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