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Great Disaster

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Submitted by Dr Mac Barksdale (United States), Dec 27, 2002 at 23:09

"We are in the presence of a disaster of the first magnitude Do not let us blind ourselves to that .What I find unbearable is the sense of our country falling into the power of people unlike ourselves and of our existence becoming dependent upon their good will or pleasure.

We have passed an awful milestone in our history when the whole equilibrium has been deranged. And that the terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western Democracies: Thou are weighed in the balance and found wanting!
And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning This, is only the first sip, the first foretaste of the bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigor, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time"

Winston Churchill; 5Oct 1938

Mac note: How prophetic in 1938, little heed was paid to those words. Only after another 18 months did the British People and the world appreciate the accuracy of his words. No one wanted to believe in the impending magnificently terrible disaster.
That was 63 years before the Attack on America.
HOW prophetic those very words are for America in 2001. It will be another or year or two before we realize how serious the threat against the Western Democracies.

People from the other side of the world, to whom we have given much, are determined to destroy us... No one wants to believe in the impending magnificently terrible disaster.
Will no one listen?

Mac Barksdale Nov 2001
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