EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Armour, Major Stuart
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Reference to the speaker's address of 18 months ago, entitled "Do We Face Ideological Conquest?" Now, an address concerned with "Where do we go from here?" or "Whither, then, are we headed?" A discussion of the subject of individual freedom. An examination of some of the things which are being said and done these days against our freedom in own country. Finding means of defeating those who seek to "thwart the wills and destroy the souls of nations." Preserving individual freedom, surely the most valued of all our possessions. The unique economy of Canada. Arguments against being influenced unduly by the economic planning of other countries. Indications of how much Canadians have lost faith as to the future of their own country. Productivity figures under capitalism in Canada. The things we take for granted. The creation of confusion as one of the prime objectives of those who seek to use economic and social chaos as a stepping stone to political power. Life under the Russian Government. Democratic socialism, socialism, and totalitarianism: some clarification of terms. A brief historical look at these terms. Socialism as the Trojan Horse of Communism. Some salient points from Britain's White Paper, "Economic Survey for 1947." The Socialist programme now being carried out in Britain. Comparing the Communist Manifesto of 100 years ago with the objectives of the British, our own and other Socialist parties. The nationalization of various institutions in Britain, and what that means. Activities of the Socialists and the Communists in Canada. The dangers of electing a socialist government. A look at the Russian, Italian, Austrian and German governments after World War I, each of which started with democratic aspirations in varying degree; all finding themselves driven to totalitarianism. Looking at some of the actions of our Canadian labour leaders. The need to curb organized labour in the United Kingdom. A quote from Henry C. Simons of the University of Chicago that "There is no place for collective bargaining, or the right to strike, or for effective occupational organization in the socialist state." Attempts at persuasion of the rank and file of the Canadian organized labour movement, by some of the most influential of our labour leaders, that socialism can give and will give our workers a better deal than they now enjoy. Hoping that the people of Canada will come to realize the dangers to individual freedom inherent in socialism. The need to stand in need of greater watchfulness than has hitherto been necessary, and why.