Who is That Masked Man?

I found this on Wikipedia:

This man was out to save his country. He knew "change"!

This man was out to save his country. He knew "change"!

Can you place Mr. Obama, the United States,

General Motors, automobile manufacturing,

the U.S. financial industry, and

green jobs programs in the blanks?

“Upon assuming power, _______ began to carry

out his platform of implementing a socialist

program called the _____ Path to Socialism.

This included nationalization of large-scale

industries (notably __________ and banking),

and government administration of the health care

system and educational system. _______ also

intended to improve the socio-economic welfare

of _________ poorest citizens; a key element was

to provide employment, either in the new

nationalized enterprises or on public work projects,

also known as __________.

Who was this socialist dictator? Salvador Allende.

What was the country? Chile.

What was the year? 1970.

We are hearing the echoes of past socialist failures.

Their attendant horrors must be trumpeted to

All who care about liberty.

As my friend Tom Weir says, “The American

people had better wake up before they find their

hands chained behind their backs.”

He should know. He spent 2 years in a German

prison camp from 1943-1945.

The full text of the Wikipedia segment is below:

Upon assuming power, Allende began to

carry out his platform of implementing a socialist

program called La vía chilena al socialismo

(“the Chilean Path to Socialism”). This included

nationalization of large-scale industries (notably

copper mining and banking), and government

administration of the health care system,

educational system (With the help of an American

Educator, Jane A. Hobson-Gonzalez from Kokomo,

Indiana), a program of free milk for children

in the schools and shanty towns of Chile, and an

expansion of the land seizure and redistribution

already begun under his predecessor Eduardo Frei

Montalva,[12] who had nationalized between one-fifth

and one-quarter of all the properties listed for

takeover).[13] The Allende government’s intention

was to seize all holdings of more than eighty irrigated

hectares.[14] Allende also intended to improve the

socio-economic welfare of Chile’s poorest citizens

[citation needed]; a key element was to provide employment,

either in the new nationalised enterprises or on

public work projects.[citation needed]

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