The Ancient Issue
Philosophy of the Axis powers is based on
profound contempt for the human race. If, in the
formation of our future policy, we were guided by
the same cynical contempt, then we should be surrendering to the philosophy of our enemies, and
our victory would turn to defeat.
issue of this war is the basic issue between
those who believe in mankind and those who dp not
ancient issue between those who put their faith
in the people and those who put their faith in dictators and tyrants. There have always been those who
did not believe in the people, who attempted to block
their forward movement across history.
people have now gathered their strength. They
are moving forward in their might and
no force, no combination of forces, no trickery, deceit or violence, can stop them now. They see before
them the hope of the decent, secure, peaceful life for all men everywhere."
President of the United States, in his
i message to Congress, January y, 194j.