They find a way into a large, vegetated sinkhole in a remote area of bush the locals call "Hell", and camp there for the week. During this time they see large numbers of planes flying through the night without lights, and though it is mentioned in conversation the following morning, they think little of it. When they return home they find that all the people are missing and their pets and livestock are dead or dying.
It is now two years since this latest European war began. From that day in September,until the present moment, there has been an over-increasing effort to force the United States into the conflict. That effort has been carried on by foreign interests, and by a small minority of our own people; but it has been so successful that, today, our country stands on the verge of war.
At this time, as the war is about to enter its third winter, it seems appropriate to review the circumstances that have led us to our present position. Why are we on the verge of war? Was it necessary for us to become so deeply involved? Who is responsible for changing our national policy from one of neutrality and independence to one of entanglement in European affairs?
Personally, I believe there is no better argument against our intervention than a study of the causes and developments of the present war. I have often said that if the true facts and issues were placed before the American people, there would be no danger of our involvement.
Here, I would like to point out to you a fundamental difference between the groups who advocate foreign war, and those who believe in an independent destiny for America.
If you will look back over the record, you will find that those of us who oppose intervention have constantly tried to clarify facts and issues; while the interventionists have tried to hide facts and confuse issues. We ask you to read what we said last month, last year, and even before the war began.
Our record is open and clear, and we are proud of it. We have not led you on by subterfuge and propaganda. We have not resorted to steps short of anything, in order to take the American people where they did not want to go.
What we said before the elections, we say [illegible] and again, and again today. And we will not tell you tomorrow that it was just campaign oratory. Have you ever heard an interventionist, or a British agent, or a member of the administration in Washington ask you to go back and study a record of what they have said since the war started?
Are their self-styled defenders of democracy willing to put the issue of war to a vote of our people? Do you find these crusaders for foreign freedom of speech, or the removal of censorship here in our own country?
The subterfuge and propaganda that exists in our country is obvious on every side. Tonight, I shall try to pierce through a portion of it, to the naked facts which lie beneath.
When this war started in Europe, it was clear that the American people were solidly opposed to entering it. Why shouldn't we be? We had the best defensive position in the world; we had a tradition of independence from Europe; and the one time we did take part in a European war left European problems unsolved, and debts to America unpaid.
National polls showed that when England and France declared war on Germany, inless than 10 percent of our population favored a similar course for America.
But there were various groups of people, here and abroad, whose interests and beliefs necessitated the involvement of the United States in the war.
I shall point out some of these groups tonight, and outline their methods of procedure. In doing this, I must speak with the utmost frankness, for in order to counteract their efforts, we must know exactly who they are.Character profile of Fiona Maxwell - Fi - from John Marsden's 'Tomorrow, When The War Began' and its sequels.
In the novel 'Tomorrow when the war began', courage is the central message. The WordWeb dictionary defines courage as 'a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger of pain without showing fear'. Jul 15, · “I guess true courage is when you’re really scared but you still do it’ Which characters demonstrate the most courage in this story?
In the first book of the Tomorrow series by John Marsden, characters interact with each other more when they discover that their town of Wirrawee has been invaded after they arrive back from their journey to Hell. October Barack Obama's Speech Against the Iraq War Illinois State senator The Federal Plaza in Chicago Complete Text.
I stand before you as someone who is not opposed to war . Tomorrow, When the War Began. Somewhere out there Ellie and her friends are hiding. They're shocked, they're frightened, they're alone.
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