Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday Films: "Communism (1952)" and "A Time for Choosing (1964)"

An old Coronet film of the type shown by substitute teachers back in the day, when the regular teacher had gone off for the day - this one on a topic of great interest in those days - the threat of communism.

Like a zombie, just when you'd think the Marxist fantasy is dead, it seems to keep rising from the grave.

In 1964,Senator Barry Goldwater was the Republican candidate for president, running against Lyndon Johnson who had been sworn in as president following the assassination of President Kennedy. These were tumultuous times. Ronald Reagan, then just an actor, gave "The Speech" in support of Goldwater - and launched Reagan's own political career, with his ultimate election as president in 1980.
Ronald Reagan will be remembered for leading the United States during a time of tremendous international transition - the demise of the Soviet Union, the Berlin Wall coming down, and the end of the Cold War. Mary Landrieu

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Still a great speech, and sadly just as important and needed today as it was when Reagan gave it.