In September 1959, Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev visited the United States.
During his visit he said to then Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson, “Your children will live under communism.”
“On the contrary,” Secretary Benson replied, “My grandchildren will live in freedom as I hope that all people will.”
Khrushchev then retorted (in essence): “You Americans are so gullible.
No, you won’t accept Communism outright; but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism
until you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism.
We won’t have to fight you; we’ll so weaken your economy, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands.”