Robert Welch was the founder of the controversial John Birch Society, a group often
considered "ultraconservative" or "far right" by mainstream political opinion. Yet in actual fact, the ideology of the Birch Society (which has
waned in significance on the national stage in recent decades) is often quirky and hard-to-classify. As the video below notes, even the leftist
newspaper The Berkely Daily Gazette wrote of Welch in 1971: "Whatever else, call him correct."
In the 1958 speech below, Welch touches on a number of themes that will be eerily familiar to many ATSers. He outlines a long-term plan by
"insiders" to weaken and subvert America, that includes (among others) themes ranging from expanded social control of daily life to higher taxes
and spending, an unbalanced budget, the gradual diminishment of states's rights, and creeping globalism and internationalism. Listen and weep,
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