This film short is an example of why we call the generation that came
of age in the 1930’s and 1940’s the Greatest Generation.
They were horrified by fascism so they used education to prevent
it from happening in the United States.
Were they a perfect generation without prejudices?
But they never questioned the need for a fully funded system of
Did they make a perfect democracy?
But they paid their taxes and they used those taxes to
create the largest Middle Class in human history.
They tried to be the best people they could be and the standard
for the best was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
They were as vulnerable to corruption as all people are but because
they set high standards for themselves as a people and for the people
they elected to their government; for this reason the United States
was one of the most trusted and respected Nations in the World.
Watch the people of West Berlin cheer John Kennedy on June 26, 1963:
“All — All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin.
And, therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words –Ich bin ein
John Kennedy, June 26, 1963
Video and Rockwell poster found on the Internet Archives