FDR's "lefty ways" may have saved the USA from a communist takeover. My father was a little kid during the Depression, and was witness to communist party activity in NYC. They tried to recruit my grandmother, who was on relief, but she gave them a verbal spanking because they wanted her to help them overthrow the government.I never approved of Roosevelt's lefty ways in the first place, but despite the fact that he wreaked havoc with the Supreme Court to implement his socialist programs--at least he was elected.
For a very interesting bit of Canadian literary history related to 1930s fascism, check out Nova Scotia Director Chuck Lapp's God's Red Poet, about the life and times of poet Kenneth Leslie.Also put this whole thing into some historical context. There was also a lot of admiration for Facism in sectors of American society in the 1930s. There were public figures who were felt to have embraced the Nazis at that time, including Ted Kennedy's grandfather, Joseph P. Kennedy, and Charles Lindbergh.
and then we have MFer's opinion;"The New Deal may not have ended the Depression (the war did that), but it gave the country hope and a can-do attitude that tided them over during the lean years. FDR was one of the greatest Americans ever, and we owe him so much." Amen, Miss G. Amen, Sister. FDR was the greatest president the US has ever had, with Lincoln coming in second.
whom to put more stock into....I never approved of Roosevelt's lefty ways in the first place, but despite the fact that he wreaked havoc with the Supreme Court to implement his socialist programs--at least he was elected.
Gee, I had no problem with the two points of view.and then we have MFer's opinion;
whom to put more stock into....
can believe most of above & moreAn amazing idea if it is true. We think of Roosevelt's "New Deal" as being the array of people and programs that helped Americans who were crushed by the Depression. As a student of American History from this era, I always knew that there was discontent among many of the groups that controlled much of the wealth and means of production in the US towards FDR's "first 100 days". Still, a plot to overthrow him in a fascist coup is incredible to consider.
As opposed to Bush who was not.... MF, sometimes I think that you are just too subtle...I never approved of Roosevelt's lefty ways in the first place, but despite the fact that he wreaked havoc with the Supreme Court to implement his socialist programs--at least he was elected.
I'm sure that all of us garlic eating immigrants and children of immigrants offend you by speaking a language other than English, regardless of this being a free countryGee, I had no problem with the two points of view.
After all, it IS a free country and all are entitled to their opinion.
What problem do you have exactly with these two opinions Michael?
Could it be that since it does not match your opinion, both are wrong?
If so, you might want to rethink your entire thought process.
Wow. Just like the majority of U.S. citizens still think that Saddam was responsible for 9/11. The degree of willing self-deception is absolutely incredible.AS: Let me state categorically that I believe Bush 2 won both elections, within the laws of that land.