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An 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.
 

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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.
 

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And, it seems, FDR used the "coup" plot to achieve his own political ends. That little revelation comes towards the end of the broadcast.

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. Lindbergh was banned from serving in the military by FDR for his leanings.

By the way, who is "The Little Dictator"? G.W. Bush? While I don't like him or many of his actions, he was legally elected according to the provisions of their constitution. If people don't like it, change the electoral laws. Whatever actions he has taken seem to have been done under the powers that are his, I believe, under their constitution. Otherwise Congress would have actually acted on it by now.

Were there irregularities in the elections, especially in 2000? More than likely. But, the same thing was said about the election of John Kennedy in 1960 and the alleged ballot stuffing by the Democratic machine in Illinois that helped him get elected.

Now if we were talking about Hugo Chavez as "The Little Dictator"...:D
 

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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.
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.

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. :clap:
 

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"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.
 

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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.
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.

Lapp's website hasn't been updated with the details of that film, but the contact info is there for ordering.
 

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"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.
and then we have MFer's opinion;
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.
whom to put more stock into....
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and then we have MFer's opinion;


whom to put more stock into....
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Gee, 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.
 

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After Reading Walter Reuther Biography of WWII & UAW & auto Leaders

An 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.
can believe most of above & more

still Classified info from WWII NOT Public even yet

Tesla info too

Auto Leaders were told to Build new plants was the best for USA but didn't so lasr trip to USA, still saw pre WWII BUILDINGS being used to build auto's & compete with Asia
 

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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.
As opposed to Bush who was not.... MF, sometimes I think that you are just too subtle...
 

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Gee, 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.
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 country
 

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Speccy's feelings were hurt by imagined insults again. Gee, what a complex.
Apres un peu de temps ici, on voit que certain aime insulter ceux qui n'ont pas comme langue maternelle celle de Shakespeare...
 

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AS: I'm sorry but I have no time to keep up with the first languages spoken by EhMacers--this is clearly of more interest to you than me.
 

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AS: Let me state categorically that I believe Bush 2 won both elections, within the laws of that land.
:eek: 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.

The disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of Black Floridians, *very* well documented, long ago placed more-than-reasonable-doubt on Bush's victory.

That there are people who still believe that he actually *won* that election is very, very disturbing. But it does explain a lot about some of your other statements...

The 2nd election, though, I do believe that Bush won (barely - and even with the legitimate questions around the highly hackable and managed electronic voting machines). In that case, my opinion is summed up with:

 
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