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24 August 2009

This Is the "Change" Leftover From the New Deal

The way we were taught in school, and the way the history books are written today would have you think that we were led by this great god fearing, red blooded American named Franklin Delano Roosevelt out of the Great Depression. But that is what they want you to think, in reality it was a man from across the pond as they say, that really got us out of that mess instead of making it last much longer. He was a Bavarian (amazing donut filling) paper hanger; his name has been thrown around a lot on the news lately, maybe you heard of him? His name was Adolph Hitler.
At this point in time there are probably alarms sounding off somewhere, with babies crying as their mothers clutch them closer to their bosoms, there are probably crowds gathering outside my door with torches, and pitchforks screaming. “Racist!” “Bigot!” “Anti- Semitic monster!” But that is really how it happened. I’ll break it down for you probably in a demeaning manner that will illustrate my point.
When the depression struck it affect the entire planet, and countries like Germany, and Italy were still trying to get back to their former glories after WWI. Some the depression hit them hardest and quickest, it is from these ashes of burnt out countries that raised some strange folk. Lenin came to power much earlier, because Russia couldn’t handle the war and was already at an economic low. He promised the people “Change.” So did Hitler, Mussolini, and RuskyRoosevelt, when their countries were at the worst time in known history. They promised to change all of these things that caused the depression in the first place. They preyed on the bad times and hardship that plagued their countries, placing the blame on whomever they felt the people would believe caused it. We all know the stories of Hitler and Lenin, but let’s review our American history.
In his 1933 campaign he promised to reduce the national by cutting government spending by twenty five percent, (pay attention to the date, you could almost substitute 2008 in here) in his first year in office he proposed a budget of ten billion dollars with only three billion dollars revenue. In the years 1933 – 1936 government expenditures went up 83%. In order to “help” reverse the tides of the depression Roosevelt implemented a plan called The New Deal. (Sounds original) When he came into office there were 11,586,000 unemployed, in 1939 there were still 11,369,000 without jobs, and yeah he really helped us out. In 1935 the Supreme Court said that the National Recovery Administration was unconstitutional. So what does he do? In 1937 he proposes to appoint six new justices to the Supreme Court, so that it may finally rule in his favor.
Eventually Roosevelt figured that he was losing the peoples affection over his New Deal scheme, so he went off and regrouped creating the New New Deal. It was failing so bad that Winston Churchill said: "The Washington administration has waged so ruthless a war on private enterprise that the US...is actually...leading the world back into the trough of depression."
Another plan of his was the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, which forced people to plow their crops under, and slaughtered their livestock, at a cost of $700,000,000 over a period of two years; in 1936 the Supreme Court ruled that the AAA was unconstitutional stating that the AAA was: "a central government exercising uncontrolled police power in every state of the union." As a result of the under plowing we had to import 30 million bushels of corn from other countries.
Here are the 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto which should be engraved on every statue of FDR, every school named after him, and every book about FDR:
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. (FERA acquired 25 million dollars of land by mid-1935; the Resettlement Administration later bought many millions of Acres; FDR called for national land redistribution in his 1st inaugural)
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. ("...the duty rests upon the government to restrict such incomes by very high taxes." FDR, PPA 1935:274; 1935 Wealth Tax Act; FDR imposed a 90 percent rate on corporations and issued a decree that no one could make more than $25,000 after taxes - overridden by Congress.)
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. (1935 Wealth Tax Act with its confiscatory inheritance taxes)
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. (cf. 117,000 Americans of Japanese descent 1941 which the ACLU calls "the worst single wholesale violation of civil rights of American citizens in our history." FDR wanted to put ethnic Germans in concentration camps too, but there were too many.)
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly. (Banking Act of 1935, gold confiscation by Proclamation 2039 in March 1933 and formalized in the 1934 Gold Reserve Act, etc.)
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state. (Federal Communications Act of 1934, Railroad Coordination Act, ICC, FTC; FDR put private air mail carriers out of business and had the Army deliver mail in '34)
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. (TVA (FDR proposed 7 other TVA-like projects), Rural Electrification; the NRA was business and industrial planning; on 8/14/41 the House rejected FDR's Property Seizure Bill passed by the Senate which would have given him dictatorial power over all business and industry as well as confiscated all private arms; Resettlement Administration)
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. (CCC, CWA, PWA, WPA, etc)
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country. (Subsistence Homestead Division, Rural Rehabilitation Division of FERA, and the Resettlement Administration)
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. (NRA)
What about forcing social security on people? Well it’s a good thing, blah, blah…. Will you shut up already!? When you pay into a retirement plan that you get way less out of than you put in and are forced to contribute, when in reality it only encourages people not to work and contribute to society; you might as well not pay into it! This is a true communistic ideal, if you can’t comprehend that now I’ll let it sit awhile until I finish my socialist security fund post.
Today is very much like the thirties; someone preys on the fears of the people and the current times during an economic crisis, and emerges as a tyrant. You elected him, I definitely did not. Now once again, you let yourselves become pawns, by not educating yourselves, and now history will repeat itself.

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