Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Bonnie, Jun 14, 2006.
By Thomas E. Brewton
Yes, FDR was a filthy lying scumbag, the worst president in the history of the republic. Only Woodrow Wilson can give him a run for his money. We actually started going off a strict gold standard during WWI. Everyone was printing money to pay for the war, and we continued it after the war so that Britain's gold would quit flowing to american banks (they were too arrogant to be realistic about it's true, post-war, inflated value). This glut of cheap money caused the artificial boom of the roaring 20's, and then the inevitable crash that followed. Not to mention the record-setting Smoot-Hawley tariffs. It's like the government was deliberately and intentionally stopping economic recovery.
Then of course there's the increasingly well-documented evidence, presented in books such as The New Dealer's War and Day of Deceit, which detail FDR's intense manuvering to get Japan to fire the first shot, so that we could have an excuse for joining the fight in europe. Absolutely sickening. It's amazing that anyone on the left supports this Mussolini-admiring war-seeking dirtbag. I guess as long as you pay lip service to stopping the evils of capitalism (while assigning government-sanctioned cartels the corporations had been begging for), all else is forgiven.
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