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View Diary: Defining "Freedom" - Who Would YOU Believe? : The Koch Reich or Winston Churchill? (22 comments)

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  •  Why in hell would I want to be "fair" (0+ / 0-)

    to a group of people directly responsible for legislating the country into the Great Depression, fighting an opposition president tooth and nail to prevent him from effecting a recovery and fulfilling that part of the Constitution where it mentions "...provide for the General Welfare...", and sending envoys to nazi Germany in the middle to late 1930s to strike munitions, steel and petroleum deals with Krupp and other German state- subsidized industrial giants responsible for the Nazi military rearmament? Then, while Japan was conquering everything west of Hawaii and Germany was trying to level Great Britain, you had the republicans bitching and whining about the Lend-lease deals that Roosevelt brokered with England and shreiking over providing outdated P40 Warhawks and pilots (The Flying Tigers) to China while the Imperial Japanese Army was raping Nanking. Sure, isolationism was nothing new to American policy - but in the late 1930s there were telephones, telegraphs, radio, movies and other forms of mass communication -  things that were sending clear warnings of what was happening to the world while conservatives were counting their money. They refused the cries of everyone. Why?

    Because unless some American industrialist could see their way to profit by it, their republican pals wanted no part of protecting foreign allies.

    And you're almost correct... the GOP of the 30s was FAR different from today's version - they were much more "liberal" than the criminally insane bigots, vultures and predators of today.

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