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  •  Where to start? (0+ / 0-)

    Hoover was a fuckup. Roosevelt was elected. There was an active labor movement and some hardnosed confrontation with employers; see River Rouge, for instance.

    What's your point? The American Communist Party was never a serious challenger. What "revolution" was headed off? Even in times of massive financial and social crisis, there wasn't much of a threat. If FDR headed off anything it was a fascist seizure of power from the right.

    And the imbalance of power between authority and citizenry in terms of arms is a hundred times worse today than it was in the thirties. And no, I don't refer to nukes.

    Slap those goddam hogs away from the trough. They've had enough.

    by perro amarillo on Fri Jun 30, 2006 at 06:19:50 PM PDT

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    •  no, Hoover wasn't a fuckup (0+ / 0-)

      If he had been, Harry Truman wouldn't have hired him to organize post WW2 famine relief in EU or to head a commission to reorganize the US government to make it work more efficiently, particularly given their distinct differences in political philosophy.

      He was the wrong President for that time in history.

      However, I finally understand your perspective. You don't know enough about American or world history to have any sort of realistic perspective on the current situation, and I have neither the time nor inclination to teach you American History 101, much less world history. Perhaps people with more patience than I've got can point you at dozen or two good books with which you can repair your ignorance.

      Thank you for playing.

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      by alizard on Fri Jun 30, 2006 at 06:34:25 PM PDT

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      •  Aren't you a cute li' reptile. And a silly snot. (0+ / 0-)

        I suspect I've read more history than you. Doesn't matter. You hang on to that romantic revolutionary perspective.

        And Hoover was an absolute fuckup as President.

        Slap those goddam hogs away from the trough. They've had enough.

        by perro amarillo on Fri Jun 30, 2006 at 10:29:11 PM PDT

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        •  Interesting claim about knowing history (0+ / 0-)

          from somebody who's never heard of a Hoover Commission.

          Or the "Little Hoover Commissions" which exist to this day in governments all over the US.

          Links not provided, if Google isn't your friend, that's your problem.

          However, you probably do just fine deconstructing your credibility without any further help from me.

          Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

          by alizard on Fri Jun 30, 2006 at 10:47:17 PM PDT

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