FDR and Fascism: Part 1

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Good evening, fair readers!  Everyone is talking lately about how the Supreme Court (or SCOTUS to all the Socially Conscious Cool Kids™ out there) is going to be subject to the whims of President Trump and how he could replace up to 2 or even 3 Justices in his term.  You need to understand the full impact of this statement before we move forward here – this would mean a near-permanent 5 conservative vote majority for at least 10-15 years.  There are rumors that Justice Kennedy will step down this Summer, and there are a few other Justices who are incredibly old.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg was actually born in the Ming dynasty, funny story.

A conservative SCOTUS majority/supermajority would make things incredibly difficult for the left to push through public policy activism (like they have for the past 6 years) through the Judicial Branch, and frankly you’ll see a lot attention paid to it by left leaning media branding it as “Fascism.”

The judicial branch has been the sacred cow of the left, since it does not face neither check nor balance from the legislative or executive branch.  All appointments are lifetime, entitlement is enshrined in the constitution, and what the Supreme Court says is final.  If you really want ULTIMATE veto power on the policy of western civilization, become a Supreme Court Justice.

The Supreme Court almost shot down the New Deal legislation, which SAVED America, and brought her to prosperity and… Well, according to a CATO Policy Report paper, Vol. XXV No. 4 – July/August 2003, the idea is proposed that the FDR mythos taught in schools since the 1950s is a total lie.  “The New Deal failed to get America out of the Great Depression. If anything, it made matters worse. Throughout the New Deal era, the median annual unemployment rate was 17.2 percent. At no point during the 1930s did unemployment go below 14 percent. Although there was episodic recovery, the 1937 peak for per capita output was lower than the previous peak in 1929. And the 1937 peak was followed by a crash.”

Roosevelt had been the Governor of New York state, and was subject to the corruption of Tammany Hall, which was only roughly 50 years free of Boss Tweed, but still mired in his policies and legacy.  Obviously, this was all left behind when he was elected President, and to FDR’s credit – he fought Tammany Hall, and won, greatly diminishing their city-level influence.  This comes as cold comfort when you realize the “reformer” FDR was also the reason for the 22nd Amendment, because he was the only President to ever be elected to 4 terms (Unless you count all the popular vote totals Al Gore and Hillary got, and attribute them to Bill Clinton).

To the point, FDR called out the speculative bankers in his inaugural address – which ironically or not, is part of the baked in idea of National Socialism: Profit for the individual is fine when it’s based on work, but profit based on speculative investment should be prohibited at all cost.  He also said at the time that “I am much interested and deeply impressed by what he has accomplished and by his evidenced honest purpose of restoring Italy and seeking to prevent general European trouble.  I don’t mind telling you in confidence that I am keeping in fairly close touch with the admirable Italian gentleman.”

Strong Praise for Il Duce.

Will we see where this goes?  Do we draw a direct line between FDR’s policies, both economic and social, and firmly establish him as a Fascist?  Probably.  Also, more Penguin jokes.

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By: Leo White

 

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