Failures of Roosevelt's "Old Socialist Deal" Programs
When President Roosevelt took office in 1933, he feverishly imposed socialist program after socialist program upon Americans. He imposed programs that were called FDR's "alphabet soup" as well as the "New Deal." He exacerbated the government-caused depression (making it "great" in scope and length). Worse, Roosevelt permanently crippled the country and his damage continues to spread. http://rexcurry.net/book11pledge-ch2a1a.html
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE & NAZISM & Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). The straight arm salute was an American greeting before it was a German greeting. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was influenced by Francis Bellamy, Edward Bellamy and their dogma of National Socialism and Military Socialism, years before the existence of the National Socialists German Workers Party. See the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssWWZ3XEe4
Whenever someone praises Roosevelt's programs, he might as well also praise the programs of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler. Roosevelt's programs are praised as helping poor people and ameliorating the depression. Wasn't that the same claim made by and for Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Hitler (and the claim was made by the same people who praised FDR)? Did their programs do the same things as Roosevelt's? The only good point is the extent to which Roosevelt and his programs were obstructed and stopped. The sad part is that Roosevelt and his programs were not stopped entirely. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvDwL553pVM
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Another example of a similar government program is in Florida. In 1935,
the WPA launched the $1.5 million Cherry Lake Rehabilitation Project.
Officials selected 500 families residing in Tampa, Jacksonville, and
Miami, and moved them to a 15,000-acre communal tract they called Cherry
Another one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's socialist programs or pogroms -
Americans of Japanese descent perform early American stiff-arm salute at internment camp http://rexcurry.net/pledgeofallegiance-japanese.jpg
(Another one of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's socialist programs or pogroms).
A different photograph is often seen that is a poignant image of Japanese-American children saying the pledge of allegiance (with the hand-over-the heart) soon after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ordered the relocation of 120,000 Japanese-Americans into internment camps in the West (said hand-over-the-heart photo is by Dorothea Lange). The people who display Lange's hand-over-the-heart pic never show the stiff-armed salute photograph of Japanese-Americans (or any Americans). Part of the reason is a media cover-up of the early pledge history, and part of the reason is sheer ignorance of the Pledge of Allegiance caused by government schools (socialist schools) that in turn cover-up the pledge's putrid past. http://rexcurry.net/pledgesalute.html
Lange also photographed Thomas Cave with his social security number tattooed to his arm during the government's depression in 1939 (the year that the National Socialist German Workers Party joined as allies with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in a pact to divide up Europe and both invaded Poland et cetera).
Lange, a photographer working for the ominously titled Resettlement Administration (RA), had previously worked for FERA (forerunner of today's FEMA) and later the FSA, took the picture of the socialist slave number under the auspices of the USDA. Before the New Deal, government was much smaller, and, saving the USDA, these "alphabetics" (as they were also called) did not exist. http://rexcurry.net/tattoos.html
Thus, the Pledge of Allegiance salute changed after the U.S. had entered WWII. The change that occurred on June 22, 1942 retained that part of the "Bellamy salute" that involved extending the arm toward the flag (although the gesture was initiated with the hand over the heart, in place of the military salute). In other words, the first thing that Congress did was ADOPT the raised-arm gesture, and enshrine it in law as an official gesture of the USA (another scary parallel to German National Socialism under Franklin Roosevelt). The U.S. Flag Code was passed by a joint resolution in Congress, Public Law 829 (Chapter 806, 77th Congress, 2nd session). The code, inter alia, contained the raised-arm salute (following the lead of the 1924 Flag Day conference). Section 7, Pub.L. 77−623, 56 Stat. 380, Chap. 435, H.J.Res. 303, enacted June 22, 1942. (WITH the Bellamy Salute) - "That the pledge of allegiance to the flag, ‘‘I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’’, be rendered by standing with the right hand over the heart; extending the right hand, palm upward, toward the flag at the words ‘‘to the flag’’ and holding this position until the end, when the hand drops to the side. However, civilians will always show full respect to the flag when the pledge is given by merely standing at attention, men removing the headdress. Persons in uniform shall render the military salute."
A later change dropped the extended arm gesture. Section 7, Pub.L. 77−829, 56 Stat. 1074, Chap. 806, H.J.Res. 359, enacted December 22, 1942. (WITHOUT the Bellamy Salute) - "That the pledge of allegiance to the flag, ‘‘I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all’’, be rendered by standing with the right hand over the heart. However, civilians will always show full respect to the flag when the pledge is given by merely standing at attention, men removing the headdress. Persons in uniform shall render the military salute."
The Nazi salute had been used by the National Socialist German Workers' Party for approximately two decades before 1942, and the salute was developed and used in the U.S. from 1892.
No one should wonder why the St. Petersburg Times is called "Pravda West." It has a horrid heritage. Its heritage is so horrid that the journalist and historian Dr. Rex Curry (author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets") helped launch the Pointer Institute to counter-act the Poynter Institute. http://rexcurry.net/mediapoint.html
The Poynter Institute and the St. Petersburg Times are both examples of why government schools are unconstitutional, and have destroyed a free press, and must end.
Nelson Poynter, son of the founder of the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, and one of the namesakes of the "Poynter Institute," was one of the "point men" in Hollywood for the USA's worst president, the socialist Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). http://rexcurry.net/socialism-roosevelt.html
Nelson Poynter (1903 – 1978) moved to Florida in 1912 when his father bought the Saint Petersburg Times newspaper. Nelson Poynter began buying stock from his father in 1935, and he became an editor in 1939. He stayed in this position until his father's death in 1953 when he was appointed president. He co-founded the Congressional Quarterly with his wife, Henrietta. He established the Poynter Fund in 1954 to honor his father.
Roosevelt imposed the Office of War Information (OWI) by executive order in June 1942 in order to seize even more control than FDR had from the half-dozen overlapping propaganda agencies that had operated before the war. Infusing movies with propaganda fell to the OWI’s Bureau of Motion Pictures (BMP). The BMP was run by the former newspaperman Lowell Mellett. His deputy was Nelson Poynter, the 39-year-old socialist publisher of the St . Petersburg Times.
Poynter acted as a promoter of socialism in films of the day, censoring anything that was too pro-liberty, and even seeing that movies produced in that era had to pass inspection by the embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics located in New York (see MGM's 1940 movie "Song Of Russia," a blatant propaganda movie glorifying the socialist misery of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The Roosevelt administration's Office of War Information (which claimed the right to "comment" on film scripts) had the script for "Song of Russia" vetted by the Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics!
Smilar criticisms is merited by Poynter's involvement with film's such as "Hitler's Children" concerning the National Socialist German Workers Party. Note that the title of the film is not "National Socialist Children" evidencing a misleading habit similar to one that is still used at the St. Petersburg Times newspaper.
Also note this quote written by Robyn Blumner in the St. Petersburg Times: "The [free] market is not the best part of America. Not even close. Our government is the best part – or at least it used to be before the current gang took over."
The governments of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the National Socialist German Workers Party were part of the socialist inquisition that caused the Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million dead under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million dead under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
In 1939, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) joined as allies with the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSGWP) to invade Poland in a plan to divide up Europe. Even after the National Socialist German Workers Party ended, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics continued to pursue (and expand) the goals it had agreed to with the NSGWP.
Poynter-style propaganda lives on today at the the St. Petersburg Times. http://rexcurry.net/medianazi.html
The newspaper employs writers who deliberately use the word "Nazi" in the continuing effort to rehabilitate socialism and to NEVER write the actual name of the horrid Party: National Socialist German Workers' Party. On at least one occasion, after being specifically asked (during the writing of an article) to identify the actual full name of the Party, a St. Petersburg Times writer refused to do so. It is the same propaganda policy employed by Nelson Poynter regarding "Hilter's Children" and other films in order to promote deadly socialism in the U.S. http://rexcurry.net/reciting-the-pledge-of-allegiance1918.jpg
For more on the topic read "Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood" by Robert Mayhew. It recalls Ayn Rand's testimony about the movie "Song of Russia" before the the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.
Ayn Rand debunked the movie as pro-Soviet propaganda and deliberate lies about the miserable reality of life under socialism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The author Robert Mayhew supports each part of her testimony that indicts the historic mess of the Soviet socialists. Mayhew reveals Rand right in each respect.
Dr. Mayhew even interviewed the surviving co-writer of Song of Russia, ex-"Communist" Richard Collins. The book is a scary revelation about socialist influence in Hollywood - and Washington.
Dr. Mayhew goes beyond the presentation of historical facts. He discusses the political, philosophical and ethical impact of the HUAC investigations regarding free speech, blacklists, "naming names," and truthfulness regarding wartime propaganda, etc. He gives Ayn Rand's views, based in part on previously unpublished work, and his own illuminating analysis.
Dr. Mayhew also reveals the hypocrisy and lies of socialists in Hollywood and of their successors their and in the newspaper business and media everywhere. He refutes their smears of Rand, which continue to this day.
The book also provides even more proof (as if any were needed) that FDR and Herbert Hoover were actually of the same socialist persuasion, the so called Progressives. FDR lied (in order to gain election) about his intention to cut government and then FDR expanded the massive socialism that Hoover had previously launched.
American Mussolini by John V. Denson (or American Musolinis?)
A shorter version of this article appeared in The Freeman.
Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt’s Legacy, by Jim Powell
Jim Powell’s new book on Theodore Roosevelt (hereinafter T.R.) is more of an economic history of the Progressive era than a biography of the former president, but he completes a valuable trilogy with his prior books, Wilson’s War and FDR’s Folly. In these three books he conclusively refutes the mainstream historical myth that the free market failed and caused the 1929 Depression and that FDR solved the problem with his New Deal. The Progressive era’s two main presidents, T.R. and Wilson, share the blame of heaping more federal controls over the economy by creating both the Federal Reserve System and an income tax in 1913, as well as getting America into World War I. Powell’s book on FDR clearly shows that the New Deal prolonged the 1929 Depression rather than solving it.
Powell demonstrates how T.R. created governmental monopolies while alleging that he was fighting monopolies created by the free market. His conservation efforts were counterproductive and he was basically a champion of the "progressive" idea of increasing the power of the federal government while diminishing individual rights and the concept of Federalism created by our founders.
This book counters the usual mainstream history contained in such books as The Readers’ Companion to American History, edited by Eric Foner and John A. Garraty, which extols T.R. as the "most dynamic of American presidents." He is especially praised in this book for what became known as the "Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine" wherein he proclaimed that it was America’s right to intervene in any Latin American country that was not being managed well.
Powell does not compare T.R. with Mussolini, but having read an excellent biography of the Duce entitled Mussolini: A Biography by Denis Mack Smith shortly before reading Powell’s book on T.R., I noticed many glaring similarities. I believe Powell’s book shows that T.R. deserves the label of "America’s Mussolini." Powell provides a quote from T.R. which states "I don’t think that any harm comes from the concentration of power into one man’s hands." Powell states further, "Roosevelt expanded the power of the executive branch at the expense of Congress." Smith states that Mussolini brought about the "extreme centralization of power that almost everything depended on him; if he was away from Rome, much of the administration simply came to a halt." Smith further states that Mussolini believed in personal rule by him even though he created a vast bureaucracy to control the economy. Powell states that T.R. believed that "politicians could solve the problems of the world if only they were given enough power." Powell quotes T.R. as saying, "I did greatly broaden the use of executive power" and concludes that "Indeed, Roosevelt ushered in the practice of ruling by means of executive orders, bypassing the congressional legislative process. There had been presidential directives since the beginning, but they had seldom been used. During the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, they became known as executive orders. From Lincoln to Roosevelt’s predecessor, William McKinley, there was a total of 158 executive orders. Roosevelt, during his seven years in office issued 1,007 . . . . Only two other presidents issued more executive orders than he: his fellow progressive Woodrow Wilson (1,791) and his distant cousin, Franklin Deleno Roosevelt (3,723)."
Besides their egocentric personalities and their economic policies, the most glaring similarity between Mussolini and T.R. is their praise of war and its "benefits." Smith states that "Imperial expansion became more and more a favorite theme" of Mussolini’s speeches. Smith goes on to state that Mussolini "began to refer more frequently to war as one of the few truly ennobling and energizing facts of human experience and to imperialism as the supreme test of a nation’s vitality." Smith states that Mussolini was "obsessed by the idea of war as something glorious" and that "war . . . was the only truly beautiful action that made life worth living." Smith quotes Mussolini as stating, "War is the most important thing in any man’s life" and that "only through military glory could a country become great, only battle makes a man complete . . . . "
Powell states that "Theodore Roosevelt believed war was glorious, even healthy for a nation. He thought that reasons for participating in war should not be limited to national defense. He insisted that the United States should intervene in affairs of other nations and enter into other people’s wars to do good." Powell further states that T.R. "Claimed that war would make better men and a better world. He longed for the excitement of war as he showed clearly in the Spanish-American War, when he resigned from his position as assistant secretary of navy to enter the fighting and secure a measure of glory." Powell reveals the fact that T.R. actively lobbied to obtain the Congressional Medal of Honor, but was denied this because he only served for two weeks and his "exploits were limited to a single day. More than a century later Roosevelt was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously by President Bill Clinton." Powell goes further by quoting T.R. "No triumph of peace is quite so great as the supreme triumphs of war."
Powell’s book points out the aggressive measures of T.R. in gaining Federal control of the economy in order to eliminate the free market. Powell states, "Theodore Roosevelt claimed that politicians and bureaucrats could achieve fairness by interfering with the economy." He "never recognized the fatal flaw of giving a few people enormous power over the entire economy." Powell points out that it was T.R. who introduced his slogan, "The New Nationalism" by which he meant, "Executive power as the steward of the public welfare." T.R. believed that it was within the president’s power "not only his right but his duty to do anything that the needs of the nation demanded unless such action was forbidden by the constitution or by the laws."
Powell quotes T.R. as stating, "I am a Hamiltonian in my governmental views, especially with reference to the need of the exercise of broad powers by the national government." I believe that if you connect the dots you will see a straight line from Hamilton to Henry Clay to Lincoln to T. R. to Wilson and finally to FDR. All of these politicians believed that the federal government should be in control of the economy but certain businesses should be favored by a partnership with the government through subsidies and other benefits.
Powell points out that T.R. dropped out of law school and used some of his large inheritance to run a ranch but his own attempt at business was a complete failure. Powell states, "Roosevelt knew little about business, as his disastrous ranching losses made clear and he certainly never seems to have thought about the function of prices in an economy."
In conclusion Powell certainly depicts T.R. as one of the most energetic presidents but further concludes that this trait was disastrous for the peace and prosperity of America. Powell concludes this excellent book with the statement, "What we need, most of all is liberty and peace," but he demonstrates clearly that T.R. was not the man to give us either one.