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Revelationary, well documented, stunning quotes, breathtaking
on December 26, 2008
John T. Flynn puts flesh on the skeleton that peeks through the mists of time in works like Jude Wanniski's "The Way The World Works" and other such carefully done analyses of the crash of 1929 and the aftermath.
While history may not repeat itself, but dies trying, these works should be on the desks and night-tables of every member of the elected class. We can see clearly where our new President and his veto-proof Congress could create for us a country far worse off than we were in the 30's.
As one who sat at the table of a father who graduated high school in 1931, the depth of the depression, hearing the nightly lecture on bad things were, how important it was to have a job and that FDR was God these revelations come as shocks, but they answer questions I had when in high school because even then much of what we were told did not equate.
The death of FDR was one of the two times I ever saw my father cry. The other was the funeral of his first daughter, that powerful was the myth of FDR. That in itself caused me to question it and John Flynn makes a muscular case for the truth of the matter with great implications for today. Nonetheless, this truth is going to be hard to sell as 42% of our people believe the myth and have been taught to hate not only George W. bush and Dick Cheney, but every Republican.
In summation, we may well be on the edge of a political "black hole" that we have been digging for 76 years.