I didn’t know Bismark was president here during the Great Depression –
or at any other time –
However, Huey Long was also active HERE in regard to old age pensions –
Social Welfare History Project Long, Huey
For example, the Social Security system reflected Long ’s proposal for old-age pensions, the Works Progress Administration mirrored public works programs begun by Governor Long in Louisiana, and the National Youth Administration reflected his student financial aid proposal.
And of course, there were companies that provided some pensions –
Who really invented the wheel – ?
Not finding your comments very clear – but will guess at some of it –
The New Deal was an attack on the wealthy, especially in regard to inheritance taxes.
Wasn’t it FDR who dubbed them “The Robber Barons” –
FDR’s New Deal REGULATED CAPITALISM – and Wall Street – Financial Institutions –
to prevent any repeat of the Great Depression… As we’ve seen over and again, overturning
New Deal regulations have brought us back full circle to new crashes. I’m sure we agree
that the 1929 crash was a planned event by at the least by J. P. Morgan. But there was a
long early history of capitalism’s repeated crashes.
Clearly, there is a long history of Elites/corporations preventing unionization, especially
successfully in the South. Unions were only able to become somewhat established in the
North because they did become aggressive; however, the highest level they ever reached
here in US was 39%. Today, Elites/corporations have reduced unions to 7%-9%.
The New Deal was about the past, present and future of the Nature – a visionary program.
You can also let Teddy speak for disdain for Elites/corporations – where he even at that time
was making clear the need to get corporate money out of our elections. Today we’ve been
presented a fascist blockbuster MONSTER by the fascist SC giving us “Corporations United” and
claiming (ridiculously) personhood for corporations.
There are many tiers in the recovery from the 1929 “Crash” – the first was to protect the savings
of citizens – to allow the banks to reopen. IMO, it was visionary to put youth to work outdoors
in camps, where they could help their families financially, and be connected to Nature/outdoors.
Interesting that you try to suggest that FDR was racist – with Eleanor by his side – !!!
First, sports were not what they are today – especially important in keeping males distracted from
politics. And there may have been many reasons, possibly like this one . . .
President Franklin D. Roosevelt never invited Jesse Owens to the White House following his triumphs at the Olympic Games. When the Democrats bid for his support, Owens rejected those overtures: as a staunch Republican, he endorsed Alf Landon, Roosevelt’s Republican opponent in the 1936 presidential race.
The sad plight of the German Jewish refugees aboard ships which were turned away
from American ports … in my understanding was the work of the State Department –
Settled lines were not Roosevelt’s style. On foreign policy, this proclivity was strengthened by his distrust of the State Department. The career men in the diplomatic service were mainly Republicans, he believed, and out of step with his policies, being disinclined toward interference in the European conflict. His confidants agreed. IInterior Secretary Harold L. Ickes felt the department was “undemocratic in its outlook” and “shot through with fascism.” Harry Hopkins hooted that foreign service officers were “cookie pushers, pansies—and usually isolationists to boot.” Not long after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, FDR is supposed to have joked that his State Department was neutral in this war and he hoped it would at least remain that way.**
FDR’s Jewish Problem | The Nation
Like many American Jews at the time, Wise saw Roosevelt as an ally—an implacable foe of Hitler and a bulwark against American anti-Semitism , which was not insignificant in the 1930s and ’40s…
’ROOSEVELT – " a bulwark against American anti-Semitism , which was not insignificant in the 1930s and ’40s…
A Ship of Jewish Refugees Was Refused US Landing in 1939 …
Jun 04, 2019 · Though Roosevelt had considered a concerted push to rescue Jewish refugees the year before the St. Louis sailed , he eventually dropped the idea, both because he knew it would be politically…
A State Department official[ telegraphed]the passengers, telling them that they “must await their turns on the waiting list and qualify for and obtain immigration visas before they may be admissible into the United States.” Though Roosevelt had[ considered] a concerted push to rescue Jewish refugees the year before the St. Louis sailed, he eventually dropped the idea, both because he knew it would be politically unpopular and because of his increasing focus on the looming world war.
Certainly a sad event and even sadder to read that the US turned them away – but also
Canada and other nations did, as well –
The saddest thing about this time is that those bringing news of the Holocaust were not readily
believed. The Holocaust was able to work in SECRET mainly because it was "unbelievable"
and “impossible.” It wasn’t that unbelievable or impossible when one recognized that the Vatican
had been spreading hatred for Jews in the Papal States for 1,500 years or longer. In fact, the
Vatican’s Jewish Ghettoes were open for 1,500 years before being closed down first by France
and then by Italy in the 1860’s. Hitler also credits the Vatican and then himself for the “final solution.”
After the War the Vatican was called on to "Confess to it’s Co-Responsibility for the Jewish
Holocaust in Germany."
And, certainly we should recognize that this orchestrated CRASH didn’t only do great harm to
the US, but to other nations –
Let’s not ignore Eleanor Roosevelt in this match either – and that FDR and Eleanor worked closely together – until unfortunately, when she moved on to live her own life early in the fourth term,
This left him in the care of his daughter, who was not as attuned to the dangers surrounding FDR.
Eleanor Roosevelt, of course, led the work on the United Nations HUMAN RIGHTS MANIFESTO.
Rather … all of this needs discussion …
Today, we still have a president in the White House seeking to return to "Firing Squads’ and
“Electrocution” to execute those on Death Rows in our prisons. He is one of the greatest examples
of racism, sexism, homophobia and general disregard to human life while claiming to be “pro-life.”
He also suggested in regard to the parents and children seeking asylum at our borders that they
be shot –
Nixon was anti-Semitic and is taped in discussions with Billy Graham – another pretender to
“Christianity.” Certainly, still in the 1930’s this was sadly common – especially given the teachings
of our organized patriarchal religions which underpin Elite/Patriarchy – “White Male Supremacy” –
and their teachings of hatred for Jews, Women, Native people, Africa - Africans – and many other of their enemies they worked at creating intolerance and hatred for – and to oppress through violence.
We had 12 presidents who were SLAVE OWNERS and in saving that bit of the “economy” for themselves Our Founders GUARANTEED the Civil War which further benefited Elites by splitting
the nation into two camps of hatred which still echo today. Divide & Conquer one of the most
important tools in the Elite toolbox.