Craving Another Great Depression

December 12, 2011


UPDATE: 8/8/12-In his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention, Obama promises “the kind of bold, persistent experimentation that Franklin Roosevelt pursued during the only crisis worse than this one.”  Terrific. The very thing that prolonged the first Great Depression.

ORIGINAL POST 12/12/11: Chilling to hear our fellow Leftist citizens romanticizing the good old days of the Great Depression. Remember? FDR! Wonderful, wonderful! That wonderful, benevolent man! All those wonderful Public Works projects, the wonderful helping hand of government everywhere! Terrified of freedom and Useful Idiots that they are, it’s what they truly want, and Obama & Co. would be the last ones to discourage them.

To all those Dreamy Dems, damp with nostalgia for the good old days of bread lines and selling apples: Be careful what you wish for.

Not to be missed: Get Amity Shlaes’ “The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.”

5 Responses to Craving Another Great Depression

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  2. […] for our leaders; and, for better or worse, we seem to get what we want. After the mythical “glory” days of Kindly King FDR seeing us through Depression and war, we settled on ordinary Midwesterners of humble […]

  3. […] as The People’s Insider fighting for The Little Guy. FDR was (and is) widely admired for supposedly being traitor to his own privileged class, champion of the Forgotten Man while continuing to live the cushy, elite life he inherited and saw […]

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