(American History F-ed #5) The fifth installment in a series of shows about government school's history curriculum. We'll explore the lies, myths, omissions and distortions used to indoctrinate blind patriotism (aka nationalism aka mysticism).
Critical Thinking Question:
You know that light at the end of the tunnel that political leaders are always pointing at...
Telling us to be hopeful about...
Directing us to follow them in that direction...
What if that distant illumination is actually the headlight on a big, dirty oncoming train with no brakes?
A continuation of the previous topic. Gardner Goldsmith (Liberty Conspiracy) and I switch from the legend of Abraham Lincoln to the legend of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We talk mostly about WWII, but I've included some additional audio covering the New Deal and Social Security - the lasting effect and current implications of FDR's policies.
"Casey Jones" Johnny Cash
"Casey Jones" The Grateful Dead
Liberty Conspiracy Website
How FDR's New Deal Harmed Millions of Poor People by Jim Powell
FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate
FDR's 'New Deal' paved way for Obama's 'Raw Deal'
Pearl Harbor: Hawaii Was Surprised; FDR Was Not