028: Let’s Make A Hero! (Franklin D. Roosevelt)


(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.

Bumper Music:
"Casey Jones" Johnny Cash
"Casey Jones" The Grateful Dead

Look Closer:
Liberty Conspiracy Website

How FDR's New Deal Harmed Millions of Poor People by Jim Powell

Obama's New New Deal: As bad as the old new deal? (Reason TV)

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

Peter Schiff, Ron Paul, Max Keiser - Social Security Ponzi Scheme

Jason Osborne's Movie "Chartarum" (Teaser)

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One comment

  1. Listening to the first insert from ‘ReasonTV – Obama’s New New Deal: As bad as the old new deal?’ my ears perked up when I heard that the author was mentioning it was Keynesian economics that pulled the USA out of the depression not FDR. I don’t care much for FDR but I will say that he could have made things much worse, I think he played a line in the middle of satisfying his political cronies and winning the hearts of many people, he was using his position as best as possible, but maybe I’m being to empathic here, coming from the view point that he and all of them are really wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing. Moving forward, Keynesian economic is probable the reason the Great Depression started, to give it credit that it was the reason that the USA got out of the depression is really giving credit to the arsonist for putting out the fire. Anyone who looks into Keynesian Economics will know that it’s really a lame way to govern the population, a socialist program to economics, nothing liberal about it, through the control of economic human behaviour rather than resource. Then you could look at Hayek and Friedman economics which all really belong in the same bag with Keynesian economics, reflecting on this I would suggest that it’s in bad judgement to say any economic system implemented has assisted any population as a whole to improve their quality of life.

    The second argument was mentioned in the insert, National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA) being mentioned as a unfair form of business, here is the thing it was never really enacted, if was basically dead in 2 years later, hardly time for large companies to take real advantage of it. It’s kind of a non issue, looking into this topic is just a distraction.

    The real reason that the USA got out of the depression was when the government finally did do what it was meant to do, that was to put controls on the national banks. The national banks were and are today the most corrupt enterprises in the world, the big reason why people went into the depression was due to the banks using there ponzi schemes on the populous. The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 was what pulled the curtain back preventing banks from misusing the hard working mans savings to gamble on the stock market and lose. When Bill Clinton did away and repealed the act in 1999 the curtain was placed back and the banks could start to gamble behind the scenes without people knowing what they were unto. Masses of amount of drugs could be sold and the money could easily be laundered with the act gone, whala seven years later we have the bust of 2007, and still nothing has changed. Donald Trump has since running for office said he would reenact Glass-Steagal.

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