The Forgotten Tyrant

Thursday 24 October 2013 - Filed under Uncategorized

Our tyrant has been fetishized by progressives despite having shredded the Constitution, while historians and the media have continuously provided cover. Adam Blacksburg at the Humane Condition:

The world experienced a wave of totalitarianism in the early 20th century. The Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, Mussolini was elected in 1922, and Hitler disbanded the Wiemar Republic in 1933. Unfortunately, these extremist totalitarian regimes draw attention away from one of the darkest decades of United States history. Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin, and Adolf Hitler were so horrifyingly powerful that people often overlook an American tyrant’s rise to power, which began with the election of 1932. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is mistakenly championed as an American hero who ran a benevolent regime that had the interest of the American People at its heart. In reality, only neoconservatives and faux progressives could adore the most totalitarian president of the 20th century. Roosevelt’s atrocities can and have filled entire books. For the sake of brevity, this article will concern itself with two specific executive orders; one issued in peace time and one issued during war time.

Forced theft of vast sums of wealth from millions of Americans under the color of law and threat of punishment, and the indefinite detention of hundreds of thousands of Japanese during WW2 are just two of the more public atrocities committed in the name of “the greater good.” FDR was a sociopath and power hungry maniac. He should be treated as such by history.

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