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I am NOT a historian; my knowledge of American/world history comes from high school courses in the late '60s and paying attention in life since then.

People look back on FDR and his New Deal, and applaud.  I always thought that FDR did what he did in order to save the collective asses of the wealthy in the US from suffering the same fate as the Czar and his family in Russia prior to Lenin.  

Question: Is a similar "situation" needed in the US before the wealthy who run everything realize that they are in  danger of ... (fill in the blank), and change things before you get a lot of USers feeling like they have nothing to lose?  Or is America so wimpy,cowed, and under-informed that they will simply slip into a state of Dickensian poverty/slavery?  And what about Europe?  Are we seeing the final stages of China ruling the globe with the help of the fascist corporations?  Have the bad guys won, and did they earn their victory so why not?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Jul 15th, 2008 at 07:23:46 PM EST

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