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Beware of the US masters of propaganda, who work for the wealthy and powerful oligarchs ... (h/t hermit @MofA)

Here is Franklin Delaney Roosevelt, 29 April, 1938, from his, "Message to Congress on Curbing Monopolies"

Unhappy events abroad have retaught us two simple truths about the liberty of a democratic people.

The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is Fascism--ownership of Government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.

The second truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if its business system does not provide employment and produce and distribute goods in such a way as to sustain an acceptable standard of living.

Both lessons hit home.

Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing.

This concentration is seriously impairing the economic effectiveness of private enterprise as a way of providing employment for labor and capital and as a way of assuring a more equitable distribution of income and earnings among the people of the nation as a whole.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Democracy and Fascism - April 14, 1938

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 28th, 2022 at 09:08:35 PM EST

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