Sunday, October 28, 2012
Video Upload Shows How Ignorant U.S. Right Wing Has Become
This was presented as "Hilarious Leftist Propaganda from the Mid-50s." I saw nothing hilarious here, and it seems fairly accurate historically. If you compare the anti-Semitic rhetoric of "radio priest" Father Coughlin and the Rev. Gerald L.K. Smith with that of the Nazis in 1930s Germany, they resemble quite remarkably.
I seriously doubt that many right-wingers of today know who those people were, anyway. Such people aren't known for doing a lot of reading.
I suppose that the person who uploaded this considers it "leftist propaganda" because it reflects kindly upon FDR. He was no saint, but his sort of noblesse oblige is conspicuously missing among today's wealthy, to wit the Scumneys.
Also, the hard-core left was not pleased with Roosevelt at the time. He ended up saving capitalism -- for about 80 years. Now it seems to be in trouble all over the globe, in large part because capitalists forgot the important lessons FDR tried to teach them. -- MJ
Postscript: I suppose another reason that someone considered this "leftist propaganda" was that it shows FDR without the customary horns and tail.