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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-07-13 09:39 PM
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I think we agree that, in hindsight, it seems they were
worried that the reaction to 1929 would be Americans following the example of Russian peasants.

I thank you for that insight. It was like looking into a kaleidoscope, then moving it a bit and immediately having all the pieces fall into a very different pattern. (btw, kudos to David Brewster for inventing the kaleidoscope. In 1815, it must have been something like the invention of television, in terms of entertaining the masses.)

In terms of really seismic shifts in how (relatively) modern nations operate, the American Revolution and the Russian Revolution were probably the biggest things in history.

I don't know what the plutocrats in the US and around the world were thinking between 1905 and 1917, or between 1917 and 1929. But, they must have been scared in 1929.

Looking back at the civil rights movement, especially in light of things I heard around the time of the 50th anniversary celebration of the I Have A Dream speech, I think they had to have been very scared then, too.

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