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Response to Politicub (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:10 PM

38. Yes, indeed, the absolute nerve of *that man*!

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FDR was also referred to as *that man*.

As we all know, there were problems:

The Business Plot...

How did that work out?


...A good rule of thumb: never trust a man named Smedley to run your hostile military coup for you. Besides being no fan of fascism, Smedley Butler was both a patriot and a vocal FDR supporter. Apparently none of these criminal masterminds noticed that their prospective point man had actively stumped for FDR in 1932.

Smedley spilled the beans to a congressional committee in 1934. Everyone he accused of being a conspirator vehemently denied it, and none of them were brought up on criminal charges. Still, the House McCormack-Dickstein Committee did at least acknowledge the existence of the conspiracy, which ended up never getting past the initial planning stages.

Though many of the people who had allegedly backed the Business Plot also maintained financial ties with Nazi Germany up through America's entry into World War II. But at least the United States never ended up becoming a fascist dictatorship (unless you ask Ron Paul supporters).



The lesson here? Fascist or not, you don't fuck around with guys named Smedley or Dickstein.


http://www.cracked.com/article_15974_7-insane-conspiracies-that-actually-happened.html

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