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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-23-13 12:28 AM
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Fears of a US "Holocaust"
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Edited on Sat Nov-23-13 12:35 AM by No Elephants

JFK's comments on the MTP during his campaign about the election of 1932's having saved the free enterprise system--which none of the reporters on MTP even questioned, btw--confirmed for me that the motivation for the New Deal was fear that Americans would revolt as Russians had and for similar reasons.

However, I was not able to explain the Great Society until I started hearing about the fear of the PTB, including JFK, of "insurrection" speeches being made at the Civil Rights March on Washington on the 50th anniversary of the march. Gradually, it started seeping in.

This article further confirms that suspicion, or at least tells me that someone else believes that the fear was great at the time.

Another guess: J. Edgar Hoover had a lot to do with both types of fears, making himself indispensable, justifying larger and larger budgets for his agency, building his power center.

As an aside, even though Godwin's law is both stupid and revoked, this article is an example in which the author should have used it. The "holocaust" reference is to the PTB suffering in a revolt by one of the most oppressed groups in the history of this continent? Was 1976 a holocaust against the British soldiers quartered in Massachusetts?

The 1% must be more scared than it seems. No wonder they are trying to surveill every communication in the world 24/7 and we probably have 20 as many people in federal government who are guarded and/or armed themselves as people in government who are neither guarded nor armed. And that's before we get to state and local government. No wonder they are beserk about secrecy and leaks.
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