Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Does This 1938 French Cartoon Foretell The USA Under President Fluke?
The Aged P.com ^ | 08/03/12 | The Aged P

Posted on 03/08/2012 8:19:28 AM PST by sussex

Sandra Fluke, a professional agitator, has become the poster girl of the left and the left supported President Obama and his administration. She appears to be a humourless, single-minded apparatchik, ruthless and intolerant of those with opposing views. Nevertheless it would be unwise to underestimate this woman. She is intelligent and has a superb feel for any political opportunity. She will no longer operate in the political shadows. She, and many like her, is the future of the Stalinist left.

(Excerpt) Read more at theagedp.com ...


TOPICS: History; Politics
KEYWORDS: fluke; limbaugh; riehl; stalinists

1 posted on 03/08/2012 8:19:32 AM PST by sussex
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: sussex

Translation: “We are pleased”


2 posted on 03/08/2012 8:28:13 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sussex
We are well pleased (English) - babelfish


3 posted on 03/08/2012 8:31:15 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sussex
Babelfish translates the sign to: WE ARE QUITE HAPPY.

4 posted on 03/08/2012 8:33:42 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sussex
Sandra Fluke, a professional agitator, has become the poster girl of the left and the left supported President Obama and his administration. She appears to be a humourless, single-minded apparatchik, ruthless and intolerant of those with opposing views. Nevertheless it would be unwise to underestimate this woman. She is intelligent and has a superb feel for any political opportunity. She will no longer operate in the political shadows. She, and many like her, is the future of the Stalinist left.

She is like "Strelnikov" in Doctor Zhivago...at first appearing to be truly fighting for a good cause, then once gaining power, becoming a ruthless enforcer.

5 posted on 03/08/2012 8:34:00 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sussex

“President Fluke” — rhymes with * — I LOVE IT!


6 posted on 03/08/2012 8:38:43 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ILS21R; sussex

We are glad to have it.

We are happy with that.

We appreciate that.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 8:38:46 AM PST by Calvin Locke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ILS21R

Note the year, 1938...it underlies something I have always believed....that one of the reasons Britain and France appeased Hitler, was because they ultimately were more afraid of the Soviets.


8 posted on 03/08/2012 8:41:10 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
Here’s another oldie but goodie.

The danger remains Communism.

Photobucket

It was the Communist plan in 1934. It is 0bama’s Communist plan today.

9 posted on 03/08/2012 8:46:23 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Excellent point - and they good reason to fear Stalin’s USSR and his agents abroad. Unfortunately, this prejudice blew their chance to ally with the USSR in early ‘39 and quash the still vulnerable Nazi war machine.

The West’s elites misunderestimated Hitler; that was their blunder. Their overestimation of Stalin is another story. ;^)


10 posted on 03/08/2012 8:54:23 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: headsonpikes

“and they HAD good reason...

Sorry.


11 posted on 03/08/2012 8:55:23 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: headsonpikes

This was what Churchill was up against, mostly within his own party back then......It was easy to see why many British politicians thought it would be a good idea to allow Hitler to have his Eastern colonies....Britain and France have their colonies, why can’t Germany have hers? And if he takes out the threat of Bolshevism, even better. And back then, there was a lot of merit to that argument.

Churchill was the one of the few who did see that Hitler was no friend to them.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 8:56:46 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: FatherofFive
A few items from the nazi party planks adopted in Munich in 1920.

We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living.

The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all.

Therefore, we demand:

an end to the power of the financial interests .

We demand profit sharing in big business.

We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.

We demand. . . the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of the national, state, and municipal governments.

In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our system of public education. . . .

We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents. . . .

The government must undertake the improvement of public health — by protecting mother and child, by prohibiting child labor — by the greatest possible support for all clubs concerned with the physical education of youth.

We combat the . . . materialistic spirit within and without us, and are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of " The Common Good Before the Individual Good ."

13 posted on 03/08/2012 9:14:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
Churchill was the one of the few who did see that Hitler was no friend to them.

Churchill was simply paying attention to what Hitler's supporters were saying in the background.

Workers of all lands, unite — to smash the rule of English capitalism! You young upward-striving nations of the earth, combine to annihilate the old English dragon who blocks the treasures of the earth and withholds from you the riches of the world.

-Robert Ley, German Labor Front leader (Hitler's Trumpka)
14 posted on 03/08/2012 9:17:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
Britain and France have their colonies, why can’t Germany have hers?

Well, *they* did strip Germany of its colonies in the Treaty of Versailles, iirc.

15 posted on 03/08/2012 9:22:19 AM PST by Calvin Locke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Calvin Locke

Imagine it’s 1935....you have to choice to support one country against the other.

Country A: Desires colonies in the East, but makes no claim on any British colonies or interests.

Country B: A country whose stated goal, is working towards the violent overthrow, and physical extermination of the ruling class in every country in the world.

Without the benefit of hindsight, which one would you support?


16 posted on 03/08/2012 9:32:33 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
From what I remember reading, the "elite" of the time were enamored of both, probably assuming that they will retain their elite position, if not hoping to be the one "eaten" last, whether it was Hitler or Stalin.

Overall, I would imagine that the Brits were hoping that Hitler and Stalin would take each other out.

17 posted on 03/08/2012 10:22:47 AM PST by Calvin Locke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
http://people.missouristate.edu/michaelcarlie/image39.gif

The National SOCIALIST German WORKERS Party.

All these leftist are cut from the same cloth, if we lived in 1935 you could bet your bottom dollar that Dingy Harry, Pelosi, Kathleen Death Panel, and Ubama would have the biggest crush on Hitler. (and trust me the antisemitism wouldn't bother them a bit)

18 posted on 03/08/2012 10:24:54 AM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Calvin Locke
Overall, I would imagine that the Brits were hoping that Hitler and Stalin would take each other out.

That of course was the best case scenario......the reason Stalin signed the Non-Aggression Pact with Hitler, was he thought Britain, France and Germany would take each other out, and allow the Soviets to sweep in and take over all of Europe...it turned out that France capitulating so quickly, was a blessing in disguise.

19 posted on 03/08/2012 10:27:29 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: KC_Lion
Hitler, a man after Obama's heart.

Gold is not neccesary. I have no interest in gold. We will build a solid state, without an ounce of gold behind it. Anyone who sells above the set prices, let him be marched off to a concentration camp. That's the bastion of money.

-Hitler.
20 posted on 03/08/2012 10:29:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: KC_Lion

Antisemitism was a European National Pastime. And at that time, the Nazis treatment of the Jews still paled in comparison with the pogroms in the East. And many other European countries imposed similar restrictions on Jews back then, so at that time, Hitler’s antisemitism didn’t stick out like a sore thumb, like it would later on.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 10:29:41 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
And Hitler was just a big of a Hypocrite as Ubama.

They had to keep the Gold out of the Little Persons hand, But the State, Hitler, and his buddies sure did help themselves.

Of course a very large amount of the Nazi gold was stolen from other countries and my relatives in Germany. (again much like Ubama stealing from me today)

22 posted on 03/08/2012 10:49:57 AM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

I’d only add to the points made here on the mindset of the 30’s - that WWI had bled Europe white. The thought process of everyone except Churchill and Hitler was that *anything* would be preferable to a repeat performance of WWI. It took the events of 38, 39 and later to get everyone else’s heads right.

Hitler didn’t care who had to die to realize his ultimate aims.

Churchill of course, cared, but saw war as the lesser of two evils.

Chamberlain and his kind thought appeasement was the answer, precisely because the awful memory of WWI and how a whole generation of Europeans were cut down was so close.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 12:16:56 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

In general, in an environment of universal pacifism and isolationism, there will always be somebody who will rise up to try to take advantage of the situation.


24 posted on 03/08/2012 12:19:15 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: FatherofFive

The Federal Observer provides us with an excellent analysis of the cartoon.
http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/may/2010-09-08/obama-following-fdr

The man in the mortarboard flogging the Democratic donkey is Rex Tugwell, the leader of FDR’s “Brain Trust”, a character out of academica. The Brain Trust was supposed to come up with new ideas to help America. The two mortarboard-wearing kids in the wagon represent recent Ivy League college graduates hired to staff the New Deal. The cartoonist from the conservative Chicago Tribune, Mr. Orr, is calling them socialist “pinkos” (term that wasn’t then in use, “pinkies’ is what Orr called them).

The most prominently featured man shoveling money off the wagon is Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace, who was known for his socialist leanings. Most us are aware that FDR confiscated gold in 1934, but most people are not aware that the gold confiscation was a clause in the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1934. It is also important to remember that 90% of the American population lived on farms during the Depression.

The man behind Wallace is Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior and director of the Public Works Administration. As head of the PWA, Ickes had a lot of say on what and where public works projects were built. The biggest of course was the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ickes was well-known for backing many other socialist endeavors. Ickes was also the father of Harold M. Ickes, a key player in the Clinton administration.

The other man behind Wallace was a mystery to me. In fact, I had trouble reading the label on him in the cartoon. That man is Donald Richberg, who was called “assistant president” in the FDR administration. Both he and Ickes came through Chicago politics and were leaders of the Progressive movement there. Both Ickes and Richberg were key players in pushing the National Industrial Recovery Act which imposed fascist codes of conduct on American industry which dictated how key industries in America were to be run. The National Recovery Administration was ultimately struck down by the Supreme Court in 1935, which decision led to FDR’s effort to “pack” the Supreme Court with more cooperative justices.

The significance of this cartoon is that it depicts the visible signs of manipulation by the financial elite that runs America, which was in full control of the country back during the Depression, for decades before that and for the decades leading up to the present. D. Dial

There is truly nothing new under the Sun. The World remains a dangerous place. If it were not for our well-informed public, all would be already lost. Thomas Jefferson reassured us that when things got far enough off course in the Unites States, the people would rise up and make things right,

“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied upon to set them to rights.”

Now is such a time.


25 posted on 03/08/2012 12:46:20 PM PST by THE_RAIDER (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing their idiot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
Right - in fact there is a joke to that effect. Jack Handy. “I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.” ― Jack Handey, Deepest Thoughts: So Deep They Squeak
26 posted on 03/08/2012 1:30:19 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Vroomfondel

bflv


27 posted on 03/08/2012 2:19:46 PM PST by Vroomfondel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson