Skip to comments.Does This 1938 French Cartoon Foretell The USA Under President Fluke?
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.
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Translation: “We are pleased”
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.
“President Fluke” — rhymes with * — I LOVE IT!
We are glad to have it.
We are happy with that.
We appreciate that.
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.
The danger remains Communism.
It was the Communist plan in 1934. It is 0bamas Communist plan today.
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. ;^)
“and they HAD good reason...
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.
Well, *they* did strip Germany of its colonies in the Treaty of Versailles, iirc.
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?
Overall, I would imagine that the Brits were hoping that Hitler and Stalin would take each other out.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
The Federal Observer provides us with an excellent analysis of the cartoon.
The man in the mortarboard flogging the Democratic donkey is Rex Tugwell, the leader of FDRs 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 wasnt 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 FDRs 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.
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