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Itís Not 1968 the Dems Want, Itís 1932
Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2020 | Paul Curry

Posted on 06/03/2020 10:20:54 AM PDT by Kaslin

American cities are burning. Civil unrest is beyond a boiling point. Racial tensions are flaring up from coast to coast. Riots are everywhere. A familiar and often repeated narrative from the media is a likening of today’s America to another tumultuous time in our shared history, that of 1968. In ’68, a pivotal presidential campaign was underway against the backdrop of a divided America. The assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, coupled with a growing opposition to the war in Vietnam, had America appearing to tear itself apart at the seams.

In this election year, there does indeed appear to be a great many similarities to the turbulence of 1968. Yet that is not the election year Democrats, and their allies in the media, are attempting to recreate. Rather, they appear to have their collective eyes set on 1932, and the first election of Franklin Roosevelt. That was the election year that bares the most striking resemblance to today, and the one that the left is hoping will repeat itself.

1932 saw the Great Depression taking hold throughout the country. People were out of work. Businesses were closing. People could not acquire their basic needs. The economy was in free-fall. In July of that terrible year, some 60,000 veterans of World War I descended on Washington to demand an early payment of bonuses, then set for payment in 1945. Although President Hoover insisted the protesters be given food, tents, medical care, and beds, when the Senate, equally divided between Republicans and Democrats, rejected the early disbursement of bonuses by a vote of 62-18, tensions flared, and a riot soon ensued. A riot sparked by the flagrant actions of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, contrary to the president’s explicit orders. It was upon hearing this news that presidential candidate, and then Governor of New York, Franklin Roosevelt turned to a friend and gladly stated, “Well, this elects me!”

It is of little wonder that Democrats and the media would seek to foster a replay of 1932. Herbert Hoover did not cause the Great Depression or the economic despair it brought. But he took the blame. Hoover tried his best to ameliorate both the frustrations of the “Bonus Army” and the effects of the riots. Yet the responsibility for both was thrust upon him. These were essential seeds in the election of FDR, and the most consequential pivot to the left this country has ever seen.

The last few months have seen the global pandemic of the coronavirus wreak havoc upon the U.S. economy. An economy that, prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, was both soaring and a clear asset in President Trump’s bid for re-election. Throughout the past week we have borne witness to the boiling over of racial tensions and riots across the nation. This election year we have seen the creation of a political and social environment disturbingly similar to that of 1932. And Democrats appear to be not only aware of this, but committed to preserving it, to the undoubted detriment of the nation, but the realization of their political ends.

The coronavirus came from China, not the White House, just as the Great Depression came from a Wall Street crash, not the Hoover administration. The global pandemic has had a disastrous effect on the U.S. economy. People are out of work, businesses are closed (some may never re-open), and many people cannot obtain their basic needs. The administration has taken laborious steps to the lessen the effects of this crisis on the economy and enable Americans to return to work. The administration has been battled on this front from Democratic governors and mayors throughout the country. A pro-America policy frustrated by a 21st century left committed to replicating an economy of 1932.

The riots engulfing the country stem from the murder of an American citizen, George Floyd, in Minnesota, not from the White House or any policy of the current administration. As the president attempts, just as Hoover did in ’32, to prevent further riots and quell the civil unrest, he is met with obstacles just as Hoover did. In this case, the domestic terrorists of Antifa step in for Douglas MacArthur to pour gasoline on the fire of discord, and Democratic politicians such as New York Governor Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio refuse to either act against the violence or accept help in the situation.

There is no escaping the fact that when the administration moved to re-open the American economy, Democratic leaders fought long and hard against such a necessary move under the guise of protecting their citizens and the public well-being. Curiously, or perhaps not so when considered in the long term, such concern for citizens and public health appeared to vanish when the riots began. Democratic mayors and governors who refused to allow people to go to work or to church over a professed concern for the public good, dropped any concern for that good upon the realization that economic strife, anxiety, and civil unrest and rioting could serve their political ends.

The left has done its collective best to maximize the damages of uncontrollable circumstances and the negative effects thereof on their very own citizens. They have taken a global tragedy and maximized it for political gain. The have taken a national outrage and the fallout therefrom and attempted to capitalize on it. They have watched while their citizens suffer without jobs, access to food or medical prescriptions, as their cities and communities burn. They have nurtured violence, unrest, anxiety, and fear, then sat back to watch it formulate into a political advantage. Fortunately for America, it is not 1932, and even more fortunately, Joe Biden is no FDR.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1932; 1968; civilunrest; coronsvirus; demonrats; depression; economy; fdr; jobsandeconomy
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1 posted on 06/03/2020 10:20:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They want 1918, 1932 *AND* 1968.


2 posted on 06/03/2020 10:21:57 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca. Deport all illegals. Abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF,.)
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To: RedStateRocker

“F”em


3 posted on 06/03/2020 10:24:13 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’ll bet against Biden being elected four times to the presidency.


4 posted on 06/03/2020 10:28:56 AM PDT by Meatspace
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To: Kaslin

They lost the WH in 1968............The 68 Dem Convention was a circus........Nixon ran as a ‘Law & Order’ President................


5 posted on 06/03/2020 10:29:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Always trust God............but wash your hands......................)
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To: Kaslin

I think that Cuomo thinks of himself as the new FDR, a New York Governor who became President.


6 posted on 06/03/2020 10:32:11 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: Kaslin
They don't want FDR's 1932, they want the Weimar Republic of 1932.

The Hollywood movie The Mortal Storm (1940) depicts the rise of the Brownshirts and the cultural change in Germany that led to the rise of Hitler.

The movie will be shown on Turner Classic Movies on June 14, 2020 at 7:00am EDT. I'd recommend everyone to watch it and note the parallels to what's happening in America today with Antifa.

-PJ

7 posted on 06/03/2020 10:33:29 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Freedom of the press is the People's right to publish, not CNN's right to the 1st question.)
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To: Kaslin

The unspoken difference, Hoover was not Trump. Our president is one in a million, the democrats have..... crickets


8 posted on 06/03/2020 10:35:37 AM PDT by exnavy (american by birth and choice, I love this country!)
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To: Meatspace
> I’ll bet against Biden being elected four times to the presidency.

You're one hell of a risk-taker, you are! :-)

9 posted on 06/03/2020 10:36:12 AM PDT by dayglored ("Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."`)
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To: Political Junkie Too

The only difference between the Brownshirts and the Brownstains of AntiFa is trending to be is that the Brownshirts were a more honest sorts of bottomfeeding scum.


10 posted on 06/03/2020 10:36:14 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Meatspace

or, once


11 posted on 06/03/2020 10:36:43 AM PDT by exnavy (american by birth and choice, I love this country!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

7AM? ugh. I don’t have a DVD. I’m up by 5:30 or so but in a Bible Study till about 8


12 posted on 06/03/2020 10:44:43 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Kaslin

But it is 1968 they are getting.


13 posted on 06/03/2020 10:45:00 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is li)
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To: Kaslin
1917 is what they want.


14 posted on 06/03/2020 10:47:16 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (In 2016 Obama ended America's 220 year tradition of peaceful transfer of power after an election.)
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To: Kaslin
If there is evidence of agitators crossing state lines to incite violence, and that is a felony, and nothing is done; no charges filed, etc., the outlook for the country is grim. We have a two tiered justice system in which the republicans are two week to demand equal treatment under the law.

We have two media systems one of which is controlled by the radical democrat party and spouts round the clock lying. This must end sometime, and it will end. Must it take the complete destruction of the country?

15 posted on 06/03/2020 10:51:29 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ( Stop the fearmongering! Post flu statistics along side COVID-19 statistics!)
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To: Kaslin

Hell no, I’d be afraid of catching something.


16 posted on 06/03/2020 10:52:00 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca. Deport all illegals. Abolish the DEA, IRS and ATF,.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Speaking of old, prescient movies, “Keeper of the Flame” was a spot-on story about JFK that came out about 20 years before his presidency, and about 40 years before the truth really started to come out about him.


17 posted on 06/03/2020 10:52:44 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kaslin
If there is evidence of agitators crossing state lines to incite violence, and that is a felony, and nothing is done; no charges filed, etc., the outlook for the country is grim. We have a two tiered justice system in which the republicans are two week to demand equal treatment under the law.

We have two media systems one of which is controlled by the radical democrat party and spouts round the clock lying. This must end sometime, and it will end. Must it take the complete destruction of the country?

18 posted on 06/03/2020 10:53:04 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ( Stop the fearmongering! Post flu statistics along side COVID-19 statistics!)
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To: Kaslin

There is the party and then there is the party hiding in the background. The democrat party seams like a liberal moderate party. Or at least that is the face they are showing. Some people know its only a face. Others think its just a spectrum, where there is one party with fringe groups on both sides plus a majority in the middle. But that is not really whats there. There are two parties. And some democrats who actually are moderate, or just old school, are just know realizing that many of their own democrats aren’t really democrats. They aren’t pro-black, pro-gay, pro-underclass, pro-union. They are anti-America. They want to take it all down. And they were just waiting for the right time. Here it is.


19 posted on 06/03/2020 11:00:55 AM PDT by poinq
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To: RedStateRocker

Well lots of ditzes want this to be the summer of 68 because it has been romanticized.


20 posted on 06/03/2020 11:09:35 AM PDT by NotchJohnson
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