Monday, January 27, 2014

Paranoia of the Plutocrats

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From: barry levine 
Date: Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 1:24 PM
Subject: re: Paranoia of the Plutocrats
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To the Editor:
   When FDR faced "organized money" and proclaimed in Madison Square Garden that "I welcome their hatred", he took ownership of the fourth American revolution. After we had ousted the British at gunpoint, Andrew Jackson had to retake power for the people from a banker class that proposed to own the new nation before we had finished settling it. Teddy Roosevelt in his turn repulsed the power-grabs of "malefactors of great wealth" in his "square deal". FDR then redressed a republic tipping both--on the one hand--into poverty and--on the other hand--into the control of the few.
     Washington, Jackson, Roosevelt, Roosevelt...who will lead us back towards balance this time? It's not president Obama. By nature and training, he's an educator and a conciliator, not a class warrior. 2016 is still a long way off. But it looks increasing like the best man for the job is Elizabeth Warren.
Barry Haskell Levine

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