Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Political cartoon from 1934


  1. Patrice - I hope you don't mind. I shared this one on Facebook.

  2. I am reading a GREAT book right now on the FDR era. History repeating itself for sure especially now that we no longer teach history in schools! 'New Deal or Raw Deal" by Burton Folsom Jr.

    1. I recently read that book too. It is fabulous and insightful. You're right the truth of history is not taught in public schools and hasn't been for many years, which is one of the reasons we chose to homeschool our five children.

  3. It's the only song they know.


  4. A lot of what FDR attempted to do in the New Deal era could not be done these days. My grandfather was in the CCC, he got shipped down south to plant trees for 18 months and ended up meeting my grandmother that way. The CCC helped reforest a lot of land and it gave people a job if they were willing to work.

    Today, that could simply never happen. Unions would demand the best positions. Diversity quotas would need to be filled first. Work conditions would need to be made more hospitable for women. On-site daycare would need to be provided for single moms. There would be so much redtape the project would never get off the ground.

    Note: The above scenario is for an Obama Administration. A Romney Administration would have given the job to a corporate crony who would hired illegal immigrant labor.

  5. Patrice ... classic cartoon ... but your only showing half of it. See http://pinterest.com/pin/64950419598286418/

  6. Interesting -- I did know that this was the endgame, from the earliest 1900s or even before, but this cartoon is just further evidence of it.

  7. My, how the times haven't changed.....

    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

  8. The 'wise King Solomon said it first & best' "There is nothing new under the sun."

    GOD Bless!