Dave Stancliff/For the Times-Standard
Posted: 10/11/2009 01:27:21 AM PDT
In the summer of 1933, newly elected president Franklin D. Roosevelt started national programs to get people working again. He had no idea that some of the richest people in the country plotted to overthrow his government. His plans appeared to be a massive redistribution of their wealth to the poor, which shook the wealthy conspirators to the core. What to do?
Their answer: launch a military coup d'etat. Get rid of Roosevelt and form another government. A Fascist government. America's super wealthy, the most famous names of the time, gathered secretly and worked out a plan to seize power. Leading officers from the Morgan and Du Pont empires put together a coup that hinged on getting someone popular with the military on their side.
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IMAGE ABOVE: Credit Franklin D. Roosevelt Heritage Center 2006
IMAGE BELOW: Credit Google Images – NOTE – Similarities to today’s Conservatives…especially the “Spend! Spend! Spend!” part in the lower left corner.