Monday, March 4, 2013
80th Anniversary of Roosevelt and the New Deal - Learning Lessons from the Past by Nickglais
Jennifer Taub and John Weeks discuss President Roosevelt's policy of saving the economy from the ground up
The New Deal in the USA like the Welfare State in Britain is in the process of being finally undone by the neo liberal capitalist evangelists.
What lessons should we learn today 80 years later from the New Deal and Welfare State ?
My late comrade Arthur Evans who lived in United States through the New Deal and was a member of the Communist Party of The United States and in Britain was a member of the CPGB in the 1940/50's told me the New Deal/Welfare State was also a Warfare State.
The Communists in the United States became not just John L Lewis's hunting dogs but Roosevelt's hunting dogs and Earl Browder was the pack leader, saving democracy from Fascism was seen has the overridding consideration.
However subordinating revolutionary politics came at a cost and the ease at which the Mob put Harry S Truman in power following the death of Roosevelt illustrated how narrow was the base for even a social democratic socialism in the United States.
Likewise in Britain the Welfare State came into existence at the same time of bloody interventions by British Imperialism in Greece and Malaya and the Warfare State has seen out the Welfare State.
Henry Wallace's Century of the Common Man gave way to the American Century of Time Magazine.
The American Century was a bloody Imperialist one, the Warfare State eroded the Welfare State and destroyed the New Deal.
Watch video below on the Democratic Party Convention in 1944 that changed US politics and paved way for the new American Imperialist Century
See Also; http://democracyandclasstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/who-gets-bird-hunter-or-dog-john-l.html
Posted by nickglais on 3/04/2013 03:10:00 AM