On this Independence Day, it’s time to get independent of the historical lies that have warped most of our minds. For instance, the continuing, celebratory historical narratives—despite a recent dulling of his shiny halo—that still enshrine FDR as the alleged greatest of American presidents. Yes, even before Lincoln.
Never mind our recent discovery that Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration was shot through with Soviet agents, making the New Deal a Communist front. Or that he singlehandedly prevented the late Nicholas Winton, savior of hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust, from saving thousands more.
Comes this latest reminder of FDR’s shame: 1936 Olympics track hero Jesse “Owens said, ‘Hitler didn’t snub me – it was FDR who snubbed me. The president didn’t even send me a telegram.’ [Owens] was never invited to the White House nor were honors bestowed upon him by president Franklin D. Roosevelt…”
Of course not. Roosevelt’s Democrat party was the party of slavery and the post-slavery KKK which was still in business throughout the “New Deal”. Later the party of Bull Connor and the fire hoses turned on MLK’s 1950s marchers protesting segregation. Whatever his personal inclinations (and they don’t seem to have been very exemplary in any case) FDR made sure to tiptoe around racist and anti-Semitic sensibilities.
But you won’t read any of this in the latest elitest biographies whose authors contend that FDR was “one of America’s most beloved leaders.” Which is pure hooey.
The sort of lie which gave birth to cultural relativism which in turn enables the Obama administration’s current cossetting of radical Muslims bent on imposing oppressive sharia law on the rest of us. What goes around, you might say, comes around.