Rupert Murdoch was on FOX today, and the discussion was about Scotland’s independence, and somehow the subject got around to why people all over the world were upset: He basically said that the rich are getting much richer, and the poor are getting poorer.
As long as the little guy’s life got better, he could have cared less about how rich the Duponts, or the Rockefeller’s, or even Rupert Murdoch got. But, since the great crash of 2008, the people of the world have watched the rich elites get richer, while everyone else had to make do with much less than before.
The masses are NOT happy, and Scotland is just the tip of the iceberg.
So, I thought it would be a good time to remember a senator named Huey Long. Huey was a democratic Senator from Louisiana in 1935, (during the first depression) and here are a few things he said on a radio address given in January, 1935. You will be reminded of how little the democratic party has changed:
“We ran Mr. Roosevelt for the presidency of the Unites States because he promised to us by word of mouth and in writing:
- That the size of the big man’s fortune would be reduced so as to give the masses at the bottom enough to wipe out all poverty: and
- That the hours of labor would be reduced that all would share in the work to be done and in consuming the abundance mankind produced.
What these promises meant was:”Share our wealth.”
When I saw him spending all his time of ease and recreation with the business partners of Mr. John D. Rockefeller Jr, with such men as the Astors, etc, maybe I ought to have had better sense than to have believed he would ever break down their big fortunes to give enough to them masses to end poverty. Millions of people were fooled at the same time.
He goes on:
- The Fortunes of the multimillionaires and billionaires shall be reduced so that no one person shall own more than a few million dollars to the person.
- We propose to limit the amount any one man can earn in one year or inherit to $1 million to the person.
- With that money we will provide a home and the comforts of home, with such common conveniences as radio and automobile for every family in America, free of debt.
- We guarantee food and clothing and employment for everyone who should work by shortening the hours of work to thirty hours per week, and to eleven months per year.
- .All education would be free. Even college. Why have the right to a college education depend upon whether the father or mother is so well to do as to send a boy or girl to college.
- A pension to everyone over 60.
- Forgive everybody’s debt.
The few own everything, the masses own nothing.
I imagine Huey would be very popular with Obama if he were alive today, and Harry Reid would have serious competition.
Of course, Huey’s ideas are nothing new. He was popular in his day. According to Wikipedia, he did a lot of good things for Louisiana for the short time he was there. Many of Huey’s wildest dreams of wealth redistribution have actually been put in place by the democratic party.
And if he were alive today, he would be saying the very same things, and I’m sure would have just as big a following as he did in 1935.
Getting back to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland—Nobody has quite figured out how to stop the rich elites from grabbing all the power and wealth, while millions of other people lead lives of “quiet desperation.” We don’t need to take the money from the rich, we just need the rich to stop stacking the deck in their favor.
Figure THAT out, and you’d have a whole new world.
—-Huey Long (D. Senator from Louisiana), because our schools make darn sure our kids don’t know much about anything…but thanks to YouTube, we can visit the early seeds of Obama’s democratic/Marxist philosophy, made long ago…and here Huey delivers it with a lot of what looks like drunken flair, delivered with down-home cornporn passoion…The utopian Marxist dream of redistributing the wealth is displayed here on steroids. It’s pretty funny to watch.
Here’s some more of what Huey said on the radio in 1934:
Now, my friends, it makes no difference who is President or who is senator. America is for 125 million people and the unborn to come. We ran Mr. Roosevelt for the Presidency of the United States because he promised to us by word of mouth and in writing;1. That the size of the big man’s fortune would be reduced so as to give the masses at the bottom enough to wipe out all poverty: and 2. That the house of labor would be so reduced that all would share in the work to be done and in consuming the abundance mankind produced. There are thousands of share-our-wealth societies organized in the United States now. (In 2012 it’s just one society of Democratics)
Huey went on to suggest that all the multimillionaires and billionaires wealth shall be reduced so that nobody had more than one million.
“But $3 to $4 million is enough for any one person and his children and his children’s children. We propose to limit the amount any one man can earn in one year or inherit to $1 million to the person.”
Huey said that with the money they got from the rich
“We could provide a home and the comforts of home with such common conveniences as radio and automobile, for every family in America, free of debts. We guarantee food and clothing and employment for everyone who should work by shortening the hours of labor to 30 hours per week. Provide education, to everyone, including college. We would give a pension to all persons about sixty years of age. And would grant a moratorium on all debts which people owe that they cannot pay.
(Nobody says that already do that here in St. Louis. Every year, any one who got a ticket in St. Louis can line up and for $5.00, get their fines dismissed!)
Tell me…isn’t this exactly what they’ve been trying to do for the last decade? Someday when our deficit becomes to big for our children to pay, are they just going take GE’s profits and spread it around?
By the way…just so you know and do not remember: Huey Long was assassinated….
Makes you wonder if Obama just learned about Huey.