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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Reactions to Two FDR Directives

In 1944, the Federal government effectively nationalized Montgomery Ward (seen via Megan McArdle):

However, Montgomery Ward Chairman Sewell Avery refused to comply with the terms of three different collective bargaining agreements with the United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union hammered out between 1943 and 1944. In April 1944, after Sewell refused a second board order, Roosevelt called out the Army National Guard to seize the company's main plant in Chicago. Sewell himself had to be carried out of his office by National Guard troops.
What percentage of today's liberals applaud that takeover but regard sending Japanese Americans to concentration camps as racism? (No. This time you can't use the excuse that only corporations were being ordered around.)

On the other hand, what percentage of today's liberals have heard of ANY historical fact that occurred before they were born?


Anonymous TJIC said...

Well, DUH.

It's ok to discriminate against people because of their wealth; it's only wrong to use force or violence based on their skin color.

(I note that in my novel the "CEO Trials" take place around 30 years from now).

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