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Forum Post: Of Mice & FDR. What might have been ...

Posted 4 years ago on Nov. 6, 2013, 6:48 a.m. EST by UncommonRebels (12)
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If you are not familiar with the Second Bill of Rights, you should be. Way back in 1944, just before the United States entered the second World War, amidst a time of great human suffering and sacrifice, FDR proposed an economic bill of rights, and the text of the speech rings truer than ever. And in this speech there is a powerful motto we can rally around. Use it wisely:

"Necessitous men are not free."

To me, those five words summarize all that Occupy is about, or should be about.

[modified: from "Necessitous men are not free men. Second "men" omitted; archaic language]




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[-] -2 points by HCHC4 (-28) 4 years ago

And shortly afterwards we nuked two cities.

My only question is, was this before or after we imprisoned 100k+ Japanese Americans here in Amuricah?

But I agree with what you are aiming for here.

[-] 1 points by UncommonRebels (12) 4 years ago

After, maybe during. Yeah, WWII was messed up. And so was the blatant, intentional racism common back then (and still common in some parts of the nation). But this one idea was right, and it might have set the USA on an entirely different path had FDR not died in 1945.