Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: chunkstyle
Will Rodgers had an entirely different political landscape to navigate than the one we navigate today. At least there was some leftism in his time, though the second great purge was getting underway. There was still some. Hardly any today and the Democratic party is going into overdrive to see that there isn't anymore in 2020.
At least there was some leftism in 1932 in the USA? People were just then furtively dipping their toe. How do you expect it to happen, just all of sudden, like switching on a light switch? It took forty years to drag us this far to the Right.
I think the landscape wasn't much different than right now. The so called "Business Plot" featuring a consortium of far Right business interests were contemplating an armed overthrow of the Roosevelt administration in 1933.
The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)