Socialism long a part of American history
Recently you printed a letter wherein a reader believes Obama's administration is turning America into a socialist society. What is wrong with people accepting the fact that historically America has in some form or another always been part socialist?
History has recorded every socialistic move our government has ever initiated. If one is uninformed, they pick up a history book and read about the land-rush eras. Or, broaden themselves about why and how the Civilian Conservation Corps was formed.
How about the Health and Human Resources division of our government?
Even citizens in West Virginia received socialist-based aid from a Roosevelt governmental program. Eleanor Roosevelt, after visiting coalfield families, talked her husband into buying a 200-acre farm. The farm was turned into a town, its ex-coal mine employees received brand-new free homes, furnishings and businesses and were trained to run them.
Of course, one race was not allowed these luxuries because of West Virginia's segregation laws.
Americans don't want to remember the past socialist programs which were enacted for the betterment of its acceptable citizens.
The United States governmental history is also one of hypocrisy. Our government garnered a deal between Native American tribes holding slaves some 30 years after slavery was abolished. Our illustrious governmental representatives made sure those adult slaves received 40 acres of land apiece. Land the tribes received from military enforced treaty signings.
Clearly, wealthy Americans fear socialism. The fight is fettered in irons of social bigotry. If we look closely into the history of freebies in America, many wealthy families prominent today will find their roots attached to socialism.
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The plutocrats decided that West Virginia was easy picking for the diabolical plans for the middle class of this state.