This is why history is important… IT’S REPEATING ITSELF! The Tea Party and the nutcase right is nothing new. Back when FDR was President, it was known as the American Liberty League, in the case of this pic, it’s the John Birch Society. The father of the Koch brothers was a founding member of JBS….dun dun dun…CONSPIRACY!!! There are always those on the right who smear anyone who opposes them as “communist, socialist, radical, etc”. Lucky for us, progress keeps moving forward (socially at least) and the nutcases lose. Also, as an avowed anti-capitalist/socialist/radical, I take offense to putting centrist statist liberals in my camp. They cave to their corporate masters, we fight back.
If you think FDR, JFK, or Obama is a socialist, I have a tip for you: read a book/get smarter, because you’re probably a moron.
Got this off of facebook:
Rhetoric sound familiar? It’s just Koch reruns from the 1960s.
“This bulletin was distributed by the hateful John Birch Society which is the predecessor of today’s Tea Party … IN FACT … one of the founding members of The John Birch Society was Fred Koch - FATHER of David and Charles Koch. The Koch brothers started and funded the Tea Party. It is all one in the same.”
Quick learn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Liberty_League
Also, check out the Businessman’s plot. A plan set up by the 1% of the day and the American Liberty League to overthrow FDR and install a fascist state in the USA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot
Luckily Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler blew the cover of the plot by going public with the info. He said that he “wouldn’t be a gangster for capitalism any longer” (he had overthrown several governments in Central America, etc). He wrote a book called “War is a Racket” which he told all about how war benefited corporate interests. Also, he’s a two time medal of honor winner, which should make him a credible person to the far-right crypto fascists.