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Mayor Bill de Blasio: New Yorkers Want Socialism, Property Rights ‘Unfortunate’

“I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the… Read more →

Woodrow Wilson Sure Seems to Love the Ku Klux Klan

“The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation—until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.” -Woodrow Wilson, progressive president of the United States and president of Princeton University Quote Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/02/american-politician-xenophobic-comments-quiz Base Photo: Woodrow Wilson 1. Photo from American Monthly Review of Reviews,… Read more →

President Teddy Roosevelt: ‘Society Has No Business to Permit Degenerates to Reproduce’

“I agree with you if you mean, as I suppose you do, that society has no business to permit degenerates to reproduce their kind. It is really extraordinary that our people refuse to apply to human beings such elementary knowledge as every successful farmer is obliged to apply to his own stock breeding.” -Progressive President Teddy Roosevelt Base Photo: Teddy Roosevelt’s… Read more →

President Lyndon Johnson Shows His True (and Racist) Colors

“Son, when I appoint a n****r to the [Supreme Court], I want everyone to know he’s a n****r.” -President Lyndon Johnson, discussing his decision to appoint Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court. From Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960, by Robert Dallek. Quote Source: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/02/racist-american-presidents/lyndon-johnson Base Photo: President Lyndon Johnson on a National Park Service trading card. Photo… Read more →

Hillary Clinton Benghazi Quote

Hillary Clinton: ‘Too Busy’ to See Film Honoring Benghazi Heroes

“I’m just too busy campaigning,” said Clinton when asked if she planned on seeing 13 Hours, a movie about the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Quote Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/18/hillary-clinton-too-busy-campaigning-to-see-bengha/ Base Photo: Hillary Clinton 15. Photo by U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.  Read more →

H.G. Wells: Sterilize the ‘Failures’ of Society

“The way of nature has always been to slay the hindmost, and there is still no other way, unless we can prevent those who would become the hindmost being born. It is in the sterilization of failures, and not in the selection of successes for breeding, that the possibility of an improvement of the human stock lies.”-H.G. Wells, author of… Read more →

Socialist Author George Bernard Shaw: Stalin’s Murders Make a Lot of Sense!

“On the contrary [the Russian communist revolution] has attracted superior types all the world over to an extraordinary extent … But the top of the ladder is a very trying place for old revolutionists who have had no administrative experience, who have had no financial experience, who have been trained as penniless hunted fugitives with Karl Marx on the brain… Read more →

Socialist Nobel-Winning Author George Bernard Shaw: Let ‘Useless’ People Die

“You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world … Just put them there, and say, now sir or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? … [I]f you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat … then clearly we cannot use the big organisation of our… Read more →

Franklin Roosevelt: Mussolini an ‘Admirable Italian Gentleman’

“I don’t mind telling you in confidence that I am keeping in fairly close touch with that admirable Italian gentleman.” -Franklin Roosevelt discussing the “gentleman” dictator Benito Mussolini in 1933 Quote Source: Hunting Down Social Darwinism by Stuart Hayashi Base Photo: Franklin Roosevelt in car. Photo belongs to FDR Presidential Library and Museum.  Read more →