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The World War One Origins of Corporate Communism

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The US Constitution is more than a document. It is a profound statement of who we are and where we came from. Liberty and justice for all is a fair summary of where we stand as a nation. However, the noble phrase is also a warning. If we violate the principles of liberty and justice for all, we do so at our peril.
To me the most stunning similarities of the last century's wars and including Afghanistan were the failure to allow free speech. It affected the so-called leadership and the ordinary citizens. In the course of each war the participants learned nothing. In the American Civil War the defense held sway. Hard-charging infantrymen proved no match for Gatling guns and extensive breastworks. The First World War quickly dissolved into trench warfare. Both sides developed miles of earthworks separated by a no man's land. After a heavy but ineffective bombardment the attacking soldiers moved forward with nothing to protect against machine gun bullets and artillery shells. The casualties mounted into the 100's of thousands. They measured their gains in yards.

Millions died a whole generation.

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Admiral Yamamoto reportedly said. "I have visited America. Their industrial might is awesome." Nobody dared to tell the Emperor he would lose the war. Likewise, Lyndon Johnson could not tolerate the restraining hand or the dissident voice. Bob MacNamara after the Tet Offensive claimed his fellows had made mistakes, but the basic strategy was sound. Bob waited until 2007 to tell Bob Woodward America's security interests were not at stake in Vietnam. Military leaders waited eight years and a change of administration before they admitted they were losing that war.

The World War I Origins of Corporate Communism

As Woodrow Wilson prepared the military build-up necessary to participate in World War One, he ran into considerable public hostility. The citizens opposed the growth of central government and the Federal intrusion into their lives. The war brought about the end of decency and fair play.

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Born a month before Pearl Harbor, I attended world events from an early age. My first words included Mussolini, Patton, Sahara and Patton. At age three I was a regular listener to Lowell Thomas. My mom was an industrial nurse a member of the (more...)

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