Woodrow Wilson was a Bourbon Democrat, and yet is infamous for writing Socialism and Democracy
, which is a treatise on seizing governmental power for the purpose of imposing tyranny.
posted on 05/09/2020 10:25:11 PM PDT
("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
He may have been one in the 19th century, as he did support the Gold Democrat John McAuley Palmer for President in 1896. But between there and the next 15 years, he was pretty clearly a devout Socialist by the time he was Governor of New Jersey in 1911 and President in 1913.
posted on 05/10/2020 2:34:42 AM PDT
(Dear Mr. Kotter, #Epsteindidntkillhimself - Signed, Epstein's Mother)
<>Yet the whole interest of socialism for those whose thinking extends beyond the covers of books and the paragraphs of periodicals lies in what it will mean in practice. It is a question of practical politics, or else it is only a thesis for engaging discourse.<>
Practical politics —> power. It was what Wilson was all about.
posted on 05/10/2020 12:39:17 PM PDT
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