Roosevelt was a self-proclaimed "Progressive." "Progressivism" was a Perception Control word that sounded good but actually meant "government interference in the private sector." When Roosevelt's successor Woodrow Wilson took office in 1913, he embraced Progressivism vigorously, but changed the name to the even more dissembling term "Democracy."
Progressive Democracy not only thrived under Wilson, but Wilson succeeded in introducing it into Europe via America's unpopular entry into a European war. World War I essentially destroyed the already weakened remnants of feudalism in Europe and replaced it with Wilsonian Democracy, which Benito Mussolini rechristened "Fascism" when he took control of Italy in 1922.
The purpose of Progressivism-Democracy-Fascism is to mis-utilize the institutions of republican government to effect government control over a country's citizens. It is motivated by greed and by a delusion that Progressives-Democrats-Fascists are uniquely endowed with the wisdom required to direct their fellow citizen's lives.
Fascism is an insidious disease that requires the complicity of the citizens in the theft of their own freedoms and rights. The tools Fascists use to convince the citizens to relinquish their rights and freedoms to the government are propaganda, xenophobia, and war.
War is the ultimate consolidator of Fascism. It verifies and reinforces xenophobia, it unifies the country's citizens in a common cause, and it offers the government the opportunity to direct that unification through propaganda and legislative usurpation into channels that will require government control.
Wilson used war to consolidate his power in 1917, and Hitler and Mussolini copied his lead, with Mussolini invading Ethiopia in 1935 and Hitler invading Poland in 1939. But Frank Roosevelt was the master. He sent the US Seventh Fleet to Pearl Harbor Hawaii in 1941 as a tacit threat to halt the Japanese invasion of Burma, and precipitated a war that not only greatly expanded his government's power, but extricated the United States from a stubborn depression.
Liberal "historians" contend that the United States stamped out Fascism in the second world war, but what actually happened was that Roosevelt's Fascism trumped Hitler's and Mussolini's Fascism.
Frank Roosevelt's disciple, Lyndon Johnson, carried the torch of Fascism to new heights with a ponzi scheme he called "The Great Society." The Great Society is a scheme to borrow money through inflation and debt to finance a massive welfare system to buy votes and to distract the People's attention from the fact that the "free" stuff from the government actually has a very high cost – their freedoms.
But there is another, more deadly, cost to Fascism-Democracy-Progressivism. It destroys the society's wealth creators, and it cannot therefore exist without deficit spending. It must eventually, like yeast in a wine cask, die in its own waste. And the waste of Fascism is debt. The US deficit has increased exponentially from 259.3 billion dollars in 1950 to 13,500 billion in 2010 – and to over 16,000 billion today. That's a 6,200 % increase in 65 years.
Fascism is doomed to collapse of its own weight. It will not, however, go down to defeat without a whimper. Fascism has always known that its greatest enemy is the People, and it is fully prepared to apply whatever force it deems necessary to subdue that enemy.
It behooves We the People, then, to prepare. Keep your guns cleaned and well-oiled and buy ammo.
"This is the tyranny the Founding Fathers warned us about. Tyranny can be voted into existence by a majority. We will not fire the first shot, but if need be, we will fire the last." – Mike Vanderboegh, Three Percenter movement