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In the spirit of historians putting together a list of the ten worst Britons in the last 1000 years, one for each Century, the lovely and splendid Alexandra from All things beautiful has asked for my top ten worst Americans.........here it is in no particular order
The Rosenbergs: See the Venona Tapes...............not that the enemy wouldn't have gotten nukes anyway but what an act of treason.
James Earl Ray: Martin Luther King's assassin murdered a brilliant leader, deliverer of his people to "the promised land". His absence created a vacuum filled by charlatans, looters, bloodsuckers...........destroyers of the Black family and community (Jesse Jackson, Farrakhan, Sharpton)
John Wilkes Booth: Lincoln's assasin changed the course of American history by murdering the architect of the Reconstruction.........leaving in his wake a shameful, destructive period resulting in terrible abuses (40 acres and a mule, carpetbaggers etc). Lincoln wanted to heal the nation, equal rights for all men.
John Sherman: - author of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, 15 U.S.C. Crucial turning point in the descent of the American economy was the passing of anti-trust laws.This ended the freedom of the American businessman.
Robert E Lee: His military genius actually prolonged the agony of the Civil War
Jimmy Carter: for his inability to defend our nation against the first wave of Radical Islamonazism.
Walter Cronkite: Father of media bias (I debated here with Murrow but thought Cronkite had more of an impact)
Gloria Steinem: Feminism is a phony movement and it did American women more harm than good. "Independence for women", government supported independence, supported by taxes extorted from men (their equals). Have it all my ass........work, raise children, cook, clean, ............they turned the word mama into a four letter word *spit* Women made bad choices in a society theat demonized motherhood as a bad career move "labeling Motherhood as patriarchy parasite pregnancy"- which as Susan the lib Hawk explained "identified the female as the victim of her biological nature being controlled by The Man". ( I used Steinem because she bacame the face of "modern feminism" and had the highest level of exposure, supplant Sanger or Freidan if you will but you get the point,).
Bill Clinton: In acts of official perfidy that may be unparalleled in our nation’s history, Clinton accepted bribes from Red China in the form of illegal political contributions, and in exchange made policy decisions that undermined our national security. • The Red Chinese military (the so-called People’s Liberation Army, or PLA) is now able to deploy much more accurate nuclear-armed missiles pointed at the United States, in large measure because of policy decisions by President Clinton
Edward Kennedy: This fat slovenly drunken murdering rapist patrician needs no further explanation.
I must declare a tie ................. LBJ and FDR.I did struggle with these two candidates and maybe 'Edward splash Kennedy' was a more emotional choice because his pathetic grandstanding is in my face all the time and he represents to me the quintessential Ellsworth Toohey.
So for Hugh at The Sulla Institute I submit Lyndon B Johnson who was "amoral, dishonest, and corrupt. He turned Vietnam from a police action into a war". His frequent lies and deceptions eroded the credibility of the Office of the President.
And for Tom at BizzyBlog, Franklin D Roosevelt because his new deal was the new communism, and we are still wrestling with the irreperable harm done to our economy. And lest we forget, he knew about the mass murder of millions of Jews - and still refused entry to 1000 fleeing Jews on the SS St Louis, the infamous "voyage of the damned".
P.S. I know I have eleven up there so sue me.............
Honorable mention: DEEP THROAT