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Originally posted by MrInquisitive
reply to post by mirageman
This reminds me of the attempted coup by American captains of industry, including Prescott Bush, to overthrow FDR during The Depression. However, the general who was asked to lead it, General Shmedley Butler, was a an actual patriot and believed in the Constitution, so he told FDR about it (even though he didn't care for FDR). The perpetrators were never held to account because it would look too untoward, and because FDR then used the information as a form of blackmail so that he could coerce these businessmen into helping in the coming war effort as well as to keep them at bay with respect to his other economic policies. This is a VERY poorly documented part of American history.
reply to post by Astyanax
Of all countries in the world, Britain is by far the least likely ever to succumb to tyranny and totalitarianism.
Originally posted by crazyewok
No I agree the current lot we have now are a bad lot and need removeing. But again the only reason they are in power is because idoits keep voteing for them, ether because daddy and grandady always did or because some celebrity told them too
The smart one like us are left out of the loop and cant change anything because the stupid and lazy ones dont get off there arses.
This is why I believe any goverment needs checks and balances. If it goes too extrem or too corrupt we have a clean out. And I think that should be put into law. We need some constitution that outlines specific rules our goverment needs to follow and our army and security services sworn in to protect that constitution not the goverment or Monarch.
I do not want to be dragged into a extremist country be it Fascist or Communist that resemble NAZI or soviet styles of goverment because No GCSE lazy racist ignorant bob down the road was told too by Jedward on the TV.
Originally posted by neformore
Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding for the British Establishment.
Its still there, it always has been and it probably always will be.
Most recent examples would be the London riots. They stopped when the Establishment had enough.
This type of behavior is not something that any western country is immune to. This is why it is imperative that the citizenry be armed.
Originally posted by StalkerSolent
Excellent thread. I had a question, though: what handheld surface-to-air missiles have a range of over 50 miles?