Off With Their Heads

Woodrow Wilson

If we could only fix history by chopping off the heads of statues, wouldn’t life be great? Chop off the stone heads of Wilson and the idiotic European leaders. We could stop World War 1 and save the lives of 19 million people. We could stop the racist President Woodrow Wilson from creating segregated government workplaces. Chop off the stone heads of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon to avoid millions of deaths in Vietnam and Cambodia. Chop off Hitler’s stone head and stop the unapparelled violence of World War 2. Chop off the stone heads of Margaret Sanger, Rockefeller, and of course Adolph Hitler, all strong pushers of eugenics. We could chop off the stone heads of Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington, slave owners all.

Once all the statues were beheaded, we could change the names of thousands of cities and buildings named after people having dubious histories. We could celebrate the elimination of all the horrible events of history once and for all by removing anything written reference in history books to anyone who did anything evil, despicable, or politically incorrect.

Off with their stone heads. However, we must never remove any of the evil living power hungry politicians running our national, state and local governments. Real change requires recognition and prosecution of real-time crimes, not just toppling statues of long-dead historical figures, but real change is impossible because the criminals run the system.

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Piglets and Propaganda

Farm 2a

In the Great Depression of the 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt recognized that farmers were going broke because the cost to produce their farm products exceeded the prices paid by the consumer. One of his solutions enacted was to reduce the supply of farm product, and the intended result would be higher farm prices.

In September 1933 six million piglets were killed on orders of the government of the United States. Some of the meat was fed to hungry poor people. Some of it became fertilizer. According to Henry A. Wallace, then Secretary of Agriculture, this pig killing program successfully raised the price of pork helping the pig farmers and everyone in America by providing a balanced supply of pork to the market. He called it “Agricultural Adjustment.”

FDR’s New Deal programs were established to give the government more control over markets. Killing piglets was a market control device followed by many other government programs, some successful, others not.

In periods of a paradigm shift, like the Great Depression, people and their governments do strange things. We are in such a period of paradigm shift now, and as a result, strangeness abounds. In the 1930s Franklin Roosevelt was in charge. He was praised and attacked for his activities. Today, Donald Trump is the President of the United States. His efforts to deal with the unknown are subject to the same kind of attacks as those experienced by FDR, but unlike FDR he is unable to manipulate and cajole the news media. Today, instead of hearing the squeal of slaughtered piglets, we are witnessing the anguished cries of propagandist news critics skewered by Donald Trump. Strange change marches on.

The Time Travel Twins have time-traveled to the 1930s to save Franklin Roosevelt.