The Crash, the Depression, and the Coup d’etat

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October 29 is the 80th anniversary of the massive Wall Street stock market crash which signaled the beginning of the Great Depression.  As we undergo our own Fed-driven financial meltdown into the Greater Depression, let us reflect upon a little known episode which came about because of these tragic events.  It is the heroic story of how former U. S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler exposed an attempted fascist coup d’etat by Wall Street plutocrats, becoming the savior of the Republic.  It Can’t Happen Here? Some contemporary observers say a coup already happened earlier this year, resulting in the Fall of the Republic.

11:07 pm on October 28, 2009