Hurray and Hallelujah!
This photograph was taken of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Warm Springs, Georgia home by Nicholas Robbins. The next day, April 12, 1945, Roosevelt did the world a favor by dying.
Clearly, for over a year and a half Roosevelt was a dying man who had no business continuing to function as President of the United States. Driven by an out-sized ego, Roosevelt sold out millions of American soldiers, sailors and airmen whom he condemned to the World War II fiasco only to debase their sacrifices at the Tehran and Yalta meetings with Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill.
Those three amigos rearranged life in the 20th Century and, together, they eclipsed the murderous exploits of men such as Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Mao, Castro, and such other humanitarians. As an added bonus to their star status, they also condemned millions more to decades of rot, decay and terror throughout Communist-controlled hellholes across the globe.
America suffered through thirteen years of the Depression with him and four years of war. His legacy is remarkably full of lies, philandering, and vicious attacks on those he considered enemies. His lifelong pole star was himself, and as a consummate politician he would say anything, do anything and hurt anyone who stood in his way.
Perhaps Albert Jay Nock said it best when he wrote:
“We really ought to do some celebrating because Franklin’s demise is the biggest public improvement that America has experienced since the passage of the Bill of Rights.”
Long may we celebrate April 12, 1945!