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Program No. 721
“1932,” Acts 1 & 2

Commissioned by Lyndon LaRouche to bring the importance of the Franklin Roosevelt presidency to today’s world, a small team of his young associates went to work. On July 30, the LaRouche Political Action Committee (L-PAC) released 1932, and began distributing 10,000 copies of the 101-min. documentary on DVD all across the nation. With L-PAC’s permission, The LaRouche Connection presents the first two Acts of “1932,” edited for Public Access.

Beginning with Abraham Lincoln’s arrival in Washington, DC for his first inaugural address, with the Union in mortal danger, narrator Robert Beltran reminds us of America’s long and continuing-to-this-day struggle of the American System of Economics, “which values the creative powers of the human individual far above any other form of material wealth, recognizing these creative powers as the source of that material wealth, against the British Empire’s lust for control of the so-called “fixed” resources of the environment…which treats the power of human insight as a threat to its power.”

Three years after the American Centennial celebration, Germany, under Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck, emerged as a national power on the world stage, operating under an American-inspired tariff policy. The British determined “not to lose our former leadership…passing to the Americans,” and put into play a geo-political strategy to eliminate Bismarck and crush Germany. Price Edward Albert, later King Edward II, protégé of Lord Palmerston and son of Queen Victoria, made himself dictator of British foreign policy, and for the next 20 years, personally oversaw the elimination of all obstacles to the creation of a “nightmare coalition” of Russia, France, and Britain, to accomplish this goal, leading straight to The Great War. British foreign policy for Germany in the post-war period reflected exactly the aims of H.G. Wells: the dissolution of Germany as a sovereign country. Crushed under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, by 1923, the British had finally re-conquered Germany, and in SW Asia, the same policy was pursued, under the British Arab Bureau and French foreign ministry, creating the Skyes-Picot accord, which mandated British control of the Palestine/Trans Jordan and Iraq region, with French control of Lebanon and Syria.

In the United States, the same banks and cartels dismantling the German nation, positioned themselves for similar actions against an already weakened American System. Wall Street became headquarters of these operations, through the likes of criminals such as John Pierpont Morgan. By 1928, John Raskob, a Morgan asset, who had built his fortune through insider speculation, rose to prominence in the Democratic Party. Controlling things on the Republican side of the aisle was another Morgan agent, Thomas Lamont, who provided daily consultation to then President Herbert Hoover. Rampant speculation led to the inevitable collapse of 1929.

Through these and other Wall St. networks, and directed on the ground by Reichsbank President Hjalmar Schacht, millions of dollars were injected into the Nazi Party. Finally, Germany’s President Hindenberg was pressured in February 1933 to bring in Adolf Hitler as Chancellor.

Back in the summer of 1932, the Democratic Party nominating convention was confronted with selecting a candidate for the U.S. Presidency who could deal with the economic crash which had snowballed into widespread hunger, bankruptcy, foreclosures, and massive unemployment. Despite a clear mandate of the American people for a Franklin Roosevelt nomination, the Democratic National Committee, under John Raskob, went to extraordinary lengths to stop him. Indeed, it was only on the fourth ballot that Roosevelt finally secured the nomination.

The fight at the Convention was not a simple internal Democratic Party struggle, but rather a conflict over whether the Lincoln tradition of American politics, or the British system of Empire, would prevail in the world. Franklin
Roosevelt knew this to be the issue of the Convention. He knew this, not as a recent discovery, but something which was fundamental to his thinking throughout his life.
[Here ends Show 621. Act 3, which was to follow, has not been produced as a LaRouche Connection Program. The following write-up was prepared for that program.]

1932 continues with details of Franklin Roosevelt’s biography, going back to 1901, when as a young man of 19 at Harvard, wrote his thesis on Alexander Hamilton, President Washington’s choice for our first Secretary of the Treasury—“the greatest of the cabinet offices,” as against British agent Aaron Burr, “who saw in [the nation’s] grater financial security the banishment of his dream of establishing a Northern Confederacy.” Between 1921 and 1924, Roosevelt and his family turned the period his polio illness and convalescence into a constructive period of education into all fields, becoming serious about politics. By 1928, the signs of total economic collapse and control of all politics by a few on Wall Street became visible to many Americans. He ran for and was elected Governor of New York and addressed the 1928 Democratic Party Convention. As New York Governor, he began to reverse the ongoing economic disintegration by implementing politics of Social Security, unemployment insurance, major state infrastructure, job creation projects, regulation over utilities, and initial regulation of Wall Street. This prescription set a precedent of policy standards later and drew many protests against him from the Hoover Administration.

By 1930, the Republican Party had become the party of financial speculation and free trade. Franklin was seen by many as the likely Democratic Party nominee for the 1932 election. To combat Franklin, John Raskob moved the repeal of Prohibition into the forefront of party politics, intending to drive a wedge between the Northern and Southern Democrats. To combat the control by the elites, Franklin invented his famous “fireside chats,” to educate the people about the problems America faced, and to muster support for his intended policy solutions.

Amidst the chaos of the convention, the Roosevelt apparatus persisted, Roosevelt finally winning the nomination, on the 4th ballot. Upon his subsequent victory over the Republican incumbent Hoover, he began to implement a New Deal for the nation. Within hours of his first day in office, he began a comprehensive reorganization of the nation’s economy. Chief Aid Harry Hopkins, armed with only a card table, a pot of coffee and a telephone, hired 11 million Americans and spent $20 million in the first three hours of the administration! With the Civilian Conservation Corps, Rural Electrification Administration, Four Corners projects, etc, Roosevelt launched the largest peacetime mobilization of manpower and materials the world had ever seen. He used the Reconstruction Finance Corporation as a quasi national bank to re-establish the credit of the nation. He built schools, libraries, airports, post offices—all with Government issued credit. He re-established the U.S. Currency, stabilized the price of gold, and opened a penetrating investigation of Wall Street’s rampant speculation.—all within the first 100 days.

The narrative then covers the infamous American Liberty League, organized by Raskob, to propagandize against Roosevelt’s policies, with the ultimate objective to organize a 500,000-man force to storm the White House and overthrow Roosevelt. Fortunately, this plan by what Roosevelt called “these economic royalists” was stopped.

The battles of World War II are known. What is not, is the story of the war between the American and British System, to determine the future of civilization, which took place in discussions between the two individuals who represented these outlooks: President Roosevelt and Prime Minister of Britain, Winston Churchill. The narrative presents this conflict in the form of a mini-drama, through the eyes of Roosevelt’s son Elliott, who attended many of the meetings between his father and Churchill. [See the book As He Saw It, by Elliott Roosevelt]

Roosevelt’s vision of the post-war agreements was the banishment of colonialism worldwide, and the bringing of the power of technological development to all nations. Under Roosevelt’s leadership, the U.S. created a potential for global cooperation, threatening the end of imperialism on the planet. For the first time since Lincoln’s victory in the Civil War, the world was moving in the direction of defeating the oligarchical principle, and establishing a global community of sovereign nation-states. Under the presidency of Roosevelt’s chosen successor, Vice President Henry Wallace, that future would have been secured. Tragically, British operatives in the Democratic Party pressured Roosevelt to replace Wallace with Harry S Truman in the 1944 election. Truman was not committed to fighting for Roosevelt’s principles and proved himself willing to submit to Churchill’s post-war outlook.

It has now become our job to finish the work Franklin Roosevelt so courageously advanced in his life.

Release Date: Aug. 11, 2008

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