The rest of the quote is all FDR the bad. My point is not to celebrate FDR the good, though a simple reminder as to that dimension is apparently required around here, but to note the nature of progress under social- democratic or liberal regimes.
> F.D.R. the bad was the man
> who betrayed the Spanish Republic, shut the doors of the United States to
> desperate refugees from Europe and campaigned ruthlessly to take over the
> British Empire as an American dominion. (You can read the
> evidence for this on almost every page of the three-volume
Hell, I saw it on public TV.
As for implicit lament over the British Empire's fire sale of assets to Pax Americana, as the saying goes, I can hear the smallest violin in the world.
The bottom line is that many of the comrades see no historical development over the past 100 years; just an unending sequence of atrocities against people and planet under capitalist rule. Small wonder that against this ahistorical panorama, revolution is understood as a moral choice, and lack of fealty to this choice as some combination of excusable ignorance, brainwashing, and immorality. Thus the more intelligent the partisan of non-revolution, the more evil must he be.