Saturday, August 29, 2015

On the Fact that (According to Jim Powell's "Bully Boy") Teddy Roosevelt's Reason for Populating the West Was this Crazy Fear that it Would Soon Be Taken Over By a Foreign Power

That is Nixonian and then some. I mean, what, he thought that the British, French, Russians, or Japanese were going to do a Winfield Scott type landing on the shores of California (sending their armadas around Tierra Del Fuego)? THAT IS INSANE!! HE WAS INSANE!!


dmarks said...

His reason for populating the West?

Wasn't it more like depopulating??

He said: "I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth."

dmarks said...

TR was perhaps America's most aggressive, grandest imperialist.

Perhaps he was projecting... thinking that all other nations were like his America.

But, TBH, the "Great Powers" of that era were about as bad.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Yep, he said it (and similar statements about Filipinos).