Franklin D. Roosevelt on the Complexities of a President.
August 26th, 2010.
Received by FAB
I am here, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
I see you are not yet clear where you yourself stand on my New Deal, whether it was good or bad. And now, you are faced with reading Wall Street and FDR, by Antony Sutton, a description of my association with elements of Wall Street. You just don’t know what to make of it all because you have always had a good feeling of what I did as president.
Well, you are not in a position to render a final verdict: that has been done by the Almighty, to my sorrow. In my heart, I did have good intentions, but I played the political game, using my influence where I could. It was there to be exploited and used.
Did I conspire with less than savory elements? Yes, I did. And did I truly desire to serve my country? Yes, I did. So you see, you come upon human nature, which is complex. A book can be written about a politician, and you swear he is the devil, and another book will describe this same politician as a savior. You see my point. I will say, though, that Mr. Sutton touches upon little known aspects of my career - little know, that is, to the mortal life, but revealed over here. If you want, I will comment on it when you have finished reading it.