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By Michael Moriarty
Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt!
Ken Burns, with his impressively thorough intensity, pours the case for Progressive Liberalism through the indisputably New World Order soul of The Roosevelt Families.
Took me years, decades actually, to finally realize that an Irish-American, merely a Detroit surgeon’s son, child of Dr. George and Mrs. Eleanor Moriarty, was never going to be fully accepted by the most privileged progeny of the Ivy League, despite being a Fulbright Scholar, Dartmouth College graduate and an expensively “prepared”, Cranbrook School “Preppy”.
My Jesuit years at the University of Detroit High School were certainly no aid to acceptance in the “privileged, higher circles” either.
My remarkable combination of life-experiences, however, offered me an existence I would not now trade with anyone!
The Roosevelts were never a family really.
They were factions.
And in the case of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor?!
Those three individuals were entirely separate factions all by themselves; and profoundly self-isolated and alone.
That lonely condition was both their greatest blessing and most painful curse, except for FDR’s polio.
Yet again, in the Ken Burns view of things, even the polio carried its own blessing upon Franklin’s genius, and oft-described secrecy. His fear of candidness worked in his favor as the American President to face both the world’s greatest financial depression and most horrifyingly, the worst, so far, of world wars.
The lesson for myself, coming from this documentary, is that “fitting in” is the last thing any self-respecting human being should ever want to do.
However, since the Roosevelts, particularly Franklin and Eleanor, represent this past century’s best examples of the Democrat Party?! It is Ken Burns’ expert aim to keep the self-image of American Liberalism at its highest and most prestigious level.
However, “The Squad”?
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley?!
The new and almost un-pronounceable quartet of women that now define the Democrat Party?! The new and seemingly unstoppable “terrorists” of the Democrat Party?!?!
They, more than any other example today, “fit in” with each other so closely that an utterly emasculated Democrat Party has no defense against them!
“The Squad”, “fitting in” so well with one another, has become the Democrat Party.
And Nancy Pelosi?!
She knows for certain that “The Squad” is certain suicide for the Democrat Party.
However, President Trump has driven the Democrat Party into such a mental breakdown that it doesn’t know what to do with its very own “Squad”.
As if “The Squad” were America’s political version of the terrorist organization, ISIS, and such insane thinking suddenly seems sane to the Democrat Party and quite acceptable for an organization that has no idea what to do with Donald Trump’s and The United States of America’s return to The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
Trying to paint President Trump’s counter-revolution against the shockingly bi-partisan, Democrat and RINO/Bush Family campaign for a New World Order?!
Their efforts to surrender the United States to the United Nations?!
Their dream of portraying their own, treasonous nightmare as logically inevitable?!
Read Donald Trump’s undeniably patriotic declaration: “NO PROGRESSIVE NEW WORLD ORDER!”
The President of the United States has basically said: “America refuses to ‘fit in’ with the New World Order!”
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at email@example.com. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.