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Truman Had No Middle Name; Or, How the British Recolonized America

4 May 2017

EIR One-Minute short: As one of the last remaining living veterans of WWII, Lyndon LaRouche has dedicated his life to fighting to keep alive Franklin Roosevelt’s vision of the post-colonial, post-imperial world which those Allied soldiers fought to bring about.

As FDR famously told Winston Churchill, as documented by Roosevelt’s son Elliot in his book As He Saw It: "I can’t believe that we can fight a war against fascist slavery, and at the same time not work to free people all over the world from a backward colonial policy.” And as Winston Churchill correctly accused FDR: "Mr. President, I believe you are trying to do away with the British Empire! Every idea you entertain about the structure of the postwar world demonstrates it." And as Elliot Roosevelt continues: "In saying what he did, he was acknowledging that British colonial policy would be a dead duck, and British attempts to dominate world trade would be a dead duck, and British ambitions to play off the U.S.S.R. against the U.S.A. would be a dead duck. Or would have been, if Father had lived."

Today, the opportunity to finally fulfill FDR’s vision of freeing nations (including the United States, now) from the British Empire, can be achieved by President Trump accepting Chinese President Xi Jinping’s offer to join the New Silk Road, establishing a new system of peace and mutual benefit through global great projects and economic development.