Will Rogers, A Good Democrat 1932 (link)
Same Spokesman: WILLS’ BIG FEET GLAD. Will Rogers, anti-entanglement America First isolationist p. 1
Find American Soil Best Place in Round World Trip. NEW YORK–Feb 9–Oh boy I was glad to set my old big feet on American soil, even if it has got a second mortgage on it.
Had the greatest trip I ever had in my life and I believe if everybody made it they might come back a little poorer, but better off in the feeling toward our country.
I know business is off, they say 60 per cent. Well that still leaves us 30 per cent ahead of anywhere I have seen.
If we can just let other people alone and do their own fighting, when you get into trouble 5000 miles away from home you’ve got to have been looking for it.
Yours, WILL ROGERS
He came back, he said, to get in on the receiving end of President Hoover’s anti-hoarding campaign.
“I hear everyone is going to dig their dough out of their socks,” he said, “and I don’t want to be away under the circumstances.”
Conversation in Europe, he said, is sort of running now on single track. “When you’re introduced to somebody, they say ‘Glad to meet you, cancel the debts.'”
As for the Geneva Disarmament parley, that was a swell show, like the follies, only harder to crash. “The diplomats had all the tickets, and they were selling them.” …
Will revealed he offered to bet Ray Long, publisher, $1000 Hoover would be reelected, but Will’s wife confided the $1000 wasn’t forthcoming at the critical moment.
Other news on that same page tells of Chinese battling Japan–with tourists viewing the battles from ships, the Jewish National Workers’ Alliance of America announcing its 4th annual Queen Esther Beauty contest, and President Herbert Hoover declaring a Moratorium on handshaking–just like today.
Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is available in two languages on Amazon Kindle, each at the cost of a pint of craft beer.
Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)