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But seriously, for decades many mainstream readers dimissed Butler's book as crank literature.  They knew that only in dystopian fiction (It Can't Happen Here) do conspiracies of corporate Mafiosi plot a takeover of the Federal government, much less succeed.  The most useful belief system that power-seeking conspirators can instil in the public is that conspiracies are nonsense and never really happen :-)

The funny part about that is that Smedley Butler testified before Congress about the Coup plot. So it's all on the record.

Can the last politician to go out the revolving door please turn the lights off?

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Aug 3rd, 2007 at 05:39:36 AM EST

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