Re: [OPE] Starving in Europe in 1947

From: paul bullock <>
Date: Tue Oct 05 2010 - 11:26:51 EDT

The ' rest of the world the rest of the time'... wasn't/ isn't occupied by
the US and in need of consolidation to prevent an outbreak of socialism
which would consolidate soviet power. If this could be done by reducing the
level of consumption or workers and lower middle classes in a non starving
(US) state, rather than redirecting US profits through tax, then of course
it will be done. In any case we hear enough of charitable appeals by the
'good and great' for the starving, so I'm not sure why you ask the question

Paul B.

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Subject: [OPE] Starving in Europe in 1947

I don't know this (that Truman asked Americans to help starving
Europeans), but what of the rest of the world the rest of the time?
Whatever happened to such an idea?

    "On October 5, 1947, in the first televised White House address,
President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays
and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in
Europe." (NYTimes, October 5, 2010)

Paul Zarembka

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