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Columnist Wheeler McMillen penned the attached 1946 editorial concerning a subject African-Americans have long recognized as problematic: American democracy and the tyranny of the majority. This has become a timely subject since President Obama introduced the term distribution of wealth to the American vocabulary during the 2008 election - this was swiftly followed-up by the Occupy movement and their Tweets regarding the ambitions of the "99 percent" (meaning, "majority" - the Russian translation for this term is "bolshevik"):

"The true essence of free government is not the rule by majority; it is the protection of the rights of the minority. A majority can become as as tyrannical as a despot. A majority can also be wrong... Law that gives a majority unequal advantages over a minority is just as bad as a law that gives one man, one group or any minority unequal advantages over the majority."

Even as early as 1894 socialism was recognized as wishful thinking.

In 1949, President Truman introduced a wealth distribution plan for farmers...

     


'Distribution of Wealth' (Pathfinder Magazine, 1946)

'Distribution of Wealth' (Pathfinder Magazine, 1946)

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