OTHER THAN TRUMP, WAS ANY PRESIDENT COMMITTED TO DESTROYING HIS PREDECESSOR?

A few ugly words about Andrew Jackson, our seventh president

Andrew Jackson was our despicable 7th American president. He did a pretty good job of undoing much — maybe most — or what all previous presidents had accomplished and it took decades to repair the mess. He hated the government, all six presidents who preceded him, and most especially, John Quincy Adams (son of John Adams).

He slaughtered whole nations of Native Americans. Destroyed the National Bank to the degree where it actually went out of business. Destroyed his opponents who had the gall to impugn his relationship with his wife — which wasn’t nice, but didn’t require he take down our entire government as reparation.

He was an evil bastard. Hateful, angry, close-minded. I don’t know what — if anything — he believed in. He was full of bile and loathing for democracy, freedom, and everything American. After he was (finally) elected, he did his best to tear it all down.

He believed in slavery, male dominion, and mass slaughter. In allowing everything to fall apart rather than taking any action to fix it. He didn’t care whether or not his actions ruined the economy or destroyed nations. He paid no account to the electorate or the country for whom he supposedly stood.

And his idiot supporters adored him, even as their world came crashing down around their ears.

He reminds me of someone currently in office. I wonder who?


LEARN LIBERTY has a nice piece about Jackson and if you like to learn history by googling around sources, there are plenty more to find. The important thing to note was that no matter how terrible the man really was, his followers adored him. He literally could do no wrong. He is, to date, the only mass murderer to occupy the White House … and he was proud of it.



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  1. Watching a YouTube program about The Prince and this statement struck me. Especially the “Beguiling men’s minds part.

    How trump aka Agent Orange came to power.

    “Everyone knows how commendable it is for a prince to keep his word and live by integrity rather than by cunning. And yet our own era has shown that princes who have little regard for their word have achieved great things, being expert at beguiling men’s minds.”

    Machiavelli, Niccolo – The Prince

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  2. There will always be cockroaches. Thinking, compassionate Americans need to turn the light back on and send them scurrying back into their hidey-holes. Together we can do it.

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  3. Deplorable state of affairs…then and now. 😦

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  4. I did not know about Mr jackson! Like Tas says we don’t get much info on US politics or history in our schools.
    Nothing surprises me in politics, yours or ours these days. Shocks me sometimes, but never surprises.

    What does surprise me it the constant narrowmindedness and inability to spot the deceit of the typical voter such as those who elected Jackson and Trump…. and their inability to see that those #######’s are just out for themselves and their rich backers, who are the ones who get them elected in the first place.

    But what would i know???

    love.

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    • Well, to be fair, this IS a human failing, not just American. There have been some pretty horrendous world leaders throughout history, most of whom were originally elected or chosen. They may have become dictators, but that’s not how they started.

      History repeats itself. Over and over again. it’s a form of Karma. If you don’t get it the first time, you’ll keep getting it and it will never stop. It’s why we need to learn and understand history.

      “If we don’t know any history, we are like branches that don’t know they are part of a tree,” (Michael Crichton)

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      • Agreed – it is a very human failing – of almost all humans at some time, perhaps most of the time?

        Now you have me thinking… would Trump have been elected if his supporters knew more about the history of their country, specifically regarding AJ??

        I’m suspecting not – how about you? 🙂

        Do we all need to learn our history or is that what we have History professors for? (Actually just why DO we have history professors, what useful function do they serve in modern society??)

        love.

        love.

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        • Does anyone know history anymore? They don’t really TEACH it if they ever did. They teach a “popular history of our country” which omits anything nasty.

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          • My guess is that there is just so much History that can be learned from it’s overwhelming to most people who have more that enough trouble just trying to keep up with what’s going on today… that will become History for the next generation to be overloaded with in the same fashion. Best we can hope for is for people like you to point out some of the more relevant bits in a way that people can access and absorb easily in the hope someone benefits from the knowledge! 🙂

            All country’s education systems have vested interest in showing their country’s role in history in the best light. Truth comes a distant second.

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  5. Reblogged this on Pressing Patience and commented:
    Reblogging because… yeah.

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  6. Thanks Marilyn I will check out the link. Jackson is not one of the US president’s Aussie kids learned about in school in my day. Now they probably don’t teach about any. 😦

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  7. As George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Isn’t Andrew Jackson the president most admired by Trump? And isn’t Trump the guy who not only can’t remember the past, but isn’t even informed enough to have forgotten about it. Just like most of his ardent supporters. *Sigh*

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  8. Reblogged this on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit and commented:
    Sadly we have a repeat performance in #45.

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  9. I don’t know where to start, so I won’t.

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