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1 John Vreeland  Dec 25, 2014 9:39:03pm

“We can have peace and security only so long as we band together to preserve that most priceless possession, our inheritance of European blood, only so long as we guard ourselves against attack by foreign armies and dilution by foreign races.”—Charles Lindberg, beacon of tolerance of the world’s peoples, cultures and faiths.

2 Rightwingconspirator  Dec 26, 2014 7:51:45am

re: #1 John Vreeland

Ah the pesky imperfections of profoundly capable men from the past with of course the views of the past. Way to completely miss the point of the recent lighting. Perfect miss.

3 Dark_Falcon  Dec 27, 2014 5:48:39am

re: #2 Rightwingconspirator

Ah the pesky imperfections of profoundly capable men from the past with of course the views of the past. Way to completely miss the point of the recent lighting. Perfect miss.

It’s a bit worse than most cases with Lindbergh, but his loyalty to the US was real, though it took the shock of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor to make him fully turn his back on Nazi Germany. But turn his back he did and thereafter he did what he could to aid in the downfall of the Axis powers.

Charles Lindbergh Jr. was a flawed man, but his contributions to the United States outweigh his faults.

4 Shiplord Kirel  Dec 27, 2014 2:55:43pm

Lindbergh is an interesting figure whose actions and views resonate to this day. His antisemitic and isolationist leanings did not appear out of a vacuum; nor was he duped by sophisticated European fascists while he was living in Europe in the 30s (as he sometimes implied in later years).
His father was none other than Congressman Charles August Lindbergh, who remains an icon to the conspiracist right for his opposition to the Federal Reserve and to US involvement in World War I. What we think of as the Ron Paul wing of the Republican Party obviously existed for quite a while before Ron Paul did.
I do not think the Fed is above criticism, far from it, but it is amazing how often you can scratch a Fed-hater and find a Jew-hater.

Lindbergh was unofficially rehabilitated in the 50s and served on the selection committee for the US Air Force Academy. He supported the space program and wrote the foreword for astronaut Michael Collins’s book about Apollo 11. He also became a leading environmentalist in the 60s and was an early and vocal opponent of the whaling industry. He died in Hawaii in 1974, age 72, and is buried at a beautiful site in Kipahulu, Maui.
On a personal note, I actually met Charles Lindbergh at Edwards Air Force base in about 1965. He was in his 60s by then, a dignified but friendly and polite old man who was happy to sign an autograph. I got the distinct feeling from my father and his friend “Mark” (a one time Tuskegee airman btw) that the AF types viewed him with genuine but somewhat chilly respect,


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