“We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace: business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me – and I welcome their hatred.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
All of this has happened before, and will happen again. The crisis of the day is more or less the old one, but improved with bigger words and different acronyms. Unfortunately this go around it is absolutely inconceivable that a leader of the mob would be this bold.