Andrew Jackson has been unfairly reviled by modern day people, because his accomplishments has always been more than whatever shortcomings were in his character.
He was a war hero, the only President to ever pay off the US debt, fought against the banks, founder of the Democratic party and was overall a well respected President well into the 20th century. Why do people hate him so much?
Because of one thing.
Trail of Tears – Wikipedia
Now if people actually bother reading this, look at the details: “By 1838, about 2,000 Cherokee had voluntarily relocated from Georgia to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma). Forcible removals began in May 1838 when General Winfield Scottreceived a final order from President Martin Van Buren to relocate the remaining Cherokees”
Note: VOLUNTARILY until 1838
Jackson had made a deal with the Cherokee chiefs. Martin Van Buren is the one who forcibly relocated them.
So… why isn’t Van Buren’s grave getting shit on then? Why is Jackson getting all the hate?
I would say Henry Clay. Ran for president 3 times, everytime didn’t win. But his credentials are massive.
-US Senator from Kentucky – served 4 different’ times for a total of 16 years.
-9th US Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams for 4 years
-7th Speaker of the US house of Representatives for a total of 10 years.
-Member of the US House of Representatives from Kentucky’s 2nd district, 7 years
-Member of the US House of Representatives from Kentucky’s 3rd district, 2 years
-Member of the US House of Representatives from Kentucky’s 5th district, 2 years
That’s ALOT of political experience.
Marxism is very different from Maosim, Stalinism or Leninism. Basically Marxism has never really been successfully implemented.
Capitalism = a few who are incredibly rich, and the majority are poor
Marxism = no one is incredibly rich, majority is decently wealthy (he thought that the vast amount of wealth the top 1% had could be evenly distributed to everyone)
In practice communism (Leninism/Stalinism/Maoism) = a dictatorship where a handful of people control the wealth and power, and majority is poor.
So that’s the difference. Marx never intended communism to be autocratic but it always turn into a personality-cult led dictatorship in practice. Marx had great ideas but only in theory. It’s that theory that got Chinese people interested in communism. Mao promised wealth for everyone – at a time when most Chinese were illiterate and impoverished. And in a way he did, after inventing Simplified Chinese most Chinese could now read and write, and all Chinese had free education, housing and healthcare. But compared to American style capitalism the average Chinese was still poor, and Mao was basically a dictator.
In a Marxist system, Mao would not be a dictator and the average middle class Chinese would be much more wealthier than they actually were during the 50s/60s/70s. But its impossible to implement because humans are greedy and humans want power and absolute power corrupts absolutely – which Mao found out. During the 1950s Mao actually cared about the welfare of the people, but as time went on during the 60s/70s he got corrupted by power and refused to relinquish it.