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John McKay

The Seattle area had a lot of odd social reformer/revolutionary movements in those days. The area already had a history of utopian communities and labor radicalism before the Depression to draw on for inspiration. Technocracy was pretty big here (that's what this looks like), and Pelly's theosophy flavored Fascists, the Silver Shirts, were active here, too.

John F. Ptak

Thanks John McKay. I should point out too that Pelley was very active here in ASheville as well, writing and running meetings for all sorts of deep hocus pocus stuff, until he wound up flying over the edge with the Silver SHirts. SMall world.


Love the blog John, it would be nice if you called out the right wing/capitalist villains once in a while also though!

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