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According to J.C. Furnas in "Stormy Weather", Sinclair's plan for California II was utopian beyond all reality. A California Authority for Production would put factories back in operation. A California Authority for Land would put farmland back into production. A California Authority for money would issue bonds to back state scrip which would replace U.S. currency. It all made such perfect sense that hundreds of End Poverty in California clubs formed in competition with the Townsend Clubs. Sinclair got hundreds of thousands of votes for Governor, though he lost, but twenty-nine EPIC party members won seats in the Legislature. Lest we think that economic utopian schemes were solely Californian in 1934, let's remember how popular Father Coughlin, Huey Long, and Dr. Townsend's fanciful economic plans were elsewhere in the country.
Upton was a closet homosexual and proof that liberalism is a mental disorder. Too bad he did not live to see the death of his beloved California.

The cancer of liberalism has spread across America and now grows a parasitic nation of followers who have elected fools like Obama.

America dies from apathy and ignorance.
"Not much of a legacy." No kidding!

Can anyone recommend a good, readable bio of Upton Sinclair? Thanks.
"She identifies among Sinclair’s “intellectual heirs” Barbara Ehrenreich, Mike Davis, Alice Walker, Michael Moore, and Naomi Klein. "

Not much of a legacy.