Well, managed to tear myself away from the Facebook before I became:
The ignorance of the average American about history and economics make me feel like a genius.
UPDATE: Several people in that thread, which I've stopped commenting on have insisted that their relatives accepted no government help during the Depression. That would have been impossible if you were any kind of a less then wealthy family or individual, they would have almost not been able to have gotten by without some sort of government help. Farmers of course got price supports, workers got unemployment insurance, everybody got Social Security. People lower down the income level got to live in the subsidized housing here. The WPA built the auditorium that is still in use in this town and the baseball field, also still in use. So we know that people who lived here in the 30s were employed by the government in construction projects (which would of course include the subsidized housing which is still in use).
Once again I guess I shouldn't be so disgusted about people believing the idea that we can't spend ourselves out of a recession since almost without exception that appears to be what the governments and the opposition parties all over the world now believe.
There were a couple of comments that disturbed me greatly: first, people who said that we didn't spend ourselves out of the Depression because we didn't get out of the Depression until we we started spending on WWII. Spending on war doesn't count as government spending apparently. Second, that G.I.s coming out of WWII got busy without help to speed the economy forward, completely ignoring the G.I. Bill.