I am in want,
He maketh me to lie down on park benches,
He destroyeth my soul.
He leadeth me in paths of destruction for the party’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of depression,
I anticipate no recovery,
For he is with me;
He prepareth a deduction in my salary,
And in the presence of mine enemies
He anointeth my small income with taxes,
And my expenses runneth over;
Surely unemployment and poverty shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in a mortgaged house forever."
“The 1938th Psalm,” anti-FDR propaganda found in the files of Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins.
In the Perkins Papers at Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.