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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1947, the Congressional investigation into supposed communist influence in Hollywood kicked off the Red Scare, which was only later surpassed by the Purple Sharts and the Green Heebie Jeebies   (history.com) divider line
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2021-10-20 1:57:22 PM  
My alma mater's student cheering section is called the Red Scare, so I'm getting a kick out of this thread.
 
2021-10-20 7:13:48 PM  
You wanna see the seeds for income inequality that were planted with the Smith Act? They are right here. The US Government destroyed the American Left. And that Left was what supported labor.

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Right wing propaganda at the time:

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2021-10-20 7:31:52 PM  
And the only good Commie is still a dead Commie.
 
2021-10-20 7:35:22 PM  
Young Abe Simpson Names Names
Youtube CQRzHART71A
 
2021-10-20 7:35:30 PM  
Purple Sharts is the name of my Prince/MAGA Country Metal mash up acapella group.
 
2021-10-20 7:37:08 PM  
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2021-10-20 7:37:48 PM  
Some of those Communist influences would eventually find their way to a gulag.  Getting rid of Fascist influences should have followed.
 
2021-10-20 7:39:21 PM  

Mouser: And the only good Commie is still a dead Commie.


That's not how you spell "Congressman".
 
2021-10-20 7:39:32 PM  

Mouser: And the only good Commie is still a dead Commie.


The only things I agree with Communists on are respecting labor and killing fascists.
 
2021-10-20 7:42:46 PM  
The best pop song about McCarthyism I know: 
Exhuming McCarthy
Youtube Az5dzXRRh4E
 
2021-10-20 7:47:44 PM  
SCTV - I Was a Teenage Communist
Youtube OxEshFBhU-4
 
2021-10-20 7:47:49 PM  
McCarthy was just trying to protect Americans from the horrible existence that Soviet citizens had to endure, because they were living in a place where the government was constantly investigating their beliefs and keeping track of who they associated with.  Hey, wait a second...
 
2021-10-20 7:48:09 PM  
Stalin comes in peace.
 
2021-10-20 7:48:27 PM  

Weird Hal: Mouser: And the only good Commie is still a dead Commie.

The only things I agree with Communists on are respecting labor and killing fascists.


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2021-10-20 7:49:34 PM  
Hopefully not followed by another Orange crush
 
2021-10-20 7:51:27 PM  
Say that dirty word:

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2021-10-20 7:52:27 PM  

Weird Hal: Mouser: And the only good Commie is still a dead Commie.

The only things I agree with Communists on are respecting labor and killing fascists.


Oh yeah, they sure did respect labor, didn't they. Read up on what happened to the labor movement after the Commies took over in Russia. Commies and fascists are two sides of the same coin.
 
2021-10-20 7:52:54 PM  
And then there's this:

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2021-10-20 8:00:25 PM  
So, basically the MAGA era.
 
2021-10-20 8:04:49 PM  
You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, Subby?
 
2021-10-20 8:09:19 PM  
Get your jokes and laughter out now. It's time to buckle down or some other more social aware lingo that I lack the ability to grok that is correct and justified. Knowing that language is inherently and scientifically limited by its hateful and racist creators. My man Noam Chomsky will blow your mind. We are saddled by a "trade" language and as long as you express your disent of the language you can safely express the words and get back to buying Chines made widgets that will fill the hole in your soul of emptiness. You can return them the next day. It's socially acceptable to do that. Geez, folks, get over your humanistic guilt. It's perfectly acceptable for children on the other side of the planet to work harder that you ever will to facilitate creation of widgets for you. Heck, it's probably the most humanistic, just, and rightous act you will ever perform.

The new enemy that coincidentally may choose to associate with a party that coincidentally has chosen to associate with the color red, possibly is probably the proper new enemy that will be rooted out.

Will you fall in line and accept the new enemy of state with incorrect thought and chosen affiliation? Are you willing to permit those that dissent and believe that  freedom to choose how they live and provide for those they care for are no longer valid in these modern times? It's just a piece of paper written by a few racist and old white dudes in the long distant past.

The rights that were sought were different. The sales pitch of extraordinary rights for individual rights is rooted in systemic abuse and are of no use to the individual citizen at all due to its racist intentions. The citizens owe their unquestionable existence and privilege to the graciousness of our current and just rulers.

Geez people. Why is it so hard to just accept what our just leaders demand? Egg your rights! Do what you are told. Why is this so hard to understand?
 
2021-10-20 8:23:41 PM  

Ragin' Asian: And then there's this:

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Those vases would make a good place to poop.  I'm just sayin'...
 
2021-10-20 8:31:59 PM  
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2021-10-20 8:32:14 PM  

Ragin' Asian: And then there's this:

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Dude. EYES
 
2021-10-20 8:33:48 PM  

beezeltown: Purple Sharts is the name of my Prince/MAGA Country Metal mash up acapella group.


Purple Shirts is my "don't ask don't tell" Star Trek spin off.

Set phasers to fabulous!
 
2021-10-20 8:38:03 PM  
The Purple Sharts were nothing to joke about. Carl Eller and Alan Page? Come on...
 
2021-10-20 8:38:07 PM  
Trump republicans, Hold my beer.
 
2021-10-20 8:38:31 PM  
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2021-10-20 8:40:52 PM  

Mouser: And the only good Commie is still a dead Commie.


Why do you want to kill all the Catholics?
 
2021-10-20 8:47:54 PM  

Ragin' Asian: And then there's this:

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The crazy thing is if you wanted to you could just walk up, wait in line, and piss on his bones.
 
2021-10-20 8:48:05 PM  

Nadie_AZ: You wanna see the seeds for income inequality that were planted with the Smith Act? They are right here. The US Government destroyed the American Left. And that Left was what supported labor.

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Right wing propaganda at the time:

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Oh the irony of that last pic.
 
2021-10-20 8:50:45 PM  
History repeating itself is an interesting trope to me. It often happens, and I am fearful if the alt-right regains power again the red scare could repeat itself. I have said far too much about class divide to be found innocent. I pray my son doesn't have to grow up without a father. #Paranoid
 
2021-10-20 8:55:17 PM  

HighOnCraic: McCarthy was just trying to protect Americans from the horrible existence that Soviet citizens had to endure, because they were living in a place where the government was constantly investigating their beliefs and keeping track of who they associated with.  Hey, wait a second...


And if it meant he got to drink himself to death and get morphine while Harry Anslinger sanctioned it then by gum...

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2021-10-20 8:59:58 PM  
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2021-10-20 9:11:23 PM  

vilesithknight: History repeating itself is an interesting trope to me. It often happens, and I am fearful if the alt-right regains power again the red scare could repeat itself. I have said far too much about class divide to be found innocent. I pray my son doesn't have to grow up without a father. #Paranoid


It's educated fallacy. Check out Glubb's "Fate of Empires." The next empire is rising. They are grateful for our self-culling to weaken resistance through numbers and satisfy justice.

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes."
Samuel Clemens
 
2021-10-20 9:14:41 PM  
Disapproves.

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2021-10-20 9:25:47 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: vilesithknight: History repeating itself is an interesting trope to me. It often happens, and I am fearful if the alt-right regains power again the red scare could repeat itself. I have said far too much about class divide to be found innocent. I pray my son doesn't have to grow up without a father. #Paranoid

It's educated fallacy. Check out Glubb's "Fate of Empires." The next empire is rising. They are grateful for our self-culling to weaken resistance through numbers and satisfy justice.

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes."
Samuel Clemens


The Communist strategy has been to let your enemy weaken themself before you strike.   Xi is doing a great job watching Putin play us against each other.
 
2021-10-20 9:46:24 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: StoPPeRmobile: vilesithknight: History repeating itself is an interesting trope to me. It often happens, and I am fearful if the alt-right regains power again the red scare could repeat itself. I have said far too much about class divide to be found innocent. I pray my son doesn't have to grow up without a father. #Paranoid

It's educated fallacy. Check out Glubb's "Fate of Empires." The next empire is rising. They are grateful for our self-culling to weaken resistance through numbers and satisfy justice.

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes."
Samuel Clemens

The Communist strategy has been to let your enemy weaken themself before you strike.   Xi is doing a great job watching Putin play us against each other.


Let's wait to see what their real estate market does. They could be in serious trouble soon. Plus they are starting to lockdown cities again with outbreaks in Beijing. Good luck with that.
 
2021-10-20 9:50:58 PM  

freakay: Let's wait to see what their real estate market does. They could be in serious trouble soon. Plus they are starting to lockdown cities again with outbreaks in Beijing. Good luck with that.


That's what's so weird about the EverGreen thing. It's one of the least Communist things I can think of.
 
2021-10-20 9:51:24 PM  
They went after homosexuals, too. Communists and homsoexuals, we were all the same un-American degenerates to them. Sounds an awful lot like fascism, doesn't it?
 
2021-10-20 9:53:44 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Get your jokes and laughter out now. It's time to buckle down or some other more social aware lingo that I lack the ability to grok that is correct and justified. Knowing that language is inherently and scientifically limited by its hateful and racist creators. My man Noam Chomsky will blow your mind. We are saddled by a "trade" language and as long as you express your disent of the language you can safely express the words and get back to buying Chines made widgets that will fill the hole in your soul of emptiness. You can return them the next day. It's socially acceptable to do that. Geez, folks, get over your humanistic guilt. It's perfectly acceptable for children on the other side of the planet to work harder that you ever will to facilitate creation of widgets for you. Heck, it's probably the most humanistic, just, and rightous act you will ever perform.

The new enemy that coincidentally may choose to associate with a party that coincidentally has chosen to associate with the color red, possibly is probably the proper new enemy that will be rooted out.

Will you fall in line and accept the new enemy of state with incorrect thought and chosen affiliation? Are you willing to permit those that dissent and believe that  freedom to choose how they live and provide for those they care for are no longer valid in these modern times? It's just a piece of paper written by a few racist and old white dudes in the long distant past.

The rights that were sought were different. The sales pitch of extraordinary rights for individual rights is rooted in systemic abuse and are of no use to the individual citizen at all due to its racist intentions. The citizens owe their unquestionable existence and privilege to the graciousness of our current and just rulers.

Geez people. Why is it so hard to just accept what our just leaders demand? Egg your rights! Do what you are told. Why is this so hard to understand?


You, you I like. LoL
 
2021-10-20 9:57:26 PM  

vilesithknight: History repeating itself is an interesting trope to me. It often happens, and I am fearful if the alt-right regains power again the red scare could repeat itself. I have said far too much about class divide to be found innocent. I pray my son doesn't have to grow up without a father. #Paranoid


Sorta funny that the left pulled the red scare in 2016 and everyone loved it.
/where are the pee tapes
 
2021-10-20 10:03:05 PM  
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2021-10-20 10:11:02 PM  
and then the dems did all again in 2016 with the fake Russian influence scare.
 
2021-10-20 10:27:03 PM  

wantingout: and then the dems did all again in 2016 with the fake Russian influence scare.


What fake Russian influence scare?
 
2021-10-20 10:32:55 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Get your jokes and laughter out now. It's time to buckle down or some other more social aware lingo that I lack the ability to grok that is correct and justified. Knowing that language is inherently and scientifically limited by its hateful and racist creators. My man Noam Chomsky will blow your mind. We are saddled by a "trade" language and as long as you express your disent of the language you can safely express the words and get back to buying Chines made widgets that will fill the hole in your soul of emptiness. You can return them the next day. It's socially acceptable to do that. Geez, folks, get over your humanistic guilt. It's perfectly acceptable for children on the other side of the planet to work harder that you ever will to facilitate creation of widgets for you. Heck, it's probably the most humanistic, just, and rightous act you will ever perform.

The new enemy that coincidentally may choose to associate with a party that coincidentally has chosen to associate with the color red, possibly is probably the proper new enemy that will be rooted out.

Will you fall in line and accept the new enemy of state with incorrect thought and chosen affiliation? Are you willing to permit those that dissent and believe that  freedom to choose how they live and provide for those they care for are no longer valid in these modern times? It's just a piece of paper written by a few racist and old white dudes in the long distant past.

The rights that were sought were different. The sales pitch of extraordinary rights for individual rights is rooted in systemic abuse and are of no use to the individual citizen at all due to its racist intentions. The citizens owe their unquestionable existence and privilege to the graciousness of our current and just rulers.

Geez people. Why is it so hard to just accept what our just leaders demand? Egg your rights! Do what you are told. Why is this so hard to understand?


You're a badly-trained AI aren't you
 
2021-10-20 11:43:50 PM  

vilesithknight: History repeating itself is an interesting trope to me. It often happens, and I am fearful if the alt-right regains power again the red scare could repeat itself. I have said far too much about class divide to be found innocent. I pray my son doesn't have to grow up without a father. #Paranoid


Seek mental health care. Please.
 
2021-10-21 12:05:06 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: wantingout: and then the dems did all again in 2016 with the fake Russian influence scare.

What fake Russian influence scare?


Russiagate. Duh.
 
2021-10-21 1:11:12 AM  
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Was actually a pretty good movie, it was a takedown of the McCarthy era.
 
2021-10-21 1:02:07 PM  

austerity101: They went after homosexuals, too. Communists and homsoexuals, we were all the same un-American degenerates to them. Sounds an awful lot like fascism, doesn't it?


Which "they" are you talking about?
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/86667​5​3/

You'd have been an "Un-Soviet degenerate" back then on the other side of the Iron Curtain.   Homosexuality was considered one of the perversion that Capitalism caused.
 
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