Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Allen West's McCarthyism

I believe there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party. ~ Rep. Allen West (Apr 10, 2012)
I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department. ~ Sen. Joseph McCarthy (Feb. 9, 1950)
Allen West urged government censorship of the news media. Joseph McCarthy browbeat the film industry into blacklisting hundreds of artists. McCarthy advocated removal from libraries of books "by any controversial persons, Communists, fellow travelers, etc." Many libraries burned the books he identified which included Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience." West has defended Koran burning. Both served in the military and disgraced their uniforms while doing so.

Joseph McCarthy was a cancer on the American body politic. Allen West is merely an infected carbuncle on the American butt. Still, one can't help but notice the similarities.

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