Howard Zinn a communist? Next you’ll be telling me Madonna used sex to sell records!

Posted: July 31, 2010 by datechguy in internet/free speech, opinion/news
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What do this headline:

FBI Files Reveal Historian Howard Zinn Lied to Hide CPUSA Membership

and this one

So Clarkson was right: Sight of a scantily-clad woman drives men to distraction (… and off the road)

have in common?

Anyone without an agenda knew this without a study or a document dump.

One important point that Stacy McCain made in his piece btw:

What is important to note here is that Zinn evidently joined the Kremlin-controlled CPUSA not during the “Popular Front” era of the 1930s — when many idealists were seduced — but after the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in which Stalin cruelly and cynically sacrificed Poland to the Nazis. Zinn was a card-carrying Commie who advocated Marxism-Leninism after the Red Army’s ”Iron Curtain” occupation of Eastern Europe, after the treachery of the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss had been revealed, and even during the height of Stalin’s anti-Semitic “Doctors’ Plot” purge!

If Zinn being a communist was any more obvious you could use it in a Geico commercial.

It’s stories like this that the “Well duh!” tag was created for.

Update: In case I haven’t made it clear by the seemingly cavalier nature of this post. Yes I understand the evil that Zinn did. His willing support of the most murderous ideology that mankind has ever produced, and I further understand that the idolatry of Zinn on campus not to mention the inclusion of his book in history classes (rather than as an example of propaganda) is a crime against the lives of millions whose death he apparently endorsed. My only point is anyone with half a brain knew Zinn was a communist.

When you meet people who are willing to deny it, and/or deny that communism is directly responsible for more deaths in the last century than anything else, that’s when you understand how civilized Germans could blind themselves to the camps in their midst.

Update 2: Now a hotair headline

Update 3: Little Miss Attila put it well:

There are two ways to look at this, of course: through one lens, this is like finding out that your confirmed bachelor friend who likes to go to leather clubs with younger men is actually gay . . . and yet on the other hand, it’s a smoking gun in terms of the fact that we’ve had intellectual and academics who have been very dishonest about their loyalties.

Bingo!

Comments
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  2. I love R. Lee Ermey….
    That said, What The F**K was the FBI doing compiling 423 pages on Howard Zinn? Isn’t this a free country? Spending taxpayer money to find out about someone’s political leanings is a good idea? Some much for fiscal conservatism.

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