Thursday, June 16, 2011

Idée d'jour

We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny. The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witchhunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist.
- E.B. White, writer (1899-1985)
This would apply today to the label "liberal". When, exactly, did "liberal" become the new "Communist"?

1 comment:

Jonah said...

Actually, I consider "terrorist" to be the new "Communist." Granted, some will equate those they deem "liberal" with terrorist, but more commonly the status is more like the "fellow traveler" of the Red Scare days.
Bro. Dave