Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tea Party Crazy Has a History

By William Blum
May 12, 2010

If you shake your head and roll your eyes at the nonsense coming out of the Teabagger followers of Sarah “Africa is a country” Palin and other intellectual giants like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh ...

Read on.


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Mike said...

About that anti-communist “mania” ...... you do recall the release of the VENONA documents, don’t you? These would be the cables between Moscow and the Soviet Embassy in New York detailing the activities of the NKVD/KGB and how they had managed to recruit thousands of US Citizens (with help of the CPUSA as talent scouts) to spy on the United States for the Soviets? People like Harry Dexter White and Alger Hiss?

I also appreciate the quote addressing Clark Kerr’s estimation of 2-20 million deaths in China. The person writing is Morris Kominsky, former CPUSA member and raving Stalinist. Interesting choice of sources considering the nature of this article. Aside from that, the 2-20 million estimate is on the low side. By 1960 it is estimated that nearly 35 million people died in China from Mao’s political reforms.

On Cuban drug trafficking, the indictment and conviction of Reinaldo Ruiz and his son Rubén Ruiz, both agents of the Cuban government, put that issue to rest. It was confirmed n the trial, all on surveillance tape, how the Cuban government was allowing drug traffickers to use the island to refuel and evade US Coast Guard interdiction patrols. Although quietly swept under the rug by the left wing press in the US his conviction created shockwaves in Havana, with Castro using the opportunity to rid himself of a potential political rival and former “hero of the revolution” General Arnaldo Ochoa on trumped up drug trafficking charges as well as demonstrate to the world that Cuba was serious about ending its cooperation with drug traffickers.

I am a bit puzzled by this quote: “The president of one aerosol manufacturing firm suggested that criticism of CFCs was “orchestrated by the Ministry of Disinformation of the KGB.”

It seems suspiciously similar to a quote from the NY Times:

Whats Consortiums’ policy on plagiarism?