This is a serious subject, something that we should all be paying attention too.
Now the original McCarthyism was started by Senator Joseph McCarthy, in the late 40's early 50's, during the high point of the "Red Scare". McCarthy would accuse people of being communist sympathizers, often destroying people's lives, and leaving some unable to work because of black lists, the most famous of course was the Hollywood Blacklist, which left many writers out of work.
So, where am i going with this? well A truly reprehensable congressman Michelle Bachmann over the weekend called for the media to do an indepth probe looking into "Un-American" people in congress. Why is this bad? Well, for the same reason McCarthyism was bad. It's Bullshit. It creates an environment of fear. For a real good look at what that would do, watch the classic Twillight Zone episode, "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street". (I really would reccomend watching Twillight Zone period, the original series, with Rod Serling)
Back to Bachmann. We have a woman in congress who wants to start a witch hunt. Accuse anyone and everyone who disagrees with her views as being a "witch" and basically "remove" them. This isn't what America should be, and by her very actions, she is the only one in Congress that would be "Un-American".
Warning, next few sentences are full of filth: Personal note, as part of blogger concete that Congresswoman Bachmann may actually read this...Fuck you. Stop spewing your hateful shit. It's unbecoming of an American, and especially of an American with power. Take your shit and go home you idiotic brainless whelp who will say or do anything to make yourself known.
On that note, I am going to make my only political endorsement on this blog. Please, Minnesota, Elect Elwyn Tinklenberg. I'll be honest, I don't know jack about Tinklenberg, but I refuse to allow anyone with the idiocy, and clear McCarthyism clone BS coming from her mouth, to be stay as a Congressman.
Please excuse the seriousness of this blog, but this is an important topic near and dear to my heart. I'll post what I was planning on posting later today. Trust me, It's much more light hearted, and fun.
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