"I am not going to sit back an allow communist infiltration, communist indoctrination, communist subversion and the international communist conspiracy to sap my precious bodily fluids." (General Jack D. Ripper, American Patriot, circa 1963).
Not long ago, some University, I've forgotten which, forced two college students to take down the American flag which they were flying from their dorm room window because it "offended muslim students." Where's General Ripper when you need him, eh?
Now you're quoting unhinged paranoid movie characters as though they were real people? And posting questionable news stories without a link to verify them? Why don't you just take a selfie of yourself holding up a sign that says, "Don't believe a word I say," and use that as your avatar.
--Sterling Hayden as United States Air Force Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, a paranoid ultra-nationalist, in the 1964 film, "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb". A brilliant black comedy from Stanley Kubrick.
glitterbag is right, you're a clown, but not a very funny or clever one.
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 05:41 am
Just like you got the impression GB was a communist?
Who said I ever got that impression? She told me, (as if she knew) that I had never heard of "Tailgunner" Joe McCarthy. So I impersonated him for her. Get it? Obviously not.
There's some very serious folk here, it seems, who take things literally (or as being asserted literally) when they obviously are not.
Firefly, as well as you, Izzy:
Now you're quoting unhinged paranoid movie characters as though they were real people?
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 05:48 am
You say what you want about Stalin, but there's no denying he would have put filth like you in a Siberian gulag and worked you to death.
See, he wasn't all bad.
Suggesting I should be killed, now, eh, Izzy? Wow, aren't we SERIOUS!
And that's exactly what you are, inbred, bigoted, rich man's lickspittle.
The more you insult, the more better, Izzy. What could be more conclusive proof that you are right?
His "list of Communists in the Dept of the Army" was a delusion, and he died a few years later during delirium tremens of alcoholism related liver failure. However legitimate his "concerns" were of Communists in woodwork, his charges and evidence were lies, slander, libel, whole-cloth, bunkum, fake, put-up, delerious ..... well, you get it. Or would if you were educated.
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 06:21 am
layman - you're the signifying son of a bitch here, not izzy. He's merely pointing it out to you.
You do everything you accuse others of. Are you sure you aren't related somehow to hawkeye10?
What is really ironic is how the extreme right in America like to quote George Orwell. Orwell remained a committed Socialist all his life, and had he had the misfortune of being born American would definitely have faced McCarthy's Special Committee on Un-American Activities.
Animal Farm ends with,
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
Orwell's criticism of Stalin's Russia wasn't that it was worse than capitalism, but that it was exactly the same.
Well there's a lot of inbreeding in the extremists' camp, so you may have a point.
Thu 19 Feb, 2015 06:26 am
“The mere words “socialism” and “communism” draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice-drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex maniac, Quaker, 'Nature cure' quack, pacifist and feminist in England.” (George Orwell, 1937)