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  •  It's the "commies" bit that's the key (2+ / 0-)
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    entrelac, get the red out

    Still the good old right-wing standby for political philosophy: divide everything into Absolute Good and Absolute Evil (with "communism" inextricably defined as the latter), then tag anything you don't like - especially political movements that might side with the poor vs. the rich - as "commie" : presto! Instant and blanket justification for any abuse of power you can think of!

    Stalin''s Ukrainian famine?
    Mao's Cultural Revolution?
    The Khmer Rouge?
    A couple of Argentine priests working with the poor?

    All of a piece! No excuses necessary.....

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