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February 25, 2013

Why It's Just McCarthyite, Says Modern-Day McCarthyite

Via Hot Air, Baseball Crank defends Ted Cruz by noting is (or was) in fact true that there were more Marxists on the faculty at Harvard Law than Republicans.

He was there. And he can, I assume, count.

I have a more basic, less-fact based objection to Jane Mayer's attempt to demagogue Ted Cruz:

Why is it that Marxists, and Marxists alone, are protected against having their politics noted?

When Todd Akin made his unfortunate comment that the feminine body has a way to "shut that down" in the case of pregnancies by rape, no one said it was "MacCarthyite" to publicize his beliefs. If anyone had said so, they would have been laughed down.

(Actually the left and the media and the Democratic Party went all in on the guilt-by-association technique -- trying to associate Paul Ryan with Todd Akin's beliefs, due to Ryan's alleged cosponsoring of a law with Akin. And still no one said "MacCarthyite.")

And yet if you note that Marxists are indeed Marxists it's supposedly a sort of Hate Crime up with which we must not put.

Who made this odd rule?

Would I be correct in guessing that Marxists themselves created it and Marxists themselves (and their fellow travelers) are the major proponents of it?

Cruz was making a point about the academy's tilt not just towards the Democratic Party but towards Marxism itself. In the academy, left-liberal Democrats are the "conservatives."

Why is there any moral objection to saying something that is true?

The only objection can come from the Marxists themselves, who prefer to work in secret, and the Democrats, who prefer their alliance with the Marxists not be noted, lest it embarrass them politically.

But this has nothing to do with morality or ethics or fair process. The Republican Party would like to not be associated with (for example) Todd Akin's remarks; our preference that we are not associated with embarrassing political beliefs doesn't make it The Iron Rule of the Land that no one can note this.

But Marxists, and the left, and the Democrats, and university professors, and the leftists that control the media, all line up to a man to insist it's Foul Play and Creeping Fascism if you say something True.

So: Who are the fascists again?

Truth is a defense in libel. It ought to also be a defense to the charge of "fascism."

Bean Counting is the Basis of All "Diversity" Programs... Why is it that Ted Cruz is forbidden from counting red beans?


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