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'Right Wing' Doesn't Equal 'Terrorist'

Steve of CA Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 3:54 AM
"When a communist assassinated President Kennedy, somehow the American right got the blame. Lyndon Johnson translated that myth into a campaign of slander against Barry Goldwater, casting him as a crypto-Nazi emissary of "'hate.'" First of all, no one accused Goldwater of being a "crypto-Nazi emissary of hate." The main concerns raised about Goldwater were that he might get us into a nuclear war, at a time when tensions were high, and that he opposed the Civil Rights Act. Among those on the left who promoted outlandish conspiracy theories on the assassination of President kennedy, some claimed Lyndon Johnson was involved but Goldwater was never mentioned.
Don664 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 10:02 AM
And every democrat rally of the time, had a sign saying, "Goldwater, fascist gun in the west."
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 8:53 AM
Stevie-Poo, have you forgotten old "process of gravitation" Schorr?
Robert97 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 8:43 AM
So instead LBJ brought us 50,000 deaths (on our side) in Vietnam.
nimh2 Wrote: Apr 24, 2013 6:51 AM
Goldwater opposed the "civil rights (for some)" act because it was (and is) blatantly unconstitutional...

"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on the battlefields abroad, we shall have yielded to the spirit of fascism here at home."

The "normalcy" of the 1920s that Roosevelt referred to was a time of peace and prosperity. The decade began with Republican President Warren Harding commuting the sentences of political prisoners jailed by the Wilson administration, including the socialist leader Eugene Debs....