I guess it’s my peculiar history, but the sicialists I know of were Russians and those in the rest of the Eastern Block countries. Silly me!

Shame on McCain and Palin for using an old code word for black

glares a Kansas City Star editorial

The “socialist” label that Sen. John McCain and his GOP presidential running mate Sarah Palin are trying to attach to Sen. Barack Obama actually has long and very ugly historical roots.

Seems the word “socialist was not invented by karl Marks, nor was it applied by lenin, Stalin et al, but it’s  entirely the creation of…Jay edgar Hoover!

J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972, used the term liberally to describe African Americans who spent their lives fighting for equality.

Those freedom fighters included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Civil Rights Movement; W.E.B. Du Bois, who in 1909 helped found the NAACP which is still the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization; Paul Robeson,….

So, it’s seems that just like the fact that Ayers was white didn’t stop “terrorist” from being racist,

In a post-Sept. 11 America, terrorists are envisioned as dark-skinned radical Muslims, not the homegrown anarchists of Ayers’ day 40 years ago. With Obama a relative unknown when he began his campaign, the Internet hummed with false e-mails about ties to radical Islam of a foreign-born candidate.

So did the entire 2 centuries of Socialism in Europe fail to trump a few of Hoover investigations.

It’s now racist to say: socialist, terrorist, inexperienced, fairy tale, arrogant, unqualified, admitted he took drugs and a few code words I might have forgotten. Please post them in the comments.

I smell a post-racial era dictionary in the making

Ironically, the McCarthy-sm of this campaign and its media already replaced “communist” with racist”

Are we resurrecting the ghost of McCarthyism? Oh No, not Joe (Joseph McCarthy) coming to our politics once again. Do we never learn that stifling someone’s free speech stifles all free speech?.

Now part of a great play: The Racism game

CAREY: Ooooh indeed! Well, let’s start the show. Because it’s a special night, we’ve got some celebrities with us!

And next, we have the incomparable Louis Diuguid of The Kansas City Star, who proved to Americans that the word “socialist” was a racial slur in October of 2008!