Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Subversive Bob

I laughed out loud when I read this Time Magazine "Letter to the Editor." From October 2, 1950:

Sir:

Congratulations to Kirkpatrick, Schultz, el al., for their courageous attack on Miss Jean Muir. They are setting a noble example for all patriotic Americans, which I, for one, am going to follow.

The first on my personal black list is Robert Montgomery. He is a Republican, and next to Socialists, Baptists and jugglers, I hate Republicans. I have positive inside information that these dangerous subversives are trying to overthrow our Government. Giving up Mr. Montgomery is a considerable sacrifice, because he is a fine actor . . .

My two friends, who also hate Republicans, and I are oiling up our mimeograph. If 20 telegrams can get rid of Jean Muir, we can promise that six months from now our televisions will be darkened only by Democrats, and Democrats of the right race, color and religion. We hate lots of people besides Republicans. Some actors may deny our charges, but that won't help them. We don't have to prove anything. All we have to do is write letters and telegrams and make telephone calls to sponsors . . .

LORETTA E. SCOTT McLean, Va.

3 comments:

stellypippin said...

Ouch!! Kinda harsh there,lmao - silly lady!

Carrie said...

File Ms. Scott under *needs a hobby* ... her two friends too

M-J de M. said...

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
Racism in that party used to be blatant; now it is merely latent(except in the case of Democrat Senator Robert Byrd's unabashed use of the "N"-Word (who does that?), and Dr. Condoleezza Rice being portrayed as Aunt Jemima--by another Democrat). And paranoiac conspiracy theories among their constituency have always been abundant. Senator Albert Gore's father, a Democrat senator from Tennessee, fought hard to keep civil rights away from black Americans, while Democrats forget the civil rights activism of Republican Presidents Lincoln and Nixon. Of course, the Democrats finally realized a way to expand their voting base: keep 'em dependent, ignorant, and poor, so that they will always be easily led to vote Democrat!