by Brad Nelson 4/13/14
Thomas Lifson has an interesting blog post over at American Thinker: Why do Jay Carney and Claire Shipman decorate their house with Soviet propaganda posters?
Lifson offered these insightful comments:
The sad fact is that progressives in much of the developed world have a soft spot in their hearts for communism. Yeah, it murdered a hundred million people or more, but you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. And those who were murdered were not very fashionable, for the most part.
The Washingtonian photo is a tell. There is a sickness, a willful blindness toward the crimes of communism because it is so close to the progressive ideology that animates the American Ruling Class. Shipman and Carney are the perfect exemplars of that class. Smart, fit, busy, anxious to make their own lives perfect, and convinced that the price other people pay for their progressive dreams is not worth mentioning or even noticing.
In this further blog post, Carney’s Red Art, Lifson has a little more info about the Communist posters in Jay Carney’s house.
There is indeed a sickness, a willful blindness in our land, and not just amongst the Carney types. We have willfully voted these sick people into high office. Until Americans come to terms with their own Red Diaper Doper Baby past — and reject it — we will likely continue down this same evil path.
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