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March 12, 2005

Conservatives Email Me

I received this nice email today:

Why am I shocked, shocked to find a Communist Jew being pro-union? I myself am a Jew, but unlike you a patriot.

Unions are thuggish socialists who oppose capitalism and the free-market. Unions hate America and are mostly white trash and 3rd world shit.

You also support Syria and their occupation of Lebanon.

You are also a member of the National Lawyers Guild. ha ha ha ha

That's a communist group who were (Still?) the legal arm of Communist Party USA

Get out of my country and go back to Russia. The commies their should be of your ilk.

"palestinians" are sub-human
You might dismiss this as an ignorant bit of rhetoric, unrepresentative of modern, sophisticated conservatism, except we have Greg Mankiw, Bush's former head of the Council of Economic Advisors, saying that liberals oppose social security privatization because "much of the left's rhetoric is a less elegant paraphrase of [Karl Marx's] worldview."

He doesn't call all progressives "Jew Communists" but, heck, graduate training in economics uplifts the rhetoric if not the attitude.

Posted by Nathan at March 12, 2005 03:21 PM