What? He was reading the Communist Manifesto?

The poor benighted assassin of  Gabrielle Giffords had his library analyzed to find a clue to his personality.  They found the (shudder) Communist Manifesto.  Telling.

I wonder and looked at several respected book lists and found Clifton Fadiman ‘s list and, lo, the Communist Manifesto was there.  In this society there are forbidden books and those by Marx are some of them.  This speaks to the ignorance of the American public.  I’m not talking about the common man, but educated folks who will use communism as an epithet, a bogeyman, a label when pasted onto an argument pretends it proves a point.  Such is the American education system.  Mostly macro labels that lacks substance. – carlos


About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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4 Responses to What? He was reading the Communist Manifesto?

  1. Noneya says:

    The point is that the Leftists in this country were giddy with excitement hoping it was someone from the Right which of course it was not, that attempted the assassination.
    The Leftists are typically much more violent as this most recent attack proves true once again. Just like the guy who stabbed the muslim cabbie and just like the guy who flew his plane into the IRS building and just like the numerous riots caused by Leftists.
    No surprise here at all.

    • carlos says:

      It appears that the perpetrator was neither left nor right but a severely sick post adolescent. He will probably never be convicted because he had no agenda. The point I was making was that many hurl invective to see if it will stick but they have never themselves read “The Communist Manifesto” and other works from the right and left. Otherwise the words “capitalist” and “socialist” are just colored cans of paint: they are labels without meaning.

  2. Lavender says:

    Common people are OK, but the educated are ignorant. Since all sweeping generalities cannot be disproved, you must be correct.
    Sounds like you’re educated…
    Oh, and who is Gabrielle Griffin, anyway?

    • carlos says:

      She was the congresswoman who almost got assassinated in Tucson. Her attacker was said to have the manifesto in his bookshelf apparently making an association between deviant behavior and communism. Hope you enjoyed the site

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