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A_Sexy_Little_Otter

not even close to comparable, honestly.


marcusmosh

Difference is that communists actually were. Conservatives are just making things up and playing victim.


LilMissPissBaby

They're not even making things up. They just use media to paint whatever awful thing they did as being something a reasonable person could think to do, or that people's lives are something that's up for debate. We gotta stop that shit dead in its tracks and call it out for the complete bullshit that it is.


marcusmosh

A lot of the fake outrage is shit they have made up. The meat ban has barely left the news cycle.


LilMissPissBaby

Yeah but I feel like a lot of them painting targets on their backs happens after they do something that most people would reasonably say is fucked up. Its also the only time that they ever feign interest in protecting speech or opinion, but yeah they make up a lot of the Dr Seuss shit regularly as well. EDIT: Probably should've phrased that first comment as "They don't even have to" since yeah they do make stuff up as well.


7itemsorFEWER

Lol this was my exact first though. One was thrown in prison and had their lives ruined. One get called a Nazi on twitter. Hmmmmm


bofawhat

b-but i can’t say racial slur on twitter 🥺


SquidCultist002

littttterrallly 1894


VatroxPlays

Funny thing is, the picture is kinda accurate. Communists were killed by the US.


Waytooboredforthis

Theres a really... oddly written book called The Public Burning by Robert Coover that covers the execution of the Rosenbergs that is really good.


Maya291

Conservatives: We are so persecuted! Leftists: McCarthyism, blacklists, HUAC, Palmer raids, first red scare, second red scare, deportations, Immigration Act of 1903, Immigration Act of 1918, Hatch Act of 1939, Korean war, Vietnam war, Kirkpatrick Doctrine, Reagan Doctrine, Murder of Rosa Luxembourg, Operation Condor, Operation Ajax, 638 assassination attempts on fidel castro, White terror, Overthrow of salvador allende, caravan of death, EU Resolution 1481/2006, Leftists were the first people in nazi concentration camps, red baiting, Et cetera Et cetera Et cetera...


dkds417

>White terror 20 000 people killed in death camps.


yaosio

*goes on their hour long show every day on national TV funded by conservatives*: I'm not allowed to speak!


SquidCultist002

Sitting on piles of money and on screens everywhere "I HAVE BEEN SILENCED"


GrandmaFellOverAgain

Not even communists either sometimes, just normal ass people who acknowledge that class exists.


SquidCultist002

Anyone to the left of Ronald Reagan


Butt3rlord

*communists, anarchists, and socialists almost everywhere, almost anytime.


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YuriPetrova

Hell yeah I'm an illegal communist 😎😎😎


sisterofaugustine

I wonder what would happen if some conservative nut in law enforcement tried to enforce it. I wonder if it's actually illegal to be a communist in any other country?


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stillloveyatho

Like Duterte


EisVisage

There is also a law that prevents members of communist parties (no matter the country) from entering the US. No idea if that's enforced though, I've got neither means nor intention of leaving my capitalist hellhole for a worse one.


Akross54

Basically any left wing movement


AceHealer

That must be superfuckinghardforyou I can’t even imagine...


Man_Mcrealperson

And gay people working for the state department, can't forget about The Lavender Scare


screech_owl_kachina

If conservatives are being silenced how come I gotta hear their dipshit opinions every day?


Darkhorseman81

Not Communists, anyone even remotely Left. They just labelled you communist to maintain social dominance through shame and coercive control.


87degreesinphoenix

In our current tax system in the US, you can get an itemized deduction for donating to registered orgs, charities, churches and a small handful of other groups. Unless the org is "Communist." I'm not exaggerating, that's literally the law. (This year they are allowing a $300 deduction for cash donations that can be combined with your standard deduction. They won't check, just say you give $20 a month to your church. Do the fraud, it's fun.)


YuriPetrova

Communism is my religion.


87degreesinphoenix

Same, ~~brother~~sister. The government doesn't want us worshipping the working class, however. I fucked up I'm sorry


YuriPetrova

*sister <3


Dr_Identity

"We're being cancelled!" = "Someone's publicly calling us on our bullshit!"


mjohnun

Don't forget the communists control act of 1954 was never repealed...


sisterofaugustine

Hopefully there aren't similar Red Scare relics in other countries...


Hot-Artichoke9599

*Augusto Pinochet has entered the chat*


furno30

yea can we not do this? because these aren't equivalent, and it makes us look hypocritical


Todorlija

And they're still playing the victim


MarsLowell

I think the “Mel Gibson talking to bloodied Jesus” meme fits better, since the guy was actually being hanged in that scene.


SquidCultist002

Does the name capernick ring any bells conservatives?


AwsomeNOT

*insert contrapoints quote here*


SquidCultist002

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AwsomeNOT

Lol why is this getting downvoted I was just thinking about the "from the bottom of my motherfucking and fatherfucking heart that must be so fucking hard for you ohmygod"


AwsomeNOT

Lol why is this getting downvoted I was just thinking about the "from the bottom of my motherfucking and fatherfucking heart that must be so fucking hard for you ohmygod"