By - godumbledork
not even close to comparable, honestly.
Difference is that communists actually were. Conservatives are just making things up and playing victim.
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.
A lot of the fake outrage is shit they have made up. The meat ban has barely left the news cycle.
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.
Lol this was my exact first though.
One was thrown in prison and had their lives ruined.
One get called a Nazi on twitter.
b-but i can’t say racial slur on twitter 🥺
Funny thing is, the picture is kinda accurate. Communists were killed by the US.
Theres a really... oddly written book called The Public Burning by Robert Coover that covers the execution of the Rosenbergs that is really good.
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...
20 000 people killed in death camps.
*goes on their hour long show every day on national TV funded by conservatives*: I'm not allowed to speak!
Sitting on piles of money and on screens everywhere "I HAVE BEEN SILENCED"
Not even communists either sometimes, just normal ass people who acknowledge that class exists.
Anyone to the left of Ronald Reagan
*communists, anarchists, and socialists almost everywhere, almost anytime.
Hell yeah I'm an illegal communist 😎😎😎
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?
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.
Basically any left wing movement
That must be superfuckinghardforyou I can’t even imagine...
And gay people working for the state department, can't forget about The Lavender Scare
If conservatives are being silenced how come I gotta hear their dipshit opinions every day?
Not Communists, anyone even remotely Left. They just labelled you communist to maintain social dominance through shame and coercive control.
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.)
Communism is my religion.
Same, ~~brother~~sister. The government doesn't want us worshipping the working class, however.
I fucked up I'm sorry
"We're being cancelled!" = "Someone's publicly calling us on our bullshit!"
Don't forget the communists control act of 1954 was never repealed...
Hopefully there aren't similar Red Scare relics in other countries...
*Augusto Pinochet has entered the chat*
yea can we not do this? because these aren't equivalent, and it makes us look hypocritical
And they're still playing the victim
I think the “Mel Gibson talking to bloodied Jesus” meme fits better, since the guy was actually being hanged in that scene.
Does the name capernick ring any bells conservatives?
*insert contrapoints quote here*
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"