Nuggets of Wisdom

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Crazy ACORN Lady: Times Are Worse Than McCarthysim, Internment, And Segregation

About a month ago, Acorn CEO Bertha Lewis warned the Young Democratic Socialists that they were heading to a time that would be worse than McCarthysim, Japanese interment, and segregation.

What flavor Kool-Aid was she drinking? Acorn-flavored?

As you guys know, right now, we are living in a time, um, which is going to dwarf the McCarthy era. It’s going to dwarf, um, the internment during WWII. We are right now in a time that is going to dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation.

They [conservatives] are coming, and they are coming after you, and they are going to be brutal and present. They’ve already shown it to you.

…this is not rhetoric or hyperbole. This is real.

Really? Times today are worse?

Worse than accusing and slandering innocent Americans, often without any substantial evidence, of being Communist spies and sympathizers?

Worse than uprooting nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans from their homes and relocating them to internment camps with horrible living conditions?

Worse than legally discriminating against African Americans by forcing them to drink from different water fountains, use different restrooms, attend different schools, and sit in different bus seats?

This isn’t rhetoric or hyperbole? This is real?

Are you kidding me?

I may not have lived during the time of Japanese internment, McCarthysim, or segregation (though I know many people who lived during those times), but even I have enough common sense to know that times are better, not worse, than they were back then, regardless of the current political atmosphere.

And people accuse conservatives of fear mongering?