Sunday, July 22, 2012

Less than kind

Berkeley's Brad DeLong can't quite summon the nerve to explain to what he's objecting in his curious post;

Whatever will the Republican slime machine think of next?
I don't think America needs to be rescued from this Republican Party. I think America need to be rescued from any attainable Republican Party. They are so done...
Maybe he's referring to this;

A forthcoming report from the conservative organization Americans for Limited Government (ALG) details how President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sent her children to a politically left-wing Jewish summer camp with Communist roots.
So, isn't the question whether or not the above is true?

Certainly there's no dispute that Camp Kinderland in Massachusetts was founded by Communists.  No one is even attempting to hide that, not even Julius and Ethyl Rosenberg's granddaughter;

TUCKED away in the woods of southern Massachusetts, Camp Kinderland has all the trappings of a summer camp: bunks, a lake, a sports field. But the bunks have names like Joe Hill and Pablo Neruda, and the murals in the dining hall depict great moments in labor history.
Kinderland was founded in 1923 by secular Jews active in the New York City trade union movement, most of them Communists or socialists. As their numbers dwindled, Kinderland fell on hard times.
In 1977, when I was 8 and my brother was 7, my father, Michael Meeropol, traded folk singing for our first summer's camp fee. The buildings were dilapidated, the tone was strident and the camp was struggling to survive. Our small but scrappy group played kickball and sang civil rights songs. We didn't know that the 80's were just a sharp right around the corner as we shouted ''Solidarity Forever'' and waved a Cuban flag in the Peace Olympics.
Or, is the good professor angry that the story is true?

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