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TJ Burns

In Reply To
Ironing Man

Subj: Re: I disagree.
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 08:46:41 pm EST
Reply Subj: I disagree.
Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 08:26:11 pm EST

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In the books I've read, and the US history classes I've taken (college and high school), McCarthy Era is well known as the Red Scare. Anyone with supposed 'communist' leanings was assumed to be a traitor-you couldn't even criticize McCarthy's program without being branded a sympathizer or traitor. As far as I'm concerned, it was an out of control witch hunt.
Besides that fact, McCarthy's anti-communism has played a major part in DCU history for a long time. It's now canon that in the comics, McCarthy ordered the JSA to reveal their identities for fear of them secretly being communists, thus the reason the JSA quit for a number of years.

The movie is based on a comic. One of the best made in recent history.


> The over arching story against those that worked here in America for freedom (McCarthy and other anti-communists) was so blatant as to make the quality of writing meaningless. The acting was great, the animation was great, the writing was great, but all thrown out the window with its "I hate anyone who worked for anti-communism/American first movement" message.
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> Too bad, I was really looking forward to enjoying it.


> Besides that fact, McCarthy's anti-communism has played a major part in DCU history for a long time. It's now canon that in the comics, McCarthy ordered the JSA to reveal their identities for fear of them secretly being communists, thus the reason the JSA quit for a number of years.

No, HUAC did... which McCarthy, being a Senator instead of a member of the House, had nothing to do with. Sorry, that's just a frequent pet peeve of mine. \:\)


TJB


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