AND WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN ANYMORE?
First of all let’s get one thing straight: Being a “communist sympathizer” isn’t what it used to be. Nearly 65.9 million Americans cast their ballots for U.S. President Barack Obama last November, while another 60.1 million voted for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Wait … are we saying those guys are communists? Not necessarily, but their health care reform plans certainly have a socialist flavor to them … and it’s pretty obvious neither one of them is a supporter of the American free market (or the taxpayers who make it possible).
Anyway … back in the 1960s most politicians still believe in the free market – even socially liberal ones like former U.S. President John F. Kennedy (who embraced income taxes as a means of stimulating economic growth). In fact it was after Kennedy’s gruesome death in Dallas that America began its great leftward lurch under Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Why do we bring up Kennedy? Because his former lover, the iconic blond bombshell Marilyn Monroe, was suspected of being a “communist sympathizer” by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) prior to her untimely death in 1962. What got Marilyn on the FBI’s radar? Her opposition to the anti-communist crusade of U.S. Sen. Joe McCarthy, according to recently released FBI files.
Nothing is more dangerous to the status quo than trying to interrupt a grandstander is it?
Not surprisingly, the FBI’s belated Monroe document dump sheds no light on the circumstances surrounding her death by drug overdose, which continues to be viewed officially as a suicide.
For shame …
Anyway, here’s Monroe in all her “communist” glory … but consider yourself warned, some of the pics below are NSFW (which means they may arouse some of your other sympathies).