I have to hand it to Flash Report contributor Shawn Steel; his Flash Report columns always make me laugh, especially when the term “communist” is invoked. See his post today here and do check out the YouTube video he’s posted of a Marine Corps Recruiting Office Protest at Berkeley.
Shawn writes: “Meanwhile, at the Marine recruiting center at Berkeley, Leigh Wolf pulled out his famous video camera and began shooting. But his pro American T-shirt attracted the attention of several communist (yes, real live communists…) thugs who threatened Leigh. This video is a classic and can be seen below… (Here is the direct link to YouTube.).”
I watched the video; gosh darn it, I didn’t see a single hammer and sickle. No communists to be found.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Shawn makes the connection to communism because the protest was organized by Code Pink and “World Can’t Wait,” which Shawn has labeled a communist organization (while a few of the founders of WCW do support the Revolutionary Communist Party, its not a communist organization).
Shawn paints with a broad brush any opposition to Conservative Republicanism, but it’s hardly a surprise from someone who believes there are only two parties: the Republican Party and the Communist Party.