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Quotes: Red Scare

Fiction

BETTER DEAD THAN RED!

COMMUNISM IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF FAILURE!
Liberty Prime, Fallout 3

"If you haven't found any communists in your backyard, you aren't looking hard enough!"
Book Chute, Fallout: New Vegas

Merton: Communist America. This is like one of those Red Scare movies Chuck Norris made during the 80s, only without the paper-thin villain spouting clichéd commands -
Supreme Commisar: SILENCE, CAPITALIST PIGS! (Merton rolls his eyes)
Big Wolf on Campus, "Commie Dawkins"

Yes! Whenever bicycles are broken, or menaced by International Communism, Bicycle Repair Man is ready! Ready to smash the communists, wipe them up, and shove them off the face of the earth... Mash that dirty red scum, kick 'em in the teeth where it hurts. Kill! Kill! Kill! The filthy bastard commies, I hate 'em! I hate 'em! Aaargh! Aaargh!

Real Life

"At the height of Sinatra's popular fame as a singer he made a short documentary called The House I Live In. This was 1947; he won an Academy Award for the song, whose lyrics were a straightforward plea for tolerance than neither cloyed nor bored...In the course of the next eight years, Congress' Un-American Activities Committee, in its Index of 'Communists', named The House I Live In twelve times while The New York Times, forever up to no good, in its Index for 1949 published a cross-reference: 'Sinatra, Frank: See U.S.—Espionage'...In due course, he was called before a Congressional committee on the Mafia. They got nowhere. Nowhere to go. Nowhere for him, either. He became a Reagan Republican. But then no Democratic President asked him to perform at the White House. It was sly old Nixon, whose House committee had smeared him, who asked Sinatra to perform 'The House I Live In'."

"Were the Junior Senator from Wisconsin in the pay of the Communists he could not have done a better job for them."
Sen. Ralph Flanders (R-VT)

"The real issues are whether the power of Western Civilization, as God has permitted it to flower in our own beloved lands, shall defy and defeat Communism; whether the rule of men who shoot their prisoners, enslave their citizens, and deride the dignity of man, shall displace the rule of those to whom the individual and his individual rights are sacred; whether we are to survive with God's hand to guide and lead us, or to perish in the dead existence of a Godless world."
General Matthew Ridgway, Korea, 1951

"We hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear those words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist.' You never heard a real American talk in that manner."
Frank Hague, mayor of Jersey City, 1938

"I don’t wanna brag, but I sorta called it before he was elected and I was on O’Reilly and I said he was a communist. I got a lot of hate mail, but I got some that said I was 'prescient,' which means 'a prophet.'"
Victoria Jackson on Barack Obama

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