Urbin Report

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

On Target!

Columnist Keith Urbahn nails the 10 ring with his column Radical un-chic: think before you wear
Here is the money quote (but read the whole thing):

Marxism was a dark -- perhaps the darkest -- chapter in human history. Those who still admire the ideology are sullied by the black stain of 85 million deaths. Those who -- ignorant of the story behind their beloved leftist icons -- sport Che or vintage Communist Party shirts are likewise tainted by tacit approval of unprecedented crimes against humanity.

Displaying a swastika or a poster of the KKK's Grand Dragon on a dorm wall is considered unacceptable by the standards of modern society, yet somehow, symbols identified with communist mass murder pass the test of political correctness -- they're even "cute" or "kitschy." But "radical chic" isn't "cool"; it's a disgraceful endorsement of humanity's most appalling atrocities.

Big tip of the blogging fedora to Scott at Powerline!