I am so sick and tired of people knocking girls with loose morals. For fuck’s sake, people! Girls with loose morals do so much for so many. They give a disenfranchised segment of the population (monarchist computer geeks) a glimmer of hope in an otherwise bleak world.
So, say what you want about Communists and NAMBLA and the Klan but leave girls with loose morals out of it!
Other than that, fine rant, Biggirl. Communists are pretty much harmless. Were back then, too. They were harmless in the 30s, when most of the people (at least the ones you’ve heard of) investigated by the HUAC had been communists (and were for the three reasons most Americans ever joined the Communist Party: they were concerned with social justice, it was hip, and maybe they’d meet girls with loose morals). They were harmless in the 50s, when those same people had long before stopped being communists and were channeling their desire for social change and improvement through their work and garden-variety liberal politics, were hip, and were getting laid by Hollywood starlets.
Yes, some scientists and government workers provided secrets to the Soviets, some even for ideological reasons, making Moscow happy, no doubt, because ideological spies are cheaper than ones you have to pay. But American communists in the 50s were mostly harmless. The effort made to root them out was a big waste of taxpayers’ money considering the payoff.