August 06, 2010

Howard Zinn, The Left's Darling Dead Propagandist

Howard Zinn has long been a darling of pseudo-intelligent leftists (Matt Damon and Ben Affleck come to mind) and his "People's History of the United States" has long been lauded by the progressive university. Because of his near rock star popularity and influence among the self-styled intelligensia it is a bit surprising that information recently declassified by the FBI showing that Zinn was an active communist has seen so little exposure.

Little, as in next to no media exposure at all.

While Google's search-bot is not the be-all, end-all of devices to ascertain whether or not a story has been buried, I think it is fair to say that the ruling class that suckled at Zinn's anti-American teat are more than a little embarrassed at his outing, and hope to keep his tale under wraps. Online news outlets such as Pajamas Media are publicizing the scandalous story, but you are seeing no reaction whatsoever to this discovery on cable or network news, in newspapers, or in political magazines like you would if it was discovered that a prominent conservative academic was a member of a radical right wing group that we were at ideological war with for half a century.

Why the silence?

It is simple, really.

Dead communist Zinn is still very much the hero for the left; they dare not tarnish his hallowed image. Further, his contemporaries still exist, and his students still carry great influence in the Democrat/Media complex... you may argue that thy are the Democrat/media complex. Rest assured, they are not silent to protect Zinn's legacy.

They are silent to protect themselves.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 6, 2010 02:34 PM

Kind of like the treatment they give their boy in the white house, aye whot?

Posted by: emdfl at August 7, 2010 09:58 PM