Friday, February 17, 2012

Freedom for all....

My dad used to tell me that the Soviet Constitution sounded pretty democratic if you read it, but as we all know, it was hardly a democratic society.

Likewise, for all it's "we the people language" (yeah, you were one of the people if you were a white, male, landowner), the US constitution can also be pretty anti-democratic.

But, in this case, we are talking about silent film star Charlie Chaplin, who was alleged to have communist sympathies by J. Edgar Hoover. Unfortunately, MI5 found that Chaplin, who grew up in London before moving to the US, had left-wing sympathies but nothing more. At the time of the investigation, Chaplin had been refused entry back into the US after attending a film premiere in London.


  1. It is a shame we still don't have the same regard for commie actors. That would keep dirtbags like Sean Penn from returning.

  2. Laci, see what happens when the government tries to take too much control over citizens?