GUILTY — Sacco and Vanzetti
Posted by PrestoPundit on 12/29/2005
Much of I was taught growing up came filtered through a leftist lens — not because I was taught by leftist but because that was the lens through which most all American history and culture got delivered to the young.
Again and again most all of what I was taught has turned out to be false — sometimes lies, sometimes naive bogusity, sometimes intellectual fraud. Margaret Meade, Freud, Keynesian economics, Alfred Kinsey, leftist accounts of the Stalinist spy war in America, and on and on.
I’ve come to expect to find that what I’ve always been taught is the sacred truth is not the truth at all. So it doesn’t surprise me at all that famed “innocents” Sacco and Vanzetti were in fact guilty as charged — and that lefty activists like Upton Sinclair knew it.
The truth is now coming out — but no one should be caught claiming they are shocked, shocked that Upton Sinclair and other lefties didn’t tell us what they knew was the truth. The left has been lying to us for generations. Get used to it.
Here’s a bit of insight into the leftist mind:
Other letters tucked away in the Indiana archive illuminate why one of America’s most strident truth tellers kept his reservations to himself.
“My wife is absolutely certain that if I tell what I believe, I will be called a traitor to the movement and may not live to finish the book,” Sinclair wrote Robert Minor, a confidant at the Socialist Daily Worker in New York, in 1927.
“Of course,” he added, “the next big case may be a frame-up, and my telling the truth about the Sacco-Vanzetti case will make things harder for the victims.”
He also worried that revealing what he had been told would cost him readers. “It is much better copy as a naÃ¯ve defense of Sacco and Vanzetti because this is what all my foreign readers expect, and they are 90% of my public,” he wrote to Minor.
You see it again and again with the left — if the truth doesn’t help a leftist in his lefty efforts, kill the truth. It’s a mindset that goes with the territory. But that’s a big story I don’t have time for now.