Quote of the day—Kit Carson

The Left insists the Nazis are a great evil. It is misdirection. They are the same –Totalitarians. We must resist them both, communists and fascists. They will always be with us. We must never relent.

Kit Carson
November 22, 2012
Comment to The “Hollywood Holocaust” and Other Cold War Myths
[H/T to Glenn Reynolds who was going to get QOTD with his post but a lot of other people already quoted him.

Reynolds claim brings up an interesting thought:

Refusing to hire Communists is on the same moral plane as refusing to hire Nazis. Which is to say: It’s a good and admirable thing.

To the best of my knowledge it is not against the law in the U.S. to discriminate in hiring based on the politics of the job candidate. The communists and Nazis both used party membership in hiring to great effect. I wonder how much it is being used by the left now in jobs and if it can be openly used. I know one rabid Obama supporter who changed her name on Facebook because she believed it was making it difficult to get work.

If employers openly hired and purged existing employees based on their politics what would be the result? Could that turn our collapse into socialism around? Or would it inspire laws such that employers could not discriminate or even required discrimination based on loyalty to the socialists in this country?—Joe]

3 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Kit Carson

  1. Nevada does have an anti communist discrimination law

    NRS 613.360 Actions permitted against member of Communist Party or related organization. As used in NRS 613.310 to 613.435, inclusive, the phrase “unlawful employment practice” does not include any action or measure taken by an employer, labor organization, joint labor-management committee or employment agency with respect to an individual who is a member of the Communist Party of the United States or of any other organization required to register as a Communist-action or Communist-front organization by final order of the Subversive Activities Control Board pursuant to the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950.

    (Added to NRS by 1965, 693)

  2. This came up recently WRT hiring at a University.
    Volokh- Bias Case
    Basically, they discriminated against a prospective conservative faculty member and didn’t hire. Working its way through the courts now, after an interesting twist in that the jurors felt the university discriminated, but the law says it must be a person, not an institution, so it’s going back around…. Raises interesting legal questions in several directions.

  3. I’m not a lawyer, but occasionally I think like one. All the anti-discrimination laws have their roots in the banning of slavery.

    When slavery was being banned, it was considered important to have strong laws against individual slave-owners, mostly agrarians. Universities weren’t in the picture then, as they all taught from the classical or religious viewpoint where the debate on the worth of man had been settled. At that time, no one imagined that the strongest form of discrimination would devolve to be the discrimination in thought generated by the changing political process. Groups, not individuals, are guilty of that discrimination, so the law has a lot of catching up to do to ban groupthink as the primary source of discrimination, replacing profit motive.

    Personally, I’m skeptical that groupthink and it’s offshoot, socialism, can ever be controlled via law.

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