Date: 2019-03-03 11:50 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--bullets 'n' bracelet)
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
I like the ending. These people are living their lives and someday will be vindicated.

Heh, Bullets 'N' Bracelets! :)

Date: 2019-03-04 12:08 am (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
A good story. I'm glad Brenda survived and that she, Charles and Millie were able to create new paths for themselves.

And yes, the take on Wondy's bracelets was clever -- realistic without being grimdark-depressing.

Date: 2019-03-04 05:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
Fiction covers the Red Scare oddly. Usually it seems to be "No, these people weren't Communists. They just got accused because reasons."

Sometimes they make it a little better. "The Great Depression was going on, so I was interesting in something that would help the poor working people. Also, nobody yet knew what a monster Stalin was."

Date: 2019-03-04 06:50 am (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Okay, so some of those accused of communism in the McCarthy era were in fact communist or Marxist or Trotskyist or however they self-identified. But unless the government had evidence they were employed directly by some arm or another of the Soviet Union in order to undermine U.S. democracy or (as, allegedly, in the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) U.S. security, I don't see how that was any of Congress's, nor Hollywood studios', business.

I do agree with you that fiction about the Red Scare could stand to make that clearer, by including characters who self-identify as some variant of Marxist but emphatically do not work for the Kremlin nor otherwise seek to undermine the freedom and security of the United States.
Edited Date: 2019-03-04 07:02 am (UTC)

Date: 2019-03-05 10:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ozaline
the biopic of Trumbo is great for that, he was a communist, was blacklisted for it... But because he was such a great talent he was able to work off the books, and eventually claw his way back in thanks for Kubrick who just didn't care about the US' witch hunt.

Date: 2019-03-04 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
That's because there's usually two periods in question. (historians, nicely enough, tend to call them the "First" and "Second" Red Scare)

The first was in the immediate post-WWI era. (started during the war, but really picked up steam afterwards) as a direct reaction to both the Russian Revolution and domestic socialists like Eugene Debs.

Then there was a bit of a lull during the war. (where partially deliberately) things slackened off a bit, especially during WWII (both becuase all hands were needed and because the Soviets were now allies) only to turn again post-war and in the 50's (when we get the McCarthy hearings, etc.)


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