Yes, I'm aware. I'm also aware that some of our best citizens were labeled communists by some of our worst citizens to silence and punish them for becoming involved in progressive social movements like workers' rights, women's suffrage and civil rights for racial and ethnic minorities.
Then along came Hoover and McCarthy to put a stop to all that nonsense.
W.E. Du Bois was a communist, what a genius and one of the greatest academics in American history.
The "best citizens" are always Communists or Fascists. Idealists.
Thats your point of view.
We're a democracy, growing towards a socialistic infrastructure ba<x>sed on capitalism. And I don't "think" that.. that's fact.