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James Woods Shows He Isn’t Scared of AOC’s List in Brilliant Response

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Hollywood began the process of “blacklisting,” denying work to entertainment professionals who were alleged to have been members of or sympathizers with the Communist Party.

In retrospect, this is viewed almost exclusively as an ugly episode in American history, even though there was a belief — probably untrue in most cases, but still reasonable given the dangerous geopolitical circumstances of the time — they were smuggling pro-communist messages into their work.

Whatever the case may have been, a large number of these people were actually communists in sympathy with the Soviet Union — a sympathy that necessarily entailed the destruction of American democracy.

This is glossed over when we talk about the blacklist. But, yes, these individuals had First Amendment freedom of association, no matter how misinformed and pernicious that association might have been.

Fast forward roughly 70 years and the left has decided blacklists mightn’t be the worst idea.

Not for them, of course. In fact, one of the loudest voices in the post-election call to have supporters of President Donald Trump blacklisted was Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a self-described socialist.

The irony is always lost on her:

Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 6, 2020

“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future? I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future,” she wrote in a Friday tweet.

Yes, I can see it now. The House Cancelation Committee, chaired by Ocasio-Cortez: “Do you now or have you ever owned a MAGA hat?”

Not only is this counterproductive, it’s also not terribly frightening to many she’s potentially targeting.

Just ask conservative actor and commentator James Woods:

“Are you literally making lists?” Woods wrote. “I understand you’re an ignorant nitwit who’s never had a passing acquaintance with a history book, but political lists are EXACTLY what Communists do: Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, Castro. So put me at the top of your list, you moron. I’d be honored.”

This is just about holding people accountable. It’s maturity! In fact, this was Ocasio-Cortez’s take on this when the tweet started getting blowback:

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