Monday 21 September 2009

The new Godfather of Wingnut: Cleon Skousen

The latest reading material for the wingnuts like Mitt Romney, Glenn Beck and Rick Perry is “The 5000 Year Leap” by W. Cleon Skousen, a wingnut who was so far to the right that even the Cold-War FBI thought he was dangerous and the National Review considered him a “nutjob”.

As the National Review put it, "Next time someone tells you the Tea Party movement is composed of average Americans who are simply worried at the terrible things Barack Obama's trying to do to their country, keep in mind they are being influenced by the works of someone who thought America was being plunged into socialist tyranny by the Eisenhower administration."

He also wrote “The Naked Communist, and "The Making of America.", which advocated America’s slavery system in the 19th century.

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