Shelton: Well, since one cannot get inside Hisss head, the next best thing is to understand the mindset of a Communist. The former managing editor of the Communist Partys Daily Worker from 1940-1945, Louis Budenz, claimed Hisss defiance was a result of Party discipline. He claimed Communists needed to be steeled this was Communist morality derived from the interests of the class struggle. Budenz maintained that Communist morality means employment of illegal or illegitimate methods to conceal facts. He said the Communist is not a pathological liar, but, referring to Hiss, claimed he resorts to perjury and lies when on the witness stand in the interests of the Party; it is done under Party orders and for Party purposes. This is a cardinal feature of Communist morality. If Budenz is correct, and I think he is, then it is a measure of Hisss commitment that he pursued for a half century a persona of righteousness. From his perspective, he was supporting the side he believed to represent social justice and equality and therefore he was not guilty. He was truly a committed Communist, and maintaining his innocence was important to serving the cause
Sounds like Alinsky's "rules".
posted on 07/28/2012 5:27:05 AM PDT
("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
Sounds like the Muslim concept of lying when it furthers the cause of Islam.
posted on 07/28/2012 6:30:08 AM PDT
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