volksjager (volksjager) wrote in ontd_political,

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Catholics fear a Communist takeover of America...

In my adventure to understand the extreme politics of America (and the results it creates), I came across this...

1947, three years before Joseph McCarthy began hunting Communists, the Catechetical Guild Educational Society, a Roman Catholic organization in St. Paul, Minnesota, published a one-shot comic book, Is This Tomorrow: America Under Communism. This title, by an uncredited writer and artist, tells the far-fetched story of a stealth "Red" takeover of the USA, complete with race riots, assassinations, and brutal flogging. And yes, this was intended for kids. In fact, although this comic is quite rare now, at one point an estimated four million copies were in circulation, distributed through schools and other venues.

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