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Old February 29th 08, 03:20 PM posted to rec.boats
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Default Way OT, but a "cold war" question. who were the "Pinkos?"

My dasughter asked me this last night and I realy didn't know how to
answer her.

since the Russian Revoloution in 1917, and the overthrow of the Czar,
the US refered to the C.C.C.P. an the "Reds".

OK, where did the "Pinko" term come into effect?

Was it the eventual Eastern Bloc nations? or say , Castro's Cuba?

I'm curious, who were the "Pinko's?

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Tim wrote:
My dasughter asked me this last night and I realy didn't know how to
answer her.

since the Russian Revoloution in 1917, and the overthrow of the Czar,
the US refered to the C.C.C.P. an the "Reds".

OK, where did the "Pinko" term come into effect?

Was it the eventual Eastern Bloc nations? or say , Castro's Cuba?

I'm curious, who were the "Pinko's?


Pinko refers to any communist, as in "You Commie Pinko F*g"

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Tim wrote:

My dasughter asked me this last night and I realy didn't know how to
answer her.

since the Russian Revoloution in 1917, and the overthrow of the Czar,
the US refered to the C.C.C.P. an the "Reds".

OK, where did the "Pinko" term come into effect?

Was it the eventual Eastern Bloc nations? or say , Castro's Cuba?

I'm curious, who were the "Pinko's?


Communist sympathizers.

It was a term used to describe anyone that was sympathetic to the
communist or socialist cause, but wasn't actually a card carrying
member of the communist party. Sort of a communist light term.

It originally came from the term "parlor pinks" which was used
back in the 20s and 30s to refer to the same sympathizers. Pink
being a diluted version of red.

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Robert Allison
Rimshot, Inc.
Georgetown, TX
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Robert Allison wrote:
Tim wrote:

My daughter asked me this last night and I realy didn't know how to
answer her.

since the Russian Revoloution in 1917, and the overthrow of the Czar,
the US refered to the C.C.C.P. an the "Reds".

OK, where did the "Pinko" term come into effect?

Was it the eventual Eastern Bloc nations? or say , Castro's Cuba?

I'm curious, who were the "Pinko's?


Communist sympathizers.

It was a term used to describe anyone that was sympathetic to the
communist or socialist cause, but wasn't actually a card carrying
member of the communist party. Sort of a communist light term.

It originally came from the term "parlor pinks" which was used
back in the 20s and 30s to refer to the same sympathizers. Pink
being a diluted version of red.

--
Robert Allison
Rimshot, Inc.
Georgetown, TX


Robert, you answered a question that I should have also posted. the
sympathaizers living in a free society with communistic views.

"parlor pinks" I've never heard that phrase before.
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Robert Allison wrote:
Tim wrote:

My daughter asked me this last night and I realy didn't know how to
answer her.

since the Russian Revoloution in 1917, and the overthrow of the Czar,
the US refered to the C.C.C.P. an the "Reds".

OK, where did the "Pinko" term come into effect?

Was it the eventual Eastern Bloc nations? or say , Castro's Cuba?

I'm curious, who were the "Pinko's?


Communist sympathizers.

It was a term used to describe anyone that was sympathetic to the
communist or socialist cause, but wasn't actually a card carrying
member of the communist party. Sort of a communist light term.

It originally came from the term "parlor pinks" which was used
back in the 20s and 30s to refer to the same sympathizers. Pink
being a diluted version of red.

--
Robert Allison
Rimshot, Inc.
Georgetown, TX


Robert, you answered a question that I should have also posted. the
sympathaizers living in a free society with communistic views.



Communism doesn't strictly require a "non-free" society. It's just that
nobody's really managed to pull off any of the economic tricks *without*
screwing with people's freedoms. I'm a bit rusty on this, but I believe Tito
thought he could make socialism work in Yugoslavia without involving the
evils he saw in the USSR & China. A quick google search for "tito
yugoslavia" reveals a vast amount of disagreement about whether he succeeded
or not.




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On Feb 29, 10:43*am, Tim wrote:
Robert Allison wrote:
Tim wrote:


My daughter asked me this last night and I realy didn't know how to
answer her.


since the Russian Revoloution in 1917, and the overthrow of the Czar,
the US refered to the C.C.C.P. an the "Reds".


OK, where did the "Pinko" term come into effect?


Was it the eventual Eastern Bloc nations? or say , Castro's Cuba?


I'm curious, who were the "Pinko's?


Communist sympathizers.


It was a term used to describe anyone that was sympathetic to the
communist or socialist cause, but wasn't actually a card carrying
member of the communist party. *Sort of a communist light term.


It originally came from the term "parlor pinks" which was used
back in the 20s and 30s to refer to the same sympathizers. *Pink
being a diluted version of red.


--
Robert Allison
Rimshot, Inc.
Georgetown, TX


Robert, you answered a question that I should have also posted. the
sympathaizers living in a free society with communistic views.

"parlor pinks" *I've never heard that phrase before.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Parlor Pinks? Is that kind of like our Limosine Liberals? Sounds like
the same kind of psudo-intellectuals we have sitting in coffee shops
and DNC offices now...
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JoeSpareBedroom wrote:
I'm a bit rusty on this, but I believe Tito
thought he could make socialism work in Yugoslavia without involving the
evils he saw in the USSR & China. A quick google search for "tito
yugoslavia" reveals a vast amount of disagreement about whether he succeeded
or not.


Evidently he didn't do too good of a job at his attempt. If I rememebr
correctly, Wasn't he proven to be one of the most corrupt of Eastern
bloc dictators..?
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JoeSpareBedroom wrote:
I'm a bit rusty on this, but I believe Tito
thought he could make socialism work in Yugoslavia without involving the
evils he saw in the USSR & China. A quick google search for "tito
yugoslavia" reveals a vast amount of disagreement about whether he
succeeded
or not.


Evidently he didn't do too good of a job at his attempt. If I rememebr
correctly, Wasn't he proven to be one of the most corrupt of Eastern
bloc dictators..?



Like I said, I'm rusty on the subject. But, corruption isn't the point,
since our economic and political system is also rife with corrupt
characters, some of whom make no effort to hide it.


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JoeSpareBedroom wrote:



Like I said, I'm rusty on the subject. But, corruption isn't the point,
since our economic and political system is also rife with corrupt
characters, some of whom make no effort to hide it.


Well, to a degree it actually is.

When you are supposed to develop a working class euphoria and end up
being one of the "have all's" and everybody else is a "have not". I
really wouldn't say thats a good form of leading by example.

But true, I suppose we do have more than our share of bilkers.
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JoeSpareBedroom wrote:



Like I said, I'm rusty on the subject. But, corruption isn't the point,
since our economic and political system is also rife with corrupt
characters, some of whom make no effort to hide it.


Well, to a degree it actually is.

When you are supposed to develop a working class euphoria and end up
being one of the "have all's" and everybody else is a "have not". I
really wouldn't say thats a good form of leading by example.

But true, I suppose we do have more than our share of bilkers.



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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/us...th&oref=slogin




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