Joe McCarthy goes to summer camp.
Nobody would ever confuse right-wing pundit Tucker Carlson for a progressive Jew.
My grandma Esther might have called him a putz. But she would never use such language.
Some might confuse him for Joe McCarthy, however.
Carlson’s Daily Caller has decided to go after a progressive Jewish summer camp as some kind Bolshevik training operation. All because President Obama has nominated Erica Groshen to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and she once sent her children to Camp Kinderland.
Rachel Maddow reports on it here.
I heard Rush Limbaugh go after Kinderland on his radio show yesterday. It drove me crazy. He kept pronouncing Kinderland as if it were Disneyland. Or Opryland. It’s pronounced “Camp Kinderlin,” for chrisakes.
Camp Kinderland is in Western Massachusetts. It was started in the twenties by Jewish progressives and socialists. Even a few communists. Members of my family have been spending their summers there for generations.
Kinderland promotes the ideas of peace, justice and equality.
I have to admit that I myself never went to Camp Kinderland. I spent my summers at de Benneville Pines, a Unitarian Universalist summer camp in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. It was a youth run camp that promoted the ideas of peace, justice and equality. We also had kids of pagans and witches.
Really. California. Sixties. What can I say?
My own kids went to summer camp based on the views of a Swiss educator who believed in bringing kids together from all over the world. Get ’em when the’re young and they might see the value of peace, social justice and equality.
All of them dangerous summer camps in the creepy minds of people like Tucker and Rush.
To learn more about Camp Kinderland, you can visit http://campkinderland.org/.
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