Our country, under the guise of freedom, has done some pretty shitty things. The whole Red Communism scare of the 1950’s and 60’s was pretty much the height of modern witch hunts. And yet, it went on. George McGovern was allowed to do whatever the hell he pleased, and Hollywood and various artistic people helped. Today this is a WTF? moment. Why? And yet, Capitalism is our form of government. Read the blurb then jump to Huffington Post to read more.

Late science-fiction legend Ray Bradbury was actively investigated by the FBI during the 1960s for suspected Communist leanings, according to FBI files released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Huffington Post.

Bradbury aroused the suspicion of the FBI due to his outspoken criticism of the U.S. government and the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which was investigating real and suspected communists in America. In a full-page ad in Variety, Bradbury had denounced the committee’s probes as “claptrap and nonsense” and several informants in Hollywood also voiced their suspicions about the acclaimed writer to the bureau.

via Ray Bradbury FBI File: Sci-Fi Legend Suspected Of Communist Sympathies.