Ed Driscoll

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, Here I Am at Camp Guevara

You know those red diaper baby Communist summer camps that David Horowitz has mentioned in his biographies? Even in the 21st century, long after the fall of the Soviet Union, there are still a few around, Ronald Radosh writes in a new post on his PJM Express blog. And note this detail:

I assumed that in the 21st century, those days of Red summer camps had come to an end. Alas, that is not the case. Evidently Gabe Zimmerman, the director of community outreach for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) who died standing by her side in the Tucson shootings, was a proud counselor in 2001 at one of these remaining camps, Camp Kinderland in Eastern Massachusetts.

According to an report in the weekly Jewish newspaper The Forward, the camp “is an idiosyncratic sort of place, a living relic of American Jewry’s red diaper past.” To say the least!

Forward into the past!, as the Firesign Theater would say.

(And yes, I wrote the above punning headline for Ron’s post for the PJM homepage, for better or worse.)