Quote of the day

The label of “communist” is too often indiscriminately attached to those whose views differ from the majority. Those whose lives are not led according to what one segment of society might decree to be the “norm” are too frequently challenged as “Reds.” Attributing every adversity to communism is not only irrational, but contributes to hysteria and fosters groundless fears. […] The job of curtailing and containing communism is one for legally constituted authorities with the steadfast cooperation of every loyal citizen. This is neither the time for inaction nor vigilante action.

J. Edgar Hoover, Letter to all law enforcement officials, 1 April 1961