I don’t know if any of you have read or seen this play but something reminded me of it. What’s terrifying about it isn’t that in the time it’s set in pointing your finger and saying “He/She’s a witch!” was enough to have you condemned to death, but that the entire story is an allegory for McCarthyism. People fear what they don’t understand, or what propaganda tells them to fear, and unfortunately this was the case in the early 50’s where you could pretty much point you finger and say “Communist!” and that was essentially warrant for arrest were you the accused.

I don’t know if any of you have read or seen this play but something reminded me of it. What’s terrifying about it isn’t that in the time it’s set in pointing your finger and saying “He/She’s a witch!” was enough to have you condemned to death, but that the entire story is an allegory for McCarthyism. People fear what they don’t understand, or what propaganda tells them to fear, and unfortunately this was the case in the early 50’s where you could pretty much point you finger and say “Communist!” and that was essentially warrant for arrest were you the accused.

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    my drama club did this play
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    The Salem Witch Trials We read this in my A.P U.S History class. The kids all joked that if I were alive, I’d have been...