The execution of the Rosenbergs and the political lynching of DA Chesa Boudin

Lee Heidhues 9.4.2022

This post was published nearly one year ago.

Sadly and predictably the Reactionaries prevailed.

June 7, 2022 is a Day Which Will Live in Infamy in the History of San Francisco.

The political lynching of The Real DA Chesa Boudin is predictably receding into the rear view political mirror of San Francisco.

The Coup d’etat which ousted Chesa is akin to what happened to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Like Chesa the Rosenbergs were Jewish.

Like Chesa being prosecuted for his “Progressive” view of Justice, the Rosenbergs were prosecuted in the era of anti-communist hysteria in 1950’s America.

Like Chesa being prosecuted by an increasingly law and order San Francisco, the Rosenbergs were a scapegoat for a fearful and paranoid citizenry.

The worst thing about Chesa’s political lynching is this happened in a town which likes to think of itself as “Progressive.”

That moniker can never be applied to San Francisco, again.

Mayor London Breed and her City Hall collaborators, though loath to admit it, were the driving force behind this right wing political coup d’etat.

In Chesa’s place Mayor Breed selected a shameless opportunist who politically destroyed the Man who advanced her career.

London Breed and Puppet DA Brooke Jenkins will reap a political whirlwind for their treachery.

Lee's Perspective

Lee Heidhues 10.10.2021

It is not far fetched to find parallels in the attempted Recall of Progressive San Francisco District Chesa Boudin and the June 19, 1953 execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

In the midst of the 1950’s Red Scare paranoia the Rosenbergs were convicted of espionage and executed in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison in New York. The evidence against both Julius and Ethel was sketchy, particularly Ethel’s. Their arrest, trial and conviction was one of the most shameful episodes in American political history.

rosenbergs-i-10.10.2021.jpg Tabloid journalism during The Red Scare

After the execution the French author Jean Paul Sartre penned the following in the magazine Liberation.

Now that we have been made your allies, the fate of the Rosenbergs could be a preview of our own future.  You, who claim to be masters of the world, had the opportunity to prove that you were first of…

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